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A dark coffin, Gwendoline Butler

Label
A dark coffin
Title
A dark coffin
Statement of responsibility
Gwendoline Butler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marriage is proving anything but dull for Commander John Coffin, keeper of the peace in London's Second City. With grande dame of the stage Stella Pinero in his life, Coffin's days lack no drama. When the curtain comes down on opening night in Stella's newly transformed theater, Joe and Josie Macintosh are found stabbed to death in their theater box. A curious note left next to their bodies reveals that Joe and Josie Macintosh have carried out a suicide pact. But the couple's double suicide follows closely on the heels of an unexpected visitor from Coffin's past: Inspector Harry Trent. Coffin worked with Trent years ago, and now Trent is searching for his identical twin brother - a dangerous man; a man who might already have killed a woman; a man Trent fears might have threatened violence to the Macintoshes, the couple who fostered the twins as children. Coffin quickly realizes that the illusions of the theater mean that nothing is as it seems; such is the case in the Macintoshes' apparent suicide. As Coffin investigates the couple's death, he learns he must find not only their killer but also their true identities. And then there is the persistent, looming question: Who is Harry Trent and what is he capable of doing? The answer lies in the past - bizarre, terrifying, and horribly real ... Coffin will find Stella's knowledge of the theater indispensable if he is to solve this mystery of Jekylls and Hydes on both sides of the footlights
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After a theatrical performance, two corpses are found in the theater, and Commander John Coffin is called in to find out if the two victims carried out a bizarre suicide pact or they were the first casualties in a murder plot
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
001160
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Gwendoline
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.U813
LC item number
D37 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
John Coffin mysteries
Series volume
0027
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coffin, John (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • London (England)
  • Coffin, John (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
A dark coffin, Gwendoline Butler
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Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34875956
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780312145774
Lccn
96025900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34875956
Label
A dark coffin, Gwendoline Butler
Link
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34875956
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780312145774
Lccn
96025900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34875956

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