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Road Kill.

By: Ketchum, Jack

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Headline: London.: 1994.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 26890

ISBN: 0747210667

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


Published in the US as a paperback original a year later as JOYRIDE. View more info

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A Grave Talent.

By: King, Laurie R.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 1995.

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

Seller ID: 10665

ISBN: 0002325438

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for faint spotting along top page edges.


The author's first book and Winner of the Edgar Award for best first crime novel. View more info

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Bells For The Dead.

By: Knight, Kathleen Moore

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cherry Tree Books: London.: Nd (1944).

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

Seller ID: 43751

Condition: Spine edges a little chipped, a G/VG copy.


Thriller. First published in hardcover in the US in 1942. Very uncommon UK paperback. View more info

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A Darkness In My Soul.

By: Koontz, Dean R.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dennis Dobson: London.: 1979.

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

Seller ID: 07832

ISBN: 0234721081

Condition: Light spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket


Early sf novel (''two gene-tamperers produced two supermen - one, a defiant mentalist, the other a defiant...god?'') by an author better known later on for his horror and suspense fiction. First published as a Daw paperback original in 1972. View more info

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The Blue Mask.

By: Lane, Joel

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Serpent's Tail: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43719

ISBN: 1852426888

Condition: VG+ copy.


Psychological thriller. View more info

The Bottoms.

By: Lansdale, Joe R.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 2000.

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

Seller ID: 10709

ISBN: 0575068396

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a little wear to rear bottom corner tip.


Thriller.''presents a different voice in a coming-of-age story set in the early years of the Great Depression. Lansdale's 80-something protagonist, Harry Crane, looks back to the day in 1933 when he was 13 and, with his nine-year-old sister, Tom, he found the mutilated corpse of a black prostitute bound to a tree with barbed wire near their home along the hardscrabble bottomlands of the Sabine River. The discovery presents their father, Jacob Crane, a farmer and barber eking out a living as the town constable, with a nightmarish investigation. News travels slowly in the days before tel... View more info

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McNally's Folly.

By: Lardo, Vincent

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 2000.

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

Seller ID: 06059

ISBN: 0340793597

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


Thriller, featuring Lawrence Sander's private detective Archy McNally (Sanders had dies in 1998 and Lardo continued the series). View more info

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McNally's Chance.

By: Lardo, Vincent

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 2001.

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

Seller ID: 12044

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


Thriller, featuring Lawrence Sander's private detective Archy McNally (Sanders had dies in 1998 and Lardo continued the series). View more info

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Deadfall.

By: Laumer, Keith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1974.

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

Seller ID: 17509

ISBN: 0709137621

Condition: Top of page edges a little dusty, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a little discolouration along the spine panel.


Private Eye novel: filmed in 1975 as ''Peeper'' (with Michael Caine and Natalie Wood): later retitled ''Fat Chance''. View more info

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Spies of the Kaiser: Plotting The Downfall of England (Hugh Lamb's copy).

By: le Queux, William

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Frank Cass: London.: 1996.

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

Seller ID: 45178

ISBN: 0714642789

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


First published in 1909, with a new 26-page introduction by Nicholas Hiley. Issued simultaneous with the hardcover edition. PRESENTATION COPY FROM FRANK CASS EDITOR ROBERT EASTON TO HUGH LAMB/''''Extraordinary!'', I declared... ''Hugh's proof-reading skills have produced yet another masterpiece! Robert Easton 27.11.96''''. Also signed and dated (Nov 1996) by Hugh Lamb at the top of the same page: and also handwritten by Hugh on the inner front cover/''Proofread 21-23 May 1996. Invoice 9648 £213.25''. View more info

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Christopher Lee's 'X' Certificate No 1 (inscribed by Michel Parry to Hugh Lamb)..

By: Lee, Christopher (& Michel Parry, eds.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Star Books: London.: 1975.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 43300

ISBN: 0352398094

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


Collection of Christopher Lee's personal favourite supernatural stories, with a seven page introduction by him plus introductions to each of the stories. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MICHEL PARRY TO FELLOW UK HORROR EDITOR HUGH LAMB AT TIME OF PUBLICATION/''to 'Hugh Certificate' Lamb- best wishes Michel Nov 75. PS. cover photo shows me suffering a bad attack of mumps!''. With Hugh Lamb's initials HL rubber-stamped on the inside back cover. View more info

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The Perfect Murder: A Study In Detection.

By: Lehman, David

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The Free Press: NY.: 1989.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36285

ISBN: 0029197708

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


242 pages: ''A Guide To The Best Mysteries Ever Written''. View more info

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Get Dutch! A Biography Of Elmore Leonard.

By: Leonard, Elmore (by Paul Challen)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: ECW Press: Ontario.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41005

ISBN: 1550224220

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


182 pages: biography of crime writer Elmore Leonard by Paul Challen. View more info

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Jack Carter's Law.

By: Lewis, Ted

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: London.: 1974.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 37680

ISBN: 0718113225

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Thriller, sequel to JACK'S RETURN HOME (1970, the basis for the cult classic movie GET CARTER, 1971). View more info

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Dexter In The Dark

By: Lindsay, Jeff

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2007.

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

Seller ID: 43242

ISBN: 075288509X

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


Third in the crime series that also became a cult tv series. View more info

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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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Murder On The Short List [signed/limited + extra booklet].

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Crippen & Landru: Norfolk, VA.: 2008.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46010

ISBN: 1932009728

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


Short story collection, with a three page introduction by the author, and nine page checklist. LIMITED EDITION: 225 numbered copies signed by the author with a separate chapbook laid in comprising a short, short (four page) story ''The Royal Plot'' (with solution). Note: the rest of the print run was paperbound, minus the chapbook. View more info

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The Kiss of Death: A Peter Diaond Mystery.

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Crippen & Landru: Norfolk, VA.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46019

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


12 page booklet. 323 copies printed in December 2000, distributed to friends of the publisher and not offered for sale. View more info

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The Homicidal Hat.

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Crippen & Landru: Norfolk, VA.: 2008.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46020

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Eight page short story, published (and distributed free) at Malice Domestic XX held in April 2008 to commemorate the author's Lifetime Achievement Award. 1000 copies printed. Note though that this copy has a stapling error in that the pink covers have been stapled upside down. View more info

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Do Not Exceed The Stated Dose.

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Crippen & Landru: Norfolk, VA.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46028

ISBN: 1885941218

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Collection of crime/detective stories, with a one page introduction by the author, and seven page checklist. Issued simultaneous with the limited hardcover. View more info

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 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).


Crime novel. 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

Image for Cinnamon Skin: The Twentieth Adventure Of Travis McGee.

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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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).


View more info

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Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstacy In Literature.

By: Machen, Arthur

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire.: 2019.

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

Seller ID: 45552

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


First published in 1902. This new edition includes Machen's 20-page ''A Note On Poetry'' (first published in 1943), a new twelve page introduction by D. P. Watt and a 20 page afterword (''Arthur Machen: Ecstasy And Epiphany'') by Nicholas Freeman. 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

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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 between the disappearance and a menacing letter he received some months earlier. As Harry and his team delve into unsolved cas... 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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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

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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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A Slepyng Hound To Wake: A Mystery.

By: McCaffrey, Vincent

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Small Beer Press: USA.: 2011.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46277

ISBN: 1931520267

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Bibliomystery in which ''Eddy Perry, a former book scout now devastated by drugs, sells bookseller Henry Sullivan a book by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. That night Eddy is murdered''. 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

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Who's Who In Spy Fiction.

By: McCormick, Donald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Elm Tree Books: London.: 1977.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 17327

ISBN: 0241894476

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new, but for price-clipping).


216 pages. View more info