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The Song Is You, Abbott, Megan
1 Abbott, Megan The Song Is You
New York Simon & Schuster 2007 0743291719 / 9780743291712 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Abbott on the title page. Edgar-nominated Abbot imagines the conclusion to 1949 Tinseltown's still-unsolved "Daughter of Black Dahlia" case. A faint crease to the free endpaper, else fine. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Ellroy, James Crime Wave Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.
London Arrow Books 1999 0099279991 / 9780099279990 First British Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Ellroy. First British paperback edition. Light creasing, and foxing to the page edges. A collection of pieces previously published in GQ magazine, by a master chronicler of violence and deviant behavior. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Estleman, Loren D. Gas City
New York Forge Books 2008 076531956x / 9780765319562 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Estleman and dated in the month of publication. A slight bump to the bottom corner. A detailed study of a Midwestern city that is serene and law-abiding on the surface but corrupt at its core. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Estleman, Loren D. Little Black Dress
New York Forge Books 2005 0765308940 / 9780765308948 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Estleman. A bump to the top edge of the front board. To protect the woman he loves, retired killer Peter Macklin must go back to his old life, knowing that in so doing he risks losing her. ; Signed by Author 
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5 Estleman, Loren D. Something Borrowed, Something Black
New York Forge Books 2002 031287863x / 9780312878634 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Estleman. Retired hit man Peter Macklin is enjoying his honeymoon with his beautiful new wife when his past catches up to him. ; Signed by Author 
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6 Faust, Christa Hoodtown: A Lucha-noir Novel
Los Angeles From Parts Unknown 2004 0975379100 / 9780975379103 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Navarro, Rafael Signed by Author
Signed by Faust and by the illustrator, Rafael Navarro, who's added a small drawing. A hybrid of hardboiled crime fiction and women's pro wrestling. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Murder in the Raw, Fischer, Bruno
7 Fischer, Bruno Murder in the Raw
Greenwich, CT Gold Medal Books 1957 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Creasing to the front cover, else a clean copy. A paperback original with cover art by James Meese. Fischer was the uncrowned king of the so-called shudder pulps of the 1930s and 40s. ; Mass Market PB 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Gardner, Erle Stanley Dead Men's Letters and Other Short Novels
New York Carroll & Graf Publishers 1990 0881845795 / 9780881845792 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A collection of Ed Jenkins stories which first appeared in Black Mask magazine in the 1920's. Slight rubbing to the dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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L. A.  Noir, Gilbar, Steven
9 Gilbar, Steven L. A. Noir
Chico, CA Positive Press 1999 Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed at their contributions by Rochelle Majer Krich, Lee Goldberg and Terrill Lee Lankford. Rubbing to the boards. Small oblong hardcover illustrated throughout with Peter Treadwell's photographs of Los Angeles with passages from memorable SoCal mysteries. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Hammett, Dashiell Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960
Washington, D. C. Counterpoint Press 2001 1582430810 / 9781582430812 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett. Introduction by Josephine Hammett Marshall. Top corner lightly bumped, with a spot of rubbing. A collection of letters--to friends, lovers, family, and colleagues--by the legendary crime writer reveals the man behind the author as he discusses the craft of writing, his personal life, and his literary creations, Sam Spade and Nick and Nora Charles. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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11 Hendricks, Vicki Miami Purity
New York Pantheon 1995 0679439889 / 9780679439882 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Hendricks on the title page. The author's debut novel is a noir-ish tale of an aging former stripper whose attempt to go clean leads her into a murderously perverse affair. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Nobody Move, Johnson, Denis
12 Johnson, Denis Nobody Move
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers. The National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke takes a dark turn in this tribute to hardboiled fiction. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism, McCann, Sean
13 McCann, Sean Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism
Durham, North Carolina Duke University Press 2000 0822325802 / 9780822325802 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
A remainder mark to the bottom page edges. A bump to the top corner, and a few specks to the gray cloth, issued without a dust jacket. Presents crime fiction in relation to a changing literary marketplace and as an arena for conflicts about citizenship, class culture, and democracy during the New Deal. Bibliography, index.; Remainder; 370 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 McCoy, Horace Scalpel
New York Appleton-Century-Crofts 1952 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Spine is faded with a 1/4 " tear on the back panel. A presentable copy with light creasing and edgewear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss the Craft, McDonald, Craig
15 McDonald, Craig Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss the Craft
[Rockville, Maryland] Wildside Press 2006 0809562790 / 9780809562794 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Unedited interviews with James Ellroy, Ken Bruen, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Liza Cody, Walter Mosley, Dennis Lehane, Ian Rankin, Karin Slaughter, Dan Brown, Lee Child, Steve Hamilton, J. A. Jance, Peter Lovesey, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Tami Hoag, Tim Dorsey, David Corbett, and Charlie Stella. ; 228 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture, Mizejewski, Linda
16 Mizejewski, Linda Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture
New York Routledge 2004 0415969719 / 9780415969710 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Mizejewski in Columbus, OH. An unmarked copy with creasing to the corners. Illustrated, bibliography. ; 228 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 65.00 USD
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17 Muller, Eddie Shadow Boxer (Includes Uncorrected Proof)
New York Scribner 2003 0743214447 / 9780743214445 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Muller on the title page. Bottom corners bumped, and a remainder mark to the bottom page edges. It's 1948 in San Francisco, and Billy Nichols, boxing columnist for the Inquirer, is once again in trouble up to his eyeglasses in this crime novel. An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers (not signed) is included. ; Remainder; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.50 USD
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18 Oliver, Steve Dead Men
Spokane, WA Dark City Books 2002 0964413892 / 9780964413894 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Oliver. A paperback original by the author of Moody Gets the Blues. An aging ex-con, recently released from prison for the murder of his wife, attempts to live quietly as a security guard. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Phillips, Scott The Ice Harvest (Includes Uncorrected Proof)
New York Ballantine 2000 0345440188 / 9780345440181 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Phillips with a small drawing. Set in the middle of a Christmas Eve blizzard in 1979 Wichita, the novel opens with lawyer-turned-petty-mobster Charlie Arglist marking time before an important meeting with his shady partner, Vic Cavanaugh. Shortlisted for the Hammett Prize, and the basis for the movie starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) in blue and white wrappers is included. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Phillips, Scott The Walkaway (Includes Advance Reading Copy)
New York Ballantine Books 2002 034544020x / 9780345440204 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Phillips on the title page. The author turns the image of Kansas heartland virtue upside down in this noir thriller set in Wichita's underbelly, both prequel and sequel to The Ice Harvest. An Advance Reading Copy (not signed) in pictorial wrappers is included. The ARC has a tape-repaired tear on the preliminary page. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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