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The Black Country

(2013)
(The second book in the Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series)
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Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
The New York Times Book Review said of The Yard, "If Charles Dickens isn't somewhere clapping his hands... Wilkie Collins surely is." Now Alex Grecian returns with his new novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad - and it's a gripper.

The British Midlands. Inhabitants call it the "Black Country" - and with good reason. Bad things happen there.

When three members of a prominent family disappear from the Midlands - and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest - Scotland Yard's Murder Squad is called in. But Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith have stepped into something much more bizarre and complicated than expected.

Superstitions abound in the intertwined histories of the villagers, including a local legend about a monster some claim to have seen. In addition, a mysterious epidemic is killing off the inhabitants, and the village itself is sinking into the coal mines below. Day and Hammersmith soon realize that they, too, are in over their heads. And the more they investigate, the more they fear that they may never be allowed to leave.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Alex Grecian's The Black Country

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Country (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 1-4104-5881-4 / 978-1-4104-5881-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Country (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad)
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 0-399-15933-9 / 978-0-399-15933-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Black Country (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad)
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 0-425-26773-3 / 978-0-425-26773-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Country: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 2
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 0-241-95893-8 / 978-0-241-95893-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Country: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 2
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 1-4059-1249-9 / 978-1-4059-1249-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Country: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 2
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 1-4059-1250-2 / 978-1-4059-1250-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Black Country
Author(s): Alex Grecian
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Black Country
Author(s): Alex Grecian
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Black Country
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 1-4712-5042-3 / 978-1-4712-5042-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Black Country (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad)
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 1-61176-172-7 / 978-1-61176-172-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Black Country: Scotland Yard's Murder Squad
Author(s): Alex Grecian
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Black Country: Scotland Yard's Murder Squad
Author(s): Alex Grecian
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Black Country A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad Unabridged Audiobook on CD
Author(s): Alex Grecian
ISBN: 1-4703-5121-8 / 978-1-4703-5121-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Country: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 2
Author(s): Alex Grecian
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Country (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad Book 2)
Author(s): Alex Grecian
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA