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Death Paints a Picture

Death Paints a Picture

(1960)
(Book 41 in the Desmond Merrion series)
A novel by

 
After the corpse of George Hawken had been found on the rocks near his Cornish home the coroner's jury brought in an open verdict. Hawken had been a respected but financially unsuccessful artist whose death benefited no one except one of his nephews, who inherited a modest cottage. Yet that nephew had mysteriously disappeared. There was no doubt about the death of Hawken's brother, Sir Matthew, which followed not long afterwards: five grains of potassium cyanide had killed him instantly. Inspector Arnold and his friend Desmond Merrion were faced with a paradox: those who had had an opportunity to commit both crimes had no motive; no one with a motive had had the opportunity.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1976 : UK Hardback
Title: Death Paints a Picture
Author(s): Miles Burton
ISBN: 0-86025-069-5 / 978-0-86025-069-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd
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September 1966 : UK Hardback
Title: Death Paints a Picture
Author(s): Miles Burton
ISBN: 0-85456-748-8 / 978-0-85456-748-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Death Paints a Picture
Author(s): Miles Burton
ISBN: 1-62755-078-X / 978-1-62755-078-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Curtain Press
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