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The Five Million Dollar Prince

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Butterworth (A Virgin on the Rocks begins this lighthearted caper quickly and keeps it spinning right to its neat end. In a London flophouse, Horace Bunbury, young ex-alcoholic and impoverished Oxonian, meets Capt. Thomas O'Leary, also young and poor and late of the Irish Guards. When Bunbury mentions that Texas billionaire George Sawtry wants to buy the Albert Memorial for $5 million, O'Leary's active brain kicks into high. Soon the Irishman has set up a couple of funding scams that enable him and Bunbury to move on to the major con-game. The Texan ''wins'' a hilarious auction and assigns our heroes to dismantle the ugly monument for shipping to the Lone Star state as a wedding present for the newest Mrs. Sawtry. Complications arise when the lady's legal husband appears and when a top London crook leaves jail bent on killing O'Leary to avenge an earlier scam. After many plot turns and much tearing around, the book climaxes with a car chase cum shootout. Most of the characters are stereotypes, but readers will enjoy this frothy charmer anyway.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

February 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Five Million Dollar Prince (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Michael Butterworth
ISBN: 0-7451-0662-5 / 978-0-7451-0662-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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August 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: The Five Million Dollar Prince
Author(s): Michael Butterworth
ISBN: 0-385-23542-9 / 978-0-385-23542-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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April 1986 : UK Hardback

Title: The Five Million Dollar Prince (The Crime Club)
Author(s): Michael Butterworth
ISBN: 0-00-231430-4 / 978-0-00-231430-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

1987 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: The five million dollar prince
Author(s): Michael Butterworth
ISBN: 0-00-223175-1 / 978-0-00-223175-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Not Applicable
Availability: Amazon CA