Corpse in Waiting (A Gillard and Langley Mystery)-Margaret Duffy

  • Title: Corpse in Waiting (A Gillard and Langley Mystery)
  • Author: Margaret Duffy
  • Released: 2012-07-26
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  • Pages: 352
  • ISBN: 072789840X
  • ISBN13: 978-0727898401
  • ASIN: 072789840X


From Publishers Weekly Marital tensions arise at the outset of British author Duffy's solid 14th Ingrid Langley and Patrick Gillard mystery (after 2009's Souvenirs of a Murder) when the couple, colleagues in the Serious Organized Crime Agency, take a badly needed holiday to nearby Bath. There, at a party in the Roman baths, they run into an old flame of Patrick's, Alexandra Nightingale, who invites Patrick to join her on a house-hunting tour. A jealous Ingrid insists on going, too. To Alexandra's chagrin, Ingrid, a successful novelist, discovers the perfect house for her own writing needs. On opening a cupboard, however, Ingrid finds herself "eyeball to partially empty sockets with someone's head." Ingrid and Patrick soon get on the trail of various nefarious characters, including the murdered woman, her nephew, and mobsters. Gun battles, car chases, and close shaves help build suspense. The solution to the murder comes almost as an afterthought.
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From Mystery buffs unfamiliar with Duffy’s Gillard and Langley series are in for a treat. Often compared to Nick and Nora Charles, Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley are likable in their daily life but lethal when it comes to crime busting. Once a member of Britain’s MI5, Patrick retired after a serious injury, and now both he and Ingrid serve as special consultants to the Serious Organized Crime Agency. In their latest caper, the reappearance of an old girlfriend of Patrick’s leads to a new and deadly case involving a headless corpse, a daylight raid on a posh London jewelry store, and a human-trafficking plot. Wry humor and a bit of lightheartedness to soften the tension, plus plenty of suspenseful twists and a satisfying conclusion, add up to a very entertaining entry in Duffy’s popular series. --Emily Melton --This text refers to an alternate edition. pdf
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