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Mystery and Mayhem

Mystery and Mayhem

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Psychopath, Ablow, Keith
1 Ablow, Keith Psychopath
NY St. Martin's Press 2003 0312266715 / 9780312266714 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the front flyleaf. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is lured back to the FBI when a serial killer, also a psychiatrist, leaves a trail of bodies from coast to coast. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 323 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Murder and Madness:  The Secret Life of Jack the Ripper, Abrahamsen, David
2 Abrahamsen, David Murder and Madness: The Secret Life of Jack the Ripper
NY Donald I. Fine, Inc. 1992 1556112793 / 9781556112799 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Review copy with publisher's press release and author press photo laid in. xv, 219 pp, index, photos. The author is a noted forensic psychiatrist who unearthed previously unpublished information from Scotland Yard which pointed to Prince Albert Victor and his tutor as a Jack the Ripper criminal duo. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Missing in Manhattan: the Adams Round Table, Adler, Bill (editor)
3 Adler, Bill (editor) Missing in Manhattan: the Adams Round Table
Stamford, CT Longmeadow Press 1992 0681415762 / 9780681415768 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Detective fiction centering on Manhattan by Judith Kelman, Mickey Friedman, Thomas Chastain, Justin Scott and other writers. Jacket price-clipped. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 297 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Chile Death A China Bayles Mystery, Albert, Susan Wittig
4 Albert, Susan Wittig Chile Death A China Bayles Mystery
NY Berkeley Prime Crime 1998 0425165396 / 9780425165393 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Remainder dot on page tops. 
Herb store owner China Bayles attends a chili cook-off for fun, but finds herself working to find out who slipped some peanuts in a highly allergic chili judge's food. Some recipes at the end. ; 306 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Spence At the Blue Bazaar, Allen, Michael Derek
5 Allen, Michael Derek Spence At the Blue Bazaar
NY Walker and Company 1979 0802754082 / 9780802754080 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered, else a clean, tight copy. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 191 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Crime of the Century, Amis, Kingsley
6 Amis, Kingsley The Crime of the Century
NY Mysterious Press 1989 0892963980 / 9780892963980 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket scuffed. 
Author photo on rear jacket panel. A Police Detective and crime novelist both seek to find out who is behind the serial slayings of young women in London. This novel was serialized in the Sunday Times with an invitation by Amis to submit readers' own solutions to the crime. The winning entry is printed along with Amis' ending. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 162 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Riverside Villas Murder, Amis, Kingsley
7 Amis, Kingsley The Riverside Villas Murder
NY Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1973 0151777209 / 9780151777204 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket scuffed and wrinkled, boards rubbed. 
Author photo on rear jacket flap. A 14-year-old boy "hovering hopefully on the brink between inexperience and initiation" (of sex) is the unlikely detective who solves the murder of a man at a 1930s rural villa. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Big Killing, Annette Meyers, Annette
8 Annette Meyers, Annette The Big Killing
NY Bantam Books 1989 0553053248 / 9780553053241 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page. Jacket art by John Jinks. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Avenging Angel, Appiah, Kwame Anthony
9 Appiah, Kwame Anthony Avenging Angel
NY St. Martin's Press 1991 0312058179 / 9780312058173 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
The author's first novel about a secret society at Cambridge University. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Speak Ill of the Living, Arsenault, Mark
10 Arsenault, Mark Speak Ill of the Living
Scottsdale, AZ Poisoned Pen Press 2005 1590581393 / 9781590581391 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page. Author photo on rear jacket flap. The author's second mystery, featuring Lowell, Massachusetts crime reporter Eddie Bourque. ; 250 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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It Couldn't Be Murder, Austin, Hugh
11 Austin, Hugh It Couldn't Be Murder
Garden City, NY Doubleday Crime Club 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Penciled gift inscription on front flyleaf, boards worn. 
