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Watching the Detectives

(1983)
(The third book in the Inspector Jan Argand series)
A novel by

 
 
CRIME WITH A POLITICAL EDGE
In Brabt, the trains run on time and the bags you lose end up at the lost-and-found. Suddenly, the clockwork state is interrupted - by police brutality and terrorist violence. Headlines and news bulletins put the blame on 'left-wing violence committed to the overthrow of the state'. Commissioner Jan Argand agrees, until an anti-nuclear demonstration turns into a near massacre and Argand himself narrowly escapes an attempt on his life.
Julian Rathbone is a highly original artist who uses the thriller form to comment on the increasing violence and absurdity of the post-industrial world we live in. The Literary Review.

    

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Used availability for Julian Rathbone's Watching the Detectives

Hardback Editions

February 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Watching the Detectives
Author(s): Julian Rathbone
ISBN: 0-394-53281-3 / 978-0-394-53281-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon Books
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July 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Watching the Detectives
Author(s): Julian Rathbone
ISBN: 0-7181-2249-6 / 978-0-7181-2249-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Watching the Detectives (Pluto crime)
Author(s): Julian Rathbone
ISBN: 0-7453-0011-1 / 978-0-7453-0011-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pluto Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK