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  • JACKSON: The Transgressions of a Place. by De Grange, Allen.
    De Grange, Allen.
    JACKSON: The Transgressions of a Place.

    Edition: 2nd printing, large trade paperback.

    Sunol, CA: De Grange Publishing, 1997. SIGNED - A history of Jackson, California, a gold rush town in Amador County and the site of two hard-rock mines - the Kennedy and the Argonaut, which had the most deadly mining disaster in California. A combination of folksy interviews, recollections from older residents, much of this book focuses on the six-year battle in the early 1950s to shut down open prostitution and gambling in the city - allegedly the last city in California, where prostitution was not only tolerated but protected. Included are numerous newspaper accounts, official records and more. Although most of the police and officials tried for corruption and bribery were acquitted, the state, under Attorney General (later governor)…

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    Sunol, CA: De Grange Publishing, 1997. SIGNED - A history of Jackson, California, a gold rush town in Amador County and the site of two hard-rock mines - the Kennedy and the Argonaut, which had the most deadly mining disaster in California. A combination of folksy interviews, recollections from older residents, much of this book focuses on the six-year battle in the early 1950s to shut down open prostitution and gambling in the city - allegedly the last city in California, where prostitution was not only tolerated but protected. Included are numerous newspaper accounts, official records and more. Although most of the police and officials tried for corruption and bribery were acquitted, the state, under Attorney General (later governor) Brown continued the crackdown. Illustrated with photographs throughout. SIGNED on the title page with the notation "num edition 18 of 20". The second printing includes a postscript and a holographic page of comments on the reception the book had originally. Bibliography, glossary. Large format. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-964734141.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated dark red wrappers (embossed seal on title page.

    Book ID: 84244
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  • NO REGRETS, COYOTE. by Dufresne, John.
    Dufresne, John.
    NO REGRETS, COYOTE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second crime novel, a South Florida noir introducing Wylie Coyote Melville, therapist and forensic consultant, who is summoned to a horrific crime scene on Christmas Eve. Five members of the Halliday family have been brutally killed and the police claim that the deaths were a murder-suicide carried out by a broken and desperate Chafin Halliday, but Wylies not so sure. As Wylie begins his own investigation with the help of his friend Bay Lettique, a poker player and sleight-of-hand artist, he discovers a web of corruption from the police to the mob - and his own life is in danger. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-0393070538.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83865
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  • THE FORCE. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    THE FORCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel based on years of research into the NYPD - "All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the citys history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must…

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    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel based on years of research into the NYPD - "All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the citys history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all."SIGNED on the title page. 482 pp. ISBN: 978-0062664419.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78632
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