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A Part of Virtue

(1975)
(A Cotswolds Murder /r A Dartmoor Murder)
(The sixth 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.

THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS "A PART OF VIRTUE."

"A genuine whodunit with a plethora of likely murderers, a remote setting, a rustic sex life, an engaging cop and even a timetable" Western Daily Express

MURDER AMIDST THE COTSWOLDS BEAUTY

Chuck Lindop is found with his head bashed in at the caravan site he manages. He was a charming man, but something of a rogue.

Inspector Crow arrives in the idyllic Cotswolds to find out who killed him. There had been a lot of comings and goings at the caravan park and many of those involved didn't like Chuck.

And was Chuck involved in a recent outbreak of burglaries? There's also the problem that the area was full of visitors for Stowford fair.

Who wanted Chuck dead and why?

A fiendish mystery for Detective Crow to solve in his inimitable way.

Set in England in the early 70s, this is the sixth 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

"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 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
MORE COMING SOON!

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Roy Lewis's A Part of Virtue

Hardback Editions

September 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Part of Virtue
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 0-00-231629-3 / 978-0-00-231629-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A DARTMOOR MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
ISBN: 1-78931-103-9 / 978-1-78931-103-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A COTSWOLDS MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
ISBN: 1-78931-089-X / 978-1-78931-089-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Part of Virtue (Dales Mystery)
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 1-84262-675-2 / 978-1-84262-675-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: A Part of Virtue
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 1-84652-568-3 / 978-1-84652-568-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A DARTMOOR MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Inspector John Crow Book 8)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
Publisher: Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A COTSWOLDS MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Inspector John Crow Book 6)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
Publisher: Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU