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One Foot in the Grave

(1979)
A novel by

 
CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson is back: Now-retired Scotland Yard superintendent James Pibble isn't about to go quietly into the night - not when there's a murder case or two (or three) to solve

At Flycatchers, a well-to-do nursing home watched over by no-nonsense nurse Jenny, one-time detective James Pibble shuttles between his nothing-to-live-for present and memories of the crimes he's solved - or failed to. He's roused from his listless existence when he discovers a dead body on top of the water tower.

Security guard George Tosca isn't the only one at Flycatchers who has met his maker a bit too abruptly. There have been other suspicious deaths in the last three years, including those of military man Sir Archibald Gunter and Bertie Foster-Banks, an inveterate gambler and shareholder in the home. The arrival of a woman in black sets off a sinister chain of events, and before he knows it, Pibble is on the case.

As he travels down a twisting path of blackmail and escalating violence, Pibble finds that his life is suddenly filled with purpose again. He will bring a cunning killer to justice - or die trying. But the real reason he went up to the tower on that stormy winter night is linked to a secret he'll carry to his grave.

 
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Hardback Editions

1979 : USA Hardback
Title: One Foot in the Grave
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-394-50894-7 / 978-0-394-50894-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
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October 1979 : UK Hardback
Title: One Foot in the Grave
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-340-24648-0 / 978-0-340-24648-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: One Foot in the Grave (The James Pibble Mysteries)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-5040-0505-8 / 978-1-5040-0505-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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November 1987 : UK Paperback
Title: One Foot in the Grave
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-09-951560-1 / 978-0-09-951560-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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April 1982 : UK Paperback
Title: One Foot in the Grave (A Jimmy Pibble mystery)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-417-06330-X / 978-0-417-06330-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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January 1982 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: One Foot in the Grave
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-413-06330-5 / 978-0-413-06330-4 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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April 1981 : UK Paperback
Title: One Foot in the Grave
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-14-005779-X / 978-0-14-005779-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: One Foot in the Grave (The James Pibble Mysteries)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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