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  • EAST OF A. by Atwood, Russell.
    Atwood, Russell.
    EAST OF A.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a "black-lit, neo-noir urban thriller," introducing struggling private eye Peyton Sherwood and set in the lower East Side of New York City. SIGNED on the title page with the words "dangerously yours." Cover praise from Michael Connelly, Ann Beattie and Jeffery Deaver. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-345427769.

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

    Book ID: 67005
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  • LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS. by Bakis, Kirsten.
    Bakis, Kirsten.
    LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a "weird and haunting parable for our times" set in New York City in what was, at the time this was written, the near future. Winner of the Bram Stoker award and a New York Times Notable Book. ISBN: 0-374-189870.

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

    Book ID: 61015
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  • BALLING THE JACK. by Baldwin, Frank.
    Baldwin, Frank.
    BALLING THE JACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in New York City, where Tom, just out of college, a paralegal in a Wall Street firm, bets his entire salary each week on a game of darts - but then finds himself in a game for forty grand, and he has to raise the money somehow. SIGNED on the title page with the author's comment "Balling the jack, for those who dare to double down." 267 pp. ISBN: 0-684-833603.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners very slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 64896
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  • Bamford, Susannah (also wrote as Jude O'Neill.)
    THE GILDED CAGE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: M.Evan & Co., 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Evans Novel of Romance" set in 1889 New York City. 424 pp. ISBN: 0-871316439.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35548
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  • Barnhardt, Wilton.
    EMMA WHO SAVED MY LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in New York City in the 10 years between 1974 and 1983. From the dj: "For Gil the dream was to leave the Midwest,arrive in New York and become a Famous Actor... And then there's Emma... She is a fiction triumph: an exhilarating, exasperating, totally unique heroine. She is the center around which this heartfelt, exuberant novel turns." Illustrated endpapers. 470 pp. ISBN: 0-312-02911X).

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 35905
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  • MIRROR MAZE. by Bayer, William
    Bayer, William
    MIRROR MAZE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Villard, 1994. First edition - A mystery featuring NYPD Lieutenant Frank Janek. 336 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60948
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  • Bayer, William
    MIRROR MAZE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring NYPD Lieutenant Frank Janek. ISBN: 0-679-414592.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dj. (prev owner's embossed seal.)

    Book ID: 11397
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  • HOUSE OF THIEVES. by Belfoure, Charles.
    Belfoure, Charles.
    HOUSE OF THIEVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Landmark, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical thriller set in the Gilded Age - "In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gents, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve." 412 pp. Includes a conversation with the author. ISBN: 978-1492617891.

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

    Book ID: 74662
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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-3773.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (bleeding from the black cloth spine of the book, general wear, short tear and associated creasing to edge of dj. )

    Book ID: 36698
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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the title page ("Come back to see us. Letter soon (he promised.: Hope you like this one." Laid in is a 2 page typed chatty letter -"have been saving these items for months, as you can tell. Took me a while to read Madison's book, but found it much better than the first, which is to be expected..." 322 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-3773.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant. )

    Book ID: 36699
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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-3773.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (overall wear to both book and dj)

    Book ID: 19527
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  • THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of some of the regulars of this New York park - a drug dealer, his hired gun, a Puerto Rican deep into voodoo, and more. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-670-750050.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 60656
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  • Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1986). Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. A title in the "Contemporary American Fiction" series. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0093303.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40768
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  • WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. Hardcover - Southern author's second novel - a story of terrorism in New York City. Bell was probably the most established of the authors who were selected by Granta magazine in the late 1990's as the best young writers in the United States. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-3773.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49300
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  • FALL GUY: A Rachel Alexander Mystery. by Benjamin, Carol Lea.
    Benjamin, Carol Lea.
    FALL GUY: A Rachel Alexander Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring New York private investigator Rachel Alexander and her partner, a pit bull named Dashiell. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0538996.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (slight spine slant, one short closed tear to upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 56056
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  • THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY. by Berry, Carole.
    Berry, Carole.
    THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Bonnie Indermilll mystery, set in New York City's Chinatown. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-312-018509.

