Books For Sale - May 2015
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Herbert Van Thal The Bedside Book of Great Detective Stories Arthur Barker 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised and faded at top of spine and faint crayon 'D' on rear end paper else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a few small (< 6mm) tears 5.00 E. C. Bentley's The Inoffensive Captain; Christiana Brand's The Scapegoat; Leslie Charteris' The Mystery Of The Child's Toy; Roy Vickers' The Rubber Trumpet; R. Austin Freeman's The Moabite Cypher; Emile Gaboriau's The Little Old Man Of Batignolles; Dulcie Gray's The Scarlet Butterfly; E. W. Hornung's Out Of Paradise; Dorothy Sayers' The Cave Of Ali Baba and Julian Symons' A Theme For Hyacinth
Jill Paton Walsh The Emperor's Winding Sheet Farrar Straus 1974 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised and slightly rubbed at top and base of spine and top corners a little bumped else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a smallish scrape at the edge of the rear fold 7.50 ''Famished, terrified, exhausted, a boy drops from the tree in which he has hidden just as Constantine, last emperor of the Romans, is about to receive his crown... Piers Barber... becomes an unwilling talisman to the Emperor... the story of the fall of Constantinople in 1453... the end of the proud, ancient Byzantine Empire... ''
Minette Walters The Dark Room Macmillan 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Jane (Jinx) Kingsley, fashion photographer and heiress, tried to kill herself after being unceremoniously jilted by her fiance... Leo has since disappeared - together with Jinx's best friend... But when she wakes from her coma, Jinx can remember nothing about her alleged suicide attempt. Then the memories begin to surface... of utter desperation and absolute terror... ''
Graham Weaver Leslie Charteris' Count on the Saint Hodder & Stoughton 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with a small tear (9mm) at base of rear fold 7.50 ''In THE PASTOR'S PROBLEM, the Saint comes to the aid of a Spanish priest who is in desperate need of fiunds... Agreeing to steal a valuable chalice, Templar... comes across some tricky customers... And in THE UNSAINTLY SANTA, the Saint's visit to Cambridge coincides with a spate of mysterious killings by a figure in a Santa Claus disguise... ''
John Welcome Best Crime Stories Faber 1964 First Edition First Printing Bruised and rubbed at top and base of spine and front corners and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed, price-clipped and overprinted, Dust Jacket with a short tear (2 mm) at base of spine panel 5.00 Ernest Hemingway's The Killers; Michael Gilbert's The Amateur; Raymond Chandler's Finger Man; Julian Symons' The Dupe; William P. McGivern's Old Willie; William Faulkner's An Error In Chemistry; Arthur Morrison's A Conversion; Stanley Ellin's Robert; Edgar Lustgarten's Forbidden Fruit and four others
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 Dust Jacket. 6.00 ''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
Eric Wright A Fine Italian Hand Doubleday 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Actor Alec Hunter has been found knifed and strangled at... the kind of place where drug deals and hour-long rentals are common... What was Alec doing in such a sleazy place? And who was the Italian-looking gentleman who registered for the room?... ''
P. B. Yuill (Terry Venables & Gordon Williams) Hazell Plays Solomon Macmillan 1974 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... the fight between two women for the possession of a child. The bizarre methods used in the battle lead to startling revelations... Very little can be said about the ingenious and intricate plot without giving too much away... ''
Donald Zochert Murder in the Hellfire Club Holt Rinehart 1978 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''When Ben Franklin arrives in London in 1757, he is intent upon little more thn renewing old friendships... Instead he is drawn into the bizarre doings of London's notorious Hellfire Club... when the porter at the Vulture Tavern is found dead in a room bolted from within, his body unmarked by any sign of violence. Franklin alone calls it murder... ''

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