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The Birthday Murderer

By: Bennett, Jay

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1979

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: kb007602

ISBN: 0440905761

Condition: Very Good


150 pp; light edge wear, library stamp inside cover but no other markings, very light wear, no creasing; "Happy Birthday, Murderer," the card read. Shan Rourke is shocked, then horrified: the message is in his own handwriting. Shan is 17, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Could he have contributed to his father's fatal illness? Why does his mother's boyfriend make Shan feel so uneasy? Shan knows what he has to do - he must find the answers to the questions from his past before he can live out his future. View more info

The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery (American Girl Mysteries)

By: Buckey, Sarah Masters

Price: $0.99

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc: 2005-03

Seller ID: kb014613

ISBN: 1584859873

Condition: Near Fine


181 pages; While their brownstone is being renovated, the O'Malley family moves to the top floor of Ravenscourt, a new "apartment-hotel." Samantha is excited until she learns there's a curse on the building's owner. Includes a tear-off bookmark on the back cover flap. Illustrations. View more info

Sudden Silence

By: Bunting, Eve

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1991

Seller ID: kb008468

ISBN: 0449703622

Condition: Very Good


105 pp; light edge wear; Jesse Harmon is tortured by guilt because he survived the hit-and-run accident that killed his brother, Bry. His guilt is compounded when he finds that he is attracted to Bry's girlfriend, Chloe. Together Jesse and Chloe try to track down the drunk who killed Bry - but discovering the driver's identity leads to other disturbing truths. View more info

The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior (Hardy Boys Mystery)

By: Dixon, Franklin W.

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1964

Seller ID: kb016888

Condition: Good


178 pages; edge wear, corners bumped, spine cover split; The handwritten will of a deceased world-traveler is strange and mysterious. Its cryptic instructions are to deliver 'the valuable Aztec warrior to the rightful owner, a descendant of an Aztec warrior.' What is the valuable object and where is it? What is the name of the owner and where is he? Frank and Joe Hardy have only one slim clue to work with: the name of a complete stranger who can help find the answers View more info

The Case of the Felon's Fiddle: A McGurk Mystery

By: Hildick, E. W.

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Weekly Reader Books: 1982

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: kb008904

ISBN: 0027439003

Condition: Good


138 pages; edge wear, some dents to boards, corners bumped, previous owner's name inside cover;Finding a note hidden in an old violin starts the McGurk Detective Organization searching for a cache of uncut diamonds. View more info

The Slumber Party Secret (Nancy Drew Notebooks #1)

By: Keene, Carolyn

Price: $1.42

Publisher: New York, Aladdin: 1994-09-01

Seller ID: kb016533

ISBN: 0671879456

Condition: Good


76 pages; edge wear, cover creased; In the tradition of the multimillion-copy Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, here is a dynamic, illustrated chapter book series for young readers ages 5-8. In this series opener, young readers come along with 8-year old Nancy Drew as she becomes a detective and solves her first mystery. View more info

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The Ghost-Maker

By: Kilgore, Kathleen

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Avon: 1986

Seller ID: kb011040

ISBN: 0380700573

Condition: Good


162 pages; spine crease, some edge wear; Lee, suspecting that his wealthy grandmother is being victimized by a spiritualist, gets a job as an assistant to a friendly psychic in order to find out what is really going on. View more info

Esp McGee and the Haunted Mansion (An Avon Camelot Book)

By: Lawrence, Jim

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1983

Edition: First - First edition

Seller ID: kb008885

ISBN: 0380840618

Condition: Good


96 pages; edge wear; Convinced that something spooky is going to happen at the old Frome mansion, Edward "ESP" McGee and his best friend, Matt Terrell, decide to test McGee's ESP and explore the supposedly empty house. View more info

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Counterfeit Caper (The Puzzle Club)

By: Mackall, Dandi Daley

Price: $0.99

Publisher: St. Louis, Lutheran Hour Ministries: 1997

Seller ID: kb015471

Condition: Good


80 pages; cover creased, some edge wear; View more info

No Monsters in the Closet

By: Roberts, Willo Davis

Price: $0.99

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Weekly Reader Books: 1983

Seller ID: KB0001458

Condition: Fair


124 p. edge wear, some creasing to the cover. Steve's investigati on of a haunted house that seems to be in use involves him with criminals who think he knows too much. View more info

Walt Disney's Annette: The Desert Inn Mystery

By: Schroeder, Doris

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company: 1961

Seller ID: kb010608

Condition: Good


210 pages; previous owner's name on ffep, front hinge cracked, wear to extremities; At every turn Annette found herself becoming more deeply involved in the strange chain of events. A fire int he night, a live ghost, and a plot to ruin Mr. Kerry's name.. these were the problems Annette faced as she searched for the answer to the Desert Inn Mystery View more info

Deadly Waters

By: Skurzynksi, Gloria

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 2003

Seller ID: kb010924

ISBN: 0439537584

Condition: Good


143 pages; light edge wear, horizontal creases in spine; While in Florida's Everglades, the Landons come face-to-face with sharks, alligators, and a stranger who steals Jack's camera. In tracking down the thief, the kids unravel a mystery of why the park's already endangered manatees are dying. Includes a map of the Everglades Park View more info

The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events #6)

By: Snicket, Lemony

Price: $1.49

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 2002

Seller ID: kb010602

ISBN: 0439402042

Condition: Very Good


some edge wear; In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I'm sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passage... View more info

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Sammy Keyes and The Skeleton Man

By: Van Draanen, Wendelin

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Inc: 1999

Seller ID: KB002830

ISBN: 0439065089

Condition: New


0439065089 Now in Knopf Paperback, seventh-grade gumshoe Sammy Keyes returns in her second mystery--a Halloween intrigue involving Frankenstein and a skeleton man in a tale of greed, grudges, and getting even. View more info

The Mystery Girl (The Boxcar Children #28)

By: Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1992-02

Seller ID: kb014602

ISBN: 0590453750

Condition: Near Fine


121 pages; The Boxcar Children are working in a general store to help out a friend of Aunt Jane's. The nervous, secretive girl who also works there intrigues them, and when a strange man comes to the store asking about her, the children feel it's time to investigate. View more info

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The Case of the Golden Boy

By: Wilson, Eric G.

Price: $1.99

Publisher: Scarborough, ON, Canada, HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited: 1996

Seller ID: KB004843

ISBN: 0006481329

Condition: New


89 pages; An investigation into the kidnapping of his schoolmate leads young Tom Austen to the seedy Golden Boy Cafe and an unexpected encounter with a desperate criminal. After getting one step too close to the kidnappers, Tom is taken prisoner and needs all of his wits to survive. View more info