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201 CROSS, Amanda Puzzled Heart : A Kate Fansler Novel. First Edition in dustjacket
Ballantine Books, New York, 1998, ISBN:0345418832 
CROSS, Amanda. The Puzzled Heart : A Kate Fansler Novel. New York : Ballantine Books, (1998). Amanda Cross, the pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (January 13, 1926 – October 9, 2003). Her protagonist Kate Fansler, like Heilbrun, was an English professor. Kate's husband Reed is kidnapped by right wing extremists outraged by her feminism. A few very light spots to fore-edge, else fine in fine dustjacket. 18.00

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202 CROSS, Amanda Gollancz Detection Question of Max. First British Edition in dustjacket
Gollancz, London, 1976, ISBN:0575021578 
CROSS, Amanda. The Question of Max. London : Gollancz, 1976. First British Edition. Pp. 197. Amanda Cross, the pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (January 13, 1926 – October 9, 2003). Her protagonist Kate Fansler, like Heilbrun, was an English professor. "The exquisite Max Reston is the last person whom Kate Fansler would expect to invade her rural retreat - and, as thingsturn out, he is nearly the last person. Soon the two of them are involved in the mysterious death of one of Kate's graduate students, Geraldine, found drowned in a rock pool, which leads Kate into a teasingly elusive investigation of a crime which may not be a crime. The trail leads to Oxford not only of today but of the Thirties and the war years, and into the tangled private lives of one or two of England's leading women novelists and feminists of that time. And as one would expect from any Amanda Cross story the problem is partly a literary one - the authorship of certain letters, the choice of literary executor. Partly, too, the problem is one of heredity: who is whose father? And the answers throw fascinating light on changing social mores and morals. This is Amanda Cross at her civilised and audacious best,with a highly original puzzle which will prove a challenge to the most sop histicated reader.'" - from the dj. Three pinholes to front board and dustjacket, else fine in near-fine dustjacket. 20.00

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203 Crowsnest Crowsnest : The Royal Canadian Navy's Magazine. Vol. 12, No. 01, November, 1959
Queen's Printer, Ottawa , 1959, 
(Crowsnest). The Crowsnest : The Royal Canadian Navy's Magazine. Vol. 12, No. 1, November, 1959. (Ottawa : Queen's Printer, 1959). Pp 1-28. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated white stapled wrappers. Contents : RCN News Review; Commendations for Three; Two for the Fleet; Officers and Men; Weddings and Births; Lower Deck Promotions; Marine Mystery; Seaway Year; Afloat and Ashore; Champion Sub-Killer Paid Off; Here and There in the RCN; Gibraltar's Links with Canada; The Navy Plays; Books for the Sailor; Naval Lore Corner No. 77. Cover illustration of Santa's sleigh flying over the St. Laurent. Rubbed, mailing label, else very good. 20.00

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204 Crowsnest Crowsnest : The Royal Canadian Navy's Magazine. Vol. 12, No. 01, November, 1959
Queen's Printer, Ottawa , 1959, 
(Crowsnest). The Crowsnest : The Royal Canadian Navy's Magazine. Vol. 12, No. 1, November, 1959. (Ottawa : Queen's Printer, 1959). Pp 1-28. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated white stapled wrappers. Contents : RCN News Review; Commendations for Three; Two for the Fleet; Officers and Men; Weddings and Births; Lower Deck Promotions; Marine Mystery; Seaway Year; Afloat and Ashore; Champion Sub-Killer Paid Off; Here and There in the RCN; Gibraltar's Links with Canada; The Navy Plays; Books for the Sailor; Naval Lore Corner No. 77. Cover illustration of Santa's sleigh flying over the St. Laurent. Rubbed, mailing label, top margin damp-wrinkled throughout, else good. 15.00

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205 CULLUM, Ridgwell BURGHARD, Sidney Groves, (pseud.) Mystery of the Barren Lands
A.L. Burt Company, New York, 1928, 
CULLUM, Ridgwell. [pseud. Sidney Groves BURGHARD]. The Mystery of the Barren Lands. New York: A.L. Burt Company, Publishers, (1928). Pp. (4),5-318,(2). 8vo, green cloth with black titles to front and spine. Drew, Lawmen in Scarlet : An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Print and Performance. p.25. Cullum (August 13, 1867- November 3, 1943) was born in England, but left for the Transvaal as a prospective gold prospector in his teen years, soonafter emigrating to the Yukon under similar promises of potential riches, before eventually settling in Montana as a cattle-rancher. "Anunmapped world of low granite undulations. A network of meandering waterco urses. A great river -- a centering channel streaming through gorge and plain, lounding drearily through a misty desolation of marsh-lakes that storm like the open sea. Denizened by the hardiest and shyest; a preying ground for wolf, and fox, and currish coyote; a sure hiding for timid caribou, and the scarcer musk-ox, for arctic hares and lemmings; it is the oldest of allthe Canadian Northland. The Barrens." - from p. 9. Short split to head of rear outer hinge, gift inscription inked to ffep, else very good. 20.00

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206 CUMMINS, Joseph Cast Away : Lost and Found in History : Epic true stories of shipwrecks, piracy and mutiny on the high seas.
Pier 9, Millers Point, NSW, 2008, ISBN:9781741961386 
CUMMINS, Joseph. Cast Away : Lost and Found in History : Epic true stories of shipwrecks, piracy and mutiny on the high seas. (Millers Point, NSW) : Pier 9, (2008). First Edition. Pp [1]-335,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Large 8vo,illustrated card covers, black spine, French flaps. "Cast Away recounts 24 epic tales of the victims of shipwreck, mutiny and marooning, through hist ory and around the globe, focusing on the age of sail and steam. This enthralling book captures some of the most exciting and bizarre stories of the sea, encompassing the predations of pirates; the last-resort horrors of cannibalism; encounters with ferocious indigenous tribes; the unleashed madnessof psychopaths; and, always, the desperate attempt to survive against all odds. And of course, behind every tale of tragedy or triumph, lies the eternal mystery and majesty of the merciless, unpredictable ocean. Illustrated with maps and contemporary images, and incorporating many accounts in the castaways' own words, this fascinating collection of real-life adventure stories makes gripping reading." - from the back cover. Contents : Part One: The Stormy Atlantic. 1. The Wreck of the Sea Venture, 1609: A True Tempest. 2. Philip Ashton. 1722–1724: Escape from Pirates. 3. Daniel Foss, 1810–1815: ‘A Horrible Confinement’. 4. Charles Barnard, 1812–1814: The American Robinson Crusoe. 5. Leendert Hasenbosch: 1725–1726: The Sexual Prisoner of Ascension Island. Part Two: In Far-Off Southern Seas. 6. The Wreck of the Batavia, 1629–1630: The Island of Slaughter. 7. Alexander Selkirk, 1704–1709: The Most Famous of Them All. 8. The Bounty Mutineers 1790–1809: Paradise on Pitcairn.. 9. William Mariner, 1806–1810: Boy Chief of Tonga. 10. Mutiny onthe Globe, 1824: Murder Most Foul. 11. Herman Melville in the Marquesas, 1 842: The Making of a Writer. 12. The Grafton and the Invercauld, 1864–1866:Lost on Auckland Island. 13. The Loss of the General Grant, 1866: Ship of Gold. 14. The Murderous Castaway King of Clipperton Island: 1910–1917. 15. Japanese Castaways on the Island of Anatahan: 1944–1951: ‘The War is not Over’. Part Three: Upon a Far Coast. 16. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, 1527–1536: Wanderings in the Southwest. 17. Robert Drury: 1704: Marooned on Madagascar. 18. The Grosvenor, 1782: Despair on Africa’s Coast. 19. Shipwrecked inthe Sahara: The Incredible Journey of Captain James Riley. Part Four: Nort hern Darkness. 20. Francisco de Cuellar, 1588–1599: Armada Castaway in Ireland. 21. The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley: 1710–1711: Cannibalism on BoonIsland. 22. Vitus Bering on the Commander Islands, 1741–1742: Death on the Isle of the Foxes. 23. The Castaways of the USS Polaris, 1871–1872: A Pola r Nightmare. 24. Ada Blackjack, 1921–1923: Alone on an Arctic Island. Very good. 20.00

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Fog Over Fundy, CUNNINGHAM, Louis Arthur Formac Fiction Treasures DAVIES, Gwendolyn, intro.
207 CUNNINGHAM, Louis Arthur Formac Fiction Treasures DAVIES, Gwendolyn, intro. Fog Over Fundy
Formac, Halifax, 2006, ISBN:0887807100 
CUNNINGHAM, Louis Arthur. Fog Over Fundy. [Cover adds: A story of mystery and murder on the Tantramar in the early 20th century]. Introduction by Gwendolyn Davies. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2006). Pp. [i]-xvii,(3),9-303,(9). 8vo, art-illustrated card covers with green spine.

A volume in the Formac Fiction Treasures series.

Very good. 10.00

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208 CURRAN, Thomas Rendell Rossiter File : An Inspector Stride Mystery. First Edition, softcover, signed
Breakwater, St. John's, 2005, ISBN:1550812121 
CURRAN, Thomas Rendell. The Rossiter File : An Inspector Stride Mystery. (St. John's, NL): Breakwater, (2005). First Edition. Pp. (8),9-341,(11), 8vo,black card covers, lettered in pale green and white. "St. John’s, Newfound land, 1947. Samuel Rossiter is dead. His body is found in a laneway by a police constable late on an August Monday night. Rossiter’s death appears to have been the result of an unfortunate accident. But Inspector Eric Stride of the Newfoundland Constabulary isn’t convinced. And who is Samuel Rossiter? An impoverished old man living out his time in a boarding house in St. John’s? Or something else? To find the answers, Stride follows a trail of evidence and circumstance that goes back more than three decades. And at the end of that trail, he finds himself caught up in a complex story of privilege, wealth, and personal tragedy." (from the back cover). Very good. Signedwithout inscription by the author. 15.00

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209 CURRAN, Thomas Rendell Undertow : An Inspector Stride Mystery. First Edition, Signed.
Breakwater Books, St. John's, 2002, ISBN:1550811932 
CURRAN, Thomas Rendell. Undertow [cover adds: : An Inspector Stride Mystery]. St. John's: Breakwater, 2002. First Printing. Pp. [1]-382(2). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "In St. John's in May 1947 a woman is brutally murdered in her bath. In the same neighbourhood, in 1943, a young American soldier was also murdered, a crime that was never solved. Two murders, four years apart. One killer or two? Inspector Eric Stride of the Newfoundland Constabulary uncovers a complex web of evidence and circumstance, following a trail that goes back more than twenty years. Along the way, Stride finds that his own life is in danger." -fromthe rear cover. Very good. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 25.00

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210 CURRAN, Thomas Rendell. Death of a Lesser Man. An Inspector Stride Mystery. First Edition, softcover, signed
Boulder Publications, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 2011, ISBN:9780986537622 
CURRAN, Thomas Rendell. Death of a Lesser Man. An Inspector Stride Mystery.(Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador): Boulder Publicati ons, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-303,(1). 8vo, illustrated dark grey card covers with white lettering to front and spine. The third novel in theNewfoundland-born author's Inspector Stride series of detective novels. "G unshots shatter the stillness of a rainy night in an upscale neighbourhood in St. John's, Newfoundland. Harrison Rose, a businessman and Great War veteran, lies dead. To find the killer, Inspector Eric Stride confronts teh darker side of post-World War II St. John's: a lady of the evening who appears on his doorstep, a hard-scrabble labourer who shovels coal for a living, a prosperous businessman with a secret. Along the way, Stride confronts treachery and betrayal. He also encounters opposition from inside government, when officials attempt to stymie his investigation. As Stride unravels the mystery, he also cnfronts his own sense of justice in a world where violence has become a way of life." - from rear. Very good. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 15.00

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211 CURWOOD, James Oliver. Gold Hunters : A Story of Life and Adventure in the Hudson Bay Wilds. Grosset & Dunlap edition in dustjacket.
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York, 1926, 
CURWOOD, James Oliver. The Gold Hunters : A Story of Life and Adventure in the Hudson Bay Wilds. New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (©1909, [ca. 1926]). Pp. (8),1-328, frontispiece. 8vo, green cloth, black lettering to front board and spine, top edge dyed red.
James Oliver Curwood [June 12, 1878– August 13, 1927].
Drew, Lawmen in Scarlet: An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Print and Performance, p. 27.
"The story features no Mounties, but inspired motion pictures which did ('The Gold Hunters, 19 25; 'Trail of the Yukon', 1949; and Yukon Gold, 1952)". - from Drew.
"The adventures of young Roderick, his Indian friend Wabi and their faithful guide Mukoki, recounted in 'The Wolf Hunters', are continued in this stirring tale of the Hudson Bay wilds. Here the three set out to find the lost gold mine charted on a birch-bark map. The trail to the treasure is long and hazardous and many breathless adventures keep the travelers ever on the alert -- most amazing of all is the rain of gold bullets that quiets them as they approach the location of the mine. And amazing, too, is the solution of the mystery of the wild old man gone 'bad dog' in that forsaken place." - from the dustjacket.
Light spotting to fore-edge, a bit dusty, else very good in spine-nicked, lightly flap-foxed, brightly illustrated dustjacket. 20.00

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Murder Without Regret. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed, CUSHING, E. Louise
212 CUSHING, E. Louise Murder Without Regret. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Arcadia House, New York, 1954, 
CUSHING, E. Louise. Murder Without Regret. (N.Y.): Arcadia House, (1954). First Edition. Pp. 221. 8vo, maroon cloth with black illustration to front, black lettering to spine. Watters p 270 Very good in worn dustjacket. With author's signed Christmas inscription dated Montreal 1957. 95.00

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Unexpected Corpse.  First Edition in dustjacket, Signed, CUSHING, E. Louise
213 CUSHING, E. Louise Unexpected Corpse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Arcadia House, New York, 1957, 
CUSHING, E. Louise. The Unexpected Corpse. (N.Y.): Arcadia House, (1957). First Edition. Pp. 223. 8vo, green cloth with red illustration to front, redlettering to spine. Watters p 270. Narrow stain to top and bottom edges of cloth and free endpapers, else very good in lightly edgeworn dustjacket (w ith half inch chip to head of spine. Author's signed gift inscription to ffep, dated Montreal 1957. 85.00

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214 CUSHING, E. Louise DAWSON, Mabel Louise, (pseud.) Girl Who Bought a Dream. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Arcadia House, New York, 1957, 
[CUSHING, E. Louise] DAWSON, Mabel Louise (pseud.) The Girl Who Bought a Dream. (N.Y).: Arcadia House, (1957). First Edition. Pp. 220. 8vo, blue cloth, brown illustration, brown lettering to spine. Watters p 270. With author's signed inscription: "To Uncle Arthur - The name may be different, but thecolour of the hair is still red! Enid Lousie Cushing Montreal: Christmas 1 957." Very good in dustjacket (a few nicks, creases). 85.00

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215 CUTHBERT, Derrick POULTO, Yvonne Six and a Secret. 1st pr in dj
William Heinemann Ltd., 1948, 
CUTHBERT, Derrick. Six and a Secret. Illustrated by Yvonne Poulto. L: William Heinemann Ltd., 1948). First Printing. Frontis map. Pp. 248. 8vo, pink cloth, black ill. to front, silver titles to spine. An adventure mystery foryoung adult readers that takes place on the Isle of Man. Spine ends bumped , else vg in poor dj. 20.00

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216 d'ENTREMONT, Cynthia. Oak Island Revenge. A Jonah Morgan Mystery. First Edition
Nimbus, Halifax, 2012, ISBN:9781551098999 
d'ENTREMONT, Cynthia. Oak Island Revenge. A Jonah Morgan Mystery. (Halifax,NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2012). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-202. 8vo, art-i llustrated green and white card copvers with white and blue lettering to front, blue lettering to spine. Cynthia d'Entremont (b. Halifax, Nova Scotia)lived in Haliax at the time of publication. "Life as a fourteen-year-old i n Western Shore, Nova Scotia, is pretty simple in 1958. Jonah and his best friend, Beaz, go to school, ride their bicycles, and daydream about the treasure they will one day find on the forbidden Oak Island. But when Jonah and Beaz start to explore the island, they become involved in a frightening mystery, complicating their lives beyond recognition. Secrets upon secrets pile up for Jonah, secrets that could be protecting a killer in his quiet community. With relatable characters and a plot that twists and turns, 'Oak Island Revenge' is a superb coming-of-age novel with deadly stakes." - from rear. Very good. 8.00

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Oak Island Revenge. A Jonah Morgan Mystery.  First Edition, Paperback, Signed., d'ENTREMONT, Cynthia.
217 d'ENTREMONT, Cynthia. Oak Island Revenge. A Jonah Morgan Mystery. First Edition, Paperback, Signed.
Nimbus, Halifax, 2012, ISBN:9781551098999 2012 1551098997 / 9781551098999 
d'ENTREMONT, Cynthia. Oak Island Revenge. A Jonah Morgan Mystery. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2012). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-202. 8vo, art-illustrated green and white card copvers with white and blue lettering to front, blue lettering to spine.

Cynthia d'Entremont (b. Halifax, Nova Scotia) lived in Haliax at the time of publication.

"Life as a fourteen-year-old in Western Shore, Nova Scotia, is pretty simple in 1958. Jonah and his best friend, Beaz, go to school, ride their bicycles, and daydream about the treasure they will one day find on the forbidden Oak Island.

But when Jonah and Beaz start to explore the island, they become involved in a frightening mystery, complicating their lives beyond recognition. Secrets upon secrets pile up for Jonah, secrets that could be protecting a killer in his quiet community.

With relatable characters and a plot that twists and turns, 'Oak Island Revenge' is a superb coming-of-age novel with deadly stakes." - from rear.

Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. 10.00


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218 DALY, Carroll John Hidden Hand.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1929, 
DALY, Carroll John. The Hidden Hand. New York: Grosset & Dunlap,(©1929). Pp. (6),vii-viii,9-319,(1) ad page. 8vo, red cloth with red lettered black title blocks to front board and spine. (Daly b. September 14, 1889, d. January 16, 1958). A pulpy Race Williams murder-mystery novel by one of the earlycreators of hard-boiled detective fiction. Slightly cocked, faint dampstai n to rear board, small teastain to front board, light browning to spine, a couple inked underlining marks pencilling to flyleaf and front pastedown, else good. 35.00

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219 DARTT, G.L. Unexpected Sparks.
Justice House Publishing, Tacoma, WA , 2002, ISBN:0970887477 
DARTT, G.L. Unexpected Sparks. Tacoma, WA : Justice House Publishing, Inc.,(2002). Pp [1]-263,(9). 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in bl ue. A lesbian love story and murder mystery set in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Unexpected Sparks opens with a fatal fire for Sam Madison, Truro's local Lothario, as his insurance office burns to the ground. This arson and subsequent fires makes falling in love a little more complicated as Kate Shannon, forty years old, elegant and highly respected in the small Maritime town, finally surrenders to her growing feelings for twenty-six-year-old Nikki Harris, a country girl who has a habit of poking her nose in where it doesn't belong. Will discovering the unexpected sparks for each other blind these two very different women to the sparks set by an arsonist? Or will the new couple, working together, stop the killer before anything else goes up in flames?" - from the back cover. Some edgewear, else very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 12.50

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220 DAVEY, Jocelyn Undoubted Deed. First Edition in dustjacket
Chatto & Windus, London, 1956, 
DAVEY, Jocelyn. The Undoubted Deed. London : Chatto & Windus, 1956. Pp 253.8vo, maroon cloth. First Edition of Author's First Book. Very good in very good but torn dustjacket (a one inch by two inch tear to lower spine). 30. 00

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