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1 Takagi, Akimitsu; Boehm, Deborah Boliver (Trans) THE TATTOO MURDER CASE
New York Soho Press 1997 1569471088 / 9781569471081 First English Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Light back panel wear. 
First published in Japanese in 1948 under the title 'Shisei Satsujin Jiken', and received the Mystery Writers Club Award of Japan. Kenzo Matsuchita, a young repatriated doctor specializing in the study of forensic medicine, joins his brother, the police detective in charge of the case, to investigate the brutal murder of a young woman--Kenzo's secret lover--whose killing may be tied to her beautiful full-body tattoos. ; 1.21 x 9.63 x 6.5 Inches; 324 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
2 Talley, Marcia (Ed) NAKED CAME THE PHOENIX : A Serial Novel
New York St. Martin's 2001 0312251947 / 9780312251949 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Has been gently read. 
"The promise of discretion and pampering draws Caroline Blessing, the young wife of a newly elected congressman, to the fancy Phoenix Spa. But after her first night in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Caroline wakes to find the rich and famous guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa's flamboyant and ambitious owner has been murdered". In the tradition of such collaborative classics as Naked Came the Manatee and The Floating Admiral, each chapter in this serial novel is written by one of today's most talented female mystery authors: Nevada Barr, J. D. Robb, Nancy Pickard, Lisa Scottoline, Perri O'Shaughnessy, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Mary Jane Clark, Marcia Talley, Anne Perry, Diana Gabaldon, Val McDermid, and Laurie King. 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE VULGAR BOATMAN :  A Brady Coyne Mystery, Tapply, William G.
3 Tapply, William G. THE VULGAR BOATMAN : A Brady Coyne Mystery
New York Scribner 1987 0684187922 / 9780684187921 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book is straight and tight with fading to top edge. Jacket has closed sliced tear to front panel (nearly unnoticeable) and light rubbing; enclosed in mylar protector to prevent further damage. 
When his son is arrested for the brutal murder of a local girl, New England politician Tom Baron turns to lawyer-detective Brady Coyne for help. 
Price: 10.00 USD
4 Terman, Douglas SHELL GAME
New York Poseidon Press 1985 0671532928 / 9780671532925 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Book with remainder mark and owner's initials in a lightly wrinkled jacket. 
Separated by the Cuban revolution and their love for the same woman, two adopted brothers--George Brocassie, on a mission to Cuba for the CIA, and Julio Alvarez, Castro's top agent and secret KGB mole--play key roles in the Cuban missile crisis. ; 8vo 
Price: 10.00 USD
5 Thomas, Craig THE LAST RAVEN
New York Harper Collins 1990 0060163895 / 9780060163891 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Light fading along bottom edge; remainder mark. Jacket lightly rubbed and wrinkled. 
Patrick Hyde, a top operative for spymaster Sir Kenneth Aubrey, is hunted by a renegade CIA agent after witnessing the destruction of a Russian airliner designed to kill a prominent Soviet reformer. 
Price: 10.00 USD
6 Thomas, Ross OUT ON THE RIM
New York Mysterious Press 1987 0892962127 / 9780892962129 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Strong copy in lightly rubbed and wrinkled jacket. 
Hired by moneymen to funnel funds to anti-Aqurno rebels but interested chiefly in lining his own pocket, Booth Stallings seeks the help of the wily Artie Wu, pretender to the Chinese throne, in pulling off his dangerous scam. 
Price: 10.00 USD
7 Thomson, Rupert SOFT!
New York Knopf 1998 0375402241 / 9780375402241 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket with light edge wrinkling and vertical crease to front flap. 
There is nothing soft about the soft-drink industry. 
Price: 10.00 USD
8 Thurber, James; Lopresti, Robert (editor) THURBER ON CRIME
New York Mysterious Press 1991 0892964502 / 9780892964505 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Book has a slight lean; light wrinkling to jacket's spine heel. 
A collection of Thurber's ruminations on villainy features stories, articles, and essays that include Mr. Prebble Gets Rid of His Wife; Izzy and Moe; A Glimpse of the Flatpaws; Mr. Monroe Holds the Fort; The Man Who Knew Too Little. 
Price: 10.00 USD
9 Thurman, A. Robert WHITEWASHED TOMBS
New York St. Martin's 1987 0312011121 / 9780312011123 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Author's first book. Jacket has sticker ghost to front panel; light soiling. 

Price: 20.00 USD
New York Walker & Company 1990 0802757537 / 9780802757531 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Light top edge soiling. 
Abducted by B-movie-type thugs and whisked off to the 'Big House' for questioning, down-and-out reporter Igor Lopes must prove that he does not have a long-lost film, stolen from the home of a murdered movie mogul. ; 0.75 x 8.5 x 5.75 Inches; 190 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
11 Topol, Edward RED SNOW
New York E. P. Dutton 1987 0525245561 / 9780525245568 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Glassine jacket with small tear to top edge of back panel. Top seal for the fake snow pocket is fragile . 
Anna Kovina, a courageous and sexy policewoman investigating three murders in Siberia where the Russians are laying a pipeline against the Nenets Eskimos' protestation, encounters a Nenets former lover and a brash American power. 
Price: 10.00 USD
12 Tourney, Leonard TIME'S FOOL: A Mystery of Shakespeare
New York Forge 2004 0765303043 / 9780765303042 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Has been gently read. 
The Dark Lady of the sonnets lures her former lover, prosperous playwright Will Shakespeare, to a reunion tryst. Now wretched with the pox and mired in poverty, she threatens England's literary hero with exposure and disgrace unless he pays her a considerable sum of money. Moments later, a suspicious fire breaks out and she leaps to her death. Bewildered by the whole sordid affair, Will visits royal courts and squalid London byways in an effort to seek out possible enemies who might want to ruin him. Aphorisms from poems and plays are neatly woven into Will's encounters with self-important luminaries like Lord Cecil, the king's "Master High and Mighty, " with obsequious servants and even with fishmongers who mug him in a back alley late one night. Murder and intrigue backstage at the Globe implicate poor Will in the death of a young boy suspected of having illicit relations with him. Shakespeare finds himself in a desperate race to uncover the truthe behind the murder. 
Price: 10.00 USD
13 Tourney, Leonard WITNESS OF BONES
New York St. Martin's 1992 0312083394 / 9780312083397 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Book appears unread and still has that "new book" feel when opened. Jacket has a touch of edge wear and a tiny dig to back edge. 
Joan and Matthew Stock must use their powers of detection and deduction for self-defense when their return to London embroils them in a very personal case of murder and mystery. 
Price: 10.00 USD
14 Tracy, P. J. DEAD RUN
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 2005 0399152466 / 9780399152467 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Appears unread. 
Breaking down while en route to Wisconsin, Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky, and deputy Sharon Mueller stumble upon a nearly deserted town fraught with signs of foul play and are horrified to witness a double murder. ; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 336 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
15 Train, Arthur MR. TUTT AT HIS BEST
New York Charles Scribner Son's 1961 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Strong copy with frayed tear to back gutter, rubbing to boards, and water spot top edge. 

Price: 10.00 USD
New York Charles Scribner Son's 1930 Later Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Servicable copy with bumped front corner, spotting to spine, abrasion back pastedown due to card pocket removal. Front pastedown has library stamp and notation of donation by J. P. Morgan. 
Price: 10.00 USD
17 Train, Arthur TUTT AND MR. TUTT
New York Charles Scribner Son's 1922 Later Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Straight and tight with darkening to spine title and fading to spine; stains to edges. 

Price: 10.00 USD
18 Travis, Tristan LAMIA
New York Dutton 1982 0525241132 / 9780525241133 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages browned. Jacket with light rubbing. Author's only book. 
Policeman-artist John Valjohn looks for the female murderer of a number of men whose deaths have been caused by strange and inexplicable sexual mutilation. 
Price: 10.00 USD
19 Trenhaile, John THE MAH-JONGG SPIES
New York Dutton 1986 0525243917 / 9780525243915 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket has light wrinkles and flap crease. 

Price: 10.00 USD
New York St. Martin's Press 1998 0312192339 / 9780312192334 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Book is clean, straight and tight. Jacket has a touch too much shelf wear to be categorized as Near Fine. 
The arrival of a mysterious young stranger at Twenty Mile, a remote and fading town in the middle of nowhere, sets in motion a series of events leading to a dramatic showdown, in a chilling novel that explores the myths of the American West. By the author of The Eiger Sanction. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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