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The Manipulators.

By: ATKINSON, Hugh.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Brighton: Angus & Robertson, 1978. 0207958130:

Seller ID: 10629


1st Angus & Robertson ed. Fiction. "A compelling revelation of international power play, where, in a new kind of war, the world's resources of food, oil and minerals are the weapons and unimaginable wealth the prize". Pp. 198, slight toning to pages. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w, slight rubbing to edges. G/G+. View more info

A Requiem of Sharks. (A Novel of Suspense).

By: BUCHANAN, Patrick.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975.:

Seller ID: 33044


1st ed. "For Ben and Charity it was their most exciting case, a case which involved money, beautiful women, and human killers as savage as the requiem shark and much more dangerously cunning." Pp.212. Red cloth, d/w design by Roger King. VG/VG. View more info

High Jinx.

By: BUCKLEY, William F. Jr.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Century, 1986. 0712614435:

Seller ID: 32797


1st ed. Seventh spy novel featuring Blackford Oates. Pp.216. Red cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

The Saint Meets the Tiger.

By: CHARTERIS, Leslie.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London: Brown, Watson Ltd (Digit Books), nd. 0:

Seller ID: 36944


The author's third book, but the first in "The Saint" series featuring Simon Templar. Pp.160, repaired tear to top of half-title page, pages browning. Paperback, illustration of a ship piled with gold and the familiar cartoon figure of "The Saint" with his halo standing on the prow. spine edge scuffed, some brown patches to rear cover. Scarce in this imprint. G+. View more info

A Choice of Nightmares.

By: DORNER, Marjorie.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Michael Joseph, 1987. 0718127986:

Seller ID: 32791


1st ed. Hardback. "Finely written, taut and atmospheric, 'A Choice of Nightmares' is a gripping psychological thriller which marks the debut of a writer of extraordinary power." Pp.266, slight toning to pages. Blue cloth, d/w illustration by Alun Hood. VG/VG. View more info

Mirage.

By: FOLLETT, James.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Methuen, 1988. 0413140407:

Seller ID: 38466


1st edition. "It is the late 1960's and General de Gaulle has cancelled Israel's order for fifty Mirage 5 jet fighters - a stunning blow for the Israeli Air Force, depleted by SAM missiles after the six-day war....Daniel Kalen, an Israeli fighter pilot grounded after injury, has been given an extraordinary mission by Mossad: to steal the blueprints - all 250,000 of them - so that Israel can build her own version of the fighter." Pp.388, toning to pages. Blue clo... View more info

A State of Corruption.

By: GEDDES, Paul.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London: The Bodley Head, 1985. 0370308549:

Seller ID: 32792


1st ed. Hardback. "Antonia Strachan was not the Director of the Central Crimes Bureau's firts choice for the delicate inquiry which had landed on his desk. But Antrim could not wait: the Prime Minister had been warned that a major financial scandal implicating the Chancellor of the Exchequor was likely to break..." Pp.219, slight toning to pages. Black cloth, d/w by Les Wies. VG/VG. View more info

Captain Incognito.

By: GIBSON, George.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Lymington: Nautical,1977. 0245530401:

Seller ID: 33027


1st ed. "In 'Captain Incognito', his second novel, George Gibson portrays the authentic atmosphere of life at sea in a modern freighter, and he builds up drama and suspense in a plot as plausible as his characters are convincing and astutely drawn." Pp.207, scuffed spot to fep. Orange cloth has minor creasing to boards, d/w slightly rubbed - design by Keith Blount LSIA. VG/VG. View more info

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A Northern Crack.

By: GOULD, Nat.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London: John Long, nd.:

Seller ID: 40812


211th thousand. A John Long Four-Square Racing Thriller, originally published in 1917. Pp144, slight toning to pages. Paperback, slightly rubbed with small chip to lower front fore-edge. G+.**Nat Gould (1857-1919) was possibly one of the most prolific of writers on horses and horse racing. Although born in Manchester, he lived and worked in Australia for many years. "Because his books were so widely read, his descriptions of Australian life, based on the eleven years tha... View more info

Fire Falcon.

By: HART-DAVIS, Duff.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. 0224020803:

Seller ID: 33045


1st ed. "Duff Hart-Davis builds his story to a crescendo of suspense and excitement among the great peaks of Knoydart, on the West Coast...The claustrophobia which threatens to destroy a man on the run is brilliantly contrasted with the barren immensity of the Scottish hills." P.287, maps of Scottish hills to endpapers. Green cloth, d/w designed by Bill Botten. VG/VG. View more info

The Lure of Sweet Death. (A Doctor Tina May Mystery Thriller).

By: KEMP, Sarah.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London: Century, 1986. 0712695087:

Seller ID: 33263


1st ed. "...Sarah Kemp has brought into play the ancient art of falconry, and the equally ancient art of persuasion, to create a baffling string of cases for Detective Chief Inspector Derek Arkwright and his subordinates at Scotland Yard. So baffling that Tina May's help is recruited in the search for the perpetrator of a series of simulated suicides." Pp.182. Blue cloth, d/w illustration by Alun Hood. VG/VG. View more info

The Dirty Area.

By: LUARD, Nicholas.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1979. 0241101301:

Seller ID: 37642


1st edition. "He was called Ross Callum and in the Tangier straits he was a legend. A flamboyant hell-raising womaniser who, until he disappeared, had owned the fastest launch on the coast and made a fortune running guns to the Sahel rebels and contraband to anyone who would buy it....At least that was what people believed..." Pp.233, owner's armorial bookplate (H.C.D.Laing) to inside front board. Black cloth, dustwrapper slightly sunned to spine. VG/VG. View more info

The Orion Line.

By: LUARD, Nicholas.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg,1976.:

Seller ID: 37643


1st edition. "Underground cells of men and women, heroes, traitors, patriots and criminals, running a wartime network that spanned Europe from Belgium to the Spanish border. That was the Orion Line. But the Orion Line had been penetrated and smashed by the Germans in 1944. Why then was Gareth Owen now being asked to return to the field and trace the Line back to its end?" Pp.217, owner's armorial bookplate (H.C.D.Laing) to front free endpaper. Brown cloth, dustw... View more info

Where the East Wind Blows.

By: MAIR, Alistair.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann, 1972. 0434441031:

Seller ID: 38435


1st edition. "The slow, timeless rhythm of the Western Isles is beautifully evoked to form the backgrounde to this story of suspense as it deftly builds up to a pitch of excitement and expectancy." Pp.233. Blue cloth, dustwrapper has chip to top of spine. VG/VG. View more info

The President's Brother.

By: MEFFORD, W.H.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Australia: Macdonald Futura, 1985. 0867710071:

Seller ID: 33024


1st ed. ""Eddie Lee Webster is a loud-mouthed drunkard, a bully and a boor. Worse, he is the brother of the President of the United States. That he is an embarrassment to the Administration is no secret. But as the cheif suspect in the brutal murder of four black women, he has suddenly become a political liability that can no longer be tolerated..." Pp.210. Blue boards, d/w designed by Adrian Young. VG/VG. View more info

No City of Angels.

By: NOYE, Nick.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London: Robert Hale, 1983. 0709013108:

Seller ID: 32837


1st ed. "An explosive mixture of vice, avarice, chicanery and lust set among Bankok's bars, brothels and restaurants." Pp.224. Black cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

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Explosion! A Peter Gayleigh Story.

By: ROBERTSON, Colin.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Ward, Lock & Co.Ltd, 1945.:

Seller ID: 40793


1st edition. A Uranium Bomb Sttory. "Peter Gayleigh's old antagonist and friend, Chief Inspector Herrington of Scotland Yard, sets Gayleigh the task of frustrating the famous Nazi spy's attempts to obtain details of the extraordinary new explosive which Government scientists are perfecting. The result is almost as shattering as that astonishing bomb which brought the war in the Far East so quickly to an end." Pp.224, top edge dusty. Orange cloth, dustwrapper has edge ch... View more info

The Ginger Jar.

By: ROBINSON, Jeffrey.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Sevenoaks: New English Library, 1987. 0450406571:

Seller ID: 33035


1st ed. "Who needs the kind of nuclear material which could, correctly processed, make a nuclear bomb?..Richard Holbrook stumbles on the link between his now obsessive search, and the valuable item of antique porcelain purchased by a Hong Kong bank..." Pp.271, slight toning to pages. Black cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

The Hamburg Switch.

By: ROSS, Angus.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: John Long,1980. 0091405009:

Seller ID: 33041


1st ed. "Mark Farrow is given the job of getting out an elderly scientist, working on laser development in East Berlin, who lets it be known that he wants to defect..." Pp.185, spotting to closed page edges. Yellow cloth, d/w. G+/VG. View more info

Web of Resistance.

By: ROSS, Russell.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Robert Hale, 1985. 0709024320:

Seller ID: 33042


1st ed. "In June 1940 France is falling to the Nazi invasion. An Artillery unit of the British Territorial Army skirmishes with leading German tanks before retreating to attempt an escape through the western port of Nantes..." Pp.190. Black cloth, d/w design by David Griffiths. VG/VG. View more info