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THE HUNT

By: ACZEL , TAMAS

Price: £6.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2732


1st edition , Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , 307pp , Award winning author and poet Tamis Aczel widely acknowledged as one of the most important East European writer's living in the West since 1956 , a contributor to many different language publications , newspapers and magazines,Winner of Stalin Prize and Kossuth Prize. The Hunt is set in an isolated country estate somewhere in Europe , a subtle ,vivid suspense / thriller [ General Wulf / Justice Krothy / Monsignor Becka... View more info

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TOWARD ZERO ( WHITE CIRCLE CRIME CLUB)

By: AGATHA CHRISTIE

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS CRIME CLUB: 1944

Seller ID: 119721


Sewn Paperback, 180 x 110 mm approx. 160pp. Undated circa mid 1940's. Bravingtons Advert to rear cover and Maltesers Ad. to inside cover.No 160c in Collins White Circle Crime Club Series. Good (Book- Rubbing and shelf soiling to card covers with a little loss at head and tail of spine. 30 x 35 mm loss to paper at bottom corner of title page, Paper of book block a little tanned. No previous owner name or insc.) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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RIVER OF DARKNESS

By: AIRTH , Rennie

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11966


H/b+jacket, 1st, FINE/VG+."The era of golden age detective fiction combined with chilling realism od psychological suspense.."[Crime/thrillers/murder] R Airth born South Africa - was Foreign Correspondent for Reuters - author.Setting is war torn England, 386pp.[ black boards+bright gilt titles to book, No inscsp, as new] orange illus Dust Jacket not price-clipped, £16.99.rear little rubbed to black colour o/w no notable defects- no tears/creases. PLS See our im... View more info

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AUTHORISED MURDER A PUZZLE IN FOUR DAYS AND SIXTY SCENES

By: ASIMOV , ISAAC

Price: £24.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7862


VG+ / VG+ , H/b+ D/j, 1st ed.230pp , Yellow Dust Jacket., A Gollancz Detection , [ Crime / thriller ] Murder mystery by renouned science fiction author Isaac Asimov - a murder at the American Booksellers Association convention - sparkling with stars , book trade gossip - and murder [ book , vr slight 2mm bruise bottom edge of board , 1mm softness top/tail spine , both mirrored to d/j. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual imag... View more info

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DIE SCOTLAND YARD STORY The Scotland Yard Story FACTUAL German Text

By: BARR , Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Germany, Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 2146


SIGNED Copy H/b+Jacket FINE/NearFINE.1st ed.239pp illustrated 9 B/w photographic plates. Dedicated & Signed by the Author Robert Barr on the title page " To my dear friend Percy Fearley without whose expert help & advise this book could not have been written " German Text, 17 chpts.Factual account.German Text [book - no other inscsp. tight binding] shiney b/w photo illus Dust Jacket not clipped, no notable defects, no tears or creases. PLS SEE our image. View more info

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MANCHESTER SLINGBACK

By: BLINCOE , NICHOLAS , PhD

Price: £9.95

Publisher: LONDON, PAN: 1999

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11080


SIGNED Copy, Crime Writer's Silver Dagger Award 1998 for- Manchester Slingback "he writes with a beauty & veracity.. his portrayal of the nasty side of Gay manchester id disturbingly convincing."The Times.[Crime fiction].N Blincoe, author, journalist, broadcatser[The modern Review BBC4] screen writer and holds a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy.Here is a strong morality tale - not for the delicate.- an excursion into the dark night of the humans soul. [ book fine, ... View more info

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INVITATION TO A FUNERAL

By: BROWN, MOLLY

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 3524


Black boards with gilt lettering to spine.288pp. A Tale of Restoration Intrigue. A vastly entertaining crime debut from the author which vividly recreates the London of Pepys and Dryden and cunningly interweaves fact and fiction. Inscribed on the title page "To Steve and all the cats! love Molly" F/F ( book no other insc. or previous owner name. D/J - non price clipped. In proprietary protective wrapper) View more info

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A BULLET IN THE BALLET

By: CARYL BRAHMS AND S.J.SIMON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122837


Green and White card covers (sewn paperback). 180 x 110 mm approx. 128pp. First Penguin edition 1942 1st printing. No 377 in Mystery & Crime Series. Good/ no d/j (Book- Covers clean, colour rubbing to spine edges with chip/loss to tail of 12mm approx. Paper of book block a little tanned. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BE ABSOLUTE FOR DEATH A Novel About Kenya

By: CHANCE, Roger

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, PETER DAVIES Ltd: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9373


Uncommon Title.H/b+D/j.VG/VG.1st ed.Dramatic Crime-thriller novel set in Kenya - against the background of the unrest of the 1960's - against British rule & the threat of resurgence of Mau Mau violence. The author's view of Africa and Kenya in particular, is philosophical, provokes comparison with the work of L van der Post.187pp.[ dark brown cloth+gilt title, No inscsp. a little tanned with a hint of foxi tan to foredge] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 18s , moderate ... View more info

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SAINT OVERBOARD

By: CHARTERIS , Leslie

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, PAN: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122279


