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Crime At Christmas: A Seasonal Box Of Murderous Delights.

By: Adrian, Jack (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Equation: Wellingborough, Northants.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41148

ISBN: 1853360422

Condition: Just a little browning along page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


224 pages. View more info

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The Butterfly Picnic: A Novel.

By: Aiken, Joan

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1972.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41214

ISBN: 0575014032

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for pictorial bookplate on front free endpaper.


Thriller. View more info

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The Embroidered Sunset.

By: Aiken, Joan

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1970.

Edition: Second printing.

Seller ID: 41233

ISBN: 0575004517

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for bookplate affixed to front free endpaper.


Mystery novel. View more info

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Last Movement.

By: Aiken, Joan

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1977.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41234

ISBN: 0575022574

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new)but for bookplate affixed to front free endpaper.


Mystery novel. View more info

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A Common Spring: Crime Novel & Classic.

By: Aisenberg, Nadya

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bowling Green State University Popular Press.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35574

ISBN: 0879721421

Condition: NF/Fine (unread) copy.


272 pages:''an insightful study of both detective fiction and 'serious' literature'' View more info

A Memory Of Demons.

By: Ambrose, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15264

ISBN: 0743230701

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Thriller. View more info

The Discrete Charm Of Charlie Monk.

By: Ambrose, David

Price: £8.00

Publisher: MacMillan: London.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15295

ISBN: 0333735145

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Metaphysical thriller. View more info

Icarus.

By: Andrews, Russell

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 2001.

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15234

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


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More Tales Of The Black Widowers.

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1976.

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41228

ISBN: 057502271X

Condition: Page edges browned, else a fine copy in a fine (unpriced) dustjacket.


Mystery stories. View more info

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Sleeping Policemen.

By: Bailey, Dale (& Jack Slay, Jr)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press: USA.: 2006.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 19059

ISBN: 193084641X

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Horror thriller.''horror combines with noir motifs and a fast-moving plot in this tale of five college students who run over a pedestrian while driving at night in the Smoky Mountains. Finding a sheaf of hundred dollar bills and a mysterious key in the pockets of the dead man's coat, their curiosity is piqued and the friends follow clues to a bus station locker and a homemade video depicting the rape and murder of a missing teenage girl. In the hours that follow,... View more info

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The Angry Night (Sexton Blake Library #451).

By: Baker, W. Howard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Fleetway Publications: London.: 1960 (May).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25921

Condition: Fine (unread) copy but for a little rusting to rear staple.


Sexton Blake Library no 451. Price 1/-. View more info

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Murder In Print: A Guide To Two Centuries Of Crime Fiction.

By: Barnes, Melvyn

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barn Owl Books: London.: 1986.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 35502

ISBN: 0950905747

Condition: Owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


244 pages. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (white label affixed to half-title page). View more info

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Piggs (signed/limited).

By: Barrett, Jr., Neal

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Subterranean Press: USA.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 08280

ISBN: 1931081239

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Crime novel. LIMITED EDITION: 850 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author.''the lowlifes of Piggs Bar and Chinese Restaurant (Mexican Wells, Tex.) in this crime novel from veteran Barrett (The Hereafter Gang) make the regulars of the bar in The Iceman Cometh look classy by comparison. At least O'Neill's characters had hope. These people have nothing to live for. Cecil R. Dupree, the proprietor, rules his subjects like a Caligula in overalls, among them su... View more info

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The Adventure of the Man from Beyond.

By: Beecham, Henley C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hansom Wheels of West Columbia: South Carolina.: 1977.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44750

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Sherlockian short story: edited by Wayne Wall. View more info

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A Sour Apple Tree.

By: Blackburn, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: London.: 1958.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38981

Condition: Page edges browning and a little spotted, a near fine copy in a G/VG dustjacket with shallow chipping along the spine edges and several corner tips.


Spy thriller: the author's second book.''(1923-1993) UK writer and antiquarian book dealer, author of many novels whose ambience of Horror derives from a calculated use of material from several genres, including sf, often simultaneously; he was a sophisticated, commercial exploiter of Equipoise in fantastic fiction. Early books, such as his first, A Scent Of New-Mown Hay (1958; vt The Reluctant Spy 1966), A SOUR APPLE TREE (1958), Broken Boy (1959) and A Ring of ... View more info

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Colonel Bogus.

By: Blackburn, John

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1964.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38984

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Spy thriller. View more info

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A Scent Of New-Mown Hay.

By: Blackburn, John

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: London.: 1958.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38980

Condition: Inked name on front free endpaper, page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in a fairly good dustjacket with shallow chipping along the top spine edge and chipped (2cm x 2cm) bottom spine edge, dust-soiling to rear (white) panel and wear at corner tips.


Spy thriller with sf trappings: the author's first book. Published in the US in 1966 as a Lancer paperback as THE RELUCTANT SPY. Scarce UK hardcover (the US edition issued the same year is much more common).''(1923-1993) UK writer and antiquarian book dealer, author of many novels whose ambience of Horror derives from a calculated use of material from several genres, including sf, often simultaneously; he was a sophisticated, commercial exploiter of Equipoise i... View more info

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A Ring Of Roses.

By: Blackburn, John

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1965.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 20030

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Thriller with sf elements. View more info

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Mister Brown's Bodies.

By: Blackburn, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1975.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10858

ISBN: 0224011006

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


''UK writer and antiquarian book dealer, author of many novels whose ambience of horror derives from a calculated use of material from several genres, including sf. However, though his use of sf situations is often ingenious, and though even his most straightforward novels are prone to internal generic mutations from one form to another, it would be unduly stretching matters to describe the author as a genuine sf writer'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF). View more info

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Night-World.

By: Bloch, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1974.

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25544

ISBN: 0709138059

Condition: Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket.


Uncommon UK hardcover (Robert Hale published primarily for the UK library market). View more info

The Giant Rat Of Sumatra.

By: Boyer, Richard L.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: W. H. Allen: London.: 1977.

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 17263

ISBN: 0491023103

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket, but for a little age-darkening to page edges.


Sherlock Holmes novel. Published only in paperback in the US (Warner, 1976). View more info

The Players.

By: Brandner, Gary

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 13631

ISBN: 0727852426

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Murder mystery centred around the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Published at £16.99. View more info

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What Bloody Man Is That?

By: Brett, Simon

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1987.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 08958

ISBN: 0575040033

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Crime novel. View more info

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Cold War.

By: Brierley, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 29063

ISBN: 0571114083

Condition: Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Thriller: the author's first book. View more info

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BFS Journal Autumn 2011 issue.

By: BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY, (BFS)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The British Fantasy Society (BFS).: 2011.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43243

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Autumn 2011 issue. Combines the three publications of the BFS (previously issued as individual publications) - PRISM, NEW HORIZONS (no 9) and DARK HORIZONS (no 61) - into one trade paperback original. Fiction, articles, reviews: 208 pages. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes Revisited: The Hitherto Unchronicled Adventures Volume One.

By: Brooks, Clive

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Spyglass Crime: Southampton, England.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42531

ISBN: 187206053

Condition: Just a touch of browning along page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


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Murder Take Three: A Langham And Dupre Mystery.

By: Brown, Eric

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 2017.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44071

ISBN: 0727887092

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for bumped top corner tips.


Thriller, by a writer better known (till now?) for his sf. View more info

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Murder At The Chase: A Langham And Dupre Mystery.

By: Brown, Eric

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 2014.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44089

ISBN: 978072788425

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Thriller, by a writer better known (till now?) for his sf. View more info

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Murder Can Be Fun.

By: Brown, Fredric

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Corgi: London.: 1958.

Edition: First Corgi printing.

Seller ID: 41921

Condition: A little spine lean, a VG copy.


Corgi T598. First published in hardcover in 1948. View more info

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Halo For Hire: The Complete Paul Pine Mysteries.

By: Browne, Howard

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Haffner Press: Michigan.: 2018.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44324

ISBN: 1893887693

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Massive 900-page hardcover: twelve-page introduction by Richard A. Lupoff ''Howard Browne, Paul Pine And The Halo Novels'' and short afterword by Melissa Flagstad. Omnibus edition of the four mystery novels HALO IN BLOOD (1946), HALO FOR SATAN (1948), HALO IN BRASS (1949) - these Halo novels originally published as by ''John Evans'') - THE TASTE OF ASHES ((1957), THE PAPER GUN (1985), and the short story ''So Dark For April'' (1952). View more info

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A Plague On Both Your Causes.

By: Brunner, John

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1969.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 20216

ISBN: 0340107537

Condition: Occasional light spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for a touch of edge wear.


The first Max Curfew thriller. View more info

Judgment Calls.

By: Burke, Alafair

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 13357

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


First novel: crime. View more info

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Hang Time (inscribed by the author).

By: Burke, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ulverscroft: Leicester.: 2008.

Edition: Reprint.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 42034

ISBN: 1847822479

Condition: Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacke (as new).


Thriller. First published by Robert Hale in 2007, this is a 2008 library large-print edition. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/''With best wishes to young enthusiast - - , from decrepit John Burke 27.10.08''. View more info

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The Kill Dog.

By: Burke, Jonathan (writing as "Jonathan George")

Price: £25.00

Publisher: MacMillan: London.: 1970.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42075

Condition: Pages a little browned else a fine copy in an almost fine price-clipped dustjacket.


Thriller. View more info

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The Bone House: A Novel.

By: Butler, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Peter Owen: London.: 1972.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 16650

ISBN: 0720600723

Condition: Fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustjacket.


Mystery thriller.''a young schoolboy suddenly disappears into an overgrown plot of disused land - feared by the locals for it's enigmatic, and no less macabre reputation - known as 'The Bone House'. This event and those that follow have a shattering effect upon an entire community, and lead to a nightmarish climax''. View more info

Pity.

By: Buxton, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15237

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Thriller set in Victorian London. View more info

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Venetian Bird.

By: Canning, Victor

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Pan Books: London.: 1957.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 43928

Condition: Page edges a little browned, slight spine lean, a NF/Fine (unread) copy.


Thriller. Pan GP79. First published in hardcover in 1951. Uncommon UK paperback. View more info

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A Notable Interlude.

By: Capes, Bernard

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42518

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Sherlockian short story: ''published in January 1999 by Calabash Press to celebrate the birthday of Mr Sherlock Holmes''. Introduction by Jack Adrian. Very uncommon booklet. View more info

The Angel Of Darkness.

By: Carr, Caleb

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Random House: NY.: 1997.

Edition: First trade edition.

Seller ID: 05026

ISBN: 0679435328

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Murder/detective novel set in New York of the 1890's. Preceded by a limited edition from Franklin Library. View more info

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In Spite Of Thunder: A Dr Fell Detective Novel.

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: London.: 1960.

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 24309

Condition: Fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustjacket but for slight spine fade (white to cream) and small pin-hole along rear flap fold.


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The Emperor's Snuff-Box.

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: London.: 1947.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 40134

Condition: A good reading copy, inked details on front free endpaper.


First published in 1943. View more info

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The Case Of The Constant Suicides.

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: London.: 1949.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 40155

Condition: Page edges browning, bleaching (?) to the bottom edges of the blue boards, a VG copy in a fairly good chipped and worn dustjacket.


A Gideon Fell mystery. First published in 1941. View more info

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The Blind Barber.

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: London.: 1974.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 19047

ISBN: 0241024706

Condition: Fine copy in an almost price-clipped dustjacket.


First published in 1935. Dr. Gideon Fell mystery novel. Part of the Hamish Hamilton series of reissues as 'A Fingerprint Book'. View more info

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And So To Murder.

By: Carr, John Dickson (writing as "Carter Dickson")

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Chivers Press: Bath.: 1987.

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40142

ISBN: 0862207037

Condition: Page edges browned, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. First published in 1941, this reprint, with a new introduction, is part of the Black Dagger Crimes series. View more info

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The Gilded Man: An H. M. Story.

By: Carr, John Dickson (writing as "Carter Dickson")

Price: £150.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: London.: 1942.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40144

Condition: Page edges browning, a near fine copy (sharp corners, blue unmarked board with bright red spine lettering) in a VG+ price-clipped dustjacket.


A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. ''First published 1942'' on the copyright page. View more info

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Lord Of The Sorcerers.

By: Carr, John Dickson (writing as "Carter Dickson")

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: London.: 1946.

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40160

Condition: Neat inked name on front free endpaper, boards a little stained at edges, spine lettering dulled, a G/VG copy in a VG+ copy with a little spine fade (not affecting red lettering).


A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. Title change: published in the USA as THE CURSE OF THE BRONZE LAMP. View more info

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The Case Of The Perfect Alibi.

By: Carrel, Mark

Price: £75.00

Publisher: W. Foulsham: London.: 1960.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42779

Condition: Small ink scribble in top corner of front free endpaper, page edges a little browned, aVG+ copy in a VG (bright, unfaded) pictorial dustjacket with one 2cm closed tear along bottom spine edge and small nicks to edges of front flap fold.


Thriller. Very uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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No Thanks For The Shroud (inscribed by the author).

By: Carstairs, Paddy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: W. H. Allen: London.: 1967.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44486

ISBN: 0491001401

Condition: Fine copy in a G/VG dustjacket with spine edge wear and several small (1cm) closed tears.


Thriller involving Old Etonian writer Garway Trenton. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR/''for Peter, souvenir of your stint on ''Slim John'', Paddy Carstairs Twickenham 1967''. View more info

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Bottled In Blonde: The Peter Kane Detective Stories.

By: Cave, Hugh B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 04763

ISBN: 1878252488

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Collects the nine detective stories featuring Kane, all originally published in Dime Detective magazine in the late 1930's and early 1940's: short foreword by the author plus a three page introduction by Don Hutchinson: cover art by Jill Bauman. View more info

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Spanish Blood: A Collection Of Short Stories.

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: £30.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: OH.: 1946.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11784

Condition: Page edges browned (as usual), else a fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with light edge wear and one small closed tear.


''First printing July 1946'' on the copyright page. First publication of these five stories in hardcover, having previously appeared (with five others) in Five Murderers (1944) and Five Sinister Characters (1945), both Avon paperbacks. A Tower Mystery T-391. View more info