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1 (Chandler, Raymond). Marling, William RAYMOND CHANDLER
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall, (1986). 0805774726 / 9780805774726 First edition, first printing. TUSAS 508. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a price-clipped, else fine dust jacket with a hint of edge wear. Nice! 
Study centered on Chandler's style, tracing the relation between style and era for each of the 7 full-length books; sections on metaphor and simile, on Los Angeles period references and California history, on traditional themes and mythic sources. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 (Chandler, Raymond). Thorpe, Edward CHANDLERTOWN: The Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). 0312128517 / 9780312128517 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket internally paper tape repaired, with a tear to the rear panel and minor shelfwear. Tall octavo. [113] pages. 
"No other fictional detective has been so identified, so involved with the environment of a particular city as Marlowe is with Los Angeles."--Thorpe. An ingenious social history of L.A., inspired by Chandler's writings and illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 (Macdonald, Ross). Macdonald, John THE MOVING TARGET
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. 9997519493 / 9789997519498 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fading to spine, light wear and abrasion at spine ends and corner tips, dot of damp-fading to red-purple top-edge tint, scattered staining within; thus very good only; lacking dust jacket. 
The first Lew Archer novel--released as by John Macdonald, before Kenneth Millar had adopted "Ross" as his nom de noir; eventually filmed as HARPER with Paul Newman as the rechristened heir apparent to Marlowe and Spade. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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(Los Angeles): TamTam Books, 1998. 096623460X / 9780966234602 First edition thus. Originally released in 1946 as by Vernon Sullivan, an American author Vian invented, and then ''translated'' by Vian into French Fine in illustrated wraps: a trade papeback. Vian was a French novelist, playwright, jazz critic, and translator of Chandler, Cain, and Bradbury, who died at the age of 39 while watching a preview of the 1959 Michel Gast-directed film adaptation. 
This tragi-noir about a black American avenging his brother's lynching, found the "rage and pain which Vian (almost alone) was able to hear in the black American musicians, in the bars, dives, and cellars, of the Paris of those years."--James Baldwin. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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5 Appel, Benjamin THE RAW EDGE
New York: Random House, (1958). B0006AVE54 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fading to black top-edge coloring, hint of wear at the extremities, thus very good plus, in a lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows just a hint of edgewear. 
A behind-the-scenes novel of the New York waterfront by "one of the early contributors to noir."--Ed Gorman. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Bess & Jodorowsky SON OF THE GUN #3: Flesh and Filth
(Hollywood, CA): Humanoids Publishing, (2001). 1930652534 / 9781930652538 First English language edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Justin Kelly. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated, pictorial boards. Quarto-sized graphic novel. Illustrated in full-color throughout. 
"The darkest, most over-the-top series Humanoids has ever published. Jodorowsky's tale of hit man Juan Solo's ascent from poverty to the Governor's Mansion has come at the cost of his soul. Juan has committed heinous acts that can hardly be imagined." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Brown, Fredric THE FAR CRY
Berkeley: Black Lizard Books, 1987. 0887390455 / 9780887390456 First edition thus: a paperback. Fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with artwork by Kirwan. 
George Weaver was looking for peace and quiet when he rented a house outside of Taos, New Mexico, however, murder soon occupies George's waking thoughts when he begins to dig out details of a celebrated and unsolved case from years before. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8 Cain, James M. CLOUD NINE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1984). 0892960795 / 9780892960798 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Foxing to page edges, especially upper page edges, else near fine; in turquoise cloth with gilt spine titles; in a lightly worn, about near fine dust jacket with some tiny edge tears, small spots of foxing. 
Posthumously published novel called by Booklist, "a minor masterpiece and a publishing event of some note" and by the Chicago Tribune, "as moving and unnerving as DOUBLE INDEMNITY or THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE. " Afterword by Roy Hoopes. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 Cain, James M. JEALOUS WOMAN
Berkeley: Black Lizard Books, 1989. 0887390889 / 9780887390883 First edition thus: a paperback. Fine, an as-new, unread example, in illustrated wraps with artwork by Kirwan. 
"Cain can get down to...greed and sex in fewer words than any writer we know."--NY Times. Keyes, the insurance investigator from DOUBLE INDEMNITY makes an appearance in this "sizzling divorce novel set in Reno" reworked from the earlier NEVADA MOON. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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10 Cain, James M. SINFUL WOMAN
Berkeley: Black Lizard Books, 1989. 0887390897 / 9780887390890 First edition thus: a paperback. Fine, an as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps with artwork by Kirwan. 
