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Death Wears a Mask - PROOF COPY - Anthony Gilbert
A rare opportunity for Crime Club or Gilbert collectors
1970 Proof Copy of the first edition published by Collins Crime Club in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
Plain red softcover wraps. Tightly bound and square
The jacket shows no real loss just a few light rubs

Crime Club proofs are extremely rare, especially so with jacket, this being one of the very few I've seen
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Dear Dead Woman - SIGNED - Anthony Gilbert
1940 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Collins Crime Club in London
Signed on the endpaper by the author (just signed not dedicated)
A VG+ book with, frustratingly, the front panel of the dust jacket laid loosely inside
Tightly bound and square, a solid book, 'fat' 1930s format.
The jacket panel has great artwork, the only time I've seen it.

A rare book and a rare signature
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Uncertain Death - Anthony Gilbert
1961 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Collins Crime Club in London
A near VG book in unclipped dust jacket
Tightly bound and square, paper tanning to edges
The jacket shows no loss some scattered tanning and spotting

A solid copy, uncommon and a bargain
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Third Crime Lucky - Anthony Gilbert
1959 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
Tightly bound and square
The book and jacket shows light scattered spotting
Otherwise nice and clean
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Death Takes a Wife - Anthony Gilbert
1959 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
Tightly bound and square, light scattered spotting
The jacket shows a fading to spine, not excessive and not apparant on the shelf

An uncommon title
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The Spinster's Secret
1951 British hardback later edition published by Collins Crime Club in London
A VG book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
No names, tight and square, usual light page tan
The jacket has just a few edge rubs, nice clean and attractive
A lovely period reading copy
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Ring for a Noose - Anthony Gilbert
1963 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust wrapper
The book shows very small name,no inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows loss to spine and marks to rear panel
Whilst the jacket could be better it is a very scarce one
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Die in the Dark - Anthony Gilbert
1947 British hardcover first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A near VG book sadly without dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
A tight solid copy, an Arthur Crook mystery concerning Dr Forrester, Emily Watson and the House in the Woods
A rare book in 1st ed state
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Footsteps Behind Me
1973 UK hardback reprint, White Lion, London
A VG+ book sadly sans dust cover
The book has no stamps or names etc
Clean covers and contents
A clean and bright reading copy
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The Spinsters Secret - Anthony Gilbert
1946 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG indeed book in VG+ price clipped dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows a couple of very shallow chips and shelf wear rubbing
Uncommon with such a nice jacket
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Murder Comes Home
1950 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG book in wrecked unclipped dustwrapper
Tightly bound and square, no names etc, light scattered foxing
The jacket has half the rear panel missing, rest OK though and safely housed in removable film cover
A real shame but priced as book only
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Murder's a Waiting Game - Anthony Gilbert
1972 English hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in VG+ price clipped dust jacket
Tightly bound and square, neat inscription on pastedown, obscurred by front flap
The jacket shows light edge wear, no real loss or tears
A clean solid copy
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The Tragedy at Freyne
1929 UK hardback first edition, SECOND impression, Collins, London
A VG+ book in very rare dust wrapper
The book shows small neat inscription to pastedown and small round xmas sticker, only thumbnail size
The jacket shows shallow chips to spine, loss to top of rear panel but no artwork or lettering affected
A nice full size 'thick' book, same format and artwork as the first
An extremely rare book in jacket
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Is She Dead Too
1955 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dust wrapper
The book shows very small name and date,no inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows shallow nick to spine, still very bright
One of the scarcest titles of the period
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No Dust in the Attic - Anthony Gilbert
1962 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG book missing it's dustwrapper
The book shows neat name and date to endpaper
Tight square, occassional edge tanning, couple of minor marks to boards
A passenger disappears on the fast train to London
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Something Nasty in the Woodshed - Anthony Gilbert
1942 English hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows just minor edge wear
A nice copy of a very scarce book
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Death in the Wrong Room - Anthony Gilbert
1947 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust wrapper
The book shows small neat inscription but no stamps etc
The jacket shows chip to front panel and shelf wear rubbing
A difficult title with great jacket artwork by Shields
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Lady Killer - Anthony Gilbert
c1952 English hardback Thriller Book Club edition published in London
A VG book in dust jacket
A solid clean and tidy book
The jacket shows light edge wear nice period artwork by Taylor
A solid period reading copy
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Missing From Her Home - SIGNED - Anthony Gilbert
1969 USA hardcover stated first edition, Random House, New York
Signed, inscribed and dated in year of publication by the author on the front endpaper
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
Tightly bound and square, no names etc, light scattered foxing
The jacket has light rubs to edges
A very scarce signature
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Out For the Kill - Anthony Gilbert
1960 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A near fine book in VG+ price clipped dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows a closed tear and minor rubs
A nice clean copy of one of the rarer titles of the period
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She Shall Die - Anthony Gilbert
1961 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows just minor rubs
A particularly nice copy
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Paperbacks

The Scarlet Button - Anthony Gilbert
[1950] English Crime Club White Circle paperback 1st edition published in London
A solid reading copy
Some rubbing and wear to extremities and usual page tanning

A solid period reading copy
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Death Against the Clock - Anthony Gilbert
1958 UK 1st Pan paperback edition, published in London
A solid vintage reading copy
Tightly bound and square, no names etc, light scattered foxing
Superb period artwork

A Arthur Crook, lawyer & sleuth, mystery and a scarce title
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The Spinster's Secret - Anthony Gilbert
1962 UK first Fontana paperback edition, London
A clean copy, minor wear to edges
Tightly bound and square
A nice bright copy, now out of print
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The Case of the Tea-Cosy's Aunt by Anthony Gilbert
[1947] UK paperback edition published by Collins Crime Club in London
A period reading copy
Age tan to page edges and some wear to extremities
Still solid, a classic mystery fiction tale and a very intriguing title

Enjoy a 'period read' and a bargain !
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Brief Biography
GILBERT, Anthony. Pseudonym for Lucy Beatrice Malleson; also wrote as J. Kilmeny Keith; Anne Meredith. British. Born in Upper Norwood. London. 15 February 1899. Educated at St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London. Worked as a secretary for the Red Cross. Ministry of Food, and Coal Association. Founding Member, and General Secretary, Detection Club. Died 9 December 1973.

Anthony Gilbert - The Characters
Arthur Crook
Arthur Crook is a shrewd, scheming lawyer whose sharp-tongued speech often betrays his Cockney origin. He has lived most of his life in London's Brandon Street, a block that managed to survive the worst attacks of Hitler's Luftwaffe. His appearance has been compared unfavorably with Toad of Toad Hall. A burly man, he has a bright red face, bright red hair and a bright red car, which looks as if it had been manufactured from old tin cans, and which Crook drives at unreasonable speeds. The beer-drinking lawyer believes all his clients are guiltless. If he can not convince the police of their innocence, he puts on his other hat and finds the criminal.

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