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Death on the High C's

(1977)
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Opera singers are often described as being larger than life, and certainly this is true of Gaylene Ffrench. Her appetites - for men, for booze, for attention - are gargantuan, and her ability to irritate is similarly outsized. So when someone electrocutes the bombastic Australian contralto, few tears are shed at the Northern Opera Company (though it's a pity her understudy's so lousy).

In fact, most of the company members are dancing a jig, and it falls on Superintendent Nichols to determine which of them might have helped Gaylene along to her just reward. The black tenor tired of being the butt of Gaylene's bigotry? The soprano weary of jealous whispers in her ears? Gaylene's many bedroom conquests, all anxious to avoid a repeat performance? With so many potential suspects, Nichols has his hands full, but Barnard and his readers have a deliciously malicious good time.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: Death on the High C's
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-7505-0341-6 / 978-0-7505-0341-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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October 1978 : USA Hardback
Title: Death on the High C's
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-8027-5398-1 / 978-0-8027-5398-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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January 1977 : UK Hardback
Title: Death on the High C's
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-00-231217-4 / 978-0-00-231217-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Death on the High C's (Bello)
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 1-4472-3948-2 / 978-1-4472-3948-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Death on the High C's (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries)
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 1-933397-05-5 / 978-1-933397-05-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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January 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: Death on the High C's
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-09-958260-0 / 978-0-09-958260-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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March 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Death on the High C's
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-440-11900-6 / 978-0-440-11900-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Audio Editions

January 1997 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Death on the High C's: Unabridged
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 1-86042-242-X / 978-1-86042-242-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Death on the High C's
Author(s): Robert Barnard
Publisher: Scribner
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Death on the High C's (Bello)
Author(s): Robert Barnard
Publisher: Bello
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