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Murder by the Book

(2013)
(The first book in the Langham and Dupre Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Who is killing the crime writers of London? Find out in this “consistently entertaining . . . crime debut from sci-fi veteran Brown” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
London, 1955. When crime writer Donald Langham’s literary agent asks for his help in sorting out “a delicate matter,” little does Langham realize what he’s getting himself into. For a nasty case of blackmail leads inexorably to murder as London’s literary establishment is rocked by a series of increasingly bizarre deaths. With three members of the London Crime Writers’ Association coming to sudden and violent ends, what at first appeared to be a series of suicides looks suspiciously like murder—and there seems to be something horribly familiar about the various methods of dispatch.
 
With the help of his literary agent’s assistant, the delectable Maria Dupré, Langham finds himself drawing on the skills of his fictional detective hero as he hunts a ruthless and fiendishly clever killer—a killer with old scores to settle.
 
“[A] well-paced first mystery. . . . Readers will hope a sequel is in the works.” —Publishers Weekly

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murder by the Book (A Langham and Dupre Mystery)
Author(s): Eric Brown
ISBN: 0-7278-9700-4 / 978-0-7278-9700-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print Books
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March 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murder by the Book (A Langham & Dupre Mystery)
Author(s): Eric Brown
ISBN: 1-78029-051-9 / 978-1-78029-051-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder by the Book: 1 (A Langham & Dupre Mystery)
Author(s): Eric Brown
ISBN: 1-84751-896-6 / 978-1-84751-896-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder by the Book (The Langham & Dupre Mysteries 1)
Author(s): Eric Brown
Publisher: Severn House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU