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The Death-Cap Dancers
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The Death-Cap Dancers

By MITCHELL, Gladys

London: The Thriller Book Club, 1982. FIRST THUS. 8vo. Acid green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Lean to spine, bruising to extremities. POI to ffep. Else, clean and tidy. In Barbara Lawrence's weird dust jacket: creasing and edgewear, short closed tear to rear bottom corner. Very good/ very good. Originally published in 1981 by Michael Joseph, however, the Thriller Book Club edition has the superior dust jacket of this Mrs Bradley novel.

$40.05

Playback
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Playback

By CHANDLER, Raymond

Penguin Books in association with Hamish Hamilton, 1963. Good. The 1963 Penguin reprint. Mass market paperback, pp.157, (1). Light reading and edgewear. Cocked spine. Tanned edges, as expected with age. Half title is loose. Penguin Crime, no. 1608. With Sewell-esque cover design.

$5.34

Death Wore a Diadem
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Death Wore a Diadem

By McGREGOR, Iona

London: The Women's Press, 1989. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Trade paperback. Heel of spine and corners bruised. Edges toned and spotted. Else, clean and tidy. Very good.

$9.35

A Perfect Spy
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A Perfect Spy

By LE CARRÉ, John

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1986. Hardback. Near Fine. 8vo.. First edition, first impression. 8vo. Two-tone blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Red endpapers. Lightest rubbing and sunning to top edge. Else, a clean, tight, square copy. In VG dust jacket: price-clipped, lightly sunned, shelf-wear, creasing to top edge, wear to top corners. Still, an attractive copy.

$33.38

Buried for Pleasure
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Buried for Pleasure

By CRISPIN, Edmund [MONTGOMERY, Bruce]

Penguin Books, 1961. Very Good. Second Penguin impression. MMP. Sunning, light creasing and rubbing to wrappers. Tanned edges. POI to half title. Else, clean and tight. PB no. 1292.

$6.68