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… this is a new feature on Scorpion Press each month we will create a new page here highlighting the many unsolved crimes and keep you in suspense. We intend to feature a sub genre of crime fiction and comment on the scene of the scene as best we can ....

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    The Collectibilty of Leather Rebinds
    In Centuries past libraries in great houses were lined with leather bound volumes. They provided accessibility to knowledge, exuded learning and gave satisfaction to the owner – who had given time …

  • McDermid’s ‘Distant Echo’ dramatised

    Val McDermid’s first DC Karen Pirie novel is to be dramatised in a new ITV drama series.  Outlander star Lauren Lyle will play the lead character – the young fearless Scottish detective – to be …

  • Reginald Hill (1936 – 2012) Prolific literary crime writer

    Reginald Hill, prolific British author best known for his 24 idiosyncratic, but highly elegant crime novels featuring the Yorkshire police detectives Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe, is perhaps one of the most admired and influential …

  • George Blake: Epitaph for a Spy

    George Blake (1922 – 2020) was one of the most enigmatic of the unmasked spies. Could he have been an unlikely perfect spy with a conscience; a man of principle or a blatant schemer? Accounts …

  • R Wilson, A Small Death in Lisbon – spy thriller – rebinding

    Robert Wilson, A Small Death in Lisbon (1999); winner of the CWA Gold Dagger. 1/12 signed limited of twelve copies rebound in leather with handmade marble sides; signed on limitation page with a new introduction …

  • Spy Fiction Collectables

    The first book in the Scorpion Press series of Signed Leather bound editions was a spy thriller – The Year of the Scorpion by Michael Hartland.   Nine books with a war-time or Cold War espionage …

  • 20th Century Classic 1/1 Leather French Lieutenant … by John Fowles

    To mark 50th years since the original publication of John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969) this is a rebinding run of 12 lettered copies with additional material and the facsimile autographs of Fowles and …

  • G MacDonald Fraser, Flashman Omnibus leather rebinding

    George Macdonald Fraser created one of the great English fictional characters with Flashy or Harry Flashman.  This is the original first edition issued by Barrie & Jenkins entitled Flashman’s First Omnibus (1979).  Forty years on …

  • Early Inspector Morse rebinding – Colin Dexter

    Colin Dexter, The Riddle of The Third Mile, 1st edition Macmillan 1983. Rebound with five raised bands with maroon leather with an Author Profile approved by the Dexter family.  Twelve deluxe lettered copies only.
    This project …

  • Classic Peter Lovesey Gold Dagger book fine binding

    Peter Lovesey, The False Inspector Dew 1st London ed., 1982
    A sumptuous leather rebinding with five raised bands with marble sides, additional page approved and signed by the author.
    1/12 deluxe issued by the Scorpion Press.
    A …

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