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The Case of the Sliding Pool

(1981)
(The fifth book in the Masao Masuto series)
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A rare California deluge unearths a hidden body - and a decades-old crime

Rain has spoiled Masao Masuto's vacation. For six days the storm has trapped the Zen Buddhist detective and his family inside their Los Angeles cottage. By the morning of his vacation's final day, he is so stir crazy that the call to come to work is a relief. Detective Masuto knows no better cure for boredom than a puzzling murder.

Nothing remains of the deceased man but his bones. A mudslide caused by the long, punishing storm destroyed the terrace of a Beverly Hills mansion, dislodging the swimming pool and opening a grave which had been covered for three decades. The skeleton's deep stab wound suggests a professional's hand - possibly a World War II veteran with commando training. As Masuto pries into the past, the aged murderer takes deadly steps to cover up his long-forgotten crime. The detective finds himself locked in a game of cat and mouse with a brilliant and ruthless killer.

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Hardback Editions

1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: The case of the sliding pool (A Lythway book)
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-7451-1055-X / 978-0-7451-1055-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers
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January 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Case of the Sliding Pool
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-575-03099-2 / 978-0-575-03099-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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September 1981 : USA Hardback

Title: The Case of the Sliding Pool: A Masao Masuto Mystery
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-385-28119-6 / 978-0-385-28119-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Case of the Sliding Pool
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-440-01114-0 / 978-0-440-01114-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

December 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: Case of the Sliding Pool
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-09-938700-X / 978-0-09-938700-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamlyn Paperbacks
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March 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Sliding Pool
Author(s): E V Cunnungham
ISBN: 0-440-12092-6 / 978-0-440-12092-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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July 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The case of the sliding pool: A Masao Masuto mystery (Nightingale series)
Author(s): E V Cunningham
ISBN: 0-8161-3348-4 / 978-0-8161-3348-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.K. Hall
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Case of the Sliding Pool
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Case of the Sliding Pool (The Masao Masuto Mysteries Book 5)
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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