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  • ARISE AND WALK. by Gifford, Barry.
    Gifford, Barry.
    ARISE AND WALK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Gifford on the title page, and also SIGNED on the dedication page by Vinnie Deserio, to whom this book was dedicated. Novel set in New Orleans at the turn of the 21st century. 156 pp. A unique copy. ISBN: 0-7868-60138.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39121
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  • STARCARBON: A Meditation on Love. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    STARCARBON: A Meditation on Love.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another novel exploring the lives of the Hand family - this one focuses on Olivia, who returns to Oklahoma after her first year of college. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-316-313270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41528
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  • STARCARBON: A Meditation on Love. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    STARCARBON: A Meditation on Love.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Another novel exploring the lives of the Hand family - this one focuses on Olivia, who returns to Oklahoma after her first year of college. SIGNED by Gilchrist on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-316-313270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36656
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  • CRESCENT CITY RHAPSODY. by Goonan, Kathleen Ann.
    Goonan, Kathleen Ann.
    CRESCENT CITY RHAPSODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third book in her highly acclaimed Nanotech Cycle, examining the possible effects of bio-engineering and nano-technology. Speculative fiction set in a New Orleans of the future where another Marie Laveau, descendant of the famous voodoo practicioner, is murdered and reborn through nanotechnology. SIGNED on the title page. 430pp. Dust jacket art by Gregory Bridges. ISBN: 0-380-977117.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43496
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  • WILLOWCAT AND THE CHIMNEY SWEEP. by Harrell, Sara Gordon; Illustrated by Bill Drath
    Harrell, Sara Gordon; Illustrated by Bill Drath
    WILLOWCAT AND THE CHIMNEY SWEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Charming story set in old New Orleans, with lots of local touches (streetcars, red beans and rice, gumbo, French Market and more.) Willowcat belongs to Miss Pott and lives in an old Victorian house and Beauregard is a yellow straycat - one day they decide to help their friend Fortunate Janus, the chimney sweep, by cleaning the chimney in Miss Pott's house for him, with disastrous results. Illustrated with whimsical graytone drawings by Bill Drath. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-93194807X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some toning to the dj, and crinkling to the edges.)

    Book ID: 37826
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  • CITY OF MASKS: A Cree Black Thriller. by Hecht, Daniel.
    Hecht, Daniel.
    CITY OF MASKS: A Cree Black Thriller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third book, set in New Orleans, and introducing Cree Black, a "parapsychologist with a haunted past" and a ghost-hunter. 438 pp. ISBN: 1582343411.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 44742
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  • MALICE. by Jackson, Lisa.
    Jackson, Lisa.
    MALICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller, set in New Orleans, featuring detective Rick Bentz. 424 pp. ISBN: 0-75821393X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (proof of purchase still intact)

    Book ID: 61910
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  • SHIVER by Jackson, Lisa.
    Jackson, Lisa.
    SHIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller, set in New Orleans, featuring detective Reuben "Diego" Montoya. SIGNED on the title page. 421 pp. ISBN: 0-75821393X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48521
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  • Jackson, Lisa.
    SHIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A thriller, set in New Orleans, featuring detective Reuben "Diego" Montoya. 421 pp. ISBN: 0-75821393X.

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

    Book ID: 36339
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  • MALICE. by Jackson, Lisa.
    Jackson, Lisa.
    MALICE.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Kensington - Zebra Books, (2010.). SIGNED - A thriller, set in New Orleans, featuring detective Rick Bentz. SIGNED on the title page. 504 pp. ISBN: 0-75821393X.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 49092
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  • THE RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES. by Lutz, John.
    Lutz, John.
    THE RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1986). Hardcover first edition - 'A Novel of Suspense Featuring Private Investigator Nudger' set in the seedy underside of New Orleans. 175 pp. ISBN: 0-312682352.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71015
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  • Martin, David Lozell.
    PELIKAN: Love, Redemption & Felony Theft: A Novel of the French Quarter

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Caper thriller set in New Orleans, by the author of 'The Crying Heart Tattoo' (published under the name of David Martin) - Stephen Hunter described this as having a 'pitch of high comic singularity. It's an amazing and unputdownable novel.'. ISBN: 0-684-853485.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30473
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  • Martin, Valerie.
    SET IN MOTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first novel, set in New Orleans, where Martin was raised. Dustjacket praise from Anne Tyler (who called Martin an 'impressive writer') and Walker Percy (who described this as a 'striking first novel, remarkable for its honesty.') SIGNED on the title page. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-374-261407.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket ('P' stamped on front endpaper, some bleeding from the cloth to the interior of the back cover of the dj; otherwise a tight clean copy that appears unread, and attractive in an archival dj protector.)

    Book ID: 27567
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  • Martin, Valerie.
    A RECENT MARTYR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this provocative and gifted writer, the story of an unusual love triangle set in what was then the near future and against the background of a New Orleans ravaged by a mysterious fatal disease. Dustjacket praise from Margaret Atwood, Diane Wakoski and Craig Nova (who calls this 'a haunting book, written with authority and with fearlessness.') among others. Promotional copy with 'network - not for resale' stamped on the bottom edge. The ending is prophetic: "The future holds a simple promise. We are well below sea level and inundation is inevitable. We are content, for now, to have our heads above the water." SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-395-436133.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (slight fading to the spine of the dj as is common with this title.)

    Book ID: 27568
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  • Martin, Valerie.
    SET IN MOTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first novel, set in New Orleans. Dustjacket praise from Anne Tyler (who called Martin an 'impressive writer') and Walker Percy (who described this as a 'striking first novel, remarkable for its honesty.') SIGNED on the title page. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-374-261407.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very near fine dust jacket ('P' stamped on front endpaper, otherwise a tight clean copy that appears unread.)

    Book ID: 27576
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  • Martin, Valerie.
    A RECENT MARTYR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this provocative and gifted writer, the story of an unusual love triangle set in what was then the near future and against the background of a New Orleans ravaged by a mysterious fatal disease. Dustjacket praise from Margaret Atwood, Diane Wakoski and Craig Nova (who calls this 'a haunting book, written with authority and with fearlessness.') among others. Promotional copy with 'network - not for resale' stamped on the bottom edge. The ending is prophetic: "The future holds a simple promise. We are well below sea level and inundation is inevitable. We are content, for now, to have our heads above the water." SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-395-436133.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (prev owner's name, slight fading to the spine of the dj as is common with this title.)

    Book ID: 27577
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  • Martin, Valerie.
    ALEXANDRA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in New Orleans and deep in the Louisiana bayous. SIGNED on the title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-374-102643.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34200
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  • Parker, F. M.
    THE ASSASSINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library - NAL, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Western novel - featuring an ex-Texas ranger - set in New Orleans in 1847 during the staging of American forces for the invasion of Mexico and when the city was being ravaged by a yellow fever epidemic. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-453-007015.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 34638
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  • REBELS OF BABYLON. by Parry, Owen.
    Parry, Owen.
    REBELS OF BABYLON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery in the award winning series featuring Welshman Abel Jones, set in 1863 in New Orleans during the Civil War, an occupied and impoverished, but still defiant, city. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0513926.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56176
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  • YELLOW MOON. by Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
    Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
    YELLOW MOON.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "A jazzman, a wharf worker, a prostitute, all murdered." Novel set in contemporary New Orleans featuring Marie Levant, great-great granddaughter of the voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Author's note. 293 pp. ISBN: 1-416537104.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line, small peeled spot on dj.)

    Book ID: 54350
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  • Rice, Anne.
    MERRICK.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel centered around the beautiful witch Merrick, a descendant of the gens de coleur libre, the New Orleans society of quadroons and octaroons steeped in the lore and traditions of voodoo. Frontispiece. Striking wraparound dust jacket art based on a detail of the painting 'The Snake Charmer' by Henri Rousseau. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-679-454489.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27226
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  • FEAST OF ALL SAINTS. by Rice, Anne
    Rice, Anne
    FEAST OF ALL SAINTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Rice's second book - an historical novel set among the free people of color in New Orleans' French Quarter in 1840. Author's afterword. 571 pp. ISBN: 0-671-247557.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (a bit of toning to edges of textblock and dj, some very short closed tears at upper edge of dj spine.)) Overall a tight and clean copy, and in better condition than this relatively uncommon early title of Rice's is usually found.

    Book ID: 65802
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  • THE SNOW GARDEN. by Rice, Christopher.
    Rice, Christopher.
    THE SNOW GARDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by the son of Anne Rice - a pyschological thriller and modern horror story set on an apparently safe college campus. SIGNED on title page. 406 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66462.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48373
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  • A DENSITY OF SOULS. by Rice, Christopher.
    Rice, Christopher.
    A DENSITY OF SOULS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by the son of Anne Rice - a mystery set in New Orleans. SIGNED on title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66462.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42402
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  • MOTH. by Sallis, James.
    Sallis, James.
    MOTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Lew Griffin novel, set in New Orleans. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-88184-9456.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66140
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  • THE LONG-LEGGED FLY. by Sallis, James.
    Sallis, James.
    THE LONG-LEGGED FLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first crime fiction novel, set in modern New Orleans, and introducing black private investigator Lew Griffin. Selected by the LA Times as one of the 10 best mystery novels of the year. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-88184-8107.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66141
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  • STALKING HORSE. by Shoemaker, Bill
    Shoemaker, Bill
    STALKING HORSE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - First novel, set in the world of racing he knows so well, by this record-breaking jockey. Ghost written by Dick Lochte. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-449-905950.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32596
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  • DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING. by Skinner, Robert.
    Skinner, Robert.
    DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1938 New Orleans, this is the third novel featuring Wesley Farrell, nightclub owner, a mixed blood Creole "living as a white man in a Jim Crow environment." SIGNED on the title page. . 306 pp. Dust jacket art by David Bowers. ISBN: 1890208175.

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

    Book ID: 63543
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  • BLOOD TO DRINK. by Skinner, Robert.
    Skinner, Robert.
    BLOOD TO DRINK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1939 New Orleans, this is the fourth novel featuring Wesley Farrell, nightclub owner, a mixed blood Creole "living as a white man in a Jim Crow environment." SIGNED on the title page. . 251 pp. Dust jacket art by Alan Fore. ISBN: 1890208337.

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

    Book ID: 63544
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  • PALE SHADOW. by Skinner, Robert.
    Skinner, Robert.
    PALE SHADOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1940 New Orleans, this is the fourth novel featuring Wesley Farrell, nightclub owner, a mixed blood Creole "living as a white man in a Jim Crow environment." SIGNED on the title page. . 226 pp. Dust jacket art by Alan Fore. ISBN: 1890208663.

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

    Book ID: 63545
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