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Hannibal

By: Harris, Thomas

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, William Heineman: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002001

Condition: Near Fine


In this, the third Hannibal Lecter novel, Dr. Lecter is back and he has some new and creative ideas! This is the United Kingdom first edition and first printing. The volume showing some very light toning and light shelf-wear with a bit of staining to the fore-edge. There is a very slight lean to the book. It really does not detract. Folks, if you have not read this book, and have only seen the movie, you are in for a major surprise at the end of the story. Apparently the film people never even considered putting the ending of the book into the movie. I suppose they thought that the book's endi... View more info

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Red Dragon

By: Harris, Thomas

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001515

Condition: Near Fine


This is the First Edition and First printing of the novel that introduced Hannibal Lechter to the world. It is the first in the series that was continued with Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal,and Hannibal Rising. It was made into a film quite some time ago called "Manhunter" and it was made into another film called "Red Dragon". The movie starred Anthony Hopkins as the lovable Dr. Lechter. This is a difficult book to find in collector's condition. This copy is in Near Fine condition. It is unread.The dustjacket is also in near fine condition with the tiniest bit of shelfwear to t... View more info

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Stormy Weather

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005152

Condition: Fine


This volume is a first edition and a first printing. It is signed by Carl Hiaasen on the title page and in addition to that there is an inscription on the dedication page which says "For Marilyn, The newest hurricane! with best wishes!" and then it is signed again by the author. This book is in fine condition but for a tiny bump to the upper right corner of the front board and a corresponding tiny bump to the upper left corner of the back board. The book is square, clean, and very nice. The dustjacket is also in great condition and it is not price-clipped. The story involves the afterm... View more info

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Second Nature

By: Hoffman, Alice

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002735

Condition: Fine


This is a Very Fine copy of the First edition and First printing of Alice Hoffman's Second Nature. The book is new and unread with all corners square and perfectly clean boards. The dustjacket is also in Very Fine condition and there are no rips or tears. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. A Beautiful copy. From the author of Practical Magic comes this modern fairy tale about a place where all things are possible. Where deer can weep, and winter ice turn blood red, and roses bloom all at once, and where love has nothing to do with common sense. It is a compelling story that hints at unexpect... View more info

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Jazz Bird, The

By: Holden, Craig

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002174

Condition: Fine


Fine First edition. We are happy to send pictures on request. View more info

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Failure to Appear

By: Jance, J.A

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Morrow: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005170

Condition: As New


J.A. Jance is one of our best and most prolific mystery and suspense writers. She is a bestselling author and has written many novels. This is the First edition and First printing of 'Failure to Appear'. It is brand new and has no flaws. It is signed by the author directly on the title page in red ink. In this novel Jance brings back her veteran police sleuth J.P. Beaumont. We follow the detective as he tracks an insanely clever killer through the well-heeled world of actors, stage people and arts patrons. An exciting read from a veteran author! View more info

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Dollmaker

By: Janes, Robert J.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Soho: 1991

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 004438

Condition: Fine


The scene is occupied France in 1943. A French security man and his partner, a Gestapo agent arive in Brittany to investigate the murder of a local shopkeeper. The accused is a U-boat captain. Is he above the law? Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. View more info

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Conspiracy Club, The

By: Kellerman, Jonathan

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005175

Condition: As New


This volume is a First edition and First printing. It is signed directly on the title page by Jonathan Kellerman, a New York Times Bestselling author. The book and dustjacket are in very fine condition with no flaws.The dustjacket is not price-clipped. Over the course of over twenty acclaimed novels of suspense, Jonathan Kellerman has pitted psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware against disturbed and dangerous adversaries. This novel has a different kind of hero. A dedicated young psychologist, unschooled in the ways of violent crime and unbelievable Evil finds that his life is touched by both. He is... View more info

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Blue Edge of Midnight

By: King, Jonathan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 001867

Condition: Fine


Seeking to find refuge from his demons after killing a twelve-year-old child in a robbery gone bad, ex-cop Max Freeman now lives in a secluded cabin on South Florida. One night echoes of his past resurface when he finds a carefully wrapped corpse of a child in a web of vines as he is canoeing down river. A terrific mystery with the publishers advance letter laid-in. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. View more info

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Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, The

By: King, Stephen, Ridley Pearson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001946

Condition: Fine


This is the First edition and First printing of this classic haunted house novel. When it was first published, it was assumed that Stephen King had written it but it later became known that the true author was Ridley Pearson. This is the book that the miniseries Rose Red was based on and it follows the construction of the spooky old place in the form of Ellen Rimbauer's contemporary diary. The book is in very fine condition and it is bound in a cloth laminate. In addition the book resides in a mylar cover. Rose Red was an enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicabl... View more info

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Sole Survivor

By: Koontz, Dean

Price: $69.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003956

Condition: Fine


Dean Koontz's novels have been published in thirty-eight languages and have sold over 200 million copies. He is a master of the suspense novel. This story begins with a catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash. Three hundred and thirty dead and no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of crime reporter Joe Carpenter. A year later, still gripped by grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose who claims to have survived the crash and she holds out a tantalizing possibility: A secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. Before he can ask questions, she slips away. Driven now by ra... View more info

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Dark at Heart

By: Lansdale, Vachss, Morrell, Wilson

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Arlington Heights, Illinois, Dark Harvest: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005510

Condition: As New


This volume is in Very Fine condition as is its Dustjacket. It includes twenty short stories by some of our most pre-eminent writers. This edition is signed by David Morrell, Joe R. Lansdale, Karen Lansdale and F. Paul Wilson directly on the half-title page. The stories carry a common theme and that is that the characters are motivated to the evil side of life. They are Killers and sociopaths and their motivations are very frequently of a sexual nature. Here we have details of child abuse, murder, dismemberment, and violent revenge. These are the Dark Hearted that live among us and each story ... View more info

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Bandits

By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001433

Condition: Fine


When Elmore Leonard passed away it was a loss to the book world. Elmore Leonard is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including the international bestsellers "Get Shorty" and "Glitz". He has been praised by Newsweek as "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever". This offering is a Signed First Edition, which is in Very Fine condition. The novel was Published in 1987 by Arbor House. Bandits is one of Elmore Leonard's most daring and accomplished novels. His characters have never been more vivid, his humor subtler, or his plotting stronger. Signed first... View more info

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Swag

By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001737

Condition: Very Good


Here we have one of the early novels of Elmore Leonard. Published in 1976 this is a fairly scarce item. The book itself is in Very Good condition with a previous owners name and a date written on the ffep and then crossed out. There is also some soiling to the fore-edge. Corners very lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is near fine with a corner crease to the front flap. Take a couple of well-meaning guys in Detroit, give them guns and a foolproof set of rules for success in armed robbery and you end up with a clever, tough, suspense caper worthy of the talents of the amazing Elmore Leonard. ... View more info

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Bandits

By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1987

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 001457

Condition: Near Fine


Elmore Leonard is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including the international bestsellers Get Shorty and Glitz. He has been praised by Newsweek as "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever". This offering is an Advanced Reader's Copy(ARC) that was published before the first edition. These Arc's are printed in very small quantities and serve the purpose of allowing the author and publisher to check for necessary corrections before the release of the first edition. Copies are also sent to professional reviewers so that they can read the book before release. This cop... View more info

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Swag

By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $149.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000328

Condition: Near Fine


Here we have one of the early novels of Elmore Leonard. Published in 1976 this is an item that is becoming somewhat scarce. The book itself is in at least Very Good Plus condition and would be Fine but for a bump to the top left corner of the front cover which is fairly difficult to see, and a very, very tiny lean. The volume shows very slight shelf wear. It is very clean and tight. The dust jacket is very good and it is not price-clipped. It has a closed tear on the back panel and some light creasing. All of the paper is present. Take a couple of well-meaning guys in Detroit, give them guns ... View more info

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Freaky Deaky

By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1988

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 005617

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful Proof copy of Elmore Leonard's 'Freaky Deaky'. The book is in Fine condition and has clearly never been read. It is bound in orange wraps (large trade paperback) and the wraps are virtually pristine but for the marker writing on the front panel. It is very common for proofs to be marked by the publisher or author in the process of getting the first edition printed. Proofs are printed in very small quantities and serve the purpose of allowing the author and the publisher to make any needed corrections before the first edition is printed. Proofs are much more scarce than firs... View more info

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Diamond Dust

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Soho: 2002

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 004439

Condition: Fine


Peter Lovesey began writing mysteries in 1970 and has won the British Crime Writers' Association Silver and Gold Daggers as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement. In the United States he has won the Edgar Award as well as the Ellery Queen Reader's Award. This copy of Diamond Dust is the first edition proof. This is the First American edition. The book is in As New condition and there are no flaws.These are the stories of Detective Inspector Peter Diamond, a bluff, old-fashioned policeman who is nearing his fiftieth birthday. When a shooting is reported in Bath's Victoria Park, Di... View more info

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First Lady

By: Malone, Michael

Price: $45.00

Publisher: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001813

Condition: Fine


Here is a Very Fine copy of a modern mystery by Michael Malone. Mr. Malone has received international acclaim for his Uncivil Seasons and Time's Witness. Often compared by critics to Dickens for his vivid characters and the breadth of his fictional landscape, Malone here introduces his readers to another gallery of memorable southerners. Published in 2001 by Sourcebooks Landmark, this copy is in as new condition . The dustjacket is also very fine with no rips or tears and it is not price-clipped. In a quiet Southern college town, a young woman's body is found mutilated, tagged and addressed to... View more info

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Wild Justice

By: Margolin, Phillip

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004183

Condition: Fine


Phillip Margolin is the kind of writer that puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there. He is the writer of many New York Times Bestsellers and this novel is a masterpiece of psychological suspense. This is a tense and scary book and it will delight the reader with many surprises. The volume is a first edition and first printing. It is signed on the title page by Phillip Margolin. It is in very fine condition. As New, all corners square, and an absolutely pristine text block. A collectable volume. View more info