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There are 70 books in this catalogue.
Cox, Michael:  The Meaning Of Night: A Confession
Book Number: 39709
Murray 2006 Large 8vo. softcover.600pp. very good.
Keywords: edward glyver crime fiction
Price: $10.00


Meyer, Nicholas.:  The seven per cent solution
Book Number: 25108
London Hodder and Stoughton 1975 8vo hardcover 224pp very good / good d/w. The first of "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventures, THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION is now a new classic. These reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., recount the unique collaboration of Holmes and the equally great detective of the human psyche, Sigmund Freud, as they solve a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.
Keywords: The seven per cent solution Meyer Nicholas
Price: $8.00


Woods, Sara:  Knives have edges
Book Number: 26957
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968. First edition. 8vo hardcover 216pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Maitland Antony (Fictitious character) Knives have edges Woods Sara
Price: $10.00


Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan:  Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes
Book Number: 28509
Octopus Bks, 1986 4to hardcover 318pp in colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes Doyle Sir Arthur Conan
Price: $10.00


Cleary, Jon:  Dilemma
Book Number: 29798
London HarperCollins 1999 first edition 8vo hardcover 261pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. From the award-winning Jon Cleary, a new novel featuring Sydney detective Scobie Malone. The routine arrest of a fugitive leads to disturbing allegations against a Crown Prosecutor, and the abduction of a child model reveals an ugly side to the world of fashion. When Scobie Malone returns to the bush town of Collamundra to apprehend a husband who disappeared after the murder of his wife four years earlier, it seems a cut-and-dried case. But as the trial begins, a key witness recognizes a face in the courtroom, and Scobie finds himself investigating the Crown Prosecutor -- an individual revered by colleagues as the perfect family man and a pillar of the community. Meanwhile, Sydney is agog at the abduction of a child model whose freckled face has launched a thousand products. Malone, like everyone else, finds it hard to take the threat seriously -- until a body is found. As a devoted father, Scobie is shaken by the murder of a child, but his inquiries reveal that the family life little Lucybelle experienced was a million miles from the settled existence of the Malones. Suddenly Malone is embroiled in two cases where, the deeper he probes, the more he wishes he hadn't. And, having uncovered the truth, he must decide whether to proceed -- knowing that if he does, a family will be destroyed.
Keywords: Detective and mystery stories Malone Scobie (Fictitious character) Fiction Police Fiction Australia Fiction Dilemma Cleary Jon
Price: $12.00


Hornung, E W:  Raffles, a Thief in the Night (Fingerprint Bks.)
Book Number: 30303
London H Hamilton, 1976 8vo hardcover 184pp. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: 1890s Raffles a Thief in the Night (Fingerprint Bks ) Hornung E W
Price: $8.00


Conan Doyle, Arthur:  Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes: 37 Short Stories and a Novel from the
Book Number: 30763
Castle 1982 8vo hardcover 636pp, b/w illus. very good / good d/w. Gathers nearly forty of Holmes' cases, including his investigation of a great black hound which carries out the terrible provisions of an ancient family curse.
Keywords: Fiction Crime Thrillers Mystery Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes 37 Short Stories and a Novel from the
Price: $10.00


Mortimer, John:  Rumpole and the Primrose Path
Book Number: 31448
London ; New York Viking 2002 8vo hardcover 212pp. very good / very good d/w. We last left Rumpole in his hospital bed after his sudden collapse in court. Now our hero finds himself in the Primrose Path nursing home - or a hospice as he persists in describing it. Things aren't looking good for Rumpole - until suddenly he begins to sense there's something wrong with the place, and all his intelligence and formidable insight into human behaviour come to the fore again. And once he has solved the mystery of the Primrose Path nursing home, Rumpole finds the briefs fly thick and fast again. Six brand-new Rumpole stories showing the legendary advocate on top form.
Keywords: Fiction Crime Thrillers Mystery Rumpole and the Primrose Path Mortimer John
Price: $10.00


Christie, Agatha:  Sleeping murder : Miss Marple's last case
Book Number: 31520
London Collins Crime Club 1976 8vo hardcover 224pp. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Marple Jane (Fictitious character) Sleeping murder Miss Marple's last case Christie Agatha
Price: $15.00


Jolley, Elizabeth:  The Well
Book Number: 33164
Viking, Ringwood Victoria, 1986 First Edition 8vo. Red cloth spine on black boards. Excellent d/w (clipped). No marks. 176pp.
Keywords: Crime novel set in Western Australia
Price: $15.00


