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  • SCAVENGERS. by Havill, Steven F.
    Havill, Steven F.
    SCAVENGERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring former deputy and now Posadas County, New Mexico, Undersherriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman. The former sheriff, Bill Gastner, is still "prominently in the background" as a state livestock inspector. SIGNED on the title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-312-25203x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. A surprisingly uncommon title in this series, especially in this condition and signed.

    Book ID: 77614
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  • THE TALE TELLER: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel. by Hillerman, Anne.
    Hillerman, Anne.
    THE TALE TELLER: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her fifth novel featuring Chee and Manuelito, but in this one Joe Leaphorn returns as a private investigator, as he he continues to recover from a gunshot to the head. "Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the tribal police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifacta reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joes been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional weaving that had been donated to the Navajo Nation." SIGNED on title page. 302 pp. ISBN: 978-0062391957.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77604
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  • A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER. by Zelazny, Roger; illustrated by Gahan Wilson.
    Zelazny, Roger; illustrated by Gahan Wilson.
    A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A humorous tale covering 31 days in October, one which combines the bizarre imagination of this Hugo and Nebula award winning writer with the macabre artistic talent of Gahan Wilson. In the late nineteenth century, good dog Snuff lovally accompanies his knife-wielding master, Jack, on his midnight rounds through the murky streets of London. Dracula, Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and others make an appearance here. The Publisher's Weekly review commented that "Zelazny handles this material with a charm few can match, and while this novel does not approach the depth of his best work like 'Lord of Light,' its deft, understated good humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy's most skilled practitioners." 280 pp. ISBN: 0-688125085.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some minor edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 77581
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  • RACIAL CONFLICT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. by Lewis, W. Arthur (1915-1991)
    Lewis, W. Arthur (1915-1991)
    RACIAL CONFLICT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in the W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures series, based on a series of lectures given at Harvard in 1982. Among the controversial topics discussed is the effect of race on federalism, dual labor markets, multinational corporations, entreprenuership and more. Lewis, born in Santa Lucia in the Caribbean, was the first black person to attend the London School of Economics, and in 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Suggested readings, index. vi, 134 pp. ISBN: 0-674745795.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj, previous owner's name, but otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 77576
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  • SUGAR IS MADE WITH BLOOD: The Conspiracy of La Escalera and the Conflict Between Empires over Slavery in Cuba. by Paquette, Robert L.
    Paquette, Robert L.
    SUGAR IS MADE WITH BLOOD: The Conspiracy of La Escalera and the Conflict Between Empires over Slavery in Cuba.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1843 and 1844 the colonial government of Cuba in response to rumor of a slave conspiracy and revolttortured suspects, executed and murdered many, banished or imprisoned thousands of slaves, free people of color and even some whites. The British consul was expelled from Cuba and convicted in absentia of "inculcating ideas of libery." But was there actually a conspiracy or revolt, or was this something contrived by the governmentto rid itself of those who agitated against the continued existence of a slave society in Cuba? This book answers those questions, and vividly describes slave life in 19th-century Cuba, and the movement towards abolition. Photographs, notes, index. xvi, 346 pp. ISBN: 0-819551929.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77573
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  • KAT'S CRADLE by Kijewski, Karen
    Kijewski, Karen
    KAT'S CRADLE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery in this award winning series featuring private investigator Kat Colorado and set in Sacramento. Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in March 1992, the month of publication. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-385420951.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 77570
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  • THE LOVE LETTERS. by Massie, Chris.
    Massie, Chris.
    THE LOVE LETTERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1944) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although written during World War II, this novel is set in the years immediately after the first World War - a man finds himself falling in love with a woman who has amnesia, but who is probably responsible for killing his soldier friend. Basis for the 1945 film of the same title, with a screenplay adapted by Ayn Rand and starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, and Ann Richards, and nominated for four Academy Awards, including a Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jones. 289 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (bookplate under dj flap, some edgewear to dj, loss of 1/8 inch at top of spine, original price of 2.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 77564
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  • THE EDITH CAVELL NURSE FROM MASSACHUSETTS: A Record of One Year's Personal Service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, Boulogne - the Somme, 1916-l9l7, with an Account of the Imprisonment, Trial and Death of Edith Cavell. by Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962.
    Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962.
    THE EDITH CAVELL NURSE FROM MASSACHUSETTS: A Record of One Year's Personal Service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, Boulogne - the Somme, 1916-l9l7, with an Account of the Imprisonment, Trial and Death of Edith Cavell.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: W. A. Butterfield, 1917. Hardcover first edition - Edith Cavell was a British nurse who had established a training school for nurses in Belgium; after the War broke out, she saved the lives of those from both sides without discrimination, but she also helped 200 allied soldiers escape from Belgium - and for that she was convicted of treason and executed by the Germans in 1915. Massachusetts established a fund to recruit a nurse to serve in the War in the memory of Cavell - the nurse selected was Alice Fitzgerald, and this little book includes both some comments from her on her service and an account of Cavell's imprisonment. Illustrated with photographs. xv, 95 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with brown cloth spine (some rubbing and wear to the covers, black ink spots on back board.)

    Book ID: 77558
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  • BLACKBERRY WINE. by Harris, Joanne.
    Harris, Joanne.
    BLACKBERRY WINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel, the story of a writer, stalled in his career, who purchases an old farmhouse in a remote French village, hoping to recapture the magic that enabled him to write his first and best book. SIGNED on the title page. Small chunky format. 415 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread but usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77554
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE MAD HATTER'S HOLIDAY: A Novel of Murder in Victorian Brighton. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    THE MAD HATTER'S HOLIDAY: A Novel of Murder in Victorian Brighton.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1973) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth Sargeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray mystery and Lovesey's fourth novel, set in Brighton in 1882. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-333144090.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket - corners slightly bumped, light toning, dust jacket has a triangular tear with associated creasing on back cover (no loss of paper).

    Book ID: 77551
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  • WRITERS ON WRITING, VOLUME II: More Collected Essays from the New York Times. by [Anthology - signed] Smiley, Jane, introduction.
    [Anthology - signed] Smiley, Jane, introduction.
    WRITERS ON WRITING, VOLUME II: More Collected Essays from the New York Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Time Books / Henry Holt, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than 40 contemporary writers explore the literary life in a this collection of inspiring essays. "The pieces ranges from taciturn, hilarious advice for aspiring writers to thoughtful, soul-wrenching reflections on writing in the midst of national tragedy. William Kennedy talks about the intersecting lives of real and imagined Albany politics; Susan Isaacs reveals her nostalgia for a long-retired protaganist; and Elmore Leonard offers pithy rules for letting the writing, and not the writer, take charge." Other contributors include Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Geraldine Brooks, Frank Conroy, Chitra Divakaruni, Allegra Goodman, Kathryn Harrison, Mary Karr, Elinor Lipman, David Mamet, Patrick McGrath, Arthur Miller, P.…

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    New York: Time Books / Henry Holt, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than 40 contemporary writers explore the literary life in a this collection of inspiring essays. "The pieces ranges from taciturn, hilarious advice for aspiring writers to thoughtful, soul-wrenching reflections on writing in the midst of national tragedy. William Kennedy talks about the intersecting lives of real and imagined Albany politics; Susan Isaacs reveals her nostalgia for a long-retired protaganist; and Elmore Leonard offers pithy rules for letting the writing, and not the writer, take charge." Other contributors include Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Geraldine Brooks, Frank Conroy, Chitra Divakaruni, Allegra Goodman, Kathryn Harrison, Mary Karr, Elinor Lipman, David Mamet, Patrick McGrath, Arthur Miller, P. J. ORourke, Ann Patchett, Anna Quinlan, James Sallis, Amy Tan, and Edmund White. Introduction by Jane Smiley. SIGNED by TWO authors at their essays: Ann Beattie and David Shields. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-805073612.

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    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (checkmark on the table of contents for the essay by Allegra Goodman and marginal notations in the essay itself, but otherwise a tight and clean copy).

    Book ID: 77529
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  • THE SUMMONS. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    THE SUMMONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring the 'extra-large irascible British detective' Peter Diamond, who is called back to Bath when a man he was responsible for convicting escapes from prison and kidnaps the daughter of the Assistant Chief Constable. The convict is demanding that his name be cleared, and Diamond has to face the possiblity that he made a mistake years ago. SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-5517.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (rather severe toning to the pages, else fine).

    Book ID: 77523
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  • GREEN FOR DANGER. by Brand, Christianna; introduction by Otto Penzler.
    Brand, Christianna; introduction by Otto Penzler.
    GREEN FOR DANGER.

    Edition: First thus.

    San Diego & Del Mar, CA: University of California/ The Mystery Library. (1978). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally published in 1944, this is the second of Brand's mysteries featuring Inspector Cockrill, set at a secluded hospital in war-torn London. A classic of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, one of the Keating 100 Best Crime and Mystery books, and the basis of the excellent 1946 film of the same name. Includes an introduction and annotated biblography by Otto Penzler and a sketch of Inspector Cockrill by Brand. SIGNED by BOTH Christianna Brand on the half title page and by Penzler at his introduction. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and drawings by Karl Nicholason. A title in the Mystery Library series, edited by John Ball. xv, 271 pp. ISBN: -891630465.

    Condition: Fine in green boards with a black leatherette spine with gilt lettering. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 76148
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  • BRAND X. by Brand, Christianna (1907 -1988); Tage La Cour (1915-1993)
    Brand, Christianna (1907 -1988); Tage La Cour (1915-1993)
    BRAND X.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1974) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon collection of short fiction by this crime writer, one of the most important writers of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Many have her trademark plot twists, others will sadden or shock the reader - and two are romantic adventures, another is a recollection of a night in London during the blitz. A presentation copy, warmly and boldly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the Danish author Tage La Cour - "Signed for Tage La Cour with kindest regards" and dated in 1975. ISBN: 0-7181-12725.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (Tage La Cour bookplate on front pastedownj).

    Book ID: 74341
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  • THE GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON. by Wharton, Edith. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi.
    Wharton, Edith. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi.
    THE GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects eleven stories written throughout her career from the 1904 "The Ladies' Maid" to "All Souls" in 1937. Includes a preface by Wharton in which she comments that the teller of supernatural tales should be "well-frightened in the telling." Also includes two previously unpublished pages from her autobiography in which she talks about her childhood fears. Each story is illustrated by a full page drawing by Laszlo Kubinyi. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-684148293.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small chip to top of dj spine, some toning to the white background of the dj).

    Book ID: 73233
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  • EXCEPT FOR ME AND THEE: A Companion to "The Friendly Persuasion." by West, Jessamyn.
    West, Jessamyn.
    EXCEPT FOR ME AND THEE: A Companion to "The Friendly Persuasion."

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A series of interconnected stories which continue the story of Jess and Eliza Birdwell as their growing family moves Westward, encounters the bitterness of the Civil War, and guide their children in the aftermath. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 309 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (name on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, price-clipped, some toning to the white background on the back cover of the dj)

    Book ID: 77516
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  • THE RULE OF FOUR. by Caldwell, Ian and Dustin Thomason.
    Caldwell, Ian and Dustin Thomason.
    THE RULE OF FOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2004,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The authors' first book, a literate mystery and a coming-of-age story set at Princeton - like Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code', this involves a secret which has been protected by the deaths of many over the centuries. Nelson DeMille said 'if Scott Fitzgerald, Umberto Eco and Dan Brown teamed up to write a novel, the result would be 'The Rule of Four' - an extraordinary and brilliant accomplishment - a must-read.' Went quickly into later printings. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 372 pp. ISBN: 0-385-337116.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77512
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  • THE GHOSTWAY. by Hillerman, Tony.
    Hillerman, Tony.
    THE GHOSTWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - His sixth mystery and the third featuring Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-380-700247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (barely visible foxing to top edge, otherwise ight and clean - price-clipped, slight sunning to spine of dj).

    Book ID: 77510
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  • AT RISK. by Rimington, Stella.
    Rimington, Stella.
    AT RISK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel (second book) from the first woman director of Britain's MI5. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 367 pp. ISBN: 1-400043700.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77508
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  • PROBABLE CAUSE. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    PROBABLE CAUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Pearson's fifth book, a murder story set in Carmel, California, where James DeWitt, former forensics scientist, is the town's only detective. SIGNED on the title page. 286 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-03914x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77503
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  • THE FOREST PRIME EVIL. by Russell, Alan.
    Russell, Alan.
    THE FOREST PRIME EVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel, a mystery involving the death of an environmental activist in the redwoods of Northern California's Humboldt County. SIGNED on the title page. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32046.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77499
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  • THE DEVIL'S FEATHER. by Walters, Minette.
    Walters, Minette.
    THE DEVIL'S FEATHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh novel by this award winning crime writer. "With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the mercenaries? When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns, questions the arrest of three rebels soldiers for the crime. . . She believes a foreigner is responsible, a man who claims to have worked for the SAS. . . Two years later in Iraq, the consequences of her second attempt to expose him are devastating. Terrified, degraded and destroyed, she goes into hiding in England where she strikes up a friendship…

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    London: Macmillan, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh novel by this award winning crime writer. "With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the mercenaries? When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns, questions the arrest of three rebels soldiers for the crime. . . She believes a foreigner is responsible, a man who claims to have worked for the SAS. . . Two years later in Iraq, the consequences of her second attempt to expose him are devastating. Terrified, degraded and destroyed, she goes into hiding in England where she strikes up a friendship with Jess Derbyshire, a loner whose reclusive nature may well be masking secrets of her own. Seeing parallels between herself and Jess, Connie borrows from the other woman's strength and makes the hazardous decision to attempt a third unmasking of a serial killer." SIGNED on the title page. 357 pp. ISBN: 1-405050985.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77498
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  • NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. by Lescroart, John T.
    Lescroart, John T.
    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy. SIGNED by the author on the title page. True first edition, preceding the US edition, and much more uncommon. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-747221677.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77495
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  • THE EARLY FEARS. by Bloch, Robert.
    Bloch, Robert.
    THE EARLY FEARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Fedogan & Bremer, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects thirty-nine stories including those first published between 1935 and 1958 and collected in "The Opener of The Way" (1945) & "Pleasant Dreams-Nightmares" (1960) as well as three previously uncollected stories first published in 1991. Among the stories is the Hugo-award winning "That Hell-Bound Train." One of only 2300 copies. 514 pp. ISBN: 1-878252127.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (upper corner of text block bumped).

    Book ID: 77490
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  • COME KILL WITH ME. by Kassak, Fred (1928 - 2018)
    Kassak, Fred (1928 - 2018)
    COME KILL WITH ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although Kassak was both very popular in France and an award winning writer there, with several films based on his books, this is the first (and only) book by this author to appear in English. On the one hand, it is a very funny story of misguided love, murderous errors and unforeseen consequences - but underneath there is a black humor which is lucid, cruel and subtle. Kassak, in talking of his work, said "I think of the mediocre type who finds himself back to the wall.Ê He is trapped, it is a crisis situation. Then his most banal feelings will be exacerbated to the point that he is going to…

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    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although Kassak was both very popular in France and an award winning writer there, with several films based on his books, this is the first (and only) book by this author to appear in English. On the one hand, it is a very funny story of misguided love, murderous errors and unforeseen consequences - but underneath there is a black humor which is lucid, cruel and subtle. Kassak, in talking of his work, said "I think of the mediocre type who finds himself back to the wall.Ê He is trapped, it is a crisis situation. Then his most banal feelings will be exacerbated to the point that he is going to kill, and at once his whole little conventional universe gets into a vicious circle." Translated from the French by Martin Sokolinsky. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-672519755.

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    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket. Surprisingly uncommon.

    Book ID: 77485
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  • TO CATCH A SPY: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories. by [Anthology] Ambler, Eric, editorl; Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and others, contributors.
    [Anthology] Ambler, Eric, editorl; Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and others, contributors.
    TO CATCH A SPY: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bodley Head, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of seven stories selected and introduced by Ambler (whose story "Belgrade 1926" is included. Other stories by John Buchan, Ian Fleming (from the novella "A View to Kill"), Michael Gilbert, Graham Greene, Compton Mackenzie and Somerset Maugham. 224 pp. Dustjacket by Michael Harvey.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77475
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  • THE LIGHT OF DAY. by Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    THE LIGHT OF DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel featuring Arthur Abdul Simpson, "British to the core" (although he was born in Egypt and is half-Egyption) but without a passport to prove it. He "lives by his rather inadequate wits" as a guide, tout, chaffeur and journalist - but he stumbles into a situationof increasing danger in Turkey. Winner of the Edgar Award for best novel and basis for the 1964 Academy award winning film "Topaki" featuring Peter Ustinov and Melina Mercouri. 247 pp. Map endpapers, dust jacket by Leslie Needham.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77474
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  • HOPE. by Deighton, Len..Appreciation by Ted Allbeury.
    Deighton, Len..Appreciation by Ted Allbeury.
    HOPE.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Numbered 62 out of 99 and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Includes an essay of appreciation by Ted Allbeury. The second novel in the Bernard Samson trilogy of Faith, Hope, and Charity. Bound in marbled boards and quarter leather, gilt lettering on spine. 296 pp. ISBN: 1-873567197.

    Condition: Near fine in fine original mylar dust jacket (significant toning to pages, else fine).

    Book ID: 77472
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  • THE BUTTERFLY GIRL. by Denfeld, Rene.
    Denfeld, Rene.
    THE BUTTERFLY GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, once again featuring Naomi, an investigator with an "uncanny ability for finding missing children." She returns to the gritty streets of Portland in a the search for her long missing sister where she encounters Celia, the "butterfly girl," a 12 year old on the run from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, and discovers that other young, homeless girls have been turning up dead there. SIGNED on the title page. Margaret Atwood described this as a "heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful novel." 267 pp. ISBN: 978-0062698162.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 77471
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  • Jones, Saeed.
    HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and a NY Times Notable book selection. A powerful coming-of-age memoir by this award-winning poet. It "tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. . . Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another and to one another as we fight to become ourselves." SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1501132735.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77470
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. SIGNED by Michener on a special bookplate on the first blank page - "commenorating the North American inaguaral cruise of Crown Princess." 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77454
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  • BINO by Gray, A. W.
    Gray, A. W.
    BINO

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a mystery introducing tough Texas lawyer Bino - fast-paced and suspenseful. Recommended. ISBN: 0-525245901.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77451
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  • GOOD NIGHT, MR HOLMES. by Douglas, Carole Nelson.
    Douglas, Carole Nelson.
    GOOD NIGHT, MR HOLMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, and the first novel featuring Irene Adler, the beautiful opera singer who once outwitted Sherlock Holmes. Winner of the American Mystery Award for Best Romantic Suspense Novel. INSCRIBED on the title page - "To - - - My perfect reader!' . 408 pp. ISBN: 0-312-932103.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77393
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  • THE IPCRESS FILE. by Deighton, Len.
    Deighton, Len.
    THE IPCRESS FILE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Secret File No. 1. Author's first novel, a landmark in the espionage genre, introducing Harry Palmer (although he remains anonymous in this book), a man whose loyalty no one can claim with certainty. Basis for the 1965 film of the same name, featuring Michael Caine. 224 pp. Bound in orange boards with gilt lettering on the spine, in the first issue dustjacket (without reviews) by Raymond Hawkey.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket - slight spine slant, some soiling to edges of textblock, dust jacket has chipping at the corners and the ends of the spine, short tears and other edgewear. Original price of 15 net still present. A decent copy of a rather hard to find book.

    Book ID: 77099
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  • LOST STORIES. by Hammett, Dashiell (1894-1961) Joes Gores and Vince Emery, signed.
    Hammett, Dashiell (1894-1961) Joes Gores and Vince Emery, signed.
    LOST STORIES.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    San Francisco: Vince Emery Productions, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "rescues 21 long-lost Hammett stories, all either never collected in an anthology or unavailable for decades. These stories appear nowhere else, and represent a variety of styles from the famous mysterysmith: his first detective fiction, humorous satires, adventure yarns, a sensitive autobiographical piece, and a Thin Man story told with photos. In addition, all stories have been restored to their original versions, replacing often wholesale cuttings with the original text for the first time." Joe Gores has written an introduction describing how Hammett influenced literature, movies, television, and Gores own life and Vince Emery provides the background to these stories and commentary on Hammett's…

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    San Francisco: Vince Emery Productions, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "rescues 21 long-lost Hammett stories, all either never collected in an anthology or unavailable for decades. These stories appear nowhere else, and represent a variety of styles from the famous mysterysmith: his first detective fiction, humorous satires, adventure yarns, a sensitive autobiographical piece, and a Thin Man story told with photos. In addition, all stories have been restored to their original versions, replacing often wholesale cuttings with the original text for the first time." Joe Gores has written an introduction describing how Hammett influenced literature, movies, television, and Gores own life and Vince Emery provides the background to these stories and commentary on Hammett's writing life. Number 20 of 195 copies SIGNED by both Gores and Emery on the first page. Illustrated, all edges gilt. ix, 342 pp. ISBN: 0-972589805.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket in a fine slipcase (a new copy) Two promotional cards laid in.

    Book ID: 76713
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  • Winslow, Don.
    ISLE OF JOY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Arrow, (1996). SIGNED first edition - An uncommon early novel by Winslow (his first after the Neal Carey mysteries) - set in 1958, the story of an ex-CIA agent now working as a private investigator in New York City, only to find himself the prime suspect in a murder. Published in the US a year after this as 'A Winter Spy; under the pseudonym MacDonald Lloyd. SIGNED on the title page by Winslow and very uncommon thus. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-099706415.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73257
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  • THE CASE OF THE SLEEPING PEOPLE (Finally Awakened By Little Rock School Frustrations) by Alford, Dale, MD and L'Moore Alford.
    Alford, Dale, MD and L'Moore Alford.
    THE CASE OF THE SLEEPING PEOPLE (Finally Awakened By Little Rock School Frustrations)

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Little Rock, ArkansasL Pioneer Press (1959). First edition - A book based on speeches delivered by Dale Alford in his successful eight-day campaign for Congress as a Democratic write-in candidate from the Fifth District of Arkansas. Alford was a segregationist and a member of the Little Rock school board, who opposed the forced racial integration of the schools. Errata slip laid in. xvii, 142 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed black wrappers with "advance copy for review" on front cover. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 77445
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  • BERTIE AND THE CRIME OF PASSION. by Lovesey, Peter
    Lovesey, Peter
    BERTIE AND THE CRIME OF PASSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1995). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bertie, the Prince of Wales, is in Paris, where Sarah Bernhardt tells him of a murder on the dance floor of the Moulin Rouge. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-316-906859.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77439
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  • THE HOUSE OF THUNDER. by [Koontz, Dean] Nichols, Leigh.
    [Koontz, Dean] Nichols, Leigh.
    THE HOUSE OF THUNDER.

    Edition: Paperback original - a first printing produced for the Canadian market.

    New York (Ontario): Pocket Books (distributed in Canada by PaperJack), (1982). SIGNED first edition - Third novel written by Koontz under this pseudonym. SIGNED as Dean Koontz on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-671-432664.

    Condition: Very good- in wrappers (light spine creasing, rubbing to the covers, creasing to corners and usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 77428
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  • ADULTHOOD RITES by Butler, Octavia
    Butler, Octavia
    ADULTHOOD RITES

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Warner, (1989). SIGNED first edition - The second book in the Xenogenesis trilogy. SIGNED on title page and dated in 1995. 277 pp plus ads and a brief excerpt from Imago. ISBN: 0-445-209038.

    Condition: Very good+ (a tight copy, light creasing to the otherwise straight spine, usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 77427
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  • JOURNEY INTO FEAR. by Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    JOURNEY INTO FEAR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel - the last of the books written in the years just before World War II (and Ambler's entry into the Army) - by the writer whom Graham Greene called "unquestionably our best thriller writer." In fact, Ambler was responsible for the modern "espionage" novel. As in all of these early novels, the main character is an ordinary person who finds himself in an extraordinary - and dangerous - situation. Graham is an engineer helping out at an English-owned armaments factory in Turkey, when he is shot at in his hotel room. At first unbelieving, he is eventually convinced that his life is in danger, and…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel - the last of the books written in the years just before World War II (and Ambler's entry into the Army) - by the writer whom Graham Greene called "unquestionably our best thriller writer." In fact, Ambler was responsible for the modern "espionage" novel. As in all of these early novels, the main character is an ordinary person who finds himself in an extraordinary - and dangerous - situation. Graham is an engineer helping out at an English-owned armaments factory in Turkey, when he is shot at in his hotel room. At first unbelieving, he is eventually convinced that his life is in danger, and he needs to leave immediately. He is put secretly on a small ship, instead of a train, but among the passengers is a Nazi still determined to stop him, and thus begins his "journey into fear." Basis for the 1943 Orson Welles film of the same title. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good+ in salmon colored cloth in a very good- dust jacket (offsetting to the endpapers, tiny spot on tinted top edge, some overall edgewear and chipping to the dj, one tape repair to interior of dj) Overall, a tight and straight copy in a complete dust jacket with the original price of $2.00 still present.

    Book ID: 77426
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  • KATWALK. by Kijewski, Karen.
    Kijewski, Karen.
    KATWALK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book - the mystery that introduced Sacramento PI Kat Colorado. Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Mystery Novel. ISBN: 0-312-029691.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (small tear lower edge, toning to pages )

    Book ID: 77422
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  • STALLION GATE. by Smith, Martin Cruz.
    Smith, Martin Cruz.
    STALLION GATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspenseful novel about the testing of the first atomic weapons at Los Alamos, a site hidden on a mesa and surrounded by a vast Indian reservation. INSCRIBED on the title page.Map. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-394-530063.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77419
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  • SEVEN UP. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    SEVEN UP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun), and Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-312-265840.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77416
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  • LOST IN A GOOD BOOK. by Fforde, Jasper.
    Fforde, Jasper.
    LOST IN A GOOD BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An eccentric and clever bibliomystery - the second featuring Special Operative Thursday Next, a literary detective, whose job is to keep characters in books from being stolen. Set in "1985 Great Britain where time travel is routine, cloning is reality and literature is taken very, very seriously." This begins with the disturbing news that Thursday's husband of only a month drowned 38 years ago. SIGNED on the title page. Frontispiece illustration. Winner of the Dilys Award. 372 pp. plus 3 pages with tongue-in-cheek ads,. ISBN: 0-340-82283x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 77411
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  • DEAD MAN. by Gores, Joe.
    Gores, Joe.
    DEAD MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller that ranges from Northern California to the Louisiana bayous. When Eddie Dain's life is blown up, he returns as a "dead man" - dead to joy, dead to his past, as he hires himself out as a hitman. SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-541x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77409
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  • COME MORNING. by Gores, Joe.
    Gores, Joe.
    COME MORNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring Runyan, who has just gotten out of San Quention after doing eight years for a diamond heist. Now everyone is after the diamonds - SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for the Edgar for best novel. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-2437.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77407
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  • FINAL DESIGN. by Gilpatrick, Noreen
    Gilpatrick, Noreen
    FINAL DESIGN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery set in the Pacific Northwest by the author of the marvelous "Piano Man." This one introduces Seattle police detective Kate MacLean. SIGNED on the title page 369 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-5142.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77405
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  • BLOOD OF VICTORY. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    BLOOD OF VICTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Espionage novel set during the early years of World War II, as the British Secret Service attempts to block the exportation of oil from Roumania to Germany. The title refers to a 1918 speech by a French senator who said, "Oil, the blood of the earth, has become, in time of war, the blood of victory." INSCRIBED on the title page. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-375-505741.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77401
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  • KINGDOM OF SHADOWS. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    KINGDOM OF SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first (preceding the US edition) of this espionage novel set in Paris in 1938, as Europe edges its way to war, by this master of the historical spy novel. INSCRIBED on the title page. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-57506837X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77400
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  • A BREACH OF PROMISE. by Perry, Anne.
    Perry, Anne.
    A BREACH OF PROMISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Ballantine, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel set in Victorian England - the title refers to a breach of promise suit when a young woman's fiance refuses to marry her. Mystery featuring investigator William Monk and his nurse Hester Latterly. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-449-908496.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77399
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  • MORTAL CAUSES: A John Rebus Mystery. by Rankin, Ian.
    Rankin, Ian.
    MORTAL CAUSES: A John Rebus Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 7th mystery in the highly praised (and award winning) series featuring Inspector John Rebus, set in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the annual festival. SIGNED on the title page with his drawing of 'knots and crosses.' 278 pp. ISBN: 0-684814978.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77398
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  • GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS. by Harris, Joanne.
    Harris, Joanne.
    GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A taut suspenseful novel by the author of 'Chocolat ' - set at an English prep school (not unlike the one Harris used to teach at), and told in the alternating voices of two teachers, one a symbol of the school's long tradition, the other a newcomer. Nominated for the 2006 Edgar. SIGNED on the title page. Small format. 509 pp. ISBN: 0-385603665.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77397
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  • THE TITIAN COMMITTEE by Pears, Iain
    Pears, Iain
    THE TITIAN COMMITTEE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1991_ dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring "diffident art historian" Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world, set in Venice. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 189 pp. Striking dust jacket art by Michael Chung. ISBN: 0-15-1904723.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.) Becoming difficult to find, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 77396
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  • THE GOLDEN ONE. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE GOLDEN ONE.

    Edition: Signed, limited first edition.

    New York: Morrow, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, set at Luxor during World War I. One of the copies with a page which states that this is a "signed and limited first edition, specially bound by the publisher" and SIGNED by Peters on this additional page. 429 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-380-978857.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77395
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  • WRONG LIGHT: A Rick Cahill Novel. by Coyle, Matt.
    Coyle, Matt.
    WRONG LIGHT: A Rick Cahill Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Longboat Key, FL: Oceanview Publishing, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth thriller in the award-winning series featuring private investigator Rick Cahill, set in La Jolla, California. Cahill has been hired to protect a sexy radio host from her stalker, but finds good intentions are not enough. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 978-1608093168.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77391
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  • HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE VALLEY OF WHITE RIVER Together With a History of Izard County. by Jeffrey, Augustus C.(1820 - 1884); Dale Hanks, editor.
    Jeffrey, Augustus C.(1820 - 1884); Dale Hanks, editor.
    HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE VALLEY OF WHITE RIVER Together With a History of Izard County.

    Edition: First thus.

    Richmond, Virginia: Jeffery Historical Society, 1973. First edition - Reprint of a series of newspaper accounts of the people and the times in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas from 1800-1877 by A.C. Jeffery. Edited and with a brief biographical introduction by Dale Hanks. Includes an index to family names. ii, 70 p

    Condition: Near fine in glossy white printed stapled wrappers (ring on front cover). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 77387
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  • THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE. by Adams, Douglas.
    Adams, Douglas.
    THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harmony Books, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-517-545357.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77385
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  • CITY OF BONES. by Connelly, Michael.
    Connelly, Michael.
    CITY OF BONES.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Orion, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Harry Bosch novel, set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Anthony Award. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-752821407.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual light toning to pages, otherwise as new.)

    Book ID: 77384
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  • PEOPLE OF THE BOOK. by Brooks, Geraldine.
    Brooks, Geraldine.
    PEOPLE OF THE BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Imaginative novel by this Pulitzer prize winning author, which alternates between the present - 1996 where "a rare book expert is offered the job of analysis and conservation of a mysterious, beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain and recently saved from destruction during the shelling of Sarajevo's libraries" - and through the past as the lives of all those who handled the book are revealed. SIGNED on the title page. Afterword. 372 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-670-01821X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77382
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  • TRUNK MUSIC. by Connelly, Michael,
    Connelly, Michael,
    TRUNK MUSIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth Harry Bosch novel, set in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. INSCRIBED on the title page. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-316-152447.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77381
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  • THE RIDDLE OF THE THIRD MILE by Dexter, Colin
    Dexter, Colin
    THE RIDDLE OF THE THIRD MILE

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 6th title in the Inspector Morse series, and increasingly hard to find. SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a clean tight copy, but with the usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77378
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  • COASTLINERS. by Harris, Joanne.
    Harris, Joanne.
    COASTLINERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Romantic novel set on a small island off the coast of France, by the author of 'Chocolat.' SIGNED on the title page.Map frontispiece. Small format. 477 pp. ISBN: 0-385601727.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77377
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • WATER TOUCHING STONE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    WATER TOUCHING STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the half title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 419 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77375
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  • TIMELINE. by Crichton, Michael.
    Crichton, Michael.
    TIMELINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which "opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology. Information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single molecules. Any moment of the past can be actualized - and a group of historians can enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century feudal France." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 450 pp. ISBN: 0-679444815.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77374
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  • IMPERIUM: A Novel of Ancient Rome. by Harris, Robert.
    Harris, Robert.
    IMPERIUM: A Novel of Ancient Rome.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of Cicero (106-43 BC) and his struggle fror power in Rome, in the words of his secretary (and slave) Marcus Tullius Tiro. SIGNED on the title page. 403 pp. plus author's note. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-091800951.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, but appears unread)

    Book ID: 77373
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-002326604.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to pages, appears unread).

    Book ID: 77369
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  • THE SINISTER PIG. by Hillerman, Tony
    Hillerman, Tony
    THE SINISTER PIG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery involving Navajo police officer Jim Chee and the now retired 'legendary Lieutenant' Joe Leaphorn. SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-06-019443x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77368
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  • THE CONSTANT GARDENER. by Le Carre, John.
    Le Carre, John.
    THE CONSTANT GARDENER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of Le Carre's best and most suspenseful novels: "a profoundly moving story of a man whom tragedy elevates. Justin Quayle, amateur gardener and ineffectual bureaucrat, seemingly oblivious to his wife's cause, discovers his own resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love." Basis for the excellent film of the same title. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 508 pp. Ribbon marker bound in. ISBN: 0-743215052.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77367
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  • BONE MOUNTAIN. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 424 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77366
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  • HOLLYWOOD NOCTURNES. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    HOLLYWOOD NOCTURNES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Otto Penzler Books/ Macmillan, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novella and short stories. SIGNED with his large scrawled initials and the word "Slash" on the half title page. ISBN: 1-883402549.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77365
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  • TALES. by Baraka, Amiri (Leroi Jones)
    Baraka, Amiri (Leroi Jones)
    TALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1967) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 16 short pieces - mostly prose, but some a combination of prose and poetry. INSCRIBED on the title page by Jones as Amiri Baraka. 132 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with stamps, pocket removal, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj (the previous dj protector left lines of purplish discoloration which shows on the white background of the dj.)

    Book ID: 77362
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  • PURSUIT. by Perry, Thomas.
    Perry, Thomas.
    PURSUIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller, the 12th suspense novel by this Edgar-award winning writer; features Daniel Millikan, criminology professor. SIGNED on title page and dated in January 2002. 378 pp. ISBN: 0-679-453067.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77351
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  • THE CUTOUT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    THE CUTOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller debut in which only one woman can stop the deadly countdown to global terror. The author brings her experience as a former CIA analyst to her realistic work of fiction. SIGNED on the title page and dated in Feb 2001, in the month of publication. 400 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-553-10893x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77349
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  • DEAD MAN'S BONES. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    DEAD MAN'S BONES.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: Berkley, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A China Bayles herbal mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. One of 500 copies individually SIGNED and numbered by the author on a special preliminary title page. Recipes. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-425-200175.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77345
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  • THE MISSING MADONNA. by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    THE MISSING MADONNA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Sister Mary Helen mystery - she and two friends have returned to San Francisco from an OWL (Older Women's League) convention in New York City, when her friend Emma goes missing. A presentation copy, warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated Christmas, 1988, in the month of publication. 253 pp. ISBN: 0-385-302266.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77343
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  • A TRAITOR TO MEMORY. by George, Elizabeth.
    George, Elizabeth.
    A TRAITOR TO MEMORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The longest and most complex mystery in George's highly praised series of British murder myateries featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partners Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- with best wishes from the author." 664 pp. Musical notation on endpapers. ISBN: 0-340-797073.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77339
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  • A SUITABLE VENGEANCE by George, Elizabeth.
    George, Elizabeth.
    A SUITABLE VENGEANCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, but this one is set in a period preceding the others. INSCRIBED on the title page. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-535-074075.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77338
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  • DEAD HEAT. by Francis, Dick and Felix Francis.
    Francis, Dick and Felix Francis.
    DEAD HEAT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first collaboration between these two authors - a thriller set against the backdrop of Britain's 2000 Guineas Stakes. SIGNED on the title page by Felix Francis. 342 pp. ISBN: 978-0399154768.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77334
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  • THUS WAS ADONIS MURDERED by Caudwell, Sarah
    Caudwell, Sarah
    THUS WAS ADONIS MURDERED

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - set in London and Venice. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-684-172941.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some wear to the dj at the top of the spine, a very short closed tear).

    Book ID: 65815
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  • Bradley, Alan.
    THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (2009.). First edition - Uncommon advance edition of the first novel in the Flavia series, set in the English countryside in the 1950s. A remarkable, debut, winner of just about every award out there - the Ellis, Agatha, Debut Dagger, Barry, Dilys and Macavity - for best first mystery novel = "Meet Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, a taste for homicide, an obsession with delving into the forbidden past of her taciturn, widowed father. . . and did we mention she's eleven years old?" 373 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53847
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  • THE VAULT. by Lovesey, Peter,
    Lovesey, Peter,
    THE VAULT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Bath and featuring Peter Diamond. The vault was once part of the house where Frankenstein was written, and when a severed hand found there winds up on Diamond's desk, the bones are not recent and the investigation starts out slowly - until they are followed by another murder and an attack on a police officer. SIGNED on the title page. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-316-646466.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to pages).

    Book ID: 77333
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  • UNHOLY ORDERS: Mystery Stories with a Religious Twist. by [Anthology - signed] Stevens, Serita, Editor; Anne Perry, Carolyn Wheat, , signed
    [Anthology - signed] Stevens, Serita, Editor; Anne Perry, Carolyn Wheat, , signed
    UNHOLY ORDERS: Mystery Stories with a Religious Twist.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Intrigue Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon anthology of original mystery stories; the authors have donated their royalties to charities benefit Romanian orphans. SIGNED by THREE authors: Anne Perry and Carolyn Wheat at their stories and twice by Serita Stevens - at her story and on the title page.. In addition to those authors who signed this copy, other contributors include Rhys Bowen, Rochelle Krich, Ralph McInerny, Nancy Pickard, Joyce Christmas, John Lutz, George Chesbro, Kate Charles, Margaret Frazer, Dianne Day, Jacqueline Fiedler, Terence Faherty, and Mary Monica Pulver Includes a brief biographical paragraph about each author. Bound in glossy illustrated boards with the same illustration as the dust jacket. 285 pp. ISBN: 1890768286.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77332
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  • INFERNO. by Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle.
    Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle.
    INFERNO.

    Edition: Trade paperback original - first printing.

