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CASA MADRONE

by Eberhart, Mignon G.

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
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First Printing, First UK Edition.
ISBN
9780002316705
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£21.88

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London: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1980. First Printing, First UK Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A late historical mystery by this mid-20th century American Grand Master, "Casa Madrone" is set in New York and later in San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake, which reavaged the city. The book features Mallory Bookever, a… Read more
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CROWNED HEADS

by Tryon, Thomas

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Published
1976
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Near Fine
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£10.20

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New York: Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Crowned Heads," a collection of four novellas about fictional Hollywood movies stars, was Tryon's fourth book, written, according to many reviewers to generate a mega-million-dollar, four-movie deal that was announced the same year the book was published. This copy is from the Book Club edition. About 5 3/4 x 8… Read more
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MUSIC FOR LOVE OR WAR

by Burke, Martyn

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Published
2017
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9781507200919
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£16.99

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Blue Ash, OH: Tyrus Books, 2017. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The seventh novel from this award-winning Canadian reporter, writer and film-maker, is a tragi-comedy featuring a pair of Afghanistan war vets, Danny, a Canadian sharpshooter, and Hank, an American GI, who are currently in Los Angeles desperately trying to find the women they love. First American edition, first printing (with… Read more
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THE HARDER THEY COME

by Boyle, T. C.

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Published
2015
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Near Fine
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New York: HarperCollins, 2015. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The award-winning Boyle's 15th novel is loosely based on a California man who touched off a massive, 36-day manhunt after murdering two people in 2011. The novel revolves around Adam Stenson, a paranoid shizophrenic spiraling out of control and into increasingly violent confrontations, Sara, his much older lover who is… Read more
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EAST OF EDEN

by Steinbeck, John

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Published
2002
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780142004234
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New York: Penguin Books, 2002. Trade Paperback. Very Good/Issued Without Jacket. This is the Steinbeck Centennial Edition of the novel its Nobel Prize-winning author considered his greatest work. Set primarily in the Salinas valley in central California at the beginning of the 20th century, this is the interwoven story of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, over… Read more
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SACRED MONSTER

by Westlake, Donald E.

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Published
1989
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Good Plus to Very Good
ISBN
9780892961771
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New York: Mysterious Press, 1989. Hardcover. Good Plus to Very Good/Very Good. For the latter half of the 20th century, the award-winning Westlake was known as the master of the comic crime novel and probably best remembered for his Dortmunder series, featuring a blundering burglar. He also wrote many wickedly funny stand-alone novels. "Sacred Monster," is a stand-alone,… Read more
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WHEN THE KILLING'S DONE

by Boyle, T. C.

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Published
2011
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Fine
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£13.60

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New York: Viking Penguin, 2011. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The award-winning Boyle's thirteenth novel is a story of environmental conflict over the future of the Channel Island's off the coast of California. Alma Takesure, a National Park Service biologist, leads the efforts to rid the island of black rats and feral pigs, invasive species that are endangering native animals. On… Read more
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WRECKED

by Ide, Joe

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Published
2018
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Very Fine
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£27.83

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New York: Mulholland Books/Little Brown, 2018. Hardcover. Very Fine/Very Fine. The third novel in this new mystery series by Joe Ide finds teenaged genius, Isaiiah Quintabe, on his own, living by his wits in Long Beach, CA, as an unlicensed PI, who sometimes accepts payment in chickens and pies, takes the job of finding the missing mother of… Read more
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ART IN AMERICA, December, 1986

by Baker, Elizabeth C., Editor

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Published
1986
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Very Good
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New York: Brant Art Publications, 1986. Magazine. Very Good. Volume 74, No. 12: Articles include "Family Spectacles," the theater projects of Robert Wilson; a Jenny Holzer interview; recent installation by Joseph Kosuth. Also regular features: Issue & Commentary by Schjeldahl; Report from Chicago, "Realism Resurgent;" and Review of Books and Exhibitions including Sol LeWitt, John Chamberlin, Mary Hellman,… Read more
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THE TIMES WE HAD: LIFE WITH WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

by Davies, Marion

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Published
1975
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Very Good
ISBN
9780672521126
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1975. Hardcover. Very Good. Marion Davies, a New York girl, met publisher Willaim Randolph Hearst while she was playing in the Ziegfeld Follies about 1915. It was the beginning of a relationship lasting more than 30 years and during which, with Hearst's help, Davies became a major Hollywood star and multi-millionaire. This book, edited… Read more
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ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD

by Bradberry, Ray

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Published
2002
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780066211060
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£15.29

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New York: William Morrow & Co., 2002. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A late collection of short stories from Bradbury, one of the great American writers of the 20th century. This collection contains 18 new stories and seven previously published but not found in any other of Bradbury's collected works. First edition, first printing (as stated, with complete numberline). About… Read more
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PEDLOCK SAINT, PEDLOCK SINNER

by Longstreet, Stephen

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Published
1969
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Near Fine
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£21.24

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New York: Delacorte Press, 1969. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. This is the third novel in Longstreet's Pedlock family trilogy ("The Pedlocks" and "Pedlock and Sons ") and deals with the history of an American branch of this great Jewish family and its conflicts between generations, between religious hypocrisy and commitment. First edition as stated, no indication of printing.… Read more
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THE OVERLOOK

by Connelly, Michael

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Published
2007
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780316018951
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£10.62

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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2007. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The 13th book in the Anthony and Edgar-winning Connelly's mystery-suspense series featuring Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch. Bosch has moved to the LAPD's homicide special squad and the first case he's assigned os the murder of a doctor found shot execution style at an overlook on… Read more
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FINAL NOTICE

by Gores, Joe

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Published
1973
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Very Good
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£9.98

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New York: Random House, 1973. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. The second novel in Edgar Award winner Gores well-known mystery series, the DKA Files, featuring San Francisco private detective, Dan Kearny, and his agency, Dan Kearny Associates. This time, the case begins when Ballard, a DKA staffer, spots and then reposses a new Cadillac, and discovers a cheap comic book… Read more
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DEAD SKIP

by Gores, Joe

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Published
1972
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Fair To Good
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New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. Fair To Good/Very Good. The first novel in the award-winning Gores mystery-crime series featuring San Francisco private detective, Daniel Kearny and the staff of his Dan Kearny & Associates, which specializes in auto repossessions, which are mostly routine until they're not. First edition, book club edition, About 5 3/4 x 8 1/2… Read more
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MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

by Sorel, Edward

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Published
2016
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Near Fine
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£16.99

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New York: Liveright Publishing/W.W. Norton, 2016. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Sorel, one of America's great caricaturists and political satirists, began his obsession with actress Mary Astor in 1965 when, in the process of ripping up the kitchen linoleum in his $97-a-month railroad flat in NY, he discovered issues of the 1936 NY Daily News and Daily Mirror headlining… Read more
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NIGHT WORK

by King, Laurie R.

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Published
2000
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Very Good
ISBN
9780553107135
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New York: Bantam Books, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Best known for her historical mystery series featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Award-winning King is also the author of a contemporary mystery series featuring lesbian San Francisco police detective Kate Martinelli. "Night Work" is the fourth novel in the Martinelli series with Kate and her partner, Al… Read more
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THE PORTABLE MARK TWAIN

by Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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Published
1983
Condition
About Very Good
ISBN
9780517478561
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New York: The Viking Press, 1983. Hardcover. About Very Good. The Viking Portable Library edition of Mark Twain's writing, edited by Bernard De Voto, American historian, novelist, reviewer and authority on Mark Twain. De Voto's selections for this edition include the complete "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The Mysterious Stranger," and selections… Read more
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THE SMACK

by Lange, Richard

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Published
2017
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Very Good
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New York: Mulholland Books/Little Brown, 2017. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Smack" is the third novel for Lange, an award-winning novelist and short story writer, It features Rowan Petty, a flat-broke con man who's scraping by on the bottom rung of a cheap phone scam in Reno, when he hears about $2 million in smuggled Army money stashed… Read more
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THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE

by Connelly, Michael

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Published
2016
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Fine
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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2016. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Edgar Award-winning Connelly's Los Angeles police detective, Harry Bosch, has ended a 30-year career with the LAPD and retired. Now a private investigator, able to pick and choose his cases, Bosch finds himself working for a dying billionaire who is desperate to know if he has an heir.… Read more
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