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The Long Firm

By: Arnott, Jake

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Soho: 1999

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17484


Arnott's first novel offers a peek into the louche world of London's Soho in the Swinging Sixties. View more info

The Empty Glass

By: Baker, J. I.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Rider Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15968


A tale inspired by historical events and conspiracy theories follows Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner Ben Fitzgerald's investigation into the death of Marilyn Monroe. View more info

Open Season

By: Box, C. J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4287


Signed by Box with a quote from the book, and dated in the year of publication. As Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett races against time to save an endangered species, he finds himself plunged into a deadly mystery that soon threatens his family and the life he loves. Shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Star of Sutherland

By: Breaznell, Gene

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14110


Signed "Best Wishes" by Breaznell. Very light rubbing. Abandoned by his wife, college professor Jim Harrington takes a new job at his alma mater, Sutherland College, but soons finds himself up to his neck in gem theft and murder after a fellow occupant of his rooming house is bludgeoned to death. A first novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

Closet Bones

By: Bunn, Thomas

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14150


A remainder mark to the top of the page edges, and a bookstore sticker on the free endpaper. A first novel. ; Remainder View more info

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The Fool's Run

By: Camp, John

Price: $83.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22418


Signed by Camp on the title page. An unmarked copy with a scratch to the front and rear panels. Better known under his pseudonym John Sandford, this is a thriller about con artists and their attempted takedown of a defense industry corporation. ; 254 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Red Hook

By: Cohen, Gabriel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Minotaur: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7444


Signed by Cohen on the title page. Solving the murder of a young Hispanic man becomes an obsession for Brooklyn homicide detective Jack Leightner, threatening his career and, ultimately his life. Very small first printing, and shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

Gamemaker

By: Cohler, David Keith

Price: $15.99

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21522


Publisher's remainder spray to the bottom page edges, and a small stain to the rear flap. Publisher's price of $10.00 on the front flap. ; Remainder View more info

Tell No Lies

By: Compton, Julie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7448


Signed by Compton in the month of publication. Light creasing to the edge of the dustwrapper. Jack Hilliard's new job as District Attorney of St. Louis and his loving family life are threatened when he gives into his growing attraction to Jenny Dodson, an old friend and colleague, a situation that is further complicated when Jenny is accused of killing one of her clients, and her night with Jack is her only alibi. A first novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

Red Rain

By: Crow, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14917


Signed by Crow on the title page. Luther Ewing--a Gulf War veteran and former mercenary now employed by the Baltimore County Police Department--finds himself back in a battle zone when he decides to help some friends in the department take on the Russian mafia. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Nice Guys Finish Dead

By: Debin, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Turtle Bay Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 669


Signed by Debin on the title page. The first book in the Albie Marx series, about a '60s relic who wrote one big book and now contributes a column to an alternative paper called Up Yours.; Signed by Author View more info

The Devil's Closet (Includes Press Kit)

By: Dittrich, Stacy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Leisure Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15428


Signed by Dittrich, and dated several months before publication. An Advance Reading Copy in glossy illustrated covers. Detective CeeCee Gallagher investigates a murderer who dresses his victims as dolls. A first novel. A press kit in a pictorial black folder is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Lie In The Dark (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Fesperman, Dan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Soho: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20683


Signed by Fesperman on the title page. A novel by a former foreign correspondent follows a homicide investigator in wartorn Sarajevo as he tries to find the killer of a government official among the city's gangsters, snipers, and desperate bureaucrats. Winner of the Creasey Award for Best First Novel. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Confessions of a Deathmaiden (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Francisco, Ruth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3363


Signed and dated by Francisco on the title page. In this debut, Frances Oliver is a "deathmaiden," one of a society of women trained in the mystical art of leading the dying into the next world. A signed Advance Reading Copy in wrappers is included.; Signed by Author View more info

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Shaker

By: Frank, Scott

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2016

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22415


Signed by Frank on the title page. An assassin walks into a crime scene not of his own making. ; 337 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Closing Time

By: Fusilli, Jim

Price: $15.99

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8003


Signed by Fusilli on the title page. A first novel about a man trying to put together a life for himself and his pre-adolescent daughter after the murders of his wife and infant son.; Signed by Author View more info

Snitch Jacket

By: Goffard, Christopher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Overlook Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6586


Signed by Goffard on the title page. In the author's debut novel, a darkly comic romp through the Southern California underworld, Benny Bunt, a 41-year-old dishwasher, finds his main escape in the Greasy Tuesday, a blue-collar bar in Costa Mesa. Shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Coldwater

By: Gould, Diana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Gibraltar Road: 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21040


Signed by Gould, and dated at the Left Coast Crime convention in 2013. A "femme-noir" Hollywood crime novel, and the author's first book. A paperback original. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Edge of the Crazies

By: Harrison, Jamie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1094


Signed and dated by Harrison. In the small town of Blue Deer, Montana, Sheriff Jules Clement struggles to control the tensions between longtime residents and nouveau riche newcomers as he tries to solve the murders of prominent town citizens. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Blessing Way

By: Hillerman, Tony

Price: $127.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1970

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22426


Scattered foxing to the page edges. A label ghost to the free endpaper. Publisher price intact on the front flap, which has a vertical crease. An overall presentable copy of the first Navajo mystery. ; 201 pages View more info