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Violets are Blue

By: Patterson, James

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004806

Condition: As New


This wonderful novel by James Patterson was an item on the New York Times Bestseller List for quite awhile. It is in Fine condition and is signed directly on the title page by Mr. Patterson. Alex Cross has never believed in vampires. But when two joggers are found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to reconsider. The problem is a series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of a vampire. The local police are horrified and the FBI is baffled.... View more info

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Big Bad Wolf, The

By: Patterson, James

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004804

Condition: As New


In this novel James Patterson's character Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer that he has ever encountered, a predator known only as 'The Wolf". This volume is brand new and is in As New condition. It is signed by James Patterson directly on the title page. A great adventure! View more info

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When the Wind Blows

By: Patterson, James

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006152

Condition: Very Good+


From the author of 'Along Came a Spider' and 'Kiss the Girl's comes another spellbinding novel of suspense. This First Proof is in at least Very Good+ condition. Proofs are published in very small quantities and as such are more rare than First Editions. There is a slightly bumped corner to the upper right of the front wrap, no soiling to the edges, and the very slightest of toning to the text block. The book is clean and tightly bound. James Patterson has signed this Pr... View more info

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Final Judgement, The

By: Patterson, Richard North

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000877

Condition: Near Fine


An extremely well-written courtroom novel from this bestselling author. Near fine condition with a touch of shelfwear. Signed by the author on the title page. We are happy to send pictures on request. View more info

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Degree of Guilt

By: Patterson, Richard North

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 000782

Condition: Near Fine


Degree of Guilt is a sexy courtroom thriller that wqas a huge bestseller. Richard Patterson North is a prolific modern author of terrific suspense books. This is a near-fine proof with the original publishers sticker attached to the front panel. Proofs are printed before the first edition in very small quantities and are therefore more scarce than the first edition. View more info

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Poe Shadow, The

By: Pearl, Matthew

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005172

Condition: As New


From the author of 'The Dante Club" comes this wonderful story of Edgar Allen Poe. This book is brand new and has no flaws to report. It is the First edition and First printing of this novel. It is signed by the author directly on the title page. In Baltimore in 1849, the body of Edgar Allan Poe was buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even Poe's family and friends had come to the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful e... View more info

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Dream of Scipio, The

By: Pears, Ian

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002693

Condition: As New


Mystery taking place in the final days of the Roman Empire, in the years of the Black Death and in the darkest hours of World War II. Three stories linked by a classical text "The Dream of Scipio". a work of Neoplatonism that poses philosophical questions that are as pertinent in the fifth, fourteenth, amd mid-twentieth centuries as they are today. Volume is as new and signed by the author. We are pleased to send pictures on request. View more info

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Parallel Lies

By: Pearson, Ridley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002088

Condition: Fine


From the author of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer on which the miniseries Rose Red was based this book was published in 2001.It is is in Very Fine condition and it has never been read. The dustjacket is also Very Fine. Every six or eight weeks there is another train derailment. Images cover the front pages and the rail company provides the reasons behind the accident. But they are hiding the truth. Umberto Alvarez, a suspected terrorist, blames the railroad for the crossing... View more info

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First Victim, The

By: Pearson, Ridley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002085

Condition: Fine


"Booklist" magazine has called Ridley Pearson "The best thriller writer alive". He is the bestselling author of The Pied Piper and Beyond Recognition among other great novels. This book is in Very Fine condition with all corner's square and it has never been read. The volume is not price clipped and it is signed by Ridley Pearson directly on the title page. First published in 1999, Pearson here brings back the character of "Lou Boldt". But in this... View more info

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Parallel Lies

By: Pearson, Ridley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002084

Condition: Fine


From the author of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer on which the miniseries Rose Red was based this book was published in 2001.It is is in Very Fine condition and it has never been read. The dustjacket is also Very Fine. Every six or eight weeks there is another train derailment. Images cover the front pages and the rail company provides the reasons behind the accident. But they are hiding the truth. Umberto Alvarez, a suspected terrorist, blames the railroad for the crossing... View more info

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Breach of Confidence

By: Perison, Eben Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Putnam Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 002157

Condition: Very Good+


This is the uncorrected proof copy that was published May 7 2002. There were very few copies of this book printed. The book is bound in wraps and comes with a letter from the publisher (Penguin Putnam) laid in. The book is in at least Very Good+ condition with all corners square and a tight clean textblock. Corporate associate attorney Michael Elliot was summoned to a large law office in New York City to oversee the cases left behind by a junior partner who commited suic... View more info

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Reading for Men: Three at the Angel, Money ,Marbles and Chalk

By: Proctor, Maurice & Douglas Fairbairn

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Nelson Doubleday, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition Later Printing

Seller ID: 005606

Condition: Very Good


I was attracted to this book in a small bookshop when I saw that the cover read 'Reading for Men'.That category is an anachronism in itself! I could not resist as I love very unusual books and I also saw the very strange front cover picture. Published in 1959 when political correctness was not an issue much spoken of, this volume contains two complete novels and three book excerpts. The novels are 'Three at the Angel' by Maurice Proctor, and 'Money, Marbles, and Chalk' b... View more info

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Death Du Jour

By: Reichs, Kathy

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004073

Condition: As New


Death Du Jour is the second 'Temperance Brennan" novel by New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Kathy Reichs is the real-life character that the hit television show "Bones" is based on. The show has run for many seasons. These mysteries are gripping stories that are made far more interesting by the forensic procedures and details that Reichs includes in her novels. I have personally read the first three novels and they are great fun as well as being... View more info

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Devil Went Down To Austin

By: Riordan, Rick

Price: $59.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001843

Condition: Fine


Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, has already emblazoned his name on the map of crime fiction with his Tres Navarre novels. They are a fast, funny, totally hip series that blends Masterful writing with richly drawn characters and nonstop action. In this new work Mr. Riordan brings his private investigator Tres Navarre to the heart of Texas with a fiercely original thriller. This book is a First Edition in Very Fine condition. It ... View more info

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Night Music, a Mystery

By: Slater, Harrison Gradwell

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002900

Condition: As New


This volume is in as new condition but for a very small crease to the inside front flap just above the price. The book is not price-clipped. Harrison Gradwell Slater wrote directly on the title page of the book. It says 'Best Wishes' and then he signs his name. This is a terrific novel of mystery and suspense. It involves Mozart, murder, and international intrigue. The story is played out by a cast of the rich and talented in the glittering cities of Europe. A fine myste... View more info

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I, The Jury

By: Spillane, Mickey

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Norwalk CT, Easton Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007278

Condition: New


In the original publisher's shrinkwrap this Fine volume is New and has never been read. It is in As New condition and it is Signed by Mickey Spillane. This novel is important to twentieth century literature. It was originally published in 1946 and it caused much controversy because people were initially repelled by what was then considered excessive violence, sex, and vigilantism. The first printing was a mere 7000 copies. When the novel was republished in the paperback ... View more info

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Only Child

By: Vachss, Andrew

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005171

Condition: As New


This is the First edition and First printing of Andrew Vachss' 'Only Child'. It is in absolutely Fine condition and it is signed by the author directly on the title page. This is one of the author's 'Burke' novels in that Burke is the name of his main character. After years on the run, Burke is desperate to return to his native New York to connect with his "outlaw" family. Burke must take major risks to survive in their part of the city where reputation is everyt... View more info

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Acid Row

By: Walters, Minette

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002540

Condition: Fine


This is a New book in Very Fine condition. It is Signed by the author directly on the blank page just before the half-title page. Minette Walters is a writer of recognized talent. This is her eighth novel and her work has been translated into thirty two languages. Acid Row is a great thriller. "Acid Row" is the name that the residents of a crime-ridden, decaying housing project have given to their home. Gangs control the streets and the place is a clear danger zo... View more info