#Blogmas Ice Daughters by D.E White #BlogBookTour

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THE ICE DAUGHTERS (Detective Dove Milson #2) by D.E. White

AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS THE BODY COUNT RISES

Firefighters race to put out a blaze at a remote
farm-house, only to discover two young girls alone in the house.

Their mother is gone — and in her place is the
dead body of a man, frozen into a foetal position. Two chess pieces made of ice
are arranged on her doorstep. Then it happens again. A missing woman. A
frozen body. Chess pieces made of ice.

DC Dove Milson and her team are on the case, but time is
running out to stop the killer. Then ice sculptures are left outside her front
door.

Is this check or checkmate?
THE ICE DAUGHTERS is the utterly gripping
follow-up to GLASS DOLLS in D.E. White’s bestselling Detective Dove Milson
series.

The Author D.E.White

Daisy White started writing fifteen years ago, scribbling ideas at work on the nightshift, firstly flying as cabin crew, and latterly working for the Ambulance
Service.

shift, firstly flying as cabin crew, and latterly working for the Ambulance
Service.

Her 1960’s cosy mystery trilogy, The Ruby Baker Mysteries, was published in 2017 byJoffe Books, followed by psychological thrillers Remember Me and The Forgotten
Child (HarperCollins) in 2019.

Daisy’s new crimethriller GLASS DOLLS, (Joffe Books), is out at the end of March 2020, and is
the first in the DC. Dove Milson series.

thriller GLASS DOLLS, (Joffe Books), is out at the end of March 2020, and is
the first in the DC. Dove Milson series.

Daisy is a multi- award-winning entrepreneur, and loves inspiring new writers to put
pen to paper to start their own creative journey. She is represented by The
Kate Nash Literary Agency.

Website;
www.daisywhiteauthor.co.uk

Social
Media;

https://www.facebook.com/DaisyWhiteAuthor

https://twitter.com/DEWhiteAuthor

https://www.instagram.com/daisywhiteauthor/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daisy-white-b6764059/

For book enquiries; lina@katenashlit.co.uk

For
speaking engagements please contact;
kaye@andromedatalent.com

To contact Daisy; daisy@daisywhiteauthor.co.uk

D. E. White’s first cosy crime series, the Ruby
Baker Mysteries, was published by Joffe Books in 2017/18, under Daisy White.
This was followed by two psychological thrillers in 2019 and GLASS DOLLS (Joffe
Books) in 2020. The first in the Detective Dove Milson series, GLASS DOLLS,
became an instant Amazon bestseller and will be available in audiobook in 2021.

FROM THE AUTHOR
“The DC Dove Milson series was inspired by a
meeting with a police source handler.”

“I started out writing by scribbling ideas on
napkins when flying as cabin crew.”

“As a working mum, I’ve trained myself to write
anywhere: by the local swimming pool, in the car, on the train, at skating
lessons . . .”

ALSO BY D. E. WHITE
DETECTIVE DOVE MILSON SERIES
Book 1: GLASS DOLLS
Book 2: THE ICE DAUGHTERS
My Review

Another smash hit, following on from the Glass dolls which I absolutely LOVED from start to finish.

Gathers pace fast, lots of characters you immediately warm too, and relate with.

The twists the turns will keep you guessing until the end, pure enjoyment and a perfect way to unwind after a long day.

#Blogmas Lies on the Island by Stewart Giles #BlogBookTour

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Lies on theIsland: A detective Liam O’Reilly mystery


Island: A detective Liam O’Reilly mystery


Detective Liam O’Reilly is bored. Life on the peaceful island of Guernsey is quiet, but it’s too quiet for his liking. In the middle of an insurance fraud investigation he confides in his daughter and tells her he’d give anything for a juicy murder case to sink his teeth into.
‘Be careful what you wish for, Dad.”
Her words are still fresh in his mind when O’Reilly stumbles upon two dead bodies while investigating a fire at a container depot. The bodies have been burned beyond recognition and nobody seems to know how they ended up inside the container.

Soon it becomes very clear that something sinister is happening on the sleepy island and O’Reilly is thrown into the depths of lies and deception as he delves deeper into the lives of one particular family.
Everywhere he turns, he’s met with lies but O’Reilly is determined to find out the truth behind these gruesome murders even if by uncovering the lies means he’s putting his own life on the line.
Perfect for fans of Joy Ellis and LJ Ross.
BOOKS BY STEWART GILES
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5-Phobia
Book 1-Smith
Book 2-Boomerang
Book 3-Ladybird
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 5-Harlequin
Book 6-Selene
Book 7-Horsemen
Book 8-Unworthy
Book 9 – Venom
Book 10 – Severed
Book 11 – Demons
Book 12 – Deadeye
Book 13 – Motive
Book 14 – Australia (coming soon)
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker
Trotterdown a box set of DC Harriet Taylor books
1-3

DS JASON SMITH &DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone
Book 3 – The Raven Girl
PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
Miranda
Mistress
Medusa
STANDALONE HORROR
The Divide
DI O’REILLY MYSTERIES
Blood on the Island
Lies on the Island

Stewart Giles – Author
Bio

After reading English at 3Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.

Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.

In 2014 Ann dropped a ratherlarge speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months
later.

large speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months
later.

3 years and 8 DS Smith bookslater, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC
Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.

later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC
Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.

The Beekeeper was publishedand soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.

and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.

I continued to self-publishthe Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing
results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor
series which was published in July 2018.

the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing
results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor
series which was published in July 2018.

After The Backpacker I had anidea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brings together the broody,
enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.

idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brings together the broody,
enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.

Miranda is something totallydifferent. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. This was followed by the sequel Mistress in 2019. Medusa is coming soon

different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. This was followed by the sequel Mistress in 2019. Medusa is coming soon

The Detective Jason Smithseries continues to grow and there are now 13 books including the introduction: Phobia. Book 12: Deadeye was published in February 2020.

series continues to grow and there are now 13 books including the introduction: Phobia. Book 12: Deadeye was published in February 2020.

Website: www.stewartgiles.com

Twitter: @stewartgiles
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles.33

MY REVIEW

Can Giles ever write anything I don’t like? I seriously doubt it, he’s fast becoming the No 1 of my favourite authors.

Medusa was my last Giles book and still it returns to my mind at times, it had a lasting impression.

The detectives are always gritty and real, you notice aspects of each character in real world people, which is why I love these books so much.

I do so wish these were tv series sometimes, but then would the image I have in my head ever match up to who they would cast, perhaps not.

Highly recommended for a good murder mystery.

#Blogmas Dont Scream By Margaret Murray #BlogBookTour

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A YOUNG MOTHER
KILLED BY A THOUSAND CUTS

Detective Rickman couldn’t take his eyes off the body. There was so much blood. A lacing of fine cuts: parallel lines, curls, sunbursts, whorls and geometric patterns.

‘The baby?’ heasks. ‘Is the baby all right?’

asks. ‘Is the baby all right?’

Rickman must dive into a world of exploitation and betrayal in a case that becomes personal for the whole team.

CAN THEY STOP ATWISTED SERIAL KILLER, WHO TURNS HIS VICTIMS LAST BREATH INTO A NIGHTMARE?

TWISTED SERIAL KILLER, WHO TURNS HIS VICTIMS LAST BREATH INTO A NIGHTMARE?

Don’t miss this captivating crime thriller with a pulse-pounding conclusion.

Perfect for fansof Angela Marsons, Carol Wyer, J.M. Dalgliesh, Karin Slaughter, Matt Brolly, Ian Rankin, Mark Edwards and Charlie Gallagher.

of Angela Marsons, Carol Wyer, J.M. Dalgliesh, Karin Slaughter, Matt Brolly, Ian Rankin, Mark Edwards and Charlie Gallagher.

MEET THE DETECTIVES

At six-foot-four Detective Chief Inspector Jeff Rickman is an
imposing figure. He has the appearance of being a bruiser in a suit, thanks to his crooked nose (broken in childhood and badly reset) and assorted scars, one of which bisects his right eyebrow. He wears his chestnut-brown hair short, and anyone seeing him for the first time might mistake him for a tough nut. He’s handy enough with his fists to face down hard men, but women still feel safe in his presence.

