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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Metaphysical thriller. View more info

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Night Train.

By: Amis, Martin

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1997.

Edition: Second printing.

Seller ID: 01951


Murder mystery novel. View more info

Icarus.

By: Andrews, Russell

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 2001.

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

Seller ID: 15234


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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


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


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


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


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


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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A Sour Apple Tree.

By: Blackburn, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: London.: 1958.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38981


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


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


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


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


''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

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


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


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

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The Garden.

By: Brenchley, Chaz

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 27236


Thriller. View more info

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Mall Time.

By: Brenchley, Chaz

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44097


Thriller. 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


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


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


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


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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


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

Image for Murder At The Chase: A Langham And Dupre Mystery.

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


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


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

Image for Halo For Hire: The Complete Paul Pine Mysteries.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Captain Zero January 1950.

By: CAPTAIN ZERO, (ed. Alden H. Norton)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Recreational Reading Inc.: Kokomo, IN.: 1950 (January).

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 28580


January 1950 issue. Second of just three issues published in total 1949 - 1950 - the last of the ''hero pulps''. See Ashley/Tymn: Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Weird Fiction Magazines pp. 158-159.''US pulp magazine; three bimonthly issues, Nov 1949 - Mar 1950, published by Recreational Reading Corp., Indiana, ed (anonymously) by Alden H. Norton. Each issue contained a novel written by prolific pulp author G.T. Fleming-Roberts. As a result of a radiation overdos... View more info

The Angel Of Darkness.

By: Carr, Caleb

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Random House: NY.: 1997.

Edition: First trade edition.

Seller ID: 05026


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


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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


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


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


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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The Skeleton In The Clock: Another Adventure Of Sir Henry Merrivale.

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

Price: £5.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: London.: 1949.

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

Seller ID: 19051


Mystery. 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


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


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


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


Thriller. Very uncommon UK hardcover. View more info