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1 Chaber, M.E. THE FLAMING MAN
New York, Chicago and San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1969). First edition, first printing. A Rinehart Suspense Novel. Hardcover. Very very mild bruise to spine heel, textblock faintly age-toned, else fine in brown boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows age-darkening, especially to the spine panel. Publisher's logoed bookmark (skull-headed key) laid in. 
A Milo March mystery, set in a "Negro ghetto" in Los Angeles. This copy dated 1970 and very interestingly inscribed "For Linda --living proof that black is beautiful" and SIGNED by the author thus, "M.E. Chaber a/k/a Ken Crossen." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Colby, Robert THE LAST WITNESS and Other Stories
Waterville, Maine: Five Star, (2002). 0786235586 / 9780786235582 First edition. SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Fine in color photo-pictorial boards; in a fine dust jacket. 
Collection of four crime stories and the novella, THE DEADLY DESIRE, all set in the Los Angeles area, by the long-time resident of California who has spent many years working in radio and television, and writing for all the major mystery publications. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Cort, Robert ACTION!
New York: Random House, (2003). 067945232X / 9780679452324 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; a fine dust jacket. 
Producer of fifty-two films, including AGAINST THE ROPES starring Meg Ryan, Cort has an insider's knowledge of Hollywood, which he uses to advantage in this debut novel set against a tinseltown backdrop spanning 1948 to the present day. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Duchin, Peter & Wilson, John Morgan GOOD MORNING, HEARTACHE
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2003). 042519180X / 9780425191804 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bandleader Peter Duchin and Edgar Award-winning author John Morgan Wilson deliver their second book in the Philip Damon mystery series. BLUE MOON, the debut novel in the series featuring bandleader-sleuth Philip Damon, received critical applause. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Eversz, Robert BURNING GARBO
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Singapore: Simon & Schuster, (2003). 0743250133 / 9780743250139 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip and materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Falsely accused of arson and murder, Robert Eversz's hero Nina Zero, who appears in SHOOTING ELVIS and KILLING PAPARAZZI, gets herself into more trouble than ever in this new installment in the popular series. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Huneven, Michelle JAMESLAND
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 0375413820 / 9780375413827 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"The compassion in this book is a rare and welcome gift. Gracefully written, shrewd in its observations, precise in its generosity, JAMESLAND is a wonderful book."--Anne Michaels. By the Whiting Writers' Award-winning author of ROUND ROCK. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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KRITZER TIME, Kimmel, Bruce
7 Kimmel, Bruce KRITZER TIME
[No place]. (1st Books Library), (2004). 1414054173 / 9781414054179 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A new book, SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Third novel in Kimmel's fictionalized autobiographical saga of growing up in LA in the 1960's. Kimmel is an actor, producer, record producer and screenwriter. "Told with Capra-esque warmth and witty panache."--Charles E. Pogue. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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MONKOLOGY: The Ivan Monk Stories, Phillips, Gary
8 Phillips, Gary MONKOLOGY: The Ivan Monk Stories
(Tucson, Arizona): Dennis McMillan Publications, 2004. 093976749X / 9780939767496 First edition, first printing: One of 104 SIGNED lettered copies specially bound in quarter morocco and slipcased. This is letter QQQ. Hardcover. NEW in shrinkwrap; in publisher's black slipcase; CD in rear pastedown pocket; in color-photo-pictorial dust jacket designed to look like a vintage jazz album. 
Thirteen tough tales about Los Angeles private investigator Ivan Monk, including an original novelette, "The King Alfred Plan," written expressly for this collection. CD contains original jazz compositions and Phillips reading selections. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 Sherman, David J. THE DARK SIDE
Las Vegas, Nevada: Bloody Mist Press, (2002). 193230651X / 9781932306514 First edition. Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. SIGNED and dated by the author to the title page. 
A mystery featuring Los Angeles private investigator Jack Murphy. When a new client asks him to locate a young girl, his life is forever changed and he must confront issues from his own past he had hoped would remain buried. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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FALSE PROFITS, Smiley, Patricia
10 Smiley, Patricia FALSE PROFITS
New York/Boston: Mysterious Press, (2004). 089267900 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Smiley and her heroine, Tucker Sinclair, are two of the brightest stars to light up detective fiction in a long time. The author's take on everything Angeleno is not to be missed."--Elizabeth George. "A real treat."--Janet Evanovich. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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11 Tuttle, W.C. SALT FOR THE TIGER
New York: Avalon Books/Bouregy & Curl, Inc., 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A lightly worn near fine copy with a small patch of faint dampstain at spine heel; in brownish, tweed-effect boards; lacking the dust jacket. 
"Western novels...from the pulp era often contained some elements of detection, especially W. C. Tuttle's Hashknife Hartley novels."--Michael Seidman. L.A. is one of the settings in this lighthearted genre hybrid featuring the redoubtable "Hashknife." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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WILEY'S SHUFFLE, Waiwaiole, Lono
12 Waiwaiole, Lono WILEY'S SHUFFLE
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2004). 031230384X / 9780312303846 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Puts Lono Waiwole in the same league as James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, and Dennis Lehane."--Lee Goldberg. "The past and future of hard-boiled crime fiction, rolled up together inside prose that's as cold and as shiny as the city streets."--Lee Child. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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