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Written in Dead Wax

(2016)
(The first book in the Vinyl Detective Mysteries series)
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He is a record collector -a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the "Vinyl Detective" and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy, yet shadowy, client. So begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all...

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An irresistible blend of murder, mystery and music... our protagonist seeks to find the rarest of records – and incidentally solve a murder, right a great historical injustice and, if he’s very lucky, avoid dying in the process." - Ben Aaronovitch

"Crime fiction as it should be, played loud through a valve amp and Quad speakers. No digital writing here, it’s warm and rich. Every delicate pop and crackle adding character and flavour. Witty, charming and filled with exciting solos. Quite simply: groovy." - Guy Adams

"The Vinyl Detective is one of the sharpest and most original characters I’ve seen for a long time." - David Quantick


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Used availability for Andrew Cartmel's Written in Dead Wax

Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Vinyl Detective - Written in Dead Wax (Vinyl Detective 1)
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
ISBN: 1-78565-597-3 / 978-1-78565-597-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vinyl Detective - Written in Dead Wax (Vinyl Detective 1) (Vinyl Detective Mysteries): A Vinyl Detective Mystery 1
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
ISBN: 1-78329-767-0 / 978-1-78329-767-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Written in Dead Wax: The Vinyl Detective, Book 1
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


August 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Written in Dead Wax: The Vinyl Detective, Book 1
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Written in Dead Wax: The Vinyl Detective, Book 1
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Written in Dead Wax: The Vinyl Detective, Book 1
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vinyl Detective Mysteries - Written in Dead Wax: A Vinyl Detective Mystery 1
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax
Author(s): Andrew Cartmel
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU