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Conflict Within (Sexton Blake Library #449).

By: Reid, Desmond

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Fleetway Publications: London.: 1960 (April).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25919

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


Sexton Blake Library no 449. Price 1/-. View more info

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Witch-Hunt! (Sexton Blake Library #452).

By: Reid, Desmond

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Fleetway Publications: London.: 1960 (May).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25922

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


Sexton Blake Library no 452. Price 1/-. View more info

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State Of Fear (Sexton Blake Library #474).

By: Reid, Desmond

Price: £8.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 33019

Condition: Staples a little rusty, a near fine (NF) copy.


Sexton Blake Library no. 474. Price 1/-. View more info

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A Sight For Sore Eyes.

By: Rendell, Ruth

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 06367

ISBN: 009180101

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


Crime novel. View more info

A Sight For Sore Eyes.

By: Rendell, Ruth

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10717

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


Crime novel. View more info

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Masters Of The Galaxy.

By: Resnick, Mike

Price: £15.00

Publisher: PS Publishing: Harrogate.: 2012.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32842

ISBN: 1848634811

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


SF novel. Trade (unsigned) hardcover. View more info

Image for Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed (proofreader Hugh Lamb's copy).

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed (proofreader Hugh Lamb's copy).

By: Ripley, Mike

Price: £20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 2017.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45204

ISBN: 0008172234

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


428 pages: foreword by Lee Child: subtitled ''How Britain Lost An Empire but it's Secret Agents Saved the World''. Hugh Lamb's copy with his signature and date (11/7/17) at the top corner of the ftitle page. Hugh has also pencilled in on the same page/''proofread by HL'' March 2017'' together with the invoice for the work and the amount received. Laid in is a handwritten note to Hugh from an editor at HarperCollins (Georgie)/''to Hugh, as promised a finished copy o... View more info

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Fresh Blood (and) Fresh Blood 2 (and) Fresh Blood 3.

By: Ripley, Mike (& Maxim Jakubowski, eds.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The Do-Not Press: London.: 1996 - 1999.

Edition: First editions.

Seller ID: 06198

ISBN: 1899344039

Condition: Fine (as new) copies.


Three volumes. Set of the three original crime anthologies, showcasing ''the cream of Britain's new wave of crime writers''. View more info

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Glory In Death.

By: Robb, J. D. (aka Nora Roberts)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1996.

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

Seller ID: 04728

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


Sf/crime novel set in the year 2058: an ''Eve Dallas Investigation'', part of a long ongoing series. Issued first in the USA as a paperback orginal.''..much better known under her working name, Nora Roberts, who under that name - though the Robb titles are themselves bestsellers - may be the most popular novelist in America, with sales of more than eight million copies a year (as of 2008). She is in fact of interest as an sf writer almost solely under her J. D. ... View more info

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Midland Murders & Mysteries.

By: Roberts, Barrie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Quercus/John Roberts: Birmingham.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34533

ISBN: 1898136149

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


114 pages: ''a collection of murder cases that covers the bizarre, the pitiful and the plain nasty, and they come from Worcestershire, the Black Country, leafy Warwickshire and rural Staffordshire''. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes And The Devil's Grail: A Narrative Believed To Be From The Pen Of John H. Watson, MD, Annotated And Edited For Publication By Barrie Roberts.

By: Roberts, Barrie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Constable: London.: 1995.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45490

ISBN: 0094746206

Condition: Page edges browning, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a little rubbing and light scratches to rear (blue) panel.


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The Road To Paradise.

By: Roberts, Keith

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Kerosina: Worcester Park.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 04571

ISBN: 0948893338

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


Contemporary mystery novel with fantasy elements.''the theme of the primitive heroine comes sharply into focus in Gráinne (1987), which draws upon the Celtic legend of the Goddess and explores her power in the modern age through the form of a mysterious young girl. These novels form the author's main corpus of fantastic fiction. They have affinities with the work of Robert Holdstock and Richard Cowper in the exploration of mythic figures. They find a natural con... View more info

The Marble Tomb Mystery.

By: Robertson, Colin

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cherry Tree Books: London.: Nd (c.1945).

Edition: First paperback edition.

Seller ID: 43910

Condition: G/VG copy.


Mystery, first published in 1936. View more info

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Twelve Hours To Destiny.

By: Robertson, Manning K.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Spencer/Badger Books: London.: Nd (early 1960's).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 29695

Condition: Small price sticker on front cover, else a fine (unread) copy.


Badger SP 6. Spy novel. Written by John S. Glasby under the ''Manning K. Robertson'' pseudonym. Uncommon. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 8.

By: Roden, Christopher (& Barbara Roden, eds.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1993 (May).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28913

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Eighth issue: 32 pages. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 9.

By: Roden, Christopher (& Barbara Roden, eds.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1993 (December).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28914

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Ninth issue: 32 pages. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 10.

By: Roden, Christopher (& Barbara Roden, eds.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1994 (March).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28915

Condition: Fine (as new) copy but for a little rusting to staples.


Tenth issue: 32 pages. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 11.

By: Roden, Christopher (& Barbara Roden, eds.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1994 (August).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28916

Condition: Fine (as new) copy but for a little rusting to staples.


Eleventh issue: 32 pages. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 12.

By: Roden, Christopher (& Barbara Roden, eds.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1995 (April).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28917

Condition: Fine (as new) copy but for a little rusting to staples.


Twelth issue: 28 pages. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 13.

By: Roden, Christopher (& Barbara Roden, eds.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1995 (November).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28918

Condition: Fine (as new) copy but for a little rusting to staples.


Thirteenth issue: 28 pages. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 7.

By: Roden, Christopher (& Barbara Roden, eds.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1992 (October).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28924

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Seventh issue; 16 pages. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 4.

By: Roden, Christopher (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1990 (December).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28922

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Fourth issue: slim twelve page booklet. View more info

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The Parish Magazine: The Newsletter Of The Arthur Conan Doyle Society, Number 6.

By: Roden, Christopher (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: 1992 (March).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28923

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Sixth issue; 32 pages. View more info

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Night Of Horror And Other Stories.

By: Rogers, Joel Townsley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Ramble House: Vancleave, MS.: 2010.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 30558

ISBN: 1605434655

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


With a five-page introduction by (editor) Barry Warren. Joel Townsley Rogers is best known for his classic thriller, THE RED RIGHT HAND, which has been in print since its first publication in 1945. But he was also one of the great short story writers of the pulp era and now, for the first time, Barry Warren has collected seven of his best (crime) stories.''what a treat! Twenty-plus years after Joel Townsley Rogers’ death, here is the first collection of his sh... View more info

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Killing Time And Other Stories.

By: Rogers, Joel Townsley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Ramble House: MS.: 2010.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35899

ISBN: 1605430013

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


Collects six long stories first published in the 1930s/1940s pulp detective magazines, with both an introduction and afterword by Alfred Jan. 268 pages. View more info

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The Mask Of Fu Manchu.

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Corgi: London.: 1967.

Seller ID: 31843

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


First Corgi paperback edition in the UK, preceded by a World Distributors paperback edition in 1960. View more info

Kill Kill Faster Faster.

By: Rose, Joel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Rebel Inc.: Ediinburgh.: 1997.

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

Seller ID: 12230

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


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Saint With A Gun: The Unlawful American Private Eye.

By: Ruehlmann, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York University Press.: 1974.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35583

ISBN: 0814773550

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


156 pages. View more info

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Cook Up A Crime.

By: Russell, Charlotte Murray

Price: £5.00

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

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

Seller ID: 09118

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Reprint of a 1951 crime novel with a new introduction. View more info

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The Agatha Christie Companion - The Complete Guide to Agatha Christie's Life and Work.

By: Sanders, Dennis (& Len Lovallo)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: W. H. Allen: London.: 1985.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36301

ISBN: 0491039905

Condition: Ex-library, with all faults, reading copy in dustjacket.


520 pages. View more info

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McNally's Luck.

By: Sanders, Lawrence

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New English Library (NEL): London.: 1993.

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

Seller ID: 16009

ISBN: 0450574075

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


Thriller, featuring private detective Archy McNally. View more info

McNally's Gamble.

By: Sanders, Lawrence

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1997.

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

Seller ID: 18373

ISBN: 0340695293

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


Thriller, featuring private detective Archy McNally. View more info

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Wilde West.

By: Satterthwait, Walter

Price: £5.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 1992,

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

Seller ID: 10457

ISBN: 0002323761

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Crime novel. View more info

The A - Z Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers.

By: Schechter, Harold (& David Everitt)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: NY.: 1996.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36704

ISBN: 0671537911

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


342 pages. View more info

Image for The Detective Story, From Sherlock Holmes to Hemlock Jones, a Panorama of Great Detective Mysteries.

The Detective Story, From Sherlock Holmes to Hemlock Jones, a Panorama of Great Detective Mysteries.

By: Schwartz, Saul

Price: £5.00

Publisher: National Textbook Company: Lincolnwood, Illinois.: 1991.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 36380

ISBN: 0844256137

Condition: NF/Fine (unread) copy.


442 pages: 22-story reprint anthology: ''a textbook on detective literature, containing literary history and criticism with student exercises designed to deepen similar literary sensibilities''. View more info

The Werewolf's Touch.

By: Scotch, Cheri

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Diamond Books: NY.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44691

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Werewolf novel, second in the series. View more info

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The Bengali Inheritance.

By: Sela, Owen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1975.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 29044

ISBN: 0340192232

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


Thriller: an Inspector Richard Chan mystery set in World War 11. View more info

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The Sexton Blake Detective Library.

By: SEXTON BLAKE, (introduction by Norman Wright)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hawk Books Limited: London.: 1989.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 26440

ISBN: 0948248963

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


The first four volumes of the Sexton Blake Library: 11-page introduction by Norman Wright. Contains The Yellow Tiger, Ill-Gotten Gains, The Shadow of his Crime, The Rajah's Revenge, plus b/w comic strip The League of Crime (reprinted from The Knockpout Annual 1956). 290 pages. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes & Doctor Watson Annual

By: SHERLOCK HOLMES,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Grandreams: London.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43399

ISBN: 0862270162

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


Spin-off annual from the tv series. View more info

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A MacDonald Potpourri.

By: Shine, Walter (& Jean Shine) John D. MacDonald

Price: £50.00

Publisher: University Of Florida Libraries.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36546

ISBN: 0929595009

Condition: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket.


220 pages: ''being a miscellany of post-perusal pleasures of the John D. MacDonald books for bibliophiles, bibliographers and bibliomaniacs''. View more info

Image for The American Detective An Illustrated History: 150 Years Of Gumshoes, Snoops, And Private Eyes.

The American Detective An Illustrated History: 150 Years Of Gumshoes, Snoops, And Private Eyes.

By: Siegel, Jeff

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Taylor Publishing: Dallas.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35606

ISBN: 0878338292

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


168 pages. View more info

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The Big Fix.

By: Simon, Roger L.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: London.: 1974.

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

Seller ID: 29035

ISBN: 0233965874

Condition: Page edges a little browned and spotted, else a fine copy in an almost fine price-clipped dustjacket


First published in 1973 as a paperback original (Straight Arrow Books: San Francisco). The basis for the Richard Dreyfuss movie of the same title. View more info

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Peking Duck: A Moses Wine Detective Novel.

By: Simon, Roger L.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: London.: 1979.

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

Seller ID: 29040

ISBN: 023397122X

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for some fading to the spine lettering (orange to yellow/green).


Thriller. View more info

Augustus Rex.

By: Sinclair, Clive

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: London.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35814

ISBN: 0233987681

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


Fantasy novel.''UK writer best-known for his first novel, Bibliosexuality (1973), which contains elements of fabulation. Hearts of Gold (coll 1979) and Bedbugs (coll 1982) both contain some fantasy and supernatural fiction, including ''Uncle Vlad'', a vampire tale, in the first, and ''Genesis'', which features a fallen angel, in the second. Generally, though, his stories make use of fable elements as an estranging device, and tend to hover along the peripheries o... View more info

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Skullduggery vol 2 no 4 (whole no 8).

By: SKULLDUGGERY (USA),

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Corsair Press: Cambridge, MA.: 1981 (Fall).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 39515

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Issue 8. A short-lived small-press crime/mystery magazine that ran for eight issues under the title Skullduggery and then a further four issues under the title Spiderweb. It's first editor was Michael Cook (Jan 1980 - Jun 1980), then Will Murray (Jan 1981 - Jun 1981), finally Karen Shapiro & Bill Desmond (Jul 1981 - Dec 1981). View more info

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The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide.

By: Smith, Daniel

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Aurum Press: London.: 2009.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34047

ISBN: 1845134583

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


192 pages: illustrated throughout. View more info

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The Chronicles Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Smith, Denis O.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28857

ISBN: 1899562362

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Paperbound edition: released simultaneous with the hardcover edition. View more info

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The Chronicles Of Sherlock Holmes Volume Two.

By: Smith, Denis O.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28899

ISBN: 1899562591

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


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The Chronicles Of Sherlock Holmes Volume Three.

By: Smith, Denis O.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42530

ISBN: 1899562869

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


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Golden Age Detective Stories.

By: Smith, Marie (ed.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Parragon: Bath.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 23604

ISBN: 0752535404

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


518 pages: classic reprints from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Originally published as THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GOLDEN AGE DETECTIVE STORIES in 1994. View more info