book cover of Blue Murder

Blue Murder

(1996)
(The eighth book in the Tommy Fox series)
A novel by

 
 
Murder doesn't get much sleazier...

To command the International and Organised Crime branch at the heart of the CID's London operation is the dream of every Scotland Yard detective. When offered to Tommy Fox, however, it is the Met's last chance of reining in its most brilliant, single-minded and tempestuous detective before his unorthodox investigative practices overstep the mark once and for all.

But only a matter of seconds into his new job a case is handed to Commander Fox that is too inviting to leave to his subordinates.

In a yacht moored off the Cyprus coast a British businessman, Michael Leighton, and his two female 'companions' have been found murdered, the victims of twenty-seven rounds from an assault rifle.

With a cache of cocaine on board, it seems just another drug-smuggling murder enquiry is about to get under way - but Fox, taking personal charge of the investigation in Cyprus and London, is on the scent of something infinitely more revealing ...

When sexually explicit videos and photographs are discovered at the dead man's company premises in Fulham, Fox and his team realise they have stumbled upon Leighton Leisure Services' profitable sideline in pornographic movies - with in-house production techniques and a Europe-wide distribution network.

The star of these masterpieces? None other than the late, and apparently rather energetic, Mr Michael Leighton himself.

And the recent death of a young woman in suspicious circumstances raises the heat of the investigation further, particularly as enquiries show she was the daughter of one of Fox's oldest and most slippery adversaries in the criminal underworld.

Despite uncovering a plethora of suspects, the vice trade is proving a difficult nut for Fox to crack in the hunt for a triple-murderer, who may be covering his tracks by killing again; but as its co-ordinator and chief investigator, there is no better man than Tommy Fox in getting to the bottom of this case's decidedly murky depths ...

Praise for Graham Ison



'Altogether, a police procedural to put beside McBain. In other words, top of the
class.' Julian Symons, Independent

'Goes through the motions convincingly, treating Cabinet Ministers and crooks with equal cynicism.' Marcel Berlins, The Times

'Funny, knowing cops-and- robbers exercise which turns nasty ... very engaging,
very classy.' Literary Reiview

Graham Ison was a law clerk, a regular soldier, sold carpets and carbon paper, and worked for London Transport before becoming a policeman. Though he walked a beat for four years, he spent most of his sendee in the CID at Scotland Yard, eventually becoming a detective chief superintendent and gathering much of the experience which forms the background for his novels.
Now a full-time author and after-dinner speaker, Graham Ison lives in Alton.
Hampshire.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Graham Ison's Blue Murder

Hardback Editions

March 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blue Murder
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 0-316-87624-0 / 978-0-316-87624-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blue Murder
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 1-5495-8689-0 / 978-1-5495-8689-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

February 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Blue Murder: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 0-7531-0538-1 / 978-0-7531-0538-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blue Murder (A Tommy Fox Thriller Book 8)
Author(s): Graham Ison
Publisher: Lume Books
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