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Dwell in Danger

(1982)
(The Farming Murder)
(The second 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. Enjoy a beautifully told story from a time before smart phones and DNA testing. Full of twists and turns, this will have you gripped from start to finish.

Please note this book was first published as “Dwell In Danger”

Strong drama of legal niceties and human nastiness neatly dovetailed into delayed whodunitry.” Northern Echo

“A deeply moving book.” Chicago Sun Times

“Sober, yet not without humour, full of deft character touches, well plotted…an unexpected denouement.” New York Times

THREE SONS. THREE FARMS. ONE MURDER

Jack Saxby is trying to keep the farm he thought he’d been given by his mother. His vindictive father wants to take it away, and Jack’s two brothers also have their own agenda.

Then there’s a suspicious death, and the family’s dark secrets come to light. Can Eric Ward, representing Jack, find out who’s really guilty.

Eric is facing a risky eye operation and he's still resisting a serious relationship with young heiress Anne Morcombe.

Can he solve the case and save his reputation?

This fast-paced mystery will have you enthralled from the start. Set in England in the early 1980s, this is the second 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.

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.

Roy Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers of his generation.

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

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Used availability for Roy Lewis's Dwell in Danger

Hardback Editions

March 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dwell in Danger (Atlantic large print)
Author(s): J R Lewis
ISBN: 0-85119-621-7 / 978-0-85119-621-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dwell in Danger
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 0-312-22286-6 / 978-0-312-22286-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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May 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dwell in Danger
Author(s): J R Lewis
ISBN: 0-00-231897-0 / 978-0-00-231897-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE FARMING MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Eric Ward Mystery)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
ISBN: 1-78931-144-6 / 978-1-78931-144-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
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June 1984 : USA Paperback

Title: Dwell in Danger (ATLANTIC LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 0-89340-649-X / 978-0-89340-649-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: THE FARMING MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Eric Ward Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
Publisher: Joffe Books classic crime and mystery
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU