The Dark Lady
by Sally Spencer

Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend will have to rely on his observational gifts to have a ghost of chance in solving his latest murder case.

The night after the mysterious appearance of the legendary Dark Lady on the road outside Westbury Park, a German efficiency expert, Gerhard Schultz, is found battered to death in the woods and Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend is faced with his most puzzling case yet. Why did Schultz seem so frightened when on his colleagues mentioned the legend of the Dark Lady? Did the workers at the BCI chemical factory—many of whom are known to hate the Germans—have anything to do with his death? How could Fred Foley, the tramp whose bloodstained overcoat was found close to the scene of the crime, have completely disappeared? And is this murder connected with one which occurred in Liverpool nearly twenty years earlier?


Fans of British who-dunnits will love this Chief Inspector Woodend case. It's steeped in tradition

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

A very successful British procedural, nicely complicated by leftovers from both local lore and the war

Library Journal

...outstanding procedural series, nicely paced thriller with a fascinated and complex crime at its core. Excellent work from a too-little known author


Twists, turn and a barrel full of red herrings fall by the wayside as Cloggin' It Charlie lands right on the money

Kirkus Reviews

Sally Spencer

Sally Spencer worked as a teacher both in England and Iran – where she witnessed the fall of the Shah. She now lives on the Costa Blanca with her partner, one rescue cat, two rescue dogs and innumerable fruit trees. Having once been an almost fanatical mahjong player, she is now obsessed with duplicate bridge.As well as the Jennie Redhead mysteries, Spencer is also the author of the successful DCI Monika Paniatowski series, the Chief Inspector Woodend mysteries and the Inspector Blackstone series.

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The Dark Lady by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751918430th June 2018140 X 217mm192£13.99
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