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Death Duties

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A chilling psychological mystery novel from an exciting new talent. Maldon, Essex, 1969: two policemen and a WPC listen intently as a seven-year-old girl calmly tells them why she's just killed her father. Thirty years later, the grotesque killing of an old woman, found daubed in cheap make-up, baffles the police, and the discovery of a second body sends the press into a frenzy, demanding answers to the mystery of the Christmas Killer. The three original officers find themselves on a journey fraught with emotional discoveries and hidden secrets in an attempt to solve the killings, for it is only by unravelling the half-truths and deceptions of the past that a deranged killer's twisted intentions can be halted in the future.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Chilling and deviously plotted." - Val McDermid

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Used availability for Phil Lovesey's Death Duties

Hardback Editions

March 1998 : UK Hardback

Title: Death Duties (Collins crime)
Author(s): Phil Lovesey
ISBN: 0-00-232649-3 / 978-0-00-232649-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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1998 : UK Hardback

Title: Death Duties - Large Print Version
Author(s): Lovesey Phil
ISBN: 1-84505-648-5 / 978-1-84505-648-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: Death Duties
Author(s): Phil Lovesey
ISBN: 0-00-651060-4 / 978-0-00-651060-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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