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The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories - Agatha Christie

1939 - Dodd, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition of this collection of nine stories which was published exclusively in the United States. The stories feature, with one exception, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple or Parker Pyne. Included is the dust jacket, which although lacking the spine still has the lovely illustrated front panel.

‘There's a body in a trunk; a dead girl's reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it's going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes.’
 
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The Mutiny of the Flying Spray - Arthur Hunt Chute, Harry H. A. Burne (illustrator)

1927 - J. H. Sears & Company, New York - First Edition
A fine example of Chute’s Conrad’esque novel of a rebellious young man who goes to sea, in the rare dust jacket. A historic maritime novel set during the gold rush days of 1849. Assumed first edition.

Canadian author Chute knew his stuff having also been a rebellious schoolboy as well as sailing around the Horn, he died at the age of forty in a plane crash over Lake Manitoba.
 
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Incendiary - SIGNED - Chris Cleave

2005 - Chatto & Windus, 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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Carrington’s Cases - J. Storer Clouston

1920 - William Blackwood and Sons, London - First Edition
‘I don’t believe there is any business in the world in which a man gets more puzzlers as to what is his duty, than in mine.’ said Carrington. ‘In the kind of private work I do, I’m constantly up against the nastiest snags, but one generally has to toughen one’s hide and go ahead anyway.’

Presented with a charmingly illustrated front cover, this Queen's Quorum thriller features the adventures of the wonderful F.T. Carrington, the monocled young private detective ‘with a round, ingenuous, very agreeable face... a little neatly trimmed moustache’ – the inquiry agent, as he preferred to call himself. He tackles crimes and mysteries such as misplaced spouses, haunted houses, and medical misnomers, all done with Clouston’s trademark talent for absorbing plot, balanced with his deft hand for humour.

‘One of the most sought-after collections of detective short stories’ – Eric Quayle,
Detective Fiction. 
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