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A Dip into Murder

(A book in the David Mallin series)
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A body dipped in paint with his nose rubbed clean, thirty-seven tons of stolen steel, and a notorious assassin in town...

Elsa Mallin is a long way from her husband and she has something to prove when faced with this strange set of circumstances.

To her, the ageing assassin with an eye for the ladies is pathetic - but when his eye falls on Elsa herself, it is time to run.

But there are mysteries to solves here, and Elsa knows she has a part to play.

Too many people are relying on Elsa, including both the kidnap gang and the victims.

To get to the bottom of what's going on, she'll have to deal with a set of wild characters and the result becomes a question of survival....

A Dip Into Murderis an action-packed thriller filled with suspense to keep you gripped.

Praise for Roger Ormerod

"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
(1920-2005) was a prolific writer of ingenious and densely plotted crime novels - some 35 in all - which were published in the UK and the USA. He lived in Wolverhampton and amongst other things worked as a civil servant and as a Social Security inspector - backgrounds which he made full use of in his fiction, as he did with his hobbies of painting and photography.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Roger Ormerod's A Dip into Murder

Hardback Editions

January 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: Dip into Murder
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7091-6361-4 / 978-0-7091-6361-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 1994 : UK Paperback

Title: A Dip into Murder (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7089-7570-4 / 978-0-7089-7570-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford (Large Print)
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Kindle Editions

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

Title: A Dip Into Murder (David Mallin Detective series Book 10)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
Publisher: Lume Books
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