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  • THE KILLING SEASON: A Summer Inside an Lapd Homicide Division. by Corwin, Miles.
    Corwin, Miles.
    THE KILLING SEASON: A Summer Inside an Lapd Homicide Division.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a nonfiction account of a team of homicide detectives - veteran Pete Razanskas and Marcella Winn, a street smart young black woman who grew up in the 'hood herself - and their day to day work in South Central Los Angeles. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Photographs, notes. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-68480235X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64485
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  • HOMICIDE SPECIAL: A Year in the Life of the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit. by Corwin, Miles.
    Corwin, Miles.
    HOMICIDE SPECIAL: A Year in the Life of the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A behind the scenes look at one of the country's most high-profile homicide detective units as they follow six of its toughest, most controversial and interesting cases, including the case of Bonnie Lee Bakley whose murder ended up in the arrest of her husband, the actor Robert Blake SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, epilogue, notes. 389 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-6798-1.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45954
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  • THE WATCHMAN. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    THE WATCHMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Joe Pike novel, set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. Barry award for best thriller. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-81632.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 53611
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  • SUNSET EXPRESS. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    SUNSET EXPRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth Elvis Cole mystery - this one back in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-60960.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (initial on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 61904
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  • SUNSET EXPRESS. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    SUNSET EXPRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth Elvis Cole mystery - this one back in Los Angeles. INSCRIBED on the title page. "To --- Being late is a way of life. . . Learn to live with it. I have. Love, Robert Crais." 274 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-60960.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52402
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  • CHASING DARKNESS. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    CHASING DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles, California. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 9780743281645.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53219
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  • THE WATCHMAN. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    THE WATCHMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Joe Pike novel, set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. Barry award for best thriller. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-81632.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47221
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  • THE LAST DETECTIVE. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    THE LAST DETECTIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-385-504268.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38596
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  • CHASING DARKNESS. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    CHASING DARKNESS.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (2009.). An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles, California. 391 pp.. ISBN: 978-0743281645.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 47384
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  • SUNSET EXPRESS. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    SUNSET EXPRESS.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1997). SIGNED - The sixth Elvis Cole mystery - this one back in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. "To --- Being late is a way of life. . . Learn to live with it. I have. Love, Robert Crais." 274 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-89152.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 52557
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  • SUNSET EXPRESS. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    SUNSET EXPRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth Elvis Cole mystery - this one back in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-60960.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24764
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  • CHASING DARKNESS. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    CHASING DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles, California. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 9780743281645.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (one page has tear to bottom margin)

    Book ID: 51006
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  • SUSPECT. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    SUSPECT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Eight months ago, a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed LAPD Scott James' partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty--until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. A German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED, her PTSD is as bad as Scott's. They are each other's last chance." Author's note. 312 pp. ISBN: 978-0399161483.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77144
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  • HOSTAGE. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    HOSTAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A stand-alone thriller featuring Jeff Talley, former front line negotiator with LAPD's SWAT unit, who had attempted to escape from his former life by taking the chief-of-police job in an affluent bedroom community outside Los Angeles. The LA Times calls Robert Crais "a crime writer operating at the top of his game." Another complex, noir novel from this master of the genre. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-385-495854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35921
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  • CHASING DARKNESS. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    CHASING DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles, California. SIGNED on title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 9780743281645.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47877
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  • THE WATCHMAN. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    THE WATCHMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Joe Pike novel, set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. Barry award for best thriller. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-81632.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47055
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  • CHASING DARKNESS. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    CHASING DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles, California. INSCRIBED on the title page - "To -- all best" . 273 pp. ISBN: 9780743281645.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41266
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  • THE LAST DETECTIVE. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    THE LAST DETECTIVE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Orion, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title and dated 2/23/03. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-752851985.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages, otherwise tight and straight, appears unread).

    Book ID: 77354
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  • DEMOLITION ANGEL. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    DEMOLITION ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller featuring Carol Starkey, former Los Angeles bomb squad technician. SIGNED on the title page. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-385-495846.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58932
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  • SUNSET EXPRESS. by Crais, Robert
    Crais, Robert
    SUNSET EXPRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth Elvis Cole mystery - this one back in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-60960.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58933
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  • THE LAST DETECTIVE. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    THE LAST DETECTIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Elvis Cole novel, set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-385-504268.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53608
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  • RIDE THE BIG RED CARS: How Trolleys Helped Build Southern California. by Crump, Spencer.
    Crump, Spencer.
    RIDE THE BIG RED CARS: How Trolleys Helped Build Southern California.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Crest Publications, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - The history of the Pacific Electric, starting in the late 1880's and which was at its peak the largest interurban system in the world, and its effect on the cities thru which it ran - and also the story of the battles between the railroad tycoons when Henry Huntington wanted to create a system spanning California - and finally also the story of the decline of these systems. A large format volume, with over 100 illustrations and photographs. 240 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a good+ dustjacket (some soiling to the lower edges of the boards, dj is price-clipped, and has some edgewear including the loss of about 1/2 inch at the bottom of the spine and some chips on the upper edge of the rear cover, and some light foxing to the dj . Still, a very nice copy of the rather uncommon first edition of a fascinating book and the classic study of these cars.

    Book ID: 13237
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  • ANOTHER CITY, NOT MY OWN: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir. by Dunne, Dominick.
    Dunne, Dominick.
    ANOTHER CITY, NOT MY OWN: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel which combines actual details of the OJ Simpson trial (which Dunne spent three years covering as a journalist.) with fiction. 360 pp. ISBN: 0-609-601008.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46906
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  • BETWEEN NATURE AND CULTURE. Photographs of the Getty Center by Joe Deal. by Deal, Joe; Mark Johnstone, Richard Meier, and Weston Naef.
    Deal, Joe; Mark Johnstone, Richard Meier, and Weston Naef.
    BETWEEN NATURE AND CULTURE. Photographs of the Getty Center by Joe Deal.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - Preface by the architect Richard Meier. A visual record of the site of the museum before it was built, and of the excavation and construction of the Getty Museum between 1984 and 1997. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. A striking book in a slightly oversized square format. 126 pp. ISBN: 0-892365498.

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

    Book ID: 63521
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  • DeMarinis, Rick
    THE YEAR OF THE ZINC PENNY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1943 in Los Angeles - dustjacket praise from Rick Bass (who calls it a "perfect story") and James Lee Burke (who says "its depiction of the United States during World War II is the best I've read and certainly the most accurate... the story line is poignant, sad, joyful, humorous, heart-rending, innocently erotic - everything a child could have experienced in the year 1943.") 174 pp. ISBN: 0-393-027589.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34493
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  • Dumke, Glenn S.
    THE BOOM OF THE EIGHTIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Press, (1991, c 1944.) dj. Hardcover - A history of the unprecedented land boom in the years following the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1876 - when the rate war between railways reduced fares from Kansas City to one dollar, and tourists and prospective settlers swarmed in from most of the United States and many countries of Europe. The city of Los Angeles was the center of the boom and saw its size increased by 500 percent, while many new suburban towns, such as Inglewood, Monrovia, and Glendale were incorporated. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography and Index 313 pp. ISBN: 0-873280032.

    Condition: Very good+ in rust cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (remainder line, no dj).

    Book ID: 39670
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  • Dunne, John Gregory.
    QUINTANA & FRIENDS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of non-fiction - underlying these thirty-three essays is a single thread: "the confrontation between a transplanted Easterner's sensibilities and the culture of the contemporary West. Dunne finds his subjects in a tiny desert community on the edge of Death Valley, in a missile silo in Montana, in a town on San Francisco Bay with memories of being leveled during a World War II munitions explosion. He inhales the aroma of a small-time fight club; he experiences the doldrums of a road trip with a big-league baseball team; he visits a private detective who specializes in lost cat capers and spends the day with a stunt man who falls…

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    New York: Dutton, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of non-fiction - underlying these thirty-three essays is a single thread: "the confrontation between a transplanted Easterner's sensibilities and the culture of the contemporary West. Dunne finds his subjects in a tiny desert community on the edge of Death Valley, in a missile silo in Montana, in a town on San Francisco Bay with memories of being leveled during a World War II munitions explosion. He inhales the aroma of a small-time fight club; he experiences the doldrums of a road trip with a big-league baseball team; he visits a private detective who specializes in lost cat capers and spends the day with a stunt man who falls on his head for a living.... Taken together, they represent John Gregory Dunne at his best-which is to say, a remarkably perceptive and highly entertaining look at American life." Quintana is the name of Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion's daughter. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-525186751.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (crease to dj flap, nick at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 39098
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  • THE WINE OF LIFE. by Egan, Lesley (pseudonym of Linington, Elizabeth, 1921-1988, aka Dell Shannon.)
    Egan, Lesley (pseudonym of Linington, Elizabeth, 1921-1988, aka Dell Shannon.)
    THE WINE OF LIFE.

    Edition: First UK edition.

    London: Gollancz, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of "sudden death and torturous inheritance" featuring Los Angeles attorney Jesse Falkenstein. The last novel written by Linington under this pseudonym. 177 pp. ISBN: 0-75038055.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77602
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  • CRIME WAVE: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    CRIME WAVE: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of 11 short pieces on crime, murder and corruption originally published in GQ magazine. Includes "Out of the Past"; "My Mother's Killer"; "The Tooth Crime"; "The Seduction of OJ"; "Bad Boy of Tinseltown"; "Body Dump" and two novellas, "Hollywood Shakedown" and "Tijuana, Mon Amour." INSCRIBED on the title page. Cover design by Chipp Kidd. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70471X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65641
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  • MY DARK PLACES: An L.A. Crime Memoir by Ellroy, James
    Ellroy, James
    MY DARK PLACES: An L.A. Crime Memoir

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1997.). An L. A. Crime memoir - the true story of the unsolved murder of Ellroy's mother. ISBN: 0-679-762051.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers.

    Book ID: 49028
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