You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Buying Options

Read this title for $0.00. Learn more
Read for $0.00
Kindle Price: $3.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Still Life With Pistol (An Inspector Patton Mystery Book 2) by [Ormerod, Roger]
Kindle App Ad

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Still Life With Pistol (An Inspector Patton Mystery Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from

Length: 200 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
  • Similar books to Still Life With Pistol (An Inspector Patton Mystery Book 2)

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now

Product description

Product Description

A still life and a dead man…

Richard Patton and his wife, Amelia are heading to an exclusive two-week art retreat run by Bruno Fillingley.

A talented artist in his own right, Bruno’s reputation in the art world is more infamous than famous.

As Richard knows all too well, Bruno’s actual talent lies in forgery, but what stops him from being a true forger is that Bruno doesn’t sell any of his copies.

Instead, he exhibits them in his manor – and in their midst, he hangs real genuine pieces to see if visitors can tell the difference.

Very few ever have.

To make ends meet, Bruno set up his retreat course and at an extraordinary fee, anyone from budding new talents to amateurs and hobbyists are welcomed.

As Amelia is the artist out of the two, Richard has little to do – and as a retired ex-detective, he can’t help but notice the oddness of the other guests.

There’s Samantha Penney, a shy and private young woman, who appears to have come to the retreat more for company than any self-improvement.

Then the Inskip’s – Bert and Veronica – a married couple in name only, what with their separate cars, separate rooms and separate mediums.

Lewis Hately, a strange and angry man, whose modern style of oil painting sets him apart from the rest.

There’s Rex Lightfoot, charming and easily distracted from his work by his own Lothario tendencies.

Although he seems immune to Carla Race, who presence is only to discomfort and harass one particular guest: Roy Towers.

If Richard’s intuition is still sharp and Carla’s seething comments are true then Roy was once a policeman – a corrupt one.

But Roy is also a deeply talented artist, choosing to work in the studio only at night, on what he calls his Still Life With Pistol.

To make matters worse for Roy, his estranged wife Marion managed to sneak on estate to confront him.

Then one night, unable to sleep and disturbed by a shadowy figure, Richard finds Roy in the studio, slumped in front of his canvas.

Richard may be retired, but he still knows a dead body when he sees one.

And, as he soon chillingly realises, only someone on the retreat could’ve killed Roy…

Where art meets murder, Still Life With Pistol is a thrilling and suspenseful mystery.

Praise for Roger Ormerod

"Eclectic, underrated Ormerod can be relied upon to come up with the startling goods" -Sunday Times

"I am glad to announce that the detective novel is still alive and well in Mr Ormerod's skillful hands " - The Spectator

"Fast-moving, with well-orchestrated jiggery-pokery; not unlike an early Dick Francis in tone and method” - Times Literary Supplement

Roger Ormerod (1920-2005) was a prolific writer of ingenious and densely plotted crime novels - some 35 in all - which were published in the UK and the USA. He lived in Wolverhampton and amongst other things worked as a civil servant.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1305 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Media (9 May 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0725JCKSC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

1 customer review

4.0 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-1 of 1 reviews

25 May 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Most helpful customer reviews on 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
Frank Watson - Writer
3.0 out of 5 starsInteresting Variation on Classic Plot
29 July 2019 - Published on
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Eclectic Reader
4.0 out of 5 starsAn Artful Murder
31 October 2017 - Published on
Verified Purchase