Secrets Can't be Kept: A Bobby Owen Mystery by E.R. PunshonSecrets Can't be Kept: A Bobby Owen Mystery by E.R. Punshon

Secrets Can't be Kept: A Bobby Owen Mystery

byE.R. Punshon

Paperback | August 1, 2016

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Deep in bucolic Wychshire something dreadful is stirring … 

The disappearance of a club-footed and inquisitive youth leads to a tangle involving two instances of stolen jewels, a water-colour which may be the most remarkable picture ever painted … and eventually to the discovery of a body in a forest with ‘a smell of rotting, a smell of things decaying’. The scene abounds with the intense, the afflicted, and the darkly humorous in classic Punshon style. But the murderer himself is on a collision cause with fate – aided of course by Inspector Bobby Owen.

Secrets Can’t be Kept was first published in 1944, the twentieth of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series eventually including thirty-five novels. This edition features a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

“What is distinction? … in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time.” Dorothy L. Sayers

“A fine example of sound detective work without sensationalism.” New York Times Book Review

E.R. Punshon was born in London in 1872. At the age of fourteen he started life in an office. His employers soon informed him that he would never make a really satisfactory clerk, and he, agreeing, spent the next few years wandering about Canada and the United States, endeavouring without great success to earn a living in any occupati...
Title:Secrets Can't be Kept: A Bobby Owen MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.45 inPublished:August 1, 2016Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911413392

ISBN - 13:9781911413394