One Large Coffin to Go: A Polly Deacon Mystery

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Dundurn, Sep 1, 2003 - Fiction - 272 pages
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In the fourth Polly Deacon mystery, pregnant and grumpy, Polly yearns to escape the increasingly annoying advice of family and friends. When an opportunity comes up to travel to England to attend a puppetry conference, she jumps at it, in spite of her "delicate condition". The trouble starts when someone tries to steal her luggage at the airport, and by the time she arrives in Canterbury, she knows someone’s stalking her. When another woman is found dead, a mangled puppet nearby, the question arises - is Polly next? Set against the backdrop of the ancient town where Thomas Becket was murdered, this fourth Polly Deacon mystery places puppet-maker Polly in the middle of a pea-souper fog, eluding a persistent thug, refusing to cooperate with the police and desperately trying to stay out of trouble. This is hard to do - when you’re sleuthing for two.

 

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It's always fun as a Canuck to read a book based on geography and cultures that I'm familiar with :D. The heroine, Polly, was an absolute hoot, and I loved the way the story wove around her impending ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
11
Chapter Three
19
Chapter Four
26
Chapter Five
42
Chapter Six
50
Chapter Seven
60
Chapter Eight
69
Chapter Sixteen
140
Chapter Seventeen
151
Chapter Eighteen
159
Chapter Nineteen
170
Chapter Twenty
182
Chapter TwentyOne
192
Chapter TwentyTwo
202
Chapter TwentyThree
212

Chapter Nine
79
Chapter Ten
87
Chapter Eleven
93
Chapter Twelve
102
Chapter Thirteen
111
Chapter Fourteen
120
Chapter Fifteen
129
Chapter TwentyFour
223
Chapter TwentyFive
233
Chapter TwentySix
241
Chapter TwentySeven
251
Epilogue
261
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About the author (2003)

H. Mel Malton was born in England and emigrated with her family to Canada in the 1960s. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and her first mystery novel, Down in the Dumps was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Her first young adult series, The Alan Nearing Mysteries, began with The Drowned Violin, and was followed by Pioneer Poltergeist. She lives in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

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