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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

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The Jury Diagree,

By: Goodchild, George (& C. E. Bechhofer Roberts)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Jarrolds: London.: Nd (c. 1939)

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 46219

Condition: Page edges browning, a little spine lean, else a VG+ copy (as issued in a fairly good dustjacket with a large chip (4.5cm x 2cm max.) along the bottom spine edge,


First published in hardcover in 1934. No 5 in the Jackdaw Crime series issued by Jarrolds 1939-1940. This paperback edition issued with a dustjacket. Very uncommon UK paperback. 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

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Cat Crimes Through Time.

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

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf: NY.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46029

ISBN: 0786705558

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


336 pages: original anthology of crime stories involving cats.''fur flies and crime abounds in the twenty-one original stories commissioned by editors Gorman, Greenberg, and Segriff especially for this new anthology of feline mysteries. Veteran suspense writers like Carole Nelson Douglas, Doug Allyn, Jon L. Breen, Janet Dawson, and Bill Crider along with rising newcomers find plots afoot and cats apaw in a diverting variety of historical settings from the Blue Nile to Hudson Bay, among eighteenth-century explorers in the Northwest Territory and modern terrorists in the Middle East, in ... View more info

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Suspense In The Cinema.

By: Gow, Gordon

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Castle Books: NY.: 1968.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 30788

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


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.''. View more info

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The Lonely Hunter.

By: Grant, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: PS Publishing: Harrogate.: 2012.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32803

ISBN: 1848632061

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


Slipstream fantasy/thriller novella. Unsigned trade hardcover in pictorial boards. View more info

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Ghosts In Baker Street.

By: Greenberg, Martin H. (& Jon Lellenburg & Daniel Stashower, eds.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf: NY.: 2006.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 39700

ISBN: 078671400X

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Original anthology of supernatural Sherlock Holmes tales. Not published in hardcover. Seemingly uncommon (this Carroll & Graf trade paperback is the only edition). View more info

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The Lamorna Wink.

By: Grimes, Martha

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Headline: London.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 10166

ISBN: 074727200X

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


A Richard Jury crime novel. View more info

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Who Done It? A Guide To Detective, Mystery And Suspense Fiction.

By: Hagen, Ordean A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: R. R. Bowker: NY.: 1969.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35510

ISBN: 0835202348

Condition: Almost fine copy, as issued without a dustjacket.


834 pages. View more info

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The Television Crimebusters Omnibus: Great Stories Of The Police Detectives.

By: Haining, Peter (ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 1994.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 26296

ISBN: 1857979486

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


512 pages. View more info

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Murder By The Glass: A Vintage Collection of Crime And Mystery Stories.

By: Haining, Peter (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Souvenir Press: London.: 1994.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 26319

ISBN: 0285632051

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


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The Mammoth Book Of Armchair Detectives & Screen Crimes.

By: Haining, Peter (ed.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Robinson: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 26471

ISBN: 1854875396

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


''The Stories That Inspired Great TV And Movie Thrillers'': 464 pages. View more info

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Tales From The Rogues Gallery: A Guided Tour.

By: Haining, Peter (ed.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Warner Books: London.: 1995.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 30088

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Reprint anthology: 340 pages. 28 stories of rogues and murderers, both fictional and real. View more info

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The Art Of Mystery & Detective Stories: The Best Illustrations From Over A Century Of Crime Fiction.

By: Haining, Peter (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Treasure Press: London.: 1986.

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

Seller ID: 18656

ISBN: 1850511357

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


Title change: first published by Souvenir Press in 1977 as 'MYSTERY. Mostly b/w with some colour. View more info

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The Lords of Misrule.

By: Halter, Paul

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Pugmire: USA.: 2006.

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

Seller ID: 46007

ISBN: 1453897976

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Serial killer thriller set in Victorian London, first published in France in 1994. Translated by John Pugmire.''we are in Victorian London, with its gaslight and fog, not long after the Jack the Ripper Murders. A mysterious cloaked figure wearing a hideous, leprous mask and sleigh-bells is stalking the countryside outside the capital, committing murder wherever it goes, yet leaving no footprints. This is the first Paul Halter novel featuring amateur detective and aesthete Owen Burns, who regards the impossible crime as an art form. The Lord of Misrule was the first book to be publishe... View more info

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The Fourth Door (aka The Houdini Murders).

By: Halter, Paul

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Pugmire: USA.: 2007.

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

Seller ID: 46009

ISBN: 1461176581

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Murders (non-supernatural) in a haunted house, first published in France in 1987. Translated by John Pugmire.''someone has volunteered to spend the night in the haunted room at the Darnley House. The room is sealed by pressing a unique coin, selected moments before, on the wax. But when the door is re-opened, someone else's body is lying there, the seals are unbroken, and the coin has not left the possession of the witness. Things are never what they seem in this classic Golden Age mystery, with a new twist in every chapter. A second impossible murder occurs inside a house surrounded ... View more info

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The Seven Wonders of Crime.

By: Halter, Paul

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Pugmire: USA.: 2007.

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

Seller ID: 46016

ISBN: 1468029479

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Triller, first published in France in 1997. Translated by John Pugmire.''a man dies of thirst in an isolated shed with a full carafe of water beside him. Another is stabbed in a pergola surrounded by a sea of mud, but there are no other footprints. People are dying at an alarming rate, people with no apparent connection to one another save for a cryptic painting sent to the police before each murder. That, and the fact that each crime appears to have been impossible to execute. The paintings have a common theme: each contains a coded reference to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancien... View more info

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Safari With Fear! (Sexton Blake Library #430).

By: Hardinge, Rex

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The Amalgamated Press Ltd: London.: 1959 (May).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25915

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


Sexton Blake Library no 430. Price 10p. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes My Life And Crimes.

By: Hardwick, Michael

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Harvill Press: London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 30552

ISBN: 000272748X

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


208 pages.Novel. View more info

Hannibal.

By: Harris, Thomas

Price: £5.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: London.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 12144

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


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American Purgatorio.

By: Haskell, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Canongate: Edinburgh.: 2005.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32617

ISBN: 1841955973

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


Thriller: the author's first novel. View more info

Miami Purity.

By: Hendricks, Vicki

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: London.: 1996.

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

Seller ID: 11050

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


Thriller: the author's first novel. View more info

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Scare Story:

By: Hey, Stan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 18377

ISBN: 0340625775

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


A Frank Brennan Mystery. View more info

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Scare Story.

By: Hey, Stan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 33392

ISBN: 0340625775

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


A Frank Brennan Mystery. View more info

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The Eye Of The Storm.

By: Higgins, Jack

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chapmans: London.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 24990

ISBN: 1855920611

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


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''. View more info

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Storm Warning.

By: Higgins, Jack

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Collins: London.: 1976.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25029

ISBN: 0002224607

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


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Who Guards A Prince.

By: Hill, Reginald

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Collins: London.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 19509

ISBN: 000222612X

Condition: 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).


Thriller. View more info

Wild Horses.

By: Hodge, Brian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: William Morrow: NY.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 04760

ISBN: 0688165273

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


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) View more info

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Mad Dogs.

By: Hodge, Brian

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cemetery Dance (CD): Baltimore.: 2007.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34867

ISBN: 1587671492

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


Thriller: 578 pages. LIMITED EDITION: 1000 hardcover copies, signed by the author. View more info

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Born Bad.

By: Hoffman, Barry

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cemetery Dance (CD): Baltimore.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34876

ISBN: 1881475875

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


Thriller. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author. However, this copy, though signed, is unnumbered but marked ''PC''. View more info

Killing The Sacred Cow: Questioning The Unquestionable And Thinking The Impermissable (inscribed & dated).

By: Hogan, James P.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Baen Books: NY.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 41305

ISBN: 0743488288

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


Non-fiction. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED(''October 2005'') BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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Bulman: A Novel Written From Scripts By Murray Smith.

By: Holdstock, Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Futura: London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10252

ISBN: 0708825486

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


Novelisation of television crime series. View more info

Image for Bulman 2: One Of Our Pigeons Is Missing: A Novel From Scripts Written By Murray Smith.

Bulman 2: One Of Our Pigeons Is Missing: A Novel From Scripts Written By Murray Smith.

By: Holdstock, Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Futura: London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10253

ISBN: 0708827160

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Novelisation of television crime series. View more info

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Bulman 2: One Of Our Pigeons Is Missing: A Novel From Scripts Written By Murray Smith.

By: Holdstock, Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Futura: London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44167

ISBN: 0708827160

Condition: NF/Fine (unread) copy with a little browning along page edges.


Novelisation of television crime series. View more info

The Mystery Lovers' Book of Quotations

By: Horning, Jane (ed.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1989.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 36699

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


278 pages: ''a choice selection from Murder Mysteries, Detective Stories, Suspense Novels, Spy Thrillers And Crime Fiction''. View more info

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100 Favorite Mysteries Of The Century, Selected By The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

By: Huang, Jim (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Crum Creek Press: Carmel, Indiana.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36697

ISBN: 0962580465

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


160 pages. First printing (''December 2000'' as stated on the copyright page). View more info

The Magician's File.

By: Hunt, David

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11031

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


Psychosexual thriller. View more info

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Before The Fact.

By: Iles, Francis

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pan Books: London.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 46222

ISBN: 0330373153

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Crime novel, first published in 1932 by Victor Gollancz. New four page introduction by Colin Dexter. View more info

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Hush Money.

By: Israel, Peter

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1974.

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

Seller ID: 29041

ISBN: 0340199741

Condition: 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.


Thriller. View more info

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Kiss Me Sadly (signed by the author).

By: Jakubowski, Maxim

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Do-Not Press Ltd: London.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 15379

ISBN: 1899344888

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


Erotic thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

On Tenderness Express.

By: Jakubowski, Maxim

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Do-Not Press Ltd: London.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 15380

ISBN: 1899344543

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Erotic hard-boiled private-eye novel. There was a simultaneous hardcover edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Best British Mysteries.

By: Jakubowski, Maxim (ed.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Allison & Busby: London.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 23605

ISBN: 074908300X

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


384 pages: 24 reprint stories. View more info

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When Dames Get Tough With Scarred Faces And Other Rarities.

By: Janson, Hank (aka Stephen Frances)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Telos Publications: UK.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41001

ISBN: 1903889855

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Reprints five long Hank Janson stories. 224 pages: introduction by Steve Holland. View more info

Image for Nailbiters: Tales of Crime And Psychological Terror (inscribed by the author).

Nailbiters: Tales of Crime And Psychological Terror (inscribed by the author).

By: Kane, Paul

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Black Shuck Books: Deal, Kent.: 2017.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 45591

ISBN: 1543090788

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Collects 23 stories with a four page introduction from Paul Finch. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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Writing Crime Fiction.

By: Keating, H. R. F.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: A & C Black: London.: 1986.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36263

ISBN: 0713628693

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


88 pages. View more info

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The Bedside Companion To Crime.

By: Keating, H. R. F.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Michael O'Mara: London.: 1989.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36288

ISBN: 0948397535

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


192 pages. View more info

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Whodunit? A Guide To Crime, Suspense & Spy Fiction.

By: Keating, H. R. F. (ed.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Windward/W. H. Smith: UK.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36268

ISBN: 0711202494

Condition: Bottom corner tips bruised, an almost fine copy in an almost fine price-clipped dustjacket.


320 pages. View more info

Crime Writers: Reflections On Crime Fiction.

By: Keating, H. R. F. (ed.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BBC Books: London.: 1978.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36420

ISBN: 0563162635

Condition: VG copy.


Tie-in with the BBC series CRIME WRITERS, broadcast as six Further Education Television programmes from November 1978: contributors include Reginald Hill (on Sherlock Holmes), P. D. James (on Dorothy L. Sayers) and Julian Symons (on Dashiel Hammett). View more info