The Not Quite Perfect Murderer
by Margaret Duffy

A London gangster brings terror and murder to Bath, but is he about to meet his match in Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley?

Twelve-year-old Damien ‘Spike’ Baker is a young voyeur who loves to climb up trees, houses and walls . . . and look in people’s windows. But when he climbs up some rampant ivy on a large mansion and peers through one of its windows, he makes a deadly mistake. It seems that Damien has looked in one window too many . . . What did he see?

Detective Chief Inspector James Carrick of Bath CID is dealing with a raid on a jeweller’s shop, and soon has a broken leg and the discovery of Damien’s body on a building site near the River Avon to contend with. Fortunately his old colleague, Patrick Gillard, now retired from the National Crime Agency, offers to assist with the investigation. Can Patrick and his wife and working partner, Ingrid Langley, catch a criminal heavyweight intent on leaving a trail of death and destruction in the city?

Reviews

“Action-packed”

Kirkus Reviews on Gillard's Sting

“Another strong entry in the Gillard & Langley series”

Booklist on Stone Cold, Stone Dead

“Nonstop action and tangled clues”

Kirkus Reviews on Dust to Dust

“A good mystery is a good mystery, and this is one”

Publishers Weekly on Ashes to Ashes

“A great read-alike for those who enjoy other hard-boiled husband-and-wife teams, like Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro”

Booklist on Ashes to Ashes

Margaret Duffy

Margaret Duffy is the author of numerous bestselling books and has also worked for both the Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Defence. She now divides her time between writing and gardening.

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Editions

The Not Quite Perfect Murderer by Margaret Duffy is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278506145th October 2021145 X 224mm224$28.99
Hardback978072785061429th July 2021145 X 224mm224£20.99
Ebook97814483055201st September 2021N/A224$24.99
Ebook97814483055201st September 2021N/A224£20.99
Ebook97814483055201st September 2021N/A224$14.99
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