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Mystery Fiction

Mystery Fiction

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1 AKUNIN,Boris She Lover of Death
Weidenfeld and Nicholson 2009 Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 2009. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
2 AKUNIN,Boris The Coronation
Weidenfeld and Nicholson 2009 Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 2009. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
3 AKUNIN,Boris The State Counsellor
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2008 Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 2008. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
4 AKUNIN,Boris Turkish Gambit
Weidenfeld and Nicholson 2004 Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 2004. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
5 AMES,Delano Murder Begins At Home
Hodder and Stoughton 1951 Hardback 
3rd impression 1951. Some foxing to edges o/w very good in price-clipped dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
6 BLAKE,Nicholas The Beast Must Die
Collins 1975 
Reissue 1975. Pages tanning as usual o/w very good copy in dustwrapper which has some chips and sl.fray to eddges of front cover. 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
7 BOUCHER,Anthony The Anthony Boucher Chronicles: Reviews and Commentary 1942-1947. Volume 2: The Week in Murder
Ramble House 2002 First 
Digest size paperback. 300pp. Very fine in dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
8 BUTLER,William Vivian Clampdown
Macmillan 1971 First 
First UK edition 1971. A very fine copy in dustwrapper with two small closed tears on top edge, one on the front and one on the rear. 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
9 COLLINS,Michael Fortune's World
Crippen and Landru 2000 Limited 
Limited edition of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author. This is number 190. Comes with extra story in pocket on rear endpaper. Mint in dustwrapper. 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
10 DAVIOT,Gordon (Josephine Tey) The Man in the Queue
Dutton 1929 
First American edition, first printing 1929. Mauve cloth with yellow lettering to front boards and spine. The Adrian Goldstone bookplate on front paste-down. Spine lightened and various marks to covers as shown in the photo. A good plus copy. NO jacket. 
Price: 90.00 GBP

 
 
11 DEVINE,D.M. (Dominic) His Own Appointed Day
Collins Crime Club 1965 
First UK edition, first printing 1965. Page edges a little dull o/w a very good copy in dustwrapper with closed tear on lower edge of front cover and a slightly larger tear - internally repaired with clear tape - on top edge of rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
12 DEVINE,D.M. (Dominic) The Royston Affair
Collins Crime Club 1964 Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 1964. A near fine copy in dustwrapper rubbed at top of spine and with small piece of clear tape affixed to edge of front cover/spine/rear cover under which is a small star shape roundel as shown in the picture. The purpose of this is not immediately apparent but I have resisted attempts to try and remove it just in case it lifts the colour from the wrapper as well. The author's third novel. 
Price: 90.00 GBP

 
 
13 DOYLE,Arthur Conan The Return of Sherlock Holmes
George Newnes 1905 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 1905. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to front boards and spine. Some rubbing to spine edges and ends with sl.fray to corner of spine and front cover at top edge. Lacks front endpaper. Front and rear hinges weak. All plates present. A good plus square copy of what is considered the scarcest of the Sherlock Holmes collections. (Green & Gibson A29. 15,000 copies printed of which 3356 were transferred to Smith,Elder for reissue in 1907) 
Price: 750.00 GBP

 
14 DOYLE,Arthur Conan The Valley of Fear
Smith Elder 1915 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 1915. Frontispiece by Frank Wiles. Red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Slightest of fading to spine, lower front corner slighly bumped, foxing to fore-edges o/w a very good clean copy. (Gibson & Green A39. 6000 copies only published in this first edition) 
Price: 700.00 GBP

 
 
15 FRAZER,Margaret The Clerk's Tale
Robert Hale 2002 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 2002. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
16 FRIEDMAN,Kinky Armadillos and Old Lace
Simon and Schuster 1994 Hardback 

Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
17 FRIEDMAN,Kinky Blast From the Past
Simon and Schuster 1998 

Price: 14.00 GBP

 
18 FRIEDMAN,Kinky God Bless John Wayne
Simon and Schuster 1996 Hardback 

Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
19 FRIEDMAN,Kinky The Mile High Club
Simon and Schuster 2000 Hardback 

Price: 12.00 GBP

 
20 HEBDEN,Juliet Pel and the Death of the Detective
Constable 2000 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 2000. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
21 HOCH,Edward H. The Velvet Touch - Nick Velvet Stories
Crippen and Landru 2000 Limited 
Limited edition of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author. This is number 60. Comes with extra story in pocket on rear endpaper. Mint in dustwrapper. 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
22 HOCKING,Anne Night's Candles
Geoffrey Bles 1941 
First UK edition, first printing 1941. Yellow publisher's cloth with red label and lettering on spine. A very good copy in dustwrapper slightly chipped on head of spine. Lettering faded from dustwrapper spine. Priced at 7/6 on inner flap. 
Price: 125.00 GBP

 
 
23 HOCKING,Anne Old Mrs Fitzgerald
Geoffrey Bles 1939 
First UK edition, first printing 1941. Red publisher's cloth with black label and lettering on spine. A very good copy in dustwrapper with some creasing along top of spine. 5/- sticker over original price on spine. 
Price: 165.00 GBP

 
24 HOCKING,Anne The Wicked Flee
Geoffrey Bles 1940 
First UK edition, first printing 1941. Yellow publisher's cloth with red label and lettering on spine. A very good copy in dustwrapper with short split in join between front cover and spine. Some creasing along top edge. Priced at 8/3 on inner flap. 
Price: 180.00 GBP

 
 
25 ILES,Francis As For the Woman
Jarrolds 1939 First Hardback 
Jarrolds First edition (1939) Anthony Berkeley writing his third (and last) novel under the Iles pseudonym but turning away from the mystery genre. 16pp of publisher's adverts at rear. Light green cloth. A very good plus copy in scarce dustwrapper a little chipped at spine ends. 
Price: 350.00 GBP

 
26 JECKS,Michael The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker
Headline 2000 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 2000. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
27 LATHEN,Emma A Stitch in Time
Victor Gollancz 1968 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 1968. Very good plus in dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
28 LATHEN,Emma When in Greece
Victor Gollancz 1969 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 1969. Near fine in dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
29 MacDONALD,John D. The Empty Trap
Robert Hale 2000 First Hardback 
First HARDBACK edition, FIRST printing 2000. This is one of only 400 FIRST printing copies issued and has the complete number line together with the printing note that it is indeed one of 400. Very fine in perfect dustwrapper. 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
30 MAITLAND,Barry All My Enemies
Hamish Hamilton 1996 First Hardback 
First UK edition, first printing 1996. Pages tanning as usual o/w Very fine in dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
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