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Murder Minus Motive - James Corbett
[1943] UK hardback first edition, 1st impression published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG+ book in unclipped 7/6 dustjacket
No owner names or stamps etc in the book
Tight and solid, a nice example, especially given a 'Wartime Economy'
The jacket has chips and wear to spine area, closed tear, light shelf wear to edges

Scotland yard are baffled, never in the annals of crime has there been anything like the Vintner Lane killings!!

A clean copy with great period cover artwork by Mital Lafinder
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Gallows Wait - James Corbett
[1947] UK hardback first edition, 1st impression, Herbert Jenkins, London
A near VG book in unclipped 8/6 dustwrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps, light scattered foxing
Tight and square with, light edge tan
The jacket has chips to spine, some general shelfwear

Detective Inspector Cranston and Sergeant Wheeler of Scotland Yard uuntangle a murder mystery

A reasonable vintage copy with impressive cover art
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Agent No 5 - James Corbett
[1945] UK hardcover first edition, 1st impression published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG book in unclipped dust jacket
No stamps or owner names in the book
Tight and square with clean text block and boards
The is complete but darkened to front panel and spine

At a time when the tide of events seemed to be turned against the cause of freedom, Department 4B, British Military Intelligence, assigned one of its star agents to a job that teemed with risks and called for courage and resourcefulness of the highest order.
Against that agent, Ralph Peterson, were ranged hidden, sinister forces, commanded in the heart of England itself by one from whom his dreadful adversaries, placing every resource at his command, expected victory in the tremendous battle of wits that ensued.
But aided by a girl, comrade-in-arms and lover, the star of 4B crashes home to a brilliant success.
From start to finish this story is possessed of an immense vitality and is packed with thrills, proving yet again that James Corbett stands almost without equal in this class of fiction-

A clean copy with great period cover artwork
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Death is My Shadow - James Corbett
[1947] UK hardback first edition, 1st impression, Herbert Jenkins, London
A VG+ book in unclipped 8/6 dustwrapper
Small neat name but no inscriptions or stamps
Tight and square with, light edge tan
The jacket has light chips to spine, a few light and minor restorative repairs to rear, no tape, looks nice

Detective Inspector Winton of Scotland Yard investigates

Absolutley wonderful period artwork and a pleasing thing
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The Somerville Case - James Corbett
[1949] UK hardcover first edition, 1st impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
NO names, inscriptions or stamps
Tight and square with clean text block and boards
The wrapper is chipped to spine ends with some light wear to edges and tips

Detective Inspector Phillips and Cecil Burton look into some dark and dangerous family secrets

A clean copy with great period cover artwork
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Synopsis
THE end of his third cigarette, Richard Canning-ton sighed a little and once more glanced at the old grandfather clock in a corner of the comfortable sitting-room. He had been waiting for exactly thirty-five minutes. Outside was the rawness of a March evening with gusts of sleet and a cold mist to make anyone glad of shelter. Yet, sitting here in a big flat tucked away in the Albany, young Cannington was becoming fretful at the continued absence of its owner. Where the devil was Burton? Answer to his unspoken question came suddenly, as he heard old Wilks, Burton's "man" open the front door, then the sound of his voice mingling with that of the newcomer. Cannington grinned his relief and got up from his armchair. "I began to think that you were never coming; but it's my fault for dropping in unexpectedly like this. Hope you don't mind?" "Of course not." Burton went over to the fireplace and held out his hands to the blaze. "Always pleased to see you, Dick—you know that. But,"—he gave a wry little smile—"it's damned queer that you should be here tonight. Has Wilks given you a drink?"

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