Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for MURDER IN THE MINE (Inspector Crow #5) by Roy Lewis.
MURDER IN THE MINE (Inspector Crow #5)
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Looking for a classic murder mystery from an acclaimed crime writer?
Discover Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard. Enjoy a beautifully told story from a time before smart phones and DNA testing. Full of twists and turns, this will have you gripped from start to finish.
THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS “A QUESTION OF DEGREE.”
“Roy Lewis can always be counted on for precise, original, interesting environment…yet his characters and settings always interact.” Financial Times
A hunt for a missing dog leads to a gruesome discovery down a mineshaft.
Not just the injured dog, but a valuable piece of jewellery . . . and the decaying corpse of a woman.
Detective John Crow is called in to run the investigation in this South Wales mining community. He discovers flaws in the dog owner’s account and a visit to the north east of England reveals the dead woman’s identity.
Then there is a surprise confession. But the skeletal Inspector Crow is not convinced, and he pursues the investigation into the dead woman’s complicated life. New suspects emerge.
But as Crow closes in on the killer, complicated questions remain. Full of intrigue, this mystery will have the reader guessing until the very end.
Set in England in the late early 70s, this is the fifth book to feature Inspector John Crow. More coming soon.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY WRITER
Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.
Roy Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers of his generation.
PRAISE FOR ROY LEWIS MYSTERIES
“Each Lewis seems to better the last. Here is an intriguing puzzle and likely police work and a fine picture of Northumbrian society and countryside” The Times
“Roy Lewis has demonstrated an enviable range both in geography and style…a nice neat story” The Financial Times
“Lots of cunning complications embracing conservation and financial fiddles” The Guardian
“A thorough, unpretentious and immensely solid piece of work with an interesting and likeable hero” Times Literary Supplement
“Chilly drama with some stirring cliff hanger” Sunday Telegraph
Skeletally-built, mild-mannered Inspector John Crow is established in the Murder Squad in London and constantly meets hostility when he is called upon to work on murder cases in regional crime squads in Wales and the Midlands. He displays strong moral feelings, and a sensitivity which brings him into conflict with regional staff as he doggedly and successfully pursues the truth in cases where he is called in.
This is book 5 in the Inspector Crow series but works very well as stand-alone.
A body is found while rescuing a dog who has fallen down a mine shaft and Inspector Crow is brought in to help with the investigation.
However, Crow’s role is advisory and he finds that brings with it the expected problems.
What first appears to be a case of a woman upsetting the wrong man takes on a life of its own as it becomes more complex with a lot of false leads.
Wales is well known for the way communities stick together and reject outsiders and this story uses that to make a very interesting story as people protect others and the investigations becomes very entangled with old relationships taking a part.
A very intriguing read that kept the pages turning. Highly recommended to readers who like the older type murder mysteries.
Roy Lewis Author Bio
Roy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with 60 novels to his name. He lives in the north of England where he sets many of his books. He is a former college principal and Inspector of Schools who now runs business training programmes and has business interests in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He has three children – all of them lawyers.