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Who Pays the Piper

(1940)
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(A book in the Ernest Lamb series)
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"I wouldn't like to make you really angry, darling. You know, the only time I did you nearly scared me dead. I believe if you were really roused you might do something rather frightful."

Lucas Dale, new owner of King's Bourne, was flirting with danger when he showed his priceless collection of pearls to the guests assembled in his period salon. But when, under threat, he forced lovely Susan Lenox to break her engagement and consent to marry him, he started a train of events that inevitably led to murder, shattering the quiet of the English village. Bill Carrick, Susan's former fiance, is the primary suspect, but as Inspector Ernest Lamb and Detective Frank Abbott soon discover, Dale's questionable past offered motives of revenge and greed to darken the mystery. Motives which would lead another victim into the path of murder...

Who Pays the Piper? was first published in 1940. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

"When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself - and I always do." Mary Dell, Daily Mirror

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Patricia Wentworth's Who Pays the Piper

Hardback Editions

November 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Who Pays the Piper? (New Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 0-86220-613-8 / 978-0-86220-613-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dagger Crime
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July 1974 : UK Hardback

Title: Who Pays the Piper?
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 0-85046-548-6 / 978-0-85046-548-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Who Pays the Piper?: An Ernest Lamb Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 1-911413-01-5 / 978-1-911413-01-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Who Pays the Piper?
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Reading Essentials
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May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Who Pays the Piper?: An Ernest Lamb Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA