#BlogTour: Review – Red is the Colour by Mark L. Fowler @MarkFowlerAuthor @Bloodhoundbook

Today it is my great pleasure to be helping to close out the blog tour for Red is the Colour by Mark L. Fowler. My thanks go to Sarah Hardy at Bloodhound for inviting me to be a part of the tour. More than a simple tale of childhood bullying this book brings us an interesting new Detective pairing, DCI Jim Tyler and DS Danny Mills. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment, but first here are all the booky bits.

RITC The Official Book Blurb

A GRIPPING NEW POLICE THRILLER

Bullying. Corruption. Murder.

It is the summer of 2002. The corpse of a 15 year old boy, who has been missing for thirty years, is discovered in Stoke-on-Trent. The city is on the cusp of change and Chief Superintendent Berkins wants the case solved quickly. 

DCI Jim Tyler has arrived from London under a cloud, moving to Staffordshire to escape his past. He is teamed up with DS Danny Mills to investigate the case, but there is tension between the detectives.

When the dead boy’s sister comes forward, describing a bright, solitary child, she points a finger at the school bullies, which puts important careers at stake.

Then one of the bullies is found brutally murdered and when Tyler and Mills dig deeper they start to suspect a cover-up.

What is the connection between the death of a schoolboy in 1972 and this latest killing? 

With the pressure building, and the past catching up with DCI Tyler, will he and DS Mills be able to put aside their differences in order to catch a cold-blooded killer?

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Guest Post: Paul Harrison, author of Revenge of the Malakim @WillandWhiting

Today it’s my great pleasure to feature a guest post from Paul Harrison, author of Revenge of the Malakim, published in February 2017 by Williams and Whiting. Before that though, here is what Paul’s book is all about.

ROMThe Official Book Blurb

It’s high summer and the streets of Bridlington East Yorkshire are awash with tourists. A serial killer is on the loose. DCI Will Scott and his team embark upon a fast paced investigation to catch a killer with a unique agenda.

As the body count rises the killer randomly moves location and the police are unwittingly drawn into a dark and sinister world where cover-ups and corruption reigns. A place where no one can truly be trusted and nothing is ever what it seems.

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Review: Running Blind by M.J. Arlidge (@mjarlidge)

So this is a little bookie that somehow I manged to miss. Don’t ask me how but I am just putting it down to the excitement about the upcoming release of full length Helen Grace novel, Love Me Not, which is out on Thursday and which I have been so looking forward to. Without further ado, here is what this super-short is all about.

Run BThe Official Book Blurb

New to the police force, WPC Helen Grace is assigned to her first clear-cut case. Sure there’s something sinister beneath the surface, Helen has a bad feeling . . . but who’s going to take the word of a rookie?

Running Blind is an exclusive eBook novella featuring DI Helen Grace, from bestselling author M. J. Arlidge.

Fresh out of Police College, 18-year-old WPC Helen Grace is the first to arrive on the scene of a fatal collision. Her colleagues see nothing amiss, convinced that the young man’s death was a tragic accident. But Helen is not so sure.

Who is their mystery victim? Why would he risk life and limb running across a busy highway? And what might he have been running from?

There’s a dark secret lurking amid the quiet fields of Hampshire, one that Helen is determined to uncover.

In this ebook novella, rookie Helen Grace discovers what it’s like to be a woman in a man’s world, facing impossible odds as she races against time to save vulnerable lives.

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#BlogTour Review: Reconciliation For The Dead by Paul E. Hardisty @Hardisty_Paul @OrendaBooks

It is my absolute pleasure to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for Reconciliation For The Dead by Paul E. Hardisty. My thanks to Anne Cater and Karen Sullivan for inviting me onto the tour. I’ll share my review with you in a moment, but right now, here is what this book is all about.

RFTDThe Official Book Blurb

Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu’s newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonourable discharge and exile, fifteen years earlier.

It was 1980. The height of the Cold War. Clay is a young paratrooper in the South African Army, fighting in Angola against the Communist insurgency that threatens to topple the White Apartheid regime. On a patrol deep inside Angola, Clay, and his best friend, Eben Barstow, find themselves enmeshed in a tangled conspiracy that threatens everything they have been taught to believe about war, and the sacrifices that they, and their brothers in arms, are expected to make.

Witness and unwitting accomplice to an act of shocking brutality, Clay changes allegiance and finds himself labelled a deserter and accused of high treason, setting him on a journey into the dark, twisted heart of institutionalised hatred, from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Exploring true events from one of the most hateful chapters in South African history, Reconciliation for the Dead is a shocking, explosive and gripping thriller from one finest writers in contemporary crime fiction.

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Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (@Daniel_P_Cole; @TrapezeBooks)

30259893The Official Book Blurb

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move? Continue reading “Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (@Daniel_P_Cole; @TrapezeBooks)”