Cain's short novel, THE GALLOPING DOMINO (based on his early play 7-11) was first issued as a paperback original by Avon in 1948 under the more marketable title, SINFUL WOMAN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Cain, James M. THE MOTH
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. B0007DWUU8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine, in green-lettered gray cloth; in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket that is age-toned and rubbed, and shows some shallow chipping at spine ends, nicking at corner tips. With Arthur J. Hawkins' luminous green luna moth jacket painting. 
A decade or so after POSTMAN and DOUBLE INDEMNITY, Cain paints on his largest canvas: the novel spans the country from coast to coast and a quarter-century from post-War to post-War. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Cain, James M. THE ROOT OF HIS EVIL
Berkeley: Black Lizard Books, 1989. 0887390870 / 9780887390876 First edition thus: a paperback. Fine, an as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps with artwork by Kirwan. 
Cain's 1937 serial "The Modern Cinderella" was made into the 1939 movie WHEN TOMORROW COMES, starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, and retitled by Avon (with Cain's input) as a 1952 PBO. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Berkeley: Black Lizard Books, 1987. 0887390773 / 9780887390777 First edition thus: a paperback. Fine, an as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps with artwork by Kirwan. Introduction by Bill Pronzini. 
Seven tales by "the hardest of the hard-boiled writers."--Pronzini. Chandler dubbed Cain (George Sims under pseudonym) "some kind of high point in the ultra hard-boiled manner." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Chandler, Raymond FINGER MAN And Other Stories
New York, N.Y.: Avon Publishing Co., Inc., (1950). First edition thus, first printing: Avon #219; no cover price. A whisper of wear at the extremities, one tiny tiny nick to the upper front cover, very faint, nearly invisible corner crease to rear; thus a superb near fine; in bright, unfaded illustrated wraps. 
First pocket-sized reprint of a collection originally issued in digest format by Avon as Murder Mystery Monthly #43, in 1946. Collects "Finger Man"; "The Bronze Door"; "Smart-Aleck Kill"; and "The Simple Art of Murder." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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(New York, N.Y.): The Library of America, (1995). 1883011086 / 9781883011086 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules against a black spine panel; blue satin ribbon marker; in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, Note on the Texts, Notes. 
Comprises THE LADY IN THE LAKE; THE LITTLE SISTER; THE LONG GOODBYE, PLAYBACK, DOUBLE INDEMNITY and Selected Essays and Letters, including "The Simple Art of Murder" and "Twelve Notes on the Mystery Story," among others. [1078] pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Chandler, Raymond THE BIG SLEEP
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1989. 0886474028 First edition thus. The Arion Press edition. Hardcover. Fine in grey cloth with silver spine titling; in a near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some overall age-toning and some darker offsetting to the flaps. 
Deluxe re-issue of the first Philip Marlowe novel, designed by Andrew Hoyem and illustrated with 40 photographs by Lou Stoumen. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. Square octavo. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Chandler, Raymond THE LITTLE SISTER
New York, NY: Otto Penzler Books, (1996). Facsimile reprint. Hardcover. New in skrinkwrap! 
Chandler's fifth novel--which has been adapted for film, theatre, and as a graphic novel. "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sunblinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence."--Ross Macdonald. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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London: Hamish Hamilton, (1962). First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild foxing to page edges, prelims and rear matter, musty odor, thus near fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a faintly foxed, somewhat age-darkened dust jacket with a short closed tear to upper front panel. 
Gathers three Marlowe novels, THE LITTLE SISTER, THE LONG GOODBYE, and PLAYBACK, along with Chandler's introduction to THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER. 550 pages. Elusive. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Connelly, Michael CRIME BEAT: Selected Journalism, 1984-1992
Los Angeles: Steven C. Vascik Publications, (2004). 0976287609 / 9780976287605 First edition, first printing. 5000 copies printed. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine, a new book: bound in full red cloth with black cloth panel inset to spine and front, lettered and ruled in silver, black satin ribbon marker; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Collection of Connelly's crime reporting. "I could not write about my fictional detective, Harry Bosch, without having written about the real detectives first. I could not create my killers without having talked to a few of the real ones first."--MC. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Cunningham, Elaine SHADOWS IN THE STARLIGHT
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2006). 0765309718 / 9780765309716 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Tiny dot of stain to fore-edge, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"PI Gwen Gellman, the tough-girl heroine of Cunningham's fast-paced second changeling detective novel is curious to explore her recently discovered elf heritage. The fate of all elfdom and the human race the elves despise may somehow depend on Gwen."-PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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