The Henry Crowne Trilogy #Collapse
Books / November 28, 2019

Henry Crowne: Paying the Price COLLAPSE  He is a secret IRA operative. He is one of the most successful City banker in London …then the 2008 Financial Crisis happens. Nancy Wu, former eminent Queen’s Counsel, now prominent patron of the arts, receives the most unexpected call for help. Henry Crowne is accused of murder in a case that seems decided from the very beginning. His Irish background, financial terrorist connections and investment banking success inexorably tilt the scales against him. Nancy’s own lingering darker past calls for her to mount Henry’s defence but her client is the biggest obstacle. Will she manage to unpick the devious manipulations of a most twisted mind?   BREAKING PO!NT They may break his body, never his spirit One financial terrorist in prison Two City bankers dead And … a $350 trillion banking scandal called LIBOR The suspicious suicide of two high-profile City bankers brings former QC Nancy Wu and Inspector Jonathan Pole together again in an investigation that implicates the UK government, the Bank of England, and London’s top banking executives. As the true motive for the deaths continues to elude them, Nancy persuades a reluctant Inspector Pole to involve Henry Crowne. Once a brilliant…

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…

Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir (Reykjavik Noir Trilogy 3) #BlogTour
Books / October 30, 2019

A masterful conclusion to the award-winning, critically acclaimed Reykjavík Noir trilogy, as drug-smuggling, financial crime, political intrigue, love, murder and betrayal come together The prison doors slam shut behind Agla, when her sentence for financial misconduct ends, but her lover Sonja is not there to meet her. As a group of foreign businessmen tries to draw Agla into an ingenious fraud that stretches from Iceland around the world, Agla and her former nemesis María find the stakes being raised at a terrifying speed. Ruthless entrepreneur Ingimar will stop at nothing to protect his empire, but he has no idea about the powder keg he is sitting on in his own home. And at the same time, a deadly threat to Sonja and her family brings her from London back to Iceland, where she needs to settle scores with longstanding adversaries if she wants to stay alive… The lives of these characters are about to collide in a shocking crescendo, until the winner takes it all… MY REVIEW   Thanks to Anne at Random Things Tours and Orenda books for me e-copy of ‘Cage’ by Lilja Sigurdardottir, the 3rd and final book in the Reykjavik Noir Trilogy. Firstly I had better…

Little Siberia by Antti Tuomainen #BlogTour
Books / October 28, 2019

Fargo meets Nietzsche in this atmospheric, darkly funny thriller by the critically acclaimed author of The Man Who Died and Palm Beach Finland. A huge Finnish bestseller, Little Siberia topped both literary and crime charts in 2018, and has gone on to sell rights in 24 countries. A man with dark thoughts on his mind is racing along the remote snowy roads of Hurmevaara in Finland, when there is flash in the sky and something crashes into the car. That something turns about to be a highly valuable meteorite. With euro signs lighting up the eyes of the locals, the unexpected treasure is temporarily placed in a neighbourhood museum, under the watchful eye of a priest named Joel. But Joel has a lot more on his mind than simply protecting the riches that have apparently rained down from heaven. His wife has just revealed that she is pregnant. Unfortunately, Joel has strong reason to think the baby isn’t his. As Joel tries to fend off repeated and bungled attempts to steal the meteorite, he must also come to terms with his own situation, and discover who the father of the baby really is.   MY REVIEW Thanks to Anne at…