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Issue Details: First known date: 1949... 1949 So Bad a Death
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'The return of Maggie Byrnes, heroine of Murder in the Telephone Exchange, finds her married, with a young son, and living in an outer Melbourne suburb. But violent death dogs her footsteps even in apparently tranquil Middleburn. It’s perhaps not that much of a surprise when widely disliked local bigwig James Holland (who also happens to be Maggie’s landlord) is shot, but Maggie suspects that someone is also trying to poison the infant who is his heir, and turns sleuth once more to uncover the culprits.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Verse Chorus Press edition)


  • Epigraph: 'So bad a death argues a monstrous life.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney,: Hutchinson , 1949 .
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 256p.
    • Portland, Oregon,
      United States of America (USA),
      Verse Chorus Press ,
      2015 .
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 288p.p.
      • Introduction by Lucy Sussex.
      ISBN: 1891241451, 9781891241451
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  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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