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Head of the Force

By: Barnett, James

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11824

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 223mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 213pp. Good +/Good +++. Book has been handled but still tight and clean save for some foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Ex-copper Barnett brings his 30 years' experience in the Met to bear in this cracking crime thriller which begins with the murder of the most senior policeman in Britain. Catalogue: Literature and novels. Keywords: police, Met, murder, society View more info

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The Murder of Tutankhamen - A 3000-year-old murder mystery

By: Brier, Bob

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5869

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xx prelims, 264pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with no wear. Brier draws on new forensic evidence to make startling claims concerning the life - and death - of the legendary Egyptian Pharaoh. Catalogue: Paranormal. Keywords: Tutankhamen, Pharaoh, murder View more info

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The Blood Royal - A Joe Sandliands Murder Mystery

By: Cleverly, Barbara

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London / New York, Constable / Soho: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16472

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 391pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read but still nice and clean with just a little fain smudging to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. In 1922, a series of politically-motivated killings in London means another case for Commander Sandilands of Scotland Yard… Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Bolshevik, IRA, twenties, police View more info

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The Wrong Side of the Canvas

By: Connor, Alexandra

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10693

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 200pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards a little bumped, block a little grubby from handling here and there, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. "A Private View into the Secret Lives of the World's Great Artists" which reveals the misconduct of many a master painter, from Caravaggio to Courbet. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: art, madne... View more info

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Portrait of a Killer - Jack the Ripper - Case Closed

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8902

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 387+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Block a little tanned around edges, top of spine a little bumped but still very good condition. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear along top edges. A major writer of crime fiction turns her attention and formidable investigative powers to the most notorious of all British murder cases and draws a most remarkable conclusion... Catalogue: True... View more info

Sir John Magill's Last Journey

By: Croffs, Freeman Wills

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins: 1934

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16488

Condition: Good


Hardback, 159mm x 105mm red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 7th impression, , 288pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages, corners bumped and scuffed, spine colour faded. Detective novel featuring a particularly tricky case for Inspector French. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: French, detective, Ireland, murder View more info

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Mysteries of the Islands

By: de la Croix, Robert

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14420

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 205mm x 135mm turquoise cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 143+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, light wear to block edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is darkened by age and with some chipping to edges but still presentable. In translation from the author's French by Anne Carter, this is a collection of stories of "odd people and odder events connected with islands." Catalogue: Paranormal. K... View more info

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Border Range

By: Douglas, Bruce

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, W.P. Nimmo, Hay and Mitchell:

Seller ID: 15205

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 190mm x 127mm red cloth boards, black titles, , vii prelims, 216pp. Good +/Good. Book has been handled over years, light foxing to block edges, small fade at top of spine, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to all edges, still presentable with protection. Undated but stated to be an austerity product, this is a c.1950 adventure tale set in the cattle country of the American West. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: cowboy, murder, Cha... View more info

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Violent Murders

By: Dunning, John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Mulberry Editions: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9550

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 237mm x 157mm decorated boards, xxiv prelims, 248pp. Good +++/Good +++. Tight and clean save for some foxing to block edges, inner boards and endpapers, some tanning also to edges. Dustwrapper is clean and bright, though creased at base of spine. Originally published in Britain in 1977 as "Truly Murderous," this is a collection of accounts of fifteen such crimes - mostly in Germany. Introduced by Colin Wilson. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Murder,... View more info

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Warlords of Republican Rome - Caesar versus Pompey

By: Fields, Nic

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Pen & Sword Military: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12625

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 258pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A fresh account of the civil war in the later Roman Republic which pitted two commanders of genius against each other. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Cato, Cicero, murder, triumph View more info

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The Last Victim - The extraordinary life of Florence Maybrick, the wife of Jack the Ripper

By: Graham, Anne E.; Emmas, Carol

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17369

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 243mm x 157mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 236+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read, corners bumped, pages clean. Dustwrapper has general light wear from handling, spine colour fading. "The biography of the remarkable woman now widely believed to have been the wife of Jack the Ripper." Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Whitechapel, murder, diary, 1888 View more info

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The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time

By: Haddon, Mark

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15611

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 17th impression, , 272pp. Good +++/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with evidence of thumbing of right block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A murder mystery involving a fifteen-year old with Asperger's Syndrome produces an award-winning novel like no other. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: autism, murder, Asperger, detective View more info

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Death of a Baronet - The Lawford Hall Murder

By: Harris, Anthony

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Studley, Warwickshire, Brewin Books: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15726

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 24cm x 17cm , ix prelims, 150+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with little or no wear. Superbly researched account of the 1780 murder of an aristocrat at his family home in Warwickshire, and of the subsequent trial and latter-day interest in the case. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: murder, Boughton, Dickens, poison View more info

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The Judgment of Deke Hunter

By: Higgins, George V.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16803

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 232mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 276pp. Good +/Good +. Book has some light wear from handling, foxing to block edges, spine a little creased, clean and tight overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges, front flap clipped. First UK edition of excellent American crime novel in which Higgins leaves behind his familiar Boston low-life for a look at a more respectable class of felon. Catalogue: Firsts and Co... View more info

Ambush Killer

By: Hoffman, Art

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, John Gresham: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17187

Condition: Good


Hardback, 190mm x 124mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 156pp. Good/Good +. Book is ex-lib with stamp on title, tape residue to inner boards and endpapers, block edges also gruby with some foxing, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with light wear only. Western tale for boys in which a murder down on the Lazy T ranch leads to a wrongful arrest and a quest for the real killer. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: cowboy, Western, rnch, ... 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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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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Dark History of the Roman Emperors - From Julius Caesar to the Fall of Rome

By: Kerrigan, Michael

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Amber Books: 2015

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13988

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 251mm x 190mm decorated boards, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has minimal wear from handling, sticker residue on front. "A wry and witty look at Roman mayhem, murder, incest, infanticide, sadism, sexual depravity and madness." Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Caligula, Nero, Commodus, Claudius View more info

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Jack the Ripper - The Final Solution

By: Knight, Stephen

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Harrap: 1976

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 17370

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 222mm x 141mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 284+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, corners bumped, top block edge dusty, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling. Perhaps the most famous book of "conspiracy theory" concerning the identity of Jack the Ripper, involving freemasons, famous artists and the British monarchy, amongst oth... View more info

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The Worlds of Chippy Paterson

By: Lewis, Arthur H.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1961

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 292

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 311pp. Very Good/Good +. Book is not new and has been handled but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear, darkening to spine and base of front. The professional life of a defense advocate in Philadelphia in the early decades of the 20th century, detailing Patterson's involvement with gangsters, pimps, contract killers and other low life types. First UK ed... View more info

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The White Lioness

By: Mankell, Henning

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press: 2003

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 17078

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 439pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrappeis clean with minimal wear. English edition of Kurt Wallander mystery novel in translation from the author's Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Mandela, Sweden, murder View more info

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The Revenger's Tragedy

By: Middleton, Thomas ; Tourneur, Cyril ; Foakes R.A. (ed)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Manchester & New York, Manchester University Press: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15173

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 197mm x 130mm , 137pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with minimal wear, isolated pencil highlights. Revels Student Edition of 1607 play with new Introduction and scholarly apparatus by Foakes. Catalogue: Plays. Keywords: Jacobean, justice, murder View more info

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The Bird Artist

By: Norman, Howard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1779

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 289pp. Good +++/Very Good. Foxing to block edges, especially top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear. Fabian Vas is an expert painter of birds in the bleak landscape of Newfoundland. And he is also a murderer, as he explains with alarming analysis, in the course of this most enigmatic and literate of novels… Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Newfoundland, birds, painting, ... View more info

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"Skin o' my Tooth" - His Memoirs, by his Confidential Clerk

By: Orczy, Baroness

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1928

Seller ID: 17313

Condition: Good


Hardback, 198mm x 124mm blue cloth boards, black titles, , 307+pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book has some wear to spine, corners bumped, block edges grubby, differential fading to opening/closing pages and grubby block edges, otherwise clean and tight. Publication date inscribed on title page, front endpaper top clipped. Entertaining fictional records of an Irish lawyer famed for getting his clients off the hook in capital cases. Catalogue: Firsts and Collec... View more info

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The Confederates and Hen-Thorir

By: Palsson, Hermann

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Southside: 1975

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 9404

Condition: Good +++


Paperback is in very good conditon apart from just a little darkening of block and pencil notes in second half of book. Pages otherwise clean, laminated covers also clean and bright with no curling or creasing. Volume in New Saga Library series presents two sagas of cunning and murder, translated from the Old Icelandic by Palsson with a lengthy introduction by same. View more info

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Hide and Seek

By: Patterson, James

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15911

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 356pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been well read, light wear from handling but clean and tight overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear from handling. Page-turning murder mystery from big-selling thriller writer. Catalogue: Literature and novels. Keywords: murder, thriller, Bradford View more info

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The Spanish Pimpernel

By: Phillips, C.E. Lucas

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Watford, Odhams - Companion Book Club: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13931

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 184mm x 124mm yellow cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 255+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Some outward bowing of boards, exterior otherwise clean, block edges a little worn and grubby, pages clean. Ephemeral Companion Book Club brochure from time of publication. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little ageing. Book club edition of cracking true-life tale of English army officer Christopher Lance - who saved many innocent lives from t... 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