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

    Book ID: 55151
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  • THE CAMDEN RUBY MYSTERY. by Bliss, Adam (pseudonym of Robert F. Burkhardt & Eve Burkhardt)
    Bliss, Adam (pseudonym of Robert F. Burkhardt & Eve Burkhardt)
    THE CAMDEN RUBY MYSTERY.

    Edition: Vintage reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1931.). Hardcover - A "locked room" mystery (although in this case, the door was actually open), the first of three mysteries written using this pseudonym by the husband and wife team of Robert and Eve Burkhardt (they also wrote many more mysteries under the name Rob Eden.) 314 pp plus 6 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good+ in red cloth with black lettering (usual light toning to the pages.) Red tinting to top edge.

    Book ID: 56762
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  • EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th mystery (and the 2nd to be published in hardcover) featuring Matthew Scudder, the down-and-out, ex-New York city cop, set in the seamy underside of the city, with Scudder struggling to stay sober. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material and photograph laid in.. Basis for the 1986 film starring Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette; winner of the Shamus award and nominated for the Edgar. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-4054.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67120
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  • SMALL TOWN. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    SMALL TOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An edgy thriller of the streets of New York City, where the lives of an ex-commissioner of police, a writer on the verge of a breakthrough, a sophisticated woman folk-art dealer, a defense attorney, an ex-drug addict and others, will converge because of a killer out there, waging a one man war against the whole city. SIGNED on the title page. 448 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0011904.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74598
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  • THE BURGLAR ON THE PROWL. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    THE BURGLAR ON THE PROWL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bibliomystery featurning Bernie Rhodenbarr, antiquarian book dealer by day, burglar by night. SIGNED on the title page. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0198303.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74590
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  • THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City. SIGNED on the title page. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-688-121926.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52138
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  • HOPE TO DIE. by Block, Lawrence
    Block, Lawrence
    HOPE TO DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Matthew Scudder, the unlicensed private investigator, ex-New York city-cop. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-06-019832x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59134
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  • THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Orion, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City. SIGNED on the title page. While signed copies of the US edition are fairly easy to find, signed copies of this UK edition are quite scarce. 316 pp. ISBN: 1-857972708.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74677
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  • A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City during Scudder's first year of sobriety as a member of AA. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 319 pp. ISBN: 978-0316127332.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64629
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  • A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2011.). First edition - A Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City during Scudder's first year of sobriety as a member of AA. 317 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51546
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  • HOPE TO DIE. by Block, Lawrence
    Block, Lawrence
    HOPE TO DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Matthew Scudder, the unlicensed private investigator, ex-New York city-cop. SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-06-019832x.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners of some pages bumped)

    Book ID: 45725
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  • DON'T MAKE A SCENE. by Block, Valerie.
    Block, Valerie.
    DON'T MAKE A SCENE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A funny, smart and beautifully written homage to movies, New York, love and all the other things that make life tolerable" (Gary Shteygart) The author's third novel, SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. ISBN: 9780345461858.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (lower corner of a couple of pages creased.)

    Book ID: 53755
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  • DEATH OF RILEY. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    DEATH OF RILEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy (the first in the series won the Agatha Award for best novel.) Enjoyable, and an interesting reconstruction of actual historical events of the time. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312-282117.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77762
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  • CRAZY WOMAN BLUES. by Burke, J. F.
    Burke, J. F.
    CRAZY WOMAN BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fifth suspense novel, set in New York City. Cabaret owner Joe Streeter has to deal with a missing girl, an unknown dead body and the police who consider him a suspect. 177 pp. ISBN: 0-525087001.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (chips to upper edge of rear cover of dj)

    Book ID: 66800
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  • FLIEGELMAN'S DESIRE. by Buzbee, Lewis.
    Buzbee, Lewis.
    FLIEGELMAN'S DESIRE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Available Press - Ballantine, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - Cover praise from David Huddle who calls this debut novel 'sleek and stylish... Fliegelman in an American Everyman for the 90's." INSCRIBED on the half title page "To - with the great pleasure of meeting you." 172 pp. ISBN: 0-345-367383.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47108
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