Here are a few hard-to-find SIGNED first editions that will make wonderful gifts:
Cussler, Clive. The Wrecker (Putnam $28 SIGNED)
Following his refreshing and exciting foray into early 20th-century California with The Chase, Cussler returns to the land of yesteryear. Someone is out to destroy a major railroad by wrecking trains, blowing up tunnels and bridges, and killing people. Railroad detective Isaac Bell is brought in to bring the Wrecker to justice. He is ably assisted by much of the same group who appeared in The Chase... Cussler's latest offers a welcome change of pace from the Dirk Pitt books. A very enjoyable romp. -- Library Journal
Sanderson, Brandon. The Gathering Storm (Tor $29.99 SIGNED)
Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan's editor---his wife, Harriet McDougal---to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so here is the first of three novels that will make up A Memory of Light. This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era. Technically this volume is called #12 in the series. This title is number 1 on the NY times best seller list.