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Deadly Valentine
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Deadly Valentine

By Hart, Carolyn G.

Near Fine book with light bump top corner on back board, jacket is Fine minus with a similar corner bump. Book appears to be unread and is signed on the the title page by Hart.

$25.00

The Innocent Man
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The Innocent Man

By Grisham, John

Near Fine book with mild pushes at spine ends, touch of page edge soiling, and light bumps to top corners of boards; in a Near Fine jacket with slight edge wear, touch of rubbing, and a very slight scratch to back panel. Grisham's only book of nonfiction recounts murder and injustice in a small Oklahoma town. This copy signed by Grisham to the half title page, sideways as he often does.

$21.00

Search the Dark
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Search the Dark

By Todd, Charles

Fine minus book with very slight pushing at spine ends in a Fine minus jacket with a touch of wear bottom of spine. An unread copy of third mystery in the Ian Rutledge series, set in Post-WWI England. This copy signed Charles Todd on the title page.

$25.00

The Blessing Way, Listening Woman, and Dance Hall of the Dead
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The Blessing Way, Listening Woman, and Dance Hall of the Dead

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

First issues of a new Harper series of trade paperbacks featuring Hillerman's well-known, early Navajo mysteries. Two Fine, unread books with very slight touches of wear; Listening Woman has dog-ear crease top of back panel and is thus Near Fine. Color wraps were done by Peter Thorpe. Thorpe has added a signed, color sketch to the half-title page of each of the three books. Each book is labeled on cover as "A Leaphorn & Chee Novel"; however, these three titles are Joe Leaphorn mysteries, as Hillerman first introduced Officer Jim Chee in People of Darkness.

$25.00

The Blessing Way – A Thief of Time – Talking God - Audio Books
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The Blessing Way – A Thief of Time – Talking God - Audio Books

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Caedmon 1988 & 1989 and Harper 1990 - Read by Hillerman, unused cassette audio books with Near Fine to Very Good holders with edge and corner wear and some mild bumping. All three holders have art by designer and illustrator Thorpe. He has signed all three and added colored sketches to two. Three unusual audio books for Hillerman collectors.

$30.00

Talking God - Original Dust Jacket Art
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Talking God - Original Dust Jacket Art

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

The original, signed painting by Thorpe for the dust jacket of the trade edition – painting is framed and matted (black frame measures approximately 16 x 12 inches). This art had to be redone at the last possible moment because an editor at Harper decided that the jacket design must include a scene from Washington D.C. The mystery leads Leaphorn and Chee to leave the reservation and investigate in Washington – an unusual twist in the Hillerman mysteries, since the action seldom shifts far from the Navajo Reservation. The plot twist is what led to the decision to redo the jacket art. This painting is the original art, which appeared only on the Advanced Reading Copy of the book, and related early publisher's promotions for the title. There were also a number of proofs of the original jacket. A number of related items are included with the painting: a Fine, unread copy of the ARC in color wraps, to which Thorpe has added signed art to the half-title page; a front panel of one of an original proof jacket that has had the rest of the proof trimmed – this is signed by Thorpe; a color photo of the final version of the redone art – signed by Thorpe with note on back that the second version of the jacket art was sent to Hillerman; the final pencil drawing for the original cover art (also signed), done very lightly on thin, onionskin paper (the final sketch is traced over transfer paper to a hand-made paper board, upon which the final painting is done – obviously a very complicated process). Included also is a Fine minus, unread copy of the novel (book has light crimps to spine ends and jacket has slight age-toning to edges of white flaps). Thorpe has added signed color art of original version to the half-title page, where Hillerman has signed the book. An unusual set of Peter Thorpe items for this Hillerman title.

$1150.00

People of Darkness – Original Art for 1991 Edition
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People of Darkness – Original Art for 1991 Edition

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

The original, signed painting by Thorpe for this paperback edition – painting is framed and matted, along with front wrap for the book (black frame measures approximately 17 x 13 inches). A number of related items are included with the painting: a Fine copy of the paperback edition (17th printing) to which Thorpe has added signed art to the title page; an unfolded cover wrap for the trade paperback edition, signed by Thorpe and noted Design & Illustrations; a Fine minus 1st printing with a touch of edge and corner wear, of newly issued trade-sized paperback edition from 2018. Thorpe has added an original signed sketch to the half-title page; a 5 x 7 inch glossy, color composition (comp) card for the painting that has been signed by Thorpe; and the final pencil drawing for the cover art (also signed), done very lightly on thin, onionskin paper. The comp card is a preliminary version of the cover art that is scaled for final version – the final background details for this painting were considerably different than what is shown on comp card. The comp card is used by Harper in catalogues of coming releases. The final sketch is traced over transfer paper to a hand-made paper board, upon which the final painting is done – obviously a very complicated process. An unusual set of Peter Thorpe items for this Hillerman title.

$750.00

The Blessing Way; Dance Hall of the Dead; Listening Woman; People of Darkness
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The Blessing Way; Dance Hall of the Dead; Listening Woman; People of Darkness

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

First issues of a new Harper series of trade paperbacks featuring Hillerman's well-known, first four Navajo mysteries. Fine, unread books with very slight touches of wear. Color wraps were done by Peter Thorpe. Thorpe has added a signed, color sketch to the half-title page of each of the four books. Each book is labeled on cover as "A Leaphorn & Chee Novel"; however, the first three titles are Joe Leaphorn mysteries, as Hillerman first introduced Officer Jim Chee in People of Darkness.

$40.00

The Sinister Pig
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The Sinister Pig

By Hillerman, Tony

Fine minus, unread book with very slight pushing at spine ends, in a Fine minus dust jacket that has very slight edge wear.. This copy is signed by the author on the title page. Hillerman directly signed few copies of this title and many signed copies offered online have been signed on a page tipped-in by the publisher. The ninth Chee and Leaphorn mystery. A mystery that ranges from the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in New Mexico, to an exotic game ranch in the Boot Heel. Bernie has left the Navajo Police and is working as a Border Patrol Agent near the ranch. A complex mystery involving oil and gas revenues, drug smuggling, and of course murder.

$40.00

The Wailing Wind
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The Wailing Wind

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Fine minus, unread book with very slight crimps at spine ends, in a Fine dust jacket. This copy is signed by Hillerman on the title page.. The eighth Chee and Leaphorn mystery, set partially in Army Ft. Wingate where the hundreds of bunkers were once used to store nerve gas and other deadly things. End pages show map of entire area and locations key to this novel. Dust jacket artist Peter Thorpe has added a color, signed sketch to the title page. He has also signed the back flap above his credit. A very unusual copy.

$150.00

The Sinister Pig
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The Sinister Pig

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe, artist) – The Sinister Pig – Harper Collins 2003 – Fine minus, unread book with very slight pushing at spine ends, in a Fine dust jacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page and dated 5/6/03. Hillerman directly signed few copies of this title and many signed copies offered online have been signed on a page tipped-in by the publisher. The ninth Chee and Leaphorn mystery. Dust jacket artist Peter Thorpe has added a color, signed sketch to the title page. He has also signed the back flap below his credit. A very unusual copy.

$150.00

Skeleton Man
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Skeleton Man

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Fine minus, unread book with slight crimping at spine ends; in a Fine minus jacket that has minor wrinkling to edges of the fragile jacket. This copy has been signed by Hillerman on the half-title page. Many of the signed copies offered of this book were signed on tipped-in front end pages. This was the tenth mystery with Chee and Leaphorn. Hillerman builds this mystery around the actual collision, over the Grand Canyon, of a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 on June 30th, 1956. The crash killed all aboard the two aircraft and one of the passengers (in this fictional version) was carrying a fortune in diamonds in a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. Dust jacket artist Peter Thorpe has added a color, signed sketch to the half-title page. He has also signed the back flap below his credit and added – Design & Illustrations. A very unusual copy.

$150.00

The Shape Shifter
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The Shape Shifter

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Fine minus, unread book with extremely slight crimping at spine ends, most copies of this title have slight toning to page edges; in a Fine jacket. This copy has been signed by Hillerman on the title page. Many of the signed copies offered of this book were signed on tipped-in front end pages. This was the eleventh mystery with Chee and Leaphorn and Hillerman's final book. Dust jacket artist Peter Thorpe has added a color, signed sketch to the title page. he has also signed the back flap below his credit and added – Design & Illustrations. A very unusual copy.

$150.00

Corpus Delicti
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Corpus Delicti

By Krueger, William Kent

Fine, unread Collector's edition with no dust jacket as issued. This is copy number 6 of of only 11 such copies. Only 4 of these special copies were offered to the trade. A Cork O'Connor short story that is bound in simulated, dark brown leather boards that measure about 10 by 8 inches. Book is housed in a beautiful, matching clamshell box. Box and book have matching end papers and and an original Phil Parks sketch (of the sixth illustration in book) is mounted under glass in lid of box. Business card from O'Connor is laid-in. Signed by Krueger and Parks on the limitation page. Story was written 20 years ago but this is its first appearance in print, as explained by Krueger in a one page "history" of when he wrote it and strange things that happened after it was selected to appear in an anthology. Another beautiful publication from Jim Seels/A.S.A.P. with eleven B/W illustrations by Parks, along with color frontis page.

$275.00

The Choice
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The Choice

By Macdonald, Philip

First UK trade paperback edition, Very Good book that has light corner creases, touch of rubbing both panels, mild spine slant, and light page toning. This Macdonald mystery was published in hardback in UK in 1931.

$20.00

The Far Side of the Dollar
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The Far Side of the Dollar

By Macdonald, Ross

First trade paperback printing, apparently unread, a Near Fine book that has some light scruffing upper corner front panel due to sticker removal, and with a touch of edge and corner wear. The 12th Lew Archer mystery.

$20.00

The Way Some People Die
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The Way Some People Die

By Macdonald, John Ross

First trade paperback printing, a Very Good book with light edge and corner wear, touch of color loss, very slight spine slant, mild rubbing to both panels, page edges age browned. A very early Archer mystery by Macdonald.

$20.00

The Name is Archer
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The Name is Archer

By Macdonald, John Ross

Trade paperback, an apparently unread PBO, Very Good to Near Fine book with light edge and corner wear and slight bit of color loss, slightest touch of creasing back panel, mild page edge yellowing, and with page block slightly offset from the spine. This collection includes seven Lew Archer short stories.

$20.00

Because the Night
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Because the Night

By Ellroy, James

First Avon printing, Fine minus trade paperback, unread, with a tiny crease bottom front panel at spine. The second mystery in the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy.

$20.00

A Thief of Time
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A Thief of Time

By Hillerman, Tony

First UK edition, Near Fine book that has crimping at spine ends and a very slight touch of slant; in a Near Fine dust jacket that has slight edge and corner wear and a touch of rubbing to back panel. This was Hillerman's eighth Navajo mystery, and the second featuring both Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Winner of a Macavity Award.

$25.00

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