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Death of A Beauty Queen

(1935)
(The fifth book in the Bobby Owen series)
A novel by

 
 
Description Mr. Sargent, the manager of the Brush Hill Central Cinema, wished he had never held a Beauty Competition. Caroline Mears, the predicted winner, had already caused trouble with one of the other girls. Paul Irwin, a strong Puritan and influential councillor, had taken it into his head to come backstage to look for his son Leslie, who hoped to marry Caroline against his father's wishes. Just as the winner of the competition was being announced, different news spread through the cinema like lightning - Caroline Mears had been murdered! Superintendent Mitchell of Scotland Yard and his young sergeant, Bobby Owen, were faced with one of the most puzzling cases of their careers. There were at least seven suspects, against four of whom an equally good case could be made out. There was Paul Irwin's maddening reiteration that he had 'nothing to say' to all questions, and a multitude of confusing evidence, none of which fitted the main jigsaw puzzle. Conundrums abound in this whodunit: one which will keep even the most seasoned mystery reader guessing - right to the very last page. Death of A Beauty Queen is the fifth of E.R. Punshon's acclaimed Bobby Owen mysteries, first published in 1935 and part of a series which eventually spanned thirty-five novels. This edition features a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans. "What is distinction? The few who achieve it step - plot or no plot - unquestioned into the first rank. We recognized it in Sherlock Holmes, and in Trent's Last Case, in The Mystery of the Villa Rose, in the Father Brown stories and in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time." Dorothy L. Sayers

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Beauty Queen: Volume 5 (The Bobby Owen Mysteries)
Author(s): E R Punshon
ISBN: 1-911095-35-8 / 978-1-911095-35-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of A Beauty Queen: Volume 5 (The Bobby Owen Mysteries)
Author(s): E R Punshon
ISBN: 1-910570-59-1 / 978-1-910570-59-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death of A Beauty Queen (The Bobby Owen Mysteries Book 5)
Author(s): E R Punshon
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA