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    [Mystery & Thriller]. Group of Eight Titles, Two of Which are SIGNED/LIMITED. Various publishers and dates. First editions and first hardcover editions. Two limited editions signed by the authors. Eight octavos. Publishers' bindings and dust jackets. One housed in a slipcase. Very good to near fine.

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    Nancy Pickard. Generous Death. Arlington Hts., Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1992. First hardcover edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Pickard and introducer Carolyn G. Hart.  The first Jenny Cain mystery, first published as an Avon paperback original in 1984. New introduction by Carolyn G. Hart.  A fine copy in fine dust jacket in cloth slipcase.

    Michael Moorcock. Tales from the Texas Woods. Austin, Texas: Mojo Press, [1997]. First edition.   A collection of essays on Western film and fiction and short fiction, with one exception, set in the American West.  A fine copy in fine dust jacket.

    Donald E. Westlake, writing as "Richard Stark." Point Blank. London / New York: Allison & Busby, [1984]. First British hardcover edition. The first Parker novel. First published in 1962 by Pocket Books as The Hunter, a paperback original. Basis for a 1967 John Boorman film starring Lee Marvin.  A fine copy in fine dust jacket.

    Elmore Leonard. Stick. New York: Arbor House, [1983]. First edition. Basis for the 1985 film directed by and starring Burt Reynolds with Candice Bergen, George Segal, and Charles Durning in supporting roles.  A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with very faint scuffs to black ink on rear panel, but no loss of color.

    William Campbell Gault. Man Alone. Brooklyn: Gryphon Books, 1995. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Campbell, introducer Bill Pronzini, and artist Bruce Timm. First publication gritty mainstream novel set in Hollywood written in 1957.  A fine copy in fine dust jacket.

    Jonathan Latimer. Black is the Fashion for Dying. New York: Random House, [1959]. First edition. The screenwriter's last novel, this one with a Hollywood setting. Hubin (1994), p. 486. Slight spine lean, text paper just a bit tanned at edges, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild tanning to spine and along flap folds, a bit of general dust soiling, and 17 mm closed tear at upper edge of front spine fold.

    Frances and Richard Lockridge. Untidy Murder. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, [1947]. First edition. A Mr. and Mrs. North mystery. Beginning with The Norths Meet Murder (1940), the series characters appeared in novels for 25 years, a radio series featuring the characters had a long run too and one of episodes won an Edgar for best radio play. "Property of U.S. Navy" stamped on front paste-down. Two scuff marks to rear cover, a very good copy in good to very good dust jacket with light wear and rubbing at edges. $2.50 price printed on front flap.

    Dorothy B. Hughes. Ride the Pink Horse. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1946]. First edition. The author's best known novel. Basis for a 1947 film starring Robert Montgomery and Wanda Hendrix. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 389-90. Text paper tanned, else a fine copy in good plus dust jacket with wear and shallow loss along top and bottom edges and considerable damp staining. The jacket is outwardly attractive.

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