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Crime Fiction

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Crime Fiction

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Again the Three Just Men, Wallace, Edgar
Again the Three Just Men

The Four Just Men, Wallace, Edgar
The Four Just Men

Carson's Conspiracy, Innes, Michael
Carson's Conspiracy

The Girl in the Cellar, Wentworth, Patricia
The Girl in the Cellar

The Vultures Gather, Hocking, Anne
The Vultures Gather

Before the Fact - A Murder Story for Ladies, Iles, Francis
Before the Fact - A Murder Story for Ladies

Malice Aforethought - The Story of a Commonplace Crime, Iles, Francis
Malice Aforethought - The Story of a Commonplace Crime

Stalking Fiona, Williams, Nigel
Stalking Fiona

 

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The Floating Dutchman, Bentley, Nicholas
1 The Floating Dutchman
Bentley, Nicholas. Michael Joseph, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm red cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 2nd before publication impression, , 254pp. Good +/Good. Spine bumped, block edges a little dusty with some faint foxing, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has 1 sq cm of loss at top of spine, small surface loss by sticker removal to top right front. Just a little grubby from handling. Second novel by Bentley is a tough, fast-moving thriller. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Bentley, Dutchman, crime,gore. 7371

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Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues, Brandman, Michael
2 Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues
Brandman, Michael. Quercus, London, 2011. first edition, Hardback, 243mm x 156mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 275pp. Good +++/Very Good. Book is in very good condition save for bumping to board corners. Else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean wth little or no wear. Posthumous continuation of Parker's Jesse Stone series of novels finds the silver-tongued police chief in conflict with an old enemy in Paradise. (in Massachusetts.) Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Paradise, crime, procedure, Jesse. 11874

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Looking for jj, Cassidy, Anne
3 Looking for jj
Cassidy, Anne. Scholastic Press, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 139mm purple cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition2nd state, 299pp. Very Good/Good +++. Some dusting to top block edge, otherwise near fine condition. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear along top and bottom edges. "A gripping and emotionally searing novel from an accomplished author." Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Cassidy, Alice, childhood, fear. 7367

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Isle of Dogs, Cornwell, Patricia
4 Isle of Dogs
Cornwell, Patricia. Little, Brown, London, 2001. first thus, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 421pp. Good +++/Very Good. Spine just a little bumped, dusting on top edge of block, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has no obvious imperfections. Top American crime writer delivers a tale of politically driven law enforcement run amok. First UK edition. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Cornwell, dogs, Virginia. 7399

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The Last Precinct, Cornwell, Patricia
5 The Last Precinct
Cornwell, Patricia. Little, Brown, London, 2000. first thus, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 449pp. Good +++/Very Good. Top edge of block dusty, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has no obvious imperfections. Another page-turning Scarpetta novel, following on from the events covered in "Black Notice." First UK edition Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Cornwell, Scarpetta, Precinct. 7401

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Maiden's Prayer, Fleming, Joan
6 Maiden's Prayer
Fleming, Joan. Collins, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 192pp. Good +++/Fair. Slight bumping at base corners, slight discolouring at top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has extensive staining, discolouring and wear, with loss of c. 1 sq cm at base, and both ends of spine. A strange tale of a Miss Maiden, whose mother is now dead, and whose life is about to be changed by an Eeastern gentleman, Mr. Aladdin… Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Persian, mystery.. 1728

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Give Me Death, Fullerton, John
7 Give Me Death
Fullerton, John. Macmillan, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 354pp. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A cracking thriller novel of love and intrigue set aginst the backdrop of civil war in Lebanon. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: terrorism, Lebanon, Beirut. 11861

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Strike for a Kingdom, Gallie, Menna
8 Strike for a Kingdom
Gallie, Menna. Victor Gollancz, London, 1959. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 125mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 200pp. Good/Good. Owners inscription. Spine bumped, block edges grubby with some foxing which also affects opening and closing pages. Differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some bumping and creasing to bases of spine, some evidence of handling but overall quite impessively intact, given age. A poetic - and indisputably Welsh - detective story. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Wales, crime, detective, Gallie. 7387

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T is for Trespass, Grafton, Sue
9 T is for Trespass
Grafton, Sue. Macmillan, London, 2008. first thus, Hardback, 242mm x 159mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 387pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Just a little dusting to top edge of block. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. First UK edition of another page-turning Kinsey Millhone novel from a great contemporary American master of the crime mystery genre. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Grafton, Trespass, Millhone. 7424

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The Vultures Gather, Hocking, Anne
10 The Vultures Gather
Hocking, Anne. Geoffrey Bles, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 126mm yellow cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 192pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book is a wartime production but not notably flimsy. Light wear to all edges and a hint of foxing to endpapers, some bowing also. Excellent mid-20th century murder mystery. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: poison, murder, detective. 12576

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Before the Fact - A Murder Story for Ladies, Iles, Francis
11 Before the Fact - A Murder Story for Ladies
Iles, Francis. Victor Gollancz, London, 1975. first thus, Hardback, 193mm x 130mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 352pp. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book is clean with minimal wear from age and handling. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Front flap clipped, spine colour just a little faded. Reissue of classic 1932 murder mystery novel. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: crime, murder, madness This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 12575

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Malice Aforethought - The Story of a Commonplace Crime, Iles, Francis
12 Malice Aforethought - The Story of a Commonplace Crime
Iles, Francis. Victor Gollancz, London, 1978. second thus, Hardback, 193mm x 130mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second thus, 288pp. Good +++/Good +++. Block edges darkened by age with a suspicion of foxing but no more, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Second reissue of classic 1931 detective novel. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: murder, wife, detective, crime. 12574

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Carson's Conspiracy, Innes, Michael
13 Carson's Conspiracy
Innes, Michael. Victor Gollancz, London, 1984. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 183pp. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, front flap clipped. Detective novel "in which [ex-police commissioner] Sir John Appleby, retired and living in the country, finds crime on his doorstep. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: conspiracy, detective, kidnap, crime. 14432

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Lead Me to the Slaughter, Ison, Graham
14 Lead Me to the Slaughter
Ison, Graham. Macmillan, London, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. Near Fine/Very Good. Dustwrapper now protected. A body is found at a hiding-place for stolen goods, and so DCI Tommy Fox of the Flying Squad finds himself investigating murder and robbery…. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Crime, murder, robbery. 1727

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The Lighthouse, James, P.D.
15 The Lighthouse
James, P.D.. Faber & Faber, London, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 323pp. Good +++/Good +. Top of spine bumped, two small marks to front board, otherwise very good condition. Dustwrapper has some evidence of handling, wear along top edge including a small area of surface fraying to top front. An old pirates' island off the Cornish coast becomes the setting for another murder mystery for Inspector Adam Dalgleish. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: James, Dalgleish, Combe, lighthouse. 7438

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The Murder Room, James, P.D.
16 The Murder Room
James, P.D.. Faber & Faber, London, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm ,ar cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 371pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is very good save for some dusting to top edge of block and bumped top rear corner. Dustwrapper is clean and very good save for single small crease to top of front flap, bumped top rear corner. A classic Inspector Dalgleish murder mystery - a worthy successor to "Death in Holy Orders." Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: James, Dalgleish, murder. 7437

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Not Dead Yet, James, Peter
17 Not Dead Yet
James, Peter. Macmillan, London, 2012. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 441pp. Good +/Good. Book has dusting and some grubbiness to boards and to block edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has edgwear, evidence of handliong and some staining on inside. A stalker on the location of a Hollywood film set in Brighton, England, means trouble for Det. Supt. Roy Grace of Sussex CID... Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Brighton, Hove, stalker, actress. 11864

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twisted, Kellerman, Jonathan
18 twisted
Kellerman, Jonathan. Headline, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 406pp. Good +++/Very Good. Book is clean and very good save for dusting to top block edge and faint smudge to right edge. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. "The Second Petra Connor novel and a superb example of Jonathan Kellerman's mastery of the psychological thriller." Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Kellerman, Connor, twisted, Hollywood. 7436

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The Moor, King, Laurie R.
19 The Moor
King, Laurie R.. Harper Collins, London, 2001. first thus, Hardback, 224mm x 143mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, xi prelims, 387pp. Good +++/Good +++. Top block edge is dusty, book otherwise clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. The fourth novel in Laurie King's acclaimed Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell series finds the sleuthing duo revisiting the eeroe scene of one of Holmes' most celebrated cases. First UK edition. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: hound, Holmes, detective, Dartmoor. 11863

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Rasputin, the Rascal Monk, Le Queux, William
20 Rasputin, the Rascal Monk
Le Queux, William. The Leisure Library, London, Hardback, 165mm x 102mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 224pp. Fair/Good +. Spine and boards a little bumped, worn and faded, block darkened with age, some grubbiness to edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear to edges but still bright and striking. No date or edition stated but surely a mid-20th century pocket-sized book "Disclosing the Secret Scandal of the Betrayal of Russia by the mock-monk "Grichka" and the consequent Ruin of the Romanoffs. With Official Documents revealed and recorded for the first time." Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Russia, Rasputin, Tsar. 7440

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Who Giveth This Woman?, Le Queux, William
21 Who Giveth This Woman?
Le Queux, William. The Leisure Library, London, Hardback, 165mm x 102mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 223pp. Good/Good. Spine and boards a little bumped and worn, some staining to spine, block darkened with age but basically clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to corners but still bright and striking. No date or edition stated for this pocket-sized work of sixpenny fiction, but this is without doubt a mid-20th century mystery thriller set in the heart of London. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Le Queux, woman, London, mystery. 7439

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Nightmare Syndrome, Marshall, William
22 Nightmare Syndrome
Marshall, William. Mysterious Press - Warner Bros., New York, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 218mm x 145mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 246pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections or signs of wear. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A cracking crime yarn set in Hong Kong during the last days of British rule. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Hong Kong, crime, Yellowthread. 7456

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Beauty and the Beast, McBain, Ed
23 Beauty and the Beast
McBain, Ed. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 136mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 199pp. Good +/Good +. Book basically tight and clean, some tanning around block edges, dusting on top. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with little or no wear. 1982 Matthew Hope novel from a master of American crime fiction. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: McBain, Hope, Calusa, murder. 7452

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Downtown, McBain, Ed
24 Downtown
McBain, Ed. Heinemann, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 249pp. Good/Good. Spine and boards bumped. Book has been read, some tanning of edges, otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled with some wear. Top of spine frayed. Ed McBain's 42nd novel is a trademark tale of crime and mystery in Manhattan. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: McBain, Downtown, Manhattan. 7453

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The Mcbain Brief, McBain, Ed
25 The Mcbain Brief
McBain, Ed. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 139mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 259pp. Good/Good. Owners inscription. Book has been handled over years. Spine and boards clean but block darkened with age and grubby in places, with some staining to edges. Pages unmarked. Dustwrapper has been handled, some wear and discolouring to edges. A first collection of short stories from a best-selling crime novelist, including works datiing back to McBain's teenage years in the US Navy. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: McBain, stories, crime. 7451

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Offences Against the Person, Murray, Stephen
26 Offences Against the Person
Murray, Stephen. Harper Collins - The Crime Club, London, 1993. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 271pp. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, top block edge dusty, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is bright and clean but with light wear to edges, front flap also creased. Complete with "rotten apple" image on front of dustwrapper, this is a thrilling tale of corruption in a Northern English police force. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: police, corrupt, AIDS, procedural. 11871

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Mask, Parkes, Roger
27 Mask
Parkes, Roger. Constable, London, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 203mm x 134mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. Good/Fair. Inscribed by author. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed, block edges dusty and grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has been much handled, generally grubby with edges worn but still very much intact. Parkes' first novel concerns an unremarkable wax sculptor who finds himself involved in a tale of international political intrigue. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Parkes, mask, wax. 7473

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The Guardians, Parkes, Roger
28 The Guardians
Parkes, Roger. Constable, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 205mm x 131mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, top edge of block is dusty, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has some grubbiness from handling, a little wear tlo edges. Parkes' third novel is a tense thriller involving the chief of the Metropolitan Police Drug Squad, a pop star, and an international narcotics gang... Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Calpin, Parkes, crime. 7472

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The Holy Thief, Peters, Ellis
29 The Holy Thief
Peters, Ellis. Headline, London, 1992. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 282pp. Good +++/Good +. Block edges a little tanned with some evidence of handling, no other obvious imperfections. Tiny owner stamp on front endpaper. Dustwrapper has been handled, some wear to edges, spine colour faded. Small sticker residue to rear. A medieval whodunnit story unfolds in 12th century England in the 19th chronicle of monk-detective Brother Cadfael. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Cadfael, Peters, Herluin. 7467

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Nickers, Price, Robert T.
30 Nickers
Price, Robert T.. Constable, London, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 137mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 172pp. Good +++/Very Good. Block edges just a little darkened, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A professional car thief in Stratford-on-Avon gets caught up in a web of much deeper criminal activities in this excellent crime thriller. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: crime, thief, murder, Stratford. 11888

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