#BlogTour: #IntoTheValley by Chris Clement-Green @TheMirrorBooks @BookMachine

Today it’s my absolute pleasure to be joining the blog tour for Into The Valley by Chris Clements Green. With thanks to the publisher and Laura Summers at Book Machine for inviting me to join the tour. I’ll be sharing an extract from the book with you in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

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Encouraged by the sizeable pay increase and high divorce rate, Chris decided that answering a recruitment ad for the Thames Valley Police was just the thing for a much-needed overhaul of her life.

It was 1984, a time before political correctness, at the height of the miner’s strike and in the middle of five years of race riots.

Perfect timing.

Expanding her police knowledge, and her love life, undeterred by sexist remarks and chauvinists she decided to make her mark, kissing goodbye to her previous dull and conventional existence.

Chris captures the colourful characters and humour in the situations she found herself in, but the job had its serious side, too. She was at the centre of a riot in Oxford, during which her life was saved by a young black man she had previously stopped and questioned, and was attacked by a man with mental-health problems a consequence of the decision to move care into the community.

Consistently coming up against the effects of Margaret Thatcher s politics; from miner s picket-lines, covering (poorly) for striking paramedics during the ambulance dispute to everyday drunken disturbances caused by the haves (Yuppies and Oxford students) and the have-nots (alcoholic homeless and unemployed youth), Chris also tackled sex crimes and abuse.

An often humorous, always candid and no-holds-barred reflection of the life of a policewoman in the 80s, this book offers a personal account of a life in uniform, while touching on the Newbury Bypass demos, the effects of Scarman, the Hungerford Massacre, the bombing of Libya, the AIDS epidemic and working under the notorious Ali Dizaei.

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#BookReview: Impeding Justice by M.A. Comley @Melcom1

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For eight long years, Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins has tracked the vicious criminal known as The Unicorn. But the killer has frustrated MI6 at every turn and remained successful at Impeding Justice.

When Lorne is targeted in a trap that results in the death of her partner, the tragedy shakes her confidence to the core. Before she has time to recoup, her teenage daughter is kidnapped. More than Lorne’s professional reputation rests on her bringing The Unicorn to justice.

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#BlogTour: I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen @tessgerritsen @TransworldBooks

It is my absolute pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Tess Gerritsen’s latest Rizzoli & Isles novel, I Know a Secret. My thanks to Anne Cater and Transworld Books for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book with you all in just a moment after I have given you a little look at what the book is all about.

IKASThe Official Book Blurb

I have a secret. 
And someone wants to make sure I never tell . . . 

In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman’s body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murder scene, but even faced with this gruesome sight they are unable to identify the immediate cause of death. 

Their investigation leads them to a high-profile murder case that was seemingly solved years before. But when another body is found in horrific circumstances, the link between the two victims is clear. Was the wrong person sent to prison? Is the real killer out there right now, picking off new targets? 

One woman knows the killer is coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Rizzoli and Isles catch him.

But she has a secret that she has to keep . . .

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#BlogTour: Ice Cold Alice by C.P.Wilson (@bellshillwilson; @Bloodhoundbook)

It’s my pleasure to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for the new thriller, Ice Cold Alice by C.P. Wilson. I have a guest post from the author to share in a moment, plus a short review of the (fabulous) book, but first of all here is what the book is about.

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They thought that they had all the power, until she took it from them.

A killer hunts abusive spouses, blogging about their sins post-kill. Soon the murders and the brazen journaling draws the attention of Police Scotland’s CID.

This killer works with surgical preparation, precision and skill, using a unique weapon of her own and never leaves a trace of evidence behind.

Edinburgh’s DI Kathy McGuire, nearing the end of her career, begins the hunt for the murderer as a media frenzy erupts. But McGuire might have met her match…

What has led this killer to take the law into her own hands?

Is the woman accountable really a cold-hearted killer or a desperate vigilante?

Early reactions to Ice Cold Alice

“Absolutely brilliant book! Read from cover to cover at record speed. I can’t wait for more from Tequila! #PressIn.” Maxine, Booklover Catlady

“This is a great read by Wilson! My only flaw with this story is that there isn’t more!” –  Sooz, P. Turners Book Blog

“Despite not being my typical fare, this is one of the most viscerally satisfying books I have read in years. From the horrifying beginning to the enticing end, I was hooked all the way through. #PressIn” Michelle Ruedin, Goodreads reviewer.

“Alice is truly a unique killer. I was cheering her on, and then I felt guilty for doing that. Emotions were all over the place.  There are surprises here and there and twists that you never see coming.” Linda Strong, Top 200 Goodreads reviewer. 

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#BlogTour Review: In Plain Sight by M.A. Comley @Melcom1; @Bloodhoundbook

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No one is safe… not even the police.

DI Hero Nelson is used to violent crime but this one is personal. When he’s called to a crime scene he discovers the victims are two police officers one of whom is a good friend.

Determined to track down the killer, he’s dealt another blow as the body count continues to rise. To catch the killer before he strikes again, Hero calls upon the public for help. But when the criminal ups the ante by taking hostages, he soon regrets his actions.

Can Hero and the police catch the murderer before more innocent victims are hurt?

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