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Death Before Bedtime

(1953)
(The second book in the Peter Sargeant series)
A novel by

 
 
In Death Before Bedtime, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is invited to the home of a venerable senator to help strategize his imminent run for president. On the night before he's to announce, though, the senator is murdered in his bed. No longer needed as a political publicist, Sargent finds himself helping the police find the killer. He deftly navigates an eccentric cast of characters, all of whom are suspects: the rebellious daughter; the sycophantic aide; the grieving widow; and the power-hungry governor with his eye on the senator's job. Somehow, between charming the senator's daughter and glad-handing Washington's elite, Sargent still manages to methodically put the pieces into place and sees that politics truly is a cut-throat business.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Before Bedtime
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-922890-90-0 / 978-0-922890-90-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Armchair Detective Library
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December 1985 : UK Hardback

Title: Death Before Bedtime (Atlantic Large Print Books)
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-7451-9088-X / 978-0-7451-9088-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Before Bedtime (Peter Cutler Sargeant II)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0-307-74143-5 / 978-0-307-74143-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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December 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death before bedtime (Atlantic large print)
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-89340-920-0 / 978-0-89340-920-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
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July 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death Before Bedtime (Panther Books)
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-586-05408-1 / 978-0-586-05408-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Before Bedtime
Author(s): Edgar Box, Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0-394-74053-X / 978-0-394-74053-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

November 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: Death Before Bedtime (An Edgar Box Mystery)
Author(s): Gore Vidal, Edgar Box
ISBN: 1-5436-9688-0 / 978-1-5436-9688-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: Death Before Bedtime (An Edgar Box Mystery)
Author(s): Gore Vidal, Edgar Box
ISBN: 1-5436-9687-2 / 978-1-5436-9687-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death Before Bedtime (Peter Cutler Sargeant II Book 2)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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