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  1. Corpse on the Mat.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Corpse on the Mat.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression. An early Kennedy detective novel, and published later the same year in the US under the title The Man Who Rang the Bell. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 93641

  2. Corpse Guards Parade.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Corpse Guards Parade.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression. One of Kennedy's earlier books - a light-hearted detective story. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 93640

  3. Mystery of the Open Window.
    [MALLESON, Lucy Beatrice.] Anthony Gilbert. Mystery of the Open Window.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression, scarce in the jacket. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 93616

  4. The Eye in the Museum.
    [STEWART, Alfred Walter.] CONNINGTON, J. J. The Eye in the Museum.

    London : 1929

    First edition, first impression. This is the publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 93604

  5. Murder Yet To Come.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) MYERS, Isabel Briggs. Murder Yet To Come.

    London : 1930

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the preceding year, winning the Stokes-McClure Detective Story Competition (1929). Briggs Myers wrote only two detective stories, of which this is the first. She is best known today as the co-creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator model, based on Carl Jung's theory of personality types,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 94592

  6. Death in a Deckchair.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Death in a Deckchair.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 93639

  7. Murder Party.
    BORDEAUX, Henry. Murder Party.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression.

    Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 94778

  8. The Disturbing Affair of Noel Blake.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) [SOUTHWOLD, Stephen.] BELL, Neil. The Disturbing Affair of Noel Blake.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 93539

  9. Death of A Bridge Expert.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NICOLET, Charles Cathcart. Death of A Bridge Expert.

    London : 1933

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Uncommon. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 94585

  10. An Oxford Tragedy.
    MASTERMAN, J. C. An Oxford Tragedy.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, scarce in the jacket. An Oxford Tragedy is credited with sparking the popularity of crime novels in an Oxford setting. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 93672

  11. Bull's Eye.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) KENNEDY, Milward. Bull's Eye.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Kennedy's first book to feature the private detective Sir George Bull. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 93634

  12. Ellery Queen Omnibus.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) QUEEN, Ellery [pseud. of Frederic Dannay & Manfred Bennington Lee]. Ellery Queen Omnibus.

    London : 1934

    First UK edition, first impression of this collection of detective stories. First published in the US in 1930. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 93717

  13. Death Comes to Cambers.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. Death Comes to Cambers.

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 93705

  14. Death of a Beauty Queen.
    PUNSHON, E. R. Death of a Beauty Queen.

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 93698

  15. The Queen's Doctor.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEUMANN, Robert. The Queen's Doctor.

    London : 1936

    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 108745

  16. Sandbar Sinister.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) TAYLOR, Phoebe Atwood. Sandbar Sinister.

    London : 1936

    First UK edition, first impression of the fifth Asey Mayo mystery. It was first published in the US in 1934. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 93830

  17. The Bath Mysteries.
    PUNSHON, E. R. The Bath Mysteries.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. A gruesome mystery from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, and published in the US in 1942 under the title The Bathtub Murder Case. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 93706

  18. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page. Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 93701

  19. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. Mystery of Mr. Jessop.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 93700

  20. The Dusky Hour.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. The Dusky Hour.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, published in the US in 1941 under the title Death in the Chalk Pits. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 93699

  21. The Dusky Hour.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) PUNSHON, E. R. The Dusky Hour.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, published in the US in 1941 under the title Death in the Chalk Pits. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page. Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 93696

  22. Death Under Gibraltar.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Death Under Gibraltar.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 93681

  23. 136024
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) SAYERS, Dorothy, Freeman Wills Crofts, Valentine Williams, F. Tennyson Jesse, Anthony Armstrong, David Hume. Double Death. A Murder Story.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression, of this collaborative detective story, written with members of the Detection Club, which was formed in 1930 by a group of British mystery writers. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 136024

  24. Maginot Line Murder.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Maginot Line Murder.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression of this murder mystery. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper and the title page. Uncommon. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 94589

  25. Death to the Spy.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Death to the Spy.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Uncommon. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 94587

  26. The Murder at Charters.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) FETHALAND, John. The Murder at Charters.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper and the title page. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 93603

  27. Second Front-First Spy.
    (DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Second Front-First Spy.

    London : 1944

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 108639

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