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Charlotte Jay

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Arms for Adonis - Charlotte Jay
1960 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
No names inscriptions or stamps etc
Jacket clean and bright with great period Randell artwork
A nice clean copy and uncommon in jacket
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The Yellow Turban - Charlotte Jay
1955 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
No names inscriptions or stamps etc
Jacket clean and bright with no loss
A nice clean copy
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The Man Who Walked Away - Charlotte Jay
1958 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book in VG indeed unclipped dust wrapper
No names inscriptions or stamps etc
Jacket shows minor shelf wear and small chip to one tip
A scarce title
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Brief Biography
JAY, Charlotte. Pseudonym for Geraldine Mary Jay; also writes as Geraldine Halls. Australian. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, 17 December 1919. Educated at Girton School, Adelaide, 1926-37; University of Adelaide, 1939-41. Married to Albert James Halls. Worked as a secretary in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and London during the 1940's; Court Stenographer, Court of Papua New Guinea. 1949; lived in Pakistan, Thailand, Lebanon, India, and France, 1950-58. With her husband operated an oriental antique business in Somerset, 1958-71, and since 1971, in Adelaide. Recipient: Mystery Writers of America Ed gar Allan Poe Award, for novel, 1953.

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