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The Bright Face of Danger

(1979)
(A book in the David Mallin series)
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Three women have been raped and murdered and a man imprisoned for it.

To be tried and convicted of three rape-murders has been an unnerving experience for Adrian Collis.

Due to a legal technicality he finds himself released and in need of protection.

But David Mallin and George Coe, confidential enquiry agents, realise that the basic difficulty is in deciding who is most in need of protection, Collis himself or his next potential victim...

Murder takes the decision out of their hands and the identity of the killer seems at first obvious - if it were not for the gun, which is missing...

It is the shotgun's movements, and its manner of use, which eventually leads Dave to a conclusion that comes very close to splitting their partnership.

But the climax proves that both George and Dave can be seriously wrong, and the penalty is a fee in the most unusual form...

'The Bright Face of Danger' is a complex crime thriller that promises to keep readers guessing. It is book twelve in the David Mallin Detective series.

PRAISE FOR ROGER ORMEROD:



'Fast moving ... not unlike an early Dick Francis in tone and method' The Times Literary Supplement

'This British author is famous for never repeating himself in over twenty-five superb novels' Publishers Weekly

Roger Ormerod
lives in Wolverhampton, England, and is the author of more than thirty novels of suspense. He entered the Civil Service in 1937, serving ten years in the county courts. He has also worked as a Social Security inspector, postman and production control officer in a heavy industry factory. In recent years, he has devoted himself to his flourishing career as a novelist, and to his photography and painting. His books include 'Bury Him Darkly', 'Face Value' and 'Seeing Red'.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2002 : UK Hardback

Title: The Bright Face of Danger
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7540-7442-0 / 978-0-7540-7442-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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January 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bright Face Of Danger (Fiction - crime & suspense)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-09-473780-0 / 978-0-09-473780-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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February 1979 : UK Hardback

Title: Bright Face of Danger
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7091-7146-3 / 978-0-7091-7146-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bright Face of Danger
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7540-7443-9 / 978-0-7540-7443-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bright Face of Danger
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7862-4543-3 / 978-0-7862-4543-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bright Face of Danger (David Mallin Detective series Book 12)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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