Featuring a youngish British schoolteacher who gets reluctantly caught up in a heist-caper. Joe Askern, whose primary concern is finding female companionship, suddenly finds himself being shadowed by one Cess Carter--the hulking father of Joe's least favorite, most juvenile-delinquent pupil. Carter needs Joe's expert help in planning a robbery of stately country-house Averingerett. The heist is on, but with complications galore: there's a fire; the crooks stumble upon a blue-blooded orgy; and Joe's off-and-on girlfriend Maggie winds up in the middle of the action, first trussed up, then helping in the escape-finale.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003016092
Book Description The Crime Club / Collins, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st printing. 1.50£ publisher's price present on the dust jacket or book. Visually checked for defects and deviations -- Found: general edge-wear. Bookseller Inventory # KJ3553
Book Description Collins Crime, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. British Copy. Hardcover, first edition, first printing is in very good condition. Jacket is in very good condition and is now protected by a Brodart Jacket. 190 pages. With Schoolmaster Joe Askem. Some edge wear to jacket. Right front bottom book tip is pushed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1475085658277
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition, first impression - uncommon. A clean and sharp copy. Internally Fine. Toning and some faint, isolated spots to the edges of the page block; scratch to the rear board and bumping to the spine tips. Overall, however, a crisp and attractive copy - Very Good. The unclipped dustwrapper (£1.50) is Very Good- , with a little wear to the edges, including a closed, 6mm tear to the top of the rear panel and associated crease. There is a small triangular chip to the heel of the spine and creasing to the head. A few tiny flakes to the front panel where a price label has been removed. Striking in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A tidy example of the true first. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Bookseller Inventory # 313
Book Description Collins, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Margaret Murray (dust jacket) (illustrator). First Edition, First Printing. No specific faults to record for the book, straight, no bumps, no inscriptions. The price-clipped dust jacket has minor wear at the extremities, protected by a clear, removable cover. Weysprings Books is a professional member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and is bound by the Association's code of ethics. Bookseller Inventory # 006056
Book Description London: The Crime Club by Collins, (1972) dj, 1972. Hardcover first edition - First printing. Hill's fourth crime novel - "Schoolmaster Joe Askern has made a truce with life. His interests are simple and kept within safe bounds" - until he meets Cess Carter, the friendly local criminal and father to one of Joe's more delinquent students, and he finds that he has risked everything that matters to him. 190 pp. Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (some rubbing on the folds, minor edgewear). Bookseller Inventory # 67119
Book Description Crime Club, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. The letter R is written on the free endpaper. Light rubbing to the front fold, a very sharp copy. A schoolteacher is blackmailed by a gang of thieves into helping them burglarize an historic local mansion. Bookseller Inventory # 16763