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1 Alverson, Charles GOODEY'S LAST STAND
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with one very short edge tear at the lower spine and a tiny nick at the upper spine edge. 
"Mr. Alverson reads like Chandler writing out of San Francisco, and what a boon to find a suspense writer with a sense of humor."--Donald MacKenzie. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Alverson, Charles NOT SLEEPING, JUST DEAD
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. 039525728X / 9780395257289 First edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips slightly bumped otherwise very good plus in dust jacket. 
This 1970's private-eye novel rich with the flavor of the time features a Big Sur commune, a smart mouth detective, and drug addicts. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Anderson, Jack Albin THE SOCIETY BALL MURDERS
New York: Walker, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The author's first novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Anonymous. [By Captain Irving B. Cook] THE "CITY GUARD": A History of Company B, First Regiment Infantry, N.G.C., During the Sacramento Campaign, July 3 to 26, 1894: Including a Brief History of the Company...
San Francisco: Filmer-Rollins Electrotype Co., (1895). First edition. Attractive bookplate of Norris King Davis to the front pastedown endpaper and his pencil signature and date (1895) to the title-page. Hardcover. A few minor scattered marks to the covers, mild rubbing to the corner tips and spine ends, else a very nearly fine copy in bright blue beveled cloth decorated in the blind, with gilt regimental emblem embossed to the front cover, and spine titles gilt. 
A history of the San Francisco National Guard's participation in the American Railway Union strike of 1894 that affected the whole Santa Fe railway system. 263 pages; all printed on coated stock. Illustrated with many contemporary photographs. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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5 Babula, William ST.JOHN AND THE SEVEN VEILS
New York: Birch Lane Press, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Jeremiah St.John mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Beck, K.K. YOUNG MRS. CAVENDISH & THE KAISER'S MEN
New York: Walker and Company, (1987). 0802709796 / 9780802709790 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a very faintly age-toned dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Jack Keely. 
"K. K. Beck...transports us to a still young and somewhat brawling San Francisco just prior to America's entry into World War I, and proves that she can weave as enchanting a story in that ambience as well." 
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PHANTOM CARRIAGE: A Novella, Bennett, T.C.
7 Bennett, T.C. PHANTOM CARRIAGE: A Novella
(Bloomington, IN): (AuthorHouse), (2004). 1418418188 / 9781418418182 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. 
Little did San Francisco detectives Mackenzie and Fergusson know that the couple's backyard chillingly kept a restless secret....silence was the price paid five decades in the past, but evil revenge would be the final payoff. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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8 Carson, Robert, editor THE WATERFRONT WRITERS: The Literature of Work
San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1979). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with light rubbing to rear and spine panels. Twenty-one drawings and illustrations. 
A collection of writings from the Waterfront Writers, a group of authors and artists who are also full-time dockworkers on the San Francisco waterfront. The group writes poetry, fiction, sociology, oral history, and philosophical inquiries. 
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9 Dalessandro, James BOHEMIAN HEART
New York: St. Martin's, (1993). 0312097565 / 9780312097561 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The screenwriter's mystery novel debut set in San Francisco. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Dawson, Janet WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED
New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1998). 0449001989 / 9780449001981 First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Stanislaw Fernandes. 
SIGNED by the author with an inscription and date to the title-page. Dawson won the Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest for KINDRED CRIMES. This is her seventh Jeri Howard mystery about the San Francisco P.I. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Dunlap, Susan AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DEATH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). 0312257759 / 9780312257750 First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy; in a near fine dust jacket with short edge tears and light shelfwear to the spine ends and corner tips. 
The Anthony Award-winning author has SIGNED the half-title page. Dunlap authored the Jill Smith series and the Kiernan O'Shaughnessy mysteries and introduced Vejay Haskell in this, her second book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Fowler, Karen Joy SISTER NOON
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (2001). 0399147500 / 9780399147500 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Fowler, the author of SARAH CANARY and THE SWEETHEART SEASON, tells the story of two women in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Lizzie Hayes is a member of the elite class and Mary Ellen Pleasant is a mystery woman, they help each other really live. 
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13 Green, Kate NIGHT ANGEL
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1989). 0440501024 / 9780440501022 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with a hint of rubbing. 
Second mystery by the acclaimed novelist and poet, nominated for an Edgar Award for her first novel, SHATTERED MOON. A tale of mystery, voodoo, and murder. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
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14 Greenleaf, Stephen PAST TENSE
(New York, N. Y.): Scribner, (1997). 0684832496 / 9780684832494 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A John Marshall Tanner mystery. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Johnson, Kenneth M. THE STING OF THE WASP: Political & Satirical Cartoons from the Truculent Early San Francisco Weekly, with an Introduction & Comments by Kenneth M. Johnson
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1967. First edition, limited to 450 copies printed at the Plantin Press. Publication #127. Hardcover. Fine in salt-and-pepper cloth with gilt titles (replicating the Wasp logo) to front cover and spine. Folio. 
Twenty color reproductions (five double-spread) of cartoons published in the San Francisco weekly, whose staff boasted Ambrose Bierce as editor and columnist, and illustrators G. Frederick Keller, Solly Walter, Joseph D. Strong, and Henry Barkhaus. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 Kingston, Maxine Hong TRIPMASTER MONKEY : His Fake Book
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. 0394568311 / 9780394568317 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with some mild bumping to lower board edges, in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
First work of fiction from the extravagantly praised, award-winning author of THE WOMAN WARRIOR. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Lescroart, John THE HEARING
(New York): A Dutton Book, (2001). 052594575X / 9780525945758 First edition: Advance Reading Copy, with materials laid in. Proof. Fine in glossy wraps. 
Lescroart's thirteenth courtroom thriller, which features two of his most popular characters, detective Abe Glitsky and defense attorney Dismas Hardy. A young attorney is murdered, and unknown to anyone it is Glitsky's daughter. 
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18 Lescroart, John THE MERCY RULE
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1998). 0385316585 / 9780385316583 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"An edge-of-the-seat legal thriller that has it all"--Faye Kellerman. "A masterpiece."--Karen Kijewski. A San Francisco set mystery by the author of NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Muller, Marcia LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR WILLIE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). 0312477287 / 9780312477288 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear and mild rubbing. 
SIGNED to the title-page by the author and winner of the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award. This fifth Sharon McCone mystery involves Willie Whelan, a flea market vendor and fence and a former Green Beret turned urban cowboy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Nash, Jay Robert DARK FOUNTAIN
New York: A & W, (1982). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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