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  • A COOL BREEZE ON THE UNDERGROUND. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    A COOL BREEZE ON THE UNDERGROUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - an unusual mystery, introducing grad student, and ex-street kid, Neal Carey, who is yanked from his studies and sent to London to find the 17 year-old runaway daughter of a prominent politician. Nominated for both the Edgar and Shamus awards. SIGNED on the title page. 281 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70750
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  • SLOW DANCING ON DINOSAUR BONES. by Witt, Lana.
    Witt, Lana.
    SLOW DANCING ON DINOSAUR BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Scribner, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in remote Pick, Kentucky - "A riveting story of ancient friends and ancient enemies played on a stage that evokes the swamp forest prehistory. . . A book in keeping with the finest Southern gothic comic tradition." 416 pp. ISBN: 0-684815354.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55710
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  • MURDER AT LA MARIMBA: A South Bronx Mystery. by Wolfe, Carson
    Wolfe, Carson
    MURDER AT LA MARIMBA: A South Bronx Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book (Carson Wolfe is a pseudonym for a NYC criminal lawyer). Combines courtroom drama with a witty Puerto Rican detecting couple - Maria and Carolito are the Nick and Nora Charles of the South Bronx. 156 pp. ISBN: 0-312-552858.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 53839
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  • CHIEFS. by Woods, Stuart.
    Woods, Stuart.
    CHIEFS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1981.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an intelligent and literate thriller that begins with the discovery of a boy's naked body in a wooded area of a small Georgia town in 1920, and 'weaves through decades of deceit.' Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 0-393-014614.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (small bookplate on front endpaper, one short closed tear and some toning to the dj, original price of 14.95 still present.) Overall a tight, straight and clean copy of this hardcover first edition, one of a small printing and uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 49521
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  • MELYMBROSIA. by Woolf, Virginia (edited by Louise de Salvo.)
    Woolf, Virginia (edited by Louise de Salvo.)
    MELYMBROSIA.

    Edition: First thus.

    San Francisco: Cleis Press, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Woolf's first novel, completed in 1912 when she was 30 years old, but only published three years later, in a much tamer version, as "The Voyage Out." This novel was reconstructed from the original manuscripts held by the New York Public Library by Louise deSalvo, who also wrote the introduction to this edition. xxvii, 350 pp. ISBN: 1573441481.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48825
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  • FINAL AUDIT. by Worth, Jim.
    Worth, Jim.
    FINAL AUDIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. Mystrique Press / JW Publishing, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a story of murder, conspiracy and corruption in the energy industry, set in Houston, Texas, California and elsewhere. Introduces Detective Dave Duncan and his partner Stephanie Fox. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author and dated in 2007. Epilogue. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-976892103.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48075
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  • THE NIGHT THE GODS SMILED: Introducing Inspector Charlie Salter. by Wright, Eric
    Wright, Eric
    THE NIGHT THE GODS SMILED: Introducing Inspector Charlie Salter.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Collins Crime Club, (1983). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first Canadian edition (with no price on the dust jacket) of the first mystery featuring Inspector Charlie Salter of the Metropolitan Toronto Police. Wright was born in England, but lived in Canada for many years before becoming a writer. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, Winner of the Crime Writers Association's John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Mystery Novel, Winner of the City of Toronto Book Award. 181 pp. ISBN: 0-002226340.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70796
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  • THE COYOTES OF CARTHAGE. by Wright, Steven.
    Wright, Steven.
    THE COYOTES OF CARTHAGE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2020). First edition - The author's first novel an "exploration of American politics, set in a small South Carolina town, about a political operative running a dark money campaign for his corporate clients." Dre has been sent there with $250,000 to introduce a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. As an outsider and an African American, he can't be the one to collect signatures, so he hires a young couple to act as the public face. The "land grab is disguised as a righteous fight for faith and liberty. As lines are crossed and lives ruined, Dre's increasingly cutthroat campaign threatens the very soul of Carthage County and perhaps the…

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    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2020). First edition - The author's first novel an "exploration of American politics, set in a small South Carolina town, about a political operative running a dark money campaign for his corporate clients." Dre has been sent there with $250,000 to introduce a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. As an outsider and an African American, he can't be the one to collect signatures, so he hires a young couple to act as the public face. The "land grab is disguised as a righteous fight for faith and liberty. As lines are crossed and lives ruined, Dre's increasingly cutthroat campaign threatens the very soul of Carthage County and perhaps the last remnants of his own humanity." Cover praise from Lorrie Moore and Stewart O'Nan among others. On the basis of this novel, Wright was named to the USA Today's 2020 list of Black novelists to read. 311 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80705
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  • STRANGE SEED. by Wright, T. M.
    Wright, T. M.
    STRANGE SEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Everest House, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A contemporary novel of unutterable terror." The author's first novel - dust jacket praise from Stephen King who called it "a hypnotic journey into darkness. You'll be a long time forgetting this book - if you ever do." The story of a young couple who move to a small farm in upstate New York. (Barron, Horror Literature 4-337, Reginald 37369. etc.) 272 pp. ISBN: 0-89696-0218.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (stamp of prev owner on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 59789
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  • STRANGE SEED. by Wright, T. M.
    Wright, T. M.
    STRANGE SEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Everest House, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A contemporary novel of unutterable terror." The author's first novel - dust jacket praise from Stephen King who called it "a hypnotic journey into darkness. You'll be a long time forgetting this book - if you ever do." The story of a young couple who move to a small farm in upstate New York. (Barron, Horror Literature 4-337, Reginald 37369. etc.) 272 pp. ISBN: 0-89696-0218.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (inconspicuous remainder line, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 52716
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  • THE OXYGEN MAN. by Yarbrough, Steve.
    Yarbrough, Steve.
    THE OXYGEN MAN.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Denver: MacMurray & Beck, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's third book, his first novel, following 2 collections of short stories. Cover praise from James Lee Burke: 'Yarbrough is one of the best writers to come out of the South in many years .. a stunning novelistic debut... a major talent from whom we'll hear much more.' INSCRIBED by Yarbrough on the title page - "For - in hopes these pages please." 280 pp. ISBN: 1-878448-854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79884
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  • THE OXYGEN MAN. by Yarbrough, Steve.
    Yarbrough, Steve.
    THE OXYGEN MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: MacMurray & Beck, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third book, his first novel, following 2 collections of short stories. Cover praise from James Lee Burke: 'Yarbrough is one of the best writers to come out of the South in many years .. a stunning novelistic debut... a major talent from whom we'll hear much more.' 280 pp,. ISBN: 1-878448-854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30629
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  • THE OXYGEN MAN. by Yarbrough, Steve.
    Yarbrough, Steve.
    THE OXYGEN MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: MacMurray & Beck, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's third book, his first novel, following 2 collections of short stories. Cover praise from James Lee Burke: 'Yarbrough is one of the best writers to come out of the South in many years .. a stunning novelistic debut... a major talent from whom we'll hear much more.' SIGNED by Yarbrough on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 1-878448-854.

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

    Book ID: 32928
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  • GOOD ENOUGH. by Yoo, Paula.
    Yoo, Paula.
    GOOD ENOUGH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Teen / Harper Collins, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a Korean-American girl, an overachiever who longs to fit in and strives to stand out. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 322 pp. ISBN: 9780060790851.

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

    Book ID: 60105
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  • SUMMER FLIGHT. by Yorke, Margaret (pseudonym of Margaret Beda Larminie Nicholson, 1924-2012).
    Yorke, Margaret (pseudonym of Margaret Beda Larminie Nicholson, 1924-2012).
    SUMMER FLIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Robert Hale, (1957) dj. Hardcover first edition - Very uncommon first edition of the first novel by this prolific British suspense writer - as Tim Heald commented he r"novels were robust and uncompromising, and displayed sympathy for the underdog." This story of a man on the run from the police who winds up in a peaceful English village exemplifies that. 190 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (bookplate of a lending library mostly hidden by the dj flap, discoloration to the reverse of the lower edge of the dj, with some to the endpapers, spine slant, and other signs of wear.)

    Book ID: 61773
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  • Yoshikawa, Mako.
    ONE HUNDRED AND ONE WAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - ÔAn extraordinary debut novel ... the story of a woman, who, finding herself torn between two men and two cultures, turns for answers to an unknown Japanese grandmother, once a famous geisha.Õ Dust jacket praise from Lisa See, Jean Hegland and Chita Divakaruni (who called it Ôa thoughtful and magnetic taleÕ). ISBN: 0-553-110993.

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

    Book ID: 30029
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  • SOUL KISS. by Youngblood, Shay.
    Youngblood, Shay.
    SOUL KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first novel (preceded by plays and short stories), a coming of age story set in a small town in 1970s Georgia and in Los Angeles. Dust jacket praise from Tina McElroy Ansa who called it "funny, unsettling, enthralling." 210 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0639.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35781
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  • SOUL KISS. by Youngblood, Shay.
    Youngblood, Shay.
    SOUL KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first novel (preceded by plays and short stories), a coming of age story set in a small town in 1970s Georgia and in Los Angeles. Dust jacket praise from Tina McElroy Ansa who called it "funny, unsettling, enthralling." 210 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0639.

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

    Book ID: 27445
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  • THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. by Zafon, Carlos Ruiz.
    Zafon, Carlos Ruiz.
    THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (2004). A complex and fascinating historical bibliomystery which starts in Barcelona just after World War II with a young boy selecting a book -'The Shadow of the Wind' - from the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. 487 pp. ISBN: 1594200106.

    Condition: Near fine

    Book ID: 78973
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  • THE NEVER LIST. by Zan, Koethi.
    Zan, Koethi.
    THE NEVER LIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a compelling thriller: "For years, best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept what they called the ÒNever ListÓ: a list of actions to be avoided, for safetyÕs sake, at all costs. But one night, against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride with grave, everlasting consequences. For the next three years, they are held captive with two other girls in a dungeon-like cellar by a connoisseur of sadism. Ten years later, . . . her abductor is up for parole and Sarah can no longer ignore the twisted letters he sends from jail." 303 pp. ISBN: 978-0670026517.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69592
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  • THE COLONEL. by Zec, Donald.
    Zec, Donald.
    THE COLONEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: W. H. Allen, 1979. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award-winning journalist and biographer, set in England during World War II where the Colonel's regiment is waiting to be sent to France and into action. Warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For my dear friends ---- just so you will know how I suffered. Love and good luck to your book" and dated in the year of publication. 256 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 63093
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  • PANAMA by Zencey, Eric
    Zencey, Eric
    PANAMA

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which combines intrigue and history. Set in Paris in 1892, a city embroiled in a political scandal involving the French Panama Canal Company; the protagonist is the American historian and author Henry Adams, grandson and great-grandson of President Adams. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's letter bound in at the front of the book. 375 pp. .

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68364
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  • PANAMA by Zencey, Eric
    Zencey, Eric
    PANAMA

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which combines intrigue and history. Set in Paris in 1892, a city embroiled in a political scandal involving the French Panama Canal Company; the protagonist is the American historian and author Henry Adams, grandson and great-grandson of President Adams. SIGNED on the title page. 375 pp. . ISBN: 0-374229430.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Laid in is a brief handwritten and signed note from the author to the noted collector Larry Owens.

    Book ID: 68365
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  • RECLAMATION. by Zettel, Sarah.
    Zettel, Sarah.
    RECLAMATION.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Warner, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Zettel's first novel featuring heretic priest turned data pirate Eric Born. Co-winner of the 1997 Locus Award for Best First Novel (tied with Whiteout by Sage Walker) and nominated for the 1996 Philip K. Dick Award. Dust jacket art by Donato. 452 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76709
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  • BLOOD UNDER THE BRIDGE. by Zimmerman, Bruce.
    Zimmerman, Bruce.
    BLOOD UNDER THE BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a mystery set in San Francisco, introducing Quinn Parker. Warmly and personally INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-06-016087x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 72812
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  • Zochert, Donald.
    MURDER IN THE HELLFIRE CLUB

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, commended for its historical accuracy - a variation of the classic "locked room" mystery featuring Benjamin Franklin and set in London in 1757. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0224411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35519
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