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Imagination Theatre's Sherlock Holmes

A collection of 15 original audio scripts as broadcast from the further adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  All royalties from this book are being donated for the benefit of the charity Stepping Stones School for boys, which was at one time the home of Sir ArtSir Arthur Conan Dotle Conan Doyle.
 Among the contributors is  ROGER SILVERWOOD with a radio play entitled THE TOLLINGTON GHOST which was broadcast throughout the USA and Canada in March 2006. Available from Amazon in Paperback, hardbaxk and kindle.

THE SCENT OF DEATH.

 

The smell of cheese, the 22 wounds on  a man’s body, the pink scuffing on his shoes, his broken leg after death, shards of glass, young women being chloroformed, a handbag and one shoe missing from each - some of the clues facing Inspector Pilgrim in this chilling story of murder and mayhem in London in 1912 . Available in Kindle.

 

THE SNAKES and LADDERS MURDERS

The town of Bromersley is the scene of a brutal murder and Detective Inspector Michael Angel is called on to catch the killer. 
  Eveline Pierce has died in her home.   There are no signs of forced entry and no usable fingerprints. A reptile is nowhere to be found. Most concerning of all is the next-door neighbour’s admission that she heard an eerie sound during the night. A sound coming from the dead woman’s house. A sound like that of a music box… DI Angel blazes into action in a desperate attempt to catch the killer, and when a second victim is discovered, and then a third.  A pattern begins to emerge.  The sound of the music box is heard yet again at the scene of the crime… It isn’t long before DI Angel is bringing his suspects’ secrets and lies into the light – from a family feud to an illicit affair – not to mention unravelling the truth behind other suspicious circumstances in the town. Can DI Angel identify the culprit? Or will his murderous adversary triumph in this vicious contest of snakes and ladders? Available in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats, Audio Book and Large Print editions
THE LIPSTICK MURGERS.

 In the South Yorkshire market town of Bromersley, Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team have a seemingly impossible case to solve. They are faced with the unusual situation of knowing the name of a serial killer, and the place where he is employed, but are unable to recognize him - a cosmetic surgeon has given him a new face. There seems to be nobody alive who can identify him. Additionally, Mrs Buller-Price, an elderly widow and friend of Angel, who lives at The Monks Retreat, reports that she has seen monks returning to her house to sail on her private lake in the middle of the night ...  Availabke in Hardback, Large Print, (Kindle and other Electronic Book Formats as THE FACE OF A MURDERER).

THE MURDER LIST.

The women of Bromersley, in South Yorkshire, live in fear that they might be on the murder list. Bodies keep appearing: women in their sixties, always in the same disturbing pose, a cauliflower in their laps and rice in their mouths. Inspector Angel and his team have their work cut out finding the murderer. Clues and forensics lead nowhere, despite Angel's discovery of a list containing the victims' names. Although witnesses report an odd-looking woman wearing a sheepskin coat, no one can find her. Then, in the middle of the night, Angel receives a phone call...

Available in Hardback edition and Large Print

ANGEL AND THE ACTRESS.

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ward winning actress, Joan Minter, is murdered in front of a gathering of her closest friends. However, nobody knows who the murderer is, nobody saw him or her, and nobody present could possibly be the guilty one. That's the challenge facing Detective Inspector Angel and his team when they are called out to her luxurious home in Bromersley, South Yorkshire, at the foot of the Pennines. At the same time, an apparently innocent young insurance man is found murdered in his own house. The only clues are a new vacuum cleaner left by the murderer and an open refrigerator. Who committed the crime and what has the vacuum cleaner got to do with the case? Available in Hardback, Large Print  and Kindle and other electronic book formats
MONEY TREE MURDERS.

Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team are sent to investigate the murder of a pretty young woman.
  Inquiries indicate that she had discovered the operation of a Money Tree swindle at Zenith Television. Angel interviews eccentric Abercrombie, who tows a boxcar scavenging for fuel to heat his cottage, and further inquiries lead Angel to another body.
 Also, Angel gets unwillingly involved with a recently married middle-aged couple who have bought a house haunted by the ghost of an alcoholic dentist and his family who died tragically in 1760.The investigations become more mystifying and dangerous, as Angel races to find the explanation and stop more mayhem and murder.  Available in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats, Audio CD and Large Print editions    
THE FRUIT GUM MURDERS.

 Detective Inspector Michael Angel is called out to investigate the murder of a penniless man staying at the luxurious Feathers Hotel in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley.  The only clue is a red fruit gum left near the dead man by the murderer.  Other murders follow, and the presence of a fruit gum by each body greatly puzzles him.  Also there is a clever thief in the town, who surreptitiously relieves the rich of their jewellery.  Angel is under pressure to catch him.  Could it be Harry “the hatchet” Harrison?  The investigations become more mystifying and dangerous, as Angel races to find the explanation to stop more mayhem and murder.
Available in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats, Audio Book and Large Print editions
THE BIG FIDDLE.

When a man is found dead, and his carer, a good-time girl, is suspected of his murder, Detective Inspector Angel is drawn into an intricate web of family lies and deceit. The dead man's daughter is hiding something, and his granddaughter seems incapable of telling anyone the truth. The pressure is on for Angel to unravel the mystery and identify the killer before another body is found.

Available in Hardback, Kindle, Audio Book and Large Print editions.
THE DIAMOND ROSARY MURDERS.

Detective Inspector Michael Angel is summoned to the back streets of the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley to investigate the murder of a good time girl. She is thought to be a member of a gang wanted for stealing the priceless diamond and ruby rosary which had belonged to Queen Mary 1st, however when Angel arrives, her body has disappeared.    Also, millionaire, Haydn King tells Superintendent Harker of his frequent nightmares portraying his death, and two days later he is found dead exactly as the nightmares had indicated.   The investigations become more mystifying and dangerous, as Angel races to find the explanation to stop more mayhem and murder. Available in Hardback and Kindle editions. 
THE CHESHIRE CAT MURDERS.

 Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team are desperately searching for a wild cat on a killing spree in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. It appears that the cougar is under human control and is trained to kill to order. Retired schoolteacher and well-known cat enthusiast, Miss Ephemore Sharp, becomes the prime suspect, but Inspector Angel is unable to prove her guilt.  Matters take a decisive turn when she is found in possession of the antique pot figure of a famous performing cat called 'Pascha'. Angel is greatly tested and the investigations become more mystifying and dangerous, as he races to find the explanation to stop more mayhem and murder. 
Available in Hardback and Large Printe editions. 
THE DOG COLLAR MURDERST.

Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team are desperately searching for a man in a dog collar, who has murdered a railway ticket clerk and others in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley.  Angel is unable to determine whether the murderer is a priest who has gone berserk or a man in priest’s clothes.  Tramps who call at vicarages begging for money are suspected, but nothing is what it seems. Ice cream cornets are bought, not eaten and discarded in some pattern understood only by youths and girls.  Angel is greatly tested, and the investigations become more mystifying and dangerous, as he races to find the killer to prevent more mayhem and murder.
Available in Hardback, Kindle and Large Print editions.
THE SNUFF BOX MURDERS.

Inspector Angel and his team are looking for an antiques thief and murderer who tears out the tongue of anyone he fears might give him away. The Inspector also believes the murderer is walking in the footsteps of Herman Lamm, an infamous villain of a century earlier. The suspects are a disparate trio...The first is a conman who is always hovering near an antique gold statue; the second, Mr Van Hassain, is a diplomat and businessman, and the third is a rich inventor's beautiful wife. The only thing that seemingly links the suspects is that they are all interested in acquiring antique gold snuffboxes...it's not much to go on but Inspector Angel is determined to catch the killer. Available  in Hardback, Kindle  and other electronic book formats
SHRINE TO MURDER.

Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team of regulars are searching for a serial killer on the loose in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley.  Clues are sparse and confusing.  A character in early Roman attire is observed at every murder and a laurel leaf left on every corpse.  DNA links a woman of oriental origin to the murders but the evidence doesn’t fit any of the suspects.  The motive seems to be linked with the death of a matinée idol of the 1980’s.  The investigations become more mystifying and dangerous, as Inspector Angel races to find the killer to prevent more mayhem and unexpectedly encounters the murderer’s secret shrine to murder. Available in Hardback. Kindle, Audio CD, Audio Book Cassettes, CD-Rom and Large Print.
THE CUCKOO CLOCK SCAM.

Detective Inspector Angel is called out to investigate the murder of millionaire film writer/producer, Peter Santana.  His body is found in a lonely farmhouse where he used to close himself away to write.  Among the clues Angel is mystified to find a dead pig in a silk nightdress in Santana’s bed.  Angel’s further investigations become more mystifying and dangerous as he notices that wherever he makes an inquiry there’s a cuckoo clock on the wall.  The South Yorkshire town of Bromersley has cuckoo clocks everywhere.  Join Michael Angel and his team of regulars as they race to solve the murder, prevent more mayhem and unravel the mystery of the cuckoo clock scam. Available  in Hardback, Kindle  and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions
WILD ABOUT HARRY.

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etective Inspector Angel and his team investigate a puzzling case of abduction and possible murder in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. A rich woman marries a man she hardly knows then disappears. Investigations reveal that her husband Harry never existed. Also four men who claim they have nothing in common staying at the luxurious Feathers Hotel wake up in the middle of the night having been attacked in their sleep and each suffering from a painful broken finger. At the same time a hit man known as The Fixer is at large causing every villain and policeman to be apprehensive and on their toes. Available in Hardback. Kindle and other electronic book formats (as Missing Presumed.), Audio CD, Audio Book Cassettes, CD-Rom and Large Print.
MURDER IN BARE FEET.

Detective Inspector Angel investigates a strange case where both the murderer and the murdered man are without shoes. The victim is a millionaire, adored by beautiful women, particularly the Frazer sisters, who put sparkle into his life but showed him how to spend his money.  An antiques dealer and his son are the prime suspects, but they have a rock solid alibi.  At the same time, Angel investigates a flood and a stink at the Great Northern Bank, which allowed a gang of robbers to escape with millions of pounds.  Murder in Bare Feet is another unusual case testing the investigative powers of Inspector Michael Angel and exemplifies the quirky genius and ingenuity of the man.  Available in Hardback,  Audio Book CDs,  Audio Book Cassettes, CD-Rom , Kindle and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions
THE WIG MAKER.

Roger's latest book in the Inspector Angel series: Peter Wolff is found dead and his workshop on fire. There are no clues, no DNA and no apparent motive. Detective Inspector Michael Angel is baffled. At the same time, high flying model, Katrina Chancey goes missing; womaniser Gabriel Grainger is reported missing by his long-suffering wife, Zoё; Lord Tiverton has been robbed of a valuable suit of armour; jewel robberies by The Fox, continue unabated, and another body is discovered in unexpected circumstances. It's a race to the finish to find the murderer and arrest him before he strikes again!      Set in the industrial town of Bromersley, South Yorkshire, enjoy another jaunt into the criminal world of Inspector Angel as he tackles this unusual case with his customary unique quirkiness and skill.  Available  in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions
FIND THE LADY.

A blind woman is found in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. Three unconnected witnesses swear that they saw a woman in a blue dress flee the scene minutes before the body was found. In addition, enquiries reveal that a picture of the missing woman, whose likeness was painted sixty years ago, has been discovered in the house of an acquaintance of the victim! Detective Inspector Angel has a real humdinger to solve, but he rises to the occasion and tackles this unusual case with his customary tenacity and skill. The chase is on: he has to find the lady before she murders again! Available  in Hardback, Kindle, Large Print editions and Paoerback by Joffe
THE CURIOUS MIND OF INSPECTOR ANGEL.

A famous film director of a leading international film studio, shooting a love story on location in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley, is found murdered on the set.  Nearby, a penniless tramp is discovered shot dead with a gold sovereign in his mouth.   There are no clues or DNA to either murder, but Detective Inspector Michael Angel tackles this case with his customary tenacity.  As usual, his superiors and the system seem to hinder him at every turn.  Finding his life at risk, he has to apply his unique skills to overcome the danger, unravel the mystery and arrest the murderer before time runs out.  This latest foray into The Curious Mind of Inspector Angel exemplifies the quirky genius and ingenuity of this exceptional man. Available  in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats  and Large Print editions
 THE MAN WHO COULDN'T LOSE.

Detective Inspector Michael Angel and his team investigate another puzzling and chilling case of murder in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. Wheelchair bound millionaire businessman, Joshua Gumme, has the Midas touch.  He is successful with women and successful in business; even at card games, he wins every game.  Everybody knows he cheats, but nobody knows how.  It is no surprise therefore, one morning, to find his body floating in the River Don.  At the same time, Angel's investigations lead him on the track of two dangerous crooks.  He attempts to find and arrest them, but they have plans for him.  Available  in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions
THE UMBRELLA MAN

An arsonist and murderer threatens to set fire to the luxury home of the local MP. Detective Inspector Michael Angel has two suspects, and while one has completely disappeared, the other is securely locked up in a police cell. But what do the twelve umbrellas found hanging from his bedroom ceiling mean? Will the umbrella man be able to execute his threat while still in police custody? Meanwhile, the murder of a famous stage magician's beautiful assistant appears to be a copy of an unsolved crime committed twenty five years previously. Could both cases be related? The DI must race against the clock to unravel this unusual and chilling mystery. Available in Hardback and Large Print editions
SHAM

Detective Inspector, Michael Angel is investigating a puzzling case in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. A murderer engaging in a bizarre routine results in a young woman's death at a highly respected country club. Matters are complicated by the fact that perfectly reputable witnesses cannot agree on the straightforward matter of identifying the killer. With the appointment of a new career-mad superintendent, Angel unexpectedly becomes the prey of a family of dangerous and desperate crooks led by the shapely Mrs. Gina Rossi, while a friend of his becomes caught up in an alarming scam. With all this to contend with, DI Angel and his team must unravel an unusual and chilling mystery. Available  in Hardback, Kindle  and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions
MANTRAP

Detective Inspector Michael Angel is on the trail of a serial murderer in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. The only common factor linking the victims is their association with the late Lord Ogmore. There are no clues, no fingerprints, no DNA - and Angel's only witness is blind... A glamorous schoolmistress with a past, two men with ponytails, a set of needle-sharp silver-handled stilettos and a fluffy toy elephant all play their part in the scramble to find the killer.   Available  in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions, Paperback as THE AUCTION MURDERS.
 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING HONEST

Detective Inspector Michael Angel unravels another nerve jangling mystery in his unique and entertaining way in the Yorkshire town of Bromersley.  A man is savagely murdered in a distillery, yet none of the suspects are burly enough to have delivered the fatal blow.  Also, jailbird and bank robber, Morris Yardley, wants to buy his freedom with 33 million pounds, the proceeds of his last job, and insists on Angel being the go between.  The consequences if the exchange fails - which it must - are terrifying!  An old lady in a sweetshop, an obstinate plumber, a dog called Schwarzenegger and a whiff of menthol all play their part in this scramble to reveal the murderer in this unusual and chilling mystery. Available In Hardback and Kindle and other electronic book formats. Paperback as THE MORALS OF A MURDERER.
THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT

Frank P. Jones, the celebrity art critic known as the Man in the Pink Suit, is seen by four witnesses, and recorded on videotape, shooting industrialist Charles Tabor. Jones denies the charge, but he has the motive, a Walther PPK/S automatic - and no alibi.
Detective Inspector Michael Angel is called in to unravel another nerve-jangling mystery. But what is the truth? Was Jones hypnotised, or drugged? Sexpot television host Louella Panter, a shady MP and cabinet minister and a family of villains all have their part to play in this mystery of mayhem and murder.
Available  in Hardback, Paperback, Kindle  and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions
CHOKER

Detective Inspector Michael Angel tackles another grisly case of murder set in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley at the foot of the Pennines. The beautiful wife of Sir Charles Millhouse, the local MP, is found naked and choked to death in a reservoir. Her clothes and an antique pearl collar she usually wore are missing. Within a short space of time another body is discovered and the modus operandi repeated. With no clues and little forensic evidence to go on, will quirky Yorkshire policeman Michael Angel's guile be enough to reveal the identity of the choker? Available  in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions. Paperback as THE MISSING WIFE.
 IN THE MIDST OF LIFE  

A savage murder in a hospital for the criminally insane twenty years ago marks the beginning of a gruesome trail of enquiries to find a missing nurse. In spite of obstruction from the Chief Constable, the quirky Inspector Michael Angel stubbornly ferrets out the suspects, and reduces them to one, by resorting to an unusual strategy. A dead woman wearing one stocking inside out, an American class ring, a missing videotape of the lovely Lola, and two dead cats all play their part in the scramble to find the killer in a South Yorkshire market town at the foot of the Pennines.Available  in Hardback, Kindle  and other electronic book formats and Large Print editions, Paperback as THE MISSING NURSE
SALAMANDER

A savage murderer is on the loose in the North Yorkshire town of Castlecombe, and the battle sore police inspector Frank Spence is brought out of retirement to lead enquiries.  There are few clues and little DNA.  The victim is a strikingly handsome, recently discharged young soldier.  His new home in Castlecombe, North Yorkshire, soon becomes a secret love nest for him and some of the young wives who are his neighbours, creating murderous anger and jealousy.  Throughout the investigation, the murderer is only inches away from being discovered and manages to fool the inspector most of the time until the exciting and unusual
disclosure of the truth  The magnificent Persian Salamander - a priceless jewel, a WPC who insists the investigation is being aided by the spirit of a dead policeman, a character called Marmalade Mary, and a thief with a sugar fetish, all have their part to play as Spence races to reveal the murderer.  Available in Hardback and Kindle
THE ILLEGITIMATE SPY

A high-ranking member of the KGB, spying for Britain, is in great danger. The Hook, head of D.I. 1, sends young Alan Thompson on his first mission to Moscow to organise the Russian's escape. Events don't work out as planned and Thompson soon finds himself hunted by the KGB.  However, Thompson conceives a daring plan of his own for dealing with the Russians. He needs a ring, a coffin, a hearse and - most of all - nerve. Available in Hardback.
DEADLY DAFFODILS

When Robert Mackie, the thirty-five-year-old Managing Director of a toy factory in Yorkshire, takes a holiday in a quaint Cornish fishing village in order to sort out his private life, he finds himself plunged into mystery and murder. The questionable behaviour of  Detective Superintendent Cawthorne complicates and adds to the suspense. Trying to outwit Cawthorne, Robert uses the most unconventional methods to try to solve the mystery and unmask the murderer. But who will arrive at the truth first? Available in Hardback, Kindle and other electronic book formats (as Dead Ahead) and Large Print
LA MAISON SUR LA FALAISE

The title which translated means 'The house on the cliff,' was the French Title of  DEADLY DAFFODILS. The original text has a passing reference to Wordsworth′s famous poem about 'Golden Daffodils,' which of course meant nothing to the French, so the title had to be changed. The book was translated and printed in French in a woman's magazine. This title is no longer available.
 
 
 

 

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