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  • THE VANISHED PRIESTESS. by Blevins, Meredith.
    Blevins, Meredith.
    THE VANISHED PRIESTESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second Annie Szabo mystery, set in Northern California. INSCRIBED on the title page. ISBN: 0-765307804.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33102
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  • THE VANISHED PRIESTESS. by Blevins, Meredith.
    Blevins, Meredith.
    THE VANISHED PRIESTESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Annie Szabo mystery, set in Northern California. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-765307804.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57775
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  • DOG EAT DOG. by Collins, Mary.
    Collins, Mary.
    DOG EAT DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - The last of six mysteries, all set in Northern California, by Collins: this one is set in the world of competitive dog shows and less than scrupulous owners and trainers. In "My San Franisco" Gertrude Atherton described Mary Collins as "a brilliant member of the northern group, [who] has won a wide reputation as a writer of unusual mystery stories:. . . She has imagination, as distinct from invention, a remarkable flair for character pyschology, style and magnetism. And atmosphere. . . Mary is lovely to look at. She is tall and slender, has charming manners and knows how to dress." 208 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some toning and edgewear to the dj, price-clipped.).

    Book ID: 57604
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  • THE BOHEMIAN CONNECTION. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    THE BOHEMIAN CONNECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second Vejay Haskell mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-312-087454.

    Condition: Very good in a good only jacket (corner of front endpaper clipped, rubbing and edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 20505
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  • THE BOHEMIAN CONNECTION. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    THE BOHEMIAN CONNECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1985. dj. The second Vejay Haskell mystery. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-312-087454.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, in a good dust unmarked dust jacket (tear at side of spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 52290
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  • THE BOHEMIAN CONNECTION. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    THE BOHEMIAN CONNECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second Vejay Haskell mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-312-087454.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (rubbing and edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 27854
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  • Giles, Molly.
    IRON SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful first novel by this award-winning short story writer - set in Northern California, this is a coming-of-middle-age book as the 40 year old woman at its center comes to grips with her own and others' expectations for her, her sense of failure and her realization of what life can contain. Dustjacket praise from Amy Tan, Susan Trott, Lynn Freed and many others. Personally INSCRIBED on the first blank prelim by the author and SIGNED on the title page. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-684-859939.

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

    Book ID: 34445
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  • Giles, Molly.
    IRON SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful first novel by this award-winning short story writer - set in Northern California, this is a coming-of-middle-age book as the 40 year old woman at its center comes to grips with her own and others' expectations for her, her sense of failure and her realization of what life can contain. Dustjacket praise from Amy Tan, Susan Trott, Lynn Freed and many others. SIGNED on the title page. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-684-859939.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34446
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  • Giles, Molly.
    IRON SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful first novel by this award-winning short story writer - set in Northern California, this is a coming-of-middle-age book as the 40 year old woman at its center comes to grips with her own and others' expectations for her, her sense of failure and her realization of what life can contain. Dustjacket praise from Amy Tan, Susan Trott, Lynn Freed and many others. SIGNED on the first blank prelim by the author. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-684-859939.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32671
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  • EMMA CHIZZIT AND THE QUEEN ANNE KILLER. by Hall, Mary Bowen
    Hall, Mary Bowen
    EMMA CHIZZIT AND THE QUEEN ANNE KILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, the first in a series of mysteries featuring senior citizen Emma Chizzit, owner of a salvage company. 178 pp,. ISBN: 0-8027-57510.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51274
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  • Hall, Mary Bowen
    EMMA CHIZZIT AND THE QUEEN ANNE KILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book , the first in a series of mysteries featuring senior citizen Emma Chizzit, owner of a salvage company. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication, in "Vacaville AKA Fairville" - the setting for this novel. 178 pp,. ISBN: 0-8027-57510.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37829
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  • SHOTGUN ALLEY. by Klavan, Andrew.
    Klavan, Andrew.
    SHOTGUN ALLEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Second mystery set in Northern California featuring 'world-weary ex-cop turned private eye' Scott Weiss and his ace operative Jim Bishop. As Klavan notes in his introduction, before he was a writer, he worked for a while at a private detective agency, Weiss Investigations. Like 'Dynamite Road' this novel is based on an actual case..... Honey, a vivacious 17 year old daughter of politician, has a penchant for drug dealers, mad-dog bikers, booze, sex, crank and guns.... 301 pp. ISBN: 0-765-307863.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60491
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  • Klavan, Andrew.
    SHOTGUN ALLEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page by the author. Second mystery set in Northern California featuring 'world-weary ex-cop turned private eye' Scott Weiss and his ace operative Jim Bishop. As Klavan notes in his introduction, before he was a writer, he worked for a while at a private detective agency, Weiss Investigations. Like 'Dynamite Road' this novel is based on an actual case..... Honey, a vivacious 17 year old daughter of politician, has a penchant for drug dealers, mad-dog bikers, booze, sex, crank and guns.... 301 pp. ISBN: 0-765-307863.

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

    Book ID: 30598
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  • BONE BY BONE. by O'Connell, Carol.
    O'Connell, Carol.
    BONE BY BONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller by the author the Mallory novels, a fascinating story set in a town loosely modeled on Mendocino, on the Northern California coast. SIGNED and dated in January 2009 on the title page. 340 pp. ISBN: 9780399155147.

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

    Book ID: 42911
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  • BONE BY BONE. by O'Connell, Carol.
    O'Connell, Carol.
    BONE BY BONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller by the author the Mallory novels, a fascinating story set in a town loosely modeled on Mendocino, on the Northern California coast. SIGNED on the title page. 340 pp. ISBN: 9780399155147.

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

    Book ID: 79046
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  • ON SPIDER CREEK. by Roper, Robert.
    Roper, Robert.
    ON SPIDER CREEK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1978.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in his fictional world of Cuervo, an isolated town in a remote canyon on the northern California coast.. Roper received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship award for his first book, 'Royo County', and this novel won Honorable Mention in the Joseph Henry Jackson Competition. SIGNED on the title page. 406 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-671-229095.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (book 'over-opened' before title page, crease to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 38601
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  • Trott, Susan.
    THE EXCEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another rather quirky and offbeat novel set in Northern California. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-88184-6260.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 35792
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  • JUSTICE FOR SOME. by Wilhelm, Kate.
    Wilhelm, Kate.
    JUSTICE FOR SOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Oregon judge Sarah Drexler. INSCRIBED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-312-093195.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77804
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  • JUSTICE FOR SOME. by Wilhelm, Kate.
    Wilhelm, Kate.
    JUSTICE FOR SOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Oregon judge Sarah Drexler. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-312-093195.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52717
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