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IN THIS EIGHT-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: A LOVER TOO MANY Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of months. Peter had already taken a new lover, but there’s no real proof he killed his wife. Can Inspector John Crow solve the case before anyone else dies? BOOK 2: ERROR OF JUDGMENT A young woman is IN THIS EIGHT-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: A LOVER TOO MANY Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of months. Peter had already taken a new lover, but there’s no real proof he killed his wife. Can Inspector John Crow solve the case before anyone else dies? BOOK 2: ERROR OF JUDGMENT A young woman is found dead in college amid a student protest. It turns out she was the principal’s secretary and there was more to her than meets the eye. Who wanted her dead and why? And what does it have to do with the student revolt led by a charismatic firebrand from Iraq? BOOK 3: THE WOODS MURDER Schoolgirl Jenny Carson is brutally murdered in Kenton Wood. Then Charles Lendon is found skewered through the heart. He was a ruthless lawyer and a shameless womaniser. Jenny’s father blames him for her murder. BOOK 4: MURDER FOR MONEY Gossip-mongering journalist Charlie Rutland is found brutally slain. In his line of work, he wasn’t short of enemies. DI Crow must interrogate a long list of suspects, from a homeless Yorkshireman to an ex-Gestapo officer. Then British spy services get involved. Can Crow crack the case before it’s taken out of his hands? BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE MINE A hunt for a missing dog leads to a gruesome discovery down a Welsh mineshaft. Not just the injured dog, but a valuable piece of jewellery and the decaying corpse of a woman. A surprising confession follows. But Inspector Crow is not convinced he has his man. Can he uncover the true killer, despite the many perplexing questions surrounding the case? BOOK 6: A COTSWOLDS MURDER Caravan park manager Chuck Lindop is found with his head caved in. The locals insist he was a lovable rogue. So who wanted him dead and why? As the investigation wears on, Inspector Crow uncovers shady dealings at the caravan park. Could Chuck himself have been involved? BOOK 7: A FOX HUNTING MURDER One crisp autumn morning, the hunt is in full swing. But instead of a fox, they find their notorious opponent: dead in a bush. Inspector Crow uncovers a side to the victim that no one has seen before. But can he trust his instincts in a case where nothing is what it seems? BOOK 8: A DARTMOOR MURDER Fred Norman is found dead in a pond near the mine where he worked. DI Crow is called in to investigate and finds a community divided. Many local activists oppose the mine. Suspicion soon falls on their womanizing leader, but Crow is aware that are many false trails and too many lies. Then he learns a secret about the victim that changes everything.


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IN THIS EIGHT-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: A LOVER TOO MANY Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of months. Peter had already taken a new lover, but there’s no real proof he killed his wife. Can Inspector John Crow solve the case before anyone else dies? BOOK 2: ERROR OF JUDGMENT A young woman is IN THIS EIGHT-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: A LOVER TOO MANY Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of months. Peter had already taken a new lover, but there’s no real proof he killed his wife. Can Inspector John Crow solve the case before anyone else dies? BOOK 2: ERROR OF JUDGMENT A young woman is found dead in college amid a student protest. It turns out she was the principal’s secretary and there was more to her than meets the eye. Who wanted her dead and why? And what does it have to do with the student revolt led by a charismatic firebrand from Iraq? BOOK 3: THE WOODS MURDER Schoolgirl Jenny Carson is brutally murdered in Kenton Wood. Then Charles Lendon is found skewered through the heart. He was a ruthless lawyer and a shameless womaniser. Jenny’s father blames him for her murder. BOOK 4: MURDER FOR MONEY Gossip-mongering journalist Charlie Rutland is found brutally slain. In his line of work, he wasn’t short of enemies. DI Crow must interrogate a long list of suspects, from a homeless Yorkshireman to an ex-Gestapo officer. Then British spy services get involved. Can Crow crack the case before it’s taken out of his hands? BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE MINE A hunt for a missing dog leads to a gruesome discovery down a Welsh mineshaft. Not just the injured dog, but a valuable piece of jewellery and the decaying corpse of a woman. A surprising confession follows. But Inspector Crow is not convinced he has his man. Can he uncover the true killer, despite the many perplexing questions surrounding the case? BOOK 6: A COTSWOLDS MURDER Caravan park manager Chuck Lindop is found with his head caved in. The locals insist he was a lovable rogue. So who wanted him dead and why? As the investigation wears on, Inspector Crow uncovers shady dealings at the caravan park. Could Chuck himself have been involved? BOOK 7: A FOX HUNTING MURDER One crisp autumn morning, the hunt is in full swing. But instead of a fox, they find their notorious opponent: dead in a bush. Inspector Crow uncovers a side to the victim that no one has seen before. But can he trust his instincts in a case where nothing is what it seems? BOOK 8: A DARTMOOR MURDER Fred Norman is found dead in a pond near the mine where he worked. DI Crow is called in to investigate and finds a community divided. Many local activists oppose the mine. Suspicion soon falls on their womanizing leader, but Crow is aware that are many false trails and too many lies. Then he learns a secret about the victim that changes everything.

30 review for The Complete Inspector Crow Mystery #1-8

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    "A homely Detective Chief Inspector of the Scotland Yard Murder Squad is called for by local police forces to help solve murder most foul. He solves the crime by untangling the web of clues with dogged persistence and the assistance of younger less experienced associates. " These were OK but not compelling. "A homely Detective Chief Inspector of the Scotland Yard Murder Squad is called for by local police forces to help solve murder most foul. He solves the crime by untangling the web of clues with dogged persistence and the assistance of younger less experienced associates. " These were OK but not compelling.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Doreen

    Very Good Series! Detective Inspector Crow is a member of the Murder Squad, Scotland Yard. He is sent to solve difficult murder cases when requested by the local police force. Each book is in a different part of the U.K. so involves different areas, different people, and different murder situation. He is thorough, difficult, and very clever! Great fun!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Neill Smith

    A series of eight very involved stories set in England. Book 1 - A Lover Too Many - Peter Marlin was an accomplished lawyer in a small law firm, Martin, Sainsby, and Sons. Martin had died in 1880 leaving Stephen Sainsby and his two sons owning the Agency and when the two sons died Stephen’s nephew, John, came into the firm. When Peter’s wife, Jeannette, left him for another man, Peter drifted into a relationship with another woman, Shirley Walker. Then Jeannette returned and sometime later was mu A series of eight very involved stories set in England. Book 1 - A Lover Too Many - Peter Marlin was an accomplished lawyer in a small law firm, Martin, Sainsby, and Sons. Martin had died in 1880 leaving Stephen Sainsby and his two sons owning the Agency and when the two sons died Stephen’s nephew, John, came into the firm. When Peter’s wife, Jeannette, left him for another man, Peter drifted into a relationship with another woman, Shirley Walker. Then Jeannette returned and sometime later was murdered and the coroner determined it was by person or persons unknown although suspicions seemed to lean towards Peter’s relationship with Shirley. Although Peter was not charged he was still under suspicion and as the sources of the suspicion played out Peter’s reputation suffered complicating both his personal and professional life. This is a rather complex mystery and I enjoyed the characterizations and the plot. Book 2 - Error of Judgment - Robert Fanshaw was an Inspector for Her Majesty. He was a year away from retirement and was sent to Burton Polytechnic in a nearby village because it was the center of a student protest. Early during his visit he discovered a young secretary dead in an elevator and Inspector Crow was called to attend and found himself in the center of a student riot. The issue seemed to be a conflict between the authoritarian attitude of an entrenched staff and a desire for input desired by the students. The students had an inspirational leader and the riot intensified until Inspector Crow could not begin to control it. This is a well-told very intense story. Book 3 - The Woods Murder - When lawyer Charles Lendon is murdered Inspector Crow is called to investigate the case due to the recent shift in the local police force. Some of the local officers are incensed by Crow’s involvement and the number of people who, for various reasons, might have wished him harmed leads to a very convoluted case. I liked this story. Book 4 - Murder for Money - When a man is found brutally murdered Inspector Crow and his team is called to investigate. The further the investigation proceeds the more it is tied in to Nazi ex-patriots, South America, and involvement in a blood disease that influenced the lives of the protagonists and their offspring. This is a story of twists and turns. Book 5 - Murder in the Mine - When a man’s dog goes missing he eventually hears him at the bottom of an abandoned mine and upon descending to rescue him finds a woman’s body. The local police want to expedite the investigation so they call in Murder Squad to act as advisors and Inspector Crow is sent. However the locals are willing to accept Crow’s help but do not want him running the operation. Crow understands but is somewhat frustrated. When the woman’s history is discovered a number of suspects surface and the police find it difficult to trace the connections to the guilty party or parties. This is another twisting highly interesting story. Book 6 - A Cotswolds Murder - When Andrew Keene and his young wife, Sara, bought a caravan in Loveso,e Hill Caravan Park just outside Stowford they were swindled by the property caretaker, Chuck Lindop, into purchasing a caravan that he was selling on the side although they thought it was owned by the owners of the Park. When they later learned that there was no record of their payment Andrew confronted Lindop and received a beating. Later Lindop’s dead body was discovered. As Crow began his detecting a group of coincidences led him to a surprising understanding. This is an excellent story. Book Seven - A Fox Hunting Murder - Chief Inspector John Crow is sent to Northumberland to investigate the killing of an ecological activist whose body was found in the middle of a Fox Hunting which he had been protesting against. As the case developed it expanded beyond political activism to land fraud and an entrenched system of privilege within the surrounding communities. This is a very complicated story. Book Eight - A Dartmoor Murder - When Chief Inspector Crow is solicited by a senior government official at the request of a prominent industrialist to solve a murder he is a little nonplussed since, as an officer of Murder Squad, his assignments arise from requests from local police forces for assistance. He reluctantly accepts the job and is soon enmeshed in discovering the motive for the death of an Environmental Coordinator at a tungsten extraction plant in Dartmoor run by an American businessman. The local residents are incensed at the increased large truck transport in the area and a local aristocratic ranch owner feels he is being manipulated into sacrificing his land and lifestyle by unscrupulous means. Chief Inspector Crow and his new partner struggle to ascertain who of several possible inspects have committed a variety of crimes. This is an excellently plotted book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    jack mccoy

    Eight mysteries starring Inspector (sic) Crow I really like mysteries based in England, and this series has been super reading. I had no idea who had done what and, the outcome did surprise me! I thought all along that each part,, the girl's unfortunate murder, Murdoch's murder and the other things were tied to the roadway being constructed. When Is. Crow put it all together, I had to take a deep breath! Loved this series and am looking forward to the next one. Jackfire Eight mysteries starring Inspector (sic) Crow I really like mysteries based in England, and this series has been super reading. I had no idea who had done what and, the outcome did surprise me! I thought all along that each part,, the girl's unfortunate murder, Murdoch's murder and the other things were tied to the roadway being constructed. When Is. Crow put it all together, I had to take a deep breath! Loved this series and am looking forward to the next one. Jackfire

  5. 5 out of 5

    Patricia McCarthy

    I felt the novels were easy to read and I really grew to like Crow. I didn’t guess who the killer was straight away in each of the stories which, for me, was great. It meant that I was engaged to the end. Definitely novels of their time and to be read within that frame of mind as they wouldn’t pass the equality legislation now in terms of sexism. The descriptive parts were well done and I felt I was in each part of the country that the books were set in. Overall, if you like detective novels, yo I felt the novels were easy to read and I really grew to like Crow. I didn’t guess who the killer was straight away in each of the stories which, for me, was great. It meant that I was engaged to the end. Definitely novels of their time and to be read within that frame of mind as they wouldn’t pass the equality legislation now in terms of sexism. The descriptive parts were well done and I felt I was in each part of the country that the books were set in. Overall, if you like detective novels, you wouldn’t go wrong with these.

  6. 4 out of 5

    M Watson

    Absolutely fantastic!!! Just absolutely fantastic!! ! Roy Lewis... You are a genius. Your books are so well written..the well developed characters, the plots so full of twists and turns. I absolutely love DCI Crow. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for real crime thrillers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    bobwitz

    An okay series A reasonably good read. Somewhat boring in detail , especially about the countryside. The characters are pretty well developed. Having read all seven stories, I think five would have been enough. I like detective fiction, but this was not my favorite series. That’s the best I can say about Inspector Crow.

  8. 5 out of 5

    JOHN P LINTZ SR

    A great English Detective Series A homely Detective Chief Inspector of the Scotland Yard Murder Squad is called for by local police forces to help solve murder most foul. He solves the crime by untangling the web of clues with dogged persistence and the assistance of younger less experienced associates.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sharon A. Steuart

    THE Complete Inspector Crow Mystery Series I enjoyed this very much. The development of the characters throughout the series was subtle but never the less appreciative. The only criticism was it was hard to follow the description s of the landscape(s) when I was not familiar with the area being described! I would recommend to those who were true mystery buffs!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gail

    Really tried I'm sorry but I just couldn't get into these books,I read two but couldn't read any more,thought they were quite slow and I found myself reading the words but thinking of other things. Really tried I'm sorry but I just couldn't get into these books,I read two but couldn't read any more,thought they were quite slow and I found myself reading the words but thinking of other things.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ms DL Brown

    Hard work You need to persevere with these books., They were really hard to get into. I found the style of writing changed as the series went along, becoming much easier to read. The chapters are far too long.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Barbour

    The complete Inspector Crown mystery series. I did enjoy reading this series, but found myself at times skipping over certain areas as I found them quite confusing , an added extra, which to me didn't work, though to other's , it would. The complete Inspector Crown mystery series. I did enjoy reading this series, but found myself at times skipping over certain areas as I found them quite confusing , an added extra, which to me didn't work, though to other's , it would.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Patricia L. Hines

    Could have Not as gripping as I thought they should be, but, a nice read anyway. I did enjoy them for the short stories that I thought they were.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Joanne

    Very British The British way of solving murder mysteries with a rich vernacular and richness of vocabulary . Good protagonist, good settings.

  15. 4 out of 5

    geoffrey hanwell

    Detective inspector crow Every book kept you wanting more and when you thought you knew who was the murderer it wasn't who you expected thrilling to the end Detective inspector crow Every book kept you wanting more and when you thought you knew who was the murderer it wasn't who you expected thrilling to the end

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bonnye Reed

    Joffe Books 99

  17. 5 out of 5

    M.J.Shand

    An excellent read. Altogether collection of well thought out plots with identifiable characters and exciting story lines. I would highly recommend them all.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michael J Contino

    Top rate mystery series You could read these books straight through. Great depth of characters. Very enjoyable read. Looking to read more from Lewis.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Baker

    Inspector Crow seriex Enjoyable reading. Learning a lot about the UK's law enforcement and the way it works. Love rezding these books series. Inspector Crow seriex Enjoyable reading. Learning a lot about the UK's law enforcement and the way it works. Love rezding these books series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    c p seaman

    Inspector Crow It took me time to get into the first book, as the way it was wrote was different to what I Was used to but after a while could not put it down

  21. 4 out of 5

    frank wood

    Brilliant Series You won't be able to put these books down. Great plots and gripping crimes,set in the 60s and 70s, policing at its best! Brilliant Series You won't be able to put these books down. Great plots and gripping crimes,set in the 60s and 70s, policing at its best!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth WHITE

    I have never read these before but I must admit that I really enjoyed reading the whole set. I was surprised how well written they were. I would read this author again

  23. 4 out of 5

    iainascot

    Excellent Well written with plenty of action, very few errors, Not up to Rankin or Jardine, but close.A good read nevertheless

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    Good English mysteries The Inspector Crow mysteries are well written bank keep you interested right to the end without a hint until he wraps it up. Very enjoyable reading.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tim Blackie

    The series is well written with interesting and intelligent twists but with over the top sexist attitudes that existed at the time.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Hayes

    I read the complete set of 8 books as I had bought the package. I found that in the main they were tedious with too much description of irrelevant matter which padded the books out. I can't say they were gripping as they were so convoluted. Not my sort of read I'm afraid. I read the complete set of 8 books as I had bought the package. I found that in the main they were tedious with too much description of irrelevant matter which padded the books out. I can't say they were gripping as they were so convoluted. Not my sort of read I'm afraid.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Leo Vidal

  28. 5 out of 5

    David L Cohen

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Klanecky

  30. 4 out of 5

    betty marsland-bulley

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