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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: £20.00

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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The Death-Head's Mask And Others: The Geoffrey Vace Collection: Four Far East Detective Tales.

By: Cave, Hugh B. (& Geoffrey Cave)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Black Dog Books: Bloomington, IL.: 1999.

Edition: Second printing.

Seller ID: 45812

ISBN: 1928619053

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


72 pages: foreword by Hugh B. Cave and introduction by Tom Roberts. Reprints four stories first published 1931-1933 in Oriental Stories and Magic Carpet Magazine. View more info

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Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture.

By: Cawelti, John G.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press.: 1977.

Edition: Second printing.

Seller ID: 46013

ISBN: 0226098672

Condition: VG copy.


336 pages. View more info

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The Final Solution: A Story Of Detection.

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: NY.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45992

ISBN: 006076340X

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


Short weird novel. View more info

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Spanish Blood: A Collection Of Short Stories.

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: £25.00

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

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Raymond Chandler: A Biography.

By: Chandler, Raymond (Tom Hiney)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11516

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


Biography by Tom Hiney. View more info

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Watson's Last Case.

By: Charnock, Ian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Breese Books: London.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 17656

ISBN: 0947533923

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Sherlock Holmes adventures. View more info

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Black Box Thrillers: The Isaac Quartet.

By: Charyn, Jerome

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Zomba Books: London.: 1984.

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

Seller ID: 11538

ISBN: 0946391327

Condition: NF/Fine (unread) copy.


Collects four crime noir novels: Marilyn The Wild, Blue Eyes, The Education Of Patrick Silver and Secret Isaac. Six-page introduction from the author. Issued simultaneous with the hardcover edition. View more info

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He Won't Need It Now.

By: Chase, James Hadley

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Rich & Cowan: London.: 1942.

Edition: 7th printing.

Seller ID: 32972

Condition: Light spotting along page edges, an almost fine copy in a VG dustjacket with several short closed tears.


Thriller. First published in hardcover in 1939. Reprint (''168th Thousand'' on front cover and title page), but very uncommon it seems in any edition/printing. View more info

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Figure It Out For Yourself.

By: Chase, James Hadley

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Thriller Book Club: London.: Nd (early 1960s?).

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 37435

Condition: Pages browning, a near fine copy in a poor chipped and worn pictorial dustjacket.


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Two Songs This Archangel Sings.

By: Chesbro, George C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Atheneum: NY.: 1986.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 22165

ISBN: 0689116594

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


Dwarf detective Mongo novel.''Mongo and his brother Garth are changed forever, as is their view of the world, because they possess a secret that must never be told. Here the epic adventure continues as the brothers become fugitives and outcasts struggling to solve the puzzle of an extremely dangerous Vietnam veteran with information that could topple the government''. View more info

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The Seven Dials Mystery.

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Pan Books: London.: 1962.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 43783

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


Great Pan G571. View more info

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Raymond Chandler In Hollywood.

By: Clark, Al

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Proteus Publishing: NY.: 1983.

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

Seller ID: 36417

ISBN: 0862761093

Condition: Almost fine copy with a little background spine fade (dark blue to light blue).


160 pages: b/w photos throughout. View more info

Atlantis Adventure.

By: Clifford, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Lutterworth Press: London.: 1958.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40462

Condition: Fine copy in a G/VG price-clipped dustjacket.


Boys' adventure sf novel.''working name of UK writer John Clifford Bayliss (1919-1978), the young protagonists of whose ATLANTIS ADVENTURE (1958) discover the eponymous Lost World in an oceanic trench in the Caribbean Sea, where they discover ancient relics, sea monsters and robots; unfortunately, their experimental nuclear submarine breaches the walls keeping the ocean at bay, though the youths make their escape''(John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition). View more info

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Gone For Good.

By: Coben, Harlan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2002.

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

Seller ID: 13024

ISBN: 0752846043

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


Crime/thriller. View more info

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The Stone Angels (signed by the author).

By: Cohen, Stuart Archer

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12721

ISBN: 0752859897

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


Crime novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

Twenty-First Century Grail: The Quest For A Legend.

By: Collins, Andrew

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Virgin Books: London.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43505

Condition: NF/Fine (unread) copy.


260 pages: ''a highly potent confection and a profoundly compelling study of the Grail Mythos'' (Kenneth Grant). View more info

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Kisses Of Death: A Nathan Heller Casebook.

