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These Guns for Hire
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These Guns for Hire

By Konrath, J. A. (Edited by)

New York: MJF Books, 2006. X5 - A first printing hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book has a few scuffing on the top page edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by William Kent Krueger, David Morrell, Raymond Benson, Jeff Abbott, and Reed Farrel Coleman on their respective story page. Thirty-one of the best damn crime stories ever, written by: Jeff Abbott, Raymond Benson, Lawrence Block, Jay Bonansinga, Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Max Allan Collins, Sean Doolittle, David Ellis, John Galligan, Victor Gischler, Ed Gorman, Mitchell Graham, Jeremiah Healy, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Julie Hyzy, Rob Kantner, J. A, Konrath, William Kent Krueger, Benjamin M. LeRoy, Lisa Mannetti, David Morrell, Monica J. O'Rourke, P. J. Parrish, M. J. Rose, Marcus Sakey, Jeff Strand, Paul A. Toth, Robert W. Walker, and Brian M. Wiprud. 8.5"x5.75", 438 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

These Guns for Hire
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These Guns for Hire

By Konrath, J. A. (Edited by)

New York: MJF Books, 2006. X5 - A first printing hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book has a few scuffing on the top page edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by William Kent Krueger, David Morrell, Raymond Benson, Jeff Abbott, and Reed Farrel Coleman on their respective story page. Thirty-one of the best damn crime stories ever, written by: Jeff Abbott, Raymond Benson, Lawrence Block, Jay Bonansinga, Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Max Allan Collins, Sean Doolittle, David Ellis, John Galligan, Victor Gischler, Ed Gorman, Mitchell Graham, Jeremiah Healy, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Julie Hyzy, Rob Kantner, J. A, Konrath, William Kent Krueger, Benjamin M. LeRoy, Lisa Mannetti, David Morrell, Monica J. O'Rourke, P. J. Parrish, M. J. Rose, Marcus Sakey, Jeff Strand, Paul A. Toth, Robert W. Walker, and Brian M. Wiprud. 8.5"x5.75", 438 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

These Guns for Hire
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These Guns for Hire

By Konrath, J. A. (Edited by)

New York: MJF Books, 2006. S2 - A first printing hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by William Kent Krueger, David Morrell, Raymond Benson, Jeff Abbott, and Reed Farrel Coleman on their respective story page. Thirty-one of the best damn crime stories ever, written by: Jeff Abbott, Raymond Benson, Lawrence Block, Jay Bonansinga, Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Max Allan Collins, Sean Doolittle, David Ellis, John Galligan, Victor Gischler, Ed Gorman, Mitchell Graham, Jeremiah Healy, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Julie Hyzy, Rob Kantner, J. A, Konrath, William Kent Krueger, Benjamin M. LeRoy, Lisa Mannetti, David Morrell, Monica J. O'Rourke, P. J. Parrish, M. J. Rose, Marcus Sakey, Jeff Strand, Paul A. Toth, Robert W. Walker, and Brian M. Wiprud. 8.5"x5.75", 438 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Ende eines Tanzvergnügens (End of a Fun Dance)

