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Lead Me to the Slaughter

(1990)
(The first book in the Tommy Fox series)
A novel by

 
 
Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Fox is the raffish, cockney head of the Flying Squad.

Encountering a band of robbers, he’s in his element jousting with them.

But it doesn’t take long for things to turn serious when Fox’s men discover a body at a ‘slaughter’ – underworld slang for the place stolen property is hidden.

Quickly realising that what began as a simple robbery is instead much more complex, Fox and his team know it’ll take all they’ve got to solve the case.

Between Fox’s old-fashioned methods and his DI’s more sophisticated approach, can they figure out the killer’s identity?

Lead Me To The Slaughter taps that rich seam of characters who inhabit the twilight world of villainy — killers and con-men, robbers and thieves, forgers and fraudsters — in a tale that exemplifies the extremes of tragedy and comedy found in real-life crime.

Praise for Graham Ison


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

‘Another solid police procedural from Ison’ Kirkus Reviews

‘A neat job of police work and people so interesting you’ll want to race through…’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Witty repartee rules in this procedural’ Kirkus Reviews

About the author...


Graham Ison was born and brought up in Surrey. The son of an artist, and the grandson of a composer, he served in the army for five years before joining the police. He spent most of his service with the CID at Scotland Yard and between 1967 and 1971 was Personal Protection Officer to Prime Ministers Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. After a spell of duty with the Diplomatic Protection Group, he returned to Scotland Yard in 1981 as a detective chief superintendent. He retired at this rank in 1986 and now lives in Hampshire.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lead Me to the Slaughter
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 0-7089-2898-6 / 978-0-7089-2898-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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October 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lead Me to the Slaughter
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 0-333-54666-0 / 978-0-333-54666-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lead Me To The Slaughter (Tommy Fox)
Author(s): Graham Ison
ISBN: 1-5219-7732-1 / 978-1-5219-7732-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lead Me To The Slaughter (A Tommy Fox Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): Graham Ison
Publisher: Lume Books
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