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MURDER & OTHER ACTS OF LITERATURE

by Slung, Michele, Editor

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Published
1997
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£11.82

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New York: Book Of The Month Club, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A selection of two dozen short stories about murder and crime by mainstream writers including Alcott, Allende, Cheever, Dinesen, Gilbert, Gordimer, Kipling, Milne, Theroux, Thurber, Walker, Waugh, and Wharton; collected and edited for, and published by, Book-Of-The-Month-Club; boards and text are… Read more
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BOWDRIE'S LAW

by L'Amour, Louis

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Published
1984
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Good Plus to Very Good
ISBN
9780553245509
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£8.23

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New York: Bantam Books, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Good Plus to Very Good. A collection of 10 short stories featuring Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie, who knows right from wrong and will make sure you know too, even if it means from the business ends of his .44s. Paperback original, first Bantam paperback edition, first printing. Abourt 4 1/8… Read more
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OVERNIGHT TO MANY DISTANT CITIES

by Barthelme, Donald

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Published
1983
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Very Good
ISBN
9780399128684
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£11.82

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good/About Very Good. The seventh collection of short stories from the award-winning Barthelme, one of the great short story writers of the 20th century, whose short, fragmented pieces have been described as "postmodernist surrealism." This collection alternates twelve of Barthelme's short stories with an equal number of brief pieces that… Read more
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THE WOUNDED PLANET

by Elwood, Roger & Kidd, Virginia

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Published
1974
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Very Good to Near Fine
Edition
First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9785530778926
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£10.14

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New York: Bantam Books, 1974. First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine. Vintage Paperback. Bantam 07789: This collection of science fiction short stories was pulled together in the early 1970s, when the extent to which mankind was mistreating the environment was just becoming generally known. Well-known sci-fi writers including Andre Norton, Robert Silverberg,… Read more
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MURDER IN THE ROUGH

by Penzler, Otto, Editor

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Published
2006
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780892960170
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£13.51

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New York: The Mysterious Press, 2006. First Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A collection of original mystery short stories featuring golf, commissioned and edited by the proprietor of NYC's Mysterious Bookshop, Otto Penzler. As with similar Penzler collections of baseball, football and tennis, the authors include some of the best contemporary crime fiction writers including Block, Brett, Gash,… Read more
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LONIGAN

by L'Amour, Louis

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Published
1988
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Fine to Very Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Paperback Edition.
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9780553275360
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£6.55

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New York: Bantam Books, 1988. First Printing, First Paperback Edition. . Mass Market Paperback. Fine to Very Fine. A collection of six short stories from the most popular and bestselling Western genre writer of all time. Issued near the time of L'Amour's death in 1988, the book includes a foreword introducing the collection and an author's note with… Read more
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THE O'HARA GENERATION

by O'Hara, John

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Published
1969
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Fine
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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£19.21

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New York: Random House, 1969. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. O'Hara, in addition to his novels, was one of the great short fiction writers of the mid-20th century. This book contains 22 stories chosen from the 251 stories collected in nine volumes between 1935 and 1966, a retrospective sampling of a master craftsman's work… Read more
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THE ART OF LIVING AND OTHER STORIES

by Gardner, John

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Published
1981
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780394516745
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£10.77

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New York: Knopf, 1981. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. The sixth and last of Gardner's short story collections, issued in the year before his death in a motorcycle accident. There are ten stories of a wide and varied nature, some of queens and kings and princesses in faraway magical lands; one of Welsh… Read more
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THE EASTER MAN

by Hunter, Evan (Salvatore A. Lombino)

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Published
1972
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£25.13

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New York: Doubleday & Co., 1972. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus to Very Good. Perhaps best known for his police procedural crime novels written under his Ed McBain pseudonymn, Hunter was one of the most popular and prolific 20th century American writers. This collection of short fiction is unusual in that it features one… Read more
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STORIES FROM THE BLUE MOON CAFE, Vol. II

by Brewer, Sonny, Editor

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9781931561433
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£12.67

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San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage, 2003. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The second volume of short stories from a fine variety of fine Southern writers follows up on the success and praise for the first anthology of stories with a Southern perspective and harmony. This volume contains work from 34 authors, including Larry Brown, William Gary,… Read more
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DISTORTIONS

by Beattie, Ann

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Published
1976
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780385116596
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£76.01

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New York: Doubleday & Co., 1976. First Edition, First Printing. . Hard Cover in Slipcase. Fine/Very Good. The award-winning Beattie's first collection of short stories, published simultaneously in 1976 with her first novel, "Chilly Scenes of Winter," resulted in her recognition as a leading voice for the troubled generation of the 1960s and '70s in America. Signed by… Read more
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THE OUTLAW ALBUM

by Woodrell, Daniel

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Published
2011
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Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
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£18.16

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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2011. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The first collection of short stories from the highly-praised author of "country noir." It lives up to the reputation Woodrell's award-winning novels, such as "Winter's Bone" and "The Death of Sweet Mister," have earned him as a master of crime noir. Boards and… Read more
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IDIOTS FIRST

by Malamud, Bernard

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Published
1963
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Near Fine
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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£29.35

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Co., 1963. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Malamud, probably best known for his award-winning novel, "The Natural," also won a National Book Award for his first short story collection, "The Magic Barrel," and what one critic said of that collection of stories, applies equally well to his second… Read more
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WILL YOU ALWAYS LOVE ME?

by Oates, Joyce Carol

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Published
1996
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780525939726
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£15.84

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New York: Dutton Penguin, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. A collection of twenty-two short stories from Oates, including the prize-winning "The Goose Girl," in which a respectable suburban mother assists her son in sexually humiliating a glamorous new neighbor. A small name-and-address sticker on the inside front cover under the dustjacket flap o/w boards… Read more
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THE COMPLETE STORIES OF TRUMAN CAPOTE

by Capote, Truman

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Published
2004
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780679643104
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£23.65

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New York: Random House, 2004. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The first complete collection of the elegant, if often grotesque, short stories of Capote, who is generally known for two longer works, "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and " In Cold Blood." With an introduction by novelist Reynolds Price. A pair of pencil eraser-size stains… Read more
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THE CRIME LOVER'S CASEBOOK

by Charyn, Jerome, Editor

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Published
1996
Condition
Near Fine to Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780451186799
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£10.14

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New York: Sotheby's, 1996. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine to Fine. An anthology of forty-two short stories, including 16 original stories created for this volume, by an international all star lineup of crime writers. In addition to names familiar to all mystery-crime fans, such as Grafton, Mosley, Hillerman, Ellroy, James, Block, Westlake… Read more
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THE STORIES OF EVA LUNA

by Allende, Isabel

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
ISBN
9780689121029
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£23.44

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New York: Atheneum, 1991. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A sequel of sorts to her earlier novel, "Eva Luna," in which a young woman finds love, friendship and a modicum of success through her storytelling ability, "The Stories of Eva Luna," is a collection of 23 short stories requested by and told to her lover.… Read more
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ELLERY QUEEN'S ACES OF MYSTERY

by Queen, Ellery, Editor

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Published
1975
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780803745155
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£9.08

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New York: The Dial Press, 1975. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Volume 29 in the series of Ellery Queen "Aces of Mystery" anthologies, with the exception of an Earl Derr Biggers novel, contains works written by an all star lineup between 1967 and 1971. There are a pair of short novels by Ed… Read more
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ORDINARY LOVE and GOOD WILL: Two Novellas

by Smiley, Jane

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Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780394577722
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£20.69

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New York: Knopf, 1989. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. An earlier work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Smiley. In a pair of novellas, she explores the bitterness and damage done by a long-ago divorce ("Ordinary Love") and the effects of isolation on a family that has retreated to a self-sufficient farm where they grow their… Read more
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WHAT WAS MINE

by Beattie, Ann

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780679400776
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£7.39

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New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The fifth collection of short stories, most from the 1980s, from an acknowledged master of the form. It includes eleven stories and a previously unpublished novella. Boards and text are clean and unmarked, tight and square; the dustjacket shows only quite minimal surface and edgewear. Collectable.… Read more
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