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The Diamond Murder

(Eric Ward #4)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  288 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Looking for a classic murder mystery from an acclaimed crime writer?

Discover Eric Ward, policeman turned lawyer. This beautifully told story, from a time before smart phones and DNA testing, will have you gripped from start to finish.

Rich in characterisation with a complex plot.” Publishers Weekly

Please note this book was first published as “Once Dying, Twice Dead”.
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Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published September 15th 2019 by Joffe Books (first published 1984)
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Paul Maessen
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the Eric Ward series and this was the first book where the plot twisted so considerably, I couldn't see the end coming. The quality of Lewis's writing is such however, where this sort of suspense is not required for enjoyment; the characters the setting and the slow turning of events are always compelling. The Diamond Murder story had elements of genuine surprise and tension and all the ongoing drama of Eric Ward's life which I have come to appreciate. Having read the whole series, this ...more
Maggie Long
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read

Although I found the beginning of this story a bit turbid, once I was into it I found It difficult to put down.
Not as exciting as Roy Lewis's last book, but it doesn't stop me from looking forward to his next novel.



BarbJerry Benjamin
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok
ian jones
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Book's Librarylibefy N q book's pleasure

Slightly boring did not enjoy this as much as I thought I would, was disappointed and would not recommend it
Rhona Macgregor
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing story kept me reading

Good story quite complicated but very enjoyable found it difficult to put down , so ended up reading till the small hours.
Mr Kenneth L Mullen
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great story

Where does he get the ideas for these stories from?. Another great story with plenty of action and lots of twists and turns. I hope that there are more to come.
Brian Murgatroyd
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A shorter read.

Pack full of incidents and turns and twists.A good mixs of law and criminal activity.it is well worth it's five stars.
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Roy Lewis taught Law for 10 years before being appointed as One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Further & Higher Education. He is also the author of several law texts.. He lives in the north of England where many of his novels are set.

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