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Coffin Underground

(1988)
(Book 20 in the John Coffin series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
In this absorbing somber work, John Coffin (last seen in Coffin on the Water ) is now a chief superintendent of South London's Tactical Activity Squad, established to investigate serious crimes in the area. In 1978, South London is in transition, its longtime working-class residents mixing uneasily with newcomers, who bring new money and different values. The community has experienced several mysterious deaths, which the quietly perceptive Coffin is convinced are connected. But what could link a student's suicide three years earlier, an ex-con's brutal murder by his son-in-law, and the deaths of a prosperous black family by poisoned curry soup? Coffin and his squad gather information from the residents, who have their own theories about the deaths, but only one clue is uncovered: a figurine inscribed with the words ''Tombs and Torturers'' and ''The Virgin.'' Butler successfully blends social commentary with low-key violence in this puzzler with a cliffhanging ending.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

September 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Coffin Underground
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 1-85057-721-8 / 978-1-85057-721-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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August 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: Coffin Underground
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-312-02886-5 / 978-0-312-02886-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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July 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: Coffin Underground
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-00-232190-4 / 978-0-00-232190-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

August 1989 : USA Paperback
Title: Coffin Underground (Inspector John Coffin)
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-312-31071-4 / 978-0-312-31071-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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November 1992 : UK Paperback
Title: Coffin Underground
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-373-26110-1 / 978-0-373-26110-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Books (Mm)
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July 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Coffin Underground (Crime club)
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-00-617817-0 / 978-0-00-617817-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: Coffin Underground (Thorndike Large Print Popular Series)
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 1-85057-722-6 / 978-1-85057-722-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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Audio Editions

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Coffin Underground
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Coffin Underground
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
Publisher: Harper
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