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The Language of the Dead

(2015)
(The first book in the Inspector Lamb series)
A novel by

 
 
German bombers are arriving daily, seeking to crush England. But in a rural Hampshire village, things have remained fairly quiet - until an elderly loner, Will Blackwell, is brutally murdered. The method of his killing bears the hallmarks of the traditional vanquishing of a witch, and indeed local legend claims that as a boy Blackwell encountered a ghostly black dog sent from the devil, who struck a bargain for Blackwell's soul.

Not long after the murder, a young woman who is carrying the illegitimate child of a fighter pilot also is violently killed; then a local drunkard ends up in the race of an abandoned mill with the back of his head bashed in. As the Germans continue their relentless attack, Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb rushes to solve the crimes. Do the killer's motivations lie in the murky regions of the occult?

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery (Inspector Lamb)
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
ISBN: 1-64358-085-X / 978-1-64358-085-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sterling Mystery Series
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April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Language of the Dead
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
ISBN: 1-60598-696-8 / 978-1-60598-696-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Language of the Dead
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
ISBN: 1-68177-148-9 / 978-1-68177-148-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
ISBN: 1-4945-1089-8 / 978-1-4945-1089-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
ISBN: 1-4945-6089-5 / 978-1-4945-6089-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Language of the Dead
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Language of the Dead
Author(s): Stephen Kelly
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon UK