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1 (Hill, Reginald). Ruell, Patrick THE CASTLE OF THE DEMON
New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc./A Martin Dale Book, [1973]. First U.S. edition. First published by Long in 1971. Hardcover. A tiny area of insignificant soiling to rear endsheet, else near fine in ochre cloth which betrays a hint of rubbing to the black spine title; in a lightly age-toned and edgeworn pictorial dust jacket with artwork by Charles Geer. 
This very early Reginald Hill--his debut as "Patrick Ruell"--is a richly entertaining gothic-espionage thriller with a tantalizing flavor of the occult; and features, as many of the Ruells do, a refreshingly original and appealing heroine. Scotland-set. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Devine, D.M. ILLEGAL TENDER
New York: Walker and Company, (1970). 0802752101 / 9780802752109 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
A series of murders in a small town in Scotland . 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Duncan, Jane; Hedderwick, Mairi, illustrator JANET REACHFAR AND THE KELPIE
London. Macmillan London Limited, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. A very faint hint of shelfwear, else fine in a dust jacket with very minimal wear and soiling to extremities. Quarto. 
Set in the Scottish Highlands, this is a summertime picture-story of a little girl and her family, including her grandmother, known as "Herself", living on a Highland farm, and was written to accompany the winter picture-tale, HERSELF AND JANET REACHFAR. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Hammond, Gerald ILLEGAL TENDER
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2001). 0312272928 / 9780312272920 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"Hammond's characters ring true as brass and his wry, subtle humor harmonizes all the doings nicely."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Johnston, Velda I CAME TO THE HIGHLANDS
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1974). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
18th Century highlands romance and intrigue by the author of THE WHITE PAVILION and MASQUERADE IN VENICE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 McIlvanney, William LAIDLAW
New York: Pantheon, (1977). 0394412532 / 9780394412535 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Short closed edge tear to flyleaf, else this is a very nearly fine copy in pictorial dust jacket that is lightly age-toned. 
"William McIlvanney's novel seems to me to have the resonance and staying power of a saga. McIlvanney has broken new ground, and is to be congratulated on his talent and his daring."--Ross Macdonald. Notable mystery debut for McIlvanney. 
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7 McIlvanney, William LAIDLAW
New York: Pantheon, (1977). 0394412532 / 9780394412535 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Faint foxing to top page edges, else very good plus in a dust jacket with a couple of short tears, else very good. 
Superb first mystery from the distinguished novelist and poet. "I have seldom been so seized by a style, or so taken by a character as I was by the angry and compassionate Glasgow detective, Laidlaw..."--Ross Macdonald. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 McIlvanney, William STRANGE LOYALTIES
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1992). 068811413X / 9780688114138 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Jack Laidlaw Mystery by the author of LAIDLAW and THE BIG MAN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Rankin, Ian THE FALLS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312206100 / 9780312206109 First U.S. edition: Advance Reading Copy with publisher's promotional sheet laid in. Proof. Fine in glossy, black printed wraps. 
The Gold Dagger Award-winner's fourteenth mystery featuring Inspector Rebus, offered here in an early advance state. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Stevenson, D.E. AMBERWELL
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1955). 0899661610 / 9780899661612 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Text tanned, as always, else near fine in tan boards; in a near fine, very lightly edge worn and age-toned dust jacket with a colorful illustration of the Amberwell estate by John O'Hara Cosgrove, II. 
A descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson (her father's first cousin), Dorothy Emily Stevenson wrote 42 novels which were published on both sides of the Atlantic. AMBERWELL, the Scottish home of generations of the Ayrtons, is the focus of this novel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Stevenson, D.E. LISTENING VALLEY
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1978). Book club edition. Hardcover. Nearly fine in green boards; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
A companion piece to CELIA'S HOUSE, this Highlands romance follows Antonia Melville from sheltered childhood to the joyous serenity she attains as a young woman. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Wadley, Margot THE GRIPPING BEAST
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312272545 / 9780312272548 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Winner of the 2000 SMP/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Contest. An Orkney Islands mystery. A newcomer to a Scottish island (where the residents believe witches live amongst them!) gets caught up in the murder of a young girl. 
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