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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 the streets of New York. In The City in Slang, Irving Lewis Allen traces this flowering of popular expressions that accomp... View more info

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Lying with the Enemy: A Novel

By: "Binding, Tim"

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Carroll & Graf:

Seller ID: 9780786708093

ISBN: 0786708093

Condition: very good


A novel of exceptional style and momentum, sustained at a high emotional pitch, and beautifully constructed. - Alan Furst, New York Times Book Review. At once a thriller and a moral tale, this taut, heart-stopping novel explores the deadly perils of collaboration on quiet, idyllic Guernsey in the Channel Islands, the only British territory to be occupied by German troops in World War II. It is 1943. The tide of the war is beginning to turn decisively and bloodily against Germany, but on Guernsey life proceeds blithely beyond the reach of brutal combat. Nazi officers party with local girls, lov... View more info

The Light in the Ruins (Vintage Contemporaries)

By: "Bohjalian, Chris"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780307743923

Condition: GOOD


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The God of Chaos

By: "Bradby, Tom"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Corgi:

Seller ID: 9780552151450

Condition: GOOD


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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 Stoker, and poet Robert Sherard (the novel's narrator) -- write the names of their "victims" on pieces of paper and choose t... 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 unorthodox move, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowle... 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 missing parents--and discover why people associated with the Blackhouses continue to turn up dead. What she uncovers is a secre... 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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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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Shadows in Bronze

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $3.25

Publisher: Fawcett:

Seller ID: 9780345374264

ISBN: 0345374266

Condition: GOOD


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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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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 after all. View more info

Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series)

By: "Davis, Lindsey"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Minotaur Books:

Seller ID: 9781250068484

Condition: GOOD


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"Good Morning, Irene: An Irene Adler Novel"

By: "Douglas, Carole Nelson"

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Tor Books:

Seller ID: 9780812509496

ISBN: 0812509498

Condition: GOOD


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