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The Big Gamble

(1958)
(Book 17 in the Kent Murdock Mystery series)
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The Big Gamble, first published in 1958, is part of master noir-writer George Harmon Coxes' "Kent Murdock" suspense series. Murdock, a photographer for a Boston newspaper, inadvertently becomes involved in a case of murder after photographing a traffic accident.

From the original publisher's preface: A day of golf was all Kent Murdock had in mind when he left the office, but a pile-up on the highway made him stop to take a few pictures just as any good news-photographer would have done. Whether or not the three thugs who wanted his films were bluffing Kent never found out be cause of the blonde who wanted a lift back to town. After that everything seemed to be spinning crazily. A car stolen, then abandoned - a blaring radio in a motel cabin - a twisted figure on the floor - questions that needed answers - and answers that were closer to home than Kent would ever have expected. And which, with the death of another, were to move closer still. The big gambler often goes for double or nothing. So does the murderer. Sometimes the winning streak is hard to break. This new Kent Murdock story is as fast-moving and suspense-filled as any your favorite news-photographer has ever been involved in. It's top-level detection - and entertainment - all the way.

Genre: Mystery    

Used availability for George Harmon Coxe's The Big Gamble

Hardback Editions

June 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Big Gamble
Author(s): George Harmon Coxe
ISBN: 0-7274-0055-X / 978-0-7274-0055-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Big Gamble
Author(s): George Harmon Coxe
ISBN: 1-937022-51-X / 978-1-937022-51-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Resurrected Press
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Gamble
Author(s): George Harmon Coxe
Publisher: NightHawk Books
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July 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Gamble (Annotated)
Author(s): George Harmon Coxe
Publisher: Resurrected Press
Availability: Amazon