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A Lively Form of Death.
Lindall, Edward.
ISBN: 0094586004
Constable London 1972 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing top edge, small mark top edge, small mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 183 pp. Australian crime fiction novel about a man named Gregory Lander, a happy drop-out who camps on the shores of a large billabong in the hunting plains of Northern Australia. A car with a girl and two men breaks down near him which is 125 miles and four days walk to get help. Lander is a threat to the men because he has seen their crime syndicate's plane land and take off at nights at a nearby abandoned airstrip. The tension cracks and Lander's future confronts him in a scene of savagery at the water's edge. Who will survive? 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30032  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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And Then There Were None [Agatha Christie Signature Series].
Christie, Agatha.
ISBN: 9780007136834
HarperCollins London 2007 
  Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 317 pp. This is a baffling thought provoking crime novel in the classic Christie style. Agatha wanted to write a novel to keep her readers guessing to the end. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27036  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beams Falling.
Newton, P. M.
ISBN: 9780670074525
Penguin Group Australia Melbourne 2014 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 316 pp. This is the compelling and gritty second novel. It centers around Australia's recent past, and looks at the way cops and criminals operate. The author spent over a decade as a detective in the New South Wales (NSW) police force. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28771  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Black Skies: An Inspector Erlendur Novel [Inspector Erlendur].
Indridason, Arnaldur; Cribb, Victoria (translation).
ISBN: 9781250055880
Picador New York 2014 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, top corners few pages folded, covers little creased, pages minimally toned, minor edgewear. 330 pp. Crime fiction, set in Reykjavik (Iceland). This is a story of greed, pride, and murder which goes from the villas of Reykjavik's banking elite to a sordid basement flat. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28681  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bony and the Black Virgin (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery).
Upfield, Arthur.
ISBN: 0207163251
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1994 
  Paperback, very good condition. 156 pp. An Inspector Bonaparte mystery - the Australian part-Aboriginal detective. Bony is called to the drought-stricken outback. At a desolate sheep station two men have been savagely beaten to death and it's Bony's job to make an arrest. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3826  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bony and the White Savage.
Upfield, Arthur.
Pan Books London 1964 
  Paperback small, good condition, small rubber stamp top edge, edges & pages toned, slight ridges along spine (binding error), minor edgewear, faint rubber date stamp last page. 208 pp. This time 'Bony', the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a murderer in the southwest corner of Western Australia. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27513  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bony and the White Savage.
Upfield, Arthur.
ISBN: 0207158487
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1964 
  Paperback, very good condition, spine little scuffed & toned, pages lightly toned as common. 230 pp. This time Bony, the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a savage murderer (and former theological student) in the southwest corner of Western Australia. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16260  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cake in the Hat Box (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery).
Upfield, Arthur.
ISBN: 0207162751
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1994 
  Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, heavy remainder stripe. 186 pp. Crime fiction novel in which a police jeep is found on a lonely dirt road in Western Australia. In it is Constable Stenhouse - shot dead, and his Aboriginal tracker has vanished. Will Bony or the local Aborigines find the killer first? 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3638  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Chamomile Mourning [Tea Shop Mystery].
Childs, Laura.
ISBN: 0425206181
Berkley Prime Crime New York 2006 
  Paperback, very good condition. 306 pp. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning pursues an investigation into the murky swamps of the Low Country, where she uncovers a thriving criminal enterprise of art forgery, fraud and murder. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21800  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dead in the Morning.
Yorke, Margaret.
ISBN: 9780143570479
Penguin Books Melbourne 2013 
  Paperback, very good plus condition. 160 pp. Classic crime fiction: Dr Patrick Grant uses his powers of logic and deduction to determine the reasons for this crime. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26880  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dead Man's Folly.
Christie, Agatha.
ISBN: 0006151728
Fontana London 1978 
  Paperback, good condition, slight crease spine, pages lightly toned, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. 192 pp. A Poirot case. A murder hunt, arranged by the mystery writer, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, appears to be covering the tracks of a killer. Can the quick wit and those little grey cells help Hercule Poirot solve this crime? 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12756A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Death at Dartmoor: A Victorian Mystery.
Paige, Robin.
ISBN: 0425189090
Berkley Books New York 2003 
  Paperback small, very good plus condition. 324 pp. Historical crime fiction set around Britain's Dartmoor Prison. A great Victorian mystery to keep you guessing until the end! 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22031  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Death in Brunswick.
Oxlade, Boyd; Maloney, Shane (introduction).
ISBN: 9781922079800
Text Publishing Melbourne 2012 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 204 pp. This crime fiction novel is about a man called Carl who works in the kitchen of a seedy rock'n'roll joint in Brunswick. This is a cult novel with irresistible black humour. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27359  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Death on Account.
Yorke, Margaret.
ISBN: 0091388201
Hutchinson London 1979 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges & pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned (minor edgewear). 160 pp. Classic crime fiction. The central character lived on a television diet of murder, theft and arson, to escape his boring lifestyle and controlling wife. One day he decided to try out one of his planned bank raids at the very bank where he worked. Robbie's pretence became real and he faced the challenge of the dramatic situation he had created. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26903  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dragonwell Dead [Tea Shop Mystery].
Childs, Laura.
ISBN: 9780425220450
Berkley Prime Crime New York 2008 
  Paperback, as new condition. 290 pp. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is involved in the Spring Plantation Ramble, an occasion for flower shows, rare-plant auctions, and a chance to promote her newest concoction, Dragonwell Sweet Tea. But the festivities take a nasty turn when commodities broker Mark Congdon wins a bid for a rare monkey-face orchid-and promptly dies. Theo and his widow suspect someone had a hand in his death - but who? 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22976  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dumb Witness.
Christie, Agatha.
ISBN: 0330023349
Pan Books London 1971 
  Paperback, good plus condition, faint toning pages, small mark fore-edge, spine creased, tiny tear base spine, minor edgewear. 218 pp. Another case for Hercule Poirot to untangle. This one will have you guessing until the end. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23965  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Elephants Can Remember.
Christie, Agatha.
ISBN: 0006139302
Fontana / Collins London 1975 
  Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, corner tips few pages little creased. 160 pp. Another great Hercule Poirot mystery. Mrs Oliver joins him to help solve this crime which will keep you guessing until the end. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23967  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Endless Night.
Christie, Agatha.
ISBN: 9780007151677
HarperCollins London 2007 
  Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark front flyleaf. 303 pp. Classic crime fiction. When Michael discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy's Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems all his dreams have come true at once. He does not heed the old woman's warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to rise it's ugly head, he soon learns that Gypsy's acre is the place where fatal 'accidents' happen. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27310  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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False Scent.
Marsh, Ngaio.
ISBN: 0006155901
HarperCollins London 1994 
  Paperback, very good condition, base spine lightly scuffed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 254 pp. A Roderick Alleyn mystery, by New Zealand writer. The suspects, all very theatrically, are playing the part of mourners. Superintendent Alleyn has to find out which one has played the part of murderer. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25054  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush [Australian Books on Demand].
Davitt, Ellen; Sussex, Lucy (introduction).
ISBN: 0949910368
Mulini Press Canberra 1993 
  Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. 143 pp. (Reprint: red spine, series mentioned on copyright page.) Australia's first murder mystery novel. Published in Melbourne in 1865 in The Australian Journal, this tale set in the Australian bush is a great murder mystery. It tells the story of a young artist accused of murdering his fiancee's father who objected to the match. The action ranges widely with a court scene and clues to the murderer scattered cleverly through the book. It is an astonishing first in the murder mystery genre in Australia and makes fascinating reading. (No 6 in this series.). 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22736A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Give the Devil his Due [Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series, no 7].
Gentill, Sulari.
ISBN: 9781921997570
Pantera Press Sydney 2015 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, some edgewear corners. 374 pp. Australian crime fiction. Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes car onto the Maroubra speedway, known as the killer track. He agrees without caution or reserve, but then people start to die. This is the 7th book in this award winning series. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29632  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gold Fever: Is it the Perfect Crime?
Leyland, Mal.
ISBN: 0646404105
Leyland & Leyland Publishers Hull Heads, QLD 2000 
  Hardback small octavo, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good condition, pages lightly toned, sticker front cover (autograph). 256 pp. Australian crime fiction novel. The biggest gold robbery in Australia's history. A methodical planner. An outback mystery and a beautiful lady detective. Is it the perfect crime or simply a well planned robbery gone wrong? This question torments Detective Sergeant Erica Turlow as she seeks to decipher the intriguing web of mystery surrounding Alex Lansdowne and The Great Smelter Robbery. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23820  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gold Over the Border [Books for Boys].
Robertson, Wilfrid; Nicolle, Jack (illustrator).
Oxford University Press (OUP) London 1940 
  Paperback dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour drawing frontispiece, black & white drawings, small losses edge jacket (design offset), edges lightly foxed, written & dated dedication, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 224 pp. An East African mystery novel for young adults, set in Rhodesia and Zanzibar. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13118  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Hand in Glove.
Marsh, Ngaio.
ISBN: 0006137407
Fontana / Collins London 1974 
  Paperback, good plus condition, minor edgewear, slight rubbing spine ends, light crease bottom corner last few pages, spine lightly creased, pages lightly toned. 256 pp. A Roderick Alleyn mystery, by famed New Zealand crime fiction writer. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25061  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Jumbo.
Lord, Gabrielle.
ISBN: 0370307038
Bodley Head London 1986 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, bottom edge rear flap scuffed), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, boards lightly faded. 157 pp. Australian crime fiction novel - the story of two lives that cross almost by chance, and a tragedy that might have been averted. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10201  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Lady Cop Makes Trouble: A Kopp Sisters Novel.
Stewart, Amy.
ISBN: 9781925321548
Scribe Publications Melbourne 2016 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover slightly faded, covers little rubbed, tiny scuff rear cover, minor edgewear. 310 pp. The author of "Girl Waits with Gun" returns with another adventure featuring the feisty, unforgettable Kopp Sisters. In this book Constance Kopp is on the trail of a fugitive, helping runaway girls taken in by unscrupulous men, and sorting out why an old woman is taking the fall for a murder she could not have committed. Based on real-life adventures. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29517  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Madame Midas.
Hume, Fergus; Caterson, Simon (introduction).
ISBN: 1876485132
Text Publishing Melbourne 1999 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, tiny tear top spine. 332 pp. This crime fiction novel is based on Alice Cornwell, a woman whose life was as strange as the fiction she inspired. In this thrilling mystery the author dramatises the story of an enigmatic woman in a society enslaved by wealth. First published in 1888, this book is the companion-piece to "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27462  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Man of Two Tribes.
Upfield, Arthur.
ISBN: 0207185816
Hinkler Books Melbourne 1994 
  Paperback small, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. 216 pp. Classic Australian crime fiction, set in the forbidding Nullarbor Plains, starring Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte. Myta Thomas has walked off the train into the desert. With two camels and a dog, he sets off to search for her and finds more than he bargains for. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3747  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Northward the Coast.
Lindall, Edward.
William Heinemann London 1966 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, endpapers & flyleaf lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (flap clipped & little foxed, spine ends worn, slight loss bottom corners), owner's written name pencil free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 252 pp. Australian crime fiction novel about a professional hunter who is under the constant watchful eye of the police. He takes off to the bush with two Portuguese political prisoners and a woman by the name of Ruth Watkins. This novel is indeed high adventure. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30031  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Oolong Dead [Tea Shop Mystery].
Childs, Laura.
ISBN: 9780425233399
Berkley Prime Crime New York 2010 
  Paperback small, very good condition, small crease bottom edge front cover & spine, minor edgewear. 326 pp. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and the staff help solve the murder of Abby Davis, who was Theodosia's nemesis, and the sister of her old flame. Includes delicious recipes and tea time tips. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25016  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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