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Image for Promotional / Advertising Image for CEREMONY By Robert B Parker  -Dell Paperbacks Advertisement / Ad / Poster

Promotional / Advertising Image for CEREMONY By Robert B Parker -Dell Paperbacks Advertisement / Ad / Poster

By: Parker, Robert B. ( Brown ) / Dell Paperbacks Advertisement

Price: $32.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Dell, NO DATE (circa 1985 ), 1st edition: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160178

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------advertising poster, about 13.5w x 18h inches, a Very Good+ to Near Fine example, mounted on cardboard for display purposes in stores, faint stress line running the length of the image, this generic SPENSER image was used on Dell paperbacks in the early to mid 1980's with CEREMONY being issued in 1985 or thereabouts, a nice image that would be great to accompany a RBP collection, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for God Save the Child:  A Spenser Mystery ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy

God Save the Child: A Spenser Mystery ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy

By: Parker, Robert B. ( Brown )(signed)

Price: $726.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachussetts, Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1974, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 140722

ISBN: 0395199557

Condition: Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket with some sunning to the spine, signed and inscribed by Parker, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Parker on Writing ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy

Parker on Writing ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy

By: Parker, Robert B. ( Brown )(signed)

Price: $323.33

Publisher: Northridge, California, Northridge, CA.: Lord John Press, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 140728

ISBN: 0935716343

Condition: Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, signed by Parker, 65 pages, #115 of 300 numbered copies, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Widening Gyre:  A Spenser Mystery ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy

The Widening Gyre: A Spenser Mystery ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy

By: Parker, Robert B. ( Brown )(signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, 1983, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 145278

ISBN: 0440087406

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, signed and inscribed by Parker, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Bret Steele, The Man from S.T.U.D. ( STUD ):  Sock it to Me Zombie; Solid Gold Screw; 3 for an Orgy ( Three ); Orgy at Madame Dracula's; Rape is a No-No; Girl with the Polka Dot Box; King on Queen ---7 Volumes

Bret Steele, The Man from S.T.U.D. ( STUD ): Sock it to Me Zombie; Solid Gold Screw; 3 for an Orgy ( Three ); Orgy at Madame Dracula's; Rape is a No-No; Girl with the Polka Dot Box; King on Queen ---7 Volumes

By: Paul, F W, Penname for Paul W Fairman Who also wrote as Ivar Jorgensen

Price: $65.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Lancer, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1st Edition, First Printings for All: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 138786

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------7 volumes (ONE SHIPPING PRICE ) of the 10 volume series, paperbacks, all are solid Good to Very Good copies, browning to paper and verso of covers, some are Canadian imprints, all in uniform format, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Bret Steele:  The Man from S.T.U.D. ( STUD ) vs. The Mafia -by F W Paul ( omnibus edition that contains: The Orgy at Madame Dracula's; Sock it to Me Zombie; The Lay of the Land )( STUD = Special Territories and Unique Development  )

Bret Steele: The Man from S.T.U.D. ( STUD ) vs. The Mafia -by F W Paul ( omnibus edition that contains: The Orgy at Madame Dracula's; Sock it to Me Zombie; The Lay of the Land )( STUD = Special Territories and Unique Development )

By: Paul, F W, Penname for Paul W Fairman Who also wrote as Ivar Jorgensen

Price: $72.53

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Lancer Books, 1972, 1st Edition, First Printing ( Canadian Imprint ): 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159243

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------paperback, a solid Good to Very Good copy, light wear, faint spine creases, a bit of age toning to paper, scarce Canadian imprint which is identical to the US issue essentially, collects three Bret Steele stories, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Still Life: The First Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery -by Louise Penny ( 10th / Tenth Anniversary Edition )(includes 25 Page Essay on Louise Penny and Still Life ) ( 1st Book in the series )

Still Life: The First Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery -by Louise Penny ( 10th / Tenth Anniversary Edition )(includes 25 Page Essay on Louise Penny and Still Life ) ( 1st Book in the series )

By: Penny, Louise ( New Foreword By the Author ) (afterword By James Kidd )

Price: $52.73

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Sphere, 2015, 1st Anniversary edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163582

ISBN: 0751561630

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, remainder dot, the author's first book and the first book in her very well received mystery series, this is the 10th anniversary edition, this looks close to new especially with the jacket in a hi-quality mylar protector, ---The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any ... View more info

Image for The Nature of the Beast -a Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery -by Louise Penny  -a Signed Copy ( Book / Volume 11 of the Series )

The Nature of the Beast -a Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery -by Louise Penny -a Signed Copy ( Book / Volume 11 of the Series )

By: Penny, Louise (signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Minotaur Books / St Martin's Press, 2015, 1st edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 160387

ISBN: 1250022088

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks quite new, a tight clean square copy, signed without inscription by the author, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

She Had to Have Gas - a Chief Inspector Beale Story

By: Penny, Rupert ( Pseudonym for Ernest Basil Charles Thornett who also wrote as Martin Tanner )

Price: $59.33

Publisher: England, UK: Ramble House Mystery, 1939 ( Actually 2009 ), 1st Ramble House Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151269

ISBN: 1605433837

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, Rupert Penny wrote 9 novels between 1936 and 1941 with 8 of them featuring the thoughtful Chief-Inspector Beale and his sidekickTony Purdon, ---" Inspector Beale has seen many brutal crimes in his career, but this one takes the cake. The body of a young woman is seen, then it disappears, then it pops up again, only this time the head, and lower arms and legs have been cut off and are missing. Instead, tennis rack covers are taped to the neck and the two upper arms. But not the legs. So far, it's just one of the goriest crimes he and his journ... View more info

Image for Policeman's Holiday - a Chief Inspector Beale Story

Policeman's Holiday - a Chief Inspector Beale Story

By: Penny, Rupert ( Pseudonym for Ernest Basil Charles Thornett who also wrote as Martin Tanner )

Price: $38.21

Publisher: England, UK: Ramble House Mystery, 1937 ( Actually 2009 ), 1st Ramble House Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152251

ISBN: 1605430439

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a solid Very Good copy, light wear, faint crease on front cover, Rupert Penny wrote 9 novels between 1936 and 1941 with 8 of them featuring the thoughtful Chief-Inspector Beale and his sidekickTony Purdon, ---" Inspector Beale has seen many brutal crimes in his career, but this one takes the cake. The body of a young woman is seen, then it disappears, then it pops up again, only this time the head, and lower arms and legs have been cut off and are missing. Instead, tennis rack covers are taped to the neck and the two upper arms. But not the legs. So far, it's ... View more info

Metzger's Dog -by Thomas Perry -a Signed Copy

By: Perry, Thomas (tipped in signature)

Price: $65.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Charles Scribner's / Scribners, 1983, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Tipped-In Signature / Signed

Seller ID: 159758

ISBN: 0684179482

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, looks close to new, laid into this copy (loose) is a Thomas Perry signature, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED (tipped-in) ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for The Horn of Roland -by Ellis Peters

The Horn of Roland -by Ellis Peters

By: Peters, Ellis (pseudo for Edith Pargeter )

Price: $17.09

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: MacMillan, 1974, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155946

ISBN: 0333166752

Condition: Good (see description)


----------hardcover, a solid Good ex library copy in an attractive Very Good+ dustjacket, usual library stamps and marks in books but overall a sound copy, no library stickers on the jacket although there is a small glue patch of glue residue at the lower spine tip from an old sticker, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Bottom Deal ---by Judson Philips ---bound with Stab in the Back  ---by Philip Wylie

Bottom Deal ---by Judson Philips ---bound with Stab in the Back ---by Philip Wylie

By: Philips, Judson ( Philip Owen, Hugh Pentecost )/ Philip Wylie

Price: $19.73

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Century Publications, 1943 (actually 1945 ), 1st Edition Thus, First Printing: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 134332

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------digest sized paperbacks, a solid Good copy only, overall light wear but nothing too serious, nice cover art, difficult to come by, some browning to the paper, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Privateer -by Frank Pollard

Privateer -by Frank Pollard

By: Pollard, Frank

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Collins, 1938, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 145633

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy in a chipped and torn but largely intact soiled dustjacket, ink numbers on rear panel of dustjacket, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Now Lying Dead -by P H Powell

Now Lying Dead -by P H Powell

By: Powell, P H

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1953, 1st edition, First Printing: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 142611

Condition: Good (see description)


