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The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech

By: "Allen, Irving Lewis"

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780195092653

ISBN: 0195092651

Condition: GOOD


The American urban scene, and in particular New York's, has given us a rich cultural legacy of slang words and phrases, a bonanza of popular speech. Hot dog, rush hour, butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the Great White Way, to do a Brodie--these are just a few of the hundreds of popular words and phrases that were born or took on new meaning in t... View more info

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The Light in the Ruins (Vintage Contemporaries)

By: "Bohjalian, Chris"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780307743923

ISBN: 0307743926

Condition: very good


From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Midwives" and "The Sandcastle Girls" comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge--set in war-ravaged Tuscany. 1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young ni... View more info

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Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Mysteries)

By: "Brandreth, Gyles"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Touchstone:

Seller ID: 9781416534846

ISBN: 1416534849

Condition: GOOD


The second witty installment in an astonishingly authentic historical mystery series featuring detective Oscar Wilde and his partner in crime, Arthur Conan Doyle It's 1892, and Wilde is the toast of London, riding high on the success of his play "Lady Windemere's Fan." While celebrating with friends at a dinner party he conjures up a game called "murder" that poses the question: Who would you most like to kill? Wilde and friends -- including Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram... View more info

Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball (Victorian Mystery)

By: "Brightwell, Emily"

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Berkley:

Seller ID: 9780425144916

ISBN: 0425144917

Condition: GOOD


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By: "Brightwell, Emily"

Price: $2.75

Publisher: Berkley:

Seller ID: 9780425139493

ISBN: 0425139492

Condition: GOOD


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"Alienist, The"

By: "Carr, Caleb"

Price: $2.00

Seller ID: 9780553572995

ISBN: 0553572997

Condition: GOOD


The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night "New York Times" reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels. The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, in a highly unort... View more info

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The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

By: "Carr, Caleb"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin:

Seller ID: 9780312352042

ISBN: 0312352042

Condition: GOOD


Caleb Carr's novel, "The Alienest," was a blockbuster international bestseller and positioned its author as a modern master of the historical thriller. Now, Carr reaches back further, to the age of opium dens and Jack the Ripper, when fictional detective Sherlock Holmes made the science of murder as real as the gore on a killer's hands...FOUL WHISPERINGS...Mycroft Holmes's encoded message to his brother, Sherlock, is unsubtle enough even for Dr. Watson to deciph... View more info

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The Angel of Darkness

By: "Carr, Caleb"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345427632

ISBN: 0345427637

Condition: GOOD


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Daughter of the God-King

By: "Cleeland, Anne"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark:

Seller ID: 9781402279850

ISBN: 140227985X

Condition: GOOD


The Cursed Tombs of Egypt Hold Many Secrets... Miss Hattie Blackhouse has never been close to her parents...and no wonder, since the Blackhouses are renowned scholars who spend most of their time excavating ancient tombs in Egypt. But news of their disappearance forces Hattie to leave England and embark on a voyage that will reveal the long-buried secrets of her past. An encrypted senet board and a gold medallion lead Hattie on a perilous quest to track down her mi... View more info

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A Girl Like You: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel

By: "Cox, Michelle"

Price: $8.45

Publisher: She Writes Press:

Seller ID: 9781631520167

ISBN: 1631520164

Condition: GOOD


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Two for the Lions

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Arrow (UK):

Seller ID: 9780099799610

ISBN: 0099799618

Condition: GOOD


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Silver Pigs: A Detective Novel in Ancient Rome

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Fawcett:

Seller ID: 9780345369079

ISBN: 0345369076

Condition: GOOD


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Shadows in Bronze

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.25

Publisher: Fawcett:

Seller ID: 9780345374264

ISBN: 0345374266

Condition: GOOD


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Poseidon's Gold: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Fawcett:

Seller ID: 9780345380258

ISBN: 0345380258

Condition: GOOD


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Venus in Copper

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345373908

ISBN: 0345373901

Condition: GOOD


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Time to Depart (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Warner Books:

Seller ID: 9780446605915

ISBN: 0446605913

Condition: GOOD


Balbinus Pius, the most notorious gangster in Emperor Vespasian's Rome, has been convicted of a capital crime at last. A quirk of Roman law, however, allows citizens condemned to death "time to depart" and find exile outside the empire. Now as every hoodlum in Rome scrambles to take over Balbinus' operations, private eye Marcus Didius Falco has to deal with an unprecedented wave of crime--and the sneaking suspicion that Balbinus' exile may not really be so permanent afte... View more info

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Three Hands in the Fountain (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing:

Seller ID: 9780446607742

ISBN: 0446607746

Condition: GOOD


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"Chapel Noir: A Novel of Suspense featuring Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler, and Jack the Ripper"

By: "Douglas, Carole Nelson"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Forge Books:

Seller ID: 9780765343475

ISBN: 0765343479

Condition: GOOD


Before Caleb Carr and Laurie R. King, Carole Nelson Douglas gave readers a compelling look into Victoriana with a bold new detective character: Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outwit Sherlock Holmes. An operatic diva and the intellectual equal of most of the men she encounters, Irene is as much at home with disguises and a revolver as with high society and haute couture. "Chapel Noir" is the fifth book in Carole Nelson Douglas's critically acclaimed Irene Adler s... View more info

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Truffled Feathers

By: "Fairbanks, Nancy"

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 9780425182727

ISBN: 042518272X

Condition: GOOD


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The Servant's Tale (A Dame Frevisse Mystery)

By: "Frazer, Margaret"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Berkley:

Seller ID: 9780425143896

ISBN: 0425143899

Condition: GOOD


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