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GET **SEVEN** BEST-SELLING MYSTERIES IN ONE GREAT-VALUE BOX SET.

Praise for the ERIC WARD mysteries

Tough, salty and realistic.” Times Literary Supplement

“Skilfully, smoothly written. Compassionate yet with plenty of force.” New York Times

Tightly written, well-paced and relentlessly accurate.” Oxford Times

“Roy Lewis is a writer who believes in keeping his readers on their toes with plenty of twists and surprises. He writes well, too, with an admirable sense of character and place.” Daily Telegraph

“Novels of depth and craftsmanship refreshing in this genre.” Publishers Weekly

“Lewis is a master of his craft and pilots Ward through the shoal waters of business chicanery and physical violence with a sure hand.” Somerset Express

“Lewis is at his well-rooted best in this drama of bent solicitors and corrupt businessmen living high. Well worked-out investigation, excellent characterisation and a tense climax. Highly recommended.” Sunday Telegraph

IN THIS SEVEN-BOOK BOXSET:
BOOK 1: THE SEDLEIGH HALL MURDER
Eccentric Arthur Egan is dead and there’s no one to claim the huge inheritance he left behind. Eric Ward is called in to investigate and discovers Egan served time for a crime he never committed. So why accept the charges? And what’s his connection with the lord of Sedleigh Hall?

BOOK 2: THE FARMING MURDER
Jack Saxby is trying to keep the farm he thought he’d been given by his mother. His vindictive father wants to take it away and his brothers have their own agenda. Then there’s a suspicious death, and dark family secrets come to light. Can Eric Ward find out who’s really guilty?

BOOK 3: THE QUAYSIDE MURDER
London entrepreneur Philip Scarn makes Eric Ward an offer he can’t refuse. Help him break into the North East. Get paid handsomely doing it. But travelling down to meet him, Ward is nearly killed. A mystery caller warns this is just the beginning. Could Ward’s past be about to catch up with him?

BOOK 4: THE DIAMOND MURDER
Reporter Eddie Stevens knew he was onto a hot story. But when it leads him to the body of an unknown man, he realises he’s in over his head. Badly beaten by a local thug, he turns to Eric Ward for help. Can Ward uncover the truth before Stevens himself becomes front-page news?

BOOK 5: THE GEORDIE MURDER
Sam Turiff is a loan shark preying on the most vulnerable people in Newcastle. But no one will testify against him. Then the granddaughter of tycoon Liam Geraghty is kidnapped, and there’s a link with Turiff. Can Ward bring down the crime lord before anyone else pays the ultimate price?

BOOK 6: THE SHIPPING MURDER
Eric’s wife Anne has invested a small fortune in a merchant bank. Now her company must pay out a vast insurance claim for sunken ship Sea Dawn. Eric Ward smells fraud. And then one by one, people connected to the ship start to die. Will Ward uncover the truth before it’s too late?

BOOK 7: THE CITY OF LONDON MURDER
Eric Ward is Martin & Channing’s most uneasy board member. Their approach to business pushes the limits of the law. And he has problems closer to home, namely, defending Anne’s colleague in a murder trial. Eric discovers some fascinating facts about the dead woman.

Roy Lewis’s twisty and compelling dramas are perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.

Don’t miss out on this acclaimed series of unputdownable mysteries! YOU GET ALL SEVEN OF THE ABOVE BOOKS IN THIS EDITION

THE DETECTIVE
Eric Ward is forced to retire from the police because he suffers from glaucoma, but it’s not the end of his career. He qualifies as a solicitor (lawyer) and sets up a practice on Newcastle’s seamy Quayside.