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The Murder Book

(2016)
(The first book in the Henry Johnstone Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
"Adams delivers more than one surprise en route to the satisfying ending"

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Introducing Detective Chief Inspector Henry Johnstone in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.

Lincolnshire, England. June, 1928. When three freshly-buried bodies are unearthed in the front yard of a rented cottage, DCI Henry Johnstone, a specialist murder detective from London, is summoned to investigate. Two of the victims are identified as Mary Fields, known to have worked as a prostitute, and her seven-year-old daughter Ruby. But who is the third victim and what was he doing at the cottage?

Johnstone is determined to do things by the book, but his use of forensic science and other modern methods of detection soon ruffles feathers. Frustrated by the unhelpful attitude of the local constabulary, Johnstone fears the investigation is heading nowhere. Then he's called out to another murder . . .

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Used availability for Jane Adams's The Murder Book

Hardback Editions

December 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Murder Book (A Henry Johnstone Mystery)
Author(s): Jane A Adams
ISBN: 0-7278-9316-5 / 978-0-7278-9316-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Murder Book: A new 1920s mystery series (A Henry Johnstone Mystery)
Author(s): Jane A Adams
ISBN: 0-7278-8655-X / 978-0-7278-8655-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Murder Book: A 1920s Mystery Series (A Henry Johnstone Mystery)
Author(s): Jane A Adams
ISBN: 1-84751-757-9 / 978-1-84751-757-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, , Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder Book, The: A new 1920s mystery series (A Henry Johnstone Mystery)
Author(s): Jane A Adams
Publisher: Severn House Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA