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  • MY DARK PLACES by Ellroy, James
    Ellroy, James
    MY DARK PLACES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An L. A. Crime memoir - the true story of the unsolved murder of Ellroy's mother. One of an undisclosed number of copies SIGNED by the author on a tipped in page with a silver sticker on the front of the dustjacket. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-679-441859.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56584
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  • THE BIG NOWHERE: A Crime Novel. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    THE BIG NOWHERE: A Crime Novel.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A crime novel set during the Red Scare in Hollywood in 1950. SIGNED with his large scrawled initials on the title page. ISBN: 0-89296-2863.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (remainder line, creasing to lower edge of back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 47332
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  • MY DARK PLACES by Ellroy, James
    Ellroy, James
    MY DARK PLACES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An L. A. Crime memoir - the true story of the unsolved murder of Ellroy's mother, and of his investigation into her life and death. One of an undisclosed number of copies SIGNED by the author on a blank preliminary page. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-679-441859.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58465
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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.). 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." Cover design by Chipp Kidd. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70471X.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47464
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  • L.A. CONFIDENTIAL. by Ellroy, James
    Ellroy, James
    L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A noir epic, set in Los Angeles in 1953 where six innocent people are gunned down at an all-night diner, a horrific murder that haunts the three policemen who arrive to investigate. Basis for the Oscar nominated film of the same name, featuring Kim Basinger, who won the Academy award for Best Supporting actress. INSCRIBED on the title page with the words "blood heat!" 496 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-2933.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. An exceptional copy of one of Ellroy's best books.

    Book ID: 66159
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  • BLOOD ON THE MOON. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    BLOOD ON THE MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third suspense novel by this master of the noir, one which pits a Los Angeles police sergeant against a serial killer who has gone undetected for 20 years. INSCRIBED on the title page . 262 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-0698.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65902
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  • OUR ECSTATIC DAYS. by Erickson, Steve.
    Erickson, Steve.
    OUR ECSTATIC DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh novel, set in the near future, in a Los Angeles where a lake has appeared almost overnight in the middle of the city, by a writer described as "visionary" and "provocative" - terms which this book lives up to. SIGNED on the title page. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-6472x.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, slit to lower edge of dj along side of spine)

    Book ID: 59517
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  • AMERICAN NOMAD. by Erickson, Steve.
    Erickson, Steve.
    AMERICAN NOMAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His seventh book, described as "part memoir, part road movie" - it began when Rolling Stone hired him to write about the 1996 presidential campaign, and continued after they fired him. Armed with a bogus press pass and bogus business cards, he continued his odyssey into nomadic America. SIGNED on the title page. 253 pp. ISBN: 0-805051554.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64586
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  • OUR ECSTATIC DAYS. by Erickson, Steve.
    Erickson, Steve.
    OUR ECSTATIC DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh novel, set in the near future, in a Los Angeles where a lake has appeared almost overnight in the middle of the city, by a writer described as "visionary" and "provocative" - terms which this book lives up to. SIGNED on the title page. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-6472x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a straight, tight copy, but with the almost inevitable toning to the pages.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 51075
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  • SHOOTING ELVIS. by Eversz, Robert.
    Eversz, Robert.
    SHOOTING ELVIS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (1994). First edition - A noir novel for the nineties - the story of a small town girl who is conned into delivering a package for her Harley-riding boyfriend. After she accidentally blows up the LA International airport, she ditches her good girl life and takes to the road. 217 pp. An apparently earlier advance issue with a very different cover from the final book,

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62248
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  • FLINCH. by Ferrigno, Robert.
    Ferrigno, Robert.
    FLINCH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (2001.). First edition - A tabloid writer gets messages from someone who claims to be a serial killer, responsible for 6 deaths in Los Angeles, but the police call them a hoax. Author's 6th novel. 326 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42477
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  • THE HORSE LATITUDES. by Ferrigno, Robert
    Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. Time magazine called this the "most memorable debut of the season.". ISBN: 0-688-090605.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (some damp staining to lower corner of textblock.)

    Book ID: 36186
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  • THE HORSE LATITUDES. by Ferrigno, Robert
    Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1990.). First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Praised by such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. Time magazine called this the "most memorable debut of the season."

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrapper (light crease to back cover) Inserted page gives publication information.

    Book ID: 39181
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  • THE HORSE LATITUDES. by Ferrigno, Robert
    Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. Time magazine called this the "most memorable debut of the season.". ISBN: 0-688-090605.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (one edge slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 35808
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  • FLINCH. by Ferrigno, Robert.
    Ferrigno, Robert.
    FLINCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2001.) dj. SIGNED first edition - A tabloid writer gets messages from someone who claims to be a serial killer, responsible for 6 deaths in Los Angeles, but the police call them a hoax. Author's 6th novel. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64654
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  • PAINT IT BLACK. by Fitch, Janet.
    Fitch, Janet.
    PAINT IT BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Little Brown, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second adult novel by the author of "White Oleander." SIGNED on the title page. Set in the punk-music world in Los Angeles in the 1980's, this is "a powerful story of passion, first love, and a young woman's search for a true world in the aftermath of loss." 387 pp. ISBN: 0-316-182745.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (crease to upper edge of back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 50399
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  • PAINT IT BLACK. by Fitch, Janet.
    Fitch, Janet.
    PAINT IT BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Little Brown, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second adult novel by the author of "White Oleander." SIGNED on the title page. Set in the punk-music world in Los Angeles in the 1980's, this is "a powerful story of passion, first love, and a young woman's search for a true world in the aftermath of loss." 387 pp. ISBN: 0-316-182745.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53662
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  • PAINT IT BLACK. by Fitch, Janet.
    Fitch, Janet.
    PAINT IT BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Little Brown, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second adult novel by the author of "White Oleander." Set in the punk-music world in Los Angeles in the 1980's, this is "a powerful story of passion, first love, and a young woman's search for a true world in the aftermath of loss." Boldly INSCRIBED on the title page "To --- Thanks for the support. All best wishes" and dated in the year of publication. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-316-182745.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57794
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  • Fitch, Janet.
    PAINT IT BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Little Brown, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Boldly SIGNED on the title page. Second adult novel by the author of "White Oleander." Set in the punk-music world in Los Angeles in the 1980's, this is "a powerful story of passion, first love, and a young woman's search for a true world in the aftermath of loss." 387 pp. ISBN: 0-316-182745.

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

    Book ID: 36033
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  • PAINT IT BLACK. by Fitch, Janet.
    Fitch, Janet.
    PAINT IT BLACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Little Brown, (2006.). SIGNED first edition - Second adult novel by the author of "White Oleander." Set in the punk-music world in Los Angeles in the 1980's, this is "a powerful story of passion, first love, and a young woman's search for a true world in the aftermath of loss." 387 pp.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36034
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  • PAINT IT BLACK. by Fitch, Janet.
    Fitch, Janet.
    PAINT IT BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Little Brown, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second adult novel by the author of "White Oleander." Set in the punk-music world in Los Angeles in the 1980's, this is "a powerful story of passion, first love, and a young woman's search for a true world in the aftermath of loss." SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-316-182745.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61812
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  • MURDER BY TRADITION. by Forrest, Katherine V.
    Forrest, Katherine V.
    MURDER BY TRADITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Los Angeles homicide detective Kate Delafield mystery. Lambda Award sticker on front cover. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-941483-894.

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

    Book ID: 64173
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  • MURDER BY TRADITION. by Forrest, Katherine V.
    Forrest, Katherine V.
    MURDER BY TRADITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Los Angeles homicide detective Kate Delafield mystery. Lambda Award sticker on front cover. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-941483-894.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to rear fold of dj)

    Book ID: 58938
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  • THE MOCKING PROGRAM. by Foster, Alan Dean.
    Foster, Alan Dean.
    THE MOCKING PROGRAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Science fiction noir - a hard-boiled thriller set in the near future on ".the Montezuma Strip. A Mexamerican megalopolis sprawling from Baja to the Gulf. the home of one tough cop who specialises in solving the most devious, diabolical crimes that future felons can devise. " Glossary of Spang. 280 pp. ISBN: 9780446527743.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54140
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  • THE MOCKING PROGRAM. by Foster, Alan Dean.
    Foster, Alan Dean.
    THE MOCKING PROGRAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Science fiction noir - a hard-boiled thriller set in the near future on ".the Montezuma Strip. A Mexamerican megalopolis sprawling from Baja to the Gulf. the home of one tough cop who specialises in solving the most devious, diabolical crimes that future felons can devise. " Glossary of Spang. 280 pp. ISBN: 9780446527743.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (rem line, tear to front cover of dj with associated creasing.)

    Book ID: 55412
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  • THE MAGIC OF BLOOD by Gilb, Dagoberto
    Gilb, Dagoberto
    THE MAGIC OF BLOOD

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - ARC for the first trade paperback printing of this young Chicano author's second book, a collection of short stories (including eight stories which originally appeared in his first book, 'Winners on the Pass Line"), mostly set in Los Angeles or the Southwest, and a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with four etchings and lithographs by Luis Jimenez (on title page and as headpieces). 288 pp. 288 pp .

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to upper corner of back cover)

    Book ID: 67168
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  • THE MAGIC OF BLOOD by Gilb, Dagoberto
    Gilb, Dagoberto
    THE MAGIC OF BLOOD

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this young author's second book, a collection of short stories (including eight stories which originally appeared in his first book, 'Winners on the Pass Line"), mostly set in Los Angeles or the Southwest, and a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with four etchings and lithographs by Luis Jimenez (on title page and as headpieces). 288 pp. ISBN: 0-8263-1468.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (inconspicuous closed tear near spine.)

    Book ID: 13716
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  • Gilb, Dagoberto
    THE MAGIC OF BLOOD

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - ARC for the first trade paperback printing of this young Chicano author's second book, a collection of short stories (including eight stories which originally appeared in his first book, 'Winners on the Pass Line"), mostly set in Los Angeles or the Southwest, and a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award. INSCRIBED on the title page. Illustrated with four etchings and lithographs by Luis Jimenez (on title page and as headpieces). 288 pp. 288 pp .

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 11133
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  • INCINERATOR. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    INCINERATOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth Simeon Grist novel, set in Los Angeles -he goes up against a serial killer who murdered the homeless with gasoline and matches. SIGNED on the title page. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-688-10343x.

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

    Book ID: 63546
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  • SUGAR SKULL: An Eve Diamond Novel. by Hamilton, Denise.
    Hamilton, Denise.
    SUGAR SKULL: An Eve Diamond Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel featuring Los Angeles reporter Eve Diamond (the first in the series, Jasmine Trade, was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and other awards.) Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED on the title page. "to . . . Thanks so much for having me. I hope you enjoy Eve's sweet new adventure." 297 pp. ISBN: 0-743245393.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50396
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