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A Very Long Engagement: A Novel

By: "Japrisot, Sébastien"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Picador:

Seller ID: 9780312424589

ISBN: 0312424582

Condition: GOOD


Set during and after the First World War, "A Very Long Engagement" tells the story of a young woman's search for her fiance, whom she believes might still be alive despite having officially been reported as "killed in the line of duty." Unable to walk since childhood, fearless Mathilde Donnay is undeterred in her quest as she scours the country for information about five wounded French soldiers who were brutally abandoned by their own troops. "A Very Long Engagement "is a mystery, a love story, and an extraordinary portrait of life in France before and after the War. View more info

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The Crediton Killings: A Knights Templar Mystery (Knights Templar Mysteries (Avon))

By: "Jecks, Michael"

Price: $3.75

Publisher: Avon:

Seller ID: 9780060846541

ISBN: 0060846542

Condition: GOOD


The Knights TemplarThey were warrior monks, dedicated to the protection of pilgrims in the Holy Land—until an avaricious king who wanted their wealth savagely destroyed the order. One knight, however, escaped the stake, vowing justice for his innocent murdered brothers.An Ill WindThe arrival of the eminent Bishop of Exeter to the small Devonshire town of Crediton—coupled with the unwanted appearance of a particularly unsavory band of mercenary soldiers—has made life exceedingly difficult for Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, and ex-Knight Templar Baldwin Furnshill, ... View more info

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The Abbot's Gibbet: A Knights Templar Mystery

By: "Jecks, Michael"

Price: $3.75

Publisher: Avon:

Seller ID: 9780060846565

ISBN: 0060846569

Condition: GOOD


The knights templar They were warrior monks, dedicated to the protection of pilgrims in the Holy Land -- until an avaricious king savagely destroyed the order. One knight, however, escaped the stake, vowing justice for his murdered brothers.A gathering of evilWith scores of merchants streaming into Devon to participate in the Tavistock fair of 1319, a goodly amount of unlawful activity is expected. No one, however, anticipates a murder. The guests of Abbot Robert Champeaux, former Knight Templar Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, have been asked by their h... View more info

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The Tournament of Blood (Knights Templar)

By: "Jecks, Michael"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing:

Seller ID: 9780747266129

ISBN: 0747266123

Condition: GOOD


It is 1322, and Lord Hugh de Courtenay's plan to host a tournament is a fantastic opportunity for the money-lenders of Oakhampton. When the defeated knights find themselves unable to pay the traditional ransoms to their captors, they will have only one course open to them--accruing interest by the hour. But when the most prominent money-lender, Benjamin Dudenay, is found brutally murdered a month before the festivities, Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock find themselves on the trail of a most sinister killer. "The Tournament of Blood" is the eleventh tale in this superbly plotted ... View more info

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Squire Throwleigh's Heir (Knights Templar)

By: "Jecks, Michael"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing:

Seller ID: 9780747259527

ISBN: 0747259526

Condition: GOOD


The fates are not being kind to the Hatherleighs. First the head of the family, Sir Roger, is killed in a riding accident; then his young son John is found dead, his poor body horrifically beaten. Although the small West Country community is eager to believe his death was an unfortunate accident, it soon becomes clear that the truth is far more disturbing. This, the seventh mystery featuring Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock, is another absorbing medieval "whodunit." View more info

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The Chapel of Bones (Knights Templar)

By: "Jecks, Michael"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline:

Seller ID: 9780755322961

ISBN: 0755322967

Condition: GOOD


Murder is again polluting the Exeter Cathedral close, but this killer will not be easily caught. The victim, Henry Potell, was feared by many, and held secrets that some wished to keep hidden. For Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock, events become increasingly mysterious. Who among Henry Potell's companions knows the truth about his death? What first appears to be a matter of lust or greed soon grows more troubling as Baldwin becomes aware of the ominous Chapel of Bones, built long ago in reparation for a terrible murder. View more info

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The Butcher of St Peter's (Knights Templar)

By: "Jecks, Michael"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline:

Seller ID: 9780755322985

ISBN: 0755322983

Condition: GOOD


When a villager's property is burned to the ground, the locals think no further misfortune could befall him--until they find his son's body among the ruins. As a sinister twist emerges in what seemed to be a tragic accident, Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock arrive to unravel the mystery. But then threats are made against Sir Baldwin's own family, and the investigation becomes a lot more personal. View more info

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"The Templar, the Queen and Her Lover A Knights Templar Mystery (Knights Templar)"

By: "Jecks, Michael"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline:

Seller ID: 9780755332847

ISBN: 0755332849

Condition: GOOD


It is 1325, and an atmosphere of dread and suspicion hangs over England like a thick fog. The last years have been racked by treachery and mistrust, and even the mightiest in the land have been affected. In the gilded cage that is the Palace of Westminster, Queen Isabella is troubled by court intrigue. Her jealous husband, King Edward II, has removed all her privileges, including her regal status and even access to her children. When Isabella is dispatched to France to negotiate peace with the French, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill is sent along to ensure her safety. No one, it seems, can be trusted... View more info

Blood and Orchids (Signet)

By: "Katkov, Norman"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet:

Seller ID: 9780451142825

ISBN: 0451142829

Condition: GOOD


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Ex-Libris

By: "King, Ross"

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780142000809

ISBN: 0142000809

Condition: GOOD


A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe. Charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war, Inchbold moves between Prague and the Tower Bridge in London, his fortunes--and his life--hanging on his ability to recover a missing manuscript. Yet the lost volume is not what it seems, and his search is part of a treacherous game of underworld spies and smugglers, ciphers, and forgeries. Inchbold's adventure is compelling from beginning to end as Ross King ... View more info

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The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession

By: "Lovett, Charlie"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143125389

ISBN: 0143125389

Condition: GOOD


A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller's search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, "The Bookman's Tale" is a former bookseller's sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature's most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of "Shadow of the Wind" and A.S. Byatt's "Possession." Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn't sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquar... View more info

The Currency Expert #40

By: "Lynde, Francis"

Price: $26.95

Publisher: "Garden City, NY", Garden City Publishing #40: 1924

Seller ID: 8-7T008

Condition: GOOD-


"Tight, age soil to exterior, pages clean but age tanned, faintest curl. Covers are chipped, creased, marked and show their age.(94 years). About half the pages have a tiny chip missing on the bottom outside corner. DIME NOVELS - Printed on the cheapest of paper, with lurid cover illustrations, dime novels (which found a name in their ten cent price tag)...were considered ephemeral, to be read, often in secret, passed on to friends, or discarded. Dime novels... targeted a youthful working class audience with their thrilling, stereotyped tales of Wild West adventures, master criminals, det... View more info

"The Dragons of Archenfield (Domesday, Bk 3)"

By: "Marston, Edward"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Fawcett:

Seller ID: 9780449225455

ISBN: 0449225453

Condition: GOOD


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"Great Divorce, The"

By: "Martin, Valerie"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780553572704

ISBN: 0553572709

Condition: GOOD


Valerie Martin, bestselling author of Mary Reilly, weaves together the lives of three women attempting to make sense of the cruelties committed in the name of "civilization."Ellen Clayton, accomplished veterinarian at the New Orleans Zoo, is coping with her husband's decision to leave her after twenty years. Ellen's assistant Camille comes to identify with the big cats in their care during increasingly bizarre episodes. And Elisabeth Boyer, a passionate Creole aristocrat trapped on an antebellum plantation, finds deliverance in the form of a black leopard. Their unfolding stories reveal the... View more info

Seven-Per-Cent Solution

By: "Meyer, Nicholas"

Price: $1.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345255884

ISBN: 0345255887

Condition: GOOD


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Ein Hollander in New York (Original title: The Dutchman)

By: "Meyers, Annette & Martin"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Berlin, Germany", ECON Taschenbuch Verlag: 1997

Seller ID: 00T076

ISBN: 3612276042

Condition: FINE


"As new - gift quality! ""Im Sommer 1664 wehren sich die Bewohner der kleinen hollandischen Kolonie Neu-Amsterdam gegen die drohende Invasion der Englander."" German edition of the first in ""The Dutchman"" Series written under their pseudonym, Maan Meyers. German text." View more info

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The Jekyl Island Club

By: "Monahan, Brent"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Minotaur Books:

Seller ID: 9780312276980

ISBN: 0312276982

Condition: GOOD


Located on the idyllic Georgia coast, Jekyl Island was the playground of the rich at the turn of the last century. Vanderbilts, Goulds, Rockefellers, and other members of elite society vacationed there, enjoying the finest aspects of Southern hospitality that money could buy and importing the rest from New York. Indeed, the money was good: the club's one hundred members controlled one sixth of the nation's wealth. When one of the club's members is shot to death on the island, his fellow captains of industry anxiously conclude it was as a hunting accident. Is the impending visit to the Jeky... View more info

A Queen of Blackmailers or Tracking An Adventuress (Seth Hunt Series)

By: "Munro, Norman L."

Price: $26.95

Publisher: NY, Street & Smith (Magnet Detective Library No. 347): 1885

Seller ID: 8-7T012

Condition: GOOD-


"Tight, age soil to exterior, pages clean but age tanned, faintest curl. Dog-eared pages. Covers are chipped, creased, marked and show their age. Spine re-enforced with clear tape. (133 years).DIME NOVELS - Printed on the cheapest of paper, with lurid cover illustrations, dime novels (which found a name in their ten cent price tag)...were considered ephemeral, to be read, often in secret, passed on to friends, or discarded. Dime novels... targeted a youthful working class audience with their thrilling, stereotyped tales of Wild West adventures, master criminals, detective stories, histori... View more info

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"Death at Bishop's Keep (Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries, No. 1)"

By: "Paige, Robin"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Berkley:

Seller ID: 9780425164358

ISBN: 0425164357

Condition: GOOD


Kate Adrleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not--outspoken, free-thinking, American...and a writer of the frowned upon "penny-dreadfuls." Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archeological dig--and Kate has the chance to not only research her latest story...but to begin her first case with amateur detective Sir Charles Sheridan. View more info

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"Death in Hyde Park (Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries, No. 10)"

By: "Paige, Robin"

Price: $3.25

Publisher: Berkley:

Seller ID: 9780425201138

ISBN: 0425201139

Condition: GOOD


Coronation Day, 1902. Charles and Kate Sheridan are pleased to be at the crowning of their king. But when an anarchist accidentally blows himself up with a bomb meant for their monarch, Charles and Kate turn up a number of intriguing--and disturbing--questions. For example, what is mysterious, beautiful Charlotte Conway--editor of the anarchist newspaper where the dead man was employed--doing in the arms of expatriate author Jack London? View more info