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Chandler, Raymond.
Killer in the Rain.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to extremities. This collection of Chandler's short storeis contains: Killer in the Rain, The Man Who Like Dogs, The Curtain, Try the Girl, Mandarin's Jade, Bay City Blues, The Lady in the Lake, and No Crime in the Mountains all originally published in pulp magazine between 1935 and 1941. During his lifetime, it was Chandler's personal desire that the stories not be reprinted. This was because he felt that the plots had become cannibalized in the process of writing three of his novels, Chandler had borrowed, expanded, and extensively reworked plots, passages, and characters from these eight stories.

Price: $650.00
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Chandler, Raymond.
The Little Sister.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the head & heel of the spine. This is Chandler's fifth novel, first published in an edition of 12,500 copies.

Price: $1,850.00
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Chandler, Raymond.
The Second Chandler Omnibus.
A Very Good Plus copy with owner's name and two small brown spots on flyleaf in a Near Fine, unclipped dj with a touch of soiling to the rear panel of the jacket and a closed edge tear. Contains: The Little Sister, The Long Good-bye, and Playback. With an introduction from Chandler's essay, The Simple Art of Murder.

Price: $200.00
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Chandler, Raymond.
The Second Chandler Omnibus.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. A crisp copy. This omnibus volume of Chandler's work contains three of his novels: The Little Sister, The Long Good-bye, and Playback. With an introduction from Chandler's essay, The Simple Art of Murder.

Price: $295.00
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Dunning, John.
Booked to Die.
A Fine, tight, perfectly square copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This copy comes complete with a copy of Dunning's limited edition "Book Scout". Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he is an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway's wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge. Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop -- all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now, Janeway's life is about to start a precarious new chapter as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.

Price: $800.00
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Hugo, Richard.
Death and the Good Life. A Mystery.
A Near Fine copy with slightly bumped corner in a Near Fine, unclipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine. This copy is signed by Hugo. The Northwest poet's only novel. Al Barnes is a good but admittedly mushy hearted homicide cop who trades his stressful Seattle beat for a small-town deputy's life in rural Montana. The peace is disrupted when a local fisherman and a mill owner are found gruesomely axed. Barnes is drawn into a twenty-year-old unsolved case near Portland, adding to an already puzzling search through murky secrets and sweeping him up in the decadent -good life- of his suspects.

Price: $125.00
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[Mysteries] Chandler, Raymond.
The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler and English Summer--A Gothic Romance.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This selection of Chandler's early writings includes early versions of descriptions, ideas, and anecdotes later used in his major novels. It also includes Chandler's collection of pickpocket lingo and jailhouse slang as well as his thoughtful essays on mystery writing, American and English writing.

Price: $85.00
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[Mystery] Chandler, Raymond.
The Midnight Raymond Chandler.
A Fine copy in ia Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. This collection contains two short stories never before published in book form, Blackmailers Don't Shoot" and "The Pencil.". It also contains the novels: "The Little Sister" and "The Long Goodbye" and the stories "Red Wind" and "Trouble is My Business." Also included is Chandler's essay "The Simple Art of Murder."

Price: $150.00
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[Mystery] Hammett, Dashiell.
Nightmare Town: Stories.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. These twenty short stories unavailable in book form until this collection do not duplicate any of the seven stories collected in Hammett's "The Continental Op." These stories take us back to Hammett's early years as a writer for Black Mask magazine when his talent burned bright and he wrote with force and vigor. In seven stories, the tough and taciturn Continental Op takes on a motley collection of the deceitful, the duped, and the dead, and once again shows his uncanny ability to get at the truth. In three stories, Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. And the first study for The Thin Man sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying. In Nightmare Town, Dashiell Hammett, America's poet laureate of the dispossessed, shows us a world where people confront a multitude of evils. Whether they are trying to right wrongs or just trying to survive, all of them are rendered with Hammett's signature gifts for sharp-edged characters and blunt dialogue.

Price: $75.00
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[Mystery] Hammett, Dashiell.
The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels. Edited by Lillian Helman.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with two tiny closed edge tears. This collection of shorter works by Hammett features: The Gutting of Couffignal, Fly Paper, The Scorched Face, This King Business, The Gatewood Caper, Dead Yellow Women, Corkscrew, The Big Knockover, $106,000 Blood Money and his unfinished novel "Tulip."

Price: $225.00
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[Mystery] Mosley, Walter.
Devil in a Blue Dress, White Butterfly, and A Red Death. The First Three Volumes in the Easy Rawlins Series.
All three volumes are Fine tight copies in Fine unclipped dust jackets. Each volume is Signed by Mosley. Walter Mosley broke new ground as a mystery writer by incorporating issues of race into novels that stand on their own as gripping detective fiction. Critics have praised Mosley's writing for its realistic portrayal of street life in African-American neighborhoods of post-World War II Los Angeles. Mosley's success has been due to the powerful recurring character of Ezekiel ("Easy") Rawlins, one of the most innovative private investigators to appear in fiction. Unlike many detectives who populate the pages of hard-boiled prose, Rawlins is a multidimensional character who stumbled into his sleuthing career as a means to pay mounting debts. Mosley has used Rawlins to expose the problems of getting by in a world where only a thin line lies between crime and business as usual.

Price: $650.00
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[Noir Crime Stories] Chandler, Raymond.
The Smell of Fear: Fourteen Stories.
A Near Fine copy with some light foxing spots to all edges in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with some foxing. This uncommon collection contains 14 short stories: Blackmailers Don't Shoot, Pearls are a Nuisance, Finger Man, The King in Yellow, Smart-Aleck Kill, Pick-up on Noon Street, Nevada Gas, Spanish Blood, Trouble is My Business, Red Wind, I'll Be Waiting, Goldfish, Guns at Cyrano's, The Pencil. This anthology combines the stories previously published in The Simple Art of Murder and Trouble is My Business with Chandler's first and last stories: Blackmailers Don't Shoot and The Pencil. The Smell of Fear and Killer in the Rain together form a complete collection of Chandler's short crime stories. Of these fourteen classic Chandler stories, two had never before been published in book form: Blackmailers Don't Shoot and The Pencil.

Price: $850.00
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