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A Book of the Dead

(1984)
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When a veteran book dealer pays an exorbitant sum at auction for a copy of Men of Courage, a worthless book about famous heroic deeds, his colleagues believe he has lost his mind. But when he is found dead and the book goes missing, it appears something more sinister may be going on. In fact, someone has been buying, stealing, or destroying every known copy of the book. Bookseller Tom Mayne, with the help of the lovely heiress Janet Vale and the egotistical adventurer J. Moldon-Mott, is determined to find out why - and to stop a madman before he kills again!

John Blackburn (1923-1993) was regarded as one of the great British mystery and thriller writers of his time. This first-ever reprint of A Book of the Dead (1984), his penultimate and rarest novel, includes a new introduction by Greg Gbur. Fifteen other thrillers, mysteries, and horror novels by Blackburn are also available from Valancourt.

'He can be depended upon to sustain swift, sure, exciting, and absorbing stories ... undoubtedly one of England's best practicing novelists in the tradition of the thriller novel.' - St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers

'He is certainly the best British novelist in his field and deserves the widest recognition.' - Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

 
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Hardback Editions

August 1984 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Book of the Dead
Author(s): John Blackburn
ISBN: 0-7090-1826-6 / 978-0-7090-1826-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Book of the Dead
Author(s): John Blackburn
ISBN: 1-943910-74-X / 978-1-943910-74-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Book of the Dead
Author(s): John Blackburn
Publisher: Valancourt Books
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