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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. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 347 pp. ISBN: 1586483900.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46163
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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: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4215
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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 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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  • 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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  • Clancy, Tom.
    CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Techno thriller featuring Jack Ryan. Columbian drugs lords have assassinated three high-ranking US officials. 656 pp. ISBN: 0-399-134409.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's name, usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47507
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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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  • BLOOD'S A ROVER by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    BLOOD'S A ROVER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. dj. Hardcover first edition - A political noir novel set in 1968, a story of corruption and retribution, of J Edgar Hoover's racist agenda, of drug dealing and left-wing revolutionaries. 639 pp. ISBN: 9780679403937.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59468
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  • BLOOD'S A ROVER by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    BLOOD'S A ROVER

    Edition: 2nd printing (same month as the first.)

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. dj. Hardcover - A political noir novel set in 1968, a story of corruption and retribution, of J Edgar Hoover's racist agenda, of drug dealing and left-wing revolutionaries. 639 pp. ISBN: 9780679403937.

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

    Book ID: 56376
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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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  • 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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  • 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: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65971
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ANGEL DEATH by Moyes, Patricia
    Moyes, Patricia
    ANGEL DEATH

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Inspector Henry Tibbetts mystery, set in the British Windward Islands in the Caribbean, where Henry and Emmy are hoping for a quiet vacation - only to discover that the islands were the center of a vicious drug ring, smuggling PCP - angel dust. Although the islands on which this is set are imaginary, Moyes was living in the Caribbean at the time this novel was published and it was based on some very real problems. 268 pp.. ISBN: 0-00-231861x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 73851
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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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  • O'Nan, Stewart.
    THE SPEED QUEEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Offbeat novel by this prize-winning author - a woman awaiting execution on death row recounts - on tape, addressed to Stephen King - the events that led to her becoming the "speed queen" - from mainlining speed with her husband to dealing to robbery and to mass murder. Now she is counting on "America's greatest storyteller, the king of horror" to tell her story correctly. Dedicated to "My Dear Stephen King" -. ISBN: 0-385-487010.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35851
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