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Alarm at Black Brake - John Newton Chance
1960 UK hardback first edition, first impression, published by Robert Hale in London
A VG book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names or stamps etc, some light scattered tanning
A tight, square and solid copy
The wrapper has no loss, short closed tear to inside flap, superb artwork by Fox

Most of Robert Hale's books of this period went to Public Libraries making opies such as this uncommon
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The Ghost of Truth - SIGNED - John Newton Chance
1939 British hardback 1st edition, 1st impression, published by Victor Gollancz in London
Beautifully signed, inscribed and dated Dec 1939 on the endaper by the author
A VG+ book in 7/6 unclipped dust jacket
Solid book, black cloth orange/red lettering as called for. Bit of usual Gollanz age tanning
The jacket has shallow loss to spine ends, tan to spine

In the village of Weyford lies in Hampshire, only a few miles from Beaulieu, and just before the war looked very little different from its present appearance. The road was then a white and dusty one, and the cottages and shops drowsed about it, idly watching the traps and carts pass leisurely by. Very occasionally a roaring, rattling monster of a motor-car would go through, kicking up the dust and leaving it to settle, as the sea, torn by the passing of some great ship, boils and froths in angry resentment, until its anger is satisfied and it dies again into a placid calm.

A decent copy of a very scarce book full stop but signed in a jacket . . .

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The Forest Affair - John Newton Chance
1963 UK hardback first edition, first impression, published by Robert Hale in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no names or stamps, clean and tidy
The wrapper light wear to extremities and a tape mark to the bottom of the spine

IT was night, and a man was lost. All around him the forest stood still, watching his attempts to find a track that would lead him somewhere near home. But every turn brought him deeper into a maze, that ended in death.

A nice example, tape mark notwithstanding, of a rare book

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Death Under Desolate - John Newton Chance
1964 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression, published by Robert Hale in London
A VG book unfortunately no longer with dust cover
The book is tightly bound, solid
No names, inscriptions or stamps
A decent readers copy and a rare book

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Murder in Oils - John Newton Chance
1935 UK hardback first edition, first impression, published by Gollancz in London
The authors second book
A near VG book sadly lacking dustwrapper
The book has neat name to endpaper, some marks to boards, light tan and 5 foxing spots to foredge
A solid copy

Very scarce, never seen another
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Affair with a Rich Girl - John Newton Chance
1958 English hardback 1st edition, 1st impression, published by Robert Hale in London
A solid VG book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
The book is tightly bound, clean and tidy, light spotting occasional spotting
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc

JOHN LYMINGTON, the writer and private detective, is engaged by Jacqueline Hart, beautiful heiress to £1,000,000, as a bodyguard. The money has been left to her on condition that she remains single until she is thirty and that she lives at her grandfather's home, Blayns.

A solid copy and a scarce book

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John Newton Chance ~ Brief Biography
The author was born 1911 and died 1983 and was incredibly prolific. Not only writing crime and mystery books but Science Fiction and Children's books as well. He had numerous pseudonyms. For those wanting to know more his did write his autobiography Yellow Belly.

Reviews
IMPORT OF EVIL
"A first-class comedy-thriller, sparkling with dead-pan humour."
DAILY HERALD
ALARM AT BLACK BRAKE
"A witty, sophisticated tale of the breaking of a gang-ring organization; highly colourful characters make this a story to be read with interest."
JOHN O' LONDON'S
THE NIGHT OF THE SETTLEMENT
"Smooth plot with bags of atmosphere and some stylish humour by an author who is a master of this genre."
JOHN O' LONDON'S
TRIANGLE OF FEAR
"Never has John Newton Chance written a more compelling story, building up tension till nerves are ready to
snap."
YORKSHIRE EVENING NEWS
 

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