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Dead Crowd

By: Barton, Dan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13949


Signed by Barton, "Dying is easy...Comedy is Murder!", and dated in the month before publication. Slight wear to the page edges. When L.A. stand-up comedian Biff Kincaid tries to collect some pay he's due from a comedy club owner, he finds the man dead. ; Signed by Author View more info

Heckler

By: Barton, Dan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13954


Signed by Barton with a quote, and dated in the month of publication. Called to fill in for a headliner who had been stabbed to death the night before, stand-up comedian Biff Kincaid begins to investigate the crime, which may have links to the brutal beating of a young comedian years before, as he begins to suspect that the killer, called the Heckler, may have returned to seek revenge. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 817


Signed by Block on the title page. A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A tiny nick to one corner, and a very small closed tear to the top of the panel. The plot follows title character Bernie Rhodenbarr, bookseller by day, thief by night, as he stumbles into a murder and a setup. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Hearse You Came In On

By: Cockey, Tim

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4285


Signed and dated by Cockey on the title page. A review copy with publisher's material and author photo laid in. The author has also signed his photo. Slight softening to the top corner. Wisecracking Hitchcock Sewell, proprietor of Sewell & Sons Family Funeral Home, is intrigued when Carolyn James tries to arrange her own funeral, especially when a different Carolyn James turns up at the mortuary, a suicide. A first novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

Four to Score

By: Evanovich, Janet

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15364


Briefly inscribed by Evanovich, "To Ginny, Love you! Janet Evanovich." When bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is hired to search for missing waitress Maxine Nowicki, Plum's life becomes more complicated than she ever expected. ; Signed by Author View more info

Elvis, Jesus & Coca-Cola

By: Friedman, Kinky

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11459


Inscribed by Friedman, and signed as "The Kinkster." The irrepressible detective takes on a case involving Elvis impersonators. ; Signed by Author View more info

God Bless John Wayne

By: Friedman, Kinky

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18534


Signed by Friedman on the title page. The author's off-beat alter-ego attempts to track down the birth parents of an old friend. ; Signed by Author View more info

My Gun Has Bullets

By: Goldberg, Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4117


Signed by Goldberg, "Three bowel movements and two orgasms a day...life is good!" A police officer gets his own television show in this satire of cop shows. ; Signed by Author View more info

Cast Adrift

By: Guttridge, Peter

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14584


Very slight edgewear. Nick Madrid and his sidekick Bridget Frost get involved with modern day pirates. View more info

Drawing Dead (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Hautman, Pete

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1130


Signed by Hautman on the title page. In a fast-paced comic thriller set in Minneapolis, ex-cop Jim Crow finds himself in over his head in a scheme replete with poker-playing hustlers, cocaine, and two con artists selling shares of a rare comic book collection. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Doohickey

By: Hautman, Pete

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10514


Warmly inscribed by Hautman with a drawing. The story of a struggling businessman with romance in his heart and felony dogging his footsteps. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Lucky You (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20930


Signed by Hiaasen on the title page. A slight bump to the top corner. A Florida woman wins millions in the lottery only to have her ticket stolen. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated covers is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

Sunburn (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By: Shames, Laurence

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13295


Signed by Shames on the title page. A comic Florida thriller, where a hack reporter agrees to ghostwrite a mafioso's memoirs. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) in glossy covers is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

Delicious

By: Smith, Mark Haskell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4958


Signed by Smith. The battle for paradise becomes an epic struggle for a young Hawaiian chef when the greedy owner of a movie catering company tries to muscle in on the local, family-owned business in Honolulu. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Big Boat To Bye-bye

By: Weiner, Ellis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New American Library: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5139


Signed by Weiner on the title page. Pete Ingalls, PI throwback, takes on the sordid, violent world of puppetry in his second adventure with a Chandler-style title (after 2004's Drop Dead, My Lovely). ; Signed by Author View more info

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Drop Dead, My Lovely

By: Weiner, Ellis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New American Library: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5140


Signed by Weiner on the title page. A mild-mannered bookstore clerk transformed into a hard-boiled private detective thanks to a head injury, Pete Ingalls decides to open up his own detective agency and finds himself on the trail of a variety of shady characters.; Signed by Author View more info

The Big Boat To Bye-bye

By: Weiner, Ellis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New American Library: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16647


When would-be blackmailers get hold of obscene outtakes from a popular children's TV show, private investigator Pete Ingalls is called in to find the culprits and save the show, only to confront murder in the wonderful world of puppets. View more info

Pipsqueak

By: Wiprud, Brian M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, Writers Club Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 4491


The true first printing, preceding the Bantam mass market edition. A review copy with promotional letter signed by Wiprud laid in. Taxidermist Garth Carson goes after the person who purloins Pipsqueak the Nutty Nut, a stuffed squirrel puppet star of a 1950s kiddie TV show. View more info