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  • NIGHT DOGS. by Anderson, Kent.
    Anderson, Kent.
    NIGHT DOGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dennis McMillan Publications. 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second novel, the story of a Vietnam-vet cop who still carries the scars of war. Set in the North Precinct of Portland, the meanest streets in the city. Anderson himself worked as a patrol officer in Oakland and Portland after his return from Vietnam. SIGNED and dated by Anderson on the title page; and also SIGNED by the publisher Dennis McMillan, and the illustrator/jacket designer Michael Kellner on the copyright page; and finally SIGNED by James Crumley (as "Jim Crumley") at the end of his foreword, in which he calls this "the best cop novel I have ever read." One of only 1900 copies. Uncommon with all 4 signatures. xi, 522 pp. ISBN: 0-55310764X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80756
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  • THE MINEFIELD. by Cohen, Joe.
    Cohen, Joe.
    THE MINEFIELD.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Oakland, CA: Regent Press, (2002). SIGNED first edition - The story of a Vietnam veteran who operates a controversial simulated minefield in Northern California where patrons pay their money to get their thrills - until a crusader against the global infestation of land mines walks into the field and is found dead. SIGNED on the title page. 158 pp. ISBN: 1-587900297.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77902
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  • THE SYNDROME OF MR ROACH. by Cole, Honor B.
    Cole, Honor B.
    THE SYNDROME OF MR ROACH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A drama about a soldier's return to civilian life after serving 4 years in Vietnam, and the obstacles he encounters - poor job opportunities, lack of money and substandard housings. INSCRIBED by the author on the front pastedown and dated in the year of publication. 89 pp. ISBN: 0-533063396.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81346
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  • NO CURE FOR DEATH. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    NO CURE FOR DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Vietnam veteran Mallory, but a prequel to the first book - this is a complex mystery set in Iowa around Thanksgiving in 1974. SIGNED on the title page. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-802754759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82504
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  • THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF. by Collins, Max [Allan]
    Collins, Max [Allan]
    THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing wise-cracking, ex-cop, Vietnam veteran Mallory - not just the first in this series, but the first book by Collins to be issued in hardcover (Collins is also known for writing the Dick Tracy comic series for many years). INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Hope you enjoy meeting Mallory, Mary! All the best" and dated April 27, '83, in the year of publication. Set in a small town in Iowa . 160 pp. ISBN: 0-802754759.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66129
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  • THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF. by Collins, Max [Allan]
    Collins, Max [Allan]
    THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing wise-cracking, ex-cop, Vietnam veteran Mallory - not just the first in this series, but the first book by Collins to be issued in hardcover (Collins is also known for writing the Dick Tracy comic series for many years). SIGNED on the title page. Set in a small town in Iowa . 160 pp. ISBN: 0-802754759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82529
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  • DOG, HORSE, RAT. by Davis, Christopher.
    Davis, Christopher.
    DOG, HORSE, RAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A pastoral hamlet in upstate New York is the "backdrop for a senseless crime: two brothers, surprised while robbing the summer home of a well-to-do professor from Connecticut, kill the man's gifted son, and proceed to avoid detection - and their own culpability - -by becoming involved in a depressing series of squabbles with family and townfolk. The portrait of Van, a Vietnam vet, is chilling evidence of the excesses a closed society will abide from one of its own." (Publishers Weekly). Cover praise from Cynthia Ozick who calls this a book that "rocks and shocks in the manner of Flannery O'Connor." 244 pp. ISBN: 0-670825808.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (a tight copy, appears unread, but with a remainder line and bookstore stamp on first page.)

    Book ID: 86310
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  • WALK ME TO THE DISTANCE. by Everett, Percival.
    Everett, Percival.
    WALK ME TO THE DISTANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Black author - while his first novel was acclaimed as one of comic genius, in this, the story of David, a (white) returning Vietnam vet from Georgia who finds a home in on a remote ranch in Wyoming, is a quiet and satisfying story (although punctuated by an episode of extreme violence)"of the American Western landscape as it is today, clinging to a mythical heritage and a frontier code that may be seriously skewed in a world passing it by." Although Everett has received many awards - including an award for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle - and the Washington…

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    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Black author - while his first novel was acclaimed as one of comic genius, in this, the story of David, a (white) returning Vietnam vet from Georgia who finds a home in on a remote ranch in Wyoming, is a quiet and satisfying story (although punctuated by an episode of extreme violence)"of the American Western landscape as it is today, clinging to a mythical heritage and a frontier code that may be seriously skewed in a world passing it by." Although Everett has received many awards - including an award for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle - and the Washington Post described him as one of the most adventurously experimental of modern American novelists. he remains not nearly as well-known or read as he should be. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-899193218.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 86453
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  • Everett, Percival.
    WALK ME TO THE DISTANCE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1985). First edition - The second novel by this Black author - while his first novel was acclaimed as one of comic genius, in this, the story of David, a (white) returning Vietnam vet from Georgia who finds a home in on a remote ranch in Wyoming, is a quiet and satisfying story (although punctuated by an episode of extreme violence)"of the American Western landscape as it is today, clinging to a mythical heritage and a frontier code that may be seriously skewed in a world passing it by." Although Everett has received many awards - including an award for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle - and the Washington Post described…

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    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1985). First edition - The second novel by this Black author - while his first novel was acclaimed as one of comic genius, in this, the story of David, a (white) returning Vietnam vet from Georgia who finds a home in on a remote ranch in Wyoming, is a quiet and satisfying story (although punctuated by an episode of extreme violence)"of the American Western landscape as it is today, clinging to a mythical heritage and a frontier code that may be seriously skewed in a world passing it by." Although Everett has received many awards - including an award for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle - and the Washington Post described him as one of the most adventurously experimental of modern American novelists. he remains not nearly as well-known or read as he should be. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-899193218.

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    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 86454
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  • THE HONK AND HOLLER OPENING SOON. by Letts, Billie
    Letts, Billie
    THE HONK AND HOLLER OPENING SOON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Time Warner, (1998). First edition - Award-winning author's second novel, the story of a down-and-out cafe owner, who came back from Vietnam in a wheelchair, and a young girl who walked into the Honk and Holler and changed his life. 309 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76608
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  • SOUL SERENADE: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl: A Memoir. by Ollison, Rashod (1977 - 2018)
    Ollison, Rashod (1977 - 2018)
    SOUL SERENADE: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Beacon Press, (2016). First edition - A coming-of-age memoir by this award-winning pop music critic and culture journalist, which describes his life as a young boy in rural Arkansas who searches for himself and his distant father, a disturbed Vietnam veteran, through soul music. An elegiac look at a childhood marked by violence, dysfunction, poverty, sorrowand plenty of good music. (Kirkus Reviews) 230 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86355
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  • LONG COLD FALL. by Reaves, Sam.
    Reaves, Sam.
    LONG COLD FALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel and the first in the series featuring Cooper MacLeish, a Vietnam veteran and Chicago taxi driver. When he hears of the apparent suicide of a former lover his investigation reveals not only that it could not be suicide, but that her missing 14 year old son may be his. SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-399135650.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82602
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  • SNAKE EATER. by Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    SNAKE EATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Otto Penzler / Macmillan, (1993). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The twelfth mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing. In this novel he befriends a bait and tackle shop owner arrested for marijuana possession - which he was using to treat his symptoms from Agent Orange poisoning. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 273 pp. ISBN: 1-883402042.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82479
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