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                UNLUCKY FOR SOME
                     JILL MCGOWN

Michael Waterman is a successful millionaire due to the success of his casinos and nightclubs.  He always tried to stay within the limits of the law.

Wilma Fenton, a bingo player, was murdered one day while walking home.  It just so happened that her purse was full of money because she had a lucky day at bingo.   You would think this was just an ordinary mugging - someone noticed Wilma won and followed her to steal the money.  Not so!  Something strange happened.  The killer did not take the money.  Instead it was fanned out across Wilma's body.  No one really suspected Michael Waterman.

Who murdered Wilma Fenton? 

Stephen Halliday had been employed at the Bull's Eye bingo clubs for approximately three years.  He was responsible for paying Wilma Fenton her winnings.  Wilma was somewhat disorganized and dropped the envelope.  Stephen ran after her and offered to walk her home since he was heading the same direction. 

Was Stephen responsible for Wilma's murder?

The inspectors on this case are Lloyd and Hill who are now married and have a little two-year-old daughter.  They have their hands full when a second murder occurs and then a third.  The murders are all very similar to the first one.

This one will surely keep you guessing as to who committed these murders.  The author, Jill McGown, has been selected by The Times (London) as one of the twentieth century's "100 Masters of Crime".  You will understand why when you read this book.   It has an exciting plot and very memorable characters.  This is a must read for all you police procedural fans! 

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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