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Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, across the Detective Fiction genre, ranging from Conan Doyle and Christie, to authors including Chandler, Sayers and Cornwell.

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  1. Six Against the Yard.
    First edition, first impression. Stamped on the title page in purple ink "With the Publisher's Compliments". An interesting variation on the conventional detective fiction anthology, in which the six authors contribute stories featuring supposedly foolproof murders, each followed by an exposition of the flaws in the criminal... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 86243

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  2. To Catch A Thief.
    First edition, first printing. Basis for the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 112438

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  3. Partners in Crime.
    First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK earlier the same year. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 109678

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  4. Masters of Mystery.
    First edition. "Despite the universal appeal of detective fiction, only recently has serious attention been paid to its technique. It is surely high time that criticism "placed" detective fiction and officially recognised the conscientious craftsmanship that beguiles our leisure hours" (Foreword). Study described by Ellery... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 111577

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  5. The Bottle Party.
    First separate edition, first printing. It was first published the preceding year in the UK in the Strand Magazine. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 111571

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  6. Playback.
    First US edition, first printing. Printed in the UK first in the same year. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109411

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  7. The Godfather.
    First edition, first printing. Puzos best-seller, a phenomenally successful literary work that launched a series of other novels, films, and American icons (Hamilton, American Popular Fiction, p.282). Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 106394

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  8. The Long Good-Bye.
    First edition, first impression of the seventh Philip Marlowe novel. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110736

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  9. The Little Tales of Smethers.
    First edition, first printing, in the green second issue binding (the first issue being in black cloth). From the author's library, inscribed as such by Dunsany on the front free endpaper, and dated 1958. A Bleiler listed fantasy novel as well as a Queen's Quorum title. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 110363

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  10. The Case of the Solid Key.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110126

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  11. The Secret Adversary.
    First edition of her second published novel, the first of the five Tommy and Tuppence books, published in book form in January 1922. Like its predecessor, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Secret Adversary was first published as an unillustrated serialisation in The Times weekly edition (The Weekly Times) as a complete... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 111726

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  12. While She Sleeps.

    While She Sleeps.

    New York & London: 1940

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 107123

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  13. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 111585

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  14. [The first six Mark Treasure novels:]

    [The first six Mark Treasure novels:]

    London & New York : 1976; 1977; 1978; 1980; 1982; 1983

    First editions, first impressions, apart from Treasure Preserved, which is a first US edition, first printing. Presentation copies inscribed by the author to a close friend and his wife. The inscription in Treasure by Degrees is a thank-you for "research assistance": "For Bill who was a mine of information on Minsky's -... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 112855

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  15. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was an "unprecedented success", with queues at the publisher's office and throughout... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 111144

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  16. Insecurity.
    First edition, first impression. A novel of Fleet Street. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 108752

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  17. Out of This Nettle.
    First edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive, with their ink stamp to the title page, front free endpaper and front panel of the dust jacket. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 108732

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  18. Mandragora.
    First edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive, with their ink stamp to the title page. A novel about drug trafficking. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 108731

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  19. Charteris Royal.
    First UK edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive, with their ink stamp to the title page, front free endpaper and front panel of the dust jacket. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 108730

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  20. Blossom Like The Rose.
    First edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive, with their ink stamp to the title page, front free endpaper and front panel of the dust jacket. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 108728

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