Jill McGown

1 Unlucky for Some

Author : Jill McGown
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2005-01-25
Description :  Selected by The Times (London) as one of the twentieth century’s “100 Masters of Crime,” Jill McGown writes mystery-suspense novels with plots that defy second-guessing. In <i>Unlucky for Some</i>, her thirteenth book featuring Detective Chief Inspectors Lloyd and Hill, the quiet life of an English town scarcely conceals the deadly menace lurking around dark corners and within the human mind.<br /><br /> Michael Waterman is a self-made millionaire. His casinos and nightclubs ensure a constant flow of cash, and Waterman knows what he needs to do to keep it that way. So far, it seems, he has stayed on the right side of the law. Certainly, no one seriously suspects him of murdering bingo player Wilma Fenton, who was struck down while walking home with a purse crammed full of winnings. Her murder looks like an ordinary mugging except for one oddity: The killer had left Wilma’s money neatly fanned out across her body.<br /><br /> The motive behind the bafflingly violent act dogs Lloyd and Hill– now married and the harried parents of a two-year-old daughter. The stakes are raised with a second murder, modeled on the first . . . and then a third. A cold-blooded killer is challenging not only the police but the one witness to the first slaying: England’s premier expert on serial crime, well-known journalist and TV personality, Tony Baker. It has now become a twisted game of madness and logic–in which failure to outwit the murderer means more senseless deaths.<br /><br /> In this astonishing Lloyd and Hill novel, Jill McGown’s storytelling genius will captivate longtime fans as well as first-time readers. <i>Unlucky for Some</i> is lucky for all admirers of virtuoso suspense writing.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

2 Scene of Crime

Author : Jill McGown
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-04-03
Description :  Real-life crime has engulfed the domestic life of the Riverside Theatre players. For starters, there’s the violent death of Estelle Bignall, the beautiful, neurotic wife of a well-to-do doctor (and aspiring resident playwright). In truth, suicide seemed more Estelle’s line—especially during the Christmas holidays—but a thief saved her the trouble, stealing all the presents and leaving her bound, gagged, and suffocated.<br /><br />Instinct tells Detective Chief Inspectors Lloyd and Judy Hill that Estelle’s murder is far more complicated. At the crime scene there are too many footprints, too many fingerprints, too much conflicting evidence—and too many suspects: an elusive burglar, a sinister next-door neighbor, the victim’s secret lover, a scared kid with fresh bruises on his face. But which of them was desperate enough to commit murder?<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

3 Shred of Evidence

Author : Jill McGown
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1996-07-02
Description :  "McGown's style is uniquely hers, engrossing, poignant, with effectual characterization."<br />--Mystery News<br /><br />When the body of fifteen-year-old Natalie Ouspensky is found strangled near a public park in Stansfield, England, Detective Inspector Judy Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Lloyd have their work cut out for them. For Natalie wasn't quite the innocent her mother believes, and her classmates at Oakland School guard Natalie's secrets--and their own--like life itself. Then a shred of evidence points Hill and Lloyd in the right--and decidedly deadly--direction. . . . <br /><br />"[A ] compelling story . . . The characters are devious, cunning, charming--and truly, truly wicked. This small English town, overrun with malice, is well served by its finely delineated constabulary, with Lloyd and Hill at the top of their form."<br />--Publishers Weekly<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

4 Death in the Family

Author : Jill McGown
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2003-02-04
Description :  With a plot that defies the most inspired second-guessing and with menace ticking quietly away on every page, Jill McGown’s <i>Death in the Family</i> firmly establishes her as a master of mystery and psychological suspense. This gritty, sophisticated novel is the twelfth in the author’s internationally acclaimed series starring Chief Detective Inspector Lloyd and his colleague and lover, Chief Detective Inspector Judy Hill.<br /><br />Dean Fletcher had spent virtually all his twenty-four years doing things practically guaranteed to land him in trouble. But not until he fell for a blonde nymphet named Kayleigh Scott did he manage to totally ruin his life. Kayleigh had told him she was eighteen. In truth, she was not quite thirteen, and poor Dean was soon off to prison, a convicted sex offender, still smitten with his adolescent lover.<br /><br />Now he’s finally free again, only to be ensnared by two crimes that have Lloyd pulling out what’s left of his hair. One is an infant kidnapping (the child was born within hours of Lloyd’s and Judy’s own baby, Charlotte); the other is the murder of Kayleigh’s mother, Lesley, on the very eve of the family’s sudden move to Australia.<br /><br />Fortunately, Lloyd thinks he hears the ring of truth in Dean’s protestations of innocence. He is extremely curious about Lesley’s new lover, Ian, who has jumped headfirst into another relationship, and her old lover, Phil, whose world she had destroyed. And for all her air of placid innocence, Kayleigh herself isn’t above suspicion.<br /><br />With Judy out on maternity leave, Lloyd is obliged to pick his way alone through the minefield of birth, death, murder, and domestic evil. <i>Death in the Family</i> is a novel of uncanny power and chilling credibility.

5 Verdict Unsafe

Author : Jill McGown
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1997-06-24
Description :  Detective Inspector Judy Hill anxiously watched the trial of serial rapist Colin Arthur Drummond from the public gallery--never forgetting his chilling threat that she would be his next victim. The prosecution should have an open-and-shut case. <br /><br />But sixteen months later Drummond is back on the streets, threatening Judy once more. And as Judy sets out to prove Drummond's guilt for the second time, Detective Chief Inspector Lloyd is called to a horrifying scene. It appears Colin Drummond has struck again. . . .<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

6 Morderstwo na starej plebanii

Author : Jill McGown
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-12-08
Description :  <b>„Morderstwo tak zagadkowe, że mogłoby przerosnąć nawet pannę Marple z powieści Agathy Christie. . .&#xa0; Wartki, wciągający kryminał”. </b><br /><br /> <b>„THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER”</b><br /><br /> Śmiertelny cios w głowę pozbawił życia Grahama Elstowa, ale pastor i jego żona raczej go nie opłakiwali.&#xa0; Elstow był ich zięciem, który kilka miesięcy wcześniej ciężko pobił ich córkę Joannę. Niestety wszystko wskazuje na to, że sprawcą zbrodni jest ktoś blisko związany z rodziną, ale nikt nie zamierza przyznawać się do winy. Duet złożony z inspektora Lloyda i sierżant Judy Hill błąka się po labiryncie potencjalnych zabójców, niezliczonych motywów i własnych&#xa0;powikłanych relacji. Chociaż sprawa z pozoru wydaje się banalna, policjanci dostrzegają szereg wątków pobocznych, które należałoby zbadać. Skomplikowana fabuła jest mistrzowska skonstruowana, a gliniarze z ich dylematami wprost fascynujący. Agatha Christie nie napisałaby tego lepiej!

7 Mord im alten Pfarrhaus

Author : Jill McGown & Barbara Först
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Release Date :  2018-09-17
Description :  Heiligabend im englischen Örtchen Byford: Schnee rieselt leise und beharrlich auf das Dorf herab, in den festlich geschmückten Häusern prasseln die Kamine – doch die weihnachtliche Idylle wird jäh gestört. Noch in der Nacht erhält die Polizistin Judy Hill einen Anruf von ihrem Chef, Hauptkommissar Lloyd: Im alten Pfarrhaus wurde ein Mann gefunden, brutal mit dem Schürhaken erschlagen. Bei dem Toten handelt es sich um Graham Elstow, den Schwiegersohn des Pfarrers George Wheeler. Der Geistliche gibt sich – wie auch seine Gattin Marian und die gemeinsame Tochter Joanna – ahnungslos. Doch bald schon finden die Ermittler heraus, dass das Mordopfer ein gewalttätiger Tyrann war und dass jedes der Familienmitglieder Gründe hatte, ihn bis aufs Blut zu hassen.



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