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    The Curator – M.W. Craven Blog Tour Read

    Yes, its that time again, another year has passed already. Launch time for book three – I would very much like to extend my gratitude to M.W. Craven, for providing us all with this beautifully gripping series – Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are the discernable duo behind The Curator – brawn and brains have never before worked together so well, wreaking justifiable havoc to ensure integrity is served. I would also like to thank Beth Wright, of Constable, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. M.W. Craven won the 2019 CWA Gold Dagger A serial killer is leaving displayed…

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    My favourite books of 2019

    What a brilliant year for books it has been, so many great titles by lots of new debuts and established authors. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the publicists that have sent books and for the invites to join blog tours and tour organisers – there’s so many of you to name – I know I’ll miss some people out if I try to name names, so as not to offend I will just leave it at that. Twitter friends, some of whom I have managed to meet in person this year and can now call real friends. I’ve read a few books this year, more than…

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    Black Summer – M.W. Craven Blog tour

    After The Puppet Show, a new storm is coming… Jared Keaton, chef to the stars. Charming. Charismatic. Psychopath . . . He’s currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant Washington Poe. So when a young woman staggers into a remote police station with irrefutable evidence that she is Elizabeth Keaton, Poe finds himself on the wrong end of an investigation, one that could cost him much more than his career. Helped by the only person he trusts, the brilliant but socially awkward Tilly Bradshaw, Poe races to answer…

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    Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year – Shortlist Reveal

    The most coveted prize in crime fiction is now in its 17th year and celebrates crime writing at its best, transporting readers around the world from Calcutta to California to the frigid North Sea. This books on this year’s shortlist encompass a vast array of themes and topics, from white supremacy and radicalisation to PTSD and homelessness, and from nail-biting hostage situations to tales of addiction, desperation and rehab. The six shortlisted books for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 are: –          The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths (Quercus, Quercus Fiction) The creator of Norfolk’s best loved forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway Elly Griffiths is hoping that her seventh prize nomination takes her one step further…

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    The Pact – Sharon Bolton

    My great thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me to be part of this blog tour for The Pact by Sharon Bolton, published by Orion on 27th May 2021. A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures – until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed. 18-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a ‘favour’, payable on her release from prison. Twenty years later Megan is free.Let the games begin . . .  Richard & Judy bestseller Sharon Bolton…

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    The Serial Killer’s Wife – Alice Hunter

    My thanks to Elanor Slater at Avon for including me in third blog tour for The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter. Published on 27th May. Every marriage has its secrets… Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family. When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst. But the worst is beyond imagining. As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband. They’re saying he’s a monster. And…

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    Nearest Thing to Crazy – Elizabeth Forbes

    My thanks to Anne Cater, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour for Nearest Thing To Crazy, by Elizabeth Forbes. Published by Cutting Edge Press. Cassandra and a group of her friends enjoy Sunday lunch together on a perfect summer’s day. They’re pleased to welcome theirglamorous new neighbour and novelist, Ellie, who has rented a house in the village to work on her book. She likes to place herself in the centre of her plots, she says, although it’s hard to see what she’ll find to write about in this quiet country backwater. As Ellie slots effortlessly into the village social scene, Cass begins to feel increasingly…

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    The Whole Truth – Cara Hunter

    Huge thanks to Ellie Hudson of Penguin for inviting me to this blog tour for The Whole Truth, the fifth book in the million selling DI Fawley series by Cara Hunter. An attractive student. An older professor. Think you know the story? Think again. THE NEW UP-ALL-NIGHT THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER CARA HUNTER She has everything at stake; he has everything to lose. But one of them is lying, all the same. When an Oxford student accuses one of the university’s professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley’s team think they’ve heard it all before. But they couldn’t be more wrong. Because this time, the predator is a woman and…

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    The Crazy Season – Jim Ody

    I’d like to thank Zoe of Zooloo’s Book Tours for inviting me to join this blog tour for The Crazy Season, by Jim Ody, published by Question Mark Press. Joel Baxter is infamous for solving weird and bizarre cases that others avoid. So, when he receives an email from a teenage boy Tim saying his town is cursed, he cannot turn it down. “…I will more than likely be dead when you read this. There is nothing I can do about it. It’s the curse, and we’ve hit The Crazy Season.” Every 20 years, there are a handful of unexplained teenage deaths and it’s started again. With the help of…

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    The Wild Girls – Phoebe Morgan

    My thanks to Sian Baldwin of Harper HQ, for asking me to join this Blog blast for Phoebe Morgan‘s fourth book – The Wild Girls – out today – 15/4/2021, published by HQ. FOUR FRIENDS.A LUXURY RETREAT.IT’S GOING TO BE MURDER. In a luxury lodge on Botswana’s sun-soaked plains, four friends reunite for a birthday celebration… THE BIRTHDAY GIRLHas it all, but chose love over her friends… THE TEACHERFeels the walls of her flat and classroom closing in… THE MOTHERLoves her baby, but desperately needs a break… THE INTROVERTYearns for adventure after suffering for too long… Arriving at the safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles over them. There’s no…

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    Lie Beside Me – Gytha Lodge

    My thanks to Jennifer Breslin of Michael Joseph Books for inviting me to join this blog tour for Lie Beside Me. The third book from Gytha Lodge, published on 18th March 2021. You wake up.You can’t remember what happened.The man lying next to you is not your husband.And he’s not breathing . . . Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy. But she suspects she’s done something bad. She rolls over towards her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved. But it’s not Niall who’s lying beside her. In fact, she’s never seen this man before.And he’s not breathing…

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    The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

    My thanks to Justine Sha at Harper Collins for inviting me join this blog tour. The Lost Apothecary – by Sarah Penner was published on March 2, 2021 and has taken me back in time to victorian London. In this addictive and spectacularly imagined debut, a female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course. Pitched as Kate Morton meets The Miniaturist, The Lost Apothecary is a bold work of historical fiction with a rebellious twist that heralds the coming of an explosive new talent. A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy…

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    If I Fall – Merilyn Davies – Blog tour review

    Thank you Lydia Spooner for including me in the Blog Tour for If I Fall – by Merilyn Davies – published by Arrow Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House. A gritty, heart-stopping crime thriller from an exciting new voice in crime writing We were told to meet at a rooftop bar. Four friends, bound by one terrible secret. No one knew why we were there. Then we saw a woman, watched as she fell from the edge and plunged to her death. The police think it’s suicide, but I know better. Someone is sending a message. ‘A breath-taking, page-turning read’ CLARE MACKINTOSH Our Author – Merilyn Davies Merilyn Davies is a…