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The Case of the One-Penny Orange

(The second book in the Masao Masuto series)
A novel by

Detective Masuto investigates a string of strange Southern California crimes that lead all the way back to Nazi Germany

Returning from a funeral, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Briggs find their Beverly Hills mansion ransacked. As they wait for the police, they discover something unusual: Despite the chaos, nothing appears to be missing - a fact that greatly interests Beverly Hills police detective Masao Masuto. But the Zen detective only has a few minutes to ponder the strange break-in before a murder intervenes.

The victim is Ivan Gaycheck, a stamp dealer whom Masuto remembers for his stout frame and unplaceable accent. A .22-caliber bullet killed Gaycheck, but - just like the Briggs's home invasion - nothing in the shop has been disturbed. Suspecting a connection between the two crimes, Masuto dives into the case, uncovering a strange conspiracy that stretches back to the darkest days of World War II.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

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Used availability for E V Cunningham's The Case of the One-Penny Orange

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Hardback Editions

November 1981 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Case of the One-penny Orange (A New Portway large print book)
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-85119-140-1 / 978-0-85119-140-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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1977 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Case of the One Penny Orange
Author(s): E V Cunningham (Howard Fast)
ISBN: 0-03-021361-4 / 978-0-03-021361-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
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Paperback Editions

1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The case of the one-penny orange
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-8161-3334-4 / 978-0-8161-3334-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.K. Hall
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December 1981 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Case of the One-Penny Orange (A Masao Masuto Mystery)
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-03-059858-3 / 978-0-03-059858-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Case of the One-Penny Orange
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Case of the One-Penny Orange (The Masao Masuto Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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