Category: CRIME


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The Penny Murders.

By: BLACK, Lionel. (aka Dudley Barker).

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Collins, 1979. 0002316463,

1st ed. "Reporter Kate Theobald was fascinated to be invited to see the coin collection of a distinguished numismatist, but when she arrived at his house with her barrister husband, who was also a coin hobbyist, it was to find her host's car outside, the house door from the garage open, and her host himself shot through the head..." PP.195. Red cloth, d/w designed by Les Weis has creasing to front and rear. VG/G. View more info

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Fetch me a Rope.

By: BOYD, Raymond.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: Hammond, Hammond & Co.Ltd, 1947.,

Murder mystery. "James Denby died at Leere. And he died in a terrible way - at the end of a rope. The circumstances suffest suicide; and Inspector Alley of the Yard, who happens to be on the spot, is quite satisfied that everything is above board. Fortunately Paul Scarf is also present; for on the dead man's shoes is evidence of murder..." Pp.220, pages a little toned. Green cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear and is a bit dusty but is now in a removable clear protective w... View more info

The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern.

By: BRAUN, Lilian Jackson.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London: Collins For The Crime Club, 1967.,

1st ed. Second novel in the acclaimed 'Cat' series. "Newspaper reporter Qwilleran and Siamese cat Koko are again at work together on matters of robbery and murder - this time the sophisticated world of interior decoration." Pp.192, owners name to fep, minor spotting and toning to endpapers. Red cloth boards, d/w designed by Brian Russell has edge chipping and lifting to laminate to front spine edge. Scarce. VG/G. View more info

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Jealous Woman. [and Sinful Woman].

By: CAIN, James M.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London: Robert Hale Limited, 1955.,

1st British edition which includes the first British hardcover printing of Sinful Woman. Two novels of violent action and emotion. Pp224, minor spotting to closed page edges, owner's name to inside front board. Black cloth, illustrated dustwrapper worn with edge tears and small losses but now in a removable clear protective wrap. Scarce in dustwrapper. G+/Good.** "James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 – October 27, 1977) was an American author and journalist. Although... View more info

The Pale Horse.

By: CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: The Crime Club, 1961.,

"No one is going to be disappointed by this book, a crime story not one jot less convincing, ingenious, exciting and sinister than the best of its predecessors". Pp.256. Red cloth, dustwrapper edges slightly rubbed. VG/G+. View more info

They Came to Baghdad.

By: CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: The Crime Club/Collins, 1951.,

1st cheap edition. Victoria Jones sets off in persuit of glorious adventure..."Baghdad by air, a post with a mysterious organisation called the Olive Branch, which exists for the betterment of world relations, three words uttered by a dying man, and Victoria is caught in the relentless toils of international intrigue, with evil, violence and deadly peril as her close companions." Pp.256, small embossed ownership stamp (The North of England School Furnishing Co.Lt... View more info

Five Little Pigs.

By: CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London: The Crime Club/Collins, nd.(c.1942).,

A White Circle Pocket Novel. A Hercule Poirot story. Pp.192, pages toned with tape residue(?) to endpapers. Paperback, rubbed with 4cm tear to lower spine edge. Fair. View more info

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The Way Through the Woods. (Inspector Morse).

By: DEXTER, Colin. (Signed).

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London:Macmillan, 1992. 0333583736,

1st edition. "Morse was looking forward to a spot of sightseeing in Hardy country. Certainly without work, certainly without newspapers - almost certainly without company - he planned to have an uncharacteristically good time....." Pp.296, signed bookplate pasted-in to half-title page, maps to endpapers. Green cloth, dustwrapper slightly rubbed with edge wear but is now in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/G+. View more info

The Dead Sleep Lightly and Other Mysteries from Radio's Golden Age.


Price: £80.00

Publisher: New York: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1983. 0385187149,

1st edition. Edited and with an Introduction by Douglas G. Greene. "Nine never-before-published radio plays by the late John Dickson Carr....Here, all the hallmarks of Carr's classic detective novels are on display - locked rooms, "impossible" crimes, brilliant detection, and, in two of the dramas, his most famous detective, Dr Gideon Fell." Pp.181, inscribed by the editor "For Joan and Leslie Stringer, with affectionate regards of Doug Greene. 8 Ma... View more info

Murder at Tomorrow.

By: GEORGE, Kara.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Robert Hale, 1983. 0709013302,

1st British edition. "Mark Exeter, the new publisher of the sophisticated newsweekly,'Tomorrow', givesprivate detective Nick Nicoletti a double assignment..Nicoletti, however, soon has a third task - discover who wielded the heavy Chinese bronze that smashed in Exeter's head." Pp.189, slight toning to pages. Black cloth, d/w designed by Helen Pask. VG/VG. View more info

The Domino Plan. (Introducing Storm English).


Price: £24.00

Publisher: London: Bachman & Turner, 1975. 0859740285,

1st ed. "Domino - the most ruthless unconvicted financial operator in both hemispheres. What happens when he comes up against Storm English, master criminologist, who claims he can stop the crime explosion?" Pp.208, mild spotting to closed page edges, slight toning to pages. Red boards, d/w edges rubbed. G+/G+. View more info

The Vultures Gather.

By: HOCKING, Anne.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Geoffrey Bles, 1945.,

1st edition. Detective story featuring Chief Superintendent William Austen. Pp.192. Yellow cloth, red title to front and spine, boards a little rubbed. G+. **Mona Naomi Anne Messer Hocking (1890 – 1966) was an English crime writer,The daughter of Joseph Hocking, niece of Silas Hocking and sister of Elizabeth Mavis Nisot (also mystery writer, born 1893), Anne Hocking was a prolific mystery writer, author of more than 40 genre novels between 1930 and 1962. (wiki). View more info


By: KNOX, Bill.

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1980. 0091406706,

1st edition. "The vitality and ingenuity of Bill Knox's stories of the Fishery Protection Service have won him a world-wide reputation." Eleventh book in the series. Pp.191. Blue cloth, d/w illustration by Terry Hadler. VG/VG. View more info

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The Noose.

By: MACDONALD, Philip.

Price: £52.00

Publisher: London: W.Collins Sons & Co.Ltd, nd.(c.1930).,

Copyright edition. The Crime Club series, although nothing printed inside the book to state this the words "The Crime Club" to base of spine. Philip Macdonald re-introduces us to his amateur detective, Anthony Gethryn. "How does Anthony set about the impossible task of proving one man's innocence and another man's guilt, of a six months' old crime - all in five days?" Pp.252, some toning to endpapers and very occasional marginal spots. Dark red cloth, ti... View more info

The Far Away Man. (A Yellowthread Street Mystery).

By: MARSHALL, William.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 1984. 0436273233,

1st ed. "Here is a killer who strikes wordlessly, a single shot from the pistol dealing death without remorse. Witnesses tell of a man with lifeless eyes, oblivious to the world around him." Pp.186. Black cloth, d/w illustrated by Paul Weaver and designed by Eric Rose. VG/VG. View more info