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Death in the Fifth Position

(1952)
(The first book in the Peter Sargeant series)
A novel by

 
 
In Death in the Fifth Position, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is hired by a ballet company on the eve of a major upcoming performance. Handling the press seems to be no problem, but when a rising star in the company is killed during the performance - dropped from thirty feet above the stage, crashing to her death in a perfect fifth position - Sargent has a real case on his hands. As he ingratiates himself with the players behind the scenes (especially one lovely young ballerina), he finds that this seemingly graceful ballet company is performing their most dramatic acts behind the curtain. There are sharp rivalries, sordid affairs, and shady characters. Sargent, though, has no trouble staying on point and proving that the ballerina killer is no match for his keen eye and raffish charm.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0-922890-62-5 / 978-0-922890-62-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Armchair Detective Library
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March 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0-922890-60-9 / 978-0-922890-60-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Armchair Detective Library
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1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death in the fifth position
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-922890-61-7 / 978-0-922890-61-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Armchair Detective Library
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July 1984 : UK Hardback

Title: Death in the Fifth Position
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-85119-655-1 / 978-0-85119-655-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P
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1952 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death in the fifth position
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-434-08253-8 / 978-0-434-08253-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position (Peter Cutler Sargeant II)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0-307-74142-7 / 978-0-307-74142-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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June 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death in the fifth position (Atlantic large print)
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-89340-720-8 / 978-0-89340-720-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
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June 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position (Panther Books)
Author(s): Edgar Box
ISBN: 0-586-05411-1 / 978-0-586-05411-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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October 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position (Vintage Mystery, V-54)
Author(s): Edgar Box (pseud Gore Vidal)
ISBN: 0-394-74054-8 / 978-0-394-74054-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position (An Edgar Box Mystery)
Author(s): Gore Vidal, Edgar Box
ISBN: 1-5436-9690-2 / 978-1-5436-9690-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2019 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position (An Edgar Box Mystery)
Author(s): Edgar Box Gore Vidal
ISBN: 1-5436-9691-0 / 978-1-5436-9691-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death in the Fifth Position (Peter Cutler Sargeant II Book 1)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA