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Murder by the Waters

(1995)
(The fifth book in the Benjamin Franklin series)
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The year is 1758. Sent from America to England to battle with the Crown, Benjamin Franklin, with his keen mind and scientific skills, has also found himself called upon to solve a series of mysteries - cases of murder, blackmail, forgery, and jewel theft - but his latest mystery is perhaps his most baffling and challenging. He is invited to the city of Bath, site of England's famous spa, where rakes and lechers and gamesters abound. He rides there in a coach with a beautiful, seemingly innocent young girl who comes to sit at the heart of a plot to gain control of a fabulous fortune. Thieves steal letters, highwaymen attack, bludgeoners attempt murder, and shots ring out in the House of God. Despite all this, the Bath social round progresses, at secret gaming parties, grand balls, and the famous waters, where a man is later found murdered. Benjamin Franklin must winnow his way through this intrigue, to the truth of a mystery which may be masterminded by his great enemy, the enigmatic Quimp, who governs much of England's crime. Ben is ably aided by his natural son, Nick Handy. Once again his acute intellect and unerring heart prove him to be the archetypal detective.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder by the Waters (Benjamin Franklin Mystery)
Author(s): Robert Lee Hall
ISBN: 0-312-13568-8 / 978-0-312-13568-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

September 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder by the Waters: Further Adventures of the American Agent Abroad (Benjamin Franklin Mystery)
Author(s): Robert L Hall
ISBN: 0-312-30104-9 / 978-0-312-30104-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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