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1 AVALLONE, MICHAEL The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The Birds of a Feather Affair
New York Signet 1966 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Michael Avallone on the title page. A novel based on the NBC television series starring Stephanie Powers and Noel Harrison: “She's 108 lbs. of dynamite. She's April Dancer, U.N.C.L.E.'s newest secret weapon!” Fine in pictorial wrappers depicting a very young Stephanie Powers posing with a very large gun. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 AVALLONE, MICHAEL The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The Birds of a Feather Affair
New York Signet 1966 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Michael Avallone on the title page. A novel based on the NBC television series starring Stephanie Powers and Noel Harrison: “She's 108 lbs. of dynamite. She's April Dancer, U.N.C.L.E.'s newest secret weapon!” Near fine in pictorial wrappers depicting a very young Stephanie Powers posing with a very large gun. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 AVALLONE, MICHAEL The Living Bomb
New York Curtis Books 1963 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Michael Avallone on the title page. A mystery novel: “Ed Noon blows his cool in a red hot caper featuring an atomic chick and a multimegathon menace.” Very good in pictorial wrappers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 BANBURY, JEN Like A Hole in the Head. A Novel
Boston Little Brown 1998 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Jen Banbury. A part-time bookseller buys a first edition Jack London from a shady character, turns it over for a nice profit, and when he returns to get it back, the fun begins. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 BLOCH, ROBERT The Scarf
New York Dial 1947 
Second printing (September 1947). Inscribed by rhe author: “To Tex with warmest best wishers, Robert Bloch.” Pages tanned as always, very good in a very good chipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is the same as that of the first edition. The front panel of the dust jacket is a striking color illustration of a red scarf wrapped into a circular shape with a black dot in the center resembling an eye with concentric bright green ripples emanating out to the edges. A mystery novel. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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6 BLOCHMAN, LAWRENCE G See You at the Morgue
New York Duell, Sloan, and Pearce 1941 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Lawrence Blochman, inscribed by the author: “For Lu & Mike Klinger - in grateful recognition of their valiant and efficient service in throwing the F.B.I. off the author's tail. With cousinly love, Larry. New York, Nov. 30, 1941.” Additionally signed “Lawrence G. Blochman” on the title page. Very good with faint offsetting to the endpapers and subtle spotting to the cloth in a very good plus price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips. A murder mystery involving a red haired femme fatale with a convict brother, a bunch of missing rare silver fox skins, and the corpse of a handsome gigolo. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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7 BLOCK, LAWRENCE Death Pulls a Doublecross
New York Gold Medal 1961 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Lawrence Block. A mystery novel. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 BLOCK, LAWRENCE Out on the Cutting Edge
New York Morrow 1989 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Lawrence Block. Inscribed: “To Russ - Hang in there! Best, Lawrence Block. 11-18-89.” Fine fresh copy in a near fine bright dust jacket with a little bit of spotting to the front panel. A Matt Scudder novel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 BLOCK, LAWRENCE The Burglar In the Library
New York Dutton 1997 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Lawrence Block on the title page. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 BOND, LARRY Vortex
Franklin Center, Pa. Franklin Library 1991 
First Edition. One of an unspecified number signed by the authorLarry Bond, and bound in the publisher's leather. As new. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 BURKE, JAMES LEE Dixie City Jam
New York Hyperion 1994 
First Edition. Signed by the author, James Lee Burke. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 BURNETT, W.R Goodbye to the Past
New York Harpers 1934 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, to Paul Jordan Smith, the noted Los Angeles book reviewer. Inscribed on the half-title: “July 30 ‘52. For Paul Jordan Smith. I am certainly glad you like this one - as it is one of my pets. Kindest personal regards, W.R. Burnett.” Very good in a very good dust jacket with some tiny chips. 
Price: 675.00 USD
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13 CAUDWELL, SARAH The Sirens Sang of Murder
London Collins/The Crime Club 1989 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Sarah Caudwell, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “Happy tax-planning! Sarah Caudwell, London, 14/6/1989. For Wayne Warga, with warmest wishes, Sarah Caudwell, Boucheron ‘98.” A Professor Hilary Tamar mystery. Fine bright copy in a fine dust jacket. 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: 75.00 USD
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14 CHANDLER, RAYMOND Typed Letter Signed from Raymond Chandler
La Jolla, CA 1 page, octavo Dec. 30, 1958 
Original Typed Letter Signed by the author, “Raymond Chandler” on Raymond Chandler's personal printed light blue stationery in which Mr. Chandler responds to a letter from a noted European literary critic to clarify his intent regarding his essay The Simple Art of Murder as “an attack on classical English detective stories...” and goes on to say “I think my best book was The Long Goodbye; but I am not positive about this, since it is only my opinion - and my opinions are often wrong.” Fine condition. 
Price: 4500.00 USD
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15 CHARTERIS, LESLIE The Happy Highwayman - A Saint Novel
London Hodder & Stoughton 1939 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Leslie Charteris, on the endpaper in a contemporary fountain pen: “All good wishes, Leslie Charteris” followed by Charteris' drawing of The Saint. A little sunning to cloth and spine and light use, very good tight copy in an excellent facsimile dust jacket. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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16 CHARTERIS, LESLIE The Last Hero - The Saint Closes the Case
New York Sun Dial 1941 
Early Reprint Edition. Very good copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 COOK, BRUCE Sex Life
New York M. Evans & Co. 1978 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Bruce Cook, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne Warga - ‘Please do not understand me too quickly.' (Andre Gide). Bruce Cook, with great good wishes.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. A murder mystery set in Chicago where social and sexual mores reflect the transitional times of the 70s. 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: 50.00 USD
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18 CORNWELL, PATRICIA The Body Farm
New York Scribners 1994 
First Edition. Advance reading copy. Signed by the author, Patricia Cornwell. Slight fading to the spine, else fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 CRAIS, ROBERT Free Fall
New York Bantam 1993 
First Edition. Advance uncorrected proof copy. Paperbound. Inscribed and signed by the author, Robert Crais, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For my co-pilot, Wayne Warga, never quite off the ground, but that's OK. Happy flying, Bob.” An Elvis Cole mystery. Fine in printed wrappers. Robert Crais dedicated two of his books to Warga. The printed dedication of Indigo Slam reads: “Dedicated with love and admiration to Wayne Warga and Collin Wilcox, two worthy men, always overhead.” and for The Last Detective: “For Wayne Warga, who maintained his post under intense enemy fire and did not waiver even as he was overrun.” 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: 300.00 USD
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20 CRAIS, ROBERT Hostage
New York Doubleday 2001 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Robert Crais on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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