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  • Alexander, Caroline.
    THE WAY TO XANADU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this Florida born author, a unique blend of travel writing and literary scholarship. Although Samuel Taylor Coleridge's images in his poem 'Kubla Khan" were composed in an opium reverie, he was inspired by travel books of the time - Alexander traveled to three continents - from the steppes of Central Asia to North Florida with its mighty fountains, Kashmir's holy cave of ice and to 'Mount Abora' in Ethiopia - to discover first hand 'the miracle of rare device', the sources of Coleridge's inspiration. Bibliography. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-679419004.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36821
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  • TATHAM MOUND. by Anthony, Piers
    Anthony, Piers
    TATHAM MOUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on early 16th-century artifacts found at the North Florida Indian burial mound, called Tatham Mound. Combining myth, fantasy and history, this follows the 15-year quest of a young 16th-century Florida Indian, Throat Shot and recounts the history of the Conquistadors from a Native American perspective. 522 pp. ISBN: 0-688101402.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86070
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  • EGRETS TO THE FLAMES by Anton, Barbara.
    Anton, Barbara.
    EGRETS TO THE FLAMES

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Ipswich, MA: Oceanview Publishing, (2007). First edition - A family saga by this award winning writer, published posthumously. It opens with a flock of egrets diving into South Florida sugar cane fires in the early 1980s. "Hampton, the tough-talking but well-intentioned patriarch of the family sugar cane plantation Hampton House, near Belle Glade, feuds with the local environmentalists and cane cutters' union to keep his lucrative enterprise thriving as he struggles to hold together his dysfunctional family."(Publisher's Weekly) Includes vivid scenes of harvesting and processing the sugar cane and the hot subtropical setting, as well as of the continuing destruction of the environment and the exploitation of the workers - many Jamaican - in a world where growers, politicians…

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    Ipswich, MA: Oceanview Publishing, (2007). First edition - A family saga by this award winning writer, published posthumously. It opens with a flock of egrets diving into South Florida sugar cane fires in the early 1980s. "Hampton, the tough-talking but well-intentioned patriarch of the family sugar cane plantation Hampton House, near Belle Glade, feuds with the local environmentalists and cane cutters' union to keep his lucrative enterprise thriving as he struggles to hold together his dysfunctional family."(Publisher's Weekly) Includes vivid scenes of harvesting and processing the sugar cane and the hot subtropical setting, as well as of the continuing destruction of the environment and the exploitation of the workers - many Jamaican - in a world where growers, politicians and lobbyists reap millions. Promotional card laid in. 301 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85704
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  • THE PROPHETEERS. by Apple, Max.
    Apple, Max.
    THE PROPHETEERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987). First edition - The author's fourth book - "a mock-epic fantasy and satire of entrepreneurial capitalism and popular culture" pitting Howard Johnson against Walt Disney, fighting over the same piece of land in Orlando, Florida, as the site for their versions of the American dream -land owned by Marjorie Post Merriweather, the cereal heiress. 308 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (some creasing to the spine, usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 86503
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  • BONEFISHING. by Babson, Stanley M.
    Babson, Stanley M.
    BONEFISHING.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    New York: Winchester Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover - Information on where to find and how to catch these fish - in the mangrove swamps and coral flats of Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Index. 144 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61378
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  • FLASHBACK. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    FLASHBACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 11th mystery featuring Ranger Anna Pigeon - this one is set in the Dry Tortugas National Park, a series of small islands 70 miles off Key West in Florida, which served as a prison during the Civil War and later housed the Lincoln assassination conspirators. An interesting blend of modern mystery and historical fiction. 387 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-149759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87271
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  • FLASHBACK. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    FLASHBACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2003.). First edition - The 11th mystery featuring Ranger Anna Pigeon - this one is set in the Dry Tortugas National Park, a series of small islands 70 miles off Key West in Florida, which served as a prison during the Civil War and later housed the Lincoln assassination conspirators. An interesting blend of modern mystery and historical fiction. 430 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61083
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  • FLASHBACK. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    FLASHBACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 11th mystery featuring Ranger Anna Pigeon - this one is set in the Dry Tortugas National Park, a series of small islands 70 miles off Key West in Florida, which served as a prison during the Civil War and later housed the Lincoln assassination conspirators. An interesting blend of modern mystery and historical fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-149759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36237
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 72013
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  • BIG TROUBLE. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    BIG TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida journalist and humorist's first novel. Stephen King said it was the funniest book he'd read in 40 years; Elmore Leonard said "in 50 years" while Carl Hiaasen called it 'outrageously warped, cheerfully depraved - and harrowingly close to real life in Florida.' SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-739405152.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 42587
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73858
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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

    Book ID: 76516
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  • BIG TROUBLE. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    BIG TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida journalist and humorist's first novel. Stephen King said it was the funniest book he'd read in 40 years; Elmore Leonard said "in 50 years" while Carl Hiaasen called it 'outrageously warped, cheerfully depraved - and harrowingly close to real life in Florida.' SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-739405152.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73859
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  • IN THE SPIRIT OF MURDER. by Belgrave, Laura.
    Belgrave, Laura.
    IN THE SPIRIT OF MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Johnson City: TN: Silver Dagger, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "When a medium turns up dead in a backwoods Florida town, police detective Claudia Hershey is thrust into a nightmarish case." SIGNED by on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 1-570721084.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72306
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  • THE PEREZ FAMILY. by Bell, Christine.
    Bell, Christine.
    THE PEREZ FAMILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - After 20 years in Castro's prison, Juan Raul Perez finds himself in Miami, looking for his family. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-393-027988.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52413
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  • RED GRASS RIVER: A Legend. by Blake, James Carlos
    Blake, James Carlos
    RED GRASS RIVER: A Legend.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, (1998). Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's fourth novel, set in the Everglades in the early twentieth century. This follows the feud between two men - -outlaw John Ashley and lawman Bobby Baker - based on real events of the Ashley gang, who were involved in rum-running, turf battles with the Chicago mob, as they became the most notorious family in southern Florida. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-380974932.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84349
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  • CRYSTAL AND WINE: Poems of Love and Beauty. by Bleckner, Emma Adelia Delozier [Crobaugh, 1903-1997]
    Bleckner, Emma Adelia Delozier [Crobaugh, 1903-1997]
    CRYSTAL AND WINE: Poems of Love and Beauty.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Exposition Press, (1959) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 124 poems by this Southern writer, born in Tennessee, educated in Virginia, and who lived in Florida for many years, although she also traveled extensively. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 91 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (foxing to top edge of textblock, toning to the endpapers and spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 64687
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  • BARBADOS HEAT. by Bruns, Don.
    Bruns, Don.
    BARBADOS HEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second mystery, featuring music journalist Mick Sever. SIGNED on the title page. . 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-304927.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61001
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  • JAMAICA BLUE. by Bruns, Don.
    Bruns, Don.
    JAMAICA BLUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His rather dark first mystery, set in the world of reggae music in Jamaica and Miami - cover praise from Lee Child and Sue Grafton among others. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-304900.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52813
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  • BARBADOS HEAT. by Bruns, Don.
    Bruns, Don.
    BARBADOS HEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second mystery, featuring music journalist Mick Sever. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-304927.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61964
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  • NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat by Buchanan, Edna.
    Buchanan, Edna.
    NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book - the second book of non-fiction, true accounts of both crime and courage in MIami - by this Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and mystery writer. 327 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-575520.

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

    Book ID: 76615
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  • NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat by Buchanan, Edna.
    Buchanan, Edna.
    NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book - the second book of non-fiction, true accounts of both crime and courage in MIami - by this Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and mystery writer. 327 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-575520.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52709
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  • MIAMI TWILIGHT. by Coffey, Tom.
    Coffey, Tom.
    MIAMI TWILIGHT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, (2001.). First edition - A new noir thriller, the author's second book, featuring a PR executive who agrees to take on some work for a Cuban expatriate and land-developer with connections to the CIA and the international underworld, who is at the heart of the anti-Castro movement and the cocaine trade. 293 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed blue wrappers (light crease to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 38940
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  • MIAMI TWILIGHT. by Coffey, Tom.
    Coffey, Tom.
    MIAMI TWILIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A new noir thriller, the author's second book, featuring a PR executive who agrees to take on some work for a Cuban expatriate and land-developer with connections to the CIA and the international underworld, who is at the heart of the anti-Castro movement and the cocaine trade. SIGNED on the title page. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-671028294.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68089
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  • ALL FAMILIES ARE PSYCHOTIC. by Coupland, Douglas.
    Coupland, Douglas.
    ALL FAMILIES ARE PSYCHOTIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel described as "the most disastrous family reunion in the history of fiction. The Drummond family descends upon the state of Florida, cutting a swath through Disney World, Cape Canaveral, the swamps and the highways, gathering to watch the launch into space of their beloved daughter and sister, Sarah. What should be a cause for celebration becomes instead the impetus for a series of mishaps and coincidences that place them in constant peril." SIGNED on the title page. Ribbon marker bound in. 279 pp. ISBN: 1-582341656.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80776
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  • DEEP WATER. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    DEEP WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Carl Hiaasen, this is a very funny skewering of the corporate world gone wrong in this tale of a Florida planned community: 'In the "ideal" designed community of Serenity, pride of the late theme-park king Waldo Whipple, things are far from ideal. The houses are listing, the regulations are onerous, the mayor is lecherous, and the occasional Wild Dominion animal has turned up dead.,,, when a reporter begins poking around, he quickly discovers that Waldo's successors have a decidedly different vision for America's Hometown - and if certain people don't stop interfering with it, animals won't be the only things turning up dead. ' 210 pp. ISBN: 0-399148159.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, crease to upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 42210
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  • DEEP WATER. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    DEEP WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Carl Hiaasen, this is a very funny skewering of the corporate world gone wrong in this tale of a Florida planned community: 'In the "ideal" designed community of Serenity, pride of the late theme-park king Waldo Whipple, things are far from ideal. The houses are listing, the regulations are onerous, the mayor is lecherous, and the occasional Wild Dominion animal has turned up dead.,,, when a reporter begins poking around, he quickly discovers that Waldo's successors have a decidedly different vision for America's Hometown - and if certain people don't stop interfering with it, animals won't be the only things turning up dead. ' SIGNED on the title page. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-399148159.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60909
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  • BLACK SUNSHINE. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    BLACK SUNSHINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A gleefully iconclastic tale of two competitive brothers in Florida politics," SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-399149465.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61051
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  • DEEP WATER. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    DEEP WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Carl Hiaasen, this is a very funny skewering of the corporate world gone wrong in this tale of a Florida planned community: 'In the "ideal" designed community of Serenity, pride of the late theme-park king Waldo Whipple, things are far from ideal. The houses are listing, the regulations are onerous, the mayor is lecherous, and the occasional Wild Dominion animal has turned up dead.,,, when a reporter begins poking around, he quickly discovers that Waldo's successors have a decidedly different vision for America's Hometown - and if certain people don't stop interfering with it, animals won't be the only things turning up dead. ' 210 pp. ISBN: 0-399148159.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42209
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  • SMOKEOUT. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    SMOKEOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel - "From the darkly comic mind of a veteran Florida journalist comes a riotous look at politics, big money and human unpredictibility." SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-399146490.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61052
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