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Knots and Crosses
by  Ian Rankin  
Publisher The Bodley Head
Published Date 19 March 1987
ISBN 0370310578
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£1,450.00
Fine/Fine. Signed by Ian Rankin with his Knots and Crosses motif. Usual page tanning for this title, otherwise book is excellent. No previous owner inscriptions - no signs of having been read. The dustjacket has has not been price clipped - shows price of 10.95. This is a very collectable copy of one of the most collectable crime novels of recent times. The first Inspector Rebus title....more
 
 
     
Killing the Lawyers
by  Reginald Hill  
Publisher HarperCollins
Published Date 20 February 1997
ISBN 0002326078
First Edition   First Printing  
£11.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine. Not price-clipped - shows price of 15.99. No previous owner inscriptions. Spine good and straight.
A Joe Sixsmith novel
Synopsis
At the same time he is trying to find out who is threatening all kinds of nastiness against top athlete Zak Oto if she wins her New Year's Day race to celebrate the opening of Luton's splendid Pleasure Dome. Everybody looks suspicious, from her ex-con minder Starbright Jones, through her trainers, past and present, to her own family. And the only reassurance Joe has that he's getting warm is when someone starts trying to kill him!...more
 
 
     
Jade Woman
by  Jonathan Gash  
Publisher Collins
Published Date 17 October 1988
ISBN 0002321637
First Edition   First Printing  
£17.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine used condition. Not price-clipped - shows no price.
Synopsis
In this book circumstances beyond his control take Lovejoy to Hong Kong. There he is involved in murder, in giving pleasure profitably to wealthy ladies, in organized crime, in faking antiques and even in faking the fakes - all in the Lovejoy style. ...more
 
 
     
Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy
by  Freeman Wills Crofts  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1945
ISBN n/a
£6.99

1945 Penguin. First edition thus. Vertical crease mark to front cover edge (see picture). Contents stapled inside - no loose pages. Top cover corner and first 50 or so pages have been slightly creased/pushed back at some point. No previous owner inscriptions.

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Indelible
by  Karin Slaughter  
Publisher Century.
Published Date 23 August 2004
ISBN 1844133702
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£7.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Complete with promotional wrap-around-band.
Synopsis
When medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver take a trip away from the small town of Heartsdale - an escape from all the pressures which complicate their relationship - it should be a straightforward weekend at the beach. But they decide to take a detour via Jeffrey's hometown and things go violently wrong when Jeffrey's best friend Robert shoots dead an intruder who breaks into his house. Jeffrey and Sara are first on the scene and Jeffrey's keen to clear his friend's name, but for Sara things ......more
 
 
     
Hide & Seek
by  Ian Rankin  
Publisher Barrie and Jenkins
Published Date 14 March 1991
ISBN 0712638962
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£235.00
Near fine/Near fine. A near fine book in near fine dustrwrapper . A very slight lean to the book from reading. Some page tanning to the edges as is normal with this title. No previous owner inscriptions. Signed by Ian Rankin directly on the title page with his hangman motif. Dustjacket has some creasing along the fron top edge. A well presented copy of the second Rebus novel....more
 
 
     
Girl of His Dreams
by  Donna Leon  
Publisher William Heinemann
Published Date 3 April 2008
ISBN 9780434018024
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£16.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by Donna Leon directly on the title page.
Synopsis
On a rainy morning, not long after the funeral of his mother, Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to a 911 call reporting a body floating near the steps in one of Venice's side canals. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti's wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot - together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water. But, inconceivably, no one has reported a missing child, nor the theft of the gold jewellery that she carries.So Brunetti is drawn into a search not only for the cause of her death but also ......more
 
 
     
Faithless
by  Karin Slaughter  
Publisher Century.
Published Date 23 July 2005
ISBN 1844133729
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£7.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by Karin Slaughter driectly on the title page.
Synopsis:
There are many ways to die. But some are more terrifying than others...A walk in the woods takes a sinister turn for police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and medical examiner Sara Linton when they stumble across the body of a young girl. Incarcerated in the ground, all the initial evidence indicates that she has, quite literally, been scared to death. But as Sara embarks on the autopsy, something even more horrifying comes to light. Something which shocks even Sara. Detective Lena Adams, talented but increasingly troubled, is called in from vacation to help with ......more
 
 
     
Documents Marked Secret.
by  John Gloag  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1945
ISBN n/a
First Edition  
£6.99
First Penguin edition. Number 516. VG condition...more
 
 
     
DISSOLUTION
by  C. J. Sansom  
Publisher Macmillan
Published Date 2003
ISBN 1405005424
First Edition   First Printing  
£69.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. G/G+ used/well-read book. Some spine lean and pinching at spine ends. Some marks to front boards. Dustjacket is not price-clipped and shows the price of 14.99. Dustjacket has some creasing particularly along the top edge and some bruising to corners, but no tears. A reasonable used copy of this scarce and sought-after title.
Synopsis
It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. And under the order of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners ......more
 
 
     
Destination Unknown
by  Agatha Christie  
Publisher Collins
Published Date 1954
ISBN n/a
First Edition   First Printing  
£21.99
Hardback in dustjacket. VG+/VG+. Dustjacket is price-clipped. No previous owner inscriptions. Slight wear at spine ends and corners.
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Death of a Train
by  Freeman Wills Crofts  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1953
ISBN n/a
£6.99
First Penguin edition 1953. VG-. Slight lean tro spine. Some edgewear. Crease lines to lower cover corners....more
 
 
     
Deadheads
by  Reginald Hill  
Publisher Collins
Published Date 7 November 1983
ISBN 0002313693
First Edition   First Printing  
£48.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG+/VG+. DJ bumped at corners and ends of spine with small closed tears to top of spine. Book has tiny closed split to bottom of spine but otherwise in excellent condition. A very collectible copy. No previous owner insciptions. Not price-clipped - shows price of 6.95.
A Dalziel and Pascoe novel
Life is a bed of roses for Patrick Aldermann when Great Aunt Florence collapses into her Madam Louis Laperrieres and he inherits Rosemont House with its splendid gardens. But when his boss, 'Dandy' Dick Elgood, suggests to Peter Pascoe that Aldermann is a murderer -- then retracts the accusation -- the inspector is left with a thorny problem. By then Police ......more
 
 
     
Chronicler of the Winds
by  Henning Mankell  
Publisher Harvill Secker
Published Date 6 April 2006
ISBN 1860469906
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£12.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Book and dustjacket in very fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis
One night Jose Antonio Maria Vaz hears gunfire from the deserted theatre next door to his bakery. He races to the theatre's uppermost gallery, and there beneath him on a spotlit stage lies the wounded body of Nelio, a street urchin renowned for living on his wits. Gasping, the wounded boy asks to be taken to the roof to breathe the beautiful air fresh off the Indian Ocean. On that theatre roof, his life ebbing away, Nelio begins his story. At the age of five, Nelio watched helplessly as his village was burned to the ground and his people ......more
 
 
     
Child's Play
by  Reginald Hill  
Publisher Collins
Published Date 5 February 1987
ISBN 0002320924
First Edition   First Printing  
£27.00
Harback book in dustjacket. VG+/VG+. Not price-clipped - shows price of 8.95. No previous owner inscriptions. Some tanning to page edges. Slight bumping to corners and spine ends. Spine firm and straight.
A Dalziel and Pascoe novel
Synopsis
Geraldine Lomas's son went missing in Italy during World War Two, but the eccentric old lady never accepted his death. Now she is dead, leaving the Lomas beer fortune to be divided between an animal rights organization, a fascist front and a services benevolent fund. As disgruntled relatives gather by the graveside, the funeral is interrupted by a middle-aged man in an Italian suit, who falls to his knees crying, 'Mama!' Andy Dalziel ......more
 
 
     
Cat and Mouse
by  Christianna Brand  
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published Date 1950
ISBN n/a
First Edition   First Printing  
£24.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/VG. First edition first printing. No previous owner inscriptions. Not price-clipped - shows price of 9s 6d. Dustjacket has ssome loss at the top of the spine and a 3cm closed tear at the top rear of the spine. There is a 1cm closed tear to the bottom right hand corner of the dustjacket....more
 
 
     
Cat Among the Pigeons
by  Agatha Christie  
Publisher Collins
Published Date 1959
ISBN n/a
First Edition   First Printing  
£21.99
Hardback in dustjacket. Not price-clipped - shows price of 12s. 6d. net. The book is in very good condition with some tanning to page edges. The dustjacket is in very good condition with two inch closed tears either side at the base of the spine. There is a 3 and a half inch closed tear to the lower foredge. There is monr rubbing and loss to corners. There is some foxing to the rear of the dustjacket....more
 
 
     
Caedmon's Song
by  Peter Robinson  
Publisher Viking
Published Date 1990
ISBN 0670833045
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£57.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/Fine. True Canadian first edition (precedes American and UK printings). Signed by author. Signed directly on the title page....more
 
 
     
Blood Sympathy
by  Reginald Hill  
Publisher Collins
Published Date 22 April 1993
ISBN 0002324342
First Edition   First Printing  
£13.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. Fine/fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped. No previous owner inscriptions.
The first appearance of Hill's private eye Joe Sixsmith in a full-length novel.
Can private eye really mean a balding, middle-aged, redundant lathe operator from a high-rise in Luton? Joe Sixsmith thinks it can, and survives murder and mayhem by goodness, mercy and serendipity. ...more
 
 
     
Blood Hunt
by  Ian Rankin  
Publisher Headline
Published Date 14 September 1995
ISBN 074721302X
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£475.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/near fine. Signed by Ian Rankin directly on the title page. Two small closed tears to the dustjacket at the front edges. One sma ll bump to front board along lower edge. Some page tanning. No previous owner inscriptions.
Synopsis
Third thriller from Ian Rankin writing as Jack Harvey....more
 
 
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