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A Dead Bore

(2008)
(The second book in the John Pickett series)
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Eager to escape London following the scandal of her husband's death, Lady Fieldhurst accepts an invitation to spend the summer in rural Yorkshire as the guest of Sir Gerald and Lady Hollingshead. She soon discovers, however, that country life is not the panacea she had hoped for: tension reigns and tempers flare at Hollingshead Place, due in large part to Lady Hollingshead's ambitions for her daughter, a lovely young lady destined for a brilliant marriage in spite of her love for a penniless curate.
When a dinner party ends with the death of the vicar--a kindly old soul whose only sin appears to be the authorship of a dull local history--Lady Fieldhurst suspects foul play and sends for Bow Street Runner John Pickett, with one stipulation: since she is a guest in the house, Picket must keep his connection to Bow Street a secret. Pickett obliges by presenting himself as her footman, complete with livery and powdered hair. But Pickett soon has his white-gloved hands full sifting through old secrets, uncovering hidden passions, and dealing with a demanding housekeeper--not to mention avoiding the younger daughter of the house, a precocious fourteen-year-old with a school girl infatuation for the faux footman. Then there is the problem of Lady Fieldhurst herself, at once an able assistant and an all too pleasant distraction...

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Dead Bore: Another John Pickett Mystery (Thorndike Press Large Print Clean Reads)
Author(s): Sheri Cobb South
ISBN: 1-4104-1620-8 / 978-1-4104-1620-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Dead Bore (Five Star Mystery Series)
Author(s): Sheri Cobb South
ISBN: 1-59414-711-6 / 978-1-59414-711-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Dead Bore: Another John Pickett mystery (John Pickett mysteries) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Sheri Cobb South
ISBN: 1-4839-5861-2 / 978-1-4839-5861-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Dead Bore: John Pickett Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Sheri Cobb South
Publisher: Sheri Cobb South
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Dead Bore: John Pickett Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Sheri Cobb South
Publisher: Sheri Cobb South
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Dead Bore: John Pickett Mysteries, Book 2
Author(s): Sheri Cobb South
Publisher: Sheri Cobb South
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Dead Bore: Another John Pickett Mystery (John Pickett Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Sheri Cobb South
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