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A Cry in the Jungle - Kathleen Moore Knight
1958 UK hardback first edition first impression published in London by Hammond & Hammond
A VG+ book in VG+ Unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no names, no stamps or inscriptions etc
Solid, square and clean textblock and cloth
The jacket has light wear to spine ends, the rest nice and tidy.
Great artwork by the ever reliable Sax

A nice clean copy
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The Bass Derby Murder written by author Kathleen Moore Knight
1953 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published by Hammond and Hammond in London
A VG++ book in VG++ Unclipped dustwrapper
The book has a neat name to endpaper, no stamps or otherwise
Cloth is clean and bright as is the text block, nice tight binding
The jacket shows a little light edge wear in places, very nice and clean, great artwork by the ever reliable Sax

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A Penberthy Island Elisha Macomber murder mystery

A tidy copy and uncommon in an English edition
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High Rendezvous - Kathleen Moore Knight
1956 UK hardback first edition first impression published in London by Hammond & Hammond
A VG+ book in VG++ Unclipped dust jacket
The book has a neat owner name and date to endpaper, no stamps or inscriptions etc
Clean book, no foxing etc nice example
The jacket has light wear to edges and some wear to spine tips, outstanding jacket artwork.

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Vera Creighton feared her husband as much as she loved her stepdaughter, Annice. But here in Paris, tucked away in a tiny apartment, she felt safe. Surely he could not find them now. She lost any semblance of security, however, when she saw her husband. Maurice in front of the Trocadero Cafe. Praying that he had not seen her, she forced herself to walk quietly away, then fled to her apartment to get Annice. They had to get away . . . and there was an obscure hotel set high in the Swiss Alps that might serve as a hiding place. Vera was ready to leave when she heard the knock. There was no doubt in her mind that it was Maurice-the man whose evil dominance had driven her half .around the world. He strode in and demanded the child. It was then thai Vera struck out blindly and fled with the child, leaving the body of her husband there in the room. But Vera was to know no calm, no sanity, no safety, for murder dogged her flight from Paris, and her mountain haven became a rendezvous for death.

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The Trouble at Turkey Hill - Kathleen Moore Knight
1950 UK hardback Thriller Book Club edition published in London
A VG+ book in VG++ Unclipped dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions
Clean cloth, tight binding and no lean to spine
The jacket has a few light rubs to tips and edges, still nice and clean and has some period artwork.

About this Book
After several stories of high intrigue in Latin-American locales, the author reverts to Penberthy Island, off Cape Cod, and brings back that wise and laconic detective Elisha Macomber. Marcy Tracy, librarian and ex-schoolteacher, was uneasy as she watched the gaiety and high spirits at the welcome-home party for the three young servicemen, for she felt that beneath the festive surface, trouble was brewing. The next morning she discovered a murder, committed with a blunt instrument which she could identify but could not find. The killer was to strike again before Elisha and Marcy succeeded in sifting the true clues from the false, and, having done so, they had to move fast to prevent yet another murder. The salty dialogue and New England background of this new mystery will delight readers who have been waiting for another of those colourful stories in which Elisha figures.

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WHEN I pushed open the living-room door of the Turkey Hill cottage that lovely spring morning and saw Alyse Marsh lying dead on the floor, many things which had happened in the previous few days suddenly took on importance— petty, spiteful things, many of them. There were others more disturbing—evidences of real malevolence and a brooding, calculating hate. And Alyse was concerned in them all, like a focus of infection in a healthy body. It seemed dreadful to have such thoughts about one of my neighbours, but as I stood looking down at her with horrified eyes, my first rational thought was that, whoever might ultimately pay the penalty of the law for Alyse Marsh's death, it was Alyse herself who was responsible for it. It all began the day the Big Three, as they were affectionately known on Penberthy Island, came back from the war. Most of our boys, naturally, are in the Navy; these three, Tad, Persh, and Pudgy, went into the Army. Their company was sent to Iceland with the first contingent, and there they stayed until they were transferred to England, just in time for D-Day. They were the first to get home after V-E Day, and of course the whole island turned out to give them a rousing welcome. Written by author Kathleen Moore Knight

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