Books by Margaret Duffy

DUST TO DUST  by Margaret Duffy
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Nonstop action and tangled clues make this one of the best cases for the seldom daunted husband-and-wife team."
Patrick Gillard and his wife, Ingrid Langley, take on what may be their most difficult and dangerous case. Read full book review >
DARK SIDE by Margaret Duffy
Released: March 1, 2014

"An exciting combination of police procedural and thriller, Duffy again (Stealth, 2012, etc.) provides the daring duo with plenty of cerebral and physical challenges."
A married crime-fighting team does what it takes to clear a friend of murder charges. Read full book review >
STEALTH by Margaret Duffy
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Duffy (Rat Poison, 2012, etc.) once more spices her police procedural with Bond-like thrills, this time adding a closer look into the angst-ridden mind of Patrick, who has to kill more often than he'd like."
The connubial crime fighters Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley find themselves yet again in hot water. Read full book review >
RAT POISON by Margaret Duffy
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Reliable veteran Duffy (Corpse in Waiting, 2010, etc.) serves up another tasty blend of thriller and police procedural with a touch of romance."
The latest hair-raising adventure of the husband-and-wife team of Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley strikes uncomfortably close to home. Read full book review >
CORPSE IN WAITING by Margaret Duffy
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Duffy continues her winning ways with this pleasing combination of James Bond thriller and police procedural, sometimes predictable but never boring."
A holiday in Bath designed as a little break from household routine plunges the vacationers into danger. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Ingrid's turn in the starring role of Duffy's Bond-esque series (Blood Substitute, 2008, etc.) produces a pleasing hybrid of mystery and thriller."
Partners in life and crime-solving, Ingrid Langley and Patrick Gillard take on what may be the toughest case of their lives. Read full book review >
BLOOD SUBSTITUTE by Margaret Duffy
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Lashings of Bond-style derring-do cover up nicely for some slapdash plotting."
A husband-and-wife detective team (Cobweb, 2007, etc.) find themselves up to their necks in a hazardous case. Read full book review >
TAINTED GROUND by Margaret Duffy
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Despite much hugger-mugger, there are few clues, no suspense and not the slightest interest in any of the suspects as more than interlopers in the manly skirmish between Patrick and James."
Lt. Col. Patrick Gillard becomes a police officer just in time to run into a triple homicide and trouble with an old friend. Read full book review >
PROSPECT OF DEATH by Margaret Duffy
Released: June 13, 1996

"Too many plotlines, corpses, beatings, and detectives in an overrich brew made readable only by the author's graceful style and command of local color."
Inspector James Carrick of the Bath police (Dressed to Kill, 1994, etc.) is in a spot of trouble: Found unconscious behind the wheel of his car after a Burns Night gala at the local hotel, he's confused and tests over the limit for a drink. Read full book review >
DRESSED TO KILL by Margaret Duffy
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

"Plucky, angry Mackenzie in particular would be well worth a sequel."
How can the loss of the Chantbury Pyx, a priceless reliquary stolen from a Bath gallery, be related to the murder of Mrs. Pryce, a vicious old biddy whose complaint to Lance Tyler's private inquiry agency about flowers purloined from her garden makes it all too easy for Tyler's partner, Joanna Mackenzie, to identify her when she's struck down with a hammer? Read full book review >
MAN OF BLOOD by Margaret Duffy
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Combines derring-do with a cozy, upper-crust charm—somewhat reminiscent of Golden Age detective fiction, with its great halls, polished armor, etc. The steely Rolt and the dashing Piers will wow devoted Anglophiles."
An appealing new series from the author of the supersleuth Patrick Gillard/Ingrid Langley mysteries. Read full book review >
ROOK-SHOOT by Margaret Duffy
Released: Dec. 20, 1991

"A nice return to jangling form after the rather tiresome Cock Robin."
Now that Falklands hero Major Patrick Gillard has been forced to resign from D-12, the supersecret section of British Intelligence (Who Killed Cock Robin?, 1990), and his novelist wife (also a D-12 member) has finished her manuscript, they're planning a third honeymoon—when Patrick's brother Larry, a schoolmaster overseeing an Outward Bound-like program, asks for help: someone has been sabotaging his outings. Read full book review >