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Danger from the Dead Men

(1991)
(Danger from the Dead)
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Murder turns a history teacher's vacation into a painful ordeal in Ferrars's ( Sleep of the Unjust ) engrossing whodunit. English public school teacher Gavin Cleaver agrees to spend a month in the country with his brother Nigel and his semi-invalided novelist sister-in-law Annabel after learning that her sister Caroline will also be there. Caroline is indifferent to him, however, and he soon resolves to leave--plans that change when he finds Caroline shot through the head and Annabel dead of a stroke, the murder weapon near her body. Annabel is suspected of killing her sister in a jealous rage, and Nigel admits to an affair, but not with Caroline. In scenes set only in the house or in Gavin's guest cottage, the remainder of the action resembles a play with various groupings of relatively few players--including a neighboring family and the two Cleaver sisters--exploring the case. The course of everyone's inquiries shifts dramatically when Nigel is murdered. Some genre devotees might guess the identity of Caroline's murderer, but the jumble of persuasive alibis and theories will keep most readers hanging until the last surprise.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

August 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Danger from the Dead
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
ISBN: 0-7505-0358-0 / 978-0-7505-0358-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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February 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: Danger from the Dead
Author(s): E X Ferrars
ISBN: 0-385-41995-3 / 978-0-385-41995-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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July 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Danger from the Dead
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
ISBN: 0-00-232323-0 / 978-0-00-232323-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Audio Editions

November 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Danger from the Dead: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Elizabeth Ferrars
ISBN: 0-7451-6532-X / 978-0-7451-6532-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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