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Author Martin Limon Martin Limón was born in 1948 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He enlisted in the army at age 17 and served for 20 years. He spent a decade posted in Korea, and found the dichotomy between Korean culture and American GI culture captivating. He took this as inspiration and began writing in his free time, even while still on active duty.

Limón sold his short stories to magazines and started working on a novel. His debut novel, Jade Lady Burning (1992), had the distinction of being picked as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. Over the course of the next 15 years, he wrote a dozen more books in the same series. In addition to his novels, a collection of his short stories has been assembled and published by Soho Crime under the title Nightmare Range (2013).

Limón now lives in Washington State.

Martin Limón Book List and Awards
Author's website: sohopress.com/authors/martin-limon
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The Line
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The Line by Martin Limon

Nine-Tailed Fox
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Nine-Tailed Fox by Martin Limon

Ping Pong Heart
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Ping Pong Heart by Martin Limon

The Ville Rat
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The Ville Rat by Martin Limon

The Sickle Game
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The Sickle Game by Martin Limon

Nightmare Range
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Nightmare Range by Martin Limon
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Buddha's Money | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Buddha's Money | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1998 NY: Bantam Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Door to Bitterness | Limon, Martin | Book - Advance Reading Copy Limon, Martin | Door to Bitterness | Book - Advance Reading Copy

ARC book. September 2005 NY: Soho Crime Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Door to Bitterness, The | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Door to Bitterness, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2006 NY: SoHo Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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G.I. Bones | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | G.I. Bones | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2009 NY: Soho Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Iron Sickle, The | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Iron Sickle, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book August 2014 NY: SoHo Crime   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Jade Lady Burning | Limon, Martin | First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Jade Lady Burning | First Edition Copy

1992 NY: Soho Press  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Jade Lady Burning | Limon, Martin | First Edition Trade Paper Book Limon, Martin | Jade Lady Burning | First Edition Trade Paper Book

1994 NY: Soho  First edition (thus), first trade paperback printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Jade Lady Burning | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Jade Lady Burning | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Soho Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Joy Brigade, The | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Joy Brigade, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.    July 2012 NY: Soho Press   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Line, The | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Copy Limon, Martin | Line, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2018 NY: Soho Crime  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Mr. Kill | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Mr. Kill | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.    December 2011 NY: Soho Press   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Nightmare Range | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Nightmare Range | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  September 2013 NY: Soho  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Nine-Tailed Fox, The | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Nine-Tailed Fox, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2017 NY: Soho Crime 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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Ping Pong Heart | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Ping Pong Heart | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2016 NY: Soho Press   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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Slicky Boys | Limon, Martin | First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Slicky Boys | First Edition Copy

1997 NY: Bantam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Slicky Boys | Limon, Martin | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Limon, Martin | Slicky Boys | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1997 NY: Bantam Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Slicky Boys | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Slicky Boys | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1997 NY: Bantam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ville Rat, The | Limon, Martin | Signed First Edition Book Limon, Martin | Ville Rat, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book October 2015 NY: Soho Crime First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Martin Limón Bibliography


Sueno and Bascom Series

  1. Jade Lady Burning - 1992
  2. Slicky Boys - 1997
  3. Buddha's Money - 1998
  4. Door to Bitterness - 2005
  5. Wandering Ghost - 2007
  6. G.I. Bones - 2009
  7. Mr. Kill - 2011
  8. The Joy Brigade - 2012
  9. The Iron Sickle - 2014
  10. The Ville Rat - 2015
  11. Ping Pong Heart - 2016
  12. The Nine-Tailed Fox - 2017
  13. The Line - October 2018

Sueno and Bascom Short Stories


  • Nightmare Range: The Collected Sueno and Bascom Short Stories - 2013

Other

  • Tales from the East Riding - 2006
  • More Tales from the East Riding - 2008
  • The Villages of East Yorkshire - 2010
  • East Yorkshire Village Visits - 2013

Martin Limon Awards

  • 1992 New York Times Notable Book of the Year for Jade Lady Burning

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