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Having Wonderful Crime - Craig Rice
1944 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Nicholson and Watson in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book has clean cloth and contents, tight and square
The jacket has light shelf wear to extremities, slightly 'dusty' white rear panel
A John J. Malone mystery with very interesting and different jacket artwork

A rare title in jacket, the only one we've handled
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8 Faces at 3 written by Craig Rice
1939 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in London
A near VG book in 1st issue 7/6 unclipped dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Some age tanning and slightlu uneven textblock
The jacket shows extensive loss to spine bottom and rear panel, as seen in scans
The third scan shows the book with a photocopy of a complete front panel and spine laid underneath
Whilst the loss is a shame a better copy would cost a great deal more money

A very rare jacketed copy of the author's first book, a rare chance, especially at this price . . .
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The Thursday Turkey Murders - Craig Rice
1946 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Nicholson, London
A near VG book sadly without dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Bumped to tips, light scattered spotting
A Riggs and Kusack mystery
A reading copy of a scarce out of print title
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The April Robin Murders - Craig Rice and Ed McBain
1959 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hammond, London
A near fine book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Clean contents, tight and square
The jacket shows light shallow chips to spine ends
A nice clean copy of a scarce and important title
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Brief Biography
RICE, Craig. Pseudonym for Georgiana Ann Randolph; also wrote as Ruth Malone; Daphne Sanders; Michael Yenning. American. Born in Chicago, Illinois, 5 June 1908. Educated privately. Marriages include: Lawrence Liptonin 1939 (divorced, 1948); H.W. DeMott, Jr.; two daughters and one son. Journalist, 1925-30; radio writer and producer, 1931-38; free-lance writer from 1938. Died 28 August 1957.

Craig Rice - The Characters
John J Malone
The appearances in court of this little Chicago lawyer are far fewer than his visits to the City Hall Bar of Joe the Angel. Malone is a hard-living, hard-drinking man. In his law offices, his frequent companion is a bottle of rye cached in the filing cabinet marked "Personal." Playing second fiddle to the whiskey is the unfortunate iot of his pretty black-haired secretary, Maggie Cassidy. Maggie is tremendously loyal to her employer, although he is generally months behind in paying her salary. Malone, who seems to have the "luck of the Irish," gets considerable devotion as well as assistance from Captain Daniel von Flannagan of the Homicide Squad.

Bingo Riggs
Bony Bingo and his partner, Handsome Kusak, are the sole proprietors and sole employees of the International Foto, Motion Picture and Television Corporation of America. Their quest for the elusive buck leads them into murderous escapades in New York City, Iowa, and Hollywood.

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