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The Black Gloves.

By: Little, Constance (& Gwenyth)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Rue Morge Press: CO.: 1998.

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

Seller ID: 09117

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Reprint of a 1939 crime novel with a new introduction. View more info

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Diamond Dust.

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10008

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


Detective Peter Diamond mystery. View more info

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Necroscope IV: Deadspea

By: Lumley, Brian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Grafton Books: London.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44682

ISBN: 0586209042

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Vampire novel. View more info

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The Comic Book Killer (signed/slipcased + colour comic).

By: Lupoff, Richard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Offspring Press: Martinez, CA.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 15218

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket and slipcase (as new) but for a touch of wear along the top spine edge.


270 page novel ''in the pulp tradition''. Six-page introduction by Joe Gores and four-page afterword by Algis Budrys. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered copies signed by the author, illustrator and Budrys and Gores. The limited slipcased edition comes with a 16-page colour comic ''Gangsters At War'', an integral part of the plot. View more info

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One Murder At A Time: The Casebook Of Lindsey & Plum.

By: Lupoff, Richard A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cosmos Books, an imprint of Wildside Press, USA.: 2001.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 39672

ISBN: 1587154528

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Collects eight criime stories (plus one other): seven-page introduction by Gordon Van Gelder and Frankie Y. Bailey. View more info

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Judge Me Not (400-copy hardcover edition)..

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 02101

ISBN: 0709065272

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


First published as a Gold Medal paperback original in 1951: this first printing is limited to 400 copies, as stated on the copyright page. View more info

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The Scarlet Ruse.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1975.

Edition: First British edition (& 1st separate hardcover edition).

Seller ID: 33767

ISBN: 0709145500

Condition: Fine copy in a fine (bright scarlet colours, no spine fading) price-clipped dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of top edge wear.


Travis McGee thriller: published as a US Gold Medal paperback original in 1973. Issued later the same year in hardcover as THE SCARLET RUSE AND TWO OTHER GREAT MYSTERIES but only as a Book Club edition: this Robert Hale edition is the first separate hardcover edition. Uncommon. View more info

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The Dreadful Lemon Sky.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1976.

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

Seller ID: 34034

ISBN: 0709152566

Condition: Page edges a little browned with spotting, a little browning along the edge of the front free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


Travis McGee thriller. View more info

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The Green Ripper.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1980.

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

Seller ID: 34035

ISBN: 0709183305

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


Travis McGee thriller. View more info

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The Damned.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd/Gold Medal: London.: 1964.

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

Seller ID: 36755

Condition: Page edges browned, a VG+ copy.


Gold Medal 693, priced 2/6 on front cover. Uncommon UK paperback. View more info

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Cinnamon Skin: The Twentieth Adventure Of Travis McGee.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins: London.: 1982.

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

Seller ID: 40162

ISBN: 000226510

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


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You Live Once.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1976.

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

Seller ID: 40164

ISBN: 070914671X

Condition: Light spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustjacket.


First published as a Popular Library paperack original in 1956. View more info

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Murder For The Bride.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1977.

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

Seller ID: 40165

ISBN: 0709145055

Condition: Page edges browning with spotting, else a fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustjacket.


First published as a Fawcett paperback original in 1951. View more info

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The Lonely Silver Rain.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1985.

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

Seller ID: 40169

ISBN: 0340378492

Condition: Page edges show light browning and spotting, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


A Travis McGee novel. View more info

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Fire Fall In Crimson.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins: London.: 1981.

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

Seller ID: 40174

ISBN: 0002226073

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


A Travis McGee novel. View more info

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One More Sunday.

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1984.

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

Seller ID: 40186

ISBN: 034035996X

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


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Count-Down.

By: Maine, Charles Eric

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1959.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41435

Condition: Page edges browning, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with dust-soiling along rear flap fold.


SF novel. View more info

AZ Murder Goes...Classic:Current Crimewriters Revisit Past Masters.

By: Malling, Susan (& Barbara Peters, eds.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press: Scottsdale, AZ.: 1998.

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

Seller ID: 36281

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


''First Revised Edition'': 284 pages. Pieces on classic mystery writers (first presented as papers at a Conference in Scottsdale in 1996) by current mystery writers - for example. Michael Connelly on Raymond Chandler, Edward Marston on John Dickson Carr, Peter Lewis on Eric Ambler and Laurie King on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Introductions by Dulcy Brainard, and Catherine Aird, plus appendices. View more info

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The Mystery Book Of Days.

By: Malloy, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36306

ISBN: 0892964227

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


Events related to mysteries, detective stories etc, for every day of the year. View more info

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Deadlier Than The Male: An Investigation Into Feminine Crime Writing.

By: Mann, Jessica

Price: £15.00

Publisher: David & Charles: London.: 1981.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36708

ISBN: 0715378775

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


256 pages. View more info

Kingpins: Tales From Inside The Mob.

By: Manson, Cynthia (& Charles Ardai, eds.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf: NY.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 12121

Condition: Almost fine copy in a VG dustjacket.


Reprint collection of seventeen stories: includes Stephen King, Avram Davidson, Andrew Vachss among others. View more info

An Affair Of Honor.

By: Marius, Richard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harvill Press: London.: 2002.

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

Seller ID: 10830

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


Crime novel: a Southern Gothic tale of love, faith and revenge in postwar Tennessee. View more info

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Hard-Boiled Dicks No 5: William Peter McGivern.

By: Martin, Roger (William Peter McGivern)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Roger Martin: Paris.: 1983.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 29004

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Published in France: French text. INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR. View more info

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The Green Toad.

By: Masterman, Walter S.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Ramble House:: 2008.

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

Seller ID: 44764

ISBN: 1605430595

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Mystery novel, first published in 1929. View more info

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Touchy And Feely.

By: Masterton, Graham

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 2006.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 29194

ISBN: 0727863320

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


Supernatural thriller.''The first in the new Sissy Sawyer series When Fidelio Valdes, a disaffected young Puerto Rican, and Robert Touche, a drunk and aggressive businessman who has lost his job and his wife, meet, they begin a spree of random shootings. The Connecticut Police are baffled until widowed fortune-teller Sissy Sawyer contacts them to say that her cards are predicting the murders and giving her clues to the identity of the killers''. View more info

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Snowman.

By: Masterton, Graham

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 29196

ISBN: 0727854275

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


Supernatural thriller: the fifth book in the Harry Hole series. Very uncommon UK hardcover.''the night the first snow falls a young boy wakes to find his mother gone. He walks through the silent house, but finds only wet footprints on the stairs. In the garden looms a solitary figure: a snowman bathed in cold moonlight, its black eyes glaring up at the bedroom windows. Round its neck is his mother's pink scarf. Inspector Harry Hole is convinced there is a link b... View more info

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The Painted Man.

By: Masterton, Graham

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 2008.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 29211

ISBN: 072786596X

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


The second book in the Sissy Sawyer thriller series.''the discovery of a murdered office worker in the elevator of a condemned building sets in motion a chain of events that will make the streets of Cincinnati run with blood. Police artist Molly and her alternative, chain-smoking, fortune-telling mother-in-law, Sissy Sawyer, become inextricably involved. Sissys tarot cards seem to be offering her clues, if only she can decipher them in time''. View more info

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Hunted Past Reason.

By: Matheson, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 08194

ISBN: 0765302713

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


Mystery novel. View more info

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Beauty And The Beast.

By: McBain, Ed

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: London.: 1982.

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

Seller ID: 35315

ISBN: 0241107695

Condition: Page edges browning, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with light staining to rear inner flap.


Third of the author's Matthew Hope crime novels, each of which has as it's title a famous fairy story (the previous two were Goldilocks and Rumpelstiltskin). View more info

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Running From Legs And Other Stories.

By: McBain, Ed

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Allison & Busby: London.: 2000.

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

Seller ID: 35318

ISBN: 0749005033

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with publisher's press release laid in.


Crime stories. From what I can gather, first published in the US as a trade paperback original. Although not uncommon, most copies of this UK hardcover seem to be ex-library. View more info

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Driving Lessons.

By: McBain, Ed

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10788

ISBN: 0752813250

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


72-page crime novella. Preceded the Carroll & Graf edition by one year. View more info

Secrets & Ghost Horses: A Low Country Mystery.

By: McClure, Holly

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BellaRosaBooks: Rock Hill, SC.: 2005.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 19815

ISBN: 097476857X

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Young adult mystery novel. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

The Mark Of Zorro.

By: McCulley, Johnston

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Macdonald: London.: 1959.

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

Seller ID: 37255

Condition: Neat inked name and date on front free endpaper, lightly bruised top front corner tip, otherwise a fine copy in a VG pictorial dustjacket with some dust-soiling along spine panel and rear panel.


Classic pulp adventure that had first appeared as a long story - ''The Curse of Capistrano'' - by McCulley in All-Story Magazine in 1919, then made into a 1920 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery. followed by a US hardcover in 1924. Uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock.

By: McDevitt, Jack

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: NY.: 1976.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 02772

ISBN: 0806506199

Condition: VG+ copy.


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

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Dope Opera.

By: McDowell, Michael

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pluto Press: London.: 1987.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 31990

ISBN: 074530124X

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with price sticker on inner front flap.


Mystery/private eye novel. View more info

The Necklace Of Parmona.

By: Meade, L. T.

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co.: London.: 1909.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25584

Condition: Endpapers and page edges spotted, a solid VG copy.


In Hubin: Crime Fiction 1V. Scarce crime/mystery title. View more info

The Chrysanthemum Chain.

By: Melville, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: London.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11990

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


Crime novel: the author's second book. View more info

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Criminal Proceedings: The Contemporary American Crime Novel.

By: Messent, Peter (ed.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Pluto Press: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40193

ISBN: 0745310176

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


252 pages. View more info

Pure Deception.

By: Michie, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 2001.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15289

ISBN: 0727854534

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


Thriller. View more info

Spider Webs.

By: Millar, Margaret

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1987.

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

Seller ID: 36056

ISBN: 0575039345

Condition: Faint spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


Crime thriller. View more info

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Casablanca As Time Goes By: 50th Anniversary Commemorative.

By: Miller, Frank

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Virgin Books: London.: 1993.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 30905

ISBN: 0863697011

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


224 pages: illustrated throughout. View more info

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Conversations With Beckford: Memoirs Of William Beckford From The New Monthly Magazine 1844.

By: Millington, John (ed.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The Beckford Society: UK.: 2014.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 37284

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


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The Baker Street Irregular: The Unauthorised Biography Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Mitchelson, Austin

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Ian Henry Publications, Ltd: UK.: 1994.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28865

ISBN: 0860254615

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


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A Dry Spell (signed by the author).

By: Moloney, Susie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Headline: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 15736

ISBN: 0747219044

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


Fantasy novel: ''a dying town, a desperate woman, then comes the Rainmaker''. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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The Russian Intelligence (signed by the author).

By: Moorcock, Michael

Price: £95.00

Publisher: New English Library (NEL): London.: 1983.

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

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31997

ISBN: 0450060322

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


Jerry Cornelius spy novel (as alter ego ''Jerry Cornell''), sequel to THE CHINESE AGENT (1970) with an introduction by Jack Trevor Story. First published by Savoy Books as a paperback original in 1980. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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Meditations On America: John D. Macdonald's Travis McGee Series And Other Fiction.

By: Moore, Lewis D. (John D. Macdonald)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bowling Green State University Popular Press.: 1994.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36772

ISBN: 0879726644

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


192 pages. View more info

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Blood Oath.

By: Morrell, David

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 1989.

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

Seller ID: 13600

ISBN: 0727817884

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


Sequel to FIRST BLOOD (which was the basis for the film RAMBO - and indeed this Severh House cover depicts the main character as Sylvester Stallone). Uncommon UK hardcover (most Severn House titles - as with Robert Hale - were printed for the library market). View more info

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Poison Is Queen.

By: Morrissey, J. L.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: John Gifford: London.: Nd (1949).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42781

Condition: Near fine copy in a good (bright, unfaded) pictorial dustjacket with shallow chipping, creasing and several small closed tears along the edges.


Thriller. Very uncommon UK hardcover (there was a more common Thriller Book Club edition the following year). View more info

Image for Antares: Science Fiction & Fantastique San Frontieres no. 27.

Antares: Science Fiction & Fantastique San Frontieres no. 27.

By: Moumon, Jean-Pierre (ed.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: 1987.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38191

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Third Quarter 1987 (no. 27). Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. French sf magazine. View more info

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Dictionary Of Crime.

By: Nash, Jay Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Headline: London.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32694

ISBN: 0747206252

Condition: Fine copy in a nearly fine dustjacket.


434 pages. Dictionary of real crime (not crime writers and their fiction!) - over 16000 entries covering the slang used in law, police work, forensic science, drug & prison cultures, the media and criminals themselves. View more info