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1 (Christie, Agatha). Osborne, Charles THE UNEXPECTED GUEST: A Mystery
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
A successful play originally written in 1958 by Agatha Christie, now adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne, returns to "spellbind and delight us." Charles Osborne transformed Christie's play, BLACK COFFEE into a novel in 1998. 
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2 (Stewart, James). Quirk, Lawrence J. JAMES STEWART: Behind the Scenes of a Wonderful Life
New York/London: Applause, (1997). 155783329X / 9781557833297 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Trade paperback. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
"Prolific celebrity biographer Quirk has done a good job of chronicling Stewart's life, and his discussion of Stewart's films is especially good."--LJ. 342 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
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3 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard COMEBACK
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1997). 0892966610 / 9780892966615 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
With COMEBACK, Donald E. Westlake was persuaded by family and friends, to resurrect his legendary series of books about a career criminal known only as Parker, last seen in BUTCHER'S MOON (1974). 
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4 Ablow, Keith COMPULSION
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2002). 0312266413 / 9780312266417 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Staple puncture to upper front flap, else fine in glossy wraps. 
"Fast-paced and frightening, COMPULSION is a novel that explores the very nature of evil itself. And psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is a hero with heart, soul--and brains."--Janet Evanovich. 
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5 Abrahams, Peter CRYING WOLF
New York: Ballantine Books, (2000). 0345423852 / 9780345423856 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial wraps. 
"My favorite American suspense novelist."--Stephen King. 
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6 Alexander, Bruce DEATH OF A COLONIAL
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1999). First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wrappers. 
An uncorrected advance proof copy of the Alexander's sixth Sir John Fielding Mystery. 
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7 Anderson, Kent NIGHT DOGS
New York: Bantam Books, (1998). 055310764X / 9780553107647 First edition thus: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Near fine with minor shelfwear and creases; in black and grey illustrated wraps. 
First published by Dennis McMillan Publications in 1996, this is the pre-publication issue of the first publication by a trade publisher of this highly regarded "cop classic." 
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8 Anscombe, Roderick THE SECRET LIFE OF LASZLO, COUNT DRACULA
New York: Hyperion, (1994). 0786860405 / 9780786860401 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Anscombe, an Oxford-trained psychiatrist, re-imagines the oft-told story of Count Dracula, placing emphasis on his human qualities and mental state, rather than presenting him as a monster. 
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9 Arvin, Reed BLOOD OF ANGELS
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2005). 0060596341 / 9780060596347 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
Legal thriller set in Nashville and featuring a Sudanese immigrant. 
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10 Bahr, Arthur W. CERTIFIABLY INSANE
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1999). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in slightly nicked yellow wraps. 
The Edgar Award nominated late author's first mystery in an advance state. 
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11 Bakis, Kirsten LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1997). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Hardcover. A fine copy in glossy illustrated wraps in the published dust jacket. 
The author's literate and award-winning first novel in an advance state. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Barker, Clive THE THIEF OF ALWAYS: A Fable
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (1992). First U.S. edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Gift inscription, else near fine in illustrated wraps. 
After a mysterious stranger promises to end his boredom with a trip to the magical Holiday House, ten year old Harvey learns that his fun has a high price. Illustrated by Clive Barker. 
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13 Barnard, Robert A MURDER IN MAYFAIR
New York: Scribner, (2000). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
First published in Great Britain as TOUCHED BY THE DEAD. Mr. Barnard has won the Nero Wolfe, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards, and is an eight-time finalist for the Edgar Award. 
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14 Barnes, Julian LOVE, etc.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2001. 0375411615 / 9780375411618 First U.S. edition, first printing: Advance Reader's Edition. Proof. Fine in printed wraps. 
Julian Barnes' tragicomedy of human frailties and needs features three characters introduced a decade ago in his novel TALKING IT OVER. "Few contemporary writers can portray Middle England, with all its temptations, so darkly."--Matthew Baylis. 
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15 Barnhardt, Wilton GOSPEL
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312088027 / 9780312088026 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
"Spanning continents and centuries, peopled with memorable characters, and bristling with shrewd insights, this intellectual detective novel is written on a grand scale. Strongly recommended."--Charles Michaud. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Baron, Michael THE MOURNING SEXTON
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Doubleday, (2005). 0385513267 / 9780385513265 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading copy. Proof. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
A textured mystery--a whydunit more than a whodunit--featuring David Hirsch, a disgraced attorney who discovers an old murder case that had been accepted as accidental death. The atoning Hirsh battles a rich and powerful murderer for justice. 
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17 Bean, Frederic MURDER AT THE SPIRIT CAVE
New York: Bantam Books, (1999). First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Fine in bright yellow wraps. 
An uncorrected page proof. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Beck, K.K. WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1997). 0892966424 / 9780892966424 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy illustrated wraps. 

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19 Becka, Elizabeth TRACE EVIDENCE
New York: Hyperion, (2005). 1401301746 / 9781401301743 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The criminologist and Florida police forensic specialist draws from her experience in this forensic-thriller and debut novel. "Characters you'll care about, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and fascinating details...love the Evelyn James series."--Jan Burke. 
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20 Beechey, Alan MURDERING MINISTERS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). 0312209029 / 9780312209025 First U.S. edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Staple hole to front cover, else fine in printed wraps. 
Beechey's second Oliver Swithin comic mystery reprises characters from his acclaimed first outing, AN EMBARRASSMENT OF CORPSES. 
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