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Sinister Errand written by Peter Cheyney
1945 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Collins in London
A VG book in unclipped dust jacket
The book is tight and solid with small neat name but no stamps etc
The jacket has shallow chips to spine ends and light shelf wear to edges

A solid copy of the first Michael Kells story
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Lady, Behave - Peter Cheyney
1950 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Collins in London
A VG++ book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean and bright
The dust jacket shows no loss just light rubs, clean and bright

A much nicer copy than normally seen
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Velvet Johnnie
1952 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
Small neat inscription
A nice clean copy
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Dance Without Music - Peter Cheyney
1947 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins, London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The dust jacket shows shallow chips to spine ends and a litlle edge wear

Being a private detective is a strange sort of business. A business which sometimes attracts odd types. I do not necessarily mean bad types. It has always seemed to me that the primary attraction to the profession is a desire for adventure, for an irregular, sometimes boring, and occasionally exciting life."

A solid copy
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Another Little Drink - Peter Cheyney
1958 British first Pan paperback edition published in London
A solid book, nicer than normally seen of this period
Neat inscription, usual age tanning to paper
Tight and solid

A solid copy and a tricky title to find
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It Couldn't Matter Less written by Peter Cheyney
1967 UK paperback later edition published by Fontana London
A solid reading copy
Bit of edge rubbing and usual light tan
Still solid, well suited to the reader

Synopsis
SLIM CALLAGHAN is in a world of bad women with good looks who use bullets rather than words !!!

An uncommon title and not easy to find nowadays
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You Can't Hit a Woman written by Peter Cheyney
1954 British Pan paperback later edition published in London
A solid reading copy
Light tan and minor edge rubs as usual
A reading copy, but still solid and not easy to find nowadays
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One of Those Things - Peter Cheyney
1967 UK Fontana paperback later impression, published in London
A nice clean and tidy reading copy
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The book has a light paper tan as usual

Private Eye Terence O'Day gets involved with some beautiful but dangerous women, classic Cheyney
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Lemmy Caution Omnibus - Peter Cheyney
1952 UK hardback first omnibus edition, first impression, Collins, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
Small neat name but no inscriptions or stamps etc
The dustwrapper shows just light shelfwear to extremities
Contains This Man is Dangerous - Dames Don't Care & I'll Say She Does
A lovely clean and attractive copy
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I'll Say She Does - Peter Cheyney
1945 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins, London
A VG+ book in VG indeed unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Jacket strengthened to rear
A nice looking copy
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You Can Call it a Day - Peter Cheyney
1949 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins, London
A VG+ book in VG indeed unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Jacket has tidy tape repairs to rear
A nice clean copy
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You Can't Keep the Change - Peter Cheyney
1962 UK paperback edition published by Fontana London
A solid reading copy
Bit of edge rubing and usual light tan
The dust wrapper shows only minor wear to edges

Synopsis
SLIM CALLAGHAN, private detective, is called to Devonshire to investigate a burglary at Margraud Manor, where valuable jewels—heirlooms of the Vendayne family insured for £100,000—have disappeared. A claim is made on the insurance company (but only after some time has elapsed), and although the police are working on the case Callaghan is brought in by the family. With his assistant, Windermere Nikolls, he discovers some of the startling facts, particularly about Esme Vendayne—just one of the lovelies in the rarest bouquets of femininity ever produced by the Cheyney technique.
Here, right up to the final violent scene in a shady London nightclub, is all the pace, originality, swiftness of dialogue and impertinence of conception which have assured Peter Cheyney a permanent place among the top-rank crime writers of the century,

A Slim Callaghan thriller
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No Ordinary Cheyney - Peter Cheyney
1948 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Faber, London
A VG book in VG unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
A tidy copy
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Dangerous Curves - Peter Cheyney
1943 UK hardback fifth impression, Collins, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The dust wrapper shows only minor wear to edges
Great jacket artwork
A Slim Callaghan thriller
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You Can Call it a Day - Peter Cheyney
1949 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Collins in London
A VG book in unclipped dust jacket
No names or stamps etc in the book, tight and square
The wrapper has some shallow chipping and wear to extremities, a couple of repair to inside of jacket
Looks attractive with great period artwork in a removable film cover
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They Never say When - Peter Cheyney
1948 UK hardback second impression, Collins, London
A VG book in VG unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows wear to edges, minor chip to rear panel
A nice looking period copy
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G Man at the Yard
1953 UK hardback first in this edition, Collins, London
The book has tape marks to endpapers and jacket flaps
The wrapper is otherwise clean and bright, unclipped at 7/6
Contains three other short stories
A reading copy, but still looks nice shelved
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Brief Biography
CHEYNEY, Peter (Reginald Southouse Cheyney). Also wrote as Harold Brust. British. Born in London in 1896. Trained as a lawyer; worked as songwriter, bookmaker, journalist, and politician. Died 26 June 1951.

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