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The Indigo Necklace

(1944)
(The Indigo Necklace Murders)
(A book in the Pat Abbott mystery series)
A novel by

 
Also published as "The Indigo Necklace Murders"

"Appealing background, pleasingly described; some family skeletons; bitter-sweet romance, and customarily deft Abbott sleuthing." - The Saturday Review

Lieutenant Pat Abbott and his lovable but slightly rattle-brained wife, Jean, have become about the most popular couple in murder fiction today. In The Indigo Necklace, Frances Crane takes them to New Orleans, where a huge wartime population has overflowed into the famous French quarter, steeped in tradition and old-world ceremony. When murder is done amidst these incongruous elements, it takes ingenious sleuthing indeed to unravel the crime!
Pat Abbott and his Jean are paying guests of a proud old Creole family, luxuriating in the charm of their surroundings, when Jean discovers a body at her very doorstep. Before the Lieutenant unmasks the murderer, the Abbotts meet a fascinating array of aristocrats and scoundrels, including a police chief, drawn from life, who will become a permanent member of the Abbott troupe - if Mrs. Crane's publishers and audience have anything to say.

Included floor plans have been redrawn for improved legibility.

"The plot of The Indigo Necklace is good, and the writing is considerably above the average." - The Montreal Gazette

"One of the year's best." - The Boston Globe

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Frances Crane's The Indigo Necklace


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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Indigo Necklace
Author(s): Frances Crane
ISBN: 1-258-09720-6 / 978-1-258-09720-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Indigo Necklace
Author(s): Frances Crane
ISBN: 1-60187-069-8 / 978-1-60187-069-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Indigo Necklace
Author(s): Frances Crane
ISBN: 1-258-20153-4 / 978-1-258-20153-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Indigo Necklace
Author(s): Frances Crane
Publisher: NightHawk Books
Availability: Amazon   

February 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Indigo Necklace
Author(s): Frances Crane
Publisher: St. Swithin Press
Availability: Amazon   


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