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The Skeleton Box

(2012)
(The third book in the Starvation Lake Mystery series)
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Anthony and Barry Award-winning author Bryan Gruley returns with the third novel in his critically acclaimed Starvation Lake mystery series.

A series of mysterious break-ins is plaguing the small town of Starvation Lake. Someone is slipping into the homes of elderly people when they're out playing Bingo. Oddly, the intruders take nothing, despite evidence that they rifle through personal files.

Worry turns to panic when a break-in leads to the death of a beloved citizen. Phyllis Bontrager is found dead in the home of her best friend, Bea Carpenter, mother of Gus Carpenter. Bea, suffering from worsening dementia and under the influence of sleeping pills, remembers little of the break-in. Her son, editor of the local newspaper, must pursue a terrible story: the death of a woman he has known all his life, who also happens to be the mother of his ex-girlfriend, Darlene.

With the help of Luke Whistler, an ex-Detroit Free Press reporter who came north looking for slower days and some old-fashioned newspaper work, Gus sets out to uncover the truth behind Mrs. B's death and the "Bingo Night Break-Ins." What he doesn't know is that Whistler has his own agenda, and the secrets he's determined to unearth--involving the long-ago killing of a nun--could forever change Gus's perceptions about Starvation Lake and even his own family.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Box (Starvation Lake Mysteries)
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
ISBN: 1-4104-5142-9 / 978-1-4104-5142-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Box: A Starvation Lake Mystery (Starvation Lake Mysteries)
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
ISBN: 1-4165-6366-0 / 978-1-4165-6366-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Box: A Starvation Lake Mystery (Starvation Lake Mysteries)
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
ISBN: 1-4516-5030-2 / 978-1-4516-5030-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Skeleton Box: A Starvation Lake Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Skeleton Box: A Starvation Lake Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Skeleton Box
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Sphere
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June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Skeleton Box: A Starvation Lake Mystery
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA