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Fell Murder

(1944)
(A book in the Robert Macdonald series)
A novel by

 
 
With an introduction by Martin Edwards & featuring the Lorac short story 'The Live Wire'

First published in 1944 Fell Murder sees E.C.R. Lorac at the height of her considerable powers as a purveyor of well-made, traditional and emphatic detective fiction. The book presents a fascinating 'return of the prodigal' mystery set in the later stages of the Second World War amidst the close-knit farmerfolk community of Lancashire s lovely Lune valley.

The Garths had farmed their fertile acres for generations and fine land it was with the towering hills of the Lake Country on the far horizon. Garthmere Hall itself was old before Flodden Field, and here hot-tempered Robert Garth, still hale and hearty at eighty-two, ruled his household with a rod of iron. The peaceful dales and fells of the north country provide the setting for this grim story of a murder, a setting in fact which is one of the attractive features of an unusual and distinctive tale of evil passions and murderous hate in a small rural community.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 1973 : UK Hardback

Title: Fell Murder
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-85046-433-1 / 978-0-85046-433-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fell Murder (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4926-9959-4 / 978-1-4926-9959-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fell Murder (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-7123-5204-X / 978-0-7123-5204-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: British Library Publishing
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