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The Chinese Takeout

(2006)
(The second book in the Josie Welford series)
A novel by

 
 
It's morning service in a quiet village church. Josie Welford, wealthy widow of one of the country's most wanted criminals and now licensee of the White Hart gastro-pub, is day-dreaming during Father Tim Martin's sermon. Suddenly, the peace is shattered when a filthy Chinese youth flings himself into the church and demands sanctuary. Should the Church accede to the request for protection that no longer has legal standing? Or should it hand Tang over to the authorities? Josie supports Tim's decision to protect Tang, but not all the congregation agree, taking their grievances to the Church hierarchy. But, Josie's friend and long-term lodger, the Food Standards Agency inspector Nick Thomas, fears for the boy's life. Tang is almost certainly an illegal immigrant whose gang-masters would rather have dead than able to betray them. It's not long before the media are involved, the subsequent publicity bringing fatal results, not just to the priest and the refugee, but to St. Jude's itself. At last the police are interested, but their investigations are strangely slow. Mysteriously, Nick is called away to work in London. So, the indomitable Josie takes the investigation into her own hands, assisted by no less a personage than the rural dean, Andy Braithwaite, who is alternately entranced and repelled by Josie's methods. In a breath-taking climax, Josie summons long forgotten skills to run the master criminals to earth and prevent a hideous execution.

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Used availability for Judith Cutler's The Chinese Takeout

Hardback Editions

November 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Chinese Takeout (Ulverscroft Large Print Series)
Author(s): Judith Cutler
ISBN: 0-7505-2802-8 / 978-0-7505-2802-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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June 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Chinese Takeout (Josie Welford Series)
Author(s): Judith Cutler
ISBN: 0-7490-8185-6 / 978-0-7490-8185-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: CHINESE TAKEOUT, THE (Josie Welford Series)
Author(s): Judith Cutler
ISBN: 0-7490-8104-X / 978-0-7490-8104-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Chinese Takeout
Author(s): Judith Cutler
ISBN: 1-4450-4757-8 / 978-1-4450-4757-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chinese Takeout
Author(s): Judith Cutler
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Chinese Takeout
Author(s): Judith Cutler
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Chinese Takeout
Author(s): Judith Cutler
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Chinese Takeout
Author(s): Judith Cutler
ISBN: 0-7531-3610-4 / 978-0-7531-3610-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Chinese Takeout
Author(s): Judith Cutler
ISBN: 0-7531-2627-3 / 978-0-7531-2627-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Takeout (Josie Welford Series)
Author(s): Judith Cutler
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA