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Book cover ofEarly Morning Murder 1
  • Author: Miles BURTON
  • Publisher: Collins
  • Published: 1952
  • Description: Hardback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: Second
  • Ref: 14444
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This is a small-sized hardback (110 x 185mm) published by Collins for The Crime Club.  The title was first published in 1945.  Given the size of the book and the fact that there is no price printed on the front of the jacket, I think this may be an export edition.

The blue boards are badly bumped at head and tail of the book spine and are rubbed at the edges.  Heavy age tanning to pages making them very brown but still eminently readable.  The dust jacket is virtually complete  but is definitely showing its age.   Some chips at head and tail of the jacket spine and at the fold ins for the flaps.  Creased along top edge of front panel.  The jacket is generally rather grubby.  Some foxing internally.

A Desmond Merrion investigation.

SYNOPSIS:  “Life in the sleepy village of Swinbury Mordayne was tranquil and undisturbed.  Folk lived there only to provide material for the epitaphs on their own gravestones, yet this was the place that novelist Aylmer Flotman had decided to visit in order to seek inspiration for a book.  As it happened something did happen, and it started with the death of Lord Barromere, squire of the village, while out riding.  That mishap was followed rapidly by even more inexplicable events. ”


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