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7th Annual Chester Himes black mystery writers conference and awards program; Saturday,April 27,...
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7th Annual Chester Himes black mystery writers conference and awards program; Saturday,April 27, 2002 ... Oakland Museum of California

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Oakland: the Program, 2002. Handbill. Folder with label logo, includes the 1st place winner of the Chester Himes Black Mystery Writing contest ("Mystery of the Smoked Herring" by 11th Grade Skyline High School student John Lo), a Himes chronology, a profile of Hugh Holton reprinted from the Sept. 29, 2000 issue of Chicago Reader, an 'In Memoriam' for Nora DeLoach, various panel discussion overviews as well as a Program survey, Vol. 2, No 1 of "Friends of Chester Himes News," and more.
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Among the lost

Among the lost

by Davis, Robert

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San Francisco: Lost Books Press, 2009. Paperback. 198p., very good in wraps; signed by author on the half-title. Former Trotskyist pens a mystery involving Cuban exiles and Castro supporters in a tale featuring a Berkeley reporter in the 1960s.
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The Art Thief: a novel [signed]

The Art Thief: a novel [signed]

by Charney, Noah

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9781416550303
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1416550305
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New York: Atria Books, 2007. Hardcover. 290p., signed by the author very artfully on title page, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj.
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Backtrack: a suspense novel

Backtrack: a suspense novel

by Hansen, Joseph

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9780140067828
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New York: Penguin, 1983. Paperback. 167p., very good first mass-market paperback edition in pictorial wraps. Reading copy. California student Alan Tarr who does not identify as gay but has two gay lovers seeks the truth of his father's death. Gunn page 244, Other Fictional Investigators of Interest.
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Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge

by Gronowski, Paul, cover illustration by Adam

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Santee: The Blueboy Library, 1977. Paperback. 184p.+ads, old black marker price on cover else a very good first printing PBO in camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. Blueboy Library 80034. "Los Angeles physical therapist Jack Morrison, 28, narrator of a mystery is in on the seizure of two snipers targeting LA police officers but does no sleuthing." Gunn page 243.
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Berrigan; a novel

Berrigan; a novel

by Lox, Ginger [pseudonym of Vicki P. McConnell] cover design by Tee Corrine

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Tallahassee: Naiad Press, 1982. Paperback. 160p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Grier A**.
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Big Gun for Hire

Big Gun for Hire

by Anonymous

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New York: Star Dist, 1988. Paperback. 149p., very good first printing PBO in explicit camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. Young Stallions YS-115. Gay Detective Petrovich Pasternak. Not in Gunn.
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The Big Sleep A Forum Motion Picture Edition [photoplay edition]
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The Big Sleep A Forum Motion Picture Edition [photoplay edition]

by Chandler, Raymond

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Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1946. Hardcover. 165p. + [2]p. of plates, pages evenly toned, else very good "A Forum Book Motion Picture Edition | first printing" stated in an unclipped and edgeworn dust jacket with an old price sticker on the front flap. Movie tie-in / photoplay edition with stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall pictured on the jacket and stills from the film on the endpapers.
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Blind Fall: a novel

Blind Fall: a novel

by Rice, Christopher

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9780743293990
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New York: Scribner, 2007. Hardcover. 288p., very good first edition stated in boards abright, unclipped dj. Fourth of Stan and Anne Rice's son. He also wrote for The Advocate. Murder mystery featuring gay characters and Marines.
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Bloodhound Detective Story Magazine: vol. 1, #9, Jan. 1962: Two O'Clock Blonde

Bloodhound Detective Story Magazine: vol. 1, #9, Jan. 1962: Two O'Clock Blonde

by Boardman, Tom, editor & publisher, James M. Cain, Evan Hunter, Craig Rice, Frederic Brown, Fletcher Flora, et al.

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London: T.V. Boardman, Ltd, 1962. Magazine. 128p., very good digest size magazine in pictorial wraps.
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A Body to Dye For

A Body to Dye For

by Michaels, Grant

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. Paperback. 241p., very good later printing in pictorial wraps. Stonewall Inn Editions. First book by the gay mystery writer featuring Stan Kraychik, an ex-psychologist, now hairdresser.
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The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

by Picano, Felice

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9780316643153
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London: Little, Brown and Company (UK), 1998. Hardcover. 423p., very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped dust jacket. Violet Quill author. This novel is a literary mystery concerning an unknown writer who was a member of the Purple Circle (Violet Quill?) of gay writers in the 1970s.
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The Bottle Ghosts: a Dick Hardesty mystery

The Bottle Ghosts: a Dick Hardesty mystery

by Grey, Dorien

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San Francisco: GLB Publishers, 2003. 233p., very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Sixth Dick Hardesty mystery, this one concerning the disappearance of five gay alcoholics. Gunn page 150.
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Brawney Hunk

Brawney Hunk

by Stone, Mitch, cover by Adam

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No. Hollywood: Arena Pub, 1984. Paperback. 181p., toning to covers and margins, Green Door bookshop stamps inside else a good reprint in camp pictorial wraps. Gay pulp fiction. Power Force Series PF-140. Mitch Stone was a House Name for various reprints from a variety of writers. Bisexual characters.
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A Bullet in His Cap [aka Murder Comes to Dinner & And Death Drove On]

A Bullet in His Cap [aka Murder Comes to Dinner & And Death Drove On]

by Fleming, Robert

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New York: Quinn Pub. Handi-Book Mysteries, 1942. 143p., 4.5x6.25 inches, very good pocket-book in stapled red pictorial wraps. Introduces 200 pound hungry-man detective Simon Crole. In 1943 this was republished as "Murder Comes to Dinner" in a hardcover edition. The Handi-Book series offered extremely cheap editions (fifteen cents) of new mysteries.
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Burning Girl: a novel

Burning Girl: a novel

by Neihart, Ben

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New York: Morrow/Rob weisbach Books, 1999. Hardcover. 245p., very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Sophomore effort from the author of "Hey, Joe" a violent, treacherous, sexual dance between a blue-collar student and the wealthy brother and sister who may be murderers.
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Burning down the house; a Nick Hoffman mystery

Burning down the house; a Nick Hoffman mystery

by Raphael, Lev

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New York: Walker & Company, 2001. Hardcover. 290p., very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Fifth novel in the series. Mystery featuring gay sleuth Nick Hoffman. Gunn page 211.
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A Case of Rape

A Case of Rape

by Himes, Chester, with a postscript by Calvin Hernton

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Washington: Howard University Press, 1984. Hardcover. 140p., very good first trade hardcover edition (following the limited Targ edition), red cloth boards in unclipped dust jacket spine sunned to yellow.
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The Chesapeake Project a novel

The Chesapeake Project a novel

by Horn, Phyllis, edited by Ann Klauda

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Tallahassee: Naiad, 1990. Paperback. 206p. + backlist, stamped Review Copy on first page else very good first edition stated trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Crossdressing lesbian crabber flees from her father's murderers to find work with an African American waterman on Chesapeake Bay.
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Children in a burning house

Children in a burning house

by Soesbe, Douglas

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Pound Ridge, NY: Knights Press, 1987. Paperback. 221p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. A murder mystery where the murderer is the detective and the mystery is the story of the murder victim.
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