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Dreaming Pachinko

By: Adamson, Isaac

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Perennial/HarperCollins Publishers: 2003

Book ID: SCW09718

ISBN: 0060516232

Condition: Very Good


CC6 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only veyr minor overall shelf wear. The main character is a hard-boiled reporter working in Tokyo for a youth magazine. He happens to witness a beautiful young woman suffer a seizure in a pachinko hall. She is later found dead plus the reporter becomes embroiled in an apparent blackmail plot. As bodies pile up and the mystery deepens, the reporter finds himself c... View more info

Dirge for a Dorset Druid

By: Arnold, Margot

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Penguin Books Canada, Limited: 1997

Edition: First American Paperback Edition

Book ID: SCW03366

ISBN: 0881503347

Condition: Very Good


CC5 - A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall wear plus some light creasing on the spine plus the book is slightly shelf cocked. A county museum's treasured devil mask is stolen and a note turns up warning about a murder to come. The anthropologist Peny Spring and archarologist Toby Glendower work to solve the mistery and also make a momentous historical discovery. This book is filled with actual facts and Dorset lore regarding witches, druids and sm... View more info

The Principal Cause of Death

By: Baldwin, Richard L.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Haslett, Michigan, USA, Buttonwood Press: 1999

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW12985

ISBN: 0966068521

Condition: Very Good


BD6 - A trade paperback enscribed association copy book in very good+ condition. Enscribed to the original owner: "Bonnie, congratulations! You solved "The Case of the Missing Fudge!" Enjoy my story, Rick 10-5-99." A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. This is one of the author's Louis Searing and Margaret McMillan mysteries. A custodian has found a school principl's body in the high school swimming pool. It tu... View more info

Cycle of Violence

By: Bateman, Colin

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Arcade Publishing/Little, Brown & Co.: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW06452

ISBN: 1559703490

Condition: Good


CB5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, title page, and back endpaper plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. View more info

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Thin Disguise

By: Baugham, Lynnette

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, USA, Top Publications: 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW10943

ISBN: 1929976070

Condition: Very Good


BG6 - A trade paperback book signed by the author in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very light creasing on teh back cover and the author's signature in black ink on the title page. A movie star is murdered at her Las Vegas home and the woman who was ghostwriting her memoirs needs to find the murderer before it is discovered that she is a secret witness for the homicide departme... View more info

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Bodies in a Bookshop

By: Campbell, R. T.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1984

Book ID: SCW05386

ISBN: 0486247201

Condition: Very Good


BZ2 - A paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. This book was originally published in 1946. A mystery in which the main character, a botanist, discovers two corpses while visiting a curious little shop in London in pursuit of bibliophilic treasures. It becomes a quest through the maze of London's book and print emporia, grappling with a difficult and baffling puzzle. 8.5"x5.5", 178 pages. Satisfactio... View more info

A Pair for the Queen

By: Comfort, Barbara

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06436

ISBN: 0393046273

Condition: Very Good


BD1 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus it is very slightly shelf cocked plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top outside paper edges, front and back endpapers, and title page plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. the dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of th... View more info

A Civil Death

By: Corrington, John W. and Joyce H. Corrington

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06060

ISBN: 0670814903

Condition: Very Good


BZ6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light overall rubbing. The main character is an assistant district attorney, the fiancée of a crime reporter, the occasional foil of a homicide detective, and from one of New Orleans' oldest and most influential families. The story begins with a hostage situation in a local supermarket in which she r... View more info

Killed on the Rocks

By: Deandrea, William L.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Mysterious Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW02675

ISBN: 0892962100

Condition: Very Good


BY2 - A hard cover first edition book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in purple paper covered boards quarter bound in gray cloth with gold lettering on the spine with only very minor overall shelf wear plus there some very light soiling of the top and right outside paper edges plus a remainder mark (red dot) on the bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear primarily in the form of some very light, sca... View more info

Who Dropped Peter Pan?

By: Dentinger, Jane

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Viking/Penguin Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW00706

ISBN: 0670860700

Condition: Very Good


BI4 - A hard cover first edition book in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy quarter bound in green paper with black paper covered boards and gold lettering on the spine. The dust jacket is in very good+ condition with only very minor shelf wear. A Jocelyn O'Roarke mystery. At the first preview of a scathingly reviewed "Peter Pan," the main star dies when his harness breaks. Jocelyn's friend, the state manager for the musical, become... View more info

Obsessed

By: Ephron, G. H.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, St. Martin's Minotaur: 2003

Book ID: SCW12944

Condition: Very Good


BC5 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/advance uncorrected proofs book in very good- condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated black and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some light rubbing on the front cover plus there is a crease on the back cover at the bottom left corner. C. H. Ephron is the pseudonym for Hallie Ephron and Dr. Don Davidoff. This is the fourth of... View more info

Winter Games: A Mystery

By: Feinstein, John

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Little, Brown & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW04581

ISBN: 0316277215

Condition: Very Good


BI4 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in burgandy paper with silver lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus a light bump to the bottom left corner plus the book is slightly shelf cocked. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some scuffing on the back. A mystery novel set in the world of college basketball, a world where anything toes in the competition to sign a top p... View more info

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One More River

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Mysterious Press: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW10194

ISBN: 0892966165

Condition: Good


BC6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the front and back free endpapers, and title page. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A mystery novel about a bizarre crime against a refined English writer who has some ... View more info

A Clear Conscience: A Helen West Mystery

By: Fyfield, Frances

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Pantheon Books: 1995

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW11177

ISBN: 0679426663

Condition: Very Good


BZ6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with silver lettering and graphics on the spine with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a surface scrape (about 0.25"x2.25") on the front. This is one of the author's Helen West mysteries. This author also writes under the pseudonym Frances Hegarty. 223p. View more info

Too Dead to Swing: A Katy Green Mystery

By: Glatzer, Hal

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California, USA, Perseverance Press/John Daniel & Company: 2002

Book ID: SCW10919

ISBN: 1880284537

Condition: Good


BH3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound cop in black and white photo and color wrading illustrated red and blue wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps on the title page and the back endpaper. this is a title in the author's Katy Green mystery series. A mystery about murderer who seems to be following a swing band on its tour through California. The main character is a musician and am... View more info

Sink or Swim

By: Hammond, Gerald

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW07320

ISBN: 031215657X

Condition: Very Good


BF4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, and labels on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. This one of the author's Keith Calder ... View more info

Death on Demand

By: Hill, Kin and Owen Dale

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Sun Lakes, Arizona, USA, Thomas Horton and Daughters: 2000

Edition: 4th Edition

Book ID: SCW13210

ISBN: 0913878618

Condition: Very Good


CB6 - A trade paperback 4th, revised, expanded, and updated, edition book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A mystery novel about an odd couple of economics professors who become involved in the investigation of a death that takes place during a hostile takeover attempt of a prestigious American art magazine. This novel is written to as a way to enrich introductory ... View more info

Beyond Belief

By: Johansen, Roy

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Bantam Books: 2001

Book ID: SCW05516

Condition: Good


BZ1 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/advance uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in blue wraps with only minor overall shelf wear plus there is a crease on the back cover at the top left corner. The main character is a former professional magician who has become a police detective in Atlanta specializing in debunking phony psychics and spiritualists. He becomes inv... View more info

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Face Down

By: Lewis, Jack

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Thomas Bouregy & Company, Incorporated: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06293

ISBN: 0803493797

Condition: Good


CE5 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards with black lettering and a graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, front and back endpapers, and title page. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A mystery novel in which the main... View more info

The Girl with the Botticelli Eyes

By: Lieberman, Herbert

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Saint Martin's Press, LLC: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06197

ISBN: 0312118155

Condition: Good


CG2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, title page, and back endpaper. The chief curator of European art at the Met is preparing a major retrospective of the works of Sandro Botticelli. He travels throughout the world on a quest to secure many pieces never before displayed. An insane scion of an ancient Italian family stands in his way though and is ben... View more info