Wallace, Robert:  Finger play
Book Number: 34144
North Ryde, N.S.W. Angus & Robertson 1991 8vo softcover 256pp. very good.
Keywords: Finger play Wallace Robert
Price: $5.00


Stout, Rex:  Too Many Women
Book Number: 34859
Londons, Published for the crime club for Collins. 1948. First U.K. edition. 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. very good, spine slightly faded at top and bottom where wrapper is chipped. / fair d/w chipped on top front edge, small pieces missing at spine ends, a few small tears.
Keywords: fiction crime
Price: $45.00


Wallace, Edgar:  The Clue of the Twisted Candle
Book Number: 37710
London: Hodder and Stoughton: n.d. 8vo. yellow cloth hardcover. 314pp. good.
Keywords: crime fiction novel
Price: $10.00


Baxter, Glen:  The Billiard Table Murders: A Gladys Babbington Morton Mystery
Book Number: 38308
London Pan 1991 4to softcover 248pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. Ever since the two bizarre deaths on the tennis courts of St Drunston's, the shadow of suspicion has fallen on the shoulders of Gladys Babbington Morton. Detective Inspector Trubcock of Scotland Yard is sent to investigate the murders.
Keywords: Sports Individual Sports Billiards Pool The Billiard Table Murders A Gladys Babbington Morton Mystery Baxter Glen
Price: $8.00


Woods, Stuart:  Swimming to Catalina
Book Number: 39184
Harper Collins 1998 First Edition stated 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. both very good. Pen mark to top of ffl, otherwise unmarked copy. A Stone Barrington novel.
Keywords: Stone Barrington
Price: $8.00


Santoro, Anthony:  The deception : a Mike Felice detective novel / Anthony Santoro.
Book Number: 41277
Melbourne Bas Publishing 2005 8vo softcover 269pp very good. Cover title.
Keywords: The deception a Mike Felice detective novel / Anthony Santoro Santoro Anthony
Price: $8.00


Peters, Ellis:  One Corpse Too Many
Book Number: 42594
London, Macmillan, 1991. 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. very good, page edges browned. / very good d/w.
Keywords: medieival mystery crime fiction novels
Price: $15.00


Grafton, Sue:  H Is for Homicide
Book Number: 43611
Henry Holt and Co. 1991 8vo hardcover 256pp. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: sue grafton mystery crime fiction female detective kinsey millhone private investigator purchased sue grafton women sleuths books sue grafton mysteries and thrillers grafton H Is for Homicide Grafton Sue
Price: $12.00


Brand, Max:  Seven Faces
Book Number: 43825
University of Nebraska Press 1998 8vo hardcover 180pp. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: max brand Seven Faces Brand Max
Price: $12.00


Vittachi, Nury:  The Feng Shui Detective
Book Number: 44789
St. Martin's Minotaur January 21, 2004 8vo hardcover in d/w - clipped. 288pp near fine. Set in Singapore and featuring C.F. Wong, a "geomancer" or feng shui master, this lighthearted novel blends, blurs and contrasts the three main ethnic groups of the Asian city-state-Chinese, Malays and Indians. Along with his cohorts, Madame Xu and Dilip Kenneth Sinha (both psychics), the gifted, if often reluctant, detective gets drawn into a plot to save a young girl who has an extraordinarily bleak future, psychically speaking. Wong is dragged to Australia to solve the case by his intern, Joyce McQuinnie, a British-Australian teenager forced on him by a valued client. McQuinnie makes a great foil for his crankiness and obsession with order.
Keywords: asian fiction cozy mystery The Feng Shui Detective Vittachi Nury
Price: $15.00


Mortimer, John; Illustrations by Paul Cox.:  Rumpole Selected and introduced by the author.
Book Number: 48915
The Folio Society, London, 1994 8vo. grey cloth hardcover in slip case. 362pp. b/w illus. near fine.
Keywords: rumpole of bailey fiction crime
Price: $18.00


Haining, Peter:  Pulp Frictions: Hardboiled Stories
Book Number: 49680
Souvenir Press 1996 8vo. hardcover. 333p. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: pulp fiction detrective crime
Price: $10.00


Dent, Lester:  Hades and Hocus Pocus
Book Number: 49681
Pulp Press, Chicago, 1979. 8vo. hardcover. 181pp. Very good+ / Very good d/w.
Keywords: pulp fiction detrective crime
Price: $12.00


