MYSTERY and  IMAGINATION

      on-line Bookstore

 Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror


 
Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
BROWSE BY CATEGORY
Mystery.
Spy and Espionage Fiction.
Science Fiction/Fantasy.
Horror.
Ghost Stories.
Adventure Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Western Literature.
Black Literature.
Plays and Playwrights.
Poetry.
Literary Criticism.
Literary Biography.
Film History and Criticism.
Western Americana.
Californiana.
Children's Literature.
Illustrated Books.
Oziana.
Baumiana.
Signed.
Screenplays.
CHILDREN'S SHOWCASE
COMICS AND ANIMATION SHOWCASE
LITERATURE SHOWCASE
MYSTERY SHOWCASE
PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE
SF SHOWCASE
AMERICANA SHOWCASE
ART SHOWCASE
Paperback Originals.
Bibliomystery.

View a complete list of subjects
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Contemporary Fiction.

Contemporary Fiction.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 Ackroyd, Peter THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1983). 0241109647 / 9780241109649 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very minor bruising to upper corner tips, else fine, in white-lettered black cloth shelfback over black boards; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket that betrays some mild fading to the spine panel. 
Novel written as if it were Wilde's autobiography and "winner of a Somerset Maugham Award."--Adriana Neagu. "Peter Ackroyd's extraordinary act of ventriloquism"--Lucasta Miller. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 Amis, Martin THE INFORMATION
(Hammersmith, London): Flamingo/HarperCollinsPublishers, (1995). 0002253569 / 9780002253567 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black binding with gilt spine lettering; in a dust jacket that betrays some mild age-toning. 
"A hilariously unsuccessful literary novelist...watches his supposed best friend become a staggeringly successful writer of trashy novels."--David Rubel. "Amis's sharpest and most satisfying book."--Laura Miller. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
3 Antrim, Donald ELECT MR. ROBINSON FOR A BETTER WORLD
(New York, New York): Viking, (1993). 0670851396 / 9780670851393 First edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy in a mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
"Donald Antrim's first novel is a glorious piece of gallows humor. It's a mordant, morbid surburban gothic about the primitive animal seething and roaring just below the social skin."--Patrick McGrath. "Magnificently absurd."--Hilary Mantel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Baker, Nicholson THE FERMATA
New York: Random House, (1994). 0679415866 / 9780679415862 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket and clear mylar wraparound title-band. 
"Baker's ingenious fifth novel, about a 35-year-old temp worker who stops time to act out elaborate sexual fantasies."--Publishers Weekly. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
5 Barrett, Andrea THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Singapore: Pocket Books, (1991). 0671729608 / 9780671729608 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
"A stunningly effective tour of Beijing in the days of Tiananmen and before, as seen through the refracting glass of American life. This prose is luminous."--Mark Childress. Barrett won the National Book Award for SHIP FEVER And Other Stories. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 Baxter, Charles A RELATIVE STRANGER: Stories
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1990). 0393028674 / 9780393028676 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket.. Jacket design and painting by Wendell Minor. 
"In these wonderful, insightful stories ...Baxter asks the most important questions and addresses the most essential subjects--the things we have been thinking about, but haven't, until we read these stories, known how to begin to say."--Francine Prose. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 Bell, Madison Smartt TEN INDIANS
New York: Pantheon Books, (1996). 0679442464 / 9780679442462 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"In his utterly brilliant tough new tour de force, [Bell] takes us, by means of exploding language, into the heart, soul, and lack of soul, and consequent moral dilemma, of Americans living on the edge."--Barbara Probst Solomon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 Bell, Madison Smartt TEN INDIANS
New York: Pantheon Books, (1996). 0679442464 / 9780679442462 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
"TEN INDIANS is a novel of striking resonances--a deftly executed journey into life as experienced by struggling urban youth, a movingly entertaining mix of hip-hop logic and soul."--Oscar Hijuelos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
9 Berg, Elizabeth JOY SCHOOL
New York: Random House, (1997). 0679449434 / 9780679449430 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A glimpse into the life of Katie, a twelve-year-old girl whose life has undergone tremendous upheaval. Her mother has died, and she and her father have moved from Texas to a small town in Missouri."--Judith Handschuh. Sequel to DURABLE GOODS. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 Boyd, William STARS AND BARS
