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Double Cross Purposes

(1937)
(The fifth book in the Miles Bredon series)
A novel by

 
 
The Hon. Vernon Lethaby is a flamboyant, headline-seeking exhibitionist with extravagant tastes and an allowance that barely covers his racing debts.
 In an unlikely partnership with middle-aged Canadian adventurer Joe 'Digger' Henderson, he strikes out for the Highlands of Scotland to hunt for Prince Charlie's treasure, which, according to legend, is interred on the isle of Erran.
But Lathaby doesn't trust his partner, and has taken out insurance to cover him against being swindled.
 Enter Miles Bredon, who is sent by his employer to ensure than neither of them defrauds the Indescribable Insurance Company. An unidentified body burned in a garage, maps, photographs and a missing key sustain this clever tale of financial skulduggery until the final pages.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Double Cross Purposes (Murder Room)
Author(s): Ronald Knox
ISBN: 1-4719-0047-9 / 978-1-4719-0047-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
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February 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Double Cross Purposes
Author(s): Ronald Arbuthnott Knox
ISBN: 0-486-25032-6 / 978-0-486-25032-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Pubns
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Double Cross Purposes
Author(s): Ronald Knox
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Double Cross Purposes
Author(s): Ronald Knox
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Double Cross Purposes (Murder Room Book 203)
Author(s): Ronald Knox
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU