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Bats in the Belfry

(1937)
(A book in the Robert Macdonald series)
A novel by

 
 
A mysterious disappearance is at the center of Bats in the Belfry. Shortly after waving away a telephone request from a persistent caller named Debrette, Bruce Attleton leaves his home in Regent’s Park for Paris. He never arrives, but his suitcase turns up in a sculptor’s studio slated for renovation. After Attleton’s friend Neil Rockingham takes his concerns to DCI Macdonald, Macdonald soon discovers a corpse secreted in the studio. Unfortunately, the absence of a head or hands makes it hard to tell whether Debrette killed Attleton, Attleton killed Debrette, or some unrelated parties got involved. The possibilities seem endless, and that’s just if the body is really Attleton’s. The mystery is so complex, in fact, that Lorac requires the services of some aggressively facetious suspects, a low-key lead detective who’s a welcome change of pace, and an army of nondescript and interchangeable satellite police officers. Ah, those were the days.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bats in the Belfry: A London Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4642-0965-0 / 978-1-4642-0965-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bats in the Belfry: A London Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-7123-5255-4 / 978-0-7123-5255-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Bats In The Belfry
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4079-6914-5 / 978-1-4079-6914-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Bats In The Belfry
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4079-6915-3 / 978-1-4079-6915-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bats in the Belfry: A London Mystery
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bats in the Belfry: A London Mystery
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bats in the Belfry: A London Mystery
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bats in the Belfry: A London Mystery
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bats in the Belfry
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Reading Essentials
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bats in the Belfry: A London Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU