When Detective Sergeant Dave Mallin is invited for a few frames of snooker, he wasn’t expecting to be playing Eldon Kyle.
Kyle was the man who had threatened Both Mallin and his colleague Geoff Forbes with murder.
But his opponent is more deadly than even Mallin could have guessed.
And when Geoff is killed in the very same building, it seems Mallin has given Kyle a firm alibi.
Soon Geoff's wife Elsa is under threat as well.
And Mallin himself may be implicated.
Mallin must fight to prove his innocence and to find the real killer in this atmospheric crime thriller, which is perfect for fans of Peter James and Peter Robinson.
Time To Kill is the first book in the David Mallin Detective series.Praise for Roger Ormerod:
"Eclectic, underrated Ormerod can be relied upon to come up with the startling goods" Sunday Times
"I am glad to announce that the detective novel is still alive and well in Mr Ormerod's skillful hands " The Spectator
"Fast-moving, with well-orchestrated jiggery-pokery; not unlike an early Dick Francis in tone and method” Times Literary Supplement
Roger Ormerod (1920-2005) was a prolific writer of ingenious and densely plotted crime novels - some 35 in all - which were published in the UK and the USA. He lived in Wolverhampton and amongst other things worked as a civil servant and as a Social Security inspector – backgrounds which he made full use of in his fiction.