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  • THE DEAD HORSE PAINT COMPANY. by Emerson, Earl.
    Emerson, Earl.
    THE DEAD HORSE PAINT COMPANY.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring fire chief and former arson investigator Mac Fontana, set in the sleepy Washington town of Staircase. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-688-137512.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65130
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  • HELP WANTED: ORPHANS PREFERRED. by Emerson, Earl.
    Emerson, Earl.
    HELP WANTED: ORPHANS PREFERRED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring fire chief and former arson investigator Mac Fontana, set in the sleepy Washington town of Staircase. SIGNED on the title page. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688-093337.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71041
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  • THE DEAD HORSE PAINT COMPANY. by Emerson, Earl.
    Emerson, Earl.
    THE DEAD HORSE PAINT COMPANY.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring fire chief and former arson investigator Mac Fontana, set in the sleepy Washington town of Staircase. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-688-137512.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71934
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  • GOING CRAZY IN PUBLIC. by Emerson, Earl.
    Emerson, Earl.
    GOING CRAZY IN PUBLIC.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1996.) dj. Hardcover - Mystery featuring fire chief and former arson investigator Mac Fontana, set in the sleepy Washington town of Staircase. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-688-137504.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40147
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  • TWICE BURNED. by Gettel, Ronald E.
    Gettel, Ronald E.
    TWICE BURNED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which pits a streetwise cop and an expert in arson investigation against a "morally twisted arsonist, bent on destroying much - if not all- of modern Chicago by fire." 196 pp. ISBN: 0-802754988.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (upper corner of both boards bumped, other edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 84194
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  • TROMBONE by Nova, Craig
    Nova, Craig
    TROMBONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfield, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Bakersfield, California and Los Angeles - a 'poignant and powerful portrait of the ties between father and son.' 247 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-13591.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20136
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  • TROMBONE by Nova, Craig
    Nova, Craig
    TROMBONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfield, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Bakersfield, California and Los Angeles - a 'poignant and powerful portrait of the ties between father and son.' 247 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-13591.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (rem dot.)

    Book ID: 15133
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  • THERMAL IMAGE. by O'Keefe, Pat.
    O'Keefe, Pat.
    THERMAL IMAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by a writer who is himself an Operational Station Officer in the London Fire Brigade. "Steve Jay is a fireman on the edge. Crippling debts and the recent return of his unfaithful partner, Jenny, are getting between him and the job he loves. A horrific fire in an East London fashion store tests him and his watch to the limit. And when an old friend offers him serious money to investigate a series of suspicious fires, it sounds like the answer to his prayers. His decision to accept the case plunges him into a nightmare of arson and murder." SIGNED on the title page. 358 pp. ISBN: 0-340820152.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (would be fine except for the inevitable toning to the pages) .

    Book ID: 84610
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  • THE SECRET OF FIRE 5. by Olsen, Jack.
    Olsen, Jack.
    THE SECRET OF FIRE 5.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fire 5 is a roving unit that helps firefighters all over the city - a realistic novel about the lives - and dangers - of urban fire departments. 277pp. ISBN: 0-394411749.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, sunning to spine of dj, 1 small nick at lower edge.)

    Book ID: 42198
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  • THE FIRST VICTIM. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    THE FIRST VICTIM.

    Edition: Book club edition (full size).

    New York: Hyperion, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Mystery featuring Seattle forensics investigator Sergeant Lou Boldt. SIGNED on the title page. 381 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-64400.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (closed tear to upper edge of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 37415
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  • THE FIRST VICTIM. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    THE FIRST VICTIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Seattle forensics investigator Sergeant Lou Boldt. 381 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-64400.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72010
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  • Pearson, Ridley.
    THE FIRST VICTIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Seattle forensics investigator Sergeant Lou Boldt. 381 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-64400.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35451
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  • Pearson, Ridley.
    BEYOND RECOGNITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring Seatte forensics investigator Sergeant Lou Boldt and the department's psychologist Daphne Matthews. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-7868-62408.

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

    Book ID: 25612
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  • CHANGO'S FIRE. by Quinonez, Ernesto.
    Quinonez, Ernesto.
    CHANGO'S FIRE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Rayo / Harper Collins, (2004). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, set in Spanish Harlem in New York City, a story which reveals the changing face of the American city. "Julio Santana is an arsonist. [He] has pocketed thousands of dollars from people who want to profit from the forced gentrification of his neighborhood, money he has used to make his parents proud by purchasing them a place of their own.. . As Julio struggles to live up to his decision, he is surrounded by characters who both complicate and enlighten his life. From the well-intentioned neighborhood pastor who sells illegal American citizenship papers to undocumented workers, to the Santero priest who is wise sage…

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    New York: Rayo / Harper Collins, (2004). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, set in Spanish Harlem in New York City, a story which reveals the changing face of the American city. "Julio Santana is an arsonist. [He] has pocketed thousands of dollars from people who want to profit from the forced gentrification of his neighborhood, money he has used to make his parents proud by purchasing them a place of their own.. . As Julio struggles to live up to his decision, he is surrounded by characters who both complicate and enlighten his life. From the well-intentioned neighborhood pastor who sells illegal American citizenship papers to undocumented workers, to the Santero priest who is wise sage to all who know him, to Julio's doting, streetwise parents, the characters here are given life by Quionez in a novel whose themes are both current and timelessly universal." SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82646
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  • CHANGO'S FIRE. by Quinonez, Ernesto.
    Quinonez, Ernesto.
    CHANGO'S FIRE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Rayo / Harper Collins, (2004). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, set in Spanish Harlem in New York City, a story which reveals the changing face of the American city. "Julio Santana is an arsonist. [He] has pocketed thousands of dollars from people who want to profit from the forced gentrification of his neighborhood, money he has used to make his parents proud by purchasing them a place of their own.. . As Julio struggles to live up to his decision, he is surrounded by characters who both complicate and enlighten his life. From the well-intentioned neighborhood pastor who sells illegal American citizenship papers to undocumented workers, to the Santero priest who is wise sage…

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    New York: Rayo / Harper Collins, (2004). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, set in Spanish Harlem in New York City, a story which reveals the changing face of the American city. "Julio Santana is an arsonist. [He] has pocketed thousands of dollars from people who want to profit from the forced gentrification of his neighborhood, money he has used to make his parents proud by purchasing them a place of their own.. . As Julio struggles to live up to his decision, he is surrounded by characters who both complicate and enlighten his life. From the well-intentioned neighborhood pastor who sells illegal American citizenship papers to undocumented workers, to the Santero priest who is wise sage to all who know him, to Julio's doting, streetwise parents, the characters here are given life by Quionez in a novel whose themes are both current and timelessly universal." INSCRIBED on the title page. 272 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82647
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  • PLAYING WITH FIRE. by Veder, Bob.
    Veder, Bob.
    PLAYING WITH FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Linden Press / Simon & Schuster, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the small town of Fallsview, NY, a town seemingly like others within a few hours of the city - until an arsonist set about burning down the whole town - the houses and businesses - and the town's terrified citizens, under the strain of increasing suspense and horror, begin to view even their oldest friends and neighbors as enemies. 250 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter and slip laid in. ISBN: 0-671254596.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (creases to dj flaps).

    Book ID: 78310
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  • A FLUSH OF SHADOWS: Five short novels featuring Constance Leidi and Charlie Meiklejohn. by Wilhelm, Kate.
    Wilhelm, Kate.
    A FLUSH OF SHADOWS: Five short novels featuring Constance Leidi and Charlie Meiklejohn.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of five shorter pieces featuring Leidi and Meiklejohn, including their first case "With Thimbles, with Forks, and Hope" and two - "Torch Song" and "All for One" - which had never been published before. INSCRIBED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-312130759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77818
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