Crime Fiction

H Vernor Dixon

US - UK First Edition Books

This H Vernor Dixon bibliography or checklist features mainly the crime-mystery fiction books written by the author.
Some listed are perhaps non-criminous though.
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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Something for Nothing Harper 1950 UK: 1950 Hamish Hamilton
Red cloth cloth, gilt. Jacket priced 8/6
To Hell Together. Gold Medal 1951  
Deep Is the Pit Gold Medal 1952  
The Marriage Bed Red Seal 1952  
Up a Winding Stair Gold Medal 1953 UK: 1954 Fawcett
Too Rich to Die Gold Medal 1953 UK: 1956 Fawcett
A Lover for Cindy Gold Medal 1954 UK: 1955 Fawcett
The Hunger and the Hate Gold Medal 1955  
Cry Blood Gold Medal 1956  
Killer in Silk Gold Medal 1956 UK: 1957 Fawcett
Get out of Town Gold Medal c1960s ?  
The Pleasure Seekers Monarch 1963  
The Rag Pickers McKay 1966 UK: 1967 Robert Hale
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Further Information
Harry Vernor Dixon was born in 1908 and sadly that's all we know, if you can improve this situation please do contact us. The Gold Medal publications are paperback first editions and in all cases the American edition precedes the English editions. All known UK editions listed in the British Library are listed. There are some other titles though published in America but they appear to be in the romantic genre and possibly science fiction - these are omitted due to the nature of this site. Please Note: when two or more titles were published in the same year we cannot guarantee the chronology at present.

Synopsis of Something for Nothing
"Something for Nothing has a good deal of the quality that made Double Indemnity so satisfying,' said the New Yorker when this book appeared in America. Certainly it is a long time since an author brought so much speed, suspense and sheer excitement to a first novel. Gil Devon was as flashy and as handsome as his extremely expensive car. But the polish of his manner, which made him so attractive to women, was rather less enduring than chromium-plate. Belle found this out soon after their first meeting, but not quite soon enough—plump, eager Belle who, thanks to a little blackmail and her appreciation of the blackmailer, had put herself and her vanished husband's estate at Gil's disposal. Gil was on to a good thing, or so it seemed until he ran into someone as ruthless as himself. For the sake of Joan, rich, fashionable and stopping at nothing to get her desires, Gil took a chance against which his gambler's instinct should have warned him. Particularly when always in his mind was the ghastly knowledge of what lay under the water, down by the cliff where he first met Belle.

 

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