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).
  James Morgan Walsh (1897-1952), was an Australian author who moved to England in 1929. The majority of his works were spy related and written under his own name, however he penned a few Science Fiction works and also wrote as H. Haverstock Hill, Stephen Maddock, George M. White and Jack Carew. He was born in Geelong and educated in Melbourne, and is best known as an extremely prolific writer of crime mysteries, mostly located in England. His first novel, Tap-Tap Island (1921), was first serialised in the Melbourne Leader, his second, The Lost Valley (1921), was a prize-winner in the C.J. De Garis competition; his third was Overdue (1925). After experience in auctioneering and book-selling, Walsh visited England in 1925 to negotiate with publishers, returned to Victoria but left for permanent residence in England in 1929. Walsh also wrote in collaboration with E.J. Blythe and Audrey Baldwin. His first three novels, which are adventure romances, are set in New Guinea and Western Victoria and he also wrote two Australian detective stories, The Man behind the Curtain (1927) and The League of Missing Men (1927).

Octavo (book size 19.1x13cm), pp. 284 [4 (publisher’s ads)]. In publisher’s purple cloth, spine lettered in silver. Dust jacket priced ‘7’6 NET’ to spine, colour touch-up to spine, panel edges and folds, paper restoration to upper corners and head of spine.
  Condition: Near fine, offsetting to endpapers, few spots to lower edge, in near fine dust jacket with colour touch-up to spine, panel edges and folds, paper restoration to upper corners and head of spine.   Ref: 109931   Price: HK$ 3,500