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The Killing of Paris Norton - Nigel Morland as Roger Garnett
circa [1940] British hardback LATER edition, published by by Wright and Brown in London
A VG+ book in 4/6 unclipped dustwrapper - a full size fat format 7/6 style book
The book has no owner names or stamps etc, tight and square
The jacket has some minor loss to spine ends, light edge rubbing, clean and bright with superb period artwork

Strangely, this book was actually more expensive than the first which was issued at 3/6 I believe !

A very rare book, never seen a first, a very attractive book at a like price
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Death Took a Publisher - SIGNED - Norman Forrest aka Nigel Morland
1936 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression printed by Harrap in London
A stunning book !
A dedication copy inscribed to crime fiction author Leonard R Gribble, dated in year of publication
Signed by the author: "Nigel Morland ("Norman Forrest")"
A VG++ book in VG++ 7/6 unclipped dust jacket
A bright book, tight and square, light scattered page edge tanning
The wrapper has no loss or tears as such just a small 'dent' to spine
Stunning artwork by Hastain - one of the most impressive jackets I've seen

A remarkable copy, a real highlight and a bargain !
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The Corpse was No Lady - Nigel Morland
[1950] British hardback first edition, first impression printed by Sampson Low in London
A VG+ book in VG+ price clipped dustwrapper
The book has no owner names or stamps etc, age tanning to paper, solidly bound and square
The jacket has some light edge wear, still clean and bright and great period artwork

Synopsis - What this Story is About
It was unlikely to find the murdered body of an old woman floating in from the sea with daffodils at her feet, only person in a small boat; it happened to Mark Patterson, well known wireless reporter, who was holidaying on the island of Jersey.

A Chief Inspector Andy McMurdo and Mark Patterson mystery
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A knife for the Killer - SIGNED - Nigel Morland
1939 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression printed by Cassell in London
Signed and inscribed on the endpaper by the author
A VG+ book sadly without dust jacket
A solid book with clean cloth, light scattered page tanning, unfaded spine
Would take a jacket if you have one !

Sample - What this Story is About
THE crowd moved restlessly, coming to sudden strained attention as the uncertain beam of the searchlight became a slow, questing finger creeping over the dim surface of the Rockefeller Building. As a shaft of sunlight enters into secret places, so the searchlight outshone the radiance of the New York night, moving steadily towards the focal point of a city's breathless attention. And round the truck, parked in the middle of the Plaza, the watchers swayed with the motion of wheat in a wind-swept field.

A rare book anyway never mind signed - a bargain !
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Sample
PATTERSON shaded his eyes against the sun, studying the small boat. It was a dinghy occupied by a stout lady who sat at her ease in the stern. Her dress was bright mauve and her hat appeared to be decorated with artificial fruit. It was quite a hat, belonging to Brixton on a Saturday afternoon, not Jersey at nine o'clock on a May morning. Because he was on his way to pay a duty visit to Mont Orgueil Castle, Patterson preferred to wait and watch. Castles remained where they were, and could always be seen: a stout lady in mauve, serenely floating in a dinghy, was a sight worth attention. The dinghy, eased by the courteous tide, moved slowly between Petit Portelet and the shore. The lady was making no attempt to steer. Patterson wondered if she could be ill. He marked the place where the boat would land, and moved down the rough slope to the rocks.

The promontory was deserted at that early hour. Patterson had the place to himself when the dinghy drifted within reach. He stared unmovingly for a long minute. There were no oars in the craft, nor was there any rudder. The woman was propped on many cushions, her feet crossed on a large green cushion. Round her feet, arranged with careless artifice, were a number of long-stemmed daffodils. Patter-son, who was no horticulturist, knew enough to realise that daffodils in May were definitely wrong. The dinghy grated gently on the rocks. He called out.

"Hey, are you all right, ma'am?" She ignored him, but Patterson decided that her suffused face owed its colour to something other than the growing heat. He slid over the rocks, wetting his grey flannel trousers as he stepped into the water to pull at the dinghy's painter.

The stout lady was very dead indeed. Among the litter of showy ornaments on her bosom was a small bone handle belonging to the knife that presumably had killed her. Holding the painter in one hand Patterson sat on a rock and whistled gently.

Mrs Pym Official Biography
PYM, Palmyra Evangeline, Deputy Assistant Commissioner; b. Berkshire, 24 June, 1892; o.d. of late Dr. & Mrs. John Eighteen; m. late Richard Pym, of Shanghai, 1923;
Educ. Valley College, Sonning; St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Reporter on London Morning Herald, 1913-14; attached Women's Royal Naval Service, 1914-16;
Chief Secretary to Director of Remounts, China, 1916-19; Shanghai Municipal Police, 1920-23;
Lecturer, Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Psychiatric (Kriminalistische), 1926; Assistant Adviser to N.Y. Police Academy, 1927-30; Attached to police organizations in Berlin, Stockholm, Rome, Buenos Aires, Madrid and Chicago, 1930-34, in several capacities. Publications: The Mentality of the Higher Criminal, 1927; A System of Palmar Registration, 1930; The Prevalence of Religion among Homicides, 1934; Observations on the Classification of Eye-Prints, 1937; Recreations: Physical culture. Address: Denham House, Red Lion Square, W.C.i.

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