Murder Most Vile
by Eric Brown

The search for a missing artist draws Donald Langham and Ralph Ryland into London’s criminal underworld, with deadly consequences.

London. April, 1957.
Private investigator Donald Langham is approached by retired businessman Vernon Lombard to find his missing son, Christopher. But what appears to be a simple case of a missing artist becomes far more alarming when Langham realizes there’s more to Christopher’s disappearance than meets the eye, and then makes a terrible discovery.

Meanwhile, Langham’s business partner Ralph Ryland’s search for a missing greyhound forces him to confront a shameful secret from his own past, with terrifying consequences. Can Langham navigate London’s criminal underworld, fascism and deception to track down a killer and save Ralph’s life?


“A sleek, smart, well-appointed period mystery”

Kirkus Reviews

“Character-driven and filled with red herrings, a most enjoyable classic British read”

Kirkus Reviews on Murder At Standing Stone Manor

“Brown ... has a real knack for historical mystery; his version of Britain in the 1950s, especially the social strata that existed at the time, is vividly re-created and striking in its verisimilitude”

Booklist on Murder by Numbers

“Clever plot twists spin the dramatic premise into a gripping tale. Agatha Christie fans will have fun”

Publishers Weekly on Murder by Numbers

“A classic English mystery with plenty of unexpected plot twists”

Kirkus Reviews on Murder by Numbers

“Appealing characters, lively dialogue, and some thought-provoking observations on post-WWII social changes in Britain”

Publishers Weekly on Murder Served Cold

“Another fine entry in a reliably entertaining series”

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Eric Brown

Two times winner of the British Science Fiction Award, Eric Brown is the author of thirty science fiction novels and numerous short story collections. He writes a monthly review column for the Guardian. He has written five previous Langham & Dupré mysteries, Murder by the Book, Murder at the Chase, Murder at the Loch, Murder Take Three and Murder Takes a Turn. Born in Haworth, West Yorkshire, he now lives near Dunbar in Scotland.

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Murder Most Vile by Eric Brown is available in the following formats

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