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  • WHO IS TEDDY VILLANOVA? by Berger, Thomas.
    Berger, Thomas.
    WHO IS TEDDY VILLANOVA?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - Berger's take on the hard-boiled crime thriller as practised by the masters of noir. 247 pp, Dust jacket and title page art by John Sposato. ISBN: 0-440-095468.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (prev owner's embossed seal)

    Book ID: 58300
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  • UNDER GROUND. by Daly, Michael.
    Daly, Michael.
    UNDER GROUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (1997). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "Transit cop Jack Swann travels the New York subways day after day, catching the occasional fare-beater or mugger. One day, as he is tangling with a thief, a shot is fired and a boy lies dead.. . [this] single violent incident has changed his life and his outlook." Daly is a journalist in New York City, so he knows it well. 415 pp. ISBN: 0-316217093.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76199
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  • SLIPPY McGEE, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man. by Oemler, Marie Conway (1875 -1932)
    Oemler, Marie Conway (1875 -1932)
    SLIPPY McGEE, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Company, 1920. Hardcover - Southern author's first novel, the story of a priest in a small and poor South Carolina town, who takes in the notorious safe-cracker Slippy McGee after he barely survives the loss of his leg from a train accident. Basis for two films, in 1923 and again in 1948. 405 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in dark green cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 72730
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  • THE DEATH OF FRANK SINATRA . by Ventura, Michael ,
    Ventura, Michael ,
    THE DEATH OF FRANK SINATRA .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Ventura's 7th book, a gritty novel featuring a Las Vegas private detective, the son of a showgirl and a small time hood from the Bugsy Siegel era. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-37381.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64230
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  • THE NEW CENTURIONS. by Wambaugh, Joseph (with signed note to Samuel M. Steward)
    Wambaugh, Joseph (with signed note to Samuel M. Steward)
    THE NEW CENTURIONS.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1970.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first novel written when he was a 10 year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department and still considered one of the best and most realistic portrayals of police life - one "which neither exaggarates nor whitewashes a cop's life." This follows three young policemen through their training and the first years on the force. Interesting association copy with a SIGNED NOTE laid in, written on the back of an early bookmark, to Samuel M. Steward (also known as Phil Andros), novelist and tatoo artist, in which Wambaugh comments that "you may review my books any day. And I'm proud to be compared with Balzac." Original mailing envelope included. 376 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dust jacket (long closed tear on front cover of dj with tape repair, fading to letters in Wambaugh on the spine, original price of 6.95 still present.).

    Book ID: 53462
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  • PROVIDENCE. by Wolff, Geoffrey
    Wolff, Geoffrey
    PROVIDENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which describes the effect of violence on five people - but also a novel in which the setting, the city of Providence, Rhode Island, plays a large part. Providence is a city "big enough to have neighborhoods, small enough so that everyone knows overone. . . steeped in history and corruption, [a] rough and pretty old Yankee port. . . the biggest organized crime operation in New England jostles with and sometimes runs the action at City Hall." 217 pp. ISBN: 0-670804614.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63912
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