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  • CARMELLO. by Ali, Rahsaan.
    Ali, Rahsaan.
    CARMELLO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    West Babylon, NY: Urban Books, (2008.). First edition - Ali's second novel of life on the gritty streets. When his parents - the biggest crack dealers in the hood - are gunned down, the question becomes 'what will Carmello do about it.?' 282 pp. ISBN: 1601620578.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45237
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  • WEST OF THE WEST: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State. by Arax , Mark.
    Arax , Mark.
    WEST OF THE WEST: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Public Affairs, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very much to-the-point essays by journalist Mark Araxl; the title comes from a Teddy Roosevelt quote. Among the essays are "The Summer of the Death of Hilario Guzman", a portrait of a young immigrant family; "Home Front", an exploration of right-wing religious groups in the state, and "The Last Okie in Lamont", set in the small town that inspired "The Grapes of Wrath; " "Highlands of Humboldt" about the marijuana growing capital of the country, a moving epilogue on his search to find answers to his father's murder in Fresno 40 years ago, and much more. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 347 pp. ISBN: 1586483900.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61060
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  • CLOUD OVER CYPRUS. by Arnold, Mary Frances.
    Arnold, Mary Frances.
    CLOUD OVER CYPRUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of a Florida-based newspaper reporter who "journeys around the world in an effort to break up a ring of evil drug dealers and to find true love." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by this California author "To . . . with love and good times at bridge" and dated in the year of publication. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-8059-32585.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43445
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  • BUNKER 13. by Bahal, Aniruddha.
    Bahal, Aniruddha.
    BUNKER 13.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A brilliant international thriller, set in contemporary Kashmir, about an investigative journalist, espionage, and the temptations of drugs, sex, and corruption in the Indian Army Our hero, known as MM, is a pleasure-seeking journalist working for an upstart Indian newsweekly." The first novel by this investigative journalist. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-374-117306.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60659
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  • BUNKER 13. by Bahal, Aniruddha.
    Bahal, Aniruddha.
    BUNKER 13.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2003). First edition - "A brilliant international thriller, set in contemporary Kashmir, about an investigative journalist, espionage, and the temptations of drugs, sex, and corruption in the Indian Army Our hero, known as MM, is a pleasure-seeking journalist working for an upstart Indian newsweekly." The first novel by this investigative journalist. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-374-117306.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60660
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  • Beall, Will
    L.A. REX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Boldly SIGNED on the title page. First novel by an LAPD anti-gang police officer who still worked in the 77th Division when this was published - a brutal, ferocious, and grittily cinematic crime novel featuring young police officer Ben Halloran and his partner who find themselves caught in a web of violent corruption involving the Crip gang and the Mexican mafia. 353 pp. ISBN: 1-594489262.

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

    Book ID: 35989
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  • THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of some of the regulars of this New York park - a drug dealer, his hired gun, a Puerto Rican deep into voodoo, and more. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-670-750050.

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

    Book ID: 60656
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  • Benioff, David..
    THE 25TH HOUR.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Benioff's first book, the story of the last night of freedom for Monty Brogan before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Basis for the Spike Lee film starring Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, and Anna Paquin. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-340822287.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 61717
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  • THE GHOST OCEAN. by Benke, Richard.
    Benke, Richard.
    THE GHOST OCEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of modern-day crime and violence set in the border area between southwestern New Mexico and Northern Mexico. Foreword by Max Evans. vii, 280 pp. ISBN: 0-826331947.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63591
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, an Edgar winning mystery - the story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem with the only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37795
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  • SLOW MOTION RIOT. by Blauner, Peter.
    Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, winner of the Edgar award for best first novel. The story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem - the only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64622
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, an Edgar winning mystery - the story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem. The only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4215
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  • WET WORK. by Buckley, Christopher.
    Buckley, Christopher.
    WET WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, third book, a thriller which "unleashes a formidable senior citizen's vengeance when his only grandchild dies of a cocaine overdose. After disposing of her domestic predators, the old geezer sets sail in his yacht for the Amazon, bent on eliminating the Peruvian drug lord in his jungle redoubt. Buckley subtly merges the sheer entertainment of a good travel yarn with the vicious motivations of greed." SIGNED on the title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-394571932.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81883
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  • A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS

    Edition: Paperback.

    Boston: Avon, (1991.). The fourth Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in the bayous of Louisiana and in the New Orleans drug underworld. ISBN: 0-380-713608.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 51818
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  • RIVERS OF GOLD. by Dunn, Adam.
    Dunn, Adam.
    RIVERS OF GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Tech-noir novel set in New York City in what was the near future when this book was written - a city with race riots, massive unemployment and crime run rampant. 276 pp. ISBN: 978-1608193073.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63529
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  • SONS OF THE CITY. by Flander, Scott.
    Flander, Scott.
    SONS OF THE CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a look at the gritty underside of life on the streets of Philadelphia, a world of the Mafia, of cops who oppose them, and of racial unrest. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-688-164293.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48489
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  • HOT SHOTS. by Gough, Laurence.
    Gough, Laurence.
    HOT SHOTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Canadian author's third mystery featuring police detectives Jack Willows and Claire Parker, set in Vancouver, British Columbia, and involving a lost shipment of heroin. The first book in this series was winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-670-830143.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket. (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 46478
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  • BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. by Griffin, Neal.
    Griffin, Neal.
    BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this serving police officer with 25 years on the force in California. Set in his native Wisconsin, this exposes the dark underbelly of policing in a small town. SIGNED on the title page and dated April 12, 2015. 348 pp. ISBN: 978-0765338501.

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

    Book ID: 66446
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  • BY HIS OWN HAND. by Griffin, Neal.
    Griffin, Neal.
    BY HIS OWN HAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2018). Hardcover first edition - The first novel set in small town Newberg, Wisconsin, and featuring Tia Suarez. the only female - and Latina - on the force. 335 pp. ISBN: 978-0765395580.

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

    Book ID: 77596
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  • BUZZ MONKEY. by Hill, Sam.
    Hill, Sam.
    BUZZ MONKEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Athens, Georgia, set in the world of drug smugglers, and introducing Top Kiernan. Top has two jobs: he's head of Polymath, an Internet research company run from his home-a former elementary school building where his bedroom is located in the old gym and he has a side gig with Shaw Mercantile which sends him on perilous trips to Latin America. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-7867-12619.

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

    Book ID: 60938
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  • TROUBLESHOOTER. by Hurwitz, Gregg..
    Hurwitz, Gregg..
    TROUBLESHOOTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His sixth thriller, set in Los Angeles in a world of undercover cops, drugs, deception and violence. Features U.S. Marshall Tim Rackley, SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0731419.

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

    Book ID: 62505
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  • TROUBLESHOOTER. by Hurwitz, Gregg..
    Hurwitz, Gregg..
    TROUBLESHOOTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His sixth thriller, set in Los Angeles in a world of undercover cops, drugs, deception and violence. Features U.S. Marshall Tim Rackley, SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0731419.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65971
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  • STONE COWBOY. by Jacobs, Mark.
    Jacobs, Mark.
    STONE COWBOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, preceded by a collection of short stories. "A burnt-out American doper, fresh from a Bolivian prison, starts out conning a naive social worker by helping her find her magician brother - and ends up conducting her on a tour of the hell that is the coca trade, while gradually recovering his humanity. . . An unusual love story, to say the least - and an impressive debut from a writer with a generous imagination and a daring, if deeply weird, sense of character and fate." (Kirkus Reviews) 292 pp. ISBN: 1-569470987.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 85610
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  • SULFUR SPRINGS. by Krueger, William Kent.
    Krueger, William Kent.
    SULFUR SPRINGS.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The 17th novel in the series featuring Cork O'Connor - in this book, he and his new wife, Rainy Bisonette, travel from Minnesota to a small town in the Southern Arizona desert in July in search of her son. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Lefty Award for best mystery novel. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-1501147340.

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

    Book ID: 72156
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  • SULFUR SPRINGS. by Krueger, William Kent.
    Krueger, William Kent.
    SULFUR SPRINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 17th novel in the series featuring Cork O'Connor - in this book, he and his new wife, Rainy Bisonette, travel from Minnesota to a small town in the Southern Arizona desert in July in search of her son. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Lefty Award for best mystery novel. Went fairly quickly into later printings. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-1501147340.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72068
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  • SULFUR SPRINGS. by Krueger, William Kent.
    Krueger, William Kent.
    SULFUR SPRINGS.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. Hardcover - The 17th novel in the series featuring Cork O'Connor - in this book, he and his new wife, Rainy Bisonette, travel from Minnesota to a small town in the Southern Arizona desert in July in search of her son. Winner of the Lefty Award for best mystery novel. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-1501147340.

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

    Book ID: 72147
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  • WHEN IN ROME. by Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    WHEN IN ROME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / The Crime Club, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn is in Rome incognito on the trail of a drug ring, but when two murders involve a group of tourists, he joins forces with the Roman police. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-00231889.

    Condition: Very near fine in red boards with gilt lettering on the spine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85998
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  • SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY. by Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn, Trey and their young son Ricky go to the coast of southern France in a trip that is meant to combine work - Alleyn is working undercover with the French Surete - and pleasure with a planned visit to a distant cousin of Trey's (one of the spinsters in jeopardy) only to find themselves caught up in Satanism, the occult and drug dealing. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-00231889.

    Condition: Near fine in grey boards with red lettering in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 86079
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  • SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY. by Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982); introduction by Julian Symons.
    Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982); introduction by Julian Symons.
    SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY.

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Collins, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn, Trey and their young son Ricky go to the coast of southern France in a trip that is meant to combine work - Alleyn is working undercover with the French Surete - and pleasure with a planned visit to a distant cousin of Trey's (one of the spinsters in jeopardy) only to find themselves caught up in Satanism, the occult and drug dealing. Originally published in 1954, this is a title in the…

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    London: Collins, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn, Trey and their young son Ricky go to the coast of southern France in a trip that is meant to combine work - Alleyn is working undercover with the French Surete - and pleasure with a planned visit to a distant cousin of Trey's (one of the spinsters in jeopardy) only to find themselves caught up in Satanism, the occult and drug dealing. Originally published in 1954, this is a title in the Golden Jubilee Collection, one of twelve titles selected to mark the Crime Club's Golden Jubillee. Includes a new introduction by Julian Symons. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-00231889.

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    Condition: Very near fine in black boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt illustration on the front cover in a fine dust jacket (bookplate on front endpaper with name crossed out)

    Book ID: 86451
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  • JAMAICA RUN: A Joe Cinquez Mystery. by Mason, Clifford.
    Mason, Clifford.
    JAMAICA RUN: A Joe Cinquez Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring the street-savvy, 50, black Harlem private investigator, Joe Cinquez, by this African American playwright; this one deals with drug dealing in Jamaica and in a Jamaican neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-312-00611x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42401
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