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  • AMERICA TODAY: Observations and Reflections. by Archer, William.
    Archer, William.
    AMERICA TODAY: Observations and Reflections.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1899. Includes his impressions of New York City ("much maligned") including the new rapid transit system there, and of Washington, Boston and Chicago, as well as comments on the differences between the North and the South, the American language, the postal system, universities and more. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054416.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57388
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  • Bowen, Peter.
    SPECIMEN SONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Montana mystery featuring Gabriel duPre, a Metis Indian rancher, widower, father, fiddler and lover. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-312-118961.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (short tear to upper edge of back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 38527
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  • Bowen, Peter.
    SPECIMEN SONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Montana mystery featuring Gabriel duPre, a Metis Indian rancher, widower, father, fiddler and lover. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-312-118961.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4107
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  • FIRST LADIES. by Breslin, Catherine.
    Breslin, Catherine.
    FIRST LADIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about politics and about two very different political wives, one a recovering alcoholic and the other a ruthless "dragon lady." In the 1980 presidential election neither candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College and the selection of a chief executive is deadlocked in the House. When the Vice President is sworn in, his wife becomes the temporary first lady. Meanwhile the wife of the Republican contender feels that the position has been stolen. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-070076480.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to edges of textblock and pages)

    Book ID: 78339
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  • LITTLE GREEN MEN. by Buckley, Christopher.
    Buckley, Christopher.
    LITTLE GREEN MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, set in the strange land of Washington, D.C., "a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits . . . and how much they have in common." SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-679452931.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81882
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  • REPORTING: An Inside View. by Cannon, Lou.
    Cannon, Lou.
    REPORTING: An Inside View.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Sacramento: California Journal Press, (1977). First edition - A look at how the press worked in the post-Watergate era - among other things, it describes the relationship between reporters and politicians both in California and in Washington D.C. Bibliography, index. ix, 308 pp. ISBN: 0-930302133.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77945
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  • DEAD TO THE LAST DROP . by Coyle, Cleo (pseudonym of Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini)
    Coyle, Cleo (pseudonym of Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini)
    DEAD TO THE LAST DROP .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifteenth book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. "After the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi to consult on the coffee service for a Rose Garden Wedding, she discovers a historic pot was used as a CIA 'dead drop' decades before. Now long-simmering secrets boil over, scalding Clare and the people around her..." Includes a large selection of "Great American" recipes. 411 pp. ISBN: 978-0425276099.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83376
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  • WAKING THE MOON. by Hand, Elizabeth.
    Hand, Elizabeth.
    WAKING THE MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperPrism / Harper Collins, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in a "modern gothic world" - it begins at a strange university in Washington, D. C. Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and the 1996 Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, finalist for the Locus and World Fantasy awards. Frontispiece drawing. 390 pp. ISBN: 0-061052140.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74061
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  • WAKING THE MOON. by Hand, Elizabeth.
    Hand, Elizabeth.
    WAKING THE MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperPrism / Harper Collins, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel set in a "modern gothic world" - it begins at a strange university in Washington, D. C. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and the 1996 Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, finalist for the Locus and World Fantasy awards. Frontispiece drawing. 390 pp. ISBN: 0-061052140.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80762
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  • BLESSED ARE THE SLEEPY ONES. by Jefferson, Xavier T.
    Jefferson, Xavier T.
    BLESSED ARE THE SLEEPY ONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Ashley Books, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American's first book - a story of racial conflict in Philadelphia, murder in Washington, D.C. ending with a tense courtroom trial. Cover praise from Ossie Davis who called Jefferson "one damned good storyteller." 308 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine and unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76208
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  • LOST IN THE CITY: Stories. by Jones, Edward P.
    Jones, Edward P.
    LOST IN THE CITY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first book, a collection of stories set in Washington, D. C. and illustrated with photographs by Amos Chan. Winner of the Pen/Hemingway award and finalist for the National Book Award. Jones later won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Known World." 250 pp. ISBN: 0-688115268.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64309
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  • CAPITOL MURDER. by Margolin, Phillip.
    Margolin, Phillip.
    CAPITOL MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third book in his Washington trilogy featuring attorney Brad Miller and private investigator Dana Cutler. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 978-0062069887.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62904
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  • SUPREME JUSTICE. by Margolin, Phillip.
    Margolin, Phillip.
    SUPREME JUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third book in his Washington trilogy featuring attorney Brad Miller and private investigator Dana Cutler. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 976-0061926518.

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

    Book ID: 62912
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  • MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America. by McCall, Nathan.
    McCall, Nathan.
    MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER: A Young Black Man in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a "shattering and unflinchingly honest autobiography" by this Washington Post reporter. McCall did not fit the stereotypes: he was a smart kid from a caring family in a suburban black working-class neighborhood, but still wound up involved with drugs and gangs, and eventually in prison for armed robbery. This is not just an account of his troubled youth and how he turned his life around, but a look at how young black men feel in a society that does not value them. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-679412689.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56220
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  • THE ZERO GAME. by Meltzer, Brad.
    Meltzer, Brad.
    THE ZERO GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller set in Washington, D.C. where two senior Congressional staffers, bored and disillusioned with their jobs, become involved in "the clandestine Zero Game, but when someone close to them turns up dead, they discover the sinister intent of the 'game' and realize that they are intended to become the game's next victims." SIGNED on the title page. 460 pp. ISBN: 0-446530980.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (toning to pages).

    Book ID: 82715
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  • A CAPITOL CRIME. by Meyer, Lawrence.
    Meyer, Lawrence.
    A CAPITOL CRIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this Washington, D.C. based journalist (who had reported on the Watergate and Nixon impeachment hearings among other topics) A reporter investigates the murder of another reporter and finds that a lot of very powerful people are involved. Long and thoughtful praise from Ross Macdonald on the back cover in which he calls this "a novel so intriguing one hates to see it end." 214 pp. ISBN: 0-670-20336X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42478
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  • A CAPITOL CRIME. by Meyer, Lawrence.
    Meyer, Lawrence.
    A CAPITOL CRIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this Washington, D.C. based journalist (who had reported on the Watergate and Nixon impeachment hearings among other topics) A reporter investigates the murder of another reporter and finds that a lot of very powerful people are involved. Long and thoughtful praise from Ross Macdonald on the back cover in which he calls this "a novel so intriguing one hates to see it end." Review copy with photograph of author laid in. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-670-20336X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41206
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  • BLACK WIDOWER. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    BLACK WIDOWER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Crime Club / Collins, (1975) dj. Hardcover first edition - When the wife of the US ambassador of the newly independent Caribbean country of Tampico is found dead at an embassy part, Henry Tibbett is called in, semi-officially, to assist in the investigation. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-002310570.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 79666
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  • [Norton, Eleanor Holmes] Lester, Joan Steinau; Foreword by Coretta Scott King.
    FIRE IN MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster (Atria Books), 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This authorized biography tells the remarkable story of controversial US Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, an impassioned civil rights crusader and a hard-driving legislator. Foreword by Coretta Scott King. Illustrated with photographs, extensive notes, index. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-07873.

    Condition: SIGNED by Lester on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27470
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  • [Norton, Eleanor Holmes] Lester, Joan Steinau; Foreword by Coretta Scott King.
    FIRE IN MY SOUL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster (Atria Books), 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover - This authorized biography tells the remarkable story of controversial US Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, an impassioned civil rights crusader and a hard-driving legislator. Foreword by Coretta Scott King. Illustrated with photographs, extensive notes, index. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-07873.

    Condition: SIGNED by Lester on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27471
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  • A HEARTBEAT AWAY. by Palmer, Michael.
    Palmer, Michael.
    A HEARTBEAT AWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A medical and a political thriller - terrorists have unleased a highly contagious virus into the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp. ISBN: 9780312587529.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Laid in is a special promotional book mark for this title also SIGNED by Palmer.

    Book ID: 58772
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  • HARD FALL. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    HARD FALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Pearson's sixth novel, a forensic thriller set in Washington state where a specialist in training pilots is found dead in a flight simulator and in Washington D.C. SIGNED on the title page. 403 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-385301383.

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

    Book ID: 77505
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  • THE NIGHT GARDENER. by Pelecanos, George.
    Pelecanos, George.
    THE NIGHT GARDENER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The "story of three cops - one good, one bad, one broken - and the murder that reunites them in a showdown decades in the making." SIGNED on the title page. 372 pp. ISBN: 0-316-156507.

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

    Book ID: 55537
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  • THE MARTINI SHOT: A Novella and Stories. by Pelecanos, George.
    Pelecanos, George.
    THE MARTINI SHOT: A Novella and Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2015). First edition - Pelecano's first collection of stories - "A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, . . In the title novella . . - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script." 292 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63465
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  • THE BIG BLOWDOWN. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    THE BIG BLOWDOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on the tough streets of DC in the 30s and after the war. A prequel to the Nick Stefanos mysteries. Winner of Japan's Falcon Prize for best hard-boiled mystery novel. At a reported 5000 copies, this had a smaller first printing than most of Pelecanos's novels. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-312142846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64644
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  • THE 500. by Quirk, Matthew.
    Quirk, Matthew.
    THE 500.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a legal thriller set in Washington, D. C. Joseph Finder calls this 'an absolutely phenomenal kick-ass thriller.' SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 978-0316198622.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (the word "nice" on rear endpaper).

    Book ID: 75126
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  • THE DIRECTIVE. by Quirk, Matthew.
    Quirk, Matthew.
    THE DIRECTIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second thriller, a plot by two brothers from a DC crime family - one trying to leave his family behind, the other causght up in it - to discover a secret decision of the Federal Reserve Bank, a decision that will affect billions of dollars. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 978-0316198646.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83487
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  • THE NIGHT AGENT. by Quirk, Matthew.
    Quirk, Matthew.
    THE NIGHT AGENT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - The author's fifth novel, an international thriller - an idealistic young FBI agent, staffubg the Night Desk in the White House must find a Russian mole. Peter is dedicated to doing everything by the book to counter suspicion which falls on him because his father, an FBI counterintelligence head, was accused of selling secrets to the Russians, and now he has to go on his own, risking his life. SIGNED on the title page. 422 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83488
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  • THE 500. by Quirk, Matthew.
    Quirk, Matthew.
    THE 500.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a legal thriller set in Washington, D. C. Joseph Finder calls this 'an absolutely phenomenal kick-ass thriller.' SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 9780316198622.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56333
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  • THE 500. by Quirk, Matthew.
    Quirk, Matthew.
    THE 500.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a legal thriller set in Washington, D. C. Joseph Finder calls this 'an absolutely phenomenal kick-ass thriller.' SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 326 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81422
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