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  • DEVIL WITH A GUN: A Dixie Flynn Mystery. by Grant, M. C. (aka Grant McKenzie.)
    Grant, M. C. (aka Grant McKenzie.)
    DEVIL WITH A GUN: A Dixie Flynn Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Woodbury, MN: Mystery Ink, (2013). First edition - Set in San Francisco, this is the second mystery featuring crime-beat journalist Dixie Flynn. ISBN: 9780738734996.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61837
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  • ANGEL WITH A BULLET: A Dixie Flynn Mystery. by Grant, M. C. (aka Grant McKenzie.)
    Grant, M. C. (aka Grant McKenzie.)
    ANGEL WITH A BULLET: A Dixie Flynn Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Woodbury, MN: Mystery Ink, (2012). First edition - Set in San Francisco, this mystery introduces crime-beat journalist Dixie Flynn - she thinks fast, and talks even faster. 324 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in.. ISBN: 9780738734156.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62814
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  • PAST TENSE. by Greenleaf, Stephen
    Greenleaf, Stephen
    PAST TENSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring private investigator John Marshall Tanner, set in San Francisco, and involving claims of sexual abuse, buried memories and a police officer who appears to be acting as a vigilante. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-684-832496.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36754
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  • PAST TENSE. by Greenleaf, Stephen
    Greenleaf, Stephen
    PAST TENSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring private investigator John Marshall Tanner, set in San Francisco, and involving claims of sexual abuse, buried memories and a police officer who appears to be acting as a vigilante. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-684-832496.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 22529
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  • PAST TENSE. by Greenleaf, Stephen
    Greenleaf, Stephen
    PAST TENSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring private investigator John Marshall Tanner, set in San Francisco, and involving claims of sexual abuse, buried memories and a police officer who appears to be acting as a vigilante. SIGNED on the title page. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-684-832496.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56586
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  • ELLIPSIS. by Greenleaf, Stephen.
    Greenleaf, Stephen.
    ELLIPSIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring San Francisco private investigator John Marshall Tanner novel - a bestselling novelist is receiving death threats. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-684-815834.

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

    Book ID: 61795
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  • BOOK CASE by Greenleaf, Stephen.
    Greenleaf, Stephen.
    BOOK CASE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A John Marshall Tanner mystery - and one of his best. Winner of Japan's Falcon Prize for best hard-boiled mystery novel. 332 pp. ISBN: 0-688-076696.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64647
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  • FALSE CONCEPTION by Greenleaf, Stephen
    Greenleaf, Stephen
    FALSE CONCEPTION

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Otto Penzler Books / Simon and Schuster, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in San Francisco, featuring attorney turned private investigator, John Marshall Tanner. 273 pp. ISBN: 1883402875.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64650
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  • Greenleaf, Stephen
    PAST TENSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring private investigator John Marshall Tanner, set in San Francisco, and involving claims of sexual abuse, buried memories and a police officer who appears to be acting as a vigilante. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-684-832496.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 23710
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  • Hall, Oakley.
    AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE DEATH OF KINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Hall's second mystery featuring figure Ambrose Bierce- William Randolph Hearst's star journalist and San Francisco's most celebrated writer - investigating the disappearance of a visiting Hawaiian Princess. Cover praise from Michael Chabon, among others, who states this "invites the reader into a puzzling, seductive and above all, pleasurable fictional realm... Hall has one of the finest prose styles around: tough, agile, but tinged with a sepia hint of gentlemanly elegance.. perfectly suited to bringing to life the San Francisco of the 1890's, at once gilded and rough-hewn, brawling and refined." 276 pp. ISBN: 0-670-030074.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33191
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  • AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE DEATH OF KINGS. by Hall, Oakley.
    Hall, Oakley.
    AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE DEATH OF KINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Hall's second mystery featuring figure Ambrose Bierce- William Randolph Hearst's star journalist and San Francisco's most celebrated writer - investigating the disappearance of a visiting Hawaiian Princess. Cover praise from Michael Chabon, among others, who states this "invites the reader into a puzzling, seductive and above all, pleasurable fictional realm... Hall has one of the finest prose styles around: tough, agile, but tinged with a sepia hint of gentlemanly elegance.. perfectly suited to bringing to life the San Francisco of the 1890's, at once gilded and rough-hewn, brawling and refined." 276 pp. ISBN: 0-670-030074.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42994
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  • THE HEART OF HENRY QUANTUM. by Harding, Pepper.
    Harding, Pepper.
    THE HEART OF HENRY QUANTUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book under this pseudonym. Set in San Francisco, during the course of a single day, this is the story of "a quirky, socially awkward man goes on a quest to find his wife a last-minute Christmas gift and encounters several distractions including bumping into his ex-girlfriend who may have been the one who got away." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's postscript. 280 pp. ISBN: 978-1501126802.

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

    Book ID: 73009
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  • BONES OF THE BARBARY COAST: A Cree Black Novel. by Hecht, Daniel.
    Hecht, Daniel.
    BONES OF THE BARBARY COAST: A Cree Black Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book featuring Cree Black, a "parapsychologist with a haunted past" and a ghost-hunter -in this one she has returned from New Orleans to San Francisco, where a skeleton was unearthed in the foundation of a Victorian home on Telegraph Hill. 422 pp. ISBN: 1582343411.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63555
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  • THE VIOLET HOUR. by Hill, Katherine.
    Hill, Katherine.
    THE VIOLET HOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A love story that begins with the end of a marriage." The author's first novel, set in San Francisco. 354 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. ISBN: 9781476710327.

