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GAME, SET & MATCH TRILOGY. 1. BERLIN GAME. 2. MEXICO SET. 3. LONDON MATCH. 3 BOOKS IN TOTAL.

by Deighton, Len.

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Published
1983
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Very Good
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First Editions.
ISBN
9780091541903
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London: Hutchinson, 1983. 3 volume set, hard cover first editions in dust jackets, 8 3/4" H. 1. Berlin Game - 304 pp, 1983, ISBN 0091541905. "Bernard Samson had been behind a desk in Whitehall for five years when his bosses decided that he was the right man to slip into East Berlin and talk Brahms Four out of doing… Read more
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CHARLIE CHAN CARRIES ON / FIFTY CANDLES (with THE AGONY COLUMN). 2 BOOKS IN TOTAL.

by Biggers, Earl Derr. (1884-1923)

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Early Reprints.
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Indianapolis / New York: Bobbs-Merrill / Grosset & Dunlap 2 books by the American mystery writer, Earl Derr Biggers. 1. Charlie Chan Carries On - 334 pp, 7 5/8" H, Bobbs-Merrill, c1930 - orange/yellow boards with dark blue lettering on spine and front board (no illustrations). 2. Fifty Candles (with The Agony Column) - 159 pp + 194… Read more
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United States: Hark LLC, 2006. 2 book set, 9" H. 1. Murder in Maine: The Avenging of Nevah Wright - 228 pp, 2006, ISBN 9780979406812. "On a warm summer evening, on an island off the coast of Maine, five teenagers jump off a dock to go scuba diving. Four come out alive. In the guilt ridden years that follow… Read more
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JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN.

by Hart, Elsa.

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Published
2015
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9781250072320
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New York: Minotaur, 2015. 321 pp, 9 1/2" H. "On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile on his way out of the country… Read more
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THE BLACK ROOM.

by Wilson, Colin.

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Published
1971
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Very Good-
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First Edition.
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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971. 348 pp, 8" H. "After the ICBM, the ABM, the laser, and chemical and biological warfare, the next challenge for agents of every nation and power bloc must be the Black Room. Fail in that, and what chance have you against the cunning sophistications of thought warfare, brainwashing and consciousness expansion used by the… Read more
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CARTERET'S CURE.

by Keverne, Richard.

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Published
1932
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Good
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London: George G. Harrap, 1932. 252 pp, 7 1/4" H. red boards with black lettering on spine, black decoration on spine and front board. Number 36 in "Harrap's Shilling Library". "An exciting tale of dope and silk smuggling on the East Coast of England (Salthithe). There is a strong detective element, much admirable local colour, adventure, and a… Read more
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THE THEBAN MYSTERIES.

by Cross, Amanda. (pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1972
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9780575013742
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1972. 173 pp, 8" H. "Once again our detective is the charming and erudite Kate Fansler, professor of English Literature at an American university, aided by the New York assistant district attorney, Reed Amheart, who she has recently married. In an emergency she agrees to take on a senior seminar on 'Antigone' at her old… Read more
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WYCLIFFE AND THE PEA-GREEN BOAT.

by Burley, W.J.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1975
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780575019683
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1975. 192 pp, 8" H. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. "When Cedric Tremain is charged with murder-ing his father, by booby-trapping his fishing boat, all the locals agree that this wouldn't be his sort of crime. But the case against him is strong: he has the motive, the opportunity, the know-how; and… Read more
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WYCLIFFE AND THE SCHOOLGIRLS.

by Burley, W.J.

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Published
1976
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780575020481
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1976. 191 pp, 8" H. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. "Debbie Joyce, a young cabaret singer, is found strangled. A week later, in the same city, Elaine Bennett, a nurse, is similarly murdered. Immediately the press raise the alarm that a psychopathic killer is on the loose. But Chief Superintendent… Read more
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McGRUBER'S FOLLY.

by Braithwaite, Max.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1981
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780771016134
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1981. 220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast… Read more
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THE SCARLET SIGN.

by Le Queux, William.

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Published
1929
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Very Good-
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London: Ward, Lock , 1929. 255 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine & front cover. Early reprint of the 1926 first edition. The Brotherhood of the Scarlet Sign, a criminal organization that has baffled Scotland Yard, operates in high society London, in this story by William Tufnell Le Queux (1864-1927). Light… Read more
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THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION. A PIMM AND SKYE ADVENTURE.

by Payton, T. Aaron.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2012
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781597804004
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San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2012. 279 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction - a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex - has spread scandal and upheaval through society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork… Read more
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THE BOOKMAN'S TALE: A NOVEL OF OBSESSION.

by Lovett, Charlie.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2013
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Very Good+
Edition
3rd Printing
ISBN
9780670026470
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New York: Viking, 2013. 352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Peter Byerly isn't sure what drew him into this particular bookshop in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amada, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun… Read more
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THE MYSTERIOUS COMMISSION.

by Innes, Michael.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1974
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Very Good
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9780575018570
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London: Gollancz, 1974. 192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Charles Honeybath's clients are usually successful businessmen, and he does very well out of them, but his latest commission is a most unusual one. He is offered twice his standard fee if he will agree to spend a fortnight in the country, at a place unspecified, painting the portrait of… Read more
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THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON.

by Crispin, Edmund.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1978
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Very Good
Edition
Fourth Impression
ISBN
9780575022591
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London: Gollancz, 1978. 287 pp, 8vo (8" H). "In and around a very English village, murder follows murder, and corpse is piled upon corpse. Fen, whom Crispin fans will remember well, is once again the man who finally sorts out the very intricate puzzle; but for much of the book he is an accessory after the fact, and… Read more
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LORD MULLION'S SECRET.

by Innes, Michael.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1981
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Very Good+
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9780575029033
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London: Gollancz, 1981. 192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Mullion Castle is a very Stately Home. When the paying customers aren't cluttering up the place, it's the home of the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. Also his wife, whose portrait he has now commissioned his old schoolfellow,… Read more
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THE APPLEBY FILE.

by Innes, Michael.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1975
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Very Good
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9780575019560
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London: Gollancz, 1975. 207 pp, 8vo (8" H). "(A) brilliant collection of Michael Innes short stories about the varied adventures of his great detective, Sir John Appleby, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police (and, later, retired). Appleby has to cope with many diabolically ingenious modes of crime: a faked poltergeist; an exploding antique; a balloon to remove a weapon; an… Read more
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APPLEBY'S OTHER STORY.

by Innes, Michael.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1974
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Very Good+
Edition
First British Edition
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9780575013957
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London: Gollancz, 1974. 192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Tytherton was shot dead around eleven o'clock last night. And now, next morning, (Chief Constable) Pride is taking (Sir John) Appleby over to Elvedon in the hope of interesting him in the curious affair of some stolen pictures. Appleby is not responding with any eagerness: he wants to maintain… Read more
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APPLEBY AND THE OSPREYS.

by Innes, Michael.

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Published
1986
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Very Good+
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First British Edition
ISBN
9780575039162
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London: Gollancz, 1986. 188 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Clusters (a great English country house) is being troubled by bats - bats in the belfry, bats around the moat, as Lord and Lady Osprey complain to their luncheon guests, who include Sir John Appleby, sometime Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and, though now retired, still keenly interested in any puzzling… Read more
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THE GAY PHOENIX.

by Innes, Michael.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1976
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Very Good
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9780575021457
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London: Gollancz, 1976. 192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "A small yacht adrift in mid-Pacific, its main-mast snapped, its navigator dead - that's the highly intriguing (and most uncharacteristic) opening of Michael Innes's latest story. The dead man is Charles Povey, a maverick tycoon. And there's a survivor on board: his brother Arthur, who, when at last he… Read more
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