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Angel and the Actress

(2015)
(Book 23 in the D.I. Angel Mystery series)
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A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME.

Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire.

MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE’S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE.

AN ACTRESS KILLED AT HER GRAND PIANO

Award-winning actress, Joan Minter, 76, is murdered at a gathering of her closest friends. One moment, she’s making a speech celebrating seventy years in show business. Then the lights go out.

When they come on again, Joan is dead. Blood spills from her head onto the cream carpet.

NO ONE SAW THE MURDERER AND NONE OF HER FRIENDS COULD HAVE DONE IT

That’s the challenge facing Detective Inspector Angel and his team when they are called out to her luxurious home in South Yorkshire, at the foot of the Pennines.

At the same time, an apparently innocent insurance man is found murdered in his own house. The only clues are a new vacuum cleaner left by the murderer and an open fridge.

What’s the vacuum cleaner got to do with the case? And can Angel hoover up the murderer?

TWO BAFFLING CRIMES. ONE BRILLIANT DETECTIVE.

A TOTALLY ABSORBING MYSTERY FULL OF TWISTS

Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie.

THE DETECTIVE
Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work.

PRAISE FOR ROGER SILVERWOOD

“Solid plotting, unpretentious writing, thoroughly reliable entertainment.” Morning Star

“A cast of characters you really want to populate with familiar faces of actors you see each week on TV — great fun. Angel is terrific.” Books Monthly

“Once again Silverwood combines a classic mystery plot with well-developed characters.” Publishers Weekly

DETECTIVE ANGEL SERIES
Book 1: THE MISSING NURSE
Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE
Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT
Book 4: THE MORALS OF A MURDERER
Book 5: THE AUCTION MURDERS
Book 6: THE MISSING KILLER
Book 7: THE UMBRELLA MURDERS
Book 8: THE MISSING MILLIONAIRE
Book 9: THE MISSING THIEF
Book 10: FIND THE LADY
Book 11: THE MISSING MODEL
Book 12: MURDER IN BARE FEET
Book 13: THE MISSING HUSBAND
Book 14: THE CUCKOO CLOCK MURDERS
Book 15: SHRINE TO MURDER
Book 16: THE SNUFFBOX MURDERS
Book 17: THE DOG COLLAR MURDERS
Book 18: THE CHESHIRE CAT MURDERS
Book 19: THE DIAMOND ROSARY MURDERS
Book 20: THIRTEEN STEPS TO MURDER
Book 21: THE FRUIT GUM MURDERS
Book 22: THE MONEY TREE MURDERS
Book 23: ANGEL AND THE ACTRESS

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June 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Angel and the Actress (Inspector Angel)
Author(s): Roger Silverwood
ISBN: 0-7198-1615-7 / 978-0-7198-1615-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: ANGEL AND THE ACTRESS an enthralling crime mystery full of twists (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries)
Author(s): ROGER SILVERWOOD
ISBN: 1-78931-696-0 / 978-1-78931-696-4 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Angel And The Actress
Author(s): Roger Silverwood
ISBN: 1-4448-2871-1 / 978-1-4448-2871-9 (UK edition)
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January 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: ANGEL AND THE ACTRESS an enthralling crime mystery full of twists (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries Book 23)
Author(s): ROGER SILVERWOOD
Publisher: Joffe Books crime thriller and mystery
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