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The Second Jeopardy

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Four years ago, a young woman named Angela Reed was murdered.

The prime suspect at the time, Harry Hodnutt, had jumped into her car after Charlie Braine, his partner in crime, drove off with the jewels from a shop they had just robbed.

Charlie and his car were never found, while Harry insisted that he'd left Angela - alive - at the lay-by where her body was subsequently discovered.

Though he was cleared of Angela's murder, Harry spent four years inside for his involvement with the robbery.

Now Harry is out, still haunted by Angela's death, and a man who claims he was married to Angela is threatening Harry's life.

When Virginia Brent, the daughter of the Assistant Chief Constable, offers to help Harry find the truth behind Angela's murder, Harry is sceptical, but ultimately accepts her assistance and the two form an unlikely partnership.

Virginia claims a relationship with Angela Reed that drives her interest in the case; Harry is anxious to not only clear his name for good but to rid himself of the threat to his life.

Together, Harry and Virginia delve back into Angela's murder, following leads, digging up dirt on Harry's old partners in crime and Angela's double life, and seeking answers.

What happened to Charlie Braine and his car?

What part does mysterious criminal Sean O'Loughlin play?

Who really killed Angela Reed?

'The Second Jeopardy' is an expertly plotted crime thriller from a master story-teller.

Praise for Riger Ormerod:

"Fast-moving with well- orchestrated jiggery-pokery" Times Literary Supplement

"Roger Ormerod is an accomplished writer of traditional murder mysteries who has earned himself not only popular success but also the respect and admiration of his colleagues...This is a strongly characterised, intellectually teasing story with a nail-biting climax, which any crime fiction buff ought to relish." James Melville, Hampstead & Highgate Express.

Roger Ormerod is the author of over twenty novels. He was born in 1920 and left school at seventeen to join the Civil Service in which he spent most of his working life. He retired in 1970 and later worked as a postman and in the production control department of a heavy industry factory. He lives in Wolverhampton. His other novels include 'A Shot At Nothing', 'Third Time Fatal', 'The Key to the Case' and 'The Night She Died'.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Roger Ormerod's The Second Jeopardy

Hardback Editions

June 2001 : UK Hardback

Title: The Second Jeopardy
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7540-4346-0 / 978-0-7540-4346-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers
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November 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: Second Jeopardy
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-385-24613-7 / 978-0-385-24613-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: The Second Jeopardy
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-09-467970-3 / 978-0-09-467970-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: The Second Jeopardy (Camden S.)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7540-4347-9 / 978-0-7540-4347-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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February 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: The Second Jeopardy
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7862-2986-1 / 978-0-7862-2986-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Second Jeopardy
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
Publisher: Lume Books
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