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POSTMORTEM - SIGNED - Patricia Daniels Cornwell

1990 - Charles Scribner&rsquo, New York - First Edition
With this novel Patricia Cornwell created one of modern crime fiction’s most compelling heroines: gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. A fine first edition, signed by Cornwell to tipped in bookplate.

‘Dazzling... fascinating... a first-rate thriller’ -
Los Angeles Times

Based on the real-life ‘
South Side Strangler’ case in Richmond Virginia, the work highlights Cornwell’s gift for combining cutting edge criminology with nerve-shattering suspense. 
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Price HK$ 5,500



One Cried Murder. A Murray Hill Mystery - S. H. Courtier

1954 - Rinehart &, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition of Australian author Courtier’s second Crime novel with superb and bright example of the dust jacket designed by L. Kamp, a review copy with publisher’s review slip laid in at front of book.

Featuring ‘
the amiable Dr. Fabian Honeychurch and the distinctly waspish Inspector Burnivel of Scotland Yard’. 
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Price HK$ 1,800



The Indigo Necklace - Frances Crane

1945 - Random House, New York - First Edition
A fine example of the rubbing-prone dust jacket with a very good book which appears to have been matched to the dust jacket, would benefit from a better book.

Featuring crime solving couple Lieutenant Pat and Jean Abbot, the locationn isis New Orleans and the famous French quarter.
 
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Price HK$ 1,600



Murderers Make Mistakes - Freeman Wills Crofts

1947 - Hodder &, London - First Edition
Twenty three short stories that then formed the basis for eighteen short radio plays broadcast by the BBC from 1943 to 1945. 
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Price HK$ 1,400



The Belgrave Manor Crime - Moray Dalton

1935 - Sampson Low, London - First Edition
A rare title in the complete, bright and thus rare dust jacket, by one of the lesser known of Golden Age detective fiction writers.

Featuring the psychic investigator Cosmo Thor, Detective Inspector Hugh Collier and Superintendent Cardew, in a case that threatens to ruin Collier’s career.
 
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Price HK$ 6,200



Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy s Progress - Charles Dickens ( Boz )

1838 - Richard Bentley, London - First Edition, First Issue
Please, Sir, I want some more.’

First edition in fine contemporary bindings, first issue with the 'fireside' plate’ (i.e. Rose, Maylie and Oliver) between pages 312-13, which was suppressed in the second issue. Illustrated throughout with frontispieces and twenty-one plates etched by George Cruikshank.

Dickens was severely criticised for introducing criminals and prostitutes in Oliver Twist to which he responded - ‘
I saw no reason, when I wrote this book, why the very dregs of life, so long as their speech did not offend the ear, should not serve the purpose of a moral, at least as well as its froth and cream’. 
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Price HK$ 32,000



The Christmas Books. Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man - Charles Dickens, Charles Brock (illustrator)

1905-1907 - J.M. Dent and Co., London - First Editions to be Illustrated by Charles Brock in Colour
An attractive set of these classic seasonal tales, splendidly illustrated and presented in festive green and cranberry red bindings, all housed in a bespoke fleece-lined cloth slipcase with ribbon pull.

Beginning with
A Christmas Carol when old, surly Ebenezer Scrooge receives a visit from the ghost of Marley, his late business partner, on Christmas eve, and he beholds a series of visions of the past, present, and future that make him decide to amend his ways…

‘After the success attained with
A Christmas Carol in 1843 Dickens continued the series throughout the 1840s, maintaining what he called "the Carol philosophy" to "strike a sledgehammer blow" for the poor, uneducated, and repressed. In typical Dickens fashion he drove his message home with a mixture of humour and good cheer’. [David Purdue]. 
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Price HK$ 20,000



My Late Wives. Another Adventure of Sir Henry Merrivale - Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr)

1946 - William Morrow &, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition in bright dust jacket with no fading.

Featuring Sir Henry Merrivale and the grumbling Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters of Scotland Yard.

‘All Roger Bewlay’s wives had four things in common: no near relatives – a hunger for romantic love – an idylic honeymoon – and, after their honeymoon,
nobody ever saw them again . . .’ 
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Price HK$ 3,500



 
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