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Thirteen Steps Down
by  Ruth Rendell  
Publisher Hutchinson
Published Date 7 October 2004
ISBN 0091799759
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£7.99

Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/near fine new unread condition - some bumping to spine ends. Signed by Ruth Rendell directly on the title page in black pen.
Synopsis:
A classic Rendellian loner, Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number 13. Living in a decaying house in Notting Hill, Mix is obsessed with 10 Rillington Place, where the notorious Christie committed a series of foul murders. He is also infatuated with a beautiful model who lives nearby - a woman who would not look at him twice. Mix's landlady, Gwendolen Chawcer is equally reclusive - living her life through her library of books. Both landlady and lodger inhabit weird worlds of their own. But when ......more

 
 
     
The Wrath of Angels
by  John Connolly  
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Published Date 30 August 2012
ISBN 978-1444756449
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£17.99
Hardback in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Fine/fine brand new condition.
Product Description
In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money: it is power. Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those who believe that it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces ......more
 
 
     
The Wood Beyond
by  Reginald Hill  
Publisher Scorpion Press
Published Date 1995
ISBN 1873567235
Limited Edition
£39.99
Signed limited edition in dustjacket. Number 81 of 85. Beautiful copy with leather spine presented in marbled boards with clear acetate jacket and gold coloured page edges to top....more
 
 
     
The White Lioness
by  Henning Mankell  
Publisher Harvill Press
Published Date 2003
ISBN 1860469604
First Edition   First Printing  
£10.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. Fine/near fine. Slight creasing/bruising to dustjacket at top rear corner. Not price-clipped - shows price of 14.99. No previous owner inscriptions.
In peaceful southern Sweden, Louise Akerblom, an estate agent, pillar of the Methodist church, wife and mother, disappears. There is no explanation and no motive. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team are called in to investigate. As Inspector Wallander is introduced to this missing person's case, he has a gut feeling that the victim will never be found alive, but he has no conception of how far he will have to go in search of the killer and the origin of the crime....more
 
 
     
The Unquiet
by  John Connolly  
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Published Date 3 May 2007
ISBN 9780340920480
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£14.89
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by the author.
Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychologist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered. Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who does not believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance. Private detective Charlie Parker is hired to make Merrick go away, but Merrick will not be stopped. Soon Parker ......more
 
 
     
The Suva Harbour Mystery
by  Frank Arthur  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1948
ISBN n/a
First Edition  
£6.99
First Penguin edition. Number 664. Good condition. Titles up to number 667 listed on back cover....more
 
 
     
The Sin Within Her Smile.
by  Jonathan Gash  
Publisher Century.
Published Date January 1992
ISBN 0712660151
First Edition   First Printing  
£9.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine.
Synopsis
Antique dealers in the Eastern Hundreds are gripped by a mania to buy. Lovejoy is accused of stripping a country mansion and then he finds an old friend dead in the marshes. This crime story is written by the author of "The Great California Game", "The Very Last Gambado" and "The Gondola Scam". ...more
 
 
     
The Secret of Annexe 3
by  Colin Dexter  
Publisher Macmillan
Published Date October 1986
ISBN 0333431391
First Edition   First Printing  
£199.00
Near fine/Near fine. A lovely copy of this seventh book in the Inspector Morse series. The book has minor creasing to the very top right hand corner of the dustjacket at the front, and the front inside flap of the dustjacket has a faint diagonal crease line running from just inside the top right hand corner to about a third of the way down. The dustjacket has not been price clipped - but shows noprice. No other faults.
Synopsis
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The Reapers
by  John Connolly  
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Published Date 15 May 2008
ISBN 9780340936658
First Edition   First Printing  
£10.99

Hardback in dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Near fine/near fine new unread condition. Slight bump to top rear corner and slight pinching at base of spine.
Synopsis
They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt. There they find themselves trapped, isolated, and at the mercy of a killer feared ......more

 
 
     
The Lovers
by  John Connolly  
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Published Date 9 July 2009
ISBN 9780340936696
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£16.99
Hardback in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Very fine/very fine new unread condition.
Product Description
When Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, a NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, then took his own life. There was no explanation for his actions.
Now Parker is working on his most personal case yet: an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father.
The investigation will reveal a life haunted by lies, by secrets kept and loyalties compromised. And by two figures in the shadows, a man and a woman, with only one purpose: to bring an end to ......more
 
 
     
The Long Good-Bye
by  Raymond Chandler  
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Published Date 1953
ISBN
First Edition   First Printing  
£499.00
Hardback book in original dustjacket. VG/VG. Book in very good condition for age. No previous owner inscriptions. Some marks and stains to pages. Scarce dustjacket in very good condition for year. Not price-clipped - shows price of 10s. 6d net. Darkened area to dustjacket at base of spine from where selotape reinforcement has been removed. One small surface nick to dustjacket on left flower pot. Water line along the top edge of the dustjacket form slight liquid damage at some stage - only really visible from rear. A nice collectible copy of a book that is highly sought after as it precedes the U.S. edition....more
 
 
     
The Long Good-Bye
by  Raymond Chandler  
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Published Date 1 1953
ISBN
First Edition   First Printing  
£425.00
Hardback book in original dustjacket. VG/VG. Book in very good condition for age. No previous owner inscriptions. A few small liquid stains to page edges. Scarce dustjacket in good condition for year. Not price-clipped - shows price of 10s. 6d net. Small pieces missing from the top and bottom of the dustjacket on the spine. Some creasing to dustjacket at front and rear. One to two inch closed tears and small loss to dustjacket corners. Two inch closed tear to dustjacket at rear top spine edge. A nice collectible copy of a book that is highly sought after as it precedes the U.S. edition....more
 
 
     
The Lights of Skaro.
by  David Dodge  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1954
ISBN n/a
First Edition   First Printing  
£6.99
Paperback. First Penguin edition. Number 1127. VG condition. ...more
 
 
     
The Lift and the Drop
by  G V Galwey  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1951
ISBN n/a
First Edition   First Printing  
£6.99
First Penguin edition. Number 807. G-. Small biro letter on back cover. Some spine lean. spine ends starting to split. Some creasing/sunning....more
 
 
     
The Lies of Fair Ladies
by  Jonathan Gash  
Publisher Century.
Published Date January 1992
ISBN 0712653104
First Edition   First Printing  
£9.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine used condition. Not price-clipped - shows price of 13.99.
Synopsis
Antique dealers in the Eastern Hundreds are gripped by a mania to buy. Lovejoy is accused of stripping a country mansion and then he finds an old friend dead in the marshes. This crime story is written by the author of "The Great California Game", "The Very Last Gambado" and "The Gondola Scam". ...more
 
 
     
The Lake of Darkness
by  Ruth Rendell  
Publisher Hutchinson
Published Date 1980
ISBN 0091408105
First Edition   First Printing  
£21.99
First edition. VG+/VG+. Not price-clipped. Two tiny nicks to dj about half way down front edge. Some fading to colour on spine. A scarce copy of one of Rendell's best books in unclipped jacket....more
 
 
     
The Interpretation of Murder
by  Jed Rubenfeld  
Publisher Headline
Published Date 28 August 2006
ISBN 0755331400
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£12.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. True first edition - UK edition precedes the US edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine new unread condition.
In this ingenious, suspenseful historical thriller, Sigmund Freud is drawn into the mind of a sadistic killer who is savagely attacking Manhattan's wealthiest heiresses Inspired by Sigmund Freud's only visit to America, The Interpretation of Murder is an intricate tale of murder and the mind's most dangerous mysteries. It unfurls on a sweltering August evening in 1909 as Freud disembarks from the steamship George Washington, accompanied by Carl Jung, his rival and protege. Across town, in an opulent apartment high above the city, a ......more
 
 
     
The Innocence of Father Brown.
by  G K Chesterton  
Publisher Penguin
Published Date 1950
ISBN n/a
First Edition  
£6.99
First Penguin edition. Number 765. G condition. Small inscription on half-title page. Some sunning/foxing....more
 
 
     
The Hangman's Hymn
by  Paul Doherty  
Publisher Headline
Published Date 2001
ISBN 0747220816
First Edition   First Printing  
£4.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. Fine/fine. Not price-clipped shows price of 17.99.
Synopsis
Stumbling upon an execution, Chaucer's pilgrims witness a hanging that leaves the carpenter in a dead faint. That evening, he narrates the tale of a Gloucester hangman whose involvement in the secretive punishment of three witches unleashes a vicious spate of revenge killings. ...more
 
 
     
The Hanging Garden
by  Ian Rankin  
Publisher Orion Books
Published Date 1998
ISBN 0752807218
First Edition   First Printing  
£16.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Near fine/near fine used condition. Not price-clipped, but shows no price. No previous owner inscriptions. Small amount of wear to front endpaper where a not very well stuckdown bookplate was successfully removed. Slight bruising to lower spine corner.
...more
 
 
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