Crime Fiction

This collection includes stories involving the official police, private eyes, amateur detectives, courtroom dramas, and spies. Also included are reference, bibliographical and biographical works on crime fiction.

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Dreadful lies

Dreadful lies

Bailey, Michèle
Macmillan
1994
Matilda Haycastle's routine temping job leads indirectly to murder in Brussels. The first book in the Matilda Haycastle series.
£10.00
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cuckoo case

The cuckoo case

Bailey, Michèle
Macmillan
1995
Matilda Haycastle discovers the body of a dead woman at the home of her lover in Brussels. The second book in the Matilda Haycastle series.
£8.00
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Storm over Rockall

Storm over Rockall

Baker, W. Howard
MacFadden-Bartell
1966
Drake infiltrates a pirate radio station suspected of co-ordinating the sabotage of Britain's nuclear programmes.
£8.00
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Departure deferred

Departure deferred

Baker, W. Howard
MacFadden-Bartell
1966
Drake takes on the identity of a dead agent in order to save a young woman in Albania.
£5.00
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Storm over Rockall

Storm over Rockall

Baker, W. Howard
World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd.
1965
Drake infiltrates a pirate radio station suspected of co-ordinating the sabotage of Britain's nuclear programmes.
£5.00
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Death of a low-handicap man

Death of a low-handicap man

Ball, Brian
Arthur Barker Limited
1974
Tom Tyzack is beaten to death with a golf club on the course at Wolvers.
£9.00
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Five pieces of jade

Five pieces of jade

Ball, John
Michael Joseph
1972
An elderly Chinese jade importer is found with a ritual knife through his heart. The fourth book in the Virgil Tibbs series.
£8.00
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eyes of Buddha

The eyes of Buddha

Ball, John
Michael Joseph
1976
Virgil Tibbs is called in to investigate a rape and murder. The fifth book in the Virgil Tibbs series.
£6.00
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Johnny get your gun

Johnny get your gun

Ball, John
Michael Joseph
1970
When Johnny McGuire's prize possession is stolen he sets out to even the score, armed with his father's gun. The third book in the Virgil Tibbs series.
£12.00
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tooth and the nail

The tooth and the nail

Ballinger, Bill S.
Max Reinhardt
1955
A magician avenges a murder and is then murdered himself.
£20.00
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wife of the red-haired man

The wife of the red-haired man

Ballinger, Bill S.
Max Reinhardt
1957
A freed prisoner finds that his wife has remarried and murders her wealthy husband.
£15.00
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heir hunters

The heir hunters

Ballinger, Bill S.
T.V. Boardman
1966
A hired hand finds ten savings-deposit books in the mattress of deceased man, and sets out to find his heirs.
£4.00
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ninth Sexton Blake omnibus

The ninth Sexton Blake omnibus

Ballinger, W. A. McNeilly, Wilfred
Howard Baker
1972
Contains two full-length Sexton Blake novels.
£6.00
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Murderer at large

Murderer at large

Ballinger, W. A. McNeilly, Wilfred
Mayflower Books
1965
A television series, 'Murderer at large', becomes reality.
£4.00
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exterminator

The exterminator

Ballinger, W. A. McNeilly, Wilfred
MacFadden-Bartell
1967
Drake hunts down a deadly assassin who is killing British agents.
£4.00
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Return to Cottington

Return to Cottington

Bamford, Francis
Longmans, Green and Co.
1946
Revisits a fictitious unsolved 18th century murder. Also of Sherlockian interest with a chapter titled 'The case of the crippled bridegroom'.
£8.00
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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

Bannister, Jo
Piatkus
1989
Clio Marsh is enjoying a dinner with friends when one of them is shot in the back by an intruder. The second book in the Rees and Marsh series.
£20.00
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Sins of the heart

Sins of the heart

Bannister, Jo
Macmillan
1994
A teenage prostitute is found with her throat slit in Castlemere canal. The second book in the Castlemere series.
£15.00
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Lazarus hotel

The Lazarus hotel

Bannister, Jo
Macmillan
1996
A TV reporter attends a personal discovery course and finds that a dark secret is shared by the attendees. Locked room mystery.
£9.00
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hireling's tale

The hireling's tale

Bannister, Jo
Macmillan
1999
A prostitute is found dead on a narrow boat on the Castlemere canal. The sixth book in the Castlemere series.
£5.00
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deadly doll

The deadly doll

Barbette, Jay Spicer, Bart
John Long
1959
The Dresden Doll, a convicted murderer, escapes from the Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
£5.00
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Dark road of danger

Dark road of danger

Barker, C. Hedley
Withy Grove Press Limited
[1943]
A secret agent hides a document in a book, but where has he hidden the book?
£5.00
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patriots

The patriots

Barlow, James
Hamish Hamilton
1960
Two ex-soldiers plan the robbery of a train carrying wages to a power station.
£5.00
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Political suicide

Political suicide

Barnard, Robert
Collins [for] The Crime Club
1986
Superintendent Sutcliffe investigates the death of a Tory MP. The first book in the Inspector Sutcliffe series.
£8.00
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