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  • APPOINTMENT IN MAY. by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    APPOINTMENT IN MAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett. SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32798.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52167
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  • THE JANUARY CORPSE by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    THE JANUARY CORPSE

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover - Author's first mystery - introduces disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett - suspenseful, and with a surprising ending. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42727
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  • Albert, Neil
    THE JANUARY CORPSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - introduces disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett - suspenseful, and with a surprising ending. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32062.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual flaws, including some spine slant, but a good reading copy of a really good mystery, and in a near fine dustjacket (value is in dj.)

    Book ID: 6981
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  • BURNING MARCH. by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    BURNING MARCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-525-937188.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58926
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  • THE JANUARY CORPSE by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    THE JANUARY CORPSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - introduces disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett - suspenseful, and with a surprising ending. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58969
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  • WOLFMAN. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    WOLFMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of terror and psychological suspense, a modern version of Jekyll and Hyde set in Philadelphia. SIGNED by the author on the title page, and also INSCRIBED on the page facing the title page. "For all the fine conversations we've had, many thanks" Laid in are three brief holographic notes / letters from Bourgeau with content related to his bookseller hat. 287 pp. ISBN: 1556111207.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61878
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  • THE LAST GAMBIT. by Delman, David.
    Delman, David.
    THE LAST GAMBIT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A chess mystery - "a case for Jacob Horowitz" set at a tournament in Philadelphia. 169 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Bob Scott. ISBN: 0-312-054599.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (tiny remainder dot - if that is what it is - on the bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 54321
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  • BROTHERLY LOVE by Dexter, Pete.
    Dexter, Pete.
    BROTHERLY LOVE

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Random House, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's fourth novel, set in the grim underworld of the mobs in Philadelphia. A NY Times Book Review notable book of 1991. SIGNED on the title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-394-585739.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dustjacket (closed tears to the dj, other light edgewear)

    Book ID: 50106
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  • BROTHERLY LOVE by Dexter, Pete.
    Dexter, Pete.
    BROTHERLY LOVE

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Random House, (1991.) dj. Hardcover - Author's fourth novel, set in the grim underworld of the mobs in Philadelphia. SIGNED on the title page. A NY Times Book Review notable book of 1991. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-394-585739.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47102
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  • FIGHTING CHANCE: A Gregor Demarkian Novel. by Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    FIGHTING CHANCE: A Gregor Demarkian Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014). First edition - An investigation becomes very personal for Demarkian, the retired chief of the FBI's Behavorial Sciences Unit, when his best friend on Cavanaugh Street, the parish priest of the local Armenian-Orthodox church, is arrested for murder. 311 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 64799
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  • Hathaway, Robin
    THE DOCTOR DIGS A GRAVE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj. First edition - The author's first mystery, winner of the St. Martin's/Malice Domestic Contest for Best First Traditional Mystery and the Agatha award. Introduces cardiologist and humitarian, Dr. Andrew Fenimore. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-312-185685.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (one corner damaged.)

    Book ID: 33724
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  • Lippman, Laura.
    EVERY SECRET THING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing new homicide detective Nancy Porter, set in Baltimore, Maryland - Lippman's first stand-alone novel. Winner of the Anthony Award. SIGNED on the title page. 388 pp. Cover praise from George Pelecanos and Harlan Coben. ISBN: 0-06-0506679.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77205
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  • EVERY SECRET THING. by Lippman, Laura.
    Lippman, Laura.
    EVERY SECRET THING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing new homicide detective Nancy Porter, set in Baltimore, Maryland - Lippman's first stand-alone novel. Winner of the Anthony Award. SIGNED on the title page. 388 pp. Cover praise from George Pelecanos and Harlan Coben. ISBN: 0-06-0506679.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light pink and green lines on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 57508
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  • THIRD AND INDIANA. by Lopez, Steve.
    Lopez, Steve.
    THIRD AND INDIANA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, described as 'phenomenally accomplished, compelling and moving.' Set in Philadelphia's Badlands where drug gangs rule the street, this is the story of a mother's search for her runaway son, who at 14 is already an accomplished drug dealer himself, holding down one of the toughest corners in the area. Boldly SIGNED on the title page.Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-670-856762.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50838
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  • THIRD AND INDIANA. by Lopez, Steve.
    Lopez, Steve.
    THIRD AND INDIANA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, described as 'phenomenally accomplished, compelling and moving.' Set in Philadelphia's Badlands where drug gangs rule the street, this is the story of a mother's search for her runaway son, who at 14 is already an accomplished drug dealer himself, holding down one of the toughest corners in the area. Boldly SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-670-856762.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44952
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  • THIRD AND INDIANA. by Lopez, Steve.
    Lopez, Steve.
    THIRD AND INDIANA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, described as 'phenomenally accomplished, compelling and moving.' Set in Philadelphia's Badlands where drug gangs rule the street, this is the story of a mother's search for her runaway son, who at 14 is already an accomplished drug dealer himself, holding down one of the toughest corners in the area. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 30657
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  • PEGGY OWEN PATRIOT. by Madison, Lucy Foster, 1865-1932.
    Madison, Lucy Foster, 1865-1932.
    PEGGY OWEN PATRIOT.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1914 (c 1910). Hardcover - The second book in Madison's Peggy Owen series, the story of a young Quaker girl in Philadelphia and its environs during the American Revolution. Because of her religion, Peggy is at first neutral about the War for Independence, but gradually becomes more and more involved in the fight for freedom. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and six glossy inserted plates by H. J. Peck. 437 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition in illustrated blue cloth covers (rear hinge cracked, but covers are bright and attractive, book is straight and sturdy)

    Book ID: 73689
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  • McKinney-Whetstone, Diane.
    TUMBLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first novel, set in Philadelphia in the 1940's and 1950's. Cover praise from Nikki Giovanni and Richard Perry. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-688-14487x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34371
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  • TEMPEST RISING. by McKinney-Whetstone, Diane.
    McKinney-Whetstone, Diane.
    TEMPEST RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's second novel, set in Philadelphia in 1965, the story of three adolescent girls who find themselves catapulted from a financially secure and close family into foster care. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-688-149944.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 65458
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  • BLUES DANCING. by McKinney-Whetstone, Diane.
    McKinney-Whetstone, Diane.
    BLUES DANCING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1999.). First edition - African American author's third novel, the story of a young woman fighting her addiction to heroine and her attraction to the man who introduced her to the drug when they were both college students. 307pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (soiling to last blank page.)

    Book ID: 50323
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  • Montanari, Richard.
    THE ROSARY GIRLS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, (2005.). First edition - A story of a serial killer stalking young Catholic girls - set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the first book in a new series featuring police detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. Hailed by the publisher as a new James Patterson, this is a fast and gripping read. Publisher's letter bound in. 472 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 31191
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  • Roberts, Gillian
    THE BLUEST BLOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by author on title page, and dated in the year of publication. An Amanda Pepper mystery, set in Philadelphia. ISBN: 0-345-403266.

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

    Book ID: 24754
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  • BACKFIRE. by Sauter, Eric.
    Sauter, Eric.
    BACKFIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel of suspense featuring Philadelphia cop Patrick Paige. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-525-934839.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread, but with a remainder line).

    Book ID: 37975
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  • DIRTY BLONDE. by Scottoline, Lisa.
    Scottoline, Lisa.
    DIRTY BLONDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Legal thriller set in Philadelphia and featuring a new judge on the federal bench - a young woman only in her thirties. Author's note. 358 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0514930.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69873
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  • DEAD RINGER. by Scottoline, Lisa.
    Scottoline, Lisa.
    DEAD RINGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - Legal thriller featuring the unconventional and outspoken Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato. Janet Evanovich describes Scottoline's books as follows: 'Her stories are filled with teeth-gnashing suspense, her characters are compelling, and her humor cuts to the heart of the issue with laserlike accuracy.' 326 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0514930.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63963
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  • DEVIL'S CORNER. by Scottoline, Lisa.
    Scottoline, Lisa.
    DEVIL'S CORNER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Legal thriller, featurning new assistant US attorney Vicki Allegretti, by this Edgar award winning author who was herself an attorney in Philadelphia. SIGNED on the title page. 393 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0742887.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61750
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  • BETRAYED: A Rosato and Associates Novel. by Scottoline, Lisa.
    Scottoline, Lisa.
    BETRAYED: A Rosato and Associates Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the front endpaper. Legal thriller which returns to the Philadelphia all-women legal firm of Rosato and Associates, featuring maverick attorney Judy Carrier. 340 pp. ISBN: 978-1250066961.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67865
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  • ALIBI. by Woods, Teri.
    Woods, Teri.
    ALIBI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her hardcover debut - "Two men think they've found the perfect opportunity--a chance to rob the stash house of Simon Shuller, one of Philadelphia's biggest drug lords. But their plans are spoiled when one of Shuller's men catches them as they break into the stash house." 257 pp. ISBN: 9780446581691.

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

    Book ID: 55611
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