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The Skeleton Man

(2007)
(The fifth book in the Philip Dryden series)
A novel by

 
 
For seventeen years, the English hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, used only for army training exercises. Before then, the isolated, thousand-year-old community was famous for one thing---having never recorded a single crime. But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the army on practice maneuvers in the empty village, its spotless reputation is literally blown apart. Artillery fire reveals a hidden cellar beneath the old pub, and inside the cellar hangs a skeleton, a noose around its neck. No one knows---or will say---who the victim was.

Two days later, a terrified man is pulled from the reeds of a nearby river, with no idea of who he is or how he got there. The only name he can remember is “Jude's Ferry.”

As Dryden searches for the secret history of the dead town, he is also witnessing a kind of rebirth: Seven years after the accident that nearly killed her, his wife, Laura, is finally emerging from coma and paralysis to begin a semblance of normal life. But will that semblance be enough for her---or for Dryden?

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Jim Kelly's The Skeleton Man

Hardback Editions

February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Man (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Jim Kelly
ISBN: 1-84782-081-6 / 978-1-84782-081-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Man (Philip Dryden Mystery)
Author(s): Jim Kelly
ISBN: 0-312-37781-9 / 978-0-312-37781-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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July 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Man
Author(s): Jim Kelly
ISBN: 0-7181-4948-3 / 978-0-7181-4948-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Man
Author(s): Jim Kelly
ISBN: 0-14-102749-5 / 978-0-14-102749-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Man
Author(s): Jim Kelly
ISBN: 0-7181-4949-1 / 978-0-7181-4949-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Skeleton Man
Author(s): Jim Kelly
ISBN: 0-7531-3007-6 / 978-0-7531-3007-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Skeleton Man
Author(s): Jim Kelly
ISBN: 0-7531-3008-4 / 978-0-7531-3008-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA