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  • TREASURES IN HEAVEN. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    TREASURES IN HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this Mexican American writer set in Mexico City in the late 1800s. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-14475.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74697
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  • VLAD. by Fuentes, Carlos (1928-2012)
    Fuentes, Carlos (1928-2012)
    VLAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Champaign: Dalkey Archive Press. (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - This award-winning Mexican novelist offers his unique update to the vampire legend: "Where is a modern-day vampire to roost? Why not Mexico City, populated by ten million blood sausages (that is, people), and a police force who won't mind a few disappearances? . . In this sly sequel [to Dracula], Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on "the vampire craze," Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture's ways of dealing with death. . . Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in…

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    Champaign: Dalkey Archive Press. (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - This award-winning Mexican novelist offers his unique update to the vampire legend: "Where is a modern-day vampire to roost? Why not Mexico City, populated by ten million blood sausages (that is, people), and a police force who won't mind a few disappearances? . . In this sly sequel [to Dracula], Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on "the vampire craze," Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture's ways of dealing with death. . . Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asuncion fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?" Translated from the Spanish by Ethan Shaskan Bumas and Alejandro Branger. Small format. 122 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 978-1564787798.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67758
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  • Gonzalez-Crussi, F.
    THERE IS A WORLD ELSEWHERE: Autobiographical Pages

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir of this immigrant from Mexico who becomes well known pathologist, essayist and natural history author - covers the story of his mother, who was brought by her widowed mother to the barrio of Mexico City in 1913 when she was just a year old, and his early years of poverty and ends with his arrival in the United States as a young physician . 209 pp. ISBN: 1-573221171.

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

    Book ID: 35421
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  • DAYS OF THE DEAD. by Hambly, Barbara.
    Hambly, Barbara.
    DAYS OF THE DEAD.

    Edition: First thus - a large print edition

    New York: Random House, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Set in 1835- the free man of color Benjamin January and his bride Rose travel from New Orleans to Mexico City in response to a desperate letter from a friend, accused of a murder. SIGNED on the title page. 571 pp. ISBN: 0-375-432507.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56672
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  • DAYS OF THE DEAD. by Hambly, Barbara.
    Hambly, Barbara.
    DAYS OF THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1835- the free man of color Benjamin January and his bride Rose travel from New Orleans to Mexico City in response to a desperate letter from a friend, accused of a murder. SIGNED on the title page. 314 pp. ISBN: 0-553-109545.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 43985
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  • THE GOOD PHYSICIAN. by Harrington, Kent.
    Harrington, Kent.
    THE GOOD PHYSICIAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An idealistic young doctor finds himself occupying a comfortable niche in Mexico City until two CIA veterans learn of a possible terrorist plot - "All the moral incongruities and conundrums that complicate the war on terror are on almost palpable display in this searing thriller. . . When CIA veterans Alex Law and Butch Nickels get wind of a possible terrorist bombing plot, they use any means to extract information that might prevent it. Reeves, pressed to keep alive suspects who are being tortured, faces both a moral dilemma and personal danger. This taut, thought-provoking novel offers no easy answers." (Publishers Weekly) SIGNED on the title page. Includes an appreciation by Michael Connelly. 269 pp. ISBN: 978-0939767601.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77939
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  • MEXICO: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 4. by Long, Robert Emme, editor.
    Long, Robert Emme, editor.
    MEXICO: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 4.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: The H. W. Wilson Company 1986. First edition - A title in the Reference Shelf - a series which compiles essays, addresses and excerpts from books on current issues and social trends in the United States and other countries. This includes sections on urban migration to Mexico City and Mexican borders.. Among the contributors are Jorge Castaneda, Otto Friedrich, Victor Perrara and more. Bibliography. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-824207262.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue wrappers with white lettering.

    Book ID: 78383
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  • RETURNING AS SHADOWS. by Taibo II, Paco Ignacio.
    Taibo II, Paco Ignacio.
    RETURNING AS SHADOWS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Novel of Mexico, 1941, during the Second World War - a book which revisits the characters in 'The Shadow of a Shadow,' but set nearly 20 years later. Translated from the Spanish by Ezra E. Fitz. Roger L. Simon calls this "another brilliant work by Paco Taibo, the man who brought 'magic realism' to the mystery form." 455 pp. ISBN: 0-312-301561.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58279
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  • AN EASY THING by Taibo, Paco Ignacio II
    Taibo, Paco Ignacio II
    AN EASY THING

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Viking, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel of Taibo to appear in English - praised by such diverse writers as Lawrence Block, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Ross Thomas, etc. Introduces his jaded, one-eyed, half Basque detective, Hector Belascoran Shayne; set in Mexico City, this is a combination of irony, black humor and Latin fabulism. Translated from the Spanish by William I. Neuman. Recommended. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2007. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-670-824623.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 3500
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  • Taibo, Paco Ignacio II
    AN EASY THING

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Viking, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel of Taibo to appear in English - praised by such diverse writers as Lawrence Block, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Ross Thomas, etc. Introduces his jaded, one-eyed, half Basque detective, Hector Belascoran Shayne; set in Mexico City, this is a combination of irony, black humor and Latin fabulism. Translated from the Spanish by William I. Neuman. Recommended. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2007. He has been awarded the International Dashiell Hammett prize for three of his novels. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-670-824623.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (tight, clean copy, bookstore stamp on endpaper)

    Book ID: 4613
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  • 17 AND BLACK. by Waer, Jack.
    Waer, Jack.
    17 AND BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a hard-boiled novel about the manager of a Mexico City gambling casino - Waer's own occupation in Las Vegas: "Jim Foster, manager of gambling casinos and an honest man in a dubious profession, transfers his curious talents to Mexico City . . . The irregularities happen to include two murders, an international crime ring, various beautiful women, none of whom could ever be accused of innocence, a bewitched roulette wheel, and any number of operatives from the police and underworld." While all 3 of Waer's novels were set in the world of gambling, this was the only one to be published in hardcover. 241 pp. Dust jacket design by Bill English.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (a lovely copy - the rather striking green and red dust jacket has a short closed tear at the bottom edge with associated creasing but is now in a protective cover and is quite attractive.)

    Book ID: 57376
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