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The Ghost it Was - Richard Hull
1950 UK Penguin Paperback first edition, London
A better than normal book
Minor tanning, few marks etc
A young idler goes to see a long lost Uncle after he acquired a country house that was haunted !

A decent copy and a classic title
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A Matter of Nerves - Richard Hull
1950 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published Collins Crime Club in London
A VG indeed book in worn unclipped dust jacket
The book is clean and solid, tight and square, no names etc
The wrapper has seen better days, chipping to spine ends and corners, black mark to 'A' on front panel, some staining to spine

Synopsis
This is a most cleverly contrived murder story, told from an unusual angle against the attractive background of an Essex village, where life centres round its church and its inn, and everyone knows not only what everyone else does, but what everyone else says. It's guaranteed to please, interest and mystify all Crime Club readers.

Not a common book and a chance to get a copy well under retail value
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Left Handed Death - Richard Hull
1946 English hardcover 1st edition, first impression, Colllins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book sadly sans dustwrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square
An uncommon title
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Keep it Quiet - Richard Hull
1935 British hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression, Faber, London
A VG book sadly sans dust jacket
The book shows neat inscription to endpaper and bookplate removal to front pastedown, some scattered foxing
Tightly bound and square
A solid copy of the authors rare second book
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Excellent Intentions - Richard Hull
1949 UK Penguin Paperback first edition, London
Usual paper tanning
Covers tanned with some edge rubbing
A rare out of print title
A reading copy only
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The Ghost it Was - Richard Hull
1950 UK Penguin Paperback first edition, London
Much cleaner than normal
Minor tanning
A young idler goes to see a long lost Uncle after he acquired a country house that was haunted !
A nice copy
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Left-Handed Death
1946 British hardcover 1st edition 1st issue, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG book in poor price clipped dust cover
Book solid and tight, no names etc
Jacket worn to edges and backed with brown paper, still looks better than nothing in a film cover
Great period cover artwork
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The Ghost it Was - Richard Hull
1936 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Faber, London
A VG+ book in VG 7/6 unclipped dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps, clean and tight
The jacket shallow chipping, closed tear to spine crease
Small neat name on jacket, looks like part of design, top right front panel
Great artwork by CW Bacon and very rare in dust wrapper
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Excellent Intentions
1949 UK Penguin Paperback 1st edition, London
A little loose and worn, but still solid
Wrappers lightly marked and rubbed
Suitable for the reader rather than the collector
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The Unfortunate Murderer - Richard Hull
1941 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG indeed book in VG+ price clipped dust wrapper
The DJ has had some minor professional restoration,to spine ends
Looks very pleasing
Neat inscription to endpaper
A very scarce book in jacket
1941 Crime Club titles are all very scarce, they also are still "thick" format books
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Brief Biography
HULL, Richard. Pseudonym for Richard Henry Sampson. British. Born in London, 6 September 1896. Educated at Rugby School, Warwickshire. Served as an officer in an infantry battalion and in the Machine Gun Corps in World War 1; on active list until 1929; also served 1939-40. Worked for a firm of chartered accountants in the early 1920's, then set up his own practice; chartered accountant with the Admiralty, London, during World War II and until the mid-1950's. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants. Died in 1973.

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