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House of Meetings

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $6.32

Publisher: New York, Vintage: 2008

Edition: 1st Vintage International Edition

Our Product Number: 603597

ISBN: 1400096014

Condition: Near Fine


Slight amount of edgewear to tail of spine and corners. No spine crease. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 256 pages. Vintage International. A sober tale of love and cynicism set against the grim curtain of Stalin's Russia, "House of Meetings" is an extraordinary, harrowing, endlessly surprising novel from a literary master. View more info

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The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin

By: Begiebing' Robert J

Price: $6.84

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books: 1991

Edition: Book Club Edition

Our Product Number: 604346

ISBN: 0945575564

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


184 pages. In the seventeenth-century records of what is now Exeter, New Hampshire, is the account of an unsolved murder. A woman's body, brutally mangled, was found in the Piscataqua River. Robert J. Begiebing happened upon the mystery, began reading everything he could find about it, and became fascinated with what might have happened and with what his research revealed about that long-ago time. The more he read, the less valid seemed the customary stereotypes of iron,... View more info

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In Farleigh Field

By: Bowen, Rhys

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Lake Union Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Trade Edition

Our Product Number: 608498

ISBN: 1503941353

Condition: Fine


378 pages. World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pame... View more info

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In Farleigh Field

By: Bowen, Rhys

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Lake Union Publishing: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 608840

ISBN: 1477818294

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover.Pictoral cover. . 378 pages. World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Weste... View more info

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Pretty Boy: The Epic Life of Pretty Boy Floyd

By: Brooks, Bill

Price: $12.45

Publisher: New York, Forge Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 605664

ISBN: 0765304732

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Full number line.. 352 pages. "As I lay dying, I see Daddy Walter sitting on the porch reading a Bible sold to him by a man wearing spats." Thus begins the novel of Charles Arthur Floyd, best known to depression-era America as Pretty Boy Floyd. "I was the dreamer, the seeker of all things beyond my reach, the dandy, the dancer, the lover of countless woman, the bank robber, the husband, the father, the son, the brother. I was the most wanted man in... View more info

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March: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $5.79

Publisher: New York, Penquin: 2005

Our Product Number: 606686

ISBN: 0143036661

Condition: Fine


Appears unread; no spine crease. . 280 pages View more info

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Within the Walls of Santo Tomas; A Saga of Captivity and Survival in Manilla during World War II

By: Byron, Betty; Mullen, Cassius

Price: $13.49

Publisher: Mustang, OK, Tate Publishing & Enterprises: 2011

Our Product Number: 608114

ISBN: 1617773743

Condition: Fine


Inscribed and SIGNED by Betty Byron, one of the AUTHORs . 372 pages. Signed by One Author View more info

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Jack Maggs

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Our Product Number: 603933

ISBN: 0679440089

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Protected in a removable archival cover. . 306 pages. The time, the 1830s. Jack Maggs, a foundling trained in the fine arts of thievery, cruelly betrayed and deported to Australia, has now reversed his fortunes--and seeks to fulfill his well-concealed, innermost desire. Returning "home" under threat of execution, he inveigles his way into a household in Great Queen Street, where he's quickly embroiled in various emotional entanglements--and where he falls under t... View more info

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The Spymistress

By: Chiaverini, Jennifer

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 608198

ISBN: 0525953620

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Light tan boards quarter-bound in dark red with gold title and author on spine. Parchment end papers. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 354 pages. Synopsis: Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging... View more info

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Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington

By: Clark, Mary Higgins

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 500172

ISBN: 0743229878

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A fresh, bright unread copy in a removable Brodart cover. Cream boards with navy spine imprinted with title and author in gold. Deckle-edged pages. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 223 pages. Charming, insightful and immensely entertaining in its unique presentation of one of America's legendary figures, Mount Vernon Love Story, by famed suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark, shows the reader the man behind the legend, a m... View more info

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The Rosetta Key An Ethan Gage Adventure

By: Dietrich, William

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Harper: 2009

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 604595

ISBN: 0061239569

Condition: Fine


No spine crease. 384 pages. An Ethan Gage Adventure, No. 2. American adventurer Ethan Gage barely escaped with his life from murderous thieves, survived a nerve-racking sea voyage and the deadly Egyptian sands when attached to Napoleon's army, and solved a five-thousand-year-old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion. But that was child's play . . . The year is 1799. As Bonaparte's army descends upon Israel, intent upon conquest, Ethan Gage finds himself embroi... View more info

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Napoleon's Pyramids

By: Dietrich, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins Publishers: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 607318

ISBN: 0060848324

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Remainder mark on bottom of text block. Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Black boards with black spine imprinted in gold with title and author. . 376 pages. William Dietrich's books have been hailed for their vivid imagery, evocative atmospheres, impeccable historical accuracy, and ambitious plots. Now, in the breakout novel of his career, he delivers an enthralling story of intrigue, greed, and danger. Ethan Gage, assistant to Ben Franklin and expatriat... View more info

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Blood & Beauty: The Borgias: A Novel

By: Dunant, Sarah

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2013

Edition: First US Edition

Our Product Number: 608112

ISBN: 1400069297

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Remainder dot on bottom of text block. Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Pale turquoise boards and pale turquoise spine imprinted in gold with title and author. Deckle-edged pages. Full number line 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 . Genealogical table. Map of Italy.. 506 pages. By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia ... View more info

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Son of Defiance: Emil Schellhase, a Civil War Novel

By: Durden-Nelson, Mae

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Austin, TX, Nortex Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Our Product Number: 605920

ISBN: 1571688374

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed " To Sharon", dated (year only) and SIGNED by the AUTHOR . 139 pages. Signed by Author. "By an act of Congress in 1991, permission was granted to fly a period United States flag at half-staff in perpetuity at the Treue Der Union monument in Comfort, Texas. It is the only monument to the Union outside of National Cemeteries in what was Confederate territory during the Civil War. Son of Defiance is a fictinal story that is based upon what this monumen... View more info

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The Little Book: A Novel

By: Edwards, Selden

Price: $5.61

Publisher: New York, Plume: 2009

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 607980

ISBN: 0452295513

Condition: Fine


Debut novel .Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 405 pages. The exiled scion of a prominent Boston banking family, forty-seven-year-old Wheeler Burden is living in 1988 San Francisco until he is mysteriously transported to fin de siècle Vienna, a city that he finds strangely familiar, where he finds a mentor in Sigmund Freud, falls in love with a young American woman, and gains insight into the war-hero father he never knew View more info

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The Family Corleone

By: Falco, Ed

Price: $13.99

Publisher: New York, Grand Central Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 606330

ISBN: 0446574627

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 448 pages. New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end. For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in ... View more info

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The Beggar's Throne

By: Falconieri, David

Price: $6.95

Publisher: San Francisco, Macadam/Cage Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 602390

ISBN: 0967370108

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Genealogical table . . 391 pages. With the confidence of a master storyteller and the precision of a trained historian, David Falconieri weaves together an intricate tale of honor, treachery, power, and intrigue in The Beggars Throne. Recounting the dynastic struggle between the Lancasterians and the Yorkists during the 15th-century War of the Roses, The Beggars Throne will delight both historians and general audiences. View more info

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Grant Comes East

By: Gingrich, Newt; Forstchen, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 602045

ISBN: 0312309376

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1.3 x 9.2 x 6.4 Inches. 400 pages. ollowing the South's decisive victory at Gettysburg, Baltimore is now in the hands of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Robert E. Lee. Shattered remnants of the Army of the Potomac have fallen back into Washington, digging in, preparing to make a desperate stand. Six days earlier General Ulysses S. Grant and his army of 60,000 had taken Vicksburg. The last telegram out of Washington before the rebels cut the line called... View more info

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The Astronomer: A Novel of Suspense

By: Goldstone, Lawrence

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Co.: 2010.

Edition: First US Edition

Our Product Number: 608027

ISBN: 0802719864

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


293 pages View more info

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The Blue and the Gray Undercover: All New Civil War Spy Adventures

By: Gorman, Ed

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Forge Books: 2002

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 604640

ISBN: 0312875371

Condition: Near Fine


320 pages. Battles were won with bullets and sabers on the battlefields of the War Between the States, for sure. But often, the outcome of those battles was affected by the heroic acts of spies--both Union and Confederate. Such heroes, unsung while they did their vital work, included those whose true stories are told in the pages of this book: • Elizabeth Van Lew: Her Richmond, Virginia, neighbors thought her eccentric--or crazy--but her odd behavior covered her activi... View more info