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Dead Time, Bland, Eleanor Taylor
1 Bland, Eleanor Taylor Dead Time
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312070535 / 9780312070533 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bland on the title page. A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. In this first Marti MacAlister novel, the Cramer Hotel, a local flophouse, becomes the scene of a crime when a schizophrenic who had fled her wealthy family years before is found murdered in her room.; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Bland, Eleanor Taylor Slow Burn
New York St. Martin's Press 1993 0312092377 / 9780312092375 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bland on the title page. The deaths of a young woman and little girl in a suspicious fire that destroys a woman's clinic lead homicide detective Marti MacAlister and her partner, Vik Jessenovik, on the trail of an evil killer with a taste for young girls. A presentable copy, with the usual St. Martin's rubbing to the dust jacket. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 Bland, Eleanor Taylor Slow Burn
New York St. Martin's Press 1993 0312092377 / 9780312092375 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
The deaths of a young woman and little girl in a suspicious fire that destroys a woman's clinic lead homicide detective Marti MacAlister and her partner, Vik Jessenovik, on the trail of an evil killer with a taste for young girls. A presentable copy with the usual St. Martin's rubbing to the dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Devil's Hatband (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy), Greer, Robert O.
4 Greer, Robert O. The Devil's Hatband (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York Mysterious Press 1996 0892966343 / 9780892966349 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Greer. The first C. J. Floyd mystery. While searching for a prominent judge's daughter, African-American bounty hunter C. F. Floyd clashes with a radical environmental group whose plan to ban cattle from federal lands is only a front for dirty deeds. A signed Advance Reading Copy in wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Greer, Robert O. The Devil's Red Nickel (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York Mysterious Press 1997 0892966521 / 9780892966523 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Greer on the title page. Denver-based bounty hunter CJ Floyd is hired to find out what he can about the death, under questionable circumstances, of a pioneering black music legend. A signed Advance Reading Copy in glossy wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Haywood, Gar Anthony Going Nowhere Fast
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1994 0399139176 / 9780399139178 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Haywood on the title page. The Shamus Award-winning author of the Aaron Gunner series tells the story of a retired couple on a cross-country trip in their new Airstream trailer home.; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Himes, Chester The Heat's On
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1966 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Topstain still bright. Very slight rubbing. Uncommon in this condition, and with no fading to the spine. Harlem detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones investigate a case involving an albino giant and three million dollars worth of heroin. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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8 Jefferson, Roland S. Damaged Goods (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)
New York Atria Books 2005 0743268865 / 9780743268868 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Jefferson on the title page. Foxing to the pages. Released from prison by a corrupt warden in exchange for his promise to carry out a final, lucrative heist, notorious bank robber Alonzo Crane gathers a band of old accomplices to help in the plot, which is complicated by his unexpected feelings for a fellow conspirator. By the author of The School on 103rd Street. A signed Uncorrected Proof in red wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Jefferson, Roland S. One Night Stand
New York Atria Books 2006 0743268881 / 9780743268882 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Jefferson, and dated in the month of publication. Foxing to the pages. Public defender Myra Cross takes on an unexpectedly tough assignment defending a young gang member who has been in trouble with the law since the age of ten. By the author of Damaged Goods. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Mosley, Walter Black Betty
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1994 0393036448 / 9780393036442 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Mosley on the title page. Set in Los Angeles in1961, Easy Rawlins accepts a job searching for a beautiful woman nicknamed "Black Betty," who works as a housekeeper in Beverly Hills. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Mosley, Walter Fearless Jones (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
Boston Little, Brown & Company 2001 0316592382 / 9780316592383 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Mosley on the title page. Slight crimping to a few page edges. In a mystery set in 1950s Los Angeles, bookstore owner Paris Minton enlists the aid of his friend, Fearless Jones, to uncover the identity of a woman who seems to be linked to a series of bizarre attacks against Minton. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Little Scarlet (Includes Signed Paperback Edition), Mosley, Walter
12 Mosley, Walter Little Scarlet (Includes Signed Paperback Edition)
Boston Little Brown & Company 2004 0316073032 / 9780316073035 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Mosley on the title page. Set in 1965, Easy Rawlins goes after the murderer of a woman who helped rescue a white man at the height of the Watts riots. A signed copy of the mass market paperback edition is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.99 USD
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13 Neely, Barbara Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
New York St. Martin's Press 1994 0312112483 / 9780312112486 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Neely on the title page. Blanche White, a black woman out to build a better life for her children, takes her family to an exclusive all-black resort in Maine, learning a great deal about intraracial prejudice, and discovering a dangerous web of secrets. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Neely, Barbara Blanche on the Lam
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312069081 / 9780312069087 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Warmly inscribed by Neely, "Janet, It is indeed smart women who make the world work-like you and Blanche. Best, Barbara Neely." Slight rubbing and edgewear, not uncommon to this title. A debut mystery that pits a domestic worker against a Faulknerian cast of oddballs who may be trying to kill each other off to claim a southern fortune.; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Dying Ground, Tramble, Nichelle D.
15 Tramble, Nichelle D. The Dying Ground
New York Villard Books 2001 0375756531 / 9780375756535 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Tramble on the title page. Tanning to the pages. A debut novel that follows a failed baseball player's attempt to investigate the murder of his childhood best friend, a drug dealer in 1989 Oakland, California. A paperback original, promoted by the publisher as a "hip-hop noir novel." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Woods, Paula L. Dirty Laundry
New York Ballantine Books 2003 0345457005 / 9780345457004 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Woods. A police procedural set in 1993, just after the Rodney King riots, takes place in and around Koreatown and the black neighborhoods of Los Angeles.; Signed by Author 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Woods, Paula L. (editor) Spooks, Spies and Private Eyes : Black Mystery, Crime and Suspense Fiction
New York Doubleday 1995 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Walter Mosley at his contribution. An Uncorrected Proof in printed wrappers. Brings together, for the first time, African-American detective fiction from a wide variety of authors, from the earliest mystery story written by an African American, to stories from the Harlem Renaissance, to contemporary authors such as Walter Mosley. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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