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Blue Rondo

(2004)
(Flesh Wounds)
(The fifth book in the Frederick Troy series)
A novel by

 
 
The new 'Troy' from John Lawton is a gem. The backdrop is London in the late 1950s. The East End is ripe for redevelopment; the property sharks are buying up the bombsites and Victorian terraces; corruption is rife; the Kray brothers are running amok; Macmillan is PM of a shaky Tory government; Gaitskell expects to succeed as the first Labour PM for almost a decade to the delight of Troy's brothers, one an MP, the other a Fleet Street editor. Troy's last big case had been to protect the Russian leaders, Bulganin and Khrushchev on their first visit to Britain in 1956. Now a series of increasingly sadistic murders occurs on his old East End patch; a wartime girlfriend, who became a GI bride - since married to a Republican Presidential candidate - reappears into his life. Nor is she the only woman to occupy his bed in the tiny terraced flat in Goodwin's Court, off St Martin's Lane. When the retiring US President Eisenhower makes a farewll visit to London, all Troy's worlds combine in a frightening creshendo of corruption and violence. The title, Blue Rondo, is taken from a Dave Brubeck record.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blue Rondo
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-297-64679-6 / 978-0-297-64679-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flesh Wounds (The Inspector Troy Novels, 3)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-87113-698-8 / 978-0-87113-698-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blue Rondo
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-61185-587-X / 978-1-61185-587-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blue Rondo
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-7538-1894-9 / 978-0-7538-1894-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flesh Wounds: An Inspector Troy Novel (The Inspector Troy Novels)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-8021-4230-3 / 978-0-8021-4230-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flesh Wounds: An Inspector Troy Novel
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Flesh Wounds: An Inspector Troy Novel
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flesh Wounds (Inspector Troy)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-5384-9351-9 / 978-1-5384-9351-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flesh Wounds: An Inspector Troy Novel (Inspector Troy Series, Book 5)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-5384-9352-7 / 978-1-5384-9352-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Flesh Wounds: An Inspector Troy Novel (Inspector Troy Series, Book 5)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-5384-9353-5 / 978-1-5384-9353-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blue Rondo
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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August 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blue Rondo
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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February 2007 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Blue Rondo
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-84648-166-X / 978-1-84648-166-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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February 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Blue Rondo
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-84648-184-8 / 978-1-84648-184-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blue Rondo (Inspector Troy series Book 5)
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Grove Press UK
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Flesh Wounds (Inspector Troy Series Book 5)
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Grove Press
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