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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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  • A FIRING OFFENSE. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    A FIRING OFFENSE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & London: Serpent's Tail, (1999.). The first Nick Stefanos book, a gritty mystery set in Washington D.C. 216 pp. ISBN: 1-85242-7159.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 39106
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  • HARD REVOLUTION. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    HARD REVOLUTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Crime novel featuring rookie cop Derek Strange, and his older brother, home from Vietnam. Set in the Washington DC area in the late 1960's during the rioting after Martin Luther King's assassination . SIGNED on the title page. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-314-608971.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 32177
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  • MULCH. by Ripley, Ann.
    Ripley, Ann.
    MULCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994). dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a mystery introducing Louise Eldridge, a dedicated organic gardener. Set in the suburbs of Washington, D. C. 163 pp. ISBN: 0-312-110294.

    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket (remainder line, rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 44741
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  • DEATH OF A POLITICAL PLANT. by Ripley, Ann.
    Ripley, Ann.
    DEATH OF A POLITICAL PLANT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery featuring organic gardener Louise Eldridge, set in Washington DC suburbs (Eldridge's husband happens to be a CIA agent.). Gardening lore scattered throughout. Border design and illustrations by Joanna Roy. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-553-10778X.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. ('x' on lower corner of front endpaper, remainder line.)

    Book ID: 56374
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  • SUMMER GARDEN MURDER by Ripley, Ann.
    Ripley, Ann.
    SUMMER GARDEN MURDER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2005). dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery feauturing Louise Eldridge, a dedicated organic gardener and now the star of public television's top gardening show. Set in the suburbs of Washington, D. C. Includes a gardening essay. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-08170.

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

    Book ID: 50264
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  • CHILDREN OF MEN. by Schinto, Jeanne.
    Schinto, Jeanne.
    CHILDREN OF MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Persea Books, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (her second book, preceded by a collection of short stories), "the story of Cathy Ashwell, a gutsy, unmarried mother of three. With her extended family of poor whites, she inhabits a run-down Washington, D. C. rowhouse." 236 pp. ISBN: 0-89255-1569.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57655
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  • DAYS OF DRUMS. by Shelby, Philip.
    Shelby, Philip.
    DAYS OF DRUMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspenseful thriller set in Washington D.C. and involving the assassination of a senator and web of conspiracy and danger which surround the young female Secret Service agent who had been assigned to guard him. Breakthrough novel for Shelby, and the first of his bestsellers: although this is actually his 5th novel, there is no reference to his earlier books here. ISBN: 0-684-801779.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 46858
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  • Shelby, Philip.
    DAYS OF DRUMS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. First edition - Suspenseful thriller set in Washington D.C. and involving the assassination of a senator and web of conspiracy and danger which surround the young female Secret Service agent who had been assigned to guard him. Breakthrough novel for Shelby, and the first of his bestsellers: although this is actually his 5th novel, there is no reference to his earlier books here.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 26375
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  • Starnes, Richard.
    ANOTHER MUG FOR THE BIER.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1950.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring newspaperman Barney Forge and sleuth Dr. St. George Peachy Set in Washington DC. 249 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dust jacket. (light bookstore stamp, prev owner's name, otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 54900
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  • IN A HEARTBEAT. by Stone, Eric.
    Stone, Eric.
    IN A HEARTBEAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Novato, CA: Lyford Books / Presidio Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a thriller involving a sexually obsessed serial killer in Washington DC. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1997. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-891415904.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62300
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  • THE MAJORITY RULES. by Sullivan, Judge Gene.
    Sullivan, Judge Gene.
    THE MAJORITY RULES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel about corruption in the justice system, by an author who is a judge himself. Introduces Tim Quinn, a Washington, D.C., lawyer recently appointed to a judgeship only to learn that corrupt politics sets the rules and he is expected to repay the favor. 398 pp. . ISBN: 0-765311410.

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

    Book ID: 65078
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  • CRIME SONG. by Swinson, David.
    Swinson, David.
    CRIME SONG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown / Mulholland Books, 2017. SIGNED first edition - Second thriller featuring private investigator and ex-cop Frank Marr, whose addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced his retirement from the DC police. He takes on a family case, as a favor to an aunt - and finds himself with his own life on the line. SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly bent)

    Book ID: 69934
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  • THE SECOND GIRL. by Swinson, David.
    Swinson, David.
    THE SECOND GIRL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown / Mulholland, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new thriller series set in Washington, D. C. "He's a good detective...with a bad habit.. . A decorated former police detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. Frank Marr may be the best investigator the city has ever known, but the city doesn't know his dirty secret. A long-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of an Adams Morgan drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown / Mulholland, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new thriller series set in Washington, D. C. "He's a good detective...with a bad habit.. . A decorated former police detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. Frank Marr may be the best investigator the city has ever known, but the city doesn't know his dirty secret. A long-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of an Adams Morgan drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of another girl--possibly connected to the first--and the heightened scrutiny may bring his own secrets to light, too." SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2016, before publication. 354 pp.

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

    Book ID: 68941
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  • THE SECOND GIRL. by Swinson, David.
    Swinson, David.
    THE SECOND GIRL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown / Mulholland, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new thriller series set in Washington, D. C. "He's a good detective...with a bad habit.. . A decorated former police detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. Frank Marr may be the best investigator the city has ever known, but the city doesn't know his dirty secret. A long-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of an Adams Morgan drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown / Mulholland, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new thriller series set in Washington, D. C. "He's a good detective...with a bad habit.. . A decorated former police detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. Frank Marr may be the best investigator the city has ever known, but the city doesn't know his dirty secret. A long-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of an Adams Morgan drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of another girl--possibly connected to the first--and the heightened scrutiny may bring his own secrets to light, too." INSCRIBED on the title page. "To --- Hope you enjoy!" 354 pp.

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

    Book ID: 68760
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  • TWILIGHT AT MAC'S PLACE. by Thomas, Ross (1925 -1995)
    Thomas, Ross (1925 -1995)
    TWILIGHT AT MAC'S PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring Padillo and McCorkle, the owner's of Mac's Place, a Washington DC bar. SIGNED on the title page. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-2143.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (one lower corner bumped.)

    Book ID: 50888
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  • TWILIGHT AT MAC'S PLACE. by Thomas, Ross (1925 -1995)
    Thomas, Ross (1925 -1995)
    TWILIGHT AT MAC'S PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring Padillo and McCorkle, the owner's of Mac's Place, a Washington DC bar. INSCRIBED on the title page. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-2143.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80697
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  • MURDER IN THE CIA. by Truman, Margaret.
    Truman, Margaret.
    MURDER IN THE CIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eighth mystery set in Washington, D. C. by the daughter of former President Harry Truman. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-394-557956.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 41105
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