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A Matter of Malice

(2019)
(The fourth book in the DreadfulWater Mystery series)
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When a TV producer asks Thumps to assist with an episode about a local woman from a wealthy family whose death was ruled “misadventure,” he is reluctant to get involved. Then the producer dies in the exact same manner, and Thumps finds himself solving two cases.

Can a reality TV show solve a cold case?

The crew of a true-crime reality TV show, Malice Aforethought, shows up in Chinook to do an episode about the death of Trudy Samuels. Trudy’s death had originally been ruled accidental, but with ratings in mind, one of the producers, Nina Maslow, wants to prove it was murder. And she wants Thumps to help. Thumps is reluctant to get involved until Nina dies in the exact same place and in the exact same way as Trudy. Are the two deaths related? Or are there two murderers on the loose in Chinook? Thumps uses Nina’s Malice Aforethought files to try to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, and in the process discovers that she had already started work on another case close to Thumps' heart: the Obsidian murders.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Thomas King's A Matter of Malice

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Matter of Malice: A DreadfulWater Mystery
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-4434-5707-8 / 978-1-4434-5707-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Matter of Malice: A DreadfulWater Mystery
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 1-4434-5517-2 / 978-1-4434-5517-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Matter of Malice: A DreadfulWater Mystery
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA