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Our signed limited editions are attractive to handle and add distinction to any collection; they are often, but not always available before the trade edition, and they have exclusively to Scorpion Press, an original appreciation of the author by a writer of note. Colin Dexter, Dick Francis, Mark Billingham, Lawrence Block, James Lee Burke, Ken Bruen, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter, Ruth Rendell and many more...

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Louise Penny, Glass Houses

Louise Penny, GLASS HOUSES only 1/50 signed and limited bound in leather collector’s book with marbled papered sides with an appreciation by Ann Cleeves. With each book that Louise Penny has published we realize once more that the Golden Age mystery sparkles with intrigue, excitement and ...

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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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  • Colin Dexter | Tribute from the Scorpion Press

    Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, died at his home in Oxford on 20 March, 2017, aged 86. Although he started writing rather late – he was in his mid forties – and as a …

  • Electing the President | Ted Allbeury’s The Twentieth Day of January

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  • Super Evelyn Waugh sells for £50k

     
    A rare first edition of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited has sold at Sotherby’s auction for the staggering sum of £52,500.
    The popular novel, published in 1945, was one of 50 pre-publication copies issued by the author …

  • Mr Burke’s “Rising Sun” landmark for Scorpion

    Delighted that the latest James Lee Burke, HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN by the small UK publisher Scorpion Press will have an insightful tribute by his daughter and noted thriller writer Alafair.  The edition is …

  • Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose (1983) was not just a novel but a way of thinking about the world. At the passing of its author Umberto Eco it is appropriate to reflect on the book …

  • Charles Cumming – A Colder War

    In A Colder War Britain’s secret intelligence operations in the Middle East are severely curtailed; botched schemes and the deaths of double agents suggests to the spymasters that a mole is a work.  When SIS’s …

  • Wallander’s creator Mankell passes

    Henning Mankell, creator of Kurt Wallander, passed away after a year long fight with cancer. His novels were favourites with modern crime fans across the world for ironically displaying an angst about the state of …

  • Intrigue and Eric Ambler

    In a recent BBC radio broadcast John Gray recalls the life and work of the thriller writer Eric Ambler and finds uncomfortable echoes of today’s society in the pages of his novels.
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    For as long as I can remember I have visited second hand bookshops with my ‘wants’ list.  Mostly, I am disappointed and buy something else that catches the eye.  But this time the second hand …

  • Second Hand Bookshops in the UK

    The internet has caused a drift away from the retail high street so it was good to see that some second hand bookshops are making strident efforts to bring customers back.
    Some glorious second hand bookshops …

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