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Signed & InscribedDetective Fiction

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1 BISHOP, PAUL Citadel Run
New York Tor 1987 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Paul Bishop, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne, Thanks for your interest & support. Cheers!, Paul Bishop, 12/87.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a faint hint of edge wear. A murder mystery set in Los Angeles. From the library of Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 CAMPBELL, ROBERT The Gift Horse's Mouth
New York Pocket Books 1990 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Robert Campbell, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “Dear Wayne, I can't tell you how happy I am to see you looking so well. Up the rebels, Bob C.” Additionally signed “Robert Campbell.” Fine fresh copy in a fine bright dust jacket. A hard-boiled mystery set in Chicago. From the library of Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 CRUMLEY, JAMES Mexican Tree Duck
New York Mysterious Press 1993 
First Edition. Signed by the author, James Crumley. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 DEIGHTON, LEN XPD
New York Knopf 1984 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author, Len Deighton. Uncorrected proof copy. Paperbound. Lightly used, very good. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 JAMES, P.D A Certain Justice
London Faber & Faber 1997 
First Edition. Signed by the author, P.D. James on the title page. As new in an as new dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 JAMES, P.D Devices and Desires
New York Knopf 1990 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author, P.D. James and inscribed by her to an individual. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 JAMES. P.D. & T.A. CRITCHLEY The Maul and the Pear Tree. The Radcliffe Highway Murders 1811
New York The Mysterious Press 1986 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author. Presentation copy from P.D. James, inscribed: “To ____. With every good wish. 18 March 1986.” A collaborative study of the intriguing real-life murder mystery set in London in the early 19th Century. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 LEONARD, ELMORE Cuba Libre
New York Delacorte 1998 
First Edition. Advance reading copy. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed by the author, Elmore Leonard on the title page. Fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 LEONARD, ELMORE Glitz
New York Arbor House 1985 
First Edition. Signed by Elmore Leonard and dated 1985. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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10 LEWIS, MARGARET Ngaio Marsh. A Life
London Chatto & Windus 1991 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Margaret Lewis to Ngaio Marsh's American literary agent Dorothy Olding of Harold Ober Associates, inscribed by the author: “To Dorothy, With best wishes, from Margaret Lewis.” Illustrated. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. An authorised biography of noted crime novelist Ngaio Marsh, creator of the detective Roderick Alleyn, and author of such acclaimed works as Dead Water, Final Curtain, Spinsters in Jeopardy, and many more. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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11 LONDON, JACK A Klondike Trilogy - Three Uncollected Stories - Edited by Earle Labor - Illustrated by Jack Freas
Santa Barbara Neville 1983 
First Edition. Of an edition of 326 copies, this is letter M of only 26 deluxe lettered copies bound in full morocco leather, each containing an original check filled out and signed by Jack London. In this copy, the check is especially desirable as it is a printed Bank of Hawaii check written to the Honolulu Dairymen's Association dated May 5, 1916, and signed in full by London, in the amount of $19.70. Fine condition. This book has three Jack London stories of the Klondike published in book form for the first time. Two of the stories have not printed before this book. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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12 LONDON, JACK A Klondike Trilogy - Three Uncollected Stories - Edited by Earle Labor - Illustrated by Jack Freas
Santa Barbara Neville 1983 
First Edition. Of an edition of 326 copies, this copy is in the binding of the 26 deluxe lettered copies which were bound in full gilt-stamped brown morocco leather, each containing an original check filled out and signed by Jack London. This special extra copy belonged to the book's binder Bela Blau of A1 Bookbinding and has a letter of authenticity laid in. The printed colophon states that Blau bound the entire edition of the book. The check is especially desirable as it is a printed Bank of Hawaii check written to the Lewers & Cooke dated July 11, 1907 and signed in full by London, in the amount of $1.80. Fine condition. This book has three Jack London stories of the Klondike published in book form for the first time. Two of the stories have not printed before this book. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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13 LONDON, JACK A Klondike Trilogy - Three Uncollected Stories - Edited by Earle Labor - Illustrated by Jack Freas
Santa Barbara Neville 1983 
First Edition. Of an edition of 326 copies, this copy is in the binding of the 300 numbered copies. This special extra copy belonged to the book's binder Bela Blau of A1 Bookbinding and has a letter of authenticity laid in. The printed colophon states that Blau bound the entire edition of the book. Bound in full white linen with white paper labels attractively printed in red and gray, black lettering. Fine condition. This book has three Jack London stories of the Klondike published in book form for the first time. Two of the stories have not printed before this book. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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14 MORTIMER, JOHN Rumpole Rests His Case
London Viking 2001 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by John Mortimer on the title page. Very good plus in a very good plus dust jacket. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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15 PARKER, ROBERT B A Savage Place
New York Delacorte 1981 
First Edition. Paperbound. Advance uncorrected proof copy with the publisher's dated notice laid in. Inscribed and signed by the author, Robert B. Parker to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “Wayne, Thanks for lunch. R.B. Parker.” Near fine with a touch of darkening to the spine in printed wrappers. From the library of journalist and novelist Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in-depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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16 PULP MAGAZINES - HOWARD BROWNE Pulp Editor Howard Browne's Personal Signed Copy of His Pulp Magazine - Mammoth Detective - June 1947 - Volume 6, Number 6
Chicago Ziff-Davis Publications 1947 
First Edition. Signed by pulp magazine editor, Howard Browne, in the upper right hand corner of the first page. This issue contains a Mike Shayne mystery novel by Mike Shayne also contains stories by Vincent Starrett and William P. McGivern. Some tiny marginal tears at cover edge, else very good. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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17 RUCKA, GREG & JULIE NEWMAR Batman: No Man's Land
New York Pocket Books 2000 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the actress Julie Newmar who played Catwoman in the 1960s television series. Inscribed: “To Brett, you are wonderful. Julie Newmar, Catwoman.” Ms. Newmar has drawn a little cat face in the first ‘a' of “Catwoman”. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with just a hint of shelf wear. A Batman novel based on the story and characters created by Bob Kane. The beautiful and talented Julie Newmar began her acting career on Broadway, winning a Tony Award in 1959 for Supporting or Feature Actress in a Drama for The Marriage-Go-Round. She went on to gain a huge fan base on television with memorable roles in such series as The Twilight Zone playing Miss Devlin, Rhoda the Robot in My Living Doll, and, of course, the sexy criminal genius Catwoman opposite Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 SMITH, JULIE True-Life Adventure
New York Mysterious Press 1985 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Julie Smith, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne, at Bouchereon ‘87, With thanks for much amusement - hope you find some in here. All best, Julie, 10/10/87.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. A murder mystery set in San Francisco. From the library of Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 SONGER, C.J Bait
New York Scribner 1998 
First Edition. Signed by the author, C.J. Songer on the title page. Debut crime novel whose nervy yet curvy ex-cop heroine, Meg Gillis, gets involved in a case of crooked cops and broken hearts in Beverly Hills. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 THOMPSON, GENE A Cup of Death
New York Random House 1987 
First Edition. Laid in is a typed letter signed by the author, Gene Thompson, dated 20.i.88, to fellow writer Wayne Warga, discussing various subjects including a favorable review he had received from PW (Publisher's Weekly) and an invitation for a visit from Warga and his wife. Also laid in is an autographed signed Christmas postcard from Gene Thompson and his wife, Sylvia, to Wayne Warga. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A Dade and Ellen Cooley Book. From the library of Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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