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The Mummers' Curse

(1996)
(The seventh book in the Amanda Pepper series)
A novel by

 
 
The famous Mummers' Parade is an extravaganza that draws enormous crowds who cheer as more than thirty thousand clowns, string bands, and fancy brigades strut their stuff up Broad Street. But this year, while the music blares and the Mummers dance, a reveling Pierrot suddenly sinks to the ground, shot dead. Amanda is, at first, only a horrified spectator. But when the prime suspect - her friend and fellow teacher at Philly Prep - falsely claims to have been with her at the time of the murder, Amanda can no longer stay on the sidelines. Is the murder a flare-up of deadly rivalries? Is it connected with the disappearance, the week before Christmas, of another Mummer, the heir of a meatpacking family? Does someone disapprove of the Mummers' feathers, sequins, and string bands? And why is no one in the tight-knit world Amanda investigates willing to tell the truth about anything?

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

August 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mummers' Curse
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
ISBN: 0-345-40323-1 / 978-0-345-40323-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

April 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Mummers' Curse
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
ISBN: 0-517-30080-X / 978-0-517-30080-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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May 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Mummers' Curse (Amanda Pepper Mysteries)
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
ISBN: 0-345-40324-X / 978-0-345-40324-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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May 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mummers' Curse
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
ISBN: 0-345-49031-2 / 978-0-345-49031-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

November 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Mummer's Curse
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Mummer's Curse
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Mummer's Curse
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
ISBN: 0-7887-0667-5 / 978-0-7887-0667-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mummer's Curse (An Amanda Pepper Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): Gillian Roberts
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing
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