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Still Life with Pistol

(1986)
(A book in the Richard and Amelia Patton series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Dead Ringer, Seeing Red and Ormerod's other mysteries have made his Inspector Richard Patton a favorite of fans who enjoy British police procedurals. Now retired, Patton takes his lover, Amelia, on a fortnight's visit to suave Bruno Fillingley's stately home. Aside from the detective, the guests are aspiring artists, like Amelia, who pay their host for advice and critiques. Then one of them, Roy Towers, is shot dead, leaving his Still Life with Pistol on the easel.Brooking no interference from Patton, the police arrest his host for the murder, together with a woman identified as Towers's ex-wife and Bruno's mistress. Later, however, the retired officer ferrets out facts that reveal the killer. As expected, the author is witty and inventive, but perhaps a bit too tricky with arcane clues that will prove a challenge even for clever who-dunit buffs.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Roger Ormerod's Still Life with Pistol

Hardback Editions

September 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Still Life With Pistol
Author(s): Roger A Ormerod
ISBN: 0-684-18728-0 / 978-0-684-18728-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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January 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Still Life with Pistol (Constable crime classics)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-09-466620-2 / 978-0-09-466620-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Still Life With Pistol (An Inspector Patton Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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