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The Smiler with the Knife

(1939)
(A book in the Nigel Strangeways series)
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The Strangeways think their days of globe-trotting detective work are behind them, but little do they know that a disturbing mystery is lurking in their own front yard...

Detective Nigel Strangeways and his wife, Georgia, have moved to the countryside and settled into sedentary bliss. It seems their days of traipsing the globe and parsing criminal entanglements are behind them. But when a letter arrives commanding the couple to tend their hedges, the most menial of domestic duties uncovers a secret that propels the couple out of their cozy life and into the peril of a power-hungry plot.

With the help of Nigel's uncle, Sir John Strangeways, the couple learns of a treasonous conspiracy bigger than their small town. To expose the sinister schemers, Georgia must risk her life and infiltrate a group of fascist sympathisers before they succeed in their plan to overthrow the government.

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Hardback Editions

July 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Smiler with the Knife (Ulverscroft large print series)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-7089-0645-1 / 978-0-7089-0645-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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October 1972 : UK Hardback

Title: Smiler with the Knife
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-00-231770-2 / 978-0-00-231770-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Smiler with the Knife
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-912194-03-1 / 978-1-912194-03-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ipso Books
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Smiler With The Knife
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-09-956563-3 / 978-0-09-956563-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Smiler With the Knife: A Nigel Strangeways Mystery
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-06-080457-2 / 978-0-06-080457-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Smiler with the Knife (Hogarth crime)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-7012-1925-4 / 978-0-7012-1925-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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December 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smiler with the Knife
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-00-614091-2 / 978-0-00-614091-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Smiler with the Knife
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-5318-4391-3 / 978-1-5318-4391-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Smiler with the Knife: Nigel Strangeways, Book 5
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Smiler with the Knife: Nigel Strangeways, Book 5
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Smiler With The Knife (A Nigel Strangeways Mystery)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Ipso Books
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August 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Smiler With The Knife (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: The Smiler With The Knife
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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