Bibliomysteries

Bibliomysteries include stories in which: the protagonists, antagonists or victims are librarians, writers, booksellers, or publishers; where a library, bookshop, or publishing house is a key element in the plot; or where a book or manuscript is a key element in the plot.


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Derry down death

Derry down death

Curry, Avon
W.H. Allen
1960
2019-09-08
A distinguished collector of folk-songs dies under mysterious circumstances in the small village of Westerhalton.
£10.00
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killing of Francie Lake

The killing of Francie Lake

Symons, Julian
Published for the Crime Club by Collins
1952
2019-07-24
A magazine editor investigates the murder of his colleague, and former mistress of his boss,
£25.00
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Divorce Turkish style : a Kati Hirschel mystery

Divorce Turkish style : a Kati Hirschel mystery

Aykol, Esmahan
Bitter Lemon Press
2015
2019-07-24
A Turkish bookshop owner investigates the death of an ecologist who used to lunch alone each day in the neighbouring restaurant. The third book in the Kati Hirschel series.
£4.00
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Liz Peters, PI

Liz Peters, PI

Peters, Elizabeth
Crippen & Landru Publishers
2003
2019-05-09
A mystery writer uncovers a drug-running business.
£6.00
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Murder in Grub Street

Murder in Grub Street

Alexander, Bruce
Little, Brown and Company
1996
2019-05-09
An aspiring bookseller and publisher, his wife, two sons and two apprentices come to a bloody end, apparently at the hands of a crazed poet.
£8.00
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likely story

A likely story

McKinlay, Jenn
Berkley Prime Crime
2015
2017-12-04
Librarian Lindsey Norris solves a shooting and a missing person's case involving two reclusive brothers. The sixth library lover's mystery.
£5.00
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case of the fast young lady

The case of the fast young lady

Burt, Michael
Ward Lock & Co., Ltd.
1943
2017-12-03
A young girl is murdered after seeking the help of an author.
£20.00
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fatal chapter

A fatal chapter

Barrett, Lorna
Berkley Prime Crime
2015
2017-12-02
Tricia Miles finds the body of the president of the Stoneham Historical Society while walking her sister's dog. The ninth book in the Booktown Mystery series.
£6.00
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Amsterdam silver

The Amsterdam silver

Wilson, Rick
Paul Harris Publishing
1985
2017-07-25
An author finds that his interest in the works of Andrew Selkirk puts him on the trail of a lost treasure.
£5.00
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Wyndham case: an Imogen Quy mystery

The Wyndham case: an Imogen Quy mystery

Walsh, Jill Paton
Hodder & Stoughton
1993
2017-07-25
An undergraduate meets his death when robbing from a case of books in St Agatha's College. The first book in the Imogen Quy series.
£9.00
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piece of justice: the second Imogen Quy mystery

A piece of justice: the second Imogen Quy mystery

Walsh, Jill Paton
Hodder & Stoughton
1995
2017-07-25
A biography of a great mathematician leads the author into unexpected danger. The second book in the Imogen Quy series.
£7.00
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Alibi in time

Alibi in time

Thomson, June
Constable
1980
2017-07-24
Writer Patrick Vaughan is run down, but was it an accident? The seventh book in the Inspector Finch series.
£5.00
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Past reckoning

Past reckoning

Thomson, June
Constable
1990
2017-07-24
The sister of a poet and novelist is found murdered in a museum dedicated to his life. The sixteenth book in the Inspector Finch series.
£4.00
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secret of Sea-Dream House

The secret of Sea-Dream House

Terhune, Albert Payson
Thornton Butterworth Limited
1929
2017-07-24
Bibliomystery centred on the original manuscript of Cervantes' Don Quixote.
£50.00
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scarlet letters

The scarlet letters

Queen, Ellery
Pocket Books of Canada, Ltd.
1956
2017-06-25
A jealous mystery-writer confronts his wife and lover, with murderous results. The twenty-seventh book in the Ellery Queen series.
£4.00
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Murder at the Fringe

Murder at the Fringe

DeMarco, Gordon
Polygon
1987
2017-06-24
A Marxist Chilean author is murdered just before his play premieres in Edinburgh.
£3.00
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Murder in manuscript

Murder in manuscript

Strevens, Robert
Rich and Cowan
1948
2017-04-01
A private detective finds a novelist he dislikes sitting at a desk, with a bullet in his brain.
£50.00
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Oxford proof

Oxford proof

Stallwood, Veronica
Headline
2002
2017-03-26
A book editor falls foul of financial fraudsters. The tenth book in the Kate Ivory series.
£5.00
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Oxford shift

Oxford shift

Stallwood, Veronica
Headline
2000
2017-03-26
A respectable widow in her sixties disappears in Oxford, and is then suspected of murder. The seventh book in the Kate Ivory series.
£5.00
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Oxford letters

Oxford letters

Stallwood, Veronica
Headline
2005
2017-03-26
Kate Ivory becomes concerned about the influence of a married couple on her mother. The twelfth book in the Kate Ivory series.
£6.00
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book of the dead

The book of the dead

Richardson, Robert
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1989
2017-02-16
The manuscript of an unpublished Sherlock Holmes story leads to murder at Carwelton Hall. The third book in the Augustus Maltravers series.
£5
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Caravaggio books

The Caravaggio books

Peterson, Bernard
Crime Club
1992
2017-01-26
A murder is committed in the depths of a University library, where access is restricted to holders of University ID cards.
£4.00
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kingdom of death

The kingdom of death

Pentecost, Hugh
T. V. Boardman & Company Limited
1961
2017-01-25
A novelist tries to find out why his brother, a policeman, killed four men engrossed in a crap game
£12.00
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Death wears a scarab

Death wears a scarab

Long, Amelia Reynolds
Quality Press Ltd.
1946
2017-01-22
The offer of a rare Egyptian manuscript is too much for a collector to resist, with fatal consequences for others.
£10.00
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last will and testament of Robert Louis Stevenson

The last will and testament of Robert Louis Stevenson

Llewellyn, Sam
Arlington Books
1981
2017-01-22
A first edition of Treasure Island holds a clue to the treasure's location.
£8.00
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Fatal legacy : a Sheila Malory mystery

Fatal legacy : a Sheila Malory mystery

Holt, Hazel
Macmillan
1999
2017-01-11
A novelist leaves an unfinished manuscript which suggests she was living a double life.
£10.00
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crime of one's own : a novel

A crime of one's own : a novel

Grierson, Edward
Chatto & Windus
1967
2017-01-10
A young bookseller is convinced that an espionage ring is operating in his shop.
£15.00
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destroying of Harry Blyne

The destroying of Harry Blyne

Fotheringham, Peter Moir
Robert Hale
1993
2017-01-08
A writer becomes the unexplained target for persecution.
£12.00
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smile on the face of the tiger

A smile on the face of the tiger

Estleman, Loren D.
Warner Books
2000
2017-01-08
Walker is hunting for a man who used to write steamy crime fiction. The fifteenth book in the Amos Walker series.
£8.00
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Carnage on the committee

Carnage on the committee

Edwards, Ruth Dudley
HarperCollinsPublishers
2004
2017-01-07
The chairperson of a book award committee is murdered. The tenth book in the Robert Amiss series.
£6.00
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life and crimes of Harry Lavender

The life and crimes of Harry Lavender

Day, Marele
Hodder & Stoughton
1994
2017-01-04
An author is found dead at his computer. The first book in the Claudia Valentine series.
£7.00
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Written in blood

Written in blood

Carter, Robert A.
Piatkus
1992
2017-01-03
A mystery author is found brutally stabbed to death.
£12.00
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Bodies in a bookshop : a detective story

Bodies in a bookshop : a detective story

Campbell, R. T.
John Westhouse
1946
2017-01-03
A bookseller and a customer are found gassed in a back room whose door is bolted on the outside. The fourth book in the Professor Stubbs series.
£30.00
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burglar in the library : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery

The burglar in the library : a Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery

Block, Lawrence
No Exit Press
1997
2017-01-02
Bernie goes on the hunt for a rare first edition of the Big Sleep, signed by the author and dedicated to Dashiell Hammett. The eighth book in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series.
£6.00
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Dark road of danger

Dark road of danger

Barker, C. Hedley
Withy Grove Press Limited
[1943]
2017-01-01
A secret agent hides a document in a book, but where has he hidden the book?
£5.00
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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Mellifont Press, Ltd., 1953.

Volume 3, November, Number 2

Contains 'Author in search of character' by Phyllis Bentley, and 'Murder in Manhattan' by Hugh Pentecost. Also features Bettie Page on front cover.

2017-12-18
£15.00
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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Mellifont Press, Ltd., 1953.

Volume 3, October, Number 1

Contains 'MS. in a safe' by Frank Swinnerton, and 'Back in five years' by Michael Gilbert.

2017-12-18
£6.00
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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Mellifont Press, Ltd., 1953.

Volume 2, July, Number 2

Contains 'Calendar girl' by Lawrence G. Blochman, and 'The Quigley librarian' by Robert Lewis.

2017-12-18
£3.00
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