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The Second Strain

(The second book in the DI Lesley Gunn series)
A novel by

The Laird and the Law are brought together again! DI Lesley Gunn must return to Kilstane once more...

Involved in plans to establish the Borders town of Kilstane as a music festival centre, Sir Nicholas Torrance faces problems when a corpse is found in the main concert venue.

Sent to his aid is Detective Inspector Lesley Gunn, who is still emotionally bruised from their last encounter. She becomes enmeshed in musical puzzles, taxing all her powers of deduction.

An eccentric composer dominates the proceedings, but he himself is dominated by the ghost of an old rival. Then there is another murder . . .

John Burke was born in Rye, Sussex in 1922. He served in the Royal Air Force, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Marines during the war. After working for the publishers Museum Press and the Books for Pleasure Group, he was a Public Relations and Publications Executive for Shell (1959 - 63) and Story Editor for Twentieth Century-Fox (1963 - 65) before becoming a full-time writer in 1966. Burke won the Atlantic Award in Literature from the Rockefeller Foundation for his first novel, Swift Summer. He then went on to have over 140 books published before his death in 2011, including Death by Marzipan and Stalking Widow.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Second Strain (DI Lesley Gunn)
Author(s): John Burke
ISBN: 1-980203-15-6 / 978-1-980203-15-5
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Second Strain (DI Lesley Gunn Book 2)
Author(s): John Burke
Publisher: Lume Books
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