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121 Brown, Rita Mae Sour Puss
Bantam 2006 055380362X / 9780553803624 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Mrs. Murphy Mysteries; 1.1 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; 272 pages; In this latest whodunit, Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner-in-crime-detection, Sneaky Pie Brown, return to the scene of their bestselling crimes—picturesque Crozet, Virginia. Love is in the air as spring comes to the small town, but no sooner has Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen remarried than she is rudely interrupted—by murder. And no sooner does the trouble start than curious cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with corgi Tee Tucker, sink their claws into the case.…

After an unexpected rekindling of their romance, Harry and her veterinarian ex-husband, Fair Haristeen, have happily remarried. But the excitement of their nuptials is quickly overshadowed by the murder of Professor Vincent Forland, a world-famous grape and fungal expert who was in town visiting the local vineyards.

Within days of giving a lecture on how distilled fungus and cattle diseases are the current basis of chemical warfare, Forland’s decapitated body is discovered. After their initial fright, the residents of Crozet believe that this was a political murder and settle back into their routines–until a local is also found dead, killed in the same gruesome manner as Professor Forland. Now residents can’t help wondering, is this really the work of an
outsider—or one of their own?

No longer working in the post office, Harry had just planted a quarter acre of grapes, which fuels her natural curiosity over just what the two murder victims knew and had in common. Once the warmth of spring arrives, the grapevines blossom and Harry’s furry entourage discovers the first critical clue. But how can they show the humans what they’ve learned? And how can they—or anyone—stop the killing?


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122 Brown, Rita Mae Sudden Death
*** Bantam Books 1988 Paperback 
very good condition; LIB2958010269


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123 Brown, Rita Mae Tail of the Tip-Off: A Sneaky Pie Borwn Mystery
Random House 0553801589 / 9780553801583 Hardcover 
very good condition dustjacket has edgewear and tears but nicely intact; dustjacket has edgewear and tears but nicely intact; LIB2958013471


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124 Brown, Rita Mae The Tail of the Tip-Off
Bantam 2003 0553801589 / 9780553801583 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1.08 x 9.44 x 6.04 Inches; 320 pages; The Tail of the Tip-Off

When winter hits Crozet, Virginia, it hits hard--and hangs on for months. That’s nothing new to postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and her friends, who keep warm with hard work, hot toddies, and rabid rooting for the University of Virginia’s women’s basketball team at the old stadium affectionately dubbed “The Clam.” But the usual postgame high spirits are laid low when contractor H. H. Donaldson drops dead in the parking lot. And pretty soon word has spread that it wasn’t a heart attack that did him in. It just doesn’t sit right with Harry that one of her fellow fans--perhaps even an acquaintance or neighbor sitting close by in the stands--is a murderer. And as tiger cat Mrs. Murphy is all too aware, things that don’t sit right with Harry make her restless, curious, and prone to poking her not-very-sensitive human nose into dangerous places. So the animals start paying closer attention to what the people around them are doing--and they’re the first ones to realize when the next murder occurs.

It seems obvious to Harry that the deaths are connected--and she intends to find out exactly how. There’s no shortage of suspects, considering that H.H. was a ladies’ man who’d left a trail of broken hearts all over town--the most recent belonging to his wife-- and that the second murder victim was not very popular in Crozet.As the police launch their investigation, Harry picks up clues through savvy questioning of everyone she knows. But it’s the critters who are most attuned to trouble--they scent something wicked wafting Harry’s way on the tail of the next snowstorm. And as Harry draws closer to the truth about a brutal killer, Mrs. Murphy and her friends realize it’s up to them to make sure their intrepid mom lands on her feet.


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125 Brown, Roy Swing Of The Gate
Seabury Press Seabury Press 1978 First Edition hardcover 
B008113; 108 pp hc, contents very good, very good dustjacket


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126 Brown, Sandra Ricochet A Novel
Simon & Schuster 2006 0743289331 / 9780743289337 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1.42 x 9.37 x 6.06 Inches; 400 pages; Book Club Edition


When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the keys to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.

At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self-defense. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. His gut feeling is that her account of the shooting is only partially true -- and it's the parts she's leaving out that bother him.

Determined to learn the dead man's connection to the Lairds and get at the truth, Duncan investigates further and quickly finds his career, as well as his integrity, in jeopardy -- because he can't deny his increasing attraction to Elise Laird, even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.

When Elise seeks Duncan out privately and makes an incredible allegation, he initially dismisses it as the manipulative lie of a guilty woman. But what if she's telling the truth? Then that single fatal gunshot at her home takes on even more sinister significance, possibly involving Duncan's nemesis, the brutal crime lord Robert Savich.

And then Elise goes missing . . .

Ricochet's plot twists -- as only Sandra Brown can write them -- and palpable suspense combine to create this gripping thriller, in which a decent cop's worst enemy may be his own conscience, and trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death.


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127 Brown, Sandra Standoff
Warner Books 2000 0375430547 / 9780375430541 book club ed hardcover 
very good contents & dustjacket (B544); B047477; 217 pages


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128 Browne, Robert Gregory Kiss Her Goodbye
St. Martin's Press 2007 0312358393 / 9780312358396 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
10 x 18 x 12 Inches; 304 pages;
Kiss Her Goodbye is a smashing good read. It moves at such a breakneck pace that you'll scarcely have time to take a breath.”
—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Mephisto Club
In a gripping thriller that matches one cop’s love for his only daughter against the diabolical cunning of a charismatic madman, debut novelist Robert Gregory Browne announces his presence in territory long ruled by the likes of Dean Koontz and John Sandford
ATF Agent Jack Donovan has two ambitions: take down cult leader Alex Gunderson after years of violent mayhem, and reconnect with his daughter Jessie, who has somehow managed to slip from his life. But, none of Jack's experience as a stellar cop or an absent father has prepared him for the unthinkable way these two parts of his life are about to collide.

In a desperate act of revenge, Gunderson kidnaps Jessie and buries her alive. But just as Jack’s team is closing in, fate intervenes in the form of a bullet and the secret to Jessie’s location is lost. With only a few precious hours of oxygen to sustain her, and with not a single clue pointing in her direction, Jessie is sure to die—unless Jack can somehow find her. Jack would trade anything in the world for just one shot to save his little girl—even his own life.


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Conned Again, Watson!  Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability, Bruce, Colin & Claire Palmer
129 Bruce, Colin & Claire Palmer Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales Of Logic, Math, And Probability
Perseus Publishing 2000 0738203459 / 9780738203454 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8.30 X 5.40 X 1 inches; 290 pages


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130 Buchan, John 39 Steps
Popular Library 1963 Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
B008426; 142 pp paperback, good contents, good wraps, pages yellowing


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131 Buchanan Contents Under Pressure
Hyperion C. Dickens 1992 
B007809; as new


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132 Buchanan Requiem of Sharks
Dodd Mead Dodd Mead 1973 
B007952; as new


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133 Buchanan, Edna Act of Betrayal
Hyperion Hyperion 1996 hardcover 
B008018; 245 pp Hardcover, Very good contents, good dust jacket, Edge wear/tear


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134 Buchanan, Edna R. Contents Under Pressure
Hyperion 1992 1562829327 / 9781562829322 Hardcover 
very good condition; LIB2958013686


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135 Buchanan, Patrick Requiem of Sharks
Dodd Mead Dodd Mead 1973 book club ed hardcover 
B008267; hardcover, good contents & dustjacket, some wear & fading


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136 Budrys, Algis Rogue Moon
Gold Medal Books Gold Medal Books 1960 paperback 
B008514; 176 pp paperback, good contents, good wraps, pages yellowing, B163


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137 Buffa, D. W. Defense
Henry Holt and Co Henry Holt and Co 1997 softcover 
B008488; 309 pp softcover, good contents & wraps, advanced readers copy, B115


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138 Bugliosi, Vincent Till Death Us Do Part
Bantam Bantam 1979 0553125001 / 9780553125009 softcover 
B007758; 403 pp Softcover, Very Good Contents, No Dustjacket, Wraps Good


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139 Bugliosi, Vincent & Hurwitz, Ken Shadow of Cain
W. W. Norton 1981 0393014665 / 9780393014662 Hardcover 
very good condition dustjacket has minor edgewear and tears; dustjacket has minor edgewear and tears; LIB2958008631


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140 Burke, James Lee Dixie City Jam
Hyperion 1994 0816174881 / 9780816174881 4th prtg Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
very good condition; LIB2958000800; 367 pages


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