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CROFTS, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957 : THE PIT-PROP SYNDICATE.

CROFTS, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957 : THE PIT-PROP SYNDICATE.

London : for The Crime Club, by W. Collins Sons & Co., [ca.1935]. First paperback edition. Seymour Merriman stops at the side of the road outside Bordeaux – his life about to change. Inspector Willis unravels one of Crofts’ most popular tales. Originally published by Collins in 1922.
Crown 8vo (23cm). 128pp. Original pictorial wrappers in a striking design; a little worn; slightly chipped and creased; text a little tanned, but a good copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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CROFTS, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957 : SUDDEN DEATH.

CROFTS, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957 : SUDDEN DEATH.

London : for The Crime Club Ltd., by W. Collins Sons & Co., (1932). First edition. The inner and outer history of a crime as seen alternately by Anne Day and Inspector French.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 284,[iv]pp. Original orange cloth, lettered across upper cover and spine in black; covers lightly but extensively splash-marked, with faint bleeding of colour on to lower edges, final leaves, and rear endpapers, but nonetheless a very good, still bright, and sound copy, with the striking upper panel of the original dust-jacket laid-in to front endpaper.

£100

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CROFTS, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957 : SILENCE FOR THE MURDERER.

CROFTS, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957 : SILENCE FOR THE MURDERER.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1949). First British edition. Inspector, now Superintendent, French and the mystery of a demobbed soldier, his best girl, and the suicide of a retired colonial governor.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 254,[ii]pp. Original bright green cloth, ruled and lettered in black; a very good, clean and bright copy.

£20

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