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The Harassed Hero

(1951)
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From hypochondriac to hero...

Murray Selwyn, six-foot-two and athletic, has not long to live.

With his bad heart, aching bones and the freakish weather sweeping over London, he's bound to catch double pneumonia, which would be a graveyard guarantee indeed.

Peace, perfect peace, that's what Murray requires.

Or so he thinks.

So wrapped up in his invisible health problems, when Murray comes across a hold-up, a murder and masses of forged fivers, he's first too worried about catching a chill to give them much attention.

But when crooks follow him to his nursing home, Murray finds himself forced to forget his ailments and focus on the crime at hand.

A mysterious man in a bowler hat appears at his door.

A body disappears from his possession ... twice!

And the police take him for a cracked up fool.

Aided by his trusty servant Twigg and the pretty and confident nurse Georgie Brooks, Murray musters all his efforts in an attempt to thwart the crooks' plans...

THE HARASSED HERO is a hilarious but gripping mystery thriller.

Praise for Ernest Dudley



Thrilling, perplexing, and immensely enjoyable' - Thomas Waugh

Ernest Dudley is an actor and scriptwriter. Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, Dudley began his theatrical career in Ireland. Dudley was also the creator of BBC's radio crime series Dr Morelle.
Dudley appeared in the West End several times, and was known for his active role with the BBC. He and his actress wife, Jane Graham, had one daughter together. Dudley continued working on novels and writing scripts and stories until his death at the age of 97.

Genre: Mystery    

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July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Harassed Hero
Author(s): Ernest Dudley
ISBN: 1-5219-8383-6 / 978-1-5219-8383-6
Publisher: Independently published
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Harassed Hero (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Ernest Dudley
ISBN: 1-84395-893-7 / 978-1-84395-893-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Harassed Hero
Author(s): Ernest Dudley
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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