Jack on the Gallows Tree
By (author) Leo Bruce
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Jack on the Gallows Tree by Leo Bruce
Book DescriptionWithin an hour or two the dead bodies of two elderly ladies are discovered in the vicinity of Buddington-on-the-Hill; both had been strangled. Each is found lying full-length, clasping in her hand the stem of Madonna lily. The work of a maniac? Two murderers working together? It's up to Carolous Deene to find out. Enough clever little twists to puzzle even the seasoned mystery reader who will recognise Leo Bruce as a master of the genre.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780897330725
(175mm x 115mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Academy Chicago Publishers
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1983
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leo Bruce
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Carolus Deene becomes involved in his latest adventure when a famous restaurateur is threatened by a protection racketeer and a well-known writer of cookbooks is murdered under extraordinary circumstances.
Furious Old Women, Paperback (January 1983)» View all books by Leo Bruce
Mysterious doings in a churchyard. A catalogue of crime calls this probably Bruce's wittiest and best-plotted novel to date. A very ingenious idea...a fine surprise in the last moments. The humour and wit are of a high order....
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Author Biography - Leo Bruce
Leo Bruce is the nom de plume of Rupert Croft-Cooke, who wrote some 125 mysteries, biographies and memoirs. He died in 1980. There are twenty-two mysteries featuring Deene, of which Academy Chicago has already published eleven. "Death at Hallows End" starts the new hardcover series. The remaining novels will be published over the next several seasons. First published in 1964, "Death at Hallows End--"like all Carolus Deene novels--appears in the U.S. for the first time under an American imprint.
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