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  • MURDER BY PROPHECY. by Anderson, Maggie Oliver.
    Anderson, Maggie Oliver.
    MURDER BY PROPHECY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Sacramento, CA: ReGeJe Press, (1998.). First edition - A thriller (the author's first book) combining "wind, tornadoes, contract killers, romance and Louisiana-African mysticism... a true original" (Patricia Canterbury.) Set mostly in Sacramento and Northern California. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-96391474X.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36178
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  • QUEEN SUGAR. by Baszile, Natalie.
    Baszile, Natalie.
    QUEEN SUGAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pamela Dorman Books / Viking, (2014). First edition - The author's first novel, a story of complicated family relationships. When a young African American California woman unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in southern Louisiana, she sees this as a chance to start over. She moves there with her 11 year old daughter determined to succeed, despite a mountain of debt and no idea what she is really getting into. Book was very loosely adapted as the basis for the highly praised Ava DuVernay produced television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79466
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  • THE BEST THERE EVER WAS. by Bradley, John Ed.
    Bradley, John Ed.
    THE BEST THERE EVER WAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - Louisiana born author's second novel - the story of an aging - and dying - football coach's struggle to survive. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-1757.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65031
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  • TUPELO NIGHTS. by Bradley, John Ed.
    Bradley, John Ed.
    TUPELO NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Louisiana born author's first novel - a small-town, coming-of-age story with some wicked and humorous twists. John Fowles called it "a vividly imagined and sad-voiced novel of the sour end of the American dream." SIGNED on the front endpaper. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-1757.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.(appears unread but with a remainder line on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 64962
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  • TUPELO NIGHTS. by Bradley, John Ed.
    Bradley, John Ed.
    TUPELO NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Louisiana born author's first novel - a small-town, coming-of-age story with some wicked and humorous twists. John Fowles called it "a vividly imagined and sad-voiced novel of the sour end of the American dream." 239 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-1757.

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

    Book ID: 16862
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  • JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Dave Robicheaux mystery set in the bayou country of Louisiana. SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-04840.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80930
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  • JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. SIGNED first edition - A Dave Robicheaux mystery set in the bayou country of Louisiana. SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80931
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  • CADILLAC JUKEBOX by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    CADILLAC JUKEBOX

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Orion, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in New Orleans and the Cajun bayous of Louisiana. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-752804529.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80942
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  • NEW IBERIA BLUES: A Dave Robicheaux Novel. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    NEW IBERIA BLUES: A Dave Robicheaux Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2019). First edition - The 22nd thriller featuring detective Dave Robicheaux, set in the bayou country of Louisiana. 447 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 75300
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  • CADILLAC JUKEBOX by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    CADILLAC JUKEBOX

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in New Orleans and the Cajun bayous of Louisiana. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-61754.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52465
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  • A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th Dave Robicheaux mystery. The combination of Burke's good writing and the great Louisiana bayou setting have made his novels increasingly popular and the earlier titles are beginning to be harder to find in first edition. SIGNED on the half title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-9807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66066
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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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  • HEAVEN'S PRISONERS by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    HEAVEN'S PRISONERS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery in the highly praised Dave Robicheaux series - this one moves the setting from New Orleans to the bayous of Louisiana. Basis for the Alex Baldwin film. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-06656.

    Condition: Good in a near fine dust jacket - A somewhat flawed copy - cocked spine, embossed seal of previous owner - and inked comment "a powerful book" (which it is) on front endpaper. A reasonably priced copy of an increasingly hard-to-find book.

    Book ID: 38873
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  • A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th Dave Robicheaux mystery. The combination of Burke's good writing and the great Louisiana bayou setting have made his novels increasingly popular and the earlier titles are beginning to be harder to find in first edition. SIGNED on the half title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-9807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65187
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  • Burke, James Lee
    CADILLAC JUKEBOX

    Edition: QPB trade paperback.

    New York: Hyperion, 1996. A Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in New Orleans and the Cajun bayous of Louisiana.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wraps - a very good reading copy.

    Book ID: 5240
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  • A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th Dave Robicheaux mystery. The combination of Burke's good writing and the great Louisiana bayou setting have made his novels increasingly popular and the earlier titles are beginning to be harder to find in first edition. INSCRIBED on the title page - "To - - with best wishes." 305 pp. ISBN: 1-56282-9807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49717
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  • THE LOST GET-BACK BOOGIE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    THE LOST GET-BACK BOOGIE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1987.). Although it is hard to believe now, this novel was rejected by many publishers before Louisana State University took it on. A beautifully written account of a man who finally finds some direction in his life. A country and western singer who served two years in Angola for manslaughter, Iry heads west to the Bitteroot ranch of fellow prisoner Buddy Riordan, but he and the Riordan family are caught up in the conflict around a local pulp mill. 241 pp. ISBN: 9780807113349.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57870
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  • JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    JOLIE BLON'S BOUNCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Dave Robicheaux mystery set in the bayou country of Louisiana. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-04840.

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

    Book ID: 57224
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  • MR. SPACEMAN. by Butler, Robert Olen.
    Butler, Robert Olen.
    MR. SPACEMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Pulitzer prize winning author's ninth novel, a humorous fable about the state of humanity at the beginning of a new millenium, in which a tour bus bound for a Louisiana casino is beamed inside a spaceship hovering over earth. SIGNED on the title page. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16604.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some shelfwear to edges)

    Book ID: 45859
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  • MR. SPACEMAN. by Butler, Robert Olen.
    Butler, Robert Olen.
    MR. SPACEMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Pulitzer prize winning author's ninth novel, a humorous fable about the state of humanity at the beginning of a new millenium, in which a tour bus bound for a Louisiana casino is beamed inside a spaceship hovering over earth. SIGNED on the title page. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16604.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60593
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  • BLOOD AND THUNDER: A Nathan Heller Novel. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    BLOOD AND THUNDER: A Nathan Heller Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eighth novel featuring Chicago private investigator Nathan Heller. Set in 1935, after Heller delivers a bulletproof vest to Huey Long, the former Louisiana governor, he is hired to investigate death threats from political rivals. "When the charismatic politician is shot down by a seemingly crazed doctor, Heller gets a new employer - the insurance agency fighting a double-indemnity claim from Longs widow. Was the Kingfish truly the victim of assassination, or accidentally killed by his own bodyguards? A classic P.I. thriller built on historical fact, [this novel] deep into the heart of the deadliest swamps of Louisianas mob-infested politics." SIGNED on the title page. Author's historical note - "I Owe Them One." 320 pp. ISBN: 0-525937595.

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

    Book ID: 78985
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  • Corrington, John William.
    SHAD SENTELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Congdon & Weed, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about a Lousiana oil man, a comic masterpiece 'ending at the wildest Mardi Gras New Orleans has ever seen.' Jonathan Yardley called Corrington's wit as 'quirky and beguilling. . He is a marvelously gifted writer...he is also one of the South's best kept secrets.'. ISBN: 0-512-927657.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21238
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  • ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU: Stories. by Drummond, Laurie Lynn
    Drummond, Laurie Lynn
    ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of stories rooted in her eight years as a uniformed police office, and told in the voices of five female police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as they learn to deal with the violence that surrounds them. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-060561629.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80382
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  • Dubus, Andre
    BROKEN VESSELS: Essays

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Godine, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Dubus's first collection of non-fiction, essays written between 1977 and 1990, on topics ranging from his Catholic boyhood in a Cajun-Creole community in Louisiana, to baseball and the accident that cost him the use of his legs. Introduction by Tobias Wolfe. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-87923-8852.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42720
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  • THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    THE WAY THAT WATER ENTERS STONE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book - a poignant, offbeat and powerful collection of thirteen short stories by this Granta 20 author, half set in the North (he was born in Massachusetts), half in the South (where he was living at the time this was published). Small first printing. SIGNED on the title page. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-393-029247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. A lovely copy.

    Book ID: 38481
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  • DEEP IN THE SHADE OF PARADISE. by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    DEEP IN THE SHADE OF PARADISE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2001.). First edition - A family saga, a star-crossed love story, set deep in the bayou country of Louisiana. 362 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67201
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  • DEEP IN THE SHADE OF PARADISE. by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    DEEP IN THE SHADE OF PARADISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel - a family saga, a star-crossed love story - set deep in the bayou country of Louisiana. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-393020207.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79785
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  • DEEP IN THE SHADE OF PARADISE. by Dufresne, John
    Dufresne, John
    DEEP IN THE SHADE OF PARADISE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - A family saga, a star-crossed love story, set deep in the bayou country of Louisiana. SIGNED on the title page. 362 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47448
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  • CITY OF BEADS. by Dunbar, Tony.
    Dunbar, Tony.
    CITY OF BEADS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring New Orleans attorney Tubby Dubonnet. SIGNED on the half title page. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140816.

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

    Book ID: 52805
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  • CROOKED MAN. by Dunbar, Tony.
    Dunbar, Tony.
    CROOKED MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (preceded by four nonfiction books) and first mystery featuring New Orleans attorney Tubby Dubonnet. INSCRIBED on the title page "For ---Thanks for reading about Tubby's New Orleans." 224 pp. ISBN: 0-399-139737.

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

    Book ID: 73938
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