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Dead Time

By: Bland, Eleanor Taylor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 896


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 View more info

Slow Burn

By: Bland, Eleanor Taylor

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1865


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 View more info

Slow Burn

By: Bland, Eleanor Taylor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9109


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. View more info

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The Devil's Hatband (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Greer, Robert O.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 674


Signed by Greer on the title page. 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 View more info

The Devil's Red Nickel (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Greer, Robert O.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6752


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 View more info

One Night Stand

By: Jefferson, Roland S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20490


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 View more info

Damaged Goods (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)

By: Jefferson, Roland S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20491


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 View more info

Fearless Jones (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12543


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 View more info

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Little Scarlet (Includes Signed Paperback Edition)

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $19.99

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13281


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 View more info

Black Betty

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15259


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 View more info

Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

By: Neely, Barbara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4410


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 View more info

Blanche on the Lam

By: Neely, Barbara

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7499


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 View more info

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The Dying Ground

By: Tramble, Nichelle D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Villard Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8360


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 View more info

Dirty Laundry

By: Woods, Paula L.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6337


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 View more info

Spooks, Spies and Private Eyes : Black Mystery, Crime and Suspense Fiction

By: Woods, Paula L. (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20492


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 View more info