HAMBLEDON, Phyllis. MURDER'S NO PICNIC. 1961. R Hale.
Proof copy in original wraps. £6.00
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
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
A DOG'S RANSOM. 1972. Heinemann.
Uncommon uncorrected proof copy in original wraps with glassine protected proof (?) 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. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles and decoration. Very good copy in like dust jacket with ribbon marker. £4.00
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.
Burgundy boards with silver spine titles. Top edge very faintly spotted not affecting margin, otherwise a very nice, tight copy in unclipped dust jacket. £10.00
HOCKING, Anne. A REASON FOR MURDER. 1955. W H Allen.
Red cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Front end paper shadowed. Edges spotted not affecting text. A bright copy of a scarce title in unclipped, shelf-soiled and lightly chipped dust jacket with a small closed tear to rear panel. £40.00
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, James D. THE NEW VIGILANTES. 1975. Crown Publishers Inc, NYK.
Uncorrected advance proof copy. Original wraps a little worn & edges spotted but a better than good reading copy at least. £6.00
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
THIS WAS IVOR TRENT. 1935. Heinemann.
Black boards a bit shelf worn. Very slight edge spotting but slightly toned contents still bright enough. £8.00
TRANSFORMATION SCENE . 1946. Collins.
Salmon coloured boards with gilt spine titling in a frayed dust jacket. Top edge a bit dusty but contents very good. Short review notices laid in. £5.00
TRANSFORMATION SCENE. 1947. Collins. Second impression 1947. Salmon coloured cloth with gilt spine titles. Prelims a bit tanned otherwise a very good copy. £4.00
THE QUARREL. 1948. Collins.
Red cloth a bit faded in a slightly marked and chipped dust wrapper. Pages slightly toned but still a nice tight copy. Inscribed Presentation Copy from the Author, "For Dear Gilda with love from Claude. January 1948". £50.00
CHRISTINA. 1950. Collins.
Red cloth covered boards with fading gilt spine titles. Dust wrapper a bit shelf-soiled torn & frayed but still complete. Pages a bit toned but otherwise a nice tight copy, 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 and note "Televised in the States (Studio One)" on front end paper. Brown cloth covers marked & sunned. Front hinge tender. Pages slightly toned but still a bright copy. £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
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.
Red cloth covered boards. Spine slightly sunned. Dust jacket a little shelf-soiled & frayed, and contents lightly toned, otherwise a very good copy. £5.00
JACOBS, T C H. THE CURSE OF KHATRA. nd. Stanley Paul. Black cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Slight edge and prelim spotting not penetrating margins. Wartime economy paper, but whilst contents are a bit toned they remain bright enough. Unclipped dust jacket lightly shelf-soiled and chipped. An uncommon crime fiction title. £25.00
JAMES, P D.
INNOCENT BLOOD. 1980. Faber. Red cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Top edge lightly spotted not penetrating margin. Other edges and pages lightly toned but still a bright enough copy in unclipped dust wrapper. £7.00
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. A very good copy in a like but price clipped dust jacket. Later impression of first edition. £4.00
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, Frank. 1952. John Long. Horse racing thriller, inscribed by author on tanned front end paper. Red boards. Spine lightly sunned. Top edge spotted not penetrating margin. Contents very good. Scarce, particularly signed. £50.00
JOHNSTON, Velda. CASTLE PERILOUS . 1971. R Hale.
Proof Copy -original wraps. £8.00
KARP, David. THE BIG FEELING. 1952. Lion Books, USA.
A good enough copy of this Author's first, obviously much read, book in original pictorial wraps which are a bit creased and aged but intact. Bookshop stamp on back of front wrap with a date stamp on front end paper. Pages a bit tanned but still a bright enough copy. £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. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. A fast moving tale of City fraud. Green boards with gilt spine title. Covers lightly bumped. Faint spotting to top edge not penetrating margin, otherwise a nice clean, tight copy in unclipped dust jacket. £5.00
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
KLAVAN, Andrew, DON'T SAY A WORD. 1991. Bloomsbury. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. A very good copy in like dust jacket. Ted Allbeury writes - "I can confidently say that this is the most terrifying book that I've ever read." £4.00
LITTLE DROPS OF BLOOD. 1962. John Long.
Black cloth covered boards with blue and red spine titles. Edges foxed not penetrating margins. Contents very good. £7.00
RALLY TO KILL. 1975. John Long. Uncorrected proof copy in original wraps with provisional publication date & price. Top edge faintly spotted but contents very good. Uncommon as proof copy. £17.00
KRUGER, Rayne. THE SPECTACLE. 1953. Longmans, Green & Co.
Burgundy cloth covered boards with silver spine titles.Top edge lightly spotted and end papers shadowed, otherwise a very good copy in a shelf soiled dust jacket with a small tear to front panel. £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
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.
Burgundy boards with gilt spine titles. Light spotting to edges not penetrating margins, otherwise a very good copy of his third detective story in slightly shelf-soiled but complete dust jacket. £7.00
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
Slight edge foxing otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book. £35.00
LEYTON, Patrick. HARVEST OF HATE. 1948. Herbert Jenkins. Scarlet boards with black lettering. Edges foxed, not penetrating margins. Pages tanned, otherwise a bright enough copy, in a frayed, soiled and torn dust jacket. £6.00
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.
Pale brown cloth. A bright enough copy of the First UK Edition in slightly creased and marked dust jacket designed by Oliver Elmes. Uncommon. £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
THE CROCUS LIST. 1985. Hodder & Stoughton.
Black boards with silver spine titling. Very good in like dust wrapper. A Harry Maxim novel. £4.00
LYDECKER, J J. HALF MOON STREET. 1975. F Muller.
Black boards with gilt titling in very good condition. Dust jacket slightly chipped and marked, but overall a very good copy of this novel of "Crime, sex and corruption". £4.00
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.
Burgundy cloth with silver spine titling. Edges foxed not penetrating text. Light spotting of prelims but contents otherwise very good. Price clipped pictorial dust jacket is a bit shelf soiled and has a couple of small tears and bumps but is otherwise complete. Uncommon first UK edition. £15.00
MAGOWAN, Ronald. BARRACUDA. 1972. R Hale.
Proof copy in original wraps in very good condition. £24.00
OVERTURE TO DEATH. 1939. Lee Furman, New York.
First printing of an early title. Blue boards very slightly worn. Edges spotted not penetrating margins. Front & rear internal hinges browned and pages slightly tanned but otherwise a bright enough copy of an uncommon edition. £16.00
FINAL CURTAIN . 1947. Crime Club. Name on front end paper. Red cloth covered boards. Spine sunned and covers a little darkened around the edges. Pages a bit tanned but still a bright enough copy. £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. Collins Crime Club. A "Roderick Alleyn" story. Red cloth covered boards with gilt spine title. Edges foxed not penetrating margins, otherwise a nice tight copy in unclipped, slightly shelf soiled dust jacket. £4.00
GRAVE MISTAKE. 1978. Collins Crime Club.
Red cloth covered boards with gilt spine title. Book has a slight lean and pages are strating to tan but generally a bright copy in soiled and frayed dust jacket. £7.00
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. Michael Joseph.
Author's second book. Black cloth covered boards with silver and red spine titles. Top edge lightly spotted not penetrating margin. End papers shadowed. Book has a slight lean and pages starting to yellow but still a bright enough copy in slightly shelf soiled and frayed, but complete, dust jacket. £12.00
MASSIE, Chris. DEATH GOES HUNTING. 1953. Faber.
Red cloth covered boards. Light edge spotting not penetrating margins. End papers shadowed and lightly spotted. Pages a bit yellowed but a bright enough copy in a shelf soiled, frayed and chipped dust jacket which is largely complete. £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
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
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.
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
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
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