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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : THE PERFECT MURDER.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : THE PERFECT MURDER.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1964). First edition. The uncommon first Inspector Ghote novel – "Ghote is the most endearing of detectives. Take up with him if you haven't already".
Crown 8vo (20cm). 256pp. Original red boards, partly patterned in black, and blocked and lettered in gilt; slight spotting of edges, but a nice, bright copy in a lightly worn and slightly nicked dust-jacket – a typographic design in pink, white and black.

£40

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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE HUNTS THE PEACOCK.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE HUNTS THE PEACOCK.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1968). First edition. Ghote comes to a cold and drizzling London for an international conference but becomes involved in investigating the disappearance of a radiant niece.
Post 8vo (21cm). 224pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; faintest hint of spotting to top edge, but very good indeed in the original colour-printed Brian Roll dust-jacket – lettered in black and bright blue.

£20

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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE PLAYS A JOKER.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE PLAYS A JOKER.

London : Collins for The Crime Club, (1969). First edition. The Inspector is ordered to prevent a murder – the murder of a flamingo in Bombay Zoo.
Post 8vo (21cm). 224pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; slight spotting of top edge, but a very good, sound and unworn copy in a just lightly sunned and very lightly used dust-jacket – a colour-printed design by Brian Roll, lettered in red and black. Hubin p.226.

£20

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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE GOES BY TRAIN.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : INSPECTOR GHOTE GOES BY TRAIN.

London : William Collins Sons & Co. (The Crime Club), (1971). First edition. The diffident detective travels across India by rail – the routine chore is not all it seems.
Post 8vo (21cm). 222,[ii]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very slightly bruised; slight spotting of edges; but a very good copy in the original Kenneth Farnhill dust-jacket – a design in black, red and green on white – slightly nicked.

£20

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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 – editor : WHODUNIT? A GUIDE TO CRIME, SUSPENSE AND SPY FICTION.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 – editor : WHODUNIT? A GUIDE TO CRIME, SUSPENSE AND SPY FICTION.

London : Windward, (1982). First edition. Essays on Crime Fiction and its Categories by Michael Gilbert, Reginald Hill, Keating himself, Jessica Mann, Hillary Waugh and others – on How I Write My Books by Eric Ambler, Len Deighton, Stanley Ellin, Patricia Highsmith, P. D. James, Keating again, and others, with a consumers’ guide, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). 320pp. Numerous illustrations. Original ivory boards, lettered in red; very good in the original Roger Pring dust-jacket – a little sunned at spine.

£20

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KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : MRS CRAGGS : CRIMES CLEANED UP.

KEATING, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 : MRS CRAGGS : CRIMES CLEANED UP.

New York : St. Martin’s Press, (1985). First American edition. Signed by H. R. F. Keating on the title-page. Eighteen tales of Mrs Craggs, the crime-solving cleaning lady – "Caught and Bowled, Mrs Craggs", etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [iv],220pp. Illustrations. Original black boards, lettered in silver; slight erasure from front free endpaper, but a very good copy in the original Dee Designs dust-jacket – a little worn at extremities.

£20

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