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An Unkindness of Ravens

An Unkindness of Ravens

by Ruth Barbara Rendell (1930-2015)

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Published
1985
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9780394546032
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245 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gold lettering to spine and cover over dark grey boards. First edition. Inspector Wexford is asked to look into the disappearance of his Kingsmarkham neighbor, Rodney Williams. Since Joy Williams is dowdy, Wexford assumes at first that her middle-aged husband has simply left her… Read more about this item
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Glory

Glory

by Jack Curtis

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Fine
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First
Published
1988
ISBN
9780525246688
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358 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter white cloth with red and silver lettering to spine over black boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Laura Scott knows her friend was murdered, and with the help of an ex-cop begins her own investigation to discover the truth. But as Laura and John move closer and closer… Read more about this item
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Murder at the Opera: Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense at the Opera

Murder at the Opera: Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense at the Opera

by Thomas Godfrey editor

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Edition
First
Published
1989
ISBN
9780892963799
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250 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Contents: Addio, San Francisco by 'Albert Herring' -- Swan song by Agatha Christie -- A matter of mean elevation by O. Henry -- Mom sings an aria by James Yaffe -- The affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A.E.W.… Read more about this item
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Leechtime

Leechtime

by Albert Belisle Davis (1947- )

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First
Published
1989
ISBN
9780807114940
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196 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's green cloth with silver lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. This novel tells the story of Adrian Cancienne, a man of the marsh, who was born during leechtime and who as a wild teenager was placed under a leechtime curse by his great-aunt, a maker… Read more about this item
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Carson of Venus
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Carson of Venus

by Edgar Rice "E R" Burroughs (1875-1950) signed

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Published
1939
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312+[1 ad] pages with six inserted plates, including frontispiece, by John Coleman Burroughs. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's royal blue pebbled cloth lettered in red, red top edge. Inscribed dand signed. (The present inscription is illustrated in Zeuschner's Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography (2016) on page 50) Accompanied by a letter of authenticity… Read more about this item
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Autumn Maze

Autumn Maze

by Jon Stephen Cleary (1917-2010)

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First
Published
1994
ISBN
9780688136970
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292 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4) bound in original publisher's quarter brown cloth with red lettering to spine over brow boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Autumn Maze is a 1994 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the eleventh book featuring Sydney detective Scobie Malone and centers on the murder of the police minister's son. Condition:… Read more about this item
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The Rage of Innocence

The Rage of Innocence

by William D Pease

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Edition
First
Published
1993
ISBN
9780670835195
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430 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with silver lettering to spine over maroon boards with original pictorial jacket. First edition. An attractive and highly intelligent police detective, Christine Boland, forms the brilliant centerpiece of William D. Pease's explosive novel of psychological suspense. Detective Boland is assigned to investigate the death… Read more about this item
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Drover and the Zebras: The New Drover Novel

Drover and the Zebras: The New Drover Novel

by Bill Granger (1941-2012)

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Published
1992
ISBN
9780688098575
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252 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine over purple boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. There is never a dull moment, exclaimed The Houston Post about Granger's Drover series. In Drover and the Zebras, Jimmy Drover returns to Chicago to watch his alma mater play college… Read more about this item
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The Killing Doll

The Killing Doll

by Ruth Barbara Rendell (1930-2015)

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Published
1984
ISBN
9780394530970
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258 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter grey cloth with silver lettering to spine over grey boards with silver initial RR to cover in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Pup Yearman dabbles in magic. But for Pup's older sister Dolly, the magic is more than dabbling. Deformed by a facial birthmark, Dolly desperately wants to… Read more about this item
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Blood Type The New John Marshall Tanner Mystery

Blood Type The New John Marshall Tanner Mystery

by Stephen Greenleaf (1942- )

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Edition
First
Published
1992
ISBN
9780688112684
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283 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter red cloth with white lettering to spine over dark blue boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Blood Type is Stephen Greenleaf's eighth mystery featuring hard-drinking, laconic San Francisco detective John Marshall Tanner, who has been called "the long-sought heir of Sam Spade, Marlowe, and Archer" (San… Read more about this item
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Pastime

