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A Lover Too Many

(1969)
(The first book in the Inspector John Crow series)
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Looking for a classic murder mystery from an acclaimed crime writer?

Discover Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard. 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.

“Builds up to a good climax and keeps you reading.” The Observer

If you have never had the pleasure of reading a mystery by Roy Lewis, you are in for a huge treat. Do yourself a favor and pick up “A Lover Too Many,” and any subsequent books by Roy Lewis. You might find other writers as good, but you will not find anyone better.” Barbara Bernstein

Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of several months. And during that time, Peter had found a new lover. Everything points to the husband but there’s no real proof.

Inspector John Crow is called in to help the local police. But his new colleagues aren’t keen on an outsider. And Crow must solve the case before anyone else dies.

This fast-paced mystery will have you enthralled from the start. Set in England in the late 1960s, this is the first book to feature Inspector John Crow. 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.

PRAISE FOR ROY LEWIS MYSTERIES

Each Lewis seems to better the last. Here is an intriguing puzzle and likely police work and a fine picture of Northumbrian society and countryside.” The Times

“Roy Lewis has demonstrated an enviable range both in geography and style…a nice neat story.” The Financial Times

“Lots of cunning complications embracing conservation and financial fiddles.” The Guardian

“A thorough, unpretentious and immensely solid piece of work with an interesting and likeable hero.” Times Literary Supplement

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

“Chilly drama with some stirring cliff hanger.” Sunday Telegraph

THE DETECTIVE
Skeletally-built, mild-mannered Inspector John Crow is established in the Murder Squad in London and constantly meets hostility when he is called upon to work on murder cases in regional crime squads in Wales and the Midlands. He displays strong moral feelings, and a sensitivity which brings him into conflict with regional staff as he doggedly and successfully pursues the truth in cases where he is called in.

INSPECTOR JOHN 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

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

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Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Roy Lewis's A Lover Too Many

Hardback Editions

September 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lover Too Many
Author(s): J R Lewis
ISBN: 0-00-231456-8 / 978-0-00-231456-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A LOVER TOO MANY a gripping crime mystery full of twists
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
ISBN: 1-78931-036-9 / 978-1-78931-036-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Lover Too Many (Dales Mystery)
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 1-84262-603-5 / 978-1-84262-603-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Lover Too Many: Inspector John Crow Series, Book 1
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Lover Too Many: Inspector John Crow Series, Book 1
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Lover Too Many: Inspector John Crow Series, Book 1
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Lover Too Many: Inspector John Crow Series, Book 1
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A LOVER TOO MANY a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Inspector John Crow Book 1)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
Publisher: Joffe Books crime, thrillers, and mystery
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU