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  • A KILLING FROST. by Black, Michael A.
    Black, Michael A.
    A KILLING FROST.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Leisure Books , (2007.). SIGNED - Author's first book, introduces ex-Chicago cop, now private investigator Ron Shade.INSCRIBED on the title page "To - - - I hope you like Shade's first adventure." Cover praise from Sara Paretsky and Andrew Vachss among others. Winner of the Lovey award for best PI novel. ISBN: 0-8439-59851.

    Condition: Very good (light reading creases on spine)

    Book ID: 57609
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  • WINDY CITY KNIGHTS. by Black, Michael A.
    Black, Michael A.
    WINDY CITY KNIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waterville, Maine: Five Star , (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery novel featuring ex-Chicago cop, now private investigator Ron Shade, set in Chicago. The first in the series was the winner of the Lovey award for best PI novel. 327 pp. ISBN: 1-4104-01901.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60870
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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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  • 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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  • Browne, Howard
    PORK CITY

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1988. dj. Hardcover - Novel based on a true story of Chicago in the 30's, where reporter Jake Lingle was gunned down in broad daylight. ISBN: 0-312-014937.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 5908
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  • Campbell, Robert.
    BONEYARDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Chicago, this is the story of a rogue police officer who is about to be hung from a tree by a politician in search of a few easy votes. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-671-703196.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 36293
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  • Campbell, Robert.
    THINNING THE TURKEY HERD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 4th Jimmy Flannery mystery, set in Chicago. ISBN: 0-453-005837.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (lightoverall wear.)

    Book ID: 27561
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  • THE LION'S SHARE. by Campbell, Robert.
    Campbell, Robert.
    THE LION'S SHARE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Jimmy Flannery mystery, set in Chicago (the first in the series won the Edgar Award.) 246 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6092.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50589
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  • PIGEON PIE. by Campbell, Robert.
    Campbell, Robert.
    PIGEON PIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Jimmy Flannery mystery novel, set in Chicago. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6653.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53542
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  • HIP-DEEP IN ALLIGATORS. by Campbell, Robert.
    Campbell, Robert.
    HIP-DEEP IN ALLIGATORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 3rd Jimmy Flannery mystery, set in Chicago (the first in the series won the Edgar Award.) 206 pp. ISBN: 0-453-005772.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread, but with a remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 46655
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  • HIP-DEEP IN ALLIGATORS. by Campbell, Robert.
    Campbell, Robert.
    HIP-DEEP IN ALLIGATORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 3rd Jimmy Flannery mystery, set in Chicago (the first in the series won the Edgar Award.) SIGNED on the title page. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-453-005772.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46217
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  • THINNING THE TURKEY HERD. by Campbell, Robert.
    Campbell, Robert.
    THINNING THE TURKEY HERD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th Jimmy Flannery mystery, set in Chicago (the first in the series won the Edgar Award.) SIGNED on the title page. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-453-005772.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46218
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  • Chernoff, Maxine.
    AMERICAN HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth work of fiction by this poet and award winning writer - the story of four lonely people, joined together by the simple circumstance of sharing the same apartment building, who begin to form surprising, life-changing bonds with one another. Irena Bozinska is a mathematician who has recently emigrated from Poland to America, who works as an attendant for an aging jazz musician and Jack Kaufman, cared for by a mysteriously sad young woman, is a Chicago gangster nearing the end of his colorful, violent life. 218 pp. ISBN: 1-566890411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36913
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  • BROKEN PLACES. by Clark, Tracy.
    Clark, Tracy.
    BROKEN PLACES.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2019). SIGNED - Author's first mystery introducing PI Cass Raines "who took a bullet two years ago after an incompetent colleague screwed up a tense confrontation with an armed suspect. Deeply traumatized by the incident, Cass resigned from the Chicago PD, leaving one less female African-American on the force. Now sheÕs the head of a one-woman private investigation agency." SIGNED on the title page. Includes a preview of the next book in the series. 436 pp. ISBN: 978-1496714886.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79320
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  • Colter, Cyrus.
    THE BEACH UMBRELLA AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Evanston, IL: Triquarterly Books - Northeastern University Press, 1996. A reissue of this black author's first book, winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award in 1970. In addition to the 14 stories which appeared in the original edition, this includes 4 more stories from the collection 'The Amoralist.' Stories set mostly on Chicago's South Side, depicting ordinary people whose lives are transfigured by some small chance or choice. ISBN: 0-8101-50506.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27239
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  • Dickinson, Charles.
    RUMOR HAS IT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - His 4th novel, an interesting and powerful story about surviving in the newspaper world, by a writer who was himself a newspaperman for many years. ISBN: 0-688-102255.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (creases to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 28862
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  • Dickinson, Charles.
    RUMOR HAS IT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - His 4th novel, an interesting and powerful story about surviving in the newspaper world, by a writer who was himself a newspaperman for many years. ISBN: 0-688-102255.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27443
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  • THE DEATH OF THE BLUE MOUNTAIN CAT. by Dymmoch, Michael Allen.
    Dymmoch, Michael Allen.
    THE DEATH OF THE BLUE MOUNTAIN CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book in this series featuring Chicago police detective John Thinnes and gay psychiatrist Jack Caleb. (The first in the series was awarded the "Malice Domestic" award for best first traditional mystery.) 328 pp. ISBN: 0-312-139624.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57729
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  • JADED. by Gaitano, Nick (pseudonym for Eugene Izzi)
    Gaitano, Nick (pseudonym for Eugene Izzi)
    JADED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third crime novel written by Izzi under this pseudonym, featuring Chicago homicide detective Jack Phillips. INSCRIBED by the author to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens "with my gratitude for your continuing support" and signed Eugene (Nick Gaitano) Izzi. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-684-807505.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61120
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  • SPECIAL VICTIMS. by Gaitano, Nick (pseudonym for Eugene Izzi)
    Gaitano, Nick (pseudonym for Eugene Izzi)
    SPECIAL VICTIMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First crime novel written by Izzi under this pseudonym, a thriller which pits a renegade cop against Chicago's most powerful mob figures.. INSCRIBED by the author to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens "a 'special' reader" and signed as both Nick Gaitano and Eugene Izzi. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-671-870149.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61264
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  • Garland, Ardella (pseudonym for Yolanda Joe).
    DETAILS AT 10.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first mystery featuring Chicago television news reporter Georgia Barnett, and the first book by Joe under this pen name. This story of a missing child, in the midst of gang warfare in a poor black community owes much of its authenticity to the fact that Joe was a newswriter at CBS in Chicago for 12 years. ISBN: 0-684-873753.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27427
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  • Garland, Ardella (psuedonym for Yolanda Joe).
    DETAILS AT 10.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first mystery featuring Chicago television news reporter Georgia Barnett, and the first book by Joe under this pen name. This story of a missing child, in the midst of gang warfare in a poor black community owes much of its authenticity to the fact that Joe was a newswriter at CBS in Chicago for 12 years. ISBN: 0-684-873753.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 28775
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  • PRIESTLY MURDERS: A Chicago Police Mystery. by Gash, Joe.
    Gash, Joe.
    PRIESTLY MURDERS: A Chicago Police Mystery.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1985.). Mystery featuring Sergeant Terry Flynn of the Chicago police. ISBN: 0-14-0082239.

    Condition: Fair condition only (creasing to covers.)

    Book ID: 49969
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  • THE THIRD RAIL. by Harvey, Michael.
    Harvey, Michael.
    THE THIRD RAIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third thriller featuring Michael Kelly, cynical cop turned private investigator, a hard-boiled story set in Chicago. Author's note. 284 pp. ISBN: 9780307272508.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68142
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  • A PICTURE OF GUILT. by Hellmann, Libby Fischer.
    Hellmann, Libby Fischer.
    A PICTURE OF GUILT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Ellie Foreman. The Library Journal review stated "Chicago industrial filmmaker Foreman becomes involved in a murder case when she inadvertently provides a filmed alibi for the accused. Despite her testimony, the jury convicts him owing to an unconcerned defense lawyer, lack of supporting witnesses, and derogatory cross-examinations. Then, a fearful woman approaches Ellie with crucial evidence that could save the now-convicted man, but she dies that night in a suspicious car wreck. Before long, Ellie fancies links between the lawyer and smugglers - if not the mob. Recommended." SIGNED on the title page. 313 pp. ISBN: 1-590580737.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79668
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  • THE FOURTH KING. by Keeler, Harry Stephen (1890-1967)
    Keeler, Harry Stephen (1890-1967)
    THE FOURTH KING.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dutton, (1930). Hardcover first edition - Uncommon original edition of this novel set in Chicago by a now almost forgotten, but very prolific, writer known for his convoluted plots - " 'The Thirteen Kings of Crooked Chicago Finance!' ThatÕs what the terrorist calling himself THE STAR OF THE NIGHT called the thirteen richest moguls of Chicago when he sent them threatening letters which included decks of cards missing certain kings." 317 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in mauve cloth - dampstaining to the upper corner of the front cover with tidemarks to the upper margins of approx halft the pages, offsetting to the endpapers, pencil marks on the cover, sunning to the spine, but the title is still legible, the binding is sturdy and tight.

    Book ID: 67279
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  • CHERRY BOMB: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery. by Konrath, J. A.
    Konrath, J. A.
    CHERRY BOMB: A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring the tough, smart and vulnerable Chicago cop, Jack Daniels - part mayhem and murder with a large dash of humor. SIGNED on the title page and dated 7/11/09. 290 pp. ISBN: 9781401302818.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (slit at top and bottom of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 50925
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  • McConnell, Frank.
    MURDER AMONG FRIENDS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Walker, (1983.) dj. Hardcover - Author's first mystery -introduces Harry Garnish and his new boss at the O'Toole Investigative Agency, 60 year old Sister Bridget O'Toole who has left her convent to run the agency after the death of her father. Set in Chicago. Cover praise from Norman Mailer. 155 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36877
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  • START SHOOTING. by Newton, Charlie.
    Newton, Charlie.
    START SHOOTING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel (and the first to be published in hardcover), a gritty thriller set in a very corrupt Chicago. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-0385534697.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 65348
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  • CALUMET CITY. by Newton, Charlie.
    Newton, Charlie.
    CALUMET CITY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.). First edition - The author's first novel, introding Patti Black, the most decorated cop in Chicago, a bad-ass on a ghetto beat. Lee Child calls this "The best cop noir in years." While this is a work of fiction, the author based this on the experiences of a real cop. Nominated for just about every award out there - the Edgar, the Macavity, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and more. 308 pp. ISBN: 1416533222.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50542
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