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Manning Coles

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

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Sep 20, 2011, 10:47am Top

I'm a huge Manning Coles fan and have managed to get a copy of all but one of the novels. I am looking for "Death Keeps a Secret," a short story published in John Creasey's "The Bedside Mystery Book." There are 6 or 7 of these books; would anyone be able to tell me which one has this story?

Sep 23, 2011, 10:07pm Top

I'm 95% sure it's the first in the series, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1960 . . . but if you're buying from a dealer I'd definitely double-check with them before committing! :-)

Good luck!

Sep 24, 2011, 12:28am Top

> 2. You're right -- it is the 1960 edition.

Edited: Sep 24, 2011, 9:21am Top

I have all the Tommy Hambledon books and some of the ghost series which were reprinted recently, but I hadn't realised there were some short stories. I assume I must have read them as I read all the Bedside mystery books from the library when they were published. My father was an avid mystery reader and introduced me to all the classic detective series but I must admit I fell in love with Tommy Hambledon at a very early age and was delighted to replace my last paperback with a hardbook a few weeks ago. It was Dangerous by nature and I'd been hunting it for years.

Sep 27, 2011, 4:33pm Top

'A Brother for Hugh' (USA 'With Intent to Deceive') is a Manning Coles book which I regularly re-read, most likely because I find the antics of Campbell and Forgan with that armchair which they 'borrow' from the Selkirk's residential hotel especially entertaining.

‘Aurélien Arkadiusz’

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