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1 Banks, T.F. THE THIEF TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner
(New York): Delacorte Press, (2001). 0385335717 / 9780385335713 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in tan printed wraps with a preview color illustrated page bound in. 
Rich with historical suspense, this debut series features Henry Morton, a bow street runner--one who is paid to investigate crime in London's streets. Banks also writes as the fantasy award-winning author, Sean Russell and the Byron scholar Ian Dennis. 
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2 Benson, E.F. PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH NOBLEMAN
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. A fresh, bright, near fine copy, in red cloth, with paper spine label, inset front cover label, pictorial endpapers; in a lightly edgeworn, age-toned dust jacket with minor chipping to the spine head, a few very pale dots of dampstain to the spine panel. 
The "Georgian" episode in Benson's four-volume "Old London" tales offered by Appleton-Century as a boxed set in THE OLD CITY FICTION series. With the gloriously apposite pictorial musings of Reginald Birch gracing the cover label, jacket and endpapers. 
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3 De La Torre, Lillian ELIZABETH IS MISSING: Or, Truth Triumphant: An Eighteenth Century Mystery
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Very good with wear and abrasion to extremities, foxing to page edges, agency sticker to front free endsheet; in age-darkened dust jacket with chipping, nicking, creasing, rubbing, splitting at flapfolds. Jacket art by E. Mcknight Kauffer. 
De La Torre based this story on the true accounts of this real-life mystery. Dedicated to and with a short preface by John Dickson Carr. Illustrated with plates on coated stock and two fold-out maps. 
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4 French, Nicci THE RED ROOM
(New York): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (2001). 0892967307 / 9780892967308 First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in photo-pictorial glossy wraps. 
A psychological thriller from the author of KILLING ME SOFTLY and BENEATH THE SKIN. Dr. Kit Quin is attacked by a disturbed young man, who is later accused of killing a female runaway. Dr. Quin believes he is innocent and sets out to prove it. 
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5 Grimes, Martha THE FIVE BELLS AND BLADEBONE
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1987). 0316328898 / 9780316328890 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows light age-toning. 
The ninth Richard jury mystery from the successful author of THE DEER LEAP. Superintendent Jury is on the trail of the person who left a dismembered corpse in an antique secretary desk in London's East End. 
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6 Heller, Keith MAN'S STORM
New York: Scribner's, (1986). 0684186535 / 9780684186535 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
A novel of crime set in London, 1703, the second mystery featuring George Man from the author of MAN'S ILLEGAL LIFE. A twenty-year younger man investigates the murder of a shopkeeper who was killed during a violent storm. 
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7 Jakeman, Jane IN THE KINGDOM OF MISTS
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2004). 0425195120 / 9780425195123 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A thriller that explores the life of artist Claude Monet, against the backdrop of a series of psychopathic killings. Set in 1900 London, when the public still feared a return of Jack the Ripper. The novelist is also an art historian and journalist. 
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8 Quick, Amanda SLIGHTLY SHADY
New York: Bantam Books, (2001). 0553801880 / 9780553801880 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Upper corner tips very lightly bumped, else very nearly fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
The seventeenth novel by the bestselling author of WICKED WIDOW. A young widow must clear her name after the man blackmailing her turns up murdered. "Another winner from Quick, this one a regency mystery...nobody does it better."--Kirkus 
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9 Smith, Terrence Lore YOURS TRULY, FROM HELL
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1987). 0312898282 / 9780312898281 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a like illustrated dust jacket. 
From the author of THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER comes this tale of the return of Jack the Ripper. A century after the Whitechapel murders, the descendent of a Victorian psychic dreams of the Ripper's return and travels to London to find the killer. 
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10 Townsend, Sue REBUILDING COVENTRY: A Tale of Two Cities
(London): Methuen, (1988). 0413542408 / 9780413542403 First edition. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to the pages, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with very light creasing to the jacket edges. Jacket illustration by Mark Edwards. 
SIGNED and inscribed by the author to the title-page. A woman must flee to London after accidently killing a man in this provocative novel by Townsend, a playwright and the author of THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 3/4. 
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11 Wilson, Laura TELLING LIES TO ALICE
(New York, New York): Delacorte Press, (2004). 0385335806 / 9780385335805 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The fourth psychological thriller by the CWA Historical Dagger and Anthony Award-nominee is set in the early 1970s London where the nightlife is tawdry and glamorous. Alice works at the Playmate Bar--until her fiance's body is discovered. 
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12 Woodcraft, Elizabeth GOOD BAD WOMAN
(New York): Kensington Books, (2002). 075820258X / 9780758202581 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Hardcover. Fine in printed orange wraps; in the published dust jacket. 
Female barrister Frankie Richmond's first outing in a projected London-based mystery series by debut novelist and practising barrister, Elizabeth Woodcraft. "An unchained melody of love, loss, laughter and the law."--Val McDermid. 
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13 Woodcraft, Elizabeth GOOD BAD WOMAN
(New York): Kensington Books, (2002). 075820258X / 9780758202581 First U.S. (and first hardcover) edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The practicing barrister's debut novel is a plot-twisting mystery featuring London attorney Frankie Richmond. 
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