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The Seven Sleepers

Ferrars, E. X.

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ISBN 10: 0802751520 / ISBN 13: 9780802751522
Published by Crime Club by Collins, London, 1970
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo in red cloth in green jacket; 222 pp., 21 cm. In English. || Abstract: The late Professor Garvie-Brown of Edinburgh, it transpired, had murdered seven wives, four bigamously, profiting by each marriage and was regarded as a wonderful man by his colleagues. What were his descendants do about this and what particularly ought they do when the Professor's eighth wife, who astonishingly, survived him, shows signs of developing a conscience and feels that his descendants should do something for a young man in London, who it has been discovered is the sole surviving grandson of one of his bigamous wives. Luke wants no help but his wealthy relations, a High Court Judge, a doctor and another professor are not sure that blackmail will not surface and Luke and a private detective are drawn into their lives and problems and to an eighth murder. SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Bigamy -- Fiction. Near fine(-) copy in very good jacket protected in mylar; DJ is lightly edgeworn with several chips especially to spine ends; very short closed tears to top edge of jacket; very small closed tear to spine head; light foxing to top and fore edges; o/w tight, square copy; cloth is clean; pages are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; binding is square; a gently loved copy. Bookseller Inventory # 86010

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Title: The Seven Sleepers

Publisher: Crime Club by Collins, London

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

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The family of the late Professor Garvie-Brown, particularly his eighth wife, discover that he murdered his previous seven wives, four of whom he had married bigamously. They fear that if the truth were known they would be ruined, and so discover to hide it. By the author of "Murder Among Friends".

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Young Luke Latimer reluctantly becomes involved in the search for a diary that will prove his late, learned, and wealthy grandfather was a serial wife-killer. Other family members will go to any lengths--including murder--to avoid scandal. The action takes place in London and Edinburgh, necessitating a variety of English and Scots accents. Garard Green handles these with alacrity and is also adept at slowing his narrative just a hair when something dramatic is about to happen. His obviously mature voice gives an objectivity to what is essentially Luke's story though it's told in the third person. All in all, it's hard to fault this full-length reading of one of Ferrars's more than seventy books. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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