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A Spoonful of Luger

(1975)
(A book in the David Mallin series)
A novel by

 
 
Private Eye George Coe is staring at the end of his career.

He's getting older, moving slower, and his bank account has seen better days.

But when nine year-old Dulcie Randall is reported missing, Coe can't help but take the case - even though it will take him back to a town riddled with memories - memories he'd much rather forget.

Just as Coe starts looking for answers, he loses his biggest clue.

One of the main kidnapping suspects, Dennis Cleave, ends up murdered.

Soon Coe finds himself deep in the shady dealings of a car-breaking yard, sifting through false alibis and lies.

Can Coe use all of his cunning to extract the truth, in a town that's filled with lies?

To find the answer, he must look to his own past...

A Spoonful of Luger is the fourth book in the David Mallin Detective series.

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 skilful hands' - The Spectator

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.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Roger Ormerod's A Spoonful of Luger

Hardback Editions

December 1975 : UK Hardback

Title: Spoonful of Luger
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7091-5195-0 / 978-0-7091-5195-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Spoonful of Luger (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7089-7476-7 / 978-0-7089-7476-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford (Large Print)
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Spoonful of Luger (David Mallin Detective series Book 4)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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