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1 Baker, W. Howard. Cover art by Stefan Barany and Bruno Elettori. THE RELUCTANT GUNMAN. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 506. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (August, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "He didn't want to kill...but the pressure was overwhelming..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling and tiny chip at bottom. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Ballinger, W.A. A CORPSE FOR CHRISTMAS. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 514. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (December, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Sexton Blake went to Dedleigh Abbey, his intention to spend a peaceful Yuletide holiday away from trouble and crime. But Blake's quiet Christmas soon gave way to a deadly, ruthless struggle to expose a criminal mastermind. Behind London's baffling wave of motiveless, mystery killings were the blood-stained hands of a compassionless team of professional killers...the cold, sadistic murderers of Lifetakers Ltd..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine, minor marks on rear cover, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MURDER IN CAMERA.  SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 522.  4TH SERIES., Ballinger, W.A.
3 Ballinger, W.A. MURDER IN CAMERA. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 522. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (1963], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Interior - pages browning, tow pages with very small stain, light rusting to staple. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine with tiny pieces missing at top/bottom and middle, spine has light wrink ling, small soft wrinkles on covers, tiny light stain on rear cover, # 6 overwrtten with # 4 in crayon on front cover. Reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Henry Fox. STUDIO ONE MURDER. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 504. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (July, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Strange goings-on at a film studio...murder and mystery among the cameras, the bright lights, the glamorous girls..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Stefan Barany. SAVAGE VENTURE. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 512. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (November, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "They sought out the men who conducted a vile trade in human lives...the slavers of Lubanda." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling and small tears at top/bottom. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Symeoni & Hugh Pratt. Sketches for novel by D.J. Gold THIS MAN MUST DIE! SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 447. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (March, 1960], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "He was trapped between a girl he couldn't trust and a war he couldn't fight!" Interior - pages browning lightly, staple rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, front cover has two large soft creases, rear cover has minor browning/soiling and a few foxing marks, spine has light wrinkling. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Bell, Neil. THE ENDLESS CHAIN.
London / Folkestone Alvin Redman / Bailey Bros. & Swinfen 1968 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
255 pp, 8vo (8" H). "A novel of tension and suspense. In the first chapter John Ferrers is found guilty of murder, but who has been murdered is not disclosed until the end of the story. The book is the slow unravelling of all the threads which make up the fabric of the crime. Why does a man commit murder or any other crime? What are the causes leading up to that culminating moment when control gives way, when the breaking point is reached?" Previous owners name in ink on free front endpaper, tiny bump to corners of boards, very light wrinkling at top of spine, the publisher information for Bailey Bros. & Swinfen is pasted on the title page below the Alvin Redman logo. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling, light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT., Blondal, Patricia.
8 Blondal, Patricia. FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1963, first edition. 
180 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Second (and last) novel by this Canadian author who died before either of her books was published. "Set in the deceptively gracious atmosphere of British Columbia's West Coast climate and society, (this) is a story of complicated human relations, yet fast-paced and taut with drama and suspense. A strange marriage settlement that provides for the care of her son takes a penniless young widow, Arden Calcott, from a dreary London office to a life of luxury in the Vancouver Island home of her new husband, Dr. Alex Lamond. But it is a life of curious unease. Undercurrents of Alex's strange family relationships swirl about Arden and exert a malignant pull as they widen to include Dr. Monica Cosgrove, the first Mrs. Alex Lamond - ." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MR. STANDFAST., Buchan, John.
9 Buchan, John. MR. STANDFAST.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1953, reprint. 
320 pp, 7 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Richard Hannay (hero of 'The 39 Steps'), relates his adventures during the First World War. Small store label on front pastedown, pages browning lightly, browning to edges of text block, light browning and small ink mark on spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has small hole on front flap-fold, tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, fading/browning/small water stain on spine, light rubbing/soiling. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Cecil, Henry. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE.
Chapman & Hall, London, 1954, Ist edition. 
224 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Would you - in peace time - kill a man to save innocent lives, if that was the only means by which those lives could be saved? And, if you did so, would it be murder? It certainly would be if, at the actual time you killed, you did not do so in immediate defence of yourself or someone else. (This book) deals with the trial for murder of Alec Morland, who is alleged to have been guilty of killing a man in circumstances of that kind..." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, small bookstore label on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing; browning to spine, rear panel and flap edges; soiling to rear panel; very small puncture and closed tear on spine; a few watermarks on inside surface of spine and rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
11 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Angel Badia Camps and Stefan Barany. MOSCOW MANHUNT. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 508. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (September, 1962), Ist printing. 
63 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "A nuclear physicist was engaged on research work vital to Europe's chances in the space race. But his wife, Svetlana, was in Moscow. So one man had to penetrate behind the Iron Curtain. But he soon became a man on the run, hounded by the dreaded MVD. Would he - could he - come out alive?" Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Jacoby. BULLETS TO BAGHDAD. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 450. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (April, 1960), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "She was bait for a killer - and decoy to a monstrous plot!" Interior - pages browning lightly, staple lightly rusted, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Stefan Barany. LOTUS LEAVES AND LARCENY. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 521. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (April, 1963), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "...if you are not a cat-lover, this tender tale of larceny is not for you. You would do better to forgo the jading spectacle of sultry-eyed beauties in split-skirted cheongsams - ignore the uninteresting circumstances of murder committed with a chrome-plated chopstick - and disregard the tedious details of how seven thousand bars of gold bullion were filched from the Bank of England...For this is the story of no ordinary cat. This is a seal- point saga - the story of Millie!" Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine with small tears and chips at top/bottom, covers have small soft wrinkles and one small corner crease, spine has light wrinkling. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WHITE DOE., Church, Richard.
14 Church, Richard. THE WHITE DOE.
London Heinemann 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good John Ward R.A. 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "There is a tangled web of personal relationships between Tom the woodman's son, Billy Lander the son of the squire and boorish Harold Sims who causes trouble between them. Tom makes friends with a girl in a snowstorm, only to find she is Harold's sister. A crisis is reached when Tom and Harold confront one another during Christmas festivities at the Hall. But while these human problems trouble Tom he has another absorbing interest: the doe in the woods who comes and goes unpredictably with her mate and later with her fawn. It is a threat to the fawn which brings the latent hostility between the boys to a climax. The life of the seasons, in forest and by the seashore, plays a vivid part in this drama of suspense and final triumph of character." Small crease at bottom corner of half-title page, small scuff at top of rear board with very light trailing rub mark down board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one very small tear and several tiny chips. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
15 Crispin, Edmund. THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON.
London Gollancz 1978 0575022590 / 9780575022591 Fourth Impression Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
287 pp, 8vo (8" H). "In and around a very English village, murder follows murder, and corpse is piled upon corpse. Fen, whom Crispin fans will remember well, is once again the man who finally sorts out the very intricate puzzle; but for much of the book he is an accessory after the fact, and in a peculiarly gruesome manner. The Rector, the Major, and even old Gobbo, take a hand at playing detective, much to the confusion of Detective-Superintendant Ling. And the lively yarn culminates in a chase to end all chases - involving the local hunt, hunt saboteurs, a herd of rampaging cows, a motor-cycle scramble, a runaway burglar, a team of bloody-minded engineers, the major on horseback, and the police, variously motivated." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block at spine, previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, soft crease at top of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTOPHER BRETON., Dewdney, Selwyn.
16 Dewdney, Selwyn. CHRISTOPHER BRETON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771026986 / 9780771026980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Michael van Elsen, dust jacket design. Inscribed By Author
367 pp, 8 1/2" H. Inscribed on title page: "for Lucile / To whom I am / beholden / for many things / with love / Selwyn." "(A) compelling portrait of a young man torn by opposing forces - both internal and external - as he struggles with his own life and seeks to unravel a puzzle around his late father. Strains of mystery and emotional suspense are woven into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of past, present, dream and reality. And with each stage of the masterfully constructed narrative, Christopher Breton's mind and soul are bared to us, his conflicts and passions felt at the deepest level. We experience his struggle with the forces that have shaped his life, and share his discovery, from his father's personal papers, of facts that could well shatter it. (A) novel of sin and retribution, honesty and deceit, guilt and obligation. It explores, with bold and startling impact, the agonizing limitations that secrecy imposes on the lives of those who practice it - and the dark, often unrealized effects it has on those closest to them." Minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinklng at top/bottom of spine, minor glue residue at head of spine, spine has a very slight lean. Dust jacket has edge wear, creases, tears (some archivally taped) and small chips; rubbing on panels; very light browning on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Dolphin, Rex. Cover art by Eric Parker. GUILTY PARTY! SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 442. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (December, 1959), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "But why would anyone want to put five bulllets - for that's what the holes were suspiciously like - into a battered old teddy-bear? That was the six-year-old girl's problem, and now Sexton Blake's as well. The child also wanted to know whether the bear was dead or whether his life could be saved. That problem, too, she gravely handed to the eminent private investigator..." Interior - pages browning lightly, staple has slight rusting, a few tiny perforations to margin of some pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few soft wrinkles to covers, spine has light wrinkling and a few small closed tears. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Hanson, V.J. Cover art by M. Cortiella and Stefan Barany. DEATH AND LITTLE GIRL BLUE. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 509. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (October, 1962), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "The Leaning Man - London's newest, off-beat 'rave' club...The seething half-dark of dimly-lit Paddington backstreets...And the strange case of the abduction of a beautiful torch singer..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, minor browning to rear cover, spine has light wrinkling and tiny chip at top. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
19 Hardinge, Rex. THE VOYAGE OF FEAR. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 308. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "The huge luxury liner was on her maiden voyage, but there was panic aboard - for a mysterious killer was stalking the decks!" Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to rear cover, tiny closed tear on rear cover, spine has light wrinkling, browning, rubbing and small chips/closed tears. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHI-LI AND THE STOLEN CASKET., Haynes, Ambrose.
20 Haynes, Ambrose. CHI-LI AND THE STOLEN CASKET.
London Pickering & Inglis 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
128 pp, 7 3/8" H. Colour frontispiece. "Communists had come and Chi-li had to flee for his life, and join the stream of refugees trying to reach Hong Kong. On his journey he meets up with Chang, a thief and a brigand, but Chang saves Chi-li from death and, becoming fond of him, thinks he will be able to make Chi-li do what he wants. But Chang is not aware Chi-li is a Christian, and is not only surprised but angry when he refuses to take part in wrongdoing. Full of adventure, suspense and excitement this story is ideal, and we rejoice when Chi-li finally reaches 'The House of the Good Shepherd', is re-united with his parents, and best of all Chang becomes interested in the Christian way of life." Minor toning to pages, light toning to edges of text block, slight fading to spine colour, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears (archivally taped) and tiny chips, 1/1/2" x 1/2" piece missing at top of rear panel, colours are still bright, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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