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Author Earl EmersonEarl Emerson (born 1948 in Tacoma, Washington) has been publishing mysteries and thrillers since 1985. He is best known for his Thomas Black private eye series set in Seattle. He has also written a number of thrillers with fire department backgrounds. Earl was a firefighter in Seattle for over 32 years.

His books have been nominated for the Edgar Award for best mystery of the year and he's won the Shamus for best private eye novel. Black Hearts and Slow Dancing was named one of the ten best thrillers of the year by the New York Times.

He lives in North Bend, Washington, with his wife and their emergency back-up cat.

Earl Emerson Book List and Awards
His website: www.earlemerson.com
Similar authors: Aaron Elkins, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini

Cape Disappointment
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Cape Disappointment by Earl Emerson

Primal Threat
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Primal Threat by Earl Emerson

Firetrap
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Firetrap by Earl Emerson

The Smoke Room
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The Smoke Room by Earl Emerson

Pyro
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Into the Inferno
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Cape Disappointment | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Cape Disappointment | Signed First Edition Copy

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Catfish Cafe | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Catfish Cafe | Signed First Edition Copy

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Dead Horse Paint Company, The | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Dead Horse Paint Company, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Deception Pass | Emerson, Earl | First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Deception Pass | First Edition Copy

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Firetrap | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Firetrap | Signed First Edition Copy

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Going Crazy in Public | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Going Crazy in Public | Signed First Edition Copy

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Help Wanted: Orphans Preferred | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Help Wanted: Orphans Preferred | Signed First Edition Copy

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Into the Inferno | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Into the Inferno | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Ballantine  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Million-Dollar Tattoo, The | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Million-Dollar Tattoo, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Morons and Madmen | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Morons and Madmen | Signed First Edition Copy

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Portland Laugher, The | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Portland Laugher, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Primal Threat | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Primal Threat | Signed First Edition Copy

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Pyro | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Pyro | Signed First Edition Copy

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Smoke Room, The | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Smoke Room, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Vanishing Smile, The | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Vanishing Smile, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Vertical Burn | Emerson, Earl | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Emerson, Earl | Vertical Burn | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Yellow Dog Party | Emerson, Earl | Signed First Edition Book Emerson, Earl | Yellow Dog Party | Signed First Edition Copy

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Earl Emerson Bibliography

Thomas Black Series

  1. The Rainy City (1985)
  2. Poverty Bay (1985)
  3. Nervous Laughter (1985)
  4. Fat Tuesday (1987)
  5. Deviant Behavior (1988)
  6. Yellow Dog Party (1991)
  7. The Portland Laugher (1994)
  8. The Vanishing Smile (1995)
  9. The Million-Dollar Tattoo (1996)
  10. Deception Pass (1997)
  11. Catfish Cafe (1999)
  12. Cape Disappointment (2009)
  13. Monica's Sister (2013)

Mac Fontana Series

  1. Black Hearts and Slow Dancing (1988)
  2. Help Wanted: Orphans Preferred (1990)
  3. Morons and Madmen (1993)
  4. Going Crazy in Public (1996)
  5. The Dead Horse Paint Company (1997)

Fire Thrillers

  1. Vertical Burn (2002)
  2. Into the Inferno (2003)
  3. Pyro (2004)
  4. The Smoke Room (2005)
  5. Firetrap (2006)
  6. Primal Threat (2008)

Earl Emerson Awards

  • 1986 Shamus Award Winner, Best Private Eye Paperback Novel, Poverty Bay

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