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Manning Coles Bibliography

UK First Edition Books

The following Manning Coles bibliography contains the criminous titles
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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Drink to Yesterday Hodder & Stoughton 1940
Pray Silence Hodder 1940  
They Tell No Tales Hodder 1941  
This Fortress Doubleday 1942 US only
Without Lawful Authority Hodder 1943  
Green Hazard Hodder 1945  
The Fifth Man Hodder 1946  
Let the Tiger Die Hodder 1947 US precedes
A Brother for Hugh Hodder 1947  
Among Those Absent Hodder 1948  
Diamonds to Amsterdam Hodder 1950 US precedes
Not Negotiable Hodder 1949  
Dangerous By Nature Hodder 1950  
Now or Never Hodder 1951  
Night Train to Paris Hodder 1952  
Alias Uncle Hugo Hodder 1953 US precedes
A Knife for the Juggler Hodder 1953  
Not for Export Hodder 1954 Red cloth, black titles, dustwrapper 10s 6d
Brief Candles Hodder 1954 as Francis Gaite
A Family Matter Hodder 1956 as Francis Gaite
The Man in the Green Hat Hodder 1956 red cloth, black titles, jacket 10s 6d
Basle Express Hodder 1956  
The Far Traveller Hodder 1957 as Francis Gaite
Three Beans Hodder 1957 US precedes
Death of an Ambassador Hodder 1957  
Come and Go Hodder 1958 as Francis Gaite
No Entry Hodder 1958  
Duty Free Hodder 1959 as Francis Gaite
Crime in Concrete Hodder 1960  
Search for a Sultan Hodder 1961 with Tom Hammerton
The House at Pluck's Gutter Hodder 1963 with Tom Hammerton

Further Information
Manning Coles was a pseudonym of Cyril Henry Coles, born 1899 passed away 1965, and Adelaide Manning, born 1891 passed away 1959. Their main series character was Tommy Hambledon who featured in virtually all of the books. The Francis Gaite titles appeared in the US under the Manning Coles name and the series characters were Charles and James Latimer. Generally speaking the UK editions precede the American, there are also some alternative US titles. Many of the UK editions benefited from attractive jacket artwork most notably by Bip Pares.

 

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