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The Unlikely Victims

By: Abram, Alvin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, AMA Graphics: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 138918

ISBN: 0969239866

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


The author's first mystery introduces Toronto homicide detective Gabe Garshowitz. Nominated for the 2002 Arthur Ellis Award for First Novel View more info

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Catching Water in a Net

By: Abramo, J. L.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 115278

ISBN: 031228232X

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


Author's first mystery and winner of the 2000 St. Martin's Best First Private Eye Novel award. Features San Francisco P.I. Peter Diamond View more info

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The Religous Body

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 147774

ISBN: 0533139517

Condition: Mass market paperback, VG+ in wraps


The author's first mystery introduces Inspector Sloan View more info

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Murder on the Leviathan

By: Akunin, Boris

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Random: 2005

Edition: Reprint, 1st as such

Seller ID: 134132

Condition: Trade paperback edition; a fine copy in pictorial wraps


The first Erast Fandorin mystery, set in Paris in 1878 View more info

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The Black Dudley Murder

By: Allingham, Margery

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Macfadden: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 136250

Condition: Mass market paperback, near fine in pictorial wraps (#60-254)


The first Albert Campion mystery View more info

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The Crime at Black Dudley

By: Allingham, Margery

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hammondsworth, Penguin: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 151748

ISBN: 0140093818

Condition: Mass market paperback, fine in pictorial wraps


The very first Albert Campion mystery. Originally published in 1929 View more info

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She Shall Have Murder

By: Ames, Delano

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Rinehart: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152440

Condition: VG in a good Dust Jacket


The first Jane & Dagobert Brown mystery. Praised by Jacques Barzun in A CATALOGUE OF CRIME: "Dagobert Brown at his best" View more info

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A Murder of Honor

By: Andrews, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108136

ISBN: 0399146849

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket


The author's first mystery View more info

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Tracer, Inc

By: Andrus, Jeff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 088104

ISBN: 0684197057

Condition: New in Dust Jacket


Author's first mystery View more info

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Death of A Hittite

By: Angus, Sylvia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035385

Condition: Near fine in Dust Jacket


Archeology setting: "A modern murder among some ancient bones". Author's first mystery View more info

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The Cape Cod Conundrum

By: Arnold, Margot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Woodstock, VT, Foul Play: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 143832

ISBN: 0881502936

Condition: Mass market paperback, VG+ in wraps


Archeological setting with Penny Spring & Sir Toby Glendower View more info

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The Murder of Cecily Thane

By: Ashbrook, H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Coward: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152386

Condition: Light wear to head of spine, else VG+ (no Dust Jacket)


Author's first mystery, introduces Spike Tracy. Author also wrote as Susannah Shane View more info

East of A

By: Atwood, Russell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102816

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


Author's first mystery View more info

East of A

By: Atwood, Russell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 115740

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


Author's first mystery View more info

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Free Reign

By: Aubert, Rosemary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bridgehampton(NY), Bridge Works: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 120120

ISBN: 1882593189

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket


Author's first mystery View more info

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In Search of Mercy

By: Ayoob, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Minotaur Books / St. Martin's: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 138886

ISBN: 0312644922

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


The author's debut mystery. Winner of the PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition View more info

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Mavis of Green Hill

By: Baldwin, Faith

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston, Small, Maynard: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 156096

Condition: Spine lettering fading, some page tanning, VG (no Dust Jacket). INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "For Virginia with Faith's Love '26." The previous owner has clipped a 1923 poem by Baldwin from a newspaper and tipped it to the pastedown endpaper, which has caused some offsetting to the free endpaper. Additionally, a small printed brochure from Small, Maynard announcing the release of this book (and featuring a lovely youthful photograph of the author) is attached to the rear pastedown endpaper


The author's first book. A love story set in Boston and Cuba. A rare first edition, especially signed View more info

Like a Hole in the Head

By: Banbury, Jen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054866

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket


Author's first mystery is a bibliomystery involving a Jack London first edition View more info

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Death by the Book

By: Bartulin, Lenny

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Minotaur: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 145776

ISBN: 0312559720

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket. Laid in is a bookplate SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (a small cutout of a handgun with the following penned around the edge: "An extremely rare, limited edition, hand crafted by the author, extra special, signed bookplate #15 of 15"


The author's first mystery is a bibliomystery with a bookseller hero. The first Jack Susko mystery View more info

Biggie and the Poisoned Politician

By: Bell, Nancy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 105284

ISBN: 0312142854

Condition: Ex-library, good in Dust Jacket with flaps pasted to endpapers


Author's first book, introduces Biggie Weatherford View more info