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Towards Zero - Agatha Christie

1944 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First English Edition
What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a tennis player?  To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head.

Superintendent Battle investigates...
 
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Death Comes As The End - Agatha Christie

1945 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition
Set in ancient Egypt, 2000 BC, a priest’s daughter investigating a suspicious death uncovers an asp’s nest of jealousy, betrayal, and serial murder.

A bright copy of this groundbreaking novel, in which Christie anticipates the modern popularity of historical detective stories by setting her murder plot in ancient Egypt.

The book was fully researched, with each chapter scrutinised by leading Egyptologist Professor Stephen Glanville, who was a colleague of the author's husband, British Museum archaeologist Max Mallowan. Christie accompanied the pair on many excavations and travelled extensively throughout Egypt and the Holy Land. She had a great knowledge of the area and was a junior member of the archaeology team.
 
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Destination Unknown - Agatha Christie

1954 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition
A Secret Service thriller from the Queen of Crime.

When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the intelligence agency. When the only possible lead dies in a plane crash, a British spy must persuade a potential suicide that if she must die, it may as well be in the service of her country.
 
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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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