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MERCY

By: Adler-Olsen, Jussi

Price: $18.22

Publisher: Camberwell, VIC, Australia, Michael Joseph/Penguin Books: 2011

Seller ID: 009247


503pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Translated by Tiina Nunnally. "Copenhagen detective Carl Morck's been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns Merete Lynggard, who vanished five years ago. Everyone says she's dead. Everyone says it's a waste of time. He thinks they're right . . . " Book weight approx. 570g. View more info

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THE MORUTAU AFFAIR

By: Baker, Vernon H.

Price: $16.39

Publisher: Hartwell, VIC, Australia, Sid Harta Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011006


iv,+ 244pp., plus 3 page publisher's promo section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "In the steamy jungle of Southern Papua in the early 1950s, a white plantation owner is murdered. Bearing the marks of a horrific knife attack, his body is found in the verandah bedroom of the plantation's main house, four miles inland from Baxter Harbour . . . several suspects are uncovered: an expatriate su... View more info

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THE FACELESS MEN

By: Beeby, Otto

Price: $42.30

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Hutchinson of Australia: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013057


183pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain charcoal boards have a minor blind indentation on foot or rear board, else unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, several formerly dog-eared leaves, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, and abraded on edges. Of Note: This jacket is under Hutchinson's 'John Long' imprint. 'The Faceless Men' by Australian ... View more info

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ON PROBATION: Detective Ludowski's Casebook (Signed Copy)

By: Bevege, Margaret

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Preszoom Pty. Ltd.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed

Seller ID: 012910


182pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally concaved. Illustrated, unsealed card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and scuffed. Inscribed "With best wishes" and signed by author on front flyleaf, else textblock unmarked. Detective Constble Elizabeth Ludowski, first female appointed to the Police Commissioner's Special Assignments Squad within the Queensland CIB. Complete with a criminology degree and backed by five years' exemplary service in uniform, she is eage... View more info

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THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN YO-YO : A Cornelia Finnigan Mystery. (Signed Copy)

By: Bowles, Robin

Price: $27.32

Publisher: Rowville, VIC, Australia, The Five Mile Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 009229


279pp., plus 8 page, publisher's promotional section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Personal inscription, ""To xxxxxxx, best wishes" signed by Robin Bowles on first (author biog.) page, else leaves clean and unmarked, albeit very faintly tanned at edges. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn at head. "With a swagger, a smile and a slash of lipstick she takes on the mystery of a torched Ferrari, investigates the case of the poisoned Pekin... View more info

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THE SCREAMING MIMI

By: Brown, Fredric (Frederic)

Price: $10.93

Publisher: United States, Black Mask Books: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011267


Note: This book appears to have originally been published as a Print on Demand copy. 199pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Tiny spot to title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper slightly splayed, corresponding spot to inside front cover, two corner creases. From the rear cover: "A touchstone of psychological horror, Frederic Brown's (1906-1972) cult novel 'The Screaming Mimi" (1949), was subsequently filmed in 1958 and again by Italian horror director Dari... View more info

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A MURDER OF QUALITY (Penguin C2271)

By: Carre, John Le

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, Penguin Books: 1964

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 012839


155pp., plus (v). Book clean. Spine firm, but concaved and mildly canted. Art-illustrated card wrapper (Keith Burns) lightly edgeworn and bumped, and has a scratch and crease on rear wrap. Textblock noticeably tanned, else unmarked. This title is the second George Smiley mystery fiction by John le Carre (pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell, b. 1931) and features George Smiley investigating a murder at one of England's leading public schools - a murder that was forecas... View more info

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MERINO MURDER

By: Casey, R.

Price: $26.05

Publisher: Hartwell, VIC, Australia, Sid Harta [Temple House]: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007519


iii, + 456pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else fine. This mystery thriller set in outback Australia finds Merino rams dying suddenly, violently and unaccountably, and a nearby agricultural research station is called upon to study the problem. An investigation is barely underway when a technician is found dead in a paddock, and the young scientist who was with him has mysteriously lost her... View more info

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THE FINAL SOLUTION : A Story of Detection

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $12.75

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 2005

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 011072


127pp., b/white illustrations by Jay Ryan. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards very lightly bumped on one foredge corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly surface indented. In 'The Final Solution', prose magician Michael Chabon has "condensed his boundless vision to craft a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that re-imagines the classic 19th-century detective story . . . " Book weight ... View more info

KILLER IN THE RAIN

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $13.75

Publisher: London, Quality Book Club: 1964

Edition: 3rd. Impression

Seller ID: 001874


xi, + 332pp., book clean, slightly cocked and bumped. Speck of colour fade on heel of backstrip. Former owner's name on ffep., splash stain on top of text block, very mild foxing specks on block edges, otherwise clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, slight abrading and spots on rear panel. First published in the U.K. by Hamish Hamilton, 1964. A compilation of eight short stories, with an informative intro. by Phillip Durham, the contents are... View more info

