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1 Dekok and the Dead Harlequin
Baantjer, A. C. ; Translated into English by H. G. Smittenaar Speck Press Colorado, U.S.A. 2009 1933108274 / 9781933108278 Mass Market Paperback New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP 9.99. 218pp. 300062 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
16 The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
Chabon, Michael Fourth Estate New York 2004 006076340x / 9780060763404 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent, clean condition. There is a very slight forwards lean to the spine. Otherwise clean, tight and unmarked; binding firm, no names or inscriptions. First US edition. Dust jacket not clipped. pp. 131. 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. 106642 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
2 The Chinese Girl
Baker, John Victor Gollancz London 2000 0575070161 / 9780575070165 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New. Paperback. RRP. 9.99. 230pp. 303887 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
17 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. 306834 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
3 The Fields of Grief [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Blunt, Giles W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2007 1846321034 / 9781846321030 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Large Print edition. Hardback in excellent, fine, like new condition. Appears unread. 453pp. When John Cardinal's wife plummets to her death after losing her battle with depression everyone is sure it's a tragic suicide - there's even a note. Everyone that is except Detective John Cardinal... But when more mysterious suicides are discovered, the investigation takes a very different turn, leading to a startling new possibility - one so shocking it has never been suspected. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 303020 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
18 Enter The Saint
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1957 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First published in 1930; this edition 1957. Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A little very light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket has a couple of short tears and some minor creasing to the edges. pp. 192. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309212 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Mystery of The Strange Bundle: Being the Tenth Adventure of The Five Find-Outers and Dog
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by Treyer Evans Methuen and Co. Ltd London 1955 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original yellow boards with green titles. The boards are bright and clean; just lightly bruised at the spine ends. Binding firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Two pages have a short tear in the foredge (margin only). In otherwise very good, clean condition. pp. ix, 179. 308387 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
19 The Ace of Knaves
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1951 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. New, reset edition; was first published in 1937. Original blue boards; very lightly bruised at the spine ends. Name and address blocked out in black marker pen on the front endpaper. Small bump to the bottom corner of a few pages. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm. Yellow dust jacket has some light greyish discolouration, number 17 written in small neat writing on the spine, some short tears and rubs to the edges, and heavy rubs and 1cm tears to the top of the spine, with minor loss. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 255. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309214 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Blue Death
Brady, Joan Simon & Schuster 2012 1849839042 / 9781849839044 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New Hardback in excellent, fine condition. RRP. 19.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 403pp. 301746 
Price: 9.99 GBP

 
20 A Murder is Announced
Christie, Agatha HarperCollins London 2012 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Facsimile reprint edition. Red boards. Clean, tight and unmarked. A nice copy; near fine. Pages are very slightly tanned / darkened at the edges. pp. 246. 309205 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
6 Before She Kills
Brown, Fredric Dennis McMillan Publications FL, USA 1987 0960998632 / 9780960998630 Paperback Very Good 12mo - 7" / 18cm tall 
Near fine clean tight paperback. Appears lightly / barely read. The spine of the cover is just very slightly faded. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 197pp. 055124 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
21 By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Christie, Agatha The Book Club London 1968 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Book club edition; same year as the first edition but with a different dust jacket design. Turquoise boards, slightly bumped at the spine ends and bruised at the corners. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to the flaps and back cover of the dust jacket. Light rubs to dust jacket edges and an approx. 2cm tear to the top edge of the dust jacket at the spine. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 255. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309204 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
7 Pardon My Ghoulish Laughter
Brown, Fredric Dennis McMillan Publications FL, USA 1995 0960998667 / 9780960998661 Paperback Very Good 12mo - 7" / 18cm tall 
Very good clean tight paperback. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Appears lightly / barely read. Just a small bump to the head of the spine. 163pp. 055128 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
22 Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
Christie, Agatha Collins St. James's Place, London 1975 0002316196 / 9780002316194 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original black boards, lightly rubbed to all edges of the boards. No names or inscriptions. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges (quite heavy to the top edge; lighter to the other edges). A slight forwards lean. pp. 221. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges and has a very pale stain to the top edge of the back cover. Front flap 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309207 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
8 The Fabulous Clipjoint
Brown, Fredric David R. Godine 1986 Paperback Very Good 12mo - 7.5" / 19cm tall 
Very good clean tight paperback. Appears barely / lightly read. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The cover edges are slightly faded. 181pp. 055127 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
23 Hallowe'en Party
Christie, Agatha The Book Club Charing Cross Road, London 1969 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Book club edition; published the same year as the first edition but with a different dust jacket cover design. Original green boards, bruised at the spine ends, with tiny bumps to the corners. The boards are slightly discoloured at the edges and spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing and light grubby marks to the outer closed textblock page edges (top edge and foredge - the bottom edge is clean). Some light foxng to endpapers and pastedowns. The dust jacket has some foxing to the back cover and to flaps, some light scratches to the front cover, and light rubs and tiny chips to the edges. Not price clipped. pp. 255. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309210 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
9 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

 
24 Miss Marple's Final Cases, and two other stories
Christie, Agatha Collins, for The Crime Club St. James's Place, London 1979 0002315963 / 9780002315968 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original red boards, lightly bruised at the spine ends. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 138. The dust jacket has a couple of short nicks and some light creasing to the top edge of the back cover. Front flap not price clipped. 309209 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
10 The Case of the Counterfeit Colonel
Bush, Christopher Macdonald & Co. (Publishers), Ltd 1952 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. In very good clean condition. The black boards are lightly bruised at the spine ends. The binding is firm, inner hinges very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A little light foxing to outer closed textblock page edges, endpapers, pastedowns and the last few pages. pp. 240. A couple of light flattened creases to page 237/238. First edition. 308463 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
25 Poirot's Early Cases
Christie, Agatha Book Club Associates 1974 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Book Club edition, BCA. Tan boards, bumped at the spine ends. The binding is firm and tight. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages have tanned / darkened. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, with a couple of short nicks and a c. 2cm tear, with light creasing and small loss to the top edge of the front cover. pp. 253. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309211 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 Friends at Court [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1956 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Black cloth boards. Previous owner's bookplate on the f.e.p. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill and Tony). In VG, clean and tidy condition. Dust jacket is faded at the spine and has minor chips and rubs to spine ends. Not price clipped [12s 6d]. 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. 208pp. 102820 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
26 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 VERY HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 306167 
Price: 27.00 GBP

 
 
12 Full Circle [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1963 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Later edition; first published by Chapman and Hall in 1948. Black cloth boards. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill). In VG, clean and tidy condition. Dust jacket has a small mark to the back cover. Not price clipped [16s net]. 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. 208pp. 103148 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
27 The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
Christie, Agatha Published for The Crime Club by Collins St. James's Place, London 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original red boards with black titles. The boards are just ever so slightly discoloured at the top edge of the front board and spine ends are lightly bruised. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Slight spine lean. Light foxing to pastedowns and endpapers. The binding is firm and pages are clean. Some foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. The DJ also has some light rubs to spine ends and edges, a short tear to the top edge of the front cover, short tear to the bottom edge of the front cover an approx. 3cm tear to the top edge of the back cover next to the spine. Front flap price clipped. pp. 256. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309206 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
13 Independent Witness INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
First edition. Black cloth boards. Inscribed / signed by the author on the front endpaper (To Jill). In VG, clean condition. Dust jacket has a short nick to the top edge of the front cover next to the spine and a few very minor rubs. Not price clipped [15s net]. 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. 189pp. 103150 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
28 Third Girl
Christie, Agatha Published for The Crime Club by Collins St. James's Place, London 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original red boards with gold titles to the spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A couple of pages have a short nick to the bottom edge and there are some light grey marks to the outer closed textblock page edge at the top corner. Some very light foxing to the top closed textblock edge. Light bruising to spine ends and corners. There are a few short tears and some rubs to the edges of the dust jacket and small triangular shaped loss to the bottom edge of the back cover next to the spine. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 256. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309208 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
14 Much in Evidence [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
First edition. Black cloth boards. Previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill and Tony). In VG, clean condition. Dust jacket is slightly faded at the spine and some minor rubs and small chips to the edges. Not price clipped [12s 6d net]. 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. 192pp. 103152 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
29 Hold Tight
Coben, Harlan Orion Books London 2008 0752885219 / 9780752885216 First UK Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent, fine condition. RRP. 18.99. 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. First printing of UK edition. 416pp. 303892 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
15 Unlawful Occasions [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Black cloth boards, slightly faded. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill). In VG, clean condition. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edge. Dust jacket is faded at the spine, has a few little light marks to the back cover and a short nick to the top edge of the front cover. Not price clipped [13s 6d net]. 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. 182pp. 103147 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
30 Predator
Cornwell, Patricia Little, Brown London 2005 0316724211 / 9780316724210 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint. UK edition. Same year as the first edition. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Unmarked. No names or inscriptions. Dust jacket price clipped. A very slight (marginal) forwards lean to the spine. 374pp. A nice, clean copy. 304568 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
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