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The Widow's Cruise

(1959)
(A book in the Nigel Strangeways series)
A novel by

 
When Nigel Strangeways books tickets for a holiday in the Greek islands with renowned sculptor Claire Massinger, he has no idea that the trip will end in tragedy. From the moment the boat sets sail it becomes clear that many of his fellow passengers - from a neurotic widow to the ship's lecturer - have guilty secrets to hide. But do any of them also have a motive for murder? It will take all of Nigel's insight and flair if he is to uncover the truth.

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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Hardback Editions

August 1978 : UK Hardback
Title: Widow's Cruise (Ulverscroft large print series. [mystery])
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-7089-0165-4 / 978-0-7089-0165-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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April 1977 : UK Hardback
Title: Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-00-231917-9 / 978-0-00-231917-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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October 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-00-244909-9 / 978-0-00-244909-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-09-956565-X / 978-0-09-956565-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 1982 : UK Paperback
Title: Widow's Cruise (A Hamlyn whodunnit)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-600-20399-9 / 978-0-600-20399-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamlyn
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January 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-06-080399-1 / 978-0-06-080399-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-5318-4510-X / 978-1-5318-4510-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Widow's Cruise: Nigel Strangeways, Book 13
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Widow's Cruise: Nigel Strangeways, Book 13
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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