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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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The Iron Hand of Mars: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.25

Publisher: Fawcett:

Seller ID: 9780345380241

ISBN: 034538024X

Condition: GOOD


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SHADOWS IN BRONZE.

By: "Davis, Lindsey."

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Crown Publ. (1991).:

Seller ID: 9780330311847

ISBN: 0330311840

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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Evergreen Falls: A Novel

By: "Freeman, Kimberley"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Touchstone:

Seller ID: 9781476799902

ISBN: 1476799903

Condition: very good


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Daughter of the Game

By: "Grant, Tracy"

Price: $2.00

Seller ID: 9780061032066

ISBN: 0061032069

Condition: GOOD


In a world of artifice and infidelity, Charles and Melanie' s marriage seems to be a model of trust and constancy. But when their son is kidnapped, the search to find him rips their perfect jewel-box life asunder and lays open the hard-to-face truths which lurk at the heart of their marriage. View more info

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"Most Extraordinary Pursuit, A"

By: "Gray, Juliana"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Berkley:

Seller ID: 9780425277072

ISBN: 0425277070

Condition: very good


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A Plague on Both Your Houses (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles)

By: "Gregory, Susanna"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: "Little, Brown Book Group":

Seller ID: 9780751516951

ISBN: 0751516953

Condition: GOOD


"A Plague on Both Your Houses" introduces physician Matthew Bartholomew, whose unorthodox but effective treatment of his patients frequently draws accusations of heresy from his more traditional colleagues. Besides his practice, Bartholomew teaches medicine at Michaelhouse, part of the fledgling University of Cambridge. In 1348, the inhabitants of Cambridge live under the shadow of a terrible pestilence that has ravaged Europe and is traveling relentlessly towards Englan... View more info

The Jefferson Files

By: "Herman, Martin"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Martin Herman - Writer:

Seller ID: 9780692504932

ISBN: 0692504931

Condition: GOOD


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The Hidden Treasure Files: ...A Will James Mystery (Will James Mysteries) (Volume 2)

By: "Herman, Martin"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: 194 Rodney Press:

Seller ID: 9781945211010

ISBN: 1945211016

Condition: GOOD


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