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Please offer UK first editions in dustwrappers.
The following is a selection of the books that I am interested in buying
but feel free to offer crime and detective fiction at any time.
I pay the highest prices in the UK for this genre.
I am prepared to purchase anything from single items to whole collections
and will travel anywhere in the World to view.
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A list of specific authors we seek can be found here Authors Wanted
A further list can also be found here Sell Books Online

Wanted urgently - One Green Bottle by Elizabeth Coxhead (published by Faber in 1951). Must be first edition in dj.

Margery Allingham Any Pre-War UK First Editions of the Campion titles
particularly The White Cottage Mystery, The Crime at
Black Dudley, Mystery Mile, Look to the Lady, Police at
the Funeral, Sweet Danger, Death of a Ghost, Flowers
for the Judge, The Case of the Late Pig, The Fashion
in Shrouds, Mr Campion and Others, Traitor's Purse.
Margery Allingham Any other 1st UK Editions in F/F condition.
Maxwell March Other Man's Danger; Rogues Holiday (Collins 1935)
H C Bailey Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly Mr Fortune's Practice.
Josephine Bell Any Pre-War UK First Editions
Anthony Berkeley Any UK First Editions of the Sheringham titles
particularly Cicely Disappears written under the
pseudonym A Monmouth Platts; Roger Sheringham
and the Vane Mystery; The Silk Stocking Murders;
Murder in the Basement; The Wychford Poisoning
Case; The Poisoned Chocolates Case; The Piccadilly
Murder; The Second Shot; Top Storey Murder;
Jumping Jenny; Panic Party; and Trial and Error.
Nicholas Blake Any UK First Editions of the Strangeways titles
particularly Malice in Wonderland.
Christianna Brand Death in High Heels; Heads You Lose; The Honey Harlot.
Leo Bruce Any Pre-War UK First Editions of the Beef titles
particularly Case for Three Detectives; Case with no
Conclusion; Case with Four Clowns; Death of Cold;
Case without a Corpse; Case with Ropes and Rings;
Case for Sergeant Beef; Neck and Neck; Cold Blood;
At Death's Door; Louse for the Hangman; Our Jubilee
is Death; Jack on the Gallow's Tree; Furious Old
Women; A Bone and a Hank of Hair; Nothing Like
Blood; Death at St Asprey's School; Death of a
Commuter; and Death with Blue Ribbon.
W J Burley Rare and early First Editions.
Christopher Bush Any Pre-War UK First Editions of the Travers Titles
particularly Dancing Death; The Plumley Inheritance;
TCOT Climbing Rat; TCOT Corporal's Leave; TCOT
Counterfeit Colonel; TCOT Flying Ass; TCOT Hanging
Rope; TCOT Kidnapped Colonel; TCOT Magic Mirror;
TCOT Murdered Major; and Unfortunate Village.
Joanna Canaan They Rang up the Police; Death at the Dog.
John Dickson Carr Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly It Walks by
Night; Devil Kinsmere written under the pseudonym
Roger Fairbairn; The Eight of Swords; The Burning
Court; The Department of Queer Complaints; and The
Third Bullet both written under the pseudonym Carter Dickson.
Leslie Charteris Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly She was a Lady; The Holy Terror and Salvage for the Saint.
Agatha Christie Any pre-war 1st editions in dust wrapper.
Collins Crime Club Any pre-war 1st editions in dust wrapper.
J J Connington Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly Nemesis at Raynham Parva.
Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's Sword.
Freeman Wills Crofts Any Pre-War UK First Editions in dust wrapper.
Carter Dickson Any Pre-War UK First Editions in dust wrapper.
Margaret Erskine And Being Dead.
Elizabeth Ferrars Give a Corpse a Bad Name; Death in Botanist's Bay.
Mary Fitt Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly Death at Dancing Stones; Death Starts a Rumour; Expected Death; and Sky Rocket.
Ian Fleming Any rare item, especially inscribed copies

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Pan). 1st UK paperback first edition

Uncorrected proof copies only: The Diamond Smugglers

Uncorrected proof dust jackets only:
Casino Royale
Live and Let Die
Moonraker
Diamonds are Forever
The Diamond Smugglers
Dr No
For Your Eyes Only

Dick Francis The following titles are wanted but only with interesting inscriptions from the author, in the year of publication, and preferably Association Copies:
[Please do not offer copies inscribed with "To X - Hi! Dick Francis"].

Dead Cert
Nerve
Reflex
The Danger
Proof
Bolt
Hot Money
Comeback

James Fraser Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
John Gardner Licence to Kill, Goldeneye.
Anthony Gilbert Any Pre-War UK First Editions in dust wrapper.
Leonard Gribble The Arsenal Stadium Mystery.
Georgette Heyer Any Pre-War UK First Edition detective novels particularly Footsteps in the Dark; and Why Shoot a Butler?.
Reginald Hill A Clubbable Woman, An April Shroud, A Killing Kindness, A Pinch of Snuff & The Castle of the Demon written under the Pseudonym Patrick Ruell.
Michael Innes Any Pre-War UK First Editions; and Appleby on Ararat.
P D James Cover Her Face; A Mind to Murder; and Unnatural Causes.
C Daly King Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly Arrogant Alibi; Bermuda Burial; Careless Corpse; Curious Mr Tarrant; Obelists at Sea; and Obelists en Route.
Ronald A Knox Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
Elmore Leonard First Editions published by Robert Hale.
E C R Lorac Any Pre-War UK First Editions by E C R Lorac or written under the pseudonym Carol Carnac particularly The Murder on the Burrows; The Affair on Thor's Head; Bats in the Belfry; Black Beadle; Crime Counter Crime; Death at Dyke's Corner; John Brown's Body; Murder in Chelsea; The Missing Rope; The Organ Speaks; A Pall for a Painter; and Post After Post-Mortem.
Helen McCloy Dance of Death.
Philip MacDonald Any Pre-War UK First Editions by Philip MacDonald or written under the pseudonym Martin Porlock particularly The Crime Conductor; Death on my Left; Murder Gone Mad; The Rasp; R.I.P.; Rope to Spare; The White Crow; The Wraith; The Dark Wheel; and The Nursemaid who Disappeared.
Ngaio Marsh Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly Enter A Murderer; and Overture to Death.
A E W Mason Any Pre-War UK First Editions of his detective novels.
Gladys Mitchell Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly Speedy Death; Come Away Death; Printer's Error; Hangman's Curfew; My Father Sleeps; Sunset Over Soho; and The Worsted Viper.
Stuart Palmer Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
Iain Pears The Raphael Affair; Giotto’s Hand; The Bernini Bust.
Arturo Perez-Reverte The Flanders Panel.
Terry Pratchett Any rare titles particularly The Light Fantastic.
E R Punshon a.k.a.
Robertson Halkett
Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
Ellery Queen Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
Ruth Rendell From Doon with Death; Wolf to the Slaughter.
John Rhode a.k.a.
Miles Burton
Any Pre-War UK First Editions, particularly Tragedy at the Unicorn.
Anne Rice The Vampire Lestat.
Craig Rice 8 faces at 3.
Raphael Sabatini The Black Swan.
Dorothy L Sayers Any Pre-War UK First Editions of the Wimsey titles particularly Whose Body; and Clouds of Witness.
Science Fiction Early wrappered titles and highlights.
Georges Simenon The following U.K. 1st Editions are wanted in at least VG/VG condition

Affairs of Destiny (1942)
The Disintegration of J.P.G. (1937)
Inspector Maigret Investigates (1933)
Introducing Inspector Maigret (1933)
Maigret Abroad (1940)
Maigret and M. L'Abbe (1941)
Maigret Keeps a Rendezvous (1940)
Maigret Sits It Out (1941)
Maigret to the Rescue (1940)
Maigret Travels South (1940)
The Man Who Watched The Trains Go By (1942)
The Patience of Maigret (1939)
The Triumph of Inspector Maigret (1934)

The following U.S. 1st Editions are wanted in at least VG/VG condition

The Crossroads Murders (1933)
The Death of Monsieur Gallet (1932)
A New Lease on Life (1963) - F/F only please
Shadow on the Courtyard/Crime at Lock 14 (1934)
The Strange Case of Peter the Lett (1933)

C P Snow Death Under Sail.
Rex Stout Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
Showell Styles Any titles published by Robert Hale.
Phoebe Atwood Taylor Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
Josephine Tey A Shilling for Candles; The Man in the Queue written under the pseudonym Gordon Daviot.
Arthur W Upfield Any Pre-War UK First Editions in dust wrapper.
Henry Wade Any Pre-War UK First Editions particularly Here comes the Copper; The Missing Partners; Mist on the Saltings; Policeman's Lot; and Verdict of You All.
Patricia Wentworth Any Pre-War UK Detective First Editions.
Clifford Witting Any Pre-War UK First Editions.
P G Wodehouse Any Pre-War UK First Editions in good or better dust wrappers particularly:

The Coming of Bill (1921); Sam the Sudden (1925); The Heart of a Goof (1926); The Small Bachelor (1927); Meet Mr Mulliner (1927); Money for Nothing (1928); Big Money (1931); Hot Water (1932); Right Ho Jeeves (1934); Thank You Jeeves (1934).

Christopher Wood James Bond, The Spy who Loved Me.

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