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The Colorado Kid
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The Colorado Kid

By King, Stephen

New York: Hard Case Crime. Very Good. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0843955848 . Creasing to the front cover, and a touch of tanning to the page edges. A rookie newspaperwoman investigates a twenty-five-year-old unsolved case involving a dead man found on an island off the coast of Maine. The basis for the TV series Haven. Cover art by Glen Orbik. ; Mass Market PB; 184 pages .

$31.00

The Laughing Fox
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The Laughing Fox

By Gruber, Frank

New York: Farrar & Rinehart. Good in Good dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth with black topstain. Leaning, with the front and rear endpapers professionally replaced. Chipping to the top of the spine, and front panel. Scattered smaller chips, and mild rubbing. Publisher's price of $2.00 on the front flap. A hardboiled bibliomystery featuring sketchy book salesmen Johnny Fletcher and Sam Cragg. ; 314 pages .

$97.00

The Hunter and Other Stories
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The Hunter and Other Stories

By Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Mysterious Press. Very Good. 2013. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers. Curling to the front cover. Short stories, includes a number of previously unpublished pieces as well as early screen treatments for "On the Make" and "The Kiss-Off." Pages 297-336 are two sections not included in the trade edition. ; 336 pages .

$75.00

In a Lonely Place
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In a Lonely Place

By Hughes, Dorothy B.

New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York. Very Good. 2003. Softcover. 1558614559 . First printing of this reissue, with the 1949 Pocket Books cover art. An unmarked copy with mild wear. Features a publisher's foreword about women in the pulps by Livia Tenzer and Jean Casellla, with an afterword by Lisa Maria Hogeland. A minor masterpiece, and one of the first to explore postwar American misogyny. .

$37.00

Thursday's Blade
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Thursday's Blade

By Davis, Frederick C.

Garden City, NY: Crime Club. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1947. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Scattered nicks and tears to the dust jacket edges. Publisher's price of $2.00 on the front flap. An unmarked copy with dust soiling to the page edges. A Cyrus Hatch detective novel. ; 250 pages .

$83.00

Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture
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Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture

By Mizejewski, Linda

New York: Routledge. Very Good. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0415969719 . Signed and dated by Mizejewski in Columbus, OH. An unmarked copy with creasing to the corners. Illustrated, bibliography. ; 228 pages; Signed by Author .

$53.00

Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss the Craft
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Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss the Craft

By McDonald, Craig

[Rockville, Maryland]: Wildside Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. Hardcover. 0809562790 . Unedited interviews with James Ellroy, Ken Bruen, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Liza Cody, Walter Mosley, Dennis Lehane, Ian Rankin, Karin Slaughter, Dan Brown, Lee Child, Steve Hamilton, J. A. Jance, Peter Lovesey, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Tami Hoag, Tim Dorsey, David Corbett, and Charlie Stella. ; 228 pages .

$37.00

Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New  Deal Liberalism
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Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal Liberalism

By McCann, Sean

Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. Very Good. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0822325802 . A remainder mark to the bottom page edges. A bump to the top corner, and a few specks to the gray cloth, issued without a dust jacket. Presents crime fiction in relation to a changing literary marketplace and as an arena for conflicts about citizenship, class culture, and democracy during the New Deal. Bibliography, index.; Remainder; 370 pages .

$67.00

The Burnt Orange Heresy
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The Burnt Orange Heresy

By Willeford, Charles

New York: Crown Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1971. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A tiny stain to the bottom page edges, else unmarked. Creasing to the front panel. A presentable copy with the publisher's price of $5.95 on the front flap. Widely considered Willeford's masterpiece, the story of a ruthless art critic determined to make a name for himself. .

$200.00

Murder in the Raw
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Murder in the Raw

By Fischer, Bruno

Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal Books. Very Good. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Creasing to the front cover, else a clean copy. A paperback original with cover art by James Meese. Fischer was the uncrowned king of the so-called shudder pulps of the 1930s and 40s. ; Mass Market PB .

$20.00

Nobody Move
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Nobody Move

By Johnson, Denis

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Very Good. 2009. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers. The National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke takes a dark turn in this tribute to hardboiled fiction. ; 195 pages .

$17.00

Dead Men's Letters and Other Short Novels
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Dead Men's Letters and Other Short Novels

By Gardner, Erle Stanley

New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0881845795 . A collection of Ed Jenkins stories which first appeared in Black Mask magazine in the 1920's. Slight rubbing to the dust jacket. .

$25.00

Hoodtown: A Lucha-noir Novel
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Hoodtown: A Lucha-noir Novel

By Faust, Christa

Los Angeles: From Parts Unknown. Near Fine. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0975379100 . Signed by Faust and by the illustrator, Rafael Navarro, who's added a small drawing. A hybrid of hardboiled crime fiction and women's pro wrestling. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. ; 240 pages; Signed by Author .

$37.00

The Getaway Man

By Vachss, Andrew

New York: Vintage. Near Fine. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. An Uncorrected Proof in plain wrappers. A sterling example of modern noir, and a bit of a departure from the hard-boiled Burke novels for which Vachss is best known. .

$15.00

Pain Management (Includes Uncorrected Proof)
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Pain Management (Includes Uncorrected Proof)

By Vachss, Andrew

New York: Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0375413227 . Signed by Vachss on the title page. Presumed dead after an assassination attempt in Dead and Gone, Burke has gone into hiding in Oregon with his partner, Gem, who calls herself his wife. An Uncorrected Proof (not signed) in plain wrappers is included.; Signed by Author .

$30.00

Miami Purity

By Hendricks, Vicki

New York: Pantheon. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1995. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0679439889 . Signed by Hendricks on the title page. The author's debut novel is a noir-ish tale of an aging former stripper whose attempt to go clean leads her into a murderously perverse affair. ; Signed by Author .

$15.00

Moony's Road to Hell
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Moony's Road to Hell

By Ramos, Manuel

Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0826329497 . Signed by Ramos. The murder of INS agent Kiko Vigil triggers an investigation by private detective Danny Mora, hired by a colleague of Vigil, that will reveal dirty tricks in the Chicano underworld of Denver. The first stand-alone mystery from the author of the Luis Montez series. ; Signed by Author .

$16.50

Strega

By Vachss, Andrew

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394559371 . Briefly inscribed by Vachss. A small closed tear to the bottom of the back cover. When he succumbs to the seduction of a Mafia-princess called Strega, PI Burke is plunged into a case that involves hunting down a pedophile who haunts the memory of a child. ; Signed by Author .

$15.00

Crime Wave  Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.
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Crime Wave Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.

By Ellroy, James

London: Arrow Books. Very Good. 1999. First British Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0099279991 . Signed by Ellroy. First British paperback edition. Light creasing, and foxing to the page edges. A collection of pieces previously published in GQ magazine, by a master chronicler of violence and deviant behavior. ; Signed by Author .

$20.00

Dead Men
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Dead Men

By Oliver, Steve

Spokane, WA: Dark City Books. Fine. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0964413892 . Signed by Oliver. A paperback original by the author of Moody Gets the Blues. An aging ex-con, recently released from prison for the murder of his wife, attempts to live quietly as a security guard. ; Signed by Author .

$15.00

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