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1. About, Edmond (1862). Le Cas de M. Guerin (1st ed). Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Libraires Editeurs. 199 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound, marbled board covers, leather spine (bands, faded gilt lettering & vignettes), marbled endpapers, minor edgewear. First edition. Includes 'Le 41e Fauteuil" (24p, at rear). An entertaining novel in which Mr. Guerin, without being a hermaphrodite, carries a pregnancy to term and gives birth to a son. French language. Our Book No: 16697. $80 AUD.

2. Allington, Patrick (2009). Figurehead (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners (laminate little lifting). Australian novel about guilt and memory, and the awful distance between dreams and reality. This is the author's first novel and goes into the world of power politics, corruption and agents of influence. Ted Whittlemore, a broken-down war correspondent, plays a leading part in the bloodies revolution of modern times - the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia. ISBN: 9781863954365. Our Book No: 27966. $14 AUD.

3. Avieson, Bunty (2002). Apartment 255. Sydney: Pan Books. 414 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Crime fiction novel by Australian magazine editor - her first novel. An acute psychological thriller about obsessive behaviour over a relationship - do you really know who your friends are? ISBN: 0330363603. Our Book No: 1887. $10 AUD.

4. Bauerdick, Rolf; Dollenmayer, David (translator) (2013). The Madonna on the Moon (1st translated ed). London: Atlantic Books. 401 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This crime fiction novel is set in a fictitious country. To emphasize its fictionality, the diacritics required by the Romanian spelling of the names of persons, places, and things have been dispensed with. In November 1957, as communism tightens its hold on Eastern Europe, strange events are beginning to upend daily life in Baia Luna, a small village at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Pavel Botev (15-yo) notices that the village's sacred Madonna statue has been stolen and the priest is found murdered in the rectory. Pavel's search for the answers to the mystery lead him into the frontiers of a new world, changing his life forever. Winner of the European Book Prize 2012. (First published as "Wie die Madonna auf den Mond Kam" in Germany.). ISBN: 9781848875043. Our Book No: 28983. $15 AUD.

5. Binyon, T. J. (1989). Murder Will Out: The Detective in Fiction (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 166 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, protected by removable paper lined semiarchival plastic sleeve. Follows the trail of the detective in fiction from Edgar Allan Poe's chevalier Dupin to the present day. This book is not a history of a type of fiction, but a type of character - the fictional detective in all his guises, ranging from the brilliant eccentric amateur, to plodding policemen. This is an indispensable guide to who did what to whom, and how. ISBN: 019219223X. Our Book No: 27484. $15 AUD.

6. Bird, Delys (editor) (1993). Killing Women: Rewriting Detective Fiction (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 135 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. This book examines issues of femininity and criminality: women and violence, political correctness and private investigators. This collection explores questions of women in crime fiction and women writers of crime fiction, providing provocative comparisons to women's crime fiction in Britain and America. The authors provide an overview of current debates in the field of women's crime writing, as well as an historical context for the contemporary writer's essays. ISBN: 0207179484. Our Book No: 27501. $12 AUD.

7. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1987). The Cat Who Played Post Office (Reprint ed). New York: Jove Books / Berkley Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, spine little creased & bumped, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. ISBN: 0515093203. Our Book No: 7924. $10 AUD.

8. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1990). The Cat Who Saw Red. London: Headline. 183 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill sniff out treachery at 'Maus Haus'. ISBN: 0747233144. Our Book No: 23552. $10 AUD.

9. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1990). The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 239 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, light crease bottom corner rear cover, spine little creased, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. A ghost appears to have frightened Iris Cobb to death. It is up to Qwill and his felines with detective skills to solve this one. ISBN: 0747234884. Our Book No: 25416. $10 AUD.

10. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1990). The Cat Who Sniffed Glue (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 200 pp. Paperback, very good condition, reader crease spine, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The two felines who help Jim Qwilleran solve crimes have a hard task to solve the murder of young banker Harley Fitch and his new wife Belle. Koko develops a fascination with sniffing glue! ISBN: 074723325X. Our Book No: 25483. $10 AUD.

11. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1991). The Cat Who Turned On and Off (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 186 pp. Paperback, very good condition, front cover creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Koko and Yum Yum help Jim Qwilleran to solve a series of crimes in Junktown. ISBN: 0747233241. Our Book No: 26223. $10 AUD.

12. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1991). The Cat Who Lived High (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 239 pp. Paperback, good condition, pages faintly toned, front cover bottom corner & spine creased, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill take a trip to the city 'down below,' they find some fond memories and a lot of trouble. ISBN: 0747236712. Our Book No: 26227. $10 AUD.

13. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1992). The Cat Who Moved a Mountain (1st p/b ed). London: Headline. 239 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, small dents front cover, light colour loss front cover (sticker removal). A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill sniff out treachery amidst the pines. ISBN: 0747239282. Our Book No: 23551. $10 AUD.

14. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1993). The Cat Who Went into the Closet (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 235 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, light rubbing spine ends, light crease corner rear cover, minor annotation inside rear cover. A Jim Quilleran Feline Whodunnit. Jim and his two sleuthing Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, move from their converted apple-barn home for the snowy winter months, to the old Gage mansion, on Goodwinter Boulevard, at the centre of town. As usual, it isn't long before some murders keep them busy. ISBN: 0747242658. Our Book No: 23892. $10 AUD.

15. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1993). The Cat Who Wasn't There (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 238 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine & cover little creased, edges & pages lightly toned, base spine rubbed, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Qwill takes a trip to Scotland with Polly and a bus full of other travellers. Koko and Yum Yum are cared for by a friend in Pickax. When Qwill returns Koko and Yum Yum help him solve a mystery regarding the trip to Scotland. ISBN: 0747241341. Our Book No: 26229. $10 AUD.

16. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1994). The Cat Who Came to Breakfast (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 254 pp. Paperback, good condition, minor edgewear, spine creased, pages lightly toned, base spine rubbed, fore-edge and bottom edge lightly foxed. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Qwill and his two detecting felines Koko and Yum Yum solve the mysterious deaths on the newly developed Breakfast Island, and Koko has a new passion for numerology. ISBN: 0747245134. Our Book No: 26230. $10 AUD.

17. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1995). The Cat Who Blew the Whistle (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 250 pp. Paperback, very good condition, slight rubbing spine, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill sniff out treachery regarding Engine No. 9. ISBN: 074724815X. Our Book No: 26225. $10 AUD.

18. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1996). The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 200 pp. Paperback, very good condition, light creasing & rubbing covers, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill sniff out treachery in Pickax. ISBN: 0747250383. Our Book No: 25392. $10 AUD.

19. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1996). The Cat Who Said Cheese (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 282 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine creased, pages lightly toned, small marks edges, covers little creased, minor edgewear corners. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Qwill and his two detecting felines solve a mystery about the bombing of a hotel, and Koko and Yum Yum's interest in cheese. ISBN: 074724944X. Our Book No: 26231. $10 AUD.

20. Braun, Lilian Jackson (1999). The Cat Who Saw Stars (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 216 pp. Paperback, very good condition, faint scratches rear cover, minor edgewear, sticker mark. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill solve the mystery of the body in the sand at Mooseville when they take a short summer holiday. ISBN: 0747253935. Our Book No: 26226. $10 AUD.

21. Braun, Lilian Jackson (2002). The Cat Who Went Up the Creek (1st ed). London: Headline. 216 pp. Paperback, very good condition, front cover corners bent, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. ISBN: 0747265062. Our Book No: 25569. $10 AUD.

22. Braun, Lilian Jackson (2003). The Cat Who Brought Down the House (1st p/b ed). London: Headline. 244 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine creased, pages faintly toned, base spine rubbed, small tear base front cover, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Qwill and his two detecting felines solve a mystery surrounding the arrival of a film actress, and the birdnapping of her Amazon parrots. ISBN: 0755305256. Our Book No: 26232. $10 AUD.

23. Braun, Lilian Jackson (2004). The Cat Who Talked Turkey (Reprint ed). London: Headline. 182 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. A Jim Qwilleran feline whodunnit. Koko, Yum Yum and Qwill are involved in the groundbreaking gala opening of the new Pickax bookstore which is marred by the discovery of a body on Qwill's own property. Koko takes an interest from a distance in some wild turkeys. ISBN: 0755305272. Our Book No: 26228. $10 AUD.

24. Braun, Lilian Jackson (2005). The Cat Who Went Bananas (1st UK p/b ed). London: Headline. 200 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The two felines who help Jim Qwilleran solve crimes help to solve the death of an out-of-town actor and the theft of a rare book. ISBN: 0755321251. Our Book No: 25729. $10 AUD.

25. Bridges, T. C.; Mills, Reginald (illustrator) (1933). The Motor-Car Mystery [Warne's Pearl Library]. London: Frederick Warne. 90 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, fair condition (reading copy), pictorial cover (little marked), colour drawing frontispiece, spine re-glued (edgewear), spine ends chipped, corners bumped, pages & edges toned, edgewear, spine sticker, old price marks. (Estimated date, 1933, Worldcat.) Crime fiction novel for young adults about a stolen car. Our Book No: 15047. $10 AUD.

26. Browne, Ray B. (1988). The Spirit of Australia: The Crime Fiction of Arthur W. Upfield (1st ed). Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press. 266 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, text illustrations, frontispiece, maps, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, top spine little bumped, cover corners & few pages little creased, rear cover little rubbed & lightly marked reverse side. This book is an effort to comment on some of aspects of Upfield's books that make him so important. The comments trace major themes in Upfield's life and philosophy, major attitudes he expressed and developed and the mental and physical setting in which he developed them. The author evaluates each book in light of Upfield's other works. Other mainly non-Australian authors are also examined. ISBN: 087972403X. Our Book No: 27497. $15 AUD.

27. Cameron, Lindy (editor) (1992 - 2000). Sisters in Crime Newsletter (19 issues). Melbourne: Sisters in Crime. 16 to 24 pp. Each issue: Paperback large quarto, stapled (later issues), very good condition, coloured papers (various), black & white text-photos & cartoons, adverts. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Issues 2 (Autumn 1992) to 20 (Autumn 2000) of this Australian crime fiction support magazine published 3 times per year (plus looseleaf brochures inserted). Provides a forum for discussion of women's crime and mystery fiction, to further the careers of women writers in this field, and to correct imbalances in the treatment of women writers. Our Book No: 15991. $100 AUD.

28. Casey, R. (2005). Merino Murder (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 456 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, faint marks top edge, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This novel is set in an outback area of Australia, and deals with the death of Merino rams. A nearby agricultural research station is called in to look at the problem. A research worker thinks he has found the cause of the deaths, and puts himself at risk of becoming the next victim. A mystery to keep you on your toes. ISBN: 192103095X. Our Book No: 27950. $18 AUD.

29. Chabon, Michael (2005). The Final Solution: A Story of Detection (1st U.K. ed). London: Fourth Estate. 127 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, few small marks front cover & fore-edge. This is a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that re-imagines the classic 19th-century detective story. ISBN: 0007196024. Our Book No: 25185. $12 AUD.

30. Childs, Laura (2003). Shades of Earl Grey (1st p/b ed) [Tea Shop Mysteries]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 242 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is finally invited to a social event that she doesn't have to cater - but there's more than champagne bubbling. These funny and intriguing Tea Shop Mysteries include delicious recipes and entertaining ideas for a speciality tea! ISBN: 0425188213. Our Book No: 21208. $10 AUD.

31. Childs, Laura (2003). The English Breakfast Murder (Reprint ed) [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 274 pp. Paperback small, as new condition. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is about to embark on her first turtle crawl, which becomes a murder investigation. Includes mouthwatering recipes and easy-to-follow instructions for tea dyeing! ISBN: 042519129X. Our Book No: 22870. $10 AUD.

32. Childs, Laura (2005). The Jasmine Moon Murder (1st p/b ed) [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 257 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning pursues an investigation into the death of a doctor at the Historic Jasmine Cemetery during a Charleston society benefit. ISBN: 042519986X. Our Book No: 22094. $10 AUD.

33. Childs, Laura (2006). Chamomile Mourning (Reprint ed) [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 306 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning pursues an investigation into the murky swamps of the Low Country, where she uncovers a thriving criminal enterprise of art forgery, fraud and murder. ISBN: 0425206181. Our Book No: 21800. $10 AUD.

34. Childs, Laura (2008). Dragonwell Dead [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 290 pp. Paperback, as new condition. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is involved in the Spring Plantation Ramble, an occasion for flower shows, rare-plant auctions, and a chance to promote her newest concoction, Dragonwell Sweet Tea. But the festivities take a nasty turn when commodities broker Mark Congdon wins a bid for a rare monkey-face orchid-and promptly dies. Theo and his widow suspect someone had a hand in his death - but who? ISBN: 9780425220450. Our Book No: 22976. $10 AUD.

35. Childs, Laura (2009). The Silver Needle Murder (1st p/b ed) [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 285 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition, small crease top edge front cover, minimal edgewear. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and the staff are involved in the Charleston Film Festival, and help to solve a murder that happens at the festival. ISBN: 9780425226766. Our Book No: 24162. $10 AUD.

36. Childs, Laura (2010). Oolong Dead [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 326 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, small crease bottom edge front cover & spine, minor edgewear. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and the staff help solve the murder of Abby Davis, who was Theodosia's nemesis, and the sister of her old flame. Includes delicious recipes and tea time tips. ISBN: 9780425233399. Our Book No: 25016. $10 AUD.

37. Christie, Agatha (1971). Dumb Witness (Reprint ed). London: Pan Books. 218 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, faint toning pages, small mark fore-edge, spine creased, tiny tear base spine, minor edgewear. Another case for Hercule Poirot to untangle. This one will have you guessing until the end. ISBN: 0330023349. Our Book No: 23965. $10 AUD.

38. Christie, Agatha (1974). They Came to Baghdad (Reprint ed). London: Pan Books. 221 pp. Paperback, very good condition, light rubbing spine, crease front cover, minor edgewear. Another Agatha Christie mystery. Victoria Jones is unemployed yet again; she chances on an opportunity to fly to Baghdad in pursuit of adventure - and an attractive young man. A job with a mysterious organization, three words uttered by a dying man, and Victoria is caught in the relentless coil of international intrigue. ISBN: 0330240188. Our Book No: 24050. $10 AUD.

39. Christie, Agatha (1975). Elephants Can Remember (1st p/b ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 160 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, corner tips few pages little creased. Another great Hercule Poirot mystery. Mrs Oliver joins him to help solve this crime which will keep you guessing until the end. ISBN: 0006139302. Our Book No: 23967. $10 AUD.

40. Christie, Agatha (1977). Third Girl (Reprint ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 191 pp. Paperback, good condition, pages slightly toned, bottom corner rear cover creased, small crease fore-edge front cover, owner's bookplate inside front cover. Poirot's breakfast is interrupted by a dishevelled girl who announces that she may have committed a murder. ISBN: 0006151191. Our Book No: 23881. $10 AUD.

41. Christie, Agatha (1978). Dead Man's Folly (Reprint ed). London: Fontana. 192 pp. Paperback, good condition, slight crease spine, pages lightly toned, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. A Poirot case. A murder hunt, arranged by the mystery writer, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, appears to be covering the tracks of a killer. Can the quick wit and those little grey cells help Hercule Poirot solve this crime? ISBN: 0006151728. Our Book No: 12756A. $10 AUD.

42. Christie, Agatha (1980). The ABC Murders (Reprint ed). London: Pan Books. 191 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, faint toning pages, minor edgewear, tiny bump base spine, inside covers lightly foxed. Hercule Poirot has another mystery on his hands. He has some very puzzling clues to unravel which centre around the ABC Railway Guide found at each crime scene. ISBN: 0330256521. Our Book No: 23966. $10 AUD.

43. Christie, Agatha (1982). The Seven Dials Mystery (Reprint ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 189 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tiny bump top spine, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. Seven clocks ticking ominously in a suicide's room and a dying friend whose last words are 'seven dials' lead Jimmy Thesiger and his girlfriend to a Soho club. Another one of Agatha Christie's great murder mysteries to keep you guessing up to the end. ISBN: 0006165419. Our Book No: 20917. $10 AUD.

44. Christie, Agatha (1982). The Mysterious Mr Quin (Reprint ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 255 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, few small creases covers, edgewear. Classic crime fiction novel. This is Agatha Christie at her best again! Mr Satterthwaite uncovers the truth behind twelve puzzling cases of murder, scandal and suicide - with the help of Mr Quin. ISBN: 0006166512. Our Book No: 20939. $10 AUD.

45. Christie, Agatha (1990). Partners in Crime (Reprint ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 223 pp. Paperback, very good condition, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have several different mysteries to solve in this book of short stories. ISBN: 0006171168. Our Book No: 19875. $10 AUD.

46. Christie, Agatha (2001). Death in the Clouds (Reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 333 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. A classic Hercule Poirot crime fiction novel. ISBN: 000711933X. Our Book No: 21218. $10 AUD.

47. Christie, Agatha (2001). The Mystery of the Blue Train (Reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 383 pp. Paperback, very good condition, faint crease spine. A classic Hercule Poirot crime fiction novel about murder on a French train. ISBN: 0007120761. Our Book No: 21477. $10 AUD.

48. Christie, Agatha (2001). Poirot Investigates (Reprint ed) [Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 265 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Hercule Poirot is working "his little grey cells" overtime to solve eleven different cases in this collection of short stories. ISBN: 0007120702. Our Book No: 22880. $10 AUD.

49. Christie, Agatha (2001). Postern of Fate (Modern reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 400 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Tommy And Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books. In one of the books Tuppence finds a message which leads her and Tommy into their next exciting mystery! ISBN: 9780007111480. Our Book No: 23055. $10 AUD.

50. Christie, Agatha (2002). Sleeping Murder (Reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Edition]. London: HarperCollins. 303 pp. Paperback, very good condition, cover design differs from stock photo. A classic Jane Marple crime fiction novel. Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen. ISBN: 0007121067. Our Book No: 11289. $10 AUD.

51. Christie, Agatha (2002). Murder in the Mews (Reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 378 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Four classic Hercule Poirot crime fiction short stories. ISBN: 0007120885. Our Book No: 21468. $10 AUD.

52. Christie, Agatha (2002). Sparkling Cyanide (Modern reprint ed) [Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 336 pp. Paperback, very good condition, front cover corner tips lightly creased, faint crease spine. Six people sit down to a meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary - 'rosemary for remembrance'. A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table. Rosemary had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill. Who was the person who decided to end her life? ISBN: 9780007136858. Our Book No: 23097. $10 AUD.

53. Christie, Agatha (2002). Taken at the Flood (Modern reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 352 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. A classic Hercule Poirot crime fiction novel. ISBN: 9780007121014. Our Book No: 23286. $10 AUD.

54. Christie, Agatha (2002). Three-Act Tragedy (Reprint ed) [Signature series]. London: HarperCollins. 319 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Thirteen guests arrived for dinner. In retrospect, maybe Sir Charles Cartwright, the great actor, should have taken his secretary up on her offer to be the fourteenth. Hercule Poirot has to solve this one without having a motive for the crime. Can he do it? ISBN: 0007120907. Our Book No: 23888. $10 AUD.

55. Christie, Agatha (2002). One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Reprint ed) [Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 294 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Classic Hercule Poirot mystery. This is one of Agatha Christie's best novels; it will keep you guessing until the very surprising end. ISBN: 0007120893. Our Book No: 23904. $10 AUD.

56. Christie, Agatha (2002). The Big Four (Modern reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 272 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Classic Hercule Poirot mystery. Poirot and Captain Hastings find themselves plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking their lives and that of Poirot's twin brother to uncover the truth behind 'Number Four'. ISBN: 9780007120819. Our Book No: 23958. $10 AUD.

57. Christie, Agatha (2002). The Man in the Brown Suit (Modern reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 381 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine lightly creased. In this classic mystery, pretty young Anne Beddingfield has come to London looking for adventure. She investigates an accidental death at a London tube station, and finds herself of a ship bound for South Africa. ISBN: 9780007151660. Our Book No: 24899. $10 AUD.

58. Christie, Agatha (2002). The Clocks (Modern reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 384 pp. Paperback, very good condition, two page corners creased. Classic Hercule Poirot mystery. Hercule Poirot says "that this crime is so complicated that it must be simple". Can he solve it before time runs out? ISBN: 9780007121090. Our Book No: 25417. $10 AUD.

59. Christie, Agatha (2002). Poirot's Early Cases (Modern reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 142 pp. Paperback, very good condition, front cover little creased, cover design may differ, sticker mark front flyleaf. The cases in this book have been chronicled by Poirot's friend Captain Hastings. These 18 early cases - from theft to robbery to kidnapping and murder - test Poirot's soon-to-be-famous 'little grey cells' to their limit. ISBN: 9780007121137. Our Book No: 26996. $10 AUD.

60. Christie, Agatha; Medawar, Tony (notes) (2003). While the Light Lasts (Modern reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 252 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. A collection of the authors early short stories - including the very first one she ever wrote (unpublished since their first magazine appearances in the 1920s and 1930s). They provide a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making. Published posthumously. ISBN: 9780007154852. Our Book No: 27026. $10 AUD.

61. Christie, Agatha (2007). And Then There Were None (Reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 317 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is a baffling thought provoking crime novel in the classic Christie style. Agatha wanted to write a novel to keep her readers guessing to the end. ISBN: 9780007136834. Our Book No: 27036. $10 AUD.

62. Christie, Agatha (2007). Endless Night (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 303 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark front flyleaf. Classic crime fiction. When Michael discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy's Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems all his dreams have come true at once. He does not heed the old woman's warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to rise it's ugly head, he soon learns that Gypsy's acre is the place where fatal 'accidents' happen. ISBN: 9780007151677. Our Book No: 27310. $10 AUD.

63. Cleary, Jon (1949). The Long Shadow. Sydney: Invincible Press. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, pictorial card covers, fair plus condition, some insect damage edges front cover, small tears edges few pages, rear cover background & inside covers lightly toned, bottom corner creased few pages, scuff front cover, pages toned, some loss spine & backstrip, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1949, Trove catalogue.) Acclaimed Australian crime fiction novel about the murder of a woman named Ruth Taylor. The quiet bushland scene is shattered by a violence so shocking that the little North Coast town is roused to mob vengeance. The author builds up a breath-taking suspense, and subtly interweaves a thread of romance in this striking tale of crime set in the tranquil Australian countryside of red-roofed farms and sleek dairy herds. Our Book No: 27521. $20 AUD.

64. Cleary, Jon (1981). The Faraway Drums (1st ed). London: Collins. 288 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). An exotic story of a plot to assassinate King George V in 1911, who is about to be crowned as Emperor of India. Major Clive Farnol, soldier turned political agent pieces together the hints of the plot. ISBN: 0002222833. Our Book No: 13670. $15 AUD.

65. Collins, Wilkie (2009). The Haunted Hotel (Reprint ed) [Penguin Classic Crime]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 234 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. A sinister Countess is driven mad by a dark secret. An innocent woman is made the instrument of retribution. A murdered man's fury reaches beyond the grave. This classic historical novel, originally published 1889, will keep you guessing until the end. ISBN: 9780141045108. Our Book No: 23937. $10 AUD.

66. Coren, Michael (1996). Conan Doyle. London: Bloomsbury. 213 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos. Superb biography of the British medical doctor and spiritualist - best known as the novelist who created the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes. ISBN: 0747526680. Our Book No: 13860. $10 AUD.

67. Corris, Peter (2013). The Dunbar Case (Large print ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin / ReadHowYouWant. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips rear cover little rubbed, corner one page creased. This optimized ReadHowYouWant edition contains the complete, unabridged text of the original publisher's edition. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition. The text in this edition has been formatted and typeset to make reading easier and more enjoyable for all kinds of readers. Cliff Hardy has to solve the mysteries of a 19th century shipwreck. One to keep the fans guessing. ISBN: 9781459660465. Our Book No: 29504. $20 AUD.

68. Creasey, John; Marric, J. J. (writing as) (1976). Gideon's Press. London: Coronet Books. 189 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard crime fiction novel. Gideon intervenes to prevent strife in London's dockland. ISBN: 0340200138. Our Book No: 1935. $10 AUD.

69. Cross, Mary Talbot (2010). Resurgence. Burra, SA: Shalimar Press. 236 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, review copy (sheet tipped in). Her latest novel unfolds in one of the most beautiful and little-known areas of southwest France (Quercy), where the author has lived. The aftermath of war and the challenges of peace confront the inhabitants of a sleepy village, against a background of murder and betrayal. ISBN: 9780958646659. Our Book No: 14922. $15 AUD.

70. Cutcheon, Edgar (1945). The Black Feather: A Novel, Based on an Original Play Under the Same Title, by J. S. Brunskill [Magpie Series, No. 47]. Sydney: Frank Johnson. 128 pp. Paperback trade, poor condition only (text intact, except rear cover), covers loose (pieces missing), pages toned (few edge tears), title page edges missing & stained, few pages edge-stained. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue. Black bird emblem on front cover. Common booklist on rear cover to "Blood on his Hands", by Afford, dated 1945.) A scarce Australian pulp paperback. Cover subtitle: "A Thrill on Every Page!" Our Book No: 14363. $12 AUD.

71. Davis, Lindsey (2006). See Delphi and Die. London: Arrow Books. 354 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Historical crime fiction novel. Falco and Helena struggle with a case that may contain worse features than any they have dealt with yet. ISBN: 009944528X. Our Book No: 24779. $10 AUD.

72. Day, Marele (1992). The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender (A Claudia Valentine Thriller) (Reissue, reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 169 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Australian crime fiction novel, winner of the Shamus Crime Fiction Award. Her first Claudia Valentine thriller (here reissued). ISBN: 1863733949. Our Book No: 11524. $10 AUD.

73. Day, Marele (editor) (1996). How to Write Crime (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 187 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book by an Australian crime fiction novelist reveals crime writers at work and provides insights into how their books were produced, The author has brought together 12 crime writers and readers to give invaluable insights into what they do, what they look for and suggest ways for you to write. There are skills, techniques and short cuts and ways to solve problems that have helped the best-selling contributors in their careers. Exercises follow most of the chapters. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award. ISBN: 186373998X. Our Book No: 27499. $15 AUD.

74. Dixon, Franklin W.; Rogers, Walter S. (illustrator) (1997). The Hardy Boys: The Shore Road Mystery: Facsimile Edition (Facsimile ed) [Hardy Boys Mystery Stories]. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books. 212 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawing frontispiece, small crease top spine jacket. A reproduction of the first edition of The Shore Road Mystery as it was originally published in 1928. The Hardy Boys try to find out who is behind a rash of automobile thefts that are occurring on Shore Road outside of Bayport. ISBN: 1557091498. Our Book No: 21820. $15 AUD.

75. Dunning, John (2005). The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel (1st p/b ed). New York: Pocket Star / Pocket Books. 469 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Crime fiction novel about a Denver policeman named Cliff Janeway who is now a bookseller. He buys a signed first edition of a rare book by a 19th century explorer and man of letters, Sir Richard Francis Burton, and then becomes involved in a new mystery. ISBN: 0731813022. Our Book No: 28038. $10 AUD.

76. Ellis, Ian C. (2001). Book Finds: How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books (2nd ed). New York: Perigee / Berkley Publishing. 306 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. The author is a book dealer and collector for over 20 years, specializing in science fiction and mysteries. For the experienced collector or someone embarking on a new hobby, reveals the secrets of locating rare and valuable books. Includes information on first editions and reader's copies, auctions and catalogs, avoiding costly and common beginner mistakes, strategies of professional book scouts, and buying and selling on the Internet. Includes a list of 1001 findable (and hopefully collectible) books. ISBN: 0399526544. Our Book No: 14489. $12 AUD.

77. Farooki, Roopa (2012). The Flying Man (1st p/b ed). London: Headline Review. 339 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light toning pages, laminate coating little lifting bottom corner rear cover. A novel about a man who is a charlatan. He is a clever criminal who uses his good looks and charm to his advantage. His latest wife and children, his creditors and former business associates are all searching for him. This is a memorable, thought provoking and sometimes funny story. ISBN: 9780755383399. Our Book No: 28099. $15 AUD.

78. Flower, Pat (1960). A Wreath of Water Lilies (1st ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges & few pages lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side lightly foxed jacket (chipped, small edge tears, loss bottom corner & spine ends, fore-edge rubbed, part of author's last name missing), small stain front free flyleaf, protected by fixed library semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian thriller based in Provence, France. Australian Detective Inspector Swinton take's a week's holiday in Provence, and discovers a body in the water-lily pond at a rather shabby chateau. Our Book No: 25726. $10 AUD.

79. Gray, Dulcie (1957). Murder on the Stairs (1st ed) [Museum Street Thriller]. London: Arthur Barker. 188 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), light foxing & stain reverse side jacket (chipped, slight loss spine ends & corners, edgewear, spine little scuffed, rear cover marked), edges & pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Collectible Australian crime fiction.Was Mrs. Howard pushed or did she fall down the stairs? She threatened to alter her will because she did not trust her family members, but being a bank holiday she could not put her threat in force until Tuesday. Afraid of the dark and the family, she leaves her room with the intention of locking them all in their bedrooms, but next morning she is found dead in the lower hall. Our Book No: 27474. $28 AUD.

80. Gray, Dulcie (1975). Murder in Melbourne (Reprint ed). London: Severn House. 191 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side, top corner creased, spine little faded), edges & pages toned, top corner boards bumped. Australian crime fiction about air-pilot Richard Quayle and the death of his girlfriend. They had been apart while he decided if he wanted to marry her, now he knew he did want to, but when he went to the sleazy hotel at Melbourne where Anna had been staying, he found her dead. He decides to do some sleuthing himself to hasten the police investigation. Our Book No: 27475. $18 AUD.

81. Greenwood, Kerry (2002). Murder in Montparnasse: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 292 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Australian crime fiction novel. Bert and Cec, Phryne's wharfie mates, appeal to her for help in solving the murders of two soldiers who were part of a group of seven Australian soldiers carousing in Paris in 1918, who just happened to see a murder taking place. ISBN: 1865088064. Our Book No: 27189. $10 AUD.

82. Greenwood, Kerry (2005). Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 195 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Australian crime fiction novel, originally published in 1989. This is the first of Phryne's adventures into the world of sleuthing. ISBN: 9781741145663. Our Book No: 27898. $10 AUD.

83. Greenwood, Kerry (2012). Unnatural Habits: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 338 pp. Paperback, as new condition. Australian crime fiction novel. A tale of convents and plots, piracy, murder and mystery which takes Phryne Fisher and Dot into the dark cellars of Melbourne. ISBN: 9781742372433. Our Book No: 26914. $12 AUD.

84. Greenwood, Kerry (2012). Away with the Fairies (Reissue ed) [Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 276 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Australian crime fiction novel, originally published in 2001. Miss Fisher is investigating the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. Phryne has the help of Bert, Cec, Dot and Detective Inspector 'Call Me Jack' Robinson. This edition has Essie Davis from the Every Cloud TV Production on the cover. ISBN: 9781742379647. Our Book No: 27701. $10 AUD.

85. Grimshaw, Beatrice (1945). The Missing Blondes. Sydney: Invincible Press. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, pictorial card covers, good condition, edgewear, rear cover background & inside covers lightly toned, top corner front cover creased, scuff front cover, pages toned, loss spine ends, small tear at cover join to spine, tear in front cover across spine at staples, rubbing along spine edges, edges lightly foxed. (Estimated date, 1945, Trove catalogue.) This mystery is about three blondes who mysteriously vanish while on holiday on a remote Pacific island. The author colors her mystery with romance, weaving a love theme around the missing blondes, which makes lively reading to the end. Author was born in Ireland, and educated in France. Our Book No: 27522. $25 AUD.

86. Groves, Derham; Ballarat, Black Jack of (1996). You Bastard Moriarty, Being a Consideration of the Collectability of Ephemera Related to the Greatest Detective that Never Lived: Sherlock Homes, Written by Black Jack of Ballarat. Melbourne: Littlewood Press. 180 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, marbled paper covers (with flap & title label), tipped-in pages endpapers, tipped-in letters & etchings, string bookmarks, autographs, looseleaf ephemera loosely inserted. (No 72 of a limited edition of 100 copies.) A handmade celebration of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest literary detective. With autographed tipped-in etchings and illustrations in colour and black and white. Tipped-in phone book pages on endpapers for Holmes, Moriarty and Watson. Ephemera, eg wine labels (J. C. Watson), inserted in pocket inside rear cover (access at base). ISBN: 1875718087. Our Book No: 16673. $100 AUD.

87. Hardy, Frank (1976). But the Dead Are Many. London: Triad Panther. 352 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This Australian novel is about the mysterious death of a man named John Morel. Jack, his closest friend, wants to find out the truth behind the death. From Moscow to Sydney, Jack starts to put the pieces of Morel's past together. ISBN: 0586044582. Our Book No: 28993. $14 AUD.

88. Hay, William; Muecke, I. D. (introduction) (1975). The Escape of the Notorious Sir William Heans (and the Mystery of Mr. Daunt): A Romance of Tasmania [Seal Australian Fiction]. Adelaide: Rigby Ltd. 415 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. (Originally published, 1919, this is the 1975 edition.) Recognised as the authors' best novel. Written during WW1, it reflects his response to dramatic personal events and social pressures which were to drive him into seclusion. Set in colonial Van Diemen's Land, it is the story of an English baronet unjustly transported to Tasmania for the attempted abduction of a woman who had readily agreed to elope with him. ISBN: 0851798314. Our Book No: 22405. $10 AUD.

89. Henry, Margaret (1964). The Householders (1st ed). London: Cassell & Company. 216 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, jacket spine faded faded (flap clipped, chipped, spine ends, corners little worn), edges lightly foxed, bottom corners covers minimally bumped, bookshop label, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a couple named Bob and Hilary who were the features of Unlucky Dip, and their bid to save a wonderful old colonial house in Sydney from re-development. The author has untangled the threads of a most complicated situation to weave a clear, bright and fascinating story. Our Book No: 27483. $20 AUD.

90. Higgins Clark, Mary (2011). The Shadow of Your Smile (Reprint ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 319 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. This book is another thrilling mystery from the author. Olivia Morrow is 83 and she has failing health, she has to decide if she should expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave. What should she do? ISBN: 9781471139666. Our Book No: 29339. $15 AUD.

91. Higgins Clark, Mary (2012). The Lost Years: How Long Has the Truth Been Hidden? (1st ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 292 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. A crime novel about the murder of a well-respected academic (biblical scholar, ancient history) who found a rare parchment about Jesus. It is up to his daughter to discover the truth. His wife suffers from Alzheimer's, and because she is found with blood on her hands near the body, she is implicated in his murder. ISBN: 9781849837101. Our Book No: 27660. $15 AUD.

92. Hilder, Sarah J (2016). Trace Impressions (Reprint ed). Not Stated: Lulu Publications. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, tiny scuff top spine. This Australian crime fiction novel is the story of Eddie who works in the Rogerson Morgue. Eddie uses her skills with fantasy to work out the kind of lives that each body she examines has lived. Local police officer John sees her mental exercises as untapped talent which can help him solve a worrying felony. Meanwhile, the criminal is working his way across the state. The victims are found hanging upside down in secluded parts of town, dressed in their Sunday best. Can Eddie solve this mystery before another person is murdered? Our Book No: 28995. $18 AUD.

93. Honeybee, David (editor) (2000). Ned Kelly News: Australian Crime Fiction Newsletter (5 issues). City Not Stated: David Honeybee. Each issue: 6 to 16 pp. Each issue: Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos. Five issues of the Australian crime fiction newsletter (nos 2 to 6). Our Book No: 15965. $20 AUD.

94. Honeybee, David (editor) (2001 - 2003). Crime Factory (9 issues). Melbourne, West Preston: Shiva Publishing. Each issue: 64 pp. Each issue: Paperback large quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Nine issues of the Australian crime fiction magazine (nos 1 to 9). These nine issues were the only ones published in this paper format. Our Book No: 15937. $60 AUD.

95. Horlock, Mary (2011). The Book of Lies. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 327 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. A brilliant debut novel, in which the "mean-girls" experience of a teenage girl on the remote English island of Guernsey pushes her to murder her best friend - a scandal that mirrors her uncle's hidden story of the island's Nazi occupation in World War 2. Written by Australian-born British writer who grew up on Guernsey. ISBN: 9781921758102. Our Book No: 14901. $25 AUD.

96. Hume, Fergus (1971). The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Melbourne: Sun Books. 224 pp. Paperback, good condition, light foxing edges, covers lightly creased, light rubbing rear cover, fore-edge lightly marked, tiny tear cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book is an exciting and fascinating murder story - a forerunner of today's detective fiction. Originally published in 1887, the story is set in an era of flickering gaslights in Melbourne. The assassin leads detectives from the squalid slums of Little Bourke Street to the town house of a millionaire, and reveals blackmail and intrigue in the high social circles. ISBN: 0725101172. Our Book No: 26711. $15 AUD.

97. Hume, Fergus (1999). The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This book is an exciting and fascinating murder story - a forerunner of today's detective fiction. Originally published in 1887, the story is set in an era of flickering gaslights in Melbourne. The assassin leads detectives from the squalid slums of Little Bourke Street to the town house of a millionaire, and reveals blackmail and intrigue in the high social circles. ISBN: 1876485035. Our Book No: 27463. $15 AUD.

98. Hume, Fergus; Caterson, Simon (introduction) (1999). Madame Midas (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 332 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, tiny tear top spine. This crime fiction novel is based on Alice Cornwell, a woman whose life was as strange as the fiction she inspired. In this thrilling mystery the author dramatises the story of an enigmatic woman in a society enslaved by wealth. First published in 1888, this book is the companion-piece to "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". ISBN: 1876485132. Our Book No: 27462. $15 AUD.

99. Indridason, Arnaldur; Cribb, Victoria (translation) (2014). Black Skies: An Inspector Erlendur Novel [Inspector Erlendur]. New York: Picador. 330 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corners few pages folded, covers little creased, pages minimally toned, minor edgewear. Crime fiction, set in Reykjavik (Iceland). This is a story of greed, pride, and murder which goes from the villas of Reykjavik's banking elite to a sordid basement flat. ISBN: 9781250055880. Our Book No: 28681. $12 AUD.

100. Innes, Michael (1974). The Mysterious Commission (1st ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (few tiny scratches). First edition. A vintage crime fiction novel. A bizarre plot, a relaxed approach, an unexpectedly shocking climax, and a new detective - Charles Honeybath, portrait painter. ISBN: 0575018577. Our Book No: 26904. $15 AUD.

101. Ireland, Doreen (1938). Margery: The Mystery (1st ed). London: Epworth Press. 159 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece, jacket chipped (small closed tears, rear cover marked), cover corners lightly bumped, edges & pages toned. (Estimated date, 1938, Worldcat. Pseudonym for Doreen Mildred Douglas Lord.) A collectible mystery story for young adults. This is a story of school and guiding, with the added interest of a mystery which is sustained to the very end of the book. Our Book No: 26393. $15 AUD.

102. James, P. D. (1999). Time To Be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography (1st ed). London: Faber & Faber. 281 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (top rear flap creased). A fragment of autobiography by the famous British crime fiction novelist. In this part diary, part memoir, the author considers the 12 months of her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, a 'time to be earnest'. In writing it, she simultaneously remembers her long and remarkable career, from 1920s Cambridge schoolgirl, to Governor of the BBC, to best-selling author. Her autobiography will appeal to readers of her many novels, and those who have themselves lived through the turbulent years of the 20th century. ISBN: 057120094X. Our Book No: 28328. $20 AUD.

103. Jay, Charlotte (1992). Beat Not the Bones: A Tale of Terror in the Tropics (Revised ed) [Wakefield Crime Classics]. Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 228 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Winner of the first Edgar Allan Poe award of the Mystery Writers' Association of America. Suicide, or murder? In Papua, even the luscious vegetation conspires with the bureaucrats to bewilder Stella. Only deep in the jungle, where the vada men live, can she get to the heart of the mystery. Written by Adelaide born author. The author has revised her thriller for its release in the new Wakefield Crime Classics (No 3 in the series). ISBN: 1862542872. Our Book No: 26923. $14 AUD.

104. Kandelaars, Deb (2011). Memoirs of a Suburban Girl. Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. A confronting first novel about a teenage girl caught up in a violent relationship with an older man. ISBN: 9781862549555. Our Book No: 14879. $20 AUD.

105. Keene, Carolyn (1961). The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Revised, later reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Series]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 180 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, top corner front cover lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Crime fiction for young adults. Nancy Drew and her friends become involved in solving a mystery at an old inn. ISBN: 0448195046. Our Book No: 26944. $12 AUD.

106. Keene, Carolyn (1972). The Clue in the Jewel Box (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, no 20]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 181 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, corners front cover lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, minimal foxing edges. Crime fiction for young adults. Nancy Drew and her friends become involved in finding Madame Alexandra's missing grandson. ISBN: 0448095203. Our Book No: 28936. $12 AUD.

107. Keene, Carolyn (1975). The Ghost in the Gallery (Reprint ed) [Dana Girls Mysteries]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 180 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial boards, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, covers slightly marked, coloured top edge, bottom corner bumped front cover. (Originally published, 1955.) Mystery novel for young adults, from the popular Dana Girls series. This is Book No.13 in the revised "new" series beginning in 1972. The girls have to solve a mystery in Mozart Hall. ISBN: 0448090937. Our Book No: 14547A. $10 AUD.

108. Keene, Carolyn (1979). The Strange Message in the Parchment (Reprint ed). London: Collins. 154 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, frontispiece, light foxing endpapers, minimal foxing flyleaf & title page, edges & pages lightly toned, tiny scuff top spine. Nancy and her friends have another mystery to solve. ISBN: 0001604473. Our Book No: 27272. $12 AUD.

109. Keene, Carolyn (1980). The Thirteenth Pearl [Nancy Drew Series]. London: Collins. 179 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, pages & spine faintly toned, minor loss top spine, covers little scuffed, top corners two pages creased, few marks on some pages, minor edgewear. Nancy is asked to find a stolen pearl necklace that is rare and very valuable. Nancy is disguised as a Japanese girl when she goes to Japan with her father. ISBN: 0001604562. Our Book No: 28935. $15 AUD.

110. Keene, Carolyn (1983). Race Against Time (Australian ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. London / Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 206 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. When a valuable racehorse is stolen from Rainbow Ranch, Nancy becomes embroiled in a feud between two strong-willed men. Accusations fly as Nancy is asked to find both the missing horse and the thief. At the same time, Nancy is asked to star in a movie. This is another one of Nancy Drew's intriguing stories full of mystery and adventure. ISBN: 0207147574. Our Book No: 3879. $10 AUD.

111. Keene, Carolyn; Tandy, Russell H. & Pickard, Nancy (introduction) (1991). The Hidden Staircase (Facsimile ed) [Nancy Drew mystery stories, no. 3]. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, bottom corner front cover little bumped, top edge lightly foxed, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Young adults crime fiction - Nancy is on her way to solving another mystery. This is a reproduction of the first edition of "The Hidden Staircase" as it was originally published in 1930. If you read Nancy before 1959, this is the book you remember. ISBN: 1557091560. Our Book No: 25956. $16 AUD.

112. Keene, Carolyn (2003). No Strings Attached (1st ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks / Simon & Schuster. 137 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, top corner tip creased, minor edgewear, few tiny creases covers, tiny tear top edge rear cover, spine ends lightly bumped. Crime novel for young adults, from the popular Nancy Drew series. This time Nancy and her friends are in Paris and in danger. They have to save a family business, and get home in one piece! ISBN: 0689855591. Our Book No: 23352. $10 AUD.

113. Keene, Carolyn (2003). The Sign of the Twisted Candles (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 176 pp. Hardback small octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, few full-page black & white drawings, frontispiece, top spine little bumped. This mystery finds Nancy investigating a rumor that Bess and George's wealthy great granduncle is being held a prisoner in his own mansion! Nancy almost loses the friendship of Bess and George while trying to uncover the mystery surrounding the great granduncle and Carol Wipple, the 16-year-old foster daughter of the caretakers of the old mansion. ISBN: 0448095092. Our Book No: 29094. $15 AUD.

114. Keene, Carolyn (2003). The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 175 pp. Hardback small octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, few full-page black & white drawings, frontispiece, bottom corner rear cover & spine ends little bumped. This Nancy Drew mystery is set on a ranch in Phoenix, Arizona. Nancy and her friends Bess and George are going there for a holiday, but as usual they become involved in a baffling mystery involving the haunting of the ranch by a phantom horse. Can they solve this one before someone is hurt? ISBN: 044809505X. Our Book No: 29093. $15 AUD.

115. Kent, Hannah (2013). Burial Rites (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages faintly toned. This novel by abn Australian writer is based on a true story. It is the story of Agnes Magnusdottir who in 1829, in northern Iceland, is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Iceland's formidable landscape, where it is a daily battle for survival is well described by the author, who went to Iceland as a teenager on a Rotary exchage program, and learnt about the story of Agnes. ISBN: 9781742612829. Our Book No: 29002. $18 AUD.

116. Knight, Stephen (1980). Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction (1st ed). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 202 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers & page edges lightly toned & little foxed, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded, reverse side) lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a study of the different kinds of highly popular crime fiction to show their social function (in historic and modern times). The author draws on recent work in the sociology of literature, which explains how stories shape and ratify our response to the world. The book investigates in detail major works by Edgar Allan Poe, Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Ed McBain. The book is written in a very readable style. ISBN: 0333288769. Our Book No: 29587. $60 AUD.

117. Knight, Stephen (2004). Crime Fiction 1800 - 2000: Detection, Death, Diversity (1st ed). Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 272 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint remainder mark bottom edge, faint mark top edge, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive analytic survey of crime fiction from its origins in the 19th century to the most recent developments. The author explains how and why the various forms of the genre have evolved, explores major authors and movements, and examines the work of many little-known writers of significance. The book has full references, and is written in a very readable style. ISBN: 0333791797. Our Book No: 27456. $20 AUD.

118. Latta, David (editor) (1989). Sand on the Gumshoe: A Century of Australian Crime Writing (1st ed). Sydney, Hornsby: Australasian Publishing Company / Random House. 235 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, minor edgewear, crease front cover, edges & pages & inside covers lightly toned, spine ends little rubbed. This book is about the Australian crime fiction writers who have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Such talents as Waif Wander, one of the first women in the world to write about crime, or Carter Brown, Fergus Hume, Vince Kelly, Max Afford to name a few whose crime fiction stories appear in this fascinating book. ISBN: 0900882557. Our Book No: 27487. $10 AUD.

119. Leyland, Mal (2000). Gold Fever: Is it the Perfect Crime? (1st ed). Hull Heads, QLD: Leyland & Leyland Publishers. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good condition, pages lightly toned, sticker front cover (autograph). The biggest gold robbery in Australia's history. A methodical planner. An outback mystery and a beautiful lady detective. Is it the perfect crime or simply a well planned robbery gone wrong? This question torments Detective Sergeant Erica Turlow as she seeks to decipher the intriguing web of mystery surrounding Alex Lansdowne and The Great Smelter Robbery. ISBN: 0646404105. Our Book No: 23820. $12 AUD.

120. Liston, Adam (2005). Winds of the Armada. [Queensland]: Oracle Press. 288 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is a thrilling story of passion, murder and intrigue set in Spain in 1588. The historical background of the novel is well researched and accurate. It provides a refreshing new look at what actually happened in the battle between the Spanish Armada and the British fleet. The author was born in Warsaw in 1908. In 1938, wanting to escape the Hitler menace, by a stroke of good fortune he was able to immigrate to Australia. He served in the Australian Army in the Second World War, then through a Repatriation Scheme, he was able to study medicine, and graduated from Melbourne University. He had his practice until 1991, where he became Australia's oldest practicing doctor. At the age of 92, he began writing this amazing book, which he completed at age 96. A truly inspiring man. ISBN: 1876494808. Our Book No: 26984. $30 AUD.

121. Littlewood, Robert C.; Groves, Derham (1996). The Coming Out of Holmes and Watson: Being a Souvenir to Mark the Publication of 'You Bastard Moriarty'. Melbourne, Central Park: Littlewood Press. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, green marbled card cover (title label, string binding), black & white photo tipped in, black & white engraving frontispiece, untrimmed edges, invitation card laid down inside rear cover, minimal smudging front free flyleaf (during manufacture), autographs. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies (this copy out of series). A Sherlock Holmes collectible, being a souvenir to mark the publication of 'You Bastard Moriarty'. Handmade, set in 12 point Times, on paper stock (velin arches, pure cotton 160gsm), and printed on a vertical Miehle press. Each copy contains an original, autograph linocut by Dr. Derham Groves and an original autographed photograph by Robert Bradley, and a decorative marbled wrapper by Renate Eising. Includes invitation card to launch of "You Bastard Moriarty". ISBN: 1875718168. Our Book No: 16669. $80 AUD.

122. Lockridge, Frances; Lockridge, Richard (1963). The Ticking Clock (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 184 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor foxing edges, faint foxing reverse side jacket (rear cover lightly marked, flap clipped). The house Constance Dale inherits is an enormous Victorian era creation. When she arrives to try to sell it, it has been deserted for months. Or so she thinks. In this crisp, fast-paced crime fiction novel the excitement of distinguishing friend from enemy and hunter from hunted keeps the reader absorbed until the nerve-tingling conclusion. Our Book No: 23919. $15 AUD.

123. Lord, Gabrielle (1986). Jumbo (1st ed). London: Bodley Head. 157 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, bottom edge rear flap scuffed), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, boards lightly faded. Australian crime fiction novel - the story of two lives that cross almost by chance, and a tragedy that might have been averted. ISBN: 0370307038. Our Book No: 10201. $10 AUD.

124. Maloney, Shane (2006). Something Fishy: A Murray Whelan Mystery. Edinburgh: Canongate Books. 242 pp. Paperback, very good condition, small remainder stripe, small bump top spine. A Murray Whelan crime fiction novel. ISBN: 1841958107. Our Book No: 24149. $10 AUD.

125. Marsden, Monica (1962). A Matter of Clues: A Light-Hearted Rhodesian Adventure for Girls (1st ed). London: Children's Press. 188 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), light foxing edges, pages toned as usual, small loss spine ends & corners jacket (small edge tears, faint foxing reverse side & flaps), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This novel for young adults is set in Rhodesia. The author is a native of Rhodesia, and she provides an authentic and unusual background to this lively adventure. The red-headed Kennedy twins, June and Julie, solve Mr X's riddle and soon find themselves involved in a series of odd and hilarious adventures and in a friendship with a detective and a reporter, both as gay and lively as the twins themselves. Our Book No: 26366. $10 AUD.

126. Marsh, Ngaio (1961). The Nursing Home Murder (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 190 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges lightly rubbed, minor edgewear, small scuff rear cover, pages lightly toned. Crime fiction novel by New Zealand writer. A Roderick Alleyn Mystery. ISBN: 0006123961. Our Book No: 4453. $10 AUD.

127. Marsh, Ngaio (1970). When in Rome. London: Collins Crime Club. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned, flap clipped, minor edgewear), small edge tear fore-edge front free flyleaf, owner's written name front free flyleaf. Classic crime fiction novel by New Zealand writer. Roderick Alleyn has to solve a crime in Rome. ISBN: 000231889X. Our Book No: 26902. $13 AUD.

128. Marsh, Ngaio (1974). Hand in Glove (Reprint ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 256 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, minor edgewear, slight rubbing spine ends, light crease bottom corner last few pages, spine lightly creased, pages lightly toned. A Roderick Alleyn mystery, by famed New Zealand crime fiction writer. ISBN: 0006137407. Our Book No: 25061. $10 AUD.

129. Marsh, Ngaio (1994). False Scent (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 254 pp. Paperback, very good condition, base spine lightly scuffed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A Roderick Alleyn mystery, by New Zealand writer. The suspects, all very theatrically, are playing the part of mourners. Superintendent Alleyn has to find out which one has played the part of murderer. ISBN: 0006155901. Our Book No: 25054. $10 AUD.

130. Marsh, Ngaio (1999). Scales of Justice (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 269 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, remainder stripe bottom edge, pages lightly toned. A Roderick Alleyn mystery, by New Zealand writer. ISBN: 0006512429. Our Book No: 25060. $10 AUD.

131. Massin, Kain (2008). A God for the Killing. Sydney: ABC Books. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Winner of the ABC Fiction Award 2008. Kidnapped by the Romans, made an assassin, Judith must do one last last job to earn her freedom - kill a young agitator claiming to be the Messiah. This inventive interpretation of the last days of Christ brings religion, history and myth to life in a tale of love, survival and redemption. ISBN: 9780733324307. Our Book No: 26797. $15 AUD.

132. Mayo, Oliver (1980). R. Austin Freeman: The Anthropologist at Large (1st ed). Hawthorndene, SA: Investigator Press. 172 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, pages lightly toned, small mark front cover, small scuff mark (sticker removal), minimal faint foxing, minor edgewear. Biography of the creator of Dr. Thorndyke, a classic of detective fiction. He was also a pioneering British epidemiologist. This book sets him in his social context, and - drawing on many unpublished letters - displays him at work and home. ISBN: 0858640384. Our Book No: 28378. $18 AUD.

133. McCall Smith, Alexander (2004). In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (1st US ed) [Ladies Detective Agency]. New York: Pantheon. 233 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), superior dual binding (has textured binding along spine), minimal edgewear jacket. First US edition. Book 6 in this popular African female detective series. This time Precious Ramotswe finds herself overly beset by problems. Everything unfolds against the sunlit background of Ramotswe's beloved homeland, Botswana - a land of empty spaces, echoing skies, and an endless supply of soothing bush tea. She is challenged by a strange intruder at her home, the appearance of a mysterious pumpkin in her backyard, troubles at her husband's motorworks, and a visitor who forces her to confront a painful secret from her past. ISBN: 0375422714. Our Book No: 20948. $12 AUD.

134. McKinnon, Moira (2014). Cicada (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 390 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is a stunning novel of terror, love and survival in the Kimberley area of Western Australia. How two women on the run survive in the desert and what happens when they are finally found will keep you turning the page to the end. This is her first novel. ISBN: 9781743315293. Our Book No: 27383. $20 AUD.

135. Montalban, Manuel Vazquez; Caistor, Nick (translator) (2003). The Buenos Aires Quintet (1st Australian ed). London / Sydney: Serpent's Tail / Duffy & Snellgrove. 378 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, last page creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Crime fiction, set in Buenos Aires. The famous detective Pepe Carvalho gets caught up in Argentina's troubled past. The Spanish detective travels from Barcelona to Buenos Aires to search for his cousin who disappeared in the Argentine army's Dirty War, but risks his own life by delving into the traumas of Argentina's history. ISBN: 1876631678. Our Book No: 20405. $10 AUD.

136. Murray, Max (1947). The Voice of the Corpse. Sydney: Invincible Press. 144 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, pictorial card covers, good condition, minor edgewear, pages & covers toned, covers creased, light foxing some pages, bottom corners creased few pages, staples little rusted, slight loss spine ends, edges lightly foxed. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue.) This crime fiction novel is about a 20th century witch named Angela Pewsey who dealt in evil, and now she lay dead at her spinning wheel. The identity of her killer is a well-kept secret, and the climax will surprise the most astute of mystery fans. This young Australian is winning literary laurels in England and the USA, where this novel has been nationally serialised. Our Book No: 27520. $15 AUD.

137. Murray-Smith, Stephen; Groves, Derham (preface) & McLaren, John (epilogue) (2001). The Most Famous of Englishmen: An Exclusive Englishmen. Melbourne, Carlton North: Black Jack Books. 17 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, colour plates tipped in (includes frontispiece), black & white text-photo, autograph (written dedication). No 6 of a limited edition of 130 copies. Autograph states: "For Elizabeth Paton, Sherlockian wishes, Derham Groves". An unpublished essay by Stephen Murray-Smith (editor of "Overland"), found amongst his papers after his death, about his visit in 1951 to the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at Abbey House, Baker Street, London. Two tipped-in colour linocuts are autographed beneath by Groves. Four written names final page (includes John Mclaren, Vane Lindesay, D. Groves.) A unique item. Our Book No: 15958. $100 AUD.

138. Newton, P. M. (2014). Beams Falling (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the compelling and gritty second novel. It centers around Australia's recent past, and looks at the way cops and criminals operate. The author spent over a decade as a detective in the New South Wales (NSW) police force. ISBN: 9780670074525. Our Book No: 28771. $18 AUD.

139. Orwell, George (2000). Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Reprint ed) [Penguin classics]. London: Penguin Books. 113 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. Satirical novel about tyranny and corruption in society, based on animals taking over a farm. Originally published in 1945. ISBN: 0141182709. Our Book No: 3427B. $10 AUD.

140. Ousby, Ian (1997). The Crime and Mystery Book: A Reader's Companion (1st ed). London: Thames & Hudson. 224 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & single-colour illustrations (few sepia), top corner tip little worn rear cover, minor edgewear. This book tells the story of the fascination with crime detective novels, accompanied by dozens of special features packed with information to surprise even the most avid fan. Classic puzzles like the locked-room mystery are analysed and the Ten Commandments for the detective novel 1930s-style defined. There is a world round-up of current crime novels, full lists of Edgars, Daggers and other prizes, a detailed chronology and ideas for further reading. ISBN: 0500279780. Our Book No: 27481. $15 AUD.

141. Oxlade, Boyd; Maloney, Shane (introduction) (2012). Death in Brunswick. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 204 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This crime fiction novel is about a man called Carl who works in the kitchen of a seedy rock'n'roll joint in Brunswick. This is a cult novel with irresistible black humour. ISBN: 9781922079800. Our Book No: 27359. $12 AUD.

142. Paige, Robin (2003). Death at Dartmoor: A Victorian Mystery (Reprint ed). New York: Berkley Books. 324 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition. Historical crime fiction set around Britain's Dartmoor Prison. A great Victorian mystery to keep you guessing until the end! ISBN: 0425189090. Our Book No: 22031. $10 AUD.

143. Park, Ruth; Young, Noela (illustrator) (1983). The Big Brass Key (1st ed) [Stoat Books: A Fiction Series for Young Readers]. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white full-page drawings, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear top corner, minor foxing reverse side & top edge flaps), top corner little rubbed front free flyleaf. This story for young adults is about a girl named Eliza and her sister Paulina finding a black key, and it does not fit their hundred year old house. Eliza makes a new friend and draws her sister with her into the magical charm of the old house as they try to unravel a mystery. ISBN: 0340270985. Our Book No: 28961. $60 AUD.

144. Peters, Ellis (1984). Saint Peter's Fair: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura. 220 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708825575. Our Book No: 24719. $10 AUD.

145. Peters, Ellis (1985). The Pilgrim of Hate: A Mediaeval Whodunnit [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura. 190 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708827373. Our Book No: 24718. $10 AUD.

146. Peters, Ellis (1985). The Sanctuary Sparrow: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura. 221 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708825842. Our Book No: 24721. $10 AUD.

147. Peters, Ellis (1991). An Excellent Mystery: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura Publications. 253 pp. Paperback, very good condition, scuff mark base spine, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708828671. Our Book No: 25057. $10 AUD.

148. Peters, Ellis (1991). The Virgin in the Ice: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura Publications. 271 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark flyleaf. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708825834. Our Book No: 25058. $10 AUD.

149. Punshon, E. R. (1948). The Bath Mysteries. Sydney: Invincible Press. 160 pp. Paperback trade, fair plus condition, stapled (rusted), pages notably toned & little foxed, covers toned (creased along spine), spine ends rebacked, few tiny holes some rear pages, corner one page folded, edgewear, otherwise complete and intact. Crime fiction novel, originally published by Victor Gollancz, 1936. Cover blurb: "Death stalks its unsuspecting victims on the Thames Embankment in this dramatic thriller." Bobby Owen, related to the peerage, but a very earnest young member of Scotland Yard's famed detective force, is faced with a problem when a missing ne'er-do-well cousin, Ronnie, is found to have died rather horribly in his bath tub. (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 16534. $40 AUD.

150. Robertson, Wilfrid; Nicolle, Jack (illustrator) (1940). Gold Over the Border [Books for Boys]. London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 224 pp. Paperback dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour drawing frontispiece, black & white drawings, small losses edge jacket (design offset), edges lightly foxed, written & dated dedication, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An East African mystery novel for young adults, set in Rhodesia and Zanzibar. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13118. $10 AUD.

151. Romer, Anna (2014). Lyrebird Hill (1st ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 405 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A thrilling novel by Australian writer about family secrets and trusting yourself, based on a discovered cache of ancient letters. When Ruby sees her sister killed, she loses her memory and can not remember who killed her sister. Slowly, the gaps in her memory come to her and she starts to put together the missing pieces of the puzzle which shocks her. Includes the start of the author's first novel "Thornwood House". ISBN: 9781922052421. Our Book No: 29548. $18 AUD.

152. Rubinstein, Matt (2007). A Little Rain On Thursday (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few tiny dents spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A thriller, and a bittersweet love story set in Sydney. Jack finds a fragile manuscript in the crypt of an old church, and becomes fascinated by the language which he has never seen. ISBN: 9781921145728. Our Book No: 28613. $12 AUD.

153. Sayers, Dorothy L. (1939). Strong Meat. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 44 pp. Paperback small, good condition, errata slip tipped in, spine frayed (pages firm), top edge lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, rear cover scratched, edgewear. The English crime-fiction novelist offers strong support for Christianity. Our Book No: 11918. $10 AUD.

154. Sayers, Dorothy L. (1984). In the Teeth of the Evidence (Reprint ed). London: New English Library. 252 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine lightly creased, tiny bump base spine & rear cover, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. An accident, the police said; the widow had been warning her husband about the dangers of the car for months. Lord Peter Wimsey said Murder, and started to track down the killers. ISBN: 0450002489. Our Book No: 21187. $10 AUD.

155. Sayers, Dorothy L. (1995). Clouds of Witness: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (Reprint ed). New York: HarperCollins. 279 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, spine lightly creased, small marks edges, minor edgewear. A Lord Peter Wimsey mystery set at rustic old Riddlesdale Lodge which is a Wimsey family retreat. ISBN: 0061043532. Our Book No: 25064. $10 AUD.

156. Stewart, Amy (2016). Lady Cop Makes Trouble: A Kopp Sisters Novel (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover slightly faded, covers little rubbed, tiny scuff rear cover, minor edgewear. The author of "Girl Waits with Gun" returns with another adventure featuring the feisty, unforgettable Kopp Sisters. In this book Constance Kopp is on the trail of a fugitive, helping runaway girls taken in by unscrupulous men, and sorting out why an old woman is taking the fall for a murder she could not have committed. Based on real-life adventures. ISBN: 9781925321548. Our Book No: 29517. $18 AUD.

157. Stivens, Dal; Treloar, Bruce (illustrator) (1978). The Bushranger (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 72 pp. Paperback large octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear), top spine little bumped, edges lightly rubbed, owner's name written in biro & white ink residue front free flyleaf. This historical novel for young adults about bushrangers relates the exploits of the carefree and close-knit band named the Daly gang who freely rob and plunder - and who threaten but do not kill. Told against a backdrop of true bushranging country, a sympathetic account of men on the run. The illustrations capture the story's excitement and adventure. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0001843788. Our Book No: 27825. $10 AUD.

158. Sussex, Lucy (2015). Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab [Block Buster]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. The story of the crime novel that became a global publishing phenomenon. Fergus Hume was a playwright when he moved from Dunedin to Melbourne in 1885. He wrote "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". The book sold out its first run and became the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. The author unfortunately sold the copyright for 50 pounds, and missed out on a potential fortune. This well-researched book will interest anyone who likes true crime, history and crime fiction. ISBN: 9781922147943. Our Book No: 29409. $25 AUD.

159. Swanson, Jean; James, Dean; Perry, Ann (foreword) (1998). Killer Books: A Reader's Guide to Exploring the Popular World of Mystery and Suspense (1st ed). New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages & inside covers lightly toned, cover corner tips little creased, tiny spot top edge, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. The perfect guide for discovering favourite mystery writers based upon your own personal preferences. The best mystery writers (particularly USA & UK) cross-referenced by your favorite books, movies, and TV shows. The book is well organized and indexed, with complete descriptions, author profiles and awards. ISBN: 0425162184. Our Book No: 27471. $14 AUD.

160. Tognolini, John (2010). The Mountain City Murders. Port Adelaide, SA: Ginninderra Press. 112 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition. Australian crime fiction. A roller-coaster ride of a story involving not just a murder in a World Heritage Area, but corruption, drugs, misuse of police power, political protest ... and how not to run a pub in the small tourist and commuter town of Mountain City. About tree-changers who escaped the rat race of an expensive city (Sydney) to live in this small community - but come into conflict with reckless developers. ISBN: 9781740276283. Our Book No: 15376. $20 AUD.

161. Twohig, Peter (2012). The Cartographer: A Story of Danger and Discovery For the Kid in All of Us (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 386 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, top corner tips some pages little creased, minor edgewear. This is the Australian author's first novel. This book is a bold, captivating and poignant novel about a boy who refuses to give in to the numerous shifty, dodgy and malicious people he has to deal with on his grand adventure of loss and discovery. Ned Kelly Awards 2012 Winner Best First Fiction. ISBN: 9780732293178. Our Book No: 26795. $15 AUD.

162. Upfield, Arthur (1956). The Battling Prophet (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery) (1st ed). Melbourne: William Heinemann. 226 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed & toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (flaps & rear cover lightly foxed, flap clipped), bookshop label front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Collectible Australian crime fiction. Bony is on leave, staying with an old friend John Luton near Adelaide. John's old friend Ben Wickham, the meteorologist who had the uncanny ability to give accurate forecasts, had been found dead. John had insisted that Ben did not die from drinking. Can Bony found out the truth? Our Book No: 27465. $100 AUD.

163. Upfield, Arthur (1961). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). London: Pan Books. 187 pp. Paperback small, good condition, minor edgewear, spine ends little rubbed, tiny tear base spine, few light creases covers, bottom corner rear cover creased, corners front cover creased, edges & pages toned, inside cover & front flyleaf lightly foxed, rear cover toned, few pages miscut bottom edge, owner's written name. When a rash of murders plagues the elderly bachelors of Broken Hill, part-Aboriginal Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is faced with one of the most challenging mysteries of his career. Already two elderly bachelors have died horribly from cyanide poisoning. Now, two months later, Bony faces a cold trail, no motives, no clues - only vague descriptions of a woman who had been on the scene each time. So Bony waits for what he believes to be inevitable - a third killing. Our Book No: 27511. $10 AUD.

164. Upfield, Arthur (1964). Bony and the White Savage. London: Pan Books. 208 pp. Paperback small, good condition, small rubber stamp top edge, edges & pages toned, slight ridges along spine (binding error), minor edgewear, faint rubber date stamp last page. This time 'Bony', the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a murderer in the southwest corner of Western Australia. Our Book No: 27513. $12 AUD.

165. Upfield, Arthur (1964). Bony and the White Savage (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine little scuffed & toned, pages lightly toned as common. This time Bony, the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a savage murderer (and former theological student) in the southwest corner of Western Australia. ISBN: 0207158487. Our Book No: 16260. $15 AUD.

166. Upfield, Arthur (1971). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery) (Reprint ed). London: Pan Books. 187 pp. Paperback small, good condition, minor edgewear, edgewear spine ends, few light creases covers, top corner rear cover creased, bottom corner front cover creased, edges & pages toned. When a rash of murders plagues the elderly bachelors of Broken Hill, part-Aboriginal Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is faced with one of the most challenging mysteries of his career. ISBN: 0330105876. Our Book No: 27507. $10 AUD.

167. Upfield, Arthur (1988). Venom House (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Eden / Angus & Robertson. 258 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned as usual, corner creased rear cover, spine little creased, minor edgewear, price sticker. The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of Venom House. Perhaps that's because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, the treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aborigines slaughtered by Answerth ancestors. Or perhaps it's just because the Answerth household is such a strange one. When two people are found dead in the lake, Bony has a sudden urge to get to know the Answerths better. ISBN: 0207158746. Our Book No: 16258. $15 AUD.

168. Upfield, Arthur (1991). Bony and the Mouse (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 188 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. An Inspector Bonaparte mystery, the Australian part-Aboriginal detective. Three times a killer has struck in Daybreak, a small town in Western Australia, but what is the connection between these three very differently executed killings? Why are the local Aborigines always far from the town at the time of the murders? And why should so many people suspect the strange bad boy Tony Carr? ISBN: 020716326X. Our Book No: 16259. $10 AUD.

169. Upfield, Arthur (1991). Death of a Lake. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 175 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. Initially published in 1954. This is another one of Inspector Bonaparte's great adventures into the outback. Will Bony find the body of a missing stockman when a Lake Otway dries up? Ray Gillen, a lucky lottery winner, went for a midnight swim and never came back. A compelling description of Australian drought. ISBN: 0207162743. Our Book No: 15784A. $10 AUD.

170. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Cake in the Hat Box (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 186 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, heavy remainder stripe. Crime fiction novel in which a police jeep is found on a lonely dirt road in Western Australia. In it is Constable Stenhouse - shot dead, and his Aboriginal tracker has vanished. Will Bony or the local Aborigines find the killer first? ISBN: 0207162751. Our Book No: 3638. $12 AUD.

171. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Bony and the Mouse (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Book Distributors. 188 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. An Inspector Bonaparte mystery, the Australian part-Aboriginal detective. Three times a killer has struck in Daybreak, a small town in Western Australia, but what is the connection between these three very differently executed killings? Why are the local Aborigines always far from the town at the time of the murders? And why should so many people suspect the strange bad boy Tony Carr? ISBN: 0207186170. Our Book No: 17491. $10 AUD.

172. Upfield, Arthur (1994). The Mystery of Swordfish Reef (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 256 pp. Paperback, very good condition, small tear spine repaired, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. On a calm October day in an Australian seaside town (Bermagui, southern New South Wales), three men set out to sea for a day's fishing, and do not return. After a gruesome discovery, renowned part-Aboriginal detective is called in to investigate. ISBN: 0207186197. Our Book No: 3643. $10 AUD.

173. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Man of Two Tribes. Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 216 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. Classic Australian crime fiction, set in the forbidding Nullarbor Plains, starring Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte. Myta Thomas has walked off the train into the desert. With two camels and a dog, he sets off to search for her and finds more than he bargains for. ISBN: 0207185816. Our Book No: 3747. $15 AUD.

174. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Winds of Evil (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Book Distributors. 256 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, spine creased, minor edgewear, sticker taped to spine. An Inspector Bonaparte mystery - the Australian Aboriginal detective. When Detective-Inspector Bonaparte sets out to solve two bizarre murders near the dusty little outback town of Carie, all the odds are against him. ISBN: 0207185824. Our Book No: 15998. $10 AUD.

175. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Bony and the Black Virgin (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 156 pp. Paperback, very good condition. An Inspector Bonaparte mystery - the Australian part-Aboriginal detective. Bony is called to the drought-stricken outback. At a desolate sheep station two men have been savagely beaten to death and it's Bony's job to make an arrest. ISBN: 0207163251. Our Book No: 3826. $10 AUD.

176. Upfield, Arthur (1994). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 254 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages toned as common, spine faintly creased. When two elderly bachelors were poisoned with cyanide, a strange woman was on the scene each time - and now she too has disappeared, leaving no trace. Tracking her down in a town of 28,000 people is a job to tax even Inspector Bonaparte. Bony needs the unorthodox skills of burglar Jimmy the Screwsman and a lightning-sketch artist, as well as all his Aboriginal deductive and tracking skills at his command. Our Book No: 1201. $10 AUD.

177. Upfield, Arthur; Valencia, Michele (translator) (1998). The Melbourne Cup Mystery [French language]. La Tour d'Aigues: Editions de l'Aube. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, loose wraparound label, minor edgewear corners. This novel by Arthur Upfield, initially published in 1933, was inspired by the strange death of Phar Lap of horseracing fame. This is a scarce French language edition. ISBN: 2876784580. Our Book No: 14793. $40 AUD.

178. Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2011). Poppy Comes Home: Our Australian Girl. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 103 + 18 pp. Paperback, very good condition, drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The fourth of a set of four books (stories for young adults), about the amazing journey of a young Chinese-Aboriginal girl, who lives on a Christian mission in 1864. Poppy has never been closer to finding her brother, Gus, when the worse thing she could possibly imagine happens. Fisher is kidnapped! Will Poppy be able to find her very best friend in the world? And has the chance to find Gus slipped away forever? Poppy's story concludes in this, the breathtaking final instalment of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life. ISBN: 9780143305354. Our Book No: 16896. $10 AUD.

179. Wei Liang, Diane (2007). The Eye of Jade (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 229 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear covers, tiny tear top edge few pages, edges lightly toned. A novel of modern China. Mei is a modern, independent Chinese woman. She owns her own business in Beijing, working as a private investigator. One day, a close friend of her mother, asks to find a Han dynasty jade of high value. The investigation makes her look into the dark, brutal part of China's history. ISBN: 9780330422932. Our Book No: 28292. $15 AUD.

180. Wright, Alexis (2006). Carpentaria (Reprint ed). Sydney, Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company. 520 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Heavy. Alexis Wright's second novel, being an epic set in the Gulf Country of northwestern Queensland. Alexis is a member of the Waanyi Nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2007. The story teems with extraordinary characters: outcast saviour Elias Smith, religious zealot Mozzie Fishman, murderous mayor Bruiser, moth-ridden Captain Nicoli Finn, activist Will Phantom and the rulers of the family, Angel Day and Norman Phantom - figures of such an intense imagining. ISBN: 1920882170. Our Book No: 14757. $25 AUD.

181. Yorke, Margaret (1979). Death on Account (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 160 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges & pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned (minor edgewear). Classic crime fiction. The central character lived on a television diet of murder, theft and arson, to escape his boring lifestyle and controlling wife. One day he decided to try out one of his planned bank raids at the very bank where he worked. Robbie's pretence became real and he faced the challenge of the dramatic situation he had created. ISBN: 0091388201. Our Book No: 26903. $15 AUD.

182. Yorke, Margaret (2013). Dead in the Morning (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 160 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Classic crime fiction: Dr Patrick Grant uses his powers of logic and deduction to determine the reasons for this crime. ISBN: 9780143570479. Our Book No: 26880. $10 AUD.