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A Field of Darkness

(2006)
(The first book in the Madeline Dare series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Madeline Dare, a tough-talking, shotgun-toting ex-debutante, is not your average detective. Then again, not much about her life is what she expected. Born of old money into high society, she married into a Syracuse farming family and a bottom-of-the-food-chain job writing puff pieces for the local newspaper. Her emotional barometer these days ranges from dry irony to whining exasperation.

Then Madeline discovers mysterious circumstances linking her favorite cousin to a twenty-year-old murder case, and suddenly her roots are a serious matter again--deadly serious. Unwilling to turn her evidence over to the authorities before figuring some things out herself, she will embark on an ill-prepared and harrowing investigation into the real dark side of her world.

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"One of the best debuts I've ever seen." - Lee Child


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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Field of Darkness
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-7862-9017-X / 978-0-7862-9017-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Field of Darkness
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-89296-023-X / 978-0-89296-023-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Field of Darkness (Madeline Dare, Book 1) (A Madeline Dare Novel)
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-446-69949-7 / 978-0-446-69949-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

2008 : USA Audio CD

Title: A Field of Darkness - on Playaway
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 1-60775-362-6 / 978-1-60775-362-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playawya
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July 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Field of Darkness
Author(s): Cornelia Read
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Field of Darkness
Author(s): Cornelia Read
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Field of Darkness (Madeline Dare Mysteries, Book 1)(LIBRARY EDITION)
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-7861-6746-7 / 978-0-7861-6746-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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June 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Field of Darkness
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-7861-4662-1 / 978-0-7861-4662-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Field of Darkness (Madeline Dare Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-7861-7287-8 / 978-0-7861-7287-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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May 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Field of Darkness
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-7861-7709-8 / 978-0-7861-7709-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Field of Darkness [UNABRIDGED]
Author(s): Cornelia Read
ISBN: 0-7861-4465-3 / 978-0-7861-4465-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

July 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Field of Darkness (A Madeline Dare Novel)
Author(s): Cornelia Read
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2007 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Field of Darkness (A Madeline Dare Novel)
Author(s): Cornelia Read
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK