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Sneaky Peek - Behind Closed Doors (a Novella) by Phillip Jordan (release date 27th November 2020)

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Delighted to have  AN EXCERPT FROM New Release, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS , featuring DI Veronica Taylor,  by Phillip Jordan for you today. The D.I Veronica Taylor Series  is set in Belfast and follows the title character as she seeks to redeem her career and her sense of justice following a failed high profile prosecution against one of the city's premier crime lords. Taylor investigates crime and the city's criminal underworld while navigating the tightrope of politics and collusion. Blurb: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS   A VIOLENT KILLING. A SUSPECT OFFERING NO DEFENCE. AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE Available here Detective Inspector Veronica Taylor is summoned to assist in the aftermath of a horrific domestic incident.   With the suspect offering no opposition to the charges and with witness testimony and his own violent history stacking up against him, the charge officer deems the case open and shut.   As the victim’s influential Mother pressures her police contacts for a quick resolution and

Book Review: Deadly Cross by James Patterson (the 28th Cross book)

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Available Here Can you believe this is the 28th Alex Cross novel? I can't. It seems like only yesterday I was reading Along Came A Spider   and although I've maybe missed a few Cross thrillers along the way, I love dipping into this so familiar series and getting my fix of the lovely Cross family.  Blurb: Deadly Cross A scandalous double homicide opens the psychological case files on Alex Cross . . . When a glamorous socialite and high school principal are found murdered, lying half naked in a car, the shocking double homicide dominates tabloid headlines. Kay Willingham was a well-known philanthropist and ex-wife of the US vice president. Randall Christopher was a respected educator with political ambitions, as well as a wife and family. Alex Cross knew both victims well. Especially Kay, who had been his patient once. And maybe more. Cross is left grieving, questioning who would want them dead, and why. While Cross's former Metro Homicide partner John Sampson tracks Christo

Author Interview: AJ Campbell author of Leave Well Alone

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It's a delight to welcome AJ Campbell on The Crime Warp today. AJ will be telling us all about her debut novel Leave Well Alone  published by Code Grey  Publishingwhich was released in August this year. I know how exciting it is to have your first book published so I really look forward to chatting with AJ . So off we go...  Tell us a bit about  Leave Well Alone. Available here My debut novel Leave Well Alone was published on August 1 st this year, a psychological thriller with an emotional story of mother/child relationships, love, loss and betrayal at its core. It also explores mental health issues and the consequences of leaving these unchecked. Reviewers have described it as ‘one of the most intriguing, well-written thrillers I’ve read in a LONG time’ and ‘a truly unique psychological thriller’.   How long did  Leave Well Alone  take to write? It took me close to five years to write Leave Well Alone , but during that time, I also took several creative writing courses to m

My Binge Reads: Willow Rose's Eva Rae Thomas series

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Well, it seems very much to me that I'm in the 'American binge read series with a touch of romance mode' during Covid Lockdown 2. I don't usually go for this sort of book, but was pleasantly surprised at how easily I was drawn into the series. Ex FBI profiler turned author, single mum with three kids and a wayward ex husband, returns to her home town of Cocoa Beach - I was hooked! I like the normalcy of a woman who has achieved and has a family and who can cope with almost anything and that's what you get with Eva Rae. She's been through a lot (check out the back story as you read) but she's still standing, still adapting and still keen to progress her writing career. However, she doesn't reckon on being yanked into crime after crime throughout the series and her turbulent lifestyle, the obstacles that she trips over, a messy romantic life, a moral code that keeps her on the straight and narrow   - none of that grinds her down.  I love her determined nat

Book Review: - A double Jeffery Deaver whammy. The Never Game and The Goodbye Man (Colter Shaw series)

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  I was introduced to The Never Game last Year and was really excited to find out what the hero from The Never Game - Colter Shaw - was up to in The Goodbye Man. I was not disappointed. The Never Game Blurb Available Here  Three people are kidnapped across California. Sophie is locked inside a derelict warehouse. Henry is abandoned in remote woodland. Elizabeth is trapped inside a sinking ship. They are alive, but don’t have much time to live… Only one man can save them: unique investigator Colter Shaw. He’s an expert tracker with a forensic mind, but this will be a test even for him. Because this killer isn’t following the rules; he’s changing them. One murder at a time… My Thoughts I think one of the reasons The Never Game appealed to me so much was that it was so different from my usual go to police procedurals. Colter Shaw isn't a traditional detective . He's a Bounty Hunter or Missing Persons investigator with a bit of a difference; rather than out for the money. Shaw is o

My Binge Reads: Kendra Elliot's Mercy Kilpatrick series

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I love getting my teeth into a series that I can read and savour from book one right through to the last book. I love anticipating how the characters will develop and what challenges the writer will place in their way. The Mercy Kilpatrick series is a delightful detective series featuring FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick and local sheriff Truman Daly and is set near Portland, Oregon, in a rural town.  Now, I'm all about the characters and Mercy is delightful - she's a conflicted FBI agent from a Prepper (The End Of the World As We Know It  - TEOTWAWKI) background and carries a GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) bag with her at all times. She  is estranged from her Prepper family, who despise the police, so when in Book 1 she's forced back to her home town she is torn apart ... however, she stays there for another 6 books in the series and I  thoroughly enjoyed them all. With each book we see her evolve as a character as her romantic relationship grows and her responsibilities increase.  Fro

Blog Tour: The Silent Daughter by Kirsty Ferguson

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The Silent Daughter is one of those that will stay with you for a long long time ... I still get chills thinking about it and I read it a good few weeks ago. Huge thanks to Rachel's Random Resources and Boldwood Books for inviting me to be on the blog tour. Blurb Available here  Secrets can kill and Danni Brooks knows that better than anyone. When her husband and two of her three children perish in a devastating house fire, Danni is sure it is arson. She’s even more sure that her and her eldest daughter Mia were meant to die in the fire too. But they are just a normal family. Who would want them dead?  Mia doesn’t talk. She can’t. She is locked in her own world where no one, not even her mother can reach her.  Desperate for answers, and convinced the truth might help her to reach her daughter, Danni tries to piece together the events leading up to that murderous night and uncover the arsonist. But with so many lies to untangle, what  is  the truth? Prepare to have your brea