Many thanks to Jill Burkinshaw of Booksnall for inviting me back on thenext Roy Lewis blogtour. This time, it is for the Joffe Books publication of ‘Murder for Money’, the sequel to my previously blogged about title,’The Woods Murder’.
Inspector Crow is back. From Scotland Yard he has descended upon Yorkshire to impart his style of policing in his latest regional crime case.
Set in a time before DNA evidence, before crime databases, this could have been a slog through old fashioned police detective techniques, but again, Roy Lewis writes a short, sharp, crime procedural with minimal lingering over the past.
Set in the 1960’s, and before some more progressive attitude changes in society, Crow must try and work out just who was responsible for killing a womanising,’muck raking’ journalist.
Seemingly universally loathed, Charlie Rutland had a long line of people waiting to dispense their version of justice upon his person.
The fourth book in the Crow series fairly zips along and I have to admit to going back and checking who was who at times because each page is loaded with plot and character.
Crow steps from the page as a fully formed detective of the 1960’s/70’s and I think, in my humble opinion, that this series has been criminally overlooked-no pun intended!
As police procedurals they work well and it is fascinating reading how crimes used to be solved, sometimes through sheer, dogged determination.
With enough twists and turns to satisfy the most keen crime fan, I would urge any reader who likes a regional whodunnit to check out Roy Lewis back catalogue. This book is available free as part of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon at the moment-up to 10 books can be ‘borrowed’ at a time with a month free trial option!
Check out my fellow blogger Herding Cats who has a brilliant review (well all her reviews are to be fair!)