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Literature: Crime, Mysteries & Thrillers

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Literature: Crime, Mysteries & Thrillers

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1 True Murder, A Novel [First Edition]
Badoe, Yaba Jonathan Cape London 2009 0224085026 / 9780224085021 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First printing. An excellent fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Appears unread. Unmarked. Dust jacket not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 262pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305488 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
16 The Labours of Hercules
Christie, Agatha Penguin Books 1957 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback, with the banded green and white covers. White parts of the covers have discoloured / browned, with some foxing to both covers. Binding is firm and tight. Clean inside. No names or inscriptions. Pages have significantly browned. First Penguin paperback edition was 1953; this copy is a slightly later reprint. A couple of foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. 254pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 105382 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
2 The Devil's Bones
Bass, Jefferson Quercus 2009 1847248063 / 9781847248060 First UK Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, near fine condition. Very small bump to the top corner of the upper board and the base of the spine. Clean, tight, appears unread. RRP. 12.99. 315pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 052466 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
17 The Thirteen Problems
Christie, Agatha BCA by arrangement with HarperCollins 2005 Hardcover Near Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Facsimile edition of The Collins Crime Club 1932 edition. In excellent near fine condition. Minor bruising to the base of the spine. Clean, tight and unmarked. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 250pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306635 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
3 The School of Night
Bayard, Louis John Murray 2011 1848542186 / 9781848542181 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New first edition, first printing. Not previously owned. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. RRP. 17.99. 338pp. A shared quest and a mysterious cabal, four centuries apart. When Henry Cavendish attends the funeral of an old friend, the last thing he expects is to be given a business proposition. A handsome sum to retrieve a document that was in his friend's possession when he died - a letter from Sir Walter Raleigh. Henry accepts the challenge, despite severe misgivings about his sinister new employer. Four centuries earlier, in Elizabethan England, another quest is playing out. Thomas Harriot, once a member of the mysterious School of Night, a group whose members included the toast of Elizabethan society, has shut himself off from the world. Working day and night, he devotes himself secretly to his experiments. As both searches deepen, the two men realise that there are forces at work against them. Harriot's work is threatened by discovery and Henry's search becomes a deadly one, when someone close to him dies in mysterious circumstances. The School of Night is the story of a quest that spans centuries, of alliances forged in unexpected circumstances and of men who will stop at nothing to get what they want. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 300726 
Price: 12.59 GBP

 
18 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Clark, Mary Higgins Simon and Schuster London 2013 1849837058 / 9781849837057 First UK Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. First impression UK edition. RRP 18.99. 338pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306667 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
 
4 Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
Beaton, M. C. Constable London 2014 1472120930 / 9781472120939 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent, fine, as new condition. Pictorial laminated boards with matching dust jacket. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread / lightly read. There is a tiny nick to the top edge of the dust jacket. Dust jacket not price clipped [12.99]. 248pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 104629 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
19 The Crime of Julian Wells
Cook, Thomas Mysterious Press 2012 1908800143 / 9781908800145 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback. RRP. 16.99. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). Julian Wells was a writer of dark non-fiction works that detailed some of the worst crimes of the 20th Century. Was it this exploration of man's inhumanity to man that caused him to take his own life? When his body is found in a boat drifting in a pond in Montauk, New York, his best friend, the literary critic Philip Anders, begins to reread his work in order to prepare a eulogy. This rereading, along with other clues, convinces the critic that his friend has committed a terrible crime, and that it was as punishment for this crime that Wells took his own life. 302269 
Price: 11.04 GBP

 
 
5 Unknown Means
Becka, Elizabeth Orion Books 2008 0752868233 / 9780752868233 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First printing of this first UK edition. Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread. DJ RRP 18.99. 325pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 044061 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
20 Book of the Dead
Cornwell, Patricia Little, Brown London 2007 0316724238 / 9780316724234 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint. Hardback with dust jacket. In very good clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm. Dust jacket not price clipped. 387pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306623 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
6 Unknown Means
Becka, Elizabeth Orion Books 2008 0752868233 / 9780752868233 First UK Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First printing of this first UK edition. Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread. DJ RRP 18.99. 325pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 042186 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
21 Nothing to Fear
D'Ancona, Matthew Hodder & Stoughton London 2008 034082848X / 9780340828489 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First printing. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread. Dust jacket not clipped (16.99). 261pp.For Ginny, the new house represents a new start: a room of her own where she can research her book on the psychology of fairytales and recover from a bitter divorce. The last thing shes looking for is romance. But her young neighbour breaks down her defences. Sean cooks her delicious meals and rescues her from a drunken attack by her ex-husband. His only eccentricity is the locked room in his house that he forbids her to enter. It can't contain anything sinister, can it? Ginny can't resist finding out. But when she opens the door, she is propelled into a horror story, rather than a fairytale. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 301661 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
7 Murder in the Rue de Paradis
Black, Cara Soho Press, Inc NY, USA 2009 1569475423 / 9781569475423 Soft Cover New 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Brand new paperback. RRP $13.00 USD. 052439 
Price: 5.99 GBP

 
22 Welcome death
Daniel, Glyn Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1964 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback reprint. A forwards lean and reading creases to the spine. The binding is nice and firm. Pages have tanned / browned but otherwise clean. Previous owner's initials written at the top edge of the half-title page. 253pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a slightly lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306830 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
8 The Arthur Moreau Story
Booth, Guy Arena Books 2011 1906791740 / 9781906791742 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP. 14.99. A unique work of fiction, combining a horror story encapsulated in mystery, stark realism and fantasy, and thick with ironic humour throughout. The gripping action of the drama unfolds in a rich environment of palatial houses, offices, and churches, amongst a coterie of remarkable and often artistic people implicated in a set of sinister forces beyond their control or understanding. The narrator of the story, working in the darkened and dusty milieu of a renowned international second hand book store, could hardly be committed to a more sedate trade, when through business contacts he is suddenly whisked away on a series of life-threatening adventures. 232pp. 302097 
Price: 7.49 GBP

 
23 The Dante Trap
Delalande, Arnaud ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne Weidenfeld and Nicolson London 2007 0297852027 / 9780297852025 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Clean, tight and unmarked. Very slight bruising to the boards and dust jacket at the base of the spine and a slight bruise to the bottom corner of the back cover. No names or inscriptions. Dust jacket not price clipped. Top outer closed textblock edge ever so slightly tanned / darkened. 345pp. First impression of first UK edition. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306656 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
9 Up Above the World, A Novel
Bowles, Paul Peter Owen London 1982 0720693810 / 9780720693812 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original black boards. Very good condition. The first UK edition was published in 1967; this is a later reprint of 1982. The pages are heavily browned, particularly at the edges. Binding is firm and pages are otherwise clean. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little faded at the spine and has some foxing to the underside. The front flap of the DJ is clipped. 223pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 105125 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
24 Churchill's Triumph, A Novel
Dobbs, Michael Headline Book Publishing London 2005 0755326806 / 9780755326808 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First impression. In very good clean condition. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A very short nick to the dust jacket at the base of the spine. 341pp. DJ not price clipped. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306624 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
10 Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
Box, C. J. Corvus 2009 1848872917 / 9781848872912 First UK Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. RRP. 12.99. 340pp. This title is the UK debut of the fastest rising star in American crime writing. It is a must read for fans of Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. After years of trying for a child, Jack and Melissa McGuane have finally adopted a baby girl, but nine months later a call from the adoption agency plunges them into a nightmare that will force them to take the law into their own hands as they fight to keep their family together. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 301676 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
25 Jaguar
Durand, Loup ; translated into English by John Brownjohn Hutchinson London 1990 0091745144 / 9780091745141 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good condition. Binding firm and pages clean. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The pages have tanned / darkened, particularly at the edges. Dust jacket a little bruised at the top edge. Not price clipped. 344pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306617 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
11 A Picture of Guilt
Brownley, James Severn House Publishers 2008 184751040X / 9781847510402 Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP. 10.99. This is the first of a new mystery series featuring an unusual journalist, Alison Glasby. A photograph of two young girls, sisters enjoying the summer sun on a day trip to the seaside. Nothing could be more innocent. But why did it turn up thirty-five years later, clutched in a child killer's hand as she lay dying in her prison cell? Alison Glasby is 25, ambitious and lonely. She's a journalist on the Sunday Herald but her career is going nowhere. And despite the best attentions of Scotland Yard murder squad detective John Redgrave, neither is her personal life. Then she gets the chance to work with Fleet Street legend Bill Davenport. Four children were killed in Norfolk in 1969, murdered by Leonie Dellar and her lover. 247pp. 053066 
Price: 7.69 GBP

 
26 City of Fire
Ellis, Robert Macmillan London 2007 0230016421 / 9780230016422 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both in very good clean condition. First impression of first UK edition. Original black boards. Binding firm. Dust jacket not price clipped. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Outer closed textblock page edges ever so slightly tanned / darkened. 357pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306655 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
12 The Case of the Tudor Queen
Bush, Christopher Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1955 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback reprint. In the original green Penguin covers. White parts of the covers slightly darkened / tanned. Spine darkened with a few minor rubs. Binding firm. Pages have tanned / brownedNo previous owner's names or inscriptions. 187pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a slightly lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306829 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
27 Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Fleming, Ian Jonathan Cape Bedford Square, London 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First edition hardback with dust jacket. In very good condition, though endpapers have been renewed. Original dark grey boards. A tiny dent to the bottom edge of the front board. The binding is nice and firm. The endpapers are not original but have been neatly replaced in a nice thick quality marbled grey paper. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Just a couple of very small light foxing spots to the outer closed textblock foredge. 95pp. The dust jacket is bright and clean, with just a few very light rubs to the spine ends and corners and the front flap has been price clipped. Dust jacket design by Richard Chopping. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a slightly lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 105700 
Price: 85.00 GBP

 
 
13 Murder Included
Cannan, Joanna Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1958 Soft cover Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback in the original green Penguin covers. First Penguin edition. A forwards lean to the spine, some creasing to the covers, a pale stain to the leading edge of the front cover and to the edge of a few pages. Pages have tanned / browned and there is some slight wrinkling to a few pages in the middle of the book. No names or inscriptions. 171pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a slightly lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306832 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 The Man with the Golden Gun
Fleming, Ian The Book Club London 1965 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
BCE / Book club edition. Original blue boards. Binding firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A little very light foxing to the rear endpaper and pastedown. Some foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. Dust jacket clean and bright, with some very minor bruising to the spine ends and corners. 152pp. A nice, clean copy of this book club edition. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 104668 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
14 Playback
Chandler, Raymond Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1965 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback reprint. In good condition A forwards lean and some reading creases to the spine. Pages are tanned / browned but otherwise clean. Binding firm. No names or inscriptions. 158pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306834 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
29 Icon [Signed First Edition]
Forsyth, Frederick Bantam Press London 1996 0593028015 / 9780593028018 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by the author on the title page (flat signed, no inscription). Loosely inserted is a folded signed at Waterstones wrap around. Tan / dark orange boards - they have some light marks to the boards. Pages are noticeably tanned / browned. There is a slight forwards lean to the spine and there are just a few little foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock edge. A slight flattened crease to the front endpaper and half-title page. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Dust jacket not price clipped. 447pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 104863 
Price: 23.50 GBP

 
 
15 Styles: The Mysterious Affiar at Styles, and Curtain - Poirot's Last Case [Commemorative Boxed Set Edition]
Christie, Agatha HarperCollins London 2016 0008168318 / 9780008168315 Hardcover New Slipcase New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New. Shrinkwrapped. RRP 30.00. Two books presented in a slipcase. Marking 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote The Mysterious Affair at Styles, this special edition brings together the first Poirot novel with the last. Curtain, written 25 years later but not published until 1976, takes the elderly Belgian detective and his old friend Captain Hastings back to Sytles, the rambling country house where they solved their first murder together - and where history seems determined to repeat itself. With brand new cover paintings and an introduction by Tom Adams, Christie's celebrated cover artist from the 1960s onwards. A HEAVY book - overseas postage will be higher than our standard rate and will be charged at cost; NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge may apply to islands, N. Ireland and Scottish highlands. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306167 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
30 The Dogs of War
Forsyth, Frederick Hutchinson London 1974 0091205603 / 9780091205607 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Original black boards. A lean to the spine. Small foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock edge. Shadowing to the endpapers / pastedowns. The dust jacket has a couple of tears and small loss to the bottom corner of the back cover. Front flap of DJ price clipped. 384pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 104688 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
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