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Crook o' lune : a Lancashire mystery / E. C. R. Lorac ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.

Lorac, E. C. R., 1894-1958 (author.). Edwards, Martin, 1955- (writer of introduction.).


"Renowned for its authentic characters and settings based partly on the author's own experiences of life in the Lune Valley, E. C. R. Lorac's classic rural mystery returns to print for the first time since 1953. This edition includes an introduction by award-winning author Martin Edwards. "I'm minded of the way a fire spreads in dry bracken when we burn it off the fellside: tongues of flame this way and that-tis human tongues and words that's creeping like flames in brushwood." It all began up at High Gimmerdale with the sheep-stealing, a hateful act in the shepherding fells above the bend in the Lune River-the Crook o' Lune. Then came the fire at Aikengill house and with the leaping of the flames, death, disorder, and dangerous gossip came to the quiet moorlands. Visiting his friends, the Hoggetts, while searching for some farmland to buy up ahead of his retirement, Chief Inspector Robert Macdonald's trip becomes a busman's holiday when he is drawn to investigate the deadly blaze and the deep-rooted motives behind the rising spate of crimes"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781728278537 (trade paperback)
  • ISBN: 1728278538
  • Physical Description: 257 pages : map ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Poisoned Pen Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: Murder in the mill-race.
"Crook o'Lune was first published in 1953 by Collins, London"--Title page verso.
Subject: Macdonald, Robert (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Lancashire (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Covington Branch M LORAC E (Text) 33126026486112 New Adult Fiction Available -

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