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A Coffin for Christopher
Delano Ames
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A Coffin for Christopher (Jane and Dagobert Brown #8)

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Hardcover, 174 pages
Published 1954 by The Detective Book Club
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Jane Brown's school friend Elizabeth married poetic Christopher Piper--who left her with twins, and not much else. Now he's returned, but he doesn't stay long. The coroner's verdict is misadventure, the family believes it's suicide, but Dagobert Brown is sure that it's murder. The suspects include Christopher's girlfriend Dawn, Dawn's old boyfriend Syd, Dagobert's cousin Sigismund, who lives next door, and his junior partner Jack, who loves Elizabeth. There's also a fishy private eye, but then i ...more
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Delano Ames (May 29, 1906 – January 1987) was an American writer of detective stories. Ames was the author of some 20 books, many of them featuring a husband and wife detective team of amateurs named 'Dagobert and Jane Brown'. A later series of novels involved a character named Juan Lorca, of the Spanish Civil Guard, who solved local mysteries.

Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Delano's father Benjamin wor
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