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The Best American Short Stories 2015
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The Best American Short Stories 2015

By T.C. Boyle (Editor)

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2015. BV1 - A paperback book SIGNED by Elizabeth McCracken on her page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease on the front gutter and some edges and corners, light tanning and shelf wear. Selected from U.S. and Canadian Magazines by T.C. Boyle with Heidi Pitlor, With an Introduction by T.C. Boyle. Contributions by Megan Mayhew Bergman, Justin Bigos, Kevin Canty, Diane Cook, Julia Elliott, Louise Erdrich, Ben Fowlkes, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Denis Johnson, Sarah Kokernot, Victor Lodato, Colum McCann, Elizabeth McCracken, Thomas McGuane, Maile Meloy, Shobha Rao, Joan Silber, Aria Beth Sloss, Laura Lee Smith, Jess Walter. 8.5"x5.5", 388 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved Best American Short Stories, guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, "The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius... modernism to postmodernism and post-postmodernism. We advance. We progress. We move on. But we are part of a tradition." Boyle's choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters, from a numb wife who feels alive only in the presence of violence to a new widower coming to terms with his sudden freedom, from a missing child to a champion speedboat racer. These stories will grab hold and surprise, which according to Boyle is "what the best fiction offers, and there was no shortage of such in this year's selections.". Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories
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Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories

By Robert Shapard and James Thomas (Edited by)

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. BV3 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by Pam Houston on her page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges and corners, some scattered scratches, light stains and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, some light stains and foxing on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Contributions by Lee K. Abbott, Steve Adams, Sherman Alexie, Cathryn Alpert, Margaret Atwood, Charles Baxter, Madison Smartt Bell, Mitch Berman, Kenneth Bernard, Margaret Broucek, Robert Olen Butler, Ron Carlson, Andrei Codrescu, William deBuys, Don DeLillo, Stephen Dixon, Yahya Gharagozlou, Dagoberto Gilb, Molly Giles, Merrill Gilfillan, Traci L. Gourdine, Lynn Grossman, Joy Harjo, Ursula Hegi, Robin Hemley, Allen Hibbard, Pam Houston, Shelley Hunt, Denis Johnson, Pagan Kennedy, Andrew Lam, David Leavitt, Bret Lott, Daniel Lyons, Milos Macourek, Clarence Major, Marcel Marien, Michael Martone, William Maxwell, Thomas McGuane, Peter Meinke, W.S. Merwin, Mario Robert Morales, Charlotte Painter, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Barry Peters, Richard Plant, Luis Arturo Ramos, Mark Richard, Bruce Holland Rogers, Salarrue (Salazar Arrue), Fernando Sorrentino, Terese Svoboda, Mary Swan, Judy Troy, Alice Walker, Sylvia Watanabe, Glen Weldon, Allen Woodman, Barry Yourgrau. 8.5"x6", 311 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Succinct, superior, surprising - it all adds up to Sudden Fiction (Continued), a stellar collection of sixty short-shorts from the editors of Sudden Fiction and Sudden Fiction International. Remember Sudden Fiction International - that bounty of short-short stories from all over the world? Literary folks loved them. Students carried the book around with them. And people on the run found the length of each story (no more than 2000 words) perfect respites from their busy lives. Responding to America's love affair with the short-short, editors Shapard and Thomas consulted nearly two-hundred magazines and chose the sixty stories, written in English or translated, that they considered best. Ranging across countries and cultures, the selection includes a number of new stories from the Pacific Rim. Well-known writers - William Maxwell, Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, Mark Richard - join lesser-known writers - Molly Giles, Andrew Lam, Judy Troy - who will be (or should be) better known. Each story revels in its own element of surprise; each, whether traditional or experimental, proves that a tale told quickly offers pleasure long past its telling. Students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales
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Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales

By Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant (Edited by)

Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2014. BV2 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, some scattered stains on the page edges, some light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Stories by M.T. Anderson, Pablo Bacigalupi, Nathan Ballingrud, Holly Balck, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Nalo Hopkinson, Dylan Horrocks, Nik Houser, Kathleen Jennings, Alice Sola Kim, Joshua Lewis, Kelly Link, Patrick Ness, and G. Carl Purcell. 9.25"x7", 467 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Predatory kraken that sing with - and for - their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Here you'll find mercurial forms that burrow into warm fat, spectral boy toys, a Maori force of nature, a landform that claims lives, and an architect of hell on earth. Through these and a few monsters that defy categorization, some of today's top young-adult authors explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders. As in their acclaimed and award-winning anthology Steampunk! Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have brought together fifteen of the premier voices in speculative fiction to explore the intersection of fear and love - where the monsters within meet, and sometimes blur into, the monsters without - in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.99

The World That We Knew
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The World That We Knew

By Alice Hoffman

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2019. BW7 - An advance reader's edition paperback book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and chipping, a few lightly moisture soiled patches on the top, some light discoloration and shelf wear. 9"x6", 370 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. In Berlin in 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive. At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it's his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked. Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she's destined to be. What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never-ending.. Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$27.99

[Dis]Connected: Poems & Stories of Connection and Otherwise
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[Dis]Connected: Poems & Stories of Connection and Otherwise

By Michelle Halket (Edited by)

Central Avenue Marketing, 2019. BW7 - An advance reading copy paperback book SIGNED and inscribed by Caitlyn Siehl to previous owner on the page after the copyright page in very good condition that has some bumped corners and light shelf wear. Includes a laid in promotional card. Contributors: Alicia Cook, Raquel Franco, Tyler Knott Gregson, Komal Kapoor, Noah Milligan, Courtney Peppernell, K.Y. Robinson, N.L. Shompole, Caitlyn Siehl, Wilder. What happens when... Poets connect with readers? Poets connect with each other? Poetry connects with short fiction? 9"x6", 147 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$16.99

Fresh Complaint: Stories
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Fresh Complaint: Stories

By Jeffrey Eugenides

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. CD2 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges, corners and some sides, some scattered scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Compellingly narrated, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer. 8.5"x5.75", 285 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (born March 8, 1960) is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides (1993), Middlesex (2002), and The Marriage Plot (2011). The Virgin Suicides served as the basis of a feature film, while Middlesex received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in addition to being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, and France's Prix Médicis.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Shades Of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Writers
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Shades Of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Writers

By Eleanor Taylor Bland (Edited by)

New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2004. CD2 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book in good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has 2.25" tear on the back upper right side, some wrinkling and crease on the upper back, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, crease on the front flap, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and dents, some dog-eared pages, notes written on the pages that are dog-eared, light tanning and shelf wear. Contributions by Frankie Y. Bailey, Jacqueline Turner Banks, Chris Benson, Eleanor Taylor Bland and Anthony Bland, Patricia E. Canterbury, Christopher Chambers, Tracy Clark, Evelyn Coleman, Grace F. Edwards, Robert Greer, Terris MacMahan Grimes, Gar Anthony Haywood, Hugh Holton, Geri Spencer Hunter, Dicey Scroggins Jackson, Glenville Lovell, Lee E. Meadows, Penny Mickelbury, Walter Mosley, Percy Spurlark Parker, Gary Phillips, Charles Shipps. With a special tribute to Hugh Holton from Lerone Bennet, Jr. 9.5"x6.5", 353 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction
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Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction

By Carrie Ryan (Edited by)

New York: Delacorte Press, 2012. CD3 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by Meg Cabot, Lisa McMann, on the contents page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has couple of small tears on the front top left corner, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Original stories by Heather Brewer, Meg Cabot, Matt de la Pena, Simon Elkeles, Kami Garcia, Michael Grant, Malinda Lo, Lisa McMann, Richelle Mead, Saundra Mitchell, Diana Peterfreund, Carrie Ryan, Margaret Stohl, Laini Taylor. 8.5"x5.75", 351 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate? It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written - or do you have the power to alter it? From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.99

Wrestling with Angels: New and Collected Stories
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Wrestling with Angels: New and Collected Stories

By John J. Clayton

New Milford, Connecticut: The Toby Press LLC, 2007. BH5 - An advance reader's copy paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Clayton has been published in nearly all major literary magazines and has been reprinted in The Pushcart Prize anthologies and volumes of Best American Short Stories and O Henry Prize Stories. 8.75"x5.5", 616 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Since publishing his first collection in the eighties, John J. Clayton has continued to write "powerful stories of urban life in America, of life often enough among Jews who carry their exile and their wilderness within them. The prose is powerful, an impressive mixture of sinuous sentences - which one reads as if one overhears thoughts. All of these characters are bruised. They are often enough triumphant, though, even if locked into mortal flesh, because they have an astonishing belief in the spirit." (Fredrick Busch) We are pleased to be publishing the definitive collection of Clayton's remarkable stories. Included are two previously published collections, Bodies of the Rich and Radiance: Ten Stories, together with a selection of previously uncollected stories, and a large collection of new stories, Wrestling with Angels, plus an introduction to his work by the author. . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$10.00

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
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A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

By Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (Edited by)

Scottsdale, Arizona: Poisoned Pen Press, 2011. AN0 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger, Laura Lippman, Thomas Perry, S.J. Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Jacqueline Winspear on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and crease on the edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. What would happen if you asked eighteen top writers who don't normally write about Sherlock Holmes, to write about Sherlock Holmes? What if you wrote to them, saying: In 19th century England, a new kind of hero - a consulting detective - blossomed in the mind of an underemployed doctor and ignited the world's imagination. In the thirteen decades since A Study in Scarlet first appeared, countless variations on that theme have been played, from Mary Russell to Greg House, from 'Basil of Baker Street' to the new BBC Holmes-in-the-Internet-age. We suspect that you have in the back of your mind a story that plays a variation on the Holmes theme.... And what if these great writers read that proposal and decided that yes, they did have that kind of tale in the back of their minds? The result is A Study in Sherlock, Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon, with stories by Alan Bradley, Tony Broadbent, Jan Burke, Lionel Chetwynd, Lee Child, Colin Cotterill, Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon, Phillip Margolin and Jerry Margolin, Margaret Maron, Thomas Perry, S.J. Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Charles Todd, and Jacqueline Winspear. 8.75"x5.75", 336 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$75.00

Stories: All New Tales
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Stories: All New Tales

By Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (Edited by)

New York: William Morrow, 2010. CD5 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some label residue and some scuffing and chipping on the front upper right corner, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has remainder mark on the bottom, some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Including works by Richard Adams, Kurt Andersen, Lawrence Block, Jonathan Carroll, Jeffery Deaver, Roddy Doyle, Jeffrey Ford, Niel Gaiman, Elizabeth Hand, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Diana Wynne Jones, Joe R. Lansdale, Michael Moorcock, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Tim Powers, Al Sarrantonio, Michael Marshall Smith, Peter Straub, Michael Swanwick, Gene Wolfe. 9.5"x6.5", 428 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more - to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal. Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the limits of imaginative fiction and affords some of the best writers in the world - from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O'Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult - the opportunity to work together, defend their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed work defies easy categorization and transcends all boundaries, and "master anthologist" (Booklist) Sarrantonio personally invited, read, and selected all the stories in this collection, and their standard for this "new literature of the imagination" is high. "We wanted to read stories that used a lightning-flash of magic as a way of showing us something we have already seen a thousand times as if we have never seen it at all." Joe Hill boldly aligns theme and form in his disturbing tale of a man's descent into evil in "Devil on the Staircase." In "Catch and Release," Lawrence Block tells of a seasoned fisherman with a talent for catching a bite of another sort. Carolyn Parkhurst adds a dark twist to sibling rivalry in "Unwell." Joanne Harris weaves a tale of ancient gods in modern New York in "Wildfire in Manhattan." Vengeance is the heart of Richard Adams's "The Knife." Jeffery Deaver introduces a dedicated psychologist whose mission in life is to save people in "The Therapist." A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is at the dark heart of Neil Gaiman's novelette "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." As it transforms your view of the world, this brilliant and visionary volume - sure to become a classic - will ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional fiction. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$27.99

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls
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A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

By Jessica Spotswood (Edited by)

Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2016. CD5 - A 4th printing hardcover book SIGNED by Kekla Magoon, on her page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners and dents, light discoloration and shelf wear. Fifteen original stories from J. Anderson Coats, Andrea Cremer, Y. S. Lee, Katherine Longshore, Marie Lu, Kekla Magoon, Marissa Meyer, Saundra Mitchell, Beth Revis, Caroline Richmond, Lindsay Smith, Jessica Spotswood, Robin Talley, Leslye Walton, Elizabeth Wein. 9.5"x6.5", 354 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. 4th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

The Best American Short Stories 2008
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The Best American Short Stories 2008

By Salman Rushdie (Editor)

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. CC1 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by Karen Russell on her page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book lightly cocked, light wrinkling and crease on some inside pages, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, tanning and light shelf wear. Contributions by T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Karen Brown, Katie Chase, Danielle Evans, Allegra Goodman, A.M. Homes, Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Lethem, Rebecca Makkai, Steven Millhauser, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Alice Munro, Miroslav Penkov, Karen Russell, George Saunders, Christine Sneed, Bradford Tice, Mark Wisniewski, Tobias Wolfe. The Best American Series, Heidi Pitlor, Series Editor. Selected from US and Canadian Magazines. With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie. 8.5"x6", 358 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. The Best American Short Stories 2008 gathers an array of inventive and unforgettable stories. Favorite and newcomer writers explore contemporary topics such as cloning, literary envy, cults, and teenage sex, as well as timeless subjects: love, sibling rivalry, immigration, and religion. In Kevin Brockmeier's stunning "The Year of Silence," an unnamed city must face the absence of all sound, followed by an excess of noise. Katie Chase's bold and unsettling story, "Man and Wife," her first one published, brings to life an arranged marriage between a nine-year-old and a grown man. In A.M. Homes's "May We Be Forgiven," two brothers' rivalry undoes their marriages and eventually their lives. Nicole Krauss writes of an inherited desk that comes to represent the burden of memory for a poet in her beautiful story, "From the Desk of Daniel Varsky." And Stephen Millhauser's ingenious "The Wizard of West Orange" imagines Edison and his colleagues inventing machines dedicated to the sense of touch. In his introduction, Salman Rushdie writes, "Some of these stories are immense, the so-called 'grand narratives' of nation, race, and faith, and others are small: family stories, and stories of elective affinities, of the friends we choose, the places we know, and the people we love; but we all live in and with and by stories, every day, whoever and wherever we are." The cultural relevance and intellectual potential of the short story are on display in this year s volume of the best-selling collection.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Unholy Orders: Mystery Stories With a Religious Twist
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Unholy Orders: Mystery Stories With a Religious Twist

By Serita Stevens (Edited by)

Philadelphia: Intrigue Press, 2000. CC1 - A first printing hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Some of today's most beloved authors weave mystery and faith into a joyous and sometimes haunting tapestry. Anne Perry, Rochelle Krich, Nancy Pickard, Margaret Frazer, Dianne Day, G. Miki Hayden, Tom Kreitzberg, Rhys Bowen, John Lutz, Joyce Christmas, George Chesbro, Jacqueline Fiedler, Kate Charles, Terence Faherty, Mary Monica Pulver, Ralph McInerny, Carolyn Wheat, Serita Stevens. 9.25"x6.25", 285 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Hardly Knew Her
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Hardly Knew Her

By Laura Lippman

New York: William Morrow, 2008. B6 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page and by George Pelecanos on the introduction page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Book has remainder mark on the bottom, tanning, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners and light shelf wear. Also SIGNED by author on the special tip in page (page after the front free endpaper). With an Introduction by George Pelecanos. 8.5"x5.75", 292 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan as well as three critically lauded stand-alone novels, Lippman now turns her attention to short stories - and reveals another level of mastery. Lippman sets many of the stories in this sterling anthology, Hardly Knew Her, in familiar territory: her beloved Baltimore, from downtown to its affluent suburbs, where successful businessmen go to shocking lengths to protect what they have or ruthlessly expand their holdings, while dissatisfied wives find murderous ways to escape their lives. But Lippman is also unafraid to travel - to New Orleans, to an unnamed southwestern city, and even to Dublin, the backdrop for the lethal clash of two not-so-innocents abroad. Tess Monaghan is here, in two stories and a profile, aligning herself with various underdogs. And in her extraordinary, never-before-published novella, Scratch a Woman, Lippman takes us deep into the private world of a high-priced call girl/madam and devoted soccer mom, exploring the mystery of what may, in fact, be written in the blood. Each of these ingenious tales is a gem - sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, always filled with delightfully unanticipated twists and reversals. For people who have yet to read Lippman, get ready to experience the spellbinding power of "one of today's most pleasing storytellers, hailed for her keen psychological insights and her compelling characterizations," (San Diego Union-Tribune), who has "invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative, and exciting work" (George Pelecanos). As for longtime devotees of her multiple award-winning novels, you'll discover that you hardly know her.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$9.99

Hidden Pictures
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Hidden Pictures

By Angela Castillo

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. BP2 - A paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling, crease and chipping, curled, some lightly water soiled patches, light discoloration and shelf wear. A Collection of Short Stories and poems. 9"x6", 74 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

Contrary People
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Contrary People

By Carolyn Osborn

San Antonio, Texas: Wings Press, 2012. BP3 - A paperback book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, lightly curled, light dicsoloration and shelf wear. 9"x6", 165 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.95

In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
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In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

By Lawrence Block (Edited by)

New York: Pegasus Books, 2016. B2 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by Jeffery Deaver, Joe R. Lansdale on his page 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. Featuring Megan Abbott, Jill D. Block, Lawrence Block, Robert Olen Butler, Lee Child, Nicholas Christopher, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Craig Ferguson, Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Gail Levin, Warren Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Kris Nelscott, Jonathan Santlofer, Justin Scott. In a beautifully produced anthology as befits such a collection of acclaimed authors, each story is illustrated with a full-color reproduction of the painting that inspired it. 9.5"x6.5", 278 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. A truly outstanding literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block - a newly commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly crafted stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Where We Are Now: Short Stories
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Where We Are Now: Short Stories

By Carolyn Osborn

San Antonio, Texas: Wings Press, 2015. BP3 - A paperback book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, some stains on the page edges, light dicsoloration and shelf wear. 9"x6", 189 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.95

Death By Dickens
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Death By Dickens

By Perry, Anne (Edited by)

New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2004. AM4 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges and corners, some scattered rubbing and scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has remainder mark on the bottom, some bumped corners and cover edgewear, light discoloration and shelf wear. All-new tales of Dickensian detection by Lillian Stewart Carl, Bill Crider, P. N. Elrod, Martin Edwards, Carolyn Wheat, Marcia Talley, Carole Nelson Douglas, Peter Tremayne, Brendan DuBois, Gillian Linscott and Anne Perry. 9.25"x6.25", 280 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$10.00

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