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Murder in the Mill-Race

(1952)
(Speak Justly of the Dead)
(A book in the Robert Macdonald series)
A novel by

 
 
'"Never make trouble in the village" is an unspoken law, but it's a binding law. You may know about your neighbours' sins and shortcomings, but you must never name them aloud. It'd make trouble, and small societies want to avoid trouble.'
When Dr Raymond Ferens moves to a practice at Milham in the Moor in North Devon, he and his wife are enchanted with the beautiful hilltop village lying so close to moor and sky. At first they see only its charm, but soon they begin to uncover its secrets - envy, hatred and malice. A few months after the Ferens' arrival, the body of Sister Monica, warden of the local children's home, is found floating in the mill-race. Chief Inspector Macdonald faces one of his most difficult cases in a village determined not to betray its dark secrets to a stranger.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for E C R Lorac's Murder in the Mill-Race

Hardback Editions

May 1985 : UK Hardback

Title: Murder in the Millrace (A New Portway book)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-86220-544-1 / 978-0-86220-544-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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November 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murder in the Millrace
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-85046-453-6 / 978-0-85046-453-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder in the Mill-Race (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 1-4642-1175-2 / 978-1-4642-1175-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder in the Mill-Race: A Devon Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
ISBN: 0-7123-5268-6 / 978-0-7123-5268-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: British Library Publishing
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in the Mill-Race (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in the Mill-Race: A Devon Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): E C R Lorac
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU