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Secret of High Eldersham

(1930)
(The first book in the Desmond Merrion series)
A novel by

 
'They're terrible mistrustful of strangers in these parts.'

Samuel Whitehead, landlord of the Rose and Crown, is a stranger in the lonely East Anglian village of High Eldersham. When the newcomer is stabbed to death in his pub, and Scotland Yard are called to the scene, it seems that the veil dividing High Eldersham from the outside world is about to be lifted.

Detective-Inspector Young forms a theory about the case so utterly impossible that merely entertaining the suspicion makes him doubt his own sanity. Surrounded by sinister forces beyond his understanding, and feeling the need of rational assistance, he calls on a brilliant amateur and 'living encyclopedia', Desmond Merrion. Soon Merrion falls for the charms of a young woman in the village, Mavis Owerton. But does Mavis know more about the secrets of the village than she is willing to admit?

Burton's best novels are fast-paced and crisply told, and The Secret of High Eldersham - which uncovers ancient secrets in sleepy rural England - is among the most entertaining of all his crime stories.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 1976 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: SECRET HIGH ELDERSHAM (Fifty Classics of Crime Fiction, 1900-1950 ; 8)
Author(s): Burton
ISBN: 0-8240-2357-9 / 978-0-8240-2357-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dissertations-G
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Secret of High Eldersham (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Miles Burton
ISBN: 0-7123-5609-6 / 978-0-7123-5609-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret of High Eldersham (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Miles Burton
ISBN: 1-4642-0583-3 / 978-1-4642-0583-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret of High Eldersham
Author(s): Miles Burton
ISBN: 1-62755-097-6 / 978-1-62755-097-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Curtain Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Secret of High Eldersham (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Miles Burton
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Secret of High Eldersham: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics Book 1)
Author(s): Miles Burton
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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