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Two Ends of the Town - John Bude
1955 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Macdonald in London
A poor ex-library book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book looks OK shelved but is a write off really, ex-private lending library
No endpaper and dates written on half-title - sold for the dustwrapper
The wrapper has shallow loss to spine ends and rear panel top, light wear to edges,

I offer this for the jacket and the book to fill a shelf space with stunning artwork by H. Johns
A chance to acquire the jacket and it's the only copy of this jacket I've ever seen, cheap thus . . .
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Death Makes a Prophet - John Bude
1947 English hardcover first edition, first impression, Macdonald, London
A VG book in unclipped dustwrapper
Book is tight and solid, no names etc, a few marks to cloth
The jacket is chipped to front panel foredge and spine ends and some wear to edges, excellent artwork by Stein
Once again with this author a very scarce title to find still with wrapper

A solid copy in worn jacket
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Trouble A Brewing - John Bude
1946 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macdonald, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
Book has no names or stamps etc, tight and square, light edge tan
The jacket shows some minor shelf wear and light tan

A decent copy and a scarce book
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Death in White Pyjamas by John Bude
1944 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published in London by Casell
A good book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
The book and jacket were either stored separately or it's a marriage
The book has marks to boards and some paper tanning, neat name to endpaper
The jacket could almost be described a fine were it not for a rub to rear panel, suuperb condition, very fresh
I'd consider this to be the rarest title in and around this period, the only copy I've personally seen

A rare chance . . .
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Hand on the Alibi - John Bude
[1939] UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Skeffington in London
A good book sadly lacking dust jacket
The book is has a county library bookplate to front pastedown, looks more like a personal bookplate in fact
Number stamped just above and number to spine of book, foxing to edges, a few marks to cloth
Otherwise a solid tight copy
We are inclucing, free of charge, a PHOTOCOPY of a 7/6 original jacket featuring wonderful artwork by Nick

Synopsis
Superintendent Green returns, last seen in Loss of a Head in a small country town mystery

Looks nice on the shelf and is not a wrecked ex library copy
Very rare opportunity and a chance to fill a gap for no money
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Another Man's Shadow by John Bude
1957 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published in London by Macdonald & Company
A decent solid copy
The book has 2 pen marks to bottom edge, small neat name to endpaper, light edge spotting and a couple of light nicks
The jacket is price clipped has very little loss, wear to spine ends, clean and tidy
Wonderful Blandford jacket with man hiding whilst being shot at from house

Never had another and a decent solid copy
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Death in Ambush - John Bude
1945 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Macdonald, London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust cover
The book has no owner names etc, clean tidy and square
The wrapper has light wear to edges, no real loss, couple of small pointless repairs to rear

An overall solid copy, not as rare as some of the others so only . . .
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Twice Dead written by John Bude
1953 British hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression published in London by Macdonald & Company
A solid and tidy book in like unclipped dust jacket
The book has a few spot to top edge and offset to endpapers others very nice indeed, no names etc
The jacket has very little loss, wear to spine ends, light fade around spine area
Cracking cover by Stein

Extremely difficult to find, a very scarce book indeed
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The Cornish Coast Murder - John Bude
[1935] UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Skefington in London
The Author's First Book !
A VG+ book in VG+ 7/6 unclipped dust jacket
The book is solid and clean, no owner names or stamps etc
Binding solid and spine straight, overall a decent book
The wrapper has surface rubs to extremities and some wear to tips, no real loss though, mark to spine

Synopsis
THAT the honest church-going community of Boscawen had little regard for Julias Tregarthen, J.P., was an acknowledged fact, but when that worthy gentleman was found murdered with a bullet wound in his forehead, they were, at least, shocked. His sudden death caused the local Inspector much anxious thought and this was not lessened by a complete absence of clues. Curiously, however, the Rev. Dodd, vicar of the parish, having for years steeped himself in detective fiction was the means of saving the situation. Putting his theoretical knowledge into practice, he disentangled the complicated skein with such dexterity that if he sent one man to the gallows he at least added a convert to his congregation.

An absolute crime fiction highlight and fantastic artwork.
It's probably not an exaggeration to say that this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity . . .
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Death Steals the Show - John Bude
1950 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Macdonald in London
A VG+ book in like price clipped dust cover
The book is a nice decent copy, square text block, little bit of a tan and clean cloth
Free of woner names and stamps etc
The jacket is chipped to spine ends, rest complete, a closed tears and light rubs
Nice cover design by Stein

The title itself is very rare but in a jacket . . .
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A Telegram from Le Touquet - John Bude
1956 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Macdonald, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
A clean solid and tight book, with no names or stamps etc
The wrapper is clean and bright, very minor chip to spine corner, superb artwork

A nice copy and an uncommon book
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So Much in the Dark - John Bude
1954 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macdonald, London
A VG book in unclipped dustwrapper
Book has clean contents and cloth, small neat name to endpaper
The jacket has a chip to spine top and edge wear to extremities
Great artwork and still looks nice
A very scarce title in jacket
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Death on the Riviera - John Bude
1952 British hardback first edition, first impression published in London by Macdonald & Company
A VG+ book in like unclipped dust jacket
A bright and tidy book, nice and square, no names etc - very solid
The jacket has no loss, short closed tear, needlessly repaired to rear of jacket, looks very clean and nice
Excellent artwork by the ever reliable Stein

As with others I have listed, very scarce indeed, I'm running out of superlatives
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A Shift of Guilt - John Bude
1956 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Macdonald in London
A VG+ book in like price clipped dustwrapper
Book has clean contents and cloth, light tan to edges, no names or stamps etc
The jacket has has only minor rubs to very edges
Absolutely superb artwork by Johns

Very rare, I've had any sort of copy of this title before, let alone a nice one in jacket
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When the Case Was opened by John Bude
1952 British hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published in London by Macdonald & Company
A VG++ to near fine book in unclipped dust jacket
The book's in very nice condition, clean and solid with no names etc
The wrapper is unclipped at 9/6 as called for, no loss, a couple of short closed tears
Very atmospheric artwork by Stein - a Detective Inspector Meredith mystery

Rare !
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The Night the Fog Came Down by John Bude
1958 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published in London by Macdonald & Company
A VG+ book in price clipped dust jacket
Nice solid book, neat name to endpaper, clean contents and boards
The wrapper is clean and tidy, light wear to edges
A Detective Inspector Taunton mystery

Has to be one of the best covers, stunning artwork
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Dangerous Sunlight by John Bude
1948 British hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published in London by Macdonald & Company
A VG book in unclipped dust cover
The book is tight with straight spine, no names etc, light scattered tan to edges
The wrapper has shallow wear to spine ends, light marks to spine and rear panel
A Detective Inspector Meredith murder case set in the Kentish town of Midbury

A solid and honest copy, never seen another . . .
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Brief Biography
BUDE, John. Pseudonym for Ernest Carpenter Elmore. British. Born in 1901. Married; one daughter. Stage director and producer. Co-Founder, Crime Writers Association, 1953, Died in 1957.

John Bude - The Characters
Superintendent Meredith and Inspector Sherwood
Recommended titles include The Lake District Murder, A Twist of the Rope and Slow Vengeance

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