New York: Harper & Row, 1978. Ernest Franklin. First edition. Signed, with watercolors by Ernest Franklin. A fabulous... Read More about Listening Woman
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, . First edition. One of Ambler’s most celebrated novels and the basis for the 1944 film, A Coffin for Dimitrios, starring Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, and Zachary Scott. Rare. Read More about The Mask of Dimitrios
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First American edition. Read More about The Schirmer Inheritance
London: 1 November, 1957. "Self-discipline is the professional writer's primary need" Interesting letter from Ambler, in answer to the question, "How important to you was your high school education, and is college experience necessary for creative writing?" Ambler points out that in England "there is no real equivalent of 'high..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Ambler") to Westley S. Hartley, in response to the latter's...
Los Angeles: December 10, 1962. Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, To Mr. T. Roy Pitts, sending autograph
London: Jonathan Cape, . First edition. Read More about The James Bond Dossier
London: F.V. White & Co, 1889. First edition. Read More about The Queen Anne's Gate Mystery. A Novel
New York: George H. Doran, . First American Edition. Inscribed on the half-title: "Not that I assume to select your reading- Merely a thought that you would enjoy these delightful stories, and the quaint form of their telling. Cordially Will Bradley July '23"... Read More about Kai Lung's Golden Hours
n.p: Ca. 1936. Corrected Typescript of a George Bruce “Dr. Corrigan” Detective Story. One of a series published in the magazine: a pencilled note advises: “Get build-up of Dr. Corrigan from first story and insert in proper place.”. Read More about “Claim of the Little Red Bugs. A Doctor Corrigan Story”: Original typescript of this...
London: Grant Richards Limited, 1916. First edition. Queen's Quorum. Refused by 12 publishers before Grant Richards accepted it. These are the first published tales by Burke of London's East End. Read More about Limehouse Nights: Tales of Chinatown
London: Hamish Hamilton, . First edition. ‘about as unobtrusive as a tarantula on a slice of angel-food’. The first posthumous collection of Chandler's early stories, with Durham's pioneering appreciation of Chandler's art and technique. Read More about Killer in the Rain. With an introduction by Philip Durham
Toronto: Rose-Belford Publishing Company, 1878. First edition, preceding the English edition. Published in October, 1878. Collins’ novel of intrigue and experimental chemistry was serialized in Belgravia from June to November 1878. This Canadian printing precedes the Chatto & Windus edition, published in two volumes in 1879. Read More about The Haunted Hotel. A Mystery of Modern Venice
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. A mystery with an heroine becoming a detective, telling the true story of her father's death. The plot relies heavily on coincidence and, as in The Law and the Lady, a supposed murder turns out to have been suicide. Read More about "I Say No" or the Love Letter Answered
London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1875. First edition. Read More about The Law & The Lady. A Novel
London: Hodder and Stoughton, . First English edition. Read More about French Strikes Oil. [An Inspector French Novel
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Mycroft and Moran, 1945. First edition. One of 3000 copies. Read More about “In Re: Sherlock Holmes” The Adventures of Solar Pons. With an Introduction by Vincent Starrett
New York: The Mysterious Press, . Copy lettered F, signed by the author, from a stated edition of 250 copies. Lettered Copy, Signed by the Author. Read More about The Dark Fantastic
London: Hodde & Stoughton, . First edition. Inscribed to Ronald Colman, Bull Dog Drummond. "For Ronnie ' One Drummond to another!' Gerard Fairlie 1947." Colman played the part twice in the movies. Read More about Bulldog Drummond Stands Fast
London: F.V. White, 1893. First edition. Detective novel. Read More about The March of Fate. A Novel
London: Jonathan Cape, 1961-1964. First edition. Bound by Bayntin-Riviere. The Blofeld Trilogy (also known as the SPECTRE Trilogy) centres around the villainous SPECTRE organization, and its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Read More about The Blofeld Trilogy: Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and You Only Live Twice
London: Jonathan Cape, . First edition, signed limited edition of 250 copies, this copy number 38. Kingsley Amis' Copy. Kingsley Amis got to know Ian Fleming while contemplating an essay on spy fiction, which grew into The James Bond Dossier, published in 1965, the same year as The Man with..... Read More about On Her Majesty's Secret Service
London: Cape, . First edition, first impression. INSCRIBED. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sarah Dugdale, one of Fleming's mistresses: "To Sari from X." Read More about The Spy Who Loved Me
New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First American edition. Read More about Thunderball
n.p: n.d. Typescript of a J.S. Fletcher Detective Story. Read More about “A Shot in the Night”: Typescript of this detective story, on 21 pages, approximately 6000...
London: Ward and Lock, 158 Fleet Street; David Bryce, 44, Paternoster ROw, 1863; n.d. . First editions. Crime! And Squalor! And Melodrama! Forrester's Revelations of a Private Detective was originally issued in yellow-backed pictorial boards (Sadleir illustrates the front cover); an early and popular work, the title was re-issued in..... Read More about The Revelations of a Private Detective. [Bound with :] The Streets of London founded upon Dion...
N.p: n.d. [ca. 1940?]. Corrected Carbon of Erle Stanley Gardner Detective Story “Complete Desgins”. Read More about Carbon typescript of “Complete Designs”