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  • BLOODY BONSAI: A Jim Dandy Elderhostel Mystery. by Abresch, Peter.
    Abresch, Peter.
    BLOODY BONSAI: A Jim Dandy Elderhostel Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aurora, CO: Write Way Publishing, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first in the series of Elderhostel mysteries. "Unable to generate enthusiasm for anything since his wife's death, retired physical therapist James P. Dandy has let his children cajole him into attending an Elderhostel at the Jersey shore. But the other participants seem indistinguishable except for their name tags - sall but Dodee Swisher, a gallery owner determined to create her own laboratory component for their class in bonsai gardening. . . A bonus in this winsome, if guileless, debut is a short course in how to style a bonsai plant and use it as a murder weapon." (Kirkus Reviews) SIGNED on the title page. 239 pp. ISBN: 1-885173342.

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

    Book ID: 77557
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  • HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater. by Acito, Marc.
    Acito, Marc.
    HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly INSCRIBED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' and with a small blue "property of Wallingford High School" stamp. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-76791841X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a crease on the rear flap of the dj, with a light impression on the last couple of pages)

    Book ID: 65704
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  • HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater. by Acito, Marc.
    Acito, Marc.
    HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly SIGNED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' 276 pp. ISBN: 0-76791841X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62220
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    CASINO MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book (the first 'Slow Motion Riot' won an Edgar award), set in Atlantic City, the story of the son of a gangster family who wants a legitimate life, but discovers that the lawful world can be as treacherous as the criminal one. Cover praise by James Ellroy, Patricia Highsmith, James Patterson and others. ISBN: 0-671-881779.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37809
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    CASINO MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book (the first 'Slow Motion Riot' won an Edgar award), set in Atlantic City, the story of the son of a gangster family who wants a legitimate life, but discovers that the lawful world can be as treacherous as the criminal one. Cover praise by James Ellroy, Patricia Highsmith, James Patterson and others. ISBN: 0-671-881779.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (initials on front pastedown.)

    Book ID: 31125
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  • CAPE MAY. by Cheek, Chip.
    Cheek, Chip.
    CAPE MAY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Celadon Books, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel. "Late September 1957. Henry and Effie, very young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon only to find the town is deserted. Feeling shy of each other and isolated, they decide to cut the trip short. But before they leave, they meet a glamorous set of people who sweep them up into their drama. . . a novel about marriage, love and sexuality, and the lifelong repercussions that meeting a group of debauched cosmopolitans has on a new marriage." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2018, that is, before publication. 243 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78082
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  • MIDNIGHT HAUL. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    MIDNIGHT HAUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Woodstock, VT; Foul Play Press, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone suspense novel, one intended to highlight the consequences of our toxic waste problem - the title refers to the surreptitious and illegal dumping of toxic chemical wastes. "A young graduate journalism student attempts to find out whether the excessive suicides (including his girl friend's mysterious death) occurring in a small New Jersey town are merely coincidence or the result of the town's being a 'toxic nightmare' deadly to live in and exorbitantly expensive, if not virtually impossible, to clean up. Collins has painted a vivid, chillingly realistic picture of what is facing this country with continued indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals. The ultimate horror skillfully…

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    Woodstock, VT; Foul Play Press, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone suspense novel, one intended to highlight the consequences of our toxic waste problem - the title refers to the surreptitious and illegal dumping of toxic chemical wastes. "A young graduate journalism student attempts to find out whether the excessive suicides (including his girl friend's mysterious death) occurring in a small New Jersey town are merely coincidence or the result of the town's being a 'toxic nightmare' deadly to live in and exorbitantly expensive, if not virtually impossible, to clean up. Collins has painted a vivid, chillingly realistic picture of what is facing this country with continued indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals. The ultimate horror skillfully described is the total detachment exhibited by large companies and their employees." (Library Journal) SIGNED on the title page. 218 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-881500771.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant).

    Book ID: 71725
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  • TWO O'CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME. by Dunning, John.
    Dunning, John.
    TWO O'CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in and around radio station in New Jersey in 1942. 479 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-01957.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38793
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  • TWO O'CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME. by Dunning, John.
    Dunning, John.
    TWO O'CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in and around radio station in New Jersey in 1942. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 479 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-01957.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82971
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  • Evanovich, Janet
    PLUM LUCKY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Stephanie Plum 'between-the-numbers' novel. 166 pp. ISBN: 9780312377632.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40732
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  • NOTORIOUS NINETEEN. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    NOTORIOUS NINETEEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun). Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. Funny and fast-moving. Includes an excerpt from a new series. Stickers bound in are still present. 311 pp. ISBN: 978-0-345527745.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71737
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  • Evanovich, Janet
    PLUM LOVIN'

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Stephanie Plum 'between-the-numbers' novel. 164 pp. ISBN: 9780312306342.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40731
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  • THREE TO GET DEADLY by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    THREE TO GET DEADLY

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner. (1997.) dj. Hardcover - The third hilarious mystery featuring New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-684-822652.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57527
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  • ELEVEN ON TOP. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    ELEVEN ON TOP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun). Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. Funny and fast-moving. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-306261.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41149
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  • HIGH FIVE. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    HIGH FIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth in the award winning series featuring New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. SIGNED on the title page. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-312-203039.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70986
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  • Evanovich, Janet
    TWO FOR THE DOUGH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Stephanie Plum - the first book in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and this book is just as enjoyable). INSCRIBED by author on the title page "to Bill, Happy reading" and dated in the year of publication. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-684-96387.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46006
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  • SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun). Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. Funny and fast-moving. Stickers bound in are still present. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0-345527684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71738
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  • HIGH FIVE. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    HIGH FIVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (1999). First edition - Fifth in the award winning series featuring New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. 292 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73467
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  • FINGER LICKIN' FIFTEEN. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    FINGER LICKIN' FIFTEEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-312-383282.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47886
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  • THREE TO GET DEADLY by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    THREE TO GET DEADLY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner. (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third hilarious mystery featuring New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. INSCRIBED on the title page. Laid in is the first issue of Evanovich's newsletter "Plum News" and a "Plum Crazy" bumper sticker. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-684-822652.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73893
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  • HOT SIX. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    HOT SIX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun), and Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. INSCRIBED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-312-205406.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73902
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  • HIGH FIVE. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    HIGH FIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth in the award winning series featuring New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-312-203039.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73894
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  • Evanovich, Janet
    TO THE NINES.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun), and Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. ISBN: 0-312-265867.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30797
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  • FEARLESS FOURTEEN. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    FEARLESS FOURTEEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun). Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. Funny and fast-moving. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-349513.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63571
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  • TWO FOR THE DOUGH. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    TWO FOR THE DOUGH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Stephanie Plum - the first book in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and this book is just as enjoyable). 301 pp. ISBN: 0-684-96387.

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

    Book ID: 64672
    View cart More details Price: $21.50
  • TWO FOR THE DOUGH. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    TWO FOR THE DOUGH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Stephanie Plum - the first book in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and this book is just as enjoyable). SIGNED on the title page. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-684-96387.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65633
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • Evanovich, Janet
    TO THE NINES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun), and Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. ISBN: 0-312-265867.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28783
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  • TEN BIG ONES. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    TEN BIG ONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun). Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. Funny and fast-moving. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-312-265867.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73292
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  • THREE TO GET DEADLY by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    THREE TO GET DEADLY

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner's, 1997. First edition - The third hilarious mystery featuring New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. 300 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56580
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  • TWELVE SHARP. by Evanovich, Janet
    Evanovich, Janet
    TWELVE SHARP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Stephanie Plum, who works for her bail bondsman cousin in New Jersey - two books in the series won the Dilys award (given by independent booksellers for the mystery that is the most fun to sell - and the later ones in the series continue the fun). Evanovich has also received the Silver Dagger and John Creasey awards, among others. Funny and fast-moving. INSCRIBED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-349483.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57062
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