BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – A Lover Too Many by Roy Lewis @joffebooks #TeamJoffeBooks #crimefiction

Thank you very much to the wonderful #bloggers who helped with the #BlogTour for A LOVER TOO MANY by Roy Lewis.  Your help is very much appreciated.  – Jill, Roy & Joffe Books


 What the bloggers thought:

Linda Strong Book Reviews 

This is a fast-paced mystery filled with twists and turns and lots of finger pointing. Set in England in the late 1960s, solving crime is difficult .. .there were no cell phones, no DNA tests, no personal computers.  Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

Peter Marlin’s wife left him to live with her lover which gave Peter the chance to find a lover of his own. When his wife returned, without any explanation, Peter abandoned his girlfriend, only returning to her after his wife is found dead in their home.  Read more here

Beth in a Box

Although, going back in time for a crime fiction series was pretty refreshing.  A time without the technological advances with DNA, smart phones, and the internet.  It was truly something different.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek 

It’s true to say that I did enjoy reading ‘A Lover Too Many’ and I look forward to reading more of Roy’s books.  I can’t wait to read the next instalment in the series featuring Detective Inspector Crow and here’s hoping that we don’t have too long to wait.   Read more here

Robin Loves Reading

Inspector John Crow from Scotland Yard is now investigating, with Peter as the main suspect. Intent on proving his innocence, Peter hires a private investigator. However, things go horribly wrong when he is murdered in Peter’s home.  Read more here

Rocksprings Crafts

Even if crime fiction is not usually your favourite reading genre this book is worth reading simply for the insight into a world that has all but disappeared.  Read more here

Girls Gospel 

I enjoyed working out who the murderer was.  Read more here

Black Books Blog 

The language and issues in this book took some getting used to as the use of language and people’s attitudes have changed so much in the 50 years since this book is set and originally written.  Once I got my head into what the book was about it was an enjoyable read, although a bit slow in places for my liking.  Read more here


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A Lover Too Many by Roy Lewis

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Discover Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard. Enjoy a beautifully told story from a time before smart phones and DNA testing.


“Builds up to a good climax and keeps you reading.” The Observer


Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of several months. And during that time, Peter had found a new lover. Everything points to the husband but there’s no real proof.


Inspector John Crow is called in to help the local police. But his new colleagues aren’t keen on an outsider. And Crow must solve the case before anyone else dies.


This fast-paced mystery will have you gripped from start to finish. Set in England in the late 1960s, this is the first book to feature Inspector John Crow. More coming soon.




Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.


Roy Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers of his generation.




Each Lewis seems to better the last. Here is an intriguing puzzle and likely police work and a fine picture of Northumbrian society and countryside” The Times


“Roy Lewis has demonstrated an enviable range both in geography and style…a nice neat story” The Financial Times


“Lots of cunning complications embracing conservation and financial fiddles” The Guardian


“A thorough, unpretentious and immensely solid piece of work with an interesting and likeable hero” Times Literary Supplement


Tightly written, well paced and relentlessly accurate” Oxford Times


“Chilly drama with some stirring cliff hanger” Sunday Telegraph



Skeletally-built, mild-mannered Inspector John Crow is established in the Murder Squad in London and constantly meets hostility when he is called upon to work on murder cases in regional crime squads in Wales and the Midlands. He displays strong moral feelings, and a sensitivity which brings him into conflict with regional staff as he doggedly and successfully pursues the truth in cases where he is called in.


Roy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with 60 novels to his name. He lives in the north of England where he sets many of his books. He is a former college principal and Inspector of Schools who now runs business training programmes and has business interests in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He has three children – all of them lawyers.

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