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All in very good condition unless otherwise described.

HAMBLEDON, Phyllis. MURDER'S NO PICNIC. 1961. R Hale.
Proof copy in original wraps. £6.00

HAMMETT, Dashiell.
DER FLUCH DES HAUSES DAIN (THE DAIN CURSE).
1957.
Ullstein Bucher. Germany. 1st Thus. German text. Name on front end paper.
Original wraps slightly chipped and creased. £4.00
WOMAN IN THE DARK. 1988. Headline Book Publishing.
A novel of a dangerous romance first published in Liberty Magazine in 1933.
Introduced by Robert B Parker. A very good copy in likedust wrapper. £6.00

HARCOURT, Palma. AT HIGH RISK. 1977. Collins.
Very good in like dust jacket. £5.00

HARRIS, John. THE OLD TRADE OF KILLING. 1966. Hutchinsons.
Uncorrected proof copy in original wraps in very good condition. £10.00

HARRIS, Thomas.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.
1989. Heinmann.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. with one closed tear. £16.00
HANNIBAL . 1999. Heinemann. Near fine in like unclipped dust jacket. £6.00

HASTINGS, MacDonald. CORK IN BOTTLE. 1953. M Joseph.
A very good copy in a slightly frayed dust jacket. £16.00

HEWSON, David. EPIPHANY. 1996. Harper Collins.
A very good copy, in like dust jacket, of the Author's second book. £8.00

HEYER, Georgette. DETECTION UNLIMITED. 1953. Heinemann.
A very good copy in a badly damaged dust jacket. £8.00

HIGGINS, George V.
THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE.
1972. Secker & Warburg.
The dust jacket has tear to rear panel but contents remain very good. £12.00
TRUST. 1989. A Deutsch. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £7.00
THE MANDEVILLE TALENT. 1991. Henry Holt & Co Inc. USA.
Uncorrected proof copy in original wraps in very good condition. £8.00

HIGGINS, Jack. SOLO. 1980. Collins. Dust jacket slightly rubbed. £6.00

HIGHSMITH, Patricia.
A DOG'S RANSOM.
1972. Heinemann.
Proof copy in original wraps with glassine protected dust wrapper. £30.00
THE ANIMAL LOVERS BOOK OF BEASTLY MURDER. 1975. Heinemann.
A very good copy in like glassine protected dust wrapper. £16.00
TALES OF NATURAL AND UNNATURAL CATASTROPHIES. 1987. Bloomsbury. Uncorrected proof copy in original wraps.
Contains the story "President Buck Jones Rallies and Waves the Flag". £16.00
TALES OF NATURAL AND UNNATURAL CATASTROPHES. 1987.
Bloomsbury. Very good copy in like dust jacket with ribbon marker. £8.00
RIPLEY UNDER WATER. 1991. Bloomsbury. London Limited Editions.
Edition limited to 150 copies numbered copies, signed by the Author &
specially bound. Mint in tissue dust jacket. £60.00

HILDICK, Wallace. BRACKNELL'S LAW. 1976. Hamish Hamilton.
Red cloth, gilt, in a slightly aged dust jacket. Contents very good. £6.00

HILL, Reginald. DEATH'S JEST-BOOK. 2002. 2nd impression. Harper Collins.
A Dalziel & Pascoe novel. Near fine in like dust jacket with two price stickers. £5.00

HILTON, John Buxton. SOME RUN CROOKED. 1978. Macmillan.
Very good in slightly aged dust wrapper. £10.00

HOCKING, Anne. A REASON FOR MURDER. 1955. W H Allen.
Red cloth, gilt, in slightly aged & frayed dust jacket. End papers slightly age marked.
Edges lightly spotted not affecting text. An uncommon title. £25.00

HOLT, Gavin.
TONIGHT IS FOR DEATH.
1952. Hodder & Stoughton.
Red boards a little marked & aged in a slightly grubby, frayed & torn dust jacket.
Edge foxing not affecting text. Contents very good of this uncommon title. £30.00
DUSK AT PENARDAR . 1956. Hodder & Stoughton.
Green boards in a lightly marked& frayed dust wrapper.
Slight spotting to fore-edge otherwise very good. £15.00

HORAN, J D. THE NEW VIGILANTES. 1975. Crown Publishers Inc, NYK.
Uncorrected advance proof copy. Original wraps a little worn & edges spotted. £6.00

HORLER, Sydney.
EXIT THE DISGUISER .
1948. Hodder & Stoughton.
A Tiger Standish novel. Red cloth a little faded in an aged & slightly frayed dust
jacket. Light edge spotting not affecting text. £10.00
THE HOUSE WITH THE LIGHT. 1948. Hodder& Stoughton.
Blue boards, spine a little sunned. Edges beginning to fox, not affecting text. £5.00
THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS. 1955. Robert Hale. Black boards a little faded inside
a rubbed & chipped dust jacket. Tape stains & ink mark on front paste down.
End papers & edges a little browned but contents bright. £12.00

HORNUNG, E W. THE SHADOW OF THE ROPE. 1926. Harrap.
A good reading copy of the new edition, the first being published in 1899.
Rear hinge strengthened & front hinge cracked. Spine slightly sunned. £15.00

HOUGHTON, Claude.
THIS WAS IVOR TRENT.
1935. Heinemann.
Black boards a little worn. Very slight edge spotting but contents very good. £8.00
TRANSFORMATION SCENE . 1946. Collins.
Salmon coloured boards, gilt spine titling, in a frayed dust jacket.
Contents very good. Short review notices laid in. £15.00
THE QUARREL. 1948. Collins.
Red cloth a little faded in a slightly marked & chipped dust wrapper.
Inscribed Presentation Copy from the Author,
"For Dear Gilda with love from Claude. January 1948". £50.00
CHRISTINA. 1950. Collins.
Red cloth inside a dust wrapper which is a little torn
& frayed. Contents very good. Signed by the Author on front end paper. £35.00
BIRTHMARK. 1950. Collins.17 short crime stories.
Author's own copy with his pencilled signature, Savage Club address & note "Televised in the States (Studio One)" on front end paper.
Covers a little marked & sunned. Front hinge tender. £45.00
THE ENIGMA OF CONRAD STONE. 1952. Collins.
Blue boards with faded gilt titling in a slightly marked dust jacket with a small closed tear. Edges spotted not affecting text.
Wyndham Haslett's signature on front end paper. Reviews loosely inserted. £20.00

HOWARD, Hartley.
NICE DAY FOR A FUNERAL.
1972. Collins Crime Club.
Very slight foxing of fore & bottom edges not affecting text.
Price clipped dust jacket. Contents very good. £10.00
HIGHWAY TO MURDER. 1973. Crime Club/Collins. Orange cloth, gilt,
in a slightly rubbed dust jacket. Slight foxing of edges not affecting text. £12.00

INNES, Michael. A PRIVATE VIEW. 1952. Gollancz.
Dust wrapper slightly soiled & frayed but contents very good. £10.00

JAMES, P D.
INNOCENT BLOOD.
1980. Faber. ISBN 0 571 11566 7. £12.00
A TASTE FOR DEATH. 1986. Faber.
Uncorrected advance proof copy in original wraps in a slightly frayed, first edition, dust wrapper. £40.00
DEVICES AND DESIRES. 1989. Faber.
An excellent copy in like dust jacket. ISBN 0 571 14178 1. £10.00
THE CHILDREN OF MEN. 1992. Faber. A very good copy in like dust jacket.
ISBN 0 571 16741 1. £10.00
ORIGINAL SIN . 1994. Faber. A very good copy in like dust jacket. 0 571 17253 9. £8.00
A CERTAIN JUSTICE. 1997. Faber.
A very good copy in a dust jacket which has a closed tear. ISBN 0 571 19164-9. £8.00
DEATH IN HOLY ORDERS. 2001. Faber.
A very good copy which shows obvious signs of use.  ISBN 0 571 20752 9. £10.00
THE LIGHTHOUSE. 2005. Faber. An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery.
An excellent copy in a like but price clipped dust jacket. ISBN 0 571 22918 2. £8.00
COVER HER FACE.
2008. Folio Society. Illustrations by Jonathan Burton. £15.00
A very attractive copy of author's scarce first book in a very slightly rubbed slip case.

JAMES, Peter. THE TRUTH . 1997. Orion.
Dust jacket torn at foot of spine. £5.00

JEPSON, Selwyn. THE ASSASSIN. 1956. Collins.
Signed presentation copy by the author, dated Christmas 1956, however the recipient's name has been removed.
Some spotting of top edge not affecting text but none-the-less a very good copy.£20.00

JOHNSTON, Velda. CASTLE PERILOUS . 1971. R Hale.
Proof Copy -original wraps. £8.00

KARP, David. THE BIG FEELING. 1952. Lion Books, USA.
A good copy, of Author's first, obviously much read book, in original wraps.
Bookseller's stamp on verso of front wrap with date stamp on front end paper. £10.00

KAVANAGH, Dan. GOING TO THE DOGS. 1987. Viking.
An excellent copy in like dust jacket.
(Dan Kavanagh is the pseudonym for Julian Barnes.) ISBN 0 670 81829 1 £10.00

KAZAN, Elia. THE ASSASSINS. 1972. Collins. A very good copy in a price clipped
dust jacket designed by R Doust. ISBN 0 00 221035 5. £6.00 

KEEGAN, William. A REAL KILLING. 1977.
Very good copy in like dust wrapper. £6.00

KING, Laurier. NIGHT WORK. 2000. Harper Collins. Kate Martinelli mystery.
Original stiff wraps in very good condition. £5.00

KING, Stephen. THE TOMMY-KNOCKERS. 1988. Hodder & Stoughton.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. £16.00
DESPERATION. 1996. Hodder & Stoughton.
A very good copy in like dust jacket.£8.00

KNOX, Bill.
LITTLE DROPS OF BLOOD.
1962. John Long.
Front edge slightly foxed otherwise a very good copy in black cloth. £6.00
RALLY TO KILL. 1975. John Long. Uncorrected Proof copy in original wraps,
with provisional publication date & price£22.00, nicked on top edge otherwise a very good copy. 0395 25781 6. £6.00

KRUGER, Rayne. THE SPECTACLE. 1953. Longmans, Green & Co.
A very good copy in a very slightly nicked dust jacket. £6.00

LA PLANTE, Lynda. COLD BLOOD. 1996. Macmillan.
A very good copy signed by author on title page, Selfridges stamp pasted
on the front of the otherwise very good dust jacket. £30.00

LAMB, Lynton.
DEATH OF A DISSENTER.
1969. Gollancz.
A very good copy, in like dust jacket, of the Author's first detective story. £10.00
PICTURE FRAME. 1972. Gollancz. ISBN 1 34498 1708 8.
A very good copy of his third detective story in very good dust wrapper. £12.00

LAW, Marjorie J. DEATH IN THE SPRING. 1965. Cassell.
Proof Copy, of the author's only mystery novel, in original wraps. £12.00 

LE QUEUX, William. MYSTERIES. 1913. Ward, Lock & Co.
Black boards slightly rubbed on edges. Tissue protected frontis/illustration.
Prize certificate on front paste-down.
Slight edge foxing otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book. £35.00

LINDOP, A E. JOURNEY INTO STONE. 1972. Macmillan.
Dust jacket torn on top of spine otherwise in very good condition. £6.00

LINKLATER, Eric. THE CORPSE ON CLAPHAM COMMON. 1971. Macmillan.
A Tale of Sixty Years Ago. Illustrated. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £5.00

LOCKRIDGE, Richard. DEATH IN A SUNNY PLACE. 1973. John Long.
A very good copy in like dust jacket.£8.00

LONG, Manning. VICIOUS CIRCLE. 1946. Hammond, Hammond.
Unusual bubbling on inside front cover not affecting any other part of the book
which otherwise is in very good condition.Dust wrapper frayed on top of spine. £10.00

LYALL, Gavin.
THE SECRET SERVANT.
1980. Hodder & Stoughton.
A very good copy in like dust jacket. £8.00
THE CROCUS LIST. 1985. Hodder & Stoughton.
Very good in like dust jacket. £6.00

LYDECKER, J J. HALF MOON STREET. 1975. F Muller.
A very good copy of this novel of "Crime, sex and corruption" in a very good dust jacket. £8.00

MACDONALD, W C. THE GUN BRANDERS. 1962. Hodder & Stoughton.
A Western Crime. Single page proof copy in original wraps - somewhat curled
& with publishing date written on them. Contents very good. £6.00

MACKINNON, Allan. MAP OF MISTRUST. 1948. Collins.
Fox spots on the outer edges but none-the-less a very good copy in a slightly frayed & rubbed dust jacket. £15.00

MAGOWAN, Ronald. BARRACUDA. 1972. R Hale.
Proof copy in original wraps in very good condition. £24.00

MARSH, Ngaio.
OVERTURE TO DEATH.
1939. Lee Furman. USA.
First printing of an early title. Boards very slightly worn & front & rear internal
hinges browned otherwise a clean, tight book. £16.00
FINAL CURTAIN . 1947. Crime Club. Red covers a little darkened around the edges otherwise a very good, clean copy. Name on front end paper. £7.00
FALSE SCENT. 1960. Crime Club.
Very good copy in a slightly frayed A very good copy in like dust jacket.. £6.00
HAND IN GLOVE. 1962. Crime Club. Name on front paste down & title page.
Dust jacket very slightly frayed. Internally a very good copy. £6.00
DEATH AT THE DOLPHIN. 1967. Crime Club.
A very good copy in a very slightly nicked dust jacket. £10.00
CLUTCH OF CONSTABLES. 1968. A very good copy in like dust jacket.
A "Roderick Alleyn" story. £10.00
WHEN IN ROME . 1970. Collins Crime Club.
Very good in a very slightly frayed dust jacket. £8.00
TIED UP IN TINSEL. 1972. Crime Club. Dust jacket very slightly rubbed
otherwise a very good copy of this "Roderick Alleyn" story. £8.00
GRAVE MISTAKE. 1978. Collins Crime Club.
A very good copy in a frayed & price clipped dust jacket. £6.00
PHOTO-FINISH. 1980. Collins. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £7.00
LIGHT THICKENS. 1982. Collins. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £7.00

MASON, Howard. THE RED BISHOP. 1953. M Joseph.
A very good copy in a slightly frayed dust jacket of the Author's second book. £12.00

MASSIE, Chris. DEATH GOES HUNTING. 1953. Faber.
A very good copy in a frayed dust wrapper. £18.00

MCCLOY, Helen. THE SMOKING MIRROR. 1979. Gollancz.
A very good copy in like dust jacket of this " Novel of Suspense." £10.00

MCMAHON, Thomas Patrick. THE ISSUE OF THE BISHOP'S BLOOD. 1973.
Crime Club. Outer edges lightly foxed otherwise the book is in very good
condition complete with a very good dust jacket. £8.00

MCSHANE, Mark. THE SINGULAR CASE OF THE MULTIPLE DEAD. 1970.
Hodder & Stoughton. Black boards with gilt spine title. Edges foxed not penetrating margins. A bright enough copy in unclipped but creased and shelf-soiled dust wrapper designed by Rupert Finegold. First UK edition. £8.00

MERCER, Ian.
A MAN GETS INTO HIS TOMB.
(1948) William Earl & Co.
"The Fingerprint Club". A very good copy in a frayed dust jacket. £6.00
EPITAPH FOR A BLONDE. 1960. T B Boardman.
Red decorated boards in an unclipped but slightly shelf-soiled dust wrapper. End papers shadowed otherwise a very good copy. (British Bloodhound Mystery no.291). £6.00

MEYER, Nicholas. THE WEST END HORROR. 1976. Hodder & Stoughton.
A Posthumous Memoir of John H Watson, M D.
A very good copy in a slightly marked dust jacket. £5.00

MEYNELL, Laurence.
THE FRIGHTENED MAN.
1952. Collins.
Hooky Hefferman's second case. Maroon cloth, silver titling in a slightly aged
& chipped, but complete, dust wrapper. Uncommon. £40.00
DON'T STOP FOR HOOKY HEFFERMAN. 1975. Macmillan.
Uncorrected proof copy. “comic crime” being written on the rear of the original wraps, otherwise in very good condition. £6.00
HOOKY AND THE PRANCING HORSE. 1980. Macmillan.
A 'Hooky Hefferman' story. Maroon boards with silver titling .
A nice copy in like dust jacket. £5.00

MILES, Keith. BULLET HOLE. 1986.
A Golfing murder mystery set at St Andrews.
A Deutsch. A very good copy in like dust jacket. £12.00

MILNER, George. THE CRIME AGAINST MARCELLA. 1963.
Hodder & Stoughton. Burgundy boards, gilt.
Extremely slight spotting on edges not affecting text.
Unclipped dust jacket a little soiled & faded, otherwise a very good copy. £8.50 

MILNER, George. A LEAVE-TAKING. 1966.Hodder & Stoughton.
A "psychological shaker".
Uncorrected proof copy in original wraps-a little marked but owvg. £12.00

MITTON, G E. THE JUDGE'S DAUGHTERS. 1931. Nash & Grayson.
Black boards marked & scuffed. Spine fading. Owner's initial on front end paper.
Very slight spotting of edges not affecting text. Scarce. £15.00

MOLE, William. TRAMPLE AN EMPIRE. 1952. Eyre & Spottiswoode.
Red boards in a torn, frayed but predominantly complete dust jacket.
Some spotting to preliminaries and edges but not affecting text. £12.50

MORICE, Anne.
NURSERY, TEA AND POISON.
1975. Macmillan.
Uncorrected Proof Copy in original wraps in excellent condition. £20.00
MURDER BY PROXY. 1978. St Martins, NY.
A very good copy in like A very good copy in like dust jacket.. £4.00

MULLALLY, Frederic.
THE ASSASSINS.
1964. Arthur Barker.
Uncorrected Proof copy in slightly dusty original wraps. £12.00
THE DEADLY PAYOFF. 1978. W H Allen.
Orange cloth, gilt in a rubbed & slightly chipped dust jacket. Contents very good. £7.00

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