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More Deaths Than One

(1991)
(The fourth book in the Gil Mayo series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
When the ostensible suicide of journalist Rupert Fleming turns out to have been murder, British detective inspector Gil Mayo probes the lives of the victim's relatives and lovers. He learns that Fleming was disliked in his hometown; observes that his widow, a successful businesswoman, seems little affected by his death; notes that her father is jubilant; finds out that Fleming had stolen from one lover, the sister of a police sergeant. The only person who seems grieved is naive young Bryonyok Harper, with whom the victim occasionally lived. One trail leads to the local community theater, whose vanished director, Ashleigh Cockayne, was a partner of the deceased in the business of taking and selling pornographic photos of underage girls. The search for Cockayne, who has become the chief suspect, intensifies when the body of a young constable is fished out of the river beside the theater. A surprising development, however, turns Mayo in another direction. Eccles's ( Requiem for a Dove ) procedurals are superior specimens, with well-developed relationships among the police officers, and thorough details of the motivations and circumstances of the crimes they investigate.

Library Journal
Detective Chief Inspector Gil Mayo and cohort Sergeant Kite examine the circumstances surrounding the apparent shotgun suicide of one Rupert Fleming, a peripatetic freelance writer. The coroner's verdict of murder leads them to question the man's cold-fish, wealthy wife, his earth-mother mistress, his outspokenly estranged father-in-law, and an ornamental but astute actress acquaintance. As the layers of deception fall away, the police close in on the truth. This British import presents a most satisfying and modestly complex conundrum, deftly written and effective.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: More Deaths Than One
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 1-4713-1376-X / 978-1-4713-1376-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers
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May 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: More Deaths Than One (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-7451-1565-9 / 978-0-7451-1565-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1991 : USA Hardback
Title: MORE DEATHS THAN ONE
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-385-41918-X / 978-0-385-41918-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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March 1991 : UK Hardback
Title: More Deaths Than One (Crime club)
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-00-232336-2 / 978-0-00-232336-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : Paperback
Title: More Deaths Than One
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 1-5396-6961-0 / 978-1-5396-6961-6
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: More Deaths Than One
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 1-4713-1377-8 / 978-1-4713-1377-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Camden
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April 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: More Deaths Than One
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
ISBN: 0-7451-5638-X / 978-0-7451-5638-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: More Deaths Than One (Inspector Gil Mayo Mystery series)
Author(s): Marjorie Eccles
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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