Pastime

by Robert Brown Parker (1932-2010)

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Edition
First
Published
1991
ISBN
9780399136283
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223 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's quarter red cloth with gilt lettering to spine over yellow boards in original jacket. First edition. Spenser's semi-adopted son, Paul Giacomin, visits Spenser in Boston asking for his help. He can't locate his mother, who has apparently left on an extended trip without telling him. While Paul's mother… Read more about this item
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The Old Contemptibles

The Old Contemptibles

by Martha Grimes (1931- )

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Published
1991
ISBN
9780316328944
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333 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter aqua cloth with gilt lettering to spine over light aqua boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. "When Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is drawn into a brief affair with a troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth, her subsequent death makes him a suspect in her murder. Unable… Read more about this item
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The Story of a Little Mouse Trapped in a Book

The Story of a Little Mouse Trapped in a Book

by Monique Felix

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Published
1980
ISBN
9780914676522
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28 pages with illustrations. Duodecimo (5 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial boards. First edition. Monique Felix is a renowned Swiss artist and author who studied graphic arts at L'Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Lausanne. She has since illustrated more than 40 acclaimed children's books, including Creative Editions' The Rumor, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Tuba Lessons. Condition: Remnants of… Read more about this item
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

by Terry McMillan (1951- )

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Edition
First
Published
1996
ISBN
9780670869909
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368 pages. Royal Octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4) bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with over white boards with gilt blue lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy—and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get… Read more about this item
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A Credible Threat

A Credible Threat

by Janet Dawson (1949- )

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Published
1996
ISBN
9780449909775
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261 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. The pleasant old brown shingle house was similar to many in Berkeley's Elmwood district, a home away from home for serious university students. There seemed to be no reason for the unnerving anonymous phone… Read more about this item
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Lush Life

Lush Life

by Dallas Murphy

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Published
1992
ISBN
9780671685560
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xii+276 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine over black boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. The endearing hero of Dallas Murphy's Edgar Award nominee Lover Man is back in a wild, winsome new adventure (Kirkus Reviews). Artie Deemer gets more than he bargained for when he meets… Read more about this item
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The Assyrians Activity Book

The Assyrians Activity Book

by Lorna Oakes

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First
Published
1994
ISBN
9780714111254
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16 pages with illustrations, maps and games. Oblong octavo (8 1/4" x 11 1/2") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. Through fun activities, this activity book introduces the culture of the Assyrians to 7 to 11 year olds. The book includes games, puzzles, maps, spot-the-difference pictures and drawing and coloring activities. Condition: Light edge wear with gently bumped corners else… Read more about this item
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Punch and Jonathan

Punch and Jonathan

by Bill Binzen (1918-2010)

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First
Published
1969
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unpaginated with photographs. Oblong small octavo (7 1/4" x 10") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decoration to cover. First edition. Illustrated with full page color photographs. Jonathan loves the Punch and Judy show but when Punch falls from Uncle Jock's bag how can the show go ahead?. Condition: Corners bumped, old price sticker to… Read more about this item
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Tim and Trisha

Tim and Trisha

by Svend Otto Sörensen (1916–1996)

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19982
ISBN
9780720709308
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unpaginated with illustrations. Oblong octavo (8 1/4" x 10 1/2") bound in original pictorial boards. Translated by Joan Tate. Reprint. Father Troll, Mother Troll and Tim certainly would not harm anyone but they know people are afraid of anthing that is strange, so they keep to themselves. But little Tim was lonely and wanted a playmate. One snowy evening, Tim… Read more about this item
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Thrown-Away Child: A Neil Hockaday Mystery

Thrown-Away Child: A Neil Hockaday Mystery

by Thomas Larry Adcock (1947- )

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Published
1996
ISBN
9780671519858
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340 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter green cloth with gilt lettering to spine over green boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Set in New Orleans, the hometown of Hock's new wife, black actress Ruby Flagg, Thrown-Away Child is a pungent Creole stew of family secrets, sour politics, ritual murder, and bittersweet revenge.… Read more about this item
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