Crime Fiction from Clearwater Books

New Arrivals

image of It Walks by Night. A Henri Bencolin mystery.

It Walks by Night. A Henri Bencolin mystery.

by JOHN DICKSON CARR

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£127.78

Show Details

Description:
Harper & Brothers, London, 1930. The first UK edition, issued the same year as the American edition, printed from the US sheets with a cancel title page. 8vo. 328pp. Navy blue cloth, lettered and ruled in blue at the spine and upper board. Spine ends gently rubbed, cloth very lightly marked in several places and with two small indentations to… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£127.78
image of Original Sin. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

Original Sin. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

by P.D.JAMES.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£13.45

Show Details

Description:
Faber, London, 1994. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 426pp. Grey boards lettered in cream at the spine. Spine ends just a little bruised and with some nigh-on inevitable tanning to the lesser-quality paperstock. A very good copy in non-price-clipped dust wrapper, correspondingly chafed at spine panel ends and with… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£13.45
image of The Hound of the Baskervilles. With an introduction by Julian Symons and linocuts by Edward Bawden.

The Hound of the Baskervilles. With an introduction by Julian Symons and linocuts by Edward Bawden.

by EDWARD BAWDEN. Arthur Conan Doyle.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£20.18

Show Details

Description:
The Folio Society, London, 1987. The first edition (first printing) with these Bawden illustrations. 8vo. xv, 182pp. Bawden-illustrated cloth. With a frontispiece and five plates. In fine state. No dust wrapper called-for but with the original unprinted stiff card slipcase, just fractionally marked in one or two places. Symons' seven-page introduction precedes the full text of Conan Doyle's third full-length… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£20.18
image of The Maltese Falcon.

The Maltese Falcon.

by DASHIELL HAMMETT

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£2,017.65

Show Details

Description:
Alfred A.Knopf, London and New York, 1930. The first UK edition (first printing), issued five months after the US issue. 8vo. 280pp. Blue smooth-weave cloth lettered in red at the spine with a small black-stamped falcon design to the backstrip and the upper corner of the front board. Publisher's blue top edge stain, very slightly patchy. Just a trace of… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£2,017.65
image of The Simple Art of Murder.

The Simple Art of Murder.

by RAYMOND CHANDLER

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1950
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£127.78

Show Details

Description:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1950. First UK Edition (first printing). 8vo. xi + 333pp. Maroon cloth lettered in gold at the spine. Edges spotted, with a ridge to the backstrip and a little play to the binding. Brief former owner gift inscription neatly inked to the head of the front free endpaper. A good bright copy in a later issue (third… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£127.78
image of Shaft Among the Jews.

Shaft Among the Jews.

by ERNEST TIDYMAN

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£40.35

Show Details

Description:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1973. The first UK edition (first printing), issued a year after the US edition. 8vo. 244pp. Purple boards lettered in gold at the spine. Some spotting to the top- and fore edge, and with a trace of near-invisible partial browning to the free endpapers. A very good copy in very good price-clipped dust wrapper, with a… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£40.35
image of The Blessing Way.

The Blessing Way.

by TONY HILLERMAN

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1970
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£100.88

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan, London, 1970. First UK Edition (first printing), issued the same year as the US edition. 8vo. 201pp. Blue boards lettered in black at the spine. The merest hint of spotting to the top edge, else in fine state with just fractionally rubbed and marked non-price-clipped dust wrapper. The author's first book, and the first volume of his series of… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£100.88
image of The Rose Rent. The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. (SIGNED)

The Rose Rent. The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. (SIGNED)

by ELLIS PETERS.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1986
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£47.08

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan, London, 1986. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 189pp. Green boards lettered in gold at the spine. Leaf margins very lightly tanned. A virtually fine copy in fine non-price-clipped dust wrapper.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£47.08
image of One Corpse Too Many. A Mediaeval Whodunnit.

One Corpse Too Many. A Mediaeval Whodunnit.

by ELLIS PETERS.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1979
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£67.26

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan, London, 1979. First Edition (first printing). 8vo. 192pp. Green boards lettered and ruled in silver at the spine. A touch of very light spotting to the top edge. Very good indeed in very good non-price-clipped dust wrapper, with a small area of light internal moisture marking to the lower edge. The second volume of the author's noted Brother Cadfael… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£67.26
image of Shroud for a Nightingale. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

Shroud for a Nightingale. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

by P.D.JAMES.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1971
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£672.55

Show Details

Description:
Faber, London, 1971. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 296pp. Red cloth lettered in gold at the spine. A trace of very light spotting to the top edge, a little soiling to the fore edge and just a hint of light partial browning to the front free endpaper. Very good… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£672.55
image of The Black Tower. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

The Black Tower. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

by P.D.JAMES.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1975
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£181.59

Show Details

Description:
Faber, London, 1975. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 271pp. Grey boards lettered in gold at the spine. A fine copy in very lightly chafed and rubbed non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper. The fifth Adam Dalgliesh novel.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£181.59
image of The Virgin in the Ice. The Seventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. (SIGNED)

The Virgin in the Ice. The Seventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. (SIGNED)

by ELLIS PETERS.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£235.39

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan, London, 1982. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 220pp. Brown boards lettered and ruled in silver at the spine. Some tanning to the paperstock. A very good copy in fine non-price-clipped dust wrapper.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£235.39
image of Death of an Expert Witness. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

Death of an Expert Witness. An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. (SIGNED)

by P.D.JAMES.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£67.26

Show Details

Description:
Faber, London, 1977. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 265pp. Red cloth lettered and ruled in gold at the spine. A small area of staining to the top edge, else a fine copy in virtually fine dust wrapper, clipped and re-priced by the publisher and with some of the customary… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£67.26
image of The Devil's Novice. The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. (SIGNED)

The Devil's Novice. The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. (SIGNED)

by ELLIS PETERS.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£235.39

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan, London, 1983. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 192pp. Brown boards lettered and ruled in silver at the spine. The merest hint of tanning to the leaf margins, else a fine copy in fine non-price-clipped dust wrapper.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£235.39
image of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. A Cordelia Gray mystery. (SIGNED)

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. A Cordelia Gray mystery. (SIGNED)

by P.D.JAMES.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1972
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£201.77

Show Details

Description:
Faber, London, 1972. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 216pp. Green cloth lettered in gold at the spine. A speckling to spotting to the top edge and a small rust mark, probably from a now absent paperclip, to the head of the front free endpapers. A lovely bright copy in… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£201.77
image of The Skull Beneath the Skin. A Cordelia Gray mystery. (SIGNED)

The Skull Beneath the Skin. A Cordelia Gray mystery. (SIGNED)

by P.D.JAMES.

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1982
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£87.43

Show Details

Description:
Faber, London, 1982. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 384pp. Black boards lettered in silver at the spine. Just a hint of wear to the base of the backstrip, else a fine copy in virtually fine non-price-clipped dust wrapper, marred only by a trace of corresponding rubbing to the base… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£87.43
image of Poseidon's Gold. A Falco novel. (SIGNED)

Poseidon's Gold. A Falco novel. (SIGNED)

by LINDSEY DAVIS

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£26.90

Show Details

Description:
Century, London, 1993. First Edition (first printing) of Lindsay's fifth Falco mystery. This copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 336pp. Black boards lettered in gold at the spine. Leaf margins lightly tanned and the backstrip ends very lightly bruised. In virtually fine state with non-price-clipped dust wrapper, with just a hint of corresponding rubbing to the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£26.90
image of Let's Pretend.

Let's Pretend.

by JACQUELINE WILSON

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1976
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£67.26

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan, London, 1976. First Edition (first printing) of the author's fourth crime novel. 8vo. 192pp. Black boards lettered and ruled in white at the spine. Some tanning to the lesser quality paperstock, else a fine copy in very lightly marked and rubbed dust wrapper, clipped and re-priced by the publisher. The fourth of Wilson's five crime novels, published long before… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£67.26
image of Making Hate.

Making Hate.

by JACQUELINE WILSON

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£67.26

Show Details

Description:
Macmillan, London, 1977. First Edition (first printing) of the author's fifth crime novel. 8vo. 192pp. Brown boards lettered and ruled in black at the spine. A little light creasing to the tip of the front free endpaper, else in virtually fine state with very lightly tanned non-price-clipped dust wrapper. The fifth and final of Wilson's crime novels, published long before… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£67.26
image of Skin Deep.

Skin Deep.

by PETER DICKINSON

Seller
Clearwater Books
Published
1968
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£40.35

Show Details

Description:
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1968. First Edition (first printing). 8vo. 186pp. Black boards lettered in gold at the spine. A little spotting to the top- and fore edge, encroaching just a fraction of the fore edge margins of occasional text leaves. A tiny sliver of loss from the head of the final four text leaves. A very good copy in… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
£40.35