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  • KISS AND KILL: The Hot Blood Series. by [Anthology, signed] Gelb, Jeff and Michael Garrett, editors. Max Allan Collins, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Gelb, Jeff and Michael Garrett, editors. Max Allan Collins, signed
    KISS AND KILL: The Hot Blood Series.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "The realms of the psychotic, neurotic and erotic come together in this award winning horror anthology series" - This volume features 16 stories by Nancy Holder, Brian Hodge, Ray Garton, Gary Brandnet, Max Allan Collins and Graham Masterton, among others. SIGNED by Collins at his story "Interstate 666." Notes on contributors. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-671537660.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63386
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  • FOR MEN ONLY. by Brown, Beth.
    Brown, Beth.
    FOR MEN ONLY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Triangle Books, (1940,c 1930) dj. Hardcover - First thus. Novel of a prostitute, Lily Love, who rose from the sordidness of dollar days to the owner of the most luxorious sporting house south of the Mason-Dixon line. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Jeanette Seelhoff. 288 pp. Dust jacket art by Jeanette Seelhoff.

    Condition: Good in very good+ dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, spotting to some pages, ijnitials on front endpaper, rubbing to folds and edges of the dust jacket) Despite the flaws this is still an attractive copy of a vintage novel.

    Book ID: 58284
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  • IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. by Capote, Truman.
    Capote, Truman.
    IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of the killers responsible for the apparently senseless murder of the four members of the Clutter family in rural Kansas. This book essentially created a new form - the non-fiction novel - and is Capote's most important and enduring work. Harper Lee, his lifelong friend and the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' collaborated with Capote on his research for this book. Winner of the Edgar award, basis for several movies. 343 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (the dust jacket was folded very slightly off-center.) While not a scarce title, it is quite uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 49493
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  • IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. by Capote, Truman.
    Capote, Truman.
    IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.

    Edition: First printing in a first issue dust jacket.

    New York: Random House, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of the killers responsible for the apparently senseless murder of the four members of the Clutter family in rural Kansas. This book essentially created a new form - the non-fiction novel - and is Capote's most important and enduring work. Harper Lee, his lifelong friend and the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' collaborated with Capote on his research for this book. Winner of the Edgar award, basis for several movies. 343 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (prev owner's name dated 3/66, a couple of small spots to topstain, a bit of chipping to the dj at the ends of the spine. Original price of $5.95 on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 57658
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  • IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. by Capote, Truman.
    Capote, Truman.
    IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.

    Edition: 7th printing.

    New York: Random House, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - A fascinating account of the killers responsible for the apparently senseless murder of the four members of the Clutter family in rural Kansas. This book essentially created a new form - the non-fiction novel - and is Capote's most important and enduring work. Harper Lee, his lifelong friend and the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' collaborated with Capote on his research for this book. Winner of the Edgar award, basis for several movies. 343 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good minus dustjacket (dust jacket has numerous short tears and creasing to the ends of the spine, some soiling )

    Book ID: 57136
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  • TAKEN IN. by Coyle, Beverly.
    Coyle, Beverly.
    TAKEN IN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida author's third novel the story of an ordinary family with two teenagers themselves, who become embroiled in the lives of a runaway girl and her violent boyfriend. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the title page by the author -"For ---who does such good things for books in the world" and dated in July 1998. Also laid in is a card "compliments of the author" with a hand-written note and a comment that this is an early copy - publication date was July 2, 1998. Uncommon signed. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-670-86398X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65115
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  • LONDON AFTER DARK. by Fabian, Robert.
    Fabian, Robert.
    LONDON AFTER DARK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: British Book Centre, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An intimate record of night life in London, and a selection of crime stories from the case book of Ex-Superintendent Robert Fabian." An interesting book, although when he talks about the horrors of young girls become addicted to marijuana after smoking one cigarette, he loses a bit of credibility... Illustrated with photographs. 237 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate, overall light edgewear and rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 59021
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  • LONDON AFTER DARK. by Fabian, Robert.
    Fabian, Robert.
    LONDON AFTER DARK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: British Book Centre, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An intimate record of night life in London, and a selection of crime stories from the case book of Ex-Superintendent Robert Fabian." An interesting book, although when he talks about the horrors of young girls become addicted to marijuana after smoking one cigarette, he loses a bit of credibility... Illustrated with photographs. 237 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (light edgewear and rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 59022
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  • SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World. by Fergus, Charles.
    Fergus, Charles.
    SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / North Point, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a season spent by the author, his wife and young son, at a remote farm in Iceland - without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences - "Little Lava is a farm on the west coast of Icland. No roads lead to it; the way lies across a lagoon flooded twice a day by the tide. A lava field borders the farm. From the house, views give onto mountains, volcanoes, rugged coast, and the pure Icelandic sky".Map frontispiece, note on Icelandic. .289 pp. ISBN: 0-374525528.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64832
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  • POISONED DREAMS: A True Story of Murder, Money, and Family Secrets. by Gray, A. W. (Albert William)
    Gray, A. W. (Albert William)
    POISONED DREAMS: A True Story of Murder, Money, and Family Secrets.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "When beautiful heiress Nancy Dillard Lyon was rushed to the hospital, . . . and died there in agony, the wheels were set in motion for an investigation, arrest, sensational trial, and conviction that would give a candid close-up of the lifestyles of the Texas rich." Photographs. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-525-937102.

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

    Book ID: 43271
    Keywords: murder, texas, True Crime
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  • WHISTLEJACKET. by Hawkes, John.
    Hawkes, John.
    WHISTLEJACKET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "story of a memorial fox hunt, a wife's revenge, a husband's murder, a family's decay as seen through the eyes of a young fashion photographer." Dust jacket praise from Paul West, Donald Barthelme and others. 194 pp. ISBN: 1555840493.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40330
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  • WHISTLEJACKET. by Hawkes, John.
    Hawkes, John.
    WHISTLEJACKET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "story of a memorial fox hunt, a wife's revenge, a husband's murder, a family's decay as seen through the eyes of a young fashion photographer." Dust jacket praise from Paul West, Donald Barthelme and others. 194 pp. ISBN: 1-555840493.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (glue discoloration under dj flaps, remainder line)

    Book ID: 74983
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  • THE GASLIGHT MURDERS: The Saga of Sidney Street and the Scarlet 'S'. by Holroyd, James Edward.
    Holroyd, James Edward.
    THE GASLIGHT MURDERS: The Saga of Sidney Street and the Scarlet 'S'.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - A new investigation of the siege of Sidney Street where Russian anarchists/gunmen were hiding after a botched robbery that left three policemen dead, and the murder of a Russian on Clapham Common at the same time - one which links these crimes. Based on documentary and eyewitness material, and on police files not available to previous historians. Illustrated with photographs. 246 pp. plus colophon and one pp publisher ads.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some foxing to the back cover of the dj and edges of the textblock, offsetting to endpapers, but a straight, tight copy with a bright dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 71452
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  • WOMEN WHO KILL by Jones, Ann
    Jones, Ann
    WOMEN WHO KILL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic study of women murderers in the US - but also a social history of women in America from colonial times to the present, told thru the often tragic or desperate stories of women on the very edge of society - women driven to kill. Among the women are Belle Gunness, Lizzie Borden, Ruth Snyder, Alice Crimmins and dozens of unknown women. 408 pgs including index, notes on sources. ISBN: 0-03-0407117.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj, short closed tears and overall edgewear to dj).

    Book ID: 61981
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (corners bumped, small stain to bottom edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 65093
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. SIGNED on the title page. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61661
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68240
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  • RIGHT ON THE MONEY: A John Putnam Thatcher Mystery. by Lathen, Emma (pseudonym of Mary Jane Latsis and Martha Henissart)
    Lathen, Emma (pseudonym of Mary Jane Latsis and Martha Henissart)
    RIGHT ON THE MONEY: A John Putnam Thatcher Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Senior Vice President John Putnam Thatcher of the Sloan Guaranty Trust - the 22nd collaboration between these two authors, one an economist and the other a lawyer. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-671-441302.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74916
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  • THE FAR TIME INCIDENT. by Maslakovic, Neve.
    Maslakovic, Neve.
    THE FAR TIME INCIDENT.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    Seattle: 47North, (2012). SIGNED - The author's second novel, one which combines time-travel, a murder investigation and academia. SIGNED on the half title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 9781611099096.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy) Promotional bookmark laid in.

    Book ID: 64385
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  • THE OCTOPUS ON MY HEAD. by Nisbet, Jim.
    Nisbet, Jim.
    THE OCTOPUS ON MY HEAD.

    Edition: First edition.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan 2007. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gritty, dark novel set in San Francisco and Oakland. "Resigning himself to the doldrums of middle age, the only thing Curly Watkins has left of his former life as a punk rocker is a guitar and a tattoo of an octopus on his head. But his quiet new life quickly evaporates when old vices come back to haunt him, leading to a newfound hell of drugs, drink, and murder." SIGNED by Nisbet on the title page. Great wraparound dust jacket and illustrated title page by Carol Collier. 236 pp. ISBN: 978-0939767571.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79018
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  • Phillips, Jill M.
    WALFORD'S OAK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Citadel Press, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel woven around a true story of murder, witchcraft and a hanging in England in 1797, a story with attracted poet Samuel Coleridge's attention (and whose musings form the basis of this novel.). ISBN: 0-8065-1159-1.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dj (dot on bottom edge, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 16961
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  • Reynolds, Clay.
    PLAYERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Carroll & Graf, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Texas, this is the story of two people wanting more from there lives, two people who have great ambitions and are now ready to face the world. But at what cost? Cover praise from such varied writers as Stephen King, Kinky Friedman and Bill Pronzini. Ed Gorman called it one of the best crime novels he read in years. ISBN: 0-7867-04071.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.( remainder mark on bottom of book)

    Book ID: 28485
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  • AND NEVER LET HER GO: Thomas Capano, The Deadly Seducer. by Rule, Ann (1931-2015)
    Rule, Ann (1931-2015)
    AND NEVER LET HER GO: Thomas Capano, The Deadly Seducer.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed account of the story behind a brutal murder by this former Seattle police officer. "On 27th June 27, 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, the scheduling secretary for the Governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. Tommy Capano, forty-seven, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington." He was soft-spoken and charming, a seemingly devoted father, but after 9:15 that evening, Anne Marie was never seen again. Photographs. 479 pp. ISBN: 0-684810484.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67774
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  • THE LOVELY BONES. by Sebold, Alice.
    Sebold, Alice.
    THE LOVELY BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - the story of a family's struggle after the disappearance and murder of their fourteen year old daughter, as told by that daughter. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-316-666343.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60829
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