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Detective fiction

Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to novels and short stories centring on the investigation of a crime by a detective figure. Early examples include "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", Bleak House, and The Moonstone, as well as the practitioners of the golden age of detective fiction – Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, et al. – and their modern successors.

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  1. 132559
    The Thirty-Nine Steps..."> First edition, first impression, of Buchan's classic man-on-the-run shocker, in which Buchan adopts "a conscious pose in order to pastiche the tone of Edwardian English public life, the anxiety which accompanied complacency, its instinctive antisemitism, its male, public-school culture" (ODNB). The Thirty-Nine Steps... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 132559

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  2. 127818
    First edition, first impression. The third of Buchan's Hannay novels, particularly scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 127818

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