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  • Adler, Warren.
    AMERICAN QUARTET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Features Fiona Fitzgerald, homicide detective on the Washington DC police force who is investigating 3 random murders - and links these to the deaths of 3 American Presidents - and a 4th?. ISBN: 0-87795-365-1.

    Condition: Very good+ in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 17229
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  • THE COLLECTORS. by Baldacci, David.
    Baldacci, David.
    THE COLLECTORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second suspense thriller in The Camel Club series, 'led by the mysterious and lethal Oliver Stone.' Illustrated endpapers. 438 pp. ISBN: 0-44653109X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43558
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  • THE SIMPLE TRUTH. by Baldacci, David.
    Baldacci, David.
    THE SIMPLE TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1998). dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a political thriller set in Washington, D.C., involving the Supreme Court and a man who desperately claims he was forced to commit the murder for which he has served 25 years. 470 pp. ISBN: 0-446-523321.

    Condition: Good only in a near fine dust jacket (appears tight and near fine, but binding is partially cracked at last page.)

    Book ID: 42601
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  • THE SIMPLE TRUTH. by Baldacci, David.
    Baldacci, David.
    THE SIMPLE TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1998). dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a political thriller set in Washington, D.C., involving the Supreme Court and a man who desperately claims he was forced to commit the murder for which he has served 25 years. 470 pp. ISBN: 0-446-523321.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48640
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  • Baldacci, David.
    THE SIMPLE TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1998). dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a political thriller set in Washington, D.C., involving the Supreme Court and a man who desperately claims he was forced to commit the murder for which he has served 25 years. 470 pp. ISBN: 0-446-523321.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78765
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  • JUDY'S MAN. by Berger, Helen (pseudonym of Helen Bamberger.)
    Berger, Helen (pseudonym of Helen Bamberger.)
    JUDY'S MAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1926. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel, a modern retelling of the love of a prince (in this case, the privileged son of a wealthy and influential couple) for a beggar-maid (or the daughter of an impoverished writer and artist, always expecting to make it big), set in Washington DC. Berger also wrote mystery novels under the pseudonym of the The Aresbys. 308 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in brown boards with black lettering, no dust jacket (previous owner's name in pencil on front endpapers)

    Book ID: 77720
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  • Case, John (pseudonym of Carolyn and Jim Hougan.)
    THE GENESIS CODE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel written under this pseudonym - an "explosive thriller," an action filled suspense novel about cutting edge medical technology, set mostly in Washington D.C. Cover praise from Norman Mailer and Tony Hillerman, among others. 435 pp. ISBN: 0-449-911012.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46921
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  • Case, John (pseudonym of Carolyn and Jim Hougan.)
    THE GENESIS CODE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1997.) dj. Hardcover - First novel written under this pseudonym - an "explosive thriller," an action filled suspense novel about cutting edge medical technology, set mostly in Washington D.C. Cover praise from Norman Mailer and Tony Hillerman, among others. 435 pp. ISBN: 0-449-911012.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (small bookplate.)

    Book ID: 47771
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  • HEAD LOCK. by Doolittle, Jerome
    Doolittle, Jerome
    HEAD LOCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring Tom Bethany, Vietnam vet, ex-wrestler and champion of the lost cause. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-671-7999789.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 48989
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  • Doolittle, Jerome
    HEAD LOCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring Tom Bethany, Vietnam vet, ex-wrestler and champion of the lost cause. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-671-7999789.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (an unread copy with some signs of handling or shelfwear, remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 22627
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  • A CITY ON A HILL. by Higgins, George V.
    Higgins, George V.
    A CITY ON A HILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, set in the 'private world of the Washington political insider.' 256 pp. ISBN: 0-394495403.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (gift inscription, some fading to the edges of the boards, edgewear and rubbing to the dj.).

    Book ID: 41841
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  • ALL AUNT HAGAR'S CHILDREN. by Jones, Edward P.
    Jones, Edward P.
    ALL AUNT HAGAR'S CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins / Amistad, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of sixteen powerful short stories by this award-winning writer; his third book and second collection of short fiction (the first, Lost in the City, which was also set in Washington, D.C., won the PEN-Hemingway award in 1992 and the National Book Critics Circle Award) and his only novel to date - The Known World -won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2003. Jones has also received a MacArthur fellowship. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0557567.

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

    Book ID: 50391
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  • ALL AUNT HAGAR'S CHILDREN. by Jones, Edward P.
    Jones, Edward P.
    ALL AUNT HAGAR'S CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins / Amistad, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of sixteen powerful short stories by this award-winning writer; his third book and second collection of short fiction (the first, Lost in the City, which was also set in Washington, D.C., won the PEN-Hemingway award in 1992 and the National Book Critics Circle Award) and his only novel to date - The Known World -won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2003. Jones has also received a MacArthur fellowship. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0557567.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket (remainder line, 2 short closed tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 45584
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  • INFORMED SOURCES. by Kamarck, Lawrence.
    Kamarck, Lawrence.
    INFORMED SOURCES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel (the first won an Edgar award) "The attorney-client relationship doesn't usually require a lawyer to die for her client but Washington attorney Marvina Peters is faced with that possibility." Her client has been subpoened to appear before a Congressional committee and someone will stop at nothing to prevent his testimony. 177 pp. ISBN: 0-803741103.

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

    Book ID: 71905
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  • MADAME BALTIMORE. by Knowland, Helen.
    Knowland, Helen.
    MADAME BALTIMORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1949. Hardcover first edition - The author's first and only novel, a story of infidelity and treachery set in post World War II Washington DC - Knowland was the wife of former California senator William Knowland, so she knew DC well. 210 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj, sunning to the spine).

    Book ID: 75253
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  • THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS. by Mengestu, Dinaw.
    Mengestu, Dinaw.
    THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's award-winning first novel - "Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D. C. , his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's award-winning first novel - "Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D. C. , his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again." 228 pp. ISBN: 978-1594489402.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68292
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  • THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS. by Mengestu, Dinaw.
    Mengestu, Dinaw.
    THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2006. First edition - The author's award-winning first novel - "Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D. C. , his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 2006. First edition - The author's award-winning first novel - "Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D. C. , his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again." 229 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).

    Book ID: 62773
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  • POP GOES THE WEASEL. by Patterson, James.
    Patterson, James.
    POP GOES THE WEASEL.

    Edition: Large print edition.

    New York: Doubleday, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - An Alex Cross thriller, set in Washington D.C. 634 pp. ISBN: 0-7394-0492x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41104
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  • BALANCE OF POWER. by Patterson, Richard North.
    Patterson, Richard North.
    BALANCE OF POWER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel revolving around gun violence in the US and the gun lobby in Washington, DC. 612 pp. ISBN: 0-345-450175.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46887
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  • BALANCE OF POWER. by Patterson, Richard North.
    Patterson, Richard North.
    BALANCE OF POWER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel revolving around gun violence in the US and the gun lobby in Washington, DC. 612 pp. ISBN: 0-345-450175.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43228
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  • BALANCE OF POWER. by Patterson, Richard North.
    Patterson, Richard North.
    BALANCE OF POWER.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Ballantine, (2003.) dj. Hardcover - Suspense novel revolving around gun violence in the US and the gun lobby in Washington, DC. 612 pp. ISBN: 0-345-450175.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47169
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  • PLAYING THE DOZENS. by Pease, William D.
    Pease, William D.
    PLAYING THE DOZENS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (1990). First edition - The author's first novel, a thriller set in our nation's capital - "assistant D.A. Michael Holden leads a team of detectives in a search for the killer of a Washington, D.C., policeman, a search that uncovers police corruption, Mafia influence, and an extensive drug ring." 355 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (spine slant)

    Book ID: 74041
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  • Pelecanos, George P.
    HELL TO PAY and RIGHT AS RAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, 2001. First edition - Unusual pre-publication issue in that this very large trade paperback binds, back-to-back, two Pelecanos' novels. 'Hell to Pay' is being issued in Feb 2002 in hardcover, and "Right as Rain' is being issued at the same time in paperback. Both novels feature the black PI Derek Strange and the white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. 332 and 342 pages.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 20125
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  • Pelecanos, George P.
    HELL TO PAY and RIGHT AS RAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, 2001. SIGNED first edition - Unusual pre-publication issue in that this very large trade paperback binds, back-to-back, two Pelecanos' novels. 'Hell to Pay' was issued in Feb 2002 in hardcover, and "Right as Rain' was issued at the same time in paperback. Both novels feature the black PI Derek Strange and the white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. 332 and 342 pages.

    Condition: Fine. SIGNED by Pelecanos on both title pages.

    Book ID: 21008
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  • Pelecanos, George P.
    A FIRING OFFENSE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & London: Serpent's Tail, (1999.). SIGNED - The first Nick Stefanos book, a gritty mystery set in Washington D.C. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 1-85242-7159.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 33393
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  • SOUL CIRCUS and HELL TO PAY. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    SOUL CIRCUS and HELL TO PAY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, 2003. SIGNED first edition - Unusual pre-publication issue in that this very large trade paperback binds, back-to-back, two Pelecanos' novels. 'Soul Circus' is being issued in Mar 2003 in hardcover, and "Hell to Pay' is being issued at the same time in paperback. Both novels feature the black PI Derek Strange and the white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. 343 and 344 pages. SIGNED twice by Pelecanos at the Los Angeles Book Festival - where 'Hell to Pay' won the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Award for best mystery/thriller - and where 'Soul Circus.'…

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    Boston: Little Brown, 2003. SIGNED first edition - Unusual pre-publication issue in that this very large trade paperback binds, back-to-back, two Pelecanos' novels. 'Soul Circus' is being issued in Mar 2003 in hardcover, and "Hell to Pay' is being issued at the same time in paperback. Both novels feature the black PI Derek Strange and the white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. 343 and 344 pages. SIGNED twice by Pelecanos at the Los Angeles Book Festival - where 'Hell to Pay' won the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Award for best mystery/thriller - and where 'Soul Circus.' won the same award the next year!

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    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 25467
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  • Pelecanos, George P.
    A FIRING OFFENSE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & London: Serpent's Tail, (1999.). SIGNED - The first Nick Stefanos book, a gritty mystery set in Washington D.C. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 1-85242-7159.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 35941
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  • KING SUCKERMAN. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    KING SUCKERMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller set in 1970s Washington, D.C. which weaves together blaxploitation films, drug deals, soul music and the racial tensions of the time. A Dmitri Karas and Marcus Clay novel. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-316-695904.

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

    Book ID: 68964
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  • HELL TO PAY. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    HELL TO PAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring black PI Derek Strange and white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-316-695068.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64655
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  • SHAME THE DEVIL. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    SHAME THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller set in Washington, D. C. - the Farrow brothers have come to the city with mayhem on their minds, but one of the brothers is killed by a cop after a robbery that goes spectacularly wrong, the other brother vows to get revenge on every one involved in his brother's death. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-316695262.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65297
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