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There Must Be Some Mistake

Babson, Marian

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ISBN 10: 0002318318 / ISBN 13: 9780002318310
Published by Collins Crime Club, London, 1975
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First British edition: "First published 1975." Inscribed and signed by the author: "For E.-- With all good wishes---Marian Babson" on the front endpaper. Book is red cloth with gold lettering on spine. Jacket is not price-clipped; shows "pound-sign 2.75 NET." Jacket has a one-inch closed tear on the back, and a 3/4-inch closed tear with some wrinkling on the upper left front. First British edition is rare; signed British editions even more so. Brodart-protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000022

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Title: There Must Be Some Mistake

Publisher: Collins Crime Club, London

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Karen is face to face with danger after learning that her husband, the chairman of Harding Handicrafts, disappeared with a large sum of money and his beautiful secretary

From Publishers Weekly:

The latest mystery by the popular British author is less engaging than its many predecessors (Weekend for Murder, etc.). This novel quickly becomes static, although the initial premise is intriguing. Karen Randolph hears that her husband John is missing, along with his secretary, Grace Stevens, and a fortune in bearer bonds that John is supposed to be carrying in his capacity as a director of Harding Handicrafts. The firm's prized designer, Karen is visited by a stream of company executives, who assure her that they will keep the situation from the police and prevent a scandal. Sustained by faith in John, Karen tries to find evidence of guilt in Harding associates: the clever accountant Simone, her wimpy husband Derek, the Livingstons, a couple who offer Karen a trip to America, and others. Although there are plenty of events, Babson fails to make the narrative move in her usually skillful style, and the potential thriller is only moderately entertaining.
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