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  • Alexander, Caroline.
    THE WAY TO XANADU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this Florida born author, a unique blend of travel writing and literary scholarship. Although Samuel Taylor Coleridge's images in his poem 'Kubla Khan" were composed in an opium reverie, he was inspired by travel books of the time - Alexander traveled to three continents - from the steppes of Central Asia to North Florida with its mighty fountains, Kashmir's holy cave of ice and to 'Mount Abora' in Ethiopia - to discover first hand 'the miracle of rare device', the sources of Coleridge's inspiration. Bibliography. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-679419004.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36821
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  • BONEFISHING. by Babson, Stanley M.
    Babson, Stanley M.
    BONEFISHING.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    New York: Winchester Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover - Information on where to find and how to catch these fish - in the mangrove swamps and coral flats of Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Index. 144 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61378
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  • FLASHBACK. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    FLASHBACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 11th mystery featuring Ranger Anna Pigeon - this one is set in the Dry Tortugas National Park, a series of small islands 70 miles off Key West in Florida, which served as a prison during the Civil War and later housed the Lincoln assassination conspirators. An interesting blend of modern mystery and historical fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-149759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36237
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  • FLASHBACK. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    FLASHBACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2003.). First edition - The 11th mystery featuring Ranger Anna Pigeon - this one is set in the Dry Tortugas National Park, a series of small islands 70 miles off Key West in Florida, which served as a prison during the Civil War and later housed the Lincoln assassination conspirators. An interesting blend of modern mystery and historical fiction. 430 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61083
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73858
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  • BIG TROUBLE. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    BIG TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida journalist and humorist's first novel. Stephen King said it was the funniest book he'd read in 40 years; Elmore Leonard said "in 50 years" while Carl Hiaasen called it 'outrageously warped, cheerfully depraved - and harrowingly close to real life in Florida.' SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-739405152.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73859
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  • BIG TROUBLE. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    BIG TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida journalist and humorist's first novel. Stephen King said it was the funniest book he'd read in 40 years; Elmore Leonard said "in 50 years" while Carl Hiaasen called it 'outrageously warped, cheerfully depraved - and harrowingly close to real life in Florida.' SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-739405152.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 42587
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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

    Book ID: 76516
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 72013
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  • IN THE SPIRIT OF MURDER. by Belgrave, Laura.
    Belgrave, Laura.
    IN THE SPIRIT OF MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Johnson City: TN: Silver Dagger, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "When a medium turns up dead in a backwoods Florida town, police detective Claudia Hershey is thrust into a nightmarish case." SIGNED by on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 1-570721084.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72306
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  • THE PEREZ FAMILY. by Bell, Christine.
    Bell, Christine.
    THE PEREZ FAMILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - After 20 years in Castro's prison, Juan Raul Perez finds himself in Miami, looking for his family. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-393-027988.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52413
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  • CRYSTAL AND WINE: Poems of Love and Beauty. by Bleckner, Emma Adelia Delozier [Crobaugh, 1903-1997]
    Bleckner, Emma Adelia Delozier [Crobaugh, 1903-1997]
    CRYSTAL AND WINE: Poems of Love and Beauty.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Exposition Press, (1959) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 124 poems by this Southern writer, born in Tennessee, educated in Virginia, and who lived in Florida for many years, although she also traveled extensively. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 91 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (foxing to top edge of textblock, toning to the endpapers and spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 64687
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  • JAMAICA BLUE. by Bruns, Don.
    Bruns, Don.
    JAMAICA BLUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His rather dark first mystery, set in the world of reggae music in Jamaica and Miami - cover praise from Lee Child and Sue Grafton among others. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-304900.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52813
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  • BARBADOS HEAT. by Bruns, Don.
    Bruns, Don.
    BARBADOS HEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second mystery, featuring music journalist Mick Sever. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-304927.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61964
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  • BARBADOS HEAT. by Bruns, Don.
    Bruns, Don.
    BARBADOS HEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second mystery, featuring music journalist Mick Sever. SIGNED on the title page. . 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-304927.

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

    Book ID: 61001
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  • NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat by Buchanan, Edna.
    Buchanan, Edna.
    NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book - the second book of non-fiction, true accounts of both crime and courage in MIami - by this Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and mystery writer. 327 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-575520.

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

    Book ID: 76615
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  • NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat by Buchanan, Edna.
    Buchanan, Edna.
    NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book - the second book of non-fiction, true accounts of both crime and courage in MIami - by this Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and mystery writer. 327 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-575520.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52709
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  • MIAMI TWILIGHT. by Coffey, Tom.
    Coffey, Tom.
    MIAMI TWILIGHT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, (2001.). First edition - A new noir thriller, the author's second book, featuring a PR executive who agrees to take on some work for a Cuban expatriate and land-developer with connections to the CIA and the international underworld, who is at the heart of the anti-Castro movement and the cocaine trade. 293 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed blue wrappers (light crease to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 38940
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  • MIAMI TWILIGHT. by Coffey, Tom.
    Coffey, Tom.
    MIAMI TWILIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A new noir thriller, the author's second book, featuring a PR executive who agrees to take on some work for a Cuban expatriate and land-developer with connections to the CIA and the international underworld, who is at the heart of the anti-Castro movement and the cocaine trade. SIGNED on the title page. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-671028294.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68089
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  • DEEP WATER. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    DEEP WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Carl Hiaasen, this is a very funny skewering of the corporate world gone wrong in this tale of a Florida planned community: 'In the "ideal" designed community of Serenity, pride of the late theme-park king Waldo Whipple, things are far from ideal. The houses are listing, the regulations are onerous, the mayor is lecherous, and the occasional Wild Dominion animal has turned up dead.,,, when a reporter begins poking around, he quickly discovers that Waldo's successors have a decidedly different vision for America's Hometown - and if certain people don't stop interfering with it, animals won't be the only things turning up dead. ' SIGNED on the title page. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-399148159.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60909
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  • DEEP WATER. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    DEEP WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Carl Hiaasen, this is a very funny skewering of the corporate world gone wrong in this tale of a Florida planned community: 'In the "ideal" designed community of Serenity, pride of the late theme-park king Waldo Whipple, things are far from ideal. The houses are listing, the regulations are onerous, the mayor is lecherous, and the occasional Wild Dominion animal has turned up dead.,,, when a reporter begins poking around, he quickly discovers that Waldo's successors have a decidedly different vision for America's Hometown - and if certain people don't stop interfering with it, animals won't be the only things turning up dead. ' 210 pp. ISBN: 0-399148159.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42209
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  • DEEP WATER. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    DEEP WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Carl Hiaasen, this is a very funny skewering of the corporate world gone wrong in this tale of a Florida planned community: 'In the "ideal" designed community of Serenity, pride of the late theme-park king Waldo Whipple, things are far from ideal. The houses are listing, the regulations are onerous, the mayor is lecherous, and the occasional Wild Dominion animal has turned up dead.,,, when a reporter begins poking around, he quickly discovers that Waldo's successors have a decidedly different vision for America's Hometown - and if certain people don't stop interfering with it, animals won't be the only things turning up dead. ' 210 pp. ISBN: 0-399148159.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, crease to upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 42210
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  • BLACK SUNSHINE. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    BLACK SUNSHINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A gleefully iconclastic tale of two competitive brothers in Florida politics," SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-399149465.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61051
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  • SMOKEOUT. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    SMOKEOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel - "From the darkly comic mind of a veteran Florida journalist comes a riotous look at politics, big money and human unpredictibility." SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-399146490.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61052
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  • THE BIG BAMBOO. by Dorsey, Tim.
    Dorsey, Tim.
    THE BIG BAMBOO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The world's most lovable serial killer is back!" or as one reviewer put it - these books have "madcap adventures, drug dealers, assorted misfits and and one of most outrageous psychopaths in crime novel history." Set in Florida and Hollywood. 336 pp. ISBN: 978-0060585624.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73239
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  • THE BETWEEN. by Due, Tananarive.
    Due, Tananarive.
    THE BETWEEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper Collins, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A highly praised and unusual debut novel by this black writer - a combination of real and unreal, suspense and horror. SIGNED on the title page. The only African American elected judge in Dade County, Florida begins receiving racist hate mail from a man she once prosecuted, and her husband begins battling unseen horrors that haunt his dreams. The NY Times Review described this as 'a finely honed work that always engages and frequently surprises.' Stoker Award finalist for best first novel. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0172509.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 64492
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  • THE BETWEEN. by Due, Tananarive.
    Due, Tananarive.
    THE BETWEEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper Collins, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A highly praised and unusual debut novel by this black writer - a combination of real and unreal, suspense and horror. SIGNED on the title page. The only African American elected judge in Dade County, Florida begins receiving racist hate mail from a man she once prosecuted, and her husband begins battling unseen horrors that haunt his dreams. The NY Times Review described this as 'a finely honed work that always engages and frequently surprises.' Stoker Award finalist for best first novel. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0172509.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64493
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  • THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book - a poignant, offbeat and powerful collection of thirteen short stories by this Granta 20 author, half set in the North (he was born in Massachusetts), half in the South (where he was living at the time this was published). Small first printing. SIGNED on the title page. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-393-029247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. A lovely copy.

    Book ID: 38481
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  • Files, Lolita.
    SCENES FROM A SISTAH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this young African American writer, set in upscale Fort Lauderdale in Florida. ISBN: 0-444-521000.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 23498
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  • Fitzgerald, Frances.
    CITIES ON A HILL: A Journey through Contemporary American Cultures.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating book by this Pulitzer prize winning writer - much of it was originally published in the New Yorker. This is a look at 4 cultural enclaves which took shape in the 60's and 70's - the Castro in San Francisco, Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist Church in Lynchburg, West Virginia, a retirement town in Florida - Sun City, and the Rajneeshee community in Oregon. 414 pages. ISBN: 0-671-55209-0.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13041
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