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The Devil in the Bush

(1945)
(The first book in the Dr. Mary Finney series)
A novel by

 
 
World War II is raging, but in this dusty backwater of the Belgian Congo, the biggest problem is finding a cold beer. That's the case, at least, for Hooper Taliaferro, a U.S. government gofer sent to Africa on a vague errand related to the war effort. What he finds at the failing Congo-Ruizi plantation won't help the Allies much. Like colonialism itself, the owner is dying of a slow poison, and neither his staff nor his sluttish wife can muster the energy to care. But along with Hooper arrives Dr. Mary Finney, a formidable missionary with both moral outrage and sleuthing skills to spare. The Devil in the Bush introduces Dr. Finney as a sort of blunt-spoken Yankee Miss Marple, with likable, lightweight Hooper as her faithful scribe.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil in the Bush (Dr. Mary Finney, 1)
Author(s): Matthew Head
ISBN: 1-63194-108-9 / 978-1-63194-108-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devil in the Bush: Dr. Mary Finney #1
Author(s): Matthew Head
ISBN: 1-933397-21-7 / 978-1-933397-21-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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1947 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Devil in the Bush
Author(s): Matthew Head
Publisher: New York: Dell # 158 1st Printing
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil in the Bush: Mary Finney #1 (Dr. Mary Finney)
Author(s): Matthew Head
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU