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A Recipe for Murder

A Recipe for Murder

(1980)
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Everyone has a breaking point...

Avis Scott is extraordinarily beautiful...but also extraordinarily cold-hearted.

Frustrated by her marriage to novelist Kevin Scott - whose books have never brought the fame and fortune he once promised - Avis wants to change the direction her life is taking.

And what could be more appropriate than a new marriage to another, wealthier, man?

Even if that man is already married to another woman.

For now, at least ...

Yet as Avis plots and schemes, all her friends and neighbours know of her is what they see, and what Avis chooses to tell them.

As her web of lies grows ever bigger, she spins an elaborate tale about her husband striking up a close friendship with another woman.

So when Avis Scott suddenly vanishes, and her car is dragged from the sea, is it any wonder that suspicion falls upon her husband, Kevin Scott?

Avis's friends are convinced that he has killed her and they tell the police just that.

Their accusations seem to have been justified with the discovery of Avis' body.

But is Kevin Scott really capable of murdering his wife?

And if he's not, then who is?

Detective Sergeant Kelly is the man who must unravel the complicated life of Avis Scott, both public and private, and in doing so he must unpick the intricacies of the local community and the notorious divide between old and new money.

Pressure starts to mount when a second member of the community is found murdered.

Will the laid-back detective finally catch the killer?

A Recipe for Murder has all the elements of a classic British crime novel, and is bound to please lovers of detective fiction the world over.

Praise for Roderic Jeffries



"Jeffries' fresh twists and excellent characterizations make any novel by him an exciting reading experience." - San Francisco Chronicle

Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and went to sea in 1943. Six years later he left that trade to become a lawyer. He again changed profession to become a writer. Since 1951, he has written over one hundred and sixty novels under his own name and several other pseudonyms. He began his career by writing books featuring his father's character, Blackshirt, a popular detective whose adventures have appeared in print for many decades. In time Jeffries branched out and began to write a variety of mystery novels under his own name and several pen names, including Peter Alding and Jeffrey Ashford.

 
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Used availability for Jeffrey Ashford's A Recipe for Murder


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Hardback Editions

July 1980 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Recipe for Murder
Author(s): Jeffrey Ashford
ISBN: 0-8027-5423-6 / 978-0-8027-5423-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 1980 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Recipe for Murder
Author(s): Jeffrey Ashford
ISBN: 0-09-141110-6 / 978-0-09-141110-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Long
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : Paperback
thumbTitle: A Recipe for Murder
Author(s): Roderic Jeffries
ISBN: 1-5351-8414-0 / 978-1-5351-8414-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 1984 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Recipe for Murder
Author(s): Jeffrey Ashford
ISBN: 0-8027-3059-0 / 978-0-8027-3059-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Recipe for Murder
Author(s): Jeffrey Ashford
ISBN: 0-86009-372-7 / 978-0-86009-372-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Recipe for Murder
Author(s): Roderic Jeffries
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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