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  • MURDER BY THE NUMBERS: An Eliot Ness Novel. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    MURDER BY THE NUMBERS: An Eliot Ness Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Eliot Ness and the Cleveland Mob Wars" Historical novel, which combines fact - the exploits of the real life lawman, Eliot Ness - with fiction. It is 1938 and the Mafia is moving in on the Black mobsters who rule the Bucket of Blood, the slum made famous by Chester Himes. SIGNED by author on title page. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-312088566.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85676
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  • BYE BYE, BABY. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    BYE BYE, BABY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1962, and Nate Heller who was hired by Marilyn Monroe to record all calls on her phone, finds himself in the midst of a dangerous investigation when she is found dead of an apparent drug overdose. SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 978-0765321794.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78740
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  • Cressey, Donald R.
    THEFT OF THE NATION: The Structure and Operations of Organized Crime in America.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1969). A well documented and comprehensive study. Includes a two page spread with the New York Police Departmen chart of crime families. Notes, glossary, index. xiii, 367 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy black wrappers (toning to the pages, very tight binding)

    Book ID: 85048
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  • BLOOD RAIN: An Aurelio Zen Mystery. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    BLOOD RAIN: An Aurelio Zen Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 7th mystery and novel of psychological suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award.) Set in Sicily against the backdrop of the ancient city of Catania. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-375-409157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86147
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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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  • FREE RIDE. by Fox, James (Johannes Willem Mathijs Knipscheer, 1908-1989)
    Fox, James (Johannes Willem Mathijs Knipscheer, 1908-1989)
    FREE RIDE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Cassell and Co., (1957). Hardcover first edition - First hardcover edition of this noir crime novel originally published in the US as a paperback original. The second book featuring Detective Sergeant Jimmy Long who is in charge of transporting Leo Maxwell, an ex-boxer, to Phoenix where he will be tried for manslaughter. "A Crime Connoiseur Book." 182 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, toning to the pages, some discoloration and tape ghosts but in a good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87627
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  • NARROWS GATE. by Fusilli, Jim.
    Fusilli, Jim.
    NARROWS GATE.

    Edition: First edition, a trade paperback original.

    Las Vegas: Amazon Encore, (2011). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in the years surrounding World War II, in the gritty Italian-American waterfront community in New York City known as Narrows Gate. Author David Liss commented that "Fusilli's take of the men who run the mob and those who can't escape its pull - including a familiar and iconic crooner - is, at its heart, a uniquely American tale of ambition and failure, of people who underplay their hands and those who overstep their bounds. . . A dazzling novel by a great writer at the height of his powers". SIGNED on the title page. 546 pp. ISBN: 1-612181376.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84048
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  • PAYBACK. by Kelly, Thomas.
    Kelly, Thomas.
    PAYBACK.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Orion, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in the Bronx during the construction boom of the late 1980s - the lucrative construction rackets are in the hands of the Irish mob, sparking the envy of the Mafia, the attention of the feds, and all-out war. Two brothers are caught in the cross fire. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-752805088.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustwrapper with the red promotional band containing a blurb from James Ellroy.

    Book ID: 82232
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  • BLESS ME, FATHER. by Kriegel, Mark,
    Kriegel, Mark,
    BLESS ME, FATHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award-winning journalist, a story of "crime, vengeance, and redemption, set on New York City's meanest streets,. . Frank Battaglia is a swaggering soldier of the Mafia, greedy for the power generations of thugs have taken as their right and compelled by an inner demon to rip away the shame that surrounds him like a shroud." and he plans to use his 16 year old son to do this. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-385474946.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88190
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  • BLESS ME, FATHER. by Kriegel, Mark.
    Kriegel, Mark.
    BLESS ME, FATHER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1995). First edition - The first novel by this award-winning journalist, a story of "crime, vengeance, and redemption, set on New York City's meanest streets. Frank Battaglia is a swaggering soldier of the Mafia, greedy for the power generations of thugs have taken as their right and compelled by an inner demon to rip away the shame that surrounds him like a shroud. As a young fighter, Frank fell apart in the ring at Madison Square Garden, a humiliation witnessed by the most powerful gangster in the city. In Frank's eyes, only one person can salvage his reputation: his son Nicky." 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78709
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  • VINNIE'S HEAD. by Lecard, Marc.
    Lecard, Marc.
    VINNIE'S HEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a darkly comic and twisted crime novel, which begins when a small time criminal on Long Island, New York gets involved in a credit card scam with his best buddy - a scam that will make them rich for life, except that Johnie when out fishing one day catches Vinnie's head on his hook... SIGNED on the title page. 388 pp. ISBN: 978-0312360214.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81318
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  • VINNIE'S HEAD. by Lecard, Marc.
    Lecard, Marc.
    VINNIE'S HEAD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a darkly comic and twisted crime novel, which begins when a small time criminal on Long Island, New York gets involved in a credit card scam with his best buddy - a scam that will make them rich for life, except that Johnie when out fishing one day catches Vinnie's head on his hook... INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in Oct 2006 (before publication) . 388 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65385
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  • VINNIE'S HEAD. by Lecard, Marc.
    Lecard, Marc.
    VINNIE'S HEAD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a darkly comic and twisted crime novel, which begins when a small time criminal on Long Island, New York gets involved in a credit card scam with his best buddy - a scam that will make them rich for life, except that Johnie when out fishing one day catches Vinnie's head on his hook... SIGNED on the title page. 388 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65384
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  • SEA OF TROUBLES by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    SEA OF TROUBLES

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the tenth book in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-3336573751.

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

    Book ID: 74065
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  • DEATH OF FAITH. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DEATH OF FAITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Pan / Macmillan, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the sixth book in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-3336573751.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74064
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  • NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: A Joshua Rabb Novel. by Parrish, Richard.
    Parrish, Richard.
    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: A Joshua Rabb Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in Tucson, Arizona in the late 1940s, this is the third thriller featuring part-time Bureau of Indian Affairs lawyer and public defender Joshua Rabb, a one-armed World War II veteran, a widower with a 15 year old daughter, originally from Brooklyn NY. This involves murder, double-dealing, and heroin smuggling. beginning with the story of Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, and their feud with the Mafia. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted collector Larry Owens. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-525938524.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83860
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  • NOTHIN ' LEFT TO LOSE. by Smith, Carl T.
    Smith, Carl T.
    NOTHIN ' LEFT TO LOSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia, SC: Summerhouse, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which "seamlessly moves from the recording studios of Nashville to the underworlds of New York and Philadelphia." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 278 pp. ISBN: 1887714472.

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

    Book ID: 67551
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  • Smith, Mitchell
    KARMA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller - set in motion when a man witnesses a woman plunging 30 stories to her death from the top of a half-completed skyscraper. 345 pp. ISBN: 0-525-937730.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36016
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  • TRINITIES. by Tosches, Nick.
    Tosches, Nick.
    TRINITIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1994). First edition - Thriller depicting "the final battle between America's last generation of Sicilian Mafiosi and the world's most ruthless Asian druglords." 435 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64296
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  • CITY ON FIRE. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    CITY ON FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2022) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel in an epic new crime trilogy, set in New England in the 1980s and focusing on Danny Ryan, and themes of family, love, honour, loyalty and betrayal amongst the Irish and Italian mobsters who have until now co-existed peacefully in Providence, Rhode Island. A contemporary retelling of the Iliad. 371 pp. ISBN: 978-0062851192.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89012
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