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  • THE ABSENCE OF MERCY. by Burley, John,
    Burley, John,
    THE ABSENCE OF MERCY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). SIGNED - Author's first novel, issued as a paperback original. "A doctor in small-town Ohio must weigh the need to catch a killer against his fears for his family's safety." SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp. ISBN: 978-1611290172.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77234
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  • THE ABSENCE OF MERCY. by Burley, John,
    Burley, John,
    THE ABSENCE OF MERCY.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013). Hardcover - Author's first novel, issued as a paperback original. Letter to reader bound in at beginning of the book. "A doctor in small-town Ohio must weigh the need to catch a killer against his fears for his family's safety." Facsimile signature printed on the title page. Ribbon marker sewn in. 339 pp. ISBN: 978-1611290172.

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

    Book ID: 76736
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  • AFTER THE STORM. by Castillo, Linda.
    Castillo, Linda.
    AFTER THE STORM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring Kate Burkholder, chief of police in the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio where the Amish and the "English" have lived side by side for two centuries. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-12500615601.

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

    Book ID: 67124
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  • DOWN A DARK ROAD. by Castillo, Linda.
    Castillo, Linda.
    DOWN A DARK ROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ninth mystery featuring Kate Burkholder, chief of police in the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio where the Amish and the "English" have lived side by side for two centuries. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-1250121288.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77076
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  • THE DEAD WILL TELL. by Castillo, Linda.
    Castillo, Linda.
    THE DEAD WILL TELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring Kate Burkholder, chief of police in the small town of Painters Mill, Ohio where the Amish and the "English" have lived side by side for two centuries. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-1250029577.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71597
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  • THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HER. by Dew, Robb Forman.
    Dew, Robb Forman.
    THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this award-winning novel (her first won the National Book Award), a story of family and history which begins in 1888 Ohio. 327 pp. ISBN: 0-316-890197.

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

    Book ID: 59266
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  • THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS. by Hamilton, Virginia.
    Hamilton, Virginia.
    THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of Christmas in Springfield Ohio in 1890. Illustrated in full color by Lambert Davis. Large format, 59 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2065408.

    Condition: Ex-library but with only one stamp, dust jacket flaps pasted down.

    Book ID: 64924
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  • O'Nan, Stewart.
    SONGS FOR THE MISSING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking Penguin, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a small Ohio town where a young college-bound girl has gone missing. 287 pp. ISBN: 9780670020324.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 50252
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  • MY HOME IS FAR AWAY. by Powell, Dawn.
    Powell, Dawn.
    MY HOME IS FAR AWAY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, (1995). Powell's fictionalized memoir of her childhood in Ohio, as seen through the eyes of Marcia, the middle one of the three daughters in the Willard family, originally published in 1944. When this reissue came out, after many years of being out of print, Terry Teachout in his review called it "one of the permanent masterpieces of childhood." Includes an introduction by Tim Page, Powell's biographer. vi, 295 pp. ISBN: 1-883642434.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 76334
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  • A SIMPLE PLAN. by Smith, Scott.
    Smith, Scott.
    A SIMPLE PLAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel. In rural Ohio, three men (two of them brothers) stumble upon the wreckage of a plane containing millions of dollars in cash. It seems so easy to hide and keep the cash, but this simple plan gradually becomes a nightmare. Basis of the film starring Billy Bob Thornton. 335 pp. ISBN: 0-679-419853.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some crinkling to upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 47514
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  • POWERS OF ARREST: A Cincinnati Casebook. by Talton, Jon.
    Talton, Jon.
    POWERS OF ARREST: A Cincinnati Casebook.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in Talton's Cincinnati series, where he makes the Cincinatti come alive - and revels in it it beauty - just as the Mapstone series created a vivid picture of Tucson. "Thanks to spinal tumor surgery, Cincinnati Homicide Detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone with constant discomfort. . . When a star cop is brutally murdered, he's assigned to find her killer. The crime bears a chilling similarity to killings on the peaceful college campus nearby, where his friend, pain nurse Cheryl Beth Wilson, is now teaching nursing." SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp. ISBN: 978-1590589991.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75433
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  • Valin, Jonathan.
    FIRE LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh Harry Stoner mystery, pitting the private eye against the Cincinnati underworld of drugs and death. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-385295898.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36223
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  • Valin, Jonathan.
    FIRE LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh Harry Stoner mystery, pitting the private eye against the Cincinnati underworld of drugs and death. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-385295898.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (slight wear to dj.)

    Book ID: 36397
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  • Valin, Jonathan.
    FIRE LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh Harry Stoner mystery, pitting the private eye against the Cincinnati underworld of drugs and death. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-385295898.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (hole rubbed in front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 36518
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  • Zafris, Nancy.
    THE METAL SHREDDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Blue Hen (Penguin - Putnam), (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very enjoyable, and suprisingly different, first novel - a story which starts with the discovery of thousands of dollars stashed in the trunk of a car, the remains of a drug deal gone bad. Dust jacket praise from Alyson Hagy, Lewis Nordan (who called this a 'dazzling novel, exceeding all my expectations... this book will stay near your heart and mind for a long time.') and others. ISBN: 0-399149228.

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

    Book ID: 31652
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