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Detective Book Club 3-in-1 Mystery Omnibuses for 1982

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  Detective Book Club for January 1982.
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret on the Defensive (1981 Harcourt)
  • Stevenson, Anne. Turkish Rondo (1981 Morrow)
  • Michaels, Barbara. Someone in the House (1981 Dodd, Mead)
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  Inner Circle for January/February 1982.
  • Mackay, Amanda. Death On The Eno (1981 Little, Brown)
  • Shaw, Howard. Death Of A Don (1981 Scribner)
  • Layne, Marion Margery. The Balloon Affair (1981 Dodd, Mead)
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  Inner Circle for January/February 1982.
  • Ashford, Jeffrey. The Loss Of The Culion (1981 Walker)
  • Dobyns, Stephen. Saratoga Swimmer (1981 Atheneum)
  • Cody, Liza. Dupe (1981 Scribner)
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  Detective Book Club for February 1982.
  • Pentecost, Hugh. Sow Death, Reap Death (1981 Dodd, Mead)
  • Woods, Sara. Dearest Enemy (1981 Sdt Martins)
  • Cleary, Jon. The Golden Sabre (1981 Morrow)
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  Detective Book Club for March 1982.
  • Haggard, William. The Money Men (1981 Walker)
  • Hillerman, Tony. The Dark Wind (1982 Harper)
  • Underwood, Michael. Double Jeopardy (1981 St Martins)
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  Detective Book Club issue assigned to 1982
  • Frimmer, Steven. Dead Matter (1981 Holt, Rinehart & Winston)
  • Clark, Douglas. Roast Eggs (1981 Dodd, Mead)
  • Mitchell, Gladys. The Death-Cap Dancers (1981 St Martins)
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  Detective Book Club issue assigned to 1982
  • Webster, Noah. A Problem In Prague (1982 Doubleday)
  • Roy Harley. A Cracking of Spines (1981 St Martins)
  • DeAndrea, William L.. Killed In The Act (1981 Doubeday)
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  Detective Book Club for April 1982.
  • Bagby, George. The Sitting Duck (1981 Doubleday)
  • Babson, Marian. Line Up For Murder (1981 Walker)
  • Barnard, Robert. Death By Sheer Torture (1981 Scribner)
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  Detective Book Club for May 1982.
  • McMullen, Mary. Better Off Dead (1982 Doubleday)
  • Canning, Victor. Memory Boy (1981 Morrow)
  • Gash, Jonathan. The Vatican Rip (1981 Ticknor & Fields)
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  Inner Circle for May/June 1982.
  • Bellairs, George. All Roads To Sospel (1981 Walker)
  • Langton, Jane. Natural Enemy (1982 Ticknor & Fields)
  • Serafin, David. Saturday Of Glory (1981 St Martins)
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  Inner Circle for May/June 1982.
  • Smith, Kay Nolte. Catching Fire (1982 Coward, McCann & Geoghegan)
  • Crispin, Edmund. Frequent Hearses (1981 Walker)
  • Ward, Edmund. The Baltic Emerald (1981 St Martins)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Scattershot; Saint Peter's Fair; Raven's Revenge   from 1982 Detective Book Club for June 1982.
  • Pronzini, Bill. Scattershot (1982 St Martins)
  • Peters, Ellis. Saint Peter's Fair (1981 Mysterious Press)
  • Mackenzie, Donald. Raven's Revenge (1982 Houghton Mifflin)
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  Detective Book Club for July 1982. Twice Shy is powerful evidence of just how successful Dick Francis was; there are well over a hundred copies of the preceding Michael Joseph British edition available on the used book market (in August 2020).
  • Francis, Dick. Twice Shy (1982 Putnam)
  • Stein, Aaron Marc. Hangman's Row (1982 Doubleday)
  • Babson, Marian. Bejewelled Death (1982 Walker)
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  Detective Book Club issue assigned to 1982
  • McInerny, Ralph. Let Us Prey (1982 Vanguard)
  • Mantell, Laurie. Murder and Chips (1980 Walker)
  • Jeffries, Roderic. Unseemly End (1981 St Martins)
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  Titles were all first published in the US prior to 1983, but this issue is not in Cook, and so is assumed to be after October 1983.
  • Healey, Ben. Midnight Ferry to Venice (1981 Walker)
  • Hilton, John Buxton. Green Frontier (1981 St Martins)
  • Melville, James. A Sort of Samurai (1981 St Martins)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Hand Of Fate; The Copenhagen Connection; The Faraway Drums  from 1982 Detective Book Club for August 1982.
  • Underwood, Michael. Hand Of Fate (1982 St Martins)
  • Peters, Elizabeth. The Copenhagen Connection (1982 St Martins)
  • Cleary, Jon. The Faraway Drums (1982 Morrow)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Maigret Has Doubts; With Intent To Kill; Thinner Than Water  from 1982 Detective Book Club for September 1982.
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret Has Doubts (1982 Harcourt)
  • Pentecost, Hugh. With Intent To Kill (1982 Dodd, Mead)
  • Ferrars, E.X.. Thinner Than Water (1982 Doubleday)
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  Inner Circle for September/October 1982. The Manuscript Murders is a reissue from way back in 1934.
  • Sherburne, James. Death's Clenched Fist (1982 Houghton Mifflin)
  • Thomson, June. Shadow Of A Doubt (1982 Doubleday)
  • Lewis, Roy. The Manuscript Murders (1982 St Martins)
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  Inner Circle for September/October 1982.
  • Clarke, Anna. Desire To Kill (1982 Doubleday)
  • Davey, Jocelyn. Murder In Paradise (1982 Walker)
  • Hammond, Gerald. Fair Game (1982 St Martins)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Next of Kin; Enter a Gentlewoman; Hollow Vengeance   from 1982 Detective Book Club for October 1982.
  • Eberhart, Mignon G.. Next of Kin (1982 Random House)
  • Woods, Sara. Enter a Gentlewoman (1982 St Martins)
  • Morice, Anne. Hollow Vengeance (1982 St Martins)
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  Detective Book Club for November 1982.
  • Haggard, William. The Mischief Makers (1982 Walker)
  • Bagby, George. The Golden Creep (1982 Doubleday)
  • Gilbert, Michael. End-Game (1982 Harper)
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  Inner Circle for November/December 1982.
  • Dewhurst, Eileen. Curtain Fall (1982 Doubleday)
  • Crane, Caroline. The Foretelling (1982 Dodd, Mead)
  • Lovell, Marc. Spy On The Run (1982 Doubleday)
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  Inner Circle for November/December 1982.
  • Grimes, Martha. The Old Fox Deceiv'd (1982 Little, Brown)
  • Dean, S.F.X.. Such Pretty Toys (1982 Walker)
  • Hebden, Mark. Pel And The Faceless Corpse (1982 Walker)
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  Detective Book Club for December 1982.
  • Curtiss, Ursula. Dog In The Manger (1982 Dodd, Mead)
  • Bagley, Desmond. Windfall (1982 Summit)
  • Peters, Ellis. The Leper of Saint Giles (1982 Morrow)
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