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  • THE EXECUTIONER'S GAME. by Hardwick, Gary.
    Hardwick, Gary.
    THE EXECUTIONER'S GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller featuring Luther Green, an African American government assassin who has been told that his next target is the agent who taught him everything he knows. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0575840.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50560
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  • BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 2nd mystery by this African American writer featuring an unlikely couple - Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. Joe is a retired police detective and he and his wife have hit the road in their newly acquired Airstream, partly to get away from their five grown children, each of whom is, in a different way, a pain in the derriere. Fast, funny and irreverent. SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140174.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62853
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  • ALL THE LUCKY ONES ARE DEAD. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    ALL THE LUCKY ONES ARE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 6th in his highly praised Aaron Gunner mystery series; Gunner investigates the suicide of a gangsta rapper. SIGNED on the title page. 232 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 36767
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  • BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The 2nd mystery by this African American writer featuring an unlikely couple - Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. Joe is a retired police detective and he and his wife have hit the road in their newly acquired Airstream, partly to get away from their five grown children, each of whom is, in a different way, a pain in the derriere. Fast, funny and irreverent. SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140174.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40402
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  • GOING NOWHERE FAST. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    GOING NOWHERE FAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery in a new series by this African American writer featuring an unlikely couple - Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. Joe is a retired police detective and he and his wife have hit the road in their newly acquired Airstream, partly to get away from their five grown children, each of whom is, in a different way, a pain in the derriere. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. Dust jacket art by Paul Bacon,. ISBN: 0-399-139176.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper, in a very good unmarked dust jacket (sunning to spine and edges of dj).

    Book ID: 62005
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  • GOING NOWHERE FAST. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    GOING NOWHERE FAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery by this African American writer featuring an unlikely couple - Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. Joe is a retired police detective and he and his wife have hit the road in their newly acquired Airstream, partly to get away from their five grown children, each of whom is, in a different way, a pain in the derriere. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-399-139176.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 18176
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  • FEAR OF THE DARK by Haywood, Gar Anthony
    Haywood, Gar Anthony
    FEAR OF THE DARK

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Press, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American mystery writer's first book - and winner of the Private Eye Writers of American Best First Private Eye novel contest. SIGNED on the title page. This is a review copy - no publisher's material, but the reviewer made inked notes on the front endpaper. ISBN: 0-312-017960.

    Condition: Overall (if the ink notations are disregarded), this would be near fine in a good only dust jacket (some tears, peeled spot on back cover.)

    Book ID: 25502
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  • Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    GOING NOWHERE FAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery by this African American writer featuring an unlikely couple - Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. Joe is a retired police detective and he and his wife have hit the road in their newly acquired Airstream, partly to get away from their five grown children, each of whom is, in a different way, a pain in the derriere. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-399-139176.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 25503
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  • Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    ALL THE LUCKY ONES ARE DEAD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, 1999. SIGNED first edition - The 6th in his highly praised Aaron Gunner mystery series; Gunner investigates the suicide of a gangsta rapper. SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (ARC written in marker on first page.)

    Book ID: 25504
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  • IT'S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    IT'S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring African American private investigator Aaron Gunner. SIGNED by author on title page, and dated in the year of publication. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-399-141324.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37821
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  • GOING NOWHERE FAST. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    GOING NOWHERE FAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery in a new series by this African American writer featuring an unlikely couple - Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. Joe is a retired police detective and he and his wife have hit the road in their newly acquired Airstream, partly to get away from their five grown children, each of whom is, in a different way, a pain in the derriere. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. Dust jacket art by Paul Bacon,. ISBN: 0-399-139176.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bump to lower edge of front cover)

    Book ID: 58984
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  • GOING NOWHERE FAST. by Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    Haywood, Gar Anthony.
    GOING NOWHERE FAST.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The first mystery in a new series by this African American writer featuring an unlikely couple - Joe and Dottie Loudermilk. Joe is a retired police detective and he and his wife have hit the road in their newly acquired Airstream, partly to get away from their five grown children, each of whom is, in a different way, a pain in the derriere. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. Dust jacket art by Paul Bacon,. ISBN: 0-399-139176.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (few spots to lower edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 62839
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  • FIRECRACKER. by Haywood, Gar Anthony (aka Ray Shannon)
    Haywood, Gar Anthony (aka Ray Shannon)
    FIRECRACKER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Leawood, KS: Brash Books, (2014). SIGNED - A humorous thriller by this award winning writer - a story of "sports, sex, and outrageous schemes" set in Las Vegas. SIGNED on the title page. Originally published in 2004 under the pseudonym of Ray Shannon. 235 pp. ISBN: 978-1941298466.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69593
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  • COTTON COMES TO HARLEM. by Himes, Chester
    Himes, Chester
    COTTON COMES TO HARLEM.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1988.). Classic novel with Harlem detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Basis for the movie of the same name. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-394-759990.

    Condition: Good overall - a tight copy, but some inked marginal notations.

    Book ID: 48428
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  • [Himes, Chester]. Sallis, James.
    CHESTER HIMES: A LIFE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Walker, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A definite biography of the complex and under-rated African American writer who is best known for his Harlem cycle crime novels by a writer who is himself an acclaimed poet, novelist and critic. Photographs, list of works by Himes, notes, index. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-13629.

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

    Book ID: 29435
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  • BLESSED ARE THE SLEEPY ONES. by Jefferson, Xavier T.
    Jefferson, Xavier T.
    BLESSED ARE THE SLEEPY ONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Ashley Books, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American's first book - a story of racial conflict in Philadelphia, murder in Washington, D.C. ending with a tense courtroom trial. Cover praise from Ossie Davis who called Jefferson "one damned good storyteller." 308 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine and unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76208
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  • CLIO BROWNE: Private Investigator: A Womansleuth Mystery. by Komo, Dolores.
    Komo, Dolores.
    CLIO BROWNE: Private Investigator: A Womansleuth Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a small trade paperback.

    Freedom, California: Crossing Press, (1988.). First edition - From the back cover: "Clio Browne is proud of the detective agency she inherited from her father, the first black private investigator in St. Louis. She's worked hard over the years to develop a clientele of satisfied customers and she's always made it a point not to stick her nose into family squabbles." 193 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-89594-3204.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51726
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (initials on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 64145
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. Boldly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To --- To your joy, Many blessings" 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53673
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  • THE CUTTING SEASON. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    THE CUTTING SEASON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012.). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, set on a plantation in Louisiana, which has become an historical site - a reminder both of antebellum days and of the evils of slavery. SIGNED on the title page. 384 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 57701
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  • THE CUTTING SEASON. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    THE CUTTING SEASON.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's second novel, set on a plantation in Louisiana, which has become an historical site - a reminder both of antebellum days and of the evils of slavery. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 978-0061802058.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64541
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2010.). SIGNED - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 9780061735851.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 59370
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51193
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  • Major, Clarence
    REFLEX & BONE STRUCTURE

    Edition: First thus - a trade paperback reissue, with minor corrections by the author, of a work originally

    San Francisco: Mercury House, 1996. First edition - A classic of African American literature, nominated in France for the Prix Maurice Edgar Coindreau Award for a translation of an American work, it is "a mystery story in which words both cloak and reveal.". ISBN: 1-56279-084-6.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new.)

    Book ID: 9192
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  • JAMAICA RUN: A Joe Cinquez Mystery. by Mason, Clifford.
    Mason, Clifford.
    JAMAICA RUN: A Joe Cinquez Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring the street-savvy, 50, black Harlem private investigator, Joe Cinquez, by this African American playwright; this one deals with drug dealing in Jamaica and in a Jamaican neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-312-00611x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42401
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  • THE LAST YEAR. by McGee, Marcus.
    McGee, Marcus.
    THE LAST YEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Pegasus Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of the chaos which takes over when it appears that a giant asteroid is on a collision course with earth. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 495 pp. ISBN: 0-9673123-53.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73368
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  • LEGAL THRILLER. by McGee, Marcus.
    McGee, Marcus.
    LEGAL THRILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sacramento, CA: Pegasus Books, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "ItÕs the story of a lurid murder in San Francisco . . . Disturbingly violent at times, sexy, racially-charged and full of intrigue, LEGAL THRILLER is perfectly-set to be the next legal genre blockbuster." 431 pp. ISBN: 0-967312329.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39895
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  • THE LAST YEAR. by McGee, Marcus.
    McGee, Marcus.
    THE LAST YEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Pegasus Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of the chaos which takes over when it appears that a giant asteroid is on a collision course with earth. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 495 pp. ISBN: 0-9673123-53.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (crinkling to bottom edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 58257
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  • GONE FISHIN (plus 'Smoke' from 'Six Easy Pieces.') by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    GONE FISHIN (plus 'Smoke' from 'Six Easy Pieces.')

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, (2002.). Prequel to the Easy Rawlins mysteries - Easy and Mouse are two young men, on the road in the bayou country. This edition includes an original story 'Smoke' preceding it. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-51759.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 52780
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  • Mosley, Walter.
    ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, ALWAYS OUTGUNNED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book featuring ex-con Socrates Fortlow in a series of interconnected stories. Basis on an HBO movie starring Laurence Fishburne. ISBN: 0-393-045390.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page and dated 11/97, in the month of publication. Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new).

    Book ID: 27944
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