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Beware of the Dog

(1992)
(A book in the Virginia Freer series)
A novel by

 
When Helen Lovelace dies peacefully at the age of eighty-eight, her affable grandnephew Nicholas Duffield, recently returned from Australia, and his stunning cousin, Kate Galvin, arrived from America for the funeral, stand to share a substantial inheritance. When Kate is murdered in her bed, suspicion naturally falls on Nicholas. Helen's longtime housekeeper and companion refuses to believe that the gracious young man could have committed the crime and implores her neighbor, Virginia Freer, to prevail upon her estranged husband, the exasperating charmer Felix, to prove Nick's innocence. A fanciful con artist, perpetual liar, and petty crook, Felix is fascinated by the puzzle of embittered neighbors, poisoned pet, and purloined emeralds. Virginia apprehensively observes her infuriatingly clever onetime spouse sort out the missing pieces supplied by a local jewelry maker who knows more about the emeralds than he has told the police; by a mentally retarded young man whose selflessly devoted mother harbors a deep-seated animosity toward the murdered woman; and by a successful crime writer with her own reasons for hating the beguiling Kate. When the housekeeper almost becomes a second victim, Felix astutely picks up on an obscure clue and proves what he has suspected all along.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1993 : UK Hardback
Title: Beware of the Dog (Magna Popular Series (Large Print))
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
ISBN: 0-7505-0490-0 / 978-0-7505-0490-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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December 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: Beware of the Dog
Author(s): E X Ferrars
ISBN: 0-385-42288-1 / 978-0-385-42288-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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March 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: Beware of the Dog
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
ISBN: 0-00-232325-7 / 978-0-00-232325-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Beware of the Dog (Virginia Freer)
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
ISBN: 1-4719-0682-5 / 978-1-4719-0682-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
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Audio Editions

January 1997 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Beware of the Dog: Unabridged
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
ISBN: 1-86042-245-4 / 978-1-86042-245-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Beware of the Dog (Virginia Freer)
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
Publisher: Orion
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September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Beware of the Dog (Virginia Freer)
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   



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