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BLAKE, NICHOLAS PSEUD (CECIL DAY-LEWIS)
A Tangled Web
London, Collins. 1956, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cecil Day- Lewis was poet laureate who wrote mysteries under the name of Nicholas Blake. US title was "Death and Daisy Bland". "A chance meeting in a London street in the 1950s.. and fate is sealed for carefree cat burglar Hugo Chesterman and Daisy Bland, the girl eager to become his mistress. When a police offer is murdered in Brighton, though, neither is prepared for the suspicion that falls upon them." CONDITION Blck bds (clean and unworn) pp 254. Copy is bright and crisp, inscription inside front and light dust spotting to ends and edges. DJ has loss botttom front though missing pieces laid in. a bit chipped to spine ends and small chip top rear, not price clipped. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 16015
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.5 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3205]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
CATRAN, KEN
Hanlon : A Casebook
Auckland, New Zealand, BCNZ Enterprises. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0908690096) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Famous NZ Murder trials defended by Alfred Hanlon including Minnie Deans and Charles Clements, original written as an 8 hrs TV serial documentary. CONDITION Red bds with bright Gilt title (fresh and unworn) SIGNED by Author to title page, colour frontis portrait, pp 180 lavishly photo illustrated throughout. Original DJ is unworn, sl sunned spine and top front edge. Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 10070
USD 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.75 | £UK 21.5 | JP¥ 2992]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: True Crime Criminology 0908690096

 
CATRAN, KEN
Hanlon : A Casebook
Auckland, New Zealand, BCNZ Enterprises. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0908690096) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Famous NZ Murder trials defended by Alfred Hanlon including Minnie Deans and Charles Clements, original written as an 8 hrs TV serial documentary. CONDITION Red bds with bright Gilt title (fresh and unworn) SIGNED by Author to ffep "John McRae in sincere appreciation of your services to New Zealand drama", colour frontis portrait, pp 180 lavishly photo illustrated throughout. Original DJ is unworn, sl sunned spine and top front edge. #New Zealand History#. Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author.
Ariel BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 9303
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3739]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: True Crime Criminology New Zealand 0908690096

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
A Pocket Full of Rye
London, Collins Crime Club. 1953, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Sixth book in the Miss Marple Series. CONDITION Orange bds, 191 pages. Bds bright, clean and unworn, bumped to one cnr, bright and criap copy with name to front paste down and title page. DJ torn to leading edge at front, chips with loss at spine ends and tips, light toning to rear, not price clipped. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 15882
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | £UK 49.75 | JP¥ 6945]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
They Came to Bagdad
London, Collins Crime Club. 1951, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret superpower summit. Unfortunately the word is out, and an underground organization in the Middle East is plotting to sabotage the talks. Into this explosive situation skips Victoria Jones, a girl with a yearning for adventure. CONDITION Orange bds, pp 256. Bright and crisp copy internally apart from lightly foxed end pages, spine faded and toned odd small mark o/w unworn. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15875
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | £UK 49.75 | JP¥ 6945]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
CLAD, NOEL CLOVIS
The Savage
London, United Kingdom, Victor Gollancz. 1958, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. An Inner sanctum mystery. CONDITION Red bds with bright Gilt tile (fresh and unworn) pp 200. Nice crisp copy with foxed end pages and edges. Original DJ has tiny nick to rear cnr else unworn, not price clipped. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 12086
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.5 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3205]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Mystery Detection Crime Thriller

 
EDDOWES, MICHAEL
The Man on Your Conscience : An Investigation of the Evans Murder Trial
London, United Kingdom, Cassell. 1955, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. An investigation into the wrongfull conviction of man sentenced to death. CONDITION Black bds with crisp Gilt title, fresh and unworn, pp 280 has light for edge foxing and tidy name to ffep , interior bright and clean. Original DJ is bright with faded spine and faintest of wear to spine ends, price clipped. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 10081
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 | £UK 14 | JP¥ 1923]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
EVANS, EVAN PSUED (FREDERICK FAUST AKA MAX BRAND)
The Revenge of Broken Arrow
London, United Kingdom, Herbert Jenkins. 1951, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st UK edition published as 'The Rescue of Broken Arrow' USA 1948. Convicted by riders of the westward moving wagon train of theft and mutiny, Cashel a gunman with aprice on his head, found himself abandoned on the prairie in hostile Indian country. A situation that would have spelled death to most other men was turned to outlaw advantage. Winning the frienship of a defeated Cheyenne brave, Cashel joined him on a raid on the hated Pawnees and found him self hero worshipped by the Cheyennes. Cashel was put to the test when it came to the showdown between him and the white man who had bought him to the brink of death and dishonour. CONDITION Orange cloth (top cnrs a little bruise o/w bright and unworn) 224 page very bright and crisp (almost new condition). DJ has some tears o/w bright, not price clipped. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 13869
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.5 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3205]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Cowboy Western

