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CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : THE LEAGUE OF DARK MEN.

CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : THE LEAGUE OF DARK MEN.

London : Stanley Paul & Co., [1947]. First edition. Post-war counter-espionage, Department Z, plots against the United Nations, etc.
Post 8vo (20cm). 208pp. Original black cloth, lettered across spine in gilt; a few minor marks; mild edge spotting; a few faint creases, but otherwise a very good copy in the pictorial dust-jacket - blonde threatens gunman with telephone - a little used and slightly nicked, price-clipped, but still very good. Neat ownership stamp of Raymond J. McCarthy of 54 Mandalay Terrace.

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CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : A KNIFE FOR THE TOFF.

CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : A KNIFE FOR THE TOFF.

London : Evans Brothers, (1951). First edition. "The Toff faced the gross Rumpelmeyer and death on the high seas. Then a knife gave him hope".
Crown 8vo (20cm). 214,[ii]pp. Original red cloth, blocked and lettered in black; light spotting of edges and very mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good, sound and bright copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket - a design by Jarvis - just lightly rubbed and worn.

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CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : INSPECTOR WEST MAKES HASTE.

CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : INSPECTOR WEST MAKES HASTE.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1955). First edition. Later published in the USA as "The Gelignite Gang".
Crown 8vo (20cm). 192pp. Original dark red boards, blocked and lettered in black; a very good, clean and sound copy in the original Chrichard dust-jacket - a design in orange, green, pink, black and white - just a touch tanned and very slightly nicked, but in very good order.

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CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : THE MISTS OF FEAR.

CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : THE MISTS OF FEAR.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1955). First edition. A Doctor Palfrey thriller - "against an enemy who moved in a white, insidious mist, the vapour that brought death to all but one".
Crown 8vo (20cm). 222,[ii]pp. Original blue boards, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; a few slight edge-spots, but a very good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket - just lightly rubbed.

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CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : THE TOFF AND THE KIDNAPPED CHILD.

CREASEY, John, 1908-1973 : THE TOFF AND THE KIDNAPPED CHILD.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1960). First edition. A husband disappears - and then the sixteen-year-old daughter.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 192pp. Original green boards, ruled and lettered in gilt; spine titling dulled; some spotting of endpapers; a good copy in the pictorial dust-jacket - lightly used, slightly creased and a touch soiled.

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