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The Deadly Joker

(1963)
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When John Waterson and his young wife chose Netherplash Cantorum, Dorset, for their retirement years, they could not have predicted that this idyllic spot had one severe but unforeseeable drawback: among its inhabitants was a practical joker whose fertile mind ran to the most bizarre and grotesque designs.

The Village was no place for a quite retirement, or for a gentle recuperation from the nervous breakdown that had afflicted Waterson's wife. In Netherplash, the peace is continually disrupted with extraordinary events tripping over each other which, in the end, lead to a hideous and painful murder.

With a cast of characters who are both bizarre and believable, this is an original tour-de-force of crime fiction placing Blake firmly in the genre.

"It really shouldn't be missed...this is a book with an extremely original approach and an extremely original idea." - The Sunday Times

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play
 
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Hardback Editions

1963 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Deadly Joker
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-00-231096-1 / 978-0-00-231096-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Deadly Joker (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-4482-1359-2 / 978-1-4482-1359-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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June 1972 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Deadly Joker
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-330-23173-1 / 978-0-330-23173-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Deadly Joker (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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