Detective Fiction

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London, Robert Hale, 1949.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original black cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 8s6d.

A distinctly uncommon UK first edition of one of Woolrich's "black" titles, considered one of his best by many - a young wife attempts to prove her husband innocent of the murder for which he has been sentenced to die. The source for the 1946 film of the same name directed by Roy William Neill.


London, Rich & Cowan, 1939.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

Visually intriguing jacket artwork, and a tale of espionage, treasure, murder, and at least one giant hunchback, of course.


London & Melbourne, Ward, Lock, 1939.

First edition. 8vo. 6pp. advertisements. Original yellow cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6.

Jonathan Mansel, one of Dornford Yates' most popular characters, heads a small private organisation dedicated to the detection of serious crime "by methods sadly unavailable to the regular police". Uncommon in the jacket.