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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 Goodbye, Mickey Mouse
New York Knopf 1982 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author Len Deighton on the title page. Near fine copy with a trace of fading to the top and bottom edges in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 DEIGHTON, LEN Mexico Set
London Hutchinson 1984 
First Edition - American. Signed by Len Deighton on the title page. With some foxing to the edges, else fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 DEIGHTON, LEN XPD
New York Knopf 1984 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author, Len Deighton. Uncorrected proof copy. Paperbound. Lightly used, very good in printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 THOMPSON, GENE Murder Mystery
New York Random House 1980 
First Edition. Advance review copy with the publisher's promotional material laid in. Inscribed and signed by the author, Gene Thompson, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne Warga, who honors me by his praise of it. In gratitude, Gene Thompson, Malibu, November 6, 1980.” Also laid in is a two-page type letter signed from Gene Thompson to Wayne Warga dated 13.iii.81, in which Thompson expresses his appreciation for a very positive review and interview by Warga which did much to promote the book and lift his spirits. Thompson goes on to invite Warga and his wife to come to his home in Idyllwild. Tucked into the letter is a snapshot of Thompson and a small piece of paper with some review notes in Warga's hand. Fine 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: 25.00 USD
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18 THOMPSON, GENE Nobody Cared for Kate
New York Random House 1983 
First Edition. Advance review copy with the publisher's promotional material laid in. Inscribed and signed by the author, Gene Thompson, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne Warga, who was almost the first to discover Dade & Ellen & who asked for more. Herewith! With affection & gratitude, Gene Thompson, Idyllwild, 1983.” The inscription refers to Thompson's main character, San Francisco attorney, Dade Cooley and his wife, Ellen. Also laid in is a small sheet of note paper with review notes of the book in novelist and journalist Wayne Warga's hand. About fine with a minute trace of edge wear in a near fine bright dust jacket with one 1/8” tear to the top edge of the rear panel. 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 WILCOX, COLLIN Bernhardt's Edge
New York Tor 1988 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Collin Wilcox, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne, Your opinion I'll respect - (and thanks for the business). Collin. Oct. ‘88.” Fine 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: 50.00 USD
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