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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

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Thyme of Death

By: Albert, Susan Wittig

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW12827

Condition: Very Good


BG6 - An uncorrected advance proof paperback book SIGNED by author in very good condition that has small taped tear on the back bottom, lightly cocked, paperclip marking and some light scuffing on the front top, some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. This is the author's first China Bayles mystery. The main character is a former lawyer how has chosen to start a new career in a Texas hill country town with a herb shop. A friend's de... View more info

A Sense of Loyalty

By: Ashford, Jeffrey

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Walker & Company: 1984

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW04481

ISBN: 0802755860

Condition: Very Good


BF2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards with gold lettering and a grapic on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus some light soiling on the top outside paper edges plus the usual library stamps and pocket on the title page, first page, back endpaper, and top and bottom outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps have been taped down to the outside boar... 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

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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

Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Book ID: SCW10730

Condition: Very Good


BX2 - A first edition advance reading copy/advance uncorrected proofs book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a staple on the front cover near the center edge from a senior publicist's business card stappled to the inside surface of the front cover. This is a title in the author's Agatha Raisin mystery series. A British mystery... View more info

The Cat Who Sang for the Birds

By: Braun, Lilian Jackson

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Putnam Publishing Group, The: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW05410

ISBN: 0399143335

Condition: Very Good


BZ5 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in burgandy paper covered boards quarter bound in burgandy cloth with metallic burgandy lettering and a graphic on the spine and a graphic blind stamped on the front with only very minor overall shelf wear. A newspaper columnist and millionaire philanthropist has had the apple barn he calls home remodeled. He realizes that something is amiss though when his cats begin wakin... View more info

Sauce for the Goose

By: Campbell, Robert; Chelius, Jane (editor)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Mysterious Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW09211

ISBN: 0892966084

Condition: Very Good


BE6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows very mionor overall shelf wear with some light rubbing overall. This is a title in the author's Jimmy Flannery mystery series. A mystery set in Chicago. The main character is a Chicago sewer inspector and Democratic committeman who is also an occasional sleuth. He is attending an evening political science class when o... View more info

Thus Was Adonis Murdered

By: Caudwell, Sarah L.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Penguin Books Canada, Limited: 1983

Book ID: SCW04651

ISBN: 0140063102

Condition: Very Good


BG6 - A mass market paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound, copy on color wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. This is one of the author's Julia Larwood mysteries. On an art lovers' tour of Venice the main character is attracted to a fellow tour member Before she can seduce him though he is found murdered and she finds herself the prime suspect. By the author of "The Shortest Way to Hades," "The Sibyl in Her Grave,... View more info

A Dying Art: Maggie Kean Mystery

By: Davis, Nageeba

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Penguin Books Canada, Limited: 2002

Book ID: SCW05306

Condition: Very Good


CC6 - A trade paperback advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof first edition book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The main character is an art teacher and sculptor who finds that a dead body, that of her friend and neighbor, has clogged up her toilet, and is actually found floating in her septic tank. The artis... 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

Martyr's Chapel (Father Grif Mysteries Ser.)

By: Delffs, Dudley J.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Bethany House Publishers: 1998

Book ID: SCW03050

ISBN: 0764220861

Condition: Very Good


BU4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some very light creasing on the front at the extreme bottom right corner plus a mark in pen on the inside surface of the front cover. The main character is a widowed rector for a prestigious private university. His deep spirituality and enjoyment of classic literature gives him a deep appreciation of his quiet and gentle life within a vib... 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

Last Known Address

By: Forsythe, Malcolm

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Severn House Publishers, Limited: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW08543

ISBN: 0727856324

Condition: Good


BW2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. The words FIRST PUBLISHED and the year appear on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in color printed paper covered boards with minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, front free endpaper, and title page. the dust jacket sh... View more info

Confessions of a Deathmaiden

By: Francisco, Ruth

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Mysterious Press/Warner Books: 2003

Book ID: SCW12717

Condition: Very Good


CB3 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected page proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated black and white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A mystery novel about a nurse who provides end of life care. Her most recent case is a young boy who is taken to the hospital from his home where he dies mysteriously. The nurse begins an investigat... 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

The Fault Tree

By: Friedman, Mickey

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, E. P. Dutton, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW09221

ISBN: 0525242880

Condition: Very Good


CF1 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in white cloth with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with a very light remainder mark on the top outside paper edges. The main character is a woman failure analyst engineer. Her next project is to analyze the fatal collapse of an amusement park ride. During the process, she begins receiving mysterious messages, apparently from her younger sister who died in India ten ... 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

Never Nosh a Matzo Ball: A Ruby the Rabbi's Wife Mystery

By: Kahn, Sharon

Price: $2.25

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Scribner: 2000

Book ID: SCW05624

Condition: Very Good


BC4 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with minor overall wear plus some light creasing on the front and back covers plus there is some light paper wrinkling of the last pages, pages 255 through 298. In a small town in central Texas, a citizen dies from what appears to be a matzo ball gone awry. Ruby Rothman ... View more info