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  • HANK & CHLOE. by Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    HANK & CHLOE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1994.). SIGNED - Author's first novel, set in the dwindling canyonlands of Southern California. 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: 0-06-0924640.

    Condition: Good overall (slight bend to textblock)

    Book ID: 46872
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  • SHADOW RANCH. by Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    SHADOW RANCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel (fourth book), a story 'about love and the way tragedy affects several generations of a Southern California family.' SIGNED on the title page. 375 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0172169.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44235
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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 a near fine dustjacket (bookplate on endpaper, light crease on spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 25593
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  • SHADOW RANCH. by Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    SHADOW RANCH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - The author's third novel (fourth book), a story 'about love and the way tragedy affects several generations of a Southern California family.' SIGNED on the title page. 379 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37843
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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. ISBN: 0-06-0169435.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48464
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  • Martin, Steve.
    THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - Martin's second novel - a story of a young man (30, 35, 38 or 27 depending on how he feels that day) whose life is rich and full (providing he never leaves his Santa Monica apartment) - has both his trademark humor and a real tenderness and affection for his characters. Went quickly into later printings.

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

    Book ID: 27426
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  • MURDER HURTS: A Fiddler and Fiora Mystery. by Maxwell, A.E. (Ann and Evan).
    Maxwell, A.E. (Ann and Evan).
    MURDER HURTS: A Fiddler and Fiora Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth mystery featuring southern California private investigator Fiddler and his ex-wife Fiora, written by the husband and wife team of Evan and Ann Maxwell. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-679-404589.

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

    Book ID: 76261
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  • Maxwell, A.E. (Ann Maxwell and Evan Maxwell)
    JUST ENOUGH LIGHT TO KILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring Southern California private eye Fiddler. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-385-23713.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22570
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  • ANGELS IN HEAVEN by Pierce, David M
    Pierce, David M
    ANGELS IN HEAVEN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery with Vic Daniels, private investigator to the stars - or at least he was once. His office is tucked away in the San Fernando Valley between a bad take-out restaurant and an empty lot. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-892964839.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (creasing to front cover).

    Book ID: 71925
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  • SWEET POISON. by Relling, William, Jr.
    Relling, William, Jr.
    SWEET POISON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring ex-cop, ex-PI turned winegrower Jack Donne, set in Southern California's wine country. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33166.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63249
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  • SWEET POISON. by Relling, William, Jr.
    Relling, William, Jr.
    SWEET POISON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring ex-cop, ex-PI turned winegrower Jack Donne, set in Southern California's wine country. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33166.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper, small map taped onto front pastedown).

    Book ID: 69252
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  • THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU. by See, Carolyn.
    See, Carolyn.
    THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the very near future - in a world where the boundaries between real danger and imaginary threats becomes blurred. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Ursula Le Guin, Pete Dexter, Kevin Starr and others. SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-679-463178.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44547
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  • APPEARANCES OF DEATH. by Shannon, Dell.
    Shannon, Dell.
    APPEARANCES OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1977. Hardcover first edition - A Luis Mendoza mystery, set in Los Angeles. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-688-032389.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket ( (prev owner's name, short closed tear to bottom edge of dj)

    Book ID: 71495
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  • APPEARANCES OF DEATH. by Shannon, Dell.
    Shannon, Dell.
    APPEARANCES OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1977 dj. Hardcover first edition - A Luis Mendoza mystery, set in Los Angeles. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-688-032389.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket

    Book ID: 66542
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  • Tanney, Katherine.
    CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 2001. dj. First edition - The author's first book, set in Southern California in the late 1970's. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-375-505377.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 35398
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  • Tanney, Katherine.
    CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 2001. dj. First edition - The author's first book, set in Southern California in the late 1970's. ISBN: 0-375-505377.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (black line bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 27584
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  • GOD IS A BULLET. by Teran, Boston.
    Teran, Boston.
    GOD IS A BULLET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, nominated for the Edgar and winner of the John Creasey Award for Best First Mystery Novel. "The feral wasteland of the southern California desert and the badlands of Mexico: these are the settings for Boston Teran's searing debut novel - a dark, wrenching thriller about personal conviction, retribution, and survival." An uncommon love story which grows out of the collaboration between a cop trying to get back his kidnapped 14 year-old daughter and an ex-cult member, just "getting off the junkie trail." 306 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401881.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 42520
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  • GOD IS A BULLET. by Teran, Boston.
    Teran, Boston.
    GOD IS A BULLET.

    Edition: Full size book club edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. Hardcover - Author's first novel, nominated for the Edgar and winner of the John Creasey Award for Best First Mystery Novel. "The feral wasteland of the southern California desert and the badlands of Mexico: these are the settings for Boston Teran's searing debut novel - a dark, wrenching thriller about personal conviction, retribution, and survival." An uncommon love story which grows out of the collaboration between a cop trying to get back his kidnapped 14 year-old daughter and an ex-cult member, just "getting off the junkie trail." 306 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401881.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72816
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  • VOODOO, LTD. by Thomas, Ross (1925 -1995)
    Thomas, Ross (1925 -1995)
    VOODOO, LTD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The infamous team of Artie Wu and Quincy Durant reappear in this novel of murder, duplicity and double dealing; the chief suspect is an actress named Ione (so you can see why we like this book). Set in Southern California. SIGNED on the title page and dated Oct 3, 1992 (in the month of publication.) 282 pp. ISBN: 0-892964510.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49771
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  • THE FOUNTAINS. by Wallace, Sylvia.
    Wallace, Sylvia.
    THE FOUNTAINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by the wife of writer Irving Wallace, the story of five women whose lives intertwine at a luxurious spa in Southern California. Cover praise from Sidney Sheldon and Joseph Wambaugh. 321 pp. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-688-030408.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45146
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