Cover Reveal – @RobertBryndza & @Bookouture

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Oh my fluffy ducks. Now when Kim Nash contacts you and asks if you’d like to help out with a very special cover reveal it is always best, when at work, to try and not look too excited so that people don’t start looking at you like you are crazy. That was me last week – big cheesy grin time. Because it is that time … The new Erika Foster book is imminent folks! Love, love, love this series and extra excited as I got to meet the man himself in Harrogate this past weekend (may have mentioned that before…) Continue reading “Cover Reveal – @RobertBryndza & @Bookouture”

Review: Cruel Justice by M.A. Comley @Melcom1

CJThe Official Book Blurb

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.

Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection between the two victims.

After a third murder, Lorne receives a grisly surprise. Clearly, a vicious serial killer is on a rampage…and Lorne has become the killer’s fixation.

Lorne can’t allow her failing marriage or her new boss–a man with whom she shares a sensuous secret–keep her from focusing on her job. She must catch the macabre murderer, or risk becoming the next victim.

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Review: Cragside by L.J. Ross @LJRoss_author

A massive happy publication day to author LJ Ross whose new DCI Ryan mystery, Cragside, makes its way into the world today. Now I won’t lie. I was a little bit excited about the publication of this book, and not only because I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and couldn’t wait to see what was happening to the team after the very tense ending of High Force. But more on that later. First off, here is what this book is all about.

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Are you afraid of the dark..?

After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancée within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When they are invited to attend the staff summer party – a Victorian murder mystery evening – it’s all a joke until the lights go out and an elderly man is found dead. It looks like an unfortunate accident but, as the dead man’s life begins to unfold, Ryan and his team of detectives realise that all is not as it appears.

When a second body is found, terror grips the close-knit community and Ryan must uncover the killer who walks among them, before they strike again…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

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#BlogTour Review: Calling Down The Storm by Peter Murphy @noexitpress #PeterMurphy

Today I am delighted to be signing off the blog tour for Calling Down The Storm by Peter Murphy, the fifth book in the Ben Schroeder Series. My thanks to Anne Cater and No Exit Press for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment but in the meantime here is what this book is all about.

CDTSThe Official Book Blurb

Calling Down the Storm is the story of two separate but strangely parallel lives: the life of a defendant on trial for murder, and the life of the judge who presides over his trial.

April 1971.When DI Webb and DS Raymond arrive at Harpur’s Mews in Bloomsbury in response to a 999 call, a horrific scene awaits them. Susan Lang is lying on the ground, bleeding to death. Her husband Henry is sitting nearby, holding a large, blood-stained knife. In shock, Henry claims to have no memory of the events that led to his wife’s death leaving his barrister, Ben Schroeder, little to defend a potential charge of murder.

Unknown to his strict Baptist wife Deborah who lives in the family home in Guildford, Mr Justice Conrad Rainer has a secret life in his London flat, a life as a high-stakes gambler. In his desperation for money to fund his gaming, he has already raided his own and Deborah’s resources, and now he has crossed another line – one from which there is no return.

To his horror, as the trial of Henry Lang starts, Conrad discovers a sinister connection between the trial and his gambling debts, a connection that could cause his world to unravel. And then, there’s the other terrible secret he is hiding in his flat. In a rare case in which the judge is in greater peril than the defendant on trial in his court, both Henry and Conrad have called down the storm on to their heads.

Praise for Peter Murphy

‘Murphy’s clever legal thrillers revel in the chicanery of the English law courts of the period’ – Independent
‘An intelligent amalgam of spy story and legal drama’ – Times
‘There’s tradecraft of the John le Carré kind, but also a steely authenticity in the legal scenes… gripping’ – ICLR
‘Murphy skilfully builds tension in sharp prose’ – Leigh Russell, author of the Geraldine Steel mystery series

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Blog Tour Review: Cursed by Thomas Enger (@EngerThomas; @OrendaBooks)

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour and to wish Thomas Enger a very happy paperback publication day for the release of Cursed, the fourth instalment in the Henning Juul series.

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What secret would you kill to protect?

When Hedda Hellberg fails to return from a retreat in Italy, where she has been grieving for her recently dead father, her husband discovers that his wife’s life is tangled in mystery. Hedda never left Oslo, the retreat has no record of her and, what’s more, she appears to be connected to the death of an old man, gunned down on the first day of the hunting season in the depths of the Swedish forests.

Henning Juul becomes involved in the case when his ex-wife joins in the search for the missing woman, and the estranged pair find themselves enmeshed both in the murky secrets of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, and in the painful truths surrounding the death of their own son. Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: Cursed by Thomas Enger (@EngerThomas; @OrendaBooks)”