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Joan Cockin Bibliography

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Joan Cockin
Series Character Inspector Cam

The following bibliography - Checklist contains the crime and mystery fiction titles
Non of the books were published in America
All of the books are rare, especially so in jacket, I can also find no record of paperback editions
The books are good and certainly deserving of wider readership
They are sough after by collectors though and do attract good prices

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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Curiosity Killed the Cat Hodder & Stoughton 1947 Biscuit coloured cloth. Brown titles
Dustwrapper priced 8/6
Villainy at Vespers Hodder & Stoughton 1949
Deadly Ernest Hodder & Stoughton 1952

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Joan Cockin Biography
Joan Cockin is a pseudonym used by Edith Joan Burbridge, born 1919, and who according to a newspaper report became a "Foreign Office Spokesman" They described her, not a little condescendingly, as "a pretty 29 year old who admitted feeling nervous starting her new job at the FO".

Synopsis of Curiosity Killed the cat
THERE is something very true to life about the village of Little Biggling. Many will be familiar with the quarrels of that Cotswold village which the Ministry of Scientific Research has invaded in war-time, and retained in its grip long after peace had come. There might well be trouble in such a place between the Civil Servant lodgers and the resentful locals And in Little Biggling the trouble was—MURDER. The dead man was only a messenger of the Ministry — and Parry was an unpleasant type at that : but the characteristics of the dead man meant nothing to Inspector Cam except as pointers towards the murderer. It was just unfortunate for a good many people besides Inspector Cam that Parry seemed to have been curious about everybody and everything in Little Biggling.


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