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The Anthologist:   A Novel, Baker, Nicholson
1 Baker, Nicholson The Anthologist: A Novel
NY Simon and Schuster 2009 1416572449 / 9781416572442 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards splayed, jacket shelfworn. 
A novel about poet Paul Chowder and his love affair with poetry. ; 243 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Mason Codex, Bannister, Jo
2 Bannister, Jo The Mason Codex
NY Doubleday 1988 0385243308 / 9780385243308 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly wrinkled. 
A mystery set in Mexico where a Welsh school teacher tracks down the trail of her murdered half-brother using clues from a rare Mixtec codex. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; Crime Club 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Death of a Writer, Collins, Michael
3 Collins, Michael Death of a Writer
NY Bloomsbury USA 2006 1596912294 / 9781596912298 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
A former literary prodigy turned stodgy and depressed English professor, E. Robert Pendleton, attempts suicide when a rival author arrives at his midwestern college. He ends up wheelchair bound, and an unpublished novel of his about a gruesome child murder surfaces at the same time. The novel is published and Pendleton gets the success he always craved, but also becomes a suspect in a local unsolved murder case. ; 307 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Bitter Herbs, Cooper, Natasha
4 Cooper, Natasha Bitter Herbs
NY Crown 1994 0517590239 / 9780517590232 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards slightly splayed. 
A bibliomystery featuring Home Office civil servant and part-time romance novelist Willow King as she investigates the murder of a fellow novelist. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 273 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Bookman's Wake:  A Mystery with Cliff Janeway, Dunning, John
5 Dunning, John The Bookman's Wake: A Mystery with Cliff Janeway
NY Scribner 1995 0684800039 / 9780684800035 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Author photo on rear jacket flap. The second novel in the excellent and rare book-filled mystery series featuring Denver policeman turned rare bookseller Cliff Janeway. ; 351 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Bound to Murder, Fiske, Dorsey
6 Fiske, Dorsey Bound to Murder
NY St. Martin's Press 1987 0312010028 / 9780312010027 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards splayed, jacket tattered. 
Cambridge University medieval scholar (and closet mystery writer) Fenchurch teams up with Inspect Bunce to find out who has been desecrating library volumes and then to solve the murder of this bibliopath. ; 305 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Jane Austen Book Club, Fowler, Karen Joy
7 Fowler, Karen Joy The Jane Austen Book Club
NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 2003 Uncorrected Proofs Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, a couple of dog-eared pages, else a clean, tight copy. 
A bestselling novel, later made into a 2007 film, which revolves around the personal stories of six people who meet to read and discuss Jane Austen's novels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Three Men and a Maid, Fraser, Robert
8 Fraser, Robert Three Men and a Maid
NY Edward J. Clode Inc. 1907 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed, corners rounded, library stamp on front pastedown endpaper, first five pages of text soiled, spine cracked. 
A vintage murder mystery set in Yorkshire, England, featuring the saucy Marjorie Neyland and book collector Philip Warren. Red cloth binding with color illustration of a young woman holding what appears to be a bouquet of scarlet maple leaves. Gilt lettering stamped on spine. ; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 298 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Secret of Lost Things, Hay, Sheridan
9 Hay, Sheridan The Secret of Lost Things
NY Anchor Books 2008 030727733X / 9780307277336 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed. Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page. This novel follows young Tasmanian immigrant, Rosemary Savage, after she arrives in Manhattan and gets gainfully employed at a Strand-like used bookstore, populated by a cast of very weird coworkers. There's also a lost Herman Melville manuscript and some eccentric collectors in the mix. Highly recommended. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 354 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Secret of Lost Things:  A Novel, Hay, Sheridan
10 Hay, Sheridan The Secret of Lost Things: A Novel
NY Doubleday 2006 038551848X / 9780385518482 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket very lightly scuffed. Signed by Author
Signed by Hay on the title page. New Zealand orphan Rosemary Savage comes of age in an eccentric Manhattan used bookstore, peppered with extremely eccentric employees. A missing Melville novel also spices up the mix. ; 354 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Howe, Katherine
11 Howe, Katherine The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
NY Hyperion 2009 1401340903 / 9781401340902 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards splayed. 
The author's first novel. A bookish tale about a Harvard grad student who needs a dissertation topic for her doctorate in colonial history and finds one in the quest for an ancestor's Salem, Mass. "physick book", or grimoire. Lots of juicy prose about New England history, plant lore, old house details, the Salem witch trials, etc. ; 371 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Little Boy Lost, Laski, Marghanita
12 Laski, Marghanita Little Boy Lost
London Persephone Books 2008 1906462054 / 9781906462055 Reprint Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A reprint of the 1949 novel republished as a Persephone Classic. Softcover with French Flaps. Afterword by Anne Sebba. A British poet travels to post WWII France to look for a lost child that is most possibly his. ; 232 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Death's Autograph, MacDonald, Marianne
13 MacDonald, Marianne Death's Autograph
NY St. Martin's Press 1997 0312168152 / 9780312168155 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
The first mystery in the series featuring London antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare. ; 214 pages 
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The Death and Life of Miguel De Cervantes, Marlowe, Stephen
14 Marlowe, Stephen The Death and Life of Miguel De Cervantes
NY Arcade Publishing 1996 155970358x / 9781559703581 1st North American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Author photo on rear jacket flap. An epic novel based on the life of the Spanish Renaissance author of Don Quixote whose life was interesting indeed. ; 495 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Houses of Stone, Michaels, Barbara
15 Michaels, Barbara Houses of Stone
NY Simon and Schuster 1993 0671689495 / 9780671689490 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed. 
When young professor of English Karen Holloway happens on a privately printed volume of verse dating from the early nineteenth century, it's all in a day's work. But when a battered manuscript bearing the same mysterious attribution, "Ismene, " turns up, Karen realizes that it is an important discovery that could be the making of her academic career". The late Barbara Michaels (real name Barbara Metzger) also wrote those great Egyptological Amelia Peabody mysteries under the name Elizabeth Peters. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 334 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens, Palmer, William J.
16 Palmer, William J. The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens
NY St. Martin's Press 1992 031208207X / 9780312082079 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Alleged to be the secret journal of Dickens' protege, "Moonstone" author Wilkie Collins, this second novel in the series involves Sir Francis Burton and a gruesome double murder in Victorian London. Author photo on rear jacket panel. Jacket art by Mikhail Ivenitsky. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 273 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Belles Lettres Papers: A Novel, Simmons, Charles
17 Simmons, Charles The Belles Lettres Papers: A Novel
London Secker and Warburg 1987 0436464896 / 9780436464898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket foxed. 
An amusing novel featuring such characters as Xavier Deckle, Samuel Serif, Skippy Overleaf, Bobby Quarto, Claire Tippin, Ellie Bellyband, Ben Boards, F. E. Backstrip, Winifred Garamond Buckram and of course, our hero, Frank Page, who narrates the hilarious doings at Belles Lettres, a literary weekly magazine that closely resembles the New York Times Book Review where the author served as editor. ; 175 pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Malarkey, Simonson, Sheila
18 Simonson, Sheila Malarkey
NY St. Martin's Press 1997 0312151683 / 9780312151683 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
This novel is the fifth bibliomystery featuring English bookstore owner, Lark Dodge, as she flees from her personal problems to Ireland to help take care of her ailing father. Naturally, she finds a murder victim in a backyard shed and must get sleuthing. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 277 pages 
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