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  • MIDNIGHT AT THE DRAGON CAFE. by Bates, Judy Fong.
    Bates, Judy Fong.
    MIDNIGHT AT THE DRAGON CAFE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Counterpoint, (2005.). First edition - Author's excellent first novel (and second book), the story of a young Chinese girl who is torn apart by family secrets and divided loyalties in a small Canadian town in the 1950's. Originally published in Canada - where the author, like the narrator in this novel, came as a young girl - this is being published as a trade paperback original in the United States. 315 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 30762
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for the first trade paperback edition.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009). First edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." 304 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59171
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for the first trade paperback edition.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009). SIGNED first edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67068
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  • THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE. by Beatty, Paul.
    Beatty, Paul.
    THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Picador, (1997). First novel by this African American poet - a funny and moving satire on issues of race, life in Los Angeles, and the coming of age story of Gunnar Kaufman, who is not typical in any way. Praise from such writers as Walter Mosley, Clarence Major and Jessica Hagedorn. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-312-28019X.

    Condition: Good only (notes inside front cover and on last page, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 65781
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  • Benioff, David..
    THE 25TH HOUR.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Benioff's first book, the story of the last night of freedom for Monty Brogan before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Basis for the Spike Lee film starring Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, and Anna Paquin. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-340822287.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 61717
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  • THE GHOST OCEAN. by Benke, Richard.
    Benke, Richard.
    THE GHOST OCEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of modern-day crime and violence set in the border area between southwestern New Mexico and Northern Mexico. Foreword by Max Evans. vii, 280 pp. ISBN: 0-826331947.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63591
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  • Bennett, Jack
    JAMIE

    Edition: First American edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of a 12-year-old boy in South Africa whose life is drastically changed when a severe drought nearly destroys the farm he lives on. Highly praised first novel.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, slightspine slant, in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 11785
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  • THE SECRET OF THE BULLS. by Bernardo, Jose Raul.
    Bernardo, Jose Raul.
    THE SECRET OF THE BULLS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996.). First edition - First novel by this Cuban-born composer, poet, architect, the story of thirty years in the life of an extraordinary family in pre-Revolutionary Cuba. 301 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60944
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  • THE SECRET OF THE BULLS. by Bernardo, Jose Raul.
    Bernardo, Jose Raul.
    THE SECRET OF THE BULLS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996.). First edition - First novel by this Cuban-born composer, poet, architect, the story of thirty years in the life of an extraordinary family in pre-Revolutionary Cuba. Letter from the publisher bound in describing this as a 'limited advance reader's edition.' 301 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in beige printed wrappers with dark red lettering. A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 54260
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  • DEATH AND THE EASTER BUNNY. by Berry, Linda,
    Berry, Linda,
    DEATH AND THE EASTER BUNNY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aurora, CO: Write Way Publishing, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, introducing Trudy Roundtree, who has returned from Atlanta to her hometown of Ogeechee, where she works as the only detective on the small police force headed up by her cousin, the chief of police. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 1-88517344X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76307
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  • THE LAST DRAGONLORD. by Bertin, Joann.
    Bertin, Joann.
    THE LAST DRAGONLORD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel with dust jacket praise from Anne McCaffrey, Robin Hobbs and Joan Vinge. 397 pp. Dust jacket art by Bob Eggleton. ISBN: 0-312-864299.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57105
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  • THE MAKEOVER by Biederman, Marcia
    Biederman, Marcia
    THE MAKEOVER

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - features Muriel Axelrod, a secretary for Lovell Munitions in San Francisco. Funny and absorbing. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-89733-1079.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52509
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  • Biederman, Marcia
    THE MAKEOVER

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - features Muriel Axelrod, a secretary for Lovell Munitions in San Francisco. Funny and absorbing. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-89733-1079.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket ("12M" in red on top edge)

    Book ID: 3505
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  • THE CELL. by Bienek, Horst; introduction by Daniel Berrigan, S. J.
    Bienek, Horst; introduction by Daniel Berrigan, S. J.
    THE CELL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press. 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Experimental novel by this Polish writer, the story of a prisoner alone in his cell - Bienek was himself a political prisoner, sentenced to a Siberian labor camp. Introduction by Daniel Berrigan S. J. Translated from the German by Ursula Mahlendorf. 93 pp. ISBN: 0-771014031.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 65034
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  • SLEEPYHEAD. by Billingham, Mark.
    Billingham, Mark.
    SLEEPYHEAD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a pyschological thriller involving a serial killer who doesn't really want his victims dead. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-06-6212995.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48657
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  • SLEEPYHEAD. by Billingham, Mark.
    Billingham, Mark.
    SLEEPYHEAD.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first novel, a pyschological thriller involving a serial killer who doesn't really want his victims dead. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-06-6212995.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48276
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  • TREE OF HEAVEN. by Binstock, R.C.
    Binstock, R.C.
    TREE OF HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (second book), winner of the 1993 Washington Prize for Fiction, set in 1938 when the Japanese army has occupied Nanking in China - the story of a Chinese woman who is unexpectedly rescued by a junior Japanese officer, and their complex relationship. Dustjacket praise by Ann Beattie and Reynolds Price (who comments "Soldier and captive live out a kind of love which is riveting to watch and deeply instructive."SIGNED on the title page. 212 pp. ISBN: 1-569470383.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81045
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  • MURDER SO REAL. by Bird, Al [Pseudonym of Phillip Finch, 1948-2012, and Leon N. Mandel, 1928-2002]
    Bird, Al [Pseudonym of Phillip Finch, 1948-2012, and Leon N. Mandel, 1928-2002]
    MURDER SO REAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in San Francisco, this is a realistic tale of sordid corporate wealth, murder and revenge, and the debut of a memorable investigator, former sportswriter Sinclair Lewis Maxwell, who gets involved when his girlfriend is savagely murdered while investigating organized prostitution. The first and only book written under this pseudonym. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-698-108914.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 61119
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  • CITADEL RUN. by Bishop, Paul.
    Bishop, Paul.
    CITADEL RUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this veteran LAPD cop. "Calico" Jack Walker is getting ready to retire, but first he has accepted a challenge: the Citadel Run - a race to Las Vegas and back against anothe patrol car, all in an 8 hour tour - and so he sets off with his partner, a rookie (and a woman and Japanese American, but just as stubborn as Calico.) SIGNED on the title page. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-31293047X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78702
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  • IN THE FOREST OF HARM. by Bissell, Sallie.
    Bissell, Sallie.
    IN THE FOREST OF HARM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of survival and friendship as three women embark on a hellish journey through a treacherous wilderness. Features the "youngest prosecutor in Georgia" Mary Crow and two of her closest friends. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-553801287.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62894
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  • THE STRAYS. by Bitto, Emily.
    Bitto, Emily.
    THE STRAYS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & London: Twelve / Grand Central Publishing, (2017). First edition - The author's first novel, published in the US as a trade paperback original. A story "about the fierce friendship between three sisters and their friend as they grow up on the outskirts of their parents' wild and bohemian artistic lives." Winner of Australia's 2015 Stella Prize and a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69695
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  • MURDER IN THE MARAIS. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER IN THE MARAIS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1999.). SIGNED - The first in the series of Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' Nominated for Anthony Award for Best First Novel. SIGNED on the title page. 354 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1592.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 67194
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  • MURDER IN THE MARAIS. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER IN THE MARAIS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1999.). SIGNED - The first in the series of Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' Nominated for Anthony Award for Best First Novel. 354 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1592.

    Condition: Good only (some wear to the covers, no spine creasing)

    Book ID: 72045
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  • MURDER IN THE MARAIS. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER IN THE MARAIS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1999.). SIGNED - The first in the series of Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' Nominated for Anthony Award for Best First Novel. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To -- enjoy another 'trip' to Paris" and dated in 2003. 354 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1592.

    Condition: Very good (some wear to the covers)

    Book ID: 62192
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  • DARKNESS PEERING. by Blanchard, Alice.
    Blanchard, Alice.
    DARKNESS PEERING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999). First edition - The author's first novel - "the murder of a teenage girl in tiny Flowering Dogwood, Maine, has gone unsolved for eighteen years when Detective Rachel Storrow decides to retrace the steps of her policeman father and try to solve the case."339 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62466
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  • HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS. by Bloom, Ira.
    Bloom, Ira.
    HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first young adult novel, a story about love, loyalty and monsters: "Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and better yet . . . all three are witches. They have high school wired until the arrival of two new students. . . .But while the magic is flying, only Norman seems to notice that students who wander off alone with Zack end up with crushed bones and memory loss. Or worse, missing entirely." SIGNED on the title page with the comment "Please enjoy" 342 pp. ISBN: 978-1338030730.

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

    Book ID: 69569
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  • CAPTIVES. by Boardman, Arthur.
    Boardman, Arthur.
    CAPTIVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1975. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of the love affair between a white woman and the Indian chief who captured her. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-525-073124.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70523
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  • LEVIN'S MILL. by Bobrowski, Johannes (1917-1965)
    Bobrowski, Johannes (1917-1965)
    LEVIN'S MILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd , (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award-winning writer, best known for his poetry, set in a West Prussian village in 1874, it "tells the story of the narrator's grandfather, who plots and schemes to ruin the Jewish newcomer who has built a mill downstream from him." Translated from the German by Janet Cropper. 230 pp plus 2 pp ads. ISBN: 0-714500208.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (the usual toning to the pages, otherwise an as new, unread copy) .

    Book ID: 66990
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  • CHECKMATE. by Bodman, Karna Small.
    Bodman, Karna Small.
    CHECKMATE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2007.). First edition - First novel from this Washington insider who served in the White House for six years, first as Deputy Press Secretary and later as Senior Director of the National Security Council. A high stakes thriller involving terrorists and the threat of nuclear warfare between India and Pakistan. 332 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40872
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  • GUERNICA. by Boling, Dave.
    Boling, Dave.
    GUERNICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the Basque town of Guernica before, during and after the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. SIGNED on the title page. Map, pronunciation guide. 367 pp. ISBN: 978-1596915633.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 64480
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