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Bip Pares - Artist

Below is a list of crime fiction-mystery jackets illustrated by Pares
If the title is hyperlinked in blue just click on it to view a picture of the jacket
Author in blue goes to bibliography
There is a brief biography at the bottom of this page
We are always interested in hearing about Bip Pares
If you have or know of any other criminous Pares jackets we would love to hear from you
We have just added twenty E Phillips Oppenheim American jackets to the approprite pages
Also urgently wanted Bip Pares Artwork

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Some correspondence to the artist can be seen here

We are always keen to acquire similar ephemeral items

Elizabeth Anthony Dramatic Murder - 1948 - Hodder & Stoughton
Made for Murder - 1950 - Hodder & Stoughton
Francis Beeding Eleven Were Brave - 1940 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Twelve Disguises - 1942 - Hodder & Stoughton
There are Thirteen - 1946 - Hodder & Stoughton
Anita Blackmon The Riddle of the Dead Cats - 1939 - Thornton Butterworth
Joseph Bowen The Man Without a Head - 1937 - Thornton Butterworth
Brahms and Simon A Bullet in the Ballet - 1939 - Michael Joseph
Dorothea Brande Beauty Vanishes - 1935 - Bell
Victor Bridges The Man Who Butted in - 1942 - Hodder & Stoughton
Vera Caspary Laura - 1944 - Eyre & Spottiswoode
Joan Cockin Villainy at Vespers - 1949 - Hodder & Stoughton
Manning Coles Drink to Yesterday - 1940 - Hodder & Stoughton
Pray Silence - 1940 - Hodder & Stoughton
They Tell No Tales - 1941 - Hodder & Stoughton
Without Lawful Authority - 1943 - Hodder & Stoughton
A Brother for Hugh - 1947 - Hodder & Stoughton
Let the Tiger Die - 1948 - Hodder & Stoughton
Among those Absent - 1948 - Hodder & Stoughton
Not Negotiable - 1949 - Hodder & Stoughton
Freeman Wills Crofts Murderers Make Mistakes - 1949 - Hodder & Stoughton
Ernest Dudley The Crooked Straight - 1948 - Hodder & Stoughton
JS Fletcher The Eleventh Hour - 1936 - Thornton Butterworth
Sydney Fowler The Bell street Murders - 1931 - Harrap
Francis Gerard Secret sceptre - 1937 - Rich and Cowan
Emerald Embassy - [1939] - Rich and Cowan
Michael Gilbert Close Quarters - 1947 - Hodder & Stoughton
They Never Looked Inside - 1948 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Doors Open - 1949 - Hodder & Stoughton
Francis D Grierson Murder at Lancaster Gate - 1934 - Thornton Butterworth
The Man from Madagascar - 1937 - Thornton Butterworth
The Acrefield Mystery - 1938 - Thornton Butterworth
Ronald A Knox The Body in the Silo - 1933 - Hodder & Stoughton
Still Dead - 1934 - Hodder & Stoughton
Double Cross Purposes - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton
Philip Macdonald Murder Gone Mad - 1931 - Collins Crime Club
Barbara Malim Seven Looked On - 1939 - Thornton Butterworth
John Oliver Mayo On target - 1943 - Hodder & Stoughton
E Phillips Oppenheim Prodigals of Monte Carlo - 1926 - Hodder & Stoughton
Miss Brown of X.Y.O - 1927 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Ex-Duke - 1927 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Light Beyond - 1928 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Fortunate Wayfarer - 1928 - Hodder & Stoughton
Jennerton & co - 1929 - Hodder & Stoughton
Matorni's Vineyard - 1929 - Hodder & Stoughton
What Happened to Forester - 1929 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Glenlitten Murder - 1929 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Million Pound Deposit - 1930 - Hodder & Stoughton
Slane's Long Shots - 1930 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Lion and the Lamb - 1930 - Hodder & Stoughton
Up the Ladder of gold - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton
Inspector Dickins Retires - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton
Simple Peter Cradd - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton
Moran Chambers Smiled - 1932 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Ostrekoff Jewels - 1932 - Hodder & Stoughton
Crooks in the Sunshine - 1932 - Hodder & Stoughton
Sinners Beware - 1932 - Hodder & Stoughton
Jeremiah and the Princess - 1933 - Hodder & Stoughton
Murder at Monte Carlo - 1933 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Ex-Detective - 1933 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Bank Manager - 1934 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Gallows of Chance - 1934 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Spy Paramount - 1934 - Hodder & Stoughton
General Besserley's Puzzle Box - 1935 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent - 1935 - Hodder & Stoughton
Advice Limited - 1935 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Battle of Bassinghall Street - 1935 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Bird of Paradise - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
Judy of Bunter's Buildings - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
Ask Miss Mott - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
Envoy Extraordinary - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Dumb Gods Speak - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton
Curious Happenings to the Rooke Legatees - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Colossus of Arcadia - 1938 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Spymaster - 1938 - Hodder & Stoughton
Stranger's Gate - 1939 - Hodder & Stoughton
Sir Adam Disappeared - 1939 - Hodder & Stoughton
Exit a Dictator - 1939 - Hodder & Stoughton
General Besserley's Second Puzzle Box - 1939 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Milan Grill Room - 1940 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Shy Plutocrat - 1941 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Man who changed his Plea - 1942 - Hodder & Stoughton
Mr Mirakel - 1943 - Hodder & Stoughton
Painter and Lang The Glass Centipede - 1936 - Thornton Butterworth
Sheila Pim Creeping Venom - 1946 - Hodder & Stoughton
Garnett Radcliffe In the Grip of the Brute - 1937 - Thornton Butterworth
Mrs Baillie Reynolds Trouble at Glaye - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
It is not safe to know - 1939 - Hodder & Stoughton
James Ronald Six Were to Die - 1936 - Rich and Cowan
They Can't Hang Me! - 1938 - Rich and Cowan
John Sherwood The Disappearance of Dr Bruderstein - 1949 - Hodder & Stoughton
Frank S Smythe Secret Mission - 1942 - Hodder & Stoughton
Taffrail The Shetland Plan - 1939 - Hodder & Stoughton
P Walker Taylor Murder in the Flagship - 1936 - Thornton Butterworth
Murder in the Game reserve - 1937 - Thornton Butterworth
Mike Teagle Murders in Silk - 1939 - John Long
Seldon Truss The Stolen Millionaire - 1929 Thornton Butterworth
Escort to danger - 1935 - Hodder & Stoughton

Rooksmiths - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
Draw the Blinds - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
Murder Paves the way - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
Footsteps Behind Them - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Man Who Played Patience - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton
Where's Mr Chumley - 1949 - Hodder & Stoughton
Sweeter for his going - 1950 - Hodder & Stoughton
Ladies always talk - 1950 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Hidden Men - 1959 - Hodder & Stoughton
Dinsdale Walker The Ess Club - 1933 - Hodder & Stoughton
Carlton Wallace The Devil Breathes but Once - 1937 - John Long
Death in the Kettle - 1938 - John Long
RAJ Walling Follow the Blue Car - 1933 - Hodder & Stoughton
Valentine Williams Masks off at Midnight - 1934 - Hodder & Stoughton
Fog - 1933 - Hodder & Stoughton
 

Brief Biography

Bip Pares, born 27 February 1904, was the oldest of six children. She was married twice and an account of her second honeymoon travels appears in her book Himalayan Honeymoon.

She is known to have illustrated in excess of 600 jackets and books including such classic as Good-Bye Mr Chips. During the Second World War drew maps for the Daily Express newspaper.

Ill health plagued her later years, though she never stopped working. Even when bedridden she painted minor pieces, some of which were sold as illustrations for greetings cards.

Bill Connelly is doing a sterling job in researching and keeping the name alive.  We should be happy to pass any information on to him that we receive.

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