Murder by the Book by Eric Brown
(A Langham and Dupre Mystery)

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Synopsis

London, 1955. When crime writer Donald Langham’s literary agent asks for his help in sorting out ‘a delicate matter’, little does Langham realize what he’s getting himself into. For a nasty case of blackmail leads inexorably to murder as London’s literary establishment is rocked by a series of increasingly bizarre deaths. With three members of the London Crime Writers’ Association coming to sudden and violent ends, what at first appeared to be a series of suicides looks suspiciously like murder – and there seems to be something horribly familiar about the various methods of despatch.
With the help of his literary agent’s assistant, the delectable Maria Dupre, Langham finds himself drawing on the skills of his fictional detective hero as he hunts a ruthless and fiendishly clever killer – a killer with old scores to settle.
 

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Published June 30, 2014 by Severn House Large Print. 384 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Oregon Live

In that book, Brown had his readers solving puzzles and invested in helping his hero, Harvard professor and symbologist Robert Langdon.

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New York Magazine

First, the writers enlisted by the Court TV series haven’t actually written books of their own about the cases being recapped.

Nov 04 2007 | Read Full Review of Murder by the Book (A Langham...