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One Man's Meat By Colin Watson

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For lovely Julia Harton, unhappily married to a brutally successful pet food executive, a dramatic death in the fairground seems to provide a deliciously easy means of escape.

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One Man's Meat by Colin Watson

For lovely Julia Harton, unhappily married to a brutally successful pet food executive, a dramatic death in the fairground seems to provide a deliciously easy means of escape. But for Inspector Purbright, it is the harbinger of a bizarre and increasingly nasty case. Mysteries abound, including the precise truth behind the initials RIP, the role of Happy Endings Inc, and, not least, the exact contents of certain tins of dog food. Flaxborough is a quiet market town in the east of England, discreetly prosperous, respectable, brimming with the provincial virtues. But beneath the bland surface, strange passions seethe. The little foibles of its citizens afford more than ample scope to the wisdom and pertinacity of Inspector Purbright. First published in 1977, One Man's Meat is the ninth novel in the Flaxborough series and displays Watson's characteristic dry wit and striking observation. 'Sharp and stylish and wickedly funny.' Literary Review 'Flaxborough, that olde-worlde town with Dada trimmings.' Sunday Times

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'Sharp and stylish and wickedly funny.' Literary Review, 'Flaxborough, that olde-worlde town with Dada trimmings.' Sunday Times

About Colin Watson


Colin Watson was born in 1920. He worked as a journalist but was most famous for his twelve 'Flaxborough' novels, set in a small fictional town in England. Four of the 'Flaxborough' novels were adapted for television by the BBC under the series title Murder Most English and Watson's Detective Inspector Purbright remains one of the most intellectual detectives in the crime genre. Colin Watson died in 1983.

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GOR003015697
One Man's Meat by Colin Watson
Colin Watson
A Flaxborough Mystery
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2009-11-03
192
057125585X
9780571255856
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