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The Book of the Crime

(Book 16 in the Henry Gamadge Mysteries series)
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Young Rena Austen, newly wed, is afraid she's made a terrible mistake. Her husband, once a dashingly romantic figure of a wounded war hero, has turned into a moody lay-about, and they are sharing a gloomy house on the Upper East Side of New York with his unpleasant, always-there family. When her husband reacts in a frighteningly angry way to Rena pulling a particular volume off the library shelf, she has had enough, and flees her home in fear for her life. Thankfully, Henry Gamadge is on hand to solve the mystery of the book and the dead body that inevitably turns up. This 1951 novel is, sadly, Gamadge's last appearance, but on the bright side he is as charming here as he was on his first outing.

Genre: Mystery    

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October 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: The Book of the Crime: Henry Gamadge #16
Author(s): Elizabeth Daly
ISBN: 1-63194-093-7 / 978-1-63194-093-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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October 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Book of the Crime (A Henry Gamadge Mystery)
Author(s): Elizabeth Daly
ISBN: 0-553-23811-6 / 978-0-553-23811-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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