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A Dark Coffin

(1995)
(Book 27 in the John Coffin series)
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Marriage is proving anything but dull for Commander John Coffin, keeper of the peace in London's Second City. With grande dame of the stage Stella Pinero in his life, Coffin's days lack no drama. When the curtain comes down on opening night in Stella's newly transformed theater, Joe and Josie Macintosh are found stabbed to death in their theater box. A curious note left next to their bodies reveals that Joe and Josie Macintosh have carried out a suicide pact. But the couple's double suicide follows closely on the heels of an unexpected visitor from Coffin's past: Inspector Harry Trent. Coffin worked with Trent years ago, and now Trent is searching for his identical twin brother - a dangerous man; a man who might already have killed a woman; a man Trent fears might have threatened violence to the Macintoshes, the couple who fostered the twins as children. Coffin quickly realizes that the illusions of the theater mean that nothing is as it seems; such is the case in the Macintoshes' apparent suicide. As Coffin investigates the couple's death, he learns he must find not only their killer but also their true identities. And then there is the persistent, looming question: Who is Harry Trent and what is he capable of doing? The answer lies in the past - bizarre, terrifying, and horribly real... Coffin will find Stella's knowledge of the theater indispensable if he is to solve this mystery of Jekylls and Hydes on both sides of the footlights.

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October 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Dark Coffin
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-312-14577-2 / 978-0-312-14577-4 (USA edition)
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November 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Dark Coffin
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ISBN: 0-7505-1049-8 / 978-0-7505-1049-3 (UK edition)
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August 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Dark Coffin (Collins crime)
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-00-232570-5 / 978-0-00-232570-7 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Dark Coffin (Commander John Coffin Mysteries)
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-312-29179-5 / 978-0-312-29179-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dark Coffin
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-373-26265-5 / 978-0-373-26265-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon
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August 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dark Coffin
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-00-649710-1 / 978-0-00-649710-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Dark Coffin
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Dark Coffin
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July 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: A Dark Coffin
Author(s): Gwendoline Butler
ISBN: 0-7531-0023-1 / 978-0-7531-0023-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Dark Coffin
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Publisher: HarperCollins
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