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  • Miner, Valerie.
    WINTER'S EDGE.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: The Crossing Press, 1985. SIGNED first edition - Novel about 'two wonderful old women whose relationship is feisty, tender and deep' (May Sarton.) Praise also from Tillie Olsen who calls Miner 'a poet of the everyday urban life.' SIGNED on the titlepage. ISBN: 0-89594-1759.

    Condition: Fine. (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 25300
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  • CINNAMON KISS. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    CINNAMON KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Easy Rawlins crime novel, set in San Francisco during the 'Summer of Love'. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-316-07302.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59469
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  • THE DISTANCE. by Muller, Eddie.
    Muller, Eddie.
    THE DISTANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2002). Hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, introducing Billy Nichols, a 1940s sportswriter known as Mr. Boxing Set in 1948, this the depicts the gritty post World War II boxing scene in San Francisco - a world the author knows well, as the son of a noted boxing writer and founder of the San Francisco Historical Boxing Museum Nominated for Barry, Macavity and Shamus Awards. Frontispiece. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-743214439.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79516
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  • THE DISTANCE. by Muller, Eddie.
    Muller, Eddie.
    THE DISTANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, introducing Billy Nichols, a 1940s sportswriter known as Mr. Boxing Set in 1948, this the depicts the gritty post World War II boxing scene in San Francisco - a world the author knows well, as the son of a noted boxing writer and founder of the San Francisco Historical Boxing Museum SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for Barry, Macavity and Shamus Awards. Frontispiece. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-743214439.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79772
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  • Muller, Marcia.
    WHILE OTHER PEOPLE SLEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1998). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Sharon McCone, considered the first of the female P. I.'s. SIGNED on the title page by Muller. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6505.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's small stamp.)

    Book ID: 15521
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  • DEAD MIDNIGHT. by Muller, Marcia.
    Muller, Marcia.
    DEAD MIDNIGHT.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A Sharon McCone mystery, set mostly in San Francisco, and involving the world of new internet businesses, venture capital and the boom and bust cycle. SIGNED on the title pabe. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-765x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 28047
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  • WHILE OTHER PEOPLE SLEEP. by Muller, Marcia.
    Muller, Marcia.
    WHILE OTHER PEOPLE SLEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1998). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Sharon McCone, considered the first of the female P. I.'s. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6505.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59795
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  • LOCKED IN. by Muller, Marcia.
    Muller, Marcia.
    LOCKED IN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Sharon McCone mystery, Winner of the Shamus Award for best PI novel. 281 pp. ISBN: 9780446581059.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61218
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  • THE SHAPE OF DREAD. by Muller, Marcia
    Muller, Marcia
    THE SHAPE OF DREAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Sharon McCone mystery, one in which she looks into a two year old case of the disappearance (and presumed murder) of a young stand-up comic in San Francisco. SIGNED on title page. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-892962712.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71037
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  • LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR WILLIE. by Muller, Marcia.
    Muller, Marcia.
    LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR WILLIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth in Muller's ground-breaking Sharon McCone series, set in San Francisco. INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-312-477287.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (very short tear at upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 71039
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  • Muller, Marcia.
    WHILE OTHER PEOPLE SLEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1998). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Sharon McCone, considered the first of the female P. I.'s. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6505.

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

    Book ID: 59710
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  • TERMINATION INTERVIEW. by Murray, Lynne.
    Murray, Lynne.
    TERMINATION INTERVIEW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Free-lance photographer Ingrid Hunter, is supplementing her erratic income with office temp work, at a San Francisco law firm, where she discovers that the personel director is a former high school classmate - who soon winds up dead - jumped or pushed from a window. The author's first novel. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312-015186.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54200
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  • AFTER THE PARADE. by Ostlund, Lori.
    Ostlund, Lori.
    AFTER THE PARADE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2015). First edition - The author's first novel, second book (her first book, a collection of short stories won the Flannery O'Connor award, the Edmund White award and many more honors.) Ostlund describes her writing style as "digressive" and this book definitely meanders down many side paths as it tells the story of a man who has left his long time partner in Santa Fe to start a new life in San Francisco - successive chapters go back and forth between his childhood in Minnesota and his current life in San Francisco. 337 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67226
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  • AFTER THE PARADE. by Ostlund, Lori.
    Ostlund, Lori.
    AFTER THE PARADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, second book (her first book, a collection of short stories won the Flannery O'Connor award, the Edmund White award and many more honors.) Ostlund describes her writing style as "digressive" and this book definitely meanders down many side paths as it tells the story of a man who has left his long time partner in Santa Fe to start a new life in San Francisco - successive chapters go back and forth between his childhood in Minnesota and his current life in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page. 337 pp. ISBN: 978-1476790107.

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

    Book ID: 64965
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  • THE 8TH CONFESSION. by Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro.
    Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro.
    THE 8TH CONFESSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Women's Murder Club tracks a killer with a taste for the super-rich. 352 pp plus a preview of Witch and Wizard and a list of books by Patterson. ISBN: 9780-316-018760.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62895
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  • 4TH OF JULY. by Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro.
    Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro.
    4TH OF JULY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller featuring San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club. 392 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. ISBN: 0-316-710601.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but a bit of toning to front edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 59976
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  • DEGREE OF GUILT. by Patterson, Richard North
    Patterson, Richard North
    DEGREE OF GUILT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A legal thriller and suspense novel set in San Francisco, where a woman has been accused of killing an eminent novelist: her defense is that he was attempting to rape her. SIGNED by the author on the first page of the first section. 548 pp. ISBN: 0-679420649.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (very short tear to bottom edge of front cover)

    Book ID: 71908
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  • A COOK IN TIME: An Angie Amalfi Mystery. by Pence, Joanne.
    Pence, Joanne.
    A COOK IN TIME: An Angie Amalfi Mystery.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - Mystery involving competing societies of UFO believers, set in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page. Recipes, 340 pp. ISBN: 0-06-1044547.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 51982
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  • FALL FROM GRACE: A Noir Thriller. by Phillips, Clyde.
    Phillips, Clyde.
    FALL FROM GRACE: A Noir Thriller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, featuring San Francisco Homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti. INSCRIBED on the title page " --- thanks for being a partner in crime" and dated in the year of publication. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-688157440.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61636
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  • BLINDSIDED. by Phillips, Clyde.
    Phillips, Clyde.
    BLINDSIDED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery, a thriller involving a serial killer who is targeting police, set in San Francisco and featuring homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-688171540.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (bookplate mostly hidden by front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 41702
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  • FALL FROM GRACE: A Noir Thriller. by Phillips, Clyde.
    Phillips, Clyde.
    FALL FROM GRACE: A Noir Thriller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, featuring San Francisco Homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-688157440.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76951
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  • ON THE EDGE. by Poverman, C. E.
    Poverman, C. E.
    ON THE EDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Princeton, NJ: Ontario Review Press, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When he fails the California bar exam, Frank August becomes an investigator by default - but then he finds himself confronted by a difficult conflict of interest when he is asked to investigate an old friend accused of involvement in a major drug case. SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-86538-0872.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60498
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  • MOURNERS. by Pronzini, Bill
    Pronzini, Bill
    MOURNERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "Nameless Detective" mystery, set in San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page. 285 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52453
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  • DRAGONFIRE. by Pronzini, Bill.
    Pronzini, Bill.
    DRAGONFIRE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (1982). First edition - The ninth 'Nameless Detective' mystery, set partially in San Francisco's Chinatown. 195 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated orange wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 71558
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  • Pronzini, Bill
    SCATTERSHOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The eighth "Nameless Detective" mystery, set in the San Francisco area. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-312-700466.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to spine of the dj, as usual)

    Book ID: 35477
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  • DOUBLE. by Pronzini, Bill and Marcia Muller.
    Pronzini, Bill and Marcia Muller.
    DOUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery from this husband and wife team featuring their two detective characters - Pronzini's 'Nameless' dectective and Muller's San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-312-218079.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (light foxing to top of textblock, slight sunning to spine, small nick on top edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 56249
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  • DOUBLE. by Pronzini, Bill and Marcia Muller.
    Pronzini, Bill and Marcia Muller.
    DOUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery from this husband and wife team featuring their two detective characters - Pronzini's 'Nameless' dectective and Muller's San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-312-218079.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70953
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  • THE ULTIMATE RUSH . by Quirk, Joe.
    Quirk, Joe.
    THE ULTIMATE RUSH .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel. "The sole rollerblading courier in San Francisco, messenger Chet Griffin finds himself trapped in a deadly struggle to save his own life after he innocently delivers an already opened envelope containing a computer disk with billion-dollar information to a ruthless customer." 354 pp. ISBN: 0-688152708.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77030
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  • THE YEAR OF FOG. by Richmond, Michelle.
    Richmond, Michelle.
    THE YEAR OF FOG.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2018). SIGNED - Author's second novel, third book. "Life changes in an instant. On a foggy beach. In the seconds when Abby Mason, photographer, fiancee and soon-to-be-stepmotherlooks into her camera and commits her greatest error. . . Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco fog. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger's van, or a road with traffic flashing by. Devastated by guilt, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead." SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 978-0385340120.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76468
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  • Routt, Fred.
    THE JUGGLER AND THE PRINCESS.

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

    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2001.). First edition - The author's first novel, set in San Francisco: 'All Max really wants to do is practice his juggling, drink iced tea with his friends and get over the death of his wife in a car wreck' - but he is called back to his detective work - among the characters in this offbeat mystery are a reclusive bibliophile neighbor and a gun-savvy Bible-quoting waitress. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-887393446.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38353
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