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CHB Kitchin

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Crime at Christmas - SIGNED - CHB Kitchin
1934 UK hardcover 1st edition 1st impression published by The Hogarth Press in London
Signed 'Clifford H B Kitchin 6.4.37' on the endpaper by the author
A near VG book sadly sans dust jacket
The book has no names or inscriptions or stamps or bookplates etc
Tight bound and square, some scattered edge spotting and marks to boards,
The authors second mystery book.
A decent copy of a rare book, exceptionally so signed !
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Death of My Aunt
1949 UK hardcover later edition, Lehmann, London
A VG book missing its dustwrapper
The book has no names or inscriptions or stamps etc
Tight bound and square, a solid copy

A tidy copy of a cornerstone mystery title
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Death of My Aunt - CHB Kitchin
1929 UK hardcover SECOND impression, 1 month after the first edition, Hogarth Press, London
A near VG book sadly sans dust jacket
The book has no names or inscriptions or stamps or bookplates etc
Tight bound and square, some scattered edge spotting and marks to boards,
The authors first mystery and an important title in the genre. The book studies the motives and aspirations of suspects and relatives. The story is narrated by the investigator, Malcolm Warren, who looks into the death of his rich aunt after she asked him to country house to advise her on investments. Widely regarded as a classic title
A clean example of a scarce book and as the first bar the "second impression" printed to copyright page
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Glyn Carr     Agatha Christie     Anthony Gilbert     Janet Neel     MG Eberhart    

Brief Biography
CHB Kitchin, full name is Clifford Henry Benn, was born 17 October 1895 and died 2 April 1967. He was educated at Oxford University before becoming a Lincoln's Inn lawyer. He fought for his country in France for two years during World War I. He only wrote four mystery novels and over a period of twenty years but they are all excellent. Each feature his main series character, Malcolm Warren a young stockbroker. The author also wrote a further twelve books and was joint editor of a poetry book. All of these are on a non-criminous nature though. Quality Golden Age fiction.

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