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101 Symons, Julian THE KENTISH MANOR MYSTERIES
(New York): Viking, (1988). 067082142X / 9780670821426 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-illustrated dust jacket featuring a still life of desk lamp, revolver and syringe. 
Fictional British TV Sherlock Holmes--actor/amateur sleuth Sheridan Haynes--returns; this time to match wits with notorious American millionaire and Doyle afficionado, Warren Waymark in this follow-up to Symon's ingenious A THREE PIPE PROBLEM. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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102 Thomas, Will THE LIMEHOUSE TEXT
New York: A Touchstone Book/Simon & Schuster, (2006). 0743273354 / 9780743273350 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine, unread in illustrated glossy wraps. 
Victorian enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn return in this third novel involving an innocent looking book that is actually a rare and secret text stolen from a Chinese monastery. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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103 Thomson, June THE DARK STREAM
London: Constable Crime, (1986). 0094668701 / 9780094668706 First edition, first printing. This copy dated in the year of publication and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Textblock very mildly tanned, as expected, thus an as-new, fine copy in black boards; in a like, as-new color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A bookseller is a suspect in this Inspector Finch mystery. "The kind of detective crime fiction that has long been the forte of English women novelists...her elegantly written books have a charm that is archetypally English."--Woman and Home. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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104 Tosches, Nick IN THE HAND OF DANTE
Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (2002). 0316895245 / 9780316895248 First edition: Advance Reading Copy with promotional material laid in. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps and with an unopened wrap-around band printed with three lines: ''This novel will offend you. It will also amaze and enthrall you. You've been warned.'' 
A modern thriller with an unlikely pair joining forces to steal the original manuscript of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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105 Travis, Elizabeth FINDERS KEEPERS
New York: St. Martin's, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Ben and Carrie Porter mystery. Review copy with materials. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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106 Trocheck, Kathy Hogan TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE
(New York): Harper CollinsPublishers, (1993). 0060179244 / 9780060179243 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
In her second outing, cleaning lady and amateur sleuth Callahan Garrity is hired to find a controversial and valuable diary of a Civil War madam. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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107 Upfield, Arthur AN AUTHOR BITES THE DUST
Garden City, New York: Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Acidic paper quite tanned with tears and mild chipping to the margins of a few pages, covers show spotted stains, soiling, and shelfwear, the spine is mildly faded, else a good copy; lacking the dust jacket. 
"Set in Australia, the detective Napoleon Bonaparte enters the world of publishing and belles-lettres to find a murderer in their midst."--John Ballinger. "Death by poisoning in a locked room." Adey, Locked Room Murders, #1838. Bibliomystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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108 van de Wetering, Janwillem THE HOLLOW-EYED ANGEL
(New York, NY): Soho, (1996). 1569470561 / 9781569470565 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The 13th adventure for the Amsterdam cops leaves Grijpstra at home and follows the ailing commissaris and de Gier to Manhattan on the meandering trail of a Dutch national's death in Central Park, that involves a NYC mail-order book business. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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109 Walsh, Jill Paton THE BAD QUARTO: An Imogen Quy Mystery
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2007). 0312354096 / 9780312354091 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
The Book Prize finalist's fourth mystery featuring Imogen Quy--a Cambridge University nurse/amateur sleuth--is a biblio mystery. A murder is involved in a production of Shakespeare's pirated Hamlet--the "bad quarto". 
Price: 15.00 USD
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110 Warga, Wayne HARDCOVER
New York: Arbor House, (1985). 0877957495 / 9780877957492 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No remainder mark! 
"Worth reading if only to meet the hero, Jeffrey Dean, a quiet principled man, who is an expert in rare books....with this full-textured, sophisticated novel, Mr. Warga enters the ranks of thriller-writers with head held high."--Gerald Petievich. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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111 Warga, Wayne HARDCOVER
New York: Arbor House, (1985). 0877957495 / 9780877957492 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No remainder mark! 
"I think HARDCOVER is a first-rate thriller that offers an abundance of intrigue and suspense plus the bonus of a keen inside look into the rare book trade. I found it fascinating."--Ross Thomas. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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112 Waterhouse, Jane GRAVEN IMAGES
New York: Putnam, (1995). 0399140808 / 9780399140808 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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113 Webb, Betty DESERT SHADOWS: Publishing Can Be Murder
(Scottsdale, Arizona): Poisoned Pen Press, (2004). 159058113X / 9781590581131 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine, in illustrated wraps. As-new. 
"Loyalty, compassion and a sharp sense of humor help Arizona PI Lena Jones survive as she continues to struggle with her troubled past in Webb's third socially conscious, thought-provoking mystery."--PW. Follow-up to DESERT WIVES and DESERT NOIR. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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114 Wren, M.K. CURIOSITY DIDN'T KILL THE CAT
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973. 0385064780 / 9780385064781 First edition. Hardcover. Former owner's small address label and bookshop stamp to front pastedown, lower page edges remainder sprayed, else very good plus in blue cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine, lightly soiled dust jacket with rubbing at the upper spine. 
SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper along with her cat's pawprint stamped and identified--Tai (Meg) to the front pastedown. Wren's first novel features Conan Flagg, an Irish/Native American bookshop owner and a former P.I. and intelligence agent. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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