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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: £10.00

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: £25.00

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

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

By: Siegel, Jeff

Price: £10.00

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 of the fantastic. AUGUSTUS REX (1992), however, steps vigorously over the line; narrated by Beelzebub, it tells how August Str... 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

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The Straw Men.

By: Smith, Michael Marshall (writing as "Michael Marshal")

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 21416

Condition: Top edge of front cover a little discoloured, else a fine unread copy.


Serial killer mystery novel from an author better known for his sf and supernatural fiction (hence the semi-pseudonym). Laid in is a publicity postcard with a brief handwritten (non-author) inscription. View more info

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Bad Things.

By: Smith, Michael Marshall (writing as "Michael Marshal")

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 2009.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 29664

ISBN: 0007209983

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


Supernatural thriller. View more info

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Bad Things. (signed by the author).

By: Smith, Michael Marshall (writing as "Michael Marshal")

Price: £10.00

Publisher: William Morrow: NY.: 2009.

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

Seller ID: 32722

ISBN: 006143440X

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


Supernatural thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Guy With The Long Red Roscoe.

By: Spot, Dick

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Fantome Press: Warren, OH.: 1981.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 16562

Condition: Fine copy as issued in printed paper envelope.


Short four-page private eye spoof story. View more info

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A Coin For The Hangman (signed by the author)..

By: Spurrier, Ralph

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hookline Books: London.: 2016.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 40492

ISBN: 0993287468

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Crime novel, the author's (an old friend and colleague of mine from way back) first book. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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A Serpent Uncoiled.

By: Spurrier, Simon

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Headline: London.: 2011.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 31630

ISBN: 0755335929

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Thriller.''a missing mobster. A bizarre spiritualist society. And three deaths, linked by a chilling forensic detail. Working as an enforcer in London's criminal underworld brought Dan Shaper to the edge of a breakdown. Now he's a private investigator, kept perilously afloat by a growing cocktail of drugs. He needs to straighten-up and rebuild his life, but instead gets the attention of his old gangland masters and a job-offer from Mr George Glass. The elderly eccentric claims to be a New Age Messiah, but now needs a saviour of his own. He's been marked for murder. Adrift amidst liars ... View more info

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And Always A Detective: Chapters On The History Of Detective Fiction.

By: Stewart, R. F.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: David & Charles: London.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35594

ISBN: 0715379224

Condition: Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear and rubbing to the rear (black) panel.


352 pages: ''drawing on a wide range of contemporary comment, this book reveals a remarkable similarity between Victorian sensation and detective fiction, a comparison from which the latter does not emerge unscathed''. View more info

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Stirring Detective Stories (only issue published).

By: STIRRING DETECTIVE STORIES, (Atlas Publishing: London)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Atlas Publishing: London.: 1949.

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 42723

Condition: Staples rusting, else a fine (unread) copy.


First and only issue of UK reprint edition. A very unusual item - though there was an earlier short-lived US pulp magazine titled STIRRING DETECTIVE AND WESTERN STORIES, there was never any US pulp magazine just called STIRRING DETECTIVE STORIES: in fact this single UK reprint issue reprints stories from the US pulp DETECTIVE TALES. Very uncommon. Note: the magazine itself gives no date or publisher details. View more info

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The Casebook of Sherlock Doyle: True Mysteries Investigated By Conan Doyle.

By: Stone, Harry

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ian Henry Publications, Ltd: UK.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28863

ISBN: 0860254399

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for faint bruising to rear top corner tip.


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Company of Bandits.

By: Story, Jack Trevor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Howard Baker: London.: 1972.

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

Seller ID: 06383

ISBN: 0703000209

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for faint spotting to page edges.


Sexton Blake novel. View more info

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The Blonde And The Boodle (Sexton Blake Library #394).

By: Story, Jack Trevor

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The Amalgamated Press Ltd: London.: 1957 (November).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25926

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


Sexton Blake Library no 394. Price 10p. View more info

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Violence In Quiet Places (Sexton Blake Library #461).

By: Story, Jack Trevor

Price: £8.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25928

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Sexton Blake Library no 461. Price 1/-. View more info

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Pork Pie Hat.

By: Straub, Peter

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Orion: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00502

ISBN: 0752825127

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


Short crime novella: 72 pages.''on Halloween night a legendary jazz saxophonist - known for his trademark pork pie hat - tells a graduate student and admirer an extraordinary story featuring a white woman screaming in a forbidden shanty town, a killer named Eddie Grimes, and an unidentified man fleeing from nightmare with a strange bundle in his arms''. View more info

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Alfred Hitchcock's Tales To Take Your Breath Away.

By: Sullivan, Eleanor (ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Max Reindhart: London.: 1982.

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

Seller ID: 42196

ISBN: 0370302974

Condition: Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.


Collects 29 stories first published in Alfed Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine: contains:''The Arrowmount Prison Riddle'' by Bill Pronzini, ''End of the Line'' by Edward D. Hoch, ''The Dettweiler Solution'' by Lawrence Block, ''The Whitechapel Wantons'' by Vincent McConnor, ''Cora's Raid'' by Isak Romun, '' A Cup of Herbal Tea'' by Robert S. Aldrich, ''Albion, Perfidious Albion'' by Everett Greenbaum, ''Life or Breath'' by Nelson DeMille, ''The Silver Lining'' by Mick Mahoney, ''A Private Little War'' by William Brittain, ''Superscam'' by Francis M. Nevins Jr, ''Have You Ever Seen This Woman'' by J... View more info

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Alfred Hitchcock's Tales To Make Your Hair Stand On End.

By: Sullivan, Eleanor (ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Max Reindhart: London.: 1984.

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

Seller ID: 42199

ISBN: 0370305841

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for small nick along top edge of rear board.


Collects 25 stories first published in Alfed Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. View more info

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Alfred Hitchcock's Tales To Send Chills Down Your Spine.

By: Sullivan, Eleanor (ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Max Reindhart: London.: 1980.

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

Seller ID: 42200

ISBN: 0370302990

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Collects 29 stories first published in Alfed Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine: ''A Bottle of Wine'' by Borden Deal, ''The Glass Bridge'' by Robert Arthur, ''Luck is No Lady'' by Robert Bloch, ''The Exit Was a Wall'' by Evans Harrington ''An Interlude for Murder'' by Paul Tabori, ''Peephole'' by Henry Slesar, ''Death Overdue'' by Eleanor Daly Boylan, ''The Best-Friend Murder'' by Donald E. Westlake, ''Man Bites Dogs'' by Donald Honig, ''Go to Sleep Darling'' by James Holding, ''Murder is Dominant'' by Glenn Andrews, ''A Reform Movement'' by Donald Martin, ''Remote Control'' by Jean Garris, ''The Bo... View more info

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The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher, or The Murder At Road Hill House.

By: Summerscale, Kate

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: London.: 2008.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34542

ISBN: 074759922X

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Novelisation of a notorious true-life murder case of 1860. Issued simultaneous with the hardcover. View more info

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Sure-Fire Detective February 1937.

By: SURE-FIRE DETECTIVE (USA),

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Magazine Publishers Inc., Springfield, MA.: 1937 (February).

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 40317

Condition: Worn and chipped, no back cover, a poor reading copy ony.


February 1937 issue. First issue of the first series of this pulp magazine, which ran for just three issues in 1937 (there was a Canadian second series of five issues 1940-1942: then much later, 1956-1958, a third series of nine digest magazines). Uncommon. View more info

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Our Land, Dark Land, Strange Land: Stories (signed & dated by the author)..

By: Suter, John F.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: University of Charleston: West Virginia.: 1996.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 45964

ISBN: 096511080X

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


Collection of 19 mystery stories, most of which (17) had first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine and two in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery magazine, all written between 1953-1992. Two page introduction by Shaeon McCrumb and two page preface by the author. SIGNED AND DATED WITH YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Great Detectives: Seven Original Investigations.

By: Symons, Julian

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Orbis Publishing: London.: 1981.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28896

ISBN: 0856133620

Condition: Fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with creasing and short closed tears along the top of the spine panel.


Illustrated in colour by Tom Adams depict ing seven original stories from the author showcasing Hercule Poirot, Maigret, Ellery Queen, Miss Marple, Philip Marlowe, Nero Wolfe and Sherlock Holmes. View more info

Run Jane Run.

By: Tan, Maureen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 18777

ISBN: 0892966599

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


Spy novel. View more info

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The Unopened Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes: Six Extraordinary Adventures.

By: Taylor, John

Price: £50.00

Publisher: BBC Books: London.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28901

ISBN: 0563364726

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Six new stories, written to accompany the Radio 5 series of the same name. View more info

Image for Hitch: The Life And Work Of Alfred Hitchcock The Authorised Biography.

Hitch: The Life And Work Of Alfred Hitchcock The Authorised Biography.

By: Taylor, John Russell (Alfred Hitchcock)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1978.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35628

ISBN: 0571109500

Condition: Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with one short (!cm) closed tear


320 pages. View more info

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The Suicide Squad Reports For Death.

By: Tepperman, Emile C.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Pulp Collector Press: MD.: Nd (1986).

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45842

Condition: Near fine (NF) copy.


Crime novelette, reprinted from the July-August 1939 issue of Ace G-Man Stories. View more info

The Green Book, Writings On Irish Gothic, Supernatural And Fantastic Literature Issue 5.

By: THE GREEN BOOK, (ed. Brian J. Showers)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The Swan River Press: Dublin, Ireland.: 2015.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38793

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Fifth issue: 104 pages. Includes pieces on Le Fanu, Fitz-James O'Brien, Arthur Machen, and an interview with Mervyn Wall. View more info

Image for Date With Danger (Sexton Blake Library #459).

Date With Danger (Sexton Blake Library #459).

By: Thomas, Martin

Price: £8.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25909

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


Sexton Blake Library no 459. Price 1/-. View more info

Image for Dead Man's Destiny (Sexton Blake Library #466).

Dead Man's Destiny (Sexton Blake Library #466).

By: Thomas, Martin

Price: £8.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25911

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


Sexton Blake Library no 466. Price 1/-. View more info

Image for Bred To Kill (Sexton Blake Library #448).

Bred To Kill (Sexton Blake Library #448).

By: Thomas, Martin

Price: £8.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25918

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


Sexton Blake Library no 448. Price 1/-. View more info

Image for Design For Vengeance (Sexton Blake Library #454).

Design For Vengeance (Sexton Blake Library #454).

By: Thomas, Martin

Price: £8.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 25923

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Sexton Blake Library no 454. Price 1/-. View more info

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A Hell Of A Woman.

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Black Lizard Books: Berkeley, CA.: 1984.

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

Seller ID: 11056

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


New introduction by Barry Gifford. View more info

Pop. 1280.

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Black Lizard: NY.: 1990.

Seller ID: 11057

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


First printing of this publisher. Crime novel. View more info

The Getaway.

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard: NY.: 1990.

Seller ID: 12224

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


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South Of Heaven.

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard: NY.: 1994.

Edition: First Black Lizard printing.

Seller ID: 14991

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Hardboiled crime: first published in 1967 as a paperback original. View more info

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The Getaway.

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Corgi: London.: 1989.

Seller ID: 15538

ISBN: 0552133507

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


1st Corgi printing. View more info

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The Secret Documents Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Thomson, June

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Constable: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28860

ISBN: 0094759308

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


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The Secret Journals Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Thomson, June

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Constable: London.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28862

ISBN: 0094726302

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


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