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  • IRON SHADOWS. by Barnes, Steven.
    Barnes, Steven.
    IRON SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller about a charismatic cult with a dark underside, SIGNED on the title page. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85708x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56935
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  • THE GREAT DAYS. by Brown, Eli.
    Brown, Eli.
    THE GREAT DAYS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Albany, CA Boaz Publishing (2008). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in the Arizona desert where "a spiritual community . . . prepares for the great days, a period of enlightenment, to arrive. When Papa, the cult leader, takes a ten-year-old girl, Melody, as his fifth and final wife, some followers resist." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 281 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Author's business card laid in.

    Book ID: 60756
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  • THE SLEEPING DOLL. by Deaver, Jeffery.
    Deaver, Jeffery.
    THE SLEEPING DOLL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first thriller featuring Kathryn Dance, a kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation, set in the Monterey area. SIGNED on the title page. 428 pp. ISBN: 9780-743260947.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 62285
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  • DARK SPECTRE. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    DARK SPECTRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A change of pace for Dibdin, a thriller set in America, involving serial killers who are members of an obscure cult in the Pacific Northwest, dedicated to the study of the poetry of William Blake. SIGNED by Dibdin on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-571175236.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some toning to the pages, as is common with UK editions.)

    Book ID: 71323
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  • THE DEVIL'S COUNTRY. by Hunsicker, Harry.
    Hunsicker, Harry.
    THE DEVIL'S COUNTRY.

    Edition: Trade paperback original (no indication of printing)

    Seattle: Thomas & Mercer, (2017). SIGNED - Thriller featuring former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines. He didn't come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone, taking one bus trip to a small town after another, reading his books to forget. But when a woman attempting to flee a violent cult is found murdered and her two children are missing, he finds himself involved. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-1503941908.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77432
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  • THE PROGRAM. by Hurwitz, Gregg..
    Hurwitz, Gregg..
    THE PROGRAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fifth thriller, features U.S. Marshall Tim Rackley,who is tasked with retrieving the daughter of a Hollywood producer from a mind-control cult, SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0530405.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63966
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  • King, Laurie.
    A DARKER PLACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, 1999. SIGNED first edition - King's first 'stand-alone book', the story of a woman who lost her husband and child to a cult mass-suicide and has spent the years since in penetrating cults and trying to prevent more such tragedies. SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 19385
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  • A DARKER PLACE. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    A DARKER PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - King's first 'stand-alone book', the story of a woman who lost her husband and child to a cult mass-suicide and has spent the years since in penetrating cults and trying to prevent more such tragedies. SIGNED on the title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107119.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82909
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  • A DARKER PLACE. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    A DARKER PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - King's first 'stand-alone book', the story of a woman who lost her husband and child to a cult mass-suicide and has spent the years since in penetrating cults and trying to prevent more such tragedies. SIGNED on the title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107119.

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

    Book ID: 52004
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  • A DARKER PLACE. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    A DARKER PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - King's first 'stand-alone book', the story of a woman who lost her husband and child to a cult mass-suicide and has spent the years since in penetrating cults and trying to prevent more such tragedies. SIGNED on the title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107119.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59742
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  • A DARKER PLACE. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    A DARKER PLACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, 1999. SIGNED first edition - King's first 'stand-alone book', the story of a woman who lost her husband and child to a cult mass-suicide and has spent the years since in penetrating cults and trying to prevent more such tragedies. SIGNED on the title page. 384 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 61066
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  • A DARKER PLACE. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    A DARKER PLACE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - King's first 'stand-alone book', the story of a woman who lost her husband and child to a cult mass-suicide and has spent the years since in penetrating cults and trying to prevent more such tragedies. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107119.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name crossed out on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 63962
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  • TEN OF SWORDS. by Levitt, J. R.
    Levitt, J. R.
    TEN OF SWORDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Utah private eye Jason Coulter, a former homicide detective. Set in Salt Lake City. The author is himself a former police officer now living in a ski resort town in Utah. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-31205386X.

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

    Book ID: 66648
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  • Naipaul, Shiva
    JOURNEY TO NOWHERE: A New World Tragedy.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Thought provoking book inspired by the mass suicides at Jonestown in Guyana and a serious look at the forces which were influential in the creation of the People's Temple, Shiva Naipual, the brother of Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul and an award winning writer also, was born in Trinidad. Index. 336 pp. Originally published in Great Britain under the title 'Black and White.'. ISBN: 0-671-424718.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, prev owner's name, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 26975
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  • THE MASTERS OF ATLANTIS. by Portis, Charles (1933-2020)
    Portis, Charles (1933-2020)
    THE MASTERS OF ATLANTIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather hard to find fourth novel by the author of 'True Grit' - a 'cockeyed journey into an America of misfits and con men, oddballs and innocents.' Shortly after Portis's death, Brian Boyle writing for Slate described its influence among modern comedians. He comments that "its message has never been more relevant. ItÕs the perfect novel to explain QAnon, to explain Trump, to explain organized religion - he nails the reasons why cults, secret societies, and conspiracy theories grip certain members of society: namely, a desire for deeper truths and hidden meanings to explain a world that no longer makes sense. And, crucially, a dangerous abundance of…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather hard to find fourth novel by the author of 'True Grit' - a 'cockeyed journey into an America of misfits and con men, oddballs and innocents.' Shortly after Portis's death, Brian Boyle writing for Slate described its influence among modern comedians. He comments that "its message has never been more relevant. ItÕs the perfect novel to explain QAnon, to explain Trump, to explain organized religion - he nails the reasons why cults, secret societies, and conspiracy theories grip certain members of society: namely, a desire for deeper truths and hidden meanings to explain a world that no longer makes sense. And, crucially, a dangerous abundance of free time." Donna Tartt in the NY Times stated "Pick up any novel by Portis and open it to any page and you will find something so devastatingly strange and fresh and hilarious that you will want to run into the next room and read it aloud to somebody. . . Though itÕs often said of Portis that heÕs the least known of great American novelists, I cannot think of another 20th-century writer Ñ any writer, American or otherwise Ñ whose works are beloved among quite so many differing age groups and literary tastes, from the most sophisticated to the simplest." 248 pp. ISBN: 0-394-546830.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to upper corner of front endpaper, and a short tear to upper edge of front cover of dj with tape repair to interior, but overall a tight, clean and attractive copy.) Original price of $15.95 still present.

    Book ID: 86143
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  • Ray, David.
    THE ENDLESS SEARCH: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at his harrowing childhood in Oklahoma in the 1930's, the abuse he suffered at the hands of a guardian, and his search for the father who abandoned him, for a home, for love and approval, by an award-winning poet and editor. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 303 pp. ISBN: 1-887128-522.

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

    Book ID: 30295
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  • THE MARRIAGE PACT. by Richmond, Michelle.
    Richmond, Michelle.
    THE MARRIAGE PACT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (2017). SIGNED first edition - A gripping thriller - one which starts with an unusual wedding gift: an invitation to join Pact, an exclusive and secretive organization dedicated to making marriages succeed. At first the rules seem simple: always take a call from your spouse, exchange thoughtful gifts monthly, plan trips together, and never mention the Pact. But then one of them breaks a rule and discovers that The Pact will go to any length to ensure each couple meets the terms of their contracts; and that no infractions, no matter how minor, are unpunished. SIGNED on the second half title page and dated in April 2017, before publication. 418 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70360
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  • NEVER COUNT OUT THE DEAD. by Teran, Boston.
    Teran, Boston.
    NEVER COUNT OUT THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second thriller (the first was nominated for the Edgar and winner of the John Creasey Award for Best First Mystery Novel) "When a gang of criminals finds themselves in need of a fall guy, they target Los Angeles County Sheriff John Victor Scully, plant a myriad of evidence, and send their most vicious member and her thirteen-year-old daughter to kill him - but he survives to seek revenge a decade later." 366 pp. ISBN: 0-312271158.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, small hole in front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 87317
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  • NEVER COUNT OUT THE DEAD. by Teran, Boston.
    Teran, Boston.
    NEVER COUNT OUT THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second thriller (the first was nominated for the Edgar and winner of the John Creasey Award for Best First Mystery Novel) "When a gang of criminals finds themselves in need of a fall guy, they target Los Angeles County Sheriff John Victor Scully, plant a myriad of evidence, and send their most vicious member and her thirteen-year-old daughter to kill him - but he survives to seek revenge a decade later." 366 pp. ISBN: 0-312271158.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87727
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  • Winstead, Ashley.
    THE LAST HOUSEWIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Landmark. (2022) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a "pitch-black thriller about a woman determined to destroy a powerful cult and avenge the deaths of the women taken in by it, no matter the cost." 385 pp. ISBN: 978-1728229911.

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

    Book ID: 87975
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