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21 Collins, Michael DEATH OF A WRITER
(New York): Bloomsbury, (2006). 1596912294 / 9781596912298 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Irish author Michael Collins, whose KEEPERS OF THE TRUTH was a Booker Prize finalist in 2000, took great risks with this murder mystery, love story, academic satire, psychological study, and gritty police procedural--and they all paid off."--Bookmarks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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22 Connolly, John THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Atria Books, (2006). 0743298853 / 9780743298858 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"An enchanting novel about a 12-year-old English boy, David, who is thrust into a realm where eternal stories and fairy tales assume an often gruesome reality. Books are the magic that speak to David."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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23 Cox, Michael THE MEANING OF NIGHT: A Confession
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (2006). 52577 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"This enthralling historical novel--set in London in 1854, cast as a confession, and written in the dense and formal style of a Victorian novel--tells the unusual story of Edward Glyver, bibliophile, photographer, and murderer."--Booklist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 Coyne, P.J. MANUSCRIPT FOR MURDER
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1987). 039091105 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Genteel, bookish literary agent Ned Spearbroke must solve the murder of one of his clients, failed novelist Hardy West, whose manuscript for a red-hot political expose is missing. Meanwhile, the bodies start piling up like rock-bottom remainders. 
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25 Cross, Amanda THE EDGE OF DOOM
New York: Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345452364 / 9780345452368 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Mild curling to a few pages, else a near fine copy in glossy wraps. 
The fourteenth literary mystery in the Nero Wolfe Award-winning Kate Fansler series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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26 Curran, Terrie ALL BOOKED UP
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1987). 0396092047 / 9780396092049 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock mildly age-toned, as usual, else a sharp, fine, as-new copy in grey over burgundy boards with gilt spine lettering; in a likewise very faintly age-toned, very mildly edge-worn illustrated dust jacket that is otherwise as new. 
When Basil Killingsley goes back to the Smedley library to take another look at a 1495 Wynkyn de Worde edition of POLYCHRONICON, a volume he looked at only the week before, the book has vanished, along with any record or memory of its existence. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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27 D'Amato, Barbara HARD ROAD
New York: Scribner, (2001). 0743200950 / 9780743200950 First edition: Uncorrected Proof, with materials laid in. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
The ninth mystery in the Cat Marsala series. Chicago journalist Marsala goes to an Oz festival with her nephew and ends up witnessing the murder of the chief security guard. With an appreciation of L. Frank Baum's WIZARD OF OZ books by Brian D'Amato. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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28 Daly, Elizabeth EVIDENCE OF THINGS SEEN
New York: Bantam Books, (1983). First edition thus. Minor shelf-wear else near fine. 

Price: 8.00 USD
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29 Daly, Elizabeth NIGHT WALK
New York/Toronto: A Murray Hill Mystery/Rinehart & Company, Inc. (1947). First edition. In indigo binding with orange lettering to spine; illustrated dust jacket with jacket design by Jack F. Cesareo. Very good minus: edges of covers darkened and abraded, jacket flap remnants adhere to both pastedowns; jacket has been trimmed by about a quarter-inch, shows fading to the spine, light wear; inner layer of flap paper has pulled away, but flaps are whole. 
A Henry Gamadge mystery, set in the self-contained community of Frazier Mills, where, when Old Mr. Carrington is found in bed with his head bashed in, it was automatically assumed the culprit was from the evil outside world. Gamadge thinks not! 
Price: 65.00 USD
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30 Daly, Elizabeth NIGHT WALK
New York/Toronto: A Murray Hill Mystery/Rinehart & Company, Inc. (1947). First edition. In indigo binding with orange lettering to spine; illustrated dust jacket with jacket design by Jack F. Cesareo. Hardcover. Upper corner tips mildly bumped, light wear to shelf edges, else near fine; in a price-clipped dust jacket that is age-toned, rubbed, nicked at corners and spine ends, and shows shallow chips to spine tail and a rear panel corner. 
The tightly knit Frazier's Mills community is thrown into a frenzy by a murderer they dub The Prowler in this Henry Gamadge mystery from Agatha Christie's "favorite American mystery writer."--Charles Shibuk. Bibliomystery, 
Price: 200.00 USD
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31 Darnton, John THE DARWIN CONSPIRACY
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2005 1400041376 / 9781400041374 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Darnton moves with great agility from Darwin's England to the present day, from style to style to riddle and enigma. The old and the new seem equally surprising here; each page fairly begs to be turned."--Nicholas Delbanco. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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32 Delving, Michael DIE LIKE A MAN
New York: Scribner's, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly bumped corner tips all around, slight lean else very good in a price-clipped dust jacket that is near fine. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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33 Dobson, Joanne COLD AND PURE AND VERY DEAD
New York: Doubleday, (2000). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in wraps. 
"A rediscovered bestselling novel ignites an academic uproar, a media circus, and a cold-blooded murder--adding up to a perfect case for Karen Pelletier, Joanne Dobson's 'attractive heroine with the courage and wit to take on the toughest adversaries."' 
Price: 20.00 USD
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34 Duchin, Peter & Wilson, John Morgan BLUE MOON
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2002). 0425186458 / 9780425186459 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Edgar Award-winner John Morgan Wilson has teamed up with revered society pianist Peter Duchin in this debut mystery series set in the glitzy and glamorous world of the sixties with Philip Damon, bandleader as the featured character. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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35 Dunning, John BOOKED TO DIE
(London): Allison and Busby, (1993). 0749001011 / 9780749001018 First U.K. edition, first printing: A paperback original. Fine in wraps. Appears unread! 
The acclaimed first mystery featuring Denver rare bookman Cliff Janeway published in the UK as a paperback original. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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36 Dunning, John THE BOOKMAN'S PROMISE
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Singapore: Scribner, (2004). 0743249925 / 9780743249928 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The third book featuring bookseller-detective Cliff Janeway, who made his auspicious debut in BOOKED TO DIE. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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37 Dunning, John THE BOOKMAN'S WAKE: A Mystery with Cliff Janeway
New York: Scribner, (1995). 0684800039 / 9780684800035 First edition, first printing. Dated inscription, SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
There is a forged signature "John Dunning" to the title-page which John Dunning has pointed out, in his inscription, is "a real bad fraud". A unique copy with an interesting inscription! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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38 Dunning, John THE BOOKWOMAN'S LAST FLING
New York: Scribner, (2006). 0743289455 / 9780743289450 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Spine ends crimped, else near fine; in a near fine dust jacket. 
The latest Cliff Janeway mystery. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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39 Fleetwood, Hugh THE REDEEMER
New York: Atheneum, 1980. 0689110375 / 9780689110375 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Horrific tale of a novelist who must commit a murder before he can put pen to paper; from the award-winning poet, novelist, and painter. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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40 Fonseca, Rubem BUFO & SPALLANZANI
New York: Dutton, (1990). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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