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  • Anonymous (ascribed to Charles B. Fairbanks), foreword by Henry Garrity. )
    MY UNKNOWN CHUM "Aguecheek."

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Devon-Adair, 1923. Hardcover - Garrity, one of the founders of the publishing firm Devon-Adair, explains in his foreword why he had this classic book of travel and other essays (on the theater, philosophy) reprinted by calling it his old friend -and he expresses doubt that Fairbanks was the author.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 22907
    Keywords: drama, Essays, paris, the louvre
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  • THE BLACK TOWER. by Bayard, Louis.
    Bayard, Louis.
    THE BLACK TOWER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel, set in Paris in 1818 during the Restoration - one which "breathes life into the world's first police detective, Vidocq . . .. the founder and chief of a newly created plainclothes police force, who used his mastery of disguise and surveillance to capture some of France's most notorious and elusive criminals. Now he is hot on the trail of a tantalizing mystery--the fate of the young dauphin Louis-Charles, son of Marie-Antoinette and King Louis XVI." 352 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-1173509.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81262
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  • NEONS. by Belloc, Denis.
    Belloc, Denis.
    NEONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Belloc's first novel - one with many intentional autobiographical parallels. "In this brilliant tale of violent sexuality, set forth in stark, hypnotic prose, Denis Belloc presents a straightforward narrative of the homosexual underworld in 1960s Paris." Translated by William Rodamor. 103 pp. ISBN: 0-879238585.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64956
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  • WHEN HELL STRUCK TWELVE: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery. by Benn, James R.
    Benn, James R.
    WHEN HELL STRUCK TWELVE: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 14th novel in the highly praised Billy Boyle series, featuring a young Irish-American cop from Boston (or, as the NY Times review put it "a brash kid from Southie"), who had just made detective when the US joined World War II, and he is selected by Eisenhower to be his personal investigator. Set in the chaotic days before the liberation of Paris. Author's note. 341 pp. ISBN: 978-1616959630.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 87514
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  • THE TATTERED CLOAK and Other Novels. by Berberova, Nina
    Berberova, Nina
    THE TATTERED CLOAK and Other Novels.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of six short novels, by this Russian emigree writer, novels rooted in the lives of those who fled the Russian Revolution to live in exile in Paris, as Berberova herself did for many years. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-679402810.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67324
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  • MURDER IN PIGALLE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER IN PIGALLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifthteenth mystery featuring Aimee Leduc, set in the darker corners of Paris - Aimee is now five months pregnant and trying to slow down, but when a 13 year old girl disappears, she has to help. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2017. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1616952846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67908
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  • MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (2013.). SIGNED first edition - Mystery featuring Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' SIGNED by Black on the title page. 319 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66467
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  • MURDER ON THE QUAI. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER ON THE QUAI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2016.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A prequel to the mystery series featuring Aimee Leduc, set in the darker corners of Paris - set in 1898, when Aimee is in her first year of college at Paris's most prestigious medical school, living with her father who is running a detective agency. SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1616956783.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72052
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  • MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2013.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' The "Signed Parisian Edition" with the entry card to "win a killer trip to Paris" still attached, and SIGNED by Black on the title page. 319 pp. plus rules for the sweepstakes. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9781616952150.

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

    Book ID: 86864
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  • THREE HOURS IN PARIS. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    THREE HOURS IN PARIS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (2020). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in 1940, in Paris which has just fallen to the Nazis - a young American markswoman has been recruited by British intelligence and dropped into the city with a dangerous goal - assassinate Hitler. SIGNED on the title page. 345 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78833
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  • MURDER IN PIGALLE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER IN PIGALLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2014.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifthteenth mystery featuring Aimee Leduc, set in the darker corners of Paris - Aimee is now five months pregnant and trying to slow down, but when a 13 year old girl disappears, she has to help. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1616952846.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant).

    Book ID: 72051
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  • MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2013.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' The "Signed Parisian Edition" with the entry card to "win a killer trip to Paris" still attached, and SIGNED by Black on the title page. 319 pp. plus rules for the sweepstakes. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9781616952150.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82817
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  • MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2013.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' The "Signed Parisian Edition" SIGNED by Black on the title page. 319 pp. plus rules for the sweepstakes. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9781616952150.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear to upper edge of front cover of dj).

    Book ID: 82000
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  • MURDER ON THE CHAMPS DE MARS. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER ON THE CHAMPS DE MARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2015.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described Leduc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' - and now she is a single woman trying to be a good mother to her new baby. The "Parisian Edition" with the entry card to "win a killer trip to Paris" still attached, and SIGNED by Black on the title page. 307 pp. plus rules for the sweepstakes. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9781616952150.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67957
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  • MURDER ON THE QUAI. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER ON THE QUAI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2016.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A prequel to the mystery series featuring Aimee Leduc, set in the darker corners of Paris - set in 1898, when Aimee is in her first year of college at Paris's most prestigious medical school, living with her father who is running a detective agency. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2017. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1616956783.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (some shelfwear to bottom edge)

    Book ID: 69616
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  • MURDER IN PIGALLE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER IN PIGALLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifthteenth mystery featuring Aimee Leduc, set in the darker corners of Paris - Aimee is now five months pregnant and trying to slow down, but when a 13 year old girl disappears, she has to help. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1616952846.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72064
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  • MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2013.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Aimee Leduc Investigations, set in the darker corners of Paris. Marcia Muller described LeDuc as 'a prime example of the next generation of female private eyes - hip, technologically resourceful, and very, very independent.' The "Signed Parisian Edition" SIGNED by Black on the title page. 319 pp. plus rules for the sweepstakes. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-1616952150.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71623
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  • Blumenson, Martin.
    THE VILDE AFFAIR: Beginnings of the French Resistance.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Boris Vilde and the beginnings of the French Resistance in Paris, after the fall of France to the Nazis in June 1940, by this noted World War II historian. Based on access to documents not previously accessible, and interviews with the survivors and families of those who were executed. Illustrated with photographs. Author's note, index. xiv, 287 pp. ISBN: 0-395253500.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 88205
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  • Byrd, Max.
    JEFFERSON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1993.). SIGNED first edition - While best known for his award-winning suspense novels, Byrd is also an expert on 18th century literature, and he spent 5 years researching this historical novel about Thomas Jefferson in Paris. SIGNED on the title page. 424 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 37724
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  • TEA IN THE HAREM. by Charef, Mehdi .
    Charef, Mehdi .
    TEA IN THE HAREM.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Serpent's Tail, (1989.). First edition - Algerian-born author's first novel, one that explores the conflict between growing up in an Arab family on the outskirts of Paris and wanting to be accepted as French. The first and best of the 'beur' novels (slang for 'Arab.'), translated from the French by Ed Emery. Basis for the prize winning movie of the same name (winner of the Prix Jean Vigo Award for best first film at Cannes.) 157 pp. ISBN: 1-852421517.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers with French flaps. (crease to lower corner of front cover, usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 68603
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  • SUNFALL. by Cherryh, C, J.
    Cherryh, C, J.
    SUNFALL.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: DAW Books, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of six stories set in major cities of the world - Paris, Rome, Peking, London, New York and Moscow - in the far future. SIGNED on the title page. 153 pp. Striking dust jacket art by Gary Viskupic.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64520
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  • Dahan, Andre.
    SQUIGGLE'S TALE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The young pig Squiggle goes to visit his cousins in Paris and promises his parents he will be good! The words are from the letter he writes back home, in which he tells his parents how good they are, but the lovely soft soft paintings by author/illustrator Dahan tell another story. Originally published in France under the title 'Au Jardin du Luxembourg.' Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-811826643.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30702
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  • MOUCHE. by Demouzon, Alain.
    Demouzon, Alain.
    MOUCHE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Peebles Press International, Inc., (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in The Midnight Library. Demouzon is considered by many to be the successor of Simenon, and this is the first of his novels to appear in English. Set in the core of Paris, in the "tarnished business of high priced sex and underground cinema" this features private investigator Robert Fleheux who finds himself the prime suspect when his client is found murdered. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-856900761.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88240
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  • CITY OF LIGHT. by Doane, Michael.
    Doane, Michael.
    CITY OF LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, an intricate literary thriller - Zane is "an American in Paris, where he unravels coded computer messages for an agency that clandestinely monitors civil wars, terrorism and human rights abuses worldwide. Haunted by thoughts of his mother, a jailed '60s radical, Zane desperately seeks three men: a Nigerian poet turned fanatic revolutionary, an English colleague who has disappeared in Africa, and a Swedish doctor who assists mercenaries in "humane" forms of torture. . . The action shifts from a Parisian jazz club to Nigeria and then to Mali" (PW) SIGNED on the half title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-394581075.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82471
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  • KINGDOM OF SHADOWS. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    KINGDOM OF SHADOWS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - Espionage novel set in Paris in 1938, as Europe edges its way to war, by this master of the historical spy novel. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award. Double page map. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-375-503374.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61975
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  • KINGDOM OF SHADOWS. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    KINGDOM OF SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first (preceding the US edition) of this espionage novel set in Paris in 1938, as Europe edges its way to war, by this master of the historical spy novel. INSCRIBED on the title page. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-57506837X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77400
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  • THE WORLD AT NIGHT. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    THE WORLD AT NIGHT.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Random House, (2002.). SIGNED - Historical espionage novel set in Paris in 1940 during World War II, featuring a filmmaker named Jean Casson. INSCRIBED on the title page. Includes a reader's guide. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-375-758585.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82990
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  • DEATH ON THE CARDS. by Grayson, Richard (pseudonym of Richard Grindal)
    Grayson, Richard (pseudonym of Richard Grindal)
    DEATH ON THE CARDS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery set in Paris of La Belle Epoque, at the beginning of the twentieth century, featuring Inspector Gautier. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-312017588.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (one short closed tear to dj)

    Book ID: 66526
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  • BROTHERHOOD OF FEAR: A Willi Kraus Novel. by Grossman, Paul.
    Grossman, Paul.
    BROTHERHOOD OF FEAR: A Willi Kraus Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2014). First edition - The third novel featuring Willi Kraus, once the top detective in the Weimar Republic despite being Jewish and now living in Paris. "Paris, 1933. A refugee with no papers, no legal status, and few resources, Willi Kraus lives in fear of deportation back to Nazi Germany. His reputation as a top sleuth however precedes him, and he's soon enlisted to work as a private eyeif under shady circumstances." 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75336
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  • THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING. by Harmel, Kristin.
    Harmel, Kristin.
    THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Simon & Schuster / Gallery Books, (2022). SIGNED - A 10th anniversary updated and expanded edition of Harmel's classic novel which follows a woman who travels from Cape Cod to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother. "At thirty-six, Hope McKenna-Smith is no stranger to bad news. She lost her mother to cancer, her husband left her, and her bank account is nearly depleted. She's running a failing family bakery on Cape Cod and raising a troubled preteen. Now, Hope's beloved French-born grandmother Mamie is drifting away in a haze of Alzheimer's. But in a rare moment of clarity, Mamie realizes that unless she tells Hope about the past, the secrets she has held…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster / Gallery Books, (2022). SIGNED - A 10th anniversary updated and expanded edition of Harmel's classic novel which follows a woman who travels from Cape Cod to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother. "At thirty-six, Hope McKenna-Smith is no stranger to bad news. She lost her mother to cancer, her husband left her, and her bank account is nearly depleted. She's running a failing family bakery on Cape Cod and raising a troubled preteen. Now, Hope's beloved French-born grandmother Mamie is drifting away in a haze of Alzheimer's. But in a rare moment of clarity, Mamie realizes that unless she tells Hope about the past, the secrets she has held on to for so many years will soon be lost forever. Tantalizingly, she reveals mysterious snippets of a tragic history in WWII Paris. Armed with a scrawled list of names, Hope heads to France to uncover a seventy-year-old mystery with roots in the Nazi occupation. Uncovering horrific tales of the Holocaust, Hope realizes the astonishing will of her grandmother to endure in a world gone mad." SIGNED on the title page with the word "Enjoy!" 349 pp plus a new author's note, recipes and an excerpt from her next novel 'The Paris Daughter.'. ISBN: 978-1982198435.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 86961
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