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ARROW – Paperbacks Stock Check

I thought I had a few more titles but the stock check revealed some gaps, they may have been misfiled, but it is more likely that I have sold them and forgotten to update my records.

Arrow like other paperback publishers at the time had an eclectic spread of authors and subjects. It picking out covers to illustrate their range I seem to have missed the most prominent and prolific author they featured, Dennis Wheatley.

Arrow Stock Check (1)

I always like to compare how illustrations change over time, sometimes influenced by a film or to justify a price increase (note the 20% increase in these two editions.

The range covers a non fiction account of miniature submarines, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, part of John Creasey’s prodigious output and an illustration of how language changes over time, though it is difficult to think what Ann Hepple’s  book title could be meant to mean today.

Auther  Title Publisher Letter Number Edition Date Cover Condition Price
Asquith Cynthia When Churchyards Yawn Arrow 679 vg £2.00
Ballard Todhunter West of Quarantine Arrow 501 1st Hank f £2.50
Bentley Phyllis Ring in the New Arrow 453 1st 1971 photo vg £2.50
Berge Victor Danger is my Life Arrow 461 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Borghese J Valerio Sea Devils Arrow 405 1st 1956 anon vg £2.50
Braddon Russell Those in Peril Arrow H 415 f £3.50
Braddon Russell Gabriel Comes to 24 Arrow 631 1st 1962 anon vg £2.00
Breihan Carl W Outlaws of the Old West Arrow 589 1st vg- £2.00
Bridges Yseult Saint with Red Hands Arrow 491 1st Vernon f £3.50
Brinton Henry Two to Slay Arrow 540 1st f £4.00
Broad Lewis The Truth About Oscar Wilde Arrow 470 1st 1957 anon g £1.00
Brookes Ewart To Enless Night Arrow J 408 vg+ £3.00
Brookes Ewart Nor on What Seas Arrow 510 1st 1958 Flint? f £4.00
Burns Robert E I am a Fugative from a Chain Gang Arrow 783 1st 1964 anon vg+ £2.00
Clark Leonard The River Ran East Arrow H 425 Tansley vg £2.00
Creasey John The House of the Bears Arrow 676 1st 1962 anon f £3.00
Creasey John The League of Light Arrow 717 1st vg- £2.50
Creasey John Palfrey v Shadow of Doom Arrow 734 1st Hall vg £3.00
Creasey John The Peril Ahead Arrow 780 1st anon vg £2.50
Creasey John The League of Dark Men Arrow 793 1st anon f £3.00
Creasey John The Death Miser Arrow 794 1st anon vg+ £3.00
Creasey John The Hounds of Vengeance Arrow 938 1st 1967 anon f £4.00
Creasey John The Mark of the Crescent Arrow 989 1st anon vg £2.50
Deal Borden Dragon’s Wine Arrow 756 1st Hall vg+ £3.00
Downes Terry My Bleeding Business Arrow 860 1st 1966 photo vg- £2.00
Fienburgh Wilfred No Love for Johnnie Arrow 606 1st 1960 Dion f £3.00
Fuchido & Okumiya Midway Arrow 614 1st anon vg £2.50
Gee Maurice The Big Season Arrow 755 1st 1964 anon vg £2.50
Grubb Davis One Foot in the Grave Arrow 925 1st 1966 anon vg £3.00
Harris John The Sea Shall Not Have Them Arrow 473 1st 1957 Blandford f £4.00
Harris John The Sleeping Mountain Arrow 935 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Harrison Richard Whitehall 1212 Arrow 497 1st 1958 Window vg £2.00
Hass Hans Under the Red Sea Arrow 406 anon vg £2.50
Hepple Anne The North Wind Blows Arrow 708 1st 1963 Connell? vg £2.50
Hepple Anne Gay Go Up Arrow 833 1st vg £1.50
Hocking Anne Poisoned Chalice Arrow 682 1st 1962 anon vg £2.50
Hossent Harry Run for your Death Arrow 883 1st Photo vg- £2.50
Jacob Naomi The Morning will Come Arrow 686 1st 1962 f £3.00
Jacob Naomi Private Gollantz Arrow 790 1st RH vg- £2.00
King William The Stick and the Stars Arrow 611 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Lee Edna The Web of Days Arrow HB 349 anon vg £2.50
MacArthur Wilson Simba Bwana Arrow 507 1st 1958 anon vg £2.50
Maupassant Guy De Mademoiselle Fifi Arrow 913 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Moorcock Michael The Rituals of Infinity Arrow 488 1st 1971 vg £2.50
Moorhead Alan Gallipoli Arrow 526 1st 1959 anon vg £2.00
Muskett Netta Middle Mist Arrow 566 2nd vg £2.00
Muskett Netta Scarlet Heels Arrow 879 1st anon vg £2.50
Muskett netta Flowers From The Rock Arrow 897 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Myers John Myer Dead Warrior Arrow 475 1st 1957 anon vg £2.50
Neill Robert Mist over Pendle Arrow 376 2nd 1962 Roger Hu?? f £2.50
Nordyke Lewis Wes Hardin Texas Gunman Arrow 555 1st 1960 o’connel vg £3.50
Orczy Baroness The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel Arrow 972 vg £2.00
Owen Frank The Campaign in Burma Arrow H 446 1st 1957 anon vg £3.50
Prendergast William Z Car Detective Arrow 856 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Procter Maurice The Chief Inspector’s statement Arrow H 367 1st Kenyon vg £3.00
Procter Maurice Hell is a City Arrow 453 1st vg £4.00
Ruark Robert C Horn of the Hunter Arrow 479 1st anon vg £2.50
Ruesch Hans The Racer Arrow 467 £3.00
Sapper Bull-Dog Drummond Arrow 616 1st 1961 vg £3.00
Sapper The Black Gang Arrow 617 1st 1963 Stowe vg+ £5.00
Seaton George John Isle of the Damned Arrow 400 2nd Berry vg £2.00
Simenon Maigret and the Young Girl Arrow 12 1st 1958 vg £2.50
Simenon Maigret’s Little Joke Arrow 571 rep vg- £1.50
Slaughter Frank G Spencer Brade Arrow 538 1st 1959 Hall f £3.50
Slaughter Frank G Sword and Scapel Arrow 600 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Slaughter Frank G Lorena Arrow 645 1st anon vg £2.00
Slaughter Frank G Epidemic Arrow 685 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Slaughter Frank G Darien Venture Arrow 711 1st anon vg- £1.50
Slaughter Frank G The Golden Ones Arrow 722 1st 1963 anon vg £3.00
Smith Frederick E 633 Squadron Arrow 492 1st 1958 vg- £2.00
Spain Nancy Thank You Nelson Arrow H 420 1st Sax vg+ £2.50
Stoker Bram Dracula Arrow 272 10th 1971 photo vg £2.50
Stoker Bram Dracula Arrow 370 rep 1960 anon vg £5.00
Stoker Bram The Lair of the White Worm Arrow 585 1st Stowe vg- £2.50
Stoker Bram The Lady of the Shroud Arrow 644 1st 1962 vg £4.00
Stoker Bram Dracula’s Guest Arrow 916 vg £2.50
Swinson Arthur Sergeant Cork’s Casebook Arrow 836 1st 1965 photo vg £2.50
Tack Alfred PA to Murder Arrow 988 1st 1967 photo vg £2.50
Taine John G.O.G.666 Arrow 705 1st Sheldon vg+ £3.00
Thomson (ed) More Not at Night Arrow 608 2nd 1963 anon vg £2.00
Thomson C C ed Still Not at Night Arrow 671 1st 1962 anon vg- £2.00
Thorndike Russell Docter Syn Returns Arrow 541 2nd 1963 anon vg £3.00
Thorndike Russell The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn Arrow 742 r anon vg £2.00
Thorwald Juergen Flight in the Winter Arrow 490 1st Morgan vg £2.50
Vaculik Serge Air Commando Arrow 401 vg £2.50
Various Not at Night Arrow 586 1st anon vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar Big Foot Arrow 407 2nd 1961 anon vg- £2.00
Wallace Edgar The Missing Million Arrow JL 418 rep anon vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar On the Spot Arrow 464 3rd anon vg £2.00
Wallace Edgar The Avenger Arrow 477 3rd 1962 anon vg+ £3.00
Wallace Edgar When the Gangs Came to London Arrow 481 3rd anon vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar The Missing Million Arrow 570 1st K. vg £3.00
Wallace Edgar The Face in the Night Arrow 593 1st 1961 O’Connell vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar The Mixer Arrow 642 1st 1966 photo vg- £2.00
Wallace Edgar The Twister Arrow 643 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Water Silas The Man With absolute Motion Arrow 795 1st vg- £1.50
Wheatey Dennis Star of Ill-Omen Arrow 378 2nd 1962 anon vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Forbidden Territory Arrow 282 rep 1964 Heldon vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Fabulous Valley Arrow 284 rep 1958 vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Fabulous Valley Arrow 284 4th 1959 anon f £2.50
Wheatley Dennis They Found Atlantis Arrow 335 vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Secret War Arrow H 336 vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Sword of Fate Arrow 363 2nd 1958 Sax vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis To the Devil a Daughter Arrow 412 rep 1963 Peff vg £3.00
Wheatley Dennis The Man Who Missed the War Arrow 534 2nd 1961 anon vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Haunting of Toby Jugg Arrow 543 2nd 1961 anon vg- £2.00
Wheatley Dennis V for Vengeance Arrow 550 1st 1960 Steward vg+ £3.00
Wheatley Dennis The Black Baroness Arrow 558 1st anon vg £3.50
Wheatley Dennis Sixty Days to Live Arrow 559 1st 1960 anon vg £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Come Into My Parlour Arrow 578 2nd 1965 anon f £3.00
Wheatley Dennis Come into My Parlour Arrow 578 1st 1960 anon vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis Uncharted Seas Arrow 580 1st 1960 Boldero vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis Three Inquisative People Arrow 581 1st 1960 anon vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis Contraband Arrow 582 2nd 1966 anon vg+ £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Contraband Arrow 582 1st 1960 anon vg £3.00
Wheatley Dennis The Prisoner in the Mask Arrow 603 1st 1964 vg- £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Codeword Golden Fleece Arrow 622 1st 1961 anon vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Rising Storm Arrow 627 1st 1961 anon vg- £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Such Power id Dangerous Arrow 628 1st 1962 Tayler vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Golden Spaniard Arrow 629 1st 1962 anon f £4.00
Wheatley Dennis The Satanist Arrow 653 4th 1964 anon vg+ £3.00
Wheatley Dennis Old Rawley Arrow 680 1st 1962 anon vg £3.00
Wheatley Dennis Gunmen Gallants & Ghosts Arrow 691 3rd 1966 anon vg £2.00
Wilson James Interrupted Journey Arrow 724 1st 1963 Hall f £3.50
Winn Godfrey ‘PQ’ 17 A Story of a Ship Arrow 430 2nd 1963 anon vg+ £3.00

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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