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The Black Cap. New Stories of Murder & Mystery, Asquith, Cynthia, compiled by
1 Asquith, Cynthia, compiled by The Black Cap. New Stories of Murder & Mystery
London Hutchinson & Co., Ltd. N.d. [1927] 1927 Second Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
318 pp. Decorated dark blue cloth with light blue lettering. Spine faded but lettering mostly legible. Boards slightly marked. Tattered remains of original dust wrapper loosely laid in. Binding firm. With stories especially written for this volume by J. M. Barrie, W. Somerset Maugham, D. H. Lawrence, Arthur Machen and other well-known names. VG 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Watson's Apology, Bainbridge, Beryl
2 Bainbridge, Beryl Watson's Apology
London Duckworth 1984 1984 0715619357 / 9780715619353 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
222 pp, some fading to dustwrapper spine.104c 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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In Cold Blood, Capote, Truman
3 Capote, Truman In Cold Blood
Connecticut Easton Press 2000 2000 Full Leather Near Fine 8vo. 
343 pp, a pale brown and gilt decorated binding, easton press collectors edition 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Saint to the Rescue, Charteris, Leslie
4 Charteris, Leslie The Saint to the Rescue
London Hodder & Stoughton 1961 1961 First Edition Hardback Very Good 8vo. 
190 pp, slight wear to jacket, spine faded, water stain to rear of jacket 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Christie, Agatha
5 Christie, Agatha The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
London W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1927 1927 Second Impression Cloth Good 8vo. 
Second impression. The earlier issue with the same binding as the first edition. 312 pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth with red border ruling & lettering to front board & spine. Lean to spine. Front board marked with area of spotting along edge. Text clean. A Good reading copy of this early issue. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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The Murder on the Links, Christie, Agatha
6 Christie, Agatha The Murder on the Links
London John Lane The Bodley Head 1942 1942 Reprint Cloth Good 8vo. 
319 pp. Publisher's orange cloth with black lettering to front board & spine. Boards rubbed and marked. 'Royal Naval War Libraries' stamp to front pastedown. Text clean. A Good reading copy. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four, Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur
7 Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four
London Collector's Library CRW Publishing Ltd. 2005 2004 1904919693 / 9781904919698 Reprint 1/4 Morocco Fine 12mo. 
325 pp. Bound in recent 1/4 burgundy morocco over marbled boards. Spine gilt. All edges gilt. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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The Cenci : A Study in Murder. The Mandrake Booklets, Cust, Lionel
8 Cust, Lionel The Cenci : A Study in Murder. The Mandrake Booklets
London The Mandrake Press 1929 1929 Cloth Spine Very Good 12mo. 
124 pp. Black cloth spine over pattterned boards and in original dust wrapper. Dw edgeworn & darkened. Internally clean. No ownership names. VG/Good 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn, Dexter, Colin
9 Dexter, Colin The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn
New York St. Martins 1972 1972 0312724675 / 9780312724672 1st US Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
Very good in very good jacket. NOT clipped, a couple of small dents to the corner of the bottom right edge, and minor darkening to the white edges of the jacket 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle, Arthur Conan
10 Doyle, Arthur Conan The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
London John Murray 1929 1929 Cloth Good 8vo. 
First cheaper edition. 320 pp. Blind-stamped blue cloth in pictorial dw. Price printed on dw at 2/- with cover illustration by J. Abbey. Dw edgeworn & chipped and spine darkened. Pages browned due to poor paper quality. No names or other markings. Publisher's 'Fiction Library' list on rear dw panel and flyleaves. Good/Good 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Because the Night, Ellroy, James
11 Ellroy, James Because the Night
New York Mysterious Press 1984 1984 089296071x / 9780892960712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
280 pp, inscribed in ink to dear reader- on front endpaper. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Blood On The Moon, Ellroy, James
12 Ellroy, James Blood On The Moon
New York Mysterious Press 1984 1984 0892960698 / 9780892960699 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
263 pp, inscribed to dear reader- on front endpaper in ink. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Suicide Hill, Ellroy, James
13 Ellroy, James Suicide Hill
New York Mysterious Press 1986 1986 0892962356 / 9780892962358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
280 pp, inscribed to dear vagabond dog- on front endpaper. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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The Storm Gang, Grant, Richard
14 Grant, Richard The Storm Gang
London Stanley Paul 1952 1952 First Edition Hardback Very Good 8vo. 
225 pp, a few foxing marks to pages, dustwrapper has creased top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (2 Vols.), HARRIS, Frank
15 HARRIS, Frank Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (2 Vols.)
New York Printed and published by the author (Frank Harris), 1916 1916 First Edition Full Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
2 volumes. Presentation copy from the author to the actress Maud Allan. She danced the role of Salome, and was at the centre of a famous libel trial in 1918. Arch Conservative MP Noel Pemberton Billing implied she was a lesbian and a sadist (as well as a follower of Wilde!). She sued and lost, partly because of Billing's claim that there was a sexually perverse pro German Fifth Column in England that was compromising possible peace for a war weary England. Modern full green morocco binding. Very good copy, with one leaf professionally repaired. TOGETHER WITH; KETTLE, Michael - Salome's Last Veil - The Libel Case of the Century - Granada 1977. & Wilde's Last Stand. Decadence, Conspiracy & The First World War. Duckworth 1997. These titles cover the trial. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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The Sins of the Fathers, Higgins, George V.
16 Higgins, George V. The Sins of the Fathers
London Andre Deutsch 1988 1988 0233982574 / 9780233982571 First Edition Hardback Very Good 8vo. 
235 pp, dustwrapper has aged slightly. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Baker Street By-ways, Holroyd, James Edward
17 Holroyd, James Edward Baker Street By-ways
London George Allen & Unwin 1959 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
158 pp., Very strong copy in an excellent jacket. Very minor darkening and creasing otherwise a fine copy 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Opening Night, Marsh, Ngaio
18 Marsh, Ngaio Opening Night
London The Crime Club - Collins 1951 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
256 pp, some fading to book cloth and foxing to endpapers and dustwrapper has small tears and top of spine missing and browning to paper. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Scum, Minton, Roy
19 Minton, Roy Scum
London & Delaware Hutchinson 1979 1979 0091366003 / 9780091366001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Small 8vo. 
128 pp, price clipped dustwrapper with fading to spine 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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In Guilty Night, TAYLOR, Alison
20 TAYLOR, Alison In Guilty Night
London Robert Hale 1996 1996 0709056729 / 9780709056720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo. 
285 pp. Author's second novel. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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