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Destination Unknown

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: £47.71

Publisher: St James's Place, London, Publisher: Collins: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10044

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. Fine copy in Near Fine unclipped Dust Jacket. Unusual story involving a vanished nuclear scientist. Plain red cloth bound boards under dust jacket. Size 7.5" x 5". Minute spotting to edges only of end paper, title page to page 11. An exceptional copy of this hard to find first edition of this novel. View more info

Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: £6.89

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11491

Condition: Very Good


1977 reprint. Size 8" x 5", 205 pages. Blue hard cover with gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, corners and edges slightly rubbed, else fine, contents clean. Miss Marple's last case. View more info

Dead Man's Folly

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: £5.40

Publisher: St. James' Place, London, Published for the Crime Club By Collins: 1956

Seller ID: 014460

Condition: Fair


1956 edition. Size Octavo, 256 pages. Red cloth with black titles to the spine. Book condition fair, cloth rippled on covers, spine faded, backstrip coming away from spine, with the front board also, end-papers title and first and last few pages dust marked, else pages generally clean throughout. A Hercule Poirot mystery. View more info

The Spider's Web

By: Daniel, Roland

Price: £20.11

Publisher: London, Wright & Brown Limited: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11306

Condition: Very Good


1943 First Edition. Size 7.5" x 5", 213 pages. Blue cloth covered boards with black titles to the spine. No dust jacket. Condition very good, corners and edges slightly rubbed and toned, cover cloth weft slightly uneven, contents clean. View more info

A Daughter of the Marionis

By: E. Phillips Oppenheim

Price: £8.91

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited: 1915

Seller ID: 11375

Condition: Very Good


1915. Size 7.5" x 4.75", 320 pages. Red cloth with blind decoration and gilt titles to the front cover and spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, spine slightly faded 1940's Press Circulating Libraries label on front pastedown endpapers toned, 1 spot to prelims else contents clean. With black and white tissue protected frontispiece illustration. Also released as To Win the Love He Sought. Romantic thriller set in Palermo. View more info

Vanished Messenger

By: E. Phillips Oppenheim

Price: £17.05

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11437

Condition: Very Good


Size 7.5" x 5", 307 pages plus 31 pages of publisher's advertisements. Tan cloth with black titles to the front cover and spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, cover and spine slightly grubby, contents clean. View more info

The Golden Web

By: E. Phillips Oppenheim

Price: £11.66

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton:

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 11486

Condition: Good


Not dated, Copyright Edition. Size 7.5" x 4.75", 320 pages. Tan cloth with black titles and publisher's emblem to the front cover and black titles to the spine, condition good, covers grubby, corners and edges worn, cloth torn front spine fold, a few spots here and there else contents generally clean. View more info

The Great Book of Thrillers

By: Edited by H. Douglas Thomson

Price: £11.66

Publisher: London, Odhams Press Ltd.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11511

Condition: Very Good


1935 First Edition. Size 8.5" x 5.5", 768 pages including index. Black cloth with gilt crossed daggers motif to the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, cloth torn at top edge of spine, contents clean. A compendium of Thrillers in the categories of "Stories of Mystery and Adventure" "Stories of Crime and Detection" and "Stories of the Supernatural" With frontispiece and 16 further illustrations throughout. 47 Stories by A. J. Alan, Michael Arlen, Marjorie Bowen, L. P. Hartley, Hugh Walpole, Agatha Christie, Dor... View more info

The Case of the Singing Skirt

By: Erle Stanley Gardner

Price: £7.25

Publisher: The Thriller Book Club / William Heinemann Ltd: 1966

Seller ID: 11416

Condition: Good


Size 7.5" x 5", 218 pages. Green hard cover with black titles to the spine. Condition very good a couple of ink marks on front cover, spine faded, contents very clean. A Perry Mason crime/detective mystery. View more info

The Endless Game. Signed and Inscribed By Bryan Forbes

By: Forbes, Bryan

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10618

Condition: Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed by Bryan Forbes with a personal inscription to John and Mary Mills "Dearest Mary and Johnnie - dedicated on your birthday and on the night you analysed Bunter's golden oldies ! With 22 years love Bryan February 22 1986" First edition. Size 9½" x 6", 384 pages. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition fine. Dustjacket condition fine. View more info

Truth Lies Sleeping and Other Stories

By: Forbes, Bryan

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: London: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Mary Mills