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

    Book ID: 59146
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  • Hillsbery, Kief.
    WAR BOY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (2000.). First edition - The author's first novel, a frenetic and often disturbing comin-of-age story, told from the perspective of a deaf-mute, 14 year old boy, fleeing his abusive father, who takes to the road with Johnnyboy, the only person he trusts. On the bus they hook up with two speed-freaks and Ula, who is mourning the death of her fiance. This novel explores their the friendship, united by loss and the allure of intimacy, and the sexual and drug underworld of San Francisco. 335 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37231
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  • EVERY MAN A MENACE. by Hoffman, Patrick.
    Hoffman, Patrick.
    EVERY MAN A MENACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, the story of a ruthless ecstasy-smuggling ring, from the Golden Triangle of southeast Asia to San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page. Hoffman is both a writer and a private investigator, and his first book - The White Van - was named a Wall Street Journal best book of the year. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0802125446.

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

    Book ID: 68673
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  • A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE. by Hutchins, Scott.
    Hutchins, Scott.
    A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in San Francisco and the high tech world of Silicon Valley, where an attempt is being made to create a computer not just with artificial intelligence, but actually sentient. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-1594205057.

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

    Book ID: 67187
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  • A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE. by Hutchins, Scott.
    Hutchins, Scott.
    A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in San Francisco and the high tech world of Silicon Valley, where an attempt is being made to create a computer not just with artificial intelligence, but actually sentient., INSCRIBED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-1594205057.

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

    Book ID: 62816
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  • LA MOLLIE AND THE KING OF TEARS. by Islas, Arturo (1938-1991.)
    Islas, Arturo (1938-1991.)
    LA MOLLIE AND THE KING OF TEARS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1996.). First edition - Posthumous publication of this novel by this award-winning Texas born Chicano writer, edited and with a long afterword by Paul Skenazy. From the back coverL: "Meet Louie Mendoza, a jazz musician who likes to talk - who can't seem to stop talking for the life of him, in fact. It's 1973, the comet Kahoutek is crossing the earth's path, and some think the world is about to end. It doesn't quite end for Louie, but the morning hours find him at San Francisco General Hospital, telling the tale of his day to a stranger with a tape recorder while he waits to hear the fate of his lover, La Mollie." 208 p. ISBN: 1-888105-054.

    Condition: Very good in blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 43484
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  • SENSING LIGHT FROM DARK: A Novel. by Jacobson, Mark A.
    Jacobson, Mark A.
    SENSING LIGHT FROM DARK: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Ulysses Press. (2016). First edition - "San Francisco, 1979 an epidemic begins" Written by a doctor who was just beginning his internship days after the CDC reported a mysterious, fatal form on immundeficiency, and who went on to become a leading Bay Area AIDS physician, this novel "follows the lives of three people from vastly different walks of life, who find themselves thrown together by a shared urgency to find out what is killing so many men in the prime of their lives." 346 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue printed wrappers with clear acrylic covers..

    Book ID: 69979
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  • I WANT CANDY. by Keltner, Kim Wong.
    Keltner, Kim Wong.
    I WANT CANDY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - A coming of age story set in 1983 in San Francisco, the story of a young Chinese girl whose whole life seemed to revolve around the family's restaurant, Eggroll Wonderland. SIGNED on the title page. Issued as a paperback original. 278 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44855
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  • BEGGAR'S CHOICE. by Kennealy, Jerry.
    Kennealy, Jerry.
    BEGGAR'S CHOICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Nick Polo mystery, San Francisco setting. SIGNED by author on title page. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-312-114788.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (book is as new, but dj has a little wear to edges, and a peeled spot from sticker removal)

    Book ID: 48384
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  • NIGHT WORK. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    NIGHT WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th Kate Martinelli mystery, set in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107135.

    Condition: Good in very good+ dust jacket (spine slant, some soiling to bottom edge of textblock

    Book ID: 77266
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  • NIGHT WORK. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    NIGHT WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th Kate Martinelli mystery, set in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107135.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52458
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  • NIGHT WORK. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    NIGHT WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th Kate Martinelli mystery, set in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107135.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (tear and associated creasing to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 67849
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  • King, Laurie.
    NIGHT WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th Kate Martinelli mystery, set in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page by the author. ISBN: 0-553-107135.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 27563
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  • NIGHT WORK. by King, Laurie.
    King, Laurie.
    NIGHT WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th Kate Martinelli mystery, set in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107135.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77152
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  • TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book. by Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her 4th book and first novel, set in San Francisco during the 1960s. SIGNED on the title page. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-394-568311.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (front hinge beginning to crack, but otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 63945
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  • TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book. by Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong.
    TRIPMASTER MONKEY: His Fake Book.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her 4th book and first novel, set in San Francisco during the 1960s. SIGNED on the title page. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-394-568311.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 25439
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  • THE SECRETS OF THE CAMERA OBSCURA by Knowles, David
    Knowles, David
    THE SECRETS OF THE CAMERA OBSCURA

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book, set in San Francisco, where a beautiful young woman who frequented the Camera Obsura is found murdered. SIGNED on the title page. 139 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-06553.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (light crease on flap.)

    Book ID: 49401
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