Chapter 1: Fiction - Crime / Detectives
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ALLINGHAM, MARGERY
Black Plumes
Heinemann, London. 1985, Reprint. (ISBN: 0434018708). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 197 pages (complete). Ex-library (Port Elizabeth City Library) copy with consequent labels, stamps, usage, wear. The dustjacket has an adhesive clear plastic protective cover. The dj is decent and firm. Within, the pages are contented, assured, clean, clear. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: bxvb
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1298]
Keywords: 0434018708

 
BLACK, GAVIN
Suddenly, at Singapore
Collins, London. 1961, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. The dustjacket is coolly assured. It does have wear, creasing, scuffing and marks. Otherwise, it is comfortable and secure. The boards have some corner knocks. They are healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, tight, certain, fresh. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bwwk
USD 29.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.5 | £UK 23.5 | JP¥ 3138]

 
CAMPBELL, ALICE
They Hunted a Fox
The Crime Club, Collins. 1940, First Edition. Hardcover. 252 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards are very grubby with wear to all edges, corners and seams. They are however, benevolent and sure. Within, the early and later pages have some mild storage and handling wear and marking. The pages are by far, clean, clear, contented, competent, companionable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwzu
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 82 | £UK 72.5 | JP¥ 9738]

 
CHANDLER, RAYMOND
Pearls Are a Nuisance
Hamish Hamilton, London. 1959, Reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 190 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this collection of Chandler stories. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is mild-mannered. The dj has some light marking, some light wear, some light scuffing. It is secure and sure. The boards are handsome and very healthy. The contents are contented. They have occasional very light foxing here and there, but in general the pages are clean, clear, hale, certain, amenable. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 83ib
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59.25 | £UK 52.5 | JP¥ 7033]

 
CHASE, JAMES HADLEY
Believed Violent
Robert Hale Limited, London. 1968, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709101570). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 191 pages (complete). A most contented copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, wear, rubbing, shelving marks. It is even yet, comfortable and secure. The boards are steady, healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, fresh, very clean and clear, companionable and unblemished. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: chau
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 40.5 | JP¥ 5410]
Keywords: 0709101570

 
CHASE, JAMES HADLEY
A Coffin from Hong Kong
Robert Hale Limited, London. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 186 pages (complete). A congenial copy. The dustjacket illustration by Biro. Price not snipped (12/6) but scored through for handwritten South African price (R1.30). The dj is scuffed, worn, creased and marked. It is comfortable and secure. The are placid and neat. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are tight, clean, clear, eager - as if barely read (if at all) throughout. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: bvxy
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59.25 | £UK 52.5 | JP¥ 7033]

 
CHASE, JAMES HADLEY
Vulture Is a Patient Bird
Robert Hale, London. 1969, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709108966). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 190 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is patient, secure, comfortable. It also has wear, scuffing, marking from handling and shelving. The boards are tidy and healthy. Within, the early and later pages have handling, storage and handling related marks. The contents in general, are contented, clean, clear, competent and inviting. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: bxzz
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4869]
Keywords: 0709108966

 
CHAVCHAVADZE, PAUL
Father Vikenty
W H Allen, London. 1957, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 306 pages (complete). A contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is jolly, if a little worn, scuffed and marked from storage. The boards are healthy and neat. Within, the contents are comfortable, clean, clear, congenial, cheerful. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bwek
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4869]

 
CROFTS, FREEMAN WILLS
The End of Andrew Harrison
Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover. 319 pages (complete). Ex-library (Berea Park Pretoria Library) copy with consequent residue, debris, annotations, marks, wear, usage, stamps. The book has also been rebound by the library. The book has been used with much contentment. The boards are scuffed and worn and marked. They are stead and sound. The leather spine has rubbing and wear. It is sure. Within, the contents have evidence of avid use throughout. There is wear and there are the occasional marks from handling. However, the pages are calm, comfortable, companionable, clear, assured. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bxro
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2705]

 
DONOVAN, J B
Bill Speed on Hot Ice
Kingfisher Books, London. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 152 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked all about. It is sure and secure. The boards are healthy with mild shelving wear to the edges. The contents are most gratifying. They are very clean, clear, certain, relaxed. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: cdlw
USD 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 | £UK 3.25 | JP¥ 433]

 
DOYLE, A. CONAN
His Last Bow : Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes
John Murray, London. 1917, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. the original burgundy boards are shelf worn and a little frayed and marked. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. the front end page is a little darkened and there are minor age related marks. the final page has been affixed to the back paste-down. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: byfy
USD 130.00 [Appr.: EURO 118.25 | £UK 104.75 | JP¥ 14066]

 
EBERHART, M G
From This Dark Stairway
William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1932, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 327 pages (complete). A comfortably owned copy. The boards are marked, scuffed and mildly worn. They are secure. The guttering along the first free page is cracked, but the security of the book is steady. The contents are agreeable. The pages are clean, clear, congenial, comfortable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwwm
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.5 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2056]

 
EBERHART, M G
Witness at Large
The Crime Club, Collins. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). A decent copy. The dustjacket does have wear, scuffing and marks. Yet, it is secure and comfortable. The boards are pleasing and healthy. Within, the contents are clean, clear, companionable. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bwwt
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 | £UK 5.75 | JP¥ 757]

 
FRANCIS, DICK
Flying Finish
Michael Joseph, London. 1966, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 218 pages (complete). Ex-library copy with consequent stamps, residue, marks, usage and wear. The dustjacket is marked, scuffed, creased and worn. It is comfortable and sure. The boards are tidy. They have light shelving wear. The contents have evidence of much contented use. They have some handling marks. The pages are relaxed, clear, clean, capable, competent, compelling. fk. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: cdru
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1190]

 
GRAY, BERKELEY
Mr Ball of Fire
Collins, London. 1946, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 102 pages (complete). A decent enough copy. The dustjacket is torn, worn, scuffed and creased. It is secure. The boards are passive, with some light scuffing and wear. The contents are comfortable. They are clean, clear, congenial, comfortable. fk. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: byaa
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4328]

 
JEFFRIES, RODERIC
Evidence of the Accused
Collins Crime Club. 1961, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this ingenious, even if shocking (or thrilling) in its amorality, crime thriller. The dustjacket is much worn, creased, marked and scuffed. It is yet, secure and sure. The boards are simple, healthy. The contents have evidence of happy use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, companionable, agreeable. fk. Good/Poor.
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Book number: ccwj
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 82 | £UK 72.5 | JP¥ 9738]

 
'SEA-LION'
Damn Desmond Drake!
Hutchinson, London. 1953, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 239 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. 'Sea-Lion' was the pen-name of Geoffrey Jenkins. The dustjacket has some amiable wear and scuffing. It has some storage and age marks. The dj is secure and sure. The navy blue boards are smart, healthy, contented. The page-trims are foxed. The contents, however, are most congenial and contented. They are clean, clear, certain, pleasing. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: cear
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.75 | £UK 100.75 | JP¥ 13525]

 
LU, MARIE
Legend
Razorbill. 2011. (ISBN: 0141339411). Softcover. 301 pages (complete). Pre-publication copy of trade paperback original. The covers are healthy, tidy. The contents are tight, fresh, very clean and clear : as if new throughout. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwrj
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2705]
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MACKINNON, ALLAN
Red-Winged Angel
Collins. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). A sound copy. The dustjacket of this thriller, set in Baghdad, is a little scruffy. The dj has wear, scuffing, marks, rubbing all about. Nonetheless, it is placid. The boards have very mild corner wear. Otherwise, they are comfortable and amenable. The contents have some light marking to the front pages. Beyond this, the contents are congenial, contented, engaging, clean and clear. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: byig
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 | £UK 44.5 | JP¥ 5951]

 
MASON, A E W
The House of the Arrow
Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London. 1924, First Edition. Hardcover. 320 pages (complete). A benign copy. The boards have wear, scuffing and marks from handling and storage. They are secure and sure. The contents are pleasant. The pages do have some foxing. They are otherwise clean, clear, comfortable, confident. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: btqo
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 | £UK 4.25 | JP¥ 541]

 
MEYNELL, LAURENCE
Die by the Book
The Crime Club, Collins. 1966, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 256 pages (complete). A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket is mild-mannered. It has some light wear and scuffing and rubbing from shelving. it is comfortable and secure. The boards are very smart and healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, confident and certain - as if barely read (if at all!) throughout. fk. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: bvyy
USD 52.00 [Appr.: EURO 47.25 | £UK 42 | JP¥ 5627]

 
ORCZY, BARONESS
Castles in the Air : Being the Adventures of M. Hector Ratichon
Cassell & Company Ltd. London. First Edition. Hardcover. 298 pages (complete). The boards are benign and patient. They have scuffing and wear, they are comfortable and sure. The contents are most agreeable. They are clean, clear, contented, assured and amiable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bvct
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.5 | JP¥ 866]

 
QUEEN, ELLERY
French Powder Mystery : A Problem in Deduction
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1970, Reprint. (ISBN: 0575004754). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 319 pages (complete). Ex-library (Roodepoort Municipal Library) copy with consequent debris, residue, stamps, labels, annotations, wear, usage, marks. Reprint of original 1930 publication. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (much worn, scruffy). The dj has wear, residue marks, marks and rubbing. It is secure and sure. The boards are competent, they have residue marks, they are also sure and secure. The contents are comfortable. They have evidence of contented usage throughout. However, the pages are clean, clear, certain. fk. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: bvkr
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1082]
Keywords: 0575004754

 
QUEEN, ELLERY (ED)
Sporting Detective Stories
Faber & Faber, London. 1946. Hardcover. 381 pages (complete). A sure copy. The covers have wear particularly to the corners. There is gentle wear to the edges and seams. They are comfortable. Within the pages are amenable, neat, tidy, clean, clear, certain and assuring. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bvid
USD 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.75 | £UK 2.5 | JP¥ 325]

 
ROHMER, SAX
The Green Eyes of Bast
Cassell and Company, London. 1931, Reprint. Hardcover. 317 pages (complete). Reprinted July 1931 (publication: March 1931). A resolute copy. The boards are worn, scuffed and marked all about. They are benign and sure. The contents are comfortable. The pages have tanning, wear and assurance. Despite some vulnerability the pages are sure, clean, clear, benevolent, competent. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: btpv
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.5 | JP¥ 866]

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