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Burning of Billy Toober

(1974)
(A book in the Detective Superintendent George Rogers series)
A novel by

 
 
Small-time crook and police-informer Billy Toober is dead worried. His latest treachery has put gang boss Grattan behind bars, so when the latter's fearsome brother Dummy is ordered to work Toober over, he pleads protection from his "friend" Detective Chief Superintendent Rogers. "Can't be done," says Rogers. That night a corpse is found in a burnt-out gardener's shed in the local park. The body has been deliberately and callously destroyed by fire to prevent recognition, but Rogers is able to identify the charred remains as those of the unfortunate Billy Toober. A murder investigation swings into action, headed by Rogers, whose nagging preoccupations - a suspicious wife and a demanding mistress - are forced to take second place to the destruction of a merciless gang of terrifying proportions. Jonathan Ross, the pseudonym of an ex-Detective Superintendent (John Rossiter), has written a gripping, authentically detailed crime novel with a well-structured plot, convincing characters, no loose ends, and a tremendous twist in the tail. Book Dust Jacket

Genre: Mystery    

Used availability for Jonathan Ross's Burning of Billy Toober

Hardback Editions

February 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Burning of Billy Toober (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Jonathan Ross
ISBN: 0-7451-0286-7 / 978-0-7451-0286-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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January 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Burning of Billy Toober
Author(s): Jonathan Ross
ISBN: 0-8027-5347-7 / 978-0-8027-5347-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
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March 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Burning of Billy Toober (Constable crime)
Author(s): Jonathan Ross
ISBN: 0-09-459610-7 / 978-0-09-459610-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Audio Editions

February 1991 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Burning of Billy Toober: Unabridged
Author(s): Jonathan Ross
ISBN: 1-85496-422-4 / 978-1-85496-422-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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