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The Wooden Overcoat

(1951)
(The first book in the Clifford Flush series)
A novel by

 
 
Clifford Flush founded the Asterisk Club in Chelsea to provide a home for wrongfully acquitted murderers, being one himself. Qualified prospective members need only name the club as beneficiary in their wills in order to avail themselves of its comforts and unique services.

Unfortunately, there isn't room for Benjamin Cann, a gentleman's outfitter newly acquitted of murdering his mistress. So Flush arranges for Benjamin to be temporarily quartered next door in a rat-infested house inhabited by two artistic couples. When Benjamin and a female member of the Asterisk Club turn up dead, the two households both have reason to avoid the police and dispose of the bodies ...

'Ingenious and successful farce'Sunday Times

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Hardback Editions

January 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wooden Overcoat ([Barker suspense])
Author(s): Pamela Branch
ISBN: 0-213-16510-4 / 978-0-213-16510-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wooden Overcoat (Murder Room)
Author(s): Pamela Branch
ISBN: 1-4719-1226-4 / 978-1-4719-1226-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wooden Overcoat
Author(s): Pamela Branch
ISBN: 0-915230-88-7 / 978-0-915230-88-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue Press
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January 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wooden Overcoat (Classic Crime)
Author(s): Pamela Branch
ISBN: 0-14-011595-1 / 978-0-14-011595-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wooden Overcoat
Author(s): Pamela Branch
Publisher: Orion
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August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wooden Overcoat (Murder Room)
Author(s): Pamela Branch
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK