NEXT DOOR TO MURDER. nd. H Jenkins.
Very good in a frayed dust jacket. £12.00
CANDLES FOR THE DEAD. 1973. Crime Club. Collins.
Proof copy in original wraps in a very slightly faryed dust jacket. £10.00
CARROLL, James. MADONNA RED. 1977. Hodder & Stoughton.
Uncorrected Proof copy, of author's first novel, in original proof wraps.
Dust jacket rubbed & internally repaired. £10.00
CHANCE, John Newton.
THE LAST SEVEN HOURS. 1956. Macdonald.
Initials on front end paper. Cover very slightly marked but internally very good. £12.00
THE MURDER MAKERS. 1976. R Hale. Dw. £16.00
A FALL-OUT OF THIEVES. 1976. R Hale.
Excellent copy in a like dust jacket £25.00
RETURN TO DEATH ALLEY. 1976. R Hale. Dw. £20.00
A DROP OF HOT GOLD. 1979. R Hale.
Dw very slightly chipped otherwise in very good condition.£12.00
A PLACE CALLED SKULL. 1980. R Hale. Dw. £20.00
DRUMMOND, John. (pseudonym) PROOF POSITIVE. 1956.
G Duckworth & Co.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. £5.00
THE LITTLE SISTER. 1949. Hamish Hamilton.
Cloth covers a little unevenly faded otherwise a very good copy. £20.00
THE LONG GOOD-BYE. 1953. Hamish Hamilton.
Precedes the american edition. £45.00
POODLE SPRINGS. 1989. Putnam. N.Y.
The unfinished Marlowe novel completed
by Robert B PARKER 30 years later. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £8.00
POODLE SPRINGS. 1990. Macdonald. As above. Dw. £8.00
PLAYBACK. 1958. Hamish Hamilton. Narrow section of the fore -edge of the dust's wrapper's spine rubbed otherwise a very good copy of the trial first with the date on
the verso of the title page only and the silver lettered spine. £65.00
THE WORLD OF RAYMOND CHANDLER. Ed. Miriam GROSS. 1977.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson. A collection of essays by J Barzun, J Symons, C James,
D Powell, E Homberger, R Davies, M Mason, etc,
introduced by Patricia Highsmith.
Bibliography at rear. Illustrated.
Very good in a price clipped dust jacket. £16.00
THE SAINT STEPS IN. 1947. Triangle Books. USA. £4.00
THE SAINT SEES IT THROUGH. 1947. Hodder & Stoughton.
Original cloth dust soiled. Some fore-edge foxing. £5.00
CALL FOR THE SAINT. 1948. Hodder & Stoughton.
Dust wrapper torn &
strengthened otherwise a very good copy. £10.00
SINISTER ERRAND. 1945. Collins. Inscription on front end paper.
A very good copy in a frayed dust jacket. £8.00
SINISTER ERRAND. 1945. Collins. Ex libris. £5.00
I'LL SAY SHE DOES ! 1945. Collins. Dw frayed.
Signed by author on title page. £40.00
UNEASY TERMS. 1946. Collins.
Very good copy in a slightly frayed dust jacket. £8.00
DARK HERO. 1946. Collins.
Dw very slightly frayed otherwise a very good copy. £8.00
DARK INTERLUDE. 1947. Collins.
Name on front end paper otherwise a very good copy in like dust jacket £9.00
DANCE WITHOUT MUSIC. 1947. Collins.
Proof copy in original wraps.
1pp torn but complete. £8.00
DANCE WITHOUT MUSIC. 1947. Collins. Name on front end paper.
Dust jacket very slightly frayed otherwise a very good copy. £8.00
NO ORDINARY CHEYNEY. 1948. Collins.
A very good copy, in a frayed dust jacket, signed by the author on title page. £45.00
TRY ANYTHING TWICE. 1948. Collins. Dust jacket very slightly frayed
otherwise a very good copy signed by the author on front end paper. £45.00
TRY ANYTHING TWICE. 1948. Collins.
Very good in a frayed dust jacket.. £6.00
ONE OF THOSE THINGS. 1949. Collins. Dust jacket slightly frayed. £6.00
YOU CAN CALL IT A DAY. 1949. Collins.
Very good in a frayed dust jacket. £45.00
CHITTENDEN, F. THE UNINVITED. 1954. T V Boardman.
Dust wrapper. £8.00
CHOPPING, Richard. THE RING. 1967. Secker & Warburg.
Dust wrapper designed by the author, a little chipped. £8.00
THE HOUND OF DEATH AND OTHER STORIES. 1933.
Odham's Press. Spine sunned & a few small patchy spots on upper case & spine.
