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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 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]
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 25 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3024]
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.
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Book number: 9303
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 28 | JP¥ 3780]
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 58 | £UK 52 | JP¥ 7021]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
Ten Little Niggers
London, Collins Crime Club. 1939, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Considered Christie's masterpiece it was published November in the UK as Ten Little Niggers and in the US in December under the title And Then There Were None. CONDITION Orange bds, 252 pages. Spine is toned and brittle with chips to ends and short split to heel, bottom front cnr bumped, name inside front, foxed near ends and edges. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15878
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 356.75 | £UK 320 | JP¥ 43205]
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 58 | £UK 52 | JP¥ 7021]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
They Came to Bagdad
London, Collins Crime Club. 1951, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 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, top front cnr cbumpedo/w unworn. DJ has loss at spine ends, wear st 3 tips with split bottom front edge. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 15881
USD 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 129.5 | £UK 116 | JP¥ 15662]
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 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]
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 16.25 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 1944]
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 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]
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 23.25 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 2808]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: True Crime Law

 
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 18 | £UK 16 | JP¥ 2160]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Scandalous Behaviour Treason

 
GABORIAU, EMILE; TRISTAN, ERNEST (TRANS)
The Blackmailers (Dossier No 113) The Lotus Library
London, United Kingdom, Greening & Co. 1907, First English. Decorative Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Purple cloth bds with all over Tullip embossing and gilt titles, spine sl faded o/w fresh and bright, Nouveau wood block print title page, pp 277 in Original green pub d/w with browned spine and open tear to foot, edge wear and rear flap separated though present. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 6851
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
GILBERT, ANTHONY (PSEUD LUCY BEATRICE MALLESON)
The Mouse Who Wouldn't Play Ball
London, Collins Crime Club. 1943, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 11th in the Arthur Crook series, renamed as 30 Days to Live for the paperback edition in 1946. CONDITION Orange bds, clean though cnrs lightly bumped, wear at spine ends, 192 pages. Bright and crisp with light spotting to end pages. DJ has wear and chips to spine ends and tips, not price clipped. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 15883
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.25 | £UK 72 | JP¥ 9721]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
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 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
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 18 | £UK 16 | JP¥ 2160]
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 22.5 | £UK 20 | JP¥ 2700]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
MARTIN LEE
The Mystery of the T V Crooks
London, United Kingdom, Thomas Nelson. 1960, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ill.: Lane, George. A Mike and Jim Dance Mystery. Red bds with Black titles (cnrs sl bruised) pp 186 with 6 line illus (sl foxed to edges). Original is worn to edges with tear top front. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 12698
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Crime Mystery Detective Lane, George

 
RED COLLAR MAN
Chokey
London, United Kingdom, Victor Gollancz. 1937, First Edition. Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. With an introduction by Compton Mackenzie. Written by an inmate of Parkhurst Prison to expose bruatlity and health risks in Prisons as an attempt of prison reform. Black bds mostly fresh with faded spine and bumped top rear cnr. pp 208 with some foxing mostly to ends and edges (not inscribed). Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 8284
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
MANKOWITZ, WOLF
Gioconda
London, United Kingdom, W H Allen. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0491033354) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Mankowitz has combined his talents of Art Historian and Novelist to produce the first full account of the world's most famous intriguing art theft. lending fact and invention to recreate the strange series of events that began on that fateful August morning in 1911. Red bds with crisp gilt spine title, pp 277 in tight unread state. Original wrapper has faint water staining. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 7084
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: Art Theft 0491033354

 
MANN, THOMAS
Confessions of Felix Krull : Confidence Man
London, United Kingdom, Secker & Warburg. 1955, First English. Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Translated from the original German by Denver Lindley. Contains Memoir Part I, II & III. CONDITION Greedn waxed cloth bds with gilt title, not bumped or worn, named to ffep, pp 408 tight and very clean. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 7707
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.25 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 1944]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
MARSH, NGAIO
Died in the Wool : The Crime Club
Auckland, New Zealand, Collins/Coulls. 1944, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Not Dated (1944 NZNB M1098) First edition was released in NZ due to war contraints on travel and Marsh residing in Christchurch, NZ. Set on a NZ sheep station. "A metallic strand of Gold hair revealed to Alf the foreman the presence of a body in a bale of wool." CONDITION Green bds with Black title (fresh with only very slight shelf wear to spine heel) pp 250 nice clean copy with mild age toning to ends and edges. Original DJ is tanned and has brittle spine due to paper quality causing loss with most of spine chipped away except where it has been reinforced with archival tape at ends. Now in Brodart protection. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 12092
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 48 | JP¥ 6481]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction
Keywords: New Zealand

 
MCINTYRE, JOHN T
Ashton-Kirk Investigator
London, United Kingdom, Frank Palmer. 1912, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First UK edition. Authors second title in this series. Ashton-Kirk, a scientific-minded criminologist, CONDITION Brown decorative cloth (fraying to spine heel, rubbed to three cnrs, colour frontis plate, 336 pages with b/w illus plates, ame inside front, odd mark internally. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14650
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4861]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
MESSENGER, ELIZABETH
Light on Murder
London, Robert Hale. 1960, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. One of the first NZ crime writers to gain an international following. The whole great tower of the Dragons Tooth Lighthouse appeared to be deserted, the only sound was the eerie wailing of a fog horn. Yet when Marion Leith backed shakily down the iron stairs she had time to see a night mare thing in the bottom chamber before a hand swithched off the light. from the DJ blurb. CONDITION Black bds with green spine title and silver gun, 191 pages. Crisp copy with name inside front, foxed at ends and edges. DJ a bit tatty with torn spine that has old failed taped repair. Good/Good.
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Book number: 15877
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4321]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

 
MITCHELL, JAMES
Dead Earnest [Ernest]
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1985, Uncorrected Proof. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Detective Ron Hogget on the case of gambler Ernest Fluck who is missing as is a race horse expected to win the Irish Grand National, then bodies start turning up. CONDITION Blue card wraps, 199 pages. Copy is unread. Uncorrected proof, not dated with error in title to front and title page. Near Fine.
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Book number: 15723
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 16 | JP¥ 2160]
Catalogue: Crime Fiction

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