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  • EVERYBODY SMOKES IN HELL. by Ridley, John.
    Ridley, John.
    EVERYBODY SMOKES IN HELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, a wild romp set in Los Angeles, peopled by dope dealers, two-bit criminals, Hollywood agents, and working joes. Ridley is best known for his work in televsion and the movies, both as a writer and director - he wrote the screenplay for the Oscar award winning film "Twelve Years a Slave." SIGNED on the title page. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401431.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72761
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  • Ridley, John.
    LOVE IS A RACKET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American writer and film director's second novel, a noir farce featuring a wannabe scriptwriter on the skids in Hollywood. SIGNED on the title page. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401423.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59355
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  • Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel by Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria Books - Simon & Schuster, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel featuring actor turned detective Tennyson Hardwick, set mostly in South Africa. SIGNED by Steven Barnes on the title page. 365 pp. ISBN: 1439159122.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56892
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  • Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel by Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria Books - Simon & Schuster, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel featuring actor turned detective Tennyson Hardwick, set mostly in South Africa. SIGNED by Steven Barnes on the title page. 365 pp. ISBN: 1439159122.

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

    Book ID: 66462
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  • Walker, Blair S.
    HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, 1999. The second mystery featuring Darryl Billups, young African American reporter in Baltimore.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 10256
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  • WHERE EVIL SLEEPS by Wesley, Valerie Wilson
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson
    WHERE EVIL SLEEPS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third Tamara Hayle mystery; this is set in Jamaica rather than in New Jersey. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-399-141456.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66027
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  • DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM. by Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in New Jersey. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140271.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.(a new copy, but with a remainder mark,)

    Book ID: 51775
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  • Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in New Jersey. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140271.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38817
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  • DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM. by Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Avon, (1996.). The second mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in New Jersey. ISBN: 0-380-724928.

    Condition: Very good (minor wear to covers, usual toning to pages.)

    Book ID: 51820
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  • NO HIDING PLACE. by Wesley, Valerie Wilson
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson
    NO HIDING PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth Tamara Hayle mystery, set in New Jersey. SIGNED on the title page 207 pp. ISBN: 0-399-143181.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (rem dot).

    Book ID: 72982
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  • DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM. by Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - The second mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in New Jersey. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140271.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52291
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  • DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM. by Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in New Jersey. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140271.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (some sunning to the dj, tear at upper corner of fold.)

    Book ID: 39638
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  • Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in New Jersey. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140271.

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

    Book ID: 35562
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  • EASIER TO KILL. by Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    EASIER TO KILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in Newark, New Jersey. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-399-144455.

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

    Book ID: 35566
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  • EASIER TO KILL. by Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
    EASIER TO KILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring African American sleuth Tamara Hayle, set in Newark, New Jersey. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-399-143181.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64988
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  • Williams, John A.
    THE BERHAMA ACCOUNT

    Edition: First printing.

    Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - A humorous suspense tale of politics and romance on the tropical island of Berhama by this highly praised African American novelist. A review copy with publisher's slip attached to front pastedown.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 9408
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  • Williams, John A.
    JACOB'S LADDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A political thriller by the noted African American novelist (who was a reporter in West Africa in the 1960's)

    Condition: Very good+ in a near fine dustjacket (initials on front endpaper and slight shelfwear to lower edges of boards- very slight chipping to the black background of the dj, but overall in bright and beautiful condition -)

    Book ID: 9260
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  • Williams, John A.
    JACOB'S LADDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A political thriller by the noted African American novelist (who was a reporter in West Africa in the 1960's)

    Condition: Ex-library, but a very tight clean copy with minimal markings in a dj with significant edgewear, incl 1 long closed tear with associated creasing, chip at bottom of spine.

    Book ID: 9261
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  • OUTSIDE CHILD: A Novel of Murder and New Orleans by Wilson-Fried, Alice
    Wilson-Fried, Alice
    OUTSIDE CHILD: A Novel of Murder and New Orleans

    Edition: First printing.

    Walnut Creek, California: Komenar Publishing, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery novel, a gripping story set in pre-Katrina New Orleans, by a woman who grew up in the Magnolia Housing Project and later worked at the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, and whose background lends authenticity to the story, SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-0977208128.

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

    Book ID: 39393
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  • OUTSIDE CHILD: A Novel of Murder and New Orleans by Wilson-Fried, Alice
    Wilson-Fried, Alice
    OUTSIDE CHILD: A Novel of Murder and New Orleans

    Edition: First printing.

    Walnut Creek, California: Komenar Publishing, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery novel, a gripping story set in pre-Katrina New Orleans, by a woman who grew up in the Magnolia Housing Project and later worked at the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, and whose background lends authenticity to the story, INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-0977208128.

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

    Book ID: 64325
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  • STORMY WEATHER: A Charlotte Justice Novel. by Woods, Paula L
    Woods, Paula L
    STORMY WEATHER: A Charlotte Justice Novel.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2002.). SIGNED - Second in this series featuring a black female homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department SIGNED on the title page. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-345-449088.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37989
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  • INNER CITY BLUES: A Charlotte Justice Novel. by Woods, Paula L
    Woods, Paula L
    INNER CITY BLUES: A Charlotte Justice Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First in this series featuring a black female homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department Set during the LA riots - nominated for the Edgar award and winner of the Macavity award. SIGNED on the title page. 314 pp. ISBN: 0-393-04680x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44270
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  • ALIBI. by Woods, Teri.
    Woods, Teri.
    ALIBI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her hardcover debut - "Two men think they've found the perfect opportunity--a chance to rob the stash house of Simon Shuller, one of Philadelphia's biggest drug lords. But their plans are spoiled when one of Shuller's men catches them as they break into the stash house." 257 pp. ISBN: 9780446581691.

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

    Book ID: 55611
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  • HUNGRY FOR IT. by Zedde, Fiona.
    Zedde, Fiona.
    HUNGRY FOR IT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York Kensington Books (2008). SIGNED - "Remi Bouchard has enjoyed more than her share of trysts amidst the seduction of South Beach. With good looks, limitless sex appeal, and the wealth and popularity that comes from owning the city's hottest jazz bar and restaurant. " INSCRIBED:on the title page, 300 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-17390.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60781
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