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22218. AARONOVITCH Ben: BROKEN HOMES
Gollancz 2014 paperback. Spine slightly creased Cut on front wrap. 4th of the excellent Rivers of London/Peter Grant series £3.00

23441. AIRD Catherine: A MOST CONTAGIOUS GAME
Rue Morgue (US) 2007 reissue with intro. Corners very slightly rubbed. The only non-Sloan detective story - 2 murders 150 years apart in a quiet village £19.50

22129. ALDRICH Bess Streeter: MISS BISHOP
Appleton (US) 1933 1st. Dw slightly torn round edges & chhipped on spine ends missing small pieces; spine a bit grubby. She looks back on life as a teacher at a midwestern college and her search for love £15.00

21573. ALEXANDER Ruth: THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Arrowsmith 1936 1st. Lacks prelims to title page Heavy foxing Corners bumped Spine faded Boards grubby. The very scarce novelised version of the film £19.50

23577. ALLINGHAM Margery: DEATH OF A GHOST
Vintage paperback nd. Generally vg. Albert Campion £3.50

23579. ALLINGHAM Margery: MYSTERY MILE
Vintage paperback 2007. Wraps a bit bumped; big crease back wrap £2.50

23580. ALLINGHAM Margery: POLICE AT THE FUNERAL
Vintage paperback 2015. Generally VG. Albert Campion £3.50

23576. ALLINGHAM Margery: THE CASE OF THE LATE PIG
Vintage paperback 2005. Corners slightly creased; bump top of back wrap. Campion £3.50

23578. ALLINGHAM Margery: THE FASHION IN SHROUDS
Vintage paperback 2006. Corners & edges slightly creased & rubbed. Albert Campion £3.50

23581. ALLINGHAM Margery: THE WHITE COTTAGE MYSTERY
Bloomsbury paperback 2016. Wraps a bit creased. Her first detective story (not Campion) £3.50

21338. ANDREW Prudence: ORDEAL BY SILENCE
Hutchinson 1961 1st. Nice copy with small defect on front board in dw frayed top spine. Should Philip of Evesham be canonised? A 12th century tale £17.50

22599. ANON: THE SECRET OF DR KILDARE
Hodder Yellow Jacket 1940 rep. Pencil inscr Some pages cut badly making edges rough Faded patch top spine Slightly worn dw torn top spine. The first of the Dr K novels £12.50

23945. ARLEY Catherine: READY REVENGE
Collins Crime Club 1960 1st. Spine faded Boards a bit bumped. Translated from French £7.50

21947. ARMSTRONG Campbell: JIG
Hodder & Stoughton 1987 1st. Page edges browning Front hinge weak Slightly bumped dw with label removed top back. Thriller with a detective trying to catch an IRA killer £3.50

21100. ARMSTRONG Thomas: SUE CROWTHER'S MARRIAGE
Collins 1961 1st. Smells a bit musty Slightly frayed dw with tear on back . 3rd novel about the Crowthers of Bankdam £12.00

21944. AYRES Ruby M: OWNER GONE ABROAD
Hodder & Stoughton 1939 rep. Inscr Corners bumped Spine faded & worn on ends Boards a bit marked. Romance £9.50

21943. AYRES Ruby M: SO MANY MILES
Hodder & Stoughton 1952 rep. Foredge slightly foxed Dw rubbed on edges with tears repaired on reverse. Marriage to a poor man £7.50

21945. AYRES Ruby M: THE LITTLE MAN
Hodder & Stoughton 1968 paperback. Pages a bit browned Spine creased Wraps a bit rubbed. £7.50

19133. AYRES Ruby M: THE MARRIAGE OF BARRY WICKLOW
Hodder & Stoughton 1936 rep. Lacks fep Slightly torn dw. A 1920s romance £4.00

19530. AYRES Ruby M: TOO MUCH TOGETHER
Hodder & Stoughton 1936 1st. Boards slightly bumped Chipped & slightly torn & markeddw. Romance £6.50

20817. AYRES Ruby M: WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
Hodder & Stoughton 1962 paperback. Inscr Page edges browning Wraps very creased. A country romance £7.50

20795. BARNETTE Ida: MAIDEN IN DANGER
Wright & Brown 1951 1st. Ragged dw missing large piece. As in the title ... woman hunted by a gang after a jewel robbery £9.50

19895. BAWDEN Nina: THE ODD FLAMINGO
Pan paperback 1957. Page edges browning Wraps a bit worn & rubbed. Her 2nd book a tale of deception blackmail & murder £5.00

21101. BAXT George: I! SAID THE DEMON
Cape 1969 1st. Exlibrary Stamps & tape marks Boards a bit bumped Dw with tape marks on flaps & a stain across the top of the spine. One of his earlier funny 1930s murder stories with Max van Larsen looking for a missing Judge his mistress & $240000 £5.00

22133. BEATON MC: AGATHA RAISIN & KISSING CHRISTMAS GOODBYE
Robinson paperback 2008. Pages browning First few pages crinkled Spine creased £3.00

20797. BEATON MC: AGATHA RAISIN & THE LOVE FROM HELL
Robinson paperback 2006. Spine creased £2.50

21421. BEATON MC: AGATHA RAISIN & THE WELLSPRING OF DEATH
Robinson paperback nd. Exlibrary Spine creased A bit out of shape £2.50

20798. BEATON MC: AGATHA RAISIN & THE WIZARD OF EVESHAM
St Martin's Press1999 US 1st. Good copy in slightly marked & rubbed dw. £5.00

23557. BEATON MC: AGATHA RAISIN DISHING THE DIRT
Constable paperback 2016. Slightly out of shape £3.00

23389. BEATON MC: DEATH OF A LIAR
Robinson paperback 2016. Bottom spine slightly bumiped. Hamish Macbeth mystery £3.50

23157. BEATON MC: DEATH OF A PRANKSTER
Robinson paperback 2016 rep. Almost vg. Hamish Macbeth mystery £3.50

22221. BEATON MC: DEBORAH GOES TO DOVER
Robinson paperback 2011. Wraps a bit creased & worn. Travelling Matchmaker Regency series £3.00

22138. BEATON MC: DEIRDRE AND DESIRE
Robinson paperback 2012. Exlibrary. One of her 6 sisters regency romances £3.00

22222. BEATON MC: DIANA THE HUNTRESS
Robinson paperback 2012. Spine creased Wraps a bit bumped; corner of front wrap missing. One of her 6 sisters regency romances £2.50

22132. BEATON MC: THE DEADLY DANCE
St Martin's paperback 2006. Wraps creased. Agatha Raisin £3.00

23967. BELLAIRS George: DEATH TREADS SOFTLY
Thriller Book Club nd. Foredge foxed Slight page marking Dw missing quite a large triangular piece top spine + long tear between front flap and front Creased and a bit grubby. Superintendent Littlejohn of the Yard investigates a death in the Isle of Man £15.00

23442. BELLAIRS George: THE BODY IN THE DUMB RIVER
Thriller Book Club 1961. Pages clean Boareds a bit bumped Tape marks dw flaps & eps Dw rubbed on spine ends. Aka Murder Masquerade Superintendent Littlejohn of the Yard investigates the death of a travelling salesman £7.50

22141. BENNETT Margot: THE MAN WHO DIDN'T FLY
Eyre & Spottiswoode 1955 1st. Pages browning Dw frayed & worn on edges. 4 men should have been flying to Dublin but only 3 boarded and after the plane crashed into the Irish Sea no-one knew which 3 as the 4th has disappeared; scarce title £20.00

23582. BENSON E F: LUCIA IN LONDON
Black Swan paperback 1984. Pages browning Wraps very creased especially the spine. £3.00

23583. BENSON E F: MAPP AND LUCIA
Penguin Modern Classic paperback 2004. Spine creased; wraps slightly creased & bumped £3.50

21941. BENTLEY Nicolas: THE FLOATING DUTCHMAN
Joseph 1950 1st. Couple of page edges badly cut Spine ends slightly rubbed Dw rubbed on spine ends & corners & a couple of tiny tears. His second thriller £7.50

22144. BOLITHO Janie: BETRAYED IN CORNWALL
Constable 2000 1st. Exlibrary Rebound Slightly baggy bumped dw. Rose Trevelyan Cornish detective story £6.00

23906. BOWLES Colin: FLYING HAZZARD
Century 1987 1st. Dw. A humerous romance about a flying doctor £10.00

23390. BRAHMS Caryl & SIMON SJ: A BULLET AT THE BALLET
Four Square paperback 1963. Pages browning Wraps grubby & creased £6.50

21939. BRANDT Nat & Yanna: A DEATH IN BULLOCH PARISH
Foul Play Press (US) 1993 1st. Dw a bit browned & grubby. Veteran newsman investigates his mentor's death in Louisiana & continue his research into a Confederate officer hanged as a spy but the deaths continue £5.00

21938. BRAUN Lilian Jackson: QWILLERAN'S SHORT AND TALL TALES
Headline 2002 1st. Very slightly bumped dw. Moose County legends £8.50

22148. BRAUN Lilian Jackson: THE CAT WHO KNEW SHAKESPEARE
Jove (US) paperback 1988. Spine & wraps creased £3.50

22149. BRAUN Lilian Jackson: THE CAT WHO TALKED TO GHOSTS
Jove (US) paperback 1990. Spine creased Back wrap chipped & missing a small bit £3.50

22150. BRAUN Lilian Jackson: THE CAT WHO WENT BANANAS
Headline paperback 2005. Spine creased £3.50

20827. BRAUN Lilian Jackson: THE CAT WHO WENT UP THE CREEK
Headline 2002 1st UK. Exlibrary Page edges brown Protected dw £4.50

20829. BRENT Madeleine: GOLDEN URCHIN
Souvenir Press 1986 1st. Pages browning Dw rubbed top spine. Pseudonym of Peter O'Donnell (Modesty Blaise); a white-skinned red-haired girl in an Aboriginal tribe needs to find out who she is £10.00

19902. BRENT Madeleine: KIRKBY'S CHANGELING
Pan paperback 1977. Pages browning Wraps very creased & worn. Fast moving romantic suspense - an English girl works in a Hungarian travelling circus until she's swept back to England and the mysteries start £6.00

21937. BRENT Madeleine: MERLIN'S KEEP
Fontana paperback 1983. Wraps a bit creased. An exotic childhood in the Himalayas then suspense love & adventure in England £5.00

22617. BRETT Simon: THE BODY ON THE BEACH
Pan paperback 2007. Spine creased. Fethering mystery series £3.00

21340. BRIDGE Ann: ILLYRIAN SPRING
Chatto 1935 2nd imp. Lacks fep weakening front hinge & loosening pretitle Spine faded Chipped & scraped dw in 2 pieces with no spine. Her third novel set on the Dalmatian coast £15.00

23601. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES HOLDS THE TRUMP
Berkeley (US) paperback 2008. Generally VG. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.50

23600. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES HOLDS THE TRUMP
Berkeley (US) paperback 2008. Big crease on front wrap. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.00

23603. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES ON THE BALL
Constable paperback 2014. Wraps a bit rubbed Spine creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector Death at a society ball £3.00

23604. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES PINCHES THE POST
Constable paperback 2018. Spine a bit creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.50

23605. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES PLEADS HER CASE
Constable paperback 2018. Spine a bit creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.50

23606. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES QUESTIONS THE ANSWER
Constable paperback 2018. Spine & wraps creased; bottom spine a bit torn. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.00

23607. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES REVEALS HER ART
Constable paperback 2015. Spine slightly creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.50

23608. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES ROCKS THE BOAT
Constable paperback 2018. Spine creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector Death in a London Square £3.50

23610. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES STALKS THE HUNTER
Berkeley (US) paperback 2004. Wraps slightly rubbed on edges. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.00

23611. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES STANDS CORRECTED
Constable paperback 2015. Spine slightly creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector Death of a publican £3.00

23612. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES SWEEPS THE CHIMNEY
Constable paperback 2018. Spine slightly creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector £3.50

23615. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES TAKES STOCK
Constable paperback 2014. Wraps creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector. Death of an American Entrepreneur £3.00

23616. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES TAKES THE CAKE
Constable paperback 2015. Spine & wraps a bit creased Bottom of spine slightly torn. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector. £3.00

23613. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES TAKES THE STAGE
Constable paperback 2014. VG. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector. Death of a theatre critic £3.50

23617. BRIGHTWELL Emily: MRS JEFFRIES WEEDS THE PLOT
Constable paperback 2018. Spine slightly creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector. £3.50

23588. BRIGHTWELL Emily: THE GHOST AND MRS JEFFRIES
Constable paperback 2013. Spine creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector Death at a seance £3.00

23589. BRIGHTWELL Emily: THE INSPECTOR AND MRS JEFFRIES
Constable paperback 2013. Wraps creased. Victorian murder mystery - Mrs Jeffries is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard inspector Death of a doctor £3.50

23288. BRITISH LIBRARY CRIME CLASSIC BUDE John: THE LAKE DISTRICT MURDER
British Library Crime Classic paperback 2015. Spine creased. Originally published 1935 a golden age murder £3.50

23289. BRITISH LIBRARY CRIME CLASSIC BUDE John: THE SUSSEX DOWNS MURDER
British Library Crime Classic paperback 2015. Spine creased Corners slightly rubbed. Originally published 1936 a golden age murder £3.50

23146. BRITISH LIBRARY CRIME CLASSIC BURTON Miles: THE SECRET OF HIGH ELDERSHAM
British Library Crime Classic paperback 2016. Writing on fep & notes written all over text page margins Corners a bit rubbed. Originally published 1930 murder in an East Anglian village £3.00

23483. BRITISH LIBRARY CRIME CLASSIC EDWARDS Martin (edited by): DEEP WATERS
British Library Crime Classic paperback 2019.. Corners slightly rubbed. Mysteries on the Waves including Conan Doyle L T Meade Hornung R Austin Freeman P Bentley J Bell M Innes & many others £3.50

23484. BRITISH LIBRARY CRIME CLASSIC EDWARDS Martin (edited by): RESORTING TO MURDER
British Library Crime Classic paperback 2015. Corners slightly rubbed Spine slightly creased. Holiday Mysteries including Conan DoyleHornung Chesterton R Austin Freeman A Berkeley P Bentley M Gilbert & many others £3.50

23485. BRITISH LIBRARY CRIME CLASSIC EDWARDS Martin (edited by): SILENT NIGHTS
British Library Crime Classic paperback 2015. Name fep Corners slightly creased Spine slightly creased. Christmas Mysteries including Conan DoyleChesterton Wallace R Austin Freeman Farjeon Sayers Allingham E L White M Bowen & many others £3.50

23928. BRITISH LIBRARY CRIME CLASSIC LORAC ECR: BATS IN THE BELFRY
British Library Crime Classic 2018 paperback. Spine slightly creased Corners slightly rubbed. A London Mystery £3.50

22618. BRODY Frances: A MEDAL FOR MURDER
Piatkus paperback 2012. Some page corners & spine creased. Kate Shackleton mystery set in 1920s Yorkshire £3.00

23584. BRODY Frances: DEATH OF AN AVID READER
Piatkus paperback 2014. Label mostly removed from front wrap and a bit bumped otherwise a reasonable copy. Kate Shackleton mystery set in 1920s Yorkshire when a body is found in the basement of Leeds Library £3.00

22619. BRODY Frances: MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON
Piatkus paperback 2012. Spine creased Wraps a bit rubbed round the edges. Kate Shackleton mystery set in 1920s Yorkshire £3.50

20844. BROMIGE Iris: A HAUNTED LANDSCAPE
Coronet paperback 1978. Wraps slightly bumped & creased. £8.50

22155. BROMIGE Iris: A SHELTERING TREE
Hodder & Stoughton 1970 1st. Name fep Ticks on title list Slightly rubbed dw. A Rainwood stor £15.00

23089. BROMIGE Iris: A SHELTERING TREE
Coronet 1973 paperback. Wraps creased. A Rainwood story £4.50

23962. BROMIGE Iris: A SHELTERING TREE
Hodder & Stoughton 1962 1st. Slight foxing Dw rubbed on edges & creases Small tear back. Scarce title £25.00

22374. BROMIGE Iris: ALEX AND THE RAYNHAMS
Coronet paperback 1972. Foredge a bit foxed Wraps rubbed & a bit creased. She goes to work for a journalist but finds that all that glitters ... £6.00

20834. BROMIGE Iris: AN APRIL GIRL
Romance Book Club1967. Corners bumped Spine faded & rubbed on ends. A girl with a hidden shadow in her past £6.00

21936. BROMIGE Iris: AN APRIL GIRL
Coronet paperback 1970. Page edges browning Wraps creased. A girl with a hidden shadow in her past £5.00

22726. BROMIGE Iris: ROUGH WEATHER
Coronet paperback 1974. Pages browning Book Exchange stamps Wraps worn. Penniless girl builds a new life for herself £6.00

19908. BROMIGE Iris: THE BEND IN THE RIVER
Coronet paperback 1976. Pages browning Inscr on front wrap Wraps creased Spine faded. Rainwood family £4.00

23008. BROMIGE Iris: THE CHALLENGE OF SPRING
Woman's Weekly Library booklet 822. Slightly torn across middle. A girl moves to the Surrey countryside to help forget her brother's death £3.50

22725. BROMIGE Iris: THE NEW OWNER
Coronet paperback 1975. Lacks fep Book exchange stamp Pages slightly browning Scrape on front wrap Wraps a bit creased & worn. Romance working at a hotel £8.50

23974. BROMIGE Iris: THE QUIET HILLS
Hodder & Stoughton 1973 rep. Nice copy in dw a bit rubbed on edges. Rainwood family series #2 £17.50

21792. BROMIGE Iris: THE TANGLED WOOD
Coronet paperback 1973. Wraps a bit rubbed Spine slightly creased. A Rainwood family story £7.50

20838. BROMIGE Iris & ESMOND Harriet: THE BROKEN BOUGH & STARLIGHT TOWER
Woman's Weekly Fiction series vol 7 no 19. Wraps very creased Well read. 2 novels - the Bromige concerns a girl trying to heal the rift with her ex-fiance £4.50

20849. BROMIGE Iris & FRAZER Sheila: THE YOUNG ROMANTIC & THE HOPEFUL HEART
Woman's Weekly Fiction Series vol 4 no 24. Page corners creased Wraps a bit worn & creased. 2 novels - the Bromige concerns Melanie who leaves her London job to return to her old home now a peaceful hotel £6.00

20845. BROMIGE Iris & GRIERSON Linden: THE LYDIAN INHERITANCE & KOOKABURRA IN A TREE
Woman's Weekly Fiction series vol 4 no 8. Spine & wraps a bit creased. 2 novels - the Bromige concerns a man's mother who is trying to marry him off £12.50

20836. BROMIGE Iris & JAMES Elizabeth: THE BEND IN THE RIVER & RELUCTANT MASQUERADE
Woman's Weekly Fiction Series vol 10 no 18. Wraps a bit rubbed. 2 novels £10.00

20841. BROMIGE Iris & MORRTENSON Constance: ENCOUNTER AT ALPENROSE & SILVER WINGS
Woman's Weekly Fiction series vol 7 no 16. Wraps creased. 2 novels - the Bromige concerns a holiday in Austria pursued by former and current suitors £6.00

20847. BROMIGE Iris & NOEL Diana: SWEET LOVE REMEMBERED & THE SIGN OF LEO
Woman's Weekly Fiction Series vol 4 no 20. Wraps a bit worn & creased. 2 novels - the Bromige seems to be 'Rough Weather' retitled £7.50

22620. BROSTER DK: THE FLIGHT OF THE HERON
Penguin paperback 1976. Wraps a bit scraped & worn Pages browning. 1st of the Jacobite trilogy; I fell in love with Ewen Cameron as a teenager ... £2.50

21930. BURKE James Lee: HEAVEN'S PRISONERS
Mysterious Press 4988 1st. Frayed dw. Ex homicide detective living quietly in Louisiana's bayou falls over a terrifying mystery £7.50

23585. BURLEY W J: WYCLIFFE AND THE FOUR JACKS
Orion paperback 2017. Label partly removed from front wrap; pages wiggly & stain on foredge makes me think it's been in a bath. The Cornish detective £2.50

23586. BURLEY W J: WYCLIFFE IN PAUL'S COURT
Orion paperback 2001. Spine & wraps a bit creased. The Cornish detective £3.50

19911. BUTLER Joan: THE OLD FIRM
Paul nd. Tape marks on eps Namem written on foredge Dw missing 1cm strip across front & front flap Dw spine torn. Humerous in the Wodehouse style £8.50

21574. BUTTENSHAW Diana: CHAIN OF COMMAND
Hodder & Stoughton 1956 1st. Foxing Boards very slightly marked Rubbed & chipped dw. Can army wives solve low morale in the regiment? The new CO's wife thinks so £12.50

23136. CADELL Elizabeth: ALICE, WHERE ART THOU?
Hodder & Stoughton 1959 1st. Nice copy. Light-hearted tale of 3 girls sharing a Chelsea flat until their landlord is murdered £30.00

23135. CADELL Elizabeth: CANARY YELLOW
Hodder & Stoughton 1965 1st. Bright copy. Murder and romance in Las Palmas £12.00

20588. CADELL Elizabeth: CANARY YELLOW
Corgi paperback 1972. Pages browning Wraps a bit creased. Murder and romance in Las Palmas £8.50

21072. CADELL Elizabeth: CONSIDER THE LILIES
Corgi paperback 1973. Pages browning Wraps very creased and a bit marked. Originally published by 'Harriet Ainsworth' a murder mystery; hard to find £22.50

18100. CADELL Elizabeth: DECK WITH FLOWERS
Romance Book Club 1974. Exlibrary Boards worn Baggy slightly worn dw. Mystery surrounding a prima donna Russian princess £3.50

21075. CADELL Elizabeth: HOME FOR THE WEDDING
Coronet paperback 1973. Well read Book exchange stamp Wraps creased & grubby Tape marks on slightly torn spine ends Writing on front wrap. A girl returns from Paris to her sleepy English town to marry her sophisticated French beau; but the town has become very strange £9.50

21074. CADELL Elizabeth: HOME FOR THE WEDDING
Coronet paperback 1973. Spine & back wrap creased. A girl returns from Paris to her sleepy English town to marry her sophisticated French beau; but the town has become very strange £8.50

19913. CADELL Elizabeth: PARSON'S HOUSE
Morrow (US) 1977. Boards a bit grubby Dw strengthened on reverse; spine faded & slightly chipped on edges. Old friends return to a seaide house from their childhood £10.00

20243. CADELL Elizabeth: SHADOWS ON THE WATER
Corgi paperback 1972. Pages browning & marked Wraps worn & creased. Mystery & romance in Portugal £3.00

21140. CADELL Elizabeth: SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS
Hodder & Stoughton 1961 1st. Clean bright copy in bumped & slightly creased dw with faded spine slightly stained at bottom. Third witty novel about the Waynes of Wood Mount - ridiculously scarce in hardback £70.00

22156. CADELL Elizabeth: THE FOX FROM HIS LAIR
Hodder & Stoughton 1965 1st. Lacks fep Tape marks 2 small chunks torn from bep Dw missing chunks from spine & marked. A Portuguese holiday reflecting on her choice of fiance and a mystery £12.50

22226. CADELL Elizabeth: THE FRENCHMAN AND THE LADY
Penguin paperback 1959. Pages brown Spine creased & torn on ends. The original title of Enter Mrs Belchamber; an indomitable English widow attaches herself to a family £17.50

21073. CADELL Elizabeth: THE GOLDEN COLLAR
Morrow (US) 1970 rep. Dw rubbed especially on the spine & a bit grubby. Mostly set in Portugal £9.50

20589. CADELL Elizabeth: THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART
Corgi paperback 1967. Pages a bit browning Front wrap & first few pages slightly creased Spine creased. Set in Portugal and London a wealthy architect & a girl who runs an eccentric boarding house £8.50

21076. CADELL Elizabeth: THE PAST TENSE OF LOVE
Romance Book Club 1971. Tape marks on eps Dw. A secretary's life changes when her boss sends her on an errand to France £12.50

19557. CADELL Elizabeth: THE PAST TENSE OF LOVE
Hodder paperback 1971. Page edges brown & foxed Wraps creased. A secretary's life changes when her boss sends her on an errand to France £6.00

21082. CADELL Elizabeth: THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Corgi paperback 1973. Pages browning Wraps a bit creased Spine faded. The search for a goat in London £12.00

19914. CADELL Elizabeth: THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Romance Book Club 1960. Library label mostly removed from fep - no other library signs Spine a bit blotchy Tape marks on eps Grubby blotchy dw. The search for a goat in London £6.00

22158. CAMPBELL Margot: NO WIND IN THE TREES
Barker 1957 1st. Foredge foxed Faded patch on spine where dw torn Dw torn creased & missing chunk from front. Claudia & the men who enter her life £15.00

22159. CAMPBELL Margot: THE DARK WATER
Barker 1954 1st. Nice copy except for many rubber stamps of a previous owner Slightly creased & rubbed dw. A New Zealand sheep station £15.00

23391. CARNAC Carol: DEATH OF A LADY KILLER
Collins Crime Club 1959 1st. Ex private library Full of library stamps Well read & page marking Sticky label covering 1/4 of front board I don't think it's rebound but boards very shiny. Scarce title £25.00

23443. CASTLE Richard: HEAT RISES
Titan paperback 2012. Spine creased. The Nikki Heat books Castle supposedly wrote in Castle. So far as I can see no real author is mentioned anywhere £2.50

23444. CASTLE Richard: HEAT WAVE
Hyperion (US) paperback 1st. Top front slightly scraped Inside wraps a bit browned. The Nikki Heat books Castle supposedly wrote in Castle. So far as I can see no real author is mentioned anywhere £2.50

23445. CASTLE Richard: NAKED HEAT
Titan paperback 2012. Spine creased. The Nikki Heat books Castle supposedly wrote in Castle. So far as I can see no real author is mentioned anywhere £2.50

21114. CHANDLER Raymond: PLAYBACK (screenplay)
Harrap 19851st thus. Dw a bit used. Raymond Chandler's Unknown Thriller - the Screenplay of Playback £4.00

21116. CHEYNEY Peter: I'LL SAY SHE DOES
Collins 1945 1st. Rebound for a private library Chipped dw with label on spine. Lemmy Caution is in Paris investigating the theft of State Department documents £7.50

21117. CHEYNEY Peter: LADIES WON'T WAIT
Collins 1951 1st. Some foxing on prelims Corners bumped Small mark front board Torn & creased dw grubby on back. Michael Kells tries to solve a Paris murder £4.50

21118. CHITTENDEN Margaret: DEAD MEN DON'T DANCE
Kensington 1997 US 1st. Dw. Charlie Plato (female owner of San Francisco Western bar & dance hall) mystery series £4.50

21129. CHRISTIE Agatha: 4.50 FROM PADDINGTON
Book Club 1959. Foredge a bit foxed Corners bumped Spine slightly faded. Dw rubbed on edges & browned on back. Miss Marple £4.00

21127. CHRISTIE Agatha: DEAD MAN'S FOLLY
Book Club 1957. Foredge brown (parts of the book printed on better paper than other parts) Corners bumped Dw a bit rubbed & torn missing small strips from spine ends. Poirot £3.50

21154. CHRISTIE Agatha: NEMESIS
Fontana paperback 1974. Pages browning Wraps grubby & a bit creased. Miss Marple sequel to Caribbean Mystery £3.00

21142. CHRISTIE Agatha: NEMESIS
Collins 1971 1st. Front hinge very slightly weak Frayed & rubbed dw. Miss Marple sequel to Caribbean Mystery £4.50

21155. CHRISTIE Agatha: PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT
Book Club 1970. Corners & spine ends rubbed Dw slightly bumped. £4.50

22160. CHRISTIE Agatha: THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING
Fontana paperback 1981. Page edges browning Wraps a bit creased. 6 stories long and short; 5 Poirot 1 Marple £3.00

22622. CHRISTIE Agatha: THE MURDER ON THE LINKS
Pan paperback 1974. Page edges browning Wraps a bit creased & rubbed. Poirot £3.00

22165. CONNINGTON J J: TRUTH COMES LIMPING
Hodder & Stoughton 1938 1st. 2 text pages slightly damaged Boards badly stained & worn. A Sir Clinton Driffield murder mystery set in a small English village; very scarce £45.00

23490. CRAIG Alisa: A PINT OF MURDER
Avon (US) paperback 1988. Pages brown Spine creased Out of shape. Pseudonym of Charlotte Macleod a Madoc Rhys mystery £4.50

22627. CRISPIN Edmund: THE MOVING TOYSHOP
Penguin Classic Crime paperback nd. Wraps slightly rubbed Small scrape on front. Gervase Fen in Oxford and a crime that doesn't seem to exist £3.00

21169. CROMPTON Richmal: LEADON HILL
Newnes nd. Slight foxing Crossed out inscr Boards a bit grubby & bumped £42.50

21170. CROMPTON Richmal: MATTY & THE DEARINGROYDES
Hutchinson 1956 1st. Boards & eps stained Slightly frayed & stained dw. A lady happily running a second-hand clothes shop in Brixton is 'rescued' by her family £19.50

21195. DALE Celia: A HELPING HAND
Penguin paperback 1990. Spine creased. Gentle suspense £2.50

22233. DALY Elizabeth: EVIDENCE OF THINGS SEEN
Green Penguin 1951 paperback. Pages browning and a bit loose Wraps creased & torn on spine ends. Bibliophile New York detective Henry Gamadge £3.50

23100. DAVIS Dorothy Salisbury: SCARLET NIGHT
Gollancz 1981 1st. Small library stamp Dw protected & taped down by flaps Clean & possibly unread. Julie Hayes mystery comic light-hearted and no bodies £7.50

21200. DAVIS Thomas D: MURDERED SLEEP
Walker 1994 US 1st. Dw. Probably signed author a PI finds more than he bargains for £4.50

22236. DE LA ROCHE Mazo: THE TWO SAPLINGS
Macmillan 1942 rep. Small inscr Corners bumped Slightly out of shape. 2 boys born on the same day are mistakenly swapped - 1 American 1 British; story by the Jalna author £7.50

22625. DEAL Paula: SURGERY NURSE
Barker 1962 rep. Some foxing Dw rubbed into holes in places & browned on edges. Seems like part of an adult Sue Barton series set in the UK £9.50

23486. DELAFIELD E M: THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY
Prion Humour Classics 2001 rep. Nice copy in dw. Intro Jilly Cooper £9.50

23558. DELAFIELD E M: THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY
Virago 1984 paperback. Corners slightly creased & edges slightly rubbed. Contains Diary of PL PL goes Further PL in America PL in Wartime £6.50

21280. DELDERFIELD RF: FAREWELL THE TRANQUIL MIND
Pocket Books (US) paperback 1973. Spine creased Wraps a bit rubbed Piece torn from back wrap. Passion & intrigue in the French Revolution £3.00

21281. DELDERFIELD RF: THERE WAS A FAIR MAID DWELLING
Corgi paperback 1971. Foredge browning & slightly foxed Wraps a bit creased & worn. Love story £6.50

21341. DELDERFIELD RF: TOO FEW FOR DRUMS
Hodder & Stoughton 1964 1st. Ex Red Cross library Large label on faded spine Dw front pasted to front board & blurb to fep Tape marks all over eps Library stamp foredge. Adventure & romance is the Napoleonic wars £6.50

20246. DOUGLAS O: ELIZA FOR COMMON
Hodder & Stoughton 1938 rep. Front hinge a bit weak Inscr Chipped dw missing spine ends & grubby on front & missing small chunks £8.50

21345. DOUGLAS O: JANE'S PARLOUR
Nelson nd pocket edition. Crossed out inscr Boards a bit blotchy Creased dw grubby on back & missing piece front & spine ends £12.50

22237. DOUGLAS O: JANE'S PARLOUR
Nelson nd pocket edition 1947 inscr. Protected dw rubbed on edges & missing 1/2 top spine" £15.00

22238. DOUGLAS O: OLIVIA
Hodder & Stoughton nd 1959 inscr but much earlier. Pages brown Corners bumped Spine faded & a bit creased. Her first novel - original title Olivia in India; the story of a girl visiting her civil servant brother in India told through her letters £19.50

21346. DOUGLAS O: PENNY PLAIN
Nelson nd pocket edition. Some pages creased Boards a but bumped scraped & worn Spine faded £12.50

22630. DOUGLAS O: PENNY PLAIN
Hodder & Stoughton 1941 rep. Inscr Corners bumped Spine slightly faded Front board a bit marked £9.50

19150. DOUGLAS O: PENNY PLAIN
Hodder & Stoughton 1924 rep. Loose Boards faded & a bit worn Pencil inscr £6.00

23502. DOUGLAS O: PENNY PLAIN
Hodder & Stoughton nd inscr 1934 or 1954 yellow jacket. Spine & board edges faded Hinges slightly weak Some page marking Frayed slightly torn dw £10.00

22937. DOUGLAS O: PEOPLE LIKE OURSELVES
Hodder & Stoughton 1938 1st thus. Inscr Corners bumped Spine slightly faded Front board a bit marked Cloth boards a bit marked Spine browned. Omnibus of Penny Plain Pink Sugar Priorsford £18.00

21475. DOUGLAS O: PINK SUGAR
Hodder & Stoughton 1936 rep. Inscr Boards bumped & rubbed Spine faded £7.50

19918. DOUGLAS O: PINK SUGAR
Hodder & Stoughton 1950 rep. A few page corners bumped Light foxing Frayed & slightly torn dw with small hole in spine £6.00

21477. DOUGLAS O: PINK SUGAR
Hodder & Stoughton 1948 rep. 1 text page creased & slightly large (binding fault) Corners bumped Boards a bit grubby £7.50

21476. DOUGLAS O: PINK SUGAR
Hodder & Stoughton 1933 rep. Corners bumped £8.50

21456. DOUGLAS O: PRIORSFORD
Hodder & Stoughton 1951 rep. Half fep missing? Spine faded? Boards a bit bumped £12.50

22629. DOUGLAS O: THE HOUSE THAT IS OUR OWN
Hodder & Stoughton 1940 1st. Corners bumped Boards a bit worn Slightly smudged inscription 'To Lesley with all kind thoughts from Anna Buchan Oct 1940' Also included is a black & white photo in card protection of the family in a garden - 8 people (the eldest woman seems to have a large bird on her head) and written next to it 'The Buchan famiy - John Buchan with his wife & family his mother & sister. Puzzle - find which is which!' in the same handwriting. I did some research and the photo is believed to be taken in the garden of Elsfield Manor Buchan's family home. T he ages of the children suggests that it may have been taken shortly before his departure for Canada in 1935 to take up the post of Governor-General. £50.00

21478. DOUGLAS O: THE PROPER PLACE
Hodder & Stoughton 1927 rep. Inscr Back hinge a bit weak Last text page creased Boards a bit bumped £12.50

21455. DOUGLAS O: THE PROPER PLACE
Nelson pocket edition 1929. Tape marks on eps Spine ends slightly rubbed Dw rubbed & slightly torn on back £12.50

19152. DOUGLAS O: THE SETONS
Hodder & Stoughton 1948 rep. Foredge very slightly foxed Slightly torn dw missing tiny strips from spine ends £6.00

21479. DOUGLAS O: THE SETONS
Hodder & Stoughton 1948 rep. Prize label Boards a bit grubby & faded Corners bumped £12.50

22632. DU MAURIER Daphne: EARLY STORIES
Todd 1955 1st paperback. Pages browning Front hinge a little loose showing staples Grubby slightly creased wraps Spine brown. Stories written between 1927 and 1930 before publication of her first novel and published in periodicals £15.00

23908. DUFFIELD Anne: A BEVY OF MAIDS
Cassell 1941 1st. Front hinge weak Foredge a bit foxed Corners bumped Spine and board edges faded Back board stained. The adventures of a Canadian ambulance unit in North Africa £15.00

21457. DUFFIELD Anne: COME BACK MIRANDA
Cassell 1955 1st. Inscr Frayed rubbed & slightly torn dw. Romantic mystery on a voyage to Portugal and in Lisbon £12.00

22727. DUFFIELD Anne: PASSIONATE INTERLUDE
Cassell 1935 rep. Local bookclub stamps dates & sums on eps Front hinge a bit weak Corners bumped Boards a bit scraped & worn Scarce early title. Romance set in 1930s Cairo £30.00

21458. DUFFIELD Anne: SILVER PEAKS
Cassell 1935 1st. Ex libraries Inscr Well read Rebound Boards very worn grubby & faded Part of dw still stuck to front board. Accompanying a girl to a small village in Switzerland for her health; scarce early title £22.50

22631. DUFFIELD Anne: SILVER PEAKS
Cassell 1943 rep. Foredge a bit grubby Part of dw front pasted to front board Bleached patches on spine. Accompanying a girl to a small village in Switzerland for her health; scarce early title £20.00

23909. DUFFIELD Anne: THE GOLDEN SUMMER
Cassell 1954 1st. Foredge foxed Slightly torn dw. Summer in a Chateau at the foot of the Pyrenees and the American families stationed nearby £9.50

23009. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIEND COUSIN EMMIE
Pan paperback 1967. Pages brown Wraps grubby & creased Spine taped £4.50

21460. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIEND COUSIN EMMIE
Macmillan 1983 rep. Bookplate Dw spine faded £15.00

21463. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIEND MURIEL
Pan paperback 1962 abridged by the author. Piece torn from title page Slight foxing Wraps a bit rubbed £4.50

23010. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIEND MURIEL
Pan paperback 1962 abridged by the author. Pages brown Wraps a bit rubbed £4.50

21465. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIEND MURIEL
Macmillan 1983 rep. Slightly marked & bumped dw £12.50

21472. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIEND THE SWALLOW
Macmillan 1970 1st. Very slight foxing on foredge Dw a bit rubbed on edges £15.00

23011. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIENDS FROM CAIRNTON
Pan paperback 1968. Pages brown Inscr Wraps grubby worn & creased Bottom spine taped £7.50

23392. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIENDS GEORGE AND TOM
Macmillan 1976 1st. Name fep Spine slightly creased but near mint copy in dw £30.00

21471. DUNCAN Jane: MY FRIENDS THE MRS MILLERS
Pan paperback 1968. Pages browning Spine a bit creased & rubbed with tape on bottom Wraps a bit grubby £7.50

21481. DUNN Carola: FALL OF A PHILANDERER
Robinson paperback 2011. Spine slightly creased Daisy Dalrymple mystery set in the 1920s £3.50

21482. DUNN Carola: GONE WEST
Robinson paperback 2012. Spine creased Wraps a bit rubbed Daisy Dalrymple mystery set in the 1920s £3.00

21483. DUNN Carola: REQUIEM FOR A MEZZO
St Martin's Press 1996 US 1st. Dw edges a bit bumped & rubbed Daisy Dalrymple mystery set in the 1920s £7.50

21425. DUNN Carola: TO DAVY JONES BELOW
Robinson paperback 2010. Spine slightly creased Wraps a bit bumped. Daisy Dalrymple mystery set in the 1920s £3.50

22635. DUNNETT Dorothy: DOLLY & THE STARRY BIRD
Penguin paperback 1985. Pages edges browning Spine creased. Johnson Johnson mystery £5.00

23949. DUNNETT Dorothy: QUEENS' PLAY
Cassell 1964 1st. Long inscr & book plate Smells a bit musty 1 corner bumped Dw browning on back. Intrigue in the French court involving the child Mary Queen of Scots - Lymond series £12.50

23393. DURBRIDGE Francis: A GAME OF MURDER
Coronet paperback 1977. Spine creased Slightly out of shape. A non Temple murder mystery £3.00

22864. EASTWOOD James: MURDER INC
Dakers 1952 1st. Foredge slightly foxed Spine faded Corners bumped. A District Attorney looking for a witness against a master criminal £5.00

22865. EBERHART MG: ANOTHER WOMAN'S HOUSE
Crime Club 1951 rep. Large chunk torn from fep Spine faded Corners bumped. A love affair complicated by murder and mystery £5.00

21347. EBERHART MG: DANGER MONEY
Collins 1975 1st UK. Slightly chipped dw torn top spine. Murder mystery £6.00

21348. EBERHART MG: DEADLY IS THE DIAMOND
Henry 1981 new edition. Ex library Many stamps/labels Fairly well read Frayed dw. 3 novellas of sudden death - Deadly is the Diamond/Bermuda Grapevine/The Crimson Paw £8.50

21349. EBERHART MG: ESCAPE THE NIGHT
Collins paperback nd (lacks title page). Pages browning Wraps a bit creased & worn. Californian murder mystery £3.50

22867. EBERHART MG: JURY OF ONE
Sphere paperback 1968. Spine creased Wraps a bit worn Slightly out of shape. Loyalties & hatreds in a small New England town £3.50

22868. EBERHART MG: MAN MISSING
Sphere paperback 1967. Page edges very browned & stained Wraps worn & marked Reading copy. Murder at a naval base £1.00

22870. EBERHART MG: MURDER IN WAITING
Crime Club 1974 1st. Ex library rebound Well read Grubby pages Plate & tape marks bep Boards a bit worn Frayed slightly worn dw with tears & creases. Rare in this UK edition - a murdered judge in a small Connecticut town £9.50

22872. EBERHART MG: RUN SCARED
Sphere paperback 1967. Name fep Page edges browning Spine browned Wraps a bit creased & marked. Unusual in this edition. Murder in an American election £6.00

21918. EBERHART MG: THE CRIMSON PAW
World Distributors paperback 1964. Pages browning Stain on foredge Wraps creased & worn. Chicago murder mystery with French poodles £5.00

22866. EBERHART MG: THE GLASS SLIPPER
Crime Club vol 97 1940 paperback. Pages browning Hinges a bit weak Wraps very battered & missing chunks from spine ends & front corner. Set in Chicago a dead wife and her replacement suspected of murder £3.00

22869. EBERHART MG: THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Crime Club 1959 rep. Hospital library plate Tape marks bep Foredge slightly browned Spine faded Corners bumped & rubbed Boards marked. Spies & saboteurs in wartime Washington £3.50

22871. EBERHART MG: THE MYSTERY OF HUNTING'S END
Guild Books 1952 paperback new edition. Hinges a bit weak Pages brown Wraps creased & missing pieces from spine ends extending to back wrap which is dirty Reading copy. Seems to be published in the UK to be sent overseas. A house party at a deserted shooting lodge 5 years after a murder £5.00

22873. EBERHART MG: THE WHITE COCKATOO
Penguin green paperback 1940. Pages foxed & marked Wraps dirty creased with most of spine missing Back wrap separate. Reading copy. The Riviera with the mistral blowing and murder £1.00

22874. EBERHART MG: WINGS OF FEAR
Collier Front Page Mysteries 1946. Foredge slightly tanned Embossed boards a bit rubbed on spine & bumped on corners. Murder in Mexico £6.00

19924. EDEN Dorothy: LISTEN TO DANGER
Macdonald 1958 1st. Torn creased dw missing pieces & with small scrape on front. A young widow's children are kidnapped £5.00

23101. EGAN Lesley: MOTIVE IN SHADOW
Gollancz 1980 1st. Exlibrary Small stamp Protected dw stuck down by flaps Protection torn on spine Very little read. Jesse Falkenstein series £7.50

23956. EGAN Lesley: THE MISER
Gollancz 1982 1st. Exlibrary not much read Dw stuck down with cellophane. Jesse Falkenstein series £9.50

20260. ELDER Josephine: LADY OF LETTERS
Lutterworth 1949 1st. Spine faded & watermarked Very ragged water damaged dw in 2 pieces & missing most of spine. A history mistress her romance & friendships £12.00

20259. ELDER Josephine: THE ENCIRCLED HEART
Lutterworth 1951 1st. Inscr Page edges browning Slight foxing Spine faded Boards marked Corners bumped. 1930s woman doctor £12.00

22875. ELLIS Kate: THE BLOOD PIT
Piatkus paperback 2008. Title page very thin - looks as though a label's been pulled off Foredge tanned Spine creased Label part removed from front wrap. Wesley Peterson murder mystery with a historical twist £3.00

22640. FAHERTY Terence: PROVE THE NAMELESS
St Martin's Press 1996 US 1st. Very slightly bumped dw. Owen Keane dropped out from a seminary now working for an Atlantic City newspaper investigates a 20 year old mass murder £6.50

22876. FAIRSTEIN Linda: COLD HIT
Little Brown paperback 1999. Pages slightly browning Small pick bottom spine bumping that corner of several pages Spine slightly creased Large format. Manhattan Asst DA Alexandra Cooper mystery £3.00

19582. FITT Mary: DEATH AND THE BRIGHT DAY
Macdonald 1948 1st. Inscr Front hinge a bit weak Boards a bit worn & bumped. Inspector Mallett mystery £8.50

22877. FLETCHER David: THE ACCIDENT OF ROBERT LUMAN
Macmillan 1988 1st. Pages browning Dw partly faded on spine. Tense psychological thriller/mystery £5.00

23446. FOLLETT Ken: A COLUMN OF FIRE
Pan paperback 2013. Spine very slightly creased Corners very slightly bumped. The 3rd 885 page part of his excellent Kingsbridge trilogy which reaches 1558 £3.50

22878. FOLLETT Ken: EDGE OF ETERNITY
Pan paperback 2015. Label mostly removed from front wrap Spine slightly creased. The final 1100 page part of his excellent 20th century trilogy - the Berlin wall beginning to end £3.50

22879. FOLLETT Ken: FALL OF GIANTS
Pan paperback 2011. Label mostly removed from front wrap Spine slightly creased. First 851 page part of his excellent 20th century trilogy following 5 families initially brought together by the 1st World War the Russian Revolution & the fight for women's suffrage £3.50

23447. FOLLETT Ken: THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
Pan paperback 2007. Spine very slightly creased Corners very slightly rubbed. The 1st 1076 page part of his excellent Kingsbridge trilogy set in the 12th century; the building of a cathedral £3.50

22880. FOLLETT Ken: WINTER OF THE WORLD
Pan paperback 2013. Spine slightly bumped on ends. The second 910 page part of his excellent 20th century trilogy £3.50

22882. FRANKEN Rose: THOSE FRAGILE YEARS
Allen nd. Boards a bit rubbed Torn & slightly worn dw missing small pieces. 7th of Claudia series about a married couple in small town America £7.50

21795. FRANKLIN June: THE SUGAR MAN'S DEAD
Hale 1972 1st. Bottom edge of pages a bit grubby Slightly creased dw with small tears. Suspense story - a Canadian journalist runs away from her past to London & becomes a cook-housekeeper in a bizarre household £7.50

20265. FRASER Anthea: PRESENCE OF MIND
Corgi paperback 1978. Wraps a bit worn. An early picture haunts an artist and his second wife £3.00

22884. FRASER Antonia: A SPLASH OF RED
Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2014 paperbacvk. VG. Jemima Shore mystery - JS receives threatening phone calls when house sitting for a friend £3.50

21578. FRASER Antonia: TARTAN TRAGEDY
Phoenix 2014 paperback. Spine slightly creased; wraps slightly marked. Jemima Shore mystery - original title The Wild Island £2.50

20970. FREELING Nicolas: THE DRESDEN GREEN
Gollancz 1966 1st. Some page marking Page edges browning Spine faded Corners bumped. A story of murder by the author who also wrote van der Valk £4.50

20971. FULLER Dean: DEATH OF A CRITIC
Little Brown 1996 US 1st. Marker pen line across bottom edge Dw. Alex Grismolet of the S?ret? investigates £4.50

22885. GALLICO Paul: THE SMALL MIRACLE
Joseph 1953 new edition. Coloured illus Boards a bit marked Ragged dw in several pieces Quarto format. Set in modern day Assissi the story of a small boy & his donkey £5.00

22887. GARDNER Erle Stanley: THE CASE OF THE SPURIOUS SPINSTER
Heinemann 1966 1st UK. Faded patch front board where large piece missing from front of chipped dw Missing chunk is present Dw grubby on back. Perry Mason £7.50

21921. GARVE Andrew: THE LATE BILL SMITH
Thriller Book Club 1971. Dw. A man tries to disappear £5.00

23394. GILBERT Anthony: MISS PINNEGAR DISAPPEARS
Hamilton 1977 new edition. Name fep Slight staining on bottom edge Boards a bit rubbed Dw. Arthur Crook detective story aka A Case for Mr Crook £12.00

23395. GILBERT Anthony: SNAKE IN THE GRASS
Collins Crime Club 1954 1st. Ex private library Fairly well read Boards marked & bumped with large number written on front board. Arthur Crook detective story aka Death won't Wait £6.00

21428. GILBERT Anthony: TENANT FOR THE TOMB
Collins Crime Club 1975 rep. Grubby dw. Arthur Crook detective story £12.00

21353. GILBERT Anthony: THE BLACK STAGE
Penguin paperback 1955. Wraps a bit rubbed Spine browned. Arthur Crook detective story aka Murder cheats the Bride £6.00

17449. GILMAN Dorothy: MRS POLLIFAX & THE HONG KONG BUDDHA
Hale 1986 1st. Slightly torn & worn dw £4.50

22888. GILMAN Dorothy: THE TIGHTROPE WALKER
Ballantyne(US) 1993 paperback. Page edges a bit brown Spine creased Wraps a bit bumped. Unravelling a long-ago murder £3.00

22642. GODDEN Rumer: THE GREENGAGE SUMMER
Reprint Society 1959. Boards slightly bumped Spine slightly marked. 5 children & their mother visit the French battlefields; when she becomes ill they must cope alone. A coming of age story £7.50

20608. GOUDGE Elizabeth: GENTIAN HILL
Hodder & Stoughton 1950 rep. Pictorial eps Blacked out name in margin Foredge foxed Corners & spine ends a bit rubbed & bumped. An orphan saved from a shipwreck in the Devon of Nelson's time £6.00

22895. GOUDGE Elizabeth: GENTIAN HILL
Hodder & Stoughton 1949 1st. Pictorial eps name cut from top of fep Board edges & corners a bit rubbed & bumped. An orphan saved from a shipwreck in the Devon of Nelson's time £8.50

22899. GOUDGE Elizabeth: ISLAND MAGIC
Hodder & Stoughton 1950 rep. Slight foxing Corners bumped. 19th century Guernsey £9.50

22898. GOUDGE Elizabeth: ISLAND MAGIC
Duckworth 1950 rep. Spine faded Corners bumped. 19th century Guernsey £9.50

22890. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE BIRD IN THE TREE
Hodder paperback 1967. Pages brown Edges a bit foxed & stained Spine very faded & creased Wraps creased. 1st story of Damerosehay a house near the Hampshire marshes £4.00

22891. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE BIRD IN THE TREE
Duckworth 1949 rep. Lacks fep Board & spine edes slightly rubbed 1st story of Damerosehay a house near the Hampshire marshes £10.00

22892. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE CASTLE ON THE HILL
Coronet paperback 1975. Pages browning Wraps a bit bumped & creased. Wartime story £6.00

19927. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE CHILD FROM THE SEA
Hodder & Stoughton 1970 1st. Foredge very slightly browned Boards a bit rubbed & worn Torn & worn dw with tape on bottom spine & 1 corner. Lucy Walter first love & possibly wife of Charles II £7.50

22894. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE DEAN'S WATCH
Book Club 1960. Pictorial eps Dw slightly frayed on spine ends. Set in an 1860s cathedral city it tells of the friendship between an elderly unpopular Dean and a simple watchmaker £6.00

18886. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE DEAN'S WATCH
Hodder & Stoughton 1961 2nd imp. Illus Pictorial eps Boards a bit rubbed Dw torn on spine ends rubbed on edges & marked on spine. Set in an 1860s cathedral city it tells of the friendship between an elderly unpopular Dean and a simple watchmaker £3.50

21923. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE LOST ANGEL
Hodder & Stoughton 1971 1st thus. Illus S Hughes Exlibrary Lacks fep Tape marked boards Dw with label on faded spine Edges bumped & a bit faded. Short stories £12.50

22938. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE MIDDLE WINDOW
Duckworth 1967 rep. Exlibrary Lackw fep Fairly well read Dw laminated to boards Corners bumped Spine faded & bumped. Romantic Scottish time-slip story £10.00

22900. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE MIDDLE WINDOW
Duckworth 1950 rep. Pretty chipped & torn dw. Romantic Scottish time-slip story £19.50

22939. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE ROSEMARY TREE
Coronet paperback 1991. Wraps creased spine more so. Lives in a Devon village £4.50

20972. GOUDGE Elizabeth: THE ROSEMARY TREE
Hodder & Stoughton 1956 1st. Corners bumped Spine faded. Lives in a Devon village £7.50

22941. GOULART Ron: EVEN THE BUTLER WAS POOR
Walker (US) 1990 1st. Fep a bit marked Foredge very slightly foxed Dw slightly marked on back. Humerous mystery £5.00

22943. GOULART Ron: NOW HE THINKS HE'S DEAD
Walker (US) 1990 1st. Dw corners slightly bumped. Humerous mystery same character as the previous one £5.00

21797. GREGORY Susanna: A BONE OF CONTENTION
Little Brown 1997 1st. Page edges browning Dw slightly bumped bottom spin. 3rd Matthew Bartholomew medieval mystery set in Cambridge just after the Black Death £9.50

21926. GRIMES Martha: THE FIVE BELLS AND BLADEBONE
O'Mara 1988 1st. Inscr Pages browning Map eps Front hinge a bit weak Slightly frayed dw with faded spine. Darkly humerous Richard Jury mystery series - this one set in the East End of London £7.50

21927. GRIMES Martha: THE OLD FOX DECEIV'D
O'Mara 1990 1st. Top edge lightly foxed Dw with small tear on back. Darkly humerous Richard Jury mystery series - this one set in a Yorkshire fishing village £7.50

22944. HALL Radclyffe: THE UNLIT LAMP
Virago paperback 1986. Pages browning Wraps creased & a bit worn. The first novel she wrote (second published) about an intelligent young woman wanting to escape home for education and love of a woman yet frustrated at every stage by her mother £4.50

22945. HARRIS Charlaine: A BONE TO PICK
Walker (US) 1992 1st. Top dw spine slightly bumped. An unusual 1st edition of the second Aurora Teagarden series of murder mysteries £9.50

22730. HARRISON Kate: BROWN OWL'S GUIDE TO LIFE
Orion 2006 1st. Corners bumped Slightly frayed dw. Orphaned at 35 Lucy finds a trunk full of her Brown Owl mother grand-mother and great grandmother's memories; comedic tale of how this changed her life £6.50

22946. HEGARTY Frances: HALF LIGHT
Hamilton 1992 1st. Slight marking on a couple of pages Dw rubbed on edges. Pseudonym of Frances Fyfield a psychological suspense novel £6.00

19928. HEPPLE Anne: HEYDAYS AND MAYDAYS
Lutterworth 1954 rep. Spine faded Boards a bit marked £8.50

21430. HEPPLE Anne: THE TAKING MEN
Arrow 1972 paperback. Bookshop stamp Wraps a bit creased & worn. A young woman is left a village shop and struggles against others who wanted it £4.50

22951. HESS Joan: BUSY BODIES
Dutton (US) 1995 1st. Very slightly bumped dw. Claire Malloy owner of a book depot & amateur sleuth £5.00

22950. HESS Joan: O LITTLE TOWN OF MAGGODY
Dutton (US) 1993 1st. Small marker pen mark on bottom edge Board edges very slightly worn Slightly bumped dw. Arly Hanks (female) chief of police in Maggody Arkansas £5.00

22958. HEYER Georgette: AN INFAMOUS ARMY
Pan paperback 1965. Pages browning Spine faded Corners rubbed. Romance set around the Battle of Waterloo £4.00

20270. HEYER Georgette: ARABELLA
Heinemann 1949 1st. Foredge browning Bpards slightly marked & bumped Spine slightly faded £4.50

22952. HEYER Georgette: BATH TANGLE
Heinemann 1955 1st. Spine faded. Regency romance £5.00

22953. HEYER Georgette: COTILLION
Heinemann 1953 1st. Name fep Dw stuck to cellophane possibly from a reprint £6.00

22955. HEYER Georgette: COUSIN KATE
Bodley Head 1968 1st. Spine faded £6.00

22954. HEYER Georgette: COUSIN KATE
Bodley Head 1968 1st. Dw rubbed on edges £7.50

20272. HEYER Georgette: COUSIN KATE
Bodley Head 1968 1st. Dw a bit chipped & rubbed on spine ends & corners £4.50

22956. HEYER Georgette: FRIDAY'S CHILD
Heinemann 1952 rep. Front hinge very weak Boards a bit worn. Regency romance £6.00

22959. HEYER Georgette: LADY OF QUALITY
Bodley Head 1972 1st. Slightly torn dw with browned spine. Regency romance £9.50

23396. HEYER Georgette: NO WIND OF BLAME
Granada paperback 19. Pages browning Wraps a bit creased & worn. Detective story £3.50

20612. HEYER Georgette: POWDER AND PATCH
Heinemann 1936 rep. Foxing Spine faded Corners a bit bumped. A comedy of manners £4.00

20278. HEYER Georgette: SYLVESTER
Heinemann 1957 1st. Corners bumped £5.00

22957. HEYER Georgette: THE GRAND SOPHY
Heinemann 1950 1st. Boards marked rubbed & a bit bumped £6.50

20274. HEYER Georgette: THE GRAND SOPHY
Heinemann 1950 rep. Pages browning Very chipped dw without a spine £4.50

19930. HEYER Georgette: THE QUIET GENTLEMAN
Heinemann 1951 1st. Spine faded & worn on ends Corners bumped & rubbed £6.00

22962. HILL Reginald: ON BEULAH HEIGHT
HarperCollins 1998 1st. Front hinge split Pages browning Dw a bit rubbed on edges. Dalziel & Pascoe £4.50

22963. HILLERMAN Tony: THE FALLEN MAN
HarperCollins (US) 1996 1st. Corners very slightly bumped Dw. Leaphorn/Chee mystery £5.00

23090. HOCKING Anne: CANDIDATES FOR MURDER
Long 1961 1st. Exlibrary Many stamps Lacks bep weakening bck hinge Tape inside boards Front of dw pasted to front board & flap pasted to fep Scrape marks where other per removed from boards Well read. Commander William Austen supervises murder enquiries from afar in a sleepy market town £9.50

23587. HOLT Hazel: THE CRUELLEST MONTH
Coffee Town Press (US) paperback 2012. Spine slightly creased & tiny tear at top otherwise seems unread. Sheila Malory mystery - murder at the Bodleian £3.50

22964. HORNSBY Wendy: A HARD LIGHT
Dutton (US) 1997 1st. Dw. Maggie MacGowen film maker & sleuth series by Edgar winning author £5.00

21800. HUNTER Alan: GENTLY WITH THE PAINTERS
Pan paperback 1963. Back wrap a bit grubby Slightly out of shape. The original series behind the TV series £5.00

22966. HUNTER Fred W: RANSOM FOR OUR SINS
Walker US 1996 1st. Dw. Jeremy Ransom (Chicago police chief) series - they find the body of an unknown man who's been crucified £7.50

22228. IBBOTSON Eva: A COMPANY OF SWANS
Picador paperback 2008. Top edge a bit bumped Spine slightly creased. Romantic novel set mostly in South America in a Russian ballet company; written for adults but reissued (unchanged) for young adults £4.00

23147. IBBOTSON Eva: A COMPANY OF SWANS
Picador paperback 2008. Wraps a bit creased. Romantic novel set mostly in South America in a Russian ballet company; written for adults but reissued (unchanged) for young adults £4.00

23492. IBBOTSON Eva: A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS
Futura paperback 1982. Spine faded. A young countess in 1917 Russia and 1919 London; reissued recently as The Secret Countess £4.00

23150. IBBOTSON Eva: A SONG FOR SUMMER
Picador paperback 2006. Wraps slightly creased. Intellectual English girl goes to work as housekeeper at an Austrian music school; a love story during the rise of Hitler written for adults but reissued (unchanged) for young adults £4.50

23801. IBBOTSON Eva: MAGIC FLUTES
Picador paperback 2009. Wraps very slightly creased. Aka The Reluctant Heiress; a romantic tale set in 1922 as a princess a fairytale castle & the Vienna opera; written for adults but reissued (unchanged) for young adults £5.00

22971. INNES Michael: THE JOURNEYING BOY
Penguin Classic Crime paperback nd. Spine & wraps a bit creased. Thriller £5.00

21583. IRONSIDE Elizabeth: DEATH IN THE GARDEN
Book Club 1995. Pages browning Dw. £4.50

22974. IRWIN Margaret: ELIZABETH CAPTIVE PRINCESS
Chatto & Windus 1948 1st. Slight foxing Chipped dw missing tiny pieces. 2nd of trilogy about Elizabeth I £9.50

20619. IRWIN Margaret: ROYAL FLUSH
Chatto & Windus 1932 1st. Bw frontis Hinges weak Some page marking Boards marked & patchily faded Spine very faded worn on ends & torn up 1 side. The story of Minette £5.00

22973. IRWIN Margaret: THE BRIDE
Chatto & Windus 1950 rep. Bw frontis Torn grubby dw. The story of Louise & Montrose £7.50

22975. IRWIN Margaret: THE GAY GALLIARD
Chatto & Windus 1941 1st. Some page marking Boards a bit bumped Spine faded. The love story of Mary Queen of Scots £9.00

23151. JAMES Peter: DEAD MAN'S TIME
Pan paperback 2014. Spine slightly creased. Det Superintendent Roy Grace investigates a vicious robbery at a Brighton mansion £3.50

23152. JAMES Peter: NOT DEAD YET2012
Pan paperback 2014. Wraps very slightly creased & bumped. Det Superintendent Roy Grace £3.50

23794. JANSSON Tove: A WINTER BOOK
Sort of Books paperback 2006 1st thus. Wraps slightly marked & creased. Short stories translated from the Swedish £5.00

23153. JANSSON Tove: SUN CITY
Hutchinson 1977 1st UK. Generally vg in dw. Elderly people in St Petersburg Florida £25.00

23795. JANSSON Tove: THE SUMMER BOOK
Sort of Books paperback 2003. Short stories translated from the Swedish £5.00

23987. KARR Leona: MURDER IN BANDORA
Walker 1993 (US) 1st. Corner back board bumped Dw edges rubbed. Colorado Rockies £4.00

23991. KAY Guy Gavriel: A SONG FOR ARBONNE
HarperCollins paperback 1993. Wraps & spine creased and a bit worn. Fantasy set in a medieval almost-Provence £3.00

22645. KAY Guy Gavriel: LORD OF EMPERORS
Earthlight paperback 2001. Looks unread. Book 2 of the Sarantine Mosaic pair; historical fantasy £6.00

23990. KAY Guy Gavriel: RIVER OF STARS
HarperCollins paperback 2014. Generally VG. Fantasy in the Chinese Song Dynasty - sort of sequel to Under Heaven £6.00

22644. KAY Guy Gavriel: SAILING TO SARANTIUM
Earthlight paperback 2002. Tiny scrape edge spine but looks unread. Book 1 of the Sarantine Mosaic pair; historical fantasy £6.00

23988. KAY Guy Gavriel: THE LAST LIGHT OF THE SUN
Pocket Books paperback 2005. Very slightly bumped. Celtic & Norse historical fantasy £4.00

23989. KAY Guy Gavriel: THE LIONS OF AL-RASSAN
HarperCollins paperback 1996. Page edges slightly browning Wraps slightly creased. Medieval almost-Spain & middle East £3.50

23994. KAY Guy Gavriel: UNDER HEAVEN
HarperCollins paperback 2011. Spine very slightly creased. Fantasy 8th century China £6.00

23995. KEATING HRF: THE STRONGMAN
Heinemann 1971 1st. Couple of small marks on foredge Slightly bumped dw. £8.50

23997. KELLY Mary: THAT GIRL IN THE ALLEY
Macmillan 1974 1st. VG in dw. Murder in 1936 suburbia £9.50

23998. KENRICK Tony: THE ONLY GOOD BODY'S A DEAD ONE
Cape 1970 1st. Spine slightly creased Slightly bumped dw. A corpse falls at the feet of 2 American comedians during their cabaret act; they turn detective £9.50

23999. LAMONT Mary: ROBERTA
Duckworth 1950 1st. Bw frontis Large inscr Boards slightly grubby & marked Slightly grubby dw missing small piece top. A girl's childhood & adolescence in an early 20th century country house £15.00

24000. LANDRETH Marsha: VIAL MURDERS
Walker (US) 1994 1st. VG in slightly grubby dw. Dr Samantha Turner Wyoming medical examiner series; a teenage boy seems to have died from eradicated smallpox £7.50

24001. LATHEN Emma: BANKING ON DEATH
Penguin paperback 1966. Pages edges browning Spine & back wrap creased Wraps a bit rubbed. The first of the John Putnam Thatcher Wall Street banker & sleuth series £5.00

24002. LATTER Simon: THE GOLDEN BOATS OF TARADATA AFFAIR
Four Square paperback 1967. Pages browning Foxing Pictorial wraps creased. Girl from UNCLE #3 starring Stephanie Powers & Noel Harrison £3.00

24004. LE CARRE John: A MURDER OF QUALITY
Penguin paperback 1966 reprint. Page edges brown Hinges weak Wraps creased & worn Spine torn Fragile Reading copy of rare edition £2.50

24003. LE CARRE John: CALL FOR THE DEAD
Penguin paperback 1964 1st paperback edition. Page edges brown Wraps creased & worn Spine torn Several pages waterstained Fragile Reading copy of rare edition £5.00

24005. LEHMANN Rosamond: THE ECHOING GROVE
Collins 1953 1st. Inscr Spine a bit worn & bumped Top spine frayed Boards slightly bumped. When a man dies he leaves sisters his widow and his mistress £7.50

22731. LEMARCHAND Elizabeth: CHANGE FOR THE WORSE
Ulverscroft Large Print 1982. Exlibrary Tape on eps Doesn't seem much read Semipictorial boards Slightly out of shape Scarce title. Insp Pollard investigates the death of the warden of a stately home owned by the government £17.50

24009. LIVELY Penelope: HEAT WAVE
Viking 1996 1st. Page edges slightly tanned otherwise nice copy in slightly bumped dw. Love jealousy a long hot summer and history possibly repeating itself £5.00

24010. LOCOKRIDGE Frances & Richard: THE LONG SKELETON
Hutchinson 1960 1st. Writing on fep Back hinge very weak Dw with label removed from spine making a couple of small holes; slightly rubbed and frayed. Mr & Mrs North mystery - murder of a TV interviewer £15.00

23793. LORAC E C R: DANGEROUS DOMICILE
Collins 1957 1dy. Ex private library Rubber stamps Page marking & well read Boards marked & bumped. Very scarce £40.00

24011. LYNN Margaret: TO SEE A STRANGER
Hodder & Stoughton 1961 1st. Edges very foxed Spine a bit faded. Gothic mystery - Dorcas falls asleep on her wedding eve and wakes up a different person in a different place and time £10.00

24015. LYONS Arthur: OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
Macmillan Crime 1990 UK 1st. Pages browning Grubby dw. Jacob Asch Private Eye behind the scenes at museums £4.00

24016. LYONS Arthur: OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
Macmillan Crime 1990 UK 1st. Pages browning Spine ends slightly bumped Dw grubby on back. Jacob Asch Private Eye behind the scenes at museums £4.00

20298. MACAULAY Rose: DANGEROUS AGES
Methuen 1985 new edition. Dw. Originally published in 1921 & awarded the Femina-Vie Heureuse prize a study of discontented & frightened people specifically 4 generations of women £5.00

24017. MACDONALD John D: FREE FALL IN CRIMSON
Collins 1981 1st. Slightly torn creased & grubby dw. Travis McGee investigates £5.00

24021. MACDONALD Shelagh: NO END TO YESTERDAY
Fontana 1980 paperback. Pages slightly browning. A lonely misunderstood childhood winner of the Whitbread Literary Award £4.50

24022. MacINNES Helen: THE SNARE OF THE HUNTER
Fontana 1984 paperback. Pages browning Spine creased. A cold war thriller - Irina escapes Czechoslovakia to find her father in Austria; but is she bait? £3.50

24023. MacKENZIE Donald: THE KYLE CONTRACT
Hodder & Stoughton Crime 1971 1st. Boards slightly bumped Frayed grubby dw. Murder mystery in California £5.00

24027. MACLEOD Charlotte: THE FAMILY VAULT
iBooks (US) 2002 paperback. Library label removed but seems very little read Sarah Kelling £3.50

23491. MACLEOD Charlotte: THE PALACE GUARD
ibooks (US) 2003 paperback. Exlibrary Page edges browning Not much read. Kelling & Bittersohn £3.50

22313. MACLEOD Jean S: LIFE FOR TWO
Mills & Boon 1936 1st. Inscr Boards a bit speckled & rubbed on bottom edge. Very early M&B romance & the first by a subsequently prolific author £20.00

23448. MAINWARING Marion: MURDER IN PASTICHE
Penguin Crime paperback 1962. Pages browning Spine creased & browning Wraps a bit creased. Murder on a ship filled with fictional bloodhounds such as Mallory King Jerry Pason Atlas Poireau etc £3.50

