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The Song Is You

By: Abbott, Megan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8211


Signed by Abbott on the title page. Edgar-nominated Abbot imagines the conclusion to 1949 Tinseltown's still-unsolved "Daughter of Black Dahlia" case. A faint crease to the free endpaper, else fine. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Thursday's Blade

By: Davis, Frederick C.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Crime Club: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22214


Scattered nicks and tears to the dust jacket edges. Publisher's price of $2.00 on the front flap. An unmarked copy with dust soiling to the page edges. A Cyrus Hatch detective novel. View more info

Crime Wave Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.

By: Ellroy, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Arrow Books: 1999

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13000


Signed by Ellroy. First British paperback edition. Light creasing, and foxing to the page edges. A collection of pieces previously published in GQ magazine, by a master chronicler of violence and deviant behavior. ; Signed by Author View more info

Hoodtown: A Lucha-noir Novel

By: Faust, Christa

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, From Parts Unknown: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20403


Signed by Faust and by the illustrator, Rafael Navarro, who's added a small drawing. A hybrid of hardboiled crime fiction and women's pro wrestling. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Murder in the Raw

By: Fischer, Bruno

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Greenwich, CT, Gold Medal Books: 1957

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21853


Creasing to the front cover, else a clean copy. A paperback original with cover art by James Meese. Fischer was the uncrowned king of the so-called shudder pulps of the 1930s and 40s. ; Mass Market PB View more info

Dead Men's Letters and Other Short Novels

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20970


A collection of Ed Jenkins stories which first appeared in Black Mask magazine in the 1920's. Slight rubbing to the dust jacket. View more info

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L. A. Noir

By: Gilbar, Steven

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chico, CA, Positive Press: 1999

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22192


Signed at their contributions by Rochelle Majer Krich, Lee Goldberg and Terrill Lee Lankford. Rubbing to the boards. Small oblong hardcover illustrated throughout with Peter Treadwell's photographs of Los Angeles with passages from memorable SoCal mysteries. ; Signed by Author View more info

Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960

By: Hammett, Dashiell

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Counterpoint Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6899


Edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett. Introduction by Josephine Hammett Marshall. Top corner lightly bumped, with a spot of rubbing. A collection of letters--to friends, lovers, family, and colleagues--by the legendary crime writer reveals the man behind the author as he discusses the craft of writing, his personal life, and his literary creations, Sam Spade and Nick and Nora Charles. View more info

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The Hunter and Other Stories

By: Hammett, Dashiell

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22376


An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers. Curling to the front cover. Short stories, includes a number of previously unpublished pieces as well as early screen treatments for "On the Make" and "The Kiss-Off." Pages 297-336 are two sections not included in the trade edition. ; 336 pages View more info

Miami Purity

By: Hendricks, Vicki

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16372


Signed by Hendricks on the title page. The author's debut novel is a noir-ish tale of an aging former stripper whose attempt to go clean leads her into a murderously perverse affair. ; Signed by Author View more info

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In a Lonely Place

By: Hughes, Dorothy B.

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, The Feminist Press at the City University of New York: 2003

Seller ID: 22288


First printing of this reissue, with the 1949 Pocket Books cover art. An unmarked copy with mild wear. Features a publisher's foreword about women in the pulps by Livia Tenzer and Jean Casellla, with an afterword by Lisa Maria Hogeland. A minor masterpiece, and one of the first to explore postwar American misogyny. View more info

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Nobody Move

By: Johnson, Denis

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21712


An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers. The National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke takes a dark turn in this tribute to hardboiled fiction. View more info

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Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism

By: McCann, Sean

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22064


A remainder mark to the bottom page edges. A bump to the top corner, and a few specks to the gray cloth, issued without a dust jacket. Presents crime fiction in relation to a changing literary marketplace and as an arena for conflicts about citizenship, class culture, and democracy during the New Deal. Bibliography, index.; Remainder; 370 pages View more info

Scalpel

By: McCoy, Horace

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts: 1952

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 2351


Spine is faded with a 1/4 " tear on the back panel. A presentable copy with light creasing and edgewear. View more info

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Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss the Craft

By: McDonald, Craig

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Rockville, Maryland], Wildside Press: 2006

Seller ID: 22134


Unedited interviews with James Ellroy, Ken Bruen, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Liza Cody, Walter Mosley, Dennis Lehane, Ian Rankin, Karin Slaughter, Dan Brown, Lee Child, Steve Hamilton, J. A. Jance, Peter Lovesey, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Tami Hoag, Tim Dorsey, David Corbett, and Charlie Stella. ; 228 pages View more info

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Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture

By: Mizejewski, Linda

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Routledge: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22173


Signed and dated by Mizejewski in Columbus, OH. An unmarked copy with creasing to the corners. Illustrated, bibliography. ; 228 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Shadow Boxer (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By: Muller, Eddie

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21227


Signed and dated by Muller on the title page. Bottom corners bumped, and a remainder mark to the bottom page edges. It's 1948 in San Francisco, and Billy Nichols, boxing columnist for the Inquirer, is once again in trouble up to his eyeglasses in this crime novel. An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers (not signed) is included. ; Remainder; Signed by Author View more info

Dead Men

By: Oliver, Steve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Spokane, WA, Dark City Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12330


Signed by Oliver. A paperback original by the author of Moody Gets the Blues. An aging ex-con, recently released from prison for the murder of his wife, attempts to live quietly as a security guard. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Walkaway (Includes Advance Reading Copy)

By: Phillips, Scott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3538


Signed by Phillips on the title page. The author turns the image of Kansas heartland virtue upside down in this noir thriller set in Wichita's underbelly, both prequel and sequel to The Ice Harvest. An Advance Reading Copy (not signed) in pictorial wrappers is included. The ARC has a tape-repaired tear on the preliminary page. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Ice Harvest (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By: Phillips, Scott

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3539


Signed by Phillips with a small drawing. Set in the middle of a Christmas Eve blizzard in 1979 Wichita, the novel opens with lawyer-turned-petty-mobster Charlie Arglist marking time before an important meeting with his shady partner, Vic Cavanaugh. Shortlisted for the Hammett Prize, and the basis for the movie starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) in blue and white wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author View more info