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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. 131172comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Honi, who had the job of typing the damn thing, from, Erle Stanley Gardner". The recipient was Ruth "Honey" Moore, the youngest of the three Walter sisters who were Gardner's longtime secretaries, and to whom Gardner... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 131172

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  2. The D. A. Calls It Murder.
    First edition, first printing. A superb presentation copy, "To Jean - who writes 'em for me. With love, Erle. December 1936," with Gardner's full signature at the bottom of the page. Agnes Jean Bethell, Gardner's second wife, was also his secretary and assistant for nearly fifty years; the two were married in 1968, less... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 114270

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  3. The Case of the Singing Skirt.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 99873

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  4. The Case of the Worried Waitress.
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 99281

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  5. The Case of the Fiery Fingers.
    First UK edition, first impression. The 37th instalment in the Perry Mason series, originally published in the US in 1951. Learn More
    £55

    Stock Code: 99277

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  6. The Case of the One-Eyed Witness.
    First edition, first printing, of this Perry Mason story, 36th in the series. Learn More
    £55

    Stock Code: 99133

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