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The Burning

(2014)
(The sixth book in the Jenny Cooper series)
A novel by

 
 
A family tragedy. A buried secret. What lies hidden in the flames?

A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground, with three members of a family inside.

Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing, and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife, Kelly Hart, telling her that she would never find the child....

As Jenny prepares the inquest, she finds herself troubled by the official version of events. What could have provoked Ed's murderous rampage? How might the guarded other inhabitants of the village have been involved? And what could the connection be with the mysterious abduction of a little girl 10 years ago?

Battling to suppress gruelling events in her own life, Jenny soon becomes entangled in another perplexing inquiry that may have surprising links to this one. Can she unearth Blackstone Ley's secrets before it's too late?

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Burning (Coroner Jenny Cooper series)
Author(s): Matthew Hall
ISBN: 0-230-75204-7 / 978-0-230-75204-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Burning (Coroner Jenny Cooper series)
Author(s): Matthew Hall
ISBN: 0-330-52663-4 / 978-0-330-52663-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Burning (Coroner Jenny Cooper series)
Author(s): Matthew Hall
ISBN: 1-4472-5410-4 / 978-1-4472-5410-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Burning: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
Author(s): Matthew Hall
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Burning: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
Author(s): Matthew Hall
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Burning: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
Author(s): Matthew Hall
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Burning: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
Author(s): Matthew Hall
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Burning (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series Book 6)
Author(s): Matthew Hall
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA