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The Discourtesy of Death

(2013)
(The fifth book in the Father Anslem series)
A novel by

 
 
An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years previously from a sudden attack of cancer. But for this letter there is no evidence, no suspect and no crime.

Time has moved on. Lives have been rebuilt. Grief and loss are tempered by a comforting thought: a paralysed woman, once an acclaimed dancer, had died quickly and painlessly, spared a drawn-out illness; a life marked by agonising misfortune had come to a merciful end. But now Anselm has been told the truth behind the soothing lie. He must move cautiously to expose the killer and the killing. He must think of young Timothy, Jenny and Peter's son. A boy who is still learning to live without his mother, and so Anselm begins his most delicate investigation yet, unaware that Jenny's adoring father is also thinking of Timothy's future; that this urbane former army officer is haunted by the memory of torture and shoot-to-kill operations in Northern Ireland; that he remains capable of anything, if he thinks it's for the best; that he has set out to execute Peter Henderson. Death, dying, and killing, however, were never so complicated.

Genre: Mystery

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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death: A Father Anselm Novel (Father Anselm Thrillers)
Author(s): William Brodrick
ISBN: 1-4683-1061-5 / 978-1-4683-1061-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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November 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death (Father Anselm Novels)
Author(s): William Brodrick
ISBN: 1-4087-0472-2 / 978-1-4087-0472-1 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death: A Father Anselm Novel
Author(s): William Brodrick
ISBN: 1-4683-1427-0 / 978-1-4683-1427-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death (Father Anselm Novels)
Author(s): William Brodrick
ISBN: 0-349-00035-2 / 978-0-349-00035-0 (UK edition)
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2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): William Brodrick
ISBN: 1-4712-5677-4 / 978-1-4712-5677-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death (Father Anselm Novels)
Author(s): William Brodrick
ISBN: 1-4087-0473-0 / 978-1-4087-0473-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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January 1960 : UK Paperback

Title: The Discourtesy of Death (Father Anselm Novels)
Author(s): William Brodrick
ISBN: 0-349-00034-4 / 978-0-349-00034-3 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death: Father Anselm Series, Book 5
Author(s): William Brodrick
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death: Father Anselm Series, Book 5
Author(s): William Brodrick
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death: Father Anselm Series, Book 5
Author(s): William Brodrick
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death: Father Anselm Series, Book 5
Author(s): William Brodrick
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death: A Father Anselm Novel (Father Anselm Thrillers)
Author(s): William Brodrick
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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November 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Discourtesy of Death (Father Anselm Novels Book 5)
Author(s): William Brodrick
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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