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Dark Undertakings

(1999)
(The first book in the Drew Slocombe series)
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Fifty-five-year-old Jim Lapsford makes an unusually healthy-looking corpse. A lifelong devotee of vitamin pills and herbal remedies, it seems almost ironic that he has succumbed to a heart attack, but his doctor is convinced that this is the case.

Trainee undertaker Drew Slocombe isn't so sure. As an ex-nurse, Drew is convinced that there is enough conflicting medical evidence to merit a coroner's inquest at least. And then there's Jim's personal life: In addition to a long-suffering wife, two sons, and a grieving terrier, Jim appears to have left behind a series of scorned mistresses.

Everyone else seems happy to accept the doctor's verdict, and Drew knows he shouldn't rock the boat. But can he really turn his back on murder? With plenty of suspects, zero proof, and Jim's cremation just days away, Drew sure has his work cut out for him.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark Undertakings
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
ISBN: 0-312-26570-0 / 978-0-312-26570-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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January 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Undertakings
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
ISBN: 0-7505-1624-0 / 978-0-7505-1624-2 (UK edition)
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October 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Undertakings
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
ISBN: 0-7499-0505-0 / 978-0-7499-0505-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Dark Undertakings (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
ISBN: 1-4596-6979-7 / 978-1-4596-6979-6 (Canada edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Undertakings (West Country)
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
ISBN: 0-7490-4018-1 / 978-0-7490-4018-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Undertakings
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
ISBN: 0-7499-3178-7 / 978-0-7499-3178-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Undertakings (West Country Mysteries)
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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May 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Undertakings (West Country Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Rebecca Tope
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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