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James Patterson – Stock Check

Just a stock check of what I have on my shelves at the moment. All but the last four paperbacks, all available at £2.00 each

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5th Affair
Pop Goes the Weasel
Hide and Seek
Cat and Mouse
Cross Mt Heart
Hope to Die
Tick Tock
Unlucky 13
Worst Case
Cross Country
Alex Cross’s Trial
I Alex Cross
Run for Your Life
Cross Justice
Cradle and All
Four Blind Mice
When the Wind Blows
The Jester

Dennis Wheatley

I Thought I had a good collection of his works, I knew he was prolific ( not John Creasey or Michael Moorcock prolific but prolific just the same) over 70 books. I do have, paperbacks, hardbacks, hardbacks with dust jackets and some 1st editions (one signed) in stock, mostly at £2.50 each but a few at £5.00. I have highlighted titles I have in stock in red on the bibliography below.

Dennis Yates Wheatley (1897 – 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world’s best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s. His Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming’s James Bond stories.

Born in South London, he was the eldest of three children of an upper-middle-class family, the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College. Soon after his expulsion Wheatley became a British Merchant Navy officer cadet on the training ship HMS Worcester.

During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for the War Office, including suggestions for dealing with a German invasion of Britain.

Dennis Wheatley died on 11th November 1977. During his life he wrote over 70 books and sold over 50 million copies.

 

 

Duke de Richleau series
The Forbidden Territory (Adventure, January 1933) – filmed in 1934
The Devil Rides Out (Occult/Romance, December 1934) – filmed in 1968
The Golden Spaniard (Adventure, August 1938)
Three Inquisitive People (Crime, February 1940)
Strange Conflict (Occult, April 1941)
Codeword – Golden Fleece (Espionage, May 1946)
The Second Seal (Historical/Espionage, November 1950)
The Prisoner in the Mask (Historical/Espionage, September 1957)
Vendetta in Spain (Historical/Espionage, August 1961)
Dangerous Inheritance (Crime, August 1965)
Gateway to Hell (Occult, August 1970)
Gregory Sallust series
Black August (Science Fiction/Adventure, January 1934)
Contraband (Espionage, October 1936)
The Scarlet Impostor (Espionage, January 1940)
Faked Passports (Espionage, June 1940)
The Black Baroness (Espionage/Crime, October 1940)
V for Vengeance (Espionage, March 1942)
Come into My Parlour (Espionage, November 1946)
The Island Where Time Stands Still (Espionage, September 1954)
Traitors’ Gate (Espionage, September 1958)
They Used Dark Forces (Espionage/Occult, October 1964)
The White Witch of the South Seas (Crime/Occult, August 1968)
Julian Day novels
The Quest of Julian Day (Adventure/Romance, January 1939)
The Sword of Fate (Adventure/Romance, September 1941)
Bill for the Use of a Body (Crime, April 1964)
Roger Brook series
The Launching of Roger Brook (Historical/Espionage, July 1947)
The Shadow of Tyburn Tree (Historical/Espionage, May 1948)
The Rising Storm (Historical/Espionage, October 1949)
The Man Who Killed the King (Historical/Espionage, November 1951)
The Dark Secret of Josephine (Historical/Espionage, March 1955)
The Rape of Venice (Historical/Espionage, October 1959)
The Sultan’s Daughter (Historical/Espionage, August 1963)
The Wanton Princess (Historical/Espionage, August 1966)
Evil in a Mask (Historical/Espionage, August 1969)
The Ravishing of Lady Mary Ware (Historical/Espionage, August 1971)
The Irish Witch (Historical/Espionage/Occult, August 1973)
Desperate Measures (Historical/Espionage, September 1974)
Molly Fountain / Colonel Verney novels
To the Devil – a Daughter (Occult, January 1953) – filmed in 1976
The Satanist (Occult, August 1960)
Other occult novels
The Haunting of Toby Jugg [Toby Jugg] (Occult, December 1948) – filmed in 2006 as The Haunted Airman
The Ka of Gifford Hillary [Gifford Hillary] (Occult/Science Fiction, July 1956)
Unholy Crusade [‘Lucky’ Adam Gordon] (Historical Adventure/Occult, August 1967)
Science fiction novels
Sixty Days to Live (X). [Lavinia Leigh and others] (Apocalyptic, August 1939)
Star of Ill-Omen (X). [Kem Lincoln] (Alien abduction, May 1952)
“Lost World” novels
They Found Atlantis [Camilla and others] (January 1936)
Uncharted Seas [Various] (January 1938) – filmed in 1968 as The Lost Continent
The Man Who Missed the War (X). [Philip Vaudell] (November 1945)

Other adventure/espionage novels
Such Power is Dangerous [Avril Bamborough] (Adventure, June 1933)
The Fabulous Valley [The Heirs of John Thomas Long] (Adventure, August 1934)
The Eunuch of Stamboul [Swithin Destime] (Espionage, July 1935) – filmed in 1936 as Secret of Stamboul
The Secret War [Sir Anthony Lovelace, Christopher Pen, Valerie Lorne] (Espionage, January 1937)
Curtain of Fear [Nicholas Novák] (Espionage, October 1953)
Mayhem in Greece [Robbie Grenn] (Espionage, August 1962)
The Strange Story of Linda Lee [Linda Lee] (Crime/Adventure, August 1972)

SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY

I thought it would be a nice touch to illustrate this listing with a photograph of my Sexton Blake Bust, but unfortunately my wife decided that he was staring at her and put him away somewhere safe, and has forgotten where.

341 Parsons Anthony – The Trail of the Missing Scientist
361 Baker W Howard  – Dark Mambo
371 Baker W Howard – Battle Song
373 Stagg James  – Nightmare in Naples
375 Hunter John  – Silent Witness
376 Maclean Arthur – Mask of Fury
384 Reid Desmond – Victim Unknown
386 Reid Desmond –  Roadhouse Girl

 

 

 

Book inc P&P in UK

Though a second-hand book shop, this particular book is not “pre-owned”. It is second hand.

£5.00

Unconnected Paperbacks

 

Doris Lessing, a Ripple From the Storm a Panther 1st £2.50.

Norman Mailer, Barbary Shore Panther £2.50. What more can you want? “It has in it’s high fevers a kind of insane insight into the psychic mysteries of Stalinists, secret policemen, narcissists, children, lesbians, hysterics, revolutionaries” Just a thought, if he was writing now, could he write a job description for President?

F L Green – On the Night of the Fire – Corgi 1st 1953 £5.00. I also have a Penguin copy of “Odd Man Out” by the same author.

John Brason – Secret Army: The End of the Line a Star paperback £2.50. I always though this series (which I enjoyed at the time) morphed into “Hello Hello”. Michael Green on the cover looking his menacing best, remembered of course for his rolls in Grange Hill and Star Wars, not so much for Doctor Who or On the Buses.

James Hadley Chase

 

James Hadley Chase ; titles I have catalogued
Come Easy-Go Easy  -Panther £2.50
Lady Here’s Your Wreath – Jarrods £6.00
Lady-Here’s your Wreath – Panther £2.50
Lay Her Among the Lilies  – Panther £2.50
Miss Hemingway Waves a Hand  -Panther £4.00
No Orchids for Miss Blandish / Panther £2.50
Safer Dead  /Robert Hale £10.00
Strictly for Cash / Panther £3.00
The Doll’s Bad News /Panther £2.00
The Soft Centre /Corgi £2.50
The wary Transgressor /Panther £4.00
What’s Better than Money? /Panther £2.50
Trusted Like a Fox /Corgi £2.50
We’ll Share a Double Funeral /Corgi £2.50
Goldfish Have no Hiding Place /Corgi £2.50
My Laugh Comes Last /Corgi £2.50
Tiger by the Tail /Panther £2.50
An Ear to the Ground /Panther £2.50
The Doll’s Bad News /Panther £2.50
Believed Violent /Panther £2.50
You’ve Got it Coming Panther £2.50

James Bond plus some unrelated titles.

Needless to say, I have many (too numerous to list) Bond titles in stock. I nearly bought a hard back first with dj of Octopussy yesterday then I noticed it had 30 pages missing, also I have a perfect copy in my shop anyway. These two are; Live and Let Die 20th 1965 £2.50 and The Spy Who Loved Me 1st at £2.50.

Gladwell Richardson who I have never heard of, apparently was extremely prolific and respected in the Western Genre, though despite 190 listings on ABE, this title is not one of them, Trigger Fingers £3.00.

Puffin 34 – Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson £2.50.

Fehrenbach, The Battle of Anzio £2.50

Ronald Johnston; The Wrecking of Offshore Five £2.50

and bringing up the rear; The Prince’s Person by Roger Peyrefitte £2.00

Another Mixture

I had good intentions to try to make my lists less erratic, but only good intentions. But there are a few “interesting” titles today;

Hans Ruesch, The Racer an Arrow 1st £3.00

The Leather Boys by Gillian Freeman (originally published under the Pen name Eliot George). This is the Four Square 2nd edition rare but I can understand why the first cover with I think Rita Tushingham on the cover is more coveted. Still a rare JD book.

The Hound of the Baskervilles, no need to say anything about this book apart from it is the Murray edition and is on offer at £2.50

George MacDonald, Phantastes £2.50. The fact that it has an intro by Lin Carter indicates the genre.

Willard Price, South Sea Adventure the Scottie edition £2.50

Bicycle Thieves by Luigi Bartolini (Panther £5.00) “The brilliant novel that became an award winning film – a story of Rome’s seething underworld” “is a story of Rom’s naked streets – a tale of criminals and prostitutes, vice, poverty and suffering”. Not that I have seen it.

..and finally (for today) Margery Allingham, The Gyrth Challice Mystery.

other Margery Allingham in stock;
Cargo of Eagles Penguin £2.50
Coroner’s Pidgin Penguin £2.50
Death of a Ghost Penguin £2.50
Flowers for the Judge Penguin £2.50
Hide My Eyes Penguin £2.50
Look to the Lady Penguin £2.50
More Work for the Undertaker Penguin £2.50
Mystery Mile Penguin £1.00
Police at the Funeral Penguin £2.50
Sweet Danger Penguin £2.50
Take Two at Bedtime Penguin £2.50
tcot Late Pig Penguin £2.50
The Coroner’s Pigin Penguin £2.00
The Crime at Black Dudley Penguin £2.50
The Gyrth Chalice Mystery Macfadden £2.50
The Tiger in the Smoke Penguin £2.50
Traitor’s Purse Penguin £2.50

 

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