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Laid Dead

Laid Dead

(1990)
(The third book in the Angus Straun series)
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Publisher's Weekly
This elaborately plotted English golfing mystery will keep the reader, lucky duffer, guessing right up to the end--not as to the identity of the villain but as to his motive. (It does no harm to reveal that the greenhouse effect is involved.) Cork ( Unnatural Hazard , Dead Ball ) gives his series hero, Inspector Angus Straun, bestselling author, golfing ace and Maserati fancier, a number of intriguing puzzles to solve. It all starts when Straun's ex-wife asks him to rescue her extremely rich Dutch amour, Dirk Jager, from the clutches of Freddy Wong, a Chinese-American con man. Wong turns out to be an entertaining scamp while Jager seems to be a nasty piece of work. Did Jager murder a golfing partner who appeared to have stepped into his backswing? Why was the pro shop of their golf course so thoroughly cleaned out by burglars? And why did the pro disappear? The reader should keep an eye on the ball, which is that the victim of a scam almost inevitably has larceny in his or her heart.

School Library Journal
YA-- The English golf club of Thetfield is the setting for a series of bizarre events that leads Inspector Angus Straun to begin a fascinating and dangerous investigation. Angela, the Inspector's ex-wife, becomes nervous when Dirk Jager, her new millionaire boyfriend, begins to spend too much time with his golfing partner, Freddy Wong, who's also a con man. Straun reluctantly takes on the case, only to discover that Angela's instinct was correct. In an eventful two days, Jager ''accidentally'' kills a golfing partner, the club golf shop is robbed, and the pro disappears, later to be found dead in a crash at the wheel of a stolen car. Cork keeps the suspense building, and readers guessing, up until the very end when the lurid details of the plot between Jager and Wong are revealed. Golf and crime are a successful combination for Cork, and this addition to the series is sure to capture old and new fans.-- Nancy Bard, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 1991 : UK Hardback
Title: Laid Dead (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Barry Cork
ISBN: 0-7451-1267-6 / 978-0-7451-1267-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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April 1991 : USA Hardback
Title: Laid Dead an Inspector Angus Straun Mystery
Author(s): Barry Cork
ISBN: 0-684-19302-7 / 978-0-684-19302-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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April 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: Laid Dead
Author(s): Barry Cork
ISBN: 0-00-232276-5 / 978-0-00-232276-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

November 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Laid Dead (Lansdown Large Print Books)
Author(s): Barry Cork
ISBN: 0-7451-5523-5 / 978-0-7451-5523-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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