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5 Minutes To Midnight
Shabtai, Sabi H.,
ISBN: 0440025699
Delacorte Press, New York, 1980. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Reprint. By Author on Free Front End Paper. Dark red coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic front cover, showing a hand holding a stopwatch, against a black coloured background with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear dustwrapper panel. This is a very scary novel in as much as it predicts, in the 1980s, what has been happening in the world for the last 10 years or so. In the novel, a university professor who writes books about terrorism, his last book anticipated the event at Entebbe airport, has published a book dealing with the nightmare scenario of terrorists, nuclear weapons and a nation held to ransom. No sooner is the book published than this particular scenario is enacted and he finds himself seconded to a secret NSA team trying to out think Carlos the Jackal. Meanwhile his closest friends and family get caught up in the escalating violence. The author has signed the book to the top left-hand corner of the free front end paper. Bumping to the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. A few black marks to the lower edge of the text block. Light dustiness to the top text block edge. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and to the dustwrapper edges. There is a very small tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. IV, 378 pages, last page blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; By Author on Free Front End Paper. ISBN: 0440025699. ISBN/EAN: 9780440025696. Inventory No: 0106901. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0106901  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Bride for Hampton House
Waugh, Hillary,
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. VIII, 304 pages, last page blank. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Very light browning to the text block edge. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end paper. Plain text dustwrapper with yellow background and black and purple titles to the front panel and backstrip. Minor rubbing and crumpling to the dustwrapper edges and some browning has also occurred. A small triangular crease to the top right-hand corner of the front fold over panel. Corrie Haynes, girl reporter, is investigating the death of Jeff Wainwright at his family's residence "Hampton House". The house is ruled by Richard Wainwright, frightening, unbalanced and whose hobby is murder. Along the way to a conclusion Corrie will encounter a deadly African idol, a sex maniac, several murders and witches's rites. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Crime; Inventory No: 0107646. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Time to Die
Smith, Wilbur,
ISBN: 0434714208
William Heinemann, London, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. VI, 462 pages, last page blank, plus six pages of advertisements and six pages following blank. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip and a small embossed illustration, of a bird, to the lower right-hand corner of the front book panel. Minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. Browning of the text block edges and to the internal pages, commensurate with paper used within the books' production. Plaint ext dustwrapper with green and yellow background and gilt and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black and white photograph of the author to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and slight rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. A Courtney novel featuring Sean Courtney. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Africa; ISBN: 0434714208. ISBN/EAN: 9780434714209. Inventory No: 0106756. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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A Twist in the Tale; 12 Short Stories
Archer, Jeffrey,
ISBN: 0340405384
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Signed by Author. 224 pages, last 3 blank. Pale grey coloured endpapers. Grey coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing an illustration of a cat's eyes and nose, in one eye there is a pound symbol and the other has a set of scales; against the pale bone coloured background with red and grey writing on the front panel and spine. Author photograph on the rear dustwrapper panel. The dustwrapper is a little crinkled at the edges, and has a 1 inch tear at the bottom of the rear fold over flap. 12 short stories each with a twist. third impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Thriller ; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0340405384. ISBN/EAN: 9780340405383. Inventory No: 0245970. Good Condition
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
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A Victim of the Aurora
Keneally, Thomas,
ISBN: 0002224933
Collins, London -- Sydney, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Edward Wilson -- Cover Art. First Edition. Blue coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, showing a detail of a painting by Edward Wilson, with white and orange coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. This is Thomas Keneally's first detective story. It is an astonishingly vivid and convincing evocation of a polar expedition before the First World War; to read it is to enter the harsh, monastic world, to smell "the cocoa and the acetylene lamps, the drying thermal underwear before the stove and the acid smell of Siberian pony dung..." Still more, it is a compelling study of human nature under stress, of a small group of brave men facing not only the terrors of nature but the still more insidious threat from their own minds. Rubbing of the back strip edges and book corners. Dust marks to the top text block edge. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels and sunning of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. IV, 224 pages, last two pages blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). in Illustrator: Edward Wilson -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Australia; ISBN: 0002224933. ISBN/EAN: 9780002224932. Inventory No: 0120245. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Coma
Cook, Robin,
ISBN: 0333448618
Macmillan, London, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Don Brautigam Cover Art. First Edition. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Don Brautigam, with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and red coloured titles to the back strip black-and-white photograph of author to the rear panel. A series of, seemingly unrelated, outbreaks of virulent, hugely contagious and untreatable virus occur throughout continental United States. The only common factor, that the locations are always at healthcare facilities and the victims are doctors and their patients. Is this a natural occurrence? or, more sinisterly, sabotage? Rubbing to the back strip edges along with a little fading, and the spine is quite cocked. Rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges with age toning of the text block edges. Black remainder stripe to the lower text edge. A little rubbing of dustwrapper edges and panels. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 366, [2]pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Don Brautigam Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; United States; ISBN: 0333448618. ISBN/EAN: 9780333448618. Inventory No: 0121680. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Death in the Picture
Braddon, George [ Pseudonym George Alexis Milkomanov Milkomane ],
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Poor Condition (ex-library)/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. VIII, 256 pages, last page blank. Red coloured boards with black titles to the front panel and back strip. A reading copy of an early 1950s crime thriller dealing with the Cold War, theft and murder. This book is an ex-library book and shows every time it has been borrowed ! Bumping, rubbing and fraying to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book corners. The spine is very cocked. Heavy rubbing and grubby marks to the book panels and noticeable rubbing to either side of the back strip and fading to the back strip region as well. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Library rubber stamp to the front and rear paste-down. Browning and foxing to the end of papers and original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. The front and rear hinge has split and underlying webbing is very visible. Browning, foxing and handling marks to the internal pages. The rear free and paper has multiple rubber stamps and ink markings from being borrowed. The rear hinge has been in the expertly repaired with tape, tape still in situ. This is the first UK edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Crime; Inventory No: 0105748. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Poor Condition (ex-library)
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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Flamingo Feather; A Story of Africa
Van Der Post, Laurens,
ISBN: 0140023380
Penguin, London, 1977. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Ordinary. Reprint. A novel set in Africa where two hunters, one old and one young, set out to foil a vast evilness that is being perpetrated on Africa. Previous owner's name on the inside of the cover, bookseller sticker on the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Africa; ISBN: 0140023380. ISBN/EAN: 9780140023381. Inventory No: 0266098. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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Golden Fox
Smith, Wilbur,
ISBN: 0333535774
Macmillan, London, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Chris Moore -- Cover Art. First Edition. 466 pages, + 2 blank, + 5 advertising other books by the author. Illustrated endpapers, showing drought affected ground. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Small self embossed illustration of a bird sitting on a flower to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to heel of the spine and to the book corners. Some scuffing to the book edges and marks to the paper edges. Illustrated dust wrapper (wraparound ), by Chris Moore, with gilt and black writing on the front panel and spine. Very minor rubbing to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. Set in the heart of London society, it is the story of a woman -- the daughter of a South Africa ambassador -- who secretly bears the son of a handsome and dangerous terrorist. Her terrorist lover kidnaps their son and blackmails her into betraying her own country and family in exchange for allowing her to see their son in return. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Chris Moore -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Espionage; Africa; ISBN: 0333535774. ISBN/EAN: 9780333535776. Inventory No: 0104536. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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I Spy; Message from Moscow
Keith, Brandon,
Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Al Anderson, Ernie Kollar and John Miller. First Edition. 211 pages, last blank, two pages following more Whitman Publishing Company books. Illustrated endpapers, showing outline of two men, one set holding tennis racquets the other with guns and the names world cities against a brown background. The internal pages are decorated with numerous brown illustrations by Al Anderson, Ernie Kollar and John Miller. Photographic boards, showing a black-and-white photograph of Bill Cosby and Robert Culp against a yellow background with black and red writing on the front panel and its spine. On the spine is also a small television screen and around this screen are the words " Authorised Edition ". Rubbing to the spine corners and the top spine edge have small splits, the front measuring 0.75 " and the rear measuring 1 ". Rubbing and bumping to the book, corners and the laminate has started to lift to the lower spine area. The front hinge is slightly loose and has split. Browning of the paper edges and of the internal pages. Authorised novel of the 1960s television series, I Spy, about two members of a secret organisation for the US whose cover was a tennis player and his friend. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Al Anderson, Ernie Kollar and John Miller. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Fiction -- Thriller ; Inventory No: 0104194. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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Lady
Tryon, Thomas,
ISBN: 0340197714
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Gordon Crabb -- Cover Art . First Edition. Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the top to book corners. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a young woman, with yellow and maroon writing on the front panel and maroon on the spine. the dust jacket has a chip top left of the front cover and chipping loss bottom left of the rear panel and small tears and chipping at the top edge of the rear panel, internally clean, not price for that.. The story of a mysterious Lady and the young boy who was her friend. Set in American small town of the 1930s-40s. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 342 pages, last blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Gordon Crabb -- Cover Art . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Thriller ; ISBN: 0340197714. ISBN/EAN: 9780340197714. Inventory No: 0280119. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Landfall Then Departure
Jordan, Humfrey,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1946. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. Light blue coloured boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a ship sailing, with blue and black coloured background with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and yellow coloured titles to the back strip. A novel about British coaster tramp (merchant ships) company. Bumping to the corners of the book, the top front corner particularly bumped. Shelf wear evident to the top and bottom edges and its head and heel of spine is also affected. Dust marks to the top paper edge and and there is a stain on the bottom paper edge. Gift inscription on the free front end page, and bookseller's sticker on the front paste down. Browning to the internal pages. The dustwrapper is almost in component parts, though now protected with the library sleeving. Rubbing and fading to the dustwrapper has occurred and there are tears and chips to all edges. The top one third and of the lower one-quarter of the spine is missing, as is the top right-hand corner of the front panel and also a piece near the top spine gutter, and the top back corner is also missing off from the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], 7 - 287, [1] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Fiction -- Thriller ; Maritime ; Inventory No: 0101493. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Landfall Then Departure
Jordan, Humfrey,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1946. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. Light blue coloured boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A novel about British coaster tramp (merchant ships) company. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with bumping and rubbing of the book corners. Faint son into the back strip and there is a stain to the rear panel. Uniform light tanning of the text block edges and pages. Page 69 / 70 has come dogeared top right-hand corner. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], 7 - 287, [1] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Fiction -- Thriller ; Maritime ; Inventory No: 0127572. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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On the 8th Day
Okun, Lawrence,
ISBN: 0890872783
Celestial Arts, Millbrae, California, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Jim Kelly -- Cover Art. First Edition. Light blue coloured endpapers. Blue coloured boards with gilt the titles to the front panel and backstrip. Softening of the backstrip edges with rubbing to all book corners. On the top 0.25 "of the back panel there is a stain due to moisture. Various marks have occurred to both the front and back panels. Foxing to the textblock edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Jim Kelly, with white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. The dustwrapper is quite rubbed and faded, particularly back panel and the spine gutter edges. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and on the top rear corner there is a 1" tear, and a 0.25 " tear to the lower front fold over edge. The top rear spine at the edge has a 2" tear with associated creasing. The dustwrapper has also grubby marks and they are some stains and foxing marks to the verso. A group of people show extraordinary powers/talents. What is the secret they all share? Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 217, [5] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jim Kelly -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction -- Thriller ; ISBN: 0890872783. ISBN/EAN: 9780890872789. Inventory No: 0102473. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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On the Beach
Shute, Nevil (Norway, Nevil Shute),
William Heinemann, London . Melbourne . Toronto, 1959. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Reprint. acknowledgements. Maroon coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Minor bumping to the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. Light dust marks and browning to the text block edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front -down. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, illustrator not credited, showing a very Gregory Peck looking man holding a not so Ava Gardner looking woman against a pink coloured background with yellow, black and white coloured titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of Gregory Peck on the rear dustwrapper panel. A little rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges. The results of insect activity can be seen to all edges/creases of the dustwrapper, not in any major way but enough to be intrusive. There is a 0.25 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the backstrip. Some rubbing and browning of the dustwrapper. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. There is a stamp to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel, in purple ink, with the number 1259 stamped. " On the Beach tells the final months in the lives of five people living in a world doomed to die by radiation. In this story the feelings and the quiet heroism of ordinary people who have come to face to face with extraordinary and tremendous events, unforgettably portrayed." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The unthinkable has happened, the superpowers have unleashed a nuclear war, and all is lost. The last place of refuge is Victoria, Australia, and even that is temporary as the radiation fallout slowly kills all. This book was put out in conjunction with the United Artists film of the same name. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VI, 312 pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Australia; Inventory No: 0107920. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Postscript to a Dead Letter
MacKenzie, Donald A.,
ISBN: 0395154723
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1973. First Printing Stated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Printing Stated. Bright yellow coloured endpapers. Black coloured cloth boards with silver and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and a little cocking of the spine. Some dust marks to the top text block edge. Illustrated dustwrapper with black background and green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and a little creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there are two small tears to the lower backstrip corners. A luckless young American has been framed on a charge of rape and thrown into prison. Deserted by his former friends and colleagues had ignored by the American embassies seizes the first chance to escape. And when he does set out to prove his innocence. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. X, 214 pages, last six pages blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Crime; ISBN: 0395154723. ISBN/EAN: 9780395154724. Inventory No: 0107900. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Power Play
Finder, Joseph ,
Headline, London, 2007. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. 600 g; (8) 344 pages (3). Navy blue coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the front fore edges and light age toning of the text block edges. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with dark and light blue titles to the front panel and white and blue titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Colour photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. Set in the world of commercial aviation manufacturers and what it takes to get a new order for your new run of planes. And what happens when it all goes pear shaped. Digital is available upon request to help assess condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Crime; Inventory No: 0110443. Very Good
Price: $14.80 (AUD)
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Raquel Welch: Sex Symbol to Superstar
Haining, Peter ,
ISBN: 0491032528
W. H. Allen, London, 1984. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition Thus. Filmography. Black coloured endpages. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs, some being film stills. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with dark orange and pale yellow coloured titles to the front panel and orange and black coloured titles to the back strip. The story of Raquel Welch from her years as a fashion model to actress in sexploitation movies (One Million Years BC e.g.) to legitimate movie actress royalty. A little rubbing of the back strip corners and book corners. A hint of age toning to the text block edges. Creasing of the top dustwrapper edge and rubbing of the panels. The laminate has started to lift to the lower left-hand corner of the rear panel please see photograph. Fading to the back strip. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [8], 9 - 224 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Fiction -- Thriller ; Film, Radio & Television. ISBN: 0491032528. ISBN/EAN: 9780491032520. Inventory No: 0124234. Very Good Condition
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Sandshoe Kadaicha
Davenport, Len ,
ISBN: 0959594205
Davells, South Australia, 1982. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. preface by author and recollections. Illustrated / photographic front cover, [ wraparound ] showing a photograph of central Australia on which an illustration of an elder Aboriginal man has been placed, with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. " Sandshoe Kadaicha is a fictionalised account of the actual experience of a freelance writer and his photographer wife as they attempt to locate ancient Aboriginal initiation centres and sacred objects in Central Australia." -- from the preface page V. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Light browning to the text block edges and pages. Second Edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). X, 212 pages, the last four pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Fiction; Signed ; Fiction -- Thriller ; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0959594205. ISBN/EAN: 9780959594201. Inventory No: 0122234. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Blue Afternoon
Boyd, William,
ISBN: 1856193667
Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Illustrated endpapers, being a blue fleur-de-lis pattern. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper ( wraparound ) showing a photograph of a night sky, with orange background with white and black writing on the front panel and spine. A novel that encompasses "... a baffling and compelling mystery of murder and mutilation, rivalry and betrayal, surgery, flying machines and crystallised violets.". Minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine. Page edges are very slightly browned as our the internal pages ( poor quality paper used in production ). A little rubbing to the dustwrapper, edges and corners and there is a 0.5 " tear to the lower rear dustwrapper corner. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 328 pages, last 4 blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Thriller ; ISBN: 1856193667. ISBN/EAN: 9781856193665. Inventory No: 0103409. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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The Desperate Hours
Hayes, Joseph,
Andre Deutsch, London, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. First Edition. 290 g.; VI, 7-240 pages, last two pages blank intentionally. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book edges. Browning and offset tanning to the end pages and light age toning to the internal text. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end paper. A previous owner has placed the date, 20/1/89 and the number 972 to the top edge of the front paste-down, in lead pencil. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing the profile of a man holding a gun, the man is in pink colour the background is black. Green titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and edges. Rubbing and creasing along with a few small tears to the backstrip edges. There is a 0.25 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel, a 0.75 "split to the lower left-hand corner of the same panel and a horizontal tear measuring 2.25 "from the apex of the split. The major damage to the dustwrapper is a piece taken out of the front dustwrapper measuring 2.5 " x 3". Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Handling marks, rubbing and foxing to the rear dustwrapper panel and browning and foxing to the verso of the dustwrapper. The story of an ordinary family kept prisoner in their own home by three escaped criminals. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Crime; Inventory No: 0107320. Good
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The Emperor on Ice
Tate, Richard,
ISBN: 0094589704
Constable, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Black coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. " Anthony Giacome has two ambitions: to carry out a successful raid on Tiffany's and to control the largest gambling empire in the United States." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. This book tells how he attempted, in the most bloody of fashions, to achieve his ambitions. Rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges. Browning and dust marks to the top text block edge and light browning and staining to the other text block edges. Light age toning to the internal text. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and heavier rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VI, 7-240 pages, last page blank.. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Crime; ISBN: 0094589704. ISBN/EAN: 9780094589704. Inventory No: 0108501. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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The Faceless Ones
Hardy, Lindsay,
Robert Hale Limited, London, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. VI, 192 pages, last three pages blank (intentionally). Black coloured boards with green titles to the backstrip and a small silver illustration of a gun. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and a little rubbing to the book corners. The front board is slightly bowed. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning, offset tanning and foxing to the first few and the last few pages of the book and the internal text shows age toning and handling marks. A previous owner has placed their name, the date 9/4/ 86 and the number 342 the top edge of the front paste-down. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower edge of the front paste-down. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a young woman and man being menaced by another gentleman with a torch and a gun, with yellow, orange and black titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. There is a small hole 2 inches down from the top backstrip edge. The backstrip is quite darkened and staining is present as well. A little rubbing and handling marks to the rear dustwrapper panel and the number 3356 has been stamped to lower left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel, in purple ink. The verso of the dustwrapper is quite noticeably foxed and the backstrip region is completely brown. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. The Foreman Journals were unknown until the airline crash at Grieskirchen, but before long violence and intrigue were the order of the day. An American agent, Miles, followed the journals from Vienna to Regensburg and then the trail went cold. Enter M.I.5. operative Gregory Keen, entering West Germany to meet a man called Mayerling instead meeting a young woman named Anna and from that moment on they were trailed by The Faceless Ones. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Espionage; Inventory No: 0106875. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $61.60 (AUD)
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The Last World; With an Ovidian Repertory
Ransmayr, Christoph,
ISBN: 0701135026
Chatto & Windus, London, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 202 pp. Pale mustard coloured end papers. Light blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a montage of items, with gilt writing on front panel and blue coloured titles to the backstrip. "..The Last World is destined to become one of the most important and remarkable novels of our time. A metaphysical thriller, but complex and compelling, it explores themes of textile, oppression, suffering and change with an epic vision which is blazingly topical, yet timeless.". from the front panel blurb. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and there is shelf wear to the lower book edges. Discolouration and marking to the paper edges and on the lower paper edge is a black remainder mark. Rubbing to the book corners. Crinkling to the top dustwrapper edge and rubbing to the dustwrapper corners. Some fading to the backstrip. First English Translation. Size: Oblong 8vo - 7" - 9" tall but wider . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Thriller ; Germany ; ISBN: 0701135026. ISBN/EAN: 9780701135027. Inventory No: 0102441. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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The Last World; With an Ovidian Repertory
Ransmayr, Christoph,
ISBN: 0701135026
Chatto & Windus, London, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 202 pp. Pale mustard coloured end papers. Light blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a montage of items, with gilt writing on front panel and blue coloured titles to the backstrip. "..The Last World is destined to become one of the most important and remarkable novels of our time. A metaphysical thriller, but complex and compelling, it explores themes of textile, oppression, suffering and change with an epic vision which is blazingly topical, yet timeless.". from the front panel blurb. A clean copy with no damage to the book, no remainder marks, no annotation; photographic dust wrapper, printed double side stop Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Thriller ; Germany ; ISBN: 0701135026. ISBN/EAN: 9780701135027. Inventory No: 0265590. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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The Wind Chill Factor
Gifford, Thomas,
ISBN: 0241892724
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 550 g; VIII, 3/76 pages, with colour illustrated dust jacket. The book shows no signs of damage, although the large tarantula on the front cover is rather offputting to arachnophobes. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller; ISBN: 0241892724. ISBN/EAN: 9780241892725. Inventory No: 0224433. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Turbulence
Hodder-Williams, Christopher,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. author's note. Dark blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), showing an air plane, with red and white coloured background with white coloured titles to the front panel and white and black coloured titles to the spine. Black and white photograph of author to the rear from over panel. "... describes the making of a new aircraft and the men in whose charge the design, manufacture and testing is placed. At the centre of the story... is Peter Stettson, himself a flawed character groping for self-knowledge through the mist of other people's influence and his own weakness...". from the front panel blurb. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the top book corners, quite heavily. Browning and foxing to the paper edges. Handling marks to the panels of the dustwrapper and crinkling to the top dustwrapper edge a few foxing marks noticeable to the verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [9], 10 - 287, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; Fiction -- Thriller ; Inventory No: 0102401. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Where Serpents Lie
Parker, T. Jefferson,
ISBN: 0747218617
Headline Feature , London, 1997. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 314pp. Red coloured boards with your writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and spine is slightly cocked. Browning to the paper edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a featureless face with sunglasses and desert scene impinged upon sunglasses, with white and yellow writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Rubbing to to the dustwrapper corners and slight chipping to the top dustwrapper edge. Some bleeding of the book colour to the verso of the dustwrapper. A novel set in Orange County, California, where are a kidnapper is abducting small girls -- and the race is on to catch them before a kidnapped child dies and before politics removes the one man who may be able to avert catastrophe. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Thriller ; Fiction -- Crime; ISBN: 0747218617. ISBN/EAN: 9780747218616. Inventory No: 0102024. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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