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End of Chapter

(1957)
(A book in the Nigel Strangeways series)
A novel by

 
Wenham & Geraldine are a long-established and very well-respected publishing firm, so when a printer's proof is sabotaged and libellous passages are mysteriously reinstated, they call in private detective Nigel Strangeways.

But the situation takes a turn for the worse when one of the publishers' best-selling authors - glamorous novelist Millicent Miles - is found dead in the offices.

Nicholas Blake was the pseudonym of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, who was born in County Laois, Ireland in 1904. After his mother died in 1906, he was brought up in London by his father, spending summer holidays with relatives in Wexford. He was educated at Sherborne School and Wadham College, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1927. Blake initially worked as a teacher to supplement his income from his poetry writing and he published his first Nigel Strangeways novel, A Question of Proof, in 1935.

Blake went on to write a further nineteen crime novels, all but four of which featured Nigel Strangeways, as well as numerous poetry collections and translations. During the Second World War he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information, which he used as the basis for the Ministry of Morale in Minute for Murder, and after the war he joined the publishers Chatto & Windus as an editor and director. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1968 and died in 1972 at the home of his friend, the writer Kingsley Amis.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: End of Chapter
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-09-956556-0 / 978-0-09-956556-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: End of Chapter
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-06-080397-5 / 978-0-06-080397-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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January 1987 : UK Paperback
Title: End of Chapter (Mastercrime)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-460-02408-6 / 978-0-460-02408-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman Ltd
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June 1972 : UK Paperback
Title: End of a Chapter
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-330-23175-8 / 978-0-330-23175-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: End of Chapter
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-5318-3991-6 / 978-1-5318-3991-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: End of Chapter: Nigel Strangeways, Book 12
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: End of Chapter: Nigel Strangeways, Book 12
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: End of Chapter
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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