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Spence at the Blue Bazaar

Spence at the Blue Bazaar

(1979)
(The second book in the Ben Spence series)
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When Thana returns to the sleepy English village of Tinley, no seems to recognise her...

But her see-through blouse and good looks soon have the whole village talking, and it comes to light that she has started working at the local Blue Bazaar nightclub, as part of the cabaret.

The club is owned by Jennifer Cordwright, her son David, and Lester Read - three long term residents of Tinley.

Thana and David used to know each other, but when they met he had no idea.

After all, she had changed a lot...

When Thana finds a diary hidden in the dressing table in her room in the nightclub, she realises she has stumbled upon the answer to an unsolved murder in the village of seventeen years earlier.

It was Superintendent Booth who was in charge when that murder was committed, and the fact it went unsolved still haunts him.

But then he has a call from Thana, who claims she now knows who committed that crime all those years ago.

The only problem is, Thana isn't such a saint herself, and she intends to blackmail the perpetrator, and have a bit of fun of her own.

But playing games with a murderer is a risky business, and when Thana is found brutally killed in her room at the club, it becomes apparent her risk didn't pay off...

The new superintendent in the area is Detective Ben Spence, and it is up to him to try and get to the bottom of this spiralling mystery...

In Spence's mind, one thing is for sure - whoever was responsible for the murder in Tinley seventeen years earlier, is responsible now.

Spence at the Blue Bazaar is a riveting crime thriller filled with suspicion and deceit.

Praise for Michael Allen



'A well-crafted, gripping thriller' - Thomas Waugh

'Entertainment in the traditional style' - Kirkus Reviews

'old-time-whodunit'- Kirkus Reviews


Michael Allen was born in Peterborough in 1939 and was educated at Oundle and Queens' College, Cambridge. Between leaving school and going to Cambridge, he worked for six months on the staff of the New York Herald Tribune in New York. He now works as an Area Administrator at the University of Bath, and lives with his wife and two children at Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire.

 
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Used availability for Michael Allen's Spence at the Blue Bazaar


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Hardback Editions

June 1979 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Spence at the Blue Bazaar
Author(s): Michael Allen
ISBN: 0-8027-5408-2 / 978-0-8027-5408-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Company
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January 1979 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Spence at the Blue Bazaar
Author(s): Michael Allen
ISBN: 0-09-462650-2 / 978-0-09-462650-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Spence At The Blue Bazaar
Author(s): Michael Allen
ISBN: 1-5398-8664-6 / 978-1-5398-8664-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 1981 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Spence at the Blue Bazaar
Author(s): Michael Allen
ISBN: 0-440-18308-1 / 978-0-440-18308-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Spence at the Blue Bazaar (Detective Superintendent Spence Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Michael Allen
Publisher: Endeavour Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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