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The Strangler Vine

(2014)
(The first book in the Blake and Avery series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair - trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society - becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thugee cult and its even more ominous suppression.

There are shades of Heart of Darkness, sly references to Conan Doyle, that bring brilliantly to life the India of the 1830s with its urban squalor, glamorous princely courts and bazaars, and the ambiguous presence of the British overlords - the officers of the East India Company - who have their own predatory ambitions beyond London's oversight.

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Strangler Vine
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 1-4104-7821-1 / 978-1-4104-7821-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Strangler Vine (A Blake and Avery Novel)
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 0-399-17167-3 / 978-0-399-17167-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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January 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Strangler Vine
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 0-241-14622-4 / 978-0-241-14622-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Strangler Vine (A Blake and Avery Novel)
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 0-425-28074-8 / 978-0-425-28074-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Strangler Vine: The Blake and Avery Mystery Series (Book 1)
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 0-241-96655-8 / 978-0-241-96655-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Strangler Vine
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 0-241-14623-2 / 978-0-241-14623-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Strangler Vine (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 1-4712-6682-6 / 978-1-4712-6682-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Strangler Vine
Author(s): M J Carter
ISBN: 1-62231-634-7 / 978-1-62231-634-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Strangler Vine
Author(s): M J Carter
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Strangler Vine
Author(s): M J Carter
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Strangler Vine
Author(s): M J Carter
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Strangler Vine (A Blake and Avery Novel)
Author(s): M J Carter
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Strangler Vine: The Blake and Avery Mystery Series (Book 1) (Blake & Avery)
Author(s): M J Carter
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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