London: Heinemann, . First edition, second issue. First edition of Greene's thriller, one of Greene's best “entertainments,” published... Read More about Stamboul Train
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 school'... Read More about Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Ambler") to Westley S. Hartley, in response to the latter's...
16 Pelham Crescent, London: 1st April, 1955. Writing, in part, “Your letter of February 15th has only just reached me. Unfortunately, I left the house to which it was addressed eight years ago. Reading your letter now makes me even sadder that I was before at the way things worked... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, To Mr. Edwin Knopf, of Metro Goldwyn Mayer
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
Paris: [Gargoyle Press], 1951. First edition. Early James Baldwin. This short story preceeds publication of Baldwin's first novel which was published in 1953. Other authors in this volume include William Demby, Leslie Schenk, Lurie, petrina, Roskolenko, Sohmers, Yorck and Lucey. Read More about "The Outing". Published in "NEW STORY" The Monthly Magazine for the Short...
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1930. First edition. In rare dust jacket. Read More about Charlie Chan Carries On
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
Boston: FA Searle Printing, 1869. Lotta CrabtreeJim wants to know if this play, Female Detective was a big deal at the time. Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Last Night but One of the Charming LOTTA who will appear in 6...
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1952. First edition. Read More about We All Killed Grandma
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
London: Hamish Hamilton, . First edition. A fine copy of the first edition of the sixth Philip Marlowe novel, published the year before the American edition. Read More about The Long Good-Bye
London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1875. First edition. Read More about The Law & The Lady. A Novel
London: Hurst & Blackett, 1859. First edition. A collection of ten short stories connected by a framing narrative. "Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway" features one of the earliest female detectives in fiction. Read More about The Queen of Hearts
New York: Harper & Row, . First edition. Gideon in New York: Inscribed. Inscribed by the author, John Creasy, on the title page, adding quotation marks around the printed pseudonym:“For Thomas Horan, with the warmest appreciation of the help you gave me in preparing” [printed title:] Gideon’s Badge: By J...... Read More about Gideon's Badge: By J. J. Marric
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
[N.p., New York: n.d. 1930s?]. Apparently unpublished. ‘the friendly presence of the thousands of volumes in the stacks’. “feeling, as he often did, the friendly presence of the thousands of volumes in the stacks”An intriguing novel involving the brilliant Dr. Orlando Fenloe, whose “agency” is actualy a private library —..... Read More about Death in Red. [Typescript detective novel] “by Robert Dewees”
London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. First edition, first issue binding with “Spencer Blackett’s Standard Library” on spine bound in. The Second Sherlock Holmes Novel. An attractively re-bound copy of the first edition of the second Sherlock Holmes novel. Read More about The Sign of Four
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: Hutchinson and Co, 1899. First edition. Read More about Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square. A Mystery