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Clues, or, Leaves from a Chief Constable's Note Book (1889)

By: Henderson, William

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89026

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black; decorated endpapers with publisher's booklists. Spine ends scuffed, inner joint papers cracked, but tight: good. The half-title reads: Clues. Real Detective Stories. View more info

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The Dis-Honourable (1896)

By: Hennessey, J. D. [John David Hennessey]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04382

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1896]. Original olive brown cloth with wavy-line blocking on front board, lettered in gilt. Small scratch to front board, front free endpaper tipped in, good. A crime story, concerned with the death of Constant M'Watt, and set in Queensland. Hennessey was an Australian writer (although born in England). The Dis-Honourable was his first novel. View more info

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The Queen of Night (1896)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Edward Grainger]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: 84085

Condition: Very Good


Yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1899]. Frontispiece. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Light edgewear, very good. Topp [II, p.362]. Mystery thriller set on board the ship of the title. View more info

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The Queen of Night (1896)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Edward Grainger]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: 84086

Condition: Very Good


Yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1899]. Frontispiece. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Light edgewear, corners rubbed, paper chipped on corners of front board, good. Topp [II, p.362]. Mystery thriller set on board the ship of the title. View more info

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Sir Vincent's Patient (1914)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Grainger]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87015

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped black cloth with repeated pattern of small red rectangles on front board and spine. Lightly scuffed, some foxing spots, very good. £36.00 View more info

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By a Hair's-Breadth. A Romance of the Russian Terror (1897); The Duke Decides (1903); The Avengers (1906); Millions of Mischief. The Story of a Great Secret (1905)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Grainger]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1907

Seller ID: 87115

Condition: Very Good


By a Hair's-Breadth. A Romance of the Russian Terror (1897). Paperback: Cassell & Co., 1907. Bound with: The Duke Decides (1903). Paperback: Cassell & Co., 1906. Bound with: The Avengers (1906). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with: Millions of Mischief. The Story of a Great Secret (1905). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in beaded maroon binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Gilt lettering ox... View more info

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Confessions of a Ticket-of-Leave Man Written by Himself (1860 as John Horsleydown; or, The Confessions of a Thief Written by Himself, and Revised by Thomas Littleton Holt)

By: Holt, Thomas Littleton

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood: 1865

Seller ID: 87074

Condition: Good


Undated, reprint , c1865. Illustrated. Original dark green cloth, blocked in black and gilt; yellow endpapers. Corners scuffed, a few specks and spots on pages, a little shaken, good. A confession of many amazing crimes ("How we robbed the Great Western Railway", "How we robbed the Bank of England", "How we robbed Louis Napoleon Bonaparte"). Originally issued as a yellowback and included by Sadleir [3522] in his section on "Detection, Criminol... View more info

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John Horsleydown; or, Confessions of a Thief: Written by Himself and Revised by Thomas Little Holt (1860)

By: Holt, Thomas Littleton

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Lock: 1860

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91098

Condition: Fair


Mid C19th rebinding in brown binder's cloth. Boards lightly marked, lacks title label on spine, foxing spots throughout, fair/good. Criminal confessions: whether this is a genuine confession or (more likely) fiction; and whether Holt is Horsleydown (or vice versa) is unclear. Originally a yellowback: Topp lists it under Horsleydown (mis-spelled), and Sadleir under Holt. View more info

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The Secret of Wardale Court and Other Stories (1894)

By: Hope, Andree [ie Annie Jane Harvey]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Wilsons & Milne: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87023

Condition: Very Good


Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt. Minimal scuffing, light foxing, very good/near fine. Two short novels: The Secret of Wardale Court & Princess Ariane -- and two shorter pieces: Beneath the Dark Shadow & Lady Loraine. Mystery, secrets, murder, vendetta, execution... Hope/Harvey was also the author of Vyvyans: or, The Murder in the Rue Bellechassse (1893). View more info

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The Strange Cases of Mason Brant (1916)

By: Hopkins, Nevill Monroe

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2329

Condition: Very Good


Four illustrations in colour. Variant binding: original red cloth lettered in white (other copies have white lines on front board and a gun in white on the spine). Spine sunned, some light foxing, very good. Three detective stories: the first set in London, the second two in America. Uncommon View more info

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Dead Men Tell No Tales (1899)

By: Hornung, E. W. [Ernest William Hornung]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1907

Seller ID: VN0483

Condition: Fair


Reprint. Original fine-ribbed crimson cloth. Chipped at head of spine. Spine sunned with lettering oxidised. A collection of short stories View more info

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The Fever of Life

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Richard Edward King: 1900

Seller ID: VN1226

Condition: Fair


"New Edition". Undated reprint, c1900. Original grey green cloth, with impressed art-nouveau flower design on front board. Both board edges damp-marked, paper lightly browned throughout, bookplate on front pastedown. A reading copy of a scarce title. View more info

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The Island of Fantasy (1892)

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Richard Edward King: 1900

Seller ID: 04084

Condition: Good


Undated reprint (c1900). Original grey green cloth, with blindstamped flower on front board, brush-stroke lettering in gilt. Gilt dulled, spine sunned, paper lightly browned, but still a tight clean copy, good. View more info

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The Red Window (1904)

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Digby, Long & Co.: 1904

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2456

Condition: Fair


Times Book Club binding in green cloth, lettered in black. Corners rubbed, spine ends chipped, boards sunned, foxing, signature (1906) on prelims; fair. A reading copy of a scarce Hume title. View more info

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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886)

By: Hume, Fergus W[right]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Hansom Cab Publishing Company: 1887

Seller ID: 89027

Condition: Fair


One Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Thousand. Undated, c1887. Bound (without original wrappers) in simple (probably amateur) green cloth with double yellow endpapers; title hand-written on front board. Small chip to cloth at head of spine; title page and final leaf have tears to edges (text unaffected); staples rusted, thus only fair. Hume's first book and a runaway bestseller; issued as a paperback and rarely surviving in anything like good (or better) condition. View more info

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The Crime of Christmas Day. A Tale of the Latin Quarter (1885)

By: Hunter, Peter Hay

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier: 1895

Seller ID: 84093

Condition: Very Good


Pocket Edition. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. Minimal scuffing, very good. Short crime novel, issued in a specific series from this publisher called "The Pocket Edition". View more info

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Nine Points of the Law (1903)

By: Jackson, Wilfred Scarborough

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04208

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, illustrated (a train and a suitcase) in brown; lettered in gilt. Light discolouration to bottom of rear board, small circular stamp on front pastedown, good. Crime novel: listed in Hubin. The adventures of Richard Wayzgoose, a bank clerk who is inadvertently involved with a burglary. View more info

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The Wandering Romanoff (1898)

By: Kennedy, Bart

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Burleigh: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04415

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed black cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, light foxing, very good. Kennedy's second novel, a melodrama set in the Alaskan goldfields, involving Russian nihilists and the illegitimate son of Tsar Alexander II View more info

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A Lawful Crime: A Story of To-Day (1899)

By: Kent, Edward

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Leadenhall Press: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86030

Condition: Good


Unattributed silhouette illustrations. Original pale blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine yellowed, front inner joint paper just starting to crack, good. The heroine is imprisoned in an attempt to force her into an illegal marriage. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Captain Shannon (1897)

By: Kernahan, [John] Coulson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03678

Condition: Good


Original black cloth with title in red. Endpapers browned, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), light brown stain on bottom inner corners (text not affected), foxing spots, good. A crime-thriller. The hero tracks down "Captain Shannon", a murderer and terrorist. View more info