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Third Time Fatal

(The third book in the Philipa Lowe and Oliver Simpson series)
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It was supposed to be a happy day.

But when Philipa Lowe arrives at the wedding of her childhood friend Heather she finds the wedding postponed, the bride in tears, the groom missing.

Philipa begins a desperate search to find the reluctant groom.

Arriving at his home, she draws back the covers of his bed to find a body. That of a naked, female corpse.

Meanwhile, the groom returns and the couple are wed in Philipa's absence.

At the airport, Martin is arrested.

But the charge is not murder...

Where was Martin on the night before his wedding, and who was the woman found in his bed?

In order to protect her close friend's marriage, Philipa must get close to the suspect to uncover his past, and prove his innocence.

But how close?

And could this be third time fatal?

'Third Time Fatal' is a gripping crime thriller that is perfect for fans of Nikki French and Peter Robinson.

Praise for Roger Ormerod:

"The story gallops along with an irresistible momentum...always fascinating...the shape is near perfect. The characterisation is splendid, the situations dramatic and compelling, the style economic and energetic. What more can a book offer, or a reader ask?" - Reginald Hill

"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

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