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
Bedford Square June 1971
  Arthur Leonard Bell Thompson DSO (1917-75), was a British writer of crime and thriller novels who wrote under the pen name of Francis Clifford. During the war he was commissioned into the Burma Rifles and served with the Special Operations Executive, serving first in India and then in London.

Miles Barton Tripp (1923–2000) was an English writer of thirty-seven works of fiction including crime novels and thrillers, some of which he wrote under noms de plume Michael Brett and John Michael Brett. He served in RAF Bomber Command during World War II, flying thirty-seven sorties as a bomber-aimer, and completed 40 missions over enemy territory. He recorded his wartime experiences in his one non-fiction work, the memoir ‘
The Eighth Passenger’. After the war, Tripp studied law and worked as a solicitor, and started to write fiction during his spare time.

Octavo (book size 22.2x14.5cm), pp. 220 [1 (publisher’s promo)] [3]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered and blocked in gilt, upper edge tinted red. Dust jacket priced ‘25s net in U.K.’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine slight toning to page edges in fine dust jacket with the exception of some minor wrinkling to acetate along spine   Ref: 110440   Price: HK$ 2,000