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Hammond Innes

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We are always seeking fine and rare books by this author
UK first editions please - if you have anything of interest - please do Contact Us


Brief History - Biography

Hammond Innes was born in Sussex, England in 1913, he served in the British army and was awarded the CBE. His first novel was called The Doppleganger and was published by Herbert Jenkins in 1936. This novel set the tone and he grew to become one of the country's most respected suspense-thriller writers. His work has a style of it's own and remains impressive and fresh to this day. As well as fiction he also wrote some non-fiction, a couple of screenplays and some juvenile literature, some of which appeared under the pseudonym of Ralph Hammond. The early mystery titles benefitted from some impressive dust jacket artwork which continues to add to their appeal.
A Sample of Books Wanted
Sabotage Broadcast
Air Disaster
All Roads Lead to Friday
The Trojan Horse
Attack Alarm
Wreckers Must Breathe

All of the novels pre 1943
Collections, ephemeral items and signed books

General Requirements
The first seven novels in the authors bibliography
Wrappers only for any of the above, even ex library copies with wrappers.
UK first editions only please.

Payment - Prices Paid
We are actively working on wants lists for this writer - so can pay top prices.
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Final Word
Hammond Innes was always a popular author, right up there with the giants of the genre.
His popularity has inevitably declined with new readers today but remains strong amongst
the old school and with collectors.