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Malice in Wonderland

(1940)
(The Summer Camp Mystery / The Malice with Murder)
(A book in the Nigel Strangeways series)
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Private detective Nigel Strangeways receives a call for help from Wonderland, a new holiday camp that has recently opened only to be plagued by a series of cruel practical jokes conducted by someone calling themselves 'The Mad Hatter'. The camp's owners are convinced a rival firm, desperate to put them out of business, is behind the events. Or could it be a disgruntled employee, or even one of the four hundred guests currently staying at the camp? As the pranks become increasingly dangerous and tensions rise, Nigel must do all he can to uncover the Mad Hatter's true identity - before it's too late.

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.

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Used availability for Nicholas Blake's Malice in Wonderland

Hardback Editions

December 1973 : UK Hardback

Title: Malice in Wonderland
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-85617-314-2 / 978-0-85617-314-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Malice in Wonderland
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-912194-23-6 / 978-1-912194-23-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ipso Books
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Malice in Wonderland
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-09-956567-6 / 978-0-09-956567-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Malice in Wonderland
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-5318-4200-3 / 978-1-5318-4200-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Malice in Wonderland: Nigel Strangeways, Book 6
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Malice in Wonderland: Nigel Strangeways, Book 6
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Malice in Wonderland (A Nigel Strangeways Mystery)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Ipso Books
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May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Malice in Wonderland
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA