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  • GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY. by Chin, Frank.
    Chin, Frank.
    GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of 2 generations of the Kwan family in Hollywood, written with Chin's usual wicked humor and biting honesty. Tom Robbins described his writing as "red-hot chop suey laced with laughing powder and amphetamines." Chin was the first Chinese American author to have a play produced on a Broadway stage. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 404 pp. ISBN: 1-56689-0241.

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

    Book ID: 67115
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  • GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY. by Chin, Frank.
    Chin, Frank.
    GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - A novel of 2 generations of the Kwan family in Hollywood, written with Chin's usual wicked humor and biting honesty. Tom Robbins described his writing as "red-hot chop suey laced with laughing powder and amphetamines." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 50617
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  • GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY. by Chin, Frank.
    Chin, Frank.
    GUNGA DIN HIGHWAY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - A novel of 2 generations of the Kwan family in Hollywood, written with Chin's usual wicked humor and biting honesty. Tom Robbins described his writing as "red-hot chop suey laced with laughing powder and amphetamines." SIGNED and dated on the title page. 418 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51602
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  • A DIRTY BUSINESS. by Edgley, Leslie.
    Edgley, Leslie.
    A DIRTY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Red Mask Mystery. Set in Hollywood, this is a "fresh offbeat mystery featuring a new kind of murder - corporate style - and a new kind of private eye, president of a multimillion dollar investigation agency." 182 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very near near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72281
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  • BEAST. by Fast, Jonathan.
    Fast, Jonathan.
    BEAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A modern retelling of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast, set in the middle of the Mohave Desert. Boldly INSCRIBED on the half title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-394515293.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (some toning and discoloration to the cream background of the dj, foxing in the outer margins of several pages).

    Book ID: 64083
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  • CRASHED: A Junior Bender Mystery. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    CRASHED: A Junior Bender Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new humorous crime series by the author the Poke Rafferty and Simeon Grist series. Introduces Junior Bender - :burglar turned private investigator for Hollywood crooks." SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1616952747.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75200
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  • THE FAME THIEF: A Junior Bender Mystery. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    THE FAME THIEF: A Junior Bender Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third book in this humorous crime series featuring Junior Bender - "burglar turned private investigator for Hollywood crooks." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1616952808.

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

    Book ID: 75202
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  • HERBIE'S GAME: A Junior Bender Mystery. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    HERBIE'S GAME: A Junior Bender Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this off-beat crime series featuring Junior Bender - "burglar turned private investigator for Hollywood crooks." SIGNED on the title page. Author's afterword. Winner of the Lefty Award for best humorous mystery. 387 pp. ISBN: 978-1616954291.

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

    Book ID: 75203
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  • HERBIE'S GAME: A Junior Bender Mystery. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    HERBIE'S GAME: A Junior Bender Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (2014). First edition - The fourth book in this off-beat crime series featuring Junior Bender - "burglar turned private investigator for Hollywood crooks." Author's afterword. Winner of the Lefty Award for best humorous mystery. 387 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77755
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  • LITTLE ELVISES: A Junior Bender Mystery. by Hallinan, Timothy.
    Hallinan, Timothy.
    LITTLE ELVISES: A Junior Bender Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (2012). SIGNED first edition - The second book in a new humorous crime series by the author the Poke Rafferty and Simeon Grist series. Features Junior Bender - "burglar turned private investigator for Hollywood crooks." SIGNED on the title page. 343 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75464
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  • Hansen, Joseph.
    BACKTRACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A stand-alone Hollywood suspense novel, by the author of the Dave Brandstetter series. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-914378-961.

    Condition: Just about fine in a good only dust jacket (price-clipped, chip to upper edge of front cover, other minor edgewear.)

    Book ID: 36366
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  • SOMEBODY'S DARLING. by McMurtry, Larry.
    McMurtry, Larry.
    SOMEBODY'S DARLING.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (tall trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978. SIGNED first edition - A very uncommon advance issue of this novel set in Hollywood. SIGNED on the title page. 279 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed yellow wrappers (contents fine, binding sturdy, but significant uneven toning to the covers.)

    Book ID: 49685
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  • THE LONG SHOT. by Monette, Paul.
    Monette, Paul.
    THE LONG SHOT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Avon, (1981). First edition - Accidental sleuth, R. Greg Cannon, an out-of-work screenwriter and memorabilia supplier, finds himself in a murder mystery set on Hollywood where two men were found dead in an apparent double suicide on the eve of the Oscars. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-380768283.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 76170
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  • Monette, Paul.
    TAKING CARE OF MRS. CARROLL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Gay poet's first novel. Written as a Hollywood screwball comedy involving wealthy estate owner who dies without signing a will. ISBN: 0-316-578215.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (slight crack in binding before half title page. Very minor rubbing to fragile black dj, but otherwise tight and clean).

    Book ID: 27609
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  • Shah, Diane K.
    DYING CHEEK TO CHECK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in 1947 Hollywood - the author's second mystery featuring Paris Chandler, legman (or legwoman) for the legendary gossip columnist of the Hearst newspapers, and the first of her books to be published in hardcover. ISBN: 0-385-422504.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28415
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  • TEN DAYS IN THE HILLS. by Smiley, Jane.
    Smiley, Jane.
    TEN DAYS IN THE HILLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Using the Decameron as her model, this is the story of ten days spent in the Hollywood Hills - "a big, smart, bawdy tale of love and war, sex and politics, friendship and betrayal" - by this Pulitzer Prize winning author. SIGNED on the title page. 449 pp. ISBN: 1400040612.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44198
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  • TEN DAYS IN THE HILLS. by Smiley, Jane.
    Smiley, Jane.
    TEN DAYS IN THE HILLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Using the Decameron as her model, this is the story of ten days spent in the Hollywood Hills - "a big, smart, bawdy tale of love and war, sex and politics, friendship and betrayal" - by this Pulitzer Prize winning author. SIGNED on the title page. 449 pp. ISBN: 1400040612.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44258
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  • Smith, Charlie.
    CHIMNEY ROCK

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, set in Hollywood this time - part murder mystery, part family tragedy -. ISBN: 0-8050-22449.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25682
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  • Smith, Charlie.
    CHIMNEY ROCK

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, set in Hollywood this time - part murder mystery, part family tragedy -. ISBN: 0-8050-22449.

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

    Book ID: 35868
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  • Smith, Charlie.
    CHIMNEY ROCK

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, set in Hollywood this time - part murder mystery, part family tragedy -. ISBN: 0-8050-22449.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (rem line.)

    Book ID: 10553
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  • Tolkin, Michael.
    THE PLAYER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1989). SIGNED - Author's first novel, set in Hollywood and basis of the critically acclaimed movie of the same name, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Tim Robbins. SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-679-722548.

    Condition: Very good (usual light toning to the pages, minor wear to covers, straight uncreased spine)

    Book ID: 41073
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  • THE PLAYER. by Tolkin, Michael.
    Tolkin, Michael.
    THE PLAYER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in Hollywood and basis of the critically acclaimed movie of the same name, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Tim Robbins. SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-2281.

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

    Book ID: 29750
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  • ALL THAT GLITTERS. by Tryon, Thomas.
    Tryon, Thomas.
    ALL THAT GLITTERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Five novellas about women in Hollywood by this actor who is best known for his horror novel 'The Other.' 479 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-394-550234.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48397
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  • Wheeler, Ruthe S.
    JANET HARDY IN RADIO CITY (Janet Hardy #2.)

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1935.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second in the Janet Hardy series. "Thoroughly modern" Janet Hardy and her friend Helen obtain jobs acting in and writing Radio plays. 252 pp. Lists to this title on back cover of dust jacket.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, but otherwise a clean and tight copy, bright dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 44711
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  • JANET HARDY IN HOLLYWOOD (Janet Hardy #1.) by Wheeler, Ruthe S.
    Wheeler, Ruthe S.
    JANET HARDY IN HOLLYWOOD (Janet Hardy #1.)

    Edition: First or early edition.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1935.). Hardcover - The first book in the Janet Hardy series. "Thoroughly modern" Janet Hardy and her friend Helen compete for the high school senior play. 250 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth (usual rather severe toning to the pages, but otherwise a clean and tight copy)

    Book ID: 76085
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