By Roger Ormerod
Fifteen months in the past Cliff Summers was once brutally assaulted.
Recovered, even though nonetheless being affected by reminiscence loss, Cliff returns to his place of origin with out activity, no domestic and no clients.
Also newly back is Tony Clayton, a neighborhood storage proprietor who’s simply been published from legal after serving time for the assault on Cliff.
Cliff’s plan to omit the attack and rebuild his lifestyles is scuppered while the 2 males meet.
Not merely is Clayton adamant that he’s been wrongly accused – his spouse has long past lacking, and he desires Cliff’s support.
It quickly turns into noticeable that Cliff’s misplaced reminiscence is the foremost to this and several mysteries.
And with the aid of beautiful Nicola Waldon – who has changed him in his function as Social protection Inspector – Cliff starts off to enquire the occasions of that fateful day.
But Cliff’s reminiscence is patchy, and as he isn’t even certain of who he relatively is he can’t make sure of his point of involvement within the crimes that emerge.
Faced with murders, disappearances, drug-dealing and blackmail, Cliff and Nicola quickly locate themselves out in their depth…
And in a short time 'A loss of life To Remember' turns into very unlikely to flee.
'A loss of life To Remember' is a chilling secret tale that's excellent for fanatics of Nikki French and Peter Robinson.
Praise for Roger Ormerod:
‘The tale gallops besides an impossible to resist momentum...always fascinating...the form is close to excellent. The characterisation is the best option, the events dramatic and compelling, the fashion financial and full of life. What extra can a publication provide, or a reader ask?’ - Reginald Hill
"Eclectic, underrated Ormerod may be relied upon to return up with the startling goods" Sunday occasions
"I am completely happy to announce that the detective novel remains to be alive and good in Mr Ormerod's skillful palms " The Spectator,
"Fast-moving, with well-orchestrated jiggery-pokery; now not not like an early Dick Francis in tone and method” occasions Literary complement
Roger Ormerod (1920-2005) used to be a prolific author of inventive and densely plotted crime novels - a few 35 in all - that have been released within the united kingdom and america. He lived in Wolverhampton and among different issues labored as a civil servant and as a Social defense inspector – backgrounds which he made complete use of in his fiction, as he did along with his spare time activities of portray and images.
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Pmd 31 14/11/2005, 18:15 32 P AULINE R OWSON She flushed slightly. Her eyes darted between him and Cantelli, betraying the first sign of unease. ‘Look, I really didn’t want to bother you, inspector, but Mrs Stephens, his secretary, insisted. I am sure there’s a perfectly good reason why my husband has not returned. ’ And you’re not, thought Horton watching her closely. She held his eyes. If she read his thoughts and was embarrassed by them she didn’t show it. She lifted the coffee cup in front of her and took a sip, then pulled a face.
That way he could get something of Thurlow’s and make a quick identification. Time was critical and he didn’t mean purely in terms of tracking down the killer while the trail was still warm. He couldn’t see her going into hysterics. She wasn’t the type. Self-contained was perhaps how he might describe her; cold is what others might say. It was a description that had been levelled at him but self-containment, he knew, was a protection against being hurt. ’ he asked. ‘No I don’t, inspector. ’ Including your husband, thought Horton.
There is just one more thing. ’ She shook her head. ’ Horton handed over his card and urged her to get in touch if she heard from her husband, which he thought would be difficult unless she was clairvoyant. He was convinced that the body was Thurlow. He was also certain that Mrs Thurlow knew more than she was saying. ‘She’s a cool one,’ Cantelli said, as he turned the car in the driveway. ‘Which is more than can be said for that blessed conservatory and this car. She didn’t even offer us a drink.