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Roger East

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These are permanent wants books
UK first editions please - if you have anything of interest - please do Contact Us


Brief History - Biography

Roger East was a pseudonym used by Roger d'Este Burford who was born in 1904. His main series character was Colin Knowles, though he only appeared twice I believe. He only wrote nine books and is largely a forgotten author today. Only two of the authors works were published in America. The main residual interest in the author lies mainly in the fact that some of the books were published by Collins Crime Club and had some attractive dust jackets with great period artwork.
A Sample of Books Wanted

Murder Rehearsal
Candidate for Lilies
The Bell is Answered
Detectives in Gumboots
25 Sanitary Inspectors

Any pre war UK 1sts in jacket

Autographed items or ephemera

General Requirements
Pre 1940 books with original wrappers
Ex library copies with nice jackets also.
UK first editions only please.

Payment - Prices Paid
We specialize in Roger East so we can pay a premium over and above other booksellers.
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Final Word
The author's is not particularly well known today, if at all outside mystery fiction collectors.
It is always a shame when authors get forgotten and we would be happy to add information to this page should anyone have any
Without doubt he deserves lasting recognition for titling a book 25 Sanitary Inspectors !.