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The Dying of the Light

(1990)
(The fourth book in the Augustus Maltravers series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Playwright Augustus Maltravers, last seen in The Book of the Dead , encounters murder and festering passions in the Cornish fishing village of Porthennis, where his actress girlfriend is performing in the renowned summer theater. Elderly sculptor Martha Shaw is crushed to death by two tons of granite--her work-in-progress. Though her death is initially labeled an accident, her lover, failed poet Ruth Harvey, thinks otherwise, but when Ruth confides her suspicions to her friends, other members of the well-known Porthennis School of artists, they try to silence her. Taking an interest in the case at the urging of a local psychic who also believes that foul play is involved, Maltravers traces the group's ties back to the theater's founder, a woman who disappeared 40 years previously while swimming off the coast. The eccentricities of the surviving artists complicate the investigation before Maltravers's probing into the past flushes a contemporary murderer. Richardson has produced another civilized and cultured mystery, depicting in fine detail the atmosphere of a seaside holiday town.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Robert Richardson's The Dying of the Light

Hardback Editions

October 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dying of the Light
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-517-07675-6 / 978-0-517-07675-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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October 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dying of the Light
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-7505-0167-7 / 978-0-7505-0167-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dying of the Light
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-312-04308-2 / 978-0-312-04308-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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January 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dying of the Light
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-575-04729-1 / 978-0-575-04729-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

October 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dying of the Light (Thorndike Large Print Popular Series)
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-7505-0168-5 / 978-0-7505-0168-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dying of the Light
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-575-05091-8 / 978-0-575-05091-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

December 1995 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Dying of the Light: Unabridged
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 1-86042-096-6 / 978-1-86042-096-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dying of the Light (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 4)
Author(s): Robert Richardson
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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