Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte, Jay

Beat Not the Bones is a 1952 suspense novel by Charlotte Jay (pseudonym of Geraldine Halls) which won the inaugural Edgar award for best novel . The novel follows the actions of a sheltered young women who arrives in New Guinea from Australia, determined to find out what really happened to her husband, the Chief Anthropologist in the colonial administration. His death has been ascribed to suicide but she has reason to believe it was murder.

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First editions published by Harper & Brothers, New York in 1952 have a $2.50 price stamp.

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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1952
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£367.45

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original tan cloth over black spine cloth lettered in gilt. Very Good with some foxing to cloth and pages, pages toned. In an unclipped dust jacket, Very Good, with toning, foxing and wear. A very nice copy of the winner… Read more
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Beat not the Bones

by Charlotte, Jay

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Published
1952
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Harper and Brothers, New York, 1952 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in wonderful condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp… Read more
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Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte Jay [Geraldine Halls]

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Published
1952
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Fair
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1st Edition
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£146.98

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Very Good+. Stated First Edition. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering; beige boards. Strips of black tape on boards (from previous dustjacket protective sleeve). Missing ffep. Tape ghosts on half-title page and rear endpaper. Previous owner's name at top of title page and rear paste-down. Soiling on first couple… Read more
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
1995
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Very Good
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Soho. Very Good. 1995. Soft Cover.
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Beat Not the Bones (Avon T-376)

by Charlotte Jay

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1952-01-01
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Avon, 1952-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Like New.
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Beat Not the Bones: A Tale of Terror in the Tropics

by Jay, Charlotte

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9781459643444
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Avon Classic Crime Collection [1970]. Used - Good. Good condition. Owner's name on cover. Stamped on inside. Writing inside.
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay Charlotte

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BEAT NOT THE BONES

by Jay, Charlotte

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Lion & Phoenix Books
Published
1959
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Very Good - Fine
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New York: Avon # T-376, 1959. Book. Very Good - Fine. Mass Market Paperback. Light shelf wear to outer edges..
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Lion & Phoenix Books
Published
1955
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Very Good - Fine
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New York: Avon # 623, 1955. Book. Very Good - Fine. Mass Market Paperback. Author's first novel. Light wear to edges of cover panels. Appears unread..
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Beat Not The Bones

by charlotte jay

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1952
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VG+ 1952 Avon T-376. Softcover. "A lone white woman in the jungles of New Guinea....". How long do you think before she realized she had just stumbled onto a Blue Man Group rehearsal?
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Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte Jay

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2nd Act Books
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July 2003
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Used
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9781569470473
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BEAT NOT THE BONES

by Jay, Charlotte

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Rob & June Edwards
Published
1952
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Very Good
Edition
First Ed
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Avon, 1952. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Ed. First paperback ed. Very good condition, slight over all wear. Avon #623..
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Bingo Books 2
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2003
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Fine
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1st Edition
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9781569470473
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U.S.A.: Soho Crime, 2003 SOFT COVER IN FINE CONDITION. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Eat My Words Books
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2003
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Near Fine
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9781569470473
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Soho Crime. Near Fine. 2003. Paperback. 1569470472 . Binding tight. Pages clean and bright. Spine straight, uncreased. Cover has little to no shelf wear. ; 7.6 X 5.1 X 0.7 inches; 160 pages .
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Beat Not the Bones (Avon T-376)

by Charlotte Jay

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Schwabe Books
Published
1952-01-01
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Avon, 1952-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. . Shows minor wear, tanning. Avon 623.
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Willis Monie Books - ABAA
Published
1995
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Very Good
Edition
Advance Reading Copy/Proof
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9781569470473
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New York, New York: Soho Pr Inc. Very Good. 1995. Advance Reading Copy/Proof. softcover. 1569470472 .
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Gil's Book Loft
Published
1952
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Very Good+
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1st thus?
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New York: Avon (#623), 1952. 1st thus? . Soft cover. Very Good+. Attractive! very good+, mass market paper, pict. tangerine covers. Tight 191 pgs
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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2003-07-01
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New
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9781569470473
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Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte Jay

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Kona Bay Books
Published
January 1993
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9781862542877
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Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte Jay

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2003
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Good
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9781569470473
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Soho Press, Incorporated, 2003. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte Jay

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Ergodebooks
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2003-07-01
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9781569470473
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Better World Books
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Used - Good
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9781569470473
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay, Charlotte

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Becker's Books
Published
1966
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Good with no dust jacket
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new york: Avon Books. Good with no dust jacket. 1966. Paperback.
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Beat Not the Bones

by Jay,Charlotte

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Always Superior Books
Published
1952
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New York: Avon. VG+. 1952. Soft Cover. Paperback Avon T-376 .
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Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte Jay

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The Book Garden
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July 2003
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Good - Trade
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9781569470473
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Beat Not the Bones

by Charlotte Jay

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Discover Books
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GOOD
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9781569470473
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Soho Crime. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
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