Chapter 1: Fiction - Crime/ Detective
found: 14 books

 
BROWN, ANDREW
Solace
Zebra Press. 2012, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 1770223770). Soft cover, with dust jacket. 251 pages (complete). First edition (trade paperback; not published in hardback). In excellent condition throughout. As if unread. As if new. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: aogk
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3916]
Keywords: JPG~ 1770223770

 
CASPARY, VERA
Laura
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. 1944, 1st reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 171 pages (complete). A sure copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj (by Bip Pares - a most collected dustjacket artist) itself has wear, foxing, marks from storage and handling. It is sure and very secure. The book was published and printed according to wartime economic standards. The contents show evidence of age and the standard of production. The contents have foxing, mild handling wear. They are even yet clear, tidy, clean, comfortable and assured. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 24iz
USD 46.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 | £UK 35.5 | JP¥ 5146]

 
CHANDLER, RAYMOND
Addio, Mia Amata
Olivetti. 1986. Hardcover. 201 pages (complete). In Italian throughout. A MUST HAVE for any Chandler collector. This is a special edition of the Italian translation of "Goodbye, My Lovely". It is wonderfully, atmospherically illustrated by the legendary film poster designer, Hans Hillmann. Coffee-tabled size. The cloth boards are tidy with scuffing and some light edge-wear. Within, the early pages have some very light blotches of foxing. However, the pages are thick, proud, creamy, clean, clear, most attractive. An excellent price too! Bello! fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: blvc
USD 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10 | JP¥ 1454]

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA ; MILNE, A A ; MACDONALD, PHILIP ; COLE G D H AD M
Four Great Detective Novels: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the Red House Mystery, the Rasp, Theman from the River
Odhams Press Limited, London. 1935, 1st Edition. Hardcover. 704 pages (complete). Four great who-dunnits by four of the most popular crime novelists of the early 1930s. These are, perhaps, still their most famous. A sure, resolute copy. The black boards are marked and worn and scuffed from handling and storage. Within, the contents are clean, clear, certain, amiable, very competent and still a great delight. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: azdb
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 559]
Keywords: JPG

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
Moord in Die Pastorie
Die Nasionale Pers Beperk, Bloemfontein. 1944, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 244 pages (complete). First authorised Afrikaans translation of "Murder in the Vicarage" by Agatha Christie. A most agreeable copy. The boards are neat with some light wear to the edges and corners. Within, the frontispage has previous owner signatures. The title page has previous owner initials, and the final page has a small biro mark. The contents are very clean, clear, confident, companionable and certain. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: blej
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5594]

 
CHRISTIE, AGATHA
A Pocket Full of Rye
The Crime Club, Collins, London. 1953, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 191 pages (complete). Ex-library (Stuttaford's Library) copy with consequent stamps, annotations and wear and usage. The boards have wear and storage marks. They are comfortable and sure. Within, the contents have evidence of use throughout. In general, the pages are clear, congenial, certain, competent. fn. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: boqe
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 559]

 
LOVESEY, PETER
On the Edge
Century. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0712625933). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 204 pages (complete). An comfortable copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj is tidy, smart. It has some light tape residue marks. It is secure and sure. The boards are assured. They have some light residue marks. They are steady and sure. The contents are healthy. The pages are a little tanned from paper quality but are otherwise pleasingly clean, clear, tidy, neat, contented, keen. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 32iv
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 559]
Keywords: 0712625933

 
MCGIVERN, WILLIAM
Odds Against Tomorrow
Collins. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 256 pages (complete). First British edition. As with many of his novels (including "The Big Heat") "Odds Against Tomorrow" was adapted into a film (this starring Harry Belafonte). The dustjacket of this copy is worn, scuffed, rubbed and marked. It is yet secure and comfortable. The modest boards are neat and sure. Within, the contents have handling and storage marks, principally to the front and later pages. The frontispage has a faded gift inscription (not from the author). There is some very general foxing. Nonetheless, the pages are comfortable, clean, clear, companionable and may be read with complete engagement and enjoyment. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: bmou
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5594]

 
MILLAR, MARGARET
Beast in View
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1972, Reissue. (ISBN: 057501492X). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 221 pages (complete). A neat copy of this terrific crime novel (even the stringent Kirkus Review called it "unsparing, unnerving"). The iconic yellow Gollancz dustjacket is bright and tidy. The boards are handsome and hale. The papertrims are very lightly flecked with foxing. The contents are clean, clear, certain, satisfying. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 52it
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4475]
Keywords: 057501492X

 
MILLAR, MARGARET
How Like an Angel
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 278 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this highly rated crime novel (even the cantankerous Kirkus Reviews labelled it 'superior') from Margaret Millar. The distinctive yellow Gollancz wraps are secure. They are a little marked, worn from handling and shelving. They are sure. The boards have light shelving wear about the edges. They are sound. The contents are pleasing. There splashes of light foxing to some edges. Otherwise, the contents are assured, engaging, clean, clear, confident, generous. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 51it
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3356]

 
MILLAR, MARGARET
The Listening Walls
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1959, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 236 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this crime novel from Margaret Millar (even the cantankerous Kirkus reviews rated it well). The iconic Gollancz bright yellow wrap is neat, tidy. It has some light wear from shelving about the edges. The boards are handsome, very healthy. The contents are pleasing. There is very light foxing fore and aft. Otherwise, the contents are very clean and clear, very confident and assured, comfortable and engaging. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 53it
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1678]

 
ORFORD, MARGIE
Water Music
Jonathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg and Cape Town. 2014, First Edition. (ISBN: 1868422410). Softcover. 331 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. The covers are neat, tidy with only some very light storage wear at the rear cover. The contents are clean, clear, very assured - as if unread throughout. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bpad
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 | £UK 5.5 | JP¥ 783]
Keywords: 1868422410

 
RHODE, JOHN
In Face of the Verdict
Collins Crime Club. 1936, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 284 pages (complete). A Dr. Priestley thriller. John Rhode was one of the pseudonyms of Cecil Street. This is a benign copy. The orange boards have wear about all edges and seams. The faces are marked, scuffed from handling and storage. Nonetheless they are sound and sure. Within, occasional pages have freckles of foxing (as do the page trims). The overwhelming majority of pages are clean, clear, comfortable, certain and congenial. An assured book. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: oqpk
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 221.5 | £UK 191.75 | JP¥ 27970]

 
STRAKER, J F
Ricochet
George G Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1965, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 220 pages (complete). A comfortably owned copy. The dustjacket is much worn, torn, marked and rubbed all about. It is resolutely secure. The boards are neat and tidy. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. The contents are also though, clean and clear, certain and confident, contented and compelling. fk. Very Good/Poor.
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Book number: 5jb
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2238]

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