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  • Ayres, Noreen.
    THE WORLD THE COLOR OF SALT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, introducing Smokey Brandon, ex-stripper and current forensic specialist with the Orange County Sheriff's department. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-688-108245.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13272
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  • Ayres, Noreen.
    THE WORLD THE COLOR OF SALT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The author's first mystery, introducing Smokey Brandon, ex-stripper and current forensic specialist with the Orange County Sheriff's department. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-688-108245.

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

    Book ID: 35565
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  • JUDO BOY. by Ball, John.
    Ball, John.
    JUDO BOY.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Pelham Books, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Pelham Sports Books series. Set in Southern California, this is "an adventure story for boys built around the ancient traditions of Judo, . . . Plenty of action, both on and off the Judo mat, keep this story of Rod Mitchell's self-development in Judo exciting. Based on accurate Judo data, it provides an original and valuable view of a new world of sports for boys." Not only does Rod learn restraint, and how to deal with a bully, this book also includes lessons on racial tolerance. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1976.) A classic work on martial arts. 158 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (label mostly hidden by dj flap, but otherwise a bright and clean copy.) Uncommon in this condition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 60430
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  • Bishop, Paul.
    SAND AGAINST THE TIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second thriller by this author, an Los Angeles Police Department veteran himself. Retired LAPD cop Calico Jack Walker and his former partner (and current girlfriend) Tina Tamiko find themselves caught up in the drug wars. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the month of publication. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-312931581.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64587
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  • Burke, Jan
    DEAR IRENE,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The third mystery in the highly praised series featuring reporter Irene Kelly. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-671-782169.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder dot).

    Book ID: 36512
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  • SWEET DREAMS, IRENE. by Burke, Jan.
    Burke, Jan.
    SWEET DREAMS, IRENE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in the highly praised mystery series set in Southern California and featuring reporter Irene Kelly. SIGNED on the title page. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-671-78210x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64661
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  • GOODNIGHT, IRENE. by Burke, Jan.
    Burke, Jan.
    GOODNIGHT, IRENE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - introduces Irene Kelly, reporter, amateur sleuth and resident of a southern California beach community. Nominated for the Agatha. SIGNED by Burke in silver on the title page (which has a black background.) 256 pp. ISBN: 0-671-782002.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64662
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  • DEAR IRENE, by Burke, Jan
    Burke, Jan
    DEAR IRENE,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The third mystery in the highly praised series featuring reporter Irene Kelly. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-671-782169.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52326
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  • Coker, Carolyn.
    APPEARANCE OF EVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set at the Huntington Museum in Los Angeles featuring art restorer and amateur sleuth Andrea Perkins, and introducing police detectives Eduardo Lopez and Tina Roberson. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-312-092431.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33753
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  • THE FIFTH WITNESS. by Connelly, Michael.
    Connelly, Michael.
    THE FIFTH WITNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer is back in this legal thriller set against the background of foreclosures and bankers' dirty dealings. SIGNED on the title page. 421 pp plus a brief excerpt from his forthcoming book 'The Drop.'. ISBN: 9780316069359.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57254
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  • THE FIFTH WITNESS. by Connelly, Michael.
    Connelly, Michael.
    THE FIFTH WITNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer is back in this legal thriller set against the background of foreclosures and bankers' dirty dealings. SIGNED on the title page. 421 pp plus a brief excerpt from his forthcoming book 'The Drop.'. ISBN: 9780316069359.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name blacked out on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 59411
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  • THE GODS OF GUILT. by Connelly, Michael,
    Connelly, Michael,
    THE GODS OF GUILT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring the 'Lincoln Lawyer' - defense attorney Mickey Haller. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. ISBN: 978-0316069519.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63833
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  • BLOOD TRUTH: A Rick Cahill Novel. by Coyle, Matt.
    Coyle, Matt.
    BLOOD TRUTH: A Rick Cahill Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Longboat Key, FL: Oceanview Publishing, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller in the award-winning series featuring private investigator Rick Cahill, set in La Jolla, California. When his old family home is being remodeled a safe is found that unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force 27 years ago. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 978-1608092390.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72809
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  • HOSTAGE. by Crais, Robert.
    Crais, Robert.
    HOSTAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A stand-alone thriller featuring Jeff Talley, former front line negotiator with LAPD's SWAT unit, who had attempted to escape from his former life by taking the chief-of-police job in an affluent bedroom community outside Los Angeles. The LA Times calls Robert Crais "a crime writer operating at the top of his game." Another complex, noir novel from this master of the genre. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-385-495854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35921
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  • DeMarinis, Rick
    THE MORTICIAN'S APPRENTICE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Among the praise that this novel received are these comments by Lewis Nordan: "this book is about sex and death and the 1950s, comic and tragic and moving..." what more could one want? Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-393-036626.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21593
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  • THE MORTICIAN'S APPRENTICE by DeMarinis, Rick
    DeMarinis, Rick
    THE MORTICIAN'S APPRENTICE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Among the praise that this novel received are these comments by Lewis Nordan: "this book is about sex and death and the 1950s, comic and tragic and moving..." 303 pp. ISBN: 0-393-036626.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (an unread copy but with some slight signs of handling or shelfwear.)

    Book ID: 7140
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  • PIOUS DECEPTION. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    PIOUS DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery featuring Kiernan O'Shaughnessy, a fiesty medical examiner turned sleuth, set on the well-heeled southern California coast near La Jolla and in the desert near Phoenix, Arizona . SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-394-571681.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15633
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  • PIOUS DECEPTION. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    PIOUS DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery featuring Kiernan O'Shaughnessy, a fiesty medical examiner turned sleuth, set on the well-heeled southern California coast near La Jolla and in the desert near Phoenix, Arizona . SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-394-571681.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (initials on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 43941
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  • BURNING GARBO. by Eversz, Robert.
    Eversz, Robert.
    BURNING GARBO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third in the highly praised series featuring Nina Zero -"A street-smart, razor-sharp combination of crime fiction and Southern California social commentary." INSCRIBED on the title page "For ----- for great listeners, and parents of another fine writer" 271 pp. ISBN: 0-743250133.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63922
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  • THE HORSE LATITUDES. by Ferrigno, Robert
    Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. Time magazine called this the "most memorable debut of the season.". ISBN: 0-688-090605.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (some damp staining to lower corner of textblock.)

    Book ID: 36186
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  • THE HORSE LATITUDES. by Ferrigno, Robert
    Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1990.). First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Praised by such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. Time magazine called this the "most memorable debut of the season."

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrapper (light crease to back cover) Inserted page gives publication information.

    Book ID: 39181
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  • THE HORSE LATITUDES. by Ferrigno, Robert
    Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. Time magazine called this the "most memorable debut of the season.". ISBN: 0-688-090605.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (one edge slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 35808
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  • Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. ISBN: 0-688-090605.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30532
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  • Ferrigno, Robert
    THE HORSE LATITUDES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a search for a woman in the dark underworld of Southern California, a world of 'mad scientists, bikini queens, competitive body builders, big-game hunters, drug dealers, Vietnam vets, thugs...' Dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as Elmore Leonard, Amy Tan, Robert Parker and Michael Chabon. ISBN: 0-688-090605.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30537
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  • WATCH ME DIE. by Goldberg, Lee.
    Goldberg, Lee.
    WATCH ME DIE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    n.p. (2010). SIGNED - Novel originally published in 2005 as "The Man with the Iron On Badge" and nominated for the Shamus award. "Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who learned everything he knows about being a private eye from books and TV . and who is about to discover that the differences between fact and fiction can be fatal. " SIGNED on the title page. 188 pp plus an excerpt from "My Gun Has Bullets.". ISBN: 9780615499703.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63311
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  • LAST DANCE IN REDONDO BEACH. by Katz, Michael J.
    Katz, Michael J.
    LAST DANCE IN REDONDO BEACH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery featuring out-of-shape Chicago sportscaster Andy Sussman, set in Southern California in the world of pro-wrestling. 255 pp. ISBN: -39913445X.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (toning to the pages, remainder line)

    Book ID: 65414
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  • LAST DANCE IN REDONDO BEACH. by Katz, Michael J.
    Katz, Michael J.
    LAST DANCE IN REDONDO BEACH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery featuring out-of-shape Chicago sportscaster Andy Sussman, set in Southern California in the world of pro-wrestling. 255 pp. ISBN: -39913445X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 62451
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  • SLEEPING DOG. by Lochte, Dick.
    Lochte, Dick.
    SLEEPING DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing private detective Leo Bloodworth and fourteen year old Serendipity Dahlquist, Set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Nero Award. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-738x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77040
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  • SLEEPING DOG. by Lochte, Dick.
    Lochte, Dick.
    SLEEPING DOG.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first novel, introducing private detective Leo Bloodworth and fourteen year old Serendipity Dahlquist, Set in Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Nero Award. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-738x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48773
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  • HANK & CHLOE. by Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    HANK & CHLOE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in the dwindling canyonlands of Southern California. Dustjacket praise from Barbara Kingsolver (who said 'Hank & Chloe are as star-crossed as Romeo and JulietÑbut sexier, and frankly, a lot more fun. This is a love story with a salsa bite and a winning heart.') and Maxine Kumin (who called it 'a wonderful salacious read.') among others. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0169435.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41469
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