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Unholy Dying

(2000)
(Turbulent Priest)
(The seventh book in the Charlie Peace series)
A novel by

 
Cosmo Horrocks was over the moon. This was the juiciest story he'd had in years. In his job as an investigative journalist he spent his working days grubbing through the garbage bins of other people's lives (undeterred by the fact that his own wouldn't bear too much investigation), but this one seemed to have everything: religion - the man was a Catholic priest; sex - he was accused of impropriety with a teenage unmarried mother; money - he was thought to have channelled parish funds in her direction. All the story lacked was mystery, but when it acquired that too Cosmo soon found himself out of his depth. The parish of St. Catherine's in Shipley is torn apart by the scandal, and by the secretive processes of its investigation which reveal dysfunctional families, shady doings in high places, and the brittle shell that respectability hides itself behind. When the truth is finally learned about Pardoe's supposed sins, and about the murder which they have brought in their wake, both parish and town have the wraps whipped away from their apparently happy and respectable existence.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"Refreshingly caustic." - Donna Leon


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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unholy Dying
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-7505-1822-7 / 978-0-7505-1822-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unholy Dying
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-7862-3333-8 / 978-0-7862-3333-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unholy Dying
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-7432-0149-3 / 978-0-7432-0149-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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September 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unholy Dying
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-00-710292-5 / 978-0-00-710292-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unholy Dying (Bello)
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 1-4472-3953-9 / 978-1-4472-3953-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unholy Dying: A Crime Novel
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 1-4391-5736-7 / 978-1-4391-5736-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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September 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unholy Dying
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 0-00-710291-7 / 978-0-00-710291-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

May 2001 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Unholy Dying
Author(s): Robert Barnard
ISBN: 1-84283-017-1 / 978-1-84283-017-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Unholy Dying: A Crime Novel
Author(s): Robert Barnard
Publisher: Scribner
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unholy Dying (Bello)
Author(s): Robert Barnard
Publisher: Bello
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