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See also the pseudonym John Rhode

The Moth-Watch Murders - Former Library - Miles Burton
1957 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Collins Crime Club London
A former private lending library book, no stamps but small erasure mark to title page
A good only book in unclipped dustwrapper
Tan to edge and scattered tan/foxing to pages, still a square, solid book though
The jacket has '1021' stamped to front flap, chips to spine as seen, tanned rear panel and some shelf rubbing to edges

Not the prettiest copy but very much priced to reflect and a bargain
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Unwanted Corpse written by Miles Burton aka John Rhode
1954 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth, light paper tan
The jacket shows no loss, very clean and bright nice clean white back panel

Quite the nicest copy I've seen and a very scarce title
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Death Takes a Detour - Miles Burton
1958 UK hardcover first edition, 1st impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
Neat name and date but no stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth, no foxing
The jacket is lovely with no chipping just lightest rubs to edges
A lovely copy and very scarce, by far the nicest we've seen
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Death Takes the Living - Miles Burton
1949 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG book in 8/6 unclipped dustwrapper
Small neat name no inscriptions or stamps etc. A couple of edge spots
The jacket shows chip to front panel and associated closed tear to spine, some wear to spine ends and edges
A very rare title in wrapper priced low to reflect the chipped DJ
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Death Takes a Detour - Miles Burton
1958 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth
The jacket shows loss to spine bottom and shelf wear to extremities
Once again a very elusive title in wrapper
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Return from the Dead - Miles Burton
1959 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth
The jacket shows 2 closed tears, some browing and shelf wear to extremes
We have only ever seen 2 copies in jacket, very rare
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A Smell of Smoke
1959 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth
The jacket shows no loss or tears
A superior copy and uncommon thus
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Death Paints a Picture
1960 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG indeed book in VG+ price clipped dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions, some light foxing
The jacket shows no loss or tears
An attractive copy of an Inspector Arnold & Merrion mystery
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The Moth Watch Murders - Miles Burton
1957 English hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth
The jacket is superb with no loss or tears
A fabulous copy and rare in this condition
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Murder Unrecognised - Miles Burton
1955 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG++ book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
The book shows neat name to endpaper
The wrapper shows minor rubs to edges, very bright
A superior copy
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A Smell of Smoke - Miles Burton
1959 UK hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG book sadly lacking dustwrapper
Several names written to rear pastedown, suggests private lending library, but no stamps or missing endpapers etc
Tight and square with clean contents
The body of Horace Ingrave is found in a river yet nobody at Moat House seems particularly bothered, except Matthew Calder that is!
A decent copy bar the names to rear
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Ground for Suspicion
1950 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book in VG+ price clipped dust jacket
No names, stamps etc, contents clean and tight, very light occassional spotting
The jacket has shallow chips to spine top, minor shelf wear to extremities
Superb artwork by Manwaring
A lovely copy and very scarce indeed
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The Three Corpse Trick
1946 UK Collins Crime Club paperback first edition, London
A clean copy, minor wear to extremeties
Some light surface spotting and tanning to edges
A very scarce title in a rare early edition
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Four Ply Yarn
1944 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A near VG book in unclipped dust jacket
Neat name, no stamps etc, contents clean and tight
The jacket has chipping to tips and wear to edges
The wartime books are notoriously fragile due to cheap production
Not the best copy but very scarce and priced well below market value
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A Crime in Time
1955 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG indeed book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions, an oval staff library stamp to endpaper (not public library)
The wrapper shows minor wear to edges
An uncommon title in jacket and a bargain !
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Devil's Reckoning - Miles Burton
1957 UK softcover Collins White Circle first edition, London
A solidly bound copy
No names, stamps etc, usual light tan
The covers have light surface creasing and some rubbing and wear to spine
A solid copy
A rare title in any format
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Devil's Reckoning
1948 UK hardcover first edition, 1st impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket
Small neat name but no inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth
The jacket is lovely with no chipping and stunning period artwork
This is a very scarce book indeed and doubly so in this condition
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The Cat Jumps - Miles Burton
1946 UK hardcover first edition, first issue, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped 8/6 dust jacket
No names, stamps etc, contents clean and tight
The jacket has no loss or tears, very light rubs to spine ends, possible light spine fade?
Superb artwork by S. Herbert
A rare book especially in this condition, the nicest we have seen in fact
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Look Alive - Miles Burton
1949 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG indeed book in VG uprice clipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth, light foxing
The jacket shows chip to spine corner and minor shelf wear to extremeties
A very scarce book in jacket
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Murder Out of School - Miles Burton
1951 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG indeed book in VG price clipped dustwrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Some occassional edge spotting
The jacket shows some wear to spine ends and extremities
A scarce title in a classic Alex Jardine jacket
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Murder MD - Miles Burton
1943 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A VG+ book in price clipped dustwrapper
The book has a small neat name,
Tight and square
The jacket shows 5mm chip to spine top, and some minor wear to edges
A scarce title in jacket
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Legacy of Death - Miles Burton
1960 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club London
A near fine book in near fine price clipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Clean contents and cloth
The jacket shows no loss or tears
A lovely clean copy
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Miles Burton - The Characters
Desmond Merrion
Restless, whimsically light-hearted Desmond Merrion served in British Intelligence during World War I. Thanks to his good friend, Inspector Arnold of the Criminal Investigation Division, he is permitted to gratify a passion for investigative work, acquired during the war. His cases are thorough and methodical.

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