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Cat's Paw by Hank Janson
1969 UK first edition published by Compact Books - Roberts & Vinter
A nice copy
Solid binding, usual paper tan

A decent solid copy
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Infiltration - written by author - Hank Janson
1970 UK first edition published by Compact Books in London
A solid book, number to to front cover
No names etc, a decent copy
An uncommon late title

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Brand Image by Hank Janson
1963 UK first edition published by Compact Books - Roberts & Vinter
A solid reading copy
Slight lean to spine,minor rubs and light tan,

A decent solid copy
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Fireball - Hank Janson
1960 UK first edition published by Vinter
A solid book, bit of wear to front cover
No names etc
A scarce title

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She Sleeps to Conquer written by Hank Janson
1961 UK first edition published by Vinter
A bit of ageing and tanning, slight lean to spin
Overall a solid copy

A solid reading copy
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Gunsmoke in Her Eyes - Hank Janson
[c1952] UK later edition published by Gaywood Press
A solid book, bit of wear but nicer than normal
No names etc
The 7th book to be published and a very scarce title

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Broads Don't Scare Easy written by Hank Janson
[c1953] UK later edition published by Gaywood / New Fiction in London
A reading copy
Previous owner cross inside cover, some edge wear etc,

A solid reading copy
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Invasion - Hank Janson
1959 UK first edition published by Alexander Moring
Slight lean to spine, edge rubbing, page tanning
A small bookseller to inside
Great period artwork
A worn reading copy, seen better days but uncommon

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Backlash of Infamy - Hank Janson
1965 UK first edition published by Compact ~ Roberts & Vinter in London
A solid copy, lean to spine with light edge wear
Neat previous owner name to inside cover
Passion came along dressed ina sarong and was followed by bullets !
A solid reading copy of a rare book

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Flower of desire - Hank Janson
1964 UK first edition, published by Compact ~ Roberts & Vinter in London
Lean to spine, edge rubbing, some page tanning
Neat name
She was cool, calm and collected him from a Chinese communist prison
A clean solid readers copy of an uncommon book

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Design for Dupes - Hank Janson
1964 UK first edition, published by Compact ~ Roberts & Vinter in London
Cant to spine with a little light shelf wear
Clean and tidy a solid book
She was cool, calm and collected him from a Chinese communist prison
A difficult title to find nowadays

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Tigress
1964 UK first edition, Compact - Roberts & Vinter
Slight cant to spine and light creasing
Previous owner name
Our man meets his female match
Uncommon title

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Crimebeat Crisis
1964 stated UK first edition, Compact # F237
Lean to spine, some edge wear
Previous owners name
A reading copy only
An infernal quadrangle of mobsters !

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Villon of the Peace
1970 Believed UK first edition, Compact Books
Some light creasing to spine and covers, clean and tight, aa little scattered foxing
No owner names or stamps etc
Very scarce, not even listed in the British Library !
A reasonable copy of a rare title

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Nefarious Quest - Hank Janson
1966 stated UK first edition, Compact # F304
Clean and bright, spine leans a bit
Small name and a few pen ticks to previous titles
A nice bright reading copy
She searched for perfection but instead found only perdition !

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Passionate Waif
1960 UK first edition, Roberts and Vinter Ltd
Nice solid copy, little light creasing, unobtrusive number to cover
No owner names or stamps etc
A swell honey drives a virtually gold plated Cadillac whilst her boss cannot !
Classic HJ and an effective cover design

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Contraband - Hank Janson
1955, not dated as called for, UK first edition, Alexander Moring
A little 'dusty', still tigthly bound, ever present page tanning
Neat previous owner name to inside cover
Given the fragile nature and cheap production od these books, a decent copy
A rare title

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Expectant Nymph
1964 US stated first edition, Gold Star - # 12 in Series
Nice example, solid and suitable for both collector and reader
No owner names or stamps etc
Why would a world-famous stripper suddenly not want to be seen ?
A nice clean example

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Bid for a Beauty - Hank Janson
1966 stated UK first edition, Compact # F320
Slight lean to spine, clean bright covers
Previous owners name
A bright book
Mobsters are all after te same beautiful girl !

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Short Term Wife
1961 UK first edition, Roberts & Vinter
Slight cant to spine and light edge tanning, light wear to cover
No owner names or stamps etc
Women are the catalyst for all crimes !!!! ?
A nice collectable example

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One Way Split - Hank Janson
1967 stated UK first edition, Compact # F336
Slight lean to spine, light rubbing to covers
No previous owners name
A rare title and a solid copy
HJ acts as family counsellor to a gangster !

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Sultry Avenger - Hank Janson
1959 UK first edition, Moring
Slight lean to spine, edge rubbing, some page tanning
No owner names or stamps etc
Great period artwork
A reasonable copy of a rare title

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Same Difference
1968 stated UK first edition, Compact # F344
Lean to spine, light rubbing to covers
No previous owners name
Clean example
She marriedd the wrong twin then courted the other !

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Zero Takes All
1967 English first edition, Compact - Roberts & Vinter
Slight cant to spine and light creasing
Previous owner name
HJ makes the London scene and faces vicious odds in a gambler's hell !
A solid copy and a rare title

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That Brain Again
1964 stated UK first edition, Compact # F249
Lean to spine, light rubbing to covers
No previous owners name
A reading copy only but a very scarce title

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Lady Mind That Corpse
c1951 ND UK seventh edition, SD Frances
Covers in good order, spine intact
No names or stamps
A solid tight reading copy of a fragile publication
A rare title

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It's Always Eve That Weeps - Hank Janson
c1951 ND UK third edition, SD Frances
Some loss to bottom of rear cover
Light bookseller stamp to 1st page
A solid tight reading copy of a fragile publication
Very scarce indeed

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The Bride Wore Weeds
c1951 ND UK seventh edition, SD Frances
Chipping loss to bottom of rear panel, rest clean and solid
No names or stamps
A reading copy, still tight and square
A rare title

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Visit from a Broad
1963 UK 1st edition, Roberts and Vinter
Lean to spine, page tanning and rubbing to covers
A reading copy only

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The Unseen Assassin by Hank Janson
1956 UK first edition published by Moring
Artwork by Heade (unsigned)
Slight lean to spine,minor rubs and light tan, overall a nice tan

A very scarce title indeed with stunning artwork
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Brief Sample
Maybe she didn't sleep well that night, or maybe she slept so good she just couldn't help getting up early. I blinked my eyes open, shocked into, wakefulness by her sharp, cutting voice. She was framed in the doorway, fully dressed, wide awake and her blue eyes drilling into me from her white face. She said curtly, contemptuously : "Get up and be quick about it." I yawned .and stretched myself. "Don't lie around," she snapped. "We've got work to do. Get up." I eyed her furiously, then realised the best way to take her down a peg was to obey her order exactly. I flung back the coverlet and swung my legs around off the bed. She gave a frightened squeal and scuttled back into her own bedroom like she had been jabbed with a red-hot needle. But even that minor victory did nothing to ease my bad humour. I padded across to the bathroom, shivering slightly in the cold morning air, stepped straight under the shower and turned the faucet. I always sleep raw. It has the double advantage of allowing your body to breathe through every pore while you're sleeping, and enabling you to stagger, half-drunk with sleep, to the shower and jolt yourself into wakefulness. I set the shower for tepid; cold enough to needle me into wakefulness but not so cold as to be unpleasant. I towelled briskly, shaved, padded back into the bedroom and crossed to my clothes.

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