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  • THE DOUBT FACTORY. by Bacigalupi, Paolo.
    Bacigalupi, Paolo.
    THE DOUBT FACTORY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2014). SIGNED first edition - A young adult novel which explores the issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, nominated for the Edgar Award. SIGNED on the first page. 486 pp (Note: this advance issue has an error on the copyright page with a publication date of Oct 2015)

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63920
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  • CHRISTINE FALLS. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    CHRISTINE FALLS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery and first novel published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it introduces pathologist Malachy Quirke. Nominated for an Edgar Award. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-81526.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45084
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  • THE GUARDS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    THE GUARDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.). First edition - The first Jack Taylor book, which begins after he is fired from the Garda Siochana - the Guards, Ireland's police force - "an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galways streets. Nominated for the Edgar award, winner of the Shamus Award. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 54201
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  • THE GUARDS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    THE GUARDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.). First edition - The first Jack Taylor book, which begins after he is fired from the Garda Siochana - the Guards, Ireland's police force - "an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galways streets. Nominated for the Edgar award, winner of the Shamus Award. 303 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy printed wrappers (crease on front cover).

    Book ID: 60672
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. 414 pp. ISBN: 9780007149827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70388
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. INSCRIBED on the title page. 414 pp. ISBN: 978-0007149827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75132
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. 414 pp. ISBN: 9780007149827.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70316
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. 414 pp. ISBN: 9780007149827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65886
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. 414 pp. ISBN: 9780007149827.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (crinkling to front cover of dj).

    Book ID: 65591
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  • INVISIBLE CITY. by Dahl, Julia.
    Dahl, Julia.
    INVISIBLE CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, introduces journalist Rebekah Roberts, a story of murder among the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. In addition to her search for the truth behind the discovery of the body of a murdered woman, Rebekah is also learning more about her own heritage as the daughter of a Jewish woman who abandoned her as a child to return to the Hasidic community. Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and named one of the best books of the year by the Boston Globe. 295 pp. ISBN: 978-1250043399.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71715
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  • THE GLASS-SIDED ANT'S NEST. by Dickinson, Peter.
    Dickinson, Peter.
    THE GLASS-SIDED ANT'S NEST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very unusual first published novel - a prominent anthropologist brings a New Guinea tribe to London, and the chief is murdered. Winner of the Crime Writers Association's Gold Dagger Award for Best Mystery Novel, nominated for the Edgar Award for best first mystery. 186 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, some reading wear, in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71305
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  • Early, Jack (pseudonym for Sandra Scoppettone)
    A CREATIVE KIND OF KILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery written under this pseudonym - set in Manhattan's SOHO district and featuring Fortune Fanelli, ex-cop turned private investigator, and single father of two. Nominated for an Edgar award, winner of the Shamus. ISBN: 0-531-098354.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31769
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  • SWEETSMOKE. by Fuller, David.
    Fuller, David.
    SWEETSMOKE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (2008.). First edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, nominated for an Edgar: "The year is 1862, and the Civil War rages through the South. On a Virginia tobacco plantation, another kind of battle soon begins. There, Cassius Howard, a skilled carpenter and slave, risks everything- .to learn the truth concerning the murder of Emoline, a freed black woman, a woman who secretly taught him to read and once saved his life." This advance issue includes an interview with Fuller bound in and a list of recommended reading. vii, 310 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (crease on back cover, other minor wear).

    Book ID: 53340
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  • COME MORNING. by Gores, Joe.
    Gores, Joe.
    COME MORNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring Runyan, who has just gotten out of San Quention after doing eight years for a diamond heist. Now everyone is after the diamonds - SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for the Edgar for best novel. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-2437.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77407
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  • STRAWBERRY SUNDAY. by Greenleaf, Stephen
    Greenleaf, Stephen
    STRAWBERRY SUNDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring San Francisco private investigator John Marshall Tanner novel - one which involves the death of a young Mexican woman whom he met while in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound, and the plight of migrant workers. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Nominated for the Edgar Award. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-684-815834.

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

    Book ID: 61796
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  • STARVATION LAKE. by Gruley, Brian.
    Gruley, Brian.
    STARVATION LAKE.

    Edition: Later printing, trade paperback.

    New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, (2009). SIGNED - The author's award winning first novel, set in the small town of Starvation Lake in upper Michigan, and published as a trade paperback original. SIGNED on the title page. 370 pp. plus a reading guide. ISBN: 1-416563628.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65335
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  • Harris, Joanne.
    GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow (Harper Collins), (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A taut suspenseful novel by the author of 'Chocolat ' - set at an English prep school (not unlike the one Harris used to teach at), and told in the alternating voices of two teachers, one a symbol of the school's long tradition, the other a newcomer. Nominated for the 2006 Edgar. INSCRIBED on the title page. 422 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0559144.

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

    Book ID: 37964
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  • GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS. by Harris, Joanne.
    Harris, Joanne.
    GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A taut suspenseful novel by the author of 'Chocolat ' - set at an English prep school (not unlike the one Harris used to teach at), and told in the alternating voices of two teachers, one a symbol of the school's long tradition, the other a newcomer. Nominated for the 2006 Edgar. SIGNED on the title page. Small format. 509 pp. ISBN: 0-385603665.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77397
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  • DON'T SAY A WORD. by Klavan, Andrew.
    Klavan, Andrew.
    DON'T SAY A WORD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of psychological terror - Hillerman described it as 'nerve-jangling suspense.' Nominated for the Edgar award, and basis of the Michael Douglas film. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-671-740083.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27215
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  • DON'T SAY A WORD. by Klavan, Andrew.
    Klavan, Andrew.
    DON'T SAY A WORD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, 1991. SIGNED first edition - Novel of psychological terror - Hillerman described it as 'nerve-jangling suspense.' Nominated for the Edgar award, and basis of the Michael Douglas film. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 43601
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  • DON'T SAY A WORD. by Klavan, Andrew.
    Klavan, Andrew.
    DON'T SAY A WORD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of psychological terror - Hillerman described it as 'nerve-jangling suspense.' Nominated for the Edgar award, and basis of the Michael Douglas film. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-671-740083.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51056
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  • Lawrence, Margaret.
    HEARTS AND BONES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, 1996. First edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. The back cover of…

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    New York: Avon, 1996. First edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. The back cover of this advance issue describes this as the 'debut' of a 'remarkable new talent. 307 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped.)

    Book ID: 35007
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  • Lawrence, Margaret.
    HEARTS AND BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. ISBN: 0380-973510.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 22967
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  • Lawrence, Margaret.
    HEARTS AND BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. ISBN: 0380-973510.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22968
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (initials on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 64145
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. Boldly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To --- To your joy, Many blessings" 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53673
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2010.). SIGNED - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 9780061735851.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 59370
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51193
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  • THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR. by Macdonald, Ross
    Macdonald, Ross
    THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - A Lew Archer novel, by this master of the hard-boiled noir detective story. Anthony Boucher commented "I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either... Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler." In this book, Archer "is hired by the principal of a private reform school to trace a missing boy. What appears to be an ordinary matter of juvenile delinquency is suddenly magnified into a web of murder and extortion." Winner of the Gold Dagger Award, nominated for the Edgar. 247 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the bottom edge of the front cover of the dj and the sides of the spine)

    Book ID: 70625
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  • THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR. by Macdonald, Ross
    Macdonald, Ross
    THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. dj. Hardcover - A Lew Archer novel, by this master of the hard-boiled noir detective story. Anthony Boucher commented "I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either... Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler." In this book, Archer "is hired by the principal of a private reform school to trace a missing boy. What appears to be an ordinary matter of juvenile delinquency is suddenly magnified into a web of murder and extortion." Winner of the Gold Dagger Award, nominated for the Edgar. 247 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings, spine slant and significant reading wear, but in a worn dust jacket with a spine label. Overall poor in poor condition, and only listed as an inexpensive alternative.

    Book ID: 74907
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