Detective ConstableNaomi HartNaomi Hart

is known for her cool Scandinavian looks. She wears her ‘almost white-blonde’ hair in a twist, accentuating the length and curve of her neck.
Rickman is devoted to his partner and would never stray, but he does notice the men on his team noticing her. She is aloof from it all; there’s an air of
mystery about her and she likes it that way. Very much her own woman, Hart is ambitious, and can play the political game, willing to weigh up the costs against gains of working with people she really doesn’t like. In the interview room, she shows poise and control. She has a ready wit and a good sense of
timing.

PRAISE FOR MARGARETMURPHYMURPHY

“One of thosetough, gritty crime novels that burrows under your skin and won’t leave
you alone until you flip the last page — crisp writing, vivid
characters, a bullet train plot, and a nerve-jangling aura of menace.” Richard Montanari

tough, gritty crime novels that burrows under your skin and won’t leave
you alone until you flip the last page — crisp writing, vivid
characters, a bullet train plot, and a nerve-jangling aura of menace.” Richard Montanari
“This is a book ofwhich it could justifiably be said, ‘As good as Ian Rankin, or your
money back’.” Phil Rickman, Phil the Shelf, Radio Wales
which it could justifiably be said, ‘As good as Ian Rankin, or your
money back’.” Phil Rickman, Phil the Shelf, Radio Wales

“A chilling taleof murder, mystery and intrigue set in the murky underworld ofLiverpool.” Big Issueof murder, mystery and intrigue set in the murky underworld of
Liverpool.” Big Issue

“Murphy hassteadily established herself as one of England’s best crime novelists and
this latest book is another tough, convincing tale with strong characters and believable police work. Recommended.” Jeff Popple, Canberra Times

steadily established herself as one of England’s best crime novelists and
this latest book is another tough, convincing tale with strong characters and believable police work. Recommended.” Jeff Popple, Canberra Times

ALSO BY MARGARETMURPHY

MURPHY

CLARA PASCAL

Book 1: DARKNESS
FALLS

Book 2: WEAVINGSHADOWSSHADOWS

DETECTIVE JEFFRICKMAN

RICKMAN

Book 1: SEE HERBURN

BURN
Book 2: SEE HER DIE

Book 3: DON’TSCREAM

SCREAM

DETECTIVE CASSIEROWAN

ROWAN

Book 1: BEFORE HEKILLS AGAIN

KILLS AGAIN
STANDALONE NOVELS

DEAR MUM
HER HUSBAND’S KILLER

MARGARET MURPHY

Margaret Murphy writes internationally acclaimed psychological thrillers. She is a past Chair of the Crime Writers Association (CWA), founder of Murder Squad, and a former RLF Writing Fellow and Reading Round Lector. She’s been a country park ranger, biology teacher, dyslexia specialist and Visiting Professor in creative
writing. A Short Story Dagger and CWA Red Herring award winner, she has also been shortlisted for the ‘First Blood’ critics award and CWA Dagger in the
Library.

FIND MARGARET ON

AUTHOR WEBSITE

MY REVIEW

We start off fast and hard, our feet barely touch the floor and we are full pelt into a gripping gritty gang warfare and trafficking plot.

Never read anything by Margaret before, and it’s an author I will seek out in the future.

Characters are less than perfect humans which is relatable and feels more genuine to read, they clash, but heads and there’s a clear back history I could do with diving into more in past books as this one is book 3 of this series.

Enjoyable but grim and gritty, not a light read.

Witch Fire On the Levels by David Hodges

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Witch Fire on the Levels (Kate Hamblin #8) by David Hodges

MEET DETECTIVE KATE HAMBLIN IN THIS BESTSELLING SERIES FROM A FORMER POLICE OFFICER.

BEHIND ANCIENT SUPERSTITIONS, SOMETHING EVEN SCARIER MAY LIE.

A terrified young woman runs out into the path of Detective Kate’s car. The unidentified woman is fleeing something very strange on the misty marshes. She ends up in a coma.

Meanwhile Kate investigates alleged witch Lilith, a local woman who lives in an isolated old shack. She has been accused of vandalising a church. But Lilith has disappeared. In her hovel, Kate discovers hemlock and two sinister ragdolls pierced with pins.

One resembles police officer Eddie West and the other vicar Jacob Truly.

What happens next frightens the life out of the local community, but Kate believes that the criminals are closer to home than prime suspect Lilith. What’s really going on?

DISCOVER A BREATH-TAKING NEW SERIES OF MYSTERIES THAT YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT DOWN

Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

THE DETECTIVES
Kate is a feisty, young police detective, with a dynamic approach to her job. She is plucky and tenacious, but prone to being impetuous and headstrong, which often lands her in tight spots and does not exactly endear her to her crusty boss, DI Ted Roscoe.

In stark contrast to Kate, her detective partner, Hayden, is an overweight, untidy ex-public schoolboy, with a pompous, laid-back attitude, which drives her to distraction. But he is also highly intelligent, with a keen, analytical mind and a practical, reasoned approach to everything, which, with a prevailing wind, can sometimes act as a brake on his partner’s more impulsive actions.

THE SETTING
A patchwork of fields, peat moor and marshland, dotted with picturesque villages and criss-crossed by man-made irrigation ditches or rhynes, the Somerset Levels covers an area of about 160,000 acres between the Mendips and Quantock Hills, in the County of Somerset. Sparsely populated outside the local towns of Bridgwater, Glastonbury and Street and prone to flooding, it is a haven for wild life, a wild, secret place with an atmospheric brooding stillness, which creeps into the very soul; a place where the booming call of a bittern or the beating of an owl’s wings in the mist is bound to fire the imagination of any self-respecting crime novelist, whose thoughts will invariably turn to . . . murder.

THE AUTHOR

A former police superintendent, with thirty years’ service. Since ‘turning to crime’, he has received critical media acclaim, including a welcome accolade from Inspector Morse’s creator, the late great, Colin Dexter, and he is now a prolific novelist with eleven published crime novels and an autobiography on his police career to his credit. His previous police experience has enabled him to provide a gritty realism to his thrillers and his Somerset Murder Series, featuring feisty female detective, Kate, and her partner, Hayden, has gone from strength to strength, attracting interest in the United States as well as in the UK.

DETECTIVE KATE HAMBLIN MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: MURDER ON THE LEVELS
Book 2: REVENGE ON THE LEVELS
Book 3: FEAR ON THE LEVELS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE LEVELS
Book 5: SECRETS ON THE LEVELS
Book 6: DEATH ON THE LEVELS
Book 7: POISON ON THE LEVELS
Book 8: WITCH FIRE ON THE LEVELS

MY REVIEW

Glastonbury and (Boscastle) are my spiritual home, my heart soars when I’m there, and for Glastonbury it’s full of like minded people, so the book drew me in being set there. Witches and murder it’s like this was written for me!!

A new author again for me, so I have no previous knowledge of the characters or the series, nore the writing style of the author.

From the first off you can tell there is personal experience within the police career, it shines through the writing.

A perfect quick read that I loved, could easily look and read more of them. While I’m still in spooky season mode I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Murder Amongst Friends by Janice Frost #BlogBookTour

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#ADGIFTED Given this book as a review,to read and share, all opinions are my own.

So hot off the heels of the previous book, I have another killer one to share. This time it’s a completely new author to me, so new style and new characters, and I couldn’t wait to dive in!!

MURDER AMONG FRIENDS

DISCOVER A BRAND-NEW SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST.

Meet Jane Bell. After her husband dies she leaves her job as a teacher to volunteer as a special constable with the police.

On her very first shift Jane is called to the scene of a murder. A young man has dragged himself to the top of Greenstone Stairs to die. Following her instincts, Jane finds herself becoming very involved in the case . . .

For Detective Steph Warwick, specials have no place in a murder investigation — and this upstart rookie is meddling where she doesn’t belong.

The victim ran a group at the university teaching men how to pick up women. Jane and Steph must venture into a dark and dangerous world of online misogyny.

Steph knows about abusive men. But can she work with Jane to put this killer behind bars?

MURDER AMONG FRIENDS is the tantalizing first instalment in the new Warwick and Bell series.

Perfect for fans of Ruth Rendell, Helen H. Durrant and Michael Hambling.

MEET THE DETECTIVES
SPC Jane Bell is forty-five, a widow of three years following the premature death of her husband, Sam. She has two grown-up children, Patrick and Norah, who are pursuing careers in London. After Sam’s death, Jane makes some changes to her life. She downsizes from their large family home in the country to a cottage in Lincoln.

DI Stephanie Warwick is thirty-five. She left school at eighteen and worked in a bank before joining the police force. She is haunted by her ex-boyfriend, Cal. He attempted to kill her twelve years ago, and murdered her best friend.

ALSO BY JANICE FROST
THE COMPLETE MERRY & NEAL MYSTERIES
Book 1: DEAD SECRET
Book 2: DARK SECRET
Book 3: HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
Book 4: THEIR FATAL SECRETS
Book 5: DIRTY SECRETS
Book 6: MURDEROUS SECRETS

STANDALONE
The Woman on the Cliff

Author Bio

JANICE FROST
Janice was born and grew up in West Lothian, Scotland. After completing an English degree at St Andrew’s University, she moved to London where she lived for ten years doing an assortment of jobs. Her passions are reading, writing and walking in Scotland and the Lake District. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two sons.

LINKS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009761614110
Twitter: @Janice579021
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14005413.Janice_Frost
Amazon: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14005413.Janice_Frost

My Review

Time and care was given into introducing these new characters and their back stories, so you soon know who is who and whybthey behave they way they do.

Good armchair detecting and sleuthing coming from our main character, that just can’t help herself, even if it has serious consequences.

Not as graphic or as fast paced as some of the books I’ve read, but in all honesty it was a tad refreshing that it didn’t go for the total shock gore value, and it’s a solid read, which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

Loving these books for these dark cold nights, it’s giving me a good escape from the real world, which is priceless.

Medusa by Stewart Giles #BlogBookTour

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As I travel down to Cornwall, a witches break away for Samhain and no wifi, I prepare to dive into some mayhem, murder and mystery.

So here is #Medusa the cover alone draws me in, but so do the words Miranda is Back!!

Mistress: Book 2 in the Miranda Trilogy by Stewart Giles

From #1 bestseller Stewart Giles comes the final book in the MIRANDA Trilogy
Miranda is back.
She’s escaped from Death Row and her thirst for murder is stronger than ever before. Detective Henry Swales has other ideas. But will he be able to stop the woman who has caused him more heartache than anyone else in his life?
As the sun sets on Death Row and the bodies continue to pile up, Miranda’s bloodlust grows. Nobody seems able to stop her.
Then she makes a mistake and is caught.
And just when Detective Swales thinks it’s all over, he finds himself involved in the most bizarre judicial farce imaginable. Nobody appears to know who is responsible for punishing this monster.
Will Swales stand back and bear witness to this perverse justice or will he resort to his own personal form of retribution?
This is a twisted psychological story that will stick in the mind for a very long time.

What readers are saying about Mistress:
‘One heck of a story. She’s clever, insane and I loved every page. It’s worthy of double the stars.’ – Booklover Bev

‘Miranda’s back. Still evil. Still scheming. Still death wherever she goes. I couldn’t put it down.’ – Sandra Brown

‘Oh blimey crikey! Where do I start? Perhaps with a warning…. do not start this book if you want/need to put it down or be involved in real life.’ – Misfits Farm

‘Giles has done it again! I was riveted. More expertly crafted action packed adventures with Miranda.’ – Carol Stone

‘I read Mistress in two sittings. By the time Miranda finally slipped up and got caught I was so engrossed I had forgotten this was #2 of a trilogy and really thought she was going to get her come uppance but …’ – Alison Gitelson

‘What follows is a gritty, action packed, fast-paced game of cat and mouse and I didn’t know what was going to happen next! It is so good that I didn’t want to stop reading.’ – Sarah

ALSO BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5-Phobia
Book 1-Smith
Book 2-Boomerang
Book 3-Ladybird
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 5-Harlequin
Book 6-Selene
Book 7-Horsemen
Book 8-Unworthy
Book 9-Venom
Book 10-Severed

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker

DS JASON SMITH &DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone

THE MIRANDA TRILOGY
Book 1-Miranda
Book 2-Mistress
Book 3-coming soon

Stewart Giles – Author Bio

After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later.
3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.
The Beekeeper was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brings together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.
Miranda is something totally different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. This was followed by the sequel Mistress in 2019. Medusa is coming soon
The Detective Jason Smith series continues to grow and there are now 13 books including the introduction: Phobia. Book 12: Deadeye was published in February 2020.
Website: http://www.stewartgiles.com
Twitter: @stewartgiles
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles.33

My Review

It all started in the car for me, packed up full we start our adventure to Cornwall, so I have ample reading time.

