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Jonathan Latimer Bibliography

UK First Edition Books

The following bibliography contains the criminous titles
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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Murder in the Madhouse Hurst & Blackett 1935 Dust jacket 7/6
Headed for a Hearse Methuen 1936 Dustwrapper 7/6. Artwork by CW Bacon
The Lady in the Morgue Methuen 1937 March 37. DJ 7/6
The Search for My Great Uncle's Head Doubleday 1937 as Peter Coffin. No UK
The Dead Don't Care Methuen 1938 Dustwrapper 7/6
Red Gardenias Methuen 1939 Dust jacket 7/6. Artwork by CW Bacon
Dark Memory Methuen 1940 US: Doubleday Doran 1940
Solomon's Vineyard Methuen 1941 DJ 7/6. No hardback first listed in BL
US: The Fifth Grave, 1950
Sinners and Shrouds Methuen 1956 Dust jacket illustration by Pat Marriott
Mink Lined Coffin Methuen 1960 Dust jacket priced 12s 6d net
US: Black is the Fashion for Dying

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Further Information
Jonathan Latimer was born in Chicago on 23rd October 1906. His main series character was the private investigator Bill Crane. An important character in the development of the hard boiled genre. A notable title is Solomon's Vineyard, the controversy over the content saw the US publication delayed by nine years. The author later concentrated on screen plays and also worked for five years on the Perry Mason television series. He passed away in 1983.

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