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Second Violin

(2007)
(The sixth book in the Frederick Troy series)
A novel by

 
 
This will be sixth Troy' novel. The first was BLACK OUT, a W H Smith 'Fresh Talent' selection, but ever since although sales of Lawton have declined, his critical coverage has got bigger and better. What we are waiting for now is the first film. Columbia (producer John Caley) bought RIPTIDE and optioned the 'Troy' character. The good news is that the script is by a recognised wrier, Michael Hirst, whose ELIZABETH I (Cate Blanchett) won him a Bafta original screenplay nomination. I understand his script has been accepted. It is now a question of hiring the right director. Thus it would foolish, I think, to drop Lawton now. The new novel is the earliest historically. We are in the period immediately before WWII. Troy is a young policeman. I understand from Lawton that Munich, Mosleyites and the outbreak of war will figure. Most other series characters who we know and love will no doubt appear. As for the novel thereafter, the actual period has to be decided. But it will be a Troy novel. Lawton is probably too literate for his own commercial good. He manages, as the Sunday Times review of his one non-Troy novel SWEET SUNDAY suggested to evoke the historical background into which his story is placed. And it isn't just deeply researched; his characters seamlessly play their roles in both real and fictional events.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Second Violin (Inspector Troy Thriller #6)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-87113-991-X / 978-0-87113-991-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Second Violin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-297-85196-9 / 978-0-297-85196-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Second Violin (Inspector Troy series)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-61185-586-1 / 978-1-61185-586-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press UK
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Thriller (The Inspector Troy Novels, 6)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-8021-4431-4 / 978-0-8021-4431-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Second Violin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-7538-2414-0 / 978-0-7538-2414-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Second Violin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-7538-2450-7 / 978-0-7538-2450-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Second Violin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-297-85264-7 / 978-0-297-85264-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Thriller
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Thriller
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Novel (Inspector Troy series, Book 6)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-5384-9366-7 / 978-1-5384-9366-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Novel (Inspector Troy series, Book 6)
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-5384-9367-5 / 978-1-5384-9367-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Thriller
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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November 2008 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Thriller
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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November 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Second Violin: An Inspector Troy Thriller
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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August 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Second Violin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-84648-441-3 / 978-1-84648-441-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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August 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: Second Violin
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-84648-459-6 / 978-1-84648-459-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Second Violin (Inspector Troy series Book 6)
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Grove Press UK
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September 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Second Violin (Inspector Troy Thriller Book 6)
Author(s): John Lawton
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon CA