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Murder by Matchlight

(1945)
(A book in the Robert Macdonald series)
A novel by

 
 
London, 1945. The capital is shrouded in the darkness of the blackout, and mystery abounds in the parks after dusk. During a stroll through Regent's Park, Bruce Mallaig witnesses two men acting suspiciously around a footbridge. In a matter of moments, one of them has been murdered; Mallaig's view of the assailant but a brief glimpse of a ghastly face in the glow of a struck match.

The murderer's noiseless approach and escape seems to defy all logic, and even the victim's identity is quickly thrown into uncertainty. Lorac's shrewd yet personable C.I.D. man, MacDonald, must set to work once again to unravel this near-impossible mystery.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 1977 : UK Hardback

Title: Murder by Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-86025-097-0 / 978-0-86025-097-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Murder By Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4448-4380-X / 978-1-4448-4380-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Special Collection
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder by Matchlight (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4642-1093-4 / 978-1-4642-1093-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder by Matchlight (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-7123-5222-8 / 978-0-7123-5222-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: British Library Publishing
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March 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder by Matchlight (Dover Mystery Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-486-25577-8 / 978-0-486-25577-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Murder By Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4079-7562-5 / 978-1-4079-7562-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Murder By Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4079-7563-3 / 978-1-4079-7563-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder by Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder by Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder by Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder by Matchlight
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder by Matchlight (British Library Crime Classics Book 0)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder by Matchlight (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU