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Dead On Arrival

(1986)
(The sixth book in the Inspector Thanet series)
A novel by

 
 
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Simpson's sixth story about the admirable British Inspector Luke Thanet involves the murder of Steven Long, possibly by Harry Carpenter, whose wife and child have died after Steve caused their car to crash. But the detective's methodical habits lead him to question others with reasons to hate the murder victim: his former wife and her new lover and Steve's younger brothers. Only his twin, Geoffrey, has a kind word for the deceased troublemaker. Although facts on the siblings' background provide Thanet and his partners with diverse avenues to explore, the case is at a standstill until the inspector adds two and two and gets an odd total. There is, in effect, a triple twist in the solution.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead on Arrival
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
ISBN: 0-7089-1716-X / 978-0-7089-1716-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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January 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead on Arrival
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
ISBN: 0-684-18732-9 / 978-0-684-18732-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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September 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead on Arrival
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
ISBN: 0-7181-2751-X / 978-0-7181-2751-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead on Arrival
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
ISBN: 0-553-27000-1 / 978-0-553-27000-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crimeline
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead On Arrival
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
ISBN: 0-7515-1411-X / 978-0-7515-1411-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead On Arrival
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
ISBN: 0-7221-7872-7 / 978-0-7221-7872-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

June 1987 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Dead on Arrival
Author(s): Terrence Hardiman
ISBN: 0-8161-9683-4 / 978-0-8161-9683-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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May 1987 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Dead on Arrival: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
ISBN: 0-7451-6288-6 / 978-0-7451-6288-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Dead on Arrival (The Inspector Thanet Mysteries Book 6)
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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August 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dead On Arrival
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
Publisher: Sphere
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August 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead On Arrival (Inspector Thanet)
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson
Publisher: Sphere
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