24028. MANLEY Seon & LEWIS Gogo (selected by): LADIES OF FANTASY
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (US) 1975 1st thus. Boards a bit bumped Edward Gorey dw slightly rubbed on corners & spine ends; back grubby & slightly torn. Two Centuries of Sinister Stories by the Gentle Sex including Nesbit Aiken & Lady Eleanor Smith £19.50

24029. MARLOWE Ann: THE RED ROCKINGBIRD
NEL 1984 1st. Crossed out name on title page otherwise nice in dw with marks on front where label removed. Addie's return to a violet farming provencal village isn't as peaceful as she hoped. £6.00

24033. MARLOWE Piers: LOADED DICE
Sampson Low Marston 1949 1st. Foxing Some page marking & small pieces torn from margins Corners bumped Boards a bit marked. A mystery story; pseudonym of Leonard Gribble £7.50

24034. MARSH Ngaio: CLUTCH OF CONSTABLES
Fontana paperback 1973. Pages browning Spine creased. Alleyn £3.50

24035. MARSH Ngaio: DEATH IN A WHITE TIE
Fontana 1963 paperback. Pages browning Back wrap torn Spine & wraps creased. Alleyn £3.00

21357. MARSTON Edward: MURDER ON THE BRIGHTON EXPRESS
Allison & Busby paperback 2009. Spine slightly creased Corners a bit rubbed. Insp Colbeck the 19th century railway detective £3.00

20635. McKINLEY Robin: THE OUTLAWS OF SHERWOOD
Macdonald 1989 1st. Inscr Prelims slightly creased Dw. Retelling of the Robin Hood story - dithering over whether children's or adult £10.00

21905. MEREDITH Gwen: BEYOND BLUE HILLS
Angus & Robertson 1955 rep. Inscr Boards marked Chipped dw. Novel based on an Australian radio serial - a bit like an Australian Mrs Dale's Diary. £12.50

21904. MEREDITH Gwen: BLUE HILLS
Angus & Robertson 1956 rep. Inscr Nice copy in chipped dw. Novel based on an Australian radio serial - a bit like an Australian Mrs Dale's Diary. £15.00

23917. MEYNELL Laurence: THE RIVALS
Hale 1987 1st. Small scribble fep otherwise vg in slightly bumped rubbed dw. Mysteries in Edwardian Sussex £12.50

22314. MICHAELS Barbara: GREYGALLOWS
Souvenir Press 1972 UK 1st. Tape marks on eps & dw flaps otherwise nice copy in dw. Romance & mystery at a forbidding Yorkshire estate £15.00

20957. MICHAELS Barbara: SEARCH THE SHADOWS
Piatkus 1988 UK 1st. Dw £8.50

18904. MICHAELS Barbara: SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Piatkus 1989 1st UK. Dw. Sinister happenings during the campaign to elect a Virginia senator £4.50

18900. MICHAELS Barbara: THE DARK ON THE OTHER SIDE
Souvenir Press 1973 1st UK. Bottom edges of pages bumped Slightly torn & worn dw. £4.50

20958. MITCHELL Gladys: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
Vintage paperback 2010. Wraps very slightly creased & rubbed £6.00

23791. MITCHELL Gladys: DEATH OF A BURROWING MOLE
Joseph 1982 1st. Exlibrary Rebound Reasonably well read Slightly rubbed dw. Scarce Dame Beatrice murder mystery; archaeologists and treasure hunters at a castle. £30.00

21360. MITCHELL Gladys: SPEEDY DEATH
Vintage 2014 paperback. Slightly creased corners & spine. The first Mrs Bradley story £9.00

19594. MITCHELL Gladys: THE TWENTY-THIRD MAN
Vintage paperback 2011. Generally vg £6.00

23792. MITCHELL Gladys: UNCOFFIN'D CLAY
Joseph 1980 1st. Boards slightly marked Dw chipped marked and slightly torn. Dame Beatrice murder mystery at a country estate in Dorset. £15.00

21584. MITCHELL Gladys: WATSON'S CHOICE
Vintage 2011 paperback. Corners very slightly rubbed. Mrs Bradley and a Sherlockian type mystery £6.50

18908. MITCHELL Gladys: WHEN LAST I DIED
Hogarth 1987 paperback reissue. Generally vg £4.00

23103. MORLAND Nigel: LOOK IN ANY DOORWAY
Cassell 1957 1st. Edges foxed Corners bumped Dw frayed & torn on spine ends. Mrs Pym detective series £12.50

22733. MUSKETT Netta: AFTER RAIN
Hutchinson nd 71st thou 1957 inscr. Foredge & prelims foxed Spine faded Corners bumped. Red-haired waif & titled Englishman £7.50

22734. MUSKETT Netta: LOVE AND DEBORAH
Hutchinson 1963 1st. Smells slightly musty Very slightly frayed dw. A girl/woman's search for happiness £12.50

22648. MUSKETT Netta: SAFARI FOR SEVEN
Hale 1959 rep. Nice copy in dw slighty rubbed on edges. 7 disparate strangers at a game reserve in South Africa £9.50

22312. MUSKETT Netta: THROUGH MANY WATERS
Hutchinson 1961 1st. Slight foxing Corners bumped Dw worn on edges with small biro scribble front & grubby on back; missing 1/2 bottom spine. Choosing between being a doctor & marriage" £9.50

23013. NEILL Robert: LILLIBULLERO
Hutchinson 1975 1st. Slightly bumped & torn dw. More about the Burnabys from Golden Days a new king - James II £30.00

21907. NEILL Robert: MIST OVER PENDLE
Gainsborough paperback 1987. Wraps a bit creased & rubbed. Classic story of witchcraft in 17th century rural Lancashire £5.00

23929. NEILL Robert: THE SHOCKING MISS ANSTEY
Hutchinson 1965 1st. Spine ends bumped Dw rubbed on edges. The post-Waterloo society £45.00

23931. NEILL Robert: WITCH BANE
Inner Circle 1987 reissue. Nice copy in very slightly rubbed dw. Witches in Civil War Lancashire £19.50

23930. NEILL Robert: WONDER WINTER
Hutchinson 1961 1st. Foredge slightly foxed Protected dw rubbed onedges. Present day novel of a small northern town £30.00

23276. NESBIT E: THE RED HOUSE
Methuen 1911 rep. 8 bw plates Hinges a bit weak Foxing Label removed fep Slightly marked & bumped gilt lettered boards £35.00

22317. NEVILLE Margot: MY BAD BOY
Bles 1964 1st. Ex library Fep scraped Boards a bit bumped. Australian murder mystery £15.00

22651. NIGHBERT David: SHUTOUT
St Martin's Press 1995 US 1st. Very slightly bumped dw. Bull Cochran ex baseball player investigates a mystery in and around Knoxville Tennessee £6.50

23776. NORTH Gil: SERGEANT CLUFF AND THE MADMEN
Hodder paperback 1967. Page edges browning Wraps a but creased marked & grubby Several others £3.50

22319. PAIGE Robin: DEATH AT DAISY'S FOLLY
South Downs 2016 1st UK publication. Wraps creased and a bit rubbed. Victorian mystery 3 £3.50

23364. PATCHETT Mary: IN A WILDERNESS
Hodder & Stoughton 1962 1st. Light foxing on foredge Slightly frayed dw torn on back. Adult (I think) story of a small boy & a dingo £12.50

22732. PATCHETT Mary: THE SAFFRON WOMAN
Heinemann 1958 1st. Piece cut from fep Slightly torn & creased dw missing a piece top spine. I didn't realise she wrote adult titles - this is a full-on adventure/romance about a bush-ranger of the 1850s £19.50

23014. PEDLER Margaret: NO ARMOUR AGAINST FATE
Hodder Yellow Jacket 1950 rep. Dw spine faded . Bestselling romances £4.00

22321. PEDLER Margaret: THE GUARDED HALO
Hodder Yellow Jacket 1950 rep. Torn dw a bit grubby & missing a few small bits. Bestselling romances £7.50

21804. PEDLER Margaret: THEN CAME THE TEST
Hodder & Stoughton 1948 rep. Name fep Corners bumped Morton-Sale dw with tears & chips on edges; small ink mark on front grubby on spin & back. Bestselling romances £12.50

19597. PORTER Eleanor H: HUSTLER JOE & other stories
Burt (US) 1924. Lacks fep Foredge a bit chipped Spine faded & scraped Boards bumped & scraped. 4 long short stories £6.50

23311. PULLMAN Philip: THE HAUNTED STORM
NEL 1972 1st. Ex private library for staff of a bank Lacks fep Rubber stamps bep Frayed creased dw stuck down by flaps. His first novel which he now disowns ... a quote from Lady Antonia Fraser on the dw flap says 'I liked The Haunted Storm for its honest and enterprising attempt to interweave the eternal - and immortal - longings of youth into the texture of a contemporary story. It is thus a serious book and refreshingly free from triviality. PP seems to me therefore to have the real makings of a writer'.' £250.00

22654. QUILL Monica: HALF PAST NUN
St Martin's Press 1997 US 1st. Slightly bumped dw. A Sister Mary Teresa murder mystery set in Chicago £7.50

20648. READ Miss: THRUSH GREEN
Joseph 1959 rep. Illus Goodall Page edges browning Back hinge very weak Brown marks on pictorial eps Boardes a bit rubbed Dw worn on edges creases & corners Spine ends slightly chipped Back slightly foxed £7.50

19181. READ Miss: VILLAGE AFFAIRS
Joseph 1978 rep. Illus Goodall Name fep Slightly marked rubbed & torn dw with faded spine £4.00

23278. ROOSEVELT Elliott: MURDER AND THE FIRST LADY
St Martins Press (US) 1984 1st. Foredge slightly marked Dw slightly rubbed on edges. The author is the son of Franklin D Roosevelt and imagines his mother Eleanor as a detective £8.50

23279. ROOSEVELT Elliott: MURDER IN THE EXECUTIVE MANSION
St Martins Press (US) paperback 1996. Corners very slightly rubbed £4.50

23280. ROOSEVELT Elliott: MURDER IN THE OVAL OFFICE
St Martins Press (US) 1989 1st. Foredge slightly marked Small tear bottom of dw. The author is the son of Franklin D Roosevelt and imagines his mother Eleanor as a detective £8.50

23247. SAYERS Dorothy L: MURDER MUST ADVERTISE
NEL 1973 paperback. Inscr Pages browning Wraps a bit creased £3.50

20944. SCARLETT Susan: BABBACOMBE'S
Hodder & Stoughton 1941 1st. Foxing Pages smell musty Boards patchily browned Grubby dw missing piece top front & spine ends Torn. An adult novel of an interloper in a happy family and a department store £22.50

21362. SCARLETT Susan: CLOTHES-PEGS
Hodder & Stoughton 1941 rep. Some page marking Boards very grubby stained & worn. Streatfeild's pseudonym an adult novel about a model for a London fashion store £50.00

20662. SCARLETT Susan: MURDER WHILE YOU WORK
Hodder & Stoughton 1944 1st. Fep missing weakening fron hinge also bep Page edges browning Spine faded & split down sides Boards grubby & marked on back Slightly better than a reading copy. Streatfeild's pseudonym an adult novel set around a wartime munitions factory £19.50

21881. SCARLETT Susan: PIROUETTE
Hodder & Stoughton 1948 1st. Foredge browning & foxed Spine slightly dulled Smells a bit musty Foxed dw a bit frayed on edges Spine very brown £30.00

23249. SCARLETT Susan: POPPIES FOR ENGLAND
Hodder & Stoughton 1947 1st. Spine & board edges very slightly faded Chipped dw with brown spine torn at bottom and missing small strip from top Smells slightly musty £15.00

23246. SCARLETT Susan: SUMMER PUDDING
Hodder & Stoughton 1943 1st. Rather delightful inscription Corners bumped Spine & board edges very slightly faded Smells a bit musty - needs a few days on a sunny windowsill so not at the moment Couple of pages badly cut by the printer 1 page missing large corner losing a few words possibly another printing fault £15.00

20661. SCHREFER Eliot: THE SCHOOL FOR DANGEROUS GIRLS
Scholastic (US) 2009 1st. Very slightly bumped dw. Gothic novel about a strange reform school £6.00

23716. SCOTT Mary: DINNER DOESN'T MATTER
Paul's Book Arcade (NZ) 1957 1st. Large inscr Dw chipped & slightly torn on edges missing a couple of small pieces from back Back flap almost separate. Another amusing tale about Susan and Larry the sheepfarmers from Breakfast at Six; Susan's sister comes to 'help' but causes trouble £20.00

23717. SCOTT Mary: HAVEN'T WE MET BEFORE
Hurst & Blackett 1970 1st. Prize label Boards bumped. Another amusing tale this one about an artist £8.50

19617. SCOTT Mary: SHEPHERD'S PIE
Hurst & Blackett 1972 1st. Chipped dw scraped on front. Susan's niece in love in another story of NZ countryside £6.00

22735. SHANNON Dell: EXPLOIT OF DEATH
Gollancz 1984 1st. Dw slighty bumped on edges & spine ends £9.50

23104. SHANNON Dell: FELONY AT RANDOM
Gollancz 1979 1st UK. Couple of small lib stamps Dw protected & taped down by flaps Tape marks on eps. Luis Mendoza Los Angeles crime series £8.50

22655. SIMS Gill: WHY MUMMY DRINKS
HarperCollins 2017. The diary of an exhausted mum - a funny novel by the author of Peter & Jane on Facebook with a language warning £3.50

23017. SIMS Gill: WHY MUMMY SWEARS
HarperCollins 2018 1st. Dw The struggles of an exasperated mum - a funny novel by the author of Peter & Jane on Facebook with a language warning £3.50

20667. SMITH Alexander McCall: THE SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY
Little Brown 2011 1st?. Dw. No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #12 £4.50

20669. STEVENSON Anne: COIL OF SERPENTS
Fontana paperback 1978. Page edges browning Wraps very slightly rubbed. A girl is uneasy on revisiting Rome when her friend vanishes £3.50

23517. STEVENSON D E: ROCHESTER'S WIFE
Fontana paperback 1966. Pages browning Wraps worn round edges & a bit creased. Ridiculously rare £25.00

23739. STEVENSON D E: SARAH MORRIS REMEMBERS
Fontana paperback 1970. Spine creased £9.50

23738. STEVENSON D E: THE MUSGRAVES
Collins 1960 1st. Exlibrary Stains on pages Page edges brown Well read. Torn creased dw missing small bits £7.50

21882. STEVENSON DE: ANNA & HER DAUGHTERS
Collins 1970 rep. Exlibrary Lacks fep Front hinge weak Pages browning Boards a bit rubbed Dw worn on corners with label on spine. Suddenly the girls must find work £12.50

19957. STEVENSON DE: CELIA'S HOUSE
Collins 1973 rep. Exlibrary Pages browning Tape marks Dw £8.50

21883. STEVENSON DE: CHARLOTTE FAIRLIE
Fontana paperback 1971. Large label mostly removed from back wrap. A lonely headmistress £5.00

18913. STEVENSON DE: GOLDEN DAYS
Jenkins 1934 1st. Hinges weak Foredge lightly foxed Corners bumped Spine spotted Pic from dw front and book description possibly cut from back loosely inserted (rest of dw missing). This is the original sequel to Mrs Tim of the Regiment which so far as I understand is included in post 1940s reprints of Mrs Tim ... though at over 300 pages that seems strange £22.50

21884. STEVENSON DE: KATE HARDY
Fontana paperback 1964. Page edges browning Spine creased £4.50

22303. STEVENSON DE: KATHERINE'S MARRIAGE
Collins 1965 1st. Foredge foxed Boards bumped Frayed slightly creased dw with tear on frontDw frayed & worn on edges Cup ring mark on back. Sequel to Katherine Wentworth £15.00

23718. STEVENSON DE: LISTENING VALLEY
Collins 1950 reprint. Ex private library Stamps all over bep Foxing Front of dw pasted to front board Boards very worn. Wartime London & Scottish lowlands £6.00

22304. STEVENSON DE: MISS BUN THE BAKER'S DAUGHTER
Collins 1949 rep. Spine very slightly dulled. £17.50

23256. STEVENSON DE: MISS BUNCLE MARRIED
Collins 1977 new edition. Ex library Fep replaced Protected taped dw £12.50

22657. STEVENSON DE: MRS TIM GETS A JOB
Collins 1986 rep. Pages browning Spine ends bumped Slightly bumped & creased dw with faded spine £19.50

23251. STEVENSON DE: THE FOUR GRACES
Fontana paperback 1974. Page edges slightly browning Spine creased. 4 daughters of a country vicar in wartime £6.00

22302. STEVENSON DE: THE HOUSE OF THE DEER
Collins 1970 1st. Exlibrary Foxing Tape marks inside boards Dw a bit worn. Gerald (from Gerald & Elizabeth) attends a Highlands hunting house party £10.00

20319. STEVENSON DE: THE TWO MRS ABBOTTS
Collins 1945 Australian 1st. Book search stamps on feps Corners rubbed Dw flaps pasted to eps - no other part of dw present. Sequel to Miss Buncle Married £9.50

22306. STEWART Mary: MY BROTHER MICHAEL
Hodder & Stoughton 1960 rep. Inscr Last few pages creased Dw a bit browned top back £15.00

21590. STEWART Mary: THE GABRIEL HOUNDS
Hodder paperback 2011. Generally very good. Romantic suspense in Lebanon £3.00

21591. STEWART Mary: THE MOONSPINNERS
Hodder paperback 2011. Generally very good. Romantic suspense in Greece £3.00

23740. STREATFEILD Noel: AUNT CLARA
Collins 1952 1st. Name on fep Clean inside Board edges & spine faded £17.50

23741. STREATFEILD Noel: LUKE
Heinemann 1939 1st. Eps browning 1 corner bumped Very brittle dw in 2 pieces bit missing especially from browned spine Inscribed by author 'Noel Streatfeild for D with my dear/deep(?) respects. N 1939' Very scarce title £199.00

22659. STREATFEILD Noel: PARSON'S NINE
Heinemann 1932 1st. Inscribed by the author to Popsy and Sydney I did not give you this but I wish I had Page edges a bit grubby Smells slightly musty Dw missing quite a few pieces strengthened on reverse. A vicarage family in peace & war £125.00

23918. STREATFEILD Noel: SAPLINGS
Collins 1945 1st. Inscribed by author 'To Margot(?) and Chin(?) with my dear love. Noel 1949 Top edge brown Smells slightly musty Spinei faded Boards marked Corners bumped Browned chipped creased dw slightly fragile. An English family and how the 2nd world war affected the four children £40.00

22660. STREATFEILD Noel: THE WHICHARTS
Heinemann 1931 1st. Inscription by author To Mother 14.9.31 Noel Page edges a bit grubby & stained Smells a bit musty Dw grubby and almost in 2 bits Front a bit marked Rubbed on edges A few small tears Small piece missing top spine. Her first novel; she used a similar plot for children in the later Ballet Shoes but this one is definitely for adults £150.00

21439. SUTCLIFF Rosemary: SWORD AT SUNSET
Coward McCann (US) 1963. Address label almost removed from map ep Boards a bit rubbed. Arthurian story £8.50

18917. TEY Josephine: A SHILLING FOR CANDLES
Arrow paperback 2011. Generally good. Inspector Grant investigates a film star found dead on a south coast beach £2.50

21887. TEY Josephine: THE DAUGHTER OF TIME
Arrow paperback 2009. Extremeties slightly creased. Who killed the Princes in the Tower? £3.00

19627. THANE Elswyth: KISSING KIN
Hale 1964 rep. Dw frayed & rubbed Missing tiny bits from ends of torn spine. #5 of Williamsburg series - during the 1st World War to 1930s £6.00

19196. THANE Elswyth: THIS WAS TOMORROW
Hale 1952 1st. Foredge slightly foxed Inscr Family tree on fep Spine & back board faded. Williamsburg series #6 - 1930s £4.00

23025. THIRKELL Angela: HIGH RISING
Virago paperback 2013. Spine very slightly creased. Intro Alexander McCall Smith £5.00

23026. THIRKELL Angela: POMFRET TOWERS
Virago paperback 2013. Generally VG. £5.00

22664. THOMSON June: ALIBI IN TIME
Corgi paperback 1993. Foredge brown Wraps creased & a bit rubbed. Insp Finch £3.00

22663. THOMSON June: DEADLY RELATIONS
Corgi paperback 1993. Spine creased Wraps rubbed on edges. Inspector Finch murder £3.00

23742. TOPE Rebecca: A COTSWOLD KILLING
Allison & Busby 2005 paperback. Spine slightly creased. I have several more of the Cotswold series £3.00

22308. TOPE Rebecca: DECEPTION IN THE COTSWOLDS
Allison & Busby 2012 paperback. Exlibrary Hinges split in middle. A Thea Osborne murder mystery £2.50

15856. TREASE Geoffrey: SNARED NIGHTINGALE
Vanguard (US) 1958. Nice copy in slightly torn dw worn round edges with faded spine. Italian boy inherits an earldom in mid 16th century Welsh marches £25.00

23258. TRUMAN Margaret: MURDER AT THE FBI
Sphere paperback 1987. Wraps creased. Daughter of President Harry S Truman £4.00

23259. TRUMAN Margaret: MURDER AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
Random House (US) 1989. Dw slightly rubbed on spine ends £8.50

23261. TRUMAN Margaret: MURDER IN FOGGY BOTTOM
Fawcett (US) paperback 2002. Spine & wraps very slightly creased £4.00

23743. TRUMAN Margaret: MURDER IN HAVANA
Fawcett (US) paperback 2002. Good condition. I have several more of her books £4.50

23262. TRUMAN Margaret: MURDER ON CAPITOL HILL
Arbor House (US) 1981 1st. Possibly disguised exlibrary Fep a bit messy Boards a bit worn Slightly frayed dw £8.50

23263. TRUMAN Margaret: MURDER ON EMBASSY ROW
Arbor House (US) 1984 Book Club edition. Generally nice in dw slightly rubbed on corners & spine ends £8.50

21365. VON ARNIM Elizabeth: ELIZABETH & HER GERMAN GARDEN
Virago paperback 2007. Spine slightly creased. Intro Elizabeth Jane Howard £3.50

23744. VON ARNIM Elizabeth: THE ENCHANTED APRIL
Vintage paperback nd. Corners very slightly creased. 4 women answer a discreet advert and go to a Mediterranean castle £4.00

23265. WENTWORTH Patricia: OUT OF THE PAST
Severn House 1985 reissue. Name fep Dw. Miss Silver £15.00

18923. WENTWORTH Patricia: THE IVORY DAGGER
Hodder paperback 2006. Wraps slightly creased. Miss Silver £2.50

23745. WENTWORTH Patricia: THROUGH THE WALL
Hodder paperback 2005. Wraps & last few pages a bit creased. Miss Silver £4.00

20688. WHITE Antonia: BEYOND THE GLASS
Virago paperback 1984. Wraps a bit worn with creased spine & ring mark on front. Last of Frost in May quartet - A fictionalised version of her intense love affair and subsequent breakdown £2.50

20690. WILSON Jacqueline: MAKING HATE
Macmillan 1977 1st. Embossed ownership stamp Edges very slightly foxed Dw. Early crime & suspense novels by the children's author £8.50

20691. YORKE Margaret: A QUESTION OF BELIEF
Sphere paperback 2014. Spine very slightly creased. Crime/detective novel £2.50