The Silence of Severance by Wes Markin (DCI Michael Yorke 3) #BlogTour
Books / October 8, 2019

Your wedding day should be the most unforgettable day of your life. And this is one wedding that will never be forgotten. When a police officer’s wedding day ends in brutality and chaos, DCI Michael Yorke is pulled away from his own wedding and into the bloodiest chain of events Wiltshire has ever seen. As a heatwave tightens its grip on Salisbury, Yorke and his team face a race against time to find the most sinister and intelligent adversary they have ever faced. Christian Severance. But as the team chase Severance into the shadows of a dark past, Yorke’s own history starts to drag itself into the present.  Can they stop Christian Severance before he achieves the unthinkable? And will Yorke survive the revelations that claw at him from the darkness?   MY REVIEW Thanks to Caroline Vincent for my Invite on to the tour and to Wes Markin for my copy of The Silence of Severance, the third in the series of DCI Yorke thrillers. Having really enjoyed the first 2 books and short stories I was intrigued and excited to see what Wes had next, and its a cracker! DCI Yorke is back and he’s getting married, but when…

The Lagotti Family Box Set by Leopold Borstinski #The Heist #BlogTour
Books / October 7, 2019

Two generations and four decades in the lives of Frank, Mary Lou and the rest of the gang The Heist: After leaving Baltimore Penitentiary, Frank’s get rich quick scheme to rob a bank requires his girlfriend, Mary Lou to sleep with an inside guy and for his gang to stay together long enough to take down the vault. Meanwhile Mary Lou falls for the inside man and can’t decide whether to go with him or Frank. If she chooses the wrong fella she’ll be penniless and wind up dead. How would you choose between a fool and a dreamer? The Getaway: After ex-con Frank and his girlfriend Mary Lou rob a Baltimore Bank, they must flee across country before the Feds find them and the mob ices them for stealing from an organized crime boss. As they dash to California, trust becomes the most important currency as Frank and Mary Lou grapple to decide whether love is enough to keep them together. And by the time they reach their goal, they must fight to the death to survive hired guns and trained police shooters. If they don’t kill everyone in their way then they will die themselves. Would you risk everything for…

The Demons Beneath by W.D Jackson-Smart (D.I. Graves 1) #BlogTour
Books / October 6, 2019

A detective new to London. A possible serial killer. And a demon? When a bloody corpse is discovered in a North London park, Detective Inspector Daniel Graves is the man tasked with finding the killer. With no clues and no suspects it seems like a dead end. Then another body turns up and this time it looks like it could be his fault. Has his investigation caused the murderer to strike again? Is he dealing with a serial killer? As the case gets ever more complicated, a report comes in of another suspicious death but this is nothing like any other Graves has dealt with. All involved are convinced that something supernatural is to blame. A demon. Daniel is no believer but could he be wrong? With two cases on his shoulders and the truth behind each beyond his grasp, Graves must race against time before both killers, human or otherwise, strike again.   MY REVIEW Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles blog tours and Panther Publishing for my e-copy of the first in a new series by author W.D. Jackson-Smart, The Demons Beneath. Introducing D.I. Daniel Graves, W.D. Jackson-Smart brings a new and exciting detective and series to the crime…

The Introvert Confounds Innocence by Michael Paul Michaud (The Introvert 2) #BlogTour
Books / October 5, 2019

THE INTROVERT CONFOUNDS INNOCENCE continues the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT. With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation. Increasingly hounded by a meddlesome detective, and with his thoughts continually urging him to make people “red and open” and to “achieve it” with his girlfriend Donna, what follows is a sometimes brutal, oftentimes hilarious, and absurdist account of the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.   MY REVIEW Thanks to Sarah at Book on the Brightside Tours for my copy of the next part of the introvert story, The Introvert Confounds Innocence by Michael Paul Michaud. I very recently read The Introvert, the first in the series introducing our very unlikely Anti-Hero. You can read the review for that here This new story picks up a few year after the end of book 1, still unnamed, The Introvert, is now living with his partner Donna, and now has a young son, and of course his loyal dog Molly is here as well….

The Art of Murder by J.S. Strange (Jordan Jenner 2) #BlogTour
Books / October 2, 2019

The second in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. The follow up to Murder on the Rocks. Artist Xander Draper is being threatened by a dangerous group. With PI Jordan Jenner’s help, Xander hopes to remain unscathed. But when Xander is murdered, his body displayed as his final exhibit, Jordan realises the extent of the trouble Xander was in. Now, there are people following Jordan. They know his name, and they want him dead. Meanwhile, Jordan’s brother Ashley has returned, and he has a secret. As time runs out to solve the murder of the famous artist, Jordan begins to fear his brother may be responsible.   My Review Firstly, My thanks to Panther Publishing for the invite to the Blog Tour and e-arc of,  The Art Of Murder by J.S. Strange, the 2nd in his PI Jordan Jenner mysteries. I’ve yet to read Murder on the Rocks, the first in the series, so starting out, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Straight away this is easily picked up from book 2, you aren’t overloaded with book 1 events so that’s always a good start when beginning a book part way through a series. Described in the Blurb as cosy Welsh…