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Singing Sands, The, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
76 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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Three by Tey: Miss Pym Disposes, The Franchise Affair, Brat Farrar, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
77 7042 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Three by Tey: Miss Pym Disposes, The Franchise Affair, Brat Farrar
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Macmillan: NY; c1946,48,49; 590 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
This omnibus edition has an introduction by James Sandoe.Spine ends bumped and a bit worn, pastedowns creased (publishing flaw), page edges pale yellow with a few tiny smudges on top edge; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Lightly rubbed dust wrapper sunned and edgeworn with a few short closed tears. ; Three complete and unabridged mysteries, the first by this author to be published in the US. Miss Pym is a guest lecturer on pychology at a peaceful campus in June. After an 'accidental' death she puts all her psychological theories into practice to prove that it was murder in 'Miss Pym Disposes'. In 'The Franchise Affair' a mother and daughter are 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.)

"Brat Farrar' is the basis for multiple television movies. Simon Ashby is to inherit his family's small country estate, Latchetts near the south coast of England and a large trust fund left by his mother when he turns 21. Enter Brat Farrar a young man skilled with horses that looks very like Simon's twin brother Patrick assumed to have drowned many years previously. Brat knows details of Patrick's early life and has his mannerisms. Is Brat the long lost Ashby heir?; 'I love Josephine Tey as well. My favourites are 'Brat Farrar' and 'The Franchise Affair'. -Tricia 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; in our attempt to show the spine this image appears curved, the book is not curved or warped. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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Benefactress, The, The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim]
78 7094 The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim] Benefactress, The
Hardcover Macmillan: London; c1898, 1929; 418 pages Very Good- 
Part of the lovely Macmillan pocket edition with royal blue cloth bindings, gilt top edges, and gilt on spine. Spine ends, corners and bottom edges, bumped and lightly worn (seen often in this edition). Pastedowns and endpapers faintly yellowed, page edges yellowed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'When Anna Estcourt was twenty-five, and had begun to wonder whether the pleasure extractable from life at all counterbalanced the bother of it, a wonderful thing happened.' So begins another of Elizabeth's fairy tale type stories. Unmarried Anna moves from London to rural Germany when she inherits a relative's Pomeranian estate.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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Pilgrim's Rest [Dark Threat], WENTWORTH, Patricia
79 7242 WENTWORTH, Patricia Pilgrim's Rest [Dark Threat]
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Perennial: NY; c1946,1993; Reprint 257 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, faint cover creases and light edgewear. Page edges and free endpapers foxed, previous owner bookplate on front free pastedown; interior pages clean. ; The tenth Miss Silver mystery featuring 'a spinster who has an aptitude for private investigation and is always seen with a piece of knitting at hand' was also published under the title 'Dark Threat'. "There have always been Pilgrims living at 'Pilgrim's Rest'. The two Miss Pilgrims, Columba and Janette, have no thought of leaving. When their brother suffers a fatal fall only days after talking about selling it, and his son, Major Roger Pilgrim, barely escapes two near-fatal accidents, they suspect it deadly to leave. Surely, Miss Silver can determine why the house hates to be empty."; 'Her books are good entertainment & offer a satisfying puzzle in the classic tradition.' - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This series recommended by Jerri C. and Tom J. of the AT and DES email discussion lists as well as several other list members. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Through The Wall, WENTWORTH, Patricia
80 7195 WENTWORTH, Patricia Through The Wall
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper & Row: NY; c1952,1989; Reprint 360 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear. Covers and pages age browned but not brittle; pages clean. A nice copy. ; A Miss Silver Mystery. 'Martin Brand's relatives are furious that he's left his large estate to his niece, Marion, whom he had only met once. And Marion is upset that she has to share her new home with Martin's family. Then a body is found on the beach wearing her coat.' Fortunately Miss Silver, ('a spinster who has an aptitude for private investigation and is always seen with a piece of knitting at hand') is on the scene.; 'Her books are good entertainment & offer a satisfying puzzle in the classic tradition.' - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This series recommended by Jerri C. of the AT and DES email discussion lists as well as several other list members. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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High Wages, WHIPPLE, Dorothy
81 7070 WHIPPLE, Dorothy High Wages
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1930, 2009; 316 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Preface by Jane Brocket. A lovely copy with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; Set in the north of England in the early years of the 20th century, Jane gets a badly-paid job in a draperís shop where she 'lives in'. Aware that people's shopping tastes and methods are changing she works hard, saves her money, gets help from a friend, and opens her own dress-shop. Readers that enjoyed the recent television series 'Mr. Selfridge' and 'The Paradise' may well enjoy this novel. We did.; ' Dorothy Whipple is one of my favourite authors'.- Lyn B. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image of book and matching bookmark is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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Someone at a Distance, WHIPPLE, Dorothy
82 7123 WHIPPLE, Dorothy Someone at a Distance
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1953, 2008; 413 pages Very Good+ 
Very light spine creases, faint edgewear, a few smudges on page edges. A very nice copy.; The author's final novel. "Apparently 'a fairly ordinary tale about the destruction of a happy marriage' (Nina Bawden in the Preface) yet 'it makes compulsive reading' in its description of an ordinary family ('Ellen was that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife') struck by disaster when the husband, in a moment of weak, mid-life vanity, runs off with a French girl. Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist, with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Mrs Gaskell (both wrote in the Midlands and had similar preoccupations)."; 'Any novel by Dorothy Whipple is guaranteed to be an absorbing story of family relationships, romance & heartache... Dorothy Whipple is one of my favourite authors'.- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Also recommended and reviewed by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Lesson in Secrets, A, WINSPEAR, Jacqueline
83 7082 WINSPEAR, Jacqueline Lesson in Secrets, A
Hardcover Harper: NY; 2011; First US Edition; First Printing 323 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, black remainder dot on bottom textblock edge. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly rubbed. A very nice copy indeed; looks unread.; 'In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs's career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service, in this eighth novel in the Agatha and Macavity AwardĖwinning series starring the psychologically astute detective.

Posing as a junior lecturer at a private pacifist college in Cambridge, she is to monitor any activities "not in the interests of His Majesty's government"óuntil the college's controversial founder Greville Liddicote is murdered. As the storm clouds of World War II gather on the horizon, this pivotal chapter in the life of Maisie Dobbs foreshadows new challenges and powerful enemies facing the psychologist and investigator.' Recommended.; This author recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups, by Frances B., Jane. E., Judith L., Becky M., and Deb H. of the DES email discussion group, Pat S. and Louise D. of the ATS and AT email discussion list and Kristi J. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD

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Messenger of Truth, WINSPEAR, Jacqueline
84 5992 WINSPEAR, Jacqueline Messenger of Truth
Hardcover Henry Holt: NY; 2006; First US Edition 322 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Very lightly bumped spine ends, faint smudge to textblock edge, unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; The fourth Maisie Dobbs mystery. Hired by his twin sister, who is not convinced with the police's ruling of an accidental death, Maisie investigates the life, and death, of Nicholas Bassington-Hope an artist who died the night before his Mayfair gallery exhibition was due to open. Recommended.; This author recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups, by Frances B., Jane. E., Judith L., Becky M., and Deb H. of the DES email discussion group, Pat S. and Louise D. of the ATS and AT email discussion list and Kristi J. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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Pardonable Lies, WINSPEAR, Jacqueline
85 5817 WINSPEAR, Jacqueline Pardonable Lies
Softcover; Trade PB Henry Holt: NY; 2005; Advance Review Copy 342 pages Very Good- 
Covers lightly creased and edgeworn, page edges pale yellow and lightly soiled; no spine creases. Trade paperback advanced reading copy issued before hardback was published. ; In this third novel of the bestselling series, London Psychologist and Investigator Maisie Dobbs uses her unique skills and 'faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful memories from the Great War to resolve the mystery surrounding a pilot's death.' The first book in this series won an Edgar Award and was an Agatha Award finalist for Best Novel. Recommended.; This author recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups, by Frances B., Jane. E., Judith L., Becky M., and Deb H. of the DES email discussion group, Pat S. and Louise D. of the ATS and AT email discussion list and Kristi J. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Pardonable Lies, WINSPEAR, Jacqueline
86 7061 WINSPEAR, Jacqueline Pardonable Lies
Hardcover Henry Holt: NY; 2005; First US Edition; First Printing 342 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A lovely copy.; In this third novel of the bestselling series, London Psychologist and Investigator Maisie Dobbs uses her unique skills and 'faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful memories from the Great War to resolve the mystery surrounding a pilot's death.' The first book in this series won an Edgar Award and was an Agatha Award finalist for Best Novel.Recommended.; This author recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups, by Frances B., Jane. E., Judith L., Becky M., and Deb H. of the DES email discussion group, Pat S. and Louise D. of the ATS and AT email discussion list and Kristi J. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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87 5454 WODEHOUSE, P. G. Golf Omnibus, The
Hardcover Wings Books: NY; 1996; 467 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges light brown with a touch of soil. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy of a fun book.; "Play the game the P.G. Wodehouse way with with, charm and a touch of mischief. 'Thirty-One Humorous Tales From the Green' including 'Archibald's Benefit, The Clicking of Cuthbert, A Woman is Only a Woman, (!) A Mixed Threesome, Sundered Hearts, The Salvation of George MacKintosh, Ordeal by Golf, The Long Hole, The Heel of Achilles, The Rough Stuff, The Coming of Gowf, The Heart of a Goof, High Stakes, Keeping in with Vosper, Chester Forgets Himself, The Magic Plus Fours, The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh, Rodney Fails to Qualify, Jane Gets off the Fairway, The Purification of Rodney Spelvin, Those in Peril on the Tee, The Letter of the Law, Farewell to Legs, There's Always Golf, Up from the Depths, Feet of Clay, Excelsior, Rodney has a Relapse, Tangled Hearts, Scratch Man, and Sleepy Time.'; "Thank goodness there are still dozens of Wodehouse novels for me to read, I donít think I could live without them." says Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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88 2964 WODEHOUSE, P. G. Jeeves and the Tie That Binds
Softcover; Mass Market PB Perennial; Harper & Row: NY; c1971,1983; 189 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, page edges and inside covers pale yellow, a nice copy. ; 'When Jeeves inadvertently reveals information about his master, Bertie Wooster, to the wrong people, it is a matter of honor to undo the damage. His attempts create a gripping drama of unadulterated delight.' ; "Thank goodness there are still dozens of Wodehouse novels for me to read, I donít think I could live without them." says Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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89 2961 WODEHOUSE, P. G. Mulliner Nights
Softcover; Mass Market PB Vintage Books: NY; c1930,1975; 189 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, covers faintly rubbed. Page edges yellowed; interior pages clean.; Mr. Mulliner spends his evenings at the Anglers' Rest, an English pub. While 'sipping his Scotch and lemon, Mr. Mulliner tells adventures that once befell a nephew, a cousinís son, or some other un-stuffy younger relative. Mr. Mullinerís narratives showcase Wodehouseís particular genius for fetching whimsy and eccentric shenanigans.'; "Thank goodness there are still dozens of Wodehouse novels for me to read, I donít think I could live without them." says Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 7.25 USD
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90 3881 WODEHOUSE, P. G. Right Ho, Jeeves
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1934,1999; Reprint 260 pages Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear and rubbing, looks unread. A very nice copy.; Bertie has the perfect plan to bring Gussie Fink-Nottle and Madeline Bassett together...Need we mention that Jeeves will have to sort things out when all goes awry? ; "Thank goodness there are still dozens of Wodehouse novels for me to read, I donít think I could live without them." says Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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91 4574 WODEHOUSE, P. G. Very Good, Jeeves
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1930; Reprint 252 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, light edgewear and cover creases, white covers have pale tan edges. This edition published after 1975 but has no date. A nice copy.; A collection of eleven short stories featuring the inimitable Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. ; "There are eleven tales in this volume and each is the best."-The Observer "Thank goodness there are still dozens of Wodehouse novels for me to read, I donít think I could live without them." says Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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92 2976 WODEHOUSE, P. G. Young Men in Spats
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pennyfarthing Editions: c1936,1988; 216 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn, page edges very pale yellow. A nice copy. ; These eleven stories feature 'members of the inimitable Drones Club-they may be small of brain and short on cash but they are always good for ingenious adventures.'; "Thank goodness there are still dozens of Wodehouse novels for me to read, I donít think I could live without them." says Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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93 2177 WODEHOUSE, P.G. (edited and with a preface by D.R. Bensen) Wodehouse Bestiary
Softcover; Trade PB Houghton and Mifflin: Boston; 1999; First Edition Thus 329 pages Very Good+ 
Previous owner address label inside front cover, very faint edgewear. ; Vintage animal tales from the world-renowned humorist. "Collected here are fourteen tales of animals of extraordinarily strong dispositions and the often calamitous events they precipitate. " ; "Thank goodness there are still dozens of Wodehouse novels for me to read, I donít think I could live without them." says Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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