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Ernest Tidyman Bibliography

UK & US First Edition Books in Order

Ernest Tidyman Series Character: John Shaft

The following bibliography - Checklist contains the author's crime and mystery fiction books listed in order

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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
The Anzio Death Trap Belmont Books 1968 No UK edition in the British Library
A look at the World War II battle
Flower Power Mayflower 1969 UK paperback original (PBO)
"Whether you're hip or not you'll dig this book"
Shaft Macmillan 1970 UK: Michael Joseph 1971
Basis of the film with Richard Rountree
Absolute Zero Dial Press 1971 UK?. Cover artist Robert Giusti
The French Connection 20th Century Fox 1971 Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman
Shaft's Big Score Bantam 1972 UK: Corgi 1972, PBO
Became a movie of the same title
Shaft has a Ball Bantam 1973 UK: Corgi 1973, PBO
High Plains Drifter Corgi 1973 UK PBO
Shaft Among the Jews Dial 1972 UK: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1973
"Death and diamonds"
Dummy [an account of D. Lang] Little Brown 1974 UK: W. H. Allen 1974
"Death of a Black Hooker"
Line of Duty Little Brown 1974 UK: W.H. Allen 1974, dust jacket artist Leslie Edwards
"A killer cop for hire as an assassin"
Goodbye, Mr Shaft Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1974 "Shaft heads for London, England"
Shaft's Carnival of Killers Bantam 1974 UK: Bantam 1974. Book set in Jamaica
Starstruck W.H. Allen 1975 "An epic tale of disaster"
The Last Shaft: a novel Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1975 A rare book, author's rarest in our experience
Table Stakes Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1978 US: Little Brown 1978
US Dust jacket artist Paul Bacon
A gambling based thriller
Big Bucks W. Norton 1982 "Story of the Plymouth mail robbery"

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Ernest Tidyman Author Biography - Information About the Author
Ernest Tidyman was born in 1928 and is listed in Hubin's crime and mystery guide.
This bibliography is something of a mess, in as much as it represents Tidy,man's publishing history, there's no uniformity. American books sometimes precede the British, sometimes not, some books were not even published in both countries. Some titles had hardback first editions with dust jackets, other titles were paperback originals, some are film tie ins.
The books are not rare and most can be obtained very reasonably, obviously hardcover books in fine dust jackets cost considerably more than the softcover firsts.
Signed copies are not unknown, we've handled several, albeit some years ago.

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