A Crime Club mystery. Black cloth binding. The author's first book, a locked room mystery involving the murder of an invalid woman investigated by Detective Sergeant Peter D. Quint. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 301 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Death Warmed Up, Babson, Marian
12 Babson, Marian Death Warmed Up
NY Walker 1982 0802754791 / 9780802754790 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Jacket art by Judy Allen. A mystery featuring caterer-sleuth Jean Ainley. ; 184 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Fair Game, Bartram, George [Kenneth Cameron]
13 Bartram, George [Kenneth Cameron] Fair Game
NY MacMillan 1973 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly soiled and scuffed, small red dot on page tops, else a clean, tight copy. Grey cloth binding. Meek John Grueby is the corporate librarian for Worldwide Redwood Products until one day when a sinister, anonymous cabal kidnaps him and makes him travel around the world doing their bidding. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 284 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Deadly Place to Stay, Bell, Josephine
14 Bell, Josephine A Deadly Place to Stay
NY Walker and Company 1982 0802754961 / 9780802754967 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages lightly toned. 
Jacket art by Ernest Socolov. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 224 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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A Question of Proof, Blake, Nicholas; [Day-Lewis, Cecil]
15 Blake, Nicholas; [Day-Lewis, Cecil] A Question of Proof
NY Harper and Brothers 1935 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Spine cocked and faded, corners rounded, owner signature, pages toned. 
Original orange cloth binding with titles stamped in black on front boards and spine. The first mystery in the series featuring poet-turned-private investigator Nigel Strangeways, in which he assists an Oxford friend accused of murdering a student at the prep school where he teaches. Day-Lewis wrote this book under his pseudonym, Nicholas Blake, when he himself was a schoolteacher. He later wrote many literary works and served as England's Poet Laureate. Hubin 37. ; 294 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Out of the Mouths of Graves, Bloch, Robert
16 Bloch, Robert Out of the Mouths of Graves
NY Mysterious Press 1979 0892960434 / 9780892960439 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Slightly scuffing to jacket. 
Navy cloth binding. A collection of sixteen macabre mystery stories. Several pages of publisher's ads at rear. Jacket art by Paul Stinson. ; 193 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates, Bond, Michael
17 Bond, Michael Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates
NY Fawcett 1990 0449905276 / 9780449905272 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket scuffed. 
The sixth novel in the gastronomic mystery series featuring French food critic Monsieur Pamplemousse and his canine assistant, Pommes Frites. Jacket art by Joe Ciardiello. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure, Bond, Michael
18 Bond, Michael Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure
NY Random House 1988 0394570332 / 9780394570334 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered. 
Jacket art by Joe Ciardiello. One of the series of gastronomic mysteries by prolific author Michael Bond, creator of Paddington the Bear and the Olga da Polga guinea pig childrens' tales. Monsieur Pamplemousse (French for "grapefruit") , is an undercover French restaurant critic and gourmand, who, zut alors, must reduce his circumference at a health spa, where, zut alors encore, he is put to work solving murder and mayhem. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 178 pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Death by Appointment, Bonnamy, Francis; [Walz, Audrey Boyers]
19 Bonnamy, Francis; [Walz, Audrey Boyers] Death by Appointment
NY P. F. Collier and Son 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, library stamps and markings on spine, endpapers and dedication page, pages toned. 
Front Page Mysteries, The Fourth Series. Written by Audrey Boyers Walz under her male pseudonym, this is the first of eight mysteries featuring Chicago criminologist Dr. Peter Utley Shane and his sidekick, Francis Bonnamy. Red cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Book is dedicated to Audrey Boyers "without whose encouragement and assistance this book would never have been written". Hubin 482. ; Front Page Mysteries; Ex-Library 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Field of Fire, Born, James O.
20 Born, James O. Field of Fire
NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 2007 0399153985 / 9780399153983 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and scuffed. Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page. The author's fourth novel featuring Florida ATF Agent Alex Duarte as he hunts for a serial bomber. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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