And we are BACK, it’s another perfectly timed blog book tour…
Please don’t think in the current climate I’m ignoring what is going on out there. I’m just trying to occupy myself here, without spiralling. Thank you xx
#ADGIFTED as always this book was gifted in return for a review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only choose particular authors and genres I know I will enjoy.
So what do we have this time. First off the Title A cold dark heart drew me in instantly. It sounds mysterious dark and a thriller. Let’s dive in.
Drake’s most dangerous killer and shocking case yet…
Accident or murder…?
When eighty-nine-year-old Emyr Isaac is found dead in his home, Drake and his team initially suspect a burglary gone wrong. Isaac was old, and his death was a tragedy, but it’s not a murder case…is it?
A grisly discovery…
Drake uncovers more suspicious deaths, all elderly victims, all seemingly innocent, but with one chilling connection.
A twisted killer…
If Drake’s suspicions are correct, they have a dangerous serial killer on the loose. Soon, the team realise that stopping this killer will require playing a dangerous game – how do you catch a murderer trusted by everyone?
Stephen Puleston author bio
I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.
I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.
I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.
I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia.
My first dive into this series, and though it’s book 5, I didn’t feel lost or hindered from starting here.
It’s beautifully written, easy to read with clear writing and clever descriptors it can almost feel like you are actually there.
It features a DI Ian Drake and it’s location is set in North Wales, when Emyr Isaac is found dead in his home, it is quickly put down as a burglary gone wrong, but soon afterwards when things don’t add up. So what could the crime be? Inspector Drake and his team start the journey through clues and uncover a wealth of secrets.
It’s not obvious or easy to work out the plot, you have red herrings galore.
Can’t wait for the next one!!