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  • CHILE DEATH. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    CHILE DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A China Bayles mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. ISBN: 0-425-165396.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33141
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  • NIGHTSHADE. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    NIGHTSHADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2007.). dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the small town of Pecan Springs, Texas, featuring former attorney and now herbalist, China Bayles, and her new husband, former Houston homicide detective and now private investigator Mike McQuaid. Notes on herbs, reading list and recipes. 289 pp. ISBN: 9780425219560.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55849
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  • DEAD MAN'S BONES. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    DEAD MAN'S BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A China Bayles herbal mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. Recipes. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-425-200175.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51005
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  • NIGHTSHADE. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    NIGHTSHADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A China Bayles herbal mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. Recipes. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-425-219560.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48282
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  • BLEEDING HEARTS. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    BLEEDING HEARTS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: Berkley, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A China Bayles herbal mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. Recipes.One of 500 copies, SIGNED and numbered on a special preliminary page. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-425-207994.

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

    Book ID: 78148
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  • Albert, Susan Wittig
    MISTLETOE MAN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Berkley, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - A China Bayles herbal mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-425-176738.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket.(edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 33486
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  • DEAD MAN'S BONES. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    DEAD MAN'S BONES.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: Berkley, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A China Bayles herbal mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. One of 500 copies individually SIGNED and numbered by the author on a special preliminary title page. Recipes. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-425-200175.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77345
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  • LOVE LIES BLEEDING. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    LOVE LIES BLEEDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1997.). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 6th mystery set in the small town of Pecan Springs, Texas, featuring former attorney and now herbalist, China Bayles. INSCRIBED on the title page. References and resources. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-425-159698.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77916
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  • MISTLETOE MAN. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    MISTLETOE MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A China Bayles herbal mystery, set in the small Texas town of Pecan Springs. SIGNED on the title page. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-425-176738.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77238
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  • HAPPY POLICEMAN. by Anthony, Patricia.
    Anthony, Patricia.
    HAPPY POLICEMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth science fiction novel by an author who is known for combining science fiction plots with other genres in unconventional ways. This tells the story of "a half year in the life of DeWitt Dawson, the 40-ish police chief of Coomey, Tex. Though a one-stoplight town, Coomey is remarkable because, for six years, it's been circled by 'the Line' - a paisley band of light that blocks all light, heat, broadcast waves, people, animals and objects from entering or leaving town. Local opinion has it that a nuclear holocaust has wiped out the rest of Texas (and maybe the world) but that Coomey has been spared…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth science fiction novel by an author who is known for combining science fiction plots with other genres in unconventional ways. This tells the story of "a half year in the life of DeWitt Dawson, the 40-ish police chief of Coomey, Tex. Though a one-stoplight town, Coomey is remarkable because, for six years, it's been circled by 'the Line' - a paisley band of light that blocks all light, heat, broadcast waves, people, animals and objects from entering or leaving town. Local opinion has it that a nuclear holocaust has wiped out the rest of Texas (and maybe the world) but that Coomey has been spared by the intervention of the Torku, diminutive English-speaking, Zen-preaching aliens from outer space. Only the Torku can cross the Line, which they do daily, in UPS trucks bearing enough groceries, gasoline, VCRs and Mary Kay cosmetics to keep the town civilized." (Publishers' Weekly). ISBN: 0-151384789.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78598
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  • Arnold, George.
    GROWING UP SIMPLE: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950's.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format) Revised edition.

    Austin, TX: Eakin Press, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Although described as 'a novel' the author admits that these interconnected stories of a boyhood in Waco and Austin, Texas in the 1950's are partly true. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. Sticker on front cover noting it was the winner of the 2003 Independent BookPublishers Award. SIGNED on the half title page by the author.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 29614
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  • Arnold, George.
    GROWING UP SIMPLE: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950's.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format) Revised edition.

    Austin, TX: Eakin Press, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Although described as 'a novel' the author admits that these interconnected stories of a boyhood in Waco and Austin, Texas in the 1950's are partly true. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. Sticker on front cover noting it was the winner of the 2003 Independent BookPublishers Award.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the half title page by the author. Fine (a new copy) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 30013
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  • Barr, Nevada.
    TRACK OF THE CAT.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Avon, (1994.). Murder in the Guadalupe mountains of West Texas. The author's second book and her first mystery, introducing park ranger Anna Pigeon. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-380-721643.

    Condition: Very good+ (no creases)

    Book ID: 38519
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  • TRACK OF THE CAT. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    TRACK OF THE CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Murder in the Guadalupe mountains of West Texas. The author's second book and her first mystery, introducing park ranger Anna Pigeon. (Barr was a National Parks ranger herself at the time she wrote this book.) INSCRIBED on the title page. Winner of the Anthony and Agatha awards for best first mystery. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-380-721643.

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

    Book ID: 74405
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  • TRACK OF THE CAT. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    TRACK OF THE CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Murder in the Guadalupe mountains of West Texas. The author's second book and her first mystery, introducing park ranger Anna Pigeon. (Barr was a National Parks ranger herself at the time she wrote this book.) Winner of the Anthony and Agatha awards for best first mystery. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-380-721643.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78575
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  • DEAD DOG BLUES. by Barrett, Neal, Jr.
    Barrett, Neal, Jr.
    DEAD DOG BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery - a blend of suspense, humor and some very strange characters. "Nothing ever happens in Pharaoh, Texas.... Drunks and missing auto parts headline the local crime wave until a barking dead dog shows up in millionaire Max Coomer's backyard. Then Coomer himself is discovered frosty cold and very dead. . That's just the beginning of the mayhem that erupts in a sleepy Texas town - and the start of temporary constable Jack Track's nightmarish pursuit of a maniac who doesn't like anyone in Pharaoh, Texas." SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-312109636.

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

    Book ID: 76141
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  • TART WITH A SILKEN FINISH. by Barthelme, Peter.
    Barthelme, Peter.
    TART WITH A SILKEN FINISH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second Beaumont financial mystery, set in Texas. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-312018320.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 39398
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  • WHO'S BURNING PALOMA BLANCA? A John & Mary Bolt Mystery. by Bingham, Linda S.
    Bingham, Linda S.
    WHO'S BURNING PALOMA BLANCA? A John & Mary Bolt Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waterville, Maine: Five Star Publishing, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Arson investigator John Bolt is sent to a small town in Texas which has been plagued with repeated fires. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 1-594142637.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75168
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  • FADE THE HEAT. by Brandon, Jay.
    Brandon, Jay.
    FADE THE HEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a legal thriller. The son of the newly elected District Attorney in San Antonio, Texas, is accused of rape. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-671702602.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 67151
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  • FADE THE HEAT. by Brandon, Jay.
    Brandon, Jay.
    FADE THE HEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised legal thriller set in San Antonio,Texas (the author is a former district attorney in San Antonio.) Edgar nominee. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-671-702602.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47034
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  • SHADES OF JUSTICE. by Bullard, Linda McKeever.
    Bullard, Linda McKeever.
    SHADES OF JUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a suspense story featuring Gwen Parrish, the first black female prosecutor in Harris County, Texas. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-525-944249.

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

    Book ID: 51800
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  • RAIN GODS. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    RAIN GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring Sheriff Hack Holland and Deputy Sheriff Pam Tibbs set in a small Texas town near the Mexican border. 434 pp. ISBN: 978-1439128244.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66539
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  • ECHO BURNING. by Child, Lee.
    Child, Lee.
    ECHO BURNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bantam, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 5th novel in the award winning Jack Reacher series: Reacher, an ex-military cop, the ultimate loner and afraid of nothing, is adrift in the Texas heat, and is picked up a young and beautiful woman, who is also in trouble. SIGNED on the title page. 397 pp. ISBN: 0-593-046595.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (some of the usual light toning to the pages, appears unread).

    Book ID: 65266
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  • THE GIRLS OF SILVER SPUR RANCH. by Cooke, Grace MacGowan and Anne McQueen.
    Cooke, Grace MacGowan and Anne McQueen.
    THE GIRLS OF SILVER SPUR RANCH.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, n,d,[c 1913] dj. Hardcover - The struggles of three sisters and their mother on a small ranch in Texas, while their father is away fighting in the Spanish American war. Grace MacGowan Cooke lived, with her sister at Upton Sinclair's Helicon Home Colony and after it burned down in 1907. they moved to the artists' colony at Carmel-by-the-Sea in California (joining such writers as Mary Austin, Jack London, George Sterling and more.) Most of her books were written in collaboration with her sister Alice, but this one was written with the Florida writer Anne McQueen. 252 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good in blue cloth in a fair only example of the fragile dust jacket (age toning to the pages, dj is splitting along the side of the spine and at the folds, chips to the top of the spine).

    Book ID: 69099
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  • AIRPLANE BOYS AT CAP ROCK , #2 in series. by Craine, E. J. (Edith Janice. )
    Craine, E. J. (Edith Janice. )
    AIRPLANE BOYS AT CAP ROCK , #2 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York & Cleveland: World Syndicate (1930). Hardcover - The second book in the Airplane Boys series, which tells of the adventures of Jim and Bob at their home in Texas. Plain frontispiece. 248 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in blue-green cloth with light green lettering (missing front endpaper, usual toning to the pages), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74560
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  • A ROMANTIC WAY TO DIE. by Crider, Bill
    Crider, Bill
    A ROMANTIC WAY TO DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-312-20907X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (faint bookstore stamp on front endpaper, appears unread.).

    Book ID: 54889
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  • WHEN OLD MEN DIE. by Crider, Bill.
    Crider, Bill.
    WHEN OLD MEN DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Truman Smith mystery, set in Galveston, Texas. . SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-33085.

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

    Book ID: 55371
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  • DEATH BY ACCIDENT. by Crider, Bill
    Crider, Bill
    DEATH BY ACCIDENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-312-180802.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51335
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  • THE PRAIRIE CHICKEN KILL. by Crider, Bill.
    Crider, Bill.
    THE PRAIRIE CHICKEN KILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring Galveston, Texas based private investigator, Truman Smith. SIGNED on the title page. 186 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32135.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52147
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  • A GHOST OF A CHANCE. by Crider, Bill.
    Crider, Bill.
    A GHOST OF A CHANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. SIGNED on the title page. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-312-208898.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52663
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