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Broken Music

Broken Music

(2009)
(The first book in the Herbert Reardon series)
A novel by

 
The year is 1919 and the population of Great Britain is still struggling to its feet after being hit by the atrocities of the First World War. Progress is slow, even in quiet spots like the village of Broughton Underhill, on the edge of the Black Country. Gradually, soldiers return, wounds begin to heal and people try to move on with their lives. But for the Wentworth family, this proves to be impossible as former police sergeant Herbert Reardon returns to the village, determined to finally find out what happened the night that his daughter, Marianne, was found drowned in the lake all those years ago, when the war was just beginning. However, as Reardon begins to investigate, it becomes clear that secrets still abound and lips are staying sealed. When Edith Huckaby, a maid from Oaklands Park, is found murdered in exactly the same spot, Reardon is convinced that the two cases are linked. As Reardon tries to discover the hidden truth, his suspects and witnesses are painstakingly trying to rebuild their lives, in a world which has been changed and scarred forever. "Broken Music" is a masterful portrait of the horrors of the frontline and the anxiety of the home front, as the loves and losses of wartime Britain are woven together and the truth slowly dawns on a local tragedy.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Broken Music: A Mystery
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-312-59145-4 / 978-0-312-59145-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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September 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-7505-3173-8 / 978-0-7505-3173-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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August 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-7490-0796-6 / 978-0-7490-0796-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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Audio Editions

February 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 1-4079-1481-2 / 978-1-4079-1481-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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February 2010 : UK Audio CD
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 1-4079-1482-0 / 978-1-4079-1482-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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February 2010 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 1-4079-1483-9 / 978-1-4079-1483-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2010 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 1-4079-1484-7 / 978-1-4079-1484-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Broken Music
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Broken Music: A Mystery
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   



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