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Author Gary Phillips Gary Phillips (born 1955) was raised in South Central Los Angeles. He grew up reading comics, classic pulp and detective fiction, and the likes of Iceberg Slim and took inspiration from all this when he created his first series character, Ivan Monk, in the early 1990s.

Phillips introduced his second series character, Martha Chainey, in High Hand (2000), and followed that rollicking tale of a showgirl's mafia troubles with another book and short story. Besides writing several stand alones like The Jook and The Underbelly, and editing anthologies such as The Darker Mask and Orange County Noir, Phillips has found success in the field of graphic novels, penning illustrated stories such as The Rinse and High Rollers.

Phillips continues to live and work in Los Angeles.

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His website: gdphillips.com
Similar authors: Reed Farrell Coleman, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Walter Mosley, Alexandra Sokoloff
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The Darker Mask
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The Darker Mask edited by Gary Phillips

Bangers
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Bangers by Gary Phillips

High Hand
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Author Signed Trade Paperback Book  2003 NY: Kensington Publishing First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Darker Mask, The | Phillips, Gary | Signed First Edition Book Phillips, Gary | Darker Mask, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2008 NY: Doherty, Tor  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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High Hand | Phillips, Gary | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Phillips, Gary | High Hand | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  April 2000 NY: Kensington Books  Proof, mint, new/unread in light green wrappers, signed by the author

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High Hand | Phillips, Gary | Signed First Edition Book Phillips, Gary | High Hand | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Kensington  First edition, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Gary Phillips.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Darker Mask, The | Sokoloff, Alexandra & Phillips, Gary | Double-Signed 1st Edition Sokoloff, Alexandra & Phillips, Gary | Darker Mask, The | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2008 NY: Doherty, Tor  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gary Phillips Bibliography (Novels and Short Stories)

Novels Only
  • The Jook
  • Citizen Kang
  • The Underbelly
  • Freedom's Fight
  • Perdition, U.S.A.
  • Bangers
  • The Perpetrator
  • Violent Spring
  • Shooter's Point
  • Bad Night is Falling
  • Only the Wicked
  • High Hand
  • The Essex Man: 10 Seconds to Death
  • The Extractor
  • The Anti-Gravity Steal
  • Warlord of Willow Ridge

Short Stories

  • Black Pulp
  • Orange County Noir
  • The Spider: Extreme Prejudice
  • The Heroin Chronicles
  • The Cocaine Chronicles
  • Politics Noir: Dark Tales from the Corridors of Power
  • The Big Click: Tobin and Gagarin
  • Darker Mask: Heroes from the Shadows
  • Send My Love and Molotov Cocktail
  • Scoundrels
  • Treacherous
  • The Calling
  • Los Angeles Noir
  • The Avenger
  • Monkology
  • Green Hornet Casefiles
  • Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice
  • Hollis, P.I.
  • Day of the Destroyers
  • Occupied Earth
  • Asian Pulp
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