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Boomerang Murder - Francis Grierson
1952 UK hardcover SECOND edition, published by Hutchinson's Book Club
A VG book in dustwrapper, same size and format as the 1951 first
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Age tan to paper
The jacket has miinor edge wear and superb period artwork

The only copy of this title we've handled and a viable alternative to the rare and expensive true first
For Sale at £13 (approx $13) *df3 - Delivery Information ~ Free & Subsidised ~ Please Check

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The Lady of Despair - Francis D Grierson
1930 UK hardback first edition, first impression published in London by Collins Crime Club
One of the earliest Collins Crime Club titles and very rare
A true first, orange cloth, dated with titles and frame to front board
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
A couple of minor marks to boards, some scattered foxing, boards and lettering still bright
We are supplying, free of charge, a PHOTOCOPY of a 1st issue 7/6 dust jacket, a complimentary gift
Inspector Patras looks into some mysterious sudden deaths

A very collectable and early Crime Club title - a bargain!
For Sale at £79 (approx $110) *ub2 - Delivery Information ~ Free & Subsidised ~ Please Check

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The Monkhurst Murder - Francis D Grierson
1933 British hardcover first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club
A good only book unfortunately sans dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Marks to boards, front free endpaper removed
THE Honourable Richard Furlong is staying at The •*• Black Cygnet, an old-fashioned country inn whose proprietor is an old school and army friend, Major Baxter. They witness a quarrel between the local squire, Vivian Monkhurst, and his brother Jack, and later in the same day are horrified to learn that Vivian Monkhurst has been found dead
A difficult book to locate book, but still only a reading copy
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JOLLY good beer you have here, Bill," said the Honourable Richard Furlong, contemplating the well-polished pewter mug approvingly. " Glad you like it," Major Baxter replied. " I rather fancy it myself." " You were always fond of your noggin of ale. Indeed, you had quite a pretty taste in booze even before you chucked the Service and became a fully licensed man." " I do my endeavours in my line of life, thank 'ee kindly, sir," Baxter retorted, laughing, They were sitting in a small room used as a semi-private bar in the Black Cygnet, a once-famous coaching inn of the old market town of Hawkesferry. Through the wide open window they could see the sleepy High Street basking in the noon warmth of a cloudless August day. " You like it here ? " Richard asked. " It's really quite amusing," his friend admitted. " A pub is a sort of unofficial exchange and mart for news and views, you know, and since I've been running this place I've found myself taking quite a profound interest in the local births, deaths, marriages and scandals."

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