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  • BABY TODD AND THE RATTLESNAKE STRADIVARIUS. by Kennedy, Teresa.
    Kennedy, Teresa.
    BABY TODD AND THE RATTLESNAKE STRADIVARIUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of the Strait family of East Texas as they gather for a funeral. In fact, Baby Todd isn't a baby at all but a sweet and oft-wed senior citizen of Atlantis, Texas. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-312005636.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line, but otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 79585
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  • NINE DAYS. by Koenig, Minerva.
    Koenig, Minerva.
    NINE DAYS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014). First edition - An enjoyable and somewhat offbeat first novel "a debut featuring long-time criminal Julia Kalas, now in witness protection, who doesn't have much of a chance to adjust to the Lone Star State before murder strikes." 293 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67058
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  • COLD IN JULY by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    COLD IN JULY

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, 2014. First edition - Reissue of this 1989 classic crime thriller in conjunction with the release of the film based on this book, featuring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. 269 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72740
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  • FREEZER BURN. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    FREEZER BURN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A 'twisted thriller' set in East Texas thriller; an incompetent and 'unlucky' armed robber hides from the polce in a travelling freak show. "Bill is a loser. . . his mother is dead and 'kind of freeze-dried' in her bedroom." SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-703X..

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (rather severe toning to the pages, small drawing on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 50091
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  • FREEZER BURN. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    FREEZER BURN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A 'twisted thriller' set in East Texas thriller; an incompetent and 'unlucky' armed robber hides from the polce in a travelling freak show. "Bill is a loser. . . his mother is dead and 'kind of freeze-dried' in her bedroom." SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-703X..

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot, toning)

    Book ID: 75830
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  • FREEZER BURN. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    FREEZER BURN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A 'twisted thriller' set in East Texas thriller; an incompetent and 'unlucky' armed robber hides from the polce in a travelling freak show. "Bill is a loser. . . his mother is dead and 'kind of freeze-dried' in her bedroom." SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-703X..

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

    Book ID: 77139
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  • RUMBLE TUMBLE. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    RUMBLE TUMBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A suspense yarn in the "classic Texas style. It'll be a ride. Just leave the shooting to Hap and the driving to Leonard." SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6203.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (a tight clean copy but with toning to the pages, remainder line)

    Book ID: 77328
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  • FREEZER BURN. by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    FREEZER BURN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A 'twisted thriller' set in East Texas thriller; an incompetent and 'unlucky' armed robber hides from the polce in a travelling freak show. "Bill is a loser. . . his mother is dead and 'kind of freeze-dried' in her bedroom." SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-703X..

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25041
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  • WHITE WIDOW. by Lehrer, Jim.
    Lehrer, Jim.
    WHITE WIDOW.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996.) dj. Hardcover - A bus driver on the 'easy route' from Houston to Corpus Christi becomes obsessed with a female passenger travelling alone - a 'white widow.' 211 pp. ISBN: 0-679-452362.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48916
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  • WHITE WIDOW. by Lehrer, Jim.
    Lehrer, Jim.
    WHITE WIDOW.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Public Affairs, (2000). A bus driver on the 'easy route' from Houston to Corpus Christi becomes obsessed with a female passenger travelling alone - a 'white widow.' 211 pp. ISBN: 189162041x.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 50484
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  • ORAL HISTORY: A Monologue. by Levine, Anne-Marie.
    Levine, Anne-Marie.
    ORAL HISTORY: A Monologue.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    Long Beach, CA: Pearl Editions, (2005). First edition - The first book publication of this verse monologue in the voice of a male narrator - Set in the 1940s in the world of the hard-working, hard-drinking, hard-loving men of the Texas oil fields, this tells the story of an American boy's coming-of-age. Illustrated with drawings by Bill Adler. 40 pp. ISBN: 1-888219297.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff white illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76900
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  • MERCY. by Lindsey, David.
    Lindsey, David.
    MERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A novel of psychosexual suspense." Features Carmen Palma, a homicide detective in Houston, Texas. SIGNED on the title page. 513 pp. ISBN: 0-385-24813x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52393
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  • ANIMOSITY. by Lindsey, David.
    Lindsey, David.
    ANIMOSITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel exploring the twin motifs of obsession and repulsion. SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-446-527912.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56626
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  • MERCY. by Lindsey, David.
    Lindsey, David.
    MERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A novel of psychosexual suspense." Features Carmen Palma, a homicide detective in Houston, Texas. viii, 513 pp. ISBN: 0-385-24813x.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket.(stain to upper edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 78244
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. Boldly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To --- To your joy, Many blessings" 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53673
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2010.). SIGNED - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 9780061735851.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 59370
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  • BLACK WATER RISING. by Locke, Attica.
    Locke, Attica.
    BLACK WATER RISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young black lawyer in Houston, Texas, in 1981, trying to put his past behind him and barely succeeding in staying above water. Nominated for the Edgar, short listed for the Orange award, this grips you from the first page. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 978006173868.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51193
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  • SEPTEMBER SONG. by Mathis, Edward.
    Mathis, Edward.
    SEPTEMBER SONG.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner's, (1991.). First edition - A Dan Roman / Texas mystery. 245 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 45798
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  • THE SHERIFF AND THE PANHANDLE MURDERS. by Meredith, D. R.
    Meredith, D. R.
    THE SHERIFF AND THE PANHANDLE MURDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this former librarian and bookseller. Sheriff Charles Timothy Matthews isn't expecting murder when he leaves Dallas for Crawford County, Texas, but he soon has to investigate the brutal murders of a teenage Mexican girl and a young man, an investigation which reveals the greed and secrets hidden under the tranquil surface. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-802740367.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78314
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  • SHADOWS IN THE SUN. by Oliver, Chad (foreword by Isaac Asimov.)
    Oliver, Chad (foreword by Isaac Asimov.)
    SHADOWS IN THE SUN.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Crown, (1985.) dj. Hardcover - The author's second novel (and the one he admits is his favorite) written while he was working on his PhD in anthropology, originally published in 1954, a thoughtful story of a small town in Texas which is not what it appears to be. Volume 9 in the Crown Classics of Modern Science Fiction Series with a foreword by Asimov, an introduction by George Zebrowski and a new afterword by the author. Small format. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-517-55867x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36665
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  • Peery, Janet.
    THE RIVER BEYOND THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, first novel - a National Book award nominee. Set in the Texas/Mexico border country. 286 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a a very near fine dustjacket (slight creasing to edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 4361
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  • IRON ORCHARD. by Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    IRON ORCHARD.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018…

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    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018 independent film of the same name, featuring the author's son, actor Ned Van Zandt and directed by Ty Roberts. 412 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some small holes to the front cover of the dj, minor edgewear - original price of 30s still present).

    Book ID: 78790
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  • VERNON GOD LITTLE. by Pierre, DBC
    Pierre, DBC
    VERNON GOD LITTLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Canongate Books, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - a 'post-modern picaresque tale' which has been compared to 'The Confederacy of Dunces' as a fresh new voice. Winner of the 2003 Booker Prize. 277 pp. In a first issue dust jacket without the Booker notation. ISBN: 1841954608.

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

    Book ID: 46739
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  • THE PREACHER'S BOY. by Pringle, Terry.
    Pringle, Terry.
    THE PREACHER'S BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in Texas, about the conflicts caused by being a Baptist preacher's only son in a small town, but also about the love between a father and son, a love which persists despite disappointment, growing independence and frustrated expectations. Cover praise by Clyde Edgerton and Herbert Gold. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-912697776.

    Condition: Good in a near fine dustjacket (spine slant, prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 41425
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  • Pringle, Terry.
    THE PREACHER'S BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel. set in Texas, about the conflicts caused by being a Baptist preacher's only son in a small town, but also about the love between a father and son, a love which persists despite disappointment, growing independence and frustrated expectations. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Cover praise by Clyde Edgerton and Herbert Gold. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-912697776.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38792
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  • Pringle, Terry.
    THE PREACHER'S BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in Texas, about the conflicts caused by being a Baptist preacher's only son in a small town, but also about the love between a father and son, a love which persists despite disappointment, growing independence and frustrated expectations. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Cover praise by Clyde Edgerton and Herbert Gold. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-912697776.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38967
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  • AGATITE. by Reynolds, Clay.
    Reynolds, Clay.
    AGATITE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1986). The author's second novel, set in the quiet town of Agatite, Texas, once known as the jewel of the prairie, but now used up and gradually dying - "until the discovery of a dead body hanged in an abandoned outhouse sets into motion a series of events that alters the town forever. Shock follows shock in quick succession as Reynolds relentlessly develops his tale of murder and mob action, focusing on Able Newsome, the county sheriff, and Roy Breedlove, a former high school football star turned drifter, but involving the fate of the town and all its citizens." (Library Journal) 374 pp. ISBN: 0-312011709.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80248
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  • SOUTHTOWN. by Riordan, Rick
    Riordan, Rick
    SOUTHTOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Edgar-winning author's 6th mystery, set in Texas, featuring Tres Navarre, tequila drinker, tai chi master and unlicensed P.I. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-553-801848.

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

    Book ID: 51354
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  • THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN. by Riordan, Rick
    Riordan, Rick
    THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Edgar-winning author's 4th mystery, this one set in the high tech world of Austin, featuring Tres Navarre, tequila drinker, tai chi master, unlicensed P.I and college instructor. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-553-110977.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear to upper corner of dj at fold)

    Book ID: 49102
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  • THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN. by Riordan, Rick
    Riordan, Rick
    THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Edgar-winning author's 4th mystery, this one set in the high tech world of Austin, featuring Tres Navarre, tequila drinker, tai chi master, unlicensed P.I and college instructor. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-553-110977.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36523
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