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In a Lady's Service [*SIGNED*]

By: Ardies, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14042


[moderate shelfwear, top corners slightly bumped, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket browned at spine and edges, lightly soiled, very minor paper loss at spine ends]. INSCRIBED (a long and affectionate inscription to a fellow writer) and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Madcap novel about "an amiable but cowardly soldier of fortune" on the trail of a miraculous healing elixir in the wilds of Mexico. Others are after the prize as well, inclduing "an od... View more info

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The Ultimate Act [*SIGNED*]

By: Bachmann, Lawrence P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21284


[no significant wear to book, a touch of soiling to top edge of text block, faint remnants of something that's been erased near bottom of ffep; jacket shows wear at extremities (particularly spine ends), 1-1/2" scrape mark at top right corner of front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ____ and ___ -- / in the hope that / this might suggest / you visit France / and see us -- / Affection, / Larry / Cannes / May 1972." (Additionally, ... View more info

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You and Me, Babe [*SIGNED*]

By: Barris, Chuck

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper's Magazine Press: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22572


[spine slightly turned, very light shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket shows some surface rubbing INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep: "BRANDON / HOPE YOU LIKE IT / CHUCK BARRIS." The first book by the game-show entrepreneur (and, to hear him tell it, CIA-employed assassin), an offbeat love story about the "ambitious, all but unemployable son of a Queens chiropodist," who sets his sights on marrying a woman with a nice trust-fund income, but to his consternat... View more info

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The Mommy Club

By: Bird, Sarah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13086


[nice clean copy, mild shelfwear; jacket shows faint surface wear, very light soiling]. Comic novel about Trudy Herring, an "earth angel" and a "permanent temporary worker" in San Antonio, who "agrees to incubate a child for Hillary and Victor Goettler, glamorous, overachieving young residents of the famed Schier mansion. While Hillary basks in the knowledge that parenthood is simply a 'time management problem,' Trud is forced to consume noxiously h... View more info

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Good-bye, Chicago: 1928: End of an Era

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21409


[very nice copy, with just the slightest bumping to a couple of corners; jacket shows only light wear, but there are a couple of small surface flaws on the front panel]. Burnett's final novel (and his first since the 1968 paperback original "The Cool Man"). A gangster novel published the year before his death at the age of 82, it brought his career neatly full circle by returning to the topic and setting of his first book, "Little Caesar" (1929). View more info

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Mr. Three

By: Butler, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1966 (c.1964)

Edition: 1st U.S. ed

Seller ID: 4308


[good solid copy, lower rear corner bumped, bookstore stamp on ffep, library pocket on rear pastedown (but no other library markings of any kind); jacket rubbed, small tear at lower rear corner, sticker on front panel with one-word quote ("Hilarious") from The Spectator]. A novel "in the best 'Dr. Strangelove' tradition ... a taut, fast-moving spy story which shuttles in the undercover world of international espionage between Africa and the United States. You... View more info

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Malloy's Subway [*SIGNED*]

By: Campbell, R. Wright

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14818


[nice book, just the faintest signs of wear to the page edges, previous owner's embossed ownership seal on ffep; jacket lightly surface-worn, short diagonal crease at bottom corner of front flap]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Suspense novel about a killer on the loose in the subways of New York; "a story of urban terror and obsession that hits with all the power of an express train." The author was a screen and TV writer whose cre... View more info

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The Mysterious Maid-Servant [*SIGNED*]

By: Cartland, Barbara

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18020


[nice clean tight copy, tiny dent in bottom edge of rear cover; jacket shows a little wear along top edge of rear panel, a couple of infinitesimal nicks elsewhere, some surface-scratching to front panel]. INSCRIBED briefly ("To ______ / with love") and SIGNED ("Barbara"); also dated 1977 in her hand. The Earl of Lyndhurst, recovering from a wound suffered at the Battle of Waterloo, engages a maidservant as his nurse. "How he becomes aware that the ma... View more info

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Don't Mind Dying

By: Chapple, Steve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14982


[nice tight clean copy, slight bumping at base of spine but no other significant wear; jacket shows light wear at extremities, one tiny chip at base of spine]. "A novel of country lust and urban decay," about a 77-year-old man who hitchhikes from Montana to San Francisco, hooking up along the way with a lovely young lady from Brooklyn. "Together they hopscotch the generations, outwitting the forces of evil in an America rife with the leavings of such dubiou... View more info

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The Miser of Mayfair

By: Chesney, Marion

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16001


[nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear; jacket has the teensiest bit of edgewear, one tiny closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. (A House for the Season, Volume 1) Series A novel of Regency England, being the beginning of the series "A House for the Season," about a town house in London's fashionable West End that mysteriously remains vacant season after season. "The home of numerous families in the past to whom ill luck -- and even death -- has b... View more info

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Gascoyne

By: Crawford, Stanley

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21478


[moderately shelfworn, some soiling/spotting to top edge of text block; jacket edgeworn, severely faded at spine, small closed tear and associated creasing at top of rear panel]. Comic novel about the title character, "a man who spends whole weeks in his car, eats there, sleeps there and conducts his business by mobile telephone. His business is making money." The book seems to waver between being remarkably prescient about the direction in which modern American... View more info

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Cheap Shot

By: Cronley, Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18502


[minor shelfwear to bottom edge, slight bump to base of spine, otherwise a tight clean book; jacket shows a little wear at top of spine, a couple of tiny scrape marks on front panel]. A comic novel about "four would-be thieves with rich fantasy lives and borderline incomes [who] come up with a scheme that is devilishly clever and astounding in its simplicity. They will rob one of the world's richest museums, whose state-of-the-art alarm system is hooked directly in... View more info

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By the Rivers of Babylon

By: De Mille, Nelson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15399


[lovely copy, tight, clean and apparently unread; jacket shows just a trace of wrinkling along the top edge, one tiny spot on spine, minor soiling at edge of rear panel]. The author's first hardcover book, a thriller about a group of Israelis whose two planes, en route to a peace mission at the U.N., are forced to crash-land, and who must then defend themselves against an army of Palestinian commandos, as the Israeli authorities desperately try to organize a rescue miss... View more info

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The Brink

By: Gallery, Dan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4637


(price-clipped) [clean and solid, mild bumping to bottom corners, slight wear at spine extremities; jacket shows wear at edges/corners, rubbing, a couple of tiny tears, a couple of little scrape marks on the front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. Cold War novel about a potentially catastrophic cat-and-mouse game between an American nuclear submarine and a Russian destroyer, which runs the risk of starting World War III. View more info

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Relentless [*SIGNED*]

By: Garfield, Brian

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, World Publishing: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17779


[spine slightly turned, a bit of spotting and light soiling to top edge, a couple of tiny stains on ffep; jacket moderately rubbed, a couple of surface-scratches on front panel, a bit of wear at corners, half-inch closed tear at top front hinge]. SIGNED by the author on top of his printed name on the title page. "A desperate manhunt pits a Navajo cop against a military murderer," the Navajo cop in question being one Sam Watchman, "a man of our time [who] mu... View more info

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The Big Cut [*SIGNED*]

By: Golub, Aaron Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8834


[nice tight copy, slight wear from an apparent careful reading; jacket has just a bit of surface wear]. SIGNED and dated (April 21, 2000) by the author on the title page. His first novel + he's a lawyer = it's a "legal thriller." The author's work "echoes the work of Scott Turow and Carl Hiassen, but with a darker, sharper edge," sez Nicholas Gage in a jacket blurb. Signed by Author View more info

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Them That Glitter and Them That Don't

By: Greene, Bette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: (c.1983)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5247


[mild shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket has 1/2" tear and associated creasing at lower left of front panel, 3/4" triangular piece missing at upper left front panel, wear at both spine ends, small tears at top corners of spine]. Novel, set in Arkansas, about the daughter of a Gypsy fortune-teller, whose secret dream is to become a country music singer. View more info

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The Desperate Hours [*SIGNED*]

By: Hayes, Joseph

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1954)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17299


[binding slightly shaken, light age-browning to top- and fore-edge; jacket edgeworn, with a few surface-nicks and very shallow chipping at top of spine; note also that the jacket is somewhat unevenly faded due to laminate removal (much had peeled away over time on its own; the remaining bits were carefully removed by us)]. INSCRIBED ("To _______ / with best wishes --") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, where the book is additionally stamped "Return to St... View more info

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110 Shanghai Road [*SIGNED*]

By: Highland, Monica [pseud. for Carolyn See, Lisa See, and John Espey]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15223


[nice clean book with just the faintest bit of handling wear; jacket shows very light surface wear, minor scrunching at top of front flap]. (endpaper maps) INSCRIBED briefly and SIGNED on the title page by co-author Carolyn See, who has added "1/3 of M.H.!" beneath her signature. "Sweeping from the chaos of the Chinese Civil War [in 1926], to Washington during World War II and the McCarthy era, to Hollywood, and onward to London today, [this novel] captures s... View more info

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Foxes on the Hill [*SIGNED*]

By: Hilsinger, Serena Sue

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Gambit Incorporated: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4727


[spine turned, some water-staining on top edge, mild shelfwear; jacket has a little wear at corners, a couple of small chips at top of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "to ______ - / an old, old friend / with affectionate best wishes -- Sue (the author)." The author's first novel, about "that time in several marriages when the patterns of the past foretell the future." Set during a weekend gathering on Cape Ann, it follows "ea... View more info