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The Great California Game
by  Jonathan Gash  
Publisher Century.
Published Date 17 January 1991
ISBN 0712646027
First Edition   First Printing  
£9.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/Near fine used condition. Some bumping to lower corners and lower spine edge. Not price-clipped - shows price of 13.99.
Synopsis
Lovejoy, on the run from problems at home, reaches New York, where his irrepressible knowledge of antiques embroils him in a plot to pull off the crime of the century. ...more
 
 
     
The Grail Tree
by  Jonathan Gash  
Publisher Collins
Published Date 1979
ISBN 0002312743
First Edition   First Printing  
£124.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine. Third in the Lovejoy series. Dustjacket is not price-clipped and shows original price of 4.25 net along with Collins priec sticker showing 2. There is no fading to the colour on the spine and the spine is very firm and straight. There is a slight bump to the book at the base of the spine. The pages are bright and white and the book appears unread....more
 
 
     
The Golden Box
by  Frances Crane  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1952
ISBN n/a
First Edition  
£6.99
First Penguin edition. Number 868. VG....more
 
 
     
The Glimpses of the Moon
by  Edmund Crispin  
Publisher Gollancz
Published Date 1997
ISBN n/a
First Edition   First Printing  
£9.99
Hardback. NO dustjacket. Near fine. No previous owner inscriptions. Spine firma and straight.
...more
 
 
     
The Falls
by  Ian Rankin  
Publisher Orion Books
Published Date 23 March 2001
ISBN 075282130x
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£13.75
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG/VG read condition. Some bumping to top corners. Some shelfwear to edge of dustjacket. Signed on the title page by Ian Rankin.
Synopsis
A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until DI John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an Internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance ... 'Rankin ......more
 
 
     
The Documents in the Case
by  Dorothy L Sayers  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1937
ISBN n/a
First Edition  
£6.99
Paperback. First Penguin edition. Number 89. G+. spine cocked and some sunning. some creasing to right hand side of front cover. 90 titles listed on back cover....more
 
 
     
The Detective Wore Silk Drawers
by  Peter Lovesey  
Publisher Macmillan
Published Date 20 May 1971
ISBN 0333125789
First Edition   First Printing  
£25.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/VG+. Dustjacket has slight bumping and tiny closed tear to two of the corners.
Featuring Sergeant Cribb. Author's second book. ...more
 
 
     
The Concrete Blonde
by  Michael Connelly  
Publisher Orion Books
Published Date 1994
ISBN 1857979370
First Edition   First Printing  
£99.99
First edition first printing. Hardback book industjacket. VG/VG+ used condition. The second scarcest novel in the Harry Bosch series. Not price-clipped, but no price - proof/export jacket. Spine of book is firm and straight with no lean. No previous owner inscriptions. A few marks to combined page edges. About 4 page corners have been folded back at some point leaving crease lines. About six pages have slight waviness from handling during reading. Dustjacket has some bruising to corners and there is some creasing and bruising to book and dustjacket at the spine ends. A nice used copy of a very scarce title....more
 
 
     
The Cater Street Hangman
by  Anne Perry  
Publisher Hale
Published Date November 1979
ISBN 0709177267
First Edition   First Printing  
£1,275.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. VG/VG. Extremely scarce book. Paper tanned with age. Spine leans slightly. Some bumping to top corners of dustjacket. Some creasing to dustjacket at spine ends. A few marks to combined page edges. Not price-clipped - shows price of 5.50 net. No previous owner inscriptions.
Synopsis
The Ellison's are shocked by the death of their maid, strangled while the ladies were out. But one daughter, Charlotte, determines to find out the truth, and forms an unconventional but effective alliance with the investigator, Thomas Pitt. ...more
 
 
     
The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece.
by  Erle Stanley Gardner  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1954
ISBN n/a
First Edition  
£6.99
Number 966. First Penguin edition. G. Some splitting to spine ends....more
 
 
     
The Black Book
by  Ian Rankin  
Publisher Orion Books
Published Date October 1993
ISBN 1857970802
First Edition   First Printing  
£135.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/near fine unread condition. No previous owner inscriptions. Not price-clipped - shows price of 14.99. One small closed tear to fron dustjacket corner at very edge.
Synopsis This, the fifth Inspector Rebus novel, confirms the author's reputation as a crime writer. In this story Rebus loses a lover, finds an unwanted brother and becomes reacquainted with a dangerous ghost from his past. But when a close colleague is attacked, Rebus is drawn into the case. ...more
 
 
     
The Black Book
by  Ian Rankin  
Publisher Orion Books
Published Date October 1993
ISBN 1857970802
First Edition   First Printing  
£145.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine unread condition. Very slight bumping to dustjacket corners at the top. No previous owner inscriptions. Not price-clipped - shows price of 14.99.
Synopsis
This, the fifth Inspector Rebus novel, confirms the author's reputation as a crime writer. In this story Rebus loses a lover, finds an unwanted brother and becomes reacquainted with a dangerous ghost from his past. But when a close colleague is attacked, Rebus is drawn into the case. ...more
 
 
     
The Anonymous Venetian
by  Donna Leon  
Publisher Macmillan
Published Date 24 June 1994
ISBN 0333616790
First Edition   First Printing  
£49.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very good/very good used condition. Dustjacket not price-clipped - shows no price as is the norm with this title. Some creasing to dustjacket along the edges. Acollectible copy of a scarce title.
Synopsis
The third Brunetti mystery. The summer is going to be a hot and troublesome one for Commissario Guido Brunetti, for the discovery of a body in a seedy Venetian suburb draws him into a sinister world of vice and murder....more
 
 
     
The Accusers
by  Lindsey Davis  
Publisher Century.
Published Date 5 June 2003
ISBN 0712625569
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£8.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/near fine new unread book. Signed by Lindsey Davis in blue pen directly on the title page. Slight bumping to corners and some shelfwear to dustjacket.
Synopsis
Having returned from his trip to Londinium, Falco takes up employment with Paccius Africanus and Silius Italicus, two lawyers at the top of their trade. For the trial of a senator they need Falco to make an affidavit confirming repayment of a loan. Having been out of the country and starved of Forum gossip for some time, Falco has little interest in this trial, so he makes his deposition and then leaves. The prosecution are successful and a large financial judgement is made, but one ......more
 
 
     
Take No Farewell
by  Robert Goddard  
Publisher Bantam Press
Published Date 1991
ISBN 0593018591
First Edition   First Printing  
£23.99
Hardback in dustjacket. Fine/fine used condition. Not price-clipped - shows price of 13.99. No previous owner inscriptions. Spine very firm and straight.
Synopsis
12 years before, Geoffrey Staddon had left the woman he loved and the house which had been his first important commission and the best thing he had ever done as an architect. Now, in 1935, a murder and its consequences compel him to return. ...more
 
 
     
Sweet Poison
by  David Roberts  
Publisher Constable
Published Date 25 January 2001
ISBN 1841192376
First Edition   First Printing  
£69.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/near fine unread condition. Some bumping to books and dustjacket at spine ends. Some scratches to surface of dustjacket at rear.
First Corinth and Browne mystery. The Duke of Mersham is hosting a party at his country house, and one of the guests is poisoned. Was it an accident or something more sinister? The Duke's younger brother, Lord Edward Corinth, and journalist Verity Browne set out to investigate. ...more
 
 
     
Sovereign
by  C. J. Sansom  
Publisher Macmillan
Published Date 17 August 2006
ISBN 1405050489
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£34.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Minor edgewear to dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. The third novel in the compelling Shardlake series
Autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Accompanied by a thousand soldiers, the cream of the nobility, and his fifth wife Catherine Howard, the King is to attend an extravagant submission of the local gentry at York.
Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing ......more
 
 
     
Singing the Sadness
by  Reginald Hill  
Publisher HarperCollins
Published Date 1 March 1999
ISBN 0002326086
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£16.49
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG+/VG+. Signed by Reginald Hill directly on the title page. Book and dustjacket have bumping to top corners. Not price-clipped - shows price of 15.99. No previous owner inscriptions.
Synopsis
A Joe Sixsmith novel
Joe Sixsmith, who, with the Boyling Corner Choir, is on his way to the Llanffugiol Choir Festival, finds his singing plans rudely interrupted by the discovery of a badly injured woman trapped in the shower room of a burning cottage. And not only that, but she's naked, too. Risking life, limb and vocal chords, Joe drags the woman from the burning building, but she remains in a critical condition, unable to speak, and even the arrival ......more
 
 
     
Rumpole Rests His Case
by  John Mortimer  
Publisher Viking
Published Date 2001
ISBN 0670910856
First Edition   First Printing  
£7.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Vg/Vg used condition. Some edgewear and creasing to dustjacket along the top edge. Not price-clipped shows prie of 16.99
Synopsis
Six brand-new stories about one of the finest barristers ever to defend a client or to savour a fine wine. Once again Horace Rumpole weaves his way elegantly among the intricacies of the courtroom and the human heart, only to find that advancing years catch up with even the most indomitable spirit. 'One suspects that this may be Rumpole's swan-song. But we have not heard the last of him. Like all the great fictional characters, he has secured his immortality' Sunday Telegraph ...more
 
 
     
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
by  John Mortimer  
Publisher Viking
Published Date 5 October 2006
ISBN 0670916218
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£18.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the half-title page. First edition first printing. Very Fine/fine used condition.
Synopsis:
In the dark days of the war on terror, only one man can be counted on to fight injustice, defend the innocent, and insist on a fair and decent trial for all, contrary to New Labour's new anti-terrorism laws. Rumpole's wig may be yellowing at the roots, his gown might be in tatters, but the oldest inhabitant of 4 Equity Court has no use for the word 'retirement'. There's the larcenous Timson family to defend, suicide bombers to dodge, Pommeroy's Wine Bar to frequent, and the financing of the Rumpole household - with Hilda's ......more
 
 
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