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Someone Lying, Someone Dying

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When the remains of a body are found in the cellar of an abandoned house, the quiet community of Lurgate finds itself in a state of shock...

The body is identified as that of Walter Blythe, a local businessman who disappeared in 1913.

At the same time as Walter's disappearance, a large sum of money was also taken from the business he co-owned with his partner, Victor Johnson.

Now, decades later, Victor Johnson posthumously becomes the prime suspect in Walter's murder.

The news comes as a shock to Victor's granddaughter, Brigid, who is planning her wedding with her fiance Martin. But with family secrets coming to light, will the wedding still go ahead?

And when Walter Blythe's long-lost grandson, Peter, is found dead in town shortly after his arrival, it appears that a ruthless killer is once again on the loose.

Who will be the next victim?

And what really happened to Walter Blythe?

Someone Lying, Someone Dying is a gripping murder mystery fill with intrigue and deception.

Praise for John Burke

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

John Burke (1922-2011) was born in Sussex and served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Marines during World War Two. He wrote several crime novels and thrillers under the names Jonathan Burke, J.F. Burke and John Burke, including Swift Summer (1949), which won the Atlantic Award in Literature. Some of his other novels appeared under the pseudonyms of Joanna Jones, Sara Morris, Jonathan George and Owen Burke.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Someone Lying, Someone Dying (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): Jonathan Burke
ISBN: 0-7089-2549-9 / 978-0-7089-2549-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: Someone Lying, Someone Dying
Author(s): John Burke
ISBN: 1-5211-5729-4 / 978-1-5211-5729-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Someone Lying, Someone Dying
Author(s): John Burke
Publisher: Lume Books
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