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The Brass Verdict
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The Brass Verdict

By Michael Connelly

Little, Brown. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; The spine is bending. Clean pages.. 2008. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 9780316166294 . Harry Bosch Series; 9.60 x 1.25 x 6.25; 422 pages; Michael Connelly introduced Mickey Haller in the novel, The Lincoln Lawyer. Mickey is a lawyer with an office in his Lincoln towncar. In The Brass verdict, Mickey's colleague, Jerry Vincent is murdered and Mickey is assigned to take over the practice and in the process, inherits a big case of a prominent Hollywood producer accused of murdering his wife. Mickey's life is thrown into the fast track. Mickey's path crosses with detective Harry Bosch who is investigating Vincent's murder and possibly preventing unknown persons from killing Mickey. The character development in this story is heart warming in the ending. .

$5.00

The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams
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The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

By Lawrence Block

Onyx. Good. 1995. First Onyx Edition. Paperback. 0451184262 . Bernie Rhodenbarr; Mass Market PB; 6.82 x 1.02 x 4.14; Bernie Rhodenbarr loves his used bookstore. When his new landlord comes in to buy a Sue Grafton book, Bernie learns his rent is being raised a thousandfold. With the help of his best friend, Carolyn, Bernie has been fighting to avert a relapse to his previous occupation, that of gentleman burglar. And this news makes relapse prevention even harder. And Bernie relapses and what follows is a strange set of events in Lawrence Block's unique style of story telling. .

$3.00

A Certain Justice An Adam Dagliesh Mystery
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A Certain Justice An Adam Dagliesh Mystery

By P. D. James

Alfred A. Knopf. As New. 1997. Second Printing. Paperback. 0375401091 . Adam Dagliesh; Trade PB; 9.61 x 1.30 x 6.59; 370 pages; The story begins with events preceding the murder of Venetia Aldridge, admired though not necessarily well liked counsel for the defense. We are thoroughly entertained by P D James' masterful writing and creation of AdamDagliesh, a most interesting detective. .

$10.00

A Darkness More Than Night
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A Darkness More Than Night

By Michael Connelly

Little, Brown. New in New dust jacket. 2001. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0316154075 . Harry Bosch/ Terry Mccaleb; 9.56 x 1.36 x 6.28; 424 pages; LAPD detective, Harry Bosch is both the investigating officer and the star witness in a celebrity trial, that of a Hollywood director accussed of murdering an actress during sex and staging her death to make it appear like suicide. Terry McCabe, FBI detective, now retired, is asked by a sheriff friend to help with a case that is going nowhere. In a twist, the two cases entwine and Bosch and McCabe find themselves at odds with each other in a dangerous investigation. .

$15.00

The Lincoln Lawyer
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The Lincoln Lawyer

By Michael Connelly

Little, Brown. As New in As New dust jacket. 2005. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0316734934 . 9.30 x 1.40 x 6.10; 416 pages; Michael Haller is a lawyer who operates out of his Lincoln town car, defending con artists, drug dealers, drunk drivers, barely making enough to move to better quarters. Then he gets his first high paying case, a Beverly Hills playboy accused of attacking a woman in a bar. What begins as an easy case turns into a dangerous mystery when someone close to Haller is murdered and he will have to work quickly to save his ownlife. .

$15.00

Three Great Novels Elvis Cole: the Early Years
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Three Great Novels Elvis Cole: the Early Years

By Robert Crais

Orion Books. New. 2002. Second Impression. Paperback. 0752838660 . Elvis Cole; Trade PB; 9.20x1.5 x6.0; 633 pages; This is a treat for Elvis Cole fans. The early years includes: Stalking the Angel, Lullaby Town and Monkey's Raincoat. The individual books are harder to come by now and so was this one. .

$65.00

One Shot A Jack Reacher Novel
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One Shot A Jack Reacher Novel

By Lee Child

Delacorte Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket; Slight rubbing on dust jacket.. 2005. Hardcover. 0385336683 . Jack Reacher; 9.24 x 1.11 x6.46; 384 pages; Jack Reacher has left the military and maintains his loner existence. A gunman kills five people and the suspect asks for Jack Reacher. So goes the twist and turns of this Lee Child novel with Jack Reacher, former elite military police officer, teamed up with a young defense lawyer against her prosecuting attorney father. This is Lee Child's ninth novel of the Jack Reach series. If you have not read him, it is time to start. His debut novel, The Killing Floor won both Barry and Anthony awards for first novel. .

$6.50

Bad Boy Brawly Brown
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Bad Boy Brawly Brown

By Walter Mosley

Little, Brown. As New in As New dust jacket; Dust jacket shows shelf wear and rubbing.. 2002. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0316073016 . Easy Rawlins Novel; 9.20 x 1.20 x 6.10; 311 pages; Easy is grieving the death of his friend, Mouse, who has seen him through many a difficult situation. An old friend shows up one day asking Easy to find his stepson Brawly Brown who might be caught in forces bigger than himself. As he goes about finding and saving Brawly Brown, Easy looks to Mouse's connections. Walter Mosley's knack for making social statements of the African American experience in 60's LA while weaving a thrilling detective story makes him one of the favorite authors of mystery lovers. .

$5.00

Gone Fishin

By Walter Mosley

Black Classic Press. As New in As New dust jacket; Dust jacket has shelf wear.. 1997. Hardcover. 1574780255 . Easy Rawlins Mystery; 8.25 x 1.0 x 5.25 in; 244 pages; This is my favorite of the Easy Rawlins series. Gone Fishin is a prologue taking the reader back to Easy Rawlins at age 19 and his friend Mouse. It is 1939. Easy agrees to drive Mouse from Houston to his hometown, Pariah, Texas to retrieve money from Mouse's stepfather. Mouse wants to wed Etta Mae and use the money to start their life together. Easy has loved Etta Mae and has had a secret liaison with her. The reader learns about these two men, their relationships with their fathers, their friendship and the events that shape their later lives. Walter Mosley is unparalled in his ability to narrate the Black experience in the genre of the mystery novel. .

$5.00

Fear of the Dark
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Fear of the Dark

By Walter Mosley

Little, Brown. New in New dust jacket. 2006. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0316592382 . Fearless Jones; 9.50 x 1.10 x6.25; 308 pages; It is 1956 in South Central LA. Paris Minton, owner of a bookstore opens his door to his ne'er do well cousin Ulysses S. Grant (nicknamed Useless) who wanted his help, he knew better than to get involved. But trouble loves Paris and soon, Useless' mother comes looking and Paris has to help. He and long-time friend, Fearless Jones, soon find themselves trouble, dead bodies and mysteries. Another chronicle of the Black experience of the 1950's by prolific writer, Walter Mosley whose mystery novels keep you reading. .

$9.00

Black Betty
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Black Betty

By Walter Mosley

W. W. Norton & Company. As New in As New dust jacket; Gently read.. 1994. Hardcover. 0393036448 . Easy Rawlins Mystery; 1.17 x 9.8x 6.42; 255 pages; Easy Rawlins accepts a job to find Elizabeth Eady, also known as Black Betty, beautiful, sensuous, housekeeper to the wealthy Cain family of Beverly Hills. Walter Mosley not only weaves a good thriller but brings Los Angeles of the 60's to light like no one else has and in so doing, also makes a social statement. .

$7.00

Fearless Jones
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Fearless Jones

By Walter Mosley

Little, Brown. New in New dust jacket. 2001. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0316592382 . Easy Rawlins Mystery; 9.50 x 1.0 x 6.25; 312 pages; Paris Minton is a bookseller in 1950's Watt's, LA. He is unwittingly drawn into trouble when a beautiful woman named Elana Love walks into his store asking a few questions. Soon he is beaten up, the police are in his shop and his book store in burned down. He has no choice but to call in his friend, Fearless Jones, a war veteran who is more to come to the rescue. Walter Mosley is a prolific writer who gives the reader a picture of the Black experience in 1950's Los Angeles. Unlike the Easy Rawlins series, Paris Minton is the main character while Fearless Jones is the man who watches his back. As in other Mosley novels, Fearless Jones is a story of deception, thrills, and friendship. .

$9.00

The Last Detective
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The Last Detective

By Robert Crais

Doubleday. New in New dust jacket. 2003. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0385504268 . Elvis Cole Mystery; 1.10 x 9.50 x6.25; 302 pages; Elvis Cole must find his girlfriend's 10 year old son who was abducted while in Elvis' care. This book in the Elvis Cole series gives more insight into Elvis' past, his childhood with an absent mother who is prone to just up and leave, Elvis' Vietnam experience, and of course, his friendship with silent foreboding Joe Pike. Detective Carol Starkey (Demolition Angel) also plays a major role in the search for the boy. Crais navigates the twists and turns of the plot, weaving the boy's wealthy father, elements of Elvis' wartime experience into the mix. .

$6.00

Hot Mahogany
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Hot Mahogany

By Stuart Woods

Putnam. New in New dust jacket. 2008. First Printing. Hardcover. 9780399155154 . A Stone Barrington Novel; 1.0 x 9.25 x 6.25; 303 pages; In this Stone Barrington novel, Lance' Cabot's brother, an antique dealer,comes into the scene, beat up and amnesiac. An expensive secretary desk has been stolen. Stone goes to New England, in the genteel company of the rich, where priceless antiques are status symbol. There is, of course, Stone's sexual escapades and his cop friend Dino helping him out. It is vintage Stuart Woods mystery. .

$6.00

The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart

By Lawrence Block

Dutton. Good with no dust jacket; Dust jacket is missing. Previous owner's . name written on first page.. 1995. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0525940162 . Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery; 1.0 x 8.10 x 5.10; 291 pages; Bernie Rhodenbarr, bibliophile, bookseller and sometimes, OK, frequent burglar has fallen in love with the lovely Ilona. They spend nights watching old Humphrey Bogart movies because Bernie, himself is tongue-tied when in comes to professing his love. As usual, Bernie cannot resist an opportunity to burgle when Hugo Candlemas offers him a place to pilfer. Only, Bernie comes out empty handed, Candlemas is missing, and dead bodies turn up. Detective Ray Kirschman investigates, best friend Carolyn tries to help while looking for another Sue Grafton mystery, and cat Raffles roams the bookstore. A thoroughly enjoyable read. .

$4.00

A Little Yellow Dog
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A Little Yellow Dog

By Walter Mosley

W. W. Norton & Co.. New in New dust jacket. 1996. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0393039242 . Easy Rawlins Mystery; 9.75 x 1.00 x 6.25; 300 pages; It is 1963. Easy Rawlins has given up the street life. He is happy with his adopted children. He goes to work everyday as chief custodian at Sojourner Truth Junior High School. One early morning, he comes to work to find a very attractive teacher with a dog. Soon Easy allows himself to be seduced and finds himself in a pickle with a dog and a dead body found in the school garden. Walter Mosley writes about the Los Angeles most tourists and many native angelinos do not know or care to know about. In the telling of a mystery, Mosley guides us into the Los Angeles he knows and invariably, into the inner conflicts and triumph of the human spirit. COLLECTIBLE STATED FIRST EDITION. .

$12.00

A Little Yellow Dog
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A Little Yellow Dog

By Walter Mosley

W. W. Norton & Co.. As New in As New dust jacket. 1996. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0393039242 . Easy Rawlins Mystery; 9.75 x 1.00 x 6.25; 300 pages; It is 1963. Easy Rawlins has given up the street life. He is happy with his adopted children. He goes to work everyday as chief custodian at Sojourner Truth Junior High School. One early morning, he comes to work to find a very attractive teacher with a dog. Soon Easy allows himself to be seduced and finds himself in a pickle with a dog and a dead body found in the school garden. Walter Mosley writes about the Los Angeles most tourists and many native angelinos do not know or care to know about. In the telling of a mystery, Mosley guides us into the Los Angeles he knows and invariably, into the inner conflicts and triumph of the human spirit. COLLECTIBLE STATED FIRST EDITION. .

$5.00

One Shot A Jack Reacher Novel
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One Shot A Jack Reacher Novel

By Lee Child

Dell Publishing. Poor with no dust jacket; Spine is bent slightly.. 2006. Paperback. 0440241022 . Jack Reacher; Mass Market PB; 9.24 x 1.11 x6.46; 384 pages; Jack Reacher has left the military and maintains his loner existence. A gunman kills five people and the suspect asks for Jack Reacher. So goes the twist and turns of this Lee Child novel with Jack Reacher, former elite military police officer, teamed up with a young defense lawyer against her prosecuting attorney father. This is Lee Child's ninth novel of the Jack Reach series. If you have not read him, it is time to start. His debut novel, The Killing Floor won both Barry and Anthony awards for first novel. .

$3.00

Soul Circus
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Soul Circus

By George P. Pelecanos

Little, Brown. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Gently read.. 2003. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0316608432 . Derek Strange; 1.20 x 9.57 x 6.26; 341 pages; Derek Strange and his partner, Terry Quinn of Strange Investigations take on the task of finding the truth about a murder and the drug czar accused of the killing. In the process, they must protect the only witness willing to speak up. A racing thriller that is hard to put down. .

$9.00