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A Murder is Announced

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Collins: 1985

Seller ID: 012532


288pp & under 500g to post. Faults? bumped/worn corners - Villagers expect a fun game after a Gazette announcement of murder, but when lights flash off, shots ring out, and a masked burglar falls dead, the Inspector and vicar's wife Bunch call in expert Miss Jane Marple. Was Swiss hotel clerk Rudi framed? Miss Letitia Blackstone houses scatty Dora, cousins Julia and Patrick, gardener widow Phillipa, and paranoid cook Mitzi. reviewer says >> This is one of the good ones. ... View more info

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The Moonstone

By: Collins, William Wilkie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: World's Classics: 1987

Seller ID: 011962


Suspense, humor, and romance abound in this 1868 mystery, in which a gem stolen from a Hindu shrine resurfaces in an English country home -- with a trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. With a reconstruction of the crime, red herrings and a 'locked-room' puzzle this novel is generally regarded as the first modern detective story. View more info

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THE MAN WITH THE BROWN PAPER FACE

By: Hamilton, Ian

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1967

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 011054


First UK edition, black boards with small gold lettering on spine. dj clipped, 224pp & 400g for post. Published when Hamilton was 32 & alternatively entitled "The Creeping Vicar," this work tells of another self-assignment of an Australian TV crime reporter, who turns night prowler in the lone hunt for a missing private eye. View more info

Celluloid Serial Killers

By: Kidd, Paul

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Five Mile Press: 2007

Seller ID: 013240


402 crisp pp & over 500g to post. A unique and compelling guide to serial killer movies and their true-life counterparts. Australia's most popular true crime author, Paul B. Kidd, presents cinema's classic serial killer movies and introduces the real killers who inspired some of our worst nightmares. Complete with movie posters and real-life photos of the murderers, this comprehensive book is a must-have for all cinema devotees and true crime buffs. View more info

The Wrong Man

By: Neff, James

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Random House: 2001

Seller ID: 009608


Drawing on a decade of research and access to crime-scene evidence, including DNA analyses and interviews, an award-winning investigative journalist offers a definitive account of the controversial murder case....review > The Wrong Man is a gripping and provocative look at the sensational murder trial(s)of Sam Sheppard. While in high school in the 70's, I remember first reading about the case in F. Lee Bailey's book "The Defense Never Rests". Neff's book takes yo... View more info

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The Complaints

By: Rankin, Ian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Orion Books Ltd.: 2010

Seller ID: 012989


452pp + reading group notes, less than 500g to post. Fox, the main character, is part of the unpopular Complaints & Conduct department of the police force (better known as ‘The Complaints’) -- and the reason for that unpopularity is clear to see: this is the department designed to root out corruption in the force and investigate suspect officers. The current target for Fox is policeman Glenn Heaton of the CID, who has often sailed close to the edge; now there appears... View more info

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The Return of Bulldog Drummond

By: Sapper (McNeile, Herman Cyril)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1934

Seller ID: 009710


Drummond stories have become synonymous with fast-paced, intelligent thrillers and complex, vibrant characters. While staying as a guest at Merridale Hall, Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond's peaceful repose is disturbed by a frantic young man who comes dashing into the house, trembling and begging for help. When two warders arrive, asking for a man named Morris - a notorious murderer who has escaped from Dartmoor - Drummond assures them that they are chasing the wrong man... View more info