Friday, 23 June 2017

New British detective fiction on Kindle., animal cruelty, and vigilante justice drag DCI Jack Harris out of his quiet rural idyll.

When the hunt for a missing man turns up a body deep in a forest in northern England, it is difficult to establish whether he was killed by a falling tree, or murdered. When the victim’s dog is also found dead, Detective Jack Harris is called in to investigate.

The man’s links to known criminals immediately raise suspicion about his death, especially when one of the names is that of a notorious villain with whom the detective has had several previous encounters. But Harris’ obsession with bringing Danny Radford to justice might well distract him from the facts of the case, and with the superintendent insistent on results, the atmosphere in Levton police station is as fraught as it has ever been.

Can Harris put aside his personal feelings and focus on the facts before him? Or will his desire for revenge let a resourceful killer off the hook?

If you are looking for a clever murder mystery with lots of twists and turns, you’ve found it!

Like the previous books, DEAD HILL and THE VIXEN’S SCREAM, TO DIE ALONE is set in the fictional town of Levton Bridge, nestled among The Pennine Hills, a remote landscape in the north of England. A traditional murder mystery but with contemporary themes of wild-life crime, DCI Jack Harris is joined once more by his sidekick Matty Gallagher, ever longing to escape the rural idyll to his beloved London, and Alison Butterfield, the eager, young, but ever-bungling junior detective

Monday, 19 June 2017

WATCHING YOU by Gretta Mulrooney

WATCHING YOU by Gretta Mulrooney UK USA

Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.

Tyrone Swift is an ex-police detective who now works privately. He’s survived a stabbing and his fiancĂ©e running off with another man. Swift's personal life is complicated. He is still involved with his ex-wife Ruth and their child.

Swift lives in multicultural London with its extreme mix of rich and poor. This case takes him to the beautiful county of Kent.

Gretta is a critically acclaimed author of best-selling detective and literary fiction. 'Mulrooney has a real gift for dialogue, the words and phrases ring true and make her characters wonderfully real . . . A tenderly funny and genuinely moving piece. I loved it.’ Fiona Morrow, Time Out (about ARABY) ‘A beautifully observed study of reconciliation, Araby makes astute points about conflict and shifting values between generations.’ James Eve, The Times


Box set of first three books: UK USA

Monday, 22 May 2017

NEW RELEASE: The Beekeeper by Stewart Giles

NEW RELEASE: The Beekeeper by Stewart Giles. Get it for only 99p for a limited time

A shocking discovery starts a trail of mayhem on the Cornish coast.
Alice Green is a beekeeper in the small Cornish village of Polgarrow. She lives with her pet jackdaw in a beautiful cottage not far from the sea. One evening, Alice finds something strange under the hollyhock bush in her garden. The gruesome discovery will change everyone’s lives. And then Alice’s best friend Milly disappears . . .
Detective Harriet Taylor has just transferred to the area from Edinburgh. As she investigates a series of shocking crimes, she grows close to the old beekeeper and is determined to bring the criminals to justice. But who is really what they seem and who can she trust?
A crime mystery with a touch of black humour. You’ll enjoy this fast-paced and dark unearthing of the secrets of a sleepy Cornish village.
Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, or TE Kinsey.
What readers are saying about THE BEEKEEPER
“A truly 5* read . . . brilliant, very easy reading.” Joan Nellist
“Entertaining characters make this an easy and enjoyable read.” Maureen Heath
“A gripping read which had me hooked from the beginning.” Barb Dee
“A lovely entertaining read with a smile.” Misfits Farm
“Well written with a good storyline.” Greta Halliday
“You don't need much encouragement to keep turning the
pages.” James Davies

Tuesday, 25 April 2017


NEW RELEASE only 99p for a limited time only! Something different from Joy Ellis!





What readers are saying about GUIDE STAR

“Loved this book.” Denise Zendel

“This was a big change for Joy Ellis and grabbed my attention immediately with her thoughtful sensitive story. “ Claudia Hopkins

“Superb book, great story of love, loss and ultimate survival.” Nicole Middleton

“What a beautiful book. Well written, engrossing without becoming sloppy and over sentimental. I thoroughly enjoyed it” Aileen Grist

“Guide Star is a story about family, friendship, acceptance and fresh starts.” Mandie

“An emotional rollercoaster of a read that you just can’t put down!” Lisa Hardy

Stella won’t give up, but she doesn’t know how to go on.

Stella North, a rising star in the police, has her life torn apart by a gunman’s bullets. She has often faced danger, but these injuries mean she must give up the job she loves. Her grandmother Beth is her rock. And Beth is no ordinary woman. At seventy, she runs marathons and has a past that Stella knows very little about.

Beth calls in her friend Michael to help with Stella’s recovery. But this man means a lot more to Beth than she reveals. And Stella’s ex-husband Edward and old police partner Robbie want to help, but Stella puts up emotional barriers, and they have problems of their own. Her old friends from her days of Urbex (exploring old abandoned buildings) offer a glimmer of hope for the future.

Will Stella find the strength to overcome the challenges of her new life, and will her grandmother at last resolve the deep emotional turmoil of her past?

By UK #1 best-selling author, Joy Ellis, this is a gripping and emotional departure from her acclaimed crime fiction, full of engaging characters who will take you on a journey of recovery.

Readers of Kathryn Hughes, Kerry Lonsdale, Erica James, JoJo Moyes, Nicholas Sparks, or Kelly Rimmer will enjoy this gripping and emotional new novel.

Don’t miss out, discover a book everyone's talking about!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

A gripping new Scottish murder mystery

New release on Kindle, 99p introductory offer.
DUPLICITY, another murder mystery featuring DI Munro and DS West

A local businessman disappears during a meal shared by old friends. When he is later found dead, DI Munro must cut through a densely-woven web of deceit to find out why.

The Carduccis and the Buchanans have been best of friends for years, but simmering under the surface are long-held jealousies and disagreements that only the criminal affairs of the men have kept at bay.

When, during a meal, Angus Buchanan steps out of the house to fetch a bottle of wine from the car and subsequently disappears, the police are quickly informed. But when the most likely explanations are ruled out, detectives Munro and West are called upon to investigate possible foul play.

When Buchanan is later found, having suffered a violent death, pathology rules out natural causes and it becomes clear that a terrible murder has occurred.

Faced with the lack of real cooperation from the parties involved, who are clearly protecting their nefarious business interests, the man responsible for Buchanan's death is found relatively quickly. But when he pretty much laughs in the face of the detective's accusations, Munro and West realise that there must be much bigger fish to fry.

In an investigation that takes them as far afield as >b>Oslo, Norway, and into the past of a troubled Polish man, Munro's dream of a tranquil life in the countryside is further put on hold, and the ever ravenous Charlie West, must continue to battle the ways and mores of a Scottish backwater without losing her cool.

With more red herrings than a Norwegian fishing boat in the sunset, DUPLICITY is a highly entertaining cosy Scandinavian-style murder mystery that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a gripping read where guessing the identity of the murderer is key.

DUPLICITY is the fourth novel by Pete Brassett to feature Detective Inspector James Munro and Detective Sergeant Charlotte West. Look out for SHE, the first in the series, followed by AVARICE and ENMITY. The books can be enjoyed as stand-alone titles or as part of a series.

All these books are available on Kindle Unlimited and the previous titles, as DUPLICITY will soon be, are also available in paperback.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

NEW MURDER MYSTERY OUT NOW! a sleepy hillside town is beset by a spate of burglaries followed by a murder, Detective Jack Harris must quickly uncover the link between them.

A series of blood-curdling screams heard in the dead of the Cumbrian night has a London woman new to the area convinced that a murder has occurred.

When a body of a young woman is in fact found, rumours quickly spread that a serial killer is at work in the small Pennine community of Levton Bridge.

When the clues do indeed begin to point to a connection with other missing women, the pressure from on high to find answers increases ten-fold.

Fighting the media circus’s constant attempts to thwart the investigation, detective Jack Harris must also battle the confusion and doubts among his own team in order to find the killer.

THE VIXEN’S SCREAM is the second book by John Dean to feature DCI Jack Harris. Look out for the first, DEAD HILL. These books can be enjoyed on their own or as part of a series, in no particular order.

Saturday, 1 April 2017


NEW RELEASE (half price for launch) Only 99p $0.99


What would you do to save your dying son? Imagine the doctors told you there was a cure, but only if you had the money. What would you do to get the money to save your son’s life? Would you break the law?

Tony Robson faces this choice when he’s told he needs £3000 per month to carry on the life-saving experimental treatment for his son’s rare disease.

So Tony gets in touch with the criminal element in town. And they have a well-paying job for him . . .

And that decision will blow up everything for the Langthorne Police.

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

What readers are saying about Charlie Gallagher’s books

“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie

“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns

“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent story-line.” Sarah

“It's one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I've read” GreatStuff

“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.

Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK's coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.

George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl. His boss is Helen Webb, a ruthless woman with secrets to hide.

This is book three of the Langthorne series. It is recommended that you read the series in order.