Scarce first UK edition of Heard's third murder mystery starring Mr. Mycroft, a loosely disguised Sherlock Holmes, involving the depths to which the overeducated human soul may sink when in possession of no morals and too many opinions about art.
First printing of the influential Sherlockian pastiche that laid the groundwork for the explosion of the pastiche marketplace, in which Sherlock Holmes submits to the hypnotherapeutic ministrations of Sigmund Freud.
First UK edition of Starrett's detective novel, written during his year-long stay in Beijing and a self-confessed "roman á clef with a vengeance. Friends and acquaintances made up the dramatis personae and the fictional murderer was myself."
Revised edition of the classic study of crime fiction, covering Sherlock Holmes and his predecessors and continuing through the works of 20th century writers like Sayers, Hammett, Chandler, Rendell, and many others.