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Death of My Aunt

(1929)
(The first book in the Malcolm Warren series)
A novel by

 
 
Malcolm Warren, a young but valetudinarian stockbroker, is looking forward to a dull weekend when a telegram summons him to stay with his capricious old Aunt Catherine, who has shocked the family by marrying Hannibal Cartwright, a muscular garage owner many years her junior. Gleeful at the prospect of profit, Malcolm hurries to her bedside. But when his aunt resorts to her bottle labelled 'Le Secret de Venus' he finds that, instead of a gilt-edged portfolio, he is landed with a file of family skeletons. The resulting saga is retailed with a dry humour that reads as well now as it did on first publication in 1929. 'Kitchin's knowledge of the crevices of human nature lifts his crime fiction out of the category of puzzledom and into the realm of the detective novel. He was, in short, ahead of his day' - H.R.F. Keating.



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Hardback Editions

September 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death of My Aunt (Fingerprint Books)
Author(s): C H B Kitchin
ISBN: 0-241-01612-6 / 978-0-241-01612-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of My Aunt (Malcolm Warren mysteries)
Author(s): C H B Kitchin
ISBN: 0-571-25205-2 / 978-0-571-25205-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of My Aunt
Author(s): C H B Kitchin
ISBN: 0-88184-549-3 / 978-0-88184-549-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of My Aunt
Author(s): C H B Kitchin
ISBN: 0-06-080682-6 / 978-0-06-080682-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial Library
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January 1986 : UK Paperback

Title: Death of My Aunt (Hogarth crime)
Author(s): C H B Kitchin
ISBN: 0-7012-0632-2 / 978-0-7012-0632-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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