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Undue Influence

By: Martini, Steve

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000359

Condition: Very Good+


With millions of his novels in print, Steve Martini has joined the front ranks of psychological thriller writers. Martini is a former trial attorney and John Grisham says about him that he 'Writes with the agile episodic style of a lawyer quick on his feet'. Undue Influence is a compellling mystery and court drama. This is the first edition of this novel and it is signed by Steve Martini on the title page. The book is in near fine condition but for some slight crinkling of the dust jacket at the top of the spine. The dustjacket is also price-clipped. The textblock is tight and clean and all fo... View more info

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Killing The Shadows

By: McDermid, Val

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000029

Condition: Fine


Here is a Very Fine copy of a recent mystery by the Edgar Award nominated Val McDermid. The book is signed directly on the title page. All corners are square and the book is absolutely clean. A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writer's of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of our times. This killer is different. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and the mechanics of how serial killers operate. For one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of ... View more info

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Blood Double

By: McMahon, Neil

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 002152

Condition: Fine


By the author of Twice Dying. 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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Deathangel

By: Meyer, Charles

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boaz Publishing Co.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001849

Condition: Fine


An Episcopal priest hears a private confession in a foreign tongue one chilly September night from a mysterious supplicant who then tries to kill him. Soon, he will encounter the same words again, in an article about a murder case long put to rest; words and phrases unique to a serial murderer imprisoned ten years before - Deathangel. This volume is signed on the title page by the author and is in Fine, As New condition. It was signed at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas in the year 2000, which is also the year of publication. It's a very well made book and a very exciting story. We are... View more info

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Red Death, A

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002209

Condition: Near Fine


From the author of Devil in a Blue Dress, here is the second book in the Easy Rawlins series. This novel puts Easy Rawlins into the political, legal, and moral tar pits of Los Angeles in the early fifties, when Redbaiting and blacklisting were official policies and racial tensions boiled. This volume is in Near Fine condition and the dustjacket is price-clipped. Mr. Mosley has signed the book directly on the title page. We are happy to send pictures on request. View more info

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Little Yellow Dog, A

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001459

Condition: Fine


Here is another wonderful novel from the most acclaimed mystery writer of the 1990's. Walter Mosley's work has been recognized as a welcome and permanent addition to American Crime writing. A Little Yellow Dog, published in 1996 was an instant classic of suspense. Mosley's writing style and shrewd social observation have made his books international bestsellers. This book is in Fine condition and it has never been read. It is signed by the author directly on the title page. It is not price-clipped and it makes a fine presentation. The setting of the novel is 1963. "Easy Rawlins" has gi... View more info

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Gone Fishin'

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Black Classic Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001458

Condition: Fine


This is a Fine copy of this 1997 novel by Walter Mosley, Author of White Butterfly and Devil in a Blue Dress. This book tells a tale that takes readers on a tangled and eventful trip to the very beginnings of the "Easy Rawlins" mysteries. The volume is in Fine condition and it has never been read. It is signed directly on the title page by Walter Mosley. It is not price-clipped and it shows no flaws. There is magic and genius in the in the novels of Walter Mosley and this story is no exception. The setting of the novel is 1939 Houston. "Easy" and "Mouse" are young men g... View more info

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White Butterfly

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $149.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001295

Condition: Fine


Here is a beautiful copy of Walter Mosley's most scarce novel. The book is in Fine condition as is its colorful pictorial dust jacket. Mr. Mosley has signed it directly on the title page. It was published in 1992 by Norton. In 1956 Los Angeles, when a serial killer murders three black bar girls, leaving a distinctive mark each time, no one pays any particular attention. But when a white stripper, known as The White Butterfly, is also murdered, and she turns out to be a UCLA coed and the daughter of a politically powerful prosecutor, all hell breaks loose. The heat is on to catch the killer. W... View more info

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Sneeze on Sunday

By: Norton Andre, Hogarth, Grace Allen

Price: $39.00

Publisher: New York, Tom Doherty Associates Book: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003065

Condition: Fine


Andre Norton is one of our most prolific Science Fiction authors. She has written dozens of bestselling works of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Grace Allen Hogarth was a major mystery editor at Houghton Mifflin Company for many years. This book represents a wonderful collaboration between these two fine writers. This novel is a First edition and a First printing. It is in Fine condition and the dustjacket is not price-clipped. There is a very small white dot on the back board that does not detract. The old poem goes 'Sneeze on Sunday and safety seek, the devil will have you the rest of the week'... View more info

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Crime School

By: O'Connell, Carol

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002901

Condition: As New


Here is a Very Fine, unread copy of Carol O'Connell's Seventh novel. It is signed by the author directly on the title page. Crime School begins with the discovery of a woman found hanging in a burning apartment, tufts of her own blond hair stuck in her mouth and red candles scattered all around. Our Detective Mallory knows immediately that the fire was set so that the woman would be discovered and that the crime is identical to another one twenty years ago. Also, Mallory knows this woman. She is a prostitute named Sparrow who had taken Mallory in many years ago, and then betrayed her. This is ... View more info

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Word Made Flesh

By: O'Connell, Jack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, HarperFlamingo: 1999

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 005114

Condition: Fine


Jack O'Connell is the acclaimed, award winning author of 'Box Nine', 'Wireless", and 'The Skin Palace'. This is the pre-First edition uncorrected proof of this amazing novel. The proof is in Fine condition and only shows a tiny bit of shelf-wear. The novel is a magnificent mix of crime fiction, philosophy, and futuristic satire. James Ellroy called this book 'A Tour de Force'. The book is beautifully written and it is rich in atmosphere, language, and imagination. A Great read! View more info

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Skin Palace, The

By: O'Connell, Jack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 005115

Condition: Near Fine


Here is the Advance Reading Copy of another great novel of suspense from Jack O'Connell. This one centers around the most luxurious pornographic theater in America. It is a story of organized crime among many other things and is a thrilling read. This ARC is in very near fine condition with no creases to the spine and a perfectly clean text block. On the bottom edge, close to the spine, there is a light stain that may have come from the publisher's glue. It really does not detract. A really nice advance reading copy. View more info

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Names of the Dead, The

By: O'Nan, Stewart

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 001220

Condition: Near Fine


This is a wonderful novel in pre-first edition uncorrected proof format: The format of a large trade paperback. It is from Stewart O'Nan who also authored Snow Angels. The proof is in near fine condition with a virtually invisible very small crease to the top right of the front wrap. There are no creases on the spine. Larry Markham awakes to discover that his wife has left with his young son and this is not the first time. It is a deep blow to a life that is already in fragments: A dead-end job delivering snack cakes, a strained relationship with his aging father who is a veteran of World War ... View more info

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London Bridges

By: Patterson, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005228

Condition: Fine


This book is new and has never been read. All corners are square and the book is clean and bright in all respects. The dustjacket is also in fine condition and it is not price-clipped. The book is signed by Mr. Patterson directly on the title page. Alex Cross is back for his tenth explosive adventure. In broad daylight a platoon of soldiers evacuates the population of a Nevada town. Minutes later, a huge bomb explodes a hundred feet above the ground destroying the town in an instant. James Patterson has written ten bestselling books and this is one of his best. We are pleased to send pictures ... View more info

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Lake House, The

By: Patterson, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005226

Condition: Fine


This fascinating novel was a #1 bestseller and for good reason. The book is new and unread. All corners are square. The dustjacket is also Fine and it is not price-clipped. James Patterson has signed this book directly on the title page. This is a wonderful novel of suspense. It is about six children trying to lead normal lives. They live in different homes, with different families, but there is something powerful that connects them. Something that puts them in terrible danger. The Lake House is considered to be safe and when the Evil resurfaces they flee to the Lake House and reconnect with a... View more info

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Cat and Mouse

By: Patterson, James

Price: $79.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005224

Condition: As New


This is another great Alex Cross story from the Best-selling author of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. The book is in Very Fine condition and has never been read. Patterson had signed this copy directly on the title page. The dustjacket is also fine and it is not price-clipped. In this novel two killers, one operating in America and one in Europe believe that Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game that each has planned. Alex must also contend with something that he hasn't known since the death of his wife. He is falling deeply in love and this romance will make him, and h... View more info

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Cradle and All

By: Patterson, James

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004809

Condition: As New


James Patterson is an undisputed master of suspense and in Cradle And All he has written another very compelling novel. This beautiful copy is the First Edition and First printing and it is signed directly on the title page by James Patterson. The book is in Very Fine condition. From the author of "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came A Spider" comes a new and strange tale of suspense. A young woman in Boston finds herself pregnant, although she's a virgin. In Ireland another woman finds herself in the same impossible condition. In cities all around the world, madical authorities fi... View more info

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Four Blind Mice

By: Patterson, James

Price: $59.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004807

Condition: As New


A brand new book in As New condition. This first edition was signed by James Patterson directly on the title page. Patterson's great character Alex Cross is back in a harrowing adventure that risks the life of his closest friend and partner, John Sampson. A great thriller! View more info

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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. This beautiful First Edition book is in Fine, As New condition as is its dust jacket. James Patterson is a very important mo... 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