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Blurred Reality

(1985)
(The Geordie Murder)
(The fifth book in the Eric Ward series)
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Looking for a classic murder mystery from an acclaimed crime writer?

Discover Eric Ward, policeman turned lawyer. This beautifully told story, from a time before smart phones and DNA testing, will have you gripped from start to finish.

“A novel of depth and craftsmanship refreshing in this genre.” Publishers Weekly

Please note this book was first published as “A Blurred Reality”.

EXPLOITATION. KIDNAP. MURDER.

Sam Turiff is a loan shark preying on the most vulnerable people in Newcastle.

Detective Eric Ward’s investigation runs into a brick wall trying to bring down the callous criminal. No one will give evidence against him. They’re frightened what he’ll do to them.

Then Kate Geraghty is kidnapped. She’s the granddaughter of local tycoon Liam Geraghty, and there’s a link to the loan shark.

But who carried out the kidnapping and why, since no ransom is demanded?

The case soon turns into a murder investigation and Ward finds himself up against a Northern crime empire.

CAN DETECTIVE WARD BRING DOWN THE CRIME LORD BEFORE ANYONE ELSE PAYS THE ULTIMATE PRICE?

Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.

THE DETECTIVE
Eric Ward is forced to retire from the police when he discovers he suffers from glaucoma but qualifies as a solicitor (lawyer) and sets up his practice on the Quayside in Newcastle, where he deals with the seamier side of the law. When he marries a wealthy young woman she attempts to persuade him to settle in Northumberland and work with wealthier clients but he stubbornly refuses to give up his criminal practice in Newcastle. Although she draws him into the world of high finance he still insists on continuing at the Quayside — which causes tensions within his marriage, and lead to fatal consequences.

This fast-paced mystery will have you enthralled from the start. Set in England in the early 1980s, this is the fifth book to feature Eric Ward. 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.

“Roy Lewis is a writer who believes in keeping his readers on their toes with plenty of twists and surprises. He writes well, too with an admirable sense of character and place.” Daily Telegraph

Good on atmosphere.” Newcastle Journal

“A wrenching and compassionately handled tragedy that transcends the conventional mystery form.” Chicago Sun-Times

Tightly written, well-paced and relentlessly accurate.” Oxford Times

ERIC WARD BOOKS
Book 1: THE SEDLEIGH HALL MURDER
Book 2: THE FARMING MURDER
Book 3: THE QUAYSIDE MURDER
Book 4: THE DIAMOND MURDER
Book 5: THE GEORDIE MURDER
Book 6: THE SHIPPING MURDER
Book 7: THE CITY OF LONDON MURDER
Book 8: THE APARTMENT MURDER

INSPECTOR CROW BOOKS
Book 1: A LOVER TOO MANY
Book 2: ERROR OF JUDGMENT
Book 3: THE WOODS MURDER
Book 4: MURDER FOR MONEY
Book 5: MURDER IN THE MINE
Book 6: A COTSWOLDS MURDER
Book 7: A FOX HUNTING MURDER
Book 8: A DARTMOOR MURDER

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Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Roy Lewis's Blurred Reality

Hardback Editions

February 1988 : UK Textbook Binding
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Title: Blurred Reality (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): J R Lewis
ISBN: 0-7451-0666-8 / 978-0-7451-0666-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1985 : UK Hardback

Title: Blurred Reality (The Crime club)
Author(s): J R Lewis
ISBN: 0-00-231422-3 / 978-0-00-231422-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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January 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: A blurred reality: An Eric Ward novel
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 0-312-08725-X / 978-0-312-08725-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE GEORDIE MURDER an addictive crime mystery full of twists (Eric Ward Mystery)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
ISBN: 1-78931-225-6 / 978-1-78931-225-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: THE GEORDIE MURDER an addictive crime mystery full of twists (Eric Ward Mystery Book 5)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
Publisher: Joffe Books crime mystery and thriller
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