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  • WINNING CAN BE MURDER. by Crider, Bill
    Crider, Bill
    WINNING CAN BE MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. SIGNED on the title page. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-312-14072X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52669
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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. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. SIGNED on the title page. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-312-20907X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52670
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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. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-312-208898.

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

    Book ID: 79692
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  • THE BOY ORATOR. by Daugherty, Tracy.
    Daugherty, Tracy.
    THE BOY ORATOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, fourth book, set in Texas and Oklahoma in the early 1900s through World War I - an account of those trying to find justice for workers and the poor, of those opposed to war, and of the violent rise of the Knights of Liberty and the abuses of the Espionage Act. SIGNED on the title page. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-87074433X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78818
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  • Dawson, Carol,
    THE WAKING SPELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - a penetrating look at the silences and ghosts that haunt the women of an East Texas family since the 1890's. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-653.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 39104
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  • Duff, Gerald.
    GRAVEYARD WORKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX: Baskerville Publishers, Inc. (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A black comedy set in "The Big Thicket of East Texas, a place that time forgot but which master writer Gerald Duff remembers well." Cover praise from Madison Smartt Bell (who called this a "crackpot Southern comedy with a darker edge of satire beneath its wit."), Lee Smith, and Roy Blount. The author was born and raised in Beaumont ,Texas. 185 pp. Striking red, white and black dustjacket by Helen Williams. ISBN: 1-880909154.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36803
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  • ELVIS, JESUS & COCA-COLA. by Friedman, Kinky.
    Friedman, Kinky.
    ELVIS, JESUS & COCA-COLA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Texas setting - a Kinky Friedman mystery involving the disappearance of a man making a documentary on Elvis impersonators. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-671-869221.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59736
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  • THE MILE HIGH CLUB. by Friedman, Kinky.
    Friedman, Kinky.
    THE MILE HIGH CLUB.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Kinky gets more than his leg pulled when he encounters a mysterious vamp on an airplane. SIGNED on the title page. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-684-86486X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61851
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  • GOOD AS GONE. by Gentry, Amy.
    Gentry, Amy.
    GOOD AS GONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2016). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a New York Times Book Review editor's choice, set in Houston, Texas. "Anna's daughter, Julie, was kidnapped from her own bedroom when she was thirteen years old, while Anna slept just downstairs, unaware that her daughter was being ripped away from her. For eight years, she has lived with the guilt and the void in her family, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. Anna and the rest of the family are thrilled, but soon Anna begins to see holes in Julie's story." 273 pp. ISBN: 978-0544920958.

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

    Book ID: 77598
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  • SWEETBITTER. by Gibbons, Reginald.
    Gibbons, Reginald.
    SWEETBITTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Seattle: Broken Moon Press, (1994.). First edition - The author's first novel, set in racially explosive East Texas in 1910. the story of a young man, half-Choctaw, orphaned as a boy and isolated from his people, who falls in love with the daughter of a lawyer. 420 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated white wrappers.

    Book ID: 46559
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  • THE SINALOA STORY. by Gifford, Barry.
    Gifford, Barry.
    THE SINALOA STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A racketeer from Sinaloa Texas becomes enamoured of a prostitute from a brothel in La Paz and gets her to come live with him. A novel which explores the dark side by a master of noir. SIGNED on the title page. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1002495.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56957
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  • BINO. by Gray, A. W.
    Gray, A. W.
    BINO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a mystery introducing tough Texas lawyer Bino - fast-paced and suspenseful. Recommended. SIGNED and dated on the half title page. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-525245901.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81733
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  • IN DEFENSE OF JUDGES. by Gray, A. W.
    Gray, A. W.
    IN DEFENSE OF JUDGES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third crime novel, a legal thriller featuring defense attorney Bino Phillips, former basketball star and the toughest lawyer around. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-525248757.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81735
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  • Gray, A. W.
    PRIME SUSPECT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A gritty crime novel set in Texas.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (rem line.)

    Book ID: 15654
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  • BINO by Gray, A. W.
    Gray, A. W.
    BINO

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a mystery introducing tough Texas lawyer Bino - fast-paced and suspenseful. Recommended. ISBN: 0-525245901.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77451
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  • IN DEFENSE OF JUDGES. by Gray, A. W.
    Gray, A. W.
    IN DEFENSE OF JUDGES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third crime novel, a legal thriller featuring defense attorney Bino Phillips, former basketball star and the toughest lawyer around. SIGNED on a bookplate on the front endpaper. Review copy with material laid in. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-525248757.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72827
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  • THE MAN OFFSIDE. by Gray, A. W.
    Gray, A. W.
    THE MAN OFFSIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Crime novel introducing ex-football hero Rick Bannion, former Dallas Cowboy, former prison inmate, tracker of bail jumpers. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-525-933107.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 50304
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  • SHARES. by Gray, William.
    Gray, William.
    SHARES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in Texas, this is a story of an honest, but disgraced, Dallas police officer as he becomes entangled with an attractive ex-convict, who tries to entrap him in a kidnapping plot through which she hopes to beat the system. Gray has written several very highly praised novels as A. W. Gray. SIGNED on the title page. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-684810964.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81737
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  • SHARES. by Gray, William.
    Gray, William.
    SHARES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Texas, this is a story of an honest, but disgraced, Dallas police officer as he becomes entangled with an attractive ex-convict, who tries to entrap him in a kidnapping plot through which she hopes to beat the system. Gray has written several very highly praised novels as A. W. Gray. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-684810964.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of sunning to the spine, edges of the dj)

    Book ID: 67835
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  • THE WORLD AROUND MIDNIGHT. by Griffith, Patricia Browning.
    Griffith, Patricia Browning.
    THE WORLD AROUND MIDNIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, set in a small Texas town. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-399-135901.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42946
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  • THE TRUTH MACHINE, by Halperin, James
    Halperin, James
    THE TRUTH MACHINE,

    Edition: First thus- first printing of this edition (preceded by a privately printed edition).

    New York: Del Rey / Ballantine, {1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the near future -one in which a machine which is infallible in determining lies from truth has been perfected. But as its use spreads from determining the guilt of suspected criminals to other areas of society, the effects multiply in often unexpected ways. Appendix. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-345410564.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72507
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  • THE TRUTH MACHINE, by Halperin, James
    Halperin, James
    THE TRUTH MACHINE,

    Edition: First thus- first printing of this edition (preceded by a privately printed edition).

    New York: Del Rey / Ballantine, {1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the near future -one in which a machine which is infallible in determining lies from truth has been perfected. But as its use spreads from determining the guilt of suspected criminals to other areas of society, the effects multiply in often unexpected ways. Appendix. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-345410564.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some spine slant, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 72846
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  • HUG DANCING. by Hearon, Shelby
    Hearon, Shelby
    HUG DANCING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991 dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning writer set in Waco, Texas - the story of a woman who leaves her constricting marriage to a Presbyterian minister and reconnects with her high school boyfriend as Waco itself becomes a "new world where superconducting supercolliders, threatening farmlands, have brought into the area a global mix of superscientists." 243 pp. ISBN: 0-394586522.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73528
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  • OWNING JOLENE by Hearon, Shelby
    Hearon, Shelby
    OWNING JOLENE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Eleventh novel by this prize-winning Southern writer - described by Edward Hirsch as "her best yet - a coming-of-age novel about a sassy nineteen year old heroine who has spent her life pleasing others and being moved around Texas, shuttling between her eccentric parents." 209 pp. ISBN: 0-394-571754.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43678
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  • OWNING JOLENE by Hearon, Shelby
    Hearon, Shelby
    OWNING JOLENE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Eleventh novel by this prize-winning Southern writer - described by Edward Hirsch as "her best yet - a coming-of-age novel about a sassy nineteen year old heroine who has spent her life pleasing others and being moved around Texas, shuttling between her eccentric parents." 209 pp. ISBN: 0-394-571754.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 41503
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  • Hogan, Ray.
    SOLITUDE'S LAWMAN.

    Edition: Large print edition - first thus.

    Thorndike, ME: Thorndike Press, 1988. Hardcover - Novel set in Texas by this popular Western fiction writer. ISBN: 0-89621-2017.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 27144
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  • THE DEVIL'S COUNTRY. by Hunsicker, Harry.
    Hunsicker, Harry.
    THE DEVIL'S COUNTRY.

    Edition: Trade paperback original (no indication of printing)

    Seattle: Thomas & Mercer, (2017). SIGNED - Thriller featuring former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines. He didn't come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone, taking one bus trip to a small town after another, reading his books to forget. But when a woman attempting to flee a violent cult is found murdered and her two children are missing, he finds himself involved. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-1503941908.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77432
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  • CRUEL AS THE GRAVE. by James, Dean.
    James, Dean.
    CRUEL AS THE GRAVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    [Johnson City, Tennessee:] Silver Dagger Mysteries, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set featuring grad student Maggie McClendon set in a small town in Mississippi. SIGNED on the title page. 202 pp. ISBN: 1570722668.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61926
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  • CLOSER THAN THE BONES: An Ernestine Carpenter Mystery. by James, Dean.
    James, Dean.
    CLOSER THAN THE BONES: An Ernestine Carpenter Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Johnson City, Tennessee: Overmountain Press / Silver Dagger Mysteries, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Ernestine Carpenter, recently retired after teaching high school English for 40 years, and, as she admits, more than a bit nosy. She is also good at solving problems. SIGNED on the title page. 202 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1570721823.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68083
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  • NEWS OF THE WORLD. by Jiles, Paulette.
    Jiles, Paulette.
    NEWS OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2016). SIGNED first edition - Novel nominated for the National Book Award. "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction." SIGNED on the title page. Note from the author. 211 pp. Advance copies of this book are uncommon, and especially so signed.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72918
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