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Lady Yvette, the beautiful wife of local MP Sir Charles Millhouse, is found 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, also choked to death. With no clues and little forensic evidence to go on, will quirky Yorkshire policeman Michael Angel's guile be enough Lady Yvette, the beautiful wife of local MP Sir Charles Millhouse, is found 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, also choked to death. 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? Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. THE DETECTIVE Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work. THE SETTING Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams. MICHAEL ANGEL SERIES Book 1: THE MISSING NURSE Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT MORE YORKSHIRE MURDER MYSTERIES COMING SOON. JOIN THE JOFFE BOOKS MAILING LIST TO BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT THEM.


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Lady Yvette, the beautiful wife of local MP Sir Charles Millhouse, is found 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, also choked to death. With no clues and little forensic evidence to go on, will quirky Yorkshire policeman Michael Angel's guile be enough Lady Yvette, the beautiful wife of local MP Sir Charles Millhouse, is found 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, also choked to death. 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? Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. THE DETECTIVE Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work. THE SETTING Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams. MICHAEL ANGEL SERIES Book 1: THE MISSING NURSE Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT MORE YORKSHIRE MURDER MYSTERIES COMING SOON. JOIN THE JOFFE BOOKS MAILING LIST TO BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT THEM.

30 review for The Missing Wife

  1. 5 out of 5

    barbara jones

    Lacking professionalism. Second rate. Maybe in time,, the author will get better. Until then, he will need to read author's such as, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Michael Connelly etc , to find out how to write story good detective novel. Lacking professionalism. Second rate. Maybe in time,, the author will get better. Until then, he will need to read author's such as, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Michael Connelly etc , to find out how to write story good detective novel.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jill Stirling

    The not so Angelic detectives A good read. Just a good old fashioned whodunnit. No politics just the police investigating crime. A memorable set of characters and interesting plots.

  3. 5 out of 5

    P.

    Decent characters, good writing, plot a bit simplistic, but all in all worth a read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pritha

    A renowned MP's second wife has gone missing. They had been married for just 6 months. She was young, she was beautiful and he had everything to provide for her. Her body has been recovered a few miles away in a creek, stark naked and left to rot in a stream. DI Micheal Angel haa a lot to take in. The MP has lost his first wife, is it to natural causes? Who is his son mixing with and why? Why was his friend dead in the alley! The MP was so much in love with his wife, or was he. A chase through the A renowned MP's second wife has gone missing. They had been married for just 6 months. She was young, she was beautiful and he had everything to provide for her. Her body has been recovered a few miles away in a creek, stark naked and left to rot in a stream. DI Micheal Angel haa a lot to take in. The MP has lost his first wife, is it to natural causes? Who is his son mixing with and why? Why was his friend dead in the alley! The MP was so much in love with his wife, or was he. A chase through the darkness of human relationships, of children and their father's, of revenge, of murder and of property disputes. Silverwood has done a great job at keeping us guessing till the last moment and Detective Inspector Angel is so real-life a character that it hits close to home. A man who has to do the job, catch the killer, work against the clock, make the case stick and has well, like all of us, answer to a boss. His frustrations are our every day old frustrations, the anger, the muttering beneath our breaths, all too real.

  5. 5 out of 5

    D. Jensen

    Not thrilling OR gripping But still compelling somehow. I don't know why I keep reading this series, really. Michael Angel, who manages more similies than prizes at a county fair, is on the near side of annoying. Silverwood, besides giving us multiple suspects (that's okay) gives us muddled clues that shouldn't be muddled and no real access to Angel's thought process (maybe that's the real mystery). Crisp (from the first book) just disappears. He's probably lucky. Ron Gawber and Ahmed Ahar, who p Not thrilling OR gripping But still compelling somehow. I don't know why I keep reading this series, really. Michael Angel, who manages more similies than prizes at a county fair, is on the near side of annoying. Silverwood, besides giving us multiple suspects (that's okay) gives us muddled clues that shouldn't be muddled and no real access to Angel's thought process (maybe that's the real mystery). Crisp (from the first book) just disappears. He's probably lucky. Ron Gawber and Ahmed Ahar, who play foil to the Detective Inspector, are just cut outs to keep Angel from talking to himself. Both grin a lot. I can't say when, or if I will read the next installment. However, the series does have Kindle Unlimited going for it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jeanette Ford

    The second in the series about Detective Inspector Angel. Good story, although I guessed the murderer quite early on, I didn’t know why or how or how he was going to find the solution. I like the characters, although, having read the first book, Angel’s ‘sayings’, such as ‘you’re harder to find than Lord Lucan’ starts to wear a little thin. Having said that, I suppose it has to carry on because it’s part of his character. I liked the Cadet and hope he gets to take a bigger role in the investigat The second in the series about Detective Inspector Angel. Good story, although I guessed the murderer quite early on, I didn’t know why or how or how he was going to find the solution. I like the characters, although, having read the first book, Angel’s ‘sayings’, such as ‘you’re harder to find than Lord Lucan’ starts to wear a little thin. Having said that, I suppose it has to carry on because it’s part of his character. I liked the Cadet and hope he gets to take a bigger role in the investigations in some future book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jacquelyn

    Jacquelyn 😞Disappointed This book was not written by this writer!!!!!!!!!!!! Book one was very funny and completely different. This is the Reason I bought Book two,three and four. I Will Never Buy Another Book AGAIN in ADVANCE. I had planned to read all 14 books. What a rip off. I live in the US. This book read just like the US. I like BRITISH writers!!!!! TOO BAD YOU L0ST A DEVOTED BUYER OF YOUR BOOKS.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Scott aka Prison Preacher

    Another good read The overall storyline and characters are good. The author’s ongoing over use of similes is the biggest negative. The craving for cigarettes is a bit off. I don’t remember him struggling m the first book. Still looking to be introduced to his wife. I don’t think she’s referenced at all or if she is very minimal. The negatives are nothing that makes me not want to read more of the series. The positive of it being clean far outweighs the minor negatives.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Adams

    Three and one half stars. Definitely not as good as 'The Missing Nurse.' Although amusing a bit too much about things like smoking and Angel's witty (?) comparisons. I felt this was to hopefully cover up how easy it was to determine the killer.....didn't work. More could have been made regarding the mysterious French woman - she was a nice distraction but poorly used. Three and one half stars. Definitely not as good as 'The Missing Nurse.' Although amusing a bit too much about things like smoking and Angel's witty (?) comparisons. I felt this was to hopefully cover up how easy it was to determine the killer.....didn't work. More could have been made regarding the mysterious French woman - she was a nice distraction but poorly used.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Teves

    Another mystery with unexpected twists and more characters brought in to frustrate Inspector Angel as well as, the reader. The Missing Wife wasn’t as interesting as The Missing Nurse. And there was a little too much of the Inspector’s anger at having to quit smoking. Nevertheless I still enjoyed reading this mystery and look forward to the next in the series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    M R B Davis

    A good story The plot is good with a few twists but Angel still has an annoying turn of phrase. A wife is murdered and found in a reservoir. A host of characters are unexpectedly linked. Angel gets to the bottom of the mystery.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary S Horn

    Love the Character of Angel I really enjoy the characters of all the regular police who populate the station in these books. They are funny and pleasant and smart and I want to read more!

  13. 5 out of 5

    R.L.

    Detective Angel is at it again and still searching for a spare cigarette. The story is that a woman's naked body is found in a weir. Angel suspects the husband, but this story has a few twists and turns. Detective Angel is at it again and still searching for a spare cigarette. The story is that a woman's naked body is found in a weir. Angel suspects the husband, but this story has a few twists and turns.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gillian Parker

    Really good crime and detection novel. An MPs wife has disappeared, and is subsequently found dead. D I Angel struggles with this case, which is full of unexpected twists and turns, with many strange characters popping in and out of the story. Enjoyed it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Beverly Mccollum

    This was book two in the series. I am not sorry I read it but it wasn’t on par with the first book in the series. Seemed to lack conviction. And the humor of the first novel wasn’t as evident in this one. I’d still recommend it for a very quick, light read.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kiri

    I uden this book to fall asleep for a while because I found it to be incredibly boring. I wanted to give the series the benefit of a doubt after the first book, but it was just not worth my money. Finally finished it and to me, it was an unsatisfactory read.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne Manner

    Great plot This book was a good read if , like me, you like to curl up by the fire and follow a good story line. Not difficult or ambiguous which suits me fine. The characters are starting to come to life especially the cadet

  18. 4 out of 5

    Muriel Evans

    The Missing Wife I have read this book in two nights.I love the characters you have created the young Indian cadet , I look forward to seeing how he progresses it was really enjoyable loved it now into the next one Thankyou

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marie Shirley Griffin

    Kinda fun The characters will grow on you as time passes. I have great hope for a certain young cadet. This was not a particularly cosy mystery, which is fine by me.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Emma L.J

    This series is becoming a favourite of mine D.I. Angel his Witt and Mr Ahmed are quite funny

  21. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Constable

    Too much like hard work For my little brain , I prefer period drama really. This was my husband's book, in my library. But I read it anyway. Too much like hard work For my little brain , I prefer period drama really. This was my husband's book, in my library. But I read it anyway.

  22. 4 out of 5

    William Thomson

    Very enjoyable. A terrific book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Graeme

    Really nice gentle crime novel. Inspector Angel seems to have success more by intuition and unexpected witnesses, rather than detective work. But that doesn't detract from the book. Really nice gentle crime novel. Inspector Angel seems to have success more by intuition and unexpected witnesses, rather than detective work. But that doesn't detract from the book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Chambers

    So good Just having fun reading this series. I’m just starting and have read the first two and am hooked. I can’t wait to start number 3!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gary Van Cott

    Not that interesting. Virtually no personal information about any of the detectives.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Yolanda Renee

    An interesting story, but a few of the characterizations didn't match with the first book. An interesting story, but a few of the characterizations didn't match with the first book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    Good plot and read it quite quickly Inspector Angel very non PC and quite annoying Would recommend

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anne Bishop

    A Yorshire mastpiec.e Silverwood at his best. A real pleasure to read. Suspence and true Yorkshire humour intrinsic throughout makes a memorable read.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Edward Mason

    This is the first book I have read from MrSilverwood I really enjoyed it, the characters and the twists and turns in the plot are very good. Just started my second book, hope this is as good.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gail Gassen

    WOW! UNPUTDOWNABLE! A fantastic murder mystery with lots of twists! DI Angel at his best in this third book from author Roger Silverwood. You won't be disappointed choosing to try this amazing murder mystery that has a bit of humor thrown in to it. With not as much as the last book where M. Angel was in excess of his "one hit wonders" 😉. WOW! UNPUTDOWNABLE! A fantastic murder mystery with lots of twists! DI Angel at his best in this third book from author Roger Silverwood. You won't be disappointed choosing to try this amazing murder mystery that has a bit of humor thrown in to it. With not as much as the last book where M. Angel was in excess of his "one hit wonders" 😉.

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