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  • SCOOP & BEHIND THE SCREEN. by Christie, Agatha; Dorothy Sayers, Freeman Willis Crofts, Anthony Berkeley et al. Introduction by Julian Symons.
    Christie, Agatha; Dorothy Sayers, Freeman Willis Crofts, Anthony Berkeley et al. Introduction by Julian Symons.
    SCOOP & BEHIND THE SCREEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Two "long-lost" short novels originally written in 1930 and 1931 and designed to be broadcast. While they were published as serials in the BBC's weekly periodical, The Listener, they have never before been published in book form, written by 8 members of the Detection Club: Christie, Sayers, E.C. Bentley, Anthony Berkeley, Ronald Knox, Freeman Willis Crofts, Hugh Walpole, and Clemence Dane. Introduction by Julian Symons. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-06039031X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74213
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  • FEAR COMES TO CHALFONT. by Crofts, Freeman Wills
    Crofts, Freeman Wills
    FEAR COMES TO CHALFONT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1942) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Inspector French mystery, set an English country house. A rather unfortunate -but quite scarce - copy of the true first edition of this classic novel from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. 239 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in light blue cloth (cocked spine, ring on front cover, some foxing to the edges of the textblock, usual toning to the pages, and to the spine), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63096
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  • ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE MURDERS: Tales of Perfidious Albion. by Godfrey, Thomas, editor.
    Godfrey, Thomas, editor.
    ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE MURDERS: Tales of Perfidious Albion.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover - "Classic Crime Fiction Of Britain's Upper Crust" edition and with an introduction by Thomas Godfrey. Includes stories by Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, John Dickson Carr, Dorothy Sayers Margery Allingham, P. D. James, Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins, Ngaio Marsh, R. Austin Freeman, Christianna Brand and more. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-892963557.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages) in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65129
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  • APPLEBY'S END. by Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    APPLEBY'S END.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1945. Hardcover first edition - An early mystery novel featuring Detective Inspector John Appleby - the title refers to a railroad station. It is in this novel that a young Appleby becomes engaged to the sculptor Judith Raven. Printed on very thin wartime paper. 152 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very near fine example of the distinctive yellow, red and black dustjackets used by Gollancz (uncommon in the first edition and especially so in this condition.) .

    Book ID: 70880
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  • DEATH BY REQUEST. by John, Romilly and Katherine; Introduction by Patricia Craig and Mary Cadogan.
    John, Romilly and Katherine; Introduction by Patricia Craig and Mary Cadogan.
    DEATH BY REQUEST.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Hogarth Press, (1984). Reissue of the only crime novel published by this married couple (she is best known for her works of translation) but one with the typical twists and turns of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Originally published in 1933, this edition includes a new Introduction by Patricia Craig and Mary Cadogan. The Hogarth Crime Series focuses on re-issuing both unjustly forgotten crime novels and those justly famous from this era. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-701219130.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66639
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  • HAND IN GLOVE. by Marsh, Ngaio.
    Marsh, Ngaio.
    HAND IN GLOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in a small English village by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" duiring the Golden Age of Detective Fiction Features Superintendent Roderick Alleyn and his assistant Fox. 243 pp. Dust jacket by Emil Antonucci.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65919
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  • PAGEANT OF MURDER. by Mitchell, Gladys.
    Mitchell, Gladys.
    PAGEANT OF MURDER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: London House and Maxwell, (1965). Hardcover first edition - Classic crime novel featuring Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley and her assistant, Laura Gavin. A "dull but important little town" is celebrating its status as a borough with an historical pageant - the three persons taking the roles of Falstaff, Henry VIII and Edward III are all murdered, apparently not for themselves but because of their roles. 231 pp.

    Condition: Very good in magenta cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73222
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