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The Latimer Mercy

(1985)
(An Act of Evil)
(The first book in the Augustus Maltravers series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
American thriller buffs are sure to give this British author's first novel a warm reception. The story begins with the theft of the Latimer Mercy Bible, which contains the misprint ''merry'' corrected by the martyr Hugh Latimer during the 16th century. Augustus (Gus) Maltravers, playwright, is visiting his sister and brother-in-law in Vercaster when the treasure is stolen from the cathedral. A planned festival there goes on, nonetheless, and Gus's friend Diana Porter is a smash hit in the one-woman show he has created for her. Then Diana vanishes, as suddenly as the Bible, and the dramatist helps the police interrogate the many suspects, including members of the clergy. A small clue leads Gus to the guilty person but not in time to prevent a hideous crime. Richardson's thriller is grand entertainment; it never slips into sensationalism, thanks to his deft handling and suave wit. Bravo.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Latimer Mercy (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-7451-0352-9 / 978-0-7451-0352-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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January 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Latimer Mercy
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-312-47267-6 / 978-0-312-47267-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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January 1986 : Hardback

Title: Latimer Mercy
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 5551407810 / 978-5551407812
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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August 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: Latimer Mercy
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-575-03703-2 / 978-0-575-03703-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

June 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Latimer Mercy
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-575-04537-X / 978-0-575-04537-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 1993 : Paperback

Title: The Latimer Mercy
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 9993996904 / 978-9993996903
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Latimer Mercy (Signet Mystery)
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-451-15106-2 / 978-0-451-15106-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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