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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. 128803
    First UK edition, first impression, of Christie's first novel and Poirot's debut. Inspired by the refugees she saw in Torquay, the poisons she encountered whilst working in a local hospital for the Voluntary Aid Detachment, and "challenged by her sister Madge, Agatha embarked on a detective story" in 1914. "Rejected by two... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 128803

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  2. 134783
    First edition, first impression, of Christie's fifth book. The Man in the Brown Suit is "a well-paced thriller with a strong sense of place, which aficionados consider one of her best" (Wagstaff & Poole, p. 30). Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 134783

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  3. 116487
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 116487

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  4. 119434
    A complete set of this well known collected edition, with three stories per volume. It includes all published crime novels up to 1970. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 119434

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  5. 82975
    First edition, first impression. A collaborative novel by twelve mystery authors including Christie (who contributes chapter five), John Rhode, and Dorothy L. Sayers, and with a prologue by G. K. Chesterton. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone book, and rare in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 82975

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