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The Affacombe Affair

(1968)
(The second book in the Pollard and Toye series)
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Cosy crime writing at its best! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M C Beaton, Sophie Hannah and Faith Martin.

Who in the village has a motive for murder... ?

1966, Rural England



When a body washes up at the banks of the river in Affacombe village, the residents are thrown into disarray.

It turns out to be the quiet and solitary matron at the local school: Sister Roach.

But when the police start to investigate it appears Roach's unassuming demeanour hid a much darker secret...

With rumours of blackmail and clandestine affairs, it becomes clear that more than one person may have wanted Roach dead.

Chief Detective Inspector Pollard and Detective Sergeant Toye are called in from Scotland Yard to crack the case.

Who was Roach blackmailing? And why?

And what hidden affairs drove someone to murder... ?



The Affacombe Affair is the second cosy village mystery in the Pollard & Toye crime series: an intriguing police procedural set in rural England.

'Absolutely fair and enjoyable whodunnit' - Sunday Telegraph

'A superbly told tale of blackmail and terror' - Manchester Evening News

'In the best Agatha Christie tradition' - Argosy

THE POLLARD & TOYE INVESTIGATIONS SERIES
Book One: Death of an Old Girl
Book Two: The Affacombe Affair
Book Three: Alibi for a Corpse
Book Four: Death on Doomsday
Book Five: Cyanide With Compliments
Book Six: No Vacation From Murder
Book Seven: Buried in the Past
Book Eight: Step in the Dark
Book Nine: Unhappy Returns
Book Ten: Suddenly While Gardening
Book Eleven: Change for the Worse
Book Twelve: Nothing to Do with the Case
Book Thirteen: Troubled Waters
Book Fourteen: The Wheel Turns
Book Fifteen: Light Through Glass
Book Sixteen: Who Goes Home?
Book Seventeen: The Glade Manor Murder

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Elizabeth Lemarchand's The Affacombe Affair

Hardback Editions

January 1984 : UK Hardback

Title: The Affacombe Affair
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-86025-256-6 / 978-0-86025-256-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd
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August 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Affacombe Affair (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-86220-782-7 / 978-0-86220-782-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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May 1990 : UK Textbook Binding
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Title: The Affacombe Affair: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-7451-6100-6 / 978-0-7451-6100-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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April 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Affacombe Affair
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-7089-0280-4 / 978-0-7089-0280-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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June 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: The Affacombe Affair
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-8027-5622-0 / 978-0-8027-5622-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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October 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Affacombe Affair
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-246-97455-9 / 978-0-246-97455-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Affacombe Affair (Pollard & Toye Investigations)
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 1-912786-29-X / 978-1-912786-29-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sapere Books
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Affacombe Affair (Dales Mystery)
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 1-84262-584-5 / 978-1-84262-584-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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1976 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Affacombe Affair
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-426-17072-5 / 978-0-426-17072-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tandem
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June 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Affacombe Affair
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
ISBN: 0-426-04597-1 / 978-0-426-04597-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Affacombe Affair: Pollard & Toye Investigations Book 2
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
Publisher: Whole Story QUEST
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Affacombe Affair: Pollard & Toye Investigations Book 2
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
Publisher: Whole Story QUEST
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Affacombe Affair: Pollard & Toye Investigations Book 2
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
Publisher: Whole Story QUEST
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Affacombe Affair (Pollard & Toye Investigations Book 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Lemarchand
Publisher: Sapere Books
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