Books For Sale - April 2014
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Paul Ableman Tornado Pratt A Novel Gollancz 1977 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Readers will find that Paul Ableman's recreation of the mind of a tycoon has the impact of experience rather than fiction. We do not so much read the adventures - great, small, frequently erotic - of this fine writer's stormy hero. Rather we share them with Tornado as he probes the key incidents of his past, trying to dicover what all men seek, the truth about their lives.''
Jack Adrian Crime At Christmas A Seasonal Box of Murderous Delights Equation 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine, lower front corner bruised and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Brian Denington 5.00 18 scarce tales from the turn of the century to the present by Nicholas Blake (C. Day Lewis); John Dickson Carr; James Melville; 'Peter Todd'; Edward D. Hoch; Peter Lovesey; Ethel Linda White; Joseph Cummings; Edgar Wallace; Bill Pronzini; Cyril Hare; Margery Allingham; Will Scott; Robert Arthur; Julian Symons; 'Herlock Sholmes'; Anthony Burgess & James Powell
Boris Akunin Leviathan Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned and a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''On 15th March 1878 Lord Littleby, an English eccentric and collector, is found murdered in his Paris house together with nine members of his staff. A gold whale in the victim's hand leads Erast Fandirin to board the Leviathan, the world's largest steamship, to hunt for the murderer... ''
Boris Akunin Turkish Gambit Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2004 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need... all his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor, help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love... '' Published 2 months before the US Random House edition.
Campbell Armstrong Deadline Doubleday 2000 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and one light spine crease else Fine book in laminated boards 5.00 ''At 10.47 one Friday morning successful LA psychiatrist Jerry Lomax answers a phone call that sends his life into freefall... a hard-nosed former LA County district attorney... Emily Ford... is about to get the President's nomination for US Attorney-General... has revealed a secret to Jerry... which... could be devastating... ''
W. A. Ballinger The Second Sexton Blake Omnibus Book One Murderer At Large & Let My People Be Howard Baker 1967 First Edition in Hardback & Thus First Printing Lightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed, marked and browned Dust Jacket, with the spine panel a little faded and ?publisher's phone number? in faint biro on back panel 10.00 Murderer At Large - ''Behind the bright lights and the meretricious glamour of ATN Studios lurked a triple killer... '' ; This Man Blake - A short history of the Sexton Blake Saga and Let My People Be by Desmond Reid ''Could a parallel race exist beneath the earth's crust?... homo habilis... still lived on in secret places... ''
Raymond Benson High Time To Kill Purtnam 1999 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at base and bumped at top of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... Skin 17 is the most important military/industrial secret of its generation... will enable planes to achieve previously unthinkable speeds... Union members have stolen the secret microdot containing the formula... But somwething goes wrong... ''
Raymond Benson Never Dream of Dying Hodder & Stoughton 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base and bruised at top of spine and upper corners else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''... From Hong Kong to Cuba to London, Bond continues his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic consequence... he experiences at first hand the power of an amazing new weapon before a dramatic confrontation with his main adversary back in Korea where it all started... ''
Evelyn Berckman Be All And End All A Novel Hamish Hamilton 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''When an eccentric old lady of ninety-three dies in a chateau near Paris... her two grasping daughters call in the well-known London firm of Palgrave's to value the contents. For Dominic Godfrey, the furniture expert, and for his wife Val, the book expert, the stay... is to have momentous consequences...
Lawrence Block Everybody Dies Morrow 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top corners a little slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''Matthew Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. He's sober, he's married, and the state just gave him a private investigator's licence... Then Scudder signs on to help his closest and most unlikely friend, the larger-than-life Hell's Kitchen hoodlum Mick Ballou. And all hell breaks loose... ''
Lawrence Block Hit Man Orion 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a very small piece at the base of the rear fold almost detatched. 5.00 ''Keller is an assassin - he is paid by the job and works for a mysterious man who both nominates his own hits and passes on commissions from elsewhere... But then one job goes wrong... ''
Lawrence Block Some Days You Get The Bear Morrow 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 21 stories - By The Dawn's Early Light; Cleveland In My Dreams; Some Things A Man Must Do; Answers To Soldier; Good For The Soul; The Ehrengraf Alternative; Someday I'll Plant More Walnut Trees; The Burglar Who Dropped In On Elvis; As Good As A Rest; Death Wish; The Merciful Angel Of Death...
Edgar Box (Gore Vidal) Death Likes It Hot Armchair Detective Library 1991 (Collectors Edition - Issued Without Dust Jacket) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in inlaid boards - as issued. 5.00 ''... Peter Cutler Sargeant II... investigates murder at the Easthampton estate of a prominent socialite... '' With a new introduction by the author.
Simon Brett Murder Unprompted Gollancz 1982 First Edition First Printing Page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dustjacket a little damp-stained on the inside (not show-through) 5.00 ''... the biography of a play, from the cradle to the grave - from author... to producer... to theatre... to director... to cast... to West End transfer... But now, trouble begins. Banks can't learn his lines... then, which is almost worse, he's shot dead on stage on the first night... ''
Michael Butterworth A Virgin on the Rocks Variations on a Theme in a Black Manner Collins Crime Club 1985 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''In 1933 Bernard Fosdyke, aspiring novelist... came to meet Harold Hiram Levy, master art forger... a scheme whereby the Louvre's version of one of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces could be exchanged for his hand made copy... with the unwitting assistance of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau... ''
James M. Cain Rainbow's End W. H. Allen 1975 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and top page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn and browned Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Davey Howell is content in his rural Ohio solitude... But then a hijacker plummets into his life, along with a $100,000 cash ransome and a beautiful stewardess as a hostage. Suddenly, Davey's sense of 'the good life' faces its toughest challenge - with the hijacker dead, who would know... ''
Francis Clifford The Naked Runner Hodder & Stoughton 1966 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... The story is set mainly in Leipzig, where it starts in a comparatively unobtrusive way when Sam Laker agrees reluctantly to act as a temporary unpaid agent for the West and ends a few days later in a blazing climax with a marksman's rifle and with Laker turned from a successful English businessman into a cold and paranoic killer... ''
Patricia Cornwell Cause of Death Little, Brown 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing? Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... The final murder scene of Virginia's bloodiest year since the civil war... A scuba diver... is dead, an investigative reporter... the case envelops Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and police captain pete Marino in a world where both cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned detective work are critical offensive weapons... ''
Patricia Cornwell From Potter's Field Little, Brown 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing? Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... The body was naked, female, and found propped against a fountain ina bleak area of New york's Central Park. Her pparent manner of death points to a modus operandi that is chillingly familiar: the gunshot would to the head, the sections of skin excised fom the body, the displayed corpse... Scarpetta's nemesis, is back at work... ''
Patricia Cornwell Point of Origin Little, Brown 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing? Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''''... In the ruins of the house she finds a body which tells a story of violent and grisly murder. The fire comes at the same time as another... horror: Carrie Grethen, a killer who nearly destroyed the lives of Scarpetta and those closest to her, has escaped from a forensic psychiatric hospital... ''
Patricia Cornwell Postmortem Macdonald 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Light spine crease, slight spine lean, four names on front free end paper in red biro and page edges lightly browned faintly marked - Very Good book in lightly creased Dust Jacket with a little wear at the top of the front fold 60.00 ''A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died... The killer appears to strike at random, except that the terrifying crimes always occur early on Saturday morning. Enter Dr Kay Scarpetta... '' The first in the series. Scarce.
Patricia Cornwell The Body Farm Little, Brown 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing? Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... the corpse of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner is found, with a bullet would to the head and several small sections of skin removed from her frail and abused body... disturbing similarities to the recent murder of young Eddie Heath in Virginia... ''
Patricia Cornwell The Body Farm Little, Brown 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing? Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 15.00 ''... the corpse of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner is found, with a bullet would to the head and several small sections of skin removed from her frail and abused body... disturbing similarities to the recent murder of young Eddie Heath in Virginia... ''
Patricia Cornwell Unnnatural Exposure Little, Brown 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing? Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Five dismembered, beheaded corpses were found in Ireland years ago - now four have been discovered in Virginia. But the tenth corpse... is different... Scarpetta, however, is not happy... about the FBI investigator leaking rumours tot he press... exactly how the victim died... the strange messages that start appearing on her computer... ''
Patricia D. Cornwell Cruel And Unusual Little, Brown 1991 First Edition First Printing? Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''At 11.05 one December evening... convicted murderer Ronnie Joe waddell is pronounced dead in the electric chair. At the morgue Dr Kay Scarpetta waits for Waddell's body... Three hours after thirteen-year-old Eddie Heath goes out to buy a can of soup his nude, grotesquely wounded body is found... Scarpetta becomes aware that someone... is sabotaging her professional affairs... ''
Marcel d'Agneau Eeny Meeny Miny Mole Arlington Books 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''The British Secret Service is in chaos. It is rumoured that a new generation of moles has penetrated the higher echelons of the British Government... then the Stationmaster... Head of British Intelligence, disappears... Hugh Grimly, former Stationmaster, now 75 and living quietly in retirement, must be recalled... Grimly is the best molecatcher of them all... '' Satire on Le Carre?
Lindsey Davis The Iron Hand of Mars Hutchinson 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, previous owner's name and date on front free end paper and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, slightly rubbed and creased, Dust Jacket, with the spine panel a little faded 20.00 ''With Titus Caesar in persuit of his patrician girlfriend Helena, Marcus didius falco, the louche Roman sleuth, is sent out of the way on an undercover mission to Roman Germany. There the natives are decidedly restless... '' Scarce.
Lindsey Davis Three Hands in the Fountain Century 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and faintly marked else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... body parts have been turning up for years in the water systems of Rome... The killer strikes during public festivals... Falco and Petro ... start searching... in a desperate race to catch the sadist... '' Ninth in the series
Colin Dexter The Daughters of Cain Macmillan 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... too little progress had been made by the Thames Valley Police since the discovery of a corpse... killed by a single stab wound to the stomach... within days... Chief Inspector Morse... startling new information... Then another body is discovered and suddenly Morse finds himself with rather too many suspects... ''
Colin Dexter The Jewel That Was Ours Macmillan 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''It was almost immediately after twenty-seven American tourists arrived in Oxford that one of their number... was found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel. Vanished from the room is a handbag containing a jewel-encrusted antique... An open-and-shut case, it would appear: a heart-attack brought on by the shock... ''
Colin Dexter The Wench Is Dead Macmillan 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine crease and page edges a little age-darkened and lightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''In 1859 the body of a young woman was found in a stretch of the Oxford Canal known as Duke's Cut. In 1989, while recovering from a perforated ulcer in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Chief inspector Morse comes across an account of the murder investigation and trial. He becomes convinced that the two men who were hanged... were innocent... ''
Michael Dibdin The Dying of the Light Pantheon 1994 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... the lounge of Eventide Lodge, a typical English country hotel... Rosemary and Dorothy imagine they need only follow clues and make correct deductions to solve their mystery and unmask a murderer... Yet, as the novel unfolds, in scene after startling, horrifically funny, scene, we see... that at Eventide Lodge things are not all what they seem... ''
Peter Dickinson Perfect Gallows Bodley Head 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned and and a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Wartime. A cold, huge house... The heir... is dead... a young man... the new heir?... Forty years later the same man... comes back to the dispersal sale at the house... is forced to reconsider and face the truth of the events of that distant time... the to-and-fro of intrigue over the inheritance, and the betrayal and death... ''
Peter Dickinson Some Deaths Before Dying Severn House 2000 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in lamiated boards (as issued) and like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''For nearly her whole life, Rachel Matson saw the world through the lens of a camera, and produced stunning photographs ... Now the ninety-year-old widow lies paralysed, in the final stages of a debilitating illness... missing pieces of her past are slowly brought into sharp focus... to confront a haunting truth... ''
Terrance Dicks The Missing Masterpiece Blackie 1986 First Edition Thus First Printing? Slightly bumped at base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... A priceless painting... has been stolen... Dan and his friends, who call themselves the Baker Street Irregulars... decide to track down the masterpiece... Unwittingly they become involved in a highly dangerous adventure and with criminals who will stop at nothing...''
Adam Diment The Dolly Dolly Spy Michael Joseph 1967 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, corner of front free end paper creased and page edges a little marked else Fine book in stained and slightly worn Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Philip McAlpine, industrial spy of this parish... is infiltrated... into an airline who's private motto is... anything anywhere. Including heroin, bullion and secret agents.. ''
P. C. Doherty (also as Paul Doherty, Paul C. Doherty, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C. L. Grace & Paul Harding) Satan in St. Mary's Hale 1986 First Edition First Printing (Library Binding Variant - Blue Leatherette boards and yellow top-page-edges) Page edges a little browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket 500.00 ''... In 1284 the King's interest was roused by the murder in the City of Ralph Crepyn by Lawrence Duket, who then apparently committed suicide... The King, deeply suspicious about the murder, ordered an investigation into the events... A clerk, Hugh Corbett is chosen to conduct this investigation, and is soon drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of medieval London... ''
P. C. Doherty (also as Paul Doherty, Paul C. Doherty, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C. L. Grace & Paul Harding) The Fate of Princes Hale 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, previous owner's name and smudge on front free end paper and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a couple of longish tears. 25.00 ''The mystery of the Princes in the Tower... Did they die? Were they killed?... Or did they escape? This novel offers and dramatic and intriguing solution and an original interpretation of documentary and archaeological evidence... ''
P. C. Doherty (also as Paul Doherty, Paul C. Doherty, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C. L. Grace & Paul Harding) The Fate of Princes Hale 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, a little eroded at the corners and with the red spine lettering faded 35.00 ''The mystery of the Princes in the Tower... Did they die? Were they killed?... Or did they escape? This novel offers and dramatic and intriguing solution and an original interpretation of documentary and archaeological evidence... ''
P. C. Doherty (also as Paul Doherty, Paul C. Doherty, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C. L. Grace & Paul Harding) The Rose Demon Headline 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''Matthias Fitzosbert is the illegitimate son of the parish priest of the village of Sutton Courteny... Despite the recent spate of murders near the village, each day he braves the dark woods that lead to the ruins of Tenebral to visit his friend, a mysterious hermit who shows him many strange and beautiful things and who tells him about Rosifer, the fallen angel who was God's gardener... ''
Paul Doherty (also as P. C. Doherty, Paul C. Doherty, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C. L. Grace & Paul Harding) The Hangman's Hymn Headline 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''Stumbling upon a roadside execution, Chaucer's pilgrims witness a hanging that leaves the carpenter in a dead faint. That evening, as the travellers rest in a priory, he narrates a Gloucester hangman's terrifying tale of supernatural murder... ''
Paul Doherty (also as P. C. Doherty, Paul C. Doherty, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C. L. Grace & Paul Harding) The Soul Slayer Headline 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 25.00 ''... if a magician can take out the heart of his vicim before death, and the victim does not die in a state of grace, the warlock can call upon that soul to do his bidding... In 1582... Eighteen-year-old Rebecca is neglected and feared by the other villagers, who regard her as cursed, by both her hare lip and her gift of second sight... ''
Jack Osborne Easton Defence of the Realm Macdonald 1985 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, page edges browned and a small mark on the rear fixed end paper else Fine book in slightly marked Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... For Dennis Markham, Lobour MP and anti-nuclear campaigner, it is the end of a career. To Nick Mullen, ace reporter for the popular press, it's just another story... when Vernon Bayliss... dies in unexplained circumstances... The trail leads from a borstal break out... to the well-upholstered confines of a London club. There is a cover-up... ''
M. G. Eberhart The Bayou Road Collins Crime Club 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with spine panel orange background slightly faded 5.00 ''New Orleans in 1863 was a conquered city... Marcy Chastain, beautiful half American half Creole daughetr of a New Orleans family, fought... against a sense of menacing surveilance... Rescue seemed to be provided by the Unionist major billeted on the Chastains... Now she found she was expected to prise Yankee secrets out of him, while murder crept steadily closer... ''
Loren D. Estleman Never Street Mysterious Press 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a fingernail puncture in front panel adjacent to spine 5.00 ''Amos Walker is one of the great names in contemporary American detective fiction. Now Loren D. Estleman reprises the Motor Coty's most famous private eye ina novel that pitches a city of gleaming fenders and fading dreams into the stark black-and-white landscape of a 1940's noir classic... ''
Janet Evanovich Visions of Sugar Plums St. Martin's Press 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... it's four days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for fugitive aprehension agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. She hasn't bought any presents... There's not a twinkle light anywhere to be seen in her apartment. And there's a strange man in her kitchen... ''
Richard Falkirk Blackstone and the Scourge of Europe Eyre Methuen 1974 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Edmund Blackstone, Bow Street Runner... sent... to investigate security on the island rock of St Helena, Napoleon, it is rumoured, is planning to escape... ''
Richard Falkirk Blackstone's Fancy Eyre Methuen 1973 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a little wear at the tips of the folds 4.00 ''... Blackstone's involvement in the lurid and exciting world of prizefighting also involves him in blackmail, kidnap, and murder, not to mention attempts on his own life... ''
Jules Feiffer Ackroyd A Novel Hutchinson 1978 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''''... a young man whi sets himself up as a private detective under the name 'Roger Ackroyd' and finds himself involved in the tangled affairs of Annabelle Plante... married to... Oscar... who is about to become America's best selling 'serious' novellist... mysteriously plagued by an episode in his faraway past that only Ackroyd can untangle... ''
Dick Francis Odds Against Michael Joseph 1965 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 300.00 ''Sid Halley, ex-champion steeple-chase jockey... has just been shot in the stomach in the course of his duties as a private enquiry agent... Convalescing with indecent and painful haste, Sid finds the pace growing hotter and hotter as he investigates the cunningl;y contrived decline of a race-course, and comes to close and spine-chilling grips with the men responsible... ''
Antonia Fraser Oxford Blood Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1985 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned and slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... The dramatic story, culminating in the last garish all-night scene at the Oxford Commem Ball is told with that special blend of wit and menace which the many admirers of Jemima Shore... have come to associate with her investigations... ''
Brian Freemantle The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow Cape 1975 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with red spine panel lettering faded to orange 15.00 ''Four boxes hidden by the Nazis... the fourth box allegedly holds complete files on all high-ranking... members who escaped the Nurenberg Trials, with detailed documentary evidence of the roles they played in the Fuhrer's highest echelons... An auction for the contents of the fourth box is conducted... ''
Celia Fremlin (Celia Margaret Goller) With No Crying A novel Gollancz 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges marked else Fine book in a price-clipped Dust Jacket with a new price sticker on front flap 7.50 ''...A day-dreaming fifteen-year-old schoolgirl, from a very 'good' home, becomes pregnant. She has encouraged a boy to seduce her, glories in her pregnant state, and is bitterly resentful when her parents talk her into having an abortion. to try to recapture her lost bliss, she pads herself up to appear pregnant, runs away from home... ''
Nicci French (Sean French and Nicci Gerrard) The Memory Game Heinemann 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''On an autumn morning, the body of a sixteen-year-old girl is found buried in the garden of a country house in Shropshire... Natalie Martello... has been missing for a quarter of a century... Who would have killed he brilliant and beautiful teenage girl? How could an apparently impossible crime have been committed?... ''
Nicci French (Sean French and Nicci Gerrard) The Safe House Heinemann 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''There has been a savage, murderous attack in a quiet prosperous suburb of a provincial English town. It has left two dead, and a teenage girl with her throat cut - but alive... In search of a haven for their one witness, the police turn to Dr Samanmtha Laschen, who seems ideally qualified to be a protector... ''
John Gardner For Special Services Cape/Hodder & Stoughton 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and lower corners and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly worn, unpriced, Dust Jacket with the spine panel a little faded 7.50 ''... Bond is on loan to the United States Government, his partner none other than the tough and beautiful Cedar, daughter of 007's old friend Felix Leiter. their enemy? An old adversary, the legendary SPECTRE... ''
John Gardner The Liquidator Muller 1964 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Dust Jacket with 1'' closed tear at top edge of rear panel Signed by the Author on the Title Page and Personalied and Signed by him on the front free end paper 50.00 ''... Boysie Oakes... the right man for the job?... homicidal, lecherous and luxurious. Yet underneath there are some strange discrepancies... Things really go wrong for Boysie when he takes Mostyn's secretary... to the Cote D'Azure... '' His First Book
John Gardner The Quiet Dogs Hodder & Stoughton 1982 First Edition First Printing Smallish ?coffee? stain on rear free end paper else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket 5.00 The final book in his Kruger Trilogy...
Pauline Gedge The Horus Road Lords of the Two Lands Volume Three Soho 2001 First Edition in Hardback and the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, lower corners bruised and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... it is the women of the Tao family who must hold the native forces together until... ''
Pauline Gedge The Oasis Lords of the Two Lands Volume Two Soho 2000 First Edition in Hardback and the US First Printing Bumped at top and base of spine, rear corners bruised and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a short scrape along the edge of the rear fold 7.50 ''The Hyskos, interlopers from Asia Minor, have ruled Egypt for over two hundred years. Then the native princes... launch a rebellion against their alien overlords... ''
Thomas Gifford The Wind Chill Factor Hamish Hamilton 1975 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and spine slightly creased and leant, and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... When John Cooper set off from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to find out what his brother wanted, he certainly did not expect an attempt to murder him. But this paled in copmparison to the havoc which seemed to surround him in snow-bound Wisconsin:: murder, explosions, destruction of public buildings... ''
R. L. Goldman Death Plays Solitaire Boardman 1960s First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and lower corners and page edges browned else Fine book in worn and slightly torn and creased Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''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... ''
David Goodis Nightfall Down There Dark Passage The Moon in the Gutter Zomba Books 1983 First Combined Edition First Printing (and First Hardback of DT and TMITG) Slightly bumped, and with a touch of shelf-wear, at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket, with the price removed and a little damp-marking on the inside (no show-through) and a slight ripple 25.00 Four classic 'Noir' novels, all filmed - Down There as Shoot The Pianist. Introduction by Mike Wallington
Ron Goulart Even The Butler was Poor Lythway 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Laminated Boards slightly rubbed 2.50 LARGE PRINT EDITION ''H. J. Mavity, painter of paperback romance covers, has a perplexing riddle to solve when her ex-boyfriend, Rick Dell, collapses at her feet after thelling her that the words 'ninety nine clop clop' hold the clue to a lot of money. Although Dell has clearly been murdered, H. J.'s avarice gets the better of her... ''
Bruce Graeme The Quiet Ones Hutchinson 1970 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges a little age-darkened else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''One Monday morning, Thomas Treadway... walked along the Strand to his office... and disappeared... his jacket was found by an old tramp... more than a year later his watch turned up on the wrist of a man believed to be the driver of a getaway car... it is also the story of The Quiet Ones... ''
Sue Grafton G Is For Gumshoe Macmillan 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, a few small black rub marks top edge of front board and page edges lightly marked and slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''A rich, complex, and gripping tale in which Kinsey's grit is tested to its utmost as she unearths the gruesome truth about a long-buried betrayal... ''
William Haggard The Bitter Harvest Cassell 1971 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with a 25mm closeable tear at the top of the front panel and where the background brown on spine panel has faded 5.00 ''For Colonel Charles Russell, former head of the Security Executive and now its eminence grise, watching the Middle east cauldron has always been anbother man's problem. Now it was coming to the boil...
William Haggard The Hardliners Cassell 1970 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top front corner else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with a couple of creases in the front flap 5.00 ''Colonel Charles Russell had retired from the Security Executive but not froma very active life. and when he dined with Sir Fenton Omerod he knew that he had to take a hand. For Sir Fenton was planning to make use of information that would put a certain European country at the mercy of its tremendous masters... ''
William Haggard Visit to Limbo Cassell 1978 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Colonel Charles Russell... now pleasantly retired, is vaguely thinking of a holiday. Rifai, Palestinian visionary of charm and intelligence, is thinking much more seriously of resolvijng two Middle Eastern problems at once - land for his countrymen and oil for Israel... ''
Richard Haley The Beckford Don Hale 1984 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Detective Sergeant Fenlon suspects organised crime... asks old friend John Goss, an astute private investigator... uncovers... vice, drugs, protection, illegal immigration - but can prove nothing... all based on the effective criminal methods of one brilliant overwhelming man... ''
Dashiell Hammett Woman In The Dark A Novel of Dangerous Romance Headline 1988 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Luise Fischer looked like trouble from the moment she limped through the door. But she was the kind of woman men go to a lot of trouble for... ''Introduced by Robert B. Parker; Bibliography; Publication History & Biographical Note
George Hardinge Winter's Crimes 15 Macmillan 1983 First Edition First Printing Lower rear corner slightly bumped, a touch of shelf wear at extremities and binding a little strained at one point due to a thick bookmark top corners - Near Fine book in like, unpriced Dust Jacket with spine panel red slightly faded 4.00 Celia Dale's Faery Tale; Elizabeth Ferrars' Fly, Said the Spy; Antonia Fraser's Who Would Kill a Cat?; P. D. James' The Girl Who Loved Graveyards; H. R. F. Keating's And We in Dreams; Audrey Erskine Lindop's The Spider Merchants; Peter Lovesey's Belly Dance; Anthony Price's The Berzin Lecture; June Thompson's The Bait and three others...
John Harvey Cutting Edge Viking 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and along lower edge of front board and Agency Stamp on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... a series of seemingly motiveless assaults on staff at the city's largest teaching hospital. Is there a common thread? Where will the attacker strike next? Who will die before it ends?... Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick and his team struggle to put together the jigsaw of scattered clues... ''
John Harvey Living Proof Heinemann 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket 4.00 ''The man running down the middle of Alfreton Road at five past three that Sunday morning was... naked... He is the latest victim in a series of vicious attacks on men... ''
John Harvey Living Proof Heinemann 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''The man running down the middle of Alfreton Road at five past three that Sunday morning was... naked... He is the latest victim in a series of vicious attacks on men... ''
John Harvey Rough Treatment Viking 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, slight spine lean, page edges slightly marked and Agency Stamp on front free end paper - Very Good book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with a 10mm tear at the base of the front panel adjacent to the spine 7.50 ''When two small-time crooks break into TV director Harold Roy's shabby mansion of a house, they don't expect to find a kilo of refined cocaine in his safe. When Harold's frustrated wife Maria discovers the intruders in her living-room, she desn't expect to fall in love. Detective Inpector Resnick... ''
Tim Heald Blue Blood Will Out Hutchinson 1974 First Edition First Printing Slight spine crease and page edges marked else Fine book in slightl;y worn Dust Jacket 5.00 ''The state visit of the Umdaka of Mongolo, who has expressed a wish to visit the Abney House Museum, means that Simon bognor, the eager-to-please, accident-prone, rather idle agent of a secret department of the Board of Trade is on the spot where murder is committed... ''
Jeremiah Healy Swan Dive A Novel of Suspense Harper & Row 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and top rear corner and small tape mark on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''No one mourns the passing of Roy Marsh... not J. J. Braxley, a sadistic, smooth-talking Caribbean drug dealer who sold Roy $250,000 worth of cocaine on credit; not Roy's wife, Hannah, who had just launched a divorse suit against him; and not private eye John Francis Cuddy... fervently mourning the theft of his gun... found in the same room from which Roy took his fatal swan dive... ''
Carl Hiassen Native Tongue Macmillan 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''From a butter-fingered burglary through a snake plague to total conflagration... a hilarious, brutal rollercoaster of a read... a trigger-happy seventy-year-olsw wildlife missionary, a girlfriend who dresses as Robbie Raccoon for a living, a cyclopic idealist... a security guard... toughened by chronic steroid abuse... ''
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) Blood Sympathy A Joe Sixsmith novel HarperCollins/The Crime Club 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, blue owl stamp on front free end paper and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''...PI can mean many things... But can it mean a balding, middle-aged redundant lathe operator from a high-rise in Luton, Beds? Joe Sixsmith thinks it can... '' The first Joe Sixsmith novel.
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) Born Guilty HarperCollins 1995 First Edition Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower edge of boards, small damp stain to rear panel near spine, agency sticker on front free end paper and page edges browned - Very Good book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with matching internal damp stain.. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''... Joe Sixsmith stumbles across a boy's corpse in a cardboards box and into more trouble than he's ever known... Joe threads his mild-mannered way through Luton's mean streets, fighting off angry cops, dementied druggies, and the matchmaking machinations of his Auntrie Mirabelle. But the truth he discovers does not set him free... ''
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) Born Guilty HarperCollins 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and light spine crease and page edges browned - Very Good to Near Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... Joe Sixsmith stumbles across a boy's corpse in a cardboards box and into more trouble than he's ever known... Joe threads his mild-mannered way through Luton's mean streets, fighting off angry cops, dementied druggies, and the matchmaking machinations of his Auntrie Mirabelle. But the truth he discovers does not set him free... ''
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) Pictures of Perfection A Dalziel and Pascoe Novel in five volumes HarperCollins/The Crime Club 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''...when a policeman goes missing, leaving only a handful of bizarre clues, DCI Peter Pascoe gets worried. Andy Dalziel thinks he's just overreacting... Over two eventful days a new pattern emerges, of lust and lying, of family feuds and ancient injuries, of frustrated desires and unbalanced minds... ''
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) Singing the Sadness A Private Eye Joe Sixsmith novel Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press 1999 First Edition in the USFirst Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and near lower corner of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket a little damp-marked on the inside (no show-through) 4.00 ''... Joe... is off by bus to Wales with his church choir group... On their way, they come upon a summer cottage in flames... a woman trapped inside... The owner of the cottage secretly engages Joe to discover who the woman is... the man's wife also hires Joe to find out if the young woman is actually her husband's lover... ''
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) The Spy's Wife Collins 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the price removed 40.00 ''Molly Keatley's safe, happy life disintegrated one fine autumn morning when her husband left with ambiguous haste, and the next she heard of him was that he was accused of being a Russian agent... ''
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) Under World A Dalziel and Pascoe Novel Collins Crime Club 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned and a little marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a small surface chip (3 x 7mm) missing from top edge of rear panel 7.50 ''... It was his father's death that brought Colin Farr back home. And it is the dark whispers about its cause that keep him working down the hated pit. A university extra-mural course brings relief one day a week and its there that Ellie Pascoe meets him... Andy Dalziel ruminates on the sidelines till a murder in the mine... ''
Reginald Hill (Also as Dick Morland, PatrickRuell & Charles Underhill) Who Guards A Prince? Collins 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and spine slightly creased and leant, and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... The Prince is near enough to the throne for his choice to be important. Unfortunately fo him, he has fallen in love with the daughter of a politically powerful Irish-American family who loathe everything connected with the Brits... ''
Susan Hill The Vows of Silence A Simon Serrailler Crime Novel Chatto & Windus 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and upper front corner else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Gunmen are terrorising the Catherdral town of Lafferton... Simon has been promoted... but he is still at heart a loner and these chilly murders are on his home territory... he tries to think himself into the gunman's head... Meanwhile... tragedy strikes... ''
Tony Hillerman Listening Woman Macmillan 1978 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 30.00 ''... Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has a number of unsolved crimes to investigate on his 'patch' : a seemingly motiveless murder of an old man and a young girl; an attempted hit-and-run and the disappearance of a helicopter... Leaphorn unravels the threads that link the crimes together... to a terrible crime in the very act of its commission.''
Chester Himes The End of A Primitive Allison & Busby 1990 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Thus Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''Jesse Robinson wakes from his nightmares and fantasies to dirty, fitful real life in a noisy Harlem slum... Kriss wakes up alone, divorced, disillusioned, in her plush Manhattan apartment, to reume her high-salary, low excitement existence on Madison Avenue... one amazing, passionate weekend in Chicago, seven years ago, an a sudden, overwhelming urge to meet again... ''
Michael Innes (J. I. M. Stewart) Carson's Conspiracy Gollancz 1984 First Edition First Printing Bruised across lower front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Carl Carson is a precariously prosperous businessman, with... a dotty wife... One of her delusions is that she and Carson have a son, Robin... Carl now summons Robin into useful existence... and stages a fictitious kidnapping... the grieving father should then proceed to liquidate his assets to provide the cash ransom... ''
Michael Innes (J. I. M. Stewart) The Mysterious Commission Gollancz 1974 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and lower corners and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... a fashionable portrait painter... Charles Honeybath...is offered twice his standard fee if he will agree to pend a fortnight in the country, at a place unspecified, painting the portrait of a client who must remain unidentified... Whereupon he is drawn into an extremely bizarre, and for some people fatal, adventure... ''
P. D. James The Skull Beneath The Skin Faber 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and production fault to surface material of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... the reality is terrifying. It is soon clear that Clarissa Lisle's secret enemy is with her on the island and Cordelia finds herself embroiled in a cse as dangerous as it is mysterious... ''
H. R. F. Keating Dead On Time Hutchinson 1988 First Edition First Printing Page edges a little marked else Fione book in like price-clipped Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... With the murder ina Bombay watchmaker's shop of the heir to an influential landlord from deep in the timeless Indian countryside, Ghote finds himself enmeshed in problem after problem arising from different attitudes to the clock... even confronting with happy shrewdness that clue, familiar from a thousand detective stories, the watch with the smashed hands... ''
Harry Kemelman Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out Hutchinson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Rabbi Small does not shun the controversial issues of the day. This time he is faced with the demand by women to participate in the same way as men in religious ceremonies and services... Rabbi Small must also solve the most interesting murder... The victim is a multi-millionaire and an unrepentant anti-semite, despite his love for a Jewish woman... ''
Laurie R. King A Grave Talent St. Martin's Press 1993 First Edition First Printing (First State with Hebrew dedication upside-down) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with a few short (4 mm) tears and the price removed. 60.00 ''... Katarina Cecilia Martinelli... newly of the San Francisco homicide division, and Alonzo Hawkin, in charge of the investigation, are charged with finsding the truth: murderess or victim?... '' Her first book.
Laurie R. King A Grave Talent HarperCollins 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... Casey Martinelli, a... homicide detective with a secret to conceal, and Alonzo Hawkin, a world-weary cop... thrown together to solve a particularly ugly crime - the murders of three young girls... '' Her first book.
Debra Purdy Kong The Opposite of Dark Touchwood 2011 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Thirty-year-old Casey Holland likes being a transit security cop. It brings out the best of her compassion, perseverance and courage... Casey learns that her father was murdered in his West Vancouver home the previous evening. The trouble is, Casey buried her dad at an open-casket funeral service three years earlier... ''
Linda J. LaRosa The Random Factor Gollancz 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''The New York police are baffled by a series of seemingly random killings... All the killings have the same 'identification', but what - if anything - can the victims have in common, and who's killing them and why?... ''
Emma Lathen Murder Without Icing Gollancz 1973 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... ice-hockey in New York... the Huskies are way down in the charts... then a brilliant new player puts them on the winning road... first one then another murder complicate the situation... the second victim is actually struck down in the middle of a crucial game... ''
Margaret Lawrence Blood Red Roses Macmillan 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''The Second Journal of Hannah Trevor, Midwife... 1786... during a midsummer's eve haying party, a body is discoveredin the rose-filled arbor, leading in turn to a horrific scene deep in the woods... Hannah... is accused of murder... ''
Margaret Lawrence Hearts and Bones Macmillan 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small puncture in the front panel gutter. 5.00 ''The First Journal of Hannah Trevor, Midwife... 1786... in the midst of a merciless winter, a young wife and mother has been murdered... in a letter of accusation... she has named her three attackers... the pattern that is beginning to emerge is of a tangle of threads... to ensnare everything and everyone Hannah loves... ''
Margaret Lawrence The Burning Bride Macmillan 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and small, shallow bump to top and base edge of front board else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''The Third Journal of Hannah Trevor, Midwife... 1786... Dr Samuel Clinch has petitioned the Magistrates Court to bering charges against Hannah over the death of a patient... when, out walking... she comes upon Clinch's bloated and burnt body, a bullet wound in his chest... ''
Nancy Livingstone Mayhem in Parva St. Martin's Press 1991 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Retired tax inspector G. D. H. Pringle... return to his roots in the ancient village of Wuffinge Parva in East Anglia... there's a festival being planned... Pringle stumbles on the body of one of the... organisers... the body has disappeared. Shocking revelations, misplaced corpses, sexual misconduct, and another murder... ''
Peter Lovesey Bertie and the Tinman From the Detective Memoirs fo King Edward VII Bodley Head 1987 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... It is 1886 and the greatest of all jockeys, Fred Archer, popularly known as the Tinman, has put his gun to his head and shot himself. An inquest is arranged with indecent haste. His mind was unhinged... The Prince is suspicious... ''
Peter Lovesey On The Edge Mysterious Press/Century 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Rose and Antonia had a good war. As WAAF plotters, they had all the excitement and independence of a difficult and dangerous job, and all the fun of being two women on an RAF base... Peacetime is a disappointment... Rosie's war-hero husband has turned brutal lout: Antinia... bored with her rich manufacturer... they could get away with murder... ''
Peter Lovesey Rough Cider Bodley Head 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a litrtle wear near the top front corner. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''Theo Sinclair, a university lecturer, is approached one day in 1964 by... Alice... She wants to be told about her Daddy... hanged for murder in 1945... he and another GI had helped with the apple harvest... The discovery of a huuman skull in a cider barrel led... to Duke's arrest and conviction... ''
Peter Lovesey Rough Cider Bodley Head 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Theo Sinclair, a university lecturer, is approached one day in 1964 by... Alice... She wants to be told about her Daddy... hanged for murder in 1945... he and another GI had helped with the apple harvest... The discovery of a huuman skull in a cider barrel led... to Duke's arrest and conviction... ''
Gavin Lyall The Conduct of Major Maxim Hodder & Stoughton 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and top page edges slightly foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''When Corporal Blagg shot down a German registrar of births and deaths, the Secret Service chose ot forget that he had been working for them at the time... Blagg's only hope lay with another man who was faster with a pistol than with a memo... Major Harry Maxim... ''
John D. MacDonald The Lonely Silver Rain Knopf 1985 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, spine creased and pages marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''The disappearance of a lavishly appointed custom-built-yacht... the brutal murder of a Peruvian debutante... the sloppy 'accidental death' of a Florida real estate Tycoon... These are the pieces of the puzzle Travis McGee must fit together to save his own life... ''
Jessica Mann Hanging Fire Contsable 1997 First Edition First Printing Page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket lightly rubbed at the fold tips Signed and Personalised by the Author on the front free end paper 5.00 ''Tess Redpath... Tess's married lover, a high-ranking officer undergoing positive vetting for a NATO job, decided it's all over between them... she decides to work as a freelance on the stories she has already started Some strange connections startb to appear. Then Tess's flat is ransacked and set on fire... ''
Ngaio Marsh Light Thickens Collins Crime Club 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Ngaio Marsh's last novel... Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre... is putting on a production of Macbeth. Personal tensions between the actors are heightened by the superstitions surrounding the play, and by a series of grisly practical jokes... When an additional, unscripted murder takes place... ''
Ed McBain Cinderella Hamish Hamilton 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, previous owner's name on front free end paper and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket a little damp-marked on the inside (no show-through) 4.00 ''... It wasn't a nice case. A dead private investigator, a couple of Cubans with extremely direct methods, assorted villains, hookers and drug dealers... '' A Matthew Hope novel.
Ed McBain Let's Hear It For The Deaf Man An 87th Precinct Mystery Hamish Hamilton 1973 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine, previous owner's name and date on front free end paper and end papers and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket with red spine lettering faded. 7.50 ''... Why, in his frightening teasing way, was he alerting them to the crime he himself was planning? Because... the siccess of the Deaf Man's scheme depended on the police knowing about it in advance... ''
James McGee Ratcatcher HarperCollins 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket with 'Introductory Offer' sticker on cover 5.00 ''Hunting down highwaymen was not the usual preserve of a Bow Street Runner. as the most resourceful of this elite band of investigators, Matthew Hawkwood was surprised to be assigned the case - even if it did involve the murder and mutilation of a naval courier... ''
Wilfred McNeilly The First Sexton Blake Omnibus Book One The Break Out & Laird of Evil Howard Baker 1967 First Edition in Hardback & Thus First Printing Bruised at top and lightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with the spine panel a little browned and faded 10.00 The Break Out - ''Hardcastle Goal... maximium security prison... never known an escaper. But Gentleman Johnny just had to beak out... ''; This Man Blake - A short history of the Sexton Blake Saga and Laird of Evil by Martin Thomas ''An ancient castle... satanic rites and wild orgies... murder of the innocent... time for Sexton Blake... ''
James Melville A Haiku For Hanae Scribners 1989 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn and marked Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Otani reflects ona murder case more than twenty years old... a young American missionary had been killed, stabbed to death in a Shinto shrine, holding a small ceramic fox in his hands... ''
James Melville The Reluctant Ronin Scribners 1988 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised and slightly rubbed at base of spine and top page edges marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with a short (ca 5mm) tear at th top of the front fold. 4.00 ''... Otani... and his wife Hanae, are both distressed: Otani because a photo of the Otani family has been found in a dead Dutchwoman's purse; Hanae because she saw her son-in-law kissing the Dutchwoman shortly before the foreigner's demise... ''
James Mitchell Dead Ernest Hamish Hamilton 1975 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, faint damp-marking externally at corners and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket faintly damp-marked at corners. 5.00 ''But was Ernest dead? That was one of the problems exercising Ron Hoggett's miind.. it wasn't just Ernest who had disappeared... two pieces of property... The first was Ernest: the second was a racehorse that might very well win the Grand National in a few years time... ''
Nicholas Monsarrat A Fair Day's Work Cassell 1964 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, top front corner and top board edges, top few mm of board edges faded, page edges browned and a little marked and old biro price on front free end paper around Very Good book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... a proud, immaculate ship held in the grey desolation of Liverpool Dock by bonds far stronger than the hawsers fore and aft. Below her decks seethe agitation and unrest, bred from envy and fomented in spite, tightening their grip as the tide floods and the hour for sailing approaches.''
Nicholas Monsarrat Smith and Jones Cassell 1963 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges bumped, browned and marked around Very Good book in torn worn and creased Dust Jacket with the spine panel orange a little faded 4.00 ''He had files on both Smith and Jones... Not at all the sort of men to be sent across the Iron Curtain, to be trusted with their country's secrets. But they had friends in high places... When they defected he became the scape-goat... BY nightfall he ws on his way.''
Nicholas Monsarrat Something to Hide Cassell 1965 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges foxed and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''With the sun behind him, Carter could see the girl from a long way off - a forlorn figure, alone, limping, signaling hopelessly. From pity he stopped - and gave her a lift. This simple act opened the door to a world of nightmare, all the more fantastic because each step followed so logically... ''
Nicholas Monsarrat Th Master Mariner, Book2: Darken Ship, the Unfinished Novel, With a Biographical Introduction By Ann Monsarrat) The Master Mariner Book2 Darken Ship the Unfinished Novel With a Biographical Introduction By Ann Monsarrat Cassell 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the red spine lettering slightly faded. 5.00 ''... a proud, immaculate ship held in the grey desolation of Liverpool Dock by bonds far stronger than the hawsers fore and aft. Below her decks seethe agitation and unrest, bred from envy and fomented in spite, tightening their grip as the tide floods and the hour for sailing approaches.''
Ryu Murakami In The Miso Soup Kodansha 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower board edges a little shelf-worn and one small mark on page edges - Very Good book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... It is just before New Year's. Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour ofTokyo's sleazy nightlife... But Frank's behaviour is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorising the city... ''
Robert Nye The Life and Death of My Lord Gilles de Rais Hamish Hamilton 1990 First Edition First Printing Slight spine crease and and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with th price removed. 10.00 ''I, Dom Eustache Blanchet... spent three years of my own life in the devil's service... Gilles de Rais, Baron de Laval... who was brought to trial in the thirty-sixth year of his age, charged with witchcraft and heresy, sacrilege and sorcery, the evocation of demons and the practice of unnatural crime against may children of both sexes... ''
Sara Paretsky Indemnity Only Gollancz 1982 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket where previous owner has made biro notes on inside of D. J. and damp has transferred red from boards onto inside of D. J. at top edge of rear panel causing faint show-through. 25.00 ''Sara Paretsky takes the familiar private-eye formula, and has a lot of fun with it... she outrages propriety by giving us a female private-eye; and one with the unlikely name of Warshowski - who is, like her author, of Polish extraction... ''
Barbara Paul Kill Fee Collins Crime Club 1985 First Edition First Printing? Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine creasing, rear end paper oddly translucent at one point and page edges browned else Fine book in torn creased and worn Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''If your worst enemy was shot dead while you, quite innocent, were miles away with an unimpeachable alibi, you would hardly be human if you did not feel relief. But what if you then received a note sgned Pluto demanding a substantial 'kill fee'? A number of New Yorkers found theselves in that predicament, and most were willing to pay up... ''
Barbara Paul The Renewable Virgin Collins Crime Club 1984 First Edition First Printing? Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges and page edges a little browned and a little marked else Fine book in torn, creasd and badly worn Dust Jacket. 3.00 ''Kelly Ingram is a rising star who has everything going for her - great looks, a live-wire personality, enough talent ot get by on, a new TV series and a new lover. She also has an agent and a producer who hate each other... But then a friend is murdered, a harmless scriptwriter... ''
Elizabeth Peters Naked Once More Piatkus 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Jacqueline Kirby has been selected to write the sequel to the biggest blockbuster of all time. Naked in the Ice... whose author Kathleen Darcy is missing presumed dead... while researching... Jacqueline becomes the victim of some decidedly nasty 'accidents'... ''
Elizabeth Peters The Hippopotamus Pool Warner 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a tiny scrape on the edge of the front fold. 7.50 ''What could be oreintriguing to Amelia Peabody and her irresistable, irascible husband... than meeting a masked stranger who offers to show them an Egyptian queen's lost tomb? The mysterious disappearance of that midnight visitor before he can disclose the secret!... ''
Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) Brother Cadfael's Pennance The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Headline 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, lower corners bruised, scrape on lower edge of front board, lower front corner shelf-worn and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with spine panel background slightly faded. 7.50 ''... Cadfael feels bound to put aside his duty to his vows for that of fatherhood; Olivier is his son... the prospect of peace is by no means universally welcome. There are powerful interests ready and willing to wreck it... passions can all too easily spill over into violence, and murder...''
Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) The Confession of Brother Haluin The Fifteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Headline 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... Brother Haluin... slips form the roof and crashes to the ground, sustaining terrible injuries... enough for him to want to make his deathbed confession... And a wicked story it is... but Haluin does not die. And on his recovery, he determines to make a journey of expiation, with Cadfael... that leads to shocking discoveries... of bitter revenge... and of murder... ''
Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) The Heretic's Apprentice The Sixteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Headline 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... The mystery that unfolds is not just gripping and baffling in its own right, but is embellished by the further puzzle of the contents of a marvellous treasure box... ''
Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) The Holy Thief The Nineteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Headline 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''..heavy rains bring the threat of floods... the holy relics must be moved to a place of safelty. And when the waters - and the confusion - subside, a robbery is revealed... And before it is solved, to the crime of theft is added a murder... ''
Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) The Potter's Field The Seventeenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Headline 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges browned else Fine book in price-clipped Dust Jacket with the spine panel background a little faded 7.50 ''... a local landlord had made a present of the potter's Field to an Augustian Priory close to Shrewsbury... The plough turns up the long, raven tresses of a young woman, dead a year or more... someone has murdered her... ''
Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) The Summer of the Danes The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Headline 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket worn at the top and base of spine and fold corners. 5.00 ''... a Danish mercenary fleet has been sighted.. and as if that were not enough, a young girl goes missing and a corpse is discovered... ''
Dennis Potter Blackeyes Faber 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with the price removed 5.00 ''The writer, Maurice James Kingsley, is seventy-seven. It is twenty years since he has produced a novel, but when he does... Blackeyes is the surprise hit of the season... when Blackeyes' naked body is found drowned... an unputdownable detective story that is also a work of great literary distinction.''
Anthony Price A Prospect of Vengeance A Novel Gollancz 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and a small biro line on top page edges else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... When Philip Masson's distinguished career was tragically cut short in a South Coast sailing accident... there were nasty rumours, in spite of the careful inquest verdict. For Masson was in line for a security promotion which didn't at all suit Dr David Audley. But there was nothing then to connect Masson's drowning with Audley... ''
Anthony Price Sion Crossing Gollancz 1984 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine, slight spine lean and top page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Oliver is small and fat and unpopular and shy and very good at his job, which is nevertheless properly behind a desk... he is an economist by training and a skilled Kremlin-watcher and spy-catching organiser... the trap closes around him... among new treacheries, and on the exact site of the Sion Crossing skirmish... of the American Civil War... ''
Ellery Queen Ten Days' Wonder Gollancz 1948 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners, boards a little marked and page edges and end papers slightly foxed and age-darkened - Very Good book in marked and worn, price-clipped, Dust Jacket with a 25mm tear at the top edge of the rear panel 5.00 Apparently Ten Days' Wonder took Ten Years to write!
Ian Rankin The Falls Orion 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower page edges else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, a little strained along top edge of rear panel and small (4 mm) tear at top edge of front panel. 4.00 ''A student has gone missing in Edinburgh... She's not just any student, but the daughter of extremely well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until Detective Inspector John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another rebel... ''
Ian Rankin The Hanging Garden Orion 1998 First Edition First Printing (16.99 on DJ) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and one page corner tip creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... when Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives hima personal reason to make sure Telford takes the high road... Within days, Rebus' daughter is the victim of an all too professional hit and run and Rebus knows that now there's nothing he wouldn't do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford... '' Scarce
Kathy Reichs Death Du Jour Scribner 1999 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... Assaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter the American-born Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Qebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elizabeth Nicolet, dead for over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should be lying in her grave... ''
Ruth Rendell Live Flesh Hutchinson 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a small (3mm) tear at the top of the spine panel. 5.00 ''... Holed up in that house with the girl, he had not meant to pull the trigger. it was panic. Panic, which came over him like a second skin, prickling him all over, crawling on him... ''
Ruth Rendell The Copper Peacock And Other Stories Hutchinson 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and across board tops and boards a little marked else Fine book in price-clipped Dust Jacket. 10.00 A Pair Of Yellow Lilies; Paperwork; Mother's Help; Long Live The Queen; Dying Happy; The Coper Peacock; Weeds; The Fish-Sitter and An Unwanted Woman
Nicholas Rhea Constable on the Prowl Hale 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly torn Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Once he was settled in Aidensfield, Police Constable Nicholas Rhea had to work night duty in the villages and market towns of North Yorkshire... it allowed him a privileged glimpse into the private lives of the residents. But P. C. Rhea's night life was not as simple as he expected... '' The second of the series that made the popular Heartbeat series
Dorothy L. Sayers The Man Born To Be King A Play-Cycle on the Life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Gollancz 1943 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners, light spine creasing, page edges browned - Good book in slightly chipped, torn and browned, slightly marked Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''The text of Miss Sayers' famous series of broadcast plays on the life of Christ: together with (1) notes on the action and characters as furnished by Miss Sayers to the prodicer, (2) a long introduction by Miss Sayers, covering the theology and dramatic structure of the plays, (3) a foreword by Dr. Welch... ''
Mickey Spillane The Killing Man Dutton 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, red pen cross on front free end paper and black marker remainder line on bottom page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... from the moment that Hammer walks into his office to find his beloved secretary, Velda, knocked unconscious and a strange man, brutally murdered, occupying the office chair, your in for one of the fastest-pased, sexiest, most brilliantly plotted adventures the great detective has ever encountered... ''
Neville Steed Black Mail A Johnny Black Mystery Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Lucy Merrydrew, a young librarian, about to marry into the wealthy Bolsover family, receives a threatening letter. But not in an envelope - it comes in a gruesome parcel also containing a severed finger... ''
Neville Steed Chipped Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, front free end paper slightly torn and browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... With the aid of his inimitable old friend Gus Tribble, the bewitching Merinda, an artistic and nomadic girl with a memorable talent, and the childlike, innocent Molly, the retarded sixteen-year-old daughter of a local thatcher, Marklin unravells a compoelling story of greed, corruption, vain hopes and strange practices - leading ultimately to violence and murder... ''
Neville Steed Clockwork Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Dorset is enjoying an Indian summer and all seems fair for Peter Marklin and his Antique Toy Emporium. That is, until a sixteen-year-old whizz-kid called Tony Thorn strides into the shop, bursting with money-making ideas... there is an inexplicable burglary at the school, followed by a vicious murder in the gym... ''
Mary Stewart Stormy Petrel Hodder & Stoughton 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''The Hebredean island of Moila, remote and lonely, seemed to Rose Fenemore, writer and poet, the ideal place 'away from it all', and the isolated cottage, advertised as an 'ivory tower', a perfect retreat... Rose... has to cope with two very different men... a prodigal returning to his home... the other a man... giving an account of himself that Rose has every reason to distrust... ''
R. F. Stewart ... And Always A Detective Chapters on the History of Detective Fiction David & Charles 1980 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and three corners else Fine book in like, slightly worn, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Drawing on a wide range of contemporary comment, this book in fact reveals a remarkable similarity between Victorian sensation and detective fiction, a comparison from which the latter does not emerge unscathed. This parallel is exemplified by the career of the 'Great Detective... the idea of the detective as final and infallible arbiter was firmly established before Holmes...
J. F. Straker Goodbye Aunt Charlotte! Harrap 1958 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, end papers and page edges a little browned and with a few tape 'ghosts', page edges slightly page edges slightly foxed and one page edge slightly torn else Fine book in price-clipped Dust Jacket with plastic D.J. protector taped to the D.J. 5.00 ''Nobody had a good word for Aunt Cahrlotte; not even her niece Elizabeth. When the rich old lady arranged to go up to London for a few days Elizabeth's friends thought it would be a joke to hoax people into believing that Aunt Charlotte had disappeared. fake telegrams were sent, telephone calls made, clues laid - and then Aunt Cahrlotte was found murdered... ''
Peter Tremayne (Peter Beresford Ellis) Act of Mercy A Sister Fidelma Mystery Headline 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Sister Fidelma sets out on a pilgrimage tot he holy Shrine of St James in the late autumn of AD 666... During the first night out, with the ship tossed about by a tempestuous sea, one of the pilgrims disappears, apparently washed overboard. The discovery of a blood-stained robe raises questions... ''
M. J. Trow Lestrade And The Ripper Constable 1988 First Edition First Printing Page eges lightly browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket with foxing on the rear flap 15.00 ''In the year 1888 London was horrified by a series of brutal killings... Sholto Lestrade... investigates... and follows the trail to... the minor public school, Rhadegund Hall... hampered by the parallel investigations of that great detective Sherlock Holmes... In the centenary year... M J Trow takes an ingenious look at the murders... ''
M. J. Trow Maxwell's Grave Alison & Busby 2004 First Edition First Printing Top page edges lightly browned and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''When Peter... took his kids... on an archaeological dig, all should have been learning and fun... the corpse was not Saxon... an altogether more recent murder... ''
M. J. Trow Maxwell's Match Allison & Busby 2002 First Edition First Printing Faint marking to boards else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... within a day of stepping through the imposing school gates, Maxwell has yet again stumbled upon an unnatural death... ''
M. J. Trow Maxwell's Reunion Hodder & Stoughton 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a short (4mm) split and a little erosion at top of the rear fold. 4.00 ''... Thirty-seven years on... Maxwell attends a reunion of the class of '65... at the end of the reunion weekend a man is dead, hanging from the bell rope of the old school. When a second violent death occurs, Maxwell... sets out to uncover the secret that has been lurking under his nose all these years... ''
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 bbetween 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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