Mystery and Thriller
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New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1968. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Light wear at the jacket spine ends and a bit of fading to the spine. An espionage novel that involves the search for an official at the British Embassy in Bonn who has gone missing with secret files.
London: Heinemann, 2015. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. In September 1984, a man calling himself Roy Walsh checked into The Grand Hotel in Brighton and planted a bomb in room 629. The device was primed to explode in twenty-four day when British prime minister Margaret Thornton would be there. A well reviewed book that made the best book lists of several publications. By the author Joy.
New York: Harper Collins, 1992. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a very near fine dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. The first book in a series of crime novels set in Venice that feature the fictional hero, Commissario Guido Brunetti. Murder and intrigue abound in this long-running series set in and around Venice, Italy. The U.S. edition precedes the first British edition. Winner in 1991 of Suntory's famed Best Suspense Novel Award. Signed by the author on the title page.
Stockholm. Ordfronts Forlag, 1998. Hardcover. First Swedish edition. About fine book in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the page edges. Slight spine lean. The first Swedish edition of this novel that features detective Kurt Wallander. The book features a criminal mastermind and and talented IT specialist who plans to right the wrongs of the world by deleting vast quantities of money from multinational banks' accounts system. Later made into a BBC movie that starred Kenneth Branugh.
New York: Norton, 1977. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Crease to the front jacket flap and a hairline crease at the bottom of the front panel. Smith's first mystery novel. Edgar Award nominee for best novel and the basis for the a 1979 film of the same name.