Dent, Lester:  The Sinister Ray
Book Number: 49685
Gryphon Books, Brooklyn, New York 1987 8vo. softcover. 176pp. b/w illus. Very good+.
Keywords: pulp fiction detrective crime
Price: $10.00


Simon, Kevin; O'Neill, Kevin; Jones, Calvin; Mechem, Neil:  All-New Pulp Tales 1
Book Number: 49690
Prime Detectives Inc Small 4to. wraps. 110pp. b/w illus. Very good.
Keywords: pulp fiction detrective crime
Price: $15.00


Dibdin, Michael:  The Tryst - Winner of the Gold Dagger Award
Book Number: 49984
Vintage July 8, 2003 8vo softcover 176pp very good. "One of my patients thinks somebody is trying to kill him" Aileen Macklin says to her husband over dinner. A psychiatrist with a fading marriage, Aileen is haunted by the glue-sniffing boy who comes to her in a panic, begging to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for protection. Gary Dunn clearly needs help. Ravaged by his squalid existence, he is also paralyzed with terror about a murder he says he has witnessed and apparantly convinced that he may be the next victim. Unfortunately for Gary, he may be right. And unfortunately for Aileen, she allows herself to become far more involved in his case than professional ethics would recommend.
Keywords: agoraphobia delusion gothic michael dibdin mystery The Tryst Dibdin Michael
Price: $8.00


Roemer, William F.:  Mob Power Plays: The Mob Attempts Control of Congress, Casinos and Baseball : A Novel
Book Number: 50519
S.P.I. Books November 1, 1993 8vo hardcover in d/w. 278pp near fine. The country's most knowledgeable expert on organized crime, William F. Roemer, Jr., now continues his epic saga of mob violence, power and billion dollar corruption begun in his runaway bestseller, "The War of the Godfathers". FBI Agent Bill Richards is back and like his creator Bill Roemer, he's out to beat "LCN" or La Cosa Nostra, better known as the Mob, with everything he's got. Opposing Richards are the dons of the New York and Chicago mobs who are teaming up to build the luxurious Tahoe Summit Casino: John Gotti, Tony Accardo and Rocko Robustelli.nnRobustelli is the boss from Chicago whose son Ricky is a star pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.nnWill the mob control pro baseball through Robustelli? Will Robustelli's steamy love affair with beautiful Chicago lawyer Connie Constable place her in a position of political power - controlled, bought and paid for by the mob? Richards pursues Robustelli and other mob bosses, consiglieres and capos on a relentless trail of blood, betrayal and heart pounding suspense that leads all the way to Europe, where the bosses meet to plot their battle against the FBI - and where Richards and his dedicated crew of FBI agents will face the ultimate showdown against…MOB POWER PLAYS.
Keywords: Mob Power Plays The Mob Attempts Control of Congress Casinos and Baseball A Novel Roemer William F
Price: $9.00


Blincoe, Nicholas:  Dope Priest
Book Number: 51367
Sceptre 1999 8vo softcover 288pp very good. Po writing on feb and stamp on half-title. David Preston is the Dope Priest and he has a headache. If you've smuggled drugs out of war zones, you're not going to worry about a spot of illegal land tading between the Palestinians and the Israelis. But David never planned on amorous nuns, kosher egg racketeers and the full might of the Israeli secret housing service.
Keywords: Dope Priest Blincoe Nicholas
Price: $12.00


Goodwin, Jason:  The Janissary Tree
Book Number: 51369
Faber and Faber 2007 8vo softcover 352pp very good. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel. It is 1836. Europe is modernizing and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world, an investigator who can walk with ease in the great halls of the empire, in its streets, and even within its harems--because, of course, Yashim is a eunuch. His investigation points to the Janissaries, who, for four hundred years were the empire's elite soldiers. Crushed by the sultan, could they now be staging a brutal comeback? And can they be stopped without throwing Istanbul into political chaos? This first book in the Investigator Yashim series is a richly entertaining tale, full of exotic history and intrigue.
Keywords: The Janissary Tree Goodwin Jason
Price: $6.00


PETERS, ELLIS:  HOUSE OF GREEN TURF
Book Number: 51473
Macdonald 1991 8vo Hardcover in d/w. 192pp very good. Inspector Felse Investigates.
Keywords: HOUSE OF GREEN TURF PETERS ELLIS
Price: $15.00



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