Murder at Lord’s

by Harry Oltheten, John H. Wories

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-5163-6
  2. Pages: 269 pages
  3. Date: 20 April 2018


The gentleman’s game will no longer be the same.

In Murder at Lord’s, different characters from the world of cricket—Indian boy wonder, Vinoo Ramji; English team’s manager, Alan Moorcombe; young and ambitious English reporter, Dick Anthony; Pakistani match-fixer and former hitman, Mohammed Musa; the English team’s captain and compulsive gambler, Michael Cookson, and its physiotherapist, Tony Abbott—cross paths in the shadowy world of match-fixing, a world ruled by syndicates whose sole purpose is luring players and coaches into their dangerous web of fear, deceit and greed. No one and nothing is off limits—whether it is the mysterious disappearance of a cricketer’s girlfriend or a murder at Lord’s.

A deadly cat-and-mouse game begins when a Scotland Yard detective sets out on this elusive crime trail. The quest to unmask the perpetrators takes the reader from the plush suburbs of London to the dark alleys of Mumbai.

As secrets lurk in the shrouds of violence, will justice prevail or will it be too late?


Harry Oltheten is a well-known Dutch novelist, short story and cricket writer. His debut novel Wit licht (White light) was published in 2008 to rave reviews. An avid cricket book collector, he is the proud owner of more than a thousand cricket books, which includes five books written or co-authored by him.

John H. Wories is a prominent Dutch journalist and a former cricket and hockey commentator for radio and television. He was also associated with the entertainment industry for more than two decades as a member of the boards of Endemol and Talpa, two of the leading independent television production companies. John has played first-class cricket and was the manager of the Dutch cricket team.

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