    New York: ORB / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A walk through Hell for the 20th century with a science fiction writer as Dante, and Mussolini as Virgil. Originally published in " a substantially different form" in 1976, this is described at the authors preferred edition. SIGNED on the title page by BOTH Niven and Pournelle. Notes. 237 pp. ISBN: 978-0765316769.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 77324
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  • THE STORY OF THE CANNIBAL WOMAN. by Conde, Maryse (Richard Philcox, translator.)
    Conde, Maryse (Richard Philcox, translator.)
    THE STORY OF THE CANNIBAL WOMAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (Simon & Schuster), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thirteenth novel by this Caribbean author, winner of the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, 'a deft exploration of post-apartheid South Africa and a smart, gripping thriller .. both contemporary and international, following the lives of an interracial, intercultural couple in New York City, Tokyo, and Capetown. SIGNED on the title page by both Conde and Richard Philcox, her husband and translator. Philcox has translated most of Conde's books (beginning with her first novel) and Conde has both expressed her confidence in him and said that she considers him "responsible" for the book in English - that is, for the flow and rhythm and music of the language. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-743271289.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 77323
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  • MORE HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. by Greenberg, Martin H.; Jon L. Lellenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh, editors. Anne Perry, Peter Lovesey, and Carolyn Wheat, signed.
    Greenberg, Martin H.; Jon L. Lellenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh, editors. Anne Perry, Peter Lovesey, and Carolyn Wheat, signed.
    MORE HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Introduction by Jon L. Lellenberg. SIGNED by THREE authors at their stories: Anne Perry at "A Christmas Gift", Peter Lovesey at "The Four Wise Men" and Carolyn Wheat at "The Case of the Rajah's Emerald." Also includes The Christmas Conspiracy by Edward D. Hoch; The Music of Christmas by L. B. Greenwood; The Adventure of the Christmas Bear by Bill Crider; The adventure of the Naturalist's Stock Pin by Jon L. Breen; The Adventure of the Second Violet by Daniel Stashower; and The Human Mystery by Tanith Lee. Authorized by the Jean Conan Doyle Estate. ix, 262 pp. Dust jacket art by Guy Deel. ISBN: 0-425170330.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 77320
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  • THERAPY. by Lodge, David.
    Lodge, David.
    THERAPY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Secker and Warburg, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Lawrence Passmore is a writer whose TV sitcom has become a popular success in England. He is married, a father, lives in a grand house in a swank suburb, and he seeks every flavor of therapy from aroma to massage to psycho - but none of these bring him contentment, and when he becomes obsessed by the idea of "angst" his life begins to spiral out of control. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. ISBN: 0436203340.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77306
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  • JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE: Being the Third Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE: Being the Third Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving puzzles. As Christmas 1804 is approaching, Jane is finding herself bored at Bath, and so she accepts a curious assignment. . SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. viii, 262 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102044.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77302
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  • SECRET AGENT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    SECRET AGENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second thriller written under her own name, by this former CIA analyst, a novel inspired by the mystery of Jim Thompson, a "legendary American" who settled in Thailand in 1945, and disappeared in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia in 1967. SIGNED on the title page. Map. Afterword by the author. 405 pp. ISBN: 0-553-109138.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77237
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  • LIGHTWOOD. by Post, Steph.
    Post, Steph.
    LIGHTWOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hoboken, NJ: Polis Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel featuring Judah Cannon, the middle son of the notorious Cannon clan. When he returns to his rural hometown of Silas, Florida after a 3 year stint in prison, he is determined to move forward - but a phone call from his father Sherwood ensnares Judah and Ramey in a web of thievery, brutality and betrayal. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-1943818303.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 77262
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  • THE BURGLAR IN THE RYE. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    THE BURGLAR IN THE RYE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: No Exit Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bibliomystery featurning bookstore owner, and thief, Bernie Rhodenbarr - about a reclusive author who's career is very loosely based on Salinger. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 1-901982602.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 77246
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  • HIT LIST. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    HIT LIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring anti-hero hitman Keller. SIGNED on the title page, 296 pp. ISBN: 75283-838506-0198338.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77244
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  • LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS. by Harris, Charlaine.
    Harris, Charlaine.
    LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The second Sookie Stackhouse novel originally published as a paperback original . SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp. ISBN: 978-0441015979.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Uncommon signed in any printing of this hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 77236
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  • THE WEIGHT OF WORDS. by McKean, Dave and William Schafer, editors. Joe R. Lansdale, signed.
    McKean, Dave and William Schafer, editors. Joe R. Lansdale, signed.
    THE WEIGHT OF WORDS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Twelve original strories inspired by the art of Dave McKean. Authors include McKean, Neil Gaiman, M. John Harrison, Maria Dahvana Headley, Joe Hill, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Joe R, Lansdale, Alastair Reynolds, Ian Sinclair and Catherynne M. Valente. Somewhat oversized square format. SIGNED by Joe Lansdale at his story "Robo Rapid." 243 pp plus 5 final illustrations. Cover art by Dave McKean. ISBN: 978-1596068254.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76920
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  • THE LAST ANALYSIS. by Cross, Amanda (pseudonym of Carolyn Heilbrun)
    Cross, Amanda (pseudonym of Carolyn Heilbrun)
    THE LAST ANALYSIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book under this pseudonym, a literate mystery introducing Professor Kate Fansler, who finds herself under suspicion when a young female student is found murdered. A Cock Robin Mystery. 187 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (original price of 3.95 on dj flap, some short tears and rubbing to the back cover of the dj, slight fading to the dj)

    Book ID: 76707
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  • THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind…

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    London: Piatkus, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind all of these crimes, both medieval and modern, are the age-old motives of jealousy, sexual obsession, and desperate longing for a child. SIGNED by Ellis on a laid-in printed bookplate. An engrossing and rewarding series, with both an historical and a contemporary mystery, and well-drawn characters. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-749904542.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76699
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  • COVER-UP STORY. by Babson, Marion
    Babson, Marion
    COVER-UP STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / Crime Club, (1971) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a mystery introducing Douglas Perkins of Perkins and Tate Public Relations. SIGNED on the title page with the words "with all good wishes" and uncommon thus. 191 pp. ISBN: 0-002311240.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66050
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  • THE YELLOW ANGELS. by Helseth, Henry Edward.
    Helseth, Henry Edward.
    THE YELLOW ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1940) dj. Hardcover first edition - The scarce first novel by this author and screenwriter, best known for "The Chair for Martin Rome," which was the basis for Robert Siodmak's 1948 film noir classic "Cry of the City" with Victor Mature and Richard Conte. This is set entirely within the walls of a prison. 216 pp.

    Condition: From a lending library with discoloration from tape on the boards and the endpapers, one stamp, some pages carelessly opened but overall a good sturdy copy in a dust jacket with several chips and edgewear, but still rather striking.

    Book ID: 65893
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  • Lovesey, Peter.
    THE SEDGEMOOR STRANGER.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of sixeen ingenious short stories, ranging from featuring serial killers to a Sherlock Holmes tale and an account of an investigation as the Titanic is sinking. An edition limited to 275 copies SIGNED and individually numbered on page facing the title page. Frontispiece portrait of Lovesey. Includes a checklist of the works of Lovesey. 190 pp plus the colophon and 3 pp publishers ads. The limited edition also includes a separate 9 pp pamphlet entitled "The Butler Didn't Do It.". ISBN: 1-885941633.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket with a fine pamphlet.

    Book ID: 77230
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