------------hardcover, a solid Good copy in a chipped and tron dustjacket, store stamp on title page, ex-store lending copy, tape marks on boards, 2/4 inch loss at upper and lower spine tips of jacket, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Relic  ---a Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast Story -by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Relic ---a Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast Story -by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

By: Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child

Price: $38.21

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Forge / Tom Doherty, 1995, Book Club Edition, 1st Printing: 1995

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163939

ISBN: 031285630X

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, about 6.5w x 9.5h inches, a Near Fine example, in an attractive Good to Very Good dustjacket with some short closed tears and small nicks and rubs, small chip at lower spine tip of jacket, , jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, scarce hardcover, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for The Deadly Arts: A Collection of Artful Suspense (inc. Mr. Steinway; As drink the dead; Horn man; The lady & dragon; The adventure of hanging acrobat; The leopard man's story; Death at burlesque; The waxwork; The dancing detective, etc)

The Deadly Arts: A Collection of Artful Suspense (inc. Mr. Steinway; As drink the dead; Horn man; The lady & dragon; The adventure of hanging acrobat; The leopard man's story; Death at burlesque; The waxwork; The dancing detective, etc)

By: Pronzini, Bill; Marcia Muller ( Jack London; Cornell Woolrich; A.M. Burrage; William Irish; Jacques Futrelle; Ben Hecht; Edward D Hoch; Julian Symons; Morris Hershman; R.L. Stevens; Robert Bloch; Jack Ritchie; John Dickson Carr; Fredric Brown; et al)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Arbor House, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164351

ISBN: 087795688X

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------hard cover, a Near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, remainder dot, likely an unread copy, signed without inscription by Pronzini and Muller, this contains: Introduction / [Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller] --Part I. The fine arts. The stolen Rubens / Jacques Futrelle; Specter of the rose / Ben Hecht; The spy who went to the opera / Edward D. Hoch; Credit to Shakespeare / Julian Symons; When a felon needs a friend / Morris Hershman; The melting man / R.L. Stevens; Mr. Steinway/ Robert Bloch; Who's got the lady? / Jack Ritchie; As drink the dead--/ John Dickson... View more info

Image for The Fourth ( 4th ) Side of the Triangle:  Toronto Star Weekly Novel, December 19th, and Dec. 26th 1964 ---2 Issues (part One and Two )

The Fourth ( 4th ) Side of the Triangle: Toronto Star Weekly Novel, December 19th, and Dec. 26th 1964 ---2 Issues (part One and Two )

By: Queen, Ellery (actually Avram Davidson ) / Toronto Star Weekly Novel

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Toronto Star Weekly Novel, December 19th, and Dec. 26th 1964, 1st Edition Thus, First Printing: 1964

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 134539

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------newsprint, both are Very Good copies, parts one and two, uncredited cover artwork, the Toronto Star Weekly would include a stapled insert in the Saturday paper printing a full length novel, newsprint is starting to brown, some short tears, a sound copy, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for REBUS:  The St Leonard's Years by Ian Rankin -a Signed Copy ( OMNIBUS Edition with Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes )(with a New Introduction by the Author )

REBUS: The St Leonard's Years by Ian Rankin -a Signed Copy ( OMNIBUS Edition with Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes )(with a New Introduction by the Author )

By: Rankin, Ian (signed)

Price: $43.49

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Orion, 2001, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2001

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163871

ISBN: 0752846558

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.5h inches, a Near Fine example, some age toning to paper as usually seen, in a lightly rubbed near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscibed "To Cathy - Cheers! Ian Rankin", Rankin has also drawn a small KNOTS and CROSSES game ( X's and O's ) and written Jack's back which he has crossed out, 691 pages of Rebus, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo /// SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Silent in the Grave -the First Nicholas Brisbanes / Lady Julia Grey Victorian Mystery -by Deanna Raybourn -a Signed Copy

By: Raybourn, Deanna (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Don Mills ( Toronto ), Ontario, Don Mills ( Toronto ), ON: Mira Books / MiraBooks, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 152091

ISBN: 0778324109

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in aNear Fine dustjacket, one corner ever so slightly bumped, signed and inscribed "To _______ Enjoy! Deanna Raybourn", a very good debut novel from this now very popular author, ---"--"Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave." -These ominous words are the last threat that Sir Edward Grey receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, he collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful... View more info