 
FARALICQ, RENE
The French Police from Within
London, United Kingdom, Cassell. 1933, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The cheif of the French 'Special Brigade' during the crucial times after the war, and the guiding hand that helped solve many famous French criminal mysteries, some of which are told here. CONDITION Blue bds with bright Red title (fresh with sl wear to spine ends, cnrs sharp) pp 259 a tight copy with bright text block, some foxing to ends and fore edges, not inscribed. Original Scarlet DJ is fresh with chips due to paper quality mainly to spine ends. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 9181
USD 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | £UK 20 | JP¥ 2778]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: True Crime Law

 
FLEMING, IAN
For Your Eyes Only
London, Jonathan Cape. 1960, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Five short stories find James Bond facing danger from a variety of sources, all of which he escapes through fast thinking and even faster action. Originally written for a television series that was canned, 3 were later made into films. For Your Eyes Only; From a View to a Kill; and Quantam of Solace. CONDITION Black bds with White embossed eye detail and bright gilt title (top front cnr faintly bumped otherwse clean and unworn) 352 pages, small sticker from original book seller inside front. Copy is very bright and crisp. Original DJ is not price clipped with original price 15s. there is short tear at spine head with old tape repair, some toning. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 16068
USD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 634.75 | £UK 574 | JP¥ 80130]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
FLEMING, IAN
Thunderball
London, Jonathan Cape. 1961, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Black bds with blind embossed skeletal hand to front, bright gilt title (light shelf wear to bottom rear edge), 254 pages. Copy is nice with atmospheric spotting at ends and edges, small stamp of origina book seller inside front. Original DJ is not price clipped with original price 15s, has light wear at spine ends and tips with a nick at spine head and short tear bottom rear, quite a bit of atmospheric spotting. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 16193
USD 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 156.75 | £UK 141.75 | JP¥ 19765]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
FRANKLIN, CHARLES
The Worlds Greatest Scandals
London, United Kingdom, Odhams. 1967, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Sections are Scandals that shook christendom; immorality unlimited/suspected; humanity outraged; great swindles;justice corrupted; & political scandals. CONDITION Grey bds with crisp Gilt title, unworn, pp 256 with 19 illus and photo plates. Tight and clean, not inscribed. Original DJ is bright with age toning to White areas, faint mark to front. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 10077
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2137]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Scandalous Behaviour Treason

 
GOLLOMB, JOSEPH
Crimes Of The Year
London, United Kingdom, George Allen & Unwin. 1932, First British. Hard Cover, Large 8vo. Black cloth bds with Red titles (fresh and unworn with sl canted cnrs) pp 354 tight and clean (not inscribed or foxed). Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 8593
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1709]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Isadore Fink, Vivian Messiter, Rosalie Fox, Madame Villet, Lainzer Tiergarten

 
HORLER, SYDNEY
The Man in the Shadows
London, United Kingdom, Robert Hale. 1955, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Who is the new very mysterious receiver of stolen goods causing Scotland Yard so much trouble? Tony Skelton of the famous ghost squad unearths an entirely new type of criminal, but finds himself in love with the criminals niece Sandra Playfair. CONDITION Black bds with crisp Green title and Silver Revolver to spine (top cnrs sl bruised o/w unworn) 192 pages, crisp copy with foxed ends and edge, tape ghosting to eps. DJ has a short tear to spine head and chips at heel, not price clipped. Good/Good.
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Book number: 13868
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2137]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Detective

 
KERR, JOHN
Leaves from an Inspector's Logbook
London, United Kingdom, Thomas Nelson & Son. 1913, Edition Unstated. Hard Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Not Dated (1913 BL) Biography of the Inspector of Schools. Nelson Library has Blue cloth bds with Navy decoration and bright Gilt title (fresh and unworn with sl. darkened spine) bright Gilt top edge, pp 278 with portrait frontis, tight unread state (not inscribed, eps faintly foxed). Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 8646
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2671]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

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