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It Might Lead Anywhere - Inscribed to the Detection Club - E. R. Punshon

1947 - The Macmillan Company, New York - First American Edition
First American edition with excellent provenance, a gift from Punshon to the Detection Club, (he became a member in 1933), in which Punshon has written on the front endpaper ‘The Detection Club’ with their address ‘12 Kingly St. W.1.’, it also contains the illustrated bookplate of the Detection Club library.

Give me gossip or Sherlock Holmes, and I take gossip every time. The detective’s first aid and ever present help in time of doubt.’

Why should anyone want to murder a man like Alfred Brown? Yet slain he was, in his own home and with a poker. (
Dean Street Press). The 22nd Bobby Owen mystery.

“What is distinction?... The few who achieve it step – plot or no plot – unquestioned into the first rank. We recognised it in Sherlock Holmes and in
Trent’s Last Case, in The Mystery at the Villa Rose, in the Father Brown stories, and in the works of Mr. E. R. Punshon we salute it every time.” – Dorothy Sayers. 
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Music Tells All - Inscribed to the Detection Club - E. R. Punshon

1948 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition
First edition in the delicate Gollancz jacket, with excellent provenance, a gift from Punshon to the Detection Club, (he became a member in 1933), in which Punshon has written on the front endpaper ‘The Detection Club’ with their address ‘12 Kingly St. W.1.’, it also contains the illustrated bookplate of the Detection Club library.

”Gets on your nerves, doesn’t it? I mean, that playing of hers. I’ve never heard anything like it.”
“I haven’t either,” Bobby said.


The 24th novel to feature Bobby Owen (now ‘temporary-acting-junior-under-deputy-assistant-commissioner’ of the C.I.D.) whose incessant piano playing seems to jar on everyone, and Bobby Owen even wonders if the recent murder of a stranger might have been provoked by it (
Dean Street Press).

“What is distinction?... The few who achieve it step – plot or no plot – unquestioned into the first rank. We recognised it in Sherlock Holmes and in
Trent’s Last Case, in The Mystery at the Villa Rose, in the Father Brown stories, and in the works of Mr. E. R. Punshon we salute it every time.” – Dorothy Sayers. 
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The House of Godwinsson - Inscribed to the Detection Club - E. R. Punshon

1948 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition
Fine first edition in the delicate Gollancz jacket, with excellent provenance, a gift from Punshon to the Detection Club, (he became a member in 1933), in which Punshon has written on the front endpaper ‘The Detection Club’ with their address ‘12 Kingly St. W.1.’, it also contains the illustrated bookplate of the Detection Club library.

Bobby Owen stood for a time in silence, looking down thoughtfully at the dead man’s face. A small, insignificant face, lacking even that touch of repose and dignity which death, even violent death, so often gives, and one that Bobby had never seen before. Of that at least he was sure

Yet this same man was found dead with a detailed and accurate plan of Bobby Owen’s new London flat. Why? (
Dean Street Press). The 25th Bobby Owen mystery.

“What is distinction?... The few who achieve it step – plot or no plot – unquestioned into the first rank. We recognised it in Sherlock Holmes and in
Trent’s Last Case, in The Mystery at the Villa Rose, in the Father Brown stories, and in the works of Mr. E. R. Punshon we salute it every time.” – Dorothy Sayers. 
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The Secret Search - E. R. Punshon

1951 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition
Superb copy in bright and unfaded Gollancz dust jacket, with fine provenance, containing the bookplate of The Detection Club, Punshon was initiated into the club in 1933.

“There’s a spot of trouble this morning. Old gentleman found dead in his bath.”
Bobby answered: “there may be one chance in a million it’s natural death.”


When the notorious gangster Cy King was imprisoned thanks to Commander Bobby Owen’s investigation, he spent a good deal of time talking about avenging himself... (
Dean Street Press). The 28th Bobby Owen mystery.

“What is distinction?... The few who achieve it step – plot or no plot – unquestioned into the first rank. We recognised it in Sherlock Holmes and in
Trent’s Last Case, in The Mystery at the Villa Rose, in the Father Brown stories, and in the works of Mr. E. R. Punshon we salute it every time.” – Dorothy Sayers. 
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The Attending Truth - E. R. Punshon

1952 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition
First edition, with fine provenance, containing the bookplate of The Detection Club, Punshon was initiated into the club in 1933.

It’s murder all right; no one could bash his own head in the way this chap’s was

The stranger’s body was discovered by businesswoman Mrs Holcombe, the unofficial queen of Pending Dale. As if there wasn’t enough gossip rife in the village, now the Queen may be under suspicion of murder (
Dean Street Press). The 30th Bobby Owen mystery.

“What is distinction?... The few who achieve it step – plot or no plot – unquestioned into the first rank. We recognised it in Sherlock Holmes and in
Trent’s Last Case, in The Mystery at the Villa Rose, in the Father Brown stories, and in the works of Mr. E. R. Punshon we salute it every time.” – Dorothy Sayers. 
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Brought to Light - E. R. Punshon

1954 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition
Superb copy in bright and unfaded Gollancz dust jacket, with fine provenance, containing the bookplate of The Detection Club, Punshon was initiated into the club in 1933.

The stage was set, Bobby thought, the actors in position; but how the drama would develop, that he could not even guess.

Whether [Rev. Thorne’s] disappearance was in connection with the contents of Janet Merton’s grave is something Bobby will come to find out, with the help of Edward Pyle, of the Morning Daily, Janet Merton’s formidable niece Christabel, John Hagen (church sexton and self-taught classical scholar) and a man named Item Sims (
Dean Street Press). The 32nd Bobby Owen mystery.

“What is distinction?... The few who achieve it step – plot or no plot – unquestioned into the first rank. We recognised it in Sherlock Holmes and in
Trent’s Last Case, in The Mystery at the Villa Rose, in the Father Brown stories, and in the works of Mr. E. R. Punshon we salute it every time.” – Dorothy Sayers. 
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Price HK$ 2,600