Pan 204 1st 1952 vg or second vg+ SPECIFY WHICH Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


Wallace Edgar - The Lone House Mystery(1)

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer.
Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at the age of 12. He joined the army at age 21 and was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, for Reuters and the Daily Mail. Struggling with debt, he left South Africa, returned to London, and began writing thrillers to raise income, publishing books including The Four Just Men (1905). Drawing on his time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialised short stories in magazines such as The Windsor Magazine and later published collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognised author.
After an unsuccessful bid to stand as Liberal MP for Blackpool (as one of David Lloyd George’s Independent Liberals) in the 1931 general election, Wallace moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a script writer for RKO. He died suddenly from undiagnosed diabetes, during the initial drafting of King Kong (1933).
Wallace was such a prolific writer that one of his publishers claimed that a quarter of all books in England were written by him. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories, and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace’s work. As well as the creation of King Kong, he is remembered as a writer of ‘the colonial imagination’, for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, and for The Green Archer serial. He sold over 50 million copies of his combined works in various editions, and The Economist describes him as “one of the most prolific thriller writers of [the 20th] century”, although the great majority of his books are out of print in the UK, but are still read in Germany.

Wallace collage


Wallace EdgarA Debt DischargedWard Lock£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarAgain the RingerHodder£2.50vg2nd
Wallace EdgarAgain the ThreeH&S£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarBig FootArrow£2.00vg-19612nd
Wallace EdgarBonesBAG 21£2.50
Wallace EdgarBonesWard Lock£2.50vg+
Wallace EdgarBosambo of the RiverWard Lock£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarEducated EvansTallis£4.00vg+19661st
Wallace EdgarFlat 2Arrow£1.00vg-1980
Wallace EdgarLieutenant BonesWard Lock£3.50vg+
Wallace EdgarOn the SpotArrow£2.50vg3rd
Wallace EdgarSandersPan£2.50vg1st
Wallace EdgarSani The KingmakerWard Lock£2.50
Wallace Edgartcot Twisted CandlePan£2.50vg2nd
Wallace Edgartcot Twisted CandlePan£3.50vg19541st
Wallace EdgarTerror KeepH&S£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe AvengerArrow£1.50vg1973
Wallace EdgarThe AvengerArrow£3.00vg+19623rd
Wallace EdgarThe Black AbbotHodder£2.50vg19591st
Wallace EdgarThe BrigandH&S£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe Crimson CircleHodder£2.50vg1962
Wallace EdgarThe Cue of the Silver KeyPan£3.50vg19542nd
Wallace EdgarThe DoubleH&S£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe Face in the NightArrow£2.50vg19611st
Wallace EdgarThe Flying SquadH&S£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe Four Just MenBAG 05£2.50
Wallace EdgarThe Four Just MenPan£4.50vg+19501st
Wallace EdgarThe Frightened LadyBag 08£2.50
Wallace EdgarThe Golden HadesHodder£2.00vg-19621st
Wallace EdgarThe India Rubber ManPan£3.00vg-19521st
Wallace EdgarThe India Rubber ManPan£2.50vg2nd
Wallace EdgarThe JokerPan£4.50vg+19501st
Wallace EdgarThe Keepers of the King’s PeaceWard Lock£2.50vg+
Wallace EdgarThe Last AdventureHutchinson£1.00vg-
Wallace EdgarThe Law of the Four Just MenHodder£2.50vg1963
Wallace EdgarThe Missing MillionArrow£3.00vg1st
Wallace EdgarThe MixerArrow£2.50vg-19661st
Wallace EdgarThe People of the RiverWard Lock£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe RingerPan£2.50vg-3rd
Wallace EdgarThe RingerPan£2.50vg4th
Wallace EdgarThe Square EmeraldH&S£2.00vg-
Wallace EdgarThe Square EmeraldPan£4.00vg1st
Wallace EdgarThe SqueakerH&S£1.50g
Wallace EdgarThe SqueakerHodder£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe Three Just MenH&S 9d£5.00vg
Wallace EdgarThe Three Just MenHodder£2.50vg19532nd
Wallace EdgarThe Traitor’s GateH&S£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe Traitor’s GateHodder£2.50vg19621st
Wallace EdgarThe TwisterArrow£2.50vg19661st
Wallace EdgarThe Valley of GhostsH&S£2.50vg-
Wallace EdgarWhen the Gangs Came to LondonArrow£2.50vg3rd

If you are interested in any of the above titles and want more information please let me know
and I can either answer your questions, send a PayPal invoice or make any other arrangement.
Note that the price shown above does not include shipping.

wallace 2
Wallace 3

Julian Symons


Symons JulianThe 31st FebruaryFontana£2.501962
Symons JulianThe Immaterial Murder CasePenguin£2.50vg1954
Symons JulianThe Narrowing CircleFontana£2.50vg1956
Symons JulianThe Progress of a CrimeFontana£5.00vg-
Symons JulianThe Progress of a CrimeFontana£2.50vg1966
Symons AJAThe Quest for CorvoPenguin£2.50vg1940

The Progress of a Crime – Julian Symons

Fontana 1966 Through the post to UK address


The 31st February

Fontana 1962 Through the post to a UK address


Mystery Digests

Though I have thousands (that is a literal claim by the way) of SF digests I don’t have that many non SF and have only catalogued a few that I have. I am hoping search engines will pick up authors folk are looking for. I used last names only when I was tired, or they wouldn’t fit on my input screen, sorry about that. On some, unfortunately I only listed names on the cover, which by the way, are not a patch on SF covers.


Black Mask194710£5.00D L Champion – RC Dennis – Jack Karney – CM Kornbluth
Creasy Mystery Magazine195609£10.00John Creasey – Agatha Christie – Dennis Wheatley – Symons – Allen – Ellery Queen – Canning – Cheyney – Sayers – Graeme
Creasy Mystery Magazine196011£5.00Hoole Jackson – Dorothy L Sayers – Bruce Sanders – Marten Cumberland – Nigel Morland – John Creasey – Leo Harris – Josephine Bell – JAJ – AB Campbell – E R Allen
Detective Tales195504£5.00W C Gault – Charles Beckman – Margaret Manners – Frank Scott York – Frank Gruber – Jules Archer – A E Grisman – Walt Sheldon
Detective Tales195608£2.50G T Fleming-Roberts – Zeta Rothchild – D L Champion – Walter Kubilius – Charles Beckman – Ray Cummings
Ed McBains Mystery Book1960£1.00JJ Marric – Henry Kane – Jack Webb – Masur – Bagby – Marlowe- Fitzsimmons – Robert Bloch – Fearing – Nelligan – Vincent H Gaddis
Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine0£2.00Edgar Wallace – John Boland – Ernest Dudley – Paul Tabori
Ellery Queen’s Mystery (UK)196007£2.50Gardner – Gordon – Pentecost – Lockridge – Rubin – Fish – Daniels – Hawkins – Holden
Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine196609£2.00Gilbert – Winn – Hoch – Agatha Christie – Holding – Porges – Ellery Queen – William Shakesphere – Lloyd Biggle Jnr – Hoffman- Speed – Curtis – Strickland
Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine196911£2.00Pentecost – Freeling – Creasey – Marric – Dumonte – Agatha Christie – Russell – King – Twhoy – Hoch – Symons – Woolrich – Carr
Evergreen199306£2.50In Search of lorna Doone – Arthur Tracy – Paul Robeson – Suvla Bay – Jean Harlow – Cheltenham – Fowey – Tyneham – Chelsea AFC – Trolleybus – Charlie Chester – Carthusians –
F B I Detective Stories0£5.00Richard Deming – Larry Holden – Bruce Cassiday – Tedd Thomey
Lilliput195003£2.00Patrick Campbell – Maurice Richardson – Bill Naughton – James Helvick
Manhunt Detective Story195312£2.50(vg) John Ross Macdonald – Craig Rice – Evan Hunter – James M Cain – McGivern – Frazee – Masur – Wilmot – Fessier – Craig
Manhunt Detective Story195401£2.50Henry Kane – Richaerd S Prather – Deming – Masur – Evan Hunter – Fessier – Beckman – Winters – Gaddis
Mike Shane196003£2.50Brett Halliday – Frank Ward – Theodore Mathieson – Raymond E Banks – Phil Hiner – Hal Ellson – Joseph R Marshall
Saint Detective Magazine1955January£2.50Charteris – Wells – Baird – Wulie – Chesterton – Robinson – Hecht – Haycock – Fay
The London Mystery Magazine0£10.00Popper – Drake – Walsh – Jones – Kershaw – Shaffer – Ashton – Pollexfen – Bounds – Scribe – McDermott – Sinclair – Milner
The London Mystery Magazine195102£10.00Sagittarius – Halliday – Stuart – Goicel – Nichols – Brandon – Gardner – Algernon Blackwood – Vivian – Cooper – Clorinder
The Saint Detective Magazine195411£5.00Charteris – Cohen – Edgar Wallace – Cantor – Agatha Christie – Harris – Hecht – Gault – Cox
The Saint Detective Magazine195412£2.50Charteris – Blochman – Sax Rohmer – T S Stribling – Williams – Howard – Wodehouse – Clinton – Walsh
The Saint Mystery Magazine196311£2.50(vg) Leslie Charteris – Philip M
%d bloggers like this: