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The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date November 1, 2005
Pages 129
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060777104
ISBN-10 0060777109
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
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Summary
Deep in the rural English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old beekeeper--and one-time famous detective--becomes involved with nine-year-old Linus Steinman, a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a mysterious series of German numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
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Retired to the English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old man, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African gray parrot.

What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out - a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts? Or do they hold a significance both more prosaic and far more sinister?

Though the solution may be beyond even the reach of the once-famous sleuth, the true story of the boy and his parrot is subtly revealed in a wrenching resolution.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060763404
 
from Harpercollins (November 1, 2004)
9780060763404 | details & prices | 131 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.95
About: An eighty-nine-year-old former detective in rural England becomes involved with a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a series of numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060777104
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Perennial (November 1, 2005)
9780060777104 | details & prices | 129 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.99
About: An eighty-nine-year-old former detective in rural England becomes involved with a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a series of numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780060765712 Book cover for 9780792734369
 
With Michael York (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Sound Library (January 1, 2005)
9780792734369 | details & prices | 6.75 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Retired to the English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old man, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man.
With Michael York (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (November 1, 2004)
9780060765712 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $22.00
About: An eighty-nine-year-old former detective in rural England becomes involved with a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a series of numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780792734352
 
With Michael York (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Sound Library (January 1, 2005)
9780792734352 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Retired to the English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old man, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man.

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