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The Sleeper

(1988)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
Neatly plotted and pieced, this combination mystery/thriller features a lovely Russian emigree married to a British civil servant and living in London with him and their two small children. After 10 years, Olga Trent's quiet life is disrupted with the call she has been dreadingthe KGB has assigned her an assassination, forcing her cooperation by threatening her childrens' lives. Desperate for a way to refuse, she decides to confide in a friend of her husband's; discovering him dead from a gunshot wound, she declares herself responsible, taking the opportunity to put herself safely behind bars. The narrative switches its focus to the police and their unofficial investigation into the crime. The questions of who was meant to be Olga's victim, who murdered her friend and why, and who ordered the police investigation, build to a suspenseful crescendo. Dewhurst ( Playing Safe , The House That Jack Built ) offers complex and satisfying, even if telegraphed, answers to all.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

September 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: The Sleeper
Author(s): David Day
ISBN: 0-385-25253-6 / 978-0-385-25253-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: The Sleeper (Ulverscroft Large Print Series)
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 0-7089-2188-4 / 978-0-7089-2188-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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October 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: The Sleeper
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 0-385-24618-8 / 978-0-385-24618-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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March 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: The Sleeper (The Crime Club)
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 0-00-232172-6 / 978-0-00-232172-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Sleeper (Bello)
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 1-4472-4070-7 / 978-1-4472-4070-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Sleeper (Dales Mystery)
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 1-84262-610-8 / 978-1-84262-610-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Sleeper
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
Publisher: Bello
Availability: Amazon UK   



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