Crime & Detective (and other) Paperbacks For Sale – December 2017

These paperbacks, are all Very Good to Near Fine copies (some are better) and are for sale at the prices marked plus actual postage costs (no packing or other charges). This page will be updated and more books will be added ... in RED.

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MICHAEL ALLEGRETTO - BLOOD STONE - £1

ROCK ANTHONY - WITH EYES WIDE OPEN - £2

JOHN BALL - FIVE PIECES OF JADE - £1

BEVERLY BARTON - THE DYING GAME - £2

ELYESA BAZNA - I WAS CICERO - £1

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY - BEFORE THE EXORCIST - £1

ALISON BRUCE – CAMBRIDGE BLUE (TRADE PAPER) - £2

JOHN  DICKSON CARR – DEATH-WATCH (Only GOOD) - £2

JOHN  DICKSON CARR – PANIC IN BOX C (Only GOOD) - £2

JOHN  DICKSON CARR – THE BLIND BARBER (Only GOOD) - £2

JOHN  DICKSON CARR – THE CORPSE IN THE WAXWORKS (THE WAXWORKS MURDER) (Only GOOD) - £2

JOHN  DICKSON CARR – THE MAD HATTER MYSTERY (Only GOOD) - £2

JOHN  DICKSON CARR – THE THREE COFFINS (THE HOLLOW MAN)  (Only GOOD) - £2

PETER CHEYNEY - YOU CAN ALWAYS DUCK - £1

LESLIE CHARTERIS – SENOR SAINT - £1

LESLIE CHARTERIS – THE SAINT AND MR. TEAL- £2

LESLIE CHARTERIS – THE SAINT IN LONDON- £2

LESLIE CHARTERIS – THE SAINT PLAYS WITH FIRE- £1

LEE CHILD - ONE SHOT - £1

LEE CHILD - THE VISITOR - £1

LEE CHILD - WITHOUT FAIL - £1

AGATHA CHRISTIE – A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED – £1

AGATHA CHRISTIE – ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE – £1

AGATHA CHRISTIE – THE MURDER ON THE LINKS – £1

AGATHA CHRISTIE – THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES – £1

AGATHA CHRISTIE – THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS – £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - A SHROUD FOR AQUARIUS - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS – AFTER THE UNTOUCHABLES THE DARK CITY - £1

MAX ALLAN COLLINS – ANGEL IN BLACK - £1

MAX ALLAN COLLINS – CARNAL HOURS - £1

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - KILL YOUR DARLINGS - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - NO CURE FOR DEATH - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - SPREE - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - THE MILLION DOLLAR WOUND - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - TOUGH TENDER - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - TRUE CRIME - £2

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - TRUE DETECTIVE - £2

THOMAS H. COOK - BREAKHEART HILL - £1

PATRICIA CORNWELL - CRUEL AND UNUSUAL - £1

PATRICIA CORNWELL - FROM POTTER'S FIELD - £1

PATRICIA CORNWELL - THE BODY FARM - £1

PATRICIA CORNWELL - UNNATURAL EXPOSURE - £1

JOHN CREASEY - HELP FROM THE BARON - £1

EDMUND CRISPIN – THE LONG DIVORCE - £1

EDMUND CRISPIN – THE MOVING TOYSHOP - £1

CATHERINE DAIN - LAY IT ON THE LIMIT - £1

LINDSAY DAVIS - THE JUPITER MYTH - £1

LINDSAY DAVIS - TWO FOR THE LIONS - £1

RICHARD DEMING - THIS IS MY NIGHT - £2

COLIN DEXTER – LAST BUS TO WOODSTOCK – £2

COLIN DEXTER – LAST SEEN WEARING – £2

COLIN DEXTER – MORSE’S GREATEST MYSTERY – £2

COLIN DEXTER – THE DEAD OF JERICHO – £2

COLIN DEXTER – THE JEWEL THAT WAS OURS – £2

COLIN DEXTER – THE RIDDLE OF THE THRID MILE – £2

COLIN DEXTER – THE SECRET OF ANNEXE 3 – £2

COLIN DEXTER – THE SILENT WORLD OF NICHOLAS QUINN – £2

COLIN DEXTER – THE WAY THROUGH THE WOOD – £2

COLIN DEXTER – THE WENCH IS DEAD – £2

CARTER DICKSON (JOHN DICKSON CARR) – NIGHT AT THE MOCKING WINDOW - £2

CARTER DICKSON  (JOHN DICKSON CARR) THE CURSE OF THE BRONZE LAMP (LORD OF THE SORCERERS) (Only GOOD) - £2

CAROLE NELSON DOUGLAS - CAT IN A KIWI CON - £1

ADRIAN CONAN DOYLE – MORE EXPLOITS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - £2

ALISON DRAKE - FEVERED - £1

LOREN D. ESTLEMAN - STRESS - £1

JANET EVANOVICH – TWELVE SHARP (Trade Paperback) - £2

VARDIS FISHER - ADAM AND THE SERPENT - £1

IAN FLEMING – DR NO - £1

IAN FLEMING – FOR YOUR EYES ONLY - £1

IAN FLEMING – GOLDFINGER - £1

IAN FLEMING – ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE - £1

IAN FLEMING – THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS - £2

IAN FLEMING – THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS - £3

IAN FLEMING – THE SPY WHO LOVED ME - £2

IAN FLEMING – THRILLING CITIES PART 2 - £5

IAN FLEMING – THUNDERBALL - £1

JOHNNY FLETCHER - THE CORPSE MOVED UPSTAIRS - £1

FLETCHER FLORA - MOST LIKELY TO LOVE - £2

NICCI FRENCH - KILLING ME SOFTLY - £2

FRANCIS FYFIELD - THE ART OF DROWNING - £2

STEPHEN GALLAGHER – THE BEDLAM DETECTIVE (TRADE PAPER) - £2

ERLE STANLEY GARDNER - THE CASE OF THE GREEN-EYED SISTER - £1

TESS GERRITSEN - HARVEST - £2

SUE GRAFTON - I IS FOR INNOCENT - £1

THOMAS HARRIS - HANNIBAL - £1

THOMAS HARRIS - THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - £2

DANIEL HECHT - LAND OF ECHOES - £1

CARL HIAASEN - BASKET CASE - £2

CARL HIAASEN - DOUBLE WHAMMY- £2

CARL HIAASEN - LUCKY YOU - £2

CARL HIAASEN - STRIP TEASE - £2

CARL HIAASEN - TOURIST SEASON - £2

REGINALD HILL – A PINCH OF SNUFF - £1

TONY HILLERMAN – LISTENING WOMAN - £1

CHESTER HIMES - A RAGE IN HARLEM - £2

HAZEL HOLT – DEATH OF A DEAN - £1

HAZEL HOLT – MURDER ON CAMPUS - £1

HAZEL HOLT – SUPERFLUOUS DEATH - £1

MICHAEL INNES – A PRIVATE VIEW - £1

MICHAEL INNES – CHRISTMAS AT CANDLESHOE - £1

CHARLES E. ISRAEL - RIZPAH - £1

JON A. JACKSON – DEAD FOLKS (TRADE PAPER) - £2

JON A. JACKSON – HIT ON THE HOUSE (TRADE PAPER) - £2

J. A. JANCE - JUSTICE DENIED - £2

HANK JANSON - FANNY - £2

IRIS JOHANSEN - THE FACE OF DECEPTION - £2

IRIS JOHANSEN - DEAD AIM - £2

PETER JULIAN - THE SEVENTH TRUMPET - £1

LAURIE R. KING - THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE - £2

LAURIE R. KING - TO PLAY THE FOOL - £1

BERNARD KNIGHT – THE TINNER’S CORPSE - £1

BERNARD KNIGHT – THE WITCH HUNTER - £1

NOEL LANGLEY - CAGE ME A PEACOCK - £2

ELMORE LEONARD - HOMBRE - £1

ELMORE LEONARD - THE LAW AT RANDADO - £1

LAURA LIPPMAN - BALTIMORE BLUES - £1

MAURICE LEBLANC – AN ARSENE LUPIN OMNIBUS - £2

CHARLOTTE MACLEOD - EXIT THE MILK-MAN - £1

CHARLOTTE MACLEOD - THE CORPSE IN OUZAK'S POND - £1

CHARLOTTE MACLEOD - THE ODD JOB - £1

ERIC MASCHWITZ – LITTLE RED MONKEY (With BEVIS WINTER) - £3.50

EDWARD MARSTON – RAILWAY TO THE GRAVE - £2

EDWARD MARSTON – THE RAILWAY VIADUCT - £2

EDWARD MARSTON – THE SILVER LOCOMOTIVE MYSTERY - £2

GORDON MERRICK - BETWEEN DARKNESS AND DAY - £1

CLEVELAND MOFFETT - THE REIGN OF TERROR - £2

J. M. T. MILLER - WEATHERBY - £1

JANET NEEL – DEATH’S BRIGHT ANGEL - £1

CAROL O'CONNELL - KILLING CRITICS - £1

CAROL O'CONNELL - MALLORY'S ORACLE - £1

CAROL O'CONNELL - THE JURY MUST DIE - £1

ROBERT B. PARKER – BACK STORY - £1

ROBERT B. PARKER – CHANCE - £1

ROBERT B. PARKER – CRIMSON JOY - £1

ROBERT B. PARKER – DOUBLE PLAY - £1

ROBERT B. PARKER – CEREMONY - £1

ROBERT B. PARKER – PASTIME - £1

ROBERT B. PARKER – WILDERNESS - £1

ELIZABETH PETERS - BORROWER OF THE NIGHT (Trade Paper) - £2

ELIZABETH PETERS - STREET OF THE FIVE MOONS (Trade Paper) - £2

ELLIS PETERS – A RARE BENEDICTINE - £1

ELLIS PETERS – AN EXCELLENT MYSTERY - £1

ELLIS PETERS – DEAD MAN’S RANSOM - £1

ELLIS PETERS – THE LEPER OF SAINT GILES - £1

ELLIS PETERS – THE ROSE RENT - £1

ELLIS PETERS – THE SANCTUARY SPARROW - £1

DONALD PLANTZ - MARKED FOR DEATH - £2

DUDLEY POPE - RAMAGE AND THE DIDO- £1

DUDLEY POPE - RAMAGE'S DEVIL- £1

DUDLEY POPE - THE RAMAGE TOUCH- £1

ANTHONY PRICE - A NEW KIND OF WAR - £1

ANTHONY PRICE - A PROSPECT OF VENGEANCE - £1

ANTHONY PRICE - THE MEMORY TRAP - £1

MALCOLM PRYCE – ABERYSTWYTH MON AMOUR (Trade Paperback) - £2

MALCOLM PRYCE – LAST TANGO IN ABERYSTWYTH (Trade Paperback) - £2

MALCOLM PRYCE – THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING IN ABERYSTWYTH (Trade Paperback) - £2

ELLERY QUEEN – Q. B. I. - £2

ELLERY QUEEN – THE DEVIL TO PAY - £1

IAN RANKIN - HIDE AND SEEK - £1

IAN RANKIN - FLESHMARKET CLOSE - £2

IAN RANKIN - THE NAMING OF THE DEAD - £2

ELIOT REED (ERIC AMBLER & CHARLES RODDA) - TENDER TO DANGER -£1

KATHY REICHS - BREAK NO BONES - £2

KATHY REICHS - BONES TO ASHES- £1

KATHY REICHS - CROSS BONES - £2

KATHY REICHS - DEADLY DECISIONS - £2

KATHY REICHS - DEJA DEAD - £2

MIKE RIPLEY –ANGEL HUNT - £1

MIKE RIPLEY –ANGELS IN ARMS- £1

MIKE RIPLEY – FAMILY OF ANGELS - £1

MIKE RIPLEY – JUST ANOTHER ANGEL - £1

REX ROBBINS - WHAT EVERY MAN WANTS - £2

STEPHEN ROBINETT - UNFINISHED BUSINESS - £1

LUIS MIGUEL ROCHA – THE LAST POPE - £1

JON RONSON – THE PSYCHOPATH TEST (TRADE PAPER) - £2

ROBERT SHAW - THE HIDING PLACE - £1

ROBERT SHECKLEY – THE GAME OF X PANTHER 1970 G - £2

ROBERT SHECKLEY – THE MAN IN THE WATER REGENCY FAIR - £2

ROBERT SHECKLEY – TIME LIMIT BANTAM 1972 VG +- £5

ROBERT SHECKLEY – WHITE DEATH BANTAM 1963 VG +- £5

MIKE SHELLEY- THE LAST PRIVATE EYE IN BELFAST - £1

MAX SHULMAN - THE FEATHER MERCHANTS - £1

FRANK G. SLAUGHTER - THE DEADY LADY OF MADAGASCAR - £2

KARIN SLAUGHTER - A FAINT COLD FEAR - £3

KARIN SLAUGHTER - KISSCUT - £3

F. E. SMITH - LYDIA TRENDENNIS - £2

O. F. SNELLING – 007 JAMES BOND A REPORT - £5

MICKEY SPILLANE - THE SNAKE - £2

GENEVIEVE ST. JOHN (LESLIE GLADSON) - THE SHADOW ON SPANISH SWAMP - £1

JOSEPHINE TEY – THE DAUGHTER OF TIME - £1

JIM THOMPSON - 4 NOVELS (THE GETAWAY+THE KILLER INSIDE ME+THE GRIFTERS+POP. 1280) - £6

TREVANIAN - THE EIGER SANCTION - £1

M. J. TROW - BRIGADE THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LESTRADE - £2

ARTHUR UPFIELD - BONY AND THE BLACK VIRGIN - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - BONY AND THE MOUSE - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - BONY BUYS A WOMAN - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - CAKE IN THE HAT BOX - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - MADMAN'S BEND - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - MURDER MUST WAIT - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - THE BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILLS - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - THE LAKE FROM MONSTER - £3

ARTHUR UPFIELD - THE WILL OF THE TRIBE - £3

STEVE VANCE - THE ASGARD RUN - £1

CHRISTOPHER WOOD – JAMES BOND, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME - £5

 

BOARDMAN BOOKS (U. K.):

40 ADELE SEIFERT – KILL YOUR OWN SNAKES 1947 VG+ IN NF D.J. - £15

73 WILLIAM P. MCGIVERN – BUT DEATH RUNS FASTER 1949 VERY GOOD TO NEAR FINE - £10

80 CHRISTOPHER HALE – GOING – GOING – GONE! 1950 NEAR FINE - £10

82 NANCY RUTLEDGE – BLOOD ON THE CAT 1950 FAIR - £3

90 INEZ HAYNES IRWIN – THE WOMAN SWORE REVENGE 1951 POOR - £2

97 HENRY KANE - - HANG BY YOUR NECK 1951 POOR - £2

101 JACK DOLPH - MURDER MAKES THE MARE GO  1951 GOOD - £5

102 LAWRENCE LARIAR – FRIDAY FOR DEATH 1951 GOOD - £5

104 GENE GOLDSMITH – LAYOUT FOR A CORPSE 1952 GOOD - £5

109 CHARLES MARQUIS WARREN – DEADHEAD 1952 GOOD TO VERY GOOD - £7.50

110 THOMAS POLSKY – THE CUDGEL 1952 NEAR GOOD - £5

111 WILLIAM FRANCIS – KILL OR CURE 1952 NEAR GOOD - £4

112 NANCY RUTLEDGE – EASY TO MURDER 1952 GOOD - £5

137 LAWRENCE TREAT - BIG SHOT 1953 GOOD - £5

137 LAWRENCE TREAT - BIG SHOT 1953 VERY GOOD - £10

145 JACK DOLPH – HOT TIP 1954 VERY GOOD - £10

149 MAX EHRLICH – THE BIG EYE 1954 GOOD - £5

168 JACK TREVOR STORY – THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (With THE TROUBLE WITH TRUDY) – 1955 GOOD TO VERY GOOD - £10

180 HENRY KANE – HANG BY YOUR NECK 1955 NEARLY GOOD - £4

TVB CRIME RED ARROW BOOKS

MELBA MARLETT - DEATH HAS A THOUSAND DOORS 1950 GOOD - £5

HILDA BRIDGES - THE CREAKING DOOR 1950 VERY GOOD - £10

JEROME BARRY - LADY OF NIGHT 1949 VERY GOOD - £10

 TVB WESTERN

LEE FLOREN - PIONEER PRINTER 1951 VERY GOOD TO NEAR FINE - £10

JACKSON COLE THE DEATH RIDERS 1951 VERY GOOD TO NEAR FINE - £10

 

HARDBACKS:

R. L. Goldman Death Plays Solitaire   Boardman 1960s First Edition in the UK First Printing  (Bound in red pebbled boards) Bruised at top of spine and lower corners and page edges browned else Fine book in worn and slightly torn and creased Dust Jacket.  ''The story opens with Rufus Reed's assignment to witness the electrocution of... a bank robber and murderer of a policeman. It closes with Reed's return to the death house... a circuitous trail beset with excitement and adventure, peopled with plausible, lifelike characters... '' £ 4

R. L. Goldman Death Plays Solitaire   Boardman 1960s First Edition in the UK First Printing (Bound in blue cloth)   Slightly worn at at top and baseof spine and corners and page edges browned else Fine book in foxed, creased and quite badly chipped Dust Jacket.  ''The story opens with Rufus Reed's assignment to witness the electrocution of... a bank robber and murderer of a policeman. It closes with Reed's return to the death house... a circuitous trail beset with excitement and adventure, peopled with plausible, lifelike characters... '' £ 2

J. Lane Linklater Shadow For A Lady   Boardman 1958 First Edition in the UK First Printing  Slightly bumped and faded at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in worn and torn Dust Jacket, a little eroded at the top of the spine  ‘’When a nameless and lovely woman came into his office and asked Booth to trail an equally nameless, if less lovely, man, he was interested. Especially because the woman wasn’t the type to enlist the aid of a private detective. He found the man in... a parked caravan complete with corpse... ‘’ £2.

Lionel White Rafferty   Boardman 1960 First Edition in the UK First Printing   Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges and end papers lightly marked else Fine book in torn, creased and faintly damp-marked Dust Jacket with a couple of small chips at lower edge of rear paneL.  ''Union leader John Rafferty was on the threshold of his goal, the presidency of the International Shipment Union, when he was summoned to appear before a Congressional committee investigating labour practices. All the previous witnesses had taken refuge in the Fifth Amendment... but Rafferty decided to risk everything... ‘’ £ 6

 

 


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