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1984). 0241113431 / 9780241113431 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Uniform age-toning to textblock, else fine, in textured blue covers with gilt spine stamping; in a fine illustrated dust jacket with wraparound artwork by Lyn Duncombe. 
An uproarious portrait of a culture clash deep in the heart of the American South. "Boyd has written a perfect book. He is funnier than Evelyn Waugh."--Los Angeles Times. "Stands in the great tradition of the English comic novel."--The Boston Globe. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
11 Brown, Parry "Ebony Satin" FANNIN' THE FLAMES
New York: One World/Ballantine Books, (2004) 0345469070 / 9780345469076 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In her hardcover debut, Ms. Brown offers readers a sensitive suspense novel about black firefighters in Los Angeles and the challenges they face on and off the job. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
12 Bryan, Mike THE AFTERWORD
New York: Pantheon Books, (2003). 0375422129 / 9780375422126 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Bryan's sly, minimalist debut is written in the form of an Afterword to his bestselling novel, THE DEITY NEXT DOOR. The catch is that THE DEITY NEXT DOOR does not exist."--PW. "Clever, funny, intellectually provocative, and irreverent."--Alan Lightman. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
13 Buchan, James A PARISH OF RICH WOMEN
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1984). 0241113105 / 9780241113103 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in textured carmine cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in a mildly age-toned photo-illustrated dust jacket. 
Debut novel from the former Financial Times Middle East correspondent and grandson of noted adventure writer John Buchan. A PARISH OF RICH WOMEN won four major literary prizes, including the Whitbread First Novel Award. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
14 Butler, Robert Olen COUNTRYMEN OF BONES
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1994). 0805032029 / 9780805032024 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket by Raquel Jaramillo. 
"Such a remarkable achievement that to reach for a comparison--even to the great writers of the past---is to do an injustice. Butler's accomplishment is all his own."--Chicago Tribune. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
15 Butler, Robert Olen ON DISTANT GROUND
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1994). 0805031987 / 9780805031980 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Royce Becker. 
"His stark and simplified style, which snorts and gallops on in sentences as short as the lines left by some Anglo-Saxon bard, makes his clouded and complex message seem exalted, desolate, grand."--Washington Post Book World. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
16 Butler, Robert Olen THE ALLEYS OF EDEN
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1994). 0805031995 / 9780805031997 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Royce Becker. 
"This excellent novel should be placed alongside such greats as Graham Greene's THE QUIET AMERICAN. Chances are it will stand the test of time."--John Grant, Philadelphia Inquirer. Butler's debut. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
17 Butler, Robert Olen THE DEUCE
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1994). 0805032002 / 9780805032000 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Royce Becker. 
"Immerses us in the cultural dislocation of our time...in a voice that is marvelously convincing.... Readers of THE DEUCE will have the distinct pleasure of watching a fine novelist as he grapples with his subject."--Scott Spencer, NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
18 Butler, Robert Olen WABASH
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1994). 0805032002 / 9780805032000 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Kamil Vojnar. 
"Brilliant and moving...complex and compellingly written...Butler writes with spellbinding prose."--Michael Dorris, Chicago Tribune. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
19 Byatt, A.S. BABEL TOWER
London: Chatto & Windus, (1996). 0701137185 / 9780701137182 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint rubber-stamping to red endsheet, else fine, in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
"Set in England in the mid-1960s, the novel focuses on Frederica, an attractive, highly intelligent and bookish young woman who cut a swath at Cambridge University, then married Nigel Reiver, a well-to-do member of the landed gentry."--pw. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
20 Canin, Ethan BLUE RIVER
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. 0395498546 / 9780395498545 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket that shows a hint of age-toning. Jacket illustration: ''Rowboat'' by David Park. 
Canin's second book and first novel--following his rhapsodically reviewed debut short story collection, EMPEROR OF THE AIR. "Canin's gift is for the effortless flow of story, usually narrated in a voice that is gentle and rueful."--Dan Cryer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2 3 4 5  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to bookfellows@gowebway.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie