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  • HAPPY POLICEMAN. by Anthony, Patricia.
    Anthony, Patricia.
    HAPPY POLICEMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth science fiction novel by an author who is known for combining science fiction plots with other genres in unconventional ways. This tells the story of "a half year in the life of DeWitt Dawson, the 40-ish police chief of Coomey, Tex. Though a one-stoplight town, Coomey is remarkable because, for six years, it's been circled by 'the Line' - a paisley band of light that blocks all light, heat, broadcast waves, people, animals and objects from entering or leaving town. Local opinion has it that a nuclear holocaust has wiped out the rest of Texas (and maybe the world) but that Coomey has been spared…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth science fiction novel by an author who is known for combining science fiction plots with other genres in unconventional ways. This tells the story of "a half year in the life of DeWitt Dawson, the 40-ish police chief of Coomey, Tex. Though a one-stoplight town, Coomey is remarkable because, for six years, it's been circled by 'the Line' - a paisley band of light that blocks all light, heat, broadcast waves, people, animals and objects from entering or leaving town. Local opinion has it that a nuclear holocaust has wiped out the rest of Texas (and maybe the world) but that Coomey has been spared by the intervention of the Torku, diminutive English-speaking, Zen-preaching aliens from outer space. Only the Torku can cross the Line, which they do daily, in UPS trucks bearing enough groceries, gasoline, VCRs and Mary Kay cosmetics to keep the town civilized." (Publishers' Weekly). ISBN: 0-151384789.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78598
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  • SACRAMENT OF LIES. by Dewberry, Elizabeth.
    Dewberry, Elizabeth.
    SACRAMENT OF LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: BlueHen Books (Penguin Putnam) (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this highly regarded young writer (her previous books were published under Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughn.) Dustjacket praise from Richard Ford and Ann Patchett (who called this a 'literary thriller that will keep us up all night. This book is riveting.') among others. Set against Louisiana politics, this is a variation on the story of Hamlet - but with the genders reversed. SIGNED by author. ISBN: 0-399-14854x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30253
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  • SACRAMENT OF LIES. by Dewberry, Elizabeth.
    Dewberry, Elizabeth.
    SACRAMENT OF LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: BlueHen Books (Penguin Putnam) (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this highly regarded young writer (her previous books were published under Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughn.) Dustjacket praise from Richard Ford and Ann Patchett (who called this a 'literary thriller that will keep us up all night. This book is riveting.') among others. Set against Louisiana politics, this is a variation on the story of Hamlet - but with the genders reversed. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-399-14854x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30648
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  • SACRAMENT OF LIES. by Dewberry, Elizabeth.
    Dewberry, Elizabeth.
    SACRAMENT OF LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: BlueHen Books (Penguin Putnam) (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this highly regarded young writer (her previous books were published under Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughn.) Dustjacket praise from Richard Ford and Ann Patchett (who called this a 'literary thriller that will keep us up all night. This book is riveting.') among others. Set against Louisiana politics, this is a variation on the story of Hamlet - but with the genders reversed. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-399-14854x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (lamination flaw to dj.)

    Book ID: 41261
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  • THE QUEST OF YOUTH. by Farnol, Jeffery (1878 - 1952).
    Farnol, Jeffery (1878 - 1952).
    THE QUEST OF YOUTH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1927. Hardcover first edition - An historical romance and adventure novel set in 19th century England, the fifth in the Jasper Shrig series. 364 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in dark blue cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83349
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  • Hall, Rodney.
    CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Powerful novel based on a fragment of history: an unsolved triple murder committed in Australia in 1898. SIGNED on the title page by the author. ISBN: 0-374-118892.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (a tight, clean and unread copy but with a remainder mark, small bump to outer edge of rear board.)

    Book ID: 31484
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  • Hall, Rodney.
    CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Powerful novel based on a fragment of history: an unsolved triple murder committed in Australia in 1898. SIGNED on the title page by the author. ISBN: 0-374-118892.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (P stamped on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 32591
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  • VICTIM OF THE AURORA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    VICTIM OF THE AURORA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1910 in the Antarctic, this novel is a combination of polar adventure, murder mystery and an exploration of what men are capable of when faced with intense cold and hunger. SIGNED on the title page with a small doodle. 219 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-15-1936315.

    Condition: Good only in a near fine like dustjacket (bookstore stamp, some crinkling to several pages from dampness).

    Book ID: 58806
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  • VICTIM OF THE AURORA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    VICTIM OF THE AURORA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1910 in the Antarctic, this novel is a combination of polar adventure, murder mystery and an exploration of what men are capable of when faced with intense cold and hunger. 219 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-15-1936315.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76350
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  • THE SECRETS OF THE CAMERA OBSCURA by Knowles, David
    Knowles, David
    THE SECRETS OF THE CAMERA OBSCURA

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book, set in San Francisco, where a beautiful young woman who frequented the Camera Obsura is found murdered. SIGNED on the title page. 139 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-06553.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (light crease on flap.)

    Book ID: 49401
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  • THE SECRETS OF THE CAMERA OBSCURA by Knowles, David
    Knowles, David
    THE SECRETS OF THE CAMERA OBSCURA

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book, set in San Francisco, where a beautiful young woman who frequented the Camera Obsura is found murdered. 139 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-06553.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 69808
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  • FAMILY LINEN. by Smith, Lee
    Smith, Lee
    FAMILY LINEN.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1985) dj. Hardcover - A comic novel set in the small town of Booker Creek in the Virginia mountains not far from the North Carolina line - part murder mystery, part social commentary, part family history. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-399-130802.

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

    Book ID: 60130
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  • THE QUIET BOY. by Winters, Ben H,
    Winters, Ben H,
    THE QUIET BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2021) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is a legal thriller (with two trials -one for malpractice, the other for murder), a medical mystery, and speculative fiction. One reviewer commented that this is a book you can't put down - an "expertly crafted a narrative that felt both thoughtful and intense, full of suspense but never rushed, and packed with characters that each had their own motivations, personality, and goals." 434 pp. ISBN: 978-0316505444.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89208
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