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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

ISBN: 0312092377

Condition: 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. View more info

One Night Stand

By: Jefferson, Roland S.

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20490

ISBN: 0743268881

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Jefferson, and dated in the month of publication. Tanning 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 The School on 103rd Street. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Damaged Goods (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)

By: Jefferson, Roland S.

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20491

ISBN: 0743268865

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Jefferson on the title page. Foxing to the pages, and a slight crease to the top corner. 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

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Little Scarlet (Includes Signed Paperback Edition)

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13281

ISBN: 0316073032

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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. ; 305 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Black Betty

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $12.00

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

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15259

ISBN: 0393036448

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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. ; 255 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Walkin' the Dog

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22665

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Mosley. An Advance Reading Copy in glossy illustrated covers. Tanning to the inside covers and page edges. A Socrates Fortlow novel.; 245 pages; 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

ISBN: 0312112483

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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

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Blanche on the Lam

By: Neely, Barbara

Price: $29.00

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

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7499

ISBN: 0312069081

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Inscribed by Neely, "Janet, It is indeed smart women who make the world work-like you and Blanche. Best, Barbara Neely." Rubbing to the dust jacket. 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.; 179 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Dying Ground

By: Tramble, Nichelle D.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Villard Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8360

ISBN: 0375756531

Condition: Very Good


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." ; 323 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Dirty Laundry

By: Woods, Paula L.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6337

ISBN: 0345457005

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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.; 264 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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

By: Woods, Paula L. (editor)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20492

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Walter Mosley at his contribution. An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated 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. ; 347 pages; Signed by Author View more info