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The Floating Dutchman

By: Bentley, Nicholas

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7371

Condition: Good +


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: Bentle... View more info

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Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues

By: Brandman, Michael

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Quercus: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11874

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Looking for jj

By: Cassidy, Anne

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Scholastic Press: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7367

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Isle of Dogs

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2001

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7399

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Last Precinct

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2000

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7401

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Maiden's Prayer

By: Fleming, Joan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1728

Condition: Good +++


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... View more info

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Give Me Death

By: Fullerton, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11861

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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T is for Trespass

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2008

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7424

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Before the Fact - A Murder Story for Ladies

By: Iles, Francis

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1975

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 12575

Condition: Good +++


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 ens... View more info

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Carson's Conspiracy

By: Innes, Michael

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14432

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Lead Me to the Slaughter

By: Ison, Graham

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1727

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. Good +++/Very Good. Book is clean with minimal wear, just a little dust to top block edge. 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 View more info

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The Murder Room

By: James, P.D.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7437

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Lighthouse

By: James, P.D.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7438

Condition: Good +++


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, D... View more info

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twisted

By: Kellerman, Jonathan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7436

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Moor

By: King, Laurie R.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11863

Condition: Good +++


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: h... View more info

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Rasputin, the Rascal Monk

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Leisure Library:

Seller ID: 7440

Condition: Fair


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 consequ... View more info

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Nightmare Syndrome

By: Marshall, William

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press - Warner Bros.: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7456

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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The Mcbain Brief

By: McBain, Ed

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1982

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 7451

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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Downtown

By: McBain, Ed

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7453

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Offences Against the Person

By: Murray, Stephen

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Harper Collins - The Crime Club: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11871

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Guardians

By: Parkes, Roger

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7472

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Mask

By: Parkes, Roger

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1970

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 7473

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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The Holy Thief

By: Peters, Ellis

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7467

Condition: Good +++


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:... View more info

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Nickers

By: Price, Robert T.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Constable: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11888

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Exit Music

By: Rankin, Ian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Orion: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7488

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 156mm dark blue cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 380pp. Good +++/Very Good. Top edge of block is dusty, book in otherwise very good condition. Dustwrapper is clean with no signs of wear or handling. A final murder case for DI John Rebus surprises even this most experienced of detectives in Rankin's superb crime thriller. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Rebus, Rankin, Edinburgh, murder View more info

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Fleshmarket Close

By: Rankin, Ian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Orion: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11885

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black card boards, green titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 399pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Murder and other unsavoury goings-on in the grim housing schemes of Edinburgh prompt another investigation by D.I. Rebus in this cracking 21st century novel. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Edinburgh, racism, asylum, rape View more info

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A Question of Blood

By: Rankin, Ian

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Orion: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11886

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green card boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 360pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Another case for D.I. Rebus as two bizarre and fatal shooting incidents in Edinburgh lead him to uncover a deeper and wider mystery... Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Edinburgh, murder, military View more info

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Grave Secrets

By: Reichs, Kathy

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 2002

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7485

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 242mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 317pp. Good +++/Good +++. Some dusting and evidence of handling to block edges, book in otherwise very good condition. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with little or no wear Gripping forensic crime thriller in the manner of Patricia Cornwell. First UK edition. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Guatemala, Reichs, murder, forensic View more info

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Devil Bones

By: Reichs, Kathy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 2008

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7486

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 240mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 304pp. plus advertisments,Very Good/Good +++. Some dusting to block edges but book is still in very good condition. Dustwrapper has been handled, some faint line indentations. Tempe Brennan must bring all her forensic anthropology skills to bear to solve a grim case of ritual murder in North Carolina in this trademark Reichs thriller. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Reichs, Brennan, C... View more info

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Kissing the Gunner's Daughter

By: Rendell, Ruth

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7483

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 345pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, some evidence of handling of block edges, otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little wear and darkening to top edges of flaps, otherwise basically clean with minimal wear. Chief Inspector Wexford must deal with a case of multiple murder in this classic Rendell crime thriller. Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Rendell, Wexford, Kingsm... View more info