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Murder in the Madhouse

(1935)
(The Westland Case)
(A book in the Bill Crane series)
A novel by

 
 
In his first case, William Crane goes undercover in a private sanatorium to solve a theft, and makes no secret of the fact that he believes himself to be a great detective, even presenting himself as Edgar Allan Poe's C. Auguste Dupin.

Indeed, he manages to dazzle the picaresque staff with his feats of deductive reasoning while consuming alcohol, including martinis and absinthe, in such copious quantities the plot almost feels like filler for a cocktail menu. It comes as some surprise that he is able to stand upright, let alone perform feats of detection that would put more famous literary detectives to shame. But perform he does, and with the greatest aplomb!

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Jonathan Latimer's Murder in the Madhouse

Hardback Editions

July 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Murder in the Madhouse
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 0-948353-28-7 / 978-0-948353-28-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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Paperback Editions

November 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder in the Madhouse (Library of Crime Classics)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 1-55882-023-X / 978-1-55882-023-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
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July 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder in the Madhouse
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
ISBN: 0-948353-29-5 / 978-0-948353-29-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in the Madhouse (A Bill Crane Mystery)
Author(s): Jonathan Latimer
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK