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  • THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS. by Abella, Alex.
    Abella, Alex.
    THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as the first Cuban-American thriller, this is a story of witchcraft, crime and law, set in the Hispanic communities of Los Angeles. Charlie Morrell, himself Cuban, is a court-appointed investigator assigned to take on the case of two marielitos, followers of the santeria cult, who are accused of a vicious killing. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication, 308 pp. ISBN: 0-517-58509X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64477
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  • THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS. by Abella, Alex.
    Abella, Alex.
    THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as the first Cuban-American thriller, this is a story of witchcraft, crime and law, set in the Hispanic communities of Los Angeles. Charlie Morrell, himself Cuban, is a court-appointed investigator assigned to take on the case of two marielitos, followers of the santeria cult, who are accused of a vicious killing. SIGNED on the half title page, 308 pp. ISBN: 0-517-58509X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52360
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  • ORIGIN. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    ORIGIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2007). First edition - Her third novel, fourth book - a suspenseful literary mystery set in Syracuse, New York, where there is a number of unexplained 'crib deaths.' 388 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 58218
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  • Allen, Garrison.
    BASEBALL CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 4th mystery set in Empty Creek, Arizona and featuring Penelope Warren, ex-Marine, Peace Corps veteran and now bookstore owner, and her 25 pound Abyssinain cat, Mycroft (Big Mike.)

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16045
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  • THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on historical criminal trials and more contemporary ones. Includes a series of The Lizzie Borden Memorial Lectures and other pieces. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-892962380.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light foxing to the edges of the textblock and to the dust jacket, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 72924
    Keywords: mystery, True Crime
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  • Anaya, Rudolfo.
    SHAMAN WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in New Mexico, featuring Sonny Baca, by this award-winning Chicano writer. Map of Onate's route in 1598. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-446-523747.

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

    Book ID: 33916
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  • KISS AND KILL: The Hot Blood Series. by [Anthology, signed] Gelb, Jeff and Michael Garrett, editors. Max Allan Collins, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Gelb, Jeff and Michael Garrett, editors. Max Allan Collins, signed
    KISS AND KILL: The Hot Blood Series.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "The realms of the psychotic, neurotic and erotic come together in this award winning horror anthology series" - This volume features 16 stories by Nancy Holder, Brian Hodge, Ray Garton, Gary Brandnet, Max Allan Collins and Graham Masterton, among others. SIGNED by Collins at his story "Interstate 666." Notes on contributors. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-671537660.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63386
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  • DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS. by [Anthology, signed] Martin, George R.R. and Gardner Dozois; Joe Lansdale, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Martin, George R.R. and Gardner Dozois; Joe Lansdale, signed.
    DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An all-new collection of urban fantasy stories - strange cases of death and magic in the city - by Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Diana Gabaldon, Simon R. Green, S. M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Glen Cook, Bradley Denton, M.L.N. Hanover, Conn Iggulden, Laurie R. King, Joe R. Lansdale, John Maddox Roberts, Steven Saylor, Melinda Snodgrass, and Lisa Tuttle. SIGNED twice by Joe Lansdale - on the table of contents and at his story "The Bleeding Shadow." Introduction by George Martin in which he describes urban fantasy as the "bastard stepchild" - the heroes have their roots in hardboiled mystery, while the villains are straight out of horror. xii, 478 pp. ISBN: 978-0441020744.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69619
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  • MIDNIGHT COME. by Anthony, Michael David (1942 - 2003)
    Anthony, Michael David (1942 - 2003)
    MIDNIGHT COME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Colllins Crime Club, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third in a short series of novels centered around Canterbury Cathedral and featuring Colonel Richard Harrison, retired from government service, who acts as secretary to the Diocesan Dilapidations Board at Canterbury Cathedral. A poison pen letter alleging gross sexual misconduct leads him into an investigation where he stumbles on two bodies horrifically murdered. SIGNED on the title page. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-002326485.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 79415
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  • PUZZLES OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS. by Asimov, Isaac
    Asimov, Isaac
    PUZZLES OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth collection of Black Widower tales - an urbane club which meets monthly to discuss a cerebral adventure. This includes ten of the best stories from the previous volumes and two new stories previously uncollected. 253 pp plus an afterword. Dust jacket by James Steinberg. ISBN: 0-385-262647.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70816
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  • MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Humorous mystery set at a booksellers' trade show and featuring Asimov himself. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-385-113056.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 73916
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1969.) dj. Hardcover - A collection of thirteen of his short science fiction mysteries together with an overall introduction and brief comments on each story. 240 pp. Dust jacket art by James McMullan.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49639
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover - Humorous mystery featuring Asimov himself.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22792
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - Humorous mystery featuring Asimov himself. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate, clipped corner on dj.)

    Book ID: 31991
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  • MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes.

    Edition: Early printing (code of R23)

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover - Humorous mystery featuring Asimov himself. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-385-113056.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 59309
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  • AUNT DIMITY BEATS THE DEVIL. by Atherton, Nancy.
    Atherton, Nancy.
    AUNT DIMITY BEATS THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth Aunt Dimity mystery - Lori Shepherd goes to Wyndhurst Hall to evaluate a rare book collection.. INSCRIBED on the title page with a stamp of Reginald the pink flannel rabbit, and dated in the year of publication. Also stamped with "the end" on the final page. 245 pp. plus final recipe. ISBN: 0-670-891797.

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

    Book ID: 74423
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  • AUNT DIMITY: DETECTIVE. by Atherton, Nancy.
    Atherton, Nancy.
    AUNT DIMITY: DETECTIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh Aunt Dimity mystery. SIGNED on the title page with a stamp of Reginald the pink flannel rabbit. 229 pp. plus final recipe. ISBN: 0-670-03021x.

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

    Book ID: 74424
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  • VINTAGE. by Baker, David.
    Baker, David.
    VINTAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book a " humorous and evocative debut novel about a food journalist's desperate attempt to save his career - and possibly his marriage - by tracking an extremely valuable bottle of wine stolen by the Nazis over half a century ago." 306 pp. ISBN: 978-1501112515.

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

    Book ID: 64967
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  • RUNNING WILD. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    RUNNING WILD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1989,) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating novella about the brutal murders of all 32 adult members of an exclusive gated community in West London. 104 pp. Designed by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-374-252882.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (tear to back cover of dj, dj folded slightly offcenter.)

    Book ID: 57563
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  • LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD. by Banbury, Jen.
    Banbury, Jen.
    LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - 'A raucous bumpercar ride through neo-noir territory, with a wickedly hard-boiled female protagonist at the wheel.' The author's high acclaimed debut novel, featuring Jill, a 'part-time bookseller and full-time wise-ass' who purchases and resells a Jack London first edition that lots of not too pleasant characters want back. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-316-171107.

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

    Book ID: 43612
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  • LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD. by Banbury, Jen.
    Banbury, Jen.
    LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - 'A raucous bumpercar ride through neo-noir territory, with a wickedly hard-boiled female protagonist at the wheel.' The author's high acclaimed debut novel, featuring Jill, a 'part-time bookseller and full-time wise-ass' who purchases and resells a Jack London first edition that lots of not too pleasant characters want back. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. In addition the author wrote "It's a weird goddamn world. Here's a taste of it." 296 pp. ISBN: 0-316-171107.

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

    Book ID: 74336
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  • LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD. by Banbury, Jen.
    Banbury, Jen.
    LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - 'A raucous bumpercar ride through neo-noir territory, with a wickedly hard-boiled female protagonist at the wheel.' The author's high acclaimed debut novel, featuring Jill, a 'part-time bookseller and full-time wise-ass' who purchases and resells a Jack London first edition that lots of not too pleasant characters want back. ISBN: 0-316-171107.

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

    Book ID: 29033
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  • COMPLICITY. by Banks, Iain.
    Banks, Iain.
    COMPLICITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1995). First edition - A literate thriller of a modern day avenger whose inflicts a series of savage 'punishment fits the crime' attacks.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Book ID: 59996
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  • THE THIEF-TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner. by Banks, T. F. (pseudonym of Sean Russell and Ian Dennis)
    Banks, T. F. (pseudonym of Sean Russell and Ian Dennis)
    THE THIEF-TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the Bow Street Runner series. "June 1815. Regency-era London comes vividly to life in this darkly atmospheric mystery. Against this enthralling backdrop - when Napoleon, Wellington, and Lord Byron ruled the world stage - and featuring a lively cast of rabble-rousers and miscreants, constables and aristocrats, it weaves an unforgettable tale of jealousy, revenge, and inconsolable love." SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-385335717.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75870
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  • STRIVING WITH GODS. by Bannister, Jo.
    Bannister, Jo.
    STRIVING WITH GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, one which introduces Clio Rees, who has given up her practice as a physician to write mysteries. 178 pp. Jacket by Bob Korn. ISBN: 0-38519482X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light remainder spray to bottom edge)

    Book ID: 77159
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  • MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne. by Barer, Burl.
    Barer, Burl.
    MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Northwest Publishing, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Ten years after Champagne's supposed death in a boating accident, he is arrested for printing counterfeit currency. He didn't fake his death, he claims - he just didn't deny it, seizing it as an opportunity to become in death one thing he had never been - an adventurer. A very funny true crime story. INSCRIBED on the title page. 182 pp. ISBN: 1-569018154.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75869
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  • THE CASE OF THE MISSING BRONTE. by Barnard, Robert.
    Barnard, Robert.
    THE CASE OF THE MISSING BRONTE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Perry Trethowan mystery, involving a previously unknown Bronte manuscript. SIGNED by the author on the front free end paper. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-684-179105.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59598
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43070
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  • JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID: Being the Fifth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID: Being the Fifth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her keen powers of observation and her insight into the follies of others to solve a brutal murder. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. vii, 277 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107348.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60232
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  • JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth in this delightful series with Jane Austen off to the Canterbury races with the rich and the fashionable. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. x, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-553-10733X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60233
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