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Pretty Maids All in a Row

(1986)
(The third book in the David Webb series)
A novel by

 
Actress Jessica Randal has been incapacitated by a broken leg, and both she and her husband of eight weeks, author Matthew Selby, think they will have a month of tranquility and convalescence when they rent Hinckley cottage near the rustic English village of Westridge. But a demented rapist is stalking the town, striking quickly, savagely and often, and always adding his own macabre touch to the act by forcing his terrified victims to recite nursery rhymes. When the body of Freda Cowley, missing owner of Hinckley cottage, is discovered with a nursery rhyme tucked into her pocket, it becomes apparent that the rapist is also a murderer, and the community, populated with well-meaning, sharp-eyed and astute citizens, draws together for support and protection and tries to make sure that Jessica, housebound and helpless, has someone with her when Matthew is out of town. Jessica is indeed at risk, for several bizarre incidents have drawn suspicion to her husband, and clues suggest she is next on the murderer's list. Fraser (A Shroud for Delilah has added a distracting and meaningless romantic subplot, but the book remains, till the end, a taut and truly shocking story.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Pretty Maids All in a Row
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 0-7540-8658-5 / 978-0-7540-8658-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dagger Crime
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May 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: Pretty Maids All in a Row
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 0-7089-1624-4 / 978-0-7089-1624-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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February 1987 : USA Hardback
Title: Pretty Maids All in a Row
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 0-385-23798-7 / 978-0-385-23798-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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April 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Pretty Maids All in a Row (The Crime Club)
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-231443-6 / 978-0-00-231443-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : Paperback
Title: Pretty Maids All In A Row
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 1-5232-7219-8 / 978-1-5232-7219-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Pretty Maids All in a Row
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 1-84262-075-4 / 978-1-84262-075-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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Audio Editions

December 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Pretty Maids All in a Row: Unabridged
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 1-85496-881-5 / 978-1-85496-881-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Pretty Maids All in a Row (DCI Webb Mystery Book 3)
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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