Coffin, Scarcely Used by Colin Watson audiobook
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Coffin, Scarcely Used

By Colin Watson
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Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9781788420150

The Flaxborough Mystery Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781713539247

  • ISBN: 9781713539247

Runtime: 6.26 Hours
Category: Fiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the respectable seaside town of Flaxborough, the equally respectable councillor Harold Carobleat is laid to rest. Cause of death: pneumonia.  

But he is scarcely cold in his coffin before Detective Inspector Purbright, affable and annoyingly polite, must turn out again to examine the death of Carobleat's neighbour, Marcus Gwill, former prop. of the local rag, the Citizen

This time it looks like foul play, unless a surfeit of marshmallows had led the late and rather unlamented Mr Gwill to commit suicide by electrocution. ('Power without responsibility', murmurs Purbright.) How were the dead men connected, both to each other and to a small but select band of other town worthies? Purbright becomes intrigued by a stream of advertisements Gwill was putting in the Citizen, for some very oddly named antique items....

Witty and a little wicked, Colin Watson's tales offer a mordantly entertaining cast of characters and laugh-out-loud wordplay.

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Author Bio: Colin Watson

Author Bio: Colin Watson

Colin Watson (1920–1983) was born south London. At age seventeen he was appointed cub reporter on a regional newspaper. His years as a journalist in the Lincolnshire market town proved formative, and he collected there much of the material that provided the basis for the Flaxborough novels. He won two CWA Silver Dagger awards from Crime Writers of America. And the Flaxborough series was adapted for television by the BBC under the title Murder Most English.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English