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The Mark Of Zorro.

By: McCulley, Johnston

Price: £30.00

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 Spider Strain And Other Tales From The Pulps.

By: McCulley, Johnston

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Wildside Press: USA.: Nd.

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

Seller ID: 45970

ISBN: 0809511452

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


222 pages. Collects six crime stories from the pulp magazines, though no other information is given as to their original publication history, no introduction, no publication date. As a print on demand book, I am reluctant to describe it as a ''First Edition''. 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 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

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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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The Phantom Gunman.

By: Morland, Nigel

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cassell and Co.: London: 1956.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 45472

Condition: Page edges browning, else a fine copy in a good pictorial dustjacket with edge wear and dustsoiling to rear (white) panel.


Crime thriller, first published in 1935. View more info

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Blood Oath.

By: Morrell, David

Price: £25.00

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 Seven 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

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A Little Yellow Dog (signed by the author).

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Serpent's Tail: London.: 1996.

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

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 21458

ISBN: 1852425660

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


An Easy Rawlings mystery. WITH TIPPED-IN BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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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The Mystery Fancier vol 12 no 3.

By: MYSTERY FANCIER, (ed. Guy M. Townsend)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Guy M. Townsend: Madison, IN.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46069

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Summer 1990 issue: 104 pages. Magazine devoted to crime/mystery. View more info

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The Mystery Fancier vol 13 no 4.

By: MYSTERY FANCIER, (ed. Guy M. Townsend)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Guy M. Townsend: Madison, IN.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46070

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Fall 1992 issue: 104 pages. Magazine devoted to crime/mystery. View more info

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Dictionary Of Crime.

By: Nash, Jay Robert

Price: £15.00

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

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The Mystery Writer's Art.

By: Nevins Jr., Francis M. (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bowling Green State University Popular Press.: 1970.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36710

Condition: G/VG copy.


338 pages: collection of essays. View more info

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New Blood no 1 - 7 (all published).

By: NEW BLOOD, (ed. Chris Lacher)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: 1987-1990.

Edition: First editions.

Seller ID: 31233

Condition: Fine (unread) copies.


Seven issues of this small-press horror fiction magazine were published between 1987-1990, the first (''Premiere'') issue as an A5 booklet in plain red stapled wrappers, the next two as (larger) A4 perfect bound magazines in illustrated wrappers, and issues 4 - 7 as A4 stapled magazines. By issue seven it had become a slick professional newstand magazine with colour covers - and promptly folded. This is a fine/as new (unread) set of all seven issues. View more info

Guinevere (inscribed by the author).

By: Newman, Sharan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: NY.: 1981.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 39131

Condition: VG copy.


Historical fantasy. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED TO THE UK SF WRITER KEITH ROBERTS/''For Keith Roberts, with thanks and many wishes for a happy holiday, Sharon Newman, 1991''. View more info

Sherlock Holmes And The Arabian Princess.

By: North, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ian Henry: Essex.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 17272

ISBN: 0860252701

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


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The Skin Palace.

By: O'Connell, Jack

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1996.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11059

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


Thriller. View more info

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Cobra Trap (signed by the author)..

By: O'Donnell, Peter

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Souvenir Press: London.: 1996.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 00015

ISBN: 0285633325

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


Modesty Blaise novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Night Of Morningstar.

By: O'Donnell, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pan Books: London.: 1984.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 41932

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


A Modesty Blaise thriller. View more info

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The Xanadu Talisman (Modesty Blaise).

By: O'Donnell, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pan Books: London.: 1982.

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 41947

ISBN: 0330268473

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


A Modesty Blaise thriller. View more info

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Off Beat Detective Story Magazine vol 2 no 6.

By: OFF BEAT DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Pontiac Publishing Corp: Holyoke, MA.: 1959 (January).

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 38325

Condition: Tiny nick in front cover, a NF/Fine (unread) copy.


Volume 2, number 6 (January 1959). Octavo, single issue, cover illustration by Carl Pfeufer, pictorial wrappers. Mystery magazine which emphasized sex and violence. Note: previously titled SURE FIRE DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE for nine issues from 1956-1958, with a title change to OFF BEAT DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE from the September 1958 issue (with no change in volume numbering) for a further 26 issues till May 1963. See Cook, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines, pp. 394-96. View more info

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Off Beat Detective Story Magazine vol 2 no 5.

By: OFF BEAT DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Pontiac Publishing Corp: Holyoke, MA.: 1958 (November).

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 38328

Condition: A bright, NF/Fine (unread) copy.


Volume 2, number 5 (November 1958). Octavo, single issue, cover illustration by M. E. Sherwood, pictorial wrappers. Mystery magazine which emphasized sex and violence. Note: previously titled SURE FIRE DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE for nine issues from 1956-1958, with a title change to OFF BEAT DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE from the September 1958 issue (with no change in volume numbering) for a further 26 issues till May 1963. See Cook, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines, pp. 394-96. Note: although Harlan Ellison is listed on the cover, there is actually no story by him in this issue. View more info

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The Rivals Of Frankenstein: A Gallery Of Monsters (inscribed to Hugh Lamb).

By: Parry, Michel (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Corgi: London.: 1977.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 43773

ISBN: 0552104655

Condition: Page edges browning, a NF/Fine (unread) copy..


Anthology: reprints with a checklist of Frankenstein films. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE EDITOR TO FELLOW UK HORROR EDITOR HUGH LAMB AT TIME OF PUBLICATION/''To Hugh - another chop off the Axeman's Block! Best wishes Michel , June 1977''. With Hugh Lamb's signature at top corner of the same page and his initials rubber-stamped on the inside rear cover: Hugh has also highlighted some of the film titles in the checklist at the back of the book. Laid in is a clipping from the Sept/Oct 1979 BFS Bulletin which has a review by Hugh Lamb of the book. View more info

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The Ten Ounce Siesta.

By: Partridge, Norman

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Berkley: NY.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11394

ISBN: 0425161439

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Mystery novel by a writer better known in the horror field. View more info

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I'll Hate Myself In The Morning and Summer In December.

By: Paul, Elliot

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Random House: NY.: 1945.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46025

Condition: Bottom corners bumped, else a near fine copy in a fair dustjacket.


Two mystery novels. ''First printing'' stated on copyright page. View more info

Image for Mystery and Crime: The New York Public Library Book of Answers: Intriguing and Entertaining Questions and Answers about the Who's Who and What's What Of Whodunits.

Mystery and Crime: The New York Public Library Book of Answers: Intriguing and Entertaining Questions and Answers about the Who's Who and What's What Of Whodunits.

By: Pearsall, Jay

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Fireside: NY.: 1995.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35604

ISBN: 0671872370

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


176 pages. View more info

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Raymond Chandler: His Novels Into Film.

By: Pendo, Stephen

Price: £50.00

Publisher: The Scarecrow Press: USA.: 1976.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36913

ISBN: 0810809311

Condition: Page edges show light spotting,, else a fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).


240 pages. View more info

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The Great Detectives.

By: Penzler, Otto (ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company: Boston.: 1978.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35572

ISBN: 0316698830

Condition: Fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustjacket.


Interviews with 26 crime/thriller writerrs: ''twenty-six masters of contemporary detective fiction are put on the stand and asked many questions about the private and professional lives of their sleuths''. View more info

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Raffles' Crime In Gibraltar (A Sexton Blake Story).

By: Perowne, Barry (aka Philip Atkey)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dean & Son Ltd: London.: Nd (1968).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45471

ISBN: 0603035043

Condition: Inked name on inside front board, page edges browning, else a fine (unread) copy in pictorial boards (as issued).


Small pocket-sized hardcover. Originally published in 1937 in The Sexton Blake Library no 601 (and published two years later in the USA as ''They Hang Them in Gibraltar'').''Barry Perowne was a pseudonym of the British writer Philip Atkey (1908 - 1985), best known for his crime fiction. Another pseudonym he used was Pat Merriman and also published books under his own name. By agreement with the E W Hornung Estate, he continued the A. J. Raffles series after its creator E. W. Hornung's death, as well as other stories with his own characters. Four hardbacks designed for the younger mar... View more info

The Human Pool.

By: Petit, Chris

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Scribners: London.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11988

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


Thriller. View more info

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Back From The Dead.

By: Petit, Chris

Price: £10.00

Publisher: MacMillan: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 33391

ISBN: 0333622782

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


Thriller. View more info

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The Dorking Gap Affair: A Mycroft Holmes Adventure.

By: Petrie, Glen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bantam Press: London.: 1989.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 17260

ISBN: 0593016963

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


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The Murders In The Rue Morgue The Complete Crime Stories.

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 2002.

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

Seller ID: 12314

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


Collects the title story plus four others: 166 pages. Part of the Crime Masterworks series. View more info

The Best Of Frederik Pohl.

By: Pohl, Frederik

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson: London.: 1976.

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

Seller ID: 41315

ISBN: 0283983418

Condition: Page edges browned, bruising to bottom corner tips, a near fine copy in a near fine dustjacket.


Collects nineteen sf stories. Seven-page introduction by Lester del Rey: six-page afterword (with story notes) by Pohl. First published in the US in 1975 as a Ballantine paperback original, and also as a Nelson Doubleday Book Club edition. Uncommon UK hadcover. View more info

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The Public Life Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Pointer, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: David & Charles: London.: 1975.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 08141

ISBN: 0715367498

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


200 pages: ''the first book to recount the many ways in which the entertainment industry has used, and misused, the best-known character in all fiction''. View more info

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The Methods Of Uncle Abner.

By: Post, Melville Davisson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Aspen Press: Boulder, CO.: 1974.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 41436

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


Collects four Uncle Abner detective stories, edited and with a five-page introduction by Tom Schantz and Enid Schantz. View more info

Soldier No More.

By: Price, Anthony

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1981.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10608

ISBN: 0575030283

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


Espionage novel. View more info

The Doomsday Men: An Adventure.

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: London.: 1938.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40675

Condition: Page edges browning, a VG+ copy (dark blue cloth) in a G/VG price-clipped dustjacket with shallow chipping along the edges and a little browning to thespine panel (background only, not affecting red lettering).


SF novel.''a surprising amount of his work makes use of sf or fantasy themes and devices, though sometimes in a delusional frame, as with Albert Goes Through (1933), whose eponymous hero's experiences in an absurd cinematic universe are explained as a fever-dream. But sf concerns do to some extent propel Adam in Moonshine (1927), featuring a Ruritanian-flavoured conspiracy to restore monarchical rule to the UK, and Benighted (1927; vt The Old Dark House 1928) - and appear more overtly in THE DOOMSDAY MEN (1938), where a Mad Scientist has housed a doomsday Weapon in a tower in Los Angel... View more info

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Son Of Gun In Cheek: An Affectionate Guide To More Of The ''Worst'' In Mystery Fiction.

By: Pronzini, Bill

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1987.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35576

ISBN: 0892962873

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


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Pulp Classics no 21: The Death Dealers: Fantastic Sleuths Battling Diabolical Villains.

By: PULP CLASSICS, (ed. Robert Weinberg)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Robert Weinberg: Chicago.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34689

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


21st issue. 22 issues of this pulp reprint small-press magazine were published by Robert Weinberg 1972-1979. Reprints four stories from the detective pulps, two from TEN DETECTIVE ACES and two from FEDERAL AGENT in the 1930s. View more info

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The Bizarre Murders: The Siamese Twin Mystery/The Chinese Orange Mystery/The Spanish Cape Mystery.

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Lippincott: NY.: Nd (1961).

Edition: Book Club Edition.

Seller ID: 45980

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Omnibus of three crime novels. Book Club Edition. View more info

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The Last Woman In His Life.

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1970.

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

Seller ID: 46003

ISBN: 0575005270

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


Detective novel. View more info

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The Tragedy of Z.

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: £5.00

Publisher: International Polygonics Ltd (IPL).: NY.: 1987.

Seller ID: 46209

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


First published in 1933 as by ''Barnaby Ross'' (though ''Ellery Queen'' itself is a House Name). A Drury Lane Mystery. View more info