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The Weight of Evidence

(1978)
(A book in the David Mallin series)
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Fred Wallach had been shut away in a bare shed.

He had no means of escape.

Yet by morning, he had disappeared.

When the private detectives David Mallin and George Coe are hired to recover the missing builder, what initially appears as a harmless joke, played by Fred's colleagues, turns out to be something far more elaborate than first thought.

As they begin searching for clues to locate Wallach, Mallin and Coe quickly unveil some dark secrets about their victim.

Wallach, a callous and devious man, was disliked by a wide range of people.

With nothing about the disappearance making sense, the mystery of the vanishing man appears an impossible case to solve.

When the missing person case becomes a murder investigation, Mallin and Coe find themselves under mounting pressure to deliver a result...

'The Weight of Evidence' is a gripping crime thriller featuring the detective duo David Mallin and George Coe. It's the eleventh 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 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 The Weight of Evidence

Hardback Editions

June 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Weight of Evidence
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7091-6790-3 / 978-0-7091-6790-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Weight of Evidence (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
ISBN: 0-7089-7634-4 / 978-0-7089-7634-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford (Large Print)
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Weight of Evidence (David Mallin Detective series Book 11)
Author(s): Roger Ormerod
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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