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  • APHRODITE. by Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    APHRODITE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third thriller written under this pseudonym, set in a small Long Island town where a local reporter is found dead - but with her murder disguised as an accident. SIGNED on the title page as Russell Andrews aka Peter Gethers, and dated 1/27/05 - in the month of publication. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-892967846.

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

    Book ID: 68362
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  • MIDAS. by Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    MIDAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller written under this pseudonym, set in the Hampton's - the summer playground for New York's big shots - where a local cop becomes involved in investigating the first suicide bomber in the US and a string of unexplained events. SIGNED on the title page as Russell Andrews aka Peter Gethers, and dated 3/30/05 - in the month of publication. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-892967919.

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

    Book ID: 68359
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  • MIDAS. by Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    Andrews, Russell (pseudonym of Peter Gathers)
    MIDAS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2005). SIGNED first edition - The fourth thriller written under this pseudonym, set in the Hampton's - the summer playground for New York's big shots - where a local cop becomes involved in investigating the first suicide bomber in the US and a string of unexplained events. SIGNED on the title page as Russell Andrews aka Peter Gethers. 371 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 68360
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  • BROOKLYN FOLLIES. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    BROOKLYN FOLLIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. This is only the latest in a long line of follies." 306 pp. ISBN: 0-805077146.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.(tiny tear to dj at side of spine)

    Book ID: 67592
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  • BROOKLYN FOLLIES. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    BROOKLYN FOLLIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. This is only the latest in a long line of follies." 306 pp. ISBN: 0-805077146.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85116
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  • BROOKLYN FOLLIES. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    BROOKLYN FOLLIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006). SIGNED first edition - "Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. This is only the latest in a long line of follies." SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80851
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  • SUNSET PARK. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    SUNSET PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A contemporary novel set in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0805092868.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81261
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  • SUNSET PARK. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    SUNSET PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A contemporary novel set in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0805092868.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67153
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  • Blakeslee, Mermer.
    IN DARK WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, set in a small town in upstate New York in 1958. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-345-417771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36479
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  • ONCE WERE COPS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    ONCE WERE COPS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A chilling picture of a sociopathic cop - a member of the Guard in Galway who joins the NYPD as part of an exchange program - told mostly in the first person. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-312-384408.

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

    Book ID: 50923
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  • SCARLET WOMEN. by Christilian, J. D.
    Christilian, J. D.
    SCARLET WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "thriller about a PI who overcomes a corrupt political system in order to solve a prostitute's murder in 1871 Manhattan." Among those making an appearance are Jim Fisk, Jay Gould and Emma Wells. First novel by this author under this pseudonym. 294 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 1556114753.

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    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "thriller about a PI who overcomes a corrupt political system in order to solve a prostitute's murder in 1871 Manhattan." Among those making an appearance are Jim Fisk, Jay Gould and Emma Wells. First novel by this author under this pseudonym. 294 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 1556114753.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45303
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  • APACHES. by Carcaterrra, Lorenzo.
    Carcaterrra, Lorenzo.
    APACHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book, following his best-selling novel "Sleepers." A violent but fast-paced thriller. "A gang of renegade cops invalided out of the force for minor injuries decide to take justice into their own hands. Together they fight crime in the violent world of drug trafficking in New York." SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-345401018.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82319
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  • BEFORE I SAY GOOD-BYE. by Clark, Mary Higgins. (1927-2020)
    Clark, Mary Higgins. (1927-2020)
    BEFORE I SAY GOOD-BYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A psychological thriller, a story of treachery and deceit, in which a sinister psychic manipulates a congress candidate by claiming to be in contact with her husband, who was presumed killed when his new cabin cruiser blew up in New York Harbor. SIGNED on the title page. 332 pp. . ISBN: 0-684835983.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82681
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  • DEAD IN THE WATER. by Cole, Meredith.
    Cole, Meredith.
    DEAD IN THE WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - "Photographer Lydia McKenzie is taking portraits of prostitutes on the waterfront of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when her art project takes a deadly turn. She discovers the body of Glenda, the star of her series, floating in the East River." 259 pp. ISBN: 978-0312625047.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69105
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  • ICE SHEAR. by Cooley, M. P.
    Cooley, M. P.
    ICE SHEAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first mystery, set in a rust belt town in upstate New York: "a small town cop's murder investigation turns deadly when she uncovers a web of politics and drugs linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang." SIGNED and dated in March 2014, before publication. 302 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68571
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  • WORLD'S FAIR by Doctorow, E. L.
    Doctorow, E. L.
    WORLD'S FAIR

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - New York in the 1930s as seen through the eyes of a child in the Bronx. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-394525280.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80968
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  • INDISCRETION. by Dubow, Charles.
    Dubow, Charles.
    INDISCRETION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a glamorous couple whose life is upended when an impressionable and ambitious young woman becomes part of their circle. 386 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black wrappers with silver lettering.

    Book ID: 67775
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  • LIKELY TO DIE. by Fairstein, Linda.
    Fairstein, Linda.
    LIKELY TO DIE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (1997.). First edition - The 2nd mystery featuring New York assisant DA Alexandria Cooper. As the top sex crimes prosecutor, she gets involved in the murder of a woman neurosurgeon. 395 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54198
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  • Fairstein, Linda.
    THE BONE VAULT.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner, (2003.) dj. Hardcover - Mystery featuring New York assisant DA Alexandria Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, set partially at the American Musuem of Natural History. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-23543.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 38321
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  • THE BONE VAULT. by Fairstein, Linda.
    Fairstein, Linda.
    THE BONE VAULT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring New York assisant DA Alexandria Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, set partially at the American Musuem of Natural History. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-23543.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's address label, tape repair to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 43959
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  • TERMINAL CITY. by Fairstein, Linda.
    Fairstein, Linda.
    TERMINAL CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring New York assistant DA Alexandria Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 379 pp. ISBN: 978-0525953883.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82597
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  • MURDER ON THE HUDSON. by Flynn, Don.
    Flynn, Don.
    MURDER ON THE HUDSON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The crime novel featuring Ed Fitzgerald, a reporter for the New York "Daily Press," who becomes involved in investigating the murder of an out-of-work actor aboard a Hudson River cruise boat. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-802756093.

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

    Book ID: 84135
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  • BUFFALO DAUGHTER. by Frame, Janet.
    Frame, Janet.
    BUFFALO DAUGHTER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1990). The twelfth book by this New Zealand author, but her first novel to be set in America- in New York, where Frame lived off and on for many years - the story of a young doctor who choses to study death. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-8076-12847.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58852
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  • BUFFALO DAUGHTER. by Frame, Janet.
    Frame, Janet.
    BUFFALO DAUGHTER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - The twelfth book by this New Zealand author, but her first novel to be set in America- in New York, where Frame lived off and on for many years - the story of a young doctor who choses to study death. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-8076-0657x.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name - that of a minor poet)

    Book ID: 58606
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  • THE LOVE SONG OF J. EDGAR HOOVER. by Friedman, Kinky
    Friedman, Kinky
    THE LOVE SONG OF J. EDGAR HOOVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996.). First edition - Mystery set in Greenwich Village and Chicago as the eponymous private eye Kinky Friedman rushes to the aid of a young woman and finds the FBI on his tail. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Publisher's letter laid in. 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52158
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  • GOD BLESS JOHN WAYNE. by Friedman, Kinky
    Friedman, Kinky
    GOD BLESS JOHN WAYNE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995.). SIGNED first edition - Mystery set in New York City and Miami Beach as the eponymous private eye Kinky Friedman tries to right some wrongs. SIGNED on the title page. 252 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of back cover.)

    Book ID: 52179
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  • THE LOVE SONG OF J. EDGAR HOOVER. by Friedman, Kinky
    Friedman, Kinky
    THE LOVE SONG OF J. EDGAR HOOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996.) dj. SIGNED first edition - Mystery set in Greenwich Village and Chicago as the eponymous private eye Kinky Friedman rushes to the aid of a young woman and finds the FBI on his tail. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1998. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-684-803771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52312
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  • EVERYTHING TO LOSE. by Gross, Andrew.
    Gross, Andrew.
    EVERYTHING TO LOSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller involving long buried secrets set in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island in New York - A mother caring for her son with Aspergers becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty year old secret buried. "While driving along a suburban back road, Hilary Blum, who's just lost her job and whose deadbeat husband has left her alone witnesses a freakish accident. A car ahead of her careens down a hill and slams into a tree. Stopping to help, she discovers the driver deadand a satchel stuffed with a half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin…

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    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller involving long buried secrets set in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island in New York - A mother caring for her son with Aspergers becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty year old secret buried. "While driving along a suburban back road, Hilary Blum, who's just lost her job and whose deadbeat husband has left her alone witnesses a freakish accident. A car ahead of her careens down a hill and slams into a tree. Stopping to help, she discovers the driver deadand a satchel stuffed with a half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations." SIGNED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-0061656002.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82605
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  • EVERYTHING TO LOSE. by Gross, Andrew.
    Gross, Andrew.
    EVERYTHING TO LOSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller involving long buried secrets set in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island in New York - A mother caring for her son with Aspergers becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty year old secret buried. "While driving along a suburban back road, Hilary Blum, who's just lost her job and whose deadbeat husband has left her alone witnesses a freakish accident. A car ahead of her careens down a hill and slams into a tree. Stopping to help, she discovers the driver deadand a satchel stuffed with a half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin…

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    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller involving long buried secrets set in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island in New York - A mother caring for her son with Aspergers becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty year old secret buried. "While driving along a suburban back road, Hilary Blum, who's just lost her job and whose deadbeat husband has left her alone witnesses a freakish accident. A car ahead of her careens down a hill and slams into a tree. Stopping to help, she discovers the driver deadand a satchel stuffed with a half a million dollars. That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-0061656002.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82606
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  • TOXICOLOGY. by Hagedorn, Jessica.
    Hagedorn, Jessica.
    TOXICOLOGY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this award winning writer who was born and raised in the Philippines - set in Manhattan's West Village, this centers on two women - one a maker of low budget slasher films, the other an aging scandalous literary figure, addicted to cocaine and alcohol. Explores the connection between creativity and self-destruction. 225 pp. ISBN: 9780670022571.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54138
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