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SLOW MOTION RIOT (SIGNED), Blauner, Peter
1 SLOW MOTION RIOT (SIGNED)
Blauner, Peter
Morrow, 1991, 0688100686 / 9780688100681

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Canty, Tom
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Some age-related wear to top edge of text block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine dustjacket. Signed by Blauner on the title page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A startling story of race, crime and the achieving the American Dream. The author's first book and Winner of the 1992 Edgar Award For Best First Novel.
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000463

Price: 65.00 USD
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A DANCE AT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE (SIGNED), Block, Lawrence
2 A DANCE AT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE (SIGNED)
Block, Lawrence
Morrow, 1991, 0688103499 / 9780688103491

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Backus, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Block (signature only) in blue ink on the half-title page. Small (0.75 cm) chip on top edge of board, else Near Fine (unread) copy in jacket with very faint crinkling at lower end of front jacket panel. Burnt orange cloth over burnt orange boards. Aside from the stated defects, a clean, square copy in jacket with price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Award History: 1992 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel.
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003167

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SOME DAYS YOU GET THE BEAR, Block, Lawrence
3 SOME DAYS YOU GET THE BEAR
Block, Lawrence
Morrow, 1993, 0688108202 / 9780688108205

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Henry, Doug/American Artists
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor edgewear with faint scuffing on textblock edges with moderate bumping at corners and tips of spine panel. A clean, straight copy without price clipping. Near fine copy in near fine jacket. Collection of 21 short stories published between 1963 and 1993 with short introduction by Block.

003177

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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD, Burke, James Lee
4 IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD
Burke, James Lee
Hyperion, 1993, 1562828827 / 9781562828820

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Tauss, Marc
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Bundled with its original limited edition paperback novella "The Lost Get-Back Boogie". This novella (also in very fine condition) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. (This paperback follows the hardcover published by Louisiana State University Press in 1986 and is an expansion of the story which originally appeared in 1978 published as "Discharge Day".) A Dave Robicheaux mystery. Electric Mist is Burke's first mystery novel with fantasy overtones. Both are excellent examples of this Edgar award-winning author's talent. Burke won the Edgar Award in 1990 for the novel Black Cherry Blues.

002288

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CRUEL & UNUSUAL, Cornwell, Patricia
5 CRUEL & UNUSUAL
Cornwell, Patricia
Scribner's, 1993, 0684195305 / 9780684195308

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. The fourth Scarpetta mystery/suspense novel. Preceded by Postmortem (1990), Body of Evidence (1991) and All That Remains (1992).

001385

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BOOKMAN'S WAKE [THE]: A MYSTERY WITH CLIFF JANEWAY, Dunning, John
6 BOOKMAN'S WAKE [THE]: A MYSTERY WITH CLIFF JANEWAY
Dunning, John
Scribner's, 1995, 0684800039 / 9780684800035

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing with "1" present in number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Copies well into 5th printings, of which this is a 1st printing. Very faint moisture stain on interior jacket radiating from the head and heel of spine panel. No bleed-through except at lower right tip of rear flap, else fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. Sequel to Dunning's award-winning mystery Booked To Die, and an excellent bibliophile mystery in itself. Award history: 1996 Edgar Award Nominee (lost to Come to Grief by Dick Francis).

003558

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KILLING ME SOFTLY, Eccles, Marjorie
7 KILLING ME SOFTLY
Eccles, Marjorie
Thomas Dunne Books, 1999, 0312204698 / 9780312204693

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Everard, Adam
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in the UK in 1998.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. A Gil Mayo Mystery.

003408

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DEAD MAN (SIGNED), Gores, Joe
8 DEAD MAN (SIGNED)
Gores, Joe
Mysterious Press, 1993, 089296541X / 9780892965410

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Mattos, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated first edition with number line complete. Fine (unread) copy showing only age-related edgewear in fine jacket. Signed by Gores on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Suspense novel by the author of Come Morning and Interface.
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003179

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MOCHE WARRIOR: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERY [THE], Hamilton, Lyn
9 MOCHE WARRIOR: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERY [THE]
Hamilton, Lyn
Berkley Prime Crime, 1999, 0425168093 / 9780425168097

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Greco, Tony
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Archaelogical murder mystery featuring antiquities dealer Lara McClintoch. By the same author as The Xibalba Murders.

002776

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SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW, Hoeg, Peter
10 SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW
Hoeg, Peter
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993, 0374266441 / 9780374266448

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, As New. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition, first English translation and Hoeg's first English language book. (Previously published in Danish in 1992.) Mystery novel with science fiction overtones. Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Very faint handling-related soiling to side edge of textblock, else a fine copy in very fine jacket. A square, straight copy without price-clipping. Turned into an wonderfully haunting film in 1997 starring Julia Ormond. Award History: 1994 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel; Winner of the 1994 Dilys Winn Award.

003215

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ABSOLUTE FRIENDS, Le Carre,  John
11 ABSOLUTE FRIENDS
Le Carre, John
Hodder & Stoughton, 2004, 0340832878 / 9780340832875

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The US edition was published later in 2005.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. High quality publishing with red boards and silk place-holder ribbon.

003895

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BESSIE BLUE KILLER [THE] (SIGNED), Lupoff, Richard
12 BESSIE BLUE KILLER [THE] (SIGNED)
Lupoff, Richard
St. Martins Press, 1994, 0312104251 / 9780312104252

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Presentation copy signed and inscribed on the title page "Richard Lupoff/@WHC 2006/San Francisco." Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A Hobart Lindsey/Marvia Plum mystery. Murder investigation around the filming of a movie about black fighter pilots during WWII.
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000684

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A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (SIGNED), Mosley, Walter
13 A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (SIGNED)
Mosley, Walter
Norton, 1996, 0393039242 / 9780393039245

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Slight bump with associated jacket crinkling at top edge of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Signed by Mosley on the title page. The sixth novel featuring Easy Rawlins, the on-again, off-again black Private Investigator in 1960's Los Angeles.
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001163

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A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (SIGNED), Mosley, Walter
14 A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (SIGNED)
Mosley, Walter
Norton, 1996, 0393039242 / 9780393039245

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Tiny (0.25 cm in size) pen mark on side edge of text block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Mosley on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. The sixth novel featuring Easy Rawlins, the on-again, off-again black Private Investigator in 1960's Los Angeles.
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001165

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15 RL's DREAM
Mosley, Walter
Norton, 1995, 0393038025 / 9780393038026

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Fiction, and Mosley's award-winning first non-genre novel about an aging blues singer. A novel about coming to terms with the past, and redemption. Award History: 1996 Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Literary Award.

003173

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WOLF IN THE SHADOWS, Muller, Marcia
16 WOLF IN THE SHADOWS
Muller, Marcia
Mysterious Press, 1993, 0892965258 / 9780892965250

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Singer, Phil
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A Sharon McCone mystery and the original female private eye. (Muller introduced the female private eye to mystery fiction. Her character creation, Sharon McCone, stands on her own merits.) Award History: 1994 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.

000417

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MALLORY'S ORACLE, O'Connell, Carol
17 MALLORY'S ORACLE
O'Connell, Carol
Putnam, 1994, 0399139753 / 9780399139758

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Werner, Honi
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very small (1cm) area of jacket crinkling at bottom left corner of front jacket panel, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. O'Connell's first book. Award History: 1995 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

003108

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KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN [THE], Prowell, Sandra West
18 KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN [THE]
Prowell, Sandra West
Walker & Company, 1994, 0802731848 / 9780802731845

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Remainder. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club or ex-library copy. Except for an unfortunate remainder dot on bottom edge of page block, an unread copy in very fine jacket. A great reading copy of an excellent mystery novel. Prowell's second book and the second Phoebe Siegel mystery.

003776

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FADEAWAY, Rosen, Richard
19 FADEAWAY
Rosen, Richard
Harper & Row, 1986, 006015599X / 9780060155995

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Crawford, Robert
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Basketball mystery, and Rosen's second book, preceded by "Strike Three, You're Dead" which won the 1985 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

000416

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EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS MINE, Scoppettone, Sandra
20 EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS MINE
Scoppettone, Sandra
Little, Brown & Co., 1991, 0316776467 / 9780316776462

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First book in the mystery series featuring private eye Lauren Laurano. Writing as Jack Early, Scoppettone wrote "[s]ome of the best hard- boiled writing to emerge in the 1980's..." - DeAndrea (ed), Encyclopedia Mysteriosa, pg. 319.

000492

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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD, Burke, James Lee
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ABSOLUTE FRIENDS, Le Carre,  John
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Le Carre, John
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KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN [THE], Prowell, Sandra West
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Prowell, Sandra West
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