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Death At Crane's Court

(1953)
(The first book in the Inspector Kenny Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Death is inevitable, or is it....

George Arrow, a good-looking, independently wealthym and single man of 36, has just been diagnosed with a weak heart.

A heart so weak, his doctor tells him, he must go to extraordinary lengths to avoid putting the slightest strain upon it.

On his doctor's advice, George packs up his life in Dublin and boards a train to the Bay of Galway where he intends to live quietly in a hotel and await the inevitable end.

On the train, he meets John Burden, and as they chat, George realizes that his new acquaintance is an odious man.

So, it is with some alarm that he realizes the very unpleasant John Burden is, just like George himself, about to start a new chapter of his life at Crane's Court.

As that new life progresses, George realizes that all of his first impressions of Burden-that he is a selfish, nasty man-are entirely correct. And George is not the only person who thinks so.

So, when Burden is found dead, stabbed through the heart with a kitchen knife, it's not a matter of finding out why he was killed but of narrowing down the field of people who wanted him gone.

Inspector Mike Kenny must identify the killer, but where to start?

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death at Crane's Court: An Irish Mystery
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
ISBN: 1-60187-040-X / 978-1-60187-040-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue
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January 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death at Crane's Court
Author(s): Dillon Eilis
ISBN: 0-06-080882-9 / 978-0-06-080882-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins)
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death at Crane's Court: An Inspector Kenny Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Death at Crane's Court: An Inspector Kenny Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death at Crane's Court: An Inspector Kenny Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death at Crane's Court: An Inspector Kenny Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death at Crane's Court (An Inspector Kenny Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Eilis Dillon
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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