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Spies Never Return - J. M. Walsh

1935 - Collins, London - First Edition
First edition of this Colonel Ormiston spy story, rare in original dust jacket.

Foreign spies at are work on the East Anglian coast trying to discover the secret of a new device of great important to Britain’s air defences...’

First edition, copyright page showing date of 1935 with no further impressions noted, and publisher's adverts to rear only promoting
The Man From Whitehall (1934), Spies in Pursuit (1934), and King's Messenger (1933). Dust jacket priced ‘7/6 net’ to spine and with following Walsh titles to rear flap and panel - The Secret Service Girl (1933), Spies Are Abroad (1933), The Man From Whitehall (1934), Spies in Pursuit (1934), and King's Messenger (1933). 
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Dial 999 - J. M. Walsh

1938 - Collins, London - First Edition
First edition of the third Oliver Keene spy story, rare in original dust jacket.

First edition, copyright page showing date of 1938 with no further impressions noted, and publisher's adverts to rear only promoting
Island of Spies (1936), Black Dragon (1938), and Spies in Spain (1938).

Dial 999 - are these words the vital clue for Oliver Keene?
 
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The Secret Service Girl - J. M. Walsh

1933 - Collins, London - First Edition
Rare first edition in the fabulous first edition dust jacket with the silver spine and red lettering of Collins’ ‘Mystery Novel’ series (this style dust jacket was only used by Collins from 1933 to 1934, at which point the lettering was changed to black and the distinctive ‘M’ was dropped). A Colonel Ormiston Secret Service mystery.

‘An urgent call from the Department precipitated those clever Secret Service agents, Colonel Ormiston and his wife Rosalie, into rather a lively patch of trouble at Gibraltar. Rosalie gets on the track of a gang who are suspected of gun-running across the Straits of Morocco. Before too long the startling discovery is made of a daring plot to blow up the famous Rock itself...’
 
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King’s Messenger - J. M. Walsh

1933 - Collins, London - First Edition
Rare first edition in the evocative first edition dust jacket with the silver spine and red lettering of Collins’ ‘Mystery Novel’ series (this style dust jacket was only used by Collines from 1933 to 1934, at which point the lettering was changed to black and the distinctive ‘M’ was dropped).

‘On a train between Alexandria and Cairo, a female passenger hears a commotion in the compartment next to her and goes to investigate. She discovers fleeing the room an Arab who, after an attempt to silence her, flees leaving a murdered man in the room. He also, in his haste, dropped a small packet and it is that item which will send Ormiston and Kent on a wild adventure.’
 
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