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Strange Ending

(1953)
(Book 31 in the Bobby Owen series)
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"The poor devil's mouth was filled with feathers. An unconscious man with his mouth full of feathers wouldn't have had much chance of surviving, and this one didn't."

The press gleefully dubbed it the 'Banquet Murder'. The murdered man, Hugh Newton, had apparently been making a sumptuous feast for two in his flat, before his own goose was cooked.

Bobby Owen of the Yard is drawn to the cold case. Starting with the curious fact that the apartment building has experienced two break-ins since the murder, Bobby starts investigating the colourful, or faintly macabre, inhabitants. Elsewhere in London, Doreen Caine, cookery instructor, is excited that the case has been reopened. And further afield, a travel agency specializing in gastronomic tours comes under suspicion. It's a bouillabaise of a mystery, one of Punshon's finest, in which Bobby will discover whether retribution - if not revenge - is a dish best served cold.

Strange Ending is the thirty-first novel in the Bobby Owen Mystery series, originally published in 1953. This new edition features a bonus Bobby Owen short story, and an 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

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Strange Ending: A Bobby Owen Mystery (The Bobby Owen Mysteries)
Author(s): E R Punshon
ISBN: 1-911579-05-3 / 978-1-911579-05-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Strange Ending
Author(s): E R Punshon
ISBN: 1-60543-872-3 / 978-1-60543-872-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ramble House
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Strange Ending: A Bobby Owen Mystery
Author(s): E R Punshon
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Strange Ending: A Bobby Owen Mystery
Author(s): E R Punshon
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA