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Murder in the Madhouse

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

 
 
To catch a thief, a detective has himself committed to a high-class asylum

The orderlies do not need a straitjacket for Bill Crane. He is not violent, although he does have a bad habit of making embarrassing deductions about the doctors. This sarcastic, hard-drinking man has deluded himself into thinking he is Edgar Allan Poe's great detective, C. Auguste Dupin. For this, he has been put away in a stately mental hospital on the Hudson. But Crane is not as delusional as he appears. Though he may not be Dupin, he certainly is a detective - one of the greatest, and occasionally drunkest, of them all.

Sent undercover to investigate the theft of an inmate's fortune, Crane finds the institution not as comfortable as he had hoped. When his fellow patients start dying, he must solve the murders, or risk losing his sanity after all.



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