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Book cover ofMoonlight over Mayfair
  • MOONLIGHT OVER MAYFAIR

  • Author: Anton DU BEKE
  • Publisher: Zaffre
  • Comments:

    A FIRST UK edition hardback with a 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing.  Minor bump to tail of book spine, caused in transit.  The dust jacket is complete and still shows the price.  Read once very carefully.

    SYNOPSIS:  “London 1937.  With a new king in place, tensions are rising in London and across Europe.  Shaken by the Great Depression and with talk of ano....

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Book cover ofThe Woman in the Wardrobe
  • THE WOMAN IN THE WARDROBE

  • Author: Peter SHAFFER
  • Publisher: British Library
  • Comments:

    This is a first printing of the British Library re-issue B format paperback (130 x 198 mm). Introduction by Martin Edwards and a preface by Elinor Shaffer. The title was originally published in 1951 by Evans Brothers Ltd.

    SYNOPSIS:  “A corpse in a blood-soaked room; a locked door and a locked window; a masked man; a beautiful girl trussed inside a wardrobe; and now a pretender to ....

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Book cover ofSettling Scores
  • SETTLING SCORES

  • Author: Martin EDWARDS (Editor)
  • Publisher: British Library
  • Comments:

    A first UK edition B format paperback (130 x 198 mm) paperback.  Read once very carefully.

    Sporting mysteries edited by Martin Edwards.

    SYNOPSIS:  “From the squash court to the golf links, the football pitch to the swimming pool and the race course to the cricket square, no court, grounds, stadium or stand is safe from skullduggery.  Entering the arena where sport clashes....

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Book cover ofLonesome Road
  • LONESOME ROAD

  • Author: Patricia WENTWORTH
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Comments:

    A UK edition paperback with a #5 as the number sequence indicating a 5th (undated)  printing of the 2005 edition.  The title was first published in 1939.  Read once very carefully.  Some slight signs of shelf wear to extremities.

    A Miss Silver mystery.

    SYNOPSIS:  “Rachel Treherne was brought up to be the wife of a gentleman.  She certainly did not expect to inherit and....

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Book cover ofThe Christmas Spirits
  • THE CHRISTMAS SPIRITS

  • Author: Whitley STRIEBER
  • Publisher: Coronet
  • Comments:

    This is a trade paperback-sized paperback.  This is an odd one as it has no publication details but comes with a press release from Coronet saying that it will be released globally by Coronet EXCLUSIVELY AS AN E-BOOK on 1 December 2011.  This looks like it has been produced to send out to book reviewers and resembles a proof rather than an actual book.

    SYNOPSIS:  “A Christmas Ca....

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Book cover ofNow the Killing Starts
  • NOW THE KILLING STARTS

  • Author: Steve CAGE
  • Publisher: Magnum Books
  • Comments:

    A UK edition B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback.  Faint reading crease to spine.  Light tanning to pages.

    A Hunter thriller.

    SYNOPSIS:  “You’re going to check out what a future Britain could be like.  We’re not talking sci-fi but there’s plenty of cool tecchy stuff that hasn’t happened yet.  A pro-hanging Tory MP is viciously murdered.  Hunter, a....

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Book cover ofStanley and Elsie
  • STANLEY AND ELSIE

  • Author: Nicola UPSON
  • Publisher: Duckworth
  • Comments:

    A first UK edition B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing.  Read once very carefully.

    SYNOPSIS:  “The First World War is over, and in a quiet Hampshire village, artist Stanley Spencer is working on the commission of a lifetime, painting an entire chapel in memory of a life lost in the war to end all wars.  Combining his ....

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Book cover ofDate with Danger
  • DATE WITH DANGER

  • Author: Julia CHAPMAN
  • Publisher: Pan
  • Comments:

    A first UK edition B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback with a full 1 to 9 number sequence indicating a first printing.  Read once very carefully.

    The Dales Detective Series.

    SYNOPSIS:  “A fatal accident at Bruncliffe’s livestock auction mart leads auctioneer Harry Furness to call in detective duo Samson O’Brien and Delilah Metcalfe, but what starts as a simple he....

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Book cover ofThe Boke of the Divill HB
  • THE BOKE OF THE DIVILL (Signed Numbered Limited)

  • Author: Reggie OLIVER
  • Publisher: Dark Regions Press
  • Comments:

    A  First Signed Numbered Limited edition hardback (200 copies only).  Unread.  Still in publisher’s shrink-wrap.   I have included a photograph of the packing slip for this book (number 113) that is attached to the sealed shrink-wrap covering the book which remains undisturbed.

    This is book #114 of 200 and is SIGNED by Reggie Oliver on the limitation page.

    SYNOPSIS:....

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Book cover ofDeath Has Deep Roots
  • DEATH HAS DEEP ROOTS

  • Author: MIchael GILBERT
  • Publisher: British Library
  • Comments:

    This is a first printing of the British Library re-issue B format paperback (130 x 198 mm). Introduction by Martin Edwards. The title was originally published in 1951 by Hodder and Stoughton.  Read once very carefully.  Small bump to base of book spine caused in transit.

    A Second World War Mystery.

    SYNOPSIS:  “An eager London crowd awaits the trial of Victoria Lamartine: ....

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Book cover ofStardust
  • STARDUST

  • Author: Neil GAIMAN
  • Publisher: Headline Review
  • Comments:

    A B format edition paperback in very good condition for its age. This edition was originally published in 2005 but this is a much later 19th (undated) reprint.   Tanning to pages making them rather brown but still eminently readable.  Some light staining to bottom edges of pages and to leading edges.   Covers are showing some signs of wear to extremities and there is a half-inch crease acr....

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Book cover ofOranges and Lemons
  • BRYANT & MAY ORANGES AND LEMONS

  • Author: Christopher FOWLER
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Comments:

    A first UK edition hardback with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing.   Price still on dust jacket.  Read once very carefully.

    Bryant & May’s Nineteenth Mystery.

    SYNOPSIS:  “One Sunday morning, the outspoken Speaker of the House of Commons steps out of his front door only to be crushed under a mountain of citrus fruit…

    Bizarr....

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