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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. The Galton Case.
    First edition, first printing, of the eighth novel in the Lew Archer series. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 89020

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  2. 50950comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "For Stretch with admiration and affection, Ken". Stretch was a Santa Barbara neighbor of the author. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 50950

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  3. 50941comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "Feb. 8, 1965 Santa Barbara. For Stretch, with affectionate good wishes". Stretch was a Santa Barbara neighbour. Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 50941

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  4. 50938comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, to the front free endpaper "Xmas 1965, For Stretch and Pidge affectionately, Ken". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author's books. Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 50938

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  5. 50937comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "For Stretch and Pidge, with affection, and with the hope that you won't take my title too seriously. Ken, May 1, 1956". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears... Learn More
    £2,200

    Stock Code: 50937

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  6. 50936comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "March 1959. For Willard and Pidge, affectionately, Ken". Willard and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and a character named Pidge appears in another of the author's books. Learn More
    £1,400

    Stock Code: 50936

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  7. 50933comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "January 22, 1958. For Stretch and Pidge, cheerful people, in the hope that this story won't depress them unduly. Affectionately, Ken". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and the name Pidge... Learn More
    £2,200

    Stock Code: 50933

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