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  • EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th mystery (and the 2nd to be published in hardcover) featuring Matthew Scudder, the down-and-out, ex-New York city cop, set in the seamy underside of the city, with Scudder struggling to stay sober. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material and photograph laid in.. Basis for the 1986 film starring Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette; winner of the Shamus award and nominated for the Edgar. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-4054.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67120
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  • THE GUARDS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    THE GUARDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.). First edition - The first Jack Taylor book, which begins after he is fired from the Garda Siochana - the Guards, Ireland's police force - "an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galways streets. Nominated for the Edgar award, winner of the Shamus Award. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 54201
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  • THE GUARDS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    THE GUARDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.). First edition - The first Jack Taylor book, which begins after he is fired from the Garda Siochana - the Guards, Ireland's police force - "an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galways streets. Nominated for the Edgar award, winner of the Shamus Award. 303 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy printed wrappers (crease on front cover).

    Book ID: 60672
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  • WHERE IT HURTS. by Coleman, Reed Farrel.
    Coleman, Reed Farrel.
    WHERE IT HURTS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The first thriller featuring ex-cop Gus Murphy, a gritty novel about the other side of Long Island. "Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arms length. But Guss comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, Tommys son T.J.s batteredbody was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesnt seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted - Gus." Nominated for the Edgar and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The first thriller featuring ex-cop Gus Murphy, a gritty novel about the other side of Long Island. "Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arms length. But Guss comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, Tommys son T.J.s batteredbody was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesnt seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted - Gus." Nominated for the Edgar and Anthony Awards and winner of the Shamus Award, 2017. SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp. ISBN: 978-0399173035.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78361
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  • Connolly, John.
    EVERY DEAD THING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first novel, introducing former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker. Winner of the Shamus Award for best first PI novel. SIGNED on the title page. 395 pp. ISBN: 0-684-857146.

    Condition: Good in a good only dust jacket (remainder line, edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 50049
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  • EVERY DEAD THING. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    EVERY DEAD THING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first novel, introducing former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker. Winner of the Shamus Award for best first PI novel. SIGNED on title page. 395 pp. ISBN: 0-684-857146.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 48715
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  • EVERY DEAD THING. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    EVERY DEAD THING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first novel, introducing former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker. Winner of the Shamus Award for best first PI novel. 395 pp. ISBN: 0-684-857146.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63704
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  • Cutler, Stan.
    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A PATSY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - winner of the Shamus award.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 3976
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  • SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN. by Davis, Thomas D.
    Davis, Thomas D.
    SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery, set in the small California town of Azalea, where life centers around the church. Winner of the Shamus Award for best first PI novel. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32054.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4452
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  • Early, Jack (pseudonym for Sandra Scoppettone)
    A CREATIVE KIND OF KILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery written under this pseudonym - set in Manhattan's SOHO district and featuring Fortune Fanelli, ex-cop turned private investigator, and single father of two. Nominated for an Edgar award, winner of the Shamus. ISBN: 0-531-098354.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31769
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  • COME BACK DEAD: A Scott Elliott Mystery. by Faherty, Terence.
    Faherty, Terence.
    COME BACK DEAD: A Scott Elliott Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's seventh mystery and the second in the Scott Elliott series, set in 1955 as television is beginning to take a toll on the film industry - "Hollywood detective Scott Elliott returns to thwart a film sabateur." INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. Winner of the Shamus award for best Private Eye Novel. 332 pp. ISBN: 0-684-830847.

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

    Book ID: 67686
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  • THE STAKED GOAT. by Healy, Jeremiah.
    Healy, Jeremiah.
    THE STAKED GOAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery in the highly praised series featuring Boston private eye John Francis Cuddy - a great series. Tony Hillerman called the plot idea 'fresh and intriguing'; Robert Parker described this novel as a 'pleasure to read.' Winner of the Shamus Award for best PI novel. ISBN: 0-06-0155159.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15634
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  • THE STAKED GOAT. by Healy, Jeremiah.
    Healy, Jeremiah.
    THE STAKED GOAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery in the highly praised series featuring Boston private eye John Francis Cuddy - a great series. Tony Hillerman called the plot idea 'fresh and intriguing'; Robert Parker described this novel as a 'pleasure to read.' Winner of the Shamus Award for best PI novel. SIGNED on the title page. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0155159.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70959
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  • DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, introducing Easy Rawlins, a black World War II vet, and set in Los Angeles in 1948. Nominated for the Edgar Award and received the Shamus Award and the CWA Award Dagger award for best first novel. SIGNED on the title page. Basis for the movie of the same name. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-393-028542.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (first state.)

    Book ID: 66056
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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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  • BLACK MAPS. by Spiegelman, Peter.
    Spiegelman, Peter.
    BLACK MAPS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an edgy suspense story of white collar crime in the world of high finance (a world with which the author, who worked on Wall Street for 20 years, is very familiar.) Winner of the Shamus Award for best first PI novel. ISBN: 1-4000-40752.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39470
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  • THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A BEAR. An Alaskan Mystery. by Straley, John.
    Straley, John.
    THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A BEAR. An Alaskan Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Soho Press, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A highly praised (and deservedly so) unusual first book, set against the modern Alaskan frontier, and the surviving pantheism of its indigenous population, nominated for an Edgar, winner of the Shamus award for best first book. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page: "For Linda, who knows the territory" and dated in 1997. 225 pp.

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

    Book ID: 74352
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  • THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A BEAR. An Alaskan Mystery. by Straley, John.
    Straley, John.
    THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A BEAR. An Alaskan Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Soho Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A highly praised (and deservedly so) unusual first book, set against the modern Alaskan frontier, and the surviving pantheism of its indigenous population, nominated for an Edgar, winner of the Shamus award for best first book. 225 pp.

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

    Book ID: 60614
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  • Winslow, Don
    CALIFORNIA FIRE AND LIFE

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Suspenseful novel featuring Jack Wade, genius arson investigator, fire claims adjuster and inveterate surfer. SIGNED by the author.Winner of the Shamus Award for best PI novel.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9596
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  • Winslow, Don
    CALIFORNIA FIRE AND LIFE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspenseful novel featuring Jack Wade, genius arson investigator, fire claims adjuster and inveterate surfer. Unusual binding - the illustrated boards depict flames, the dustjacket is cut away as if the flames had been eating at the edges. Winslow was an arson investigator himself for more than 15 years, which gives this novel an authentic feeling. Winner of the Shamus Award for best PI novel. 337 pp. "Burnt edge" dust jacket designed by Carol Devine Carson. ISBN: 0-679-454314.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78504
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