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1 (Sherlockiana). Rogow, Roberta THE PROBLEM OF THE MISSING MISS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312185537 / 9780312185534 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Fate brings together Sherlock Holmes and Lewis Carroll. 
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2 (Sherlockiana). Rogow, Roberta THE PROBLEM OF THE MISSING MISS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312185537 / 9780312185534 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
"A delectable first novel. The Reverend Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll) becomes a proto-Holmes to the Dr. Watson of young Arthur Conan Doyle. "--Marvin Kaye. 
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3 (Sherlockiana). Rogow, Roberta THE PROBLEM OF THE SURLY SERVANT
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312266383 / 9780312266387 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In his 4th outing, Charles Dodgson publicly argues with a man suspected of a series of thefts at Christ Church College in Oxford. When the man is then murdered, Dodgson stands suspect. He and Arthur Conan Doyle set out to prove otherwise. 
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4 (Thomas, Ross). Bleeck, Oliver NO QUESTIONS ASKED
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Slight soiling to the page edges, ghost of an erasure to the black front endpaper, else a near fine copy; a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
Professional go-between Philip St. Ives, short of funds, agrees to recover a rare book which has been stolen and is being ransomed for $250,000, in this fifth, and last Bleeck/Thomas novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Asensi, Matilde THE LAST CATO
(New York, N.Y.): Rayo/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2006). 0060828579 / 9780060828578 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A riveting journey into a past shrouded in mystery and literary allegory. It will do for Dante...and unlock riddles of our past hidden treasures of art."--James Rollins. Translated from the Spanish by Pamela Carmell. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Barclay, Linwood BAD GUYS
(New York, New York): Bantam Books, (2005). 0553803867 / 9780553803860 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The second installment in a satirical mystery series featuring family man, science fiction writer, and newspaper reporter, Zack Walker. Barclay writes from first hand experiences as a columnist for the Toronto Star. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR IN THE CLOSET
New York: Random House, (1978). 0394423747 / 9780394423746 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Thin band of fading to the shelf edges, as usual, small drop of stain to the upper page edges at the headband, else fine; in a near fine, lightly rubbed and mildly nicked illustrated dust jacket with art by Emanuel Schongut. 
Second novel featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, a Manhattan burglar and bookseller who has a tendency to find corpses in the apartments he's burgling. Source for much of the plot of the Whoopi Goldberg movie, BURGLAR. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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8 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR WHO LIKED TO QUOTE KIPLING
(New York, New York): A Dutton Book, (1996). 0525941592 / 9780525941590 First reissue edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine in textured purple over bright yellow boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. This edition is printed on acid-free paper. 
Bookstore owner and master thief Bernie Rhodenbarr becomes involved in the theft of a scarce Kipling book. "This is the classic bibliomystery of the 1970s."--John Ballinger. 
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9 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR WHO TRADED TED WILLIAMS
(New York): Dutton, (1994). 0525938079 / 9780525938071 First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in illustrated dust jacket; no remainder mark! 
Burglar/bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr returns after ten years to his burgling ways; Bernie is forced to meet a hefty increase in his rent, and then is framed for the theft of a million-dollar baseball card collection. 
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10 Bowen, Michael SCREENSCAM
(Scottsdale, Arizona): Poisoned Pen Press, (2001). 1890208914 / 9781890208912 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Very nearly fine in glossy printed wraps. 
Hoosier lawyer Rep Pennyworth faces a tough case involving plagiarism and the possibility of a rigged Academy Awards election. "Sharp characters, sharper plotting and achingly funny views of personal peccadillos..."--Michael Stackpole. 
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11 Boylan, Eleanor WORKING MURDER
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1989). 0805010300 / 9780805010305 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
Eleanor Boylan, borrowing characters created by her aunt, Elizabeth Daly--the 1940s mystery writer, creates a new series featuring Clara Gamadge, wife of the recently deceased rare-book expert, Henry Gamadge. Author's first novel. 
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12 Brill, Toni DATE WITH A PLUMMETING PUBLISHER
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312087535 / 9780312087531 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a whisper of edgewear. Jacket art by Paul Cozzolino. 
The second Midge Cohen mystery, follows DATE WITH A DEAD DOCTOR. 
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13 Brown, Sandra ENVY
(New York): Warner Books, (2001). 0446527130 / 9780446527132 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Intricately plotted" (THE MYSTERY READER) biblio-suspense from the bestselling author revolves around a manuscript titled ENVY (!) which somebody is willing to kill for. 
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14 Brown, Sandra ENVY
(New York): Warner Books, (2001). 0446527130 / 9780446527132 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Very mild crimp to the lower spine edge, else fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The author of more than 60 "page-turners" has here presented a literary thriller penned with dual narratives and interweaving plots. It is the story of a vengeful writer's attempt to destroy his former friend and editor--and of the woman between them. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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15 Burley, W.J. WYCLIFFE AND THE CYCLE OF DEATH
London: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1990. 0575047089 / 9780575047082 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine dust jacket with mild fading to the yellow spine. 
Matthew Glynn, a respectable bookseller, is found bludgeoned and strangled; Chief Superintendent Wycliffe investigates. Bibliomystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Caldwell, Ian & Thomason, Dustin THE RULE OF FOUR
(New York, New York): The Dial Press, (2004). 0385337116 / 9780385337113 First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A mysterious coded manuscript, an Ivy League murder, and the secrets of a Renaissance prince collide memorably in this debut novel of literary suspense that weaves together intrigue, scholarship, art and treachery. "Extraordinary."--Nelson DeMille. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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17 Carter, Amanda WRITE ME A MURDER
(New York, N.Y.): Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., (1979). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Zebra Mystery Puzzler #19. Mass market paperback. Very good plus, with light reading crease, spine crease; in illustrated wraps. 
Interactive bibliomystery about the murder of a crime novelist; this unusual series of PBOs plants clues in the cover art and interior illos, and the solution is secreted in a "sealed" final chapter. This copy's final chapter has been opened. Scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Carter, Robert A. CASUAL SLAUGHTERS
New York: Mysterious Press, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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19 Carter, Robert A. FINAL EDIT
New York: Mysterious Press, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Nicholas Barlow mystery. Review copy with materials laid in. 
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20 Collins, Max Allan KILL YOUR DARLINGS
New York: Walker and Company, (1984). 0802755941 / 9780802755940 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock tanned, as usual, else fine; in a fine, age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
"Mallory, Max Allan Collin's single-moniker hero, mystery writer, sometime detective, has traveled from his home in Port City, Iowa, to attend the Bouchercon, an annual gathering of mystery writers and hard-core fans held in Chicago."--dust jacket blurb. 
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