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A Murder is Announced - Agatha Christie

1950 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition
A handsomely bound first edition of this Miss Marple classic.

Guests expecting a party game of murder at a country retreat are horrified to discover a real corpse, and another case for Miss Jane Marple ensues.
 
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Peril at End House - Agatha Christie

1932 - Published for The Crime Club Ltd. by W. Collins Sons &, London - First English Edition
An exquisitely bound first edition of this early Poirot mystery, solved with the assistance of Captain Hastings.

Based on an actual location visited by Christie in her hometown of Torquay.

‘Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car failed. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder missed her by inches. Later, an oil painting fell and almost crushed her in bed. Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick's sun hat, Hercule Poirot decides the girl needs his protection. At the same time, he begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn't been committed. Yet.’
 
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The Clocks - Agatha Christie

1963 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition
An exquisitely bound first edition in which the son of Superintendent Battle, the long-time partner of Hercule Poirot, calls the Belgian detective to a quite seaside resort to help unravel the murder of the man with the clocks, resulting in the most baffling puzzle of Poirot’s career - and one of Christie’s most ingenious. 
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Incendiary - SIGNED - Chris Cleave

2005 - Chatto &, London - First Edition. Number 17 of 500 limited copies
‘An al-Qaeda bomb attack on a London soccer match provides the tragicomic donnée of former Daily Telegraph journalist Cleave's impressive multilayered debut: a novel-length letter from an enraged mother to Osama bin Laden. Living hand to mouth in London's East End, the unnamed mother's life is shattered when her policeman husband (part of a bomb disposal unit) and four-year-old son are killed in the stadium stands.’ – Publisher’s Weekly.

‘Arguably the strangest epistolary novel ever written’ –
Newsweek.

True first and limited edition issued two weeks before the trade edition. Signed by the author and with a typed note of thanks. Unfortunately, it was published on the 7 July 2005, the day of the London bombings and most of the major bookshops removed it from their shelves.
 
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All Men are Lonely Now - Signed & Inscribed - Francis Clifford (pseud. Arthur Thompson)

1967 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
A rather magnificent association copy, inscribed to Audrey and Miles Tripp the British crime and thriller writer who used the pseudonyms Michael Brett and John Michael Brett. Both Tripp and Thompson (who wrote under the pseudonym of Francis Clifford) where members of the Detection Club.

The inscription is dated 1967, the year of publication, using his actual name Arthur, and then signed as Francis Clifford to the title page.:-

To Audrey and Miles
with all the good wishes in the world
Arthur
 
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Another Way of Dying - Signed & Inscribed - Francis Clifford (pseud. Arthur Thompson)

1968 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
A rather magnificent association copy, inscribed to Miles Tripp the British crime and thriller writer who used the pseudonyms Michael Brett and John Michael Brett. Both Tripp and Thompson (who wrote under the pseudonym of Francis Clifford) where members of the Detection Club.

The inscription is dated 1971, using his actual name Arthur, and then signed as Francis Clifford to the title page.:-

Miles –
with very best wishes
Arthur
Bedford Square June 1971
 
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The Blind Side - Signed & Inscribed - Francis Clifford (pseud. Arthur Thompson)

1971 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
A rather magnificent association copy, inscribed to Audrey and Miles Tripp the British crime and thriller writer who used the pseudonyms Michael Brett and John Michael Brett. Both Tripp and Thompson (who wrote under the pseudonym of Francis Clifford) where members of the Detection Club.

The inscription is dated 1971, the year of publication, using his actual name Arthur, and then signed as Francis Clifford to the title page.:-

Miles –
with special thanks
and
Audrey
with very best wishes
Arthur
July 1971
 
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The Grosvenor Square Goodbye - Signed & Inscribed - Francis Clifford (pseud. Arthur Thompson)

1974 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
A rather interesting association copy, inscribed on the dedication page. The typed dedication reads ‘For my friends in Warwick Lane and Lower John Street, London, and East 49th Street, New York, with many thanks for their help over the years’, there is then a hand written note ‘Thank you, Eric – A, September 1974’, A being Arthur Thompson who wrote under the pseudonym Francis Clifford. He has also signed as Francis Clifford to the title page.

One can only assume that Eric was on of those ’
friends’ who had helped Thompson over the years, as Thompson usually writes his inscriptions to the front of the book, and in this instance has specifically chosen the later dedication page (which is after the title page). Unfortunately we have not had enough time or patience to track down who ‘Eric’ was. 
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