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The Double Shuffle - James Hadley Chase
1952 English hardback 1st edition, 1st impression, Robert Hale, London
A VG+ book in VG+ publisher clipped dust jacket
Tightly bound and square, light tan spots
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The dust wrapper has small chip to spine, light waer to edges
A nice copy and scarce in jacket

A strip tease dancer takes out personal insurance - guess what happens next !
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The Flesh of the Orchid - James Hadley Chase
1948 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Jarrolds, London
A VG indeed book in VG indeed unclipped dust wrapper
Light scattered spotting, a fragile 'wartime economy printing'
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The dust wrapper shows some shelfwear and chipping to spine ends
The scarce follow up to No Orchids for Miss Blandish

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There's Always a Price Tag - James Hadley Chase
1956 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression, Robert Hale, London
A VG indeed book in unclipped dust jacket
Tightly bound and square, light edge tan
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The dust wrapper shows chips to spine, no lettering affected, some general edgewear
A clean copy with great period artwork
A man tries to make murder appear like suicide in order to collect the insurance money

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I'll Bury My Dead - James Hadley Chase
1954 UK hardback Thriller Book Club edition, London
A VG+ book sadly without dustwrapper
Book shows no names,inscriptions, tightly bound and square,
A nice clean period copy

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One Bright Summer Morning - James Hadley Chase
1963 British hardcover 1st edition, 1st issue, Robert Hale London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
Interestingly the book is misbound with the last few pages appearing at the front of the book as well as at the back !
A very unusual thing and of added interest
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The DW shows some light rubbing to edges
A solid copy and especially interesting, nice Barbara Walton artwork as well
A respectable bank official jeopardises his happiness and future in a night of midsummer madness

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You're Lonely When You're Dead
1951 English hardcover Thriller Book Club edition published in London
A VG book in unclipped dust jacket
No previous owner names etc, clean and tight
The dust cover has chipping to spine and some edge wear - still clean and tidy
A solid vintage copy which still looks nice in its removable film cover

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The Double Shuffle - James Hadley Chase
1952 English hardback 1st edition, 1st impression, Robert Hale, London
A VG indeed book in publisher clipped dust jacket
Tightly bound and square, light edge tan
Small neat name but no inscriptions or stamps etc
The dust wrapper shows chips and closed tears to spine to spine, some general edgewear
A clean copy with great period artwork still looks nice in it's removable film cover
A strip tease dancer takes out personal insurance - guess what happens next !

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Safer Dead
c1954 UK hardback first Thriller Book Club edition, London
A VG+ book unclipped dustwrapper
Book shows no names,inscriptions, tightly bound and square,
The dustwrapper has some wear etc to edges
Stunning artwork, as always, by Pollack
The editor of a monthly crime detection magazine assigns 2 reporters to the starnge disappearance of an unknown showgirl

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Tiger By the Tail - James Hadley Chase
1956 UK Papeback edition, Robert Hale, London
A nice clean period paperback with great artwork
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Unusal edge tan etc
Scarce in this original period format

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Just a Matter of Time
1972 English hardcover first edition, first impression, Robert Hale London
A near fine book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
NO previous owner names etc, clean and tight
The DJ has no loss or tears, slight rubs to extremities
A nice example and not a common title

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Paperback Bargain Reading Copies

Figure it Out for Yourself - James Hadley Chase
1969 UK Panther paperback later edition published in London
A solid copy, light surface wear, age tan to pages , as ever
The 4th richest woman in the owrld is also very beautiful - her husband is kidnapped and when half a million dollars is demnaded she hires the toughest Private Eye in the business Vic Malloy . . .
A more uncommon title

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So What Happens to Me ? written by JH Chase
1975 UK Corgi paperback edition
Tightly bound, clean book
Personal pilot Bernie Olson plays a dangerous game when he gets involved with his boss' gorgeous wife and then plans to hijack her husband's plane . . .
A nice book

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Not Safe to Be Free - James Hadley Chase
1974 UK Corgi paperback edition
A nicer than normal book
The most curvaceous blonde at the Canne Film festival ends up involved in murder with a movie mogul
A clean and tidy book

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You're dead Without Money
1975 UK Panther paperback edition
Tightly bound, bit of edge wear
A philatelic mystery - not often you get to say that - crime mystery with the theft of a million dollar stamp collector, the owner of the collection has a daughter described alluringly as "a nympho" !
A nice reading copy

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This Way for a Shroud - James Hadley Chase
1975 British Panther paperback edition
A nice clean and bright book
A famous and beautiful actress is murdered as are all her servants but is she connected to the underworld ?
A rather nice copy

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Mission to Venice Written by James Hadley Chase
1973 UK Panther softcover edition
A nice bright book, just a few rubs
An American playboy millionaire, Don Micklem goes on the traill of a British agent . . .
A nice solid copy

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Come Easy Go Easy - James Hadley Chase
1981 UK Corgi paperback edition
A nice clean and tight book
An escaped convict thought he was home free but finds himself embrolied in a deadlt threesome, needless to say there's a beautiful woman involved - named Lola !
A nice copy

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There's a Hippie on the Highway
1976 UK Corgi softcover edition
A reading copy only, light wear to edges and paper tanning
After 3 years in Vietnam jungles Harry Mitchell goes to Florida for some relaxation, needl;ess to say he doesn't get it, hired killers and the 'sexy' Nina see to that
A solid reading copy

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Not My Thing - James Hadley Chase
1984 UK Panther paperback edition
A solid and tidy book
The wife of a tycoon has to go ! She can't give him an heir nor will she divorce him

A solid reading copy
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Just Another Sucker
1968 UK Panther softcover edition
A readers copy, a little surface wear and tan
She was rich young and lethal, murder and beautiful women !
A decent copy

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Trusted Like the Fox
1979 UK Corgi softcover first edition
A tight book, light edge tan and some wear to edges
A woman is hunted by two killers !
A bit worn but solid for reading

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What's Better than Money - James Hadley Chase
1975 UK Panther paperback edition
Tight pages, straight spine, looks really nice
It's blackmail for Jefferson Halliday when a woman from his past comes back to haunt him, she's gone as low as a woman can so she's nothing to lose !
A particularly nice copy

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The Flesh of the Orchid
1978 British Corgi paper back edition
A solid reading copy, bit of wear, few marks but solid
The sensational sequel to the classic No Orchids for Miss Blandish
A decent reading copy

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One Bright Summer Morning - James Hadley Chase
1968 UK Panther paperback edition
A solid binding, crease to cover, light tan
A man awakes in his isolated house in Nevada to find his guns, servant and dog . . . all missing !
A reasonable copy

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An Ace Up My Sleeve
1980 UK Corgi softcover edition
Tight pages, bit of minor rubbing
It's blackmail and involves the beautiful wife of a tycoon who picks up a boy young enough to be her son - lucky devil !
A reasonable reading copy

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A Coffin from Hong Kong - James Hadley Chase
1977 UK Panther paperback edition
A nice clean and tight book - nicer than normal
Nelson Ryan looks into the murder of a Chinese call girl
A nice copy

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Mallory
1979 UK Corgi softcover edition
A very solid and bright copy, nicer than normal
A thriller which goes from the dens of Soho to a remote Scottish island
A particularly copy

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Have a Change of Scene - James Hadley Chase
1979 British Corgi paperback edition
A nice clean and tight book - I suspect nobody has read it
A man looking for a change of scenery gets more than he bargained for when he meets a a Red head
A nice copy

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You Must Be Kidding
1980 UK Corgi softcover first edition
A tight book, light edge tan
Detective Tom Lepski of Paradise City Police looks into the murder of a hooker !
A fresh copy

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Well Now My Pretty - James Hadley Chase
1980 UK Corgi paperback edition
Tight pages, staright spine, looks unread
A plan to rob the Paradise City Casino !
A bright example

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He Won't Need it Now
1979 UK Panther softcover edition
A rigid copy, clean tidy, light page tan
A sizzling murder mystery involving a a ravishingly beautiful woman
An early title first published in 1939

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Have this one on Me
1980 UK Corgi softcover edition
Tightly bound, bit of edge wear
"The thriller maestro of his generation" say the reviews
A decent reading copy

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Miss Shumway Waves a Wand
1977 UK Panther softcover edition
Tight pages, crease to cover light paper tanning
A New York reporter goes looking for a missing shapely blonde - and why wouldn't you ?
A reasonable reading copy

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You Have Yourself a Deal
1980 British Corgi paper back edition
Appears not to have been read
A beautiful blonde is discovered lying in the streets of Paris with a mysterious tattoo on her thigh
A lovely copy

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Safer Dead - James Hadley Chase
1979 UK Corgi paperback edition
A nice clean and tight book -
A nightclub dancer disappears wearing only a bra, shorts and top hat !
A nice copy

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You've Got it Coming
1976 UK Corgi softcover edition
A reading copy only, wear to edges and paper tanning
A plane hijacked, 3 million dollors of diamonds and a woman who finds gherself in the wrong company
A worn but solid reading copy

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An Ear to the Ground by James Hadley Chase
1975 UK Panther paperback edition
Tight, solid book, light shelf rubs
A team of professional jewel thieves steal jewels worth $2 million but get a lot more than they bargained for!
A nice tidy copy

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Believed Violent - James Hadley Chase
1975 UK Panther paperback edition
A particularly nice book
An inventor finds his beautiful wife in bed with another man and cracks, locked away in an asylum he's still a problem because the Russians and Chuinese want to get their hands on him !
A nice clean copy

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Mission to Siena - James Hadley Chase
1974 UK Panther paperback edition
Slight fade and tan, some rubbing
A ruthless extortioner who fools Scotland Yard comes up against Don Micklem
A decent solid and tight copy

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Brief Biography
CHASE, James Hadley. Pseudonym for Rene Brabazon Raymond; also writes as James L. Docherty; Ambrose Grant; Raymond Marshall. British. Born in London, 24 December 1906. Educated at King's School, Rochester. Kent. Editor of Royal Air Force journal: Squadron Leader. Married Sylvia Ray, one son. A hugely prolific author and one the the world's best selling thriller writers

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