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A Fine Set of Teeth
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A Fine Set of Teeth

By Burke, Jan (Michael Connely, Intro.)

Numbered, limited first edition; a Fine unread book, no dust jacket as issued. This is number 101 of 200 such copies. A Frank and Irene Kelly mystery short story with music by Tim Burke. Illustrations by Phil Parks – color photo of Jan Burke and B/W sketch by Parks have tissue guards. Introduction by Michael Connelly and Afterword by Jan Burke. End pages and paste-downs have the score for Tim Burke's song of same name as book. Also included is a still-sealed CD with two songs by Tim Burke and Jan Burke reading the story. Signed on limitation page by Jan and Tim Burke, Connelly, and Parks.

$45.00

Whirlwind Woman
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Whirlwind Woman

By Coel, Margaret

Numbered limited first edition, Fine unread book, with no jacket as issued. This is copy number 83 of 246 such copies. Note that limitation indicates that there were 300 copies but problems at printer/binder resulted in only 246 copies offered for sale. This is one of Coel's Arapaho Ten Commandments (Tenth Commandment and published tenth) series, with illustrations by Phil Parks. The illustrations are full color and are tipped-in. The Introduction is by Coel and discusses how the series came to be; an Afterword by Parks discusses his involvement with the series. This copy signed by Coel and Parks on the limitation page. The last book in the series is quite hard to find.

$150.00

The Best of William Irish
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The Best of William Irish

By Irish, William (aka Cornell Woolrich)

Very Good to Near Fine book that has light crimps at spine ends, small brown spot to back paste-down, and touch of age toning to pages; in a Good dust jacket that has edge and corner wear with small chips at spine ends, couple of small closed tears along top edge, sunned on spine, with considerable sun browning to back panel's top and edges. Front flap has $3.45 price present at bottom corner. Compendium includes 3 novels: Phantom Lady, Deadline at Dawn, and After-Dinner Party. Stories included are: The Reveals, An Apple a Day, Marihuana, Rear Window, and Murder. Three film links for first 2 novels and Rear Window – Hitchcock's 1954 classic starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

$61.00

The Black Angel
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The Black Angel

By Woolrich, Cornell

Good to Very Good book that has soft spine ends, boards that are rubbed with some color loss primarily to front board, rubbed to cardboard top edges, bit of light rubbing bottom edges, with offsetting to the end pages front and back; in a Fair to Good jacket that has wear, small chips and tears to edges, color loss along folds, rubbing and light soiling to back panel, triangular fold and 3 inch closed tear top part of back panel, fading to spine and old taped repairs to reverse of jacket along back of spine. Flap price of $2.00 present. One of Woolrich's famous "Black" mysteries.

$350.00

The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich
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The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich

By Woolrich, Cornell (Ellery Queen, Intro.)

Near Fine, unread book that has had the top-stain run at spine and just onto boards, in a Fine minus jacket that has touch of wear top of spine and several very light overwrite impressions to both panels. Ten stories by Woolrich that were published from 1940 to 1964.

$150.00

Corpus Delicti
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Corpus Delicti

By Krueger, William Kent

Fine, unread limited edition with no dust jacket as issued. This is copy number 88 of 300 such copies. A Cork O'Connor short story that is bound in simulated brown leather boards that measure about 10 by 8 inches. 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.

$35.00

The Hillerman Companion
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The Hillerman Companion

By Hillerman, Tony, and several others (Martin Greenberg, Editor)

This is a full-size, unfolded artist's proof of the dust jacket (NO BOOK) for this title that is in Near Fine condition with two small dog-ear creases back corner and two vertical dimples back panel. 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 and noted "Designer and Illustrations". Thorpe did the dust jacket art for Harper hardback Hillerman books, beginning with Skinwalkers.

$20.00

Finding Moon, The Fallen Man, and The Sinister Pig - Large Print wraps
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Finding Moon, The Fallen Man, and The Sinister Pig - Large Print wraps

By Hillerman, Tony (Peter Thorpe artist)

Published by Thorndike and HarperLargePrint 1996 to 2003 – Three Fine, un-bound wraps for the large print, trade paperback editions of these titles – no books. Artist/Designer Peter Thorpe has signed each of these (two on back panel and one on front), bit smudged on Finding Moon. Suitable for framing.

$20.00

The Hillerman Indian Country Map & Guide – Limited edition third printing and the original painting for the map cover
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The Hillerman Indian Country Map & Guide – Limited edition third printing and the original painting for the map cover

By Hillerman, Tony and Peter Thorpe (Artist)

This is the original painting (framed and matted by Thorpe) that was used for the cover of the new Third Edition of this very popular map. The signed, acrylic painting measures approximately 10 inches tall with width of 5 inches, while the black frame is about 15 ½ inches tall and 10 ½ inches wide. A beautiful painting that was also used for the first and second editions of the map, as Thorpe painted over the bottom portion of his original work for use in the Third Edition. Included with the painting is a limited edition of the new map, subtitled A Companion to Tony and Anne Hillerman's Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Mystery Series. This Fine minus copy of the map has slight pushing to corners incurred during shipping, and is number 32 of 250 copies that have been signed by Frank Lister, the publisher, Anne Hillerman, author, and Peter Thorpe.

$700.00

The Palace Tiger
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The Palace Tiger

By Cleverly, Barbara

Fine minus book due to previous owner information written to front end page; in a Fine minus jacket that has touch of rubbing and one small overwrite impression to back panel. Cleverly's fourth Joe Sandilands mystery set in India. Signed by Cleverly on title page.

$21.00

The River God
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The River God

By Box, C. J. (T. Jefferson Parker, Intro.; Ace Atkins, Afterword; Phil Parks, Illustrator; Ken Bruen extended blurb)

Numbered limited first edition of a Box short story featuring Game Warden Joe Pickett, plus six essays. Fine, unread book in a Fine dust jacket. This is copy number 24 of 200. Signed on limitation page by Box, Parker, Atkins and Parks. End papers show map of Wyoming, Joe Pickett's badge and card. One of the business cards is laid-in. The lengthy blurb by Bruen appears on the flaps – book is not signed by Bruen.

$60.00

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

Off the Wall
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Off the Wall

By Willeford, Charles

Very Good book has the common age toning along the board edges, tiny dings to corners, slight soiling to page edges, with lower inch and and half of spine slightly concave inward; in Very Good to Near Fine dust jacket that has very slight yellowing front and back panels with mild rubbing, and slight edge and corner wear. This was a very fragile production. Willeford's fictionalized story of the Son of Sam killer and the Sheriff Deputy who caught him. This copy has been signed by Willeford on the front end page and inscribed: To Lou Maradie – I think you'll like this. Dr. Schwartz thinks Berko faked his psychosis. Dr. Abrahamsen does not. So it goes. You may have a different opinion. All the best. Dr. Louis J. Maradie practiced Clinical Psychology in Miami for 35 years. This book appeared four years prior to Miami Blues, the first Hoke Mosley mystery.

$450.00

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

The Last Juror
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The Last Juror

By Grisham, John

Near Fine, unread book that has slight crimping to spine ends, slight wrinkles and dog ears to bottom edges of a few pages; in a Fine minus jacket with slightest touch of rubbing. This copy signed by Grisham to the half title page, sideways as he often does.

$26.00

10,000 Lakes: Tales From the North Country
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10,000 Lakes: Tales From the North Country

By Krueger, William Kent (Steve Hamilton, Intro.; Libby Fischer Hellmann, Afterword; Phil Parks, Illustrations)

Fine, unread book with no dust jacket as issued, in a Fine clamshell box. The book is oversize, measuring approx. 10 ½ by 8 ½ inches. Both book and box are bound in dark brown, simulated leather; book has bound-in silk page marker. This is the Collector's lettered limited edition, H, of 26 such copies. The book has been signed by Krueger, Hamilton, Hellmann, and Parks on the limitation page.There are numerous, B/W illustrations by Parks. This is a collection of 14 short stories by Krueger that were written from 2002 to 2012, as well as 5 non-fiction essays. The essays are quite interesting with titles such as: Dance Hall of the Dead and the Hillerman Legacy and All I Needed to Know About Life I Learned from The Incredible Shrinking Man. Two stories and one essay have never been published until this special edition. Mounted to the lid of the box is a Cork O'Connor Private Investigator card. Matted originals of two of the Phil Parks illustrations are laid-in. Mounted to the front board is a large etching on a copper plate depicting Krueger, and showing the book's title. Another beautiful edition from Jim Seels/A.S.A.P.

$400.00

The Great Taos Bank Robbery
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The Great Taos Bank Robbery

By Hillerman, Tony

Near Fine, unread book, with slight soiling page edges; in a Near Fine jacket with light edge and corner wear, touch of soiling, tiny closed tear at top of front flap fold, mild sun fade to spine. This copy has been signed by Hillerman on the title page. This is the correct, SECOND state of the book and jacket as verified by the book's designer and illustrator, Dan Stouffer, who worked at the Press. This correct, second state jacket has ONE photograph of Stouffer's drawing of Shiprock on the back panel and book and jacket are significantly different than the correct first states. The states of this book and jacket have been confused by booksellers for many years - see article Two States of Great in May-June 2015 issue of Firsts Magazine, or ask me questions about the issue.

$275.00

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

13 to the Gallows
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13 to the Gallows

By Carr, John Dickson and Val Gielgud

First limited edition, Fine unread book and Fine jacket including laid-in chapbook by Carr "Inspector Silence Takes the Underground A Radio Play." This title presents 4 plays never before published plays; two by Carr and two by Carr and Guilgud. This is copy number 116 of 250 such copies and is signed by editor Medawar on the limitation page.

$40.00

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