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The Affair of the Blood Stained Egg Cosy

(1975)
(The first book in the Inspector Wilkins series)
A novel by

 
The 1930s country house party packed with crooks, cops, and the usual suspects frame the perfect scene of the crime. This one assembles all the right ingredients -- the theft of the fabled diamond necklace, the purloined antique pistols, the secret passage, the ravishing baroness with a past, the body in the lake... What a pretty puzzle! "Don't expect me to solve anything," Inspector Wilkens announces. But of course, he does: theft, espionage, impersonations (triple, at the very least), blackmail, murder. The suspects include a noble host and hostess, a jewel thief and foreign agents in disguise, bright young things, mysterious mature men, a Texas millionaire, and, of course, the butler. Crime connoisseurs will recognize the ingredients for a zany pastiche, a delightful romp paying tribute to the past while titillating the present. And what does the blood-stained egg cosy have to do with anything?

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Hardback Editions

April 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy (Burford Family Mysteries 1)
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 0-7490-8188-0 / 978-0-7490-8188-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Affair Of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 0-679-50727-2 / 978-0-679-50727-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: David McKay/Ives Washburn
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September 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: Affair of the Blood Stained Egg Cosy
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 0-09-460740-0 / 978-0-09-460740-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy (Burford Family Mysteries 1)
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 0-7490-8049-3 / 978-0-7490-8049-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: AFFAIR OF THE BLOODSTAINED EGG COSY, THE (Burford Family Mysteries 1)
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 0-7490-8037-X / 978-0-7490-8037-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy, The (Inspector Wilkins Mysteries)
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 1-59058-097-4 / 978-1-59058-097-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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January 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy: An Inspector Wilkins Mystery (Inspector Wilkins Mysteries)
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 1-890208-09-4 / 978-1-890208-09-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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December 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Affair of the Blood Stained Egg Cosy
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 0-380-01919-1 / 978-0-380-01919-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
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1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 0-380-44073-3 / 978-0-380-44073-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Publications, 1978
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy
Author(s): James Anderson
ISBN: 1-5318-7049-X / 978-1-5318-7049-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy
Author(s): James Anderson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy
Author(s): James Anderson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy: 1 (The Affair of... Mysteries)
Author(s): James Anderson
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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