VG P/b.1955.1st ed.thus.No 348 Pan Saint Series.192pp.[ book tight binding, No inscsp, clean throughout, paper browned,] 2/- , covers relatively clean & bright,,light wear/handling.light creases. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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DARK HERO

By: CHEYNEY , PETER

Price: £22.50

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8276


Hard cover , Dust Jacket , VG+/VG , 1st edition , Yellow cloth boards with green title to spine. 192pps, Thriller in which our "Dark Hero" Rene Berg finds himself in a German concentration camp. VG+/VG+ (book- no previous owner name or inscription. Dust Jacket- non price clipped, cover 8s6d net. Minor rubbing to extremities. No notable defects to book or jacket. The later now in proprietary protective wrapper). A copy for the collector. View more info

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Ladies Won't Wait

By: CHEYNEY , PETER

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1951

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9053


H/b+D/j.VG/Gd-1st edi.1951. Secret Agent Michael Kells seeks to piece together the seemingly unrelated parts of an intricate puzzle.252pp+ 4pp.adverts. ( sand cloth+navy titles, ink inscrip. Binding sound , softness top/tail spine] Dust Jacket no price clipped , 9s 6d, little grubby to once-white rear, edgewear col.rub/los with assoc. crease & nicks. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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SINiSTER ERRAND

By: CHEYNEY , Peter

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120329


VG+/VG.1st ed.clean maroon cloth+silver title.192pps.Mystery Thriller introducing an enthralling new character, Michael Kells [ notable successor to Lemmy Caution & Slim Callaghan] and a sinister beginning. ( book no previous owner name or inscription, tight sound binding, paper creamed, 1mm.softness top/tail spine] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 4/6 ,light handling soil, minor loss to corners & spine ends [max 1-2mm].light markings.4 tiny nicks to edge.[1/2/3mm] New Mys... View more info

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NO ORDINARY CHEYNEY

By: CHEYNEY, PETER

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER & FABER: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8348


Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , 1st edition , VG+/VG , Purple Boards with gilt lettering to spine. Frontis author portrait +313pp. Collection of first rate stories of the best Cheyney vintage, including a true story about the Paris underworld. (book- light even page tanning.. No previous owner name or inscription. Dust Jacket - a little light shelf soiling, 30mm approx ragged tear with associated creasing to bottom rear spine fold. Other negligable rubbing, nicks but no notab... View more info

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KILLER YEAR Stories to Die for

By: CHILD , LEE Edited

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Richmond, Mira: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8605


Dust Jacket , 1st edition , black cloth gilt letters , Introduction by Lee Child [ author of the Jack Reacher thrillers ] - with 18 crime author's stories - some of the biggest names in fiction with short 18 author biographies to rear , as new , no inscsp , tight bindinng , small ruffle top rear d/j which is not price clipped View more info

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THE MOVING FINGER

By: CHRISTIE , Agatha

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, COLLINS CRIME CLUB: 1945

Seller ID: 118667


P/b Good-. A White Circle Pocket Novel Undated c. 1945. 160pp. Detective fiction novel [Crime Club 164c ] book - no inscsp, war-time paper browned all pages.lacks initial blank page] external light edgewear also browned to edges+ spine. 1/6 .PLS See our image View more info

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PERIL AT END HOUSE , Collins Crime Club White Circle

By: CHRISTIE, AGATHA

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS CRIME CLUB: 1950

Edition: Ist Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119612


Illustrated card covers, 180x105mm approx. 252pp + 4 of trade and publisher's adverts. White circle pocket novel, No 220c in series. Undated sewn paperback. Circa early 1950's. Bravingtons Wetrista wrist watch advert to rear cover. Cover price 1/6 Good (Book- Spine and extremities a little rubbed with colour loss and creases.a little tanned. Paper of book block tanned. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sa... View more info

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UNDER SIEGE

By: COONTS , Stephen ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2638


FINE H/b in FINE D/j. 1st UK ed. A heart-stopping suspense story full of political intrigue, compelling characters and unexpected twists by the author of the "Flight of the Intruder" made into a Film etc. Mint in Mint Dust Jacket. Blue boards+ gilt titles.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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THE FIRST SCARPETTA COLLECTION , Postmortem & Body of Evidence Omnibus Edition

By: CORNWELL , Patricia ,Chairman of Virgina Instsitute of Forensic Science & Medicine

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Little Brown & Company: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 942


Large thick H/b Dust Jacket VG+/VG+.1st edition thus - Omnibus ed; Internationally Accliamed - Award winning Crime author Patricia Cornwell.- a pathologist - helped establish the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science & Medicine & now a Charirman of the Board, 634pp. Postmortem & Body of Evidence.The former being the only novel to have won the Edgar, John Creasey, Anthony & MacAvity awards- and the Prix du Roman d'Adventure - all in one year. [other awards include The ... View more info

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THE TOFF and the DEEP BLUE SEA

By: CREASEY , John

Price: £2.50

Publisher: UK, A PANTHER BOOK / Panther Crime Circle: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 118496


VG P/b 1962. 1st ed thus - Panther p/b. John Creasey Violence, intriguue & shapely French - Panther Crime Circle 2/6 [ usual tan to paper, tight binding, no inscsp. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info