By domentat, Tamata

Hamburg, Germany: Zweite Reihe, Argument Verlag, 1995. A6 - A German language text trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear. Marvin Collins, afroamerkanischer Reporter eines populären Herrenmagazins, had die Mauerstadt gründlich satt. Nur noch eine Titelstory über Neonazis, und ... bye, bye, Berlin! Doch dann platzt eine Bombe in sein Leben, und zwar buchstáblich: in dem von farbigen GIs bevorzugten Nachtclub 'Magic'. Unter den Opfern ist ein Freund Marvins. Grund genug, sich für Täter und Hintergründe des Verbrechens zu interessieren, wobei er auf eine gute Story hofft. Marvin und seine Freundin Carla stoßen auf Spuren, die ins Rotlichtmilieu, zu Neonazis und zu arabischen Terroristen führen. Doch die Wahrheit beginnen sie erst zu ahnen, als der US-Geheimdienst sich in ihr Leben einmischt... Ein Spannender, temporeicher Krimi, der auf einem realen Ereignis beruht: dem Bombenanschlag auf die Berliner Diskotek 'La Belle'. Tamara Domentat, 1959 in Berlin geboren, studierte hier und in den USA Amerikanistik und Black Studies. Sie begann als Journalistin und Übersetzerin und hat sich inzwischen auch als Sachbuchautorin einen Namen gemacht. 1993 wurde sie Ullstein-Preisträgerin. Marvin Collins is an African-American reporter for popular men's magazines and he is thoroughly fed up with berlin. An offer to to write a cover story article about neo-Nazis allows him to say bye, bye, Berlin! But then a bomb explodes in his life, and that letter: in the popular African-American GIs nightclub 'Magic'. Among the victims is a friend of Marvin's. This gives him reason enough to want to uncover the facts of the crime and he also hopes it will lead to a good story too. Marvin and his girlfriend Carla set out following a trail of leads that take them into the red light district and encounters with neo-Nazis and Arab terrorists. But they begin to suspect the real truth behind the bombing only after US intelligence starts interfering in their lives. This is an exciting, fast-paced thriller based on an actual event: the bombing of the Berlin discotheque 'La Belle'. Tamara Domentat, born 1959 in Berlin, studied American and Black Studies in Germany and in the US. She began her professional writing career as a journalist and translator and has developed into a noted non-fiction author. In 1993 she received a German Ullstein literary award. 4.6"x7.1", 236 seiten (pages). Zufriedenheit garantiert (satisfaction guaranteed).. German Language Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.00

Der Kleine Pariser und Grüsse vom Boss (The Little Parisian and Greetings from the Boss)

By Goyke, Frank

Berlin, Germany: Schwarzkopf and Schwarzkopf, 1996. A6 - A German language text trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound with very minor overall shelf wear plus some light yellowing of the paper and some very light soiling on the right outside paper edges. Dietrich Kölling ärgerte sich. Ihn langweilte es, am Schreibtisch zu sitzen, ein Pult mit Telefonen zu hüten und Papiere zu sortieren. Aber Verbrecher langweilten ihn auch, ihr Geschwätz von der grausamen Kindheit, mit dem sie sich zu Opfern erklärten, all ihre Rechtfertigungsversuche und Verharmlosungsstrategien. Das Sächsisch des Anrufers brachte ihn auf die Palme. Dietrich Kölling stammte aus Hannover und haßte das schmutzige und kaputte Leipzig, in das es ihn verschlagen hatte, weil die Politiker unbedingt Polizisten aus Westdeutschland an die Ostdeutschen verschenken wollten, er haßte diese Stadt, in der verzweifelte Beamte versuchten, das aufzuklären, was verzweifelte Menschen anderen Verzweifelten angetan hatten. Außerdem schwitzte er unmäßig in dem überheizten Raum. Goyke leistete nach dem Abitur seinen Wehrdienst in der NVA. Bereits während der Armeezeit veröffentlichte er erste Texte in der Literaturzeitschrift Temperamente und erhielt im Sommer 1981 in Schwerin den Förderpreis des 11. Zentralen Poetenseminars der FDJ. Von 1983 bis 1988 studierte er Theaterwissenschaften in Leipzig. Dort lernte er auch seinen Kommilitonen Oliver Schwarzkopf kennen, in dessen Verlagen (edition monade, Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf) er in den 1990er Jahren vorrangig veröffentlichte. Nach dem Studium arbeitete Goyke in Berlin als Redakteur der Temperamente und Lektor beim Verlag Neues Leben. Von 1991 bis 1996 war er Dramaturg bei der von Jürgen Bonk geleiteten Berliner Off-Theatergruppe manufaktur b (seit 1994 als Theater Fürst Oblomov in der Novalisstraße in Mitte). Seit 1997 ist er als freier Schriftsteller tätig. Er lebt in Berlin. Seit 1992 veröffentlicht Goyke vor allem Kriminalromane, darunter die zunächst in Leipzig, dann in Berlin spielende Serie um Hauptkommissar Dietrich Kölling, die (unter Pseudonym veröffentlichten) Krimis mit dem schwulen jüdischen Schriftsteller und Hobbyermittler Martin Roth als Hauptfigur und eine Reihe von historischen, im 14. bis 16. Jahrhundert spielenden Kriminalromanen unter dem Titel Hansekrimis. Im Jahr 2008 erschien mit Altweibersommer der erste Band einer neuen Serie, in der Theodor Fontane als Privatermittler agiert. Neben seinen Krimis veröffentlichte Goyke auch Dokumentationen, Ratgeberliteratur sowie schwule Erotik in Sammelbänden wie Mein schwules Auge. Bereits für seinen zweiten Kölling-Roman 'Grüße vom Boss' wurde Goyke für den renommierten Krimipreis Glauser nominiert. Der sechste Band, 'Dummer Junge, toter Junge', erhielt 1996 den Marlowe der Raymond-Chandler-Gesellschaft als bester deutschsprachiger Kriminalroman. Dietrich Kölling is angry. It bores him to sit at a desk waiting on the phone and sorting papers. But criminals also bore him. They all talk about their cruel childhoods as a way to transform themselves into victims in order to justify their behavior and minimize the risks to themselves. Dietrich Kölling is a former native of Hanover and hates living in dirty, broken Leipzig. He has ended up here because politicians are determined to provide West German police officers to help staff every East German police department. The author, Frank Goyke, was born in 1961 in Rostock. After high school Goyke served his military service in the army and even as early as this he was being published in literary magazines. In the summer of 1981 in Schwerin, he participated in 11th poetry seminar of the Zentralen Poetenseminars der FDJ. From 1983 to 1988 he studied theater arts in Leipzig. There he met fellow student Oliver Schwarzkopf, whose publishing house, (Edition Monade, Schwarzkopf and Schwarzko), would later publish most of Goyke's output in the 1990s. After university Goyke moved to Berlin where he worked as editor of 'Temperamente' and then as editor at the 'Verlag Neues Leben'. From 1991 to 1996, he was editor of a 'Berliner Off-Theate'. From 1991 to 1996 he was editor of the Jürgen Bonk led off-theater group 'manufaktur b'. Since 1997 he has continued to live and work in Berlin as a freelance writer, editor and publisher. Since 1992 he has published more than twenty books, primarily detective novels but also some nonfiction. In 1992 his second novel, 'Grüsse vom Boss (Greetings from the Boss)', was nominated for the prestigious 'Krimipreis Glauser ((Detective Story)' award. In 1996 his sixth novel 'Dummer Junge, toter Junge (Silly Boy, Dead Boy)' received the Raymond Chandler Society's 'Marlowe' award for best international crime novel. His crime fiction is notable for several series. One well-received series was published under the pseudonym Hans van Gulden and features Martin Roth, a gay Jewish writer and amateur investigator. He has written another well-received series featuring Inspector Dietrich Köllin as well as a series of historical mysteries set in the 14th to 16th centuries called the 'Hansekrimis'. In 2008 he began a new series featuring a private investigator named Theodor Fontane. In addition to his thrillers Goyke also published documentation, literary guides and gay erotic literature in anthologies such as 'Mein schwules Auge (My Gay Eye)'. 4.9"x8.9", 351 seiten (pages). Zufriedenheit garantiert (satisfaction guaranteed).. German Language Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Verbrechen Lohnt Sich Doch! (Crime is Worth It!)

By Camones, Ann

Hamburg, Germany: Ariadne Krimi, Argument Verlag, 1995. A6 - A German language text trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear. Die phantastisch-absurde Geschichte der Kind-Heldin und charmanten Anarchin Erzi ist ihr kriminalistisches Debüt. Sie ist sieben Jahre alt. Sie braucht Geld. Von ihrem großen Bruder läßt sie sich erklären, wie Erpresser arbeiten. Ein reiner Männerberuf? Sie beschließt, in diese Branche einzusteigen. Dann holt ihr Großvater sie nach Berlin. Allein in der großen Stadt, gerät sie zwischen die Fronten rivalisierender Jugendgangs und nutzt ihre Erfahrungen für einen ultimativen Coup. Ann Camones ist Politologin und Medienpädagogin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet in der Erwachsenenbildung. A fantastic and absurd story of the charming child-heroine Anarchin Erzi and her criminal debut. Seven-year Erzi is a gifted child from a broken home. She needs money and her big brother has explained to her how blackmail works. Is blackmailing purely a male profession? She decides it is not and enters this line of work quickly becoming a specialist in kidnapping garden gnomes. Then she is sent to Berlin to live with her grandfather. She is new to the big city and at first finds herself caught up in the crossfire between rival mafia-like schoolyard gangs. Little girls are very vulnerable but Erzi but does not give up. She learn, adapts and ends up using the children's criminal ingenuity to prove that crime is worth it! Ann Camone is a political scientist and media educator who lives in Berlin and works in adult education. 4.6"x7.1", 333 seiten (pages). Zufriedenheit garantiert (satisfaction guaranteed).. German Language Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.00

The Best of Cold Blood
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The Best of Cold Blood

By Sellers, Peter & North, John (Edited by)

New York: MJF Books, 1998. AC6 - A first printing hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear. Signed by Peter Robinson on his story page. A Chilling Collection of Crime & Suspense by the following authors: Peter Robinson, Charlotte MacLeod, Eric Wright, Ted Wood, James Powell, William Bankier, Tony Aspler, Jas R. Petrin, Peter Sellers, John North, Mary Jane Maffini, Vivienne Gornall, Nancy Kirkpatrick. 8.5"x5.75", 171 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.50

Bloodroot
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Bloodroot

By Albert, Susan Wittig

New York: Berkley Books, 2001. AP1 - A 2nd printing hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shefl wear. A China Bayles Mystery. ''Bloodroot is Albert's most stunning achievement to date a vivid, haunting novel drenched in the enduring mysteries of the Deep South.'' 9.5"x6.5", 320 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$7.00

Decorated to Death
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Decorated to Death

By James, Dean

New York: Kensington Books, 2004. G2 - A first edition hardcover book signed by the author in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have very light shelf wear. A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.00

The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction
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The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction

By Gorman, Edward J. (Edited with an Introduction by)

Berkeley, California: Creative Arts Book Company, 1987. BP1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition that has some wrinkling, chipping, and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. Signed by Joe R. Lansdale on his story page. A collection of short stories by contemporary writers of crime fiction. The authors include Loren D. Estleman, Bill Pronzini, Harry Whittington, William Campbell Gault, Robert J. Randisi, John Lutz, Jim thompson, Harlan Ellison, Dennis Lynds, Max Allan Colins, Barbara Beman, Joe Hensley, James Reasoner, Robert Edmond Alter, Michael Seidman, Clark Howard, Wayne Dundee, Joe Lansdale, Edward Gorman, and Joe Gores. 335p. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

$7.50

Crossfire

By Miyabe, Miyuki

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2005. BW2 - Book has light shelf wear otherwise fine. Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi and Anna Hussan Isozaki. How far is too far to go in the name of justice?. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$3.50

Crossed Bones
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Crossed Bones

By Haines, Carolyn

New York: Delacorte Press, 2003. AM6 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in very good dust jacekt that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on the edges and corners and light shelf wear. Book lightly cocked, wrinkling on the spine edges, some scuffing on the bottom and right side page edges, and light shelf wear. A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta. 9.5"x6.5", 335 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

The Winds Of Change
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The Winds Of Change

By Grimes, Martha

New York: Viking, 2004. BP1 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book was signed by the author on the title page. A Richard Jury Mystery.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.50

