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Secrets Can't be Kept

(1944)
(Book 20 in the Bobby Owen series)
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Deep in bucolic Wychshire something dreadful is stirring ...

The disappearance of a club-footed and inquisitive youth leads to a tangle involving two instances of stolen jewels, a water-colour which may be the most remarkable picture ever painted ... and eventually to the discovery of a body in a forest with 'a smell of rotting, a smell of things decaying'. The scene abounds with the intense, the afflicted, and the darkly humorous in classic Punshon style. But the murderer himself is on a collision course with fate - aided of course by Inspector Bobby Owen.

Secrets Can't be Kept was first published in 1944, the twentieth of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series eventually including thirty-five novels. This edition features a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

"What is distinction? ... in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time." Dorothy L. Sayers

"Nineteen forty-six starts off well with this specimen of the leisurely detailed school at its soundest, with an ending which ... may yet chill your blood" San Francisco Chronicle

"A fine example of sound detective work" New York Times Book Review

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Secrets Can't be Kept: A Bobby Owen Mystery
Author(s): E R Punshon
ISBN: 1-911413-39-2 / 978-1-911413-39-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Secrets Can't be Kept: A Bobby Owen Mystery
Author(s): E R Punshon
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA