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The Shadow Cabinet

By: Tyler, W. T.

Price: $7.99

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1984-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038609

ISBN: 0060151692

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear to boards and jacket, small edge tears to jacket; first edition, first printing; In a fast-paced suspenseful novel about the struggle for influence, power, and prestige during the first year of te Reagan administration, W.T. Tyler focuses his multiple talents as a fiction writer on Washington D. C. and a superb cast of American idealists and rogues.Haven Wilson is a lawyer who has served in the Carter administration and is now on the sidelines biding his time. Quite by accident he finds himself involved simultaneously in the complicated efforts of a colorful West Coast self-mad... View more info

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Die for You

By: Unger, Lisa

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard: 2010-07-27

Seller ID: 028495

ISBN: 0307476340

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; Isabel, a novelist, and Marcus Raines, an inventor of high-tech games, enjoy a loving marriage. But after her husband disappears and the FBI reveals that Marcus Raines has been dead for many years, Isabel determines to find the truth about the man she thought she knew View more info

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Fragile (Jones Cooper)

By: Unger, Lisa

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard: 2011-07-26

Seller ID: 029096

ISBN: 0307745260

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; Maggie and Jones live with their teenage son, Rick, in The Hollows, a small town outside of New York City. The cozy intimacy of the town is broken when Rick s girlfriend, Charlene, mysteriously disappears. The investigation has Jones, the lead detective on the case, acting strangely and Rick, already a brooding teenager, becomes even more withdrawn. Maggie finds herself drawn in both as a trained psychologist and as a mother, walking a tightrope that threatens the stability of her family. Determined to uncover the truth, Maggie pursues her own leads into Charlene s d... View more info

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Sliver of Truth: A Novel

By: Unger, Lisa

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Shaye Areheart Books: 2007-01-02

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 033612

ISBN: 0307338460

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear; Love hurts, sometimes it even kills. Just as Ridley Jones, first introduced in "Beautiful Lies," begins to move on with her life, a seemingly mundane act--picking up a few prints at a photo lab--puts her at the nexus of a global network of crime. View more info

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Down In The Zero

By: Vachss, Andrew

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1994-08-23

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037421

ISBN: 0679433287

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear to boards and jacket; The new Burke novel from the critically acclaimed and controversial author of Sacrifice and Shella. Vachss infuses the modern crime novel with salient reality and a different kind of hero--an outcast PI who delivers mean yet measured justice to those who prey on and profit from the lives of children. View more info

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Trouble Becomes Her

By: Van Wormer, Laura

Price: $0.99

Publisher: Mira: 2002-11-01

Seller ID: 028847

ISBN: 1551669471

Condition: Good


379 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; This "People" magazine "Page Turner of the Week" finds Sally Harrington back in New York, landing her dream job at DBS News in Manhattan. But she's also the key witness in a sensational Hollywood trial. The young journalist then finds a dead body in the trunk of her rental car, a lovesick college intern on her doorstep, a group of crazed assassins hot on her heels--and the Mob on top of everything else. View more info

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Murder with Reservations (Dead-End Job Mystery)

By: Viets, Elaine

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, NAL Hardcover: 2007-05-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031813

ISBN: 0451221117

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear to boards and jacket; Helen Hawthorne has a knack for keeping a low profile. But after a maid is found dead at the Fort Lauderdale hotel where Helen works, she knows that dead bodies mean another chance for the police--and her ex-husband--to find her. View more info

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The Brimstone Wedding

By: Vine, Barbara; Rendell, Ruth

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Harmony Books: 1995-12-19

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 038768

ISBN: 0517703394

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear to boards and jacket; jacket flap creased; Both a finely crafted mystery and a disturbingly honest depiction of the kinship between love and madness, The Brimstone Wedding tells an unsettling story about the power and the poison of love. A gracious, dignified woman, who's dying in an English nursing home, reveals the secrets of her erotic past to her young caretaker. View more info

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Top Producer: A Novel

By: Vonnegut, Norb

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2009-09-15

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031829

ISBN: 0312384610

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear to boards and jacket; In a world that moves as fast as finance does, top producers have to think three steps ahead and make snap decisions. Vonnegut has crafted a sharp, dark thriller that will make readers think--and then double-check their investments. View more info

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The Red Scream

By: Walker, Mary Willis

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Crimeline: 1995-07-01

Seller ID: 027609

ISBN: 0553571729

Condition: Good


385 pp; spine creasing, edge wear; A tense and topical thriller featuring crime writer Molly Cates, whose search for the truth behind her own bestseller leads to grisly killings in gripping detail...Eleven years ago, women driving on the desert interstates were terrified by the thought of breaking down and falling victim to the Texas Scalper. But now he's safely behind bars, and one-time barber Louie Bronk is sentenced to die within the week for his final and most famous murder -- that of Austin socialite Tiny McFarland. Investigative reporter Molly Cates has just published Sweating Blood, the... View more info

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The Night Before [Advance Uncorrected Proofs]

By: Walker, Wendy

Price: $24.99

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2019-05-14

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034627

ISBN: 1250198674

Condition: Near Fine


Advance Uncorrected Proofs to the first edition in trade paperback format. Rosie and Laura are as different as two sisters can be. One is stable and has the perfect family. The other struggles to break free from her troubled past. When Laura disappears after going on a blind date, Rosie takes matters into her own hands. But as Rosie begins to search for her sister, her greatest fears come to the surface. Could Laura be more of a danger than the stranger she meets or is the night before her last night alive? Told in dual timelines?the night before and the day after?The Night Before is a rivetin... View more info

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No Defense: A Novel

By: Wallace, Rangeley

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, St Martins Pr: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: kb005594

ISBN: 0312135718

Condition: Good


0312135718 ex-library with usual markings, some dmg to the pastedowns - light edge wear; LuAnn Hagerdorn Garrett abandons hectic city life to return to her home town of Tallagumsa, Alabama, along with her husband and three small children. Her father, Newell, long a leading citizen of Tallagumsa, is now a front-running candidate for governor of the state. LuAnn's newfound serenity is shattered when, very much through her own dogged persistence concerning an old civil rights case, her father is suddenly named the prime suspect in a racial killing. No Defense whirls to an eye-opening climax, as ... View more info

Finnegan's Week

By: Wambaugh, Joseph

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1994-07-01

Seller ID: kb012190

ISBN: 0553564404

Condition: Good


335 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Premier crime fiction writer Joseph Wambaugh has written one of his most tension-filled stories yet. In a rollercoaster ride of doublecrosses and murder amidst the drug dealers, sleazemongers and black marketeers of Southern California and Tijuana, a San Diego police detective searches for a deadly killer: a 55-gallon drum of the toxic chemical Guthion. View more info

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The Choirboys

By: Wambaugh, Joseph

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1975

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: kb008796

Condition: Good


306 pages; bit of spine lean, edge wear to spine, boards, foxing to page ends, heavy edge wear and edge tears to jacket; Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they're haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch-shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap-each has his horror story, his bad dream, his night shriek. He is afraid of his friends-he is afraid of himself. View more info

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The Glitter Dome

By: Wambaugh, Joseph

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Bantam Doubleday Dell: 1982-06-01

Seller ID: 039426

ISBN: 0553208225

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; It's the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty LAPD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get assigned the case of a murdered Hollywood studio boss who may have been involved in some very strange and dangerous filmmaking. Hilarious at times, heartbreaking at others, this book was likened by theNew York Daily News to a "one-two combination that leaves the reader reeling." View more info

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Death Takes the Stage (Stonewall Inn Mystery)

By: Ward, Donald

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 1989-09-01

Seller ID: 032386

ISBN: 0312034741

Condition: Good


cover creases, edge wear; Hollywood agent Jake Weissman has problems: his clients don't get many parts; his new secretary, a sexy illegal alien with a very large boyfriend tries to seduce and reform him; and a client he's almost forgotten, would-be actor Bobbie Lang, is murdered in a particularly nasty way. Bobbie's lover, truck driver and body builder Arnie Siganski, asks Jake to find the murderer. Much against his inclination, Jake finds himself hanging around Bobbie's most recent place of employment, the Quest Theater, a failing operation run by Hank Harvey, a former stunt man who wants to ... View more info

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State V. Justice

By: Warfield, Gallatin

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: kb007088

ISBN: 0446516880

Condition: Good


323 pp. ex-library with usual markings; With all the riveting suspense of Reasonable Doubt and Presumed Innocent, State v. Justice spins a spellbinding tale of two opposing, hardened lawyers who use a controversial murder trial to exact revenge on each other. The victim is a Russian diplomat's six-year-old son. The accused killer, T. J. Justice, is a psychopathic drifter with a history of child molestation. The father of a young boy himself, prosecutor Gardner Lawson's initial reaction is a strong emotional commitment to the case. But when the FBI suddenly turns the investigation back to the... View more info

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Capo

By: Watson, Peter

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1998-01-28

Seller ID: 039714

ISBN: 080411725X

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; When Silvio Randazzo completes his dangerous rite of passage, he goes from peasant boy to Mafia soldier. He also begins an extraordinary turn-of-the-century odyssey, one that leads him from his first vendetta killing in the hills of the old country to his rise as the most powerful gangster in America's most decadent city. View more info

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The Bad Blonde

By: Webb, Jack

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, Signet: 1957

Seller ID: 039348

Condition: Good


edge wear, heavy cover and spine creases; Signet 1422, first Signet printing; Love brought them together--the mysterious blonde and the bitter, lonely piano player. Murder stood between them--her secret, reluctant role as an accomplice in the vicious plot that caused two brutal slayings! A wanton blonde's clandestine romance sets police detective Sammy Golden and his crime-busting partner Father Joseph Shanley on the trail of a ruthless mobster who deals in dope and death. This is a fast, taut thriller by the bestselling author of The Deadly Sex and The Delicate Darling. View more info

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Black Mirror

By: Werlin, Nancy

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, Dial Books: 2001-10-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040060

ISBN: 0803726058

Condition: Good


ex-library with usual markings; first edition, first printing; edge wear to jacket and boards; Eloquent, engrossing suspense by the author of the Edgar Award-winning novel "The Killer's Cousin". When her brother commits suicide, Frances wonders why she didn't notice his pain. But soon she's caught in the middle of a puzzle too ominous to ignore, and the memory of her brother is at stake. View more info