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American Crime Fiction: Studies In The Genre.

By: Docherty, Brian (ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: NY.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36711

ISBN: 0312016859

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


146 pages. Uncommon US hardcover. View more info

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The Devil To Pay (Sexton Blake Library #467).

By: Dolphin, Rex

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Fleetway Publications: London.: 1961 (January).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25912

Condition: Fine (unread) copy but for slight rusting to rear staple and a little wear at top and bottom of spine.


Sexton Blake Library no 467. Price 1/-. View more info

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The Man Who Risked His Partner.

By: Donaldson, Stephen R. (writing as "Reed Stephens")

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Collins: London.: 1985.

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

Seller ID: 01222

ISBN: 000222867X

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


Mystery/private detective novel. First published as a paperback original in the US. Very uncommon UK hardcover ( View more info

Burn.

By: Doolittle, Sean

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Uglytown: LA.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 19812

ISBN: 0972441220

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


Thriller. View more info

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The Sherlock Holmes Collection (ten volumes in slipcase)..

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Penguin: London.: 1980s.

Edition: Reprints.

Seller ID: 41272

Condition: Fine copies in a fine slipcase (as new).


Ten paperback volumes in slipcase: The Valley Of Fear, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Case-Book Of Sherlock Holmes, The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, A Study In Scarlet, The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, The Sign Of Four and His Last Bow. View more info

Betrayed.

By: DuBois, Brendan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Time Warner: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 18800

ISBN: 0316724653

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


Thriller. View more info

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The Strange Case Of Alfred Hitchcock Or, The Plain Man's Hitchcock.

By: Durgnat, Raymond (Alfred Hitchcock)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1974.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35629

ISBN: 0571099661

Condition: Faint spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edgewear.


418 pages: non-fiction. View more info

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The Crimson Query or, How The Squid Got Besuckered.

By: Eadie, Arlton

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Ramble House: MS.: 2010.

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

Seller ID: 41840

ISBN: 1605435228

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


Detective thriller, first published in 1929. View more info

Midnight Comes At Noon.

By: Easterman, Daniel (also writes as "Jonathan Aycliffe")

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 2001.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15442

ISBN: 0007103484

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


Thriller. The author also writes supernatural fiction as ''Jonathan Aycliffe''. View more info

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The Lives Of The Savages: A Bonnie & Clyde Novella.

By: Edric, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: PS Publishing: Harrogate.: 2010.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 29280

ISBN: 1848631146

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


Introduction by Jon L. Breen. LIMITED EDITION: 100 numbered copies signed by the author and issued with a dustjacket (there was also an unsigned, unjacketed edition, limitation not known). View more info

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Kizilkar: Red Snow.

By: Elford, George Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New English Library (NEL): London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43336

ISBN: 0450056929

Condition: inked price on front cover, spine lean, a VG copy.


War novel of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, sequel to DEVIL'S GUARD. View more info

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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Australian Edition) no. 167.

By: ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, (Australian edition)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Consolidated Press: Sydney, Australia.: 1961 (May).

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

Seller ID: 22274

Condition: Page a little browned, else a fine (unread) copy.


Australian Edition. Contains the supernatural story ''Where Do You Live, Queen Esther?'' by Avram Davidson. View more info

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The Dark Fantastic.

By: Ellin, Stanley

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1983.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32065

ISBN: 0892960590

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


Mystery novel. View more info

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The Speciality Of The House: The Complete Mystery Tales, 1948-1978.

By: Ellin, Stanley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2002.

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

Seller ID: 36897

ISBN: 0752851403

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


584 pages. Title change - published by The Mysterious Press in 1979 with the spelling in the title ''Specialty'' , this uncommon UK hardcover spells it ''Speciality''. View more info

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Bad Signs.

By: Ellory, R. J.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2011.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32711

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Thriller set in the 1960's. View more info

Crime Wave: Reportage And Fiction From The Underside of L.A.

By: Ellroy, James

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Century: London.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 05015

ISBN: 0712679685

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


Published in the US as a trade paperback. Collections the crime authors investigative non-fiction articles, previously published in the American edition of GQ, plus two new novellas, ''Hollywood Shakedown'' and ''Tijuana Mon Amour''. View more info

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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Holmes: by ''John H. Watson, M.D.''

By: Estleman, Loren D.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Doubleday: NY.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 01505

ISBN: 0385152574

Condition: Gift inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with some spine edge wear.


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Image for Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula, or The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count: John Watson, M.D., as edited by Loren D. Estleman.

Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula, or The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count: John Watson, M.D., as edited by Loren D. Estleman.

By: Estleman, Loren D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New English Library (NEL): London.: 1978.

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

Seller ID: 07865

ISBN: 0450040496

Condition: A little browning along page edges, else a fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with small chip along bottom edge of front panel.


The author's first book.''a tale for Holmes and Dracula fans alike. It is 1890 and a crewless ship is found floating off the English coast, its cargo 50 boxes of earth. The murdered captain is lashed to the wheel and Holmes, aided as ever by Dr Watson, finds himself on the trail of none other than the arch-vampire himself''. View more info

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The Detective In Film.

By: Everson, William K.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: NY.: 1972.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 30910

ISBN: 0806502983

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


248 pages: b/w illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Death Of The Duchess (signed by both authors).

Death Of The Duchess (signed by both authors).

By: Eyre, Elizabeth (aka Jill Staynes and Margaret Storey)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace: NY.: 1992.

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

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 41792

ISBN: 0151241023

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


First in a series of historical crime novels featuring the Renaissance detective Sigismondo, written by Jill Staynes and Margaret Storey under the pseudonym ''Elizabeth Eyre''. THIS COPY SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS. View more info

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Scare Tactics.

By: Farris, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 01457

ISBN: 0312930852

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


Comprises the short novel THE GUARDIANS plus two shorter pieces, ''The Odor Of Violets''and ''The Horror-Show''. View more info

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Solar Eclipse.

By: Farris, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 1999.

Edition: Second printing.

Seller ID: 31662

ISBN: 0312850727

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


Thriller.''Shay Waco is a stuntwoman on her way home with her eleven-year-old daughter when a lorry sends her car over an embankment. The two must jump nearly sixty feet, and crash through a nest of conifers, in order to escape. Bruised and bleeding, Shay walks with the girl until they discover a lone house. Planning to call for help, they break in, only to find a family sitting around a dinner table with bullets in their foreheads. As Shay fights to free herself... View more info

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Thy Arm Alone.

By: Fearn, John Russell (writing as "John Slate")

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Mystery Book Guild: London.: 1953.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 27757

Condition: Gilt lettering on spine a bit dull, else a near fine copy (lacking the dustjacket).


Thriller: the fourth Black Maria Adventure. First published by Rich & Cowan in 1947. View more info

The Big Swingers A Biography : Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950); Tarzan (1912- ).

By: Fenton, Robert W.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall Inc., NJ.: 1967.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36878

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


258 pages. Biography of Edgar Rice Burroughs. View more info

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Always Say Die.

By: Ferrars, Elizabeth

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Fontana: London.: 1962.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 43803

Condition: Slight spine lean, page edges browning, a near fine (NF) copy.


Thriller. First published in hardcover in 1956. Very uncommon UK paperback. View more info

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Kiss For A Killer.

By: Fickling, G. G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Mayflower-Dell: London.: 1966.

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

Seller ID: 43903

Condition: Near fine (NF) copy.


Fifth in the Honey West Private Eye series, made into a televsion (ABC) series 1965-1966 in the US. First published as a Pyramid paperback original in 1960. View more info

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Girl On The Loose.

By: Fickling, G. G.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Mayflower-Dell: London.: 1966.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43904

Condition: Cover crease, a VG copy.


Sixth in the Honey West Private Eye series, made into a televsion (ABC) series 1965-1966 in the US. First published as a Pyramid paperback original in 1958. Very uncommon UK paperback. View more info

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5 Against The House.

By: Finney, Jack

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode: London.: 1954.

Edition: Second printing.

Seller ID: 42514

Condition: Free endpapers part-browned, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Thriller, the author's first novel and made into a film a year later. ''First impression August 1954/Second impression October 1954'' stated on copyright page. View more info

Foundation no 42.

By: FOUNDATION (The Review Of Science Fiction),

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1988 (Spring).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 37922

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


100 pages: articles, reviews and letters. View more info

Flash For Freedom.

By: Fraser, George Macdonald

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins: London.: 1971.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 05647

ISBN: 0214653587

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


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The Murder Mystique: Crime Writers On Their Art.

By: Freeman, Lucy (ed.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Ungar: NY.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36280

ISBN: 0804422125

Condition: Nearly fine copy in a VG dustjacket.


140 pages: pices from Thomas Chastain, Hillary Waugh, Edward D. Hoch, Shannon O'Cork, Bruce Cassidy, Franklin Bandy, Eleanor Sullivan, D.R. Benson, Helen Wells and the editor. View more info

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The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories.

By: Freeman, R. Austin

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: NY.: 1973.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45248

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Edited and with a five page introduction by E. E. Bleiler. View more info

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Scorpion Rising: A Seaside Noir.

By: Frewin, Anthony

Price: £5.00

Publisher: No Exit Press: England.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 12163

ISBN: 190198253X

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Crime novel. View more info

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The Crime Club: Stories Of Crime.

By: Froest, Frank (& George Dilnot)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins Crime Club: London.: 2016.

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

Seller ID: 45461

ISBN: 978008137335

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


First published by Eveleigh Nash in 1915, and later as the first publication of The Detective Story Club Ltd in 1929. Both those editions contained twelve stories, but three more stories written by both authors for The Red Book magazine are now included in this new edition for the first time, with a six-page introduction by David Brawn. The wraparound cover art reproduces the covers for the 1929 edition of the book. Laid in is a compliments slip from David Brawn/Harp... View more info

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The Nature Of The Beast.

By: Fyfield, Frances

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 2001.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10015

ISBN: 0316857467

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


Crime novel. View more info

Anonymous Rex: A Detective Story.

By: Garcia, Eric

Price: £5.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 2000.

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

Seller ID: 12186

Condition: Fine copy.


The author's first book.''Any detective hatched from an egg brings a new meaning to 'hard-boiled': somewhere between Chinatown and Jurassic Park there's murder..deceit..and the best interspecies sex ever..''. View more info

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The D.A. Breaks An Egg.

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Four Square/PBS Limited: Manchester.: 1973.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 32217

Condition: Page edges browned, a NF/Fine (unread) copy with a touch of spine edge wear.


Crime novel. ''TOTAL Special Edition. Not to be re-sold'' on front cover. First published in the USA in 1949. View more info

Image for The Affair Of The Unprincipled Publisher By John H. Watson, M.D., As Discovered BY Larence Garland.

The Affair Of The Unprincipled Publisher By John H. Watson, M.D., As Discovered BY Larence Garland.

By: Garland, Linda & Roger

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Old Knoll Books: New Castle, Delaware.: 1983.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42517

Condition: Near fine copy.


Sherlockian short story. 275 copies printed. View more info

Image for Murder 'Whatdunit': An Illustrated Account Of The Methods Of Murder.

Murder 'Whatdunit': An Illustrated Account Of The Methods Of Murder.

By: Gaute, J. H. H. (& Robin Odell)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harrap: London.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36384

ISBN: 024553878X

Condition: Near fine copy (lacking the dustjacket).


248 pages: ''an illustrated A to Z of murder intended to meet the crime buffs's interest in understanding the mechanisms of homicide, its investigation & detection''. View more info

Image for Thrills, Crimes And Mysteries: A Specially Selected Collection Of Sixty-Three Complete Stories By Well-Known Writers With Thirty Illustrations By Norman Keene (Hugh Lamb's copy).

Thrills, Crimes And Mysteries: A Specially Selected Collection Of Sixty-Three Complete Stories By Well-Known Writers With Thirty Illustrations By Norman Keene (Hugh Lamb's copy).

By: Gawsworth, John (ed)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Associated Newspapers Ltd: London.: 1935.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32399

Condition: Page edges browning, a VG copy with bright illustrated front board (lacking the dustjacket).


864 pages: with 30 illustrations by Norman Keene and a foreword by editor John Gawsworth (though not credited anywhere as being the editor). Partrtially original anthology collecting sixty-three crime and supernatural stories by Frederick Carter, Arthur Machen, M. P. Shiel, Hubert Crackanthorpe, Nugent Barker, Richard Middleton, Charles Duff, and many others, of which twenty-four appear here for the first time in print and eleven others appear here for the first time in... View more info

Image for Sons Of Sam Spade: The Private Eye Novel In the 70's: Robert B. Parker, Roger L. Simon, Andrew Bergman.

Sons Of Sam Spade: The Private Eye Novel In the 70's: Robert B. Parker, Roger L. Simon, Andrew Bergman.

By: Geherin, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar: NY.: 1982,.

Edition: Second printing.

Seller ID: 11972

ISBN: 0804461708

Condition: Near fine (NF) copy.


168 pages. View more info

Image for The American Private Eye: The Image In Fiction.

The American Private Eye: The Image In Fiction.

By: Geherin, David

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar: NY.: 1985.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36271

ISBN: 0804461848

Condition: NF/Fine (unread) copy.


228 pages. View more info

Image for The American Private Eye: The Image In Fiction.

The American Private Eye: The Image In Fiction.

By: Geherin, David (PRIVATE EYE NOVELS)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar: NY.: 1985.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11986

Condition: Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with several small closed tears and creasing.


228 pages. View more info

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The Evil Thereof.

By: Gerson, Jack

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Piatkus: London.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35871

ISBN: 0749900806

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


Supernatural thriller. Very uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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Alien: Diaries 7/8.

By: Giger, H. R.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey: Germany.: 2013.

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Seller ID: 40604

ISBN: 3905929457

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


During the production of Alien, H. R. Giger kept two diaries with sketches, notes and comments: diary no 7 covers the period from February 23rd to June 28th, 1978, and diary no 8 the period from August 1st, 1978 to February 1979: German transcription with an English translation. 660 pages, 48 b/w and 59 colour illustrations.''HR Giger worked in the Shepperton Studios near London from February to November 1978, creating the figures and sets for the film Alien (19... View more info

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Crime In Good Company: Essays On Criminals And Crime-Writing.

By: Gilbert, Michael (ed.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Constable: London.: 1959.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36269

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with one short (1.5cm) closed tear.


Collection of 14 essays: contributors are Raymond Chandler, Michael Gilbert, Eric Ambler, Mary Fitt, Cyril Hare, Maurice Procter, Jacques Barzun, Stanley Ellin, David Alexander, Julian Symons, L. A. G. Strong, Roy Vickers, Josephine Bell and Michael Underwood. View more info

Slow.

By: Gloag, John

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cassell: London: 1954.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15095

Condition: Page edges a little age-darkened, fading to green cloth at very top of spine, a near fine copy in a VG dustjacket with some light chipping to the top spine panel.


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Murder For Christmas.

By: Godfrey, Thomas (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44552

ISBN: 0892960582

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


Anthology of classic seasonal crime stories, illustrated by Gahan Wilson. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered copies signed by the editor and illustrator and slipcased. This is no 98. View more info

Image for Dark Whispers & Other Stories: Author's Choice #5.

Dark Whispers & Other Stories: Author's Choice #5.

By: Gorman, Ed

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Mystery Scene Press/Pulphouse Publishing: USA.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36592

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Collects eleven crime/mystery stories, with an introduction by the author. View more info

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The Worlds Finest Mystery And Crime Stories: Third Annual Collection.

By: Gorman, Ed (& Martin Greenberg, eds.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Forge: NY.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 30575

ISBN: 0765302349

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


Third volume in the series. Over 200,000 words: 39 stories: 648 pages. Includes over 50 pages of introductions and ''year in review'' etc. View more info