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES

By: Chapman, Robert

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Werner Laurie: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013075


196pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Black title over lightly bumped spine. Plain red boards minimally shelfworn. An indecipherable signature on front pastedown, random flecks, toned endpapers, else text-block good. "Behind the Headlines' is another fast-paced crime thriller by Robert Chapman featuring his key character, London's Banner's news agency newshound Rex Banner. It was a chilly June day in Nova Gardens when Rex Banner arrived in his old Ford . . . The ... View more info

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UNUSUAL BEHAVIOUR

By: Cooper, Lettice

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013095


174pp. Book clean. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. Lettice Cooper (1897-1994) has woven an enthralling mystery featuring a wide range of characters, including the previously introduced Chief Detective Inspector Corby. This story, set in the times of the 'Irish troubles', has its beginning when the British police receive an anonymous letter informing the... View more info

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DEEP MOAT GRANGE

By: Crockett, S.R.

Price: $30.08

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009018


viii, + 344pp., bound-in, dark sepia, tissue-guarded, halftone plate frontispiece, plus seven tipped-in un-guarded like plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over bumped spine. Art-illustrated green cloth boards lightly shelfworn only. A former owner's name and date (1908) on ffep., untrimmed (deckle edge) foredge and foot of text-block, random splotches and flecks throughout. No dustjacket. Mystery and suspense set in the English village of Breckon... View more info

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DEATH OF A CHANCELLOR : A Murder Mystery Featuring Lord Francis Powerscourt. (Signed Copy)

By: Dickinson, David

Price: $20.04

Publisher: London, Constable and Robinson: 2006

Edition: 2nd Impression (P/B)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006957


314pp. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted. Author signature to title page, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Salisbury Cathedral', John Constable) card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "England, 1901, and beautiful Compton Cathedral, in the west of England, is preparing to celebrate a very special anniversary. Then, a few weeks before the ceremonies begin, the chancellor of the cathedral is found dead in mysterious circumstances . . . His sister suspect... View more info

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SHERLOCK HOLMES : The Complete and Unabridged Novels. A Study in Scarlet. The Sign of Four, The Hound of The Baskervilles. The Valley of Fear.

By: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Crows Nest (Allen & Unwin): 2009

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 011222


652pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Small edge-stain to illustrated ffep., else leaves clean. One leaf has an in-production corner crease. Colour-illustrated flexible boards mildly edge and corner creased. Attached ribbon bookmark mildly frayed at end. From the rear panel: "Although many more of Holmes' cases were recorded in short stories, these were the only novels. Each is faithfully reproduced in this one epic volume, complete and unabridged, providing an ideal introd... View more info

THE RETURN

By: Droit, Michel

Price: $17.03

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1966

Edition: 1st English

Seller ID: 004586


352pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Mild bump on heel of backstrip. Leaves lightly acidic. Illustrated [author portrait on rear flap] loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and lightly soiled. Originally published in French, under the title 'Le Retour', 1964, Rene Julliard. This first English translation by Olwyn Hughes. A prize-winning novel, set in the period of Algerian independence from France, has as its hero Phillipe Thierry, ... View more info

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THE TOWER

By: Duffy, Michael

Price: $16.39

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2011

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 009485


469pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Young detective Nicholas Troy is basically a good man, for whom working in homicide is the highest form of police work. But when a woman falls from the construction site of the world's tallest skyscraper, the tortured course of the murder investigation that follows threatens his vocation . . . " Book weight approx. 443g. View more info

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THE MERRY WIDOWER

By: Fleming, Joan

Price: $10.93

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1975

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 011013


215pp. Book clean, very slightly canted. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain maroon boards undamaged. Leaves clean, very small circular surface abrasion to title page. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly discoloured on rear (text) panel. First published in Great Britain in 1955 under the title 'The Deeds of Dr Deadcert'. A stand-alone title in the Fingerprint Books series. "Joan Fleming's novel is a masterpiece of technique; swift, witty, polis... View more info

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RAT RACE (Second Impression before Publication)

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $50.09

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007337


205pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Teal blue coloured boards minimally shelfworn only. An original 'Foyles' sticker affixed to front pastedown, minor flecks on free endpapers and edges, plus a strip approx. 35mm x 5 mm (1 1/2 in. x 1/4 in.) torn from lower foredge margin of 201/202 (no text loss). Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with a degree of tanning on spine. Printed in October 1970 : Second i... View more info

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SOME DAY TOMORROW

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $12.75

Publisher: New York, St Martin's Minotaur: 2000

Edition: First U.S.Edition

Seller ID: 010541


204pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain black boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and mildly indented. "Hubertus van Bijl's family has a long and respected history in the Dutch flower trade . . . through a diary-like narrative, the reader learns that Bert is not the docile botanist he - and everyone who knows him - considers himself to be. In a novel that plumbs the depths of madness, Nicolas Fr... View more info