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Duncan McFee is savagely murdered in a distillery. He’s found in one of the vats used to make gin. He was the chairman of the company. Yet none of the suspects is burly enough to have delivered the fatal blow. Detective Inspector Michael Angel is called in to unravel the mystery. He proves to be even more in demand when jailbird and bank robber Morris Yardley tries to bu Duncan McFee is savagely murdered in a distillery. He’s found in one of the vats used to make gin. He was the chairman of the company. Yet none of the suspects is burly enough to have delivered the fatal blow. Detective Inspector Michael Angel is called in to unravel the mystery. He proves to be even more in demand when jailbird and bank robber Morris Yardley tries to buy his freedom with the proceeds of his last heist, insisting Angel acts as his go-between. An old lady in a sweetshop, a dog called Schwarzenegger and a whiff of menthol all have their part to play as Angel races to reveal the murderer in this unusual and enthralling mystery. Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. THE DETECTIVE Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work. THE SETTING Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams. Praise for Roger Silverwood “Solid plotting, unpretentious writing, thoroughly reliable entertainment>/b>.” Morning Star “A cast of characters you really want to populate with familiar faces of actors you see each week on TV — great fun. Angel is terrific.” Books Monthly DETECTIVE ANGEL SERIES Book 1: THE MISSING NURSE Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT Book 4: THE MORALS OF A MURDERER Book 5: THE AUCTION MURDERS Book 6: THE MISSING


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Duncan McFee is savagely murdered in a distillery. He’s found in one of the vats used to make gin. He was the chairman of the company. Yet none of the suspects is burly enough to have delivered the fatal blow. Detective Inspector Michael Angel is called in to unravel the mystery. He proves to be even more in demand when jailbird and bank robber Morris Yardley tries to bu Duncan McFee is savagely murdered in a distillery. He’s found in one of the vats used to make gin. He was the chairman of the company. Yet none of the suspects is burly enough to have delivered the fatal blow. Detective Inspector Michael Angel is called in to unravel the mystery. He proves to be even more in demand when jailbird and bank robber Morris Yardley tries to buy his freedom with the proceeds of his last heist, insisting Angel acts as his go-between. An old lady in a sweetshop, a dog called Schwarzenegger and a whiff of menthol all have their part to play as Angel races to reveal the murderer in this unusual and enthralling mystery. Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. THE DETECTIVE Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work. THE SETTING Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams. Praise for Roger Silverwood “Solid plotting, unpretentious writing, thoroughly reliable entertainment>/b>.” Morning Star “A cast of characters you really want to populate with familiar faces of actors you see each week on TV — great fun. Angel is terrific.” Books Monthly DETECTIVE ANGEL SERIES Book 1: THE MISSING NURSE Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT Book 4: THE MORALS OF A MURDERER Book 5: THE AUCTION MURDERS Book 6: THE MISSING

30 review for The Morals of a Murderer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne Manner

    Best yet For me this is the best I’ve read so far- excellent characters and a really good plot which skips through several cases and always leads to everything coming together leaving nothing unturned

  2. 5 out of 5

    Doreen

    Entertaining! This cozy mystery is delightful--- lots of eccentric characters and pompous upper level police personnel! Story line is interesting , moves quickly, and Angel doggedly pursues all clues, despite snafus. This is a case of crook being much more clever than his pursuers--- very " tongue in cheek" conclusion! Entertaining! This cozy mystery is delightful--- lots of eccentric characters and pompous upper level police personnel! Story line is interesting , moves quickly, and Angel doggedly pursues all clues, despite snafus. This is a case of crook being much more clever than his pursuers--- very " tongue in cheek" conclusion!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mr Kenneth L Mullen

    Another great story Another great story by Roger featuring Inspector Angel. Very easy to read the story just flows along. The inspector is a very quirky character but always gets his man. More please.

  4. 4 out of 5

    David Redfern

    One of those stories you don't want to end Odd ball plots, great characterisations and a lot of fun. I read a lot of crime stories and they usually follow a familiar route. This doesn't. But now and enjoy. One of those stories you don't want to end Odd ball plots, great characterisations and a lot of fun. I read a lot of crime stories and they usually follow a familiar route. This doesn't. But now and enjoy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Loved It! This is the fourth book in the DI Angel series. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. The mystery is fantastic. The characters are likable. And there is no bad language anywhere. If you want a wonderful mystery, read this series! You won’t be disappointed.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Adams

    Another fun outting. This has been a most enjoyable mystery. While some readers may solve one of the crimes, I think the other might prove elusive. To me, a large part of the enjoyment is how Angel does it! Loved the characters in this one too!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Pritha

    The Chairman of Imperial Gin is found murdered and stuffed inside a vat of his own fine produce. He was just short of his fiftieth birthday and his Board consisted of old men over 70s and 80s not strong enough to kill him. Also killing him wouldn't solve their issues. But DI Michael Angel could not concentrate on the murder, he was summoned by his Superintendent to assist a Special Branch Investigation involving the missing 820 bars of gold from the Bank of Agara. The crown Prince of Agara is ex The Chairman of Imperial Gin is found murdered and stuffed inside a vat of his own fine produce. He was just short of his fiftieth birthday and his Board consisted of old men over 70s and 80s not strong enough to kill him. Also killing him wouldn't solve their issues. But DI Michael Angel could not concentrate on the murder, he was summoned by his Superintendent to assist a Special Branch Investigation involving the missing 820 bars of gold from the Bank of Agara. The crown Prince of Agara is extremely pissed off at the non-recovery, threatening major international political upheavals if the money isn't recovered. And even though the man behind the scheme is safe inside the prison, he won't open his mouth to anyone except Angel. Angel doesn't like this one bit and he doesn't want to make promises that he knows will not be kept but he is pressurized officially (and don't we all know how that is done) to do what he didn't want to. Give a false hope to the prisoner but the man escapes the 5 tracking cars, the Special Team leader and the helicopter hovering upwards and vanishes into thin air. Angel finds out where 820 bara could have been hidden but they were emptied already. So the man was away and the fact that he had murdered a policeman during his arrest was put to bed. Angel could finally concentrate on the murder at hand and he does. Based on just a smell of menthol and a lightweight spanner. But he soon hears from the disappeared man, who has been appointed as the police chief of Agara and has averted the international crisis with his persuasion and now wants to honour Angel for the service and honesty..... He might be a murdered but he is one with morals(!!!!) Silverwood has done a great job in not just creating and solving the murder mystery but also intertwining them with a man's duty to be a superior and a juniors; to do things he doesn't believe in because it's just his duty to do so, to be a husband, to be compassionate and caring, to be torn between right and wrong, to have a 'moral'. His books are interesting because of the way the characters evolve in his book, not out of the world but like actual human beings.

  8. 5 out of 5

    MRS G

    Another great Detective Inspector Michael Angel book! As we've come to expect, it has all the clever story lines - that slowly unravel, until it all comes together in the end. The old fashioned feel of DI Angel, with his unshakable morales & no nonsense ways. Have yet again made for a thoroughly enjoyable book. So I'm straight onto the next one - The Auction Murders, with the excitement of a child on Christmas day!! Another great Detective Inspector Michael Angel book! As we've come to expect, it has all the clever story lines - that slowly unravel, until it all comes together in the end. The old fashioned feel of DI Angel, with his unshakable morales & no nonsense ways. Have yet again made for a thoroughly enjoyable book. So I'm straight onto the next one - The Auction Murders, with the excitement of a child on Christmas day!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Beverly Mccollum

    Really a 3.50. This is the fourth book in this series of cozy mysteries and it was a quick and enjoyable read. Love the main characters and the English Village setting. Interesting plot involving murder in a gin distillery AND a multi million dollar theft with international overtones. Recommend it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    leonard rudnick

    An interesting mystery until the end.I know w I don't know why I was disappointed the last few chapters other than a feeling that the author was setting up for a one sentence endding. An interesting mystery until the end.I know w I don't know why I was disappointed the last few chapters other than a feeling that the author was setting up for a one sentence endding.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jaybour

    A YAWNER OF A YARN Are we really to take this claptrap seriously? How did Yardley get the gold out of the country? How and why would the country from which he stole the gold make him Chief of Police? Just too cute by half!

  12. 5 out of 5

    David Nunez

    Although I enjoyed previous books, this one did not ,,it was a good story but something about it seemed off, just not for me

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kath Bennett

    No morals!! A police officer who doesn't like his superior! What a surprise! This seems to be the latest trend. It works well in this novel giving the story an edge. No morals!! A police officer who doesn't like his superior! What a surprise! This seems to be the latest trend. It works well in this novel giving the story an edge.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Edward Mason

    Yet another good read from Mr silverwood, the plots always keep you guessing, I. love the querky characters he puts into his books.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mary S Horn

    Fascinating Characters Here it is midnight and I just had tofinish reading about all my new friends, even if a little naughty!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Barry Smith

    Another great read from this author. Lots of twists in this book, with lots of interesting characters.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Colvance

    I found the book to be very amateurish All the characters kept sniffing so much I wondered if they were all on crack cocane. Sorry I. Did not finish it. Poorly witten

  18. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Interesting Quite charmingly witty Characters really come to life and keep you enthralled I enjoy ready these series of books from this author

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gary Van Cott

    I thought this book was a bit contrived.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brenda C

    The MORALS OF A MURDERER I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was quite funny in places. I'm glad his jokes have improved there was only one way to go.😊 The MORALS OF A MURDERER I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was quite funny in places. I'm glad his jokes have improved there was only one way to go.😊

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Chambers

    Still enjoying this series This series a great entertainment and very tricky paths to the culprits. Don’t delay start reading today! It is a fun fast read

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn L. Loewenstein

    Enjoyable Story Really enjoyed reading this! Love Mrs. Buller Price. What a character! Inspector Angel is so funny the way he figures out what happened. Really good read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Betty Franklin

    Amazing mysteries Silverwood writes the most amazing mysteries I have ever read. There is never a dull moment, a real page turner! Love them all!

  24. 5 out of 5

    valerie gosling

    Brilliant Enjoyed this book very much old fashion policing good native not swareing which was nice jolly good read very enjoyable

  25. 5 out of 5

    Muriel Evans

    Another great read This book is fantastic,really enjoyed the characters,and was really funny i was laughing out loud .will look forward to the next one

  26. 4 out of 5

    P.

    Being Honest is a mangle of 3 plots: a murder, a heist, and a third 'plot' with no clear purpose other than filler. In Honest, Mick Angel turns bellicose: he bellows, he bawls, he snarls and when he wasn't bellowing, etc, he was sweating, shaking, panicking. There's even an attempt to implicate him in the heist by an unsavory superior. It ends with someone getting away with murder. A marginal read. Being Honest is a mangle of 3 plots: a murder, a heist, and a third 'plot' with no clear purpose other than filler. In Honest, Mick Angel turns bellicose: he bellows, he bawls, he snarls and when he wasn't bellowing, etc, he was sweating, shaking, panicking. There's even an attempt to implicate him in the heist by an unsavory superior. It ends with someone getting away with murder. A marginal read.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Scott aka Curmudgeon

    The Yorkshire Murder Mysteries series continues to be good. Not much to say, there are a couple main plots the are the interwoven and work well.The characters are likable

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jo

    Good story with cool twist at the end. :-)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Anne Boylen

    An intricate plot that I enjoyed.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lesley Fox

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