Agatha Christie –

Stock I have not stock checked all the titles below so I am only 99% confident that I can find the books below.

AutherTitlePublisherPriceConditionDate
Christie Agatha4.50 from PaddingtonFontana£2.50vg1961
Christie Agatha4.50 from PaddingtonFontana£2.50vg1969
Christie AgathaA Caribbean MysteryFontana£1.00vg-1969
Christie AgathaA Murder is AnnouncedFontana£4.00vg1953
Christie AgathaA Murder is AnnouncedPan£3.50vg1958
Christie AgathaA Murder is AnnouncedFontana£3.00vg+1963
Christie AgathaA Murder is AnnouncedFontana£2.50vg1980
Christie AgathaA Pocket Full of RyeFontana£5.00vg+1958
Westmacott /Christie AgathaAbsent in the SpringFontana£2.50vg+1974
Christie AgathaAfter the FuneralFontana£3.50vg
Christie AgathaAfter the FuneralFontana£2.50vg1984
Christie AgathaAppointment with DeathPan£2.00vg
Christie AgathaAppointment With DeathFontana£5.00vg+
Christie AgathaAppointment With DeathFontana£2.50vg-1968
Christie AgathaAppointment With DeathFontana£2.50vg1980
Christie AgathaAt Bertram,s HotelFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaAt Bertram’s HotelFontana£2.50vg1981
Christie AgathaBy the Prickling of My ThumbsFontana£5.00f1971
Christie AgathaCards on the TablePan£2.50vg1955
Christie AgathaCards on the TableFontana£2.50vg1963
Christie AgathaCards on the TableFontana£2.50vg1976
Christie AgathaCat Among the PigeonsBAG 22£2.50
Christie AgathaCat Among the PigeonsFontana£2.50vg1962
Christie AgathaCat Among the PigeonsFontana£2.50vg1971
Christie AgathaCurtain Poirot’s Last CaseFontana£2.50vg+1977
Christie AgathaCurtain:Poirot’s Last CaseFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaDead Man’s FollyFontana£2.50vg1960
Christie AgathaDead Man’s FollyPan£2.50vg+1966
Christie AgathaDeath Comes as the EndWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaDeath Comes as the EndPan£3.50vg
Christie AgathaDeath Comes as the EndPan£4.00
Christie AgathaDeath Comes as the EndPenguin£2.50vg-1953
Christie AgathaDeath Comes as the EndFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaDeath Comes as the EndFontana£2.50vg1981
Christie AgathaDeath Comes at the EndFontana£5.00vg1960
Christie AgathaDeath in the CloudsPan£2.00vg
Christie AgathaDeath on the NileFontana£5.00vg1960
Christie AgathaDeath on the NilePenguin£2.50vg+
Christie AgathaDeath on the NileFontana£2.50vg1978
Christie AgathaDeath on the NileFontana£2.50vg+1985
Christie AgathaDestination UnknownFontana£2.50vg1964
Christie AgathaDestination UnknownFontana£2.50vg1970
Christie AgathaDumb WitnessPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaDumb WitnessPan£3.50f
Christie AgathaDumb WitnessPan£3.00f1954
Christie AgathaDumb WitnessFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaEasy to KillPB£2.00
Christie AgathaElephants Can RememberFontana£2.50vg1975
Christie AgathaEndless NightFontana£2.50vg+
Christie AgathaEndless NightFontana£2.50vg+1986
Christie AgathaEvil in the SunFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaEvil Under the SunPan£2.50vg+
Christie AgathaEvil Under the SunFontana£4.00vg+
Christie AgathaEvil Under the SunFontana£4.00vg+
Christie AgathaEvil Under the SunWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaEvil Under the SunFontana£4.00f1982
Christie AgathaFive Little PigsPan£2.50vg-
Christie AgathaFive Little PigsPan£2.50
Christie AgathaFive Little PigsWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaFive Little PigsFontana£2.50vg1972
Christie AgathaFive Little PigsFontana£2.00vg1981
Westmacott /Christie AgathaGiants BreadFontana£2.50vg1975
Christie AgathaHallowe’en PartyFontana£2.50vg1972
Christie AgathaHercule Poirot’s ChristmasCollins Crime Club£5.00
Christie AgathaHercule Poirot’s ChristmasFontana£3.00f1978
Christie AgathaHerule Poirot’s ChristmasFontana£4.00f1959
Christie AgathaHickory Dickory DockFontana£4.00vg1958
Christie AgathaLord Edgware DiesPenguin£2.00vg1950
Christie AgathaLord Edgware DiesFontana£2.50vg1967
Christie AgathaLord Edgware DiesFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaLord Edgware DiesFontana£3.00f1980
Christie AgathaMiss Marple’s Final CasesFontana£2.50vg-1980
Christie AgathaMrs McGinty’s DeadFontana£1.00vg-1974
Christie AgathaMurder at the Gallop / After he FuneralFontana£2.50vg-1963
Christie AgathaMurder in MesopotamiaPan£5.00vg1952
Christie AgathaMurder in MesopotamiaPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaMurder in MesopotamiaFontana£5.00vg1962
Christie AgathaMurder in MesopotamiaFontana£2.50vg+1967
Christie AgathaMurder in MesopotamiaFontana£2.50vg1978
Christie AgathaMurder in the MewsPan£3.50vg
Christie AgathaMurder in the MewsPan£6.00f
Christie AgathaMurder in the MewsPenguin£2.50vg1963
Christie AgathaMurder in the MewsFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaMurder is EasyFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaMurder on the LinksPan£8.00f
Christie AgathaMurder on the LinksPan£3.00f
Christie AgathaMurder on the Orient ExpressBAG 09£2.50
Christie AgathaMurder on the Orient ExpressPenguin£2.50vg1952
Christie AgathaMurder on the Orient ExpressFontana£2.50vg1965
Christie AgathaMurder on the Orient ExpressFontana£2.50vg1980
Christie AgathaMurder on the Orient ExpressFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaMysterious Affair at StylesPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaN or MCollins Crime Club£5.001951
Christie AgathaN or MPan£3.00vg
Christie AgathaN or MFontana£5.00vg1962
Christie AgathaN or MDell£2.50
Christie AgathaN or M?Fontana£3.00f1979
Christie AgathaNemesisFontana£2.50vg1974
Christie AgathaNemesisFontana£4.00f1974
Christie AgathaNikotinBAG 22£2.50
Christie AgathaOne Two Buckle My ShoePan£3.50vg
Christie AgathaOne Two Buckle my ShoeFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaOne, Two, Buckle my ShoeWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaOne, Two, Buckle My ShoeFontana£2.50vg1995
Christie AgathaOrdeal by InnocenceFontana£5.00vg+1961
Christie AgathaOrdeal by InnocenceFontana£2.50vg1973
Christie AgathaParker Pyne InvestigatesFontana£5.00vg+1962
Christie AgathaParker Pyne InvestigatesPenguin£2.50vg+1958
Christie AgathaPartners in CrimePan£3.50vg
Christie AgathaPartners in CrimeFontana£2.50vg1967
Christie AgathaPartner’s in CrimeWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaPassenger to FrankfurtFontana£2.50vg1972
Christie AgathaPeril at End HouseWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaPeril at End HouseFontana£5.00vg1961
Christie AgathaPeril at End HouseFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaPeril at End HouseFontana£3.00f1979
Christie AgathaPoirot InvestigatesBAG 06£2.50
Christie AgathaPoirot InvestigatesPan£3.00f
Christie AgathaPoirot InvestigatesPan£2.50vg+1961
Christie AgathaPoirot InvestigatesPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaPoirot InvestigatesPan£5.00f1955
Christie AgathaPoirot InvestigatesPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaPoirot’s Eary CasesFontana£3.00f1979
Christie AgathaPostern of FateFontana£2.50vg1976
Christie AgathaSad CypressPan£3.50vg
Christie AgathaSad CypressPan£2.50f1957
Christie AgathaSad CypressFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaSad CypressFontana£1.00vg-1966
Christie AgathaSleeping MurderFontana£2.50vg1981
Christie AgathaSparkling CyanidePan£2.50vg+
Christie AgathaSparkling CyanideWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaSparkling CyanidePan£4.00vg-
Christie AgathaSparkling CyanideFontana£3.00vg1962
Christie AgathaSparkling CyanideFontana£2.50vg+
Christie AgathaTaken at the FloodWhite Circle£3.50f
Christie AgathaTaken at the FloodFontana£2.50vg1972
Christie AgathaTaken at the FloodFontana£2.50vg+1980
Christie AgathaTen Little N*****sFontana£4.00vg+1972
Christie AgathaTen Little NiggersPan£12.00vg+
Christie AgathaTen Little NiggersPan£5.00vg
Christie AgathaTen Little NiggersFontana£5.00vg
Christie AgathaTen Little NiggersFontana£3.00f1982
Christie AgathaThe ABC MurdersPan£5.00vg+
Christie AgathaThe ABC MurdersWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe ABC MurdersFontana£5.00vg
Christie AgathaThe ABC MurdersPenguin£2.50vg-1948
Christie AgathaThe ABC MurdersFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Adventure of the Christmas PuddingFontana£4.00vg+1963
Christie AgathaThe Adventure of the Christmas PuddingFontana£3.00f1983
Christie AgathaThe Big FourPan£4.00vg
Christie AgathaThe Big FourPenguin£2.50
Christie AgathaThe Body in the LibraryWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Body in the LibraryPan£3.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Body in the LibraryFontana£3.00vg
Christie AgathaThe Body in the LibraryFontana£2.50vg1967
Christie AgathaThe ClocksFontana£5.00vg1966
Christie AgathaThe ClocksFontana£3.00f1979
Christie AgathaThe do it with MirrorsFontana£2.50vg1967
Christie AgathaThe HollowPan£5.00f
Christie AgathaThe HollowFontana£2.50vg1963
Christie AgathaThe HollowFontana£2.50vg1969
Christie AgathaThe HollowFontana£2.50vg1987
Christie AgathaThe Hound of DeathPan£7.50f
Christie AgathaThe Hound of DeathPan£2.50vg1963
Christie AgathaThe Hound of DeathFontana£2.50vg1966
Christie AgathaThe Hound of DeathFontana£2.50vg1972
Christie AgathaThe Hound of DeathFontana£3.00f
Christie AgathaThe Labours of HerculesCollins Crime Club£4.00vg1951
Christie AgathaThe Labours of HerculesFontana£4.00vg-1961
Christie AgathaThe Labours of HerculesFontana£3.00vg+1980
Christie AgathaThe Listerdale MysteryFontana£5.00vg+1961
Christie AgathaThe Listerdale MysteryFontana£1.00vg-1966
Christie AgathaThe Man in a Brown SuitPan£2.50
Christie AgathaThe Man in the Brown SuitPan£2.50vg+1973
Christie AgathaThe Man in the Brown SuitPan£6.00vg
Christie AgathaThe Man in the Brown SuitPan£9.00f
Christie AgathaThe Man in the Brown SuitPan£4.00f1954
Christie AgathaThe Mirror Crack,d from Side to SideFontana£2.50vg1967
Christie AgathaThe Mirror Cracked from Side to SideFontana£3.00f1984
Christie AgathaThe Moving FingerPan£1.00g
Christie AgathaThe Moving FingerWhite Circle£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Moving FingerFontana£2.50f1986
Christie AgathaThe Murder at the VicaragePenguin£2.50vg-1950
Christie AgathaThe Murder at the VicarageFontana£2.50vg1963
Christie AgathaThe Murder at the VicarageFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Murder in the VicarageFontana£2.00
Christie AgathaThe Murder of Roger AckroydFontana£4.00vg+
Christie AgathaThe Murder of Roger AckroydPenguin£2.50vg1953
Christie AgathaThe Murder of Roger AckroydFontana£2.50vg+1963
Christie AgathaThe Murder of Roger AckroydFontana£2.50vg1978
Christie AgathaThe Murder on the LincsPan£4.00
Christie AgathaThe Murder on the LinksPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Mysterious Affair at StylesPan£2.50vg+1969
Christie AgathaThe Mysterious Affair at StylesPan£1.00vg-1965
Christie AgathaThe Mysterious Affair At StylesPan£2.50
Christie AgathaThe Mysterious Mr QuinDell£1.00g
Christie AgathaThe Mysterious Mr QuinPenguin£2.50vg1953
Christie AgathaThe Mysterious Mr QuinFontana£2.50vg+1982
Christie AgathaThe Mystery of the Blue TrainFontana£4.00vg
Christie AgathaThe Mystery of the Blue TrainPan£2.50g
Christie AgathaThe Mystery of the Blue TrainFontana£2.50vg1967
Christie AgathaThe Mystery of the Blue TrainFontana£2.50vg1976
Christie AgathaThe Pale HorseFontana£2.50vg-1964
Christie AgathaThe Pale HorseFontana£2.50vg-1979
Westmacott /Christie AgathaThe Rose and the Yew TreeFontana£2.50vg1974
Christie AgathaThe Secret AdversaryBAG 06£2.50
Christie AgathaThe Secret AdversaryPan£4.00vg+
Christie AgathaThe Secret adversaryPan£2.50vg-1955
Christie AgathaThe Secret adversaryPan£5.00vg1955
Christie AgathaThe Secret Of ChimneysBAG 06£2.50
Christie AgathaThe secret of ChimneysBag 08£2.50
Christie AgathaThe Secret of ChimneysPan£1.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Secret of ChimneysPan£3.00vg
Christie AgathaThe Secret of ChimneysPan£3.00f1958
Christie AgathaThe Secret of ChimneysPan£5.00f
Christie AgathaThe Seven Dials MysteryPan£3.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Sitaford MysteryFontana£3.00vg-1961
Christie AgathaThe Sittaford MysteryBAG 06£2.50
Christie AgathaThe Sittaford MysteryPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Sittaford MysteryFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Thirteen ProblemsPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThe Thirteen ProblemsPan£3.50vg-
Christie AgathaThey Came to BagdadFontana£2.50vg-
Christie AgathaThey do it With MirrorsFontana£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThird GirlFontana£2.50vg1979
Christie AgathaThree Act tragedyPan£2.50vg
Christie AgathaThree Act tragedyPan£2.50f
Christie AgathaThree Act TragedyFontana£2.50vg1980
Christie AgathaThree-Act TragedyWhite Circle£2.00vg
Christie AgathaTowards ZeroPan£1.50p
Christie AgathaTowards ZeroFontana£5.00f1959
Westmacott /Christie AgathaUnfinished PortraitFontana£2.50vg+1986
Christie AgathaWhy Didn’t They Ask EvansPan£2.50vg+1969
Christie AgathaWhy didn’t they Ask EvansPan£2.00vg
Christie AgathaWhy Didn’t they ask Evans?Fontana£3.50vg-1956
Christie AgathaWhy Didn’t they Ask Evans?White Circle£2.50vg-
Christie AgathaWhy Didn’t they ask Evans?Fontana£2.50vg1976
Agatha Christie in Fontana

the AVENGER – Kenneth Robeson

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceCondition
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #05 The Frosted DeadWarner£4.00vg
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #06 The Blood RingWarner£4.00vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #07 Stockholders in DeathWarner£3.50vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #08 The Glass MountainWarner£3.00vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #09 Tuned for MurderWarner£3.00vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #10 The Smiling DogWarner£4.00vg
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #11 River of IceWarner£4.00vg
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #12 – Quest of QuiBantam£4.00
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #12 The Flame BreathersWarner£4.00vg_
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #12 The Flame BreathersWarner£3.50vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #13 Murder on WheelsWarner£4.00vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #14 Three Gold CrownsWarner£4.00f
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #15 House of DeathWarner£4.00vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #16 The Hate MasterWarner£4.00vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #17 NevloWarner£4.00f
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #20 The Green KillerWarner£5.00
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #21 The Happy KillerWarner£4.00vg+
Robeson KennethThe Avenger #33 The Blood CountessWarner£5.00
collage-stock-268

The Avenger One copy through post to UK Address

Please specify the title you require

£4.50

The Avenger Two copies through post to UK Address

Please specify the titles you desire to own

£7.00

The Avenger Three Copies through post to UK Address

Please specify the titles you require

£10.00

The Avenger Four Copies through post to UK Address

Please specify the titles you require

£12.50

The Avenger Five Copies through post to UK Address

Please specify the titles you require

£15.00

MICKEY SPILLANE

Stock I have not stock checked all these titles but am pretty confident I know where they are – when I get time I will add the hard backs I have. ( I think the Arthur Barker title is a hard back)

TitlePublisherPriceConditionDate
Day Of the GunsBAG 04£2.50
Day of the GunsCorgi£2.50vg1966
I. The JuryArthur Barker£20.00vg1952
Killer MineCorgi£2.50vg1967
Killer MineCorgi£1.50vg1969
Killer MineCorgi£1.50vg1973
Kiss Me, DeadlyBarker Dragon£5.00vg
Me HoodCorgi£2.50vg
My Gun is QuickCorgi£2.501960
One Lonely NightBarker Dragon£4.00vg
One Lonely NightCorgi£3.00vg1960
The Big KillBarker Dragon£5.00vg
The Big KillCorgi£3.50vg
The Delta FactorCorgi£2.50vg1971
The FlyerCorgi£2.50vg1967
The Girl HuntersCorgi£2.50
The Girl HuntersCorgi£2.50
The Long WaitSignet£4.00vg1952
The Long WaitCorgi£1.00g
The Long WaitBarker Dragon£5.00vg
Vengeance is MineSignet£2.50vg1955
Vengeance is MineCorgi£1.00vg-

“Hard Boiled” English Editions

Darcy Glinto – You took me….keep me…

Only one on offer on ABE for £175 though I have found one elsewhere for only £100. Published in 1950 by Robin Hood Press cover art by Terry. Internally the staples look dark but the paper is free of foxing and discolouring, in fact in much better condition then many much newer publications.

£55.00

Darvy Glinto – Deep South Slave

I can’t find this for sale anywhere, but have found it described as a very rare book Published by Robin Hood Press in 1951. Introduction in the book “While all the characters in this book are entirely fictional and every incident is imaginative and original, the author readily and gratefully acknowledges that the story was wholly inspired by John L. Spivak’s “Georgia Nigger” [Wishart & Company, London] That book, based upon a study officially authorized by the Prison Commissioners of Georgia, documented and photographically illustrated, is a piece of brilliant and courageous reporting which must move any reader possessed of humane instincts” This copy is in near fine condition. The price below includes UK postage.

£60.00

The Brute – Paul Renin

This edition was published by R & L Locker in 1946 in Stoke on Trent. Though I can’t find this edition for sale anywhere, a few other titles by this author are on offer. This is clean tight copy This price includes UK Postage.

£27.00

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I, Mobster – Anonymous

This edition was published by Gaywood Press in London in 1952, again though there are many copies of the Gold Medal edition for sale on ABE I can’t find the Gaywood edition. Interestingly the 1951 Gold medal cover has a slightly different version of the cover art on this edition. This copy is tight but has a slight bit missing from spine that has been repaired with magic tape, please ask if you want more details. The price below includes UK postage.

£25.00

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Manhunt Detective Story Monthly November 1953 Vol 1 no. 4

Not in the same league as the rest of these offerings but the cover was worth inclusion and the contributing authors are impressive ; Mickey Spillane (serial), Henry Kane, David Goodis, Patrick Wilmot. Richard Ellington, Richard Deming, Evan Hunter, Robert Turner, Kris Neville and Roy Carroll. I am offering this to any UK location for £7.00

£7.00

Nobody Knows the Dead by Dale Bogard

Published in 1951 by World Distributors Manchester, this is a very nice, though slightly “cocked” copy. Another book of which I have not been able to find another copy for sale. Through the post to UK address

$30.00

A lot of these titles were produced when it was difficult to get American Paperbacks in the UK and saw the opportunity to cash in on the popularity of Hank Janson.

Passage to Terror by Edward Ronns (Edward S Aarons)

Published by Gaywood Press undated but around 1952 this is a very good plus (near fine) copy. Posted to a UK address for £25

£25.00

Don’t Cry, Beloved – Edward Ronns (Edward S Aarons)

Another Gaywood offering would have been vg+ but for the Staple Stains bleeding through the front cover. To a UK address £17.50

£17.50

Too Good for the Poor – Nat Karta

A rare title from a rare author. Published by Muir-Watson about 1952. A book in VG condition Sent to any UK Destination £50

£50.00

I the Jury by Mickey Spillane

Published by Arthur Barker a rarer example of a book much more common in other formats. To UK Address £20

£20.00

So Rich, So dead – Gil Brewer

Another Gaywood title in vg Posted to UK £20

£20.00

Satan is a Woman – Gil Brewer

The Gaywood Press edition of this rare book. The spine has been repaired with magic tape otherwise vg To UK address £50

£50.00

I have many other titles that should be labelled Hard Boiled but I have listed most just as crime, I will rectify that on stock checking (if I ever get round to it)

Detective Pulps (UK editions)

All complete but not in the best condition hence the price. I do like the type casting on the FBI Detective Cover, the clean cut Dick, the innocent Kid and the sly looking kidnapper complete with cig.


Short Stories 1949 June £5.00 James Francis Dwyer – Berton E Cook – Gordon Keyne – H Bedford-Jones – Kerry O’Neil – Donald Barr Chidsey
F B I Detective Stories 0 £5.00 Richard Deming – Larry Holden – Bruce Cassiday – Tedd Thomey
Detective Tales 1955 April £5.00 W C Gault – Charles Beckman – Margaret Manners – Frank Scott York – Frank Gruber – Jules Archer – A E Grisman – Walt Sheldon
Black Mask 1947 October £5.00 D L Champion – RC Dennis – Jack Karney – CM Kornbluth

Detective Pulps 001

Black Mask October 1947 British Edition

Contributions from L Champion -R C Dennis – Jack Karney – C M Kornbluth Through the post to UK Address £7.50

£7.50

Detective Pulps 002

Detective Tales April 1955 – British Edition

W C Gault – Charles Beckman – Margaret Manners – Frank Scott York – Frank Gruber – Jules Archer – A E Grisman – Walt Sheldon Through the post (UK)

£7.50

Detective Pulps 003

FBI Detective Stories 1950 (I think)

Richard Deming – Larry Holden – Bruce Cassiday – Tedd Thomey To UK address

£7.50

Detective Pulps 004

Short Stories June 1949

James Francis Dwyer – Berton E Cook – Gordon Keyne – H Bedford-Jones – Kerry O’Neil – Donald Barr Chidsey Through the post £7.50

£7.50

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Detective Tales IV 10 – August 1956 (British edition)

Stories by GT Fleming-Roberts – Zeta Rothschild – Walter Kubilius – DL Champion – Charles Beckman – Ray Cummings Through Post (UK) £7.50

£7.50

Hank Janson – Update

The list below have been stock checked this year, so theoretically I know where they are

Stock

TitlePublisherPriceConditionDate
Angel AstrayCompact£3.00vg
Dateline DianeCompact£3.00vg
Go With a JerkHJ£5.00vg
I for IntrigueCompact£2.50vg-
Reluctant HostessHJ£2.50vg
Sentence for SinHJ£3.50vg1960
AmokGaywood£50.00vg+
AuctionedGaywood£50.00vg+
Baby, Don’t Dare SquealGaywood£50.00vg
BewitchedMoring£7.00vg+
ConflictGaywood£40.00vg
CorruptionGaywood£50.00vg+
Death Wore a PetticoatGaywood£50.00vg
Desert FuryGaywood£55.00f
Don’t Dare me, SugarGaywood£40.00vg
Frails Can Be so ToughGaywood£20.00vg
Hotsy-You’ll be ChilledGaywood£40.00vg
Jack SpotMoring£50.00vg+
Janson Go HomeR & V£20.00vg+1961
Kill Her if you CanGaywood£40.00vg+
Lola Brought Her WreathGaywood£40.00vg
Milady Took the RapGaywood£15.00vg
Sadie don’t cry nowGaywood£40.00vg
Sister Don’t Hate MeGaywood£15.00vg
SuspenseGaywood£40.00vg+
Sweetie, Hold Me TightGaywood£25.00vg-
The Bride Wore WeedsGaywood£35.00vg
The Exotic Seductress #13Gold Star£2.50vg-1964
The Lady Has a ScarGaywood£20.00vg
They Die AloneMoring£10.00vg
TormentGaywood£40.00vg+
Torment for TrixieGaywood£20.00vg
WhiplashGaywood£25.00vg
Berlin BriefingCompact£2.50vg-
Bid for BeautyCompact£2.50vg-
Brand ImageCompact£4.00vg
Doctor FixCompact£4.00vg
Fan FareCompact£2.50vg
Fast BuckCompact£5.00vg
Frame and FortuneCompact£4.00vg
Globe ProbeCompact£2.50vg-1969
HeartacheCompact£4.00vg
Hillary’s TermsCompact£2.50vg
Junk MarketCompact£2.50vg-
Lake LootCompact£2.50vg
Lament for a LoverCompact£5.00vg
Limbo LoverCompact£2.50vg
Make Mine MinkCompact£2.50vg-1966
Mayfair SlayrideCompact£2.50vg-
Model in MayhamCompact£5.00vg
Nerve CentreCompact£2.50vg-1963
Pattern of RapeCompact£2.50vg
SprungCompact£2.50vg
Square 1Compact£5.00vg1964
Strange RitualCompact£4.00vg+
Tail StingCompact£2.50vg
The Last LadyCompact£5.00vg
The Long ArmCompact£3.00vg
The Love MakersCompact£2.50vg
The Spy in my BedCompact£5.00vg
The Young WolvesCompact£3.00vg
Twilight TigressCompact£5.00vg
Ultimate DeterrentCompact£5.00f1970
V for VitalityCompact£5.00vg1963
Villon of the PeaceCompact£4.00vg
Visit from a BroadCompact£5.00vg-
Voodoo ViolenceCompact£5.00vg
Why Should SylviaCompact£2.50vg-
Will-PowerCompact£4.00vg1964
Zero Takes AllCompact£2.50vg-1967
Hank Janson

Today the vast majority of people will not even have heard of Hank Janson but the number of books he sold in the 50’s and 60’s far outstrips the number sold by Booker Prize winners, yet the “inteligencia” look down their privileged noses at “Popular fiction” or in this case “Hard Boiled Fiction”.

Granted the covers on these 60’s example are not a patch on the covers Reginald Head was driven out of the country for painting. The persecution and trials of the 50’s is a fascinating story in itself culminating as it did in the fake, arranged Lady Chatterley Trial that voiced the now notorious test of respectability “Would you let your servant read that”

However I digress, as a great lover of the 50’s art work, and not totally unmoved by later covers, I have over the years assembled significant examples of the genre, Hank Janson in particular. I realise that the market for this important contribution to literature is rapidly declining, a pity in many ways, not least my ability to sell copies.

Stock This is a list (probably not complete) that I think I have.

TitlePublisher
48 HoursMoring
Amerous Captive “Bygone Ages Vol 2HJ
Amerous Captive Vol. 3HJ
AmokGaywood
Angel AstrayCompact
AuctionedGaywood
Baby, Don’t Dare SquealGaywood
Beauty and the BeatHJ
Beloved TraitorR&V
Beloved TraitorR & V
Berlin BriefingCompact
BewitchedMoring
Bid for BeautyBAG 09
Bid for BeautyCompact
Brand ImageCompact
Brazen SeductressGold Star
Break For a LovelyHJ
Break For A LovelyHJ
Bring me SorrowMoring
Chicago ChickHJ
Come Quick HoneyR&V
ConflictGaywood
Cool SugarMoring
CorruptionGaywood
Crime on my HandsHJ
Crowns Can KillHJ
Dateline DianeCompact
Death Wore a PetticoatGaywood
Deicious DangerHJ
Delicious DangerBAG 09
Desert FuryMoring
Desert FuryGaywood
Devil’s HighwaysHJ
Doctor FixCompact
Don’t Dare me, SugarGaywood
Don’t Scare EasyMoring
Don’t Scare EasyMoring
Double TakeCompact
Expectant NymphGold Star
F.E.U.D.Compact
Fame and FortuneBAG 09
Fan FareCompact
FannyGold Star
Fast BuckCompact
Flight from FearMoring
Frails Can Be so ToughGaywood
Frame and FortuneCompact
Globe ProbeCompact
Go With a JerkHJ
HeartacheCompact
HellcatBAG 09
HellcatMoring
Hell’s AngelHJ
Hell’s AngelMoring
Hillary’s TermsCompact
Honey For MeHJ
Hotsy-You’ll be ChilledGaywood
I for IntrigueCompact
InvasionMoring
Jack SpotMoring
Janson Go HomeR & V
Janson Go Home!HJ
Junk MarketCompact
Kill Her if you CanGaywood
Kill Me For KicksHJ
Kill This ManMoring
Lake LootCompact
Lament for a LoverCompact
Limbo LoverCompact
Lola Brought Her WreathGaywood
Love – In and LamentationCompact
Make Mine MinkCompact
Mayfair SlayrideCompact
Milady Took the RapGaywood
Mistress of FearHJ
Model in MayhamCompact
MurderMoring
Nerve CentreCompact
ObsessionUPC
Passionate WaifMoring
Passionate WaifeBAG 09
Pattern of RapeCompact
Persian PrideMoring
Quiet Waits the GraveR & V
Reluctant HostessHJ
RevoltMoring
Ripe for RaptureR & V
Sadie don’t cry nowGaywood
Sentence for SinHJ
Short-Term WifeHJ
Sinister RaptureMoring
Sister Don’t Hate MeGaywood
Situation GraveMoring
Slaves for SeductionHJ
SprungCompact
Square 1Compact
Strange DestinyMoring
Strange RitualCompact
Sultry AvengerHJ
SuspenseGaywood
Sweet FuryMoring
Sweetie, Hold Me TightGaywood
Tail StingCompact
Take This SweetieHJ
TensionMoring
The Bride Wore WeedsGaywood
The Exotic Seductress #13Gold Star
The Lady Has a ScarGaywood
The Last LadyCompact
The Long ArmCompact
The Love MakersCompact
The Spy in my BedCompact
The Young WolvesCompact
They Die AloneMoring
This Hood For HireHJ
This Hood for HireR & V
Tomorrow and a DayMoring
Too Soon to DieHJ
TormentGaywood
Torment for TrixieGaywood
Twilight TigressCompact
Twist for TwoHJ
Ultimate DeterrentCompact
Uncover AgentHJ
UntamedMoring
V for VitalityCompact
Villon of the PeaceCompact
Visit from a BroadCompact
Voodoo ViolenceCompact
WhiplashMoring
WhiplashGaywood
Why Should SylviaCompact
Wild GirlMoring
Will-PowerCompact
Zero Takes AllCompact

Again I have not stock checked these below and I am not that confident that I know where they are.

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceCondition
Frances StephenNaked City -Panic in the CityConsul£3.00vg
Frances StephenNaked City -The Day the Island Almost sankConsul£3.00vg
Frances StephenNaked City -The Fault in our StarsConsul£3.00vg
Frances StephenPattern of LifeConsul£10.00vg
Frances StephenTwilight PeopleConsul£6.50vg

Mysteries

A couple to check if you are looking for the rare short stories by your favourite author and a series I have not come across previously.

Larry Kent (protagonist not the author who is not mentioned) – Homicide Hell £3.00

Larry Kent – Homicide Hell

In shop £2.50 By post (UK) £4.00

£4.00

Manhunt Detective Monthly January 1954 ; Henry Kane, Richard S Prather (Shell Scott Story), Richard Dening, Harold Q Masur, Evan Hunter, Michael Fessier, Charles Beckman Junior, Emmanuel Winters, and Vincent H Gaddis –

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly January 1954 – English Edition

£5.00 in the shop – when I can open again. £7.50 within the UK using our postal service

£7.50

Suspense Monthly February 1958 ; Hugh B Cave, Agatha Christie, Gerald Kersh, Charles Irving, Octavus Roy Cohen (what a great name), Simenon, Cornell Woolrich, Manning Coles, Ben Ray Redman, Michael Barker, Mignon G Eberhart, Gerald Bell and James Hadley Chase £2.50

Suspense Monthly February 1958

In shop £2.50 In post (UK) 4

£4.00

Larry Kent – Homicide Hell – Manhunt Detective Story – Suspence Monthly

James Hadley Chase

Lay her among the lilies – James Hadley Chase

1953 Robert Hale reprint ex-library dj vg unclipped book vg- In shop £2.50, through post to UK £5.00

£5.00

Shock Treatment – James Hadley Chase

1959 Robert Hale 1st edition dj vg unclipped book vg- (foxing on fore edge and on a number of pages) In shop £2.50 through post (UK) £5.00

£5.00

Stock

TitlePublisherPriceConditionDate
An Ear to the GroundPanther£2.50
Believed ViolentPanther£2.50
Come Easy-Go EaseyPanther£2.50vg
Goldfish Have no Hiding PlaceCorgi£2.50
Hit and RunRobert Hale£2.50vg
Lady Here’s Your WreathJarrods£6.00vg
Lady-Here’s your WreathPanther£2.50vg-1961
Lay Her Among the LiliesPanther£2.50vg+
Miss hemingway Waves a HandPanther£4.00f
My Laugh Comes LastCorgi£2.50
No Orchids for Miss BlandishPanther£2.50vg1961
No Orchids for Miss BlandishPanther£2.50vg
Safer DeadRobert Hale£10.00vg1956
Strictly for CashPanther£5.00vg+
The Doll’s Bad NewsPanther£2.00
The Doll’s Bad NewsPanther£2.50
The Soft CentreCorgi£2.50
The Vulture is a Patient BirdPanther£2.50
The wary TransgressorPanther£5.00f1969
Tiger by the TailPanther£2.50
Trusted Like a FoxCorgi£2.50
We’ll Share a Doule FuneralCorgi£2.50
What’s Better than Money?Panther£2.50vg
You’ve Got it ComingPanther£2.50

I have not found a way to include a PayPal block that allows choice so unfortunately you will have to contact me by phone or e-mail to purchase any of the above, postage and package for a single paperback in UK is £2.00, it obviously gets cheaper (per copy) if you make multiple purchases.

Hodder & Stoughton

Stock

Stock

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceCondition
Ambler EricUncommon DangerH&S£5.00vg-
Beeding FrancisEleven were BraveH&S£5.00f
Brand MaxThe Safety KillerH&S£4.00vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint in MiamiH&S£2.50vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint Meets His MatchH&S£2.50vg-
Charteris LeslieThe Saint’s GetawayH&S£4.00vg+
Coles ManningDrink to YesterdayH&S£2.50
Douglas OThe House that is Our OwnH&S£2.50vg
Hilton JamesGood-Bye Mr ChipsH&S£3.00vg
Holt GavinIvory LadiesH&S£3.00vg
MacDonald William ColtSombreroH&S£3.00vg
Morton StellaTurn of the DaysH&S£4.00vg
OppenheimLast Train OutH&S£4.00vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint Goes WestH&S£4.00vg+
Charteris LeslieEnter the SaintH&S£4.00vg
Coles ManningThe Fith ManH&S£4.00vg
Grey ZaneThe Mysterious RiderH&S£3.50vg
Grey ZaneThe Roaring UP TrailH&S£3.50vg
Hayox ErnestThe Border TrumpetH&S£4.00vg+
Holt GavinBegonia WalkH&S£3.00vg+
HorlerNighthawk Mops UpH&S£3.50vg
HorlerNighthawk Mops UpH&S£3.00vg-
Mason AEWThe Prisoner in the OpalH&S£3.00vg
Mulford Clarence EThe Man from Bar-20H&S£3.50vg
SapperThe Return of Bulldog DrumondH&S£3.00vg
Truss SeldonFootsteps Behind ThemH&S£2.50vg
Wallace EdgarThe Door With Seven LocksH&S£3.50vg
Charteris LeslieSaint OverboardH&S£3.50vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint Bids DiamondsH&S£3.50vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint Sees it ThroughH&S£3.50f
Charteris LeslieThe Saint sees it ThroughH&S£3.00vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint Closes the CaseH&S£4.00vg+
Brand MaxMystery ValleyH&S£3.50vg+
Brand MaxGun GentlemenH&S£4.00vg+
Canning VictorThe ChasmH&S£2.00vg
Canning VictorPanthers MoonH&S£3.00vg
Canning VictorThe Golden SalamanderH&S£3.00vg
Charteris LeslieCall for the SaintH&S£3.00vg
Charteris LeslieFollow the SaintH&S£4.00vg+
Charteris LeslieThe Saint and Mr TealH&S£2.50vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint Plays with FireH&S£2.50vg
Grey ZaneThe Spirit of the BorderH&S£2.50vg-
Grey ZaneThe Man of the ForestH&S£3.50vg
HorlerThe Screaming SkullH&S£3.50vg
Powell RichardAll Over But the ShootingH&S£4.00vg
SapperThe Third RoundH&S£3.00vg+
SapperBulldog DrummondH&S£3.00vg
SeamarkThe Avenging RayH&S£2.50vg-
SeltzerArizona JimH&S£3.00vg
Wallace EdgarAgain the ThreeH&S£2.00vg-
Wentworth PatriciaLonesome RoadH&S£4.00vg+
Wentworth PatriciaThe Chinese ShawlH&S£3.00vg
Haggard H RiderAllan QuartermainH&S£3.00vg-
Haggard H RiderSheH&S£3.50vg
Roberts CecilPilgrim CottageH&S£2.00vg-
Grey ZaneThe Call of the CanyonH&S£3.50vg+
Mulford Clarence EHopalong CassidyH&S£3.00vg
Wallace EdgarThe Valley of GhostsH&S£3.00vg
SapperThe Black GangH&S£3.00vg+
Seton AnyaDragonwyckH&S£2.50
Seton AnyaDragonwyckH&S£2.00vg
Charteris LeslieThe Happy HighwaymanH&S£2.50vg
Charteris LeslieThe saint Steps InH&S£2.50vg
Ames DeanoMurder Begins At HomeH&S£4.00f
Brand MaxGunman’s GoldH&S£2.00vg-
Charteris LeslieThe avenging SaintH&S£3.00vg+
Charteris LeslieFeaturing the SaintH&S£4.00vg+
Creasey JohnKill the ToffH&S£3.00vg
Creasey JohnFool the ToffH&S£3.00vg
Creasey JohnA Case for Inspector WestH&S£3.00vg+
Creasey JohnInspector West Cries WolfH&S£3.00vg-
Gilbert MichaelSmallbone DeceasedH&S£3.00vg+
Grey ZaneArizona AmesH&S£3.00vg+
Grey ZaneSunset PassH&S£3.00vg+
HorlerTiger Standish Takes the FieldH&S£4.00vg
Jordan HumfreyBlue Water DwellingH&S£3.00vg+
Morton StellaThe Unfamiliar NameH&S£3.50vg
OppenheimMoran Chambers SmilesH&S£3.00vg
OppenheimThe strange Boarders of Palace CrescentH&S£2.50vg-
RaineCool CustomerH&S£2.50vg
SapperThe Final CountH&S£3.00vg+
Wallace EdgarThe Man at the CarltonH&S£3.00vg
Wallace EdgarDouble DanH&S£3.00vg
Wentworth PatriciaHue and CryH&S£4.00vg
Johns WESegeant Bigglesworth C.I.D.H&S£4.00vg+
Johns WEBiggles’ Second CaseH&S£3.50vg
Brand MaxThe Man from MustangH&S£3.00vg
Charteris LeslieThe Saint in New YorkH&S£2.50vg
Creasey JohnInspector West at BayH&S£3.00vg
Creasey JohnThe Toff Goes GayH&S£2.50vg-
Grey ZaneWild Horse MesaH&S£3.50vg
SapperThe Femail of the SpeciesH&S£3.00vg+
Wallace EdgarThe Crimson CircleH&S£3.00vg
Black HerminaEast of the SunH&S£3.50vg
Charteris LeslieSaint ErrantH&S£2.50vg
Creasey JohnA Knife for the ToffH&S£3.50vg
Mulford Clarence EHopalong Cassidy Serves a WritH&S£5.00vg
Orczy BaronessA Joyous AdventureH&S£1.50vg-
Wallace EdgarThe Yellow snakeH&S£3.00vg
Creasey JohnSend Inspector WestH&S£1.00g
Creasey JohnA Gun for inspector westH&S£3.00vg
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