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The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Thomson, June

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Constable: London.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 28880

ISBN: 0094711607

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


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Thrills Incorporated no 3.

By: THRILLS INCORPORATED (Australia: 1950-1952),

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Associated General Publications: Sydney.: 1950.

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 44225

Condition: Pages browning, owner's details on first page, spine roll, a G/VG copy.


No 3 (May 1950). Large octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers, side stapled. 23 issues of this Australian sf magazine were published between March 1950 and June 1952. See Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 672-74. The earlier larger pulp-sized issues (no 1 - 12) are very uncommon.''Australian magazine, pulp magazine format for the first five issues, bedsheet format issues 6 - 12, and digest sized for issues 13 - 23, numbered, undated, mostly monthly March 1950 - June 1952, published by Associated General Publications, Sydney, compa... View more info

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Find My Way Home (signed by the author).

By: Timlin, Mark

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1996.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 04037

ISBN: 0575063009

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


'A Nick Sharman Thriller'. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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A Street That Rhymed At 3 am (signed by the author).

By: Timlin, Mark

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 05035

ISBN: 0575064056

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


'A Nick Sharman Thriller'. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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Quick Before They Catch Us (signed by the author).

By: Timlin, Mark

Price: £10.00

Publisher: No Exit Press: England.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 08302

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


Private eye Nick Sharman novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Designated Coconut: A Benji Spriteman Mystery.

By: Travis, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Atomic Fez Publishing: Canada.: 2012.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 33566

ISBN: 0986642487

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


Animal fantasy/mystery novel, sequel to THE TERROR AND THE TORTOISESHELL (2010), set in a universe where, two years after an event known as The Terror, humans have been mostly wiped out.''British author Travis’s quirky second Benji Spriteman whodunit (after 2010’s The Terror and the Tortoiseshell) offers a welcome return to a universe where, two years after an event known as the Terror, humans have been mostly wiped out. Abhoring a vacuum, nature has replaced humanity with animals, who have changed form - many walking upright and talking in human language. The altered creatures hav... View more info

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Maxwell's War.

By: Trow, M. J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10722

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


Crime novel. View more info

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Maxwell's Movie.

By: Trow, M. J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10723

ISBN: 0340707542

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


Thriller. View more info

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Lestrade and the Deadly Game: Volume V In The Lestrange Mystery Series.

By: Trow, M. J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Regnery Publishing/Gateway Mystery: Washington DC.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 36491

ISBN: 0895263122

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


Crime/thriller, part of a series featuring Conan Doyle's other Victorian detective. View more info

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The Testimony Of Daniel Pagels.

By: Turner, Vickery

Price: £10.00

Publisher: MacDonald & Co.: London.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 32836

ISBN: 0356197662

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


Crime novel with sf elements: ''a novel of quantum possibility''. This UK hardcover preceded the US Scribners edition (1992). View more info

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The Fourth Bedside Book Of Great Detective Stories.

By: van Thal, Herbert (ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Arthur Barker: London.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42162

ISBN: 0213167042

Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


Anthology of nine stories, including one original story, ''The Case Of The Parr Children'' by Antonia Fraser. View more info

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Bad Ronald (signed/limited).

By: Vance, Jack

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Underwood-Miller: USA.: 1982.

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

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 10521

ISBN: 0934438633

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


Mystery novel. First published as a Ballantine paperback in 1973. LIMITED EDITION: 600 copies printed in total, of which this is one of 200 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. This is no 20. View more info

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The Man In The Cage.

By: Vance, Jack

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Underwood-Miller: USA.: 1983.

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

Seller ID: 45758

ISBN: 093443882X

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


Mystery novel. Winner of the 1960 Edgar Award for best first novel. First published by Random House in 1960 as by John Holbrook Vance This edition illustrated by Stephen E. Fabian. LIMITED EDITION: 700 copies printed in total of which this is one of 480 unsigned trade copies. View more info

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Strange Notions (and) The Dark Ocean (signed/slipcased).

By: Vance, Jack

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Underwood-Miller: USA.: 1985.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 03667

Condition: Fine copies as issued without dustjacket in a slipcase (as new).


Two mystery novels (first publication of each). LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered sets signed by the author and slipcased. This is no 26. View more info

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A Room To Die In.

By: Vance, Jack (writing as "Ellery Queen")

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Kinnell: London.: 1987.

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

Seller ID: 00833

ISBN: 1870532007

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


Detective novel first published as a paperback original under the Ellery Queen pseudonym in 1965. View more info

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The Madman Theory (+ 2 variant dustjackets).

By: Vance, Jack (writing as "Ellery Queen")

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Kinnell: London.: 1988.

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

Seller ID: 11492

ISBN: 0870532015

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (+ fine variant dj).


Detective novel first published as a paperback original under the Ellery Queen pseudonym in 1966. First hardcover edition. The dustjackets were initially printed up as 'The MAD MAN THEORY (four words) and although these were pulped and then reprinted with the correct title THE MADMAN THEORY three words), this copy has BOTH dustjackets. View more info

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Deal With The Devil And 13 Short Stories.

By: Viets, Elaine

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Crippen & Landru: Norfolk, VA.: 2018.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 45959

ISBN: 1936363275

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


LIMITED EDITION: 175 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author with a separately printed booklet containing the short story ''When A Man Loves A Woman''. However do note that this copy - though signed/limited, no ''32 EV'' - is lacking the booklet. View more info

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Little Triggers.

By: Waites, Martyn

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Piatkus: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45861

ISBN: 0749904550

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


Urban thriller, second in the Stephen Larkin series. View more info

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Candleland.

By: Waites, Martyn

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Allison & Busby: London.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45862

ISBN: 0749004649

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


Urban thriller, third in the Stephen Larkin series. View more info

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Mary's Prayer.

By: Waites, Martyn

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Piatkus: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45866

ISBN: 0749903988

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


First in the Stephen Larkin series of thrillers. View more info

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Frost.

By: Wandrei, Donald

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 05417

ISBN: 1878252429

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


Pulp crime collection: collects the title story and seven others, all originally published as part of a series (18 installments in all, eight by Wandrei) in ''Clues Detective Magazine'' in the early 1930s. Edited and with an introduction by D. H. Olson: illustrated by Les Edwards.''Part Sherlock Holmes, part Shadow, Frost stood apart from the gritty trench-cloaked private eyes of the hard-boiled genre. At once looking back to the genteel, ratiocinative detectives of the 19th century and forward to the gimmick-laden adventurers of the James Bond generation, Frost was eccentric, enigm... View more info

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Frost.

By: Wandrei, Donald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45990

ISBN: 1878252429

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


Pulp crime collection: collects the title story and seven others, all originally published as part of a series (18 installments in all, eight by Wandrei) in ''Clues Detective Magazine'' in the early 1930s. Edited and with an introduction by D. H. Olson: illustrated by Les Edwards. View more info

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The Last Pin.

By: Wandrei, Howard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis.: 1996.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 02849

ISBN: 1878252259

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


356 pages: collects eleven pulp detective stories. Edited and with a 22-page introduction by Dwayne. H. Olson: View more info

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Snobbery With Violence: Crime Stories And Their Audience.

By: Watson, Colin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: NY.: 1988.

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

Seller ID: 45984

ISBN: 0892969342

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


256 pages. First published in the UK in 1971. View more info

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Hilary Waugh's Guide To Mysteries & Mystery Writing.

By: Waugh, Hilary

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books: Ohio.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35591

ISBN: 0898794447

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


198 pages. View more info

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Madman At My Door.

By: Waugh, Hilary

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1978.

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

Seller ID: 35703

ISBN: 0057500000

Condition: Neat inked name and date on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Thriller. Uncommon UK hardcover. View more info

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Last Seen Wearing.

By: Waugh, Hilary

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pan Books: London.: 1999.

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

Seller ID: 46220

ISBN: 0330389890

Condition: Fine (unread) copy but for a little creasing/snagging to a few pages.


Crime novel, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1953. New four page introduction by Reginald Hill. View more info

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The Mantis And The Moth.

By: Weatherly, Max

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: Boston.: 1964.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43587

Condition: Fine copy in a G/VG dustjacket with shallow chipping along the top spine edge and one short (3cm) closed tear.


Southern Gothic mystery. View more info

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The Irregular Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes.

By: Weighell, Ron

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 04129

ISBN: 1553100018

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


Collects five long stories: a blend of the supernatural, macabre and mystery, stories in which Sherlock Holmes is assisted by the likes of Arthur Machen and M.R.James. Hardcover (there was a simultaneous paperback edition).''…five cases involving forces that are not of this world. Missing manuscripts, strange sects, sudden deaths and mysterious encounters all lead Holmes and Watson into a twilight world of mystery, magic and danger''. View more info

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Dossier 1X.

By: Weil, Barry

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: NY.: 1968.

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

Seller ID: 24016

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


Sensational espionage thriller. View more info

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The Technique Of The Mystery Story.

By: Wells, Carolyn

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Norwood Editions: USA.: 1977.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 35587

ISBN: 0841428379

Condition: NF/Fine copy as issued without dustjacket.


Facsimile of the 1913 edition: 336 pages. View more info

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The Booker Prize Fix/Pulp Election: A Milton Crookshank Mystery.

By: Whitehead, Peter (writing as "Carmen St. Keeldare")

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Blue Dove Publishing: London.: 1996.

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

Seller ID: 45845

ISBN: 0952203588

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


Erotic political thriller. View more info

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The Hamlet Trap.

By: Wilhelm, Kate

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1988.

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

Seller ID: 14064

ISBN: 0575042478

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


Crime novel: the first book in the Constance and Charlie series.''a beautiful set designer with a background of methodical madness is accused of murdering a member of an Oregon repertory theater company, and psychologist Constance Liedl and her husband, private detective Charlie Meiklejohn, investigate''. View more info

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Clear And Convincing Proof.

By: Wilhelm, Kate

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Mira: Ontario, Canada.: 2003.

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

Seller ID: 27175

ISBN: 1551666979

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


A book in the Barbara Holloway crime/mystery series.''murder mystery novel: the story's setting, a rehabilitation clinic in Oregon, seems innocent enough, but it turns out that everyone has reason to hate Dr. David McIvey, and someone finally kills him. The book excels because of the depth of Wilhelm's character development. Fields picks up on this strength, using changes in tone and style to give each character a unique personality, particularly the women, who hate McIvey for personal or professional reasons, or both''. View more info

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The Naked City: Urban Crime Fiction In The USA.

By: Willett, Ralph

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Manchester University Press.: 1996.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35596

ISBN: 0719043018

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


152 pages. View more info

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Soldiers Of God.

By: Williams, Barnaby

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Severn House: London: 2000.

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

Seller ID: 15249

ISBN: 0727855271

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


Thriller: ''why - and how - did a laden African 747 belly-land on Harlem, massacring thousands and heightening racial tensions throughout America?''. The dustjacket artwork shows a plane on fire and about to crash, surrounded by New York skyscrapers. First published as a Sphere paperback original in 1991.''Why -- and how -- did a laden African 747 belly-land on Harlem, massacring thousands and heightening racial tensions throughout America…the Soldiers of God, a quartet of specially selected super-terrorists, their minds broken and hideously reprogrammed to one deadly end - the de... View more info

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Silk Rope.

By: Williams, G. Mountford

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth: London.: 1947.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42792

Condition: Light part- brownining to free endpapers, a near fine copy in a G/VG dustjacket with moderate/heavy dust-soiling to rear (white) panel


Thriller. View more info

Mystery In Spiderville.

By: Williams, John Hartley

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 12462

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


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McKain's Dilemna.

By: Williamson, Chet

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 08355

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


Private Eye novel by an author better known for his horror fiction.Private Eye novel from a writer better known for his horror fiction. View more info

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Bad City Blues.

By: Willocks, Tim

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Macdonald: London.: 1991.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44093

ISBN: 0356195724

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


Thriller, the author's first novel. View more info

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Necessary Doubt.

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Arthur Barker: London.: 1964.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38970

Condition: Occasional browning along page edges, else a fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with pink splash stains (?) to the rear cover.


Metaphysical thriller. View more info

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The Janus Murder Case (signed by the author).

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Granada: London.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 38971

ISBN: 0246121823

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


Pyschological thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

Image for The Schoolgirl Murder Case (signed by the author).

The Schoolgirl Murder Case (signed by the author).

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon: London.: 1974.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 38976

ISBN: 0246105429

Condition: Page edges browning else a fine copy in an almost fine price-clipped dustjacket with light spotting along the top of both inner flaps.


Crime novel:''in the hunt for a vicious and calculating killer, Chief Inspector Saltfleet is drawn ever deeper into a dark labyrinth of sexual magic, perversion and devil worship''. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First printing. View more info

Image for The World Of Violence (inscribed by the author).

The World Of Violence (inscribed by the author).

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1963.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38977

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


The author's third novel. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/''For Nick, warm regards, Colin W, Feb 87''. View more info

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Murderess Ink: The Better Half Of The Mystery.

By: Winn, Dilys

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bell Publishing Co.: NY.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35614

ISBN: 0517360578

Condition: Fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with one short (1cm) closed tear.


304 pages: ''an illustrated tribute to women in the mystery and crime genres''. View more info

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Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader's Companion.

By: Winn, Dilys

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Westbridge Books: London.: 1977.

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

Seller ID: 36450

ISBN: 0715377493

Condition: Page edges browning, a near fine (NF) copy.


520 pages. View more info

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The Literature Of Crime And Detection: An Illustrated History From Antiquity To The Present.

By: Woeller, Waltraud (& Bruce Cassiday)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ungar: NY.: 1988.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36627

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


Translated from the German: 216 pages. View more info

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Serenade For Murder.

By: Wood, Andrew

Price: £8.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43929

Condition: Pages browning, a G/VG copy.


Thriller. View more info

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Sinister Island.

By: Wood, S. Andrew

Price: £5.00

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

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 43898

Condition: Staples rusting, pages browned, a good copy.


Thriller. View more info

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Darkness At Dawn: Early Suspense Classics.

By: Woolrich, Cornell (ed. Francis M. Nevins & Martin H. Greenberg)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.: 1985.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 36371

ISBN: 0809312328

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


328 pages, including a 28 page checklist of published stories: plus a seven page introduction by editor Nevins. View more info