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126 3170 PILCHER, Robin Starting Over
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 2002; First US Edition 386 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A very lovely copy; dust wrapper is not price clipped.; The second novel by the son of Rosamunde Pilcher. From the dust wrapper: 'It seems a long time since life was good for Liz Dewhurst. Her happy marriage to Gregor ended six months ago when she discovered he had been having an affair with another local woman for two years. But if that wasn't enough, Liz and Gregor's family businesses were also intertwined. Growing up on neighboring farms on the East coast of Fife, an area blessed with rich soil and beautiful, unspoiled landscapes, the marriage made it perfect sense to merge. The separation, however, has come at the worse possible time. With business bad, the two farms are barely struggling to survive on their own.

Then an extraordinary opportunity arises. An American-financed consortium is looking to build a golf course, and with Liz's and Gregor's land think they have found the ideal site for the best new links course in Britain. Liz is torn: the money is tempting, and she knows that by turning the scheme down she will face the wrath of the local community. On the other hand, the farm has passed through five generations of her family; is she really ready to give up that history, a move that will also help Gregor and his mistress?' ; Published @ $24.95. 
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Golden Compass, The : His Dark Materials, Book 1 [Northern Lights], PULLMAN, Philip
127 6175 PULLMAN, Philip Golden Compass, The : His Dark Materials, Book 1 [Northern Lights]
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: NY; c1995, 2002; 399 pages Illustrated by Philip Pullman; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Faint spine creases, one cover crease, light edgewear, some page corner creases, a few smudges on page edges.; This first volume of the trilogy was recently made into a film. Published as "Northern Lights" in the UK and winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award. Chapter heading illustrations done by the author.; "It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motely streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would being when she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are eavesdropping and uncover a plot to murder Lord Asriel. He has returned from the far North where he tells of strange sights-a beautiful city hovering in the sky above the pole, a shimmering Dust that settles on and delineates all but human children. Lyra is scarcely able to save his life before Lord Asriel is off again, on a quest to answer the riddle of the world. Meanwhile, children are disappearing, and when Lyra's dearest friend is taken by the Gobblers, she determines to save him-a decision which leads her on a great journey, a journey that will lead to the discovery of her mother, a disastrous betrayal and the beginning of the unravelling of the mystery of Dust." For young adults, US grades 7-12; originally marketed to adults in the US. Highly recommended. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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128 5839 PULLMAN, Philip Ruby in the Smoke, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Laurel-Leaf: NY; c1985, 2000; Reprint Very Good  
230 pages; Spine and cover creases, inside covers and page edges light brown; interior pages clean, none loose.; An ALA Best Book for Young Adults (Ages 12 and older). A mystery/thriller set in Victorian London by the author of the 'Dark Materials' trilogy. This is the first volume of the Sally Lockhart trilogy. Basis for the Masterpiece Theater production of the same name.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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Subtle Knife, The : His Dark Materials, Book 2, PULLMAN, Philip
129 2355 PULLMAN, Philip Subtle Knife, The : His Dark Materials, Book 2
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1997; First US Edition 326 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dark blue boards quarterbound in navy blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Bottom corners of a few pages creased, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper. No remainder marks. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; The second volume in the "His Dark Materials" trilogy. The first volume was made into a film.; 'Lyra Silvertongue's quest to find the origins of Dust--the very stuff of the universe continues. We meet Will, a 12-year-old from our world, who is trying to protect his emotionally fragile mother and to locate his lost father, an explorer who vanished years before. Instead, Will finds a window into another world, where Lyra and her daemon have also tumbled. Their lives become inextricably entwined when Lyra's alethiometer gives her a simple command: find Will's father. The world of Cittàgazze holds the talisman of the subtle knife, which can cut through anything, even the space between worlds. It wounds Will, but he is bound to it by a destiny neither he nor Lyra (nor readers) yet understand." For US grades 7-12 (and up). Marketed in the UK as a children's book it was originally found in adult Science Fiction/Fantasy sections of bookstores in the US. Highly recommended. 
Price: 99.75 USD
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, ROWLING, J. K.
130 5382 ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hardcover Bloomsbury: London; 1998; First Australian Edition; First Printing 251 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine tail bumped, dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. First edition, first printing of the Australian edition printed and bound by Australian Print Group, Maryborough, Vic. "First published in Great Britain in 1997" error on publication page, complete number line on publication page, and no price on dust wrapper, indicate this is the first Australian printing. The cover art and format of this edition is very similar to the British first edition.; Harry Potter's second delightful and exciting year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.; Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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131 5829 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita All Passion Spent
Softcover; Trade PB Carroll & Graf: NY; c1931,1992; 297 pages Very Good  
Light spine and cover creases, edgewear, a few smudges on page edges, previous owner definition of a word in the novel written on the title page; rest of pages clean, none loose.; 'In 1860, as an unmarried girl of 17, Lady Slane nurtures a secret burning ambition--to become an artist. She becomes, instead, the wife of a great statesman and the mother of six children. Seventy years later, how a widow, she retires to a tiny house in Hampstead and recollects the dreams of youth, and enjoys the mellow present in the company of those she has chosen.' Basis for the television film of the same name.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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132 945 SAGAN, Carl Contact
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1985; Fourth Printing 431 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine is slightly concave, no binding problems, no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, price clipped, has very light rubbing and edgewear. A very nice copy. ; This is Pulitzer prize winner Carl Sagan's first novel. In 1999, a mutinational team of scientists makes first contact with extraterrestrials. Basis for the movie of the same name starring Jodie Foster.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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133 4881 SAYERS, Dorothy Murder Must Advertise
Softcover; Mass Market PB HarperCollins: NY; c1933,1995; Very Good  
356 pages; Covers very lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a touch of light soil, faint spine creases, page edges very lightly yellowed; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy. ; Lord Peter joins a London advertising agency to solve a murder. Sayers drew on her own advertising experience when she wrote this delightful novel. The Lord Peter Wimsey books were the basis for the Masterpiece Theater television series.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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134 5261 SAYERS, Dorothy Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon: NY; c1928, 1970s; Very Good+  
Very light edgewear, page edges pale yellow. A nice copy.; It is Armistice Day and retired General Fentiman is found dead, in his regular chair, in London's Bellona Club. Sitting unnoticed for some time, nobody seems to know exactly when he died and a half million pound fortune hangs in the balance. The General was ninety years old so it must have been a natural death, all Lord Peter is asked to do is help determine the time of death...  
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Busman's Honeymoon, SAYERS, Dorothy L.
135 6972 SAYERS, Dorothy L. Busman's Honeymoon
Softcover; Mass Market PB HarperCollins: NY; c1937, 1995; 403 pages Very Good 
This is 'the last of the Wimsey mysteries completed by Dorothy Sayers. And while murder is hardly the best way for the newlyweds to begin their honeymoon, it is certainly the most appropriate. Their married life begins when the former owner of their newly acquired estate is found quite dead in the cellar. What Lord Peter hopes to be a private and romantic stay in the country becomes a baffling case, what with a misspelled "notise" to the milkman and a dead man who has not a spot of blood on his smashed skull and not a pence less than six hundred pounds in his pocket. In short, as Lord Peter says, "Back to the old grind. Rigor mortis and who-saw-him-last, blood-prints, information received and it-is-my-dooty-to-warn-you." Together, the newlyweds pursue the truth to its less than happy ending even as they look ahead to their lives together.' Recommended.; Light spine creases, covers creased and lightly edgeworn, pages and inside covers age browned; pages clean, none loose. ; "Busman's Honeymoon has everything—mystery, comedy, love, and drama—all served up in Dorothy Sayers's best style."—NYTimes This author highly recommended by many Anglophile Books readers including Jerri C. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The, SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows
136 7040 SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The
Hardcover The Dial Press: NY; 2008; Second Printing 278 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways." Highly recommended. Basis for the film "Guernsey" directed by Mike Newell and featuring Lily James and Matthew Goode.
; Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; Recommended by Linda S, Sharon D., and several members of the DES and AT email discussion groups, including Kristi J., Julie B., Louise D., Laura N. 'My local Book Club loved it so much we talk about a possible trip to Guernsey. Isn't that one of the things a good book will do for us, make us want to see and experience the locale for ourselves'? and Susan D. '...such a wonderful read I can't say enough good things about it. It is full of humour and humanity and decency and love and war and mystery and betrayal and marvellous characters. Oh, and books. It's a quintessential perfect read for any Dessie.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines, SHARP, Margery
137 7167 SHARP, Margery Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines
Hardcover; Ex-Library Little, Brown & Company: Boston; c1966; Reprint; Third Printing 148 pages Illustrated by Garth Williams; B&W Illustrations: Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Spine ends bumped with tiny tears, corners bumped and worn to boards on top corners. Skinned areas and old dust wrapper protection residue on pastedowns and flaps of dw where it was once attached to book. Pages age yellowed, edges darker and a bit soiled, interior pages clean. Top corner clipped dust wrapper has Little Brown $6.95 price sticker on bottom front flap. Edgeworn and a bit soiled, creased, skinned area on spine, torn at flap edges, scratches on front panel. No library markings on dw but an old label shadow on spine. A reading copy.; The fourth exciting adventure featuring the lovely and intrepid mouse Miss Bianca and her loyal friend Bernard. This time they must rescue a small boy, Teddy-Age-Eight, from a mouse-size city of salt! More delightful illustrations by Garth Williams. This series was the basis for 'The Rescuers' films.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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138 966 SHREVE, Anita Resistance
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
222 pages; No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed.; 'Just as the Nazi occupation forces have drained Claire's village in Belgium of coffee, meat, and chocolate, the war has also depleted whatever joy there may have been in her marriage. ' While her husband Henri is away on Resistance work, Claire (a nurse and interpreter also active in the Maquis) takes in a badly wounded American pilot who recovers in their farmhouse attic. A story of 'passion, self-discovery, and sacrifice. ' An engrossing story and basis for 2003 movie starring Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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No Highway, SHUTE, Nevil [Norway]
139 7063 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] No Highway
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1948, 1969; 250 pages Very Good- 
Covers edgeworn and creased, a tiny tear on rear cover, pages pale brown but not brittle; none loose. Previous owner pencil notes on "Books by Nevil Shute" page. ; Basis for the 1951 film of the same name (US title No Highway in the Sky). "An aviation engineer himself, Nevil Shute writes about the development of a gigantic British airliner, and the agonizing decision of one man-an obscure research scientist-who predicts that a vital part of the plane will fail in flight."; Recommended by blogger Thomas at My Porch and Sheila of the DES email discussion group. This author recommended by Kristi J, Tricia K, Sylvia C, Amy B, Deb H, and Perry P amongst other of the DES email discussion group and Louise D. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy], SHUTE, Nevil [Norway]
140 6495 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1950,1981; 277 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, tiny hole on back cover, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Basis for the 1981 television mini-series.; The story of Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, 'who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her...' An interesting article by the author about this book available at http://www.nevilshute.org/at lanotes.php 
Price: 6.75 USD
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Angel of the Opera, The : Sherlock Holmes Meets The Phantom of the Opera, SICILIANO, Sam
141 6958 SICILIANO, Sam Angel of the Opera, The : Sherlock Holmes Meets The Phantom of the Opera
Hardcover Otto Penzler Books: NY; 1994; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head bumped, book slightly cocked; pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white rear panel faintly soiled. A nice copy.; Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Gaston Leroux. What if Erik, the Phantom of the Opera met the greatest consulting detective of all time? Paris 1890, the beleagured managers of the Opera ask Sherlock Holmes for help, will he cross the Channel and unlock the 'true secrets motivating the infamous Phantom'? As usual, nothing is quite as it seems at first...; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 24.75 USD
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142 444 Sienkiewicz, Henryk; Trans From The Polish by Jeremiah Curtin Quo Vadis ; A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Hardcover Int'l Collectors Library: Garden City, NY; N.D.; 564 pages Good 
No DJ as issued; spine head and foot and corners bumped and worn. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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143 273 Signoret, Simone Adieu, Volodya
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1986; First US Edition 418 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top board edges faded;dust wrapper, price cut, is rubbed and scored.; Novel of two generations of Jewish emigre families living in Paris between the two World Wars. Written by the famous French movie actress.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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I Capture the Castle, SMITH, Dodie
144 6843 SMITH, Dodie I Capture the Castle
Softcover; Trade PB St Martin's Griffin: NY; c1948, 1998; 343 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A nice copy. No spine or cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn, a few faint smudges to page edges. This edition has a short list of discussion questions and a very short biography of the author. ; Basis for the BBC film released in 2003. The first novel by this author, who was best known for '101 Dalmations', written while she lived in the United States in the 1940's. This is one of the most enchanting and unusual coming of age stories. Set in a three-quarters ruined 600-year-old castle in the English countryside, the book is the journal of seventeen-year-old Cassandra. She is teaching herself to write, and does very well indeed at "capturing the castle. " She is growing up amid poverty along with her twenty-one year old sister Rose, her smart younger brother, her stepmother model, Topaz, and her eccentric father, stymied by writer's block for many years. Cassandra candidly chronicles the changes wrought by the arrival of Simon from America, heir to the nearby manor house and their landlord, along with his brother Neil and voluble mother. The devoted and shockingly handsome Stephen (penurious castle help), a charming Vicar, and a greasy photographer from London, round out the characters. Totally engaging...you will love it.; Recommended by Sulie and Holly H. of the DES email discussion group and by J. K. Rowling. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk, STEWART, Mary
145 7309 STEWART, Mary The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk
Hardcover Octopus / Heinemann: NY; 1979; 816 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Burgundy binding worn at bumped spine ends and corners. Previous owner bookplate (blank) on front free endpaper, a few faint spots to pale yellow textblock edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unpriced dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and creased. Oversized volume may require additional postage for international shipping. ; An omnibus edition with four complete romantic suspense novels. 'Moonspinners' is set in Crete and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Hayley Mills."Nine Coaches Waiting" published in 1958 is a set in 1950's France. "The Ivy Tree" is set in Northumberland and, " Madam, Will You Talk" is set in the South of France. It was Stewart's first novel; begun "...in 1952, with no intention of publishing it, but my husband persuaded me to send it away, and it was accepted."; Mary Stewart books recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and several other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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146 4672 STRUTHER, Jan Mrs. Miniver
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Grosset & Dunlap: NY; c1940, 1942?; Reprint Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
288 pages; Spine ends bumped and cloth fraying, corners bumped with boards just peeking through cloth binding, spine and edges a bit sunned. Pages extremely age browned but clean and not brittle; no binding problems. Dust wrapper, with very sunned spine, is edgeworn with several small chips and tears; white rear panel lightly soiled. The dw has a still from the film featuring Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson as the front illustration. ; Basis for the beloved World War II movie starring Greer Garson. Originally written in 1939 as a series of essays published in the London Times, this is a novel of an English woman during the early years of World War II. Recommended.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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147 1780 Summers, Anthony Goddess : the Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Hardcover Macmillan Publishing Company: New York; 1985; First US Edition 415 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine tail lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, price cut, is lightly edgeworn. ; Author interviewed 600 people and used the Freedom of Information Act to get material for this book.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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Franchise Affair, The, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
148 7015 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Franchise Affair, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1948, 1988; Reprint 289 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. No spine or cover creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates a mother and daughter accused of kidnapping a local young woman. Basis for 1951 movie of the same name starring John Bailey and Michael Denison (and including Patrick Troughton of Dr. Who fame.); "Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window."

'I love Josephine Tey as well. My favourites are 'Brat Farrar' and 'The Franchise Affair'. -Tricia K. 'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K. 'I do have them all but think The Franchise Affair is my favorite.'-Louise D. 'Brat Farrar, Miss Pym, The Franchise Affair, and the Daughter of Time at the very top of my favorites list.' Sulie P. This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Sheila, Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B., Kristi J. and Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
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Shilling for Candles, A, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
149 7017 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Shilling for Candles, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1936, 1988; Reprint 226 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear and very light cover creases. No spine creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates this nightmarish case (too many clues, too many motives) of a young woman found dead on a southern coast of England beach. This first novel published under the Tey pseudonym was the basis for 'Young and Innocent' (aka 'The Girl was Young') featuring Nova Pilbeam and Derrick De Marney. It was Alfred Hitchcock's favourite amongst his British films.; "Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something is wrong when a beautiful young film actress is found lying dead on the beach one morning. Inspector Grant has to take a more professional attitude: death by suicide, however common, has to have a motive -- just like murder..."

'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K., 'enjoyed it tremendously.'-Sheila This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B. and Kristi J. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD

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Singing Sands, The, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
150 7019 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Singing Sands, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1953, 1988; Reprint 222 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. No spine or cover creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates a murder on the night train to Scotland. Basis for an episode of the BBC television series 'Detective'.; "On sick leave from Scotland Yard, Inspector Alan Grant finds a dead man aboard the night train to Scotland and is drawn into the mystery of the man's death by the lines -- 'the singing sands, that guard the way to paradise' -- that are written on the dead man's newspaper."

'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K. "I enjoyed it." - Jerri C. This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Sheila, Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B., Kristi J. and Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD

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