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401 Thompson, JimThe Getaway. 12313
Orion: London. 2002.

Hardcover.
Part of the Crime Masterworks series.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Getaway., Thompson,  Jim
402 Thompson, JimThe Getaway. 15538
Corgi: London. 1989.

Paperback.
1st Corgi printing.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Hard-Bolied: Great Lines From Classic Noir Films., Thompson,  Peggy (& Saeko Usukawa)
403 Thompson, Peggy (& Saeko Usukawa)Hard-Bolied: Great Lines From Classic Noir Films. 04602
Chronicle Books: San Francisco. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize paperback original.
124 pages: illustrated throughout with stills (b/w and some colour) from the films. Introduction by Lee Server.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes., Thomson,  June
404 Thomson, JuneThe Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes. 28880
Constable: London. 1992.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Page edges browning, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Secret Documents Of Sherlock Holmes., Thomson,  June
405 Thomson, JuneThe Secret Documents Of Sherlock Holmes. 28860
Constable: London. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


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

Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Secret Journals Of Sherlock Holmes., Thomson,  June
406 Thomson, JuneThe Secret Journals Of Sherlock Holmes. 28862
Constable: London. 1993.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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A Street That Rhymed At 3 am (signed by the author)., Timlin,  Mark
407 Timlin, MarkA Street That Rhymed At 3 am (signed by the author). 05035
Victor Gollancz: London. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
'A Nick Sharman Thriller'. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Find My Way Home (signed by the author)., Timlin,  Mark
408 Timlin, MarkFind My Way Home (signed by the author). 04037
Victor Gollancz: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
'A Nick Sharman Thriller'. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine price-dustjacket (as new, but price-clipped).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Quick Before They Catch Us (signed by the author)., Timlin,  Mark
409 Timlin, MarkQuick Before They Catch Us (signed by the author). 08302
No Exit Press: England. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Private eye Nick Sharman novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Docken Dead., Trench,  John
410 Trench, JohnDocken Dead. 33289
Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, Middlesex. 1960.
First paperback edition.
Paperback original.
Thriller. First published in hardcover in 1953.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Lestrade and the Deadly Game: Volume V In The Lestrange Mystery Series., Trow,  M. J.
411 Trow, M. J.Lestrade and the Deadly Game: Volume V In The Lestrange Mystery Series. 36491
Regnery Publishing/Gateway Mystery: Washington DC. 1999.
First American edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime/thriller, part of a series featuring Conan Doyle's other Victorian detective.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Dove., Tucker,  Wilson
412 Tucker, WilsonThe Dove. 42513
Cassell and Co.: London 1950.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's third book and third mystery novel, after CHINESE DOLL and TO KEEP OF KILL. First published in the USA two years earlier (1948). Very uncommon UK edition.

Page edges browned, a VG+ copy in a fair dustjacket.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Testimony Of Daniel Pagels., Turner,  Vickery
413 Turner, VickeryThe Testimony Of Daniel Pagels. 32836
MacDonald & Co.: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel with sf elements: ''a novel of quantum possibility''. This UK hardcover preceded the US Scribners edition (1992).

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with publicity material laid in.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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414 Vachss, AndrewBatman: The Ultimate Evil. 04000
Warner: NY. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''If Batman were real this is exactly the sort of mission he would be undertaking. Hard-boiled and adventurous, as well as important fiction, it doesn't get any better than this. A perfect marriage of reality and myth'' (Joe R. Lansdale).

Fine copy in decorative boards as issued without dustjacket but with a paper band.

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415 Vachss, AndrewThe Getaway Man. 13431
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard: NY. 2003.
Second printing.
Trade paperback.


Fine (unread) copy.

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A Country Still All Mystery (signed & dated)., Valentine,  Mark
416 Valentine, MarkA Country Still All Mystery (signed & dated). 42769
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
306 pages. Collection of essays. Limited to 300 hardcover copies. MY COPIES SIGNED & DATED BY THE AUTHOR.

''the English landscape was made . . . not just for food and shelter and pleasure, but also for the journey of the soul. There is a field of supernatural stories set in this 'other' country, the country of the spirit. In A Country Still All Mystery, Mark Valentine explores how certain writers have used their fiction to convey the idea of numinous terrain, places where we might at any moment stray into the realms of the unearthly and uncanny. These essays continue similar literary and antiquarian themes to his well-received earlier volume, Haunted By Books (2015). When and where was the last wolf seen in England? Why were certain lonely houses left beyond parish boundaries? Is there a missing book by T.E. Lawrence? What was the secret history of Cope & Fenwick, liturgical publishers? What became of the original Tower of Moab?''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Fourth Bedside Book Of Great Detective Stories., van Thal,  Herbert (ed.)
417 van Thal, Herbert (ed.)The Fourth Bedside Book Of Great Detective Stories. 42162
Arthur Barker: London. 1979.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Anthology of nine stories, including one original story, ''The Case Of The Parr Children'' by Antonia Fraser.

Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Room To Die In., Vance,  Jack (writing as
418 Vance, Jack (writing as "Ellery Queen")A Room To Die In. 00833
Kinnell: London. 1987.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Detective novel first published as a paperback original under the Ellery Queen pseudonym in 1965.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Madman Theory (+ 2 variant dustjackets)., Vance,  Jack (writing as
419 Vance, Jack (writing as "Ellery Queen")The Madman Theory (+ 2 variant dustjackets). 11492
Kinnell: London. 1988.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Detective novel first published as a paperback original under the Ellery Queen pseudonym in 1966. First hardcover edition. The dustjackets were initially printed up as 'The MAD MAN THEORY (four words) and although these were pulped and then reprinted with the correct title THE MADMAN THEORY three words), this copy has BOTH dustjackets.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (+ fine variant dj).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Calendar., Wallace,  Edgar
420 Wallace, EdgarThe Calendar. 39609
The London Book Club Ltd.: London. Nd.
Reprint.
Hardcover.
Thriller. First published in 1930, this is a very early reprint edition, part of The Novel Library (For Fiction Lovers).

Pages browned, a good copy (last page a little torn) in a fairly good pictorial dustjacket with chipped edges.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Mystery House., Walsh,  J. M.
421 Walsh, J. M.Mystery House. 42166
John Hamilton: London. Nd (1931).
Second printing.
Hardcover.


Page edges a little browned, both free endpapers show a little browning, a near fine copy (in light blue cloth) in a G/VG pictorial "Sundial Mystery Library" dustjacket.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Frost., Wandrei,  Donald
422 Wandrei, DonaldFrost. 05417
Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Pulp crime collection: collects the title story and seven others, all originally published as part of a series (18 installments in all, eight by Wandrei) in ''Clues Detective Magazine'' in the early 1930's. Edited and with an introduction by D. H. Olson: illustrated by Les Edwards.

''Part Sherlock Holmes, part Shadow, Frost stood apart from the gritty trench-cloaked private eyes of the hard-boiled genre. At once looking back to the genteel, ratiocinative detectives of the 19th century and forward to the gimmick-laden adventurers of the James Bond generation, Frost was eccentric, enigmatic, and very, very, deadly.''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Last Pin., Wandrei,  Howard
423 Wandrei, HowardThe Last Pin. 02849
Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Edited and introduction by Dwayne. H. Olson: collects eleven pulp detective stories.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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Hilary Waugh's Guide To Mysteries & Mystery Writing., Waugh,  Hilary
424 Waugh, HilaryHilary Waugh's Guide To Mysteries & Mystery Writing. 35591
Writer's Digest Books: Ohio. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
198 pages.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Madman At My Door., Waugh,  Hilary
425 Waugh, HilaryMadman At My Door. 35703
Victor Gollancz: London. 1978.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller. Uncommon UK hardcover.

Neat inked name and date on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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426 Webb, DonEssential Saltes. 13508
St. Martin's Press: NY. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Dossier 1X., Weil,  Barry
427 Weil, BarryDossier 1X. 24016
Bobbs-Merrill: NY. 1968.
First American edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Sensational espionage thriller.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Technique Of The Mystery Story., Wells,  Carolyn
428 Wells, CarolynThe Technique Of The Mystery Story. 35587
Norwood Editions: USA. 1977.
Reprint.
Hardcover.
Facsimile of the 1913 edition: 336 pages.

NF/Fine copy as issued without dustjacket.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Clear And Convincing Proof., Wilhelm,  Kate
429 Wilhelm, KateClear And Convincing Proof. 27175
Mira: Ontario, Canada. 2003.
First Canadian edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A book in the Barbara Holloway crime/mystery series.

''murder mystery novel: the story's setting, a rehabilitation clinic in Oregon, seems innocent enough, but it turns out that everyone has reason to hate Dr. David McIvey, and someone finally kills him. The book excels because of the depth of Wilhelm's character development. Fields picks up on this strength, using changes in tone and style to give each character a unique personality, particularly the women, who hate McIvey for personal or professional reasons, or both''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Hamlet Trap., Wilhelm,  Kate
430 Wilhelm, KateThe Hamlet Trap. 14064
Victor Gollancz: London. 1988.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel: the first book in the Constance and Charlie series.

''a beautiful set designer with a background of methodical madness is accused of murdering a member of an Oregon repertory theater company, and psychologist Constance Liedl and her husband, private detective Charlie Meiklejohn, investigate''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Naked City: Urban Crime Fiction In The USA., Willett,  Ralph
431 Willett, RalphThe Naked City: Urban Crime Fiction In The USA. 35596
Manchester University Press. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
152 pages.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Soldiers Of God., Williams,  Barnaby
432 Williams, BarnabySoldiers Of God. 15249
Severn House: London 2000.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller: ''why - and how - did a laden African 747 belly-land on Harlem, massacring thousands and heightening racial tensions throughout America?''. The dustjacket artwork shows a plane on fire and about to crash, surrounded by New York skyscrapers. First published as a Sphere paperback original in 1991.

''Why -- and how -- did a laden African 747 belly-land on Harlem, massacring thousands and heightening racial tensions throughout America…the Soldiers of God, a quartet of specially selected super-terrorists, their minds broken and hideously reprogrammed to one deadly end - the destruction of America for the greater glory of Allah''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Silk Rope., Williams,  G. Mountford
433 Williams, G. MountfordSilk Rope. 42792
Gerald Duckworth: London. 1947.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller.

Light part- brownining to free endpapers, a near fine copy in a G/VG dustjacket with moderate/heavy dust-soiling to rear (white) panel

Price: 15.00 GBP
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434 Williams, John HartleyMystery In Spiderville. 12462
Jonathan Cape: London. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.


Fine copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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435 Williamson, ChetMcKain's Dilemna. 08355
Tor: NY. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Private Eye novel by an author better known for his horror fiction.

Private Eye novel from a writer better known for his horror fiction.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Necessary Doubt., Wilson,  Colin
436 Wilson, ColinNecessary Doubt. 38970
Arthur Barker: London. 1964.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Metaphysical thriller.

Occasional browning along page edges, else a fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with pink splash stains (?) to the rear cover.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Janus Murder Case (signed by the author)., Wilson,  Colin
437 Wilson, ColinThe Janus Murder Case (signed by the author). 38971
Granada: London. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Pyschological thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new)

Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Killer (signed by the author)., Wilson,  Colin
438 Wilson, ColinThe Killer (signed by the author). 28721
New English Library (NEL): London. 1970.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Page edges browned, else a fine copy in a good edge-worn price-clipped dustjacket.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Schoolgirl Murder Case (signed by the author)., Wilson,  Colin
439 Wilson, ColinThe Schoolgirl Murder Case (signed by the author). 38976
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon: London. 1974.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel:''in the hunt for a vicious and calculating killer, Chief Inspector Saltfleet is drawn ever deeper into a dark labyrinth of sexual magic, perversion and devil worship''. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First printing.

Page edges browning else a fine copy in an almost fine price-clipped dustjacket with light spotting along the top of both inner flaps.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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The World Of Violence (signed by the author)., Wilson,  Colin
440 Wilson, ColinThe World Of Violence (signed by the author). 38977
Victor Gollancz: London. 1963.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's third novel. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/''For Nick, warm regards, Colin W, Feb 87''.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 95.00 GBP
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Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader's Companion., Winn,  Dilys
441 Winn, DilysMurder Ink: The Mystery Reader's Companion. 36450
Westbridge Books: London. 1977.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize paperback original.
520 pages.

Page edges browning, a near fine (NF) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Murderess Ink: The Better Half Of The Mystery., Winn,  Dilys
442 Winn, DilysMurderess Ink: The Better Half Of The Mystery. 35614
Bell Publishing Co.: NY. 1979.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
304 pages: ''an illustrated tribute to women in the mystery and crime genres''.

Fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with one short (1cm) closed tear.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Literature Of Crime And Detection: An Illustrated History From Antiquity To The Present., Woeller,  Waltraud (& Bruce Cassiday)
443 Woeller, Waltraud (& Bruce Cassiday)The Literature Of Crime And Detection: An Illustrated History From Antiquity To The Present. 36627
Ungar: NY. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
Translated from the German: 216 pages.

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

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Black Box Thrillers: 4 By Cornell Woolrich., Woolrich,  Cornell
444 Woolrich, CornellBlack Box Thrillers: 4 By Cornell Woolrich. 41229
Zomba Books: London. 1983.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Omnibus of four crime novels, with an 11-page introduction by Francis M. Nevins, Jr. Collects THE BRIDE WORE BLACK, PHANTOM LADY, REAR WINDOW and WALTZ INTO DARKNESS.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Darkness At Dawn: Early Suspense Classics., Woolrich,  Cornell (ed. Francis M. Nevins & Martin H. Greenberg)
445 Woolrich, Cornell (ed. Francis M. Nevins & Martin H. Greenberg)Darkness At Dawn: Early Suspense Classics. 36371
Southern Illinois University Press. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
328 pages, including a 28 page checklist of published stories: plus a seven page introduction by editor Nevins.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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