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Deadly Daffodils

(Dead Ahead)
(A book in the Cawthorne series)
A novel by

Robert Mackie, the thirty-five year old Managing Director of a leading toy factory in Yorkshire, takes a holiday in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Candlecombe planning to sort out his private life.

But, when he sees somebody throw a dead body over the sea cliff, he finds himself plunged into mystery and murder.

He quickly reports what he has seen to the police, but when they investigate, the body has disappeared.

And in its place is one of the dolls belonging to Mackie's company...

Mackie himself is now a suspect, and though the police soon let him go, it seems someone else is on his case.

He is sure he is being followed, and he narrowly misses being hit by a speeding grey car.

The strangest clues pile one upon another and the questionable behaviour of Detective Superintendent Cawthorne complicates and adds to the suspense.

Mackie, not trusting the inspector's motives, and fearful for his life, decides to use his own methods to try to solve the mystery and unmask the murderer.

But who will arrive at the truth first... ?

'Dead Ahead' was previously published as 'Deadly Daffodils'.

Praise for Roger Silverwood.

`Silverwood combines a classic mystery plot with well-developed characters.' -Publishers Weekly

'.. 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

Roger Silverwood
lives on the outskirts of Barnsley. His other books include 'Shrine to Murder'.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Roger Silverwood's Deadly Daffodils

Hardback Editions

June 1970 : UK Hardback

Title: Deadly Daffodils
Author(s): Roger Silverwood
ISBN: 0-7091-1470-2 / 978-0-7091-1470-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : UK Paperback

Title: Deadly Daffodils (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Roger Silverwood
ISBN: 0-7089-4968-1 / 978-0-7089-4968-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Dead Ahead
Author(s): Roger Silverwood
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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