A cottage in Boscastle with no wifi and moody skies, roaring fire, what a divine holiday.

So the madness continues and she is back and badder than ever. The scheming starts and revenge is plotted.

Knowing it’s a trilogy my mind races to think up how the story will continue, and rest assured I will be reading it.

The Moon Killer by Frances Lloyd #BlogBookTour

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The Moon Killer (Inspector Dawes #5) by Frances Lloyd

SIX VICTIMS . . . ONE VERY TWISTED MURDER METHOD.

FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR FRANCES LLOYD

A series of apparently motiveless murders in London.

The only thing linking them is the method — all the victims are killed in a very unusual way.

Detective Inspector Jack Dawes and his sidekick, Detective Sergeant “Bugsy” Malone, face their most baffling case yet.

They discover that the victims do have a connection. And all the murders take place during the night of a full moon.

The Murder Investigation Team call on the assistance of a psychological profiler, the tall, extremely athletic, Cressida Davenport.

Based on her work, the detectives take a huge risk, putting one of their team’s lives at stake to lure the murderer out of hiding.

WHY DOES THE KILLER USE THIS BIZARRE M.O.?

Discover one of the most enjoyable and gripping murder mysteries you’ll read this year!

Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, JR Ellis, Angela Marsons or Faith Martin.

MEET THE DETECTIVE
Detective Inspector Jack Dawes, tall and handsome, looks like the fuzz even when he’s off-duty. He rose up through the ranks at Scotland Yard and now is a well-respected detective in the murder squad. A career copper, he was married to the job until he met Coriander during a money laundering investigation, the case which earned him his promotion to DI. He has logical analytical skills. She has intuitive people skills. So he bounces ideas off her. They make a formidable and funny couple whose skills combine to solve crimes.

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JACK DAWES MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: THE GREEK ISLAND KILLER
Book 2: THE BLUEBELL KILLER
Book 3: THE SHETLAND KILLER
Book 4: THE GALLOWS GREEN KILLER
Book 5: THE MOON KILLER

Author Bio

FRANCES LLOYD
Frances Lloyd was born in Essex but now lives in the Scottish Highlands. She was educated in Cheltenham where she studied English and Classics.
Frances has always been a writer. The day job was in government communications. She has also worked as a freelance journalist and photographer, and began by writing short stories, but her ambition was always to write murder mysteries. She now writes full time and has published six crime novels.
Married three times but now a widow, Frances’ hobbies are reading, travelling and wine tasting.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/franlloydmysteries/

My Review

What a bizarre MO, very unique and I can honestly say I’ve not read one like it before. Weird twist

From the off I was gripped, and what perfect timing as the story kicks off on Good Friday which we’ve just had too. And the Pink Full Moon.

I definitely would read more, the writing style was dark and gritty, and I felt part of the London underworld at times. The police are gruff and stereotypical but I felt warmth and familiarity with it.

I think I loved the pathologist the most, so dry and stern. This was an Easter treat, reading in the sunshine, with rum and pineapple, I could of been anywhere. Totally lost in the story.

Jealousy is Murder by Jeanette Taylor Ford #BlogBookTour

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Now it’s Jan 2020 the BBC have started #FatherBrown again I’m loving my murder mysteries, also channel 5 has a murder mystery every day. So I can honestly say I’m getting my sleuth on!!

Jealousy is Murder
When a young woman is found strangled in her camper-van and her twelve-year-old son goes missing, DI Cooke and DS Grant have a dual problem on their hands. And what does this murder have to do with the fatal stabbing of a young man in Portsmouth several years before? And how on earth are residents of Sutton-on-Wye involved?

