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  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743482407
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Dead in the Morning: Green Popular Penguins


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Dr Patrick Grant uses his powers of logic and deduction to determine this is not the case, but he can only prove it at the expense of incriminating an innocent person. How will he solve this particular conundrum?

Mrs Ludlow is hated because of her arrogance and cruelty towards her children, whose lives she dominates. When a body turns up, all think Mrs Ludlow must be the murder victim. But it is actually her housekeeper who has been found dead. Has a mistake been made and the wrong woman killed?

Dr Patrick Grant uses his powers of logic and deduction to determine this is not the case, but he can only prove it at the expense of incriminating an innocent person. How will he solve this particular conundrum?

The Green Popular Penguins Story
It was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular magazines and poor quality paperbacks. Lane's disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company – and change the world.

In 1935 the Penguin was born, but it took until the late 1940s for the Crime and Mystery series to emerge. The genre thrived in the post-war austerity of the 1940s, and reached heights of popularity by the 1960s.

Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.

  • Pub date: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743482407
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Margaret Yorke

Born in Surrey, England, to John and Alison Larminie in 1924, Margaret Yorke grew up in Dublin before moving back to England in 1937, where the family settled in Hampshire. She passed away in 2012.

Her first novel was published in 1957, but it was not until 1970 that she turned her hand to crime writing. There followed a series of five novels featuring Dr. Patrick Grant, an Oxford don and amateur sleuth, who shared her own love of Shakespeare. More crime and mystery followed, and she wrote some forty-three books in all, but the Grant novels were limited to five because, in her own words, 'authors using a series detective are trapped by their series. It stops some of them from expanding as writers'.

Critics noted that she had a 'marvellous use of language' and she was frequently cited as an equal to P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. She was a past chairperson of the Crime Writers' Association and in 1999 was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger, having already been honoured with the Martin Beck Award from the Swedish Academy of Detection.


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