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The Chameleon Corps & Other Shape Changers., Goulart,  Ron
151 Goulart, RonThe Chameleon Corps & Other Shape Changers. 14586
MacMillan: NY. 1972.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF short story collection.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new)

Price: 20.00 GBP
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Suspense In The Cinema., Gow,  Gordon
152 Gow, GordonSuspense In The Cinema. 30788
Castle Books: NY. 1968.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
144 pages with b/w stills: ''it is not a mere catalogue of suspense films. It is an in-depth study of the components of suspense and the motivations of the audience. The characteristics of isolation, irony, phobia, accident, and other elements of thrillers are examined by themselves and in relation to films as entities. SUSPENSE IN THE CINEMA will not make it less terrifying to see films such as PSYCHO or WARNING SHOT, but it will explain why you are terrified.''.

Bottom corners bruised, an almost fine copy in a VG dustjacket with chipped top spine panel edge.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Lonely Hunter., Grant,  John
153 Grant, JohnThe Lonely Hunter. 32803
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2012.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Slipstream fantasy/thriller novella. Unsigned trade hardcover in pictorial boards.

Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new)..

Price: 12.00 GBP
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Ghosts In Baker Street., Greenberg,  Martin H. (& Jon Lellenburg & Daniel Stashower, eds.)
154 Greenberg, Martin H. (& Jon Lellenburg & Daniel Stashower, eds.)Ghosts In Baker Street. 39700
Carroll & Graf: NY. 2006.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Original anthology of supernatural Sherlock Holmes tales. Not published in hardcover. Seemingly uncommon (this Carroll & Graf trade paperback is the only edition).

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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155 Grimes, MarthaThe Lamorna Wink. 10166
Headline: London. 1999.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A Richard Jury crime novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Who Done It? A Guide To Detective, Mystery And Suspense Fiction., Hagen,  Ordean A.
156 Hagen, Ordean A.Who Done It? A Guide To Detective, Mystery And Suspense Fiction. 35510
R. R. Bowker: NY. 1969.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
834 pages.

Almost fine copy, as issued without a dustjacket.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Murder By The Glass: A Vintage Collection of Crime And Mystery Stories., Haining,  Peter (ed.)
157 Haining, Peter (ed.)Murder By The Glass: A Vintage Collection of Crime And Mystery Stories. 26319
Souvenir Press: London. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Tales From The Rogues Gallery: A Guided Tour., Haining,  Peter (ed.)
158 Haining, Peter (ed.)Tales From The Rogues Gallery: A Guided Tour. 30088
Warner Books: London. 1995.
First paperback edition.
Trade paperback.
Reprint anthology: 340 pages. 28 stories of rogues and murderers, both fictional and real.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Mammoth Book Of Armchair Detectives & Screen Crimes., Haining,  Peter (ed.)
159 Haining, Peter (ed.)The Mammoth Book Of Armchair Detectives & Screen Crimes. 26471
Robinson: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
''The Stories That Inspired Great TV And Movie Thrillers'': 464 pages.

Page edges show a little browning, else a fine (unread) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook: Fifty Years of Occasional Articles, Newspaper Cuttings, Letters, Memoirs, Anecdotes, Pictures, Photographs and Drawings Related to the Great Detective., Haining,  Peter (ed.)
160 Haining, Peter (ed.)The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook: Fifty Years of Occasional Articles, Newspaper Cuttings, Letters, Memoirs, Anecdotes, Pictures, Photographs and Drawings Related to the Great Detective. 26315
Treasure Press: London. 1986.
Reprint.
Oversize hardcover.
First published in 1973 by New English Library.

Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Television Crimebusters Omnibus: Great Stories Of The Police Detectives., Haining,  Peter (ed.)
161 Haining, Peter (ed.)The Television Crimebusters Omnibus: Great Stories Of The Police Detectives. 26296
Orion: London. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
512 pages.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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162 Harding, SimonStreamskelter. 15795
Pan Books: London. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Fantasy novel.

Fine copy with publisher's letter.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Safari With Fear! (Sexton Blake Library #430)., Hardinge,  Rex
163 Hardinge, RexSafari With Fear! (Sexton Blake Library #430). 25915
The Amalgamated Press Ltd: London. 1959 (May).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Sexton Blake Library no 430. Price 10p.

Fine (unread) copy but for slight rusting to rear staple.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Sherlock Holmes My Life And Crimes., Hardwick,  Michael
164 Hardwick, MichaelSherlock Holmes My Life And Crimes. 30552
Harvill Press: London. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
208 pages.

Novel.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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165 Harris, ThomasHannibal. 12144
William Heinemann: London. 1999.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for slight wear to bottom of dustjacket spine panel.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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American Purgatorio., Haskell,  John
166 Haskell, JohnAmerican Purgatorio. 32617
Canongate: Edinburgh. 2005.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller: the author's first novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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167 Hayder, MoBirdman. 13025
Bantam Press: London. 2000.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel: the author's first book.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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168 Hendricks, VickiMiami Purity. 11050
Secker & Warburg: London. 1996.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller: the author's first novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Oxford Companion To Crime & Mystery Writing., Herbert,  Rosemary (ed.)
169 Herbert, Rosemary (ed.)The Oxford Companion To Crime & Mystery Writing. 36292
Oxford University Press: NY. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
536 pages.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Scare Story., Hey,  Stan
170 Hey, StanScare Story. 33392
Hodder & Stoughton: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A Frank Brennan Mystery.

Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Scare Story:, Hey,  Stan
171 Hey, StanScare Story: 18377
Hodder & Stoughton: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A Frank Brennan Mystery.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Storm Warning., Higgins,  Jack
172 Higgins, JackStorm Warning. 25029
Collins: London. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Light occasional spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Eye Of The Storm., Higgins,  Jack
173 Higgins, JackThe Eye Of The Storm. 24990
Chapmans: London. 1992.
First edition (& 1st printing).

The first book in the Sean Dillon series.

''Sean Dillon is an assassin, a hired hand who, despite working for the IRA, PLO and ETA, has not seen the inside of a prison cell. He's just the man that Iraqi, Michael Aroun has been looking for - the kind of professional who won't flinch from an attack on the offices of British government''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for very slight edge wear.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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174 Hill, ReginaldWho Guards A Prince. 19509
Collins: London. 1982.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller.

Faint discolouration along top page edges, ink initials on front free endpaper, an almost fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with a little spine fade to author's name & some staining along the reverse of the dustjacket (with faint show through).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Alfred Hitchcock Story., Hitchcock,  Alfred (by Ken Mogg)
175 Hitchcock, Alfred (by Ken Mogg)The Alfred Hitchcock Story. 40747
Titan Books: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
192 pages: illustrated throughout. Foreword by Janet Leigh.

Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Mad Dogs., Hodge,  Brian
176 Hodge, BrianMad Dogs. 34867
Cemetery Dance (CD): Baltimore. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller: 578 pages. LIMITED EDITION: 1000 hardcover copies, signed by the author.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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177 Hodge, BrianWild Horses. 04760
William Morrow: NY. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel.

''a great rodeo ride of a book, leaping and twisting and bucking for all it's worth. Delightful surprises. Wonderful thrills and smooth writing'' (Joe R. Lansdale)


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Born Bad., Hoffman,  Barry
178 Hoffman, BarryBorn Bad. 34876
Cemetery Dance (CD): Baltimore. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author. However, this copy, though signed, is unnumbered but marked ''PC''.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Killing The Sacred Cow: Questioning The Unquestionable And Thinking The Impermissable (inscribed & dated)., Hogan,  James P.
179 Hogan, James P.Killing The Sacred Cow: Questioning The Unquestionable And Thinking The Impermissable (inscribed & dated). 41305
Baen Books: NY. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Non-fiction. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED(''October 2005'') BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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Bulman 2: One Of Our Pigeons Is Missing: A Novel From Scripts Written By Larry Smith., Holdstock,  Robert
180 Holdstock, RobertBulman 2: One Of Our Pigeons Is Missing: A Novel From Scripts Written By Larry Smith. 10253
Futura: London. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Novelisation of television crime series.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Bulman: A Novel Written From Scripts By Murray Smith., Holdstock,  Robert
181 Holdstock, RobertBulman: A Novel Written From Scripts By Murray Smith. 10252
Futura: London. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Novelisation of television crime series.

Fine (as new) copy but for a little browning along page edges.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Our Man In Washington., Hoopes,  Roy
182 Hoopes, RoyOur Man In Washington. 21525
Forge: NY. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller: the author's first novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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183 Horning, Jane (ed.)The Mystery Lovers' Book of Quotations 36699
Mysterious Press: NY. 1989.
First paperback edition.
Trade paperback original.
278 pages: ''a choice selection from Murder Mysteries, Detective Stories, Suspense Novels, Spy Thrillers And Crime Fiction''.

Fine (as new) copy but for a touch of edge wear.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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184 Hougan, JimKingdom Come. 15642
Ballantine Books: NY. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Spy novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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100 Favorite Mysteries Of The Century, Selected By The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association., Huang,  Jim (ed.)
185 Huang, Jim (ed.)100 Favorite Mysteries Of The Century, Selected By The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. 36697
Crum Creek Press: Carmel, Indiana. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
160 pages. First printing (''December 2000'' as stated on the copyright page).

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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186 Hunt, DavidThe Magician's File. 11031
Hodder & Stoughton: London. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Psychosexual thriller.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Hush Money., Israel,  Peter
187 Israel, PeterHush Money. 29041
Hodder & Stoughton: London. 1974.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller.

Page edges a little browned and spotted, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for some fading (brown to blue, not affecting lettering) along the spine panel.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Kiss Me Sadly., Jakubowski,  Maxim
188 Jakubowski, MaximKiss Me Sadly. 15379
Do-Not Press Ltd: London. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Erotic thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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189 Jakubowski, MaximOn Tenderness Express. 15380
Do-Not Press Ltd: London. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Erotic hard-boiled private-eye novel. There was a simultaneous hardcover edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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100 Great Detectives Or, The Detective Directory., Jakubowski,  Maxim (ed.)
190 Jakubowski, Maxim (ed.)100 Great Detectives Or, The Detective Directory. 36298
Carroll & Graf: NY. 1991.
First American edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
256 pages: ''Famous Mystery Writers Examine Their Favourite Fictional Investigators'', edited with notes and an introduction by Maxim Jakubowski. So, for example, Michael Moorcock writes on Margery Allingham'a character Albert Campion, and Neil Gaiman on G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Best British Mysteries., Jakubowski,  Maxim (ed.)
191 Jakubowski, Maxim (ed.)The Best British Mysteries. 23605
Allison & Busby: London. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
384 pages: 24 reprint stories.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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192 Jakubowski, Maxim (ed.)The Mammoth Book Of Pulp Action. 17829
Robinson: London. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
630 pages: 23 crime and mystery reprints (though not necessarily from the pulp magazines) including one original story (''Dog Life'') by Mark Timlin.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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193 James, P. D.Death In Holy Orders. 14488
Faber & Faber: London. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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When Dames Get Tough With Scarred Faces And Other Rarities., Janson,  Hank (aka Stephen Frances)
194 Janson, Hank (aka Stephen Frances)When Dames Get Tough With Scarred Faces And Other Rarities. 41001
Telos Publications: UK. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Reprints five long Hank Janson stories. 224 pages: introduction by Steve Holland.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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Monsters (55 numbered copies printed)., Jarry,  Alfred
195 Jarry, AlfredMonsters (55 numbered copies printed). 42764
Raphus Press: Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Pictorial wrappers.
Limited to 55 numbered copies. 20 page booklet: opening the ''Golden Age of Clairvoyance'' series of chapbooks by Raphus Press, MONSTERS, a visual essay by Alfred Jarry, published in L'Ymagier issue 2 in 1895. L’Ymagier was a magazine about unusual illustrations and engravings, edited by Remy de Gourmont and Alfred Jarry. Among other extraordinary artists published by this amazing journal, there are names with the stature of Henri Rousseau. In the essay, Jarry, with his personal language and style, analyzed certain pious woodblock prints produced in India and published in Calcutta almanacs. Monsters is introduced by a poetic commentary, a preamble with some narrative meditations on Jarry’s life and career, entitled ''The Impossible Man in the Cockloft at the Fifteenth Arrondissemen'', by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel.

''Raphus Press is a publishing house inspired by the private press from the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century, decentered - one axis in Latin America, the other in Europe - whose central focus is the translation of short-form works, little known, outside the usual canon. The translations are accompanied by unusual pieces of fiction as well as galleries of images from the public domain - this material establishes a dialogue with the translated texts, enhancing the impact of these original works on the contemporary reader.


Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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196 Johnston, PaulThe Bone Yard. 17851
Hodder & Stoughton: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Uncorrected book proof (trade paperback).
Crime novel set in the future.

''2021: New Labour has failed, and in the disastrous break-up of Brtain city-states have formed fiefdoms, walling themselves off from other warring parts.''


Fine copy but for light front corner crease.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study., Joshi,  S. T. (John Dickson Carr)
197 Joshi, S. T. (John Dickson Carr)John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study. 35766
Bowling Green State University Popular Press. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
196 pages: with full bibliography.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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198 Keating, H. R. F.The Bedside Companion To Crime. 36288
Michael O'Mara: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
192 pages.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Writing Crime Fiction., Keating,  H. R. F.
199 Keating, H. R. F.Writing Crime Fiction. 36263
A & C Black: London. 1986.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
88 pages.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books., Keating,  H. R. F. (ed.)
200 Keating, H. R. F. (ed.)Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books. 37265
Xanadu: London. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Introduction by Patricia Highsmith.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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