The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway #BlogTour
Books / April 8, 2020

Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they’d seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite – to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future – they all have their own reasons to agree. As they take the ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland the past is brought in to terrible focus – some things are impossible to leave behind. Review Thanks to Dome Press for my ARC and Invite to take part in the Blog Tour for ‘The Last Crossing’ by Brian McGilloway. This extraordinary new standalone book from Brian McGilloway is a truly brilliant, moving piece of storytelling that delves into the past and details an execution that happened at the time of the troubles. This Dark and cold story is about Tony, Hugh and Karen, brought together again, 30 years after the execution. Asked to come together again to right the wrongs of the past to build a better future. Brian McGilloway weaves a spellbinding novel about the fractious emotional journey the 3 passengers experience as they take a ferry ride to Scotland from Northern Ireland. Whilst the story…

East Side Hustler by Leopold Borstinski (Alex Cohen 2) #BlogTour
Books / April 5, 2020

Alex lived through the war, but will he survive the peace? Jewish gang member, Alex comes back from the Great War almost destroyed by the horrors he has seen. When he is plucked from certain death by an old friend, he commits to making so much money he’ll never know that agony again. But the route to the top is fraught with danger and every time he helps one of his powerful friends like Al Capone, he acquires more enemies who want to see him dead. When organised crime financier, Arnold Rothstein dies, the turmoil caused by his loss sets in train a chain of events which means Alex must once more fight for his life. How far would you go to attain your American dream? Review Thanks to Damppebbles Tours and Leopold Borstinski for my e-copy of the 2nd in his ‘Alex Cohen’ series, ‘East Side Hustler’. I have been looking forward to this story since reading first book, ‘The Bowery Slugger’ when Alex Cohen was introduced. This story follows on from the end of book 1, When Cohen left to be part of the war effort. Now in to the 1920s this story tells of Alex’s struggles after…

Unheard Of by John David Bethel
Books / March 13, 2020

A serial killer is haunting the Las Vegas Strip. The brutality is alarming. The number of victims is growing. “Blood leads” and it is being splashed across the headlines and clogging air time. But more important to the men who rule the empire of hotels and casinos is containing the story. Keeping their hotels filled and casinos humming. They call a summit and meet with the police and the city’s premier public relations team. That is when Rachel West and Sheriff Joe Fontana are handed the job of putting a lid on the horror. Unheard of is based on the histories of the most conniving and deadly serial killers and takes the reader deep into the details of the crimes and the psychology of these twisted individuals. The novel also looks at the often hidden storylines that play out within communities plagued by devastating circumstances. The character and strength of the men and women in these communities is challenged and, in the process, revealed for what it is … or isn’t. Review   Thank you to John David Bethel for a review copy of his latest book, ‘Unheard Of’. This is a story based in Las Vegas, that covers a…

Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks (Harry McCoy 3) #BlogTour
Books / March 2, 2020

WHO IS TO BLAME WHEN NO ONE IS INNOCENT? The papers want blood. The force wants results. The law must be served, whatever the cost. July 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city’s own rock-star hero, has just overdosed in a central hotel. Alice Kelly is thirteen years old, lonely and missing. Meanwhile the niece of McCoy’s boss has fallen in with a bad crowd and when she goes AWOL, McCoy is asked – off the books – to find her. McCoy has a hunch. But does he have enough time? Review Thanks to Random Things Tours and Canongate for my ARC of the 3rd book in the ‘Harry McCoy’ Series by Alan Parks Entitled ‘Bobby March Will Live Forever’. Set in a scorching hot summer, Its July 1973 and the mischievous cop Harry McCoy has all kinds on his plate. The Body of a local hero, Bobby March – Rock Star Musician is found , overdosed in a hotel, a 13-year-old girl has gone missing, The niece of McCoys boss has also gone walkabout. Add to that drugs pouring into the city, Bank Robberies and McCoys long-term friend and gangster Stevie Cooper causing no…

The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox (Aidan Waits 2)
Books / February 28, 2020

Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift: an endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter ‘Sutty’ Sutcliffe, are summoned to the Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city. There they find the body of a man. He is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from the man’s clothes. His teeth have been filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life… But even as Waits pieces together this stranger’s identity, someone is sifting through the shards of his own. When mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats start to escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move. And to discover who the smiling man really is, he must first confront himself. Review Firstly, thank your to Joseph Knox for personally taking his own time and money to sign and post me…