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Murder by Numbers

#7 Langham and Dupre Mystery

Eric Brown



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Severn House
01 June 2021
And then there was one . . . can Donald Langham and Maria Dupre stop a killer who's picking off victims one by one?

December, 1956. Donald Langham's wife Maria Dupre receives a chilling invitation to attend a death at the home of Maxwell Falwell Fenton in Essex. The once-prominent artist has a number of enemies, and has faded into obscurity since the war ended. Is the invitation to his own death or someone else's?

Arriving at Winterfield on a cold winter evening, Donald and Maria meet five strangers who have also received numbered invitations. They all had a reason to hate or fear Maxwell - including Maria, who reveals a secret from her own past. But is she telling the whole truth?

The soiree produces a gruesome and dramatic twist, but it's about to get much worse when someone starts picking off the six, one by one. Can Donald untangle lies, betrayal, and incredible revelations to identify the killer before Maria becomes the next victim?
By:   Eric Brown
Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9781780297125
ISBN 10:   1780297122
Series:   A Langham & Dupre Mystery
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Two times winner of the British Science Fiction Award, Eric Brown is the author of thirty science fiction novels and numerous short story collections. He writes a monthly review column for the Guardian. He has written five previous Langham & Dupre mysteries, Murder by the Book, Murder at the Chase, Murder at the Loch, Murder Take Three and Murder Takes a Turn. Born in Haworth, West Yorkshire, he now lives near Dunbar in Scotland.

Reviews for Murder by Numbers (#7 Langham and Dupre Mystery)

Well-realized characters and a beautifully evoked setting * <b><i>Booklist</i></b> on <b><i>Murder Takes a Turn</i></b> * Charming . . . Fans of traditional country house mysteries will be gratified * <b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b> on <b><i>Murder Takes a Turn</i></b> * Appealing characters, lively dialogue, and some thought-provoking observations on post-WWII social changes in Britain * <b><i>Publishers Weekly</i></b> on <b><i>Murder Served Cold</i></b> * Another fine entry in a reliably entertaining series * <b><i>Booklist</i></b> on <b><i>Murder Served Cold</i></b> * A classic English mystery with plenty of unexpected plot twists * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * Clever plot twists spin the dramatic premise into a gripping tale. Agatha Christie fans will have fun * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * Brown . has a real knack for historical mystery; his version of Britain in the 1950s, especially the social strata that existed at the time, is vividly re-created and striking in its verisimilitude * <b>Booklist</b> *

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