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1 Alexander, Bruce Person or Persons Unknown : A Sir John Fielding Mystery
New York, NY, U.S.A. Putnam 1997 0-399-14309-2 / 9780399143090 First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Maroon boards with a brown, gilt-stamped backstrip. 279pps. First Printing. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise flawless: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without an inscription or a dedication -- on the second fep.

"John Fielding was famous not only as cofounder of London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, but also as a magistrate of keen intellect, fairness and uncommon detective ability. When a crime was committed, he often took it upon himself to solve it. What made this all the more remarkable was that he was blind.
Now the blind magistrate and his young assistant and ward, Jeremy Proctor, face a series of crimes that hit shockingly close to home. Prostitutes are being murdered around Covent Garden, and there are troubling implications about the identity of the killer..."

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Doctor Frigo, Ambler, Eric
2 Ambler, Eric Doctor Frigo
New York Atheneum 1974 First Edition Cloth SIGNED by the Author
Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Blue and mustard-yellow cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Octavo. Red topstain and endpapers. 311pps. Stated First Edition. There is a slight lean to the spine and mild bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, bright, and soundly bound. The textblock is immaculate; no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of crinkling with a couple of small nicks at the head of the spine; the original price (8.95) is intact. This is an association copy, SIGNED and inscribed by the author (Eric A.) to the film producer Jules (Buck) and his wife, Joyce, with the word 'Pow!' on the title-page. ".Based in the civil hospital on a small island in the French Antilles, Ernesto Castillo's father, deeply and powerfully involved in the violent politics of a Central American state, was assassinated -- some say martyred. Many interested parties -- North American and French to name but two -- wondered if political ambitions, or even thoughts of revenge, stirred in the impassive frame of Castillo. It took a month -- the time span of the novel -- to find out." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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Intrigue : The Great Spy Novels of Eric Ambler, Ambler, Eric
3 Ambler, Eric Intrigue : The Great Spy Novels of Eric Ambler
New York Knopf 1960 First Edition Cloth 
Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Bound in full tan cloth. All panels stamped in blue. Blue topstain. 631pps., with an Introduction by Alfred Hitchcock. Originally published in 1943, this is the first printing of the re-issue (March, 1960), reset and printed from new plates. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The price-clipped dust jacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed and has touches of wear at the extremities. This volume includes the novels "Journey Into Fear", "A Coffin For Dimitrios", "Cause For Alarm", and "Background To Danger."

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Ill Wind , Barr, Nevada
4 Barr, Nevada Ill Wind
New York, NY, U.S.A. Putnam's 1995 0-399-14015-8 / 9780399140150 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proof. Very Good+ in beige cardstock wraps, trade-sized (pb). 319pps. There is very slight rounding to the tips and a couple of shallow reading creases in the spine. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the ffep.

"...In 'Ill Wind', Barr's powerful new novel, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon confronts death among the ruins. Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park is noted for its well-preserved cliff dwellings, the sole legacy of the Anasazi civilization, which vanished without any other trace in the twelfth century. Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, Anna finds solace in these quiet ruins, their pinon-scented turrets and towers backlit by the fading blue of distant mountain ranges. But the rugged beauty of the park and the mystery of the Anasazi are cruelly overshadowed by danger and death. An unusually high number of medical rescues and the unexpected death of an asthmatic child are followed by the sudden demise of a fellow ranger who is found neatly curled up in one of the ancient kivas, his hat and shoes at his side. Anna had thought she'd found a friend in this man, had seen him as a kindred spirit, but his death transforms him into an enigma. Puzzled and more deeply wounded than she'd ever dare admit, Anna immerses herself in the ensuing investigation. As she sifts through shifting loyalties and struggles to honor the past, she must face forces both seen and unseen which threaten her career -- and her very life..."

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The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza , Block, Lawrence
5 Block, Lawrence The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza
New York Random House Inc 1980 0-394-51065-8 / 9780394510651 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
[1980]. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Brown boards with a black, silver-stamped backstrip. Octavo. 213pps. There is a very slight lean to the spine, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, and bright. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed and has a small crease in the front flap; the original price (8.95) is intact. A very nice copy of this early Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery.

"...In the realm of larceny, there's no one quite like Bernie Rhodenbarr. A gentleman, a bookseller, and a thief, Bernie steals with style. But now Lawrence Block's beloved criminal has discovered one of the abiding truths about the burglary business: Two's company. Three is definitely a crowd. The second burglars were Bernie and his dog grooming partner, Carolyn. They came to rob the Colcannons' West Side brownstone while the couple was out of town having their own personal burglar alarm -- a Bouvier named Astrid -- bred. But when Bernie and Carolyn break in they discover that they've already been beaten to the punch. Fortunately for Bernie, the first burglars left behind some decent goods, including a pair of emerald earrings, a fine Piaget watch, and a valuable coin that could just be too hot to handle. But of course he takes it anyway. The Colcannon home, though, still has a busy night ahead, and the next morning one person is dead. And when the next murder strikes uncomfortably close to home, it's time for Bernie to go to work. Because somewhere between a bungled burglary, a nasty case of double homicide, and a rare nickel is a case that makes little sense..."

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6 Bohjalian, Christopher A. A Killing in the Real World
New York Saint Martin's 1988 0312017812 / 9780312017811 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
(1988). Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 216pps. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price (15.95) is intact. An excellent, collector's-quality copy of the author's first novel.

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The Case of The Seven of Calvary, Boucher, Anthony
7 Boucher, Anthony The Case of The Seven of Calvary
New York Simon & Schuster 1937 First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
Very Good in the publisher's full black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt (still brilliant) and the front board is stamped in blind. Deep red topstain and beige endpapers. 312pps. (For purposes of presentation, a beautiful facsimile dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has been added to this item.) There is a bit of wear at the tips and the spine-ends including a 1/8" nick in the cloth at the heel of the spine. Also, there is a small bump at the fore-edge of five or six pages. Internally, there is a previous owner's gift inscription and name-stamp near the top of the ffep. Otherwise clean and bright with a sound and square binding. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the ffep. A nice copy of this Inner Sanctum Mystery -- scarce signed. The author's first novel and a high-spot in the mystery genre.

"We pass this book along to innumerable readers who, we believe, are going to find it as brilliant and baffling as we did. Some of the ingredients are: (1) A cast of characters in which the author has marked those who are not guilty. (2) A chapter-before-the-last in which the author sums up his case, restates the essential clues, and gives the actual page numbers on which they appear. (3) The symbol of The Seven of Calvary, left at the scene of each murder, that leads to a dead end every time. (4) A scholar who solves the murders without leaving the quiet of his library. The first death takes place on the campus of a large American university. There is, seemingly, no motive for it. There is no clue of any kind except the rough drawing of The Seven of Calvary left near the body. And from this very lack of motive, this apparently patternless murder, Dr. Ashwin gets the first intimation of the pieces of the puzzle -- an intimation that crystallizes with the second murder into a perfect whole. Mr. Boucher presents his puzzle with skill; he salts it with a lusty sense of humor; he has a lot of fun with his characters. In short, we hope you enjoy it." -- Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

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8 Branton, Matthew The House of Whacks
New York, NY, U.S.A. Bloomsbury Publishing 1999 1582340242 / 9781582340241 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. As New in pink, pictorial wraps, trade-sized. 250pps. A flawless copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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9 Brett, Simon The Dead Side of the Mike: A Charles Paris Mystery
New York Scribner's 1980 0-684-16729-8 / 9780684167299 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
[1980]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Red boards. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 176pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed; the original price (8.95) is intact.

"...Murder at the BBC? It's almost unimaginable. When Andrea Gower, the beautiful studio manager is murdered, the producer's only concern is the dead air emanating from the transmitter. But Charles Paris, the now famous actor/detective has come to Broadcasting House to give a talk, and ends up as a mystery voice on a showbiz quiz show. Paris has to wallow through layers of BBC scandal, and uncovers a complicated fraud -- with clues concealed in seemingly innocent announcements. These clues lead to a trap that is nearly the end of Mr. Paris..."

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Deception Point, Brown, Dan
10 Brown, Dan Deception Point
New York, NY, U.S.A. Pocket Books 2001 0671027379 / 9780671027377 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Quarto. 373pps. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a slight crinkle at the head of the spine; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. An excellent, collector's-quality copy of the author's third novel. ".When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory.a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election. With the Oval Office in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton to the Milne Ice Shelf to verify the authenticty of the find. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic academic Michael Tolland, Rachel uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery -- a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before Rachel can contact the President, she and Michael are attacked by a deadly team of assassins controlled by a mysterious power broker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal, their only hope for survival is to find out who is behind this masterful ploy. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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Digital Fortress , Brown, Dan
11 Brown, Dan Digital Fortress
New York Saint Martin's 1998 0-312-18087-X / 9780312180874 Hard Cover 
[1998]. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 372pps. Third Printing (number line down to '3,' in the original first edition format (not the later re-issue). There is bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has slight touches of crinkling at the extremities; the original price (24.95) is intact. A very nice copy of the author's first novel, published in a scarce edition before his success with 'The Da Vinci Code.'

"...'Digital Fortress' transports the reader deep within the most powerful intelligence organization on earth -- the National Security Agency (NSA), an ultra-secret, multibillion-dollar agency, which (until now) less than 3 percent of Americans knew existed. When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage...not by guns or bombs, but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Susan Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves. From the underground hallways of power to the skyscrapers of Tokyo to the towering cathedrals of Spain, a desperate race unfolds. It is a battle for survival -- a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius...an impregnable code-writing formula that threatens to obliterate the post-cold war balance of power. Forever..."

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12 Brown, Dan The Da Vinci Code
London Bantam 2003 0593052447 / 9780593052440 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Quarto. 454pps. First printing of the First U.K. Edition. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price (10.99) is intact.

"...While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci -- and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle -- while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move -- the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever..."

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The Da Vinci Code : A Novel , Brown, Dan
13 Brown, Dan The Da Vinci Code : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Doubleday 2003 0-385-50420-9 / 9780385504201 First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Uncorrected Proofs. Good in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 462pps. There are touches of curling and creasing to the corners of the wraps, and some slight warping to the bottom of the text as if it had gotten damp. Also, there is modest general reading wear. No previous ownership markings.

"...While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can deipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive hysterical truth -- will be lost forever..."

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Death Has Many Doors : A New Ed Hunter and Uncle Am Story, Brown, Fredric
14 Brown, Fredric Death Has Many Doors : A New Ed Hunter and Uncle Am Story
New York Dutton 1951 First Edition Hard Cover 
Very Good in a Good dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Small octavo. 215pps. Stated First Edition. There is mild rubbing to the tips and the spine-ends and a vintage bookseller's stamp on both the front pastedown and the ffep. A few pages had been dogearred. Otherwise clean, bright, and soundly bound; no inscriptions or previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has creasing, rubbing, and modest chipping at the extremities. There is, also, a triangular chip -- roughly 1" x 2" -- at the bottom of the rear panel. The original price is intact. ".The Hunter and Hunter Detective Agency, long an ambition of Ed and Uncle Am, is a going concern at last! The redoubtable pair could scarcely have had a more spectacular case than 'Death Has Many Doors' to launch their activities. Sally Doerr, her relatives the Stantons, the Martian threats, not to mention the actual murders, keep Ed and Uncle Am busy in so many places that it looks as though branch offices are in order. Pooling their findings in a terrific solution, Ed and Uncle Am operate in this case independently of each other. Ed is a witness to both murders, but to build his case he has to call on such extra aids as precognition, parapsychology and clairvoyance. And Uncle Am does the all-important spade work of learning why the murders are committed." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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15 Bugliosi, Vincent T.; Henderson, Bruce B. And the Sea Will Tell : Murder on a Desert Island and Justice
New York, NY, U.S.A. W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated 1991 0-393-02919-0 / 9780393029192 First Edition Hardcover 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Light blue boards quarterbound in navy blue cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. 574pps., plus a dozen pages of photos. First Printing. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends. Also, the original owner's name and address is neatly penned on the front pastedown. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The pages are immaculate. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is lightly rubbed; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact.

"Alone with her new husband on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold tooth in a scorched human skull.
The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true crime story. Only Vincent Bugliosi, who recounted his successful prosecution of mass-murderer Charles Manson in Helter Skelter, was able to draw together the hundreds of conflicting details of the mystery and reconstruct what really happened when four people found hell in a tropical paradise..."


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A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux Ser.) , Burke, James Lee
16 Burke, James Lee A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux Ser.)
New York, NY, U.S.A. Little, Brown & Company 1990 0-316-11721-8 / 9780316117210 First Edition, First Printing 
Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Black boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is silver-stamped. 294pps. Mild rubbing to the board-edges and spine-ends. Also, a previous owner's name and phone number are neatly penned at the top of the ffep. One page has a crease in its upper corner. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of crinkling at the extremities; no chips or tears. A nice copy.

"...Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia -- their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past -- as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bayou.
An assassination attempt and the death of a cop draw Robicheaux into the Sonniers' dangerous web of madness, murder and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own. And they've come out of hiding to destroy the tormented investigator -- and the people he holds most dear.
Filled with the usual Burke combination of brilliant action and a stunning novelistic theme, A Morning For Flamingos will keep Burke's fans riveted -- and win him many new ones..."


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17 Burke, James Lee A Stained White Radiance : A Dave Robicheaux Novel
New York Hyperion 1992 1562829807 / 9781562829803 First Edition Hardcover 
[1992]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Black boards quarterbound in green cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. Black endpapers. 305pps. First Printing. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed; the original price is intact.

"Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia -- their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past -- as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bayou. An assassination attempt and the death of a cop draw Robicheaux into the Sonniers' dangerous web of madness, murder and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own. And they've come out of hiding to destroy the tormented investigator -- and the people he holds most dear. Filled with the usual Burke combination of brilliant action and a stunning novelistic theme, 'A Stained White Radiance' will keep Burke's fans riveted -- and win him many new ones."

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18 Burke, James Lee Black Cherry Blues
New York, NY, U.S.A. Little, Brown & Company 1989 0316116998 / 9780316116992 First Edition Hard Cover 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Gray boards with a red, silverstamped backstrip. Quarto. 290pps. First Printing. The spine-ends are mildly bumped and and a few preliminary and end-pages have creases at their lower corners, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light touches of rubbings; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price (17.95) is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of the third Robicheaux novel.

"Sweeps up from the lush, misty bayou country of southern Louisiana to the rugged landscape of Montana, where Robicheaux confronts Indians, oil company roughnecks, Mafia honchos, and a woman he could grow to love. James Lee Burke delivers a remarkable novel that shows him to be one of our most soulful, self-assured, and satisfying writers."

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Black Cherry Blues, Burke, James Lee
19 Burke, James Lee Black Cherry Blues
New York, NY, U.S.A. Little, Brown & Company 1989 0316116998 / 9780316116992 First Edition Soft Cover Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) SIGNED by the Author
Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 294pps. There is very slight exterior rubbing. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No reading wear and no previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. A very nice, collector's-quality, advance copy of the third Robicheaux novel. ".Sweeps up from the lush, misty bayou country of southern Louisiana to the rugged landscape of Montana, where Robicheaux confronts Indians, oil company roughnecks, Mafia honchos, and a woman he could grow to love. James Lee Burke delivers a remarkable novel that shows him to be one of our most soulful, self-assured, and satisfying writers." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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Nobody Lives Forever, Burnett, W. R.
20 Burnett, W. R. Nobody Lives Forever
New York Knopf 1943 First Edition Cloth 
Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full light gray cloth. All panels are stamped in dark gray. Dark gray topstain. 243pps. Stated First Edition. There is faint dustspotting to the cloth and light tanning to the endpapers due to the binder's glue. Otherwise quite clean, square, and soundly bound. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has moderate edgewear comprised of shallow chipping at the head of the spine and a few closed tears and wrinkles; no sunning or fading. The original price (2.50) is intact. In all a presentable -- and somewhat scarce -- collector's-quality copy, nicely jacketed. This novel was made by Warner Brothers into a film noire (1945) starring John Garfield and Geraldine Fitzgerald.

"...This should be ranked among Burnett's best novels -- an underworld story with a difference, which relates in terse, economical prose the adventures of a big-time swindler, who starts a carefully organized campaign to swindle a rich, unworldly widow and becomes entangled in a tragic situation impossible to foresee.
Strange characters people the story: a derelict doctor, brilliant but warped; Pop Gruber, the telescope man, who acts as a clearing-house for underworld information; Windy, ex-wrestler and strong-arm guy, a grotesque; Shakespeare Thomas, a criminal who has spent over half his life in jail, reading everything but understanding nothing; Toni Blackburn, a gorgeous, predatory redhead; and many others from both underworld and upperworld.
This is a story of crime, lust, love, and adventure -- Burnett at his best -- hard-hitting, full of suspense, gripping..."


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Price: 200.00 USD
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