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Weep for Her - Sara Woods
1980 English hardcover first edition, first impression published by Macmillan in London
A VG++ book in near fine price clipped dust cover
No stamps or names, nice tight textblock and straight spine
The jacket has no loss or tears, clean and bright with no spine fade

A nice copy of a Antony Maitland murder mystey
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Murder's Out of Tune - Sara Woods
1984 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macmillan, London
A VG++ book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc, very light tan
Jacket has no loss or tears, unusually the red spine is unfaded
A solid example of an Antony Maitland mystery
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The Bloody Book of Law - Sara Woods
1984 UK hardcover first edition, first impression, Macmillan, London
A VG++ book in near fine price clipped dust jacket
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc, light tan to edges
The jacket has no loss or tears, clean and bright with no spine fade
Antony Maitland is called to defend a young man but stumbles into a trap set by his arch enemy Detective Chief Superintendent Briggs of Scotland yard !
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Most Deadly Hate - Sara Woods
1986 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macmillan, London
A fine unread book in fine unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
A superb copy of an Antony Maitland mystery
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My Life is Done
1988 UK hardback later issue, Firecrest, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket has no loss or tears
A nice clean copy of an Antony Maitland QC investigation
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The Case is Altered
1967 UK hardcover first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG++ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The wrapper has a chip to spine and closed tear to front panel
Stolen emeralds, a beautiful woman and a culprit already convicted - sounds like just the job for AM QC
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Put Out the Lights
1985 UK hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression, Macmillan, London
A near fine book in near fine price clipped dust jacket
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc, tight and square
The jacket has no loss or tears
An old friend of AM gets a part in a mystery play, only to find herself in the middle of some strange events, AM to the rescue!
A nice clean copy
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This Fatal Writ
1979 UK hardback first book club edition, BCA, London
A near fine book in near fine dust cover
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The wrapper has no loss or tears
Maitland' clerk has already refused the case of a journalist accused of gaining top secret information. A friend finally convinces him to take the case and defend him against possible treason - then murder was added to treason!
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An Obscure Grave
1985 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Macmillan, London
A Vnear fine book in near fine price clipped dust jacket
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc, tight and square
The jacket has no loss or tears
AM defends a client accused of murder, after being persuaded to do so by his Aunt, he is assumed to be guilty but the QC soon unearths a cast of potential suspects.
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The Law's Delay
1977 UK hardcover first book club edition, BCA, London
A near fine book in near fine dust cover
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Ellen Grey is defended against a charge of murder and verdict surprises bothe her and the QC
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Enter the Corpse
1973 UK hardback book club edition, BCA, London
A VG+ book in dust jacket
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket has a closed tear to front panel. As the 1st but for publisher logos
Roger and Meg Farrell again play a large part in the affairs of their friends the Maitlands.
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Bloody Instructions - Sara Woods
1962 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A VG+ book in VG indeed unclipped dust wrapper
The authors rare first book
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Jacket has a closed tear
A clean copy of the 1st Antony Maitland mystery
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Brief Biography
WOODS, Sara. Pseudonym for Sara Bowen-Judd, nee Hutton; also writes as Anne Burton; Mary Challis; Margaret Leek. British. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, 7 March 1922. Educated privately and at Convent of the Sacred Heart. Filey, Yorkshire, 1932-37. Married Anthony George Bowen-Judd in 1946. Worked in a bank and in a solicitor's office. London, during World War 11; pig breeder, 1948-54; Assistant to Company Secretary, Rotol Ltd., Gloucester, 1954-58; Registrar, Saint Mary's University, Halifax. Nova Scotia, 1958-64.

Sara Woods - The Characters
Anthony Maitland
The young British barrister Anthony Maitland specializes in spectacular murder trials and adroit exposure of the real killer. His quiet wife, Jenny, and his uncle and legal mentor, Sir Nicholas Harding, Q.C., provide moral and mental support in moments of crisis.

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