Seller ID: 10619

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed Mary Hayley Bell (Mary Mills) Size 7½" x 5", 211 pages. Green cloth covered boards with cream titles to the spine. Beige dustjacket with large black titles. Book condition very good, top edge of cover quite faded as is bottom edge of spine, corners a little bumped, contents clean, complete, intact. Dustjacket condition very good, a few small nicks along the edges with tiny bit of loss, repaired tear back section, top edge front grubby, spine grubby, Not price clipped. View more info

The Rewrite Man. Signed and Inscribed By Bryan Forbes

By: Forbes, Bryan

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10620

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed on the title page by Bryan Forbes with a personal inscription to John and Mary Mills. "Dearest Mary and Johnnie with much love from Bryan. June 26 1983. He has also crossed out the "The" from the title "The Rewrite Man" and written "your original" instead. 8¾" x 5½" 357 pages. Burgundy cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition near fine, spine edges slightly rubbed, else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, repaired tear front flap fold, ever so slightly grubby, else fine, ... View more info

Bolt. Signed By Dick Francis

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £25.90

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Michael Joseph Limited: 1986

Edition: Reprinted

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11590

ISBN: 0718127560

Condition: Fine


1986 reprinted. Michael Joseph Limited. Hard Cover Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Signed by Author, Hi Frank ! Francis, Dick. Very slight yellowing of page edges. Binding is tight 240pp, not price-clipped. View more info

Wild Horses

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £12.15

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1994

Seller ID: 12429

ISBN: 0718136039

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth. Spine ends rubbed, pages slightly age toned, else fine. 282pp all in fine condition. Dust Jacket, spine ends slightly creased, else fine. Not Price Clipped. Gripping thriller set against the background of villainy, the film industry & horse-racing, from this acknowledged master narrator. View more info

Break In

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £13.64

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12430

ISBN: 0718125975

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth. Spine ends rubbed, pages slightly age toned, else fine. 272pp all in fine condition. Dust Jacket, spine ends creased, a few small marks to cover, else fine. Not Price Clipped. View more info

Hot Money

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12432

ISBN: 0718128516

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth. Spine ends rubbed, pages slightly age toned, else fine. 278pp all in fine condition. Dust Jacket, spine ends slightly creased, else fine. Not Price Clipped. When someone tries to kill an elderly millionaire, his colourful family are immediate suspects. The hunt for the killer leads to a chase from racecourse to racecourse across the world. View more info

The Edge

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £13.12

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12433

ISBN: 0718131797

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth. Spine ends rubbed, pages slightly age toned, else fine. 283pp all in fine condition. Dust Jacket, spine ends slightly creased, else fine. Not Price Clipped. A story of drama and intrigue set on the sinister side of the international racing circuit. Tor Kelsey, an undercover agent for the Jockey Club's Security Service's trails Julius Apollo Filmer, a blackmailer and murderer, on to a luxury train carrying several racehorse owners across Canada. View more info

Driving Force

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12434

ISBN: 0718134826

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth. Spine ends rubbed, one corner bumped, pages slightly age toned, else fine. 277pp all in fine condition. Dust Jacket, spine ends creased, creased on one corner, else fine. Price Clipped. The drivers for a fleet of horsebox transporters know not to pick up hitchhikers, but of course one day they do, and by the time they reach base the passenger is dead. This unwelcome corpse sweeps the owner into a complicated conspiracy where little is as it seems, and where, like it or not, he has to fight to save not just his business but his very life. View more info

In the Frame. Signed by Dick Francis

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £81.79

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12436

ISBN: 0718115279

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, Signed by Author on endpaper. Best wishes Dick Francis. Spine ends rubbed. one corner slightly bumped, else fine. 252pp all in fine condition. Dust Jacket. Spine ends slightly creased, some very light shelf wear. Not Price Clipped. First of the author's novels to leave the racetrack and focus on international thieves stealing paintings and antiques. View more info

Bonecrack. Inscribed By Dick Francis

By: Francis, Dick

Price: £132.91

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12437

ISBN: 0718108981

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth, maps on pasredowns. Authors presentation copy inscribed to half-title 'Diana Spices. You are always a wonderful customer very many thanks. Very best wishes, & I hope your horses have a good season. Dick Francis 16/10/71', with light orange flecks from preceding endpaper. Spine ends rubbed, else fine. 215pp all on fine condition. Dust Jacket, Top of spine rubbed, else fine. Not Price Clipped. View more info