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The Arsenal Stadium Mystery - Leonard Gribble
1941 British hardback Thriller Book Club edition published in London
A VG indeed book in rare dustwrapper
The book,has to prelims tan, no names or stamps etc
Nice tight solid book
The jacket has some light edge wear and a few smal pointless tape repairs to rear
A fabulous looking jacket and still looks nice and tidy

Synopsis
An important bok in the genre, murder mystery written with the co-operation of the legendary London football club

A rare book in jacket, a true first in jacket is very expensive, this is effectively the second printing 2 years after the first.
It is very much rarer than themore commonly seen 1950 reprint
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The Case of the Marsden Rubies - Leonard Gribble
1930 English hardcover second edition, Harrap, London
A VG+ copy without dust jacket
A very interesting copy as it still has it's original paper seal to last chapter stating 'this boook cannot be returned if this seal is broken'
No names or inscriptions etc
Tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
A lovely clean and interesting copy
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They Kidnapped Stanley Matthews - Leonard Gribble
1950 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Herbert Jenkins, London
A VG+ book in price clipped dustwrapper
Book shows no other names, inscriptions or stamps, tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The jacket shows a little chipping to spine ends and front panel, still clean and bright
An important and classic football mystery
A nice clean copy and uncommon in jacket
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The Gillespie Suicide Mystery - Leonard Gribble
1929 UK hardback second edition, same year as 1st, Harrap, London
A near VG book sadly sans dustwrapper
Book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps, tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
Some light wear to cloth and spine ends
A nice clean thick format book, just like the true 1st
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The Secret of Tangles - Leonard Gribble
1933 British hardback first edition, first impression published by George G. Harrap in London
A VG indeed book in 7/6 unclipped dustwrapper
Te book,has some light spotting and page tan, no names or stamps etc
Nice tight solid book
The jacket has no loss, a few very minor marks, still clean and bright
A fabulous looking jacket

Synopsis
ANOTHER baffling mystery for the author's celebrated detec-. tive, Inspector Anthony Slade. The story opens with a wireless call from Scotland Yard to the Flying Squad cars in-the western area, and it is not long after this before a Squad patrol are hot on the trail of a maroon-coloured saloon car believed to have been used by burglars of a house in Mayfair. The car is trailed to a lonely house named Tangles, with grounds that run down to the Thames, but the only person in that car was a girl who had driven to Tangles after receiving an urgent -'phone call. The front door of the house' is found open, and the house itself is deserted—save for a corpse in the study. The subsequent investigation proves a difficult task, with danger and mystery confronting the police at every turn.

A very rare early Gribble title in wonderful period jacket
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Brief Biography
GRIBBLE, Leonard (Reginald). Also writes as Sterry Browning; Lee Denver; Landon Grant; Leo Grex; Louis Grey; Dexter Muir. British. Born in London. 1 February 1908. Educated at schools in England. Served in the Press and Censorship Division of the Ministry of Information. London, 1940-45. Married Nancy Mason in 1932; one daughter. Has worked as a literary adviser to several publishers; started the Empire Bookshelf series. BBC Radio, London. Founding Member, Crime Writers Association, 1953

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