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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

Shock Wave
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Shock Wave

By Cussler, Clive

Very Good book that is slightly loose at spine, soft at spine ends, with slight edge wear; in a Near Fine jacket with slight edge and corner wear, and slight rubbing. The 13th Dirk Pitt mystery. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Cussler, as per: To Dick and Sandy, This was originally titled Behind the Red Door, but the publisher made me change it. Cheers, Clive Cussler. 11-95.

$25.00

Inca Gold
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Inca Gold

By Cussler, Clive

First UK edition, Very Good book that has typical page edge yellowing, slightly bowed along spine, crimped at spine ends, light bump to bottom edge of front board, some soiling and light spotting to edges of page block; in a Very Good dust jacket that has light edge and corner wear, tiny chip at bottom of spine, mild rubbing to panels, and with several light overwrite impressions. The 12th Dirk Pitt mystery – very hard to find in UK edition. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Cussler, as per: To Dick and Sandy, May you live forever and have a blast doing it. Your old pal, Clive Cussler. 4-94. Formerly vice president of McVey & Cussler Industries c/o the Black Knight, Costa Mesa, CA.

$40.00

Dragon
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Dragon

By Cussler, Clive

Very Good book that has soft spine ends, very tiny bump to bottom corner front board, several page gatherings have a bit darker tone than others, mild dog-ear crease top corner front end page; in a Very Good jacket that has light edge and corner wear, several black spots in gold lettering front panel, some wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fade to red lettering on spine, and with mild rubbing. The tenth Dirk Pitt mystery. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Cussler, as per: To Dick & Sandy. Hope all goes well. We still intend to drive up your way sometimes. Our phone numbers are (and then it gives the numbers). If you don't get us we're simply away for a while. Just messing around before I have to launch the next Pitt, where is Steve Quake when you need him? Cheers, Clive and Barbara.

$20.00

Cyclops
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Cyclops

By Cussler, Clive

Fine minus book with touch of softness to spine ends, in a Near Fine jacket that has light rubbing to the panels, touch of edge and corner wear, and with very slight sun yellowing to the spine. Cussler's 8th Dirk Pitt mystery. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Cussler as per: To Dick & Sandy, my favorite pals. Can you believe it? We go back together 23 years ('64-'87). Just think where we'd all be if the asphalt sealer had worked? Love to you both, Barbara and Clive Cussler. 1-87.

$50.00

Pacific Vortex
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Pacific Vortex

By Cussler, Clive

Hardbound copy, Fine minus book with slightest spot top corner front end-page, no dust jacket as issued. One of an unknown (but quite small) number of copies that that Cussler had personally bound (in what appears to me to be maroon, goatskin leather) to give as gifts to friends and family. There is a title page that shows Bantam as publisher, and the reverse has no copyright information but rather a Foreword. It is not clear how the book was printed, perhaps from Bantam's original plates. This was Cussler's first Dirk Pitt novel that was written in the early 1970s but not published until 1983, when Bantam issued it as a trade paperback original. A hardbound edition was published in the U.K. in 1983 by Piatkus. This copy is inscribed and signed on the front end-page as per: To Dick and Sandy, Where would we all be without McVey and Cussler Industries? Cheers, Clive Cussler, 12-83. Dick & Sandy were long-time friends of Cussler's, who apparently received the book as a present during the Holidays of 1983.

$2500.00

The Mediterranean Caper
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The Mediterranean Caper

By Cussler, Clive

Hardbound copy, Fine minus book with slightest touch of page edge soiling, no dust jacket as issued. One of an unknown (but quite small) number of copies that that Cussler had personally bound (in what appears to me to be maroon, goatskin leather) to give as gifts to friends and family. There is a title page that shows no publisher and the reverse has no copyright or any information at all – so it is not clear how the book was printed, perhaps from original plates at Pyramid. This was Cussler's first published novel, which Pyramid issued as a trade paperback original – this title was the first Dirk Pitt adventure to be published. A hardbound version was eventually published by Simon and Schuster in 1995 with Iceberg, and as a stand-alone trade edition in 1996.This copy is inscribed and signed on the front end-page as per: To Dick and Sandy: Here's to your exotic manor house on Puget Sound. May it be on the cover of Architectural Digest. Your pal, Clive Cussler, 12-83. Dick & Sandy were long-time friends of Cussler's, who apparently received the book as a present during the Holidays of 1983.

$2500.00

Raise the Titanic
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Raise the Titanic

By Cussler, Clive

Very Good book that is just a bit soft at spine ends, fade to edges of green quarter cloth, light dusting to top edges, touch of soiling to front page edges, where there are two tiny spots. In a Very Good jacket that has edge and corner wear with several small closed tears top and bottom of spine and bottom edge front panel near flap, small chipping to spine ends and corners, and mild rubbing to panels, with dog-ear crease top front flap. This copy is inscribed on the front end-page with personal message and signed, as per: To Dick & Sandy, Here's to the good old days, may they remain just that. Your buddy, Clive Cussler, 2-77. P.S. The only way to destroy this book is to dip it in MEK. Sandy apparently worked for Cussler for a number of years at McVey & Cussler Industries Inc., and he sent her and her husband inscribed copies of many of his novels. The company apparently manufactured concrete and asphalt sealers.

$200.00

Iceberg
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Iceberg

By Cussler, Clive

Very Good book that has mild spine slant, small bumps to three corners, and light page edge soiling; in a Good to Very Good jacket that has edge and corner wear with some color loss, small chipping to spine ends and corners, and mild rubbing to panels. Colors remain bright and price of $7.95 top corner front flap. This is the third Dirk Pitt novel and the first to be released in a hardback edition. Pacific Vortex and The Mediterranean Caper were the first two Pitt novels (although Pacific Vortex was not published until 1983). Both of these were paperback originals. This copy is inscribed on the front end-page with personal message and signed, as per: To Dick & Sandy, May your MEK always evaporate and your asphalt sealer not separate when mixed with water. Who knows what secrets lurk in the minds of the men behind the red door. Your pal, Clive Cussler, Vice President, McVey & Cussler Industries Inc. Sandy apparently worked for Cussler for a number of years, and he sent her and her husband inscribed copies of many of his novels. McVey and Cussler apparently manufactured concrete and asphalt sealers. This inscription leads to a bit of a mystery. Nowhere in Cussler biographies is his work at McVey and Cussler mentioned. The only work before his writing that I can find mentioned is a period in advertising.

$1200.00

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.

$40.00

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