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A Thief of Time
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A Thief of Time

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Fine minus book with a slight push to top of spine and a touch of fade at bottom of spine; in a Near Fine jacket with push at top of spine, touch of rubbing, tiny overwrite impression top of front panel, and mild age yellowing to white flaps. Thorpe has added a sketch, with some color, to the half-title page and signed, in addition to signing jacket at bottom of back flap. Early Hillerman "straight-T" signature on small rectangle of heavy stock laid-in. Other materials concerning this title included: zerox copy of Hillerman's inscription to Thorpe on his copy (signed Thorpe); Newsweek July 18, 1988, mystery review section with Thorpe signature above photos of Tony and this book; and a four page promo brochure from Harper with one full page about the new paperback copy of this title from Harper (not signed).

$100.00

A Thief of Time
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A Thief of Time

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

This is a full-size, unfolded artist's proof of the dust jacket (NO BOOK) for this title that is in Fine condition. There is no art or text for any of the jacket, except the front panel art work and spine information. Peter Thorpe has signed on the bottom right corner in gold. This was only the second jacket that Thorpe has done for Harper hardback Hillerman books, beginning with Skinwalkers.

$65.00

Building a Book with Navajo Bricks - Limited Edition Poster
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Building a Book with Navajo Bricks - Limited Edition Poster

By Hillerman, Tony

A Fine, heavy-mat paper poster (approx 15" wide by 30" tall) in color announcing a Hillerman talk – "Building a Book With Navajo Bricks" to be given on May 12, 1989, as the Marty Belknap Endowed Lecture. The poster designer (Alexander [John] Rudinsky) has signed in pencil at lower right corner and noted at lower left corner that this is number 28 of 48 produced. The poster has also been signed by Hillerman at the top, below has printed name. Hillerman's lecture was preceded by a dinner and then followed by a book signing. I suspect that the late Rudinsky designed and printed the poster as part of his Master of Fine Arts degree, which he received from the University in 1989. Most announcements of the talk were probably printed using this design but as light-weight flyers, which did not survive. Poster is very unique, and this is first one I've ever seen.

$275.00

Dead Ringer, Castles Burning, Hard Trade, At the Hands of Another, Three with a Bullet, Fast Fade, Other People’s Money
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Dead Ringer, Castles Burning, Hard Trade, At the Hands of Another, Three with a Bullet, Fast Fade, Other People’s Money

By Lyons, Arthur

Published by Mason/Charter, Holt Rinehart and Winston, The Mysterious Press 1977 to 1989 – Sold as a lot, with conditions of the seven books ranging from Very Good to Fine and the jackets are similar. Several books are unread, and Lyons has signed each one, without any inscriptions, on either the half-title or title page. The late Lyons (1946 – 2008) wrote 11 Jacob Astor P. I. novels that were very hard-hitting noir. But the mysteries never caught on, and Lyons is not well-known today as a mystery writer. He did win an Edgar Award for Best Short Story, and Hard Trade was nominated for the Shamus Award in 1987. However, he is well-known as Co-Founder and host (while was alive) of the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival. Additional condition information and more digitals available on request.

$41.00

Skinwalkers (Audio Book)
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Skinwalkers (Audio Book)

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Read by Hillerman, unused 2 cassette audio book with Near Fine holder that has slight edge wear, along with a new, unfolded Fine container. Both are signed by Peter Thorpe who designed and illustrated the holders and front cover of the cassettes. An unusual item for Hillerman collectors.

$30.00

Waxwork
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Waxwork

By Lovesey, Peter

Very Good, unread book with light shelf wear bottom edges of boards, soft at spine ends, with slight soiling to front of page block; in a Very Good dust jacket that has light rubbing and slight overwrite impressions to both panels, light edge and corner wear, mild age toning to edges of flaps and back panel, and with dog-ear crease top corner front flap. Signed by Lovesey on the title page and inscribed – To Dan and Angela with my best wishes and initialed below inscription. One of Lovesey's Victorian mysteries.

$22.50

People of Darkness
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People of Darkness

By Hillerman, Tony

Near Fine book that has light age-yellowing to edges of boards and dust jacket flaps, bit of crimping and touch of wear to spine ends, with tiny black spot to front of page block near top; in a similar jacket with mild rubbing to both panels, several slight overwrite impressions, age-yellowing edges of white flaps, and with lettering on spine shifted a bit toward back board. This copy signed by Hillerman on half-title page in what appears to be a transition from his straight "T" signature to the more flowing signature of recent years. This is Hillerman's first Navajo mystery to feature Jim Chee.

$250.00

Dull Knife - A Joe Pickett Story
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Dull Knife - A Joe Pickett Story

By Box, C. J. (Ken Bruen, Intro.)

Fine minus book that has a tiny snag on the spine, no jacket as issued. Bound in unusual, cork covered boards. Numbered limited first edition of a Box short story with Introduction by Ken Bruen, and illustrations by Phil Parks; signed on the limitation page by Box, Bruen, and Parks. This is number 8 of 50 – the first 50 of 200 such copies were bound for "M" is For Mystery bookstore of San Mateo, California, and so marked on the back board. The three Box stories published by A.S.A.P. are extremely hard to find.

$325.00

The Ghostway (UK 1st signed)
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The Ghostway (UK 1st signed)

By Hillerman, Tony

First UK edition 1st printing, Fine minus book with hint of page edge yellowing in a Fine jacket. An unread copy signed by Hillerman on the title page. All jackets on this Gollancz title were apparently cut just a touch short.

$100.00

The Forgotten Man (Trice Limited Signed)
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The Forgotten Man (Trice Limited Signed)

By Crais, Robert

B.E. Trice First Limited edition, Fine book in Fine slipcase, no dust jacket as issued, signed by Crais on the limitation page. Another beautiful production by B. E. Trice, still in publishers shrink wrap. This is copy number 24 of only 150 copies produced.

$125.00

A Very Good Hater (Review copy)

By Hill, Reginald

Foul Play Press, 1982 First edition, 1st printing, Near Fine book with light wear spine and a slight slant in a Near Fine jacket with touch of edge wear, couple of very light scratches back panel and very light sun fade on spine. Jacket has been carefully tape re-enforced internally along top and bottom edges. An unread review copy with publisher's letter laid-in.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$30.00

A Stab in the Dark (signed 1st)
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A Stab in the Dark (signed 1st)

By Block, Lawrence

Arbor House, 1981 First edition 1st printing, Near Fine book with a light binding rub on front board and slight dusting and one small smudge top page edges in a Very Good to Near Fine jacket that has light edge wear, yellowing on edges of white flaps and rubbing of the black, front and back panels. A very tight and apparently unread copy that is inscribed "For Mike - Best," and signed "Larry Block" on the front free endpaper.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$176.00

Black Gold (signed 1st)

By O'Brien, Charles

Poisoned Pen Press, 2002 First edition 1st printing F/F unread new copy, signed by author on title page.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Off the Wall (unread 1st)
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Off the Wall (unread 1st)

By Willeford, Charles

Very Good to Near Fine book has very slight hint of foxing page edges and the common age toning along the board edges with tiny ding to top corner back board. Very Good to Near Fine dust jacket has very slight yellowing front and back covers, with light edge and corner wear. A very tight and unread copy of this very fragile production. Willeford's fictionalized story of the Son of Sam killer and the Sheriff Deputy who caught him. Although it is not indicated directly on the book, this was one of a number of copies Willeford had stored in his garage when he passed away. Dennis McMillan helped his widow, Betsy Willeford, sell a number of Willeford books and other items back in 2000. A copy of the check I sent to Betsy to purchase some of Willeford's copies is laid-in.

$100.00

Hotel Morgue
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Hotel Morgue

By Laurence, Janet

First UK edition 1st printing, Near Fine, unread book with slight wear top edges and mild page edge yellowing; in a Fine dust jacket. This copy signed and dated 11.10.91 on title page by Laurence and is her third gastronomical mystery.

$40.00

Death Assemblage (signed 1st)

By Miller, Susan Cummings

Texas Tech Univ. Press, 2002 First edition 1st printing F/F, unread copy signed by author on title page. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$30.00

Overbooked in Arizona (signed limited)
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Overbooked in Arizona (signed limited)

By Gottlieb, Samuel Hirsh

First hardback limited edition Fine unread book, in a Fine minus jacket that has just a hint of sun fade to spine, in a Near Fine slipcase with a bit of edge and shelf wea. This copy is #175 of 501, signed by author and artist Joe Servello on the limitation page.  Bibliophile craziness runs rampant in Phoenix leading to murder; a hilarious read. The hardback versions were printed after the success of the intial version in trade wraps.

$65.00

Pretty Dead (signed 1st)

By Boyle, Gerry

Berkley, 2003 First edition 1st printing, F/F unread copy signed by the author on the title page. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Blur (UK 1st)

By Berry, Michelle

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003 First UK edition 1st printing F/F new unread copy. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$22.50

An Infinite Number of Monkeys
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An Infinite Number of Monkeys

By Roberts, Les

First UK edition 1st printing, a Near Fine book that opens easily to title page, and with light page yellowing; in a Fine dust jacket. This copy has been signed and dated 10/88 by author on title page.

$20.00

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