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The Devil's Own Rag Doll

By: Bartoy, Mitchell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13953


Signed by Bartoy. A nick to the top corner. In 1940s Detroit, racial tensions pulse through the investigation of an heiress's murder. A first novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

City of Stone

By: Benke, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7802


Signed by Benke on the title page. The U.S.-Mexico border is the setting for this tale of death and deceit involving historical characters and a legendary missing cache of gold. ; Signed by Author View more info

In the Deep Midwinter (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Clark, Robert

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Picador: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1322


Signed by Clark on the title page. A first novel by the biographer of James Beard recaptures the moral issues of 1950s America, a time when WASPish reticence and conservative social values reigned. A signed Advance Reading Copy is included.; Signed by Author View more info

The Strange Files of Fremont Jones

By: Day, Dianne

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 1022


An Uncorrected Proof, fine in white wrappers. Dedicated to Harvey Klinger, whose Literary Agency stamp is on the free endpaper. Fleeing the confines of her staid Boston upbringing and a potential marriage to a loathsome suitor, the modern-thinking Caroline Fremont Jones opens a typewriting business in San Francisco using the name Fremont. View more info

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The Strange Files of Fremont Jones

By: Day, Dianne

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1448


Signed by Day. An Uncorrected Proof in white wrappers. Fleeing the confines of her staid Boston upbringing and a potential marriage to a loathsome suitor, the modern-thinking Caroline Fremont Jones opens a typewriting business in San Francisco using the name Fremont. The first book in the series.; Signed by Author View more info

The Disappearing Body (Includes Signed ARC)

By: Grand, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4120


Signed by Grand and dated in the year of publication. Victor Ribe, an ex-junkie and World War I veteran, returns to a city where prohibition has been repealed and the streets are rife with illegal heroin trafficking, and becomes drawn into the corruption when his old Army buddy reports a murder and then the body vanishes. A signed Advance Reading Copy is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Last Embrace

By: Hamilton, Denise

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6145


Signed by Hamilton. An Advance Reading Copy with publisher's material laid in. A novel based on the actual disappearance of actress Jean Spangler in 1949. ; Signed by Author View more info

Hot Springs (Includes Advance Reading Copy)

By: Hunter, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13695


Signed by Hunter on the title page. A review copy with publisher sheets laid in. A scratch to the heel of the spine. In 1946, a troubled lawman fights corruption in Hot Spring, AR, home of flagrant gambling, prostitution, and mob rule. An Advance Reading Copy (not signed) in wrappers is included.; Signed by Author View more info

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Toros & Torsos

By: McDonald, Craig

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Bleak House Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14301


A very slight wrinkle to the top of the front flap. Spanning the years from 1935 to 1959, Edgar-finalist McDonald's second novel to feature crime novelist Hector Lassiter mixes myth, history and a serial killer who arranges dead bodies to resemble surrealistic art. View more info

Print the Legend

By: McDonald, Craig

Price: $14.99

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14302


Set mostly in Ketchum, ID, the story revolves around Hemingway scholar and Papa poseur Richard Paulson, who is out to prove that Ernest didn't commit suicide but was murdered by his wife, Mary. View more info

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Print the Legend

By: McDonald, Craig

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21582


Signed by McDonald on the title page. Slight tanning to the page edges. Set mostly in Ketchum, ID, the story revolves around a Hemingway scholar who is out to prove that Papa didn't commit suicide but was murdered by his wife, Mary. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Freshour Cylinders (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By: Morgan, Speer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Denver, MacMurray & Beck: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14922


Signed by Morgan. A bump to the bottom corners. Morgan brings back mixed-blood, Choctaw orphan Tom Freshour from 1994's The Whipping Boy and places him as a 45-year-old prosecuting attorney on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in 1935. An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers (not signed) is included. ; Signed by Author View more info

O'Brien's Desk

By: Russell, Ona

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Santa Fe, NM, Sunstone Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7498


Signed by Russell on the title page. O'Brien O'Donnell, a prominent, early 20th-century Ohio judge, provides the basis for this historical novel. ; Signed by Author View more info

Wilde West

By: Satterthwait, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9921


Signed by Satterthwait on the title page. During his lecture tour of the American West, English writer and personality Oscar Wilde discovers that someone in his entourage has been murdering prostitutes, and after he is named a suspect, he is determined to find the madman and clear his name. ; Signed by Author View more info

Pale Shadow

By: Skinner, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ, Poisoned Pen Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7707


Signed by Skinner on the title page. Wesley Farrell, a 1940s New Orleans private detective, investigates the connection between the murder of a young black woman and the theft of some counterfeit plates. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Righteous Cut

By: Skinner, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ, Poisoned Pen Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13145


Signed by Skinnner. After her husband commands the police to stop investigating the disappearance of their daughter Jessica for unknown reasons, the girl's enraged mother asks ex-boyfriend and Creole club owner Wesley Farrell for help. A tiny spot of rubbing to the rear fold.; Signed by Author View more info

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While I Disappear (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By: Wright, Edward

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8595


Signed by Wright on the title page. A review copy with publisher's material laid in. A disgraced former movie cowboy and ex-con, John Ray Horn walks the mean streets of post-WWII Los Angeles in search of the brutal killer who snuffed out the life of Rose Galen, a faded leading lady who co-starred in one of Horn's films. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) is included. Published in the UK under the title The Silver Face. ; Signed by Author View more info