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The Colour of Fear

(A book in the David Mallin series)
A novel by

The need for justice…

When Inspector Flagg’s wife is murdered in a brutal hit and run, art student Toni Brent’s witness statement proves integral to the case.

But someone desperately wants her to change her story, and is willing to take very drastic measures…

David Mallin’s expert detective skills are called for in a case that proves increasingly complex as his investigations proceed.

He quickly discovers that there might be more than just one person eager to revise the evidence surrounding the murder.

Are Arturo Petrucchi and his band of merry criminals behind it all?

Flagg’s bereaved anger verging on hysterical would appear to show this, as he doggedly pursues the criminal boss.

Mallin clashes with both the police and the criminals, until it seems like he has nowhere to turn - except to a plan that’s crazy enough to just maybe work, enlisting the help of his artist friend Ruby Streiss… even if it means putting his relationship with his beloved wife Elsa on the line.

Will Mallin be able to remain concentrated on the case as it turns personal and he is targeted from all sides?

Praise for Roger:

"Eclectic, underrated Ormerod can be relied upon to come up with the startling goods" -Sunday Times

"I am glad to announce that the detective novel is still alive and well in Mr Ormerod's skillful hands" -The Spectator

"Fast-moving, with well-orchestrated jiggery-pokery; not unlike an early Dick Francis in tone and method” - Times Literary Supplement

Roger Ormerod was a prolific writer of ingenious and densely plotted crime novels. He lived in Wolverhampton and worked as a civil servant and as a Social Security inspector amongst other jobs, experiences which would go on to influence his fiction.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Roger Ormerod's The Colour of Fear

Hardback Editions

August 1976 : UK Hardback

Title: Colour of Fear
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7091-5454-2 / 978-0-7091-5454-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 1994 : UK Paperback

Title: The Colour of Fear (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7089-7487-2 / 978-0-7089-7487-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford (Large Print)
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Colour of Fear (David Mallin Detective series Book 6)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
Publisher: Lume Books
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