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Book cover ofMurder by the Book
  • MURDER BY THE BOOK

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

    A First UK edition B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback. Read once very carefully.  Minor bump to base of book spine caused in transit.

    Edited by Martin Edwards.

    SYNOPSIS:  “A bookish puzzle threatens an eagerly awaited inheritance; a submission to a publisher recounts a murder that seems increasingly to be a work of non-fiction; an irate novelist puts a grisly end to the sou....

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Book cover ofPort of London Murders 2
  • THE PORT OF LONDON MURDERS

  • Author: Josephine BELL
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Comments:

    This is a first printing of the Penguin paperback edition from 1955.  The title was originally published in 1938 by Longmans.  Very heavy age tanning to pages making them very grown but still eminently readable.  Some slight damage to base of book spine.  Covers are showing signs of wear to extremities and are somewhat discoloured and grubby.  Spine slant.

    SYNOPSIS:  “A car s....

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Book cover ofCase of the Demented Spiv
  • THE CASE OF THE DEMENTED SPIV

  • Author: George BELLAIRS
  • Publisher: Ipso Books
  • Comments:

    A UK edition trade paperback (larger sized paperback).  Published by Ipso in 2016, this is a later, undated printing.  The title was first published in 1949 by John Gifford Ltd.  Some green staining to top and bottom of page edges, not affecting page faces.  Covers showing some slight signs of wear to extremities.  Some reading creases to spine.

    An Inspector Littlejohn Mystery.

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Book cover ofHorrorstor 1
  • HORRORSTOR (Signed Numbered Limited)

  • Author: Grady HENDRIX
  • Publisher: SST Publications
  • Comments:

    A first UK signed numbered limited edition hardback (400 copies only) with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing and a stated First Edition June 2021.  (The title was published originally by Quirk Books as a paperback in 2014).  UNREAD.

    Book #351 of 400.  SIGNED by Grady Hendrix and also by Reiko Murakami (cover and interior artwork (5 interior illustrations).  ....

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Book cover ofRiverwomans Dragon
  • THE RIVERWOMAN’S DRAGON

  • Author: Candace ROBB
  • Publisher: Severn House
  • Comments:

    A first world edition hardback with a stated This First World Edition published in Great Britain and the USA in 2021.  Read once very carefully.

    The dust jacket is un-priced, which is the norm now for Severn House books.  Pictorial boards.

    An Owen Archer Mystery.

    SYNOPSIS:  “May 1375.  Owen Archer returns from London to find York in chaos.  While the citizens ar....

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Book cover ofArrowood Meeting House Murders
  • ARROWOOD AND THE MEETING HOUSE MURDERS

  • Author: Mick FINLAY
  • Publisher: HQ
  • Comments:

    A first UK edition  B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback with a single #1 as the number sequence indicating a first printing.  Reading creases to spine and covers showing some slight signs of wear to extremities.

    An Arrowood Mystery.

    SYNOPSIS:  “London, 1896.  As winter grips the city, a group of African travellers seek sanctuary inside the Quaker Meeting House.  They are ....

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Book cover ofPossessed
  • POSSESSED

  • Author: Peter LAWS
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Comments:

    A first UK edition B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing.  Reading creases to spine.

    Matt Hunter Book #4.

    SYNOPSIS:  “When a blood-soaked man is discovered with the word Baal-Berith scored into his flesh, the bewildered police call on expert professor Matt Hunter to assist.  Before long, a gruesome discovery is m....

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Book cover ofAgainst The Grain 1
  • AGAINST THE GRAIN AGAIN

  • Author: Brendan CONNELL
  • Publisher: Tartarus Press
  • Comments:

    A first UK limited edition hardback.  Limited to 300 copies only.  Unread.  Attractive boards.

    SYNOPSIS:  “In this fine-tuned pastiche, Brendan Connell pays tribute to J.K. Huysmans and his masterpiece, À rebours, offering a novel of hyacinth-drenched decadence, double-dyed in mysticism and infernalia – a novel in which the corpse of old Paris is resurrected, supported....

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Book cover ofA Likely Story
  • A LIKELY STORY

  • Author: Donald E WESTLAKE
  • Publisher: TOR
  • Comments:

    A first US edition paperback with a 1 to 9 number sequence indicating a first printing and a stated First Tor Printing.   In good condition for its age.  Very heavy age tanning to pages making them very brown but still eminently readable. (The flash has made the page in the photo look much whiter than it is). The covers are showing signs of wear to the extremities and are somewhat grubby.  ....

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Book cover ofMisere 1
  • MISERE (A Ghost Story) Signed and Inscribed

  • Author: John DAVEY
  • Publisher: The Nephrite Press
  • Comments:

    A first UK edition hardback with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing and a stated first edition.  The book is in lovely condition.

    SIGNED by the author on the title page, and INSCRIBED on the FFEP: “12/10/11.  To Ian IBN Covell Card-sharp extraordinaire!”

    Packed weight 1100gms.  IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH

     

     

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Book cover ofDeath Treads Softly 1
  • DEATH TREADS SOFTLY

  • Author: George BELLAIRS
  • Publisher: Thriller Book Club
  • Comments:

    This is a book club edition hardback.  Undated, but circa 1956.  Bumped at head and tail of book spine and some staining to head of spine and about a third of the way down.  Tanning and foxing to pages including the end papers.   The dust jacket is generally in poor condition and showing its age.  It is rather fragile but is now in a sleeve.  There are pieces missing at the head and foot....

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Book cover ofSurfeit of Suspects 1
  • SURFEIT OF SUSPECTS

  • Author: George BELLAIRS
  • Publisher: Thriller Book Club
  • Comments:

    This is a book club edition hardback.  Bumped at head and tail of book spine.  Tanning to pages and some foxing to page edges.  The dust jacket is showing its age with signs of wear to the extremities.  There are pieces missing at the head and foot of the jacket and also across the SU of suspects in the title on the spine and it is a little grubby.

    SYNOPSIS;  “During a directo....

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