A little fore-edge foxing-very slight otherwise a very good copy in dull red covers. "Copyright 1933" on inside of title page. £120.00
MRS MCGINTY'S DEAD. 1952. Crime Club/Collins.
Inscription on front end paper. Red boards show signs of use.
Printed on cheap wartime? paper but the contents
are in very good condition.
Red boards slightly marked. Spine sunned. £10.00
DESTINATION UNKNOWN. 1954. Crime Club/Collins.
A very good copy with the top edge of the dust jacket slightly chipped. £20.00
DEATH IN THE CLOUDS. (1956) Crime Club. Badly torn, defective dust jacket, internally strenghened but with title on the upper panel and most of printed spine intact however the book itself is in very good condition. £8.50
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE. 1959. The Book Club.
Edges very slightly worn but none-the-less a very good copy. £10.00
THE PALE HORSE. 1961. Crime Club/Collins.
A very good copy in a slightly chipped dust jacket. £10.00
ENDLESS NIGHT. 1967. Crime Club/Collins. Dust jacket. £20.00
BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS. 1968. Collins. Crime Club Edition.
Dw price clipped, rubbed & torn.
Small stains to paste-downs owvg. 255pp. £4.00
PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT. 1970. Crime Club/Collins. Dust jacket. £8.00
ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER. 1972. Crime Club/Collins.
Dust jacket. £12.00
THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES, PERIL AT THE END OF THE HOUSE. 1993. Diamond Books.
THE ABC MURDERS: ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. £7.00
THE COMPLETE HERCULE POIROT SHORT STORIES. 2003.
3 volumes in pictorial boards in pictorial slip case.
Introduced by Maxim Jakubowski. Iluustrated by Christopher Brown.
Near fine. £65.00
MURDER IN THE MEWS AND OTHER STORIES. nd. Odhams.
Blue cloth marked and rubbed. Spine frayed a poor copy. £3.00
AGATHA CHRISTIE FIRST LADY OF CRIME.
Ed. H R F KEATING. 1977.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
A very good illustrated copy in a very slightly frayed dust jacket.
Contributors include Editor, J Symons, C Watson, J C Trewin, W Weaver,
C Brand, E Crispin, C Fremlin, D B Hughes, etc. £16.00
THE AGATHA CHRISTIE WHO'S WHO. by Randall TOYE. 1980.
264pp with illustations in text.
Fine copy with original ribbon marker. £20.00
CLARKE, Anna. ONE OF US MUST DIE. 1978. Collins. Dw. £6.00
COCKIN, Joan. CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. Hodder & Stoughton.
1947. Covers dusty otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book. £60.00
THE KNOW. 2003. Headline. Near fine in like dust jacket. £5.00
THE GRAFT. 2004. Headline. Fine in like unclipped dust wrapper. £5.00
COLEGATE, Isabel. THE SHOOTING PARTY. 1980. Hamish Hamilton.
Unclipped dust wrapper faded on spine owvg. Included is a Times cutting dated
6/2/85 on "How Isabel became the cinema's new shooting star." £12.00
HOLLYWOOD KIDS. 1994. Macmillan.
Near fine in like dw. £5.00
VENDETTA: LUCKY'S REVENGE. 1996. Macmillan. Dw. £5.00
DANGEROUS KISS. 1999. Macmillan. Near fine in like dust jacket. £5.00
COLLINS, Norman. THE BAT THAT FLITS. 1952. Collins Crime Club.
THE VERTICAL SMILE. 1972.
Weidenfeld & Nicholson.
Proof copy in original wraps. £10.00
DEATH OF A POLITICIAN. 1979. Hutchinson.
Uncorrected Proof copy in original wraps which are a little soiled. £6.00
DEATH OF A POLITICIAN. 1979. Hutchinson.
A very good copy in like dw. £20.00
FROM POTTER'S FIELD. 1995. Little,Brown & Co.
Near fine in like dust jacket. ISBN 0 316 91414 2 £5.00
UNNATURAL EXPOSURE. 1997. Little, Brown & Co.
Near fine in like dust jacket. ISBN 0 316 88334 4. £4.00
POINT OF ORIGIN. 1998. Little, Brown & Co. Near fine in like dust wrapper.
0 316 64440 4. £5.00
SOUTHERN CROSS. 1999. Little, Brown. Near fine in like dust jacket. £5.00
BLACK NOTICE. 1999. Little, Brown. Near fine in like dust jacket. £5.00
ISLE OF DOGS. 2001. Little Brown. Near fine in like dw. 0 316 85859 5. £5.00
THE LAST PRECINCT. 2000. Little,Brown.
Near fine in like dust wraper. 0 316 64624 5 £5.00
THE TOFF IN TOWN. nd. John Long.
Edge & corners very slightly rubbed but very good indeed. £30.00
Michael HALLIDAY. (pseudonym) MURDER AT END HOUSE. 1955.
Hodder & Stoughton.
A very good copy with a very slightly frayed dust jacket. £25.00
GIDEON'S WEEK. 1956. Hodder & Stoughton. John Creasey writing as J J MARRIC. Red boards with black spine titling. Edges foxed not penetrating margins, otherwise a nice tight copy in unclipped, very slightly chipped and aged dust jacket. Scarce first UK edition. £30.00
DEATH OF A STRANGER. 1957. Hodder & Stoughton. Dw. £20.00
HOW MANY TO KILL ? 1960. Hodder & Stoughton.
A very good copy in a very slightly frayed dust jacket. £18.00
THE EDGE OF TERROR. 1961. Hodder & Stoughton. Dw. £20.00
MURDER MAKES MURDER. nd. Stanley Paul & Co.
Dust wrapper a little frayed otherwise a very good copy. £16.00
Piers MARLKOW. (pseudonym) PROMISE TO KILL. 1965. J Gifford.
A very good copy, in a somewhat frayed dust jacket. £8.00
Anthony MORTON. (pseudonym) AFFAIR FOR THE BARON. 1967.
Hodder & Stoughton. Dw. £12.00
Patrick LEYTON. (pseudonym) HARVEST OF HATE. nd. H Jenkins.
A very good copy, in a slightly frayed dust jacket. £10.00
COLLIS, Maurice. THE MYSTERY OF DEAD LOVERS. 1951.
Dust jacket. frayed at head of spine. Illustrated by Cawthra Mulock. £8.50
COXE, George Harmon. FASHIONED FOR MURDER. 1950. Hammond.
A very good copy in a chipped & torn dust jacket.
English editions uncommon.£8.00
CRANSTON, Maurice. TOMORROW WE'LL BE SOBER. 1946.
Slightly faded brown cloth with gilt spine titling. Uncommon. £13.00
CROFTS, Freeman Wills. THE CASK. Collins Classics.
Publication date unknown.
3 page preface especially written for this edition. Illustrated. A very good copy. £6.00
SWEET WATER. 1957. Museum Press Ltd. Part of The Pilgrim series.
Dust wrapper frayed& torn but largely intact. Stamped "File Copy" on front end paper and half title.
Very slight spotting on edges not affecting the text.£20.00
ASK FOR TROUBLE. 1963. R Hale. A very good copy in a slightly chipped dust jacket. Slight fore-edge spotting not affecting the text. £15.00
CROSS, Mark. MURDER IN BLACK.
Being the twentieth exploit of Daphne Wrayne
and her Four Adjusters. 1944. Ward, Lock & Co.
Red boards a little darkened on the fore edge otherwise a very good copy. £6.00
CRUZ SMITH, Martin.
POLAR STAR. 1989. Collins Harvill.
Very good in like dust jacket. £5.00
RED SQUARE. 1992. Harper Collins. Very good copy in like dust jacket. £5.00
THE DEADLY CLIMATE. 1955. Eyre & Spottiswoode.
Cream boards in slightly creased & chipped dust jacket.
Slight foxing of edges not affecting text. Contents very good. £10.00
THE WASP. 1964. Eyre & Spottiswoode.
Printer's proof copy in original drab wraps with printer's notes on title page. £10.00
CUSSLER, Clive. VALHALLA RISING. 2001. M Joseph. Dw. An excellent copy. £6.00
THE MAN FROM PARIS. 1958. Wright & Brown Ltd. Dw slightly frayed. £20.00
DARE, Michael. MURDER INCOGNITO. 1947. Partridge Publications Ltd.
Ends of spine a little bumped. Slight spotting to edges not affecting text otherwise in very good condition. £6.00
DAVIDSON, Lionel. THE CHELSEA MURDERS. 1978. J Cape. Dust wrapper. £9.00
DAVIES, Kendal. NINE BELLS. nd. Hutchinson & Co. Dust jacket marked & frayed
with several small tears but largely intact. Edges lightly foxed. Text not affected. £10.00
DAVIES, Linda. WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS. 1996. Orion. Dust wrapper. £6.00
DAVIS, Rankin. THE OATH. 1999. Hodder & Stoughton.
Dust wrapper chipped at head of spine otherwise in very good condition. £5.00
DAVIS, Richard Harding. IN THE FOG. 1901. Harper Bros.
Illustrated by T M Pierce & F D Steele. Blue boards, gilt. Paper illustration tipped onto front cover. Photo of the author extracted from a magazine laid in. This work is contained within Ellery Queen's list of the 125 most important detective novels.
Covers a little rubbed otherwise in very good condition. £35.00
DE LAGUNA, Frederica. FOG ON THE MOUNTAIN. 1938. Crime Club,NY.
Spine sunned. A scarce item. £120.00
DE VIGNY, Alfred. THE SPIDER AND THE FLY. 1925. Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd.
Translated from the French by Madge Pemberton. Olive green boards a little worn. Spotting to edges not affecting text. Contents very good. £10.00
DEAL, Babs H. FANCY'S KNELL. 1967. Gollancz. Red cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Slight edge spotting not penetrating margins otherwise a nice, bright copy in an unclipped dust jacket. 1st UK edition. Uncommon. £35.00
DEMILLE, Nelson. SPENCERVILLE. 1994. Warner Books, NY. Navy blue boards with black cloth spine and gilt spine titles. A very good, tight copy in unclipped dust jacket which is slightly frayed at base of spine. 1st edition, 1st printing. £4.00
DELMAN, David. SUDDEN DEATH. 1973. Collins. Very good in like dust jacket. £8.00
NO FUTURE FOR LUANA. 1948. Muller. Judge Peck Mystery. £50.00
MISCHIEF IN THE LANE. 1948. F.Muller.
Original cloth a little stained. £6.00
BLUEBEARD'S WIFE. nd. Wright & Brown.
The dust jacket is chipped and defective at foot of spine, but internally it is a very good copy. £35.00
GALLOWS' FRUIT. nd. Wright & Brown.
Dust wrapper is slightly frayed otherwise the book is in very good condition. £16.00
THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS. 1992. Macmillan.
Inspector Morse novel. Green cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Map end papers. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £5.00
MORSE'S GREATEST MYSTERY and Other Stories. 1993.
Macmillan. Inspector Morse stories. Black cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Ribbon marker. A very good copy in like dust jacket. 1st edition, later impression. £4.00
DEATH IS NOW MY NEIGHBOUR. 1996. Macmillan.
Inspector Morse novel. Black cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Ribbon marker. There is slight edge toning and very faint spotting of the top edge but otherwise a very good copy in like dust jacket. 1st edition, later impression. £4.00
DOODY, Margaret. ARISTOTLE DETECTIVE. 1978. Bodley Head. Murder mystery set in Ancient Greece. Blue cloth with gilt spine titling in a price clipped dust jacket. Contents very good. Great holiday reading for Classics students! £5.00
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES . 1902. G Newnes. Souvenir Edition. "Pleasant Sunday Afternoon" bookplate on front end paper. Original gilt pictorial cloth, worn on the edges but the contents are still in very good condition. £35.00
THE SIGN OF THE FOUR ; or THE PROBLEM OF THE SHOLTOS . 1988.
4pp from Coan Doyle's pocket diaries referring to the Sign of the Four with photos,
facsimiles & a portrait portrait by J M Stoddart.
Printed as Xmas Greetings for Richard Lancelyn Green 1988. £8.00
SHERLOCK HOLMES. Selected Stories. 1951. World's Classics Edition. Dust wrapper.
Introduced by S C Roberts. Inscription on front end paper. £12.00
THE LOST WORLD. 1977. Folio Society. Brown boards with pasted illustration on front cover. Slip case slightly cracked otherwise very good.195pp. £10.00
ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES & Co.
HOLMES AND WATSON. A MISCELLANY . 1953. Oxford University Press.
Bookplate of James Currie on front end paper. Green cloth, gilt in an unclipped but slightly frayed dust jacket. Light spotting of prelims otherwise very good. £8.00
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES . 1934.
Nicholson & Watson. Illustrated. Covers sunned otherwise very good. £25.00
BOOKMAN'S HOLIDAY. 1942. Random House NY.
The Private Satisfactions of an Incurable Collector. Includes a chapter on
"The Singular Adventures of Martha Hudson" - the landlady of Sherlock Holmes. Burgundy cloth a little marked & spine sunned.
Book seller's label on front paste down. £16.00
DOCTOR WATSON by S C ROBERTS . 1931. Criterion Miscellany no 28. Faber. "Thoughts on Seeing The Hound of the Baskervilles" at the Cinema. 26 line
humorous poem by EVOE(E V Lucas) pasted on to blank end paper.
Original wraps marked & a little frayed. £20.00
THE EXPLOITS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by A D DOYLE & J D CARR . 1954.
J Murray. Covers very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy.£10.00
MR HOLMES AT SEA by Conrad Voss BARK. 1960. MacDonald.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. £10.00
THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FILE by Michael POINTER. 1976.
David & Charles.
A pictorial survey of the impressions of Sherlock Holmes & his World that have
been presented to the public.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. 4to. £10.00
SHERLOCK HOLMES, BRIDGE DETECTIVE by Frank THOMAS & George GOODEN. 1976. R Hale. A very good copy in a price clipped dust jacket. Illustrated by D Wilson. £12.00
THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SCRAPBOOK . 1986. Treasure Press.
Edited by Peter HAINING . Foreword by Peter Cushing.
Fifty years of occasional articles, newpaper cuttings, letters, memoirs, anecdotes, pictures, photographs & drawings relating to the great detective. 4to. £12.00
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by P WELLER & C RODEN. 1992. Studio Editions. Over 230 illustrations in full colour & black & white. A very good copy in like dust jacket. 4to. £12.00
THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES . 1995. Reader's Digest.
Illustrated by David Johnson. A very good copy.
Loosely inserted Reader's Digest description of the author. £5.00
THE WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR WATSON. 1974. Bramhall House. NY. A Classified & Annotated list of Materials Relating to
Their Lives and Adventures by Ronald Burt De WALL BURT. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £40.00
THE INTERNATIONAL SHERLOCK HOLMES by Ronald Burt DE WAAL. 1980.
A Comapnion Volume to The World Biography of Sherlock Holmes & Dr Watson.
Archon Books. USA. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £40.00
CONAN DOYLE AND SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1981. Privately Printed.
22pp catalogue by Ferret Fantasy of The J M Gibson collection of nearly 550 separate Conan Doyle items. Inscription on cover. £5.00
THE STRAND MAGAZINE.
Vols. 1-49 . lacking volumes 40,41,44,48. 1891-1914.
45 vols, 36 being in original publisher's cloth, rest in mixed bindings.
Contains the complete serialisation of Conan Doyles' Sherlock Holmes stories,
Rodney Stone, the Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, The Tragedy of Korosko,
The Hound of the Baskervilles as well as very many other contributors.
The volumes are in very good condition. Full details on request. £1,250.00
(other volumes available.)
THE STORY OF THE BEETLE-HUNTER.
12 stories taken from STRAND MAGAZINE. Vol 15 & 17. 1898-1899 together with PLAYING WITH FIRE (March 1900 v.19);
THE TERROR OF BLUE JOHN GAP (Aug 1910 vol 40); &
THE HORROR OF THE HEIGHTS . Half of one of these stories has been neatly completed by hand. £40.00
THE BAKER STREET READER.
Edited & introduced by P A SHREFFLER. 1984. Greenwood Press. NY.
Cornerstone Writings about Sherlock Holmes by
V Starrett, J Wolff, G Brend, R A Knox, E W Smith, S C Roberts, K Rexroth,
T S Eliot, J Barzun. R Stout, Elmer Davis, E Wilson, etc. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £40.00
THE PIRATE OF THE ROUND POND and OTHER STRANGE ADVENTURE STORIES. Ed. & intro by Hugh GREENE. 1977. .
Contributors include G Greene, A Conan Doyle, Saki, Lord Dunsany, J Buchan,
H G Wells, W W Jacobs, S Crane, etc. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £12.00
THE HONEST ULSTERMAN. 1971. Sept/Oct. No.30. Includes a poem by G Ewart.
In a letter to the Editors G Ewart states “This poem is based on one of the lesser known Sherlock Holmes stories, & whenever possible uses Conan Doyle's actual words…. The metre is one used --- and possibly invented by Betjeman”.
19 verses each of 8 lines. £15.00
Ed J K JEROME & R BARR.
Vol.1-3. Feb-July 1893.
Contains 4 contributions by A Conan Doyle(4). Details on request.
V.1 & 2 publisher's original gilt pictorial green cloth.v.3-half calf-spine cracked. £65.00
Vol.5. Feb-July 1894.
Contains A C Doyle-Sweetheart & The Doctors of Holyland. Half calf. £30.00
SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE. 20/12//81. (The Horror of Wimpole Street. A new Sherlock Holmes Mystery by D Delven. £5.00
WINDSOR. 1898 Dec. Includes Conan Doyle-A Shadow Before.
Lacks wraps and is missing the last 10 pages of the magazine. £20.00
THE YOUNG MAN. A Monthly Journal & Review. Ed F A ATKINS.
Jan 1894-Dec 1895. v. 8/85-v. 9/108 . Includes a story & a poem by Conan Doyle.etc. 2 volumes identically bound, indexes. £80.00
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