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Dead Letters

(1972)
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Words can be deadly...

Harold Grant is in the debt-collecting business with his brother-in-law, and it is fair to say he is not happy.

After suffering bankruptcy, Harold has sunk into a deep pit of depression, and intends to end it all.

He posts three suicide letters.

One to his wife, one to his brother-in-law, and one to a mysterious third party.

The first two letters are so damaging to their recipients, that they dare not show them to the police.

But with no corpse and no apparent suicide letter, the police can only regard Harold as another missing person and the case is closed.

But this leaves Harold's brother-in-law and wife asking questions.

Who received the third letter?

Where was Harold's body?

With no help from the police, the brother and sister duo launch their own investigation, thus beginning a strange chain of events, with some startling revelations...

Guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very end and send chills down your spine, Dead Letters is a thrilling murder mystery.

Praise for John Burke



"Murder, conspiracy, secrets....it's got everything!" - Thomas Waugh

John Burke was born in Rye, Sussex, in 1922 and worked in the publishing industry before becoming an author of novels and short stories. He passed away in September 2011.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead Letters
Author(s): John Burke
ISBN: 1-5211-5658-1 / 978-1-5211-5658-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead Letters (Linford Mystery Library)
Author(s): John Burke
ISBN: 1-4448-2012-5 / 978-1-4448-2012-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Letters
Author(s): John Burke
Publisher: Lume Books
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