The Killer Queen by T.S. Hunter (Soho Noir 5) #BlogTour
Books / November 21, 2019

THE SHOW MUST GO ON It’s 1988. A mild summer after a turbulent political year for LGBT rights. While working as an assistant to a successful Theatre Director, Joe Stone finds himself unwittingly embroiled in another murder investigation. Lexi Goode, a young, up and coming actress has her bright future cut short when she is found murdered in her exclusive top floor apartment in the posh end of Soho. Knowing that the police are as racist as they are homophobic, Joe and Russell inevitably take it on themselves to investigate what happened to the young woman. Along the way they discover illicit liaisons, a string of admirers, a secret life that was helping to pay for the glamorous lifestyle no young actress should have been able to afford. But who would want to kill Lexi? Finding the answer to that question puts Joe in mortal danger and a young police officer in an awkward position. KILLER QUEEN IS THE FIFTH IN THE SOHO NOIR SERIES. REVIEW Thank you to Red Dog for my e – copy of ‘Killer Queen’ by T.S Hunter, the 5th Novella in the Soho Noir series. it’s now 1988, and Joe is working as an assistant…

The Bowery Slugger by Leopold Borstinksi (Alex Cohen 1) #BlogTour
Books / November 21, 2019

A turn-of-the-century Jewish boy works his way up through the gangs of New York.   When Alex Cohen arrives in 1915 America, he seizes the land of opportunity with both hands and grabs it by the throat. But success breeds distrust and Alex must choose between controlling his gang and keeping his friend alive. What would you do if the person you trusted most is setting you up to die at your enemies’ hands?   The first book in the Alex Cohen series is a violent historical novel, which rips through the early years of the Jewish New York mob. Leopold Borstinski’s gripping crime noir beats at the chest of every reader with a bloody fist.   Review Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles Blog Tours and Leopold Borstinski for my copy of ‘ The Bowery Slugger’, Book 1 in a new series introducing Alex Cohen. This is the third book I’ve read this year by Leopold Borstinski, following reviews of The Heist and The Case. This is quite different from both of those books and one I really enjoyed as we are introduced to Alex Cohen, a young Jewish boy who arrives in America in 1915. With his family struggling…

The Career Killer by Ali Gunn (DCI Mabey 1)
Books / November 19, 2019

When young women are clinically executed and posed in tourist hotspots around London without a single witness, the case ought to go to a detective with decades of experience investigating serial murder. Instead, newbie DCI Elsie Mabey lands the case, bringing with her a ragtag team of misfits and rejects. Rather than the Met’s finest, they’re the “not quite fired” of London policing. She faces an impossible task: finding an invisible killer while fighting her own invisible illness. Review Thanks to Ali Gunn for my Copy of her debut novel and first in a new series, The Career Killer, Introducing DCI Mabey and her ragtag team including DS Knox and DI Stryker. Recently promoted, and accused of only getting the job because of her father, notorious ex police himself, DCI Elsie Mabey takes control of a new team, of other cops who have had some troubles in their past. Tasked with a case that appears to be a serial killer, when women’s bodies are turning up, dressed up and posed like dolls or mannequins. A real solid and confidently written story ensues, well paced, this is a proper murder mystery, almost an old school police procedural but Ali Gunn has…

Nothing to Hide by James Oswald (DC Constance Fairchild 2) #BlogTour
Books / November 19, 2019

Suspended from duty after her last case ended in the high-profile arrest of one of Britain’s wealthiest men, DC Constance Fairchild is trying to stay away from the limelight. Fate has other ideas . . .  Coming home to her London flat, Constance stumbles across a young man, bloodied, mutilated and barely alive. She calls it in and is quickly thrown into the middle of a nationwide investigation . . . It seems that the victim is just the latest in a string of similar ritualistic attacks.  No matter that she is off-duty, no matter that there are those in the Met who would gladly see the back of her, Con can’t shake her innate determination to bring the monsters responsible for this brutality to justice. Trouble always seems to find her, and even if she has nothing to hide, perhaps she has everything to lose . . .  Review Thanks to Random Things and Wildfire for my copy of the 2nd DC Constance Fairchild Thriller , Nothing to Hide. I’ve only just finished the first in the series, No Time To Cry,  which was excellent, so couldn’t wait to crack on with this and find out what was happening…

Highest Lives by Gordon Brown (Craig McIntyre 4) #BlogTour
Books / November 16, 2019

In cities across North America people are dying in seemingly impossible ways. Is history s most outrageous serial killer on the loose? When LAPD Detective Sarah Tracy is secretly instructed to recruit Craig McIntyre to help her investigate the deaths, she is unaware that his mere presence can transform people s darkest thoughts into action. As Sarah and Craig hunt the murky underbelly of LA for the malevolent figure responsible for the bizarre deaths, they stumble upon the most expensive narcotic ever to hit the streets – a substance that promises something so unbelievable that users are willing to risk death to experience it. With government black ops agency head Senator Tampoline always lurking in the shadows, Craig is used to being hunted. Now he is the hunter. And thousands could die if he fails to track down the killer. REVIEW   Thanks to Random Things Tours and Gordon Brown for my copy of the 4th in the Craig McIntyre series, ‘Highest Lives’. Having very recently read no 1 in the series I was looking forward to picking this one up and getting started even though I have yet to read 2 and 3 ( I will be though). Firstly…