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CAT'S CRADLE: CURZON, Clare

CAT'S CRADLE

CURZON, Clare

ISBN 10: 0312076649 / ISBN 13: 9780312076641
Published by St Martin's, NY, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1992. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in verdant green boards in bucolic dust jacket. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Dust jacket is wrinkled at spine head and a light abrasion on the front bottom corner. Featuring Detective-Superintendent Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley Police Force. Bookseller Inventory # 000521

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Title: CAT'S CRADLE

Publisher: St Martin's, NY

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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When the local outcast of Thames Valley is found shot to death, Detective-Superintendent Mike Yeadings investigates the old woman's murder and quickly comes up with a long list of suspects. By the author of The Blue-Eyed Boy.

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When eccentric, reclusive spinster Lorely Pelling is found dead from a shotgun blast in the woods separating her house, a veritable cat sanctuary, from the upscale converted farmhouse belonging to the Welch family, Detective-Superintendent Yeadings, Thames Valley CID (The Blue-Eyed Boy, Three-Core Lead), is called in. His inquiries reveal that Miss Pelling's will left everything to young Amanda and Rory Welch, her ``kin,'' though their parents deny it; that a cat shot with her had been buried separately; and that the distraught Rory was so determined to protect someone that he soon tried suicide--twice. Was the secretive old lady blackmailing either Rory's mum or dad? Did the lad himself kill her? Various red herrings lead to the Welch stableboy, a former con, and to poor Peter, the simpleton who helped Miss Pelling with her cats. But it's innuendos about Miss Pelling's past (did she hush up the birth of a son?) that eventually draw Yeadings toward a motive. The narrow focus, strife among the classes, and carefully delineated clues are typical of Curzon and the civilized provincial police procedural and, here, prove a welcome balance to Yeadings's somewhat tedious introspection. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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