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  • SUGAR LAND. by Rodgers, Joni.
    Rodgers, Joni.
    SUGAR LAND.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Duluth, MN: Spinsters Ink: (1999.). SIGNED first edition - The story of the Smither sisters - as children they performed throughout Texas as the Sugar Babes, but now they must deal with 'the vicissitudes of real life: withering marriages, cheating spouses, balloon mortgages and the demands of motherhood. ' SIGNED on the half title page with the words 'Shalom and thanks' and dated in the month of publication. 349 pp. ISBN: 1-883523-32x.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27069
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  • GETTING IT. by Sanchez, Alex.
    Sanchez, Alex.
    GETTING IT.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007.). SIGNED - An exploration of friendship, homophobia and homosexuality in a Texas high school - serious topics, but "dramatized with humor and truth." SIGNED on the title page. 210 pp plus a glossary of Spanish words, and an excerpt from "The God Box.". ISBN: 1416908986.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 39219
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  • HAVE YOU SEEN DAWN? by Saylor, Steven.
    Saylor, Steven.
    HAVE YOU SEEN DAWN?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone novel by this writer who is best known for his well-researched series of historical mysteries set in ancient Rome. In this novel, a young woman returns to her small Texas hometown to visit her grandmother, and becomes involved in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a teenage girl. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-743213661.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37713
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  • WALKING DUNES. by Scofield, Sandra.
    Scofield, Sandra.
    WALKING DUNES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning writer's third novel, a coming of age story set during the 1950's in the West Texas plains where the sandhills stretch for 60 miles. 247 pp. ISBN: 1877946125.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48034
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  • Scofield, Sandra.
    BEYOND DESERVING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Permanent Press, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, short-listed for the National Book Award and winner of the American Book Award in 1992. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 1-877946-079.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket..

    Book ID: 7504
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  • Scofield, Sandra.
    BEYOND DESERVING

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Permanent Press, 1991. Author's second novel, short-listed for the National Book Award and winner of the American Book Award in 1992. ISBN: 1-877946-07-9.

    Condition: Good condition.

    Book ID: 16483
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  • Scofield, Sandra.
    BEYOND DESERVING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Permanent Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, short-listed for the National Book Award and winner of the American Book Award in 1992. ISBN: 1-877946-07-9.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 16514
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  • THE FAR EMPTY. by Scott, J. Todd.
    Scott, J. Todd.
    THE FAR EMPTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this author, a longtime federal agent, who knows the area well. Set in the Texas borderlands of Big Bend and in the town of Murfee, this is the story of "seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross who is adrift in the wake of the sudden disappearance of his mother more than a year ago. . . Chris Cherry is a newly minted sheriffs deputy, a high school football hero who has reluctantly returned to his hometown. When skeletal remains are discovered in the surrounding badlands, the two are inexorably drawn together as their efforts to uncover Murfees darkest secrets lead them to the same terrifying suspect." 430 pp. ISBN: 978-0399176340.

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

    Book ID: 78853
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  • SLAM. by Shiner, Lewis.
    Shiner, Lewis.
    SLAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award-winning writer. Dave, a 39-year-old ex-hippie has just released from prison, where he'd been sent for not satisfying his IRS obligations and now on parole, is working as caretaker of a large beachhouse near Galveston, Texas - which means he must follow to the letter the late owner's eccentric will and keep her home exactly the same as it was when she died, including making sure that none of her cats escape. Publishers Weekly called this "An unqualified delight." and commented that "No other writer could have made a cogent world out of these disparate entities and a wild group of supporting players which…

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    New York: Doubleday, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award-winning writer. Dave, a 39-year-old ex-hippie has just released from prison, where he'd been sent for not satisfying his IRS obligations and now on parole, is working as caretaker of a large beachhouse near Galveston, Texas - which means he must follow to the letter the late owner's eccentric will and keep her home exactly the same as it was when she died, including making sure that none of her cats escape. Publishers Weekly called this "An unqualified delight." and commented that "No other writer could have made a cogent world out of these disparate entities and a wild group of supporting players which includes cocaine dealers, a teenage runaway, a Christ-mongering probation officer and a lawyer who hates lawyers." INSCRIBED on the title page to the noted Oklahoma collector, Larry Owens. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-385266839.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81304
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  • SLAM. by Shiner, Lewis.
    Shiner, Lewis.
    SLAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award-winning writer. Dave, a 39-year-old ex-hippie has just released from prison, where he'd been sent for not satisfying his IRS obligations and now on parole, is working as caretaker of a large beachhouse near Galveston, Texas - which means he must follow to the letter the late owner's eccentric will and keep her home exactly the same as it was when she died, including making sure that none of her cats escape. Publishers Weekly called this "An unqualified delight." and commented that "No other writer could have made a cogent world out of these disparate entities and a wild group of supporting players which…

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    New York: Doubleday, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award-winning writer. Dave, a 39-year-old ex-hippie has just released from prison, where he'd been sent for not satisfying his IRS obligations and now on parole, is working as caretaker of a large beachhouse near Galveston, Texas - which means he must follow to the letter the late owner's eccentric will and keep her home exactly the same as it was when she died, including making sure that none of her cats escape. Publishers Weekly called this "An unqualified delight." and commented that "No other writer could have made a cogent world out of these disparate entities and a wild group of supporting players which includes cocaine dealers, a teenage runaway, a Christ-mongering probation officer and a lawyer who hates lawyers." INSCRIBED and dated on the title page. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-385266839.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81305
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  • BODY SCISSORS. by Simon, Michael.
    Simon, Michael.
    BODY SCISSORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Dan Reles, Austin, Texas homicide division's only New Yorker and only Jew. Set in 1991 at the start of the first Gulf War. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-670-034436.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48076
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  • DIRTY SALLY. by Simon, Michael.
    Simon, Michael.
    DIRTY SALLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - First mystery featuring Dan Reles, Austin, Texas homicide division's only New Yorker and only Jew. Set in 1988 in the "blistering heat of a six month summer." SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-670033197.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73001
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  • HUNTER'S TRAP. by Smith, C.W.
    Smith, C.W.
    HUNTER'S TRAP.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award winning author's first novel, set in the 1930s mostly in El Paso and across the border in Juarez, Mexico. A Western novel, in one sense, a story of revenge, but one which also weaves in the economic and social issues of the Great Depression, a book which transcends genre. INSCRIBED to the Oklahoma book collector, Larry Owens, on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-875651623.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80740
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  • WORLD OF PIES. by Stolz, Karen.
    Stolz, Karen.
    WORLD OF PIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in a small town in Texas in 1962 - a summer where Rozanne gets her first glimpse of life that isn't always fair or even nice. Epilogue with a cherry pie recipe. 161pp. ISBN: 0-7868-65504.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73487
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  • THE LORD'S MOTEL. by Storey, Gail Donohue.
    Storey, Gail Donohue.
    THE LORD'S MOTEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Persea Books, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a story of the single life as lived by a woman originally from Boston but now a librarian in Texas. Comments by Frederick Barthelme, Beverly Lowry and Rosellen Brown on back cover: (who mentioned "her dazzled, vulnerable, and knowing voice.") SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1993. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-89255-178x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47714
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  • COPPER CROWN by von Herzen, Lane.
    von Herzen, Lane.
    COPPER CROWN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "to... with all best wishes" and dated in the year of publication. Her first book, the story of an interracial friendship, forged in 1913 between a black woman and a white woman, in defiance of the times and the place - a small Texas town of modest farms and sharecroppers. Partially based on the oral history of the author's family. Von Herzen won the Los Angeles Arts Council Award for fiction in 1990. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-688-106889.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35848
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  • COPPER CROWN by von Herzen, Lane.
    von Herzen, Lane.
    COPPER CROWN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first book, the story of an interracial friendship, forged in 1913 between a black woman and a white woman, in defiance of the times and the place - a small Texas town of modest farms and sharecroppers. Partially based on the oral history of the author's family. Von Herzen won the Los Angeles Arts Council Award for fiction in 1990. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-688-106889.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages, but an unread copy which appears unread.)

    Book ID: 62052
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  • COPPER CROWN by von Herzen, Lane.
    von Herzen, Lane.
    COPPER CROWN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first book, the story of an interracial friendship, forged in 1913 between a black woman and a white woman, in defiance of the times and the place - a small Texas town of modest farms and sharecroppers. Partially based on the oral history of the author's family. Von Herzen won the Los Angeles Arts Council Award for fiction in 1990. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-688-106889.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages, but an unread copy which appears unread.)

    Book ID: 62053
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  • SWEET DEATH. by Waggoner, Bill.
    Waggoner, Bill.
    SWEET DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing "Fowler McFarland, former FBI agent and best-selling true crime author, who returns to his hometown of Nacogdochees, Texas hoping to find a little peace and tranquility teaching constititional law at the local college." Instead he finds murder. 196 pp. ISBN: 0-802732089.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72560
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  • UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR. by Walker, Mary Willis.
    Walker, Mary Willis.
    UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. SIGNED first edition - Her third book, and second mystery featuring Texas crime reporter Molly Cates - the first won the Edgar, and this novel was the winner of both the 1996 McCavity and Anthony awards. SIGNED on the title page. 398 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60507
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  • UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR. by Walker, Mary Willis.
    Walker, Mary Willis.
    UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. First edition - Her third book, and second mystery featuring Texas crime reporter Molly Cates - the first won the Edgar, and this novel was the winner of both the 1996 McCavity and Anthony awards. 398 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44836
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  • Walker, Mary Willis.
    UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. First edition - Her third book, and second mystery featuring Texas crime reporter Molly Cates - the first won the Edgar, and this novel was the winner of both the 1996 McCavity and Anthony awards. 398 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 35260
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  • UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR. by Walker, Mary Willis.
    Walker, Mary Willis.
    UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third book, and second mystery featuring Texas crime reporter Molly Cates - the first won the Edgar, and this novel was the winner of the McCavity, Anthony and the Dashiell Hammett awards.. ISBN: 0-385-468598.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60620
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  • THE RED SCREAM. by Walker, Mary Willis
    Walker, Mary Willis
    THE RED SCREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First in a new series featuring Texas based crime reporter Molly Cates. Winner of the 1994 Edgar award for best mystery. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-385-46858X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60621
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  • THE RED SCREAM. by Walker, Mary Willis
    Walker, Mary Willis
    THE RED SCREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First in a new series featuring Texas based crime reporter Molly Cates. Winner of the 1994 Edgar award for best mystery. INSCRIBED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-385-46858X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58566
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  • Walker, Mary Willis
    THE RED SCREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First in a new series featuring Texas based crime reporter Molly Cates. Winner of the 1994 Edgar award for best mystery. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-385-46858X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64037
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  • UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR. by Walker, Mary Willis.
    Walker, Mary Willis.
    UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third book, and second mystery featuring Texas crime reporter Molly Cates - the first won the Edgar, and this novel was the winner of the McCavity, Anthony and the Dashiell Hammett awards.. Laid in is Walker's business card SIGNED by her with the words "All the best.". ISBN: 0-385-468598.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64038
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  • THE RED SCREAM. by Walker, Mary Willis
    Walker, Mary Willis
    THE RED SCREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First in a new series featuring Texas based crime reporter Molly Cates. Winner of the 1994 Edgar award for best mystery. SIGNED on the title page. In addition, Walker's address label is on the front endpaper, and a handwritten envelope from Walker with a business card inside is laid in. The business card includes a brief SIGNED note. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-385-46858X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64039
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  • Ward, Amanda Eyre.
    SLEEP TOWARD HEAVEN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Francisco: MacAdam / Cage, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first novel, the story of three very disparate young woman - 29 year old Karen on death row in Texas, Franny, a 29 year old doctor in New York planning her wedding, and Celia, a young librarian mourning her husband - whose lives become entwined. SIGNED by the author on the title page, and dated in the year of publication. ISBN: 1-931561-230.

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

    Book ID: 29677
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  • THE DOUBLE: An Investigation. by Webb, Don,
    Webb, Don,
    THE DOUBLE: An Investigation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Texas-born author's first novel. "It starts - as so many mysteries do - with a corpse. But in this case the dead man is different. Well, actually he's the same. He looks just like John Reynman. But Reynman has no twin. He has never seen the dead man before. How did the corpse wind up on Reynman's living room floor?" James Sallis (who is in 'Asylum') comments: 'There has to be something in the water in Austin, Texas. Guy sits down to write a nice little mystery and comes up with this?'. SIGNED on the title page with the comment "Signed in the home of John Reynman, Austin, TX." 242 pp. ISBN: 0-312191448.

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

    Book ID: 68196
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