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Gwendoline Butler

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Gwendoline Butler Books are permanently wanted by us
UK first editions in dustwrappers - if you have anything of interest - please do Contact Us


Brief History - Biography

Gwendoline Butler, who also wrote under the pseudonym Jennie Melville, was born in London in 1922 and still enjoys considerable popularity amongst readers today. Her main series character is Inspector John Coffin, an excellent, well rounded character who has developed nicely over the years. Her work was rewarded by the Crime Writers Association who awarded her a Silver Dagger in 1973.
Under the name Jennie Melville she had one main series character, Charmian Daniels. Some of these books are standard mystery novels but under this name the author also strayed into the romance genre, and indeed was given an award by the Romantic Novelists Association in 1981 in recognition of her work.
A Sample of Books Wanted

Receipt for Murder
The Dull Dead
The Interloper
Make Me a Murderer
Coffin in Malta
A Coffin for Pandora

Any pre 1970 British 1sts in dustwrapper
Pre 1975 Jennie Melville

General Requirements
Being relatively modern condition is of the essence fine or near fine copies only.
UK first editions only please.

Payment - Prices Paid
We always pay promptly and as specialist dealers we do pay top prices for excellent examples.
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Final Word
Gwendoline Butler is a leading name amongst both crime writers and mystery readers. Whilst not quite
reaching the heights of popularity enjoyed by the likes of P.D. James and Ruth Rendell, she is certainly
up there with them in terms of quality writing. An author in fact we expect to improve considerably in the yes of collectors.