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Murder of a Lover

(DI Hillary Greene #13)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  4,080 ratings  ·  137 reviews
Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?

DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE IS SOLVING THE COLD CASES NO ONE ELSE COULD CRACK.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW MARGIN OF ERROR.”

Ten years ago, Rowan Thompson was found stabbed to death with a pair of scissors in his student house. It turns out
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Published June 16th 2018 by Joffe Books crime, thriller and mystery (first published June 1st 2013)
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Louise Wilson
DI Hillary Greene #13

3.5 stars. Rowan Thompson was found stabbed to death with a pair of scissors ten years ago. Rowan was quite a lover, with many disgruntled partners. Did any of them have a strong enough motive to murder him?

Hillary's stalker is getting more aggressive with his messages and flowers. After her success solving her first case with the Crime Review Team she is asked to look into the murder of Rowan Thompson. She now has to rely on the forensics that were taken for, the crime
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Cheryl
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, this got the heart pumping in a spectacular fashion!
The second of the books following Hillary's return as a civilian consultant in a cold case team, the solving of the murder of a promiscuous University student ran second to the chilling story of Hillary's stalker. The finale was an adrenaline filled showdown that showed her vulnerability in the face of a very dangerous obsession, but also her steely resolve to best the monster, now attributed to at least three other deaths, in the very
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Linda Strong
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
MURDER OF A LOVER (HILARY GREENE, BK 13) by FAITH MARTIN

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW MARGIN OF ERROR.”

Hilary Green is back at work, investigating cold murder cases. Today she's been handed the file of a college student who was stabbed with a pair of scissors 10 years ago.

There are plenty of suspects as the student was well known to be a 'player'. He really liked the ladies .. married or single ... young or old ... male or female. He was always up
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Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)
This almost had a feel of a cozy mystery… It was like a cozy mystery had a baby with a Kathy Reichs novel. There was all the wonderful focus on character building that a cozy mystery would have, with a little more of an ominous scientific feeling to it.

I will say that I have not read the other books in the DI Hillary series, the nice thing is that I don’t think that this fact detracted from anything. I don’t know if this can be said of each book in the series, but this one could definitely be
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Donna Maguire
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I really enjoyed this book and I am really pleased that the series is actually improving as it progressing when after so many books already published they standard could very easily slip or the plots could all intermingle in to one, but I am delighted to say that it certainly wasn't a case of that with this book!

Hillary is a great character and she must be a joy to write about and use as the main character. The plot in this one is great, it flows very well
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Elaine Tomasso
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Joffe Books for an advance copy of Murder of a Lover, the thirteenth novel to feature ex DI turned cold case civilian investigator, Hillary Greene of Thames Valley police.

After successfully solving her first case with the Crime Review Team Hillary is asked to look into the 10 year old murder of Rowan Thompson, an 18 year old student found stabbed to death by a pair of scissors in his room. More troublingly her recently acquired stalker is upping the ante and
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Joanna Larum
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the thirteenth in the Hillary Greene series, although it is the second since she retired and then returned to the cold case department. This time, Hillary is investigating a case from ten years previously when an 18 year old student was murdered in his bedroom in his digs, stabbed by a pair of scissors. Rowan Thompson was an attractive lad with a taste for women ( in the plural) and excitement. Once again, Hillary has to cover old ground, picking out information which may have been ...more
Amanda
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the thirteenth book in the bestselling series featuring Hilary Greene. Aside from the first book in the series, I have read, reviewed and loved every book in the series and Hilary Greene has to be one of my favourite female detectives. I was excited to get a review copy of ‘Murder Of A Lover’ and I was not to be disappointed as I absolutely loved it but more about that in a bit
Hilary Greene is a really interesting female lead character. The first eleven books in the series sees Hilary in
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Renee
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is the thirteenth book in Faith Martin's Murder series and I am still intrigued to see where Hillary will go next. DI Hillary Greene has retired, but life without work quickly lost its appeal(if it ever was appealing at all). Hillary has returned as a civilian consultant/employee assigned to the Cold Case department where she can utilize her former investigative skills to re-examine unsolved crimes.
As always, Hillary has quite a lot going on. She is investigating the ten-year-old murder of
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Bev
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-read, own-it
Detective Hillary Greene is working another cold case at the Thames Valley Police HQ. She is a consultant with the Crime Review Team. Ten years ago, Rowan Thompson was found stabbed to death with a pair of scissors in his student house. Rowan was known for being quite the ladies man, and not one at a time either. Is it possible that one of his scorned lovers is the murderer? Meanwhile, Greene's stalker is becoming more aggressive with the notes and flowers. Maybe she should re-think how she is ...more
Misfits farm
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ex Di Hillary Greene now works for CRT(Crime review team. The cold case unit by another name. The body of a student was found ten years ago, stabbed with a pair of dressmaking scissors and the perpetrator was never apprehended. Hillary has a second to none success rate- or at least did have when she had her official badge. Now as a civilian she has to reply on the forensics done at the time but can try and open new leads. She still has her admirer who is now becoming more of a stalker. Will a ...more
Janet Newport
Thank you NetGalley and Joffe Books for this arc.

Also, I'd like to apologize for taking so long to post this review. Once I'd finished this book, I HAD to go back and read many of the previous dozen books in the series as my conscious would let me. I LOVED Hillary! Smart, intuitive and tough. She doesn't suffer fools much but is pragmatic enough to deal diplomatically with most of them. This is # 13 in the series, but my first one to read. There's enough backstory here to understand Hillary, but
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David
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
That is the series on kindle to date so far, last 3 back to back and it is excellent, can't wait for number 14 to be released.
Greta Halliday
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic episode in the Hillary Greene series but this one surpassed them all. What a page turner this turned out to be. It had everything and the ending topped the lot. Impatiently I await the next book.
Cherry London
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, come on, has Hillary lost her mojo since doing that early retirement stint, what lazy kind of policing is this, now you have a stalker going at you and all you can do is get like a lame duck, shocks man, you killing me here. Although the storyline is a great one, taking two books to catch this stalker isn’t cutting it with me. Don’t get me wrong Hillary is still a strong character, just a bit lame right now, I guess she is still in limbo about her choices. Now as much as the characters are ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
The pace throughout this story, as well as the series in general, steadily builds until you are practically racing to the finish. Hillary’s character is a wonderful mix of maturity and intelligence, with just enough softness and humor to really make you like her. I also enjoy the burgeoning relationship between her and Steven, and how the author seamlessly blends it into the storyline. Finding out what happens next makes book 14 a must have.
Lototy
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

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Caron Allan
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first of Faith Martin's 'Narrow' books that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. It was pacy, realistic and I enjoyed the frisson of 'romance' between the detective, Hillary Greene, and her colleague. I also really liked the glimpses of life on board the boat. Although this is quite late in the series, it stands alone nicely and makes perfect sense even if, like me, you haven't read any of the earlier books. A real find, and a great foil to the lighter Jenny Starling/Travelling Cook ...more
Leslie
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm SO hooked!

This story, like all of Faith Martin's books, makes it evident the she is a very accomplished storyteller. I've read all of the D.I. Greene stories and can't wait for the next one.
Tiferet9
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My new favourite author!!! What a fantastic novel!!! It has everything : a twisty plot full of surprises, well written characters with depth, and a super ending!!! A real page turner!! Absolutely love it, and downloaded another 10 in the series straight away. Absolutely wonderful read.
Freda
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ò! My

I love this book could not put it down so much happening keeps you engrossed in the and guessing to the end
Joyce
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the Kindle edition.

5 stars

Former DI Hillary Greene’s stalker from the last book is getting more brazen. Her boss Superintendent Stephen Crayle and Hillary believe that he works at the station, either as a civilian worker or as a police officer.

Meanwhile, Hillary and her small team take on the case of Rowan Thompson. He was a young college student who quite fancied himself as a ladies’ man and was very successful at it. He was found stabbed to death with a scissors in his room which he
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Robin Loves Reading
4.5 Stars

Hillary Green may no longer be a busy DI, but she is quite busy nonetheless. She is now a member of the Case Review Team, and is investigating cold cases. Having successfully solved the case in her new job as a civilian consultant, she is now investigating the murder of Rowan Thompson, a twenty-year-old killed ten years ago. Rowan had a reputation of being quite the Lothario. Could one of his previous partners been disgruntled enough to have found cause to brutally kill him?

Also,
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Paul
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second of the Hillary Greene "cold case" novels after she returns to the Thames Valley police force after a year and a half of retirement. These books change minor characters frequently—besides Greene herself, I believe only a single character remains from the first set of eleven books. (If you don't count her ancient VW Golf.)

The good:
Martin has made Greene an incredibly compelling main character. Her books consistently keep my interest in Greene, and I find myself really caring
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Marion
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hillary is about to take on her second cold case for the crime review team and once again it is a murder.
This time of a young man,Rowan, a try anything once character with an eye for the ladies or even the men.
He was a student at college and rented a room from a widow who also let out rooms to four other students.
Apparently they all got along fine, that is until he was found stabbed to death with a pair of scissors.
Although the investigating officer at the time had some possible suspects he
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Ted Tayler
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Not her best"

I'm a big fan of the Hillary Greene series. This is only the second of almost two dozen books from Faith Martin where I could only give it a 4* review. The police procedural element was as skillfully handled as ever. The unsolved cold case wasn't going to remain a mystery once Hillary was handed the files. The whole stalker story that ran throughout the book felt wrong. Are our police really that poor at spotting psychopaths? I know hiding in plain sight is a well-known ploy, but
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Vivien Teasdale
Enjoyed this book - good structure and satisfying finish. The denouement was not too obvious, though there were clues in the book once you knew who did it.
My main gripes were: there was too much information dumping, especially at the beginning; every character had their hair, looks and outfit described in minute detail at every opportunity and the only shade of green was always 'mint-green'. Much of this felt as if I was merely reading padding to make the novel longer rather than to add to the
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Jannelies
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
The more books of Faith Martin I read, the more I like her writing style. I love the Hillary Green series (although I don't understand why she keeps calling herself 'Greene' when she hates her ex-husband so much. What happened to her own name?)
Hillary and her colleagues make up an interesting group, the story flows - fast! - and it is nice that Faith Martin packs all this in a not very long book. Everything you need to read, is there. And makes you wanting more.

Thanks Netgalley for this book. I
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Alyson Read
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book number thirteen in the series (previously published as "A Narrow Margin Of Error") and once more the author does not disappoint, giving us murder and mystery set in and around Oxford. Here we have another excellent Hillary Greene novel where the former DI is now working as a civilian on cold cases. Once again she is trying to solve a murder and she still has her stalker who is getting more brazen. In my opinion the reader would benefit from reading the books in order, or at least ...more
Alyson Read
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book number thirteen in the series (previously published as "A Narrow Margin Of Error") and once more the author does not disappoint, giving us murder and mystery set in and around Oxford. Here we have another excellent Hillary Greene novel where the former DI is now working as a civilian on cold cases. Once again she is trying to solve a murder and she still has her stalker who is getting more brazen. In my opinion the reader would benefit from reading the books in order, or at least ...more
Carole Gourlay
Another brilliant tale by Faith, but this one has an awful sinister content. Poor Hillary has picked up a stalker, and since the last book things have escalated and it’s not good at all.

Hillary has been given a cold case to work on from years ago, which she sorts out with her usual calm and clever investigative skills. she is also attracted to her boss Steve Crane, and the two of them become quite an item, much to the disgust of Vivienne and her stalker.

I do hope they catch him, and do
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Faith Martin is a pen name of English author Jacquie Walton, who is best known for her popular detective series, starring Detective Inspector Hillary Greene.

As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired 'cosy' murder mysteries. As Maxine Barry, her latest romance novels are now available from Corazon Books. As Jessie Daniels, her 'spooky' crime novel, The Lavender Lady Casefile came out
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