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A Murder of Crows

(The first book in the Ingrid Langley and Patrick Gillard series)
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Her husband was gunned down, and her ex-husband was the only witness. Or was he the murderer?

Famous novelist Ingrid Langley has made a fresh start following her divorce from Patrick Gillard, an SAS-trained killer in Her Majesty's secret service.

Leaving a turbulent life behind, Ingrid was happy with her second husband, policeman Peter Clyde.

But when Peter is murdered in suspicious circumstances her world is shattered and terrifying feelings resurface.

Instinctively she knows that something is amiss and seeks out the truth, however painful it may be.

But her murdered husband was only a policeman and not an agent so why is the secret service so interested in his death?

When Patrick visits her in the midst of her grief she is furious and confused but cannot bring herself to turn him away.

She sees him for the expert murderer he is but also as a lover and a protector.
Drafts of her new book Moonlake become more cathartic to her than ever before yet her agent Alan and her mother are concerned for her as she gets dragged slowly into a web of spies and secret agencies.

In public, Ingrid and Patrick are the perfect couple, a foil for the real work they are doing.

But will their relationship become more than an act with Peter gone and Ingrid steeped in grief?

Knowing every room she enters could be bugged and sensing she is being watched, Ingrid is not safe.

Is she at risk from Peter's killers? Does Patrick know more than he is willing to let on?

The IRA, the Russians and British agencies are now a feature of her daily working life and she believes Patrick needs her to help him.

Their trail takes them from training ground to torture to battleground - from London to the moors of Scotland - as they strive to smoke out the high-ranking Russian "mole" responsible for the bobby's death.

Unfortunately, he's a ruthless double agent determined to annihilate them first ...

'A Murder of Crows' is a thrilling action filled tale of death, sex, love and espionage.

Praise for Margaret Duffy:

"A good mystery is a good mystery, and this is one" Publishers Weekly

"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

'A Murder Of Crows', Margaret Duffy's first novel featuring Patrick and Ingrid, was published by Fawcett. She is the author of numerous best-selling books and has also worked for both the Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Defence. She now divides her time between writing and gardening. 'Death of a Raven' and 'Brass Eagle' are also published by Endeavour Press.

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Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

January 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: Murder of Crows
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
ISBN: 0-7089-1929-4 / 978-0-7089-1929-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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March 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: A Murder of Crows
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
ISBN: 0-312-01483-X / 978-0-312-01483-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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February 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: Murder of Crows
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
ISBN: 0-86188-603-8 / 978-0-86188-603-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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Paperback Editions

December 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: A Murder of Crows
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
ISBN: 0-449-21563-6 / 978-0-449-21563-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Murder of Crows
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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