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The Innocent Flower

(Death Filled the Glass)
(The third book in the MacDougal Duff series)
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MacDougal Duff falls in with a strange family -- and senses murder.

A sudden cloudburst forces MacDougal Duff to stop his car in front of the home of Mary Moriarty. The history professor turned detective is reclining in his seat, waiting out the torrential rainstorm, when Mary knocks on the car window holding a feverish child and jabbering about a dead woman. After years investigating murders, Mac Duff is not fazed by a dead body, but the sick child moves his heart. He speeds to the hospital, and while the doctor is seeing to the child, he asks Mary about the dead woman. Her name was Brownie, Mary says, and she was poisoned.

Unable to resist an interesting death, Mac Duff moves in with the family, pretending to be a distant relation. To his delight, he finds a home corrupted by secrets, whose residents do not hesitate to kill.

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Praise for this book

"One of the few authentic witches of modern times." - Anthony Boucher

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Paperback Editions

February 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Innocent Flower
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN: 0-8217-2897-0 / 978-0-8217-2897-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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January 1970 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Innocent Flower
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN: 0-425-01860-1 / 978-0-425-01860-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~mass
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Innocent Flower (The MacDougal Duff Mysteries)
Author(s): Charlotte Armstrong
Availability: Amazon UK