Remains Silent
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Remains Silent

By Baden, Michael & Kenney, Linda

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. BO6 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling and crease on the edges and corners, some light scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has very light shelf wear otherwise fine. Book was signed by both authors and inscribed to previous owner "To Roger - Virginia tells me that you have great DNA!! Merry Christmas" on the title page.A chilling debut that introduces a major new voice in crime fiction.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.50

Reader, I Murdered Him, Too
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Reader, I Murdered Him, Too

By Windrath, Helen (editor)

London, East Sussex, United Kingdom: Women's Press Ltd., 1997. BY3 - A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear, crease on the gutters, some light scratches, and discoloration. Book was signed by Val McDermid and Sara Paretsky on their respective story page. A collection of mystery short stories by women writers in the genre. The contributors include Penny Sumner, Meg O'Brien, Pam Mason, Mary Wings, Rosie Scott, Sara Paretsky, Val McDermid, Kitty Fitzgerald, Amanda Cross, Susan Dunlap, Malorie Blackman, Linda Mariz, Robyn Vinter, Loveday Blakey, and Iona McGregor. Biographical notes on the contributors, 214p.. Signed. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$10.00

Trinities

By Tosches, Nick

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1994. BH3 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very, very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear at the extreme top right corner of the front cover. This copy includes a lain in Doubleday promotional card with a reproduction of "the Double Uoglobe Brand" label used by the 14 K Society, a Chinese heoroin smuggling syndicate. A novel about the final battle for control of the world's heroin trade between America's last generation of Sicilian Mafiosi and the most powerful Asian drug syndicate. The author is a winner of the Prix Calibre 38 for best first novel. By the author of "Hellfire," "Cut Numbers, and "Dino." 435p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$4.25

Blood Lake

By McConnell, Frank

New York, New York, USA: Walker & Company, 1987. BZ2 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. The words FIRST PUBLISHED and the date appear on the copyright page with a sequence of numbers with the "1" present and with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with a mark in ink pen across the top outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a narrow strip of yellowing along the top edges of the front and back endflaps and along the right edge of the back endflap. This is one of the author's Harry Garnish/Bridget O'Toole mystery series. The city boy PI Harry Garnish is sent to the Wisconsin lake country to observe the actions of a woman who is a guest at a resort there who is with a sleazy Chicago lawyer. When the two are found murdered he is forced to ferret out the killer from a colorful cast of characters. By the author of "Murder Among Friends." 237p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 5.75"x8.5".

$3.50

Vanished
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Vanished

By McGarry-Morris, Mary

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster Inc., 1989. BH5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, soun copy in color wraps with very minor overall wear plus a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. The story of a teenager in a small Vermont town. She is sexy, half-crazed and desperate to get out of her hometown fast. She hijacks a simple laborer in his 40s, his father-in-law's truck, a jar of dimes and a stranger's baby and heads them out on the road. Her wanderlust and a brutal ex-con's greed ignite a dangerous plan that turns what is basically a romp into a tragedy. By the author of "Songs in Ordinary Time." 246p. . Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

Stone Cowboy

By Jacobs, Mark

New York, New York, USA: Soho Press Inc., 1997. BG1 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof withdrawn ex-library book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound, copy in color wraps in near fine condition but a with laminated cover (the finest job of lamination I have seen to date) and with a library catalog number label under the lamination on the spine. A tale of violence and desire with Latin American revolutionaries, romantics, thugs and ordinary folk. Diverting and disturbing reading. 292p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

$2.50

Baker's Gold
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Baker's Gold

By Cohn, R. J.

Titusville, FL, U.S.A.: Four Seasons Publishers, 1998. BX5 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A mystery of a million dollars in gold, stolen 40 years ago and hidden deep in the Olympic mountains. A recluse is brought out of his self-imposed isolation into a world of danger, excitement and love in his search for the gold. By the author of "Baker's Fire." 227p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 5.5"x8.25".

$1.75

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