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No Corners for the Devil

(2005)
(The first book in the DCI Channon series)
A novel by

 
In a small village on the incomparable Roseland Peninsula of Cornwall sits an old round house by the sea, beloved home of the Baxter family--relative newcomers to this lovely land. The close-knit farming community has been kindly, and has taken the new arrivals to its heart. But then a murder takes place. The body of a teenage girl is washed up on the beach, discovered by the Baxters' younger son.

DCI Channon--quiet compassion masking a clever mind--is the investigating officer on the case. His assistant, Sergeant Bowles, is his very opposite: abrasive, cynical, and keen to pin the crime on Luke, the Baxters' older son.

And so a violent crime changes the lives of everyone it troubles. Sally Baxter finds herself protecting one son and fighting for the other, while trying to fathom her husband's odd attitude toward the murder. Then there are the devastated parents of the murdered girl and the wide mixture of reactions from their farming neighbors. And through all the mayhem, there is DCI Channon, trying to make some sense of a seemingly impossible task as he finds himself increasingly drawn to the family at the round house, and especially to Sally herself.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: No Corners for the Devil
Author(s): Olive Etchells
ISBN: 0-7505-2550-9 / 978-0-7505-2550-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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April 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: No Corners for the Devil
Author(s): Olive Etchells
ISBN: 1-84529-084-4 / 978-1-84529-084-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable Crime
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: No Corners for the Devil: Murder and Mystery in a Cornish Seaside Village
Author(s): Olive Etchells
ISBN: 0-7867-1565-0 / 978-0-7867-1565-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: No Corners for the Devil
Author(s): Olive Etchells
Publisher: Soundings
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April 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: No Corners for the Devil
Author(s): Olive Etchells
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: No Corners for the Devil
Author(s): Olive Etchells
ISBN: 1-84559-317-0 / 978-1-84559-317-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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