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Murder in the English Department

By: Miner, Valerie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1988

Edition: Reprint, 1st as such

Seller ID: 135452

Condition: Trade paperback, fine in pictorial wraps


The author's first mystery originally published in 1982. "Nan Weaver, a divorced English professor...is the force behind Berkeley's sexual harrassment campaign. When old Angus Murchie, renowned scholar and lecher, is suddenly found murdered, all fingers point to Nan" View more info

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Here's a Villain

By: Mitchell, James

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 138478

Condition: Near fine in a fine Dust Jacket. 15s price still present on jacket flap. A few very light cover spots and some very light foxing to endpapers


The author's first book as Mitchell (preceded only by A TIME FOR MURDER published as by Patrick O. McGuire in 1955). A very uncommon title View more info

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A Conflict of Interest

By: Mitzner, Adam

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Gallery: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 141544

ISBN: 1439157510

Condition: Advance uncorrected proof, fine in pictorial wraps


Author's first book View more info

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Private Practice

By: Mollov, Steven

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Authorhouse: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 143544

ISBN: 1463421842

Condition: New in Dust Jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR


Medical novel set in New Hampshire View more info

Solo Hand

By: Moody, Bill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Walker: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124174

ISBN: 0802732488

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket


First mystery, jazz setting with Evan Horne View more info

Falconer's Crusade

By: Morson, Ian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040265

Condition: Fine in fine Dust Jacket


Historical mystery: "If thirteenth-century Oxford had an Inspector Morse, he would be Regent Master William Falconer..." Author's first book View more info

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Bonita Faye

By: Moseley, Margaret

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dallas, Three Forks: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 122632

ISBN: 096376294X

Condition: Fine in fine Dust Jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR


Author's first book. Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel View more info

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Bonded for Murder: A Ruby Dark Mystery

By: Most, Bruce W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Dead Letter / St Martins: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 145572

ISBN: 0312960514

Condition: Mass market paperback original, new in wraps. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page


Author's first mystery introduces Bail bondswoman Ruby Dark View more info

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The Fund

By: Narea, H. T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Forge: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 141548

ISBN: 0765328909

Condition: Uncorrected advance reading copy, as new in pictorial wraps


First novel by international investment banker Narea is a financial thriller View more info

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Sleepers East

By: Nebel, Frederick

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 138114

Condition: Light foxing to upper edge, VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket missing several small chips


The author's first book is a hardboiled classic set on a speeding train View more info

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The Last Time I Died

By: Nelms, Joe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Blue Ash (OH), Tyrus: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 141624

ISBN: 1440571800

Condition: Uncorrected Proof, new in color pictorial wraps


Author's first mystery View more info

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Death Comes as Epiphany

By: Newman, Sharan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Tor: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123199

ISBN: 0312854196

Condition: Near fine in a fine Dust Jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR


Author's first mystery, introduces Catherine LaVendeur. Set in medieval France. Winner of the Macavity Award for the best first novel View more info

Mallory's Oracle

By: O'Connell, Carol

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 043412

Condition: Fine in fine Dust Jacket


Author's first mystery, nominated for Edgar award View more info

The Yeare's Midnight

By: O'Connor, Pat

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Carroll & Graf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 099778

Condition: Fine in fine Dust Jacket


The author's first mystery is "a gripping psychological thriller that weds madness and murder to the metaphysics and wit in John Donne's poetry" View more info

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The Adventures of Detective Barney

By: O'Higgins, Harvey

Price: $135.00

Publisher: NY, Century: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150728

Condition: Minor flaking to spine letters, else VG+ (no Dust Jacket)


Illustrated by Henry Raleigh. Uncommon short story collection, the author's first mystery View more info

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Death and Faxes

By: O'Kane, Leslie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102840

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page with a small cat drawing


Author's first mystery introduces Molly Masters View more info

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The Rotterdam Delivery

By: O'Neill, Edward A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Coward: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 093511

ISBN: 0698106784

Condition: Fine in a near fine Dust Jacket


Author's first mystery is set aboard ship. Listed in Hubin View more info

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High Tide at Noon

By: Ogilvie, Elisabeth

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 156824

Condition: A fine copy in a near fine Dust Jacket. Gift inscription on front free endpaper (and jacket price has bbeen delicately inked out). First edition, 1st printing


The author's first book and the first volume in the Bennett Island Family saga. Very uncommon first edition especially in dust jacket View more info

Moody Gets the Blues

By: Oliver, Steve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, Off By One: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124234

ISBN: 0964413876

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket


The author's first book introduces private investigator Scott Moody View more info

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Moody Gets the Blues

By: Oliver, Steve

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Seattle, Off By One: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 141538

ISBN: 0964413876

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page


"Scott Moody has a few problems. He's fresh out of a mental institution. His wife has left him. He drives a taxi and occupies a dumpy apartment. He lives in the obscure inland city of Spokane, Washington and takes frequent doses of Thorazine....He became a private investigator after hallucinations about Humphrey Bogart." The author's first book introduces private investigator Scott Moody View more info