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Sleeping in the Blood

(1991)
(Murder in Waiting)
(The fifth book in the Augustus Maltravers series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Richardson introduced his journalist-sleuth Gus Maltravers in his 1985 John Creasey Award-winning The Latimer Mercy. In this welcome second appearance Maltravers is thrilled to gain an exclusive interview with Jenni Hilton, a '60s singer/star making a comeback. But his investigative instincts are aroused when Jenni denies remembering a despicable record producer who plunged to his death from his plush high-rise apartment building in 1968. As Maltravers knows, Jenni was a key witness at the inquest which occurred just before she withdrew from the limelight some 20 years ago. And, as the title suggests, murder has been waiting in the wings ever since. Jenni's return coincides with the questionable suicide of an acquaintance of Maltravers. A threat to Jenni keeps the suspense alive as Maltravers investigates connections among a highly varied cast of characters ranging from the flamboyant owner of an exclusive dress shop to a self-made car dealer who is successful in business but miserably manipulated by the women in his life. Thanks to Richardson's skillful characterization, murders past and present retain their immediacy.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Sleeping in the Blood
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-7505-0428-5 / 978-0-7505-0428-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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September 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder in Waiting
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-312-06466-7 / 978-0-312-06466-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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May 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sleeping in the Blood
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-575-05075-6 / 978-0-575-05075-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sleeping in the Blood
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 1-873567-00-6 / 978-1-873567-00-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scorpion Press
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Paperback Editions

January 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: MURDER IN WAITING (GUS MALTRAVERS) -- BARGAIN BOOK
Author(s): ROBERT RICHARDSON
ISBN: 0-373-28006-8 / 978-0-373-28006-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide
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May 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sleeping in the Blood
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 0-575-05319-4 / 978-0-575-05319-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

February 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Sleeping in the Blood: Unabridged
Author(s): Robert Richardson
ISBN: 1-85496-994-3 / 978-1-85496-994-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in Waiting (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 5)
Author(s): Robert Richardson
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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