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A Secret Singing

(1972)
(The Woods Murder)
(The third book in the Inspector John Crow series)
A novel by

 
 
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 SECRET SINGING.”

Nine-year-old Jenny Carson is brutally murdered in Kenton Wood on her way from school.

Then Charles Lendon is found stabbed to death with a skewer through his heart. He was a ruthless lawyer and something of a womaniser. Jenny’s father blamed him for her murder.

As the local police struggle, Inspector Crow is called in. Can he connect the two killings?

He discovers that several of those closest to Charles Lendon had good reason to hate him: his housekeeper lover, her unstable brother, even the boyfriend of his attractive young colleague Cathy Tennant.

“A literate, thoughtful examination of human nature combined with a grimly suspenseful police procedural.” Booklist

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

This fast-paced mystery will have you enthralled from the start. Set in England in the late 1960s, this is the third 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 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 Secret Singing

Hardback Editions

1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Secret Singing
Author(s): Roy Lewis
ISBN: 0-00-231767-2 / 978-0-00-231767-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins/The Crime Club
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE WOODS MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
ISBN: 1-78931-052-0 / 978-1-78931-052-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Woods Murder: Inspector John Crow, Book 3
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Woods Murder: Inspector John Crow, Book 3
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Woods Murder: Inspector John Crow, Book 3
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Woods Murder: Inspector John Crow, Book 3
Author(s): Roy Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: THE WOODS MURDER a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Inspector John Crow Book 3)
Author(s): ROY LEWIS
Publisher: Joffe Books crime mystery
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU