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Girls in Bondage

by Caval, Patrice [pseudonym of Bill Ward]

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Published
1967
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San Diego: PEC/Publishers Export Co, 1967. Paperback. 160p., very good first printing PBO in pictorial warps with GGA. Trash novel of white slavery. private Eye Rick Towers tracks down the missing twin sister of Lorna Marconi uncovering a drug and white slavery ring. One would expect a Bill Ward cover but this does not look like his work. … Read more
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The Lure a novel

by Picano, Felice

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Published
1997
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£8.80

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New York: QPB/Quality Paperback Book Club, 1997. Paperback. 409p.,very good trade paperback book club edition in pictorial wraps. The 1979 edition was Young 3050* Triangle Classics series illuminating the gay & lesbian experience. Serial killer thriller by the Violet Quill author.
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston an Owl Book, 1981. Paperback. 181p., good first mass-market paperback edition in pictorial wraps. The fourth - and scarcest - of the Dave Brandstetter mysteries. Gunn page 155.
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Skinflick; a Dave Brandstetter mystery/5

by Hansen, Joseph

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1980
ISBN
9780030576416
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston an Owl Book, 1980. Paperback. 194p., very good first mass-market paperback edition in pictorial wraps. The fifth of Hansen's mysteries featuring the gay detective. Young 1708* Gunn page 155.
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The Heart in Exile a novel

by Garland, Rodney [pseudonym of Adam de Hegedus] foreword by Neil Bartlett, Afterword by Jeffrey Simmons, biographical note by Peter Burton

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1995
ISBN
9781873741238
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£11.00

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Brighton: Millivres Books, 1995. Paperback. 300p., foreword, afterword, bio, toning to edges else very good first printing thus (new edition with introduction etc.) trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Young 1355* Gunn page 147. First published in 1953. Pre-Wolfenden Report UK Gay novel. "London surrogate sleuth Anthony (Tony) Page, 32, MD, psychiatrist, narrator of a mystery-" " ...… Read more
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Strange Embrace

by Christopher, Ben [pseudonym of Lawrence Block]

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Published
1962
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£54.99

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New York: Universal Pub, 1962. Paperback. 155p., very good first printing, paperback original in camp pictorial wraps, GGA. Lesbian pulp fiction. Grier A (T?) Beacon B487F. "What unholy bonds held two beautiful actresses in a drama that had no part for male actors?" Block stole the Ben Christopher pen name from Donald Westlake and has included this title as… Read more
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Forbidden Pleasures [originally titled: Moon-kissed] "The mysteries of triangular love

by Devlin, Barry [cover art by Rudy Nappi]

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Published
1953
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New York: Berkley, 1953. Paperback. 143p., lightly-worn mass-market paperback in camp pictorial wraps. Trash fiction with lesbian characters. Berkley G-205. Devlin started writing hardcore novels for Vixen. From 1953 to 1979, Rudy Nappi was the main cover artist for the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. This ain't Nancy Drew! But it is a bit of a murder mystery.… Read more
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The Triumph of Caesar: a novel of Rome

by Saylor, Steven [aka Aaron Travis]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2008
ISBN
9780312359836
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008. Hardcover. 311p., very good first editiom, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj. Roma Sub Rosa series. Another Gordianus the Finder Roman mystery.
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This Won't Hurt a Bit

by Sheard, Timothy

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2001
ISBN
9780887393136
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Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 2001. 313p., wraps, very good condition. Inscribed and signed by Sheard on the title page. Labor union-centric mystery novel with a shop steward as amateur detective.
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Scamming the Birdman; a Thomas Purdue mystery [inscribed and signed]

by Karp, Larry [Jack Cady association]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2000
ISBN
9781885173843
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£11.00

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Aurora: Write Way Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. 282p., warm personal inscription to Jack Cady, the author's mentor, signed by Karp dated year of publication, near-fine first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright, unclipped dj. Second of the Thomas Purdue mysteries by the Seattle author.
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First Do No Harm: a mystery [inscribed & signed]

by Karp, Larry [Jack Cady association]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2004
ISBN
9781590581308
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£14.66

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Scottsdale: Poisoned Pen Press, 2004. Hardcover. 264p., warm personal inscription to Jack Cady and Carol Orlock signed by the author, near-fine first edition, fist printing stated in cloth boards with minor scuff at tail in bright unclipped dj.
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The Midnight Special; a Thomas Purdue mystery [inscribed and signed]

by Karp, Larry [Jack Cady association]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2001
ISBN
9781885173515
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£11.00

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Aurora: Write Way Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. 333p., warm personal inscription to Jack Cady, the author's mentor, signed by Karp dated year of publication, near-fine first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright, unclipped dj. Third of the Thomas Purdue mysteries by the Seattle author.
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Los Angeles: ReQueered Tales, 2020. Paperback. 667p., introduction, as new first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps.
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£29.29
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A Gladiator Dies Only Once: the further investigations of Gordianus the Finder

by Saylor, Steven [aka Aaron Travis]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2005
ISBN
9780312271206
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New York: St. Martin's Press Minotaur, 2005. Hardcover. 269p., preface, chronology, historical notes, fine first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj. Second collection of Saylor's stories featuring Roman crime solver Gordianus from his "Roma Sub Rosa" novels.
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Known to Evil a Leonid McGill Mystery

by Mosley, Walter

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2010
ISBN
9781594487521
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£8.80

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New York: Riverhead Books.Penguin Group, 2010. Hardcover. 326p., very good first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj.
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A Rage in Harlem [original title: For Love of Imabelle]

by Himes, Chester

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Published
1965
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New York: Avon, 1965. Paperback. 192p., lightly-used first Avon edition under this title, mass-market paperback in black pictorial wraps. Fabre, Skinner & Sullivan P6. Originally published in the US as "For Love of Imabelle" by Fawcett World Library in 1957. Origin of the Harlem Detective series featuring Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Filmed in 1991 with Forrest Whittaker… Read more
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When the Thrill is Gone: a Leonid McGill mystery

by Mosley, Walter

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2011
ISBN
9781594487811
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New York: Riverhead Books/Penguin Group USA, 2011. Hardcover. 359p., near fine first edition, first printing in boards and unclipped bright dj.
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A Well-Ordered Life: four novellas

by Kinsman, Lawrence

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1998
ISBN
9780964881716
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Manchester: The Abelard Press, 1998. Hardcover. 290p., tiny spots on fore-edge otherwise near fine first edition in green cloth boards and unclipped green dj. Several gay and lesbian characters, one novella is a murder mystery with a female detective and gay porn star victim.
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Death in the Fifth Position: a mystery

by Box, Edgar [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1991
ISBN
9780922890606
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New York: Armchair Detective Library, 1991. Hardcover. v, 221p., introduction, very good first printing reissue in black cloth boards and unclipped dj. The 1952 Dutton edition is Young 368. Reissue of the first of three Peter Cutler Sargeant III mysteries written by Gore Vidal under his nom de plume, this one a murder at the ballet. Originally published by… Read more
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Death before bedtime. With an introduction by the author

by Box, Edgar [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]

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Published
1990
ISBN
9780922890903
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£14.66

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New York: The Armchair Detective Library, 1990. Hardcover. v, 213p., black cloth boards gilt in dust jacket. We see that the jacket, enclosed in a brodart protector, is a bit edgeworn. The book itself is about fine: clean, sound, unmarked. The new introduction is amusing (of course) and answers the question, "Why no more Boxes?" The second Peter Cutler… Read more
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