The Author
I’m a lifetime bookworm! From reading to my children to now creating stories of my own, books have always been a large, important part of my life. Those who have read my stories have enjoyed them, so I finally decided to inflict them upon the world in general. Some of them are ghostly tales, combined with loveable characters and interesting situations which make them ghost stories with a difference. However, I also write children’s stories, the first of which, ‘Robin’s Ring’ is published and I’m working on another Robin story. My new series, The River View Series, presents mild mysteries with a difference – and are set in my beloved Herefordshire.

Much to our youngest daughter’s disgust, I love old buildings, castles, mansions, historical places, especially ruined buildings and they are often the inspiration for my stories.

My retirement from my job as a teaching assistant has given me the opportunity to indulge my love of writing and I ask for no more than to give pleasure to my readers. When not writing, I’m making cards, singing in a ladies’ choir, doing Family History and all sorts of other things. I am married to Tony, a retired teacher, and we have six children and seven grandchildren. We live near Nottingham, England.

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My Review

Although this is book 4 I believe in the River View series, it’s book 1 to me, new author new mysteries. New characters and plots are always exciting. Will I like them? Will they be clichéd? Will the book stall? And I’m happy to say I Loved the characters, even the villagers, Bemusing as they are. Some are clichéd but that’s ok, I think I’d be disappointed if they weren’t. And for me, the book never stalled.

The campervan mentioned in the blurb pipped my interest first, so I just HAD to read. There’s nothing more English than countryside murders and campervans.

With realistic and vivid descriptions you can easily picture yourself smack bang in the middle of the mystery, plodding the beat looking for clues.

Fast paced and an absolute page turner, I was sad it was over. I will be going over the previous three, as I can’t wait to read more from this author.

Likeable characters that you will warm too, and invest in. I think it’s suitable to all readers. A definite one to take on holiday and enjoy that ‘me time’ with.

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Murderous Secrets by Janice Frost #BlogBookTour

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MURDEROUS SECRETS (Merry & Neal #6) by Janice Frost

Looking for a totally gripping crime mystery which you won’t want to put down?
DISCOVER THE NEW CRIME THRILLER FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST

TWO BRUTAL SLAYINGS AT A BARN DANCE

Detective Ava Merry goes to a forties-themed dance at Northfields Farm on Valentine’s Day.

A young couple, Nick and Samantha are found murdered.

Nick is found in a wartime ambulance with and Sam is found stabbed multiple times in the glamping tent they were staying in.

DS Ava Merry is confronted by a man fleeing the tent. Who is he and is he really innocent?

SECRETS THAT SOMEONE WILL KILL TO KEEP

Then another frenzied murder ups the stakes still further.

Can DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal expose the killer?

Great for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham.

PRAISE FOR JANICE FROST
“A very good storyline with so much happening in the family to keep the reader engrossed.” Viv

“Really enjoyable read.” Nerys

“Good entertaining read, with heart in the mouth moments.” Carole

“A fast-paced mystery with plenty of suspects.” Barbara

“I just had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next.” Dawn

THE DETECTIVES
DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. DI Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES
Book 1: DEAD SECRET
Book 2: DARK SECRET
Book 3: HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
Book 4: THEIR FATAL SECRETS
Book 5: DIRTY SECRETS
Book 6: MURDEROUS SECRETS

JANICE FROST

Janice was born and grew up in West Lothian, Scotland. After completing an English degree at St Andrew’s University, she moved to London where she lived for ten years doing an assortment of jobs. Her passions are reading, writing and walking in Scotland and the Lake District. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two sons.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009761614110

Twitter: @Janice579021

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14005413.Janice_Frost

Amazon: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14005413.Janice_Frost

MY REVIEW

I have no experience with this author, or their writing style, which I like, as it means I get exposed to many great authors I would never have found otherwise.

A good murder story will always be my favourite, the guessing, the piecing clues together, the diversions and back stories set up to trick you.

It ends in a real page turner, one that you just have to race through to see what happens next.

I enjoyed the characters, which truly helps to be engaged with the story. You feel invested in their lives, you actually care which is rare for me.

I’ll be hunting more from this series, I don’t feel too behind by reading number 6 first. It’s a good book standing by itself. But I will enjoy going to the beginning to see how it all unfolds.