By: Collins, Max Allan

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Crippen & Landru: Norfolk, VA.: 2001.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 41002

ISBN: 1885941552

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


LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbeed copies signed by the author with an extra comic strip ''Heaven And Heller'' added (the comic not present in the trade hardcover). This is no 77. View more info

Image for Slot-Machine Kelly: The Collected Private Eye Cases of the ''One-Armed Bandit''.

Slot-Machine Kelly: The Collected Private Eye Cases of the ''One-Armed Bandit''.

By: Collins, Michael (aka Dennis Lynds)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Crippen & Landru: Norfolk, VA.: 2005.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46017

ISBN: 193200940X

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


Collection thirteen stories published between 1962 and 1966. Lynds added prefaces to each story, explaining their significance in his development as a writer: he checked the final proofs a week before his untimely death, so this collection has become a memorial to the extraordinary writer who was Dennis Lynds and Michael Collins. View more info

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The Woman In White.

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Daily Express Publications: London.: 1933.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 36956

Condition: Rebound, a fine copy.


Classic detective novel, first published in 1860.''he is more important to the development of detective fiction than of supernatural fiction through THE WOMAN IN WHITE (1859-1860 All the Year Round; 1860), with its Gothic residue, and The Moonstone: A Romance (1868), one of the earliest police procedurals, which also established a subgenre of accursed-jewel stories'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy). View more info

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Justice City.

By: Compton, D. G.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1994.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00384

ISBN: 0575058382

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


Near future sf novel.''Justice City is the punishment block, the Strangeways of the future... a woman-killer dies in the first stage of induction, a drugging process known as thresholding. Our cop, Alec Duncan, is made to feel like an outsider, though as a black Scot he's used to that. The possibilities are satisfyingly various: the edgy, intelligent thrills are constant'' (Oxford Times) ''remarkable for the unswerving ferocity of its depiction of a milieu in which small-minded intolerance is given full rein. It is an economically swift and tightly plotted thriller. Recommended'' (Inte... View more info

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In The Deep Woods.

By: Conde, Nicholas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New English Library (NEL): London.: 1989.

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

Seller ID: 35804

ISBN: 0450505049

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with review slip laid in.


Thriller. View more info

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The Hitchcock Murders.

By: Conrad, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35479

ISBN: 0571200230

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


Non-fiction: 362 pages. View more info

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The Waste Remains.

By: Cook, Judith

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pluto Press: London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 31039

ISBN: 0861047796

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Thriller. Released simultaneous with the hardcover edition. View more info

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Dark Entry.

By: Copper, Basil

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1981.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40463

ISBN: 0709186428

Condition: Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket.


Mike Faraday thriller. Very uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

Image for The Caligari Complex (signed by the author).

The Caligari Complex (signed by the author).

By: Copper, Basil

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 40506

ISBN: 070917988X

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for light dust-soiling to rear (white) panel and a touch of spine edge wear.


Part of the Mike Faraday, Private Investigator series of thrillers. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

Image for Jet-Lag (signed by the author).

Jet-Lag (signed by the author).

By: Copper, Basil

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1986.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 40507

ISBN: 0709011067

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


Part of the Mike Faraday, Private Investigator series of thrillers. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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The Far Horizon.

By: Copper, Basil

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40509

ISBN: 0709189206

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Part of the Mike Faraday, Private Investigator series of thrillers. Uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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Print-Out (signed by the author).

By: Copper, Basil

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 40546

ISBN: 070902410X

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


Mike Faraday private investigator thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Exploits Of Solar Pons.

By: Copper, Basil

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00132

ISBN: 1878252119

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


Contains four previously unpublished long stories.The detective Solar Pons was originally created by August Derleth and based on Sherlock Holmes (names and biographical details were changed, and the setting moved from the Victorian period to the 1920's): on Derleth's death, Arkham House authorised British author Basil Copper to continue the series. View more info

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The Devil's Redhead (signed by the author).

By: Corbett, David

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12723

ISBN: 0752860089

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


First novel. Crime. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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Southern Cross.

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 10016

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


Thriller. View more info

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Isle Of Dogs.

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 2001.

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

Seller ID: 10017

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


View more info

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Crime Time #42.

By: CRIME TIME, (ed. Barry Forshaw)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: CT Publishing: Birmingham.: 2005.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32506

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Issue no 42: The Journal Of Crime Fiction. Roman Crime (Lindsey Davis & Steven Saylor) issue. Articles and reviews: 96 pages View more info

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Crime Time #43.

By: CRIME TIME, (ed. Barry Forshaw)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: CT Publishing: Birmingham.: 2005.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32507

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Issue no 43. The Journal Of Crime Fiction: focus on Russian Crime & Joe R. Lansdale. Articles and reviews: 96 pages View more info

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Crime Time: The Journal Of Crime Fiction 2.6 (Special Mickey Spillane issue)

By: CRIME TIME, (ed. Barry Forshaw)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: CT Publishing: Birmingham.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34802

ISBN: 1902002202

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Issue 2.6. The Journal Of Crime Fiction. Special Millenium-sized issue/Special Mickey Spillane issue. Articles and reviews: 416 pages View more info

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Crime Time: The Journal Of Crime Fiction #21.

By: CRIME TIME, (ed. Barry Forshaw)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: CT Publishing: Birmingham.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34808

ISBN: 1842430181

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Issue 21. The Journal Of Crime Fiction. Articles and reviews: 272 pages View more info

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Crime Time #37.

By: CRIME TIME, (ed. Barry Forshaw)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: CT Publishing: Birmingham.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35713

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Issue no 37: The Journal Of Crime Fiction. Articles and reviews: 96 pages View more info

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Mystery For Christmas.

By: Dalby, Richard (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Michael O'Mara: London.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10716

ISBN: 1854790862

Condition: Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with spine edge wear.


Part reprint, part original anthology. Twenty-three stories (many supernatural and over half of which are original to this collection) with an introduction by the editor. View more info

My Phantom Husband.

By: Darrieussecq, Marie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (in English).

Seller ID: 17837

ISBN: 0571196632

Condition: Fine (as new) copy with review slip.


Weird (but maybe not supernatural?) novel. Translated from the French. View more info

Image for The Scroll Of The Dead: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure.

The Scroll Of The Dead: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure.

By: Davies, David Stuart

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42533

ISBN: 1899562435

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


View more info

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Holmes Of The Movies: The Screen Career Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Davies, David Stuart (Sherlock Holmes)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New English Library (NEL): London.: 1976.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32059

ISBN: 0450030652

Condition: Ink-stamp on copyright page, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Foreword by Peter Cushing: 176 pages, b/w stills throughout. View more info

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Holmes Of The Movies: The Screen Career Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Davies, David Stuart (Sherlock Holmes)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New English Library (NEL): London.: 1976.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 37669

ISBN: 0450033589

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Foreword by Peter Cushing: 176 pages, b/w stills throughout. Issued simultaneous with the hardcover edition. View more info

Image for The Thriller: The Suspense Film From 1946.

The Thriller: The Suspense Film From 1946.

By: Davis, Brian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Studio Vista: London.: 1973.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35475

ISBN: 0289703417

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


160 pages. Issued simultaneous with the hardcover. View more info

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Strange Pursuit.

By: de Mexico, N. R. (pseudonym of Larry Shore)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Farrell Publishing Co.: NY.: 1951.

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

Seller ID: 28950

Condition: Bottom third of rear cover missing (cut out), else a VG+ copy.


Suspense novel. Originally released as MADMAN ON A DRUM (1944). View more info

Image for The International Sherlock Holmes: A Companion Volume To The World Bibliography Of Sherlock Holmes And Dr. Watson.

The International Sherlock Holmes: A Companion Volume To The World Bibliography Of Sherlock Holmes And Dr. Watson.

By: de Waal, Ronald Burt

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Archon Books/Mansell.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28890

Condition: Ex-library, else hear fine copy in a near fine dustjacket.


622 pages. View more info

Image for The World Bibliography Of Sherlock Holmes And Dr. Watson: A Classified And Annotated List Of Materials Relating To their Lives And Adventures.

The World Bibliography Of Sherlock Holmes And Dr. Watson: A Classified And Annotated List Of Materials Relating To their Lives And Adventures.

By: de Waal, Ronald Burt

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: NY.: 1974.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28891

Condition: Bookplate, else fine copy in a VG dustjacket.


526 pages. View more info

Image for Encyclopedia Mysteriosa: A Comprehensive Guide To The Art Of Detection In Print, Film, Radio And Television.

Encyclopedia Mysteriosa: A Comprehensive Guide To The Art Of Detection In Print, Film, Radio And Television.

By: DeAndrea, William L.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall Inc., NJ.: 1994.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34780

ISBN: 0671850253

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


406 pages. View more info

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Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins Of The Great Crime Films.

By: Decharne, Max

Price: £10.00

Publisher: No Exit Press: England.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36297

ISBN: 18424370X

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


240 pages: non-fiction. View more info