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  • Andrews, Robert.
    DEATH IN A PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1993. Hardcover first edition - A novel of conspiracy linking the King assassination with the Russian KGB.

    Condition: F/F (as new.)

    Book ID: 5427
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  • SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors. by [Anthology, signed.] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor; Gary Phillips and Walter Mosley, signed.
    [Anthology, signed.] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor; Gary Phillips and Walter Mosley, signed.
    SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2005). SIGNED - The first anthology consisting entirely of stories by African American mystery writers. Preface by Lerone Bennett, Jr. Introduction by Eleanor Taylor Bland. Contributors include Frankie Y. Bailey, Jacqueline Turner Banks, Chris Benson, Eleanor Taylor Bland and Anthony Bland, Patricia E. Canterbury, Christopher Chambers, Tracy P. Clark, Evelyn Coleman, Grace F. Edwards, Robert Greer, Terris McMahan Grimes, Gar Anthony Haywood, Hugh Holton, Geri Spencer Hunter, Dicey Scroggins Jackson, Glenville Lovelll, Lee E. Meadows, Penny Mickelbury, Walter Mosley, Percy Spurlark Parker, Gary Phillips, and Charles Shipps. SIGNED by TWO authors: Gary Phillips at his story ""Beginner's Luck" and Walter Mosley at "Bombardier." Notes on the authors. xii, 353 pp. ISBN: 0-425200140.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 67161
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  • SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors. by [Anthology, signed.] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor; Gary Phillips, Gar Anthony Haywood and Frankie Y Bailey, signed.
    [Anthology, signed.] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor; Gary Phillips, Gar Anthony Haywood and Frankie Y Bailey, signed.
    SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first anthology consisting entirely of stories by African American mystery writers. Preface by Lerone Bennett, Jr. Introduction by Eleanor Taylor Bland. Contributors include Frankie Y. Bailey, Jacqueline Turner Banks, Chris Benson, Eleanor Taylor Bland and Anthony Bland, Patricia E. Canterbury, Christopher Chambers, Tracy P. Clark, Evelyn Coleman, Grace F. Edwards, Robert Greer, Terris McMahan Grimes, Gar Anthony Haywood, Hugh Holton, Geri Spencer Hunter, Dicey Scroggins Jackson, Glenville Lovelll, Lee E. Meadows, Penny Mickelbury, Walter Mosley, Percy Spurlark Parker, Gary Phillips, and Charles Shipps. SIGNED by THREE authors at their stories: Gary Phillips, Gar Anthony Haywood and Frankie Y Bailey. Notes on the authors. xii, 353 pp. ISBN: 0-425194027.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 67236
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  • SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors. by [Anthology. signed] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor. Walter Mosley, signed.
    [Anthology. signed] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor. Walter Mosley, signed.
    SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first anthology consisting entirely of stories by African American mystery writers. Preface by Lerone Bennett, Jr. Introduction by Eleanor Taylor Bland. SIGNED by Walter Mosley at his story "Bombardier. "Contributors include Frankie Y. Bailey, Jacqueline Turner Banks, Chris Benson, Eleanor Taylor Bland and Anthony Bland, Patricia E. Canterbury, Christopher Chambers, Tracy P. Clark, Evelyn Coleman, Grace F. Edwards, Robert Greer, Terris McMahan Grimes, Gar Anthony Haywood, Hugh Holton, Geri Spencer Hunter, Dicey Scroggins Jackson, Glenville Lovelll, Lee E. Meadows, Penny Mickelbury, Walter Mosley, Percy Spurlark Parker, Gary Phillips, and Charles Shipps. Notes on the authors. xii, 353 pp. ISBN: 0-425194027.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70370
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  • BLACK NOIR: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers. by [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Gar Anthony Haywood, Gary Phillips and Paula Woods, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Gar Anthony Haywood, Gary Phillips and Paula Woods, signed.
    BLACK NOIR: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pegasus Books, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Anthology containing 15 stories ranging from 19th and early 20th century authors like Charles Chesnutt, Pauline Hopkins, Rudolph Fisher, Ann Petry and Chester Himes to modern authors including Gary Phillips, Robert Greer, Eleanor Taylor Bland, Walter Mosley, Paula Woods, Edward P. Jones and Gar Anthony Haywood. SIGNED by THREE authors at their stories: Gar Anthony Haywood, Gary Phillips and Paula Woods . Edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler. 349 pp. ISBN: 978-1605980393.

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

    Book ID: 62558
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  • BLACK NOIR: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers. by [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Paula Woods and Gary Phillips, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Paula Woods and Gary Phillips, signed.
    BLACK NOIR: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Pegasus Books, (2009). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing 15 stories ranging from 19th and early 20th century authors like Charles Chesnutt, Pauline Hopkins, Rudolph Fisher, Ann Petry and Chester Himes to modern authors including Gary Phillips, Robert Greer, Eleanor Taylor Bland, Walter Mosley, Paula Woods, Edward P. Jones and Gar Anthony Haywood. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Paula Woods and Gary Phillips . Edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler. 349 pp. ISBN: 978-1605980577.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63051
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  • TELL NO TALES. by Bland, Eleanor Taylor.
    Bland, Eleanor Taylor.
    TELL NO TALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery in the highly praised series featuring African American homicide detective Marti MacAlister. Set in Chicago. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-312-200676.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66397
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  • Bland, Eleanor Taylor.
    GONE QUIET.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Signet, (1995.). Third mystery featuring African American homicide detective Marti MacAlister. Set in Chicago. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-451-182677.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 39545
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  • WINDY CITY DYING. by Bland, Eleanor Taylor.
    Bland, Eleanor Taylor.
    WINDY CITY DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Tenth mystery in the highly praised series featuring African American homicide detective Marti MacAlister. Set in Chicago. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-312-300980.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40177
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  • THE LAST TOKE. by Brooke, Amos (cover art by Tony Gleeson, signed)
    Brooke, Amos (cover art by Tony Gleeson, signed)
    THE LAST TOKE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    Los Angeles: Holloway House, (1977.). SIGNED first edition - When a prostitute is murdered, two young pimps are determined to find the killer, before they themselves are blamed for her death. SIGNED on the cover by Tony Gleeson, the cover artist. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-87067-5192.

    Condition: Fine (as new, no creasing.)

    Book ID: 57703
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  • SHADES OF JUSTICE. by Bullard, Linda McKeever.
    Bullard, Linda McKeever.
    SHADES OF JUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a suspense story featuring Gwen Parrish, the first black female prosecutor in Harris County, Texas. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-525-944249.

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

    Book ID: 51800
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  • DRUMSTICKS. by Carter, Charlotte.
    Carter, Charlotte.
    DRUMSTICKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 3rd mystery featuring street saxophonist Nanette Hayes, once again back on the funky mean streets of New York City. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6793.

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

    Book ID: 44713
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  • Carter, Charlotte.
    RHODE ISLAND RED.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Warner, (1999.). A very funny and enjoyable debut mystery, introducing a truly unique detective, a smart 28 year old black woman ("A Grace Jones lookalike") with a masters in French literature, who plays the sax on street corners of New York City for money. Praise from George Pelecanos, Lisa Cody and others -. ISBN: 0-446-606642.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31593
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  • Carter, Charlotte.
    COQ AU VIN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1999. dj. Hardcover - The second mystery featuring street saxophonist Nanette Hayes. ISBN: 0-89296-6785.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17083
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  • DRUMSTICKS. by Carter, Charlotte.
    Carter, Charlotte.
    DRUMSTICKS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - The 3rd mystery featuring street saxophonist Nanette Hayes. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6793.

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

    Book ID: 17084
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  • RHODE ISLAND RED. by Carter, Charlotte.
    Carter, Charlotte.
    RHODE ISLAND RED.

    Edition: First printing.

    London & New York: Serpent's Tail, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very funny and enjoyable debut mystery, introducing a truly unique detective, a smart 28 year old black woman ("A Grace Jones lookalike") with a masters in French literature, who plays the sax on street corners of New York City for money. SIGNED on the title page. Praise from George Pelecanos, Lisa Cody and others on the back cover. 170 pp. ISBN: 1-85242-5644.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 60930
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  • DRUMSTICKS. by Carter, Charlotte.
    Carter, Charlotte.
    DRUMSTICKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 3rd mystery featuring street saxophonist Nanette Hayes, once again back on the funky mean streets of New York City. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6793.

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

    Book ID: 60931
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  • COQ AU VIN. by Carter, Charlotte.
    Carter, Charlotte.
    COQ AU VIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery in the highly praised series featuring street saxophonist Nanette Hayes,set in one wild April in Paris. SIGNED on the title page. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6785.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60932
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  • DRUMSTICKS. by Carter, Charlotte.
    Carter, Charlotte.
    DRUMSTICKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 3rd mystery featuring street saxophonist Nanette Hayes. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6793.

    Condition: Near fine in a like dustjacket. (remainder line, toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 53584
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  • JERICHO'S FALL. by Carter, Stephen L.
    Carter, Stephen L.
    JERICHO'S FALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth novel by this Yale law professor. Cover praise from Lincoln Child who calls it 'the best espionage novel I've come across in twenty years.' 355 pp. ISBN: 9780307272621.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50554
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  • Coleman, Evelyn.
    WHAT A WOMAN'S GOTTA DO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery by this African American writer (who was already an award winning children's writer). Introduces Atlanta journalist Patricia Conley. Tananarive Due called it 'a gutsy, honest, intelligent and darkly comic thrill ride of a novel.'. ISBN: 0-684-831759.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22481
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  • Connor, Bernadette Y.
    THE PARCEL EXPRESS MURDERS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Philadelphia: Bee-Con Books, (2002.). First edition - Second mystery by this African American writer, featuring female pyschiatrist Samoa Tate. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-971583811.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 35967
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  • d'Adesky, Anne-Christine
    UNDER THE BONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - First book by this writer of Haitian and French descent - both a political thriller and a vivid picture of post-Duvalier Haiti. ISBN: 0-374-28066-5.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16805
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  • MAMA STALKS THE PAST. by DeLoach, Nora.
    DeLoach, Nora.
    MAMA STALKS THE PAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth book in the Mama series, set in Otis, South Carolina. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-553-106627.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73921
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  • MAMA ROCKS THE EMPTY CRADLE. by DeLoach, Nora.
    DeLoach, Nora.
    MAMA ROCKS THE EMPTY CRADLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American mystery featuring Simone Covington - in this story, she goes back to South Carolina to help her mama after an operation. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 196 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107038.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73923
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  • MAMA STALKS THE PAST. by DeLoach, Nora.
    DeLoach, Nora.
    MAMA STALKS THE PAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth book in the Mama series, and the first to be published by Bantam, set in Otis, South Carolina. Mama makes her living as a case manager for Social Services, but she is known for cooking the best food in Otis. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-553-106627.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (lower corner bumped)

    Book ID: 68417
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  • DeLoach, Nora.
    MAMA STALKS THE PAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth book in the Mama series, set in Otis, South Carolina. Mama makes her living as a case manager for Social Services, but she is known for cooking the best food in Otis. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-553-106627.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 23432
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  • MAMA STALKS THE PAST. by DeLoach, Nora.
    DeLoach, Nora.
    MAMA STALKS THE PAST.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (1997) dj. Hardcover - The fifth book in the Mama series, set in Otis, South Carolina. ISBN: 0-553-106627.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 19650
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  • MAMA CRACKS A MASK OF INNOCENCE. by DeLoach, Nora.
    DeLoach, Nora.
    MAMA CRACKS A MASK OF INNOCENCE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (2001). First edition - The eighth and final mystery in the Mama series, featuring Grace Covington aka Mama ("the African American Miss Marple") and set in a small town in South Carolina. Published as a paperback original. 186 pp.

    Condition: Fine in cream printed wrappers. An uncommon advance issue .

    Book ID: 56282
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  • DeLoach, Nora.
    MAMA STALKS THE PAST.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format.)

    New York: Bantam, 1996. The fifth book in the Mama series, set in Otis, South Carolina. An uncommon advance issue.

    Condition: Fine in printed red wrappers.

    Book ID: 18305
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