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The Murders Near Mapleton

(1929)
(A book in the Anthony Bathurst series)
A novel by

 
 
"This is not suicide, gentlemen. This is murder! Cold-blooded murder! The sooner we get the police here and find Sir Eustace Vernon, the better!"

Christmas Eve at Vernon House is in full swing. Sir Eustace's nearest and dearest, and the great and the good of Mapleton, are all there. But the season of comfort and joy doesn't run true to form. Before the night is out, Sir Eustace has disappeared and his butler, Purvis, lies dead, poisoned, with a threatening message in his pocket. Or is it her pocket?

That same evening, Police Commissioner Sir Austin Kemble and investigator Anthony Bathurst are out for a drive. They come across an abandoned car at a railway crossing, and find a body - Sir Eustace Vernon, plus two extraordinary additions. One, a bullet hole in the back of his head. Two, a red bon-bon in his pocket with a threatening message attached.

The Murders near Mapleton was originally published in 1929. This new edition includes an introduction by crime fiction historian Steve Barge.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Murders near Mapleton: An Anthony Bathurst Mystery (The Anthony Bathurst Mysteries)
Author(s): Brian Flynn
ISBN: 1-913054-41-1 / 978-1-913054-41-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Murders near Mapleton: An Anthony Bathurst Mystery
Author(s): Brian Flynn
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Murders near Mapleton: An Anthony Bathurst Mystery (The Anthony Bathurst Mysteries Book 4)
Author(s): Brian Flynn
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU