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The Chinese Bell Murders

By: Van Gulik, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 134146

Condition: Mass market paperback; fine in pictorial wraps


The first Judge Dee mystery. Includes map View more info

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Sledgehammer

By: Wager, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 142720

Condition: Mass market paperback, first printing VG in pictorial wraps. Bookplate SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR laid in


Author's first thriller View more info

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No One Goes There Now

By: Walling, William H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday SF: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114477

Condition: Near fine in a near fine Dust Jacket


Science fiction; the author's first novel View more info

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The Ice-House

By: Walters, Minette

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 142721

ISBN: 0312078013

Condition: Fine in VG+ Dust Jacket with a closed tear to rear of jacket. First American edition, 2nd printing


The author's acclaimed first mystery View more info

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The Bogeyman Chronicles

By: Watson, Craig

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Thunderpoint: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152322

ISBN: 1910946109

Condition: Trade paperback, new in wraps


The author's first mystery is set in 14th Century Scotland View more info

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Defcon One

By: Weber, Joe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Novata, CA, Prosidio: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109915

ISBN: 0891413413

Condition: Light corner bumps, near fine in near fine Dust Jacket


Author's first thriller. Tom Clancy: "A blazing debut by one of America's new thriller stars" View more info

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Murder Is Not Enough

By: Wells, Susan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Simon: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 145322

Condition: Ex-rental library copy with one small store stamp on front endpaper; good in a rather worn, chipped Dust Jacket the flaps of which are pasted to the book's endpapers


Author's uncommon first mystery. Introduces Anthony Ware solving a murder aboard a yacht near Catalina Island View more info

When Death Comes Stealing

By: Wesley, Valerie Wilson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 056146

ISBN: 0399139494

Condition: Fine in near fine Dust Jacket


Black author's first mystery. Female, Black P.I. in Newark View more info

Stonefish

By: West, Charles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Walker: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038534

Condition: Near fine in near fine Dust Jacket


First in series to feature private eye Paul Crook View more info

A Brother's Blood

By: White, Michael C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harper: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052094

ISBN: 0060186674

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket


Author's first book, nominated for Edgar. Set in Maine View more info

The Very Bad Thing

By: White, Ned

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001690

Condition: VG+ in VG+ Dust Jacket


First book, introduces Boston private investigator Dred Balcazar View more info

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Dead Time

By: White, Stephen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 136519

ISBN: 0525950060

Condition: Fine in fine Dust Jacket


An Alan Gregory mystery View more info

Darling, Corey's Dead

By: Wingate, Anne as Webb, Martha G.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Walker: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032882

Condition: Fine in VG+ lightly rubbed Dust Jacket


Author's first mystery is set in Texas View more info

Good News Bad News

By: Wolstencroft, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 115748

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


The author's first mystery View more info

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Bloody Instructions

By: Woods, Sara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Harper: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064430

Condition: Light foxing to upper edge, owner's small signature, else VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket


The author's first book introduces Antony Maitland View more info

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Bloody Instructions

By: Woods, Sara

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins Crime Club: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111874

Condition: VG+ with foxing to edges in a VG+ Dust Jacket


Author's first mystery introduces barrister/detective Antony Maitland View more info

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The Black Turret

By: Wynnton, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 153716

Condition: Near fine (no Dust Jacket)


Author's first mystery View more info

An Hour to Kill

By: Yapalater, Karin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Morrow: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 115746

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


Author's first mystery View more info