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An Embarrassment of Corpses: Beechy, Alan

An Embarrassment of Corpses

Beechy, Alan

ISBN 10: 0312169361 / ISBN 13: 9780312169367
Published by St Martins Pr, 1997
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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NY: St. Martin's Press, 1997. Hard Cover w/ DJ. First Edition, first printing (stated with number line 10-1). SIGNED by author on title page. 8vo, 265 pp. A very nice copy with clean, crisp tight pages, no markings. DJ is not price clipped ($22.95). Book and Dust Jacket condition: Fine in mylar jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 4003

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Title: An Embarrassment of Corpses

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When children's author Oliver Swithin, creator of the notorious ""Finsbury the Ferret,"" finds an old friend's body floating in a Trafalgar Square fountain, he can't convince the police to treat the death as a murder.

But then more corpses turn up daily—on a tube station platform, in a botanical gardens hothouse, even in the middle of Piccadilly Circus—each murdered in an increasingly bizarre manner. It seems that a serial killer is at play, using London's landscape as his game board.

Oliver joins his uncle, Detective Superintendent Tim Mallard, in a race to uncover the pattern behind the growing number of deaths. But can they solve the murderer's puzzle? If they do, will it help them identify the next victim before the killer strikes again? And will Oliver ever reveal his secret passion for Mallard's assistant, the forbidding Detective Sergeant Effie Strongitharm?

And what does any of this have to do with a battery-operated ferret, the works of Lewis Carroll, the great London Scorpion Scare, the episode of the nude Macbeth, and Underwood Tooth, the world's leading expert on being ignored?

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Bound in the publisher's original black paper covered boards, spine stamped in gilt. 1st state binding error p. 201-233. Alan Beechy's first book, signed by him on the title page.

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