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Find the Lady

(2008)
(The tenth book 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.

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.

CAN ANGEL FIND THE LADY BEFORE SHE KILLS AGAIN?
A blind woman is found murdered in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. Three unconnected witnesses swear that they saw a woman in a blue dress flee the scene minutes before the body is found.

In addition, a picture of the wanted woman, whose likeness was painted sixty years earlier, is discovered in the house of an acquaintance of the victim!

WHY IS THE SUSPECT IN AN OLD PAINTING?

Detective, Inspector Michael Angel has a real humdinger to solve, but he rises to the occasion and tackles this unusual case with his customary tenacity and skill.

The chase is on: he has to find the lady before she murders again! This latest venture into the curious mind of DI Angel exemplifies the quirky genius of the man.

A BRILLIANTLY GRIPPING 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.

THE SETTING
Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town's industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley's best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams.

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

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Find The Lady (Ulverscroft)
Author(s): Roger Silverwood
ISBN: 1-84782-443-9 / 978-1-84782-443-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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January 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Find the Lady (Di Michael Angel)
Author(s): Roger Silverwood
ISBN: 0-7090-8472-2 / 978-0-7090-8472-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: FIND THE LADY an enthralling crime mystery full of twists (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries)
Author(s): ROGER SILVERWOOD
ISBN: 1-78931-338-4 / 978-1-78931-338-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
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January 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: FIND THE LADY an enthralling crime mystery full of twists (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries Book 10)
Author(s): ROGER SILVERWOOD
Publisher: Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery
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