Category: CRIME


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Fetch me a Rope.

By: BOYD, Raymond.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: Hammond, Hammond & Co.Ltd, 1947.:

Seller ID: 40798

Murder mystery. "James Denby died at Leere. And he died in a terrible way - at the end of a rope. The circumstances suffest suicide; and Inspector Alley of the Yard, who happens to be on the spot, is quite satisfied that everything is above board. Fortunately Paul Scarf is also present; for on the dead man's shoes is evidence of murder..." Pp.220, pages a little toned. Green cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear and is a bit dusty but is now in a removable clear protective wrap. G+/G+. View more info

The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern.

By: BRAUN, Lilian Jackson.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London: Collins For The Crime Club, 1967.:

Seller ID: 32882

1st ed. Second novel in the acclaimed 'Cat' series. "Newspaper reporter Qwilleran and Siamese cat Koko are again at work together on matters of robbery and murder - this time the sophisticated world of interior decoration." Pp.192, owners name to fep, minor spotting and toning to endpapers. Red cloth boards, d/w designed by Brian Russell has edge chipping and lifting to laminate to front spine edge. Scarce. VG/G. View more info

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Jealous Woman. [and Sinful Woman].

By: CAIN, James M.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London: Robert Hale Limited, 1955.:

Seller ID: 41980

1st British edition which includes the first British hardcover printing of Sinful Woman. Two novels of violent action and emotion. Pp224, minor spotting to closed page edges, owner's name to inside front board. Black cloth, illustrated dustwrapper worn with edge tears and small losses but now in a removable clear protective wrap. Scarce in dustwrapper. G+/Good.** "James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 – October 27, 1977) was an American author and journalist. Although Cain himself vehemently opposed labeling, he is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and ... View more info

The Way Through the Woods. (Inspector Morse).

By: DEXTER, Colin. (Signed).

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London:Macmillan, 1992. 0333583736:

Seller ID: 43526

ISBN: 0333583736

1st edition. "Morse was looking forward to a spot of sightseeing in Hardy country. Certainly without work, certainly without newspapers - almost certainly without company - he planned to have an uncharacteristically good time....." Pp.296, signed bookplate pasted-in to half-title page, maps to endpapers. Green cloth, dustwrapper slightly rubbed with minor edge wear but is now in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. View more info

The Dead Sleep Lightly and Other Mysteries from Radio's Golden Age.


Price: £80.00

Publisher: New York: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1983. 0385187149:

Seller ID: 43572

ISBN: 0385187149

1st edition. Edited and with an Introduction by Douglas G. Greene. "Nine never-before-published radio plays by the late John Dickson Carr....Here, all the hallmarks of Carr's classic detective novels are on display - locked rooms, "impossible" crimes, brilliant detection, and, in two of the dramas, his most famous detective, Dr Gideon Fell." Pp.181, inscribed by the editor "For Joan and Leslie Stringer, with affectionate regards of Doug Greene. 8 March, 1984" to front free endpaper, staining to endpapers. Brown boards, dustwrapper (designed by Roger Zimmerman) has sta... View more info

A Place of Safety. (Signed).

By: GRAHAM, Caroline.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London: Headline, 1999. 0747223408:

Seller ID: 45029

ISBN: 0747223408

1st edition. Featuring Chief Inspector Barnaby, as seen in TV's Midsomer Murders. "A Place of Safety shows Barnaby at his most impressive, faced with a suspect he is convinced is the incarnation of evil, and a village full of secrets." Pp.278, inscribed by the author "On October the Sixth Edith [Freeman] & Astrid & Caroline [Graham] Had the happiest, happiest time. CG." to title page, slight toning to pages and a few light spots to closed page edges. Black cloth, dustwrapper has a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. View more info

The Domino Plan. (Introducing Storm English).


Price: £24.00

Publisher: London: Bachman & Turner, 1975. 0859740285:

Seller ID: 32765

ISBN: 0859740285

1st ed. "Domino - the most ruthless unconvicted financial operator in both hemispheres. What happens when he comes up against Storm English, master criminologist, who claims he can stop the crime explosion?" Pp.208, mild spotting to closed page edges, slight toning to pages. Red boards, d/w edges rubbed. G+/G+. View more info


By: KNOX, Bill.

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1980. 0091406706:

Seller ID: 33026

ISBN: 0091406706

1st edition. "The vitality and ingenuity of Bill Knox's stories of the Fishery Protection Service have won him a world-wide reputation." Eleventh book in the series. Pp.191. Blue cloth, d/w illustration by Terry Hadler. VG/VG. View more info

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The Noose.

By: MACDONALD, Philip.

Price: £52.00

Publisher: London: W.Collins Sons & Co.Ltd, nd.(c.1930).:

Seller ID: 40357

Copyright edition. The Crime Club series, although nothing printed inside the book to state this the words "The Crime Club" to base of spine. Philip Macdonald re-introduces us to his amateur detective, Anthony Gethryn. "How does Anthony set about the impossible task of proving one man's innocence and another man's guilt, of a six months' old crime - all in five days?" Pp.252, some toning to endpapers and very occasional marginal spots. Dark red cloth, title in black to front board and spine with "The Crime Club" to base of spine, top and tail of spine and corner tips ... View more info

The Far Away Man. (A Yellowthread Street Mystery).

By: MARSHALL, William.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 1984. 0436273233:

Seller ID: 33022

ISBN: 0436273233

1st ed. "Here is a killer who strikes wordlessly, a single shot from the pistol dealing death without remorse. Witnesses tell of a man with lifeless eyes, oblivious to the world around him." Pp.186. Black cloth, d/w illustrated by Paul Weaver and designed by Eric Rose. VG/VG. View more info

The Death Ceremony.

By: MELVILLE, James.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 1985. 0436276968:

Seller ID: 43615

ISBN: 0436276968

1st edition. Crime thriller featuring Japanese Superintendent Otani. "A first-rate crime story and an exploration of Japanese society conducted with wit, sympathy, and formidable expertise." Pp.181. Black cloth, dustwrapper illustrated by Eric Rose. VG/VG. View more info

Live Flesh. (signed).

By: RENDELL, Ruth.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1986. 0091636809:

Seller ID: 44989

ISBN: 0091636809

1st edition. "All his life, for almost as far back as he could remember, Victor had a phobia. In prison, inevitably, he reflected on the grotesque way it had begun, about the panics and the violent anger...." Pp.272, signed by the author to title page. Blue cloth, dustwrapper has 'Signed Copy' sticker to front. VG/G+. View more info

The Latimer Mercy.


Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1985. 0575037032:

Seller ID: 32836

ISBN: 0575037032

1st ed. First of the Augustus Maltravers novels and winner of the John Creasy Memorial Award. "When a rare, misprinted edition of a sixteenth-century Bible is stolen from Vercaster Cathedral, Augustus Maltravers, visiting playwright and irreverent brother-in-law of Canon Cowan, greets the theft as an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the incisiveness of his analytical brain..." Pp.184, slight toning to pages, minor speckling to closed page edges. Red cloth, yellow Gollancz Detection d/w. Scarce. VG/VG. View more info

No Laughing Matter

By: SIMPSON, Dorothy.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London: Michael Joseph, 1993. 0718137086:

Seller ID: 43677

ISBN: 0718137086

1st edition. Dorothy Simpson's twelfth criime novel. "When Inspector Thanet of Kent CID is called to the laboratory at a local Kentish vineyard he finds a horrifying scene. Broken glass everywhere, in chunks, shards and splinters. And blood. Blood glistening on the pieces of glass, on the shirt-front of the man lying slumped against the wall.." Pp.263, slight toning to pages. Green cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear with chipped losses to top and tail of spine. VG/G+. View more info

Not One of Us.

By: THOMSON, June.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Constable, 1986. 0094588104:

Seller ID: 33247

ISBN: 0094588104

Rep. Constable Crime Classics series. "'Not One of Us', originally published in 1972, was the first in June Thomson's extremely popular and successful series featuring the patient ad intuitive Inspector Finch." Pp.243. Black cloth, d/w illustration by Bill Butcher. VG/VG. View more info

The Master Key. (Translated from the Japanese by Simon Grove).

By: TOGAWA, Masako.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Century, 1984. 0712609059:

Seller ID: 33089

ISBN: 0712609059

Published in Japan as 'Oi Naru Genei'. "'The Master Key' offers fiendish intrigue, double identity and a surprise ending to outwit even the most vigilant reader. This atmospheric, Japanese-style thriller rivals the work of our own P.D.James" Pp.152. Red cloth, d/w design by Philippa Bramson. VG/VG. View more info

Long Way Down.

By: WILCOX, Collin.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York: Random House, 1974.:

Seller ID: 35093

1st ed. Crime fiction. A book in the Frank Hastings series. Pp.184, owners name to front free endpaper. Black boards, white title to spine, minor bumps to lower corners. VG. View more info