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Double Negative

Double Negative

(1980)
A novel by

 
Dedicated to the study of toddlers and their development of verbal skills, the Wabash Institute should be staffed by kind, gentle scholars - instead, the center is home to a nest of supremely cranky academics. When one of them is bludgeoned to death, Jeremy Cook - the Institute's premier scholar and the novel's socially clueless hero - becomes the prime suspect. To clear his name, Cook resolves to solve the case, even if it means taking time off from his hobby of teaching imaginary words to the Institute's tiny "subjects."

While gleefully skewering academia, Carkeet - himself a professor of linguistics - also provides a spectacularly ingenious puzzle. "Mystery stories that have a really original solution to the crime are very rare," said the New York Times Book Review, "but Dr. Carkeet has found one."

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1985 : UK Hardback
Title: Double Negative
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 0-7043-2496-2 / 978-0-7043-2496-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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September 1980 : USA Hardback
Title: Double Negative
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 0-385-27140-9 / 978-0-385-27140-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Double Negative: A Novel
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 1-59020-300-3 / 978-1-59020-300-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Double Negative (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries)
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 1-933397-08-X / 978-1-933397-08-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
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May 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Double Negative
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 0-671-73690-6 / 978-0-671-73690-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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April 1982 : UK Paperback
Title: Double Negative (Penguin Crime Fiction)
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 0-14-006070-7 / 978-0-14-006070-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Double Negative: A Novel
Author(s): David Carkeet
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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