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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Murder by the book

Murder by the book

Stout, Rex
Published for the Crime Club by Collins
1952
The manuscript of a novel proves to be as deadly as a cobra. The nineteenth book in the Nero Wolfe series.
£8.00
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likely story

A likely story

McKinlay, Jenn
Berkley Prime Crime
2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper: a novel

Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper: a novel

Queen, Ellery
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1967
Ellery Queen is given a manuscript claiming to be an account of how Holmes tracked the Ripper. The fifty-seventh book in the Ellery Queen series.
£40.00
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Caravaggio books

The Caravaggio books

Peterson, Bernard
Crime Club
1992
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
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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Books for the Baron

Books for the Baron

Morton, Anthony
Sampson Low
1949
Hatred lies in the pages of the priceless books in Lithom Hall. The sixteenth book in the Baron series.
£10.00
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Death wears a scarab

Death wears a scarab

Long, Amelia Reynolds
Quality Press Ltd.
1946
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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.

£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.

£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.

£3.00
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