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The Second Strain

Burke, John

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ISBN 10: 0709071507 / ISBN 13: 9780709071501
Published by Robert Hale, London, 2002
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Nice, unsold, unread first British edition, first printing of this police procedural featuring Detective Inspector Lesley Gunn. Bookseller Inventory # 002076

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Title: The Second Strain

Publisher: Robert Hale, London

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st British Edition, 1st Printing

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Involved in plans to establish the town of Kilstane as a music festival center, Sir Nicholas Torrance faces problems when a corpse is found in the main concert venue. Sent to his aid is Detective Inspector Lesley Gunn, who is still emotionally bruised from their last encounter. She becomes enmeshed not just in a murder investigation, but in musical puzzles taxing all her powers of deduction. John Burke presents an entertaining mystery, and a tantalizing question of whether the laird and the sleuth will at last come together, or whether a tempestuous woman violinist will wreck things for them and others.

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John Burke had several short stories published before winning an Atlantic Award in Literature from the Rockefeller Foundation for his first novel, Swift Summer. He is now a full-time author and has had more than 140 books published, including five by Robert Hale: The Happy Invaders, Around the M25, Bareback, Death by Marzipan and Stalking Widow. John Burke lives in south-west Scotland.

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