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Broken Alibi - T.C.H. Jacobs
1957 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Stanley Paul in London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dustwrapper
Book has small no names and clean contens and cloth, tight binding, no lean to spine
The jacket is very clean and bright, light rubs to edges
Superb period artwork

Synopsis - About this Book
The Lighten Trunk Murder aroused tremendous public interest because it was the third such crime in six months, the two previous murders being still unsolved mysteries.
Chief Detective Superintendent John Bellamy, who had a reputation for solving clueless crimes, took over the investigation and an early arrest was confidently expected. But at first he met with no better success than his predecessors. Every trail he followed brought him to a dead end.
Then came the fourth trunk murder and trouble began to pile up fast for Bellamy. All the evidence pointed directly to one man, evidence so strong that a conviction would have been certain.
But Bellamy was not convinced of the man's guilt. He worked on, resisting official pressure, ignoring the rising tide against him, searching patiently for that one lead which he hoped would give him success.
In the end he found it and a very remarkable story of greed, impersonation and ruthless cunning was disclosed. Bellamy broke a perfect alibi and vindicated his reputation as a great detective.

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The Curse of Khatra- TCH Jacobs
1947 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Stanley Paul in London
A VG indeed book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has small neat initials to endpaper, still solid and tight
The dust cover has a few light marks, some edge chipping, no lettering ar or artwork affected
Great cover artwork

Sample
AM BODESKI looked down into the yard where four children were playing amongst the rubbish at the back of the junk shop. They were, he supposed, Lu Cohen's grandchildren and he wondered idly how any .man with Lu's wealth could live and bring up a family in such squalor. With a shrug of his shoulders he turned from the dirty window and stood watching while Lu examined the statuette by the aid of a watchmaker's glass. He reminded Sam of some greasy old vulture with a goat's beard straggling from his chin. Presently Lu looked up and said slowly but with firm finality : "Tventy pound I gif, an' dat's being 'andsome, my poy." "You come again," growled Sam indignantly. "That's solid gold, that is. Twenty pounds ! You've got a hope !"
Lu Cohen wagged his head from side to side and spread his hands : "She's gold, oh yeah, she is, but she ain't solid gold, not by miles she ain't." "Oh, ain't she !" retorted Sam aggressively. "Feel the weight, if that ain't solid metal I'll eat my hat, you ruddy old twister !"
"Yeah ?" leered Lu, quite undisturbed by the insult. "Den let me tell you dis, my poy, she's jest a shell of metal beaten over stone and she ain't much metal neider. She looks solid, oh yeah, and she's 'eavy, but she ain't solid gold. Tventy pound, Sam, take it or leave it, I ain't fussy. Dat's all I pay an' dat's 'andsome." "Aw, shut up !" snarled Sam, who knew when he was beaten. "Make it fifty and I'll do a deal." Lu Cohen pushed the statuette away from him across the table and shook his head :

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