Friday, 20 December 2019

Out now on Kindle! DI Stewart Gardener returns in Ray Clark's murder mystery, IMPERFECTION.


IMPERFECTION by Ray Clark
 
Just 99p/99c and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.


When theatregoers are treated to the gruesome spectacle of an actor’s lifeless body hanging on the stage, DI Stewart Gardener is immediately called in to investigate.

Is the killer still in the audience?

A lockdown is set in motion but it is soon apparent that the murderer is able to come and go unnoticed. How do they do it? And what kind of grudge do they have to bear?

Frustratingly, the killer leaves a trail of clues for the detectives. Taunted by these and flummoxed as to their meaning, DI Gardener realises that his own family may be in danger.

Identifying and capturing the culprit will mean establishing the motive for their macabre crimes, but perhaps not before more victims meet their fate.

Can DI Gardener succeed where he has failed in the past, and protect his own?

IMPERFECTION is the second in a series of classic murder mysteries with a twist set in Leeds, featuring DI Stewart Gardener. It can be enjoyed as a standalone but readers will also enjoy the first, IMPURITY, which is available in paperback and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

NEW RELEASE: THE DANCE OF LOVE BY ANGELA YOUNG

Angela Young's THE DANCE OF LOVE is a captivating tale of one woman's love and loss. Set in the Edwardian age, this coming-of-age story is an absolutely gripping piece of historical fiction and certainly not one to be missed. 

Follow Natalie as she navigates her way through a society which is bound by class and conventions, including the firm belief that a woman's destiny is decided by marriage, beauty, wit and wealth.


THE DANCE OF LOVE BY ANGELA YOUNG

UK £1.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082XDCRFR/
US $2.99: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082XDCRFR/
CA $2.99: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B082XDCRFR/
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READERS LOVE THIS UTTERLY GRIPPING TALE OF A YOUNG WOMAN COMING OF AGE IN EDWARDIAN TIMES.

Unputdownable romantic love story.” David

“An uplifting and exquisitely crafted novel.” Hollie

“A beautifully moving and emotional story” Rosey

“The Dance of Love is a must for all lovers of Downton Abbey.” Catherine

“I absolutely loved this book, I read it on holiday and could not put it down.” CMJ

England, early 1900sNatalie Edwardes is poised on the brink of womanhood. In an age when a woman's destiny is decided by marriage, her beauty, wit and wealth should guarantee her a glittering future.

But, isolated by her father's position as a self-made man, Natalie has never felt at ease in a society bound by class and conventions.

Heart, for her, will always rule head, and so it seems that an encounter with a dashing yet gentle artist-soldier contains all the seeds of her life's happiness.

PERFECT FOR FANS OF WILLIAM BOYD, JANET MACLEOD TROTTER, BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD, OR NADINE DORRIES.

The dance of Natalie's life whirls her from the glittering ballrooms of London and the grand houses of Scotland and Devon, to the Scottish Highlands.

But the strictures of polite society are far-reaching and Natalie's happiness is abruptly snatched away.

She is forced to compromise her romantic ideals and it is only when the tragedy of the Titanic touches her life, years later, that she discovers what love really means and the heartrending choices it poses.

DISCOVER A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN NOVEL CHARTING ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE TUMULTUOUS DECADES OF THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY

Bold, truthful and emotionally engaging, this book refuses to eschew plot complexities in the interests of neat, tidy endings or a spurious coherence. It is a novel that fully embraces what it is to be a wife, mother and, fundamentally, a human being vulnerable to flitting indecision and disharmony of the soul.” The Richmond Magazine

“A wonderfully engaging and moving novel of love, duty, misunderstandings and reconciliations … lovers of Austen will find much to admire here … an exceptional storytelling talent.” Shiny New Books

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

NEW RELEASE: SINCLAIR FAMILY SAGA SERIES

Delighted to be able to offer you a family saga with real heart – and a romantic twist. I defy anyone to remain unmoved by Gwen Kirkwood's tale of Emma Greig, a young village girl sent away to serve a farming family in Scotland.
AND FOR A LIMITED TIME THE FIRST BOOK IS ONLY 99p / 99c.

Set in the late 19th century to the years before the First World War, Emma's picturesque world is brought vividly to life. I'm sure you'll find this story of love and loss a very satisfying read. 
Book 1: MOORLAND MIST
1895, SCOTLAND. Emma Greig is almost fourteen when her father announces she will be sent to be a maid at Bonnybrae Farm for the Sinclair family. 
Mrs Sinclair is a proud woman with a secret in her past which has left her without compassion. She is angry when friendship blossoms between a mere maid and her own family.
As the bond between Emma and her son strengthens, Mrs Sinclair dismisses Emma without a reference. WILL THIS DESTROY A BURGEONING ROMANCE?

Book 2: MOOREND FARM
Was up late reading because you get engrossed in their life and the times they lived in.” J.K.
Moorend Farm, Yorkshire, before the outbreak of the First World War.

William and Emma Sinclair have settled into life at Moorend Farm in West Yorkshire with their growing family, believing they have left the shame of their past behind.

William is determined to prove his success to his mother, and chart a secure living for his sons. Will world events get in his way?
MOOREND FARM

SIN

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

NEW RELEASE: THE TRUTH ABOUT MURDER BY CHRIS COLLETT

Delighted to bring you the much anticipated latest thriller from the inimitable pen behind the DI Mariner series, Chris Collett. Discover the gorgeously atmospheric THE TRUTH ABOUT MURDER...ONLY 99p / 99c FOR A VERY SHORT TIME
The plot moves at tearing pace: a mugging, a missing person, then a murder. Not very festive perhaps, but the perfect antidote if you've overdosed on saccharine Christmas films!

Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links next week.

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

Do you love gripping mysteries with great characters?

Discover best-selling author Chris Collett’s brand new standalone crime thriller.

"Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character." Yorkshire Post

A MUGGING.
A MISSING WOMAN.
THEN A MURDER.


Stefan Greaves wakes up from a coma. He was brutally mugged while investigating a complaint about a local hospital.

The woman who visited the law firm where Stefan worked had feared something very sinister was going on in the hospital’s postnatal ward. Now she has disappeared.

Rookie policeman, Mick Fraser interviews Stefan. Mick’s new partner Denny Sutton is a cynical man with secrets of his own. They try to track down the missing woman.

Then a body is found on the riverbank.

HOW ARE THESE CRIMES LINKED AND WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON IN THE POLICE STATION?

A fiendishly complex puzzle emerges. Can Mick put the pieces together?

Perfect for fans of Peter James, Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

What people are saying about Chris Collett

"A strong pace and multidimensional characters keep this British procedural moving briskly" (Library Journal)

“Cleverly plotted, with an unexpected shock ending, plenty of suspense, and a likably genuine cast of characters, this is a strong new entry in an increasingly popular police-procedural series.” (Booklist)
“I couldn’t put it down.” Barbara

"Procedural fans are in for a really good time.” (Publishers Weekly)

ALSO BY CHRIS COLLETT

DI MARINER SERIES
Book 1: Deadly Lies
Book 2: Innocent Lies
Book 3: Killer Lies
Book 4: Baby Lies
Book 5: Married Lies
Book 6: Buried Lies
Book 7: Missing Lies

Monday, 16 December 2019

NEW RELEASE: THE MISSING MILLIONAIRE BY ROGER SILVERWOOD

New week, new release! We're starting the week strong with an enthralling murder mystery from Roger Silverwood. THE MISSING MILLIONAIRE is the eighth book in the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries series, but this time Detective Angel needs to play his cards right in order to catch the killer responsible for murdering Joshua Gumme, a millionaire businessman who's won more than two hundred straight games of cards.

This book is perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. We hope you enjoy!

THE MISSING MILLIONAIRE BY ROGER SILVERWOOD
UK £1.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082QLSDVW/
US $2.99: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082QLSDVW/
CA $2.99: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B082QLSDVW/
AU $3.99: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B082QLSDVW/

Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links at the end of this week.

A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME.

Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire.

MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE’S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE.

“Once again Silverwood combines a classic mystery plot with well-developed characters.” Publishers Weekly

Please note this book was first published as “THE MAN WHO COULDN’T LOSE”

Wheelchair-bound millionaire businessman, Joshua Gumme, has the Midas touch. He's successful with women and in business.

And he’s won more than two hundred straight games of cards.

Everybody knows he cheats, they just don't know how.

Then his body is found floating in the River Don. Who killed him and why?

The suspects range from Gumme's son, who was left a pittance in his father’s will, to a heroin dealer.

Meanwhile, Angel's investigations lead him on the track of two dangerous crooks. He attempts to find and arrest them. But they've got plans for him.

A BRILLIANTLY GRIPPING MYSTERY FULL OF TWISTS

Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie.

THE DETECTIVE
Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work.

THE SETTING
Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams.

PRAISE FOR ROGER SILVERWOOD

“Solid plotting, unpretentious writing, thoroughly reliable entertainment.” Morning Star

“A cast of characters you really want to populate with familiar faces of actors you see each week on TV — great fun. Angel is terrific.” Books Monthly

DETECTIVE ANGEL SERIESBook 1: THE MISSING NURSE
Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE
Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT
Book 4: THE MORALS OF A MURDERER
Book 5: THE AUCTION MURDERS
Book 6: THE MISSING KILLER
Book 7: THE UMBRELLA MURDERS
Book 8: THE MISSING MILLIONAIRE

Friday, 13 December 2019

NEW RELEASE: THE LEDBURY LAMPLIGHTERS BY KERRY TOMBS

The third instalment in the highly atmospheric new series: Kerry Tomb’s Inspector Ravenscroft books. Ravenscroft is reunited with his old friend and colleague, Constable Tom Crabb. Together, they must face their most dangerous adventure yet and come face-to-face with the infamous Whitechapel Murderer.


Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links soon.


Christmas Eve, 1888.
A mysterious stranger arrives in the small Herefordshire market town of Ledbury. He offers a solicitor, Anthony Midwinter, a generous sum to look after a package for him until spring, no questions asked.

THE STRANGER WARNS THAT IT MUST REMAIN SEALED OR ELSE THE VERY STABILITY OF ENGLAND WILL COME UNDER THREAT.

New Year’s Eve.
The Ledbury Lamplighters see out the year with a public ceremony extinguishing the town's lamps, a local tradition.

A PROMINENT LOCAL BUSINESSMAN IS BRUTALLY MURDERED IN FULL VIEW OF THE REVELLERS.

Detective Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft is reunited with his old friend and colleague, Constable Tom Crabb. They unravel a sequence of events that threatens the very political and social stability of the country.

Meanwhile, the man known as the Whitechapel Murderer, returns from exile to carry out one final assignment for his new masters . . .

THEIR MOST DANGEROUS ADVENTURE YET.

Perfect for fans of M.R.C. Kasasian, E.S. Thomson, Oscar DeNuriel or Karen Charlton

MEET THE DETECTIVE
Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft, unmarried and over forty, is a detective in the Whitechapel branch of the Metropolitan Police. Painfully asthmatic, he is overlooked by his superiors in favour of his pushier colleagues. But Ravenscroft wants to prove himself and strives to overcome his physical limitations. His tools are forthright questioning, close examination of the evidence and personal intuition. He often finds that the solutions to crimes are buried deep in the past.

With his trusty Bradshaw, Ravenscroft and his colleague Constable Tom Crabb, travel around the Three Counties, overlooked by the Malvern Hills, bringing criminals to justice.


KERRY TOMBS was born near Birmingham, but grew up in various locations in north Worcestershire. After a career teaching in both England and Australia, he moved to Malvern in 1982, where he became a local genealogist, lecturer and bookseller.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LEDBURY LAMPLIGHTERS
“Another brilliant read by Kerry Tombs” Tina

Kept me guessing until the very end. Loved it.” Sharon


“A must read for lovers of British Crime mysteries.” Brian


INSPECTOR RAVENSCROFT DETECTIVE MYSTERIES SERIES
Book 1: The Malvern Murders
Book 2: The Worcester Whisperers
Book 3: The Ledbury Lamplighters
Book 4: The Tewkesbury Tomb*
Book 5: The Droitwich Deceivers*
Book 6: The Pershore Poisoners*
Book 7: The Upton Undertakers*
Book 8: The Herefordshire Hangman*
Book 9: The Bromsgrove Bookseller*
* Coming soon

NEW RELEASE: THE WORCESTER WHISPERERS BY KERRY TOMBS


The second instalment in the highly atmospheric new series: Kerry Tomb’s Inspector Ravenscroft books. This time, Ravenscroft is faced with another killer that will shock the country. In a spectacular climax, the two worlds of Worcester and Whitechapel meet. Can Ravenscroft survive the devastating blow?

THE WORCESTER WHISPERERS BY KERRY TOMBS
UK 99p: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082P36M7K/
US 99c: 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082P36M7K/
AU 99c: 
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B082P36M7K/
CA 99c: 
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B082P36M7K/

Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links soon.

A CAPTIVATING HISTORICAL MURDER MYSTERY SET IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND

Jack the Ripper is terrifying London. Outside the capital, another killer will shock the country. It’s up to Police Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft to stop him.

Worcester, 1888.
Nicholas Evelyn, the elderly cathedral librarian, has disappeared. A priceless medieval manuscript has been stolen. Its glass case smashed with a candlestick.

Ravenscroft is sent from the grimy streets of Whitechapel to investigate.

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

Aided by his trusty companion Constable Tom Crabb, Ravenscroft soon discovers that behind the cathedral’s facade lurks a dark world of death and deceit.

Could the murder relate to an unsolved mystery dating back nearly forty years?

Meanwhile, in London, a mysterious woman in black is wreaking revenge in the dark alleyways of Whitechapel.

In a spectacular climax, the two worlds of Worcester and Whitechapel meet.

Perfect for fans of M.R.C. Kasasian, E.S. Thomson, Oscar De Muriel or Karen Charlton

MEET THE DETECTIVE
Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft, unmarried and over forty, is a detective in the Whitechapel branch of the Metropolitan Police. Painfully asthmatic, he is often overlooked by his superiors in favour of his pushier colleagues. But Ravenscroft is keen to prove himself and strives to overcome his physical limitations. His tools are forthright questioning, close examination of the evidence and personal intuition. The solution to many crimes is buried deep in the past.

With his trusty Bradshaw, Ravenscroft and his colleague Constable Tom Crabb, travel around the Three Counties, overlooked by the Malvern Hills, bringing criminals to justice.

KERRY TOMBS was born near Birmingham, but grew up in various locations in north Worcestershire. After a career teaching in both England and Australia, he moved to Malvern in 1982, where he became a local genealogist, lecturer and bookseller.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE WORCESTER WHISPERERS

“Once again another brilliant book by this author.” Karen

As always this author quickly draws us into the seamy side of 19th century London.” Sheila

Realistic characters, interesting plot; in short, a great read. Kept me guessing right up to the end.” Marine

INSPECTOR RAVENSCROFT DETECTIVE MYSTERIES SERIES
Book 1: The Malvern Murders
Book 2: The Worcester Whisperers
Book 3: The Ledbury Lamplighters
Book 4: The Tewkesbury Tomb*
Book 5: The Droitwich Deceivers*
Book 6: The Pershore Poisoners*
Book 7: The Upton Undertakers*
Book 8: The Herefordshire Hangman*
Book 9: The Bromsgrove Bookseller*
* Coming soon

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Out now on Kindle: BENEATH THE SURFACE, a crime thriller by Denver Murphy


A mysterious dalliance, an apparent suicide, and a female detective who shouldn’t be underestimated.

Out now on Kindle, find out what is BENEATH THE SURFACE in the new Denver Murphy crime thriller in the DC Ruby Knight series. Just 99p/99c and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2t1o2TA
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2s8A0KA

A teenage boy is found hanged in a secluded area of parkland. A consensus quickly emerges within the police that it is a tragic case of suicide. DC Ruby Knight is not so sure.

But, already in trouble with her superiors for her maverick behaviour, Ruby has trouble making her case heard. In fact, she is threatened with a transfer to another part of the force.

Exploring the boy’s background, she makes a startling discovery. But Ruby realises she must build bridges with her colleagues if anyone is to take her seriously.

If she can prove a murder has taken place, Ruby might be able to convince her superiors to allow her to stay in CID. But with the chips stacked against her, she risks returning to her old ways of rubbing people up the wrong way.

Can this young and dynamic detective stick to her guns and follow her instincts? Or will the male-dominated environment and old boys’ network prove to be too much?

BENEATH THE SURFACE is a gripping crime thriller set in St. Albans, Hertfordshire in central England. It is a standalone in a series of three books charting DC Ruby Knight’s career in CID. Look out for THE DEEP END and SCORNED, both available FREE with Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.

DENVER MURPHY is the author of the bestselling trilogy featuring cop-turned-serial killer DSI Jeffrey Brandt beginning with ONE STEP AHEAD.

NEW RELEASE: THE MALVERN MURDERS BY KERRY TOMBS

We are delighted to present the first of a highly atmospheric new series: Kerry Tomb's Inspector Ravenscroft books. Set in the dark years around the Jack the Ripper murders, they're so evocative that you almost feel transported back in time.

BOOK 1 - THE MALVERN MURDERS IS ONLY 99p / 99c 

It's a bit of a change of pace from our usual titles to go back to Victorian England, but this is certainly a mystery that will keep you guessing up to the very last page.

THE MALVERN MURDERS BY KERRY TOMBS
UK 99p: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082J48ZKW
US 99c: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082J48ZKW
CA 99c: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B082J48ZKW
AU 99c: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B082J48ZKW

Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links soon.

A CAPTIVATING HISTORICAL MURDER MYSTERY SET IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND

Revised edition: This edition of THE MALVERN MURDERS includes editorial revisions.

Before Jack the Ripper terrorized London, Police Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft patrolled the grimy streets of Whitechapel – but he’s no Inspector Abberline.

Malvern, 1887. Clever and hard-working, Ravenscroft nonetheless has the worst record in the force. He lets a murderer escape during a chase and is banished to the spa town of Malvern for a water treatment to cure his asthma.

MURDER FOLLOWS THE INSPECTOR

Ravenscroft accepts a dinner invitation from a new acquaintance, Jabez Pitzer. Before the dinner gong can sound, the maid finds Pitzer slumped over his desk – dead. Ravenscroft sees two glasses on a small side table. One has a powdery residue at the bottom and the faint smell of bitter almonds.

A BODY IN THE LIBRARY

Ravenscroft immediately recognizes the signs – Pitzer has been poisoned. But the local authorities are reluctant to believe there is a murderer in Malvern.

He may be recovering his strength, but Ravenscroft has all his wits intact. He finds himself pulled into the investigation. Hungry to prove himself, Ravenscroft is determined to solve the case. But the bodies mount up. Someone is killing local luminaries.

WHO WILL BE NEXT?

A mysterious woman in black was witnessed speaking to each of the victims. Who is she and why does death seem to follow her? And does a local cartel of businessmen have anything to do with it?

RAVENSCROFT IS OUT OF THE SMOKE BUT MALVERN HAS ITS OWN DEADLY FIRES

THE MALVERN MURDERS is packed with delicious dialogue, sly humour and Victorian atmosphere. Perfect for fans of M.R.C. Kasasian, E.S. Thomson, Oscar De Muriel, and Karen Charlton.

MEET THE DETECTIVE
Inspector Samuel Ravenscroft, single and over forty, is a detective in the Whitechapel branch of the Metropolitan Police. Painfully asthmatic, he is often overlooked by his superiors in favour of his more illustrious colleagues. But Ravenscroft is keen to prove himself and strives to overcome his physical limitations using relies on forthright questioning, close examination of the evidence and intuition to obtain the truth, often finding that the solution to many crimes lies buried deep in the past.

Using his horse and trap, and his Bradshaw, Ravenscroft and his colleague Constable Tom Crabb, travel around the Three Counties, overlooked by the Malvern Hills, in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

KERRY TOMBS was born near Birmingham, but grew up in various locations in north Worcestershire. After a career teaching in both England and Australia, he moved to Malvern in 1982, where he became a local genealogist, lecturer and bookseller.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT KERRY TOMBS

“I found this story very absorbing and hard to put down.” Berys

Kerry Tombs knows how to keep your interest until the very end.” Delin

Another great book in the series. The author kept you guessing the entire time.” Jerry

INSPECTOR RAVENSCROFT DETECTIVE MYSTERIES SERIES
Book 1: The Malvern Murders
Book 2: The Worcester Whisperers
Book 3: The Ledbury Lamplighters
Book 4: The Tewkesbury Tomb*
Book 5: The Droitwich Deceivers*
Book 6: The Pershore Poisoners*
Book 7: The Upton Undertakers*
Book 8: The Herefordshire Hangman*
Book 9: The Bromsgrove Bookseller*
* Coming soon

NEW RELEASE: THE LAVENDER LADY BY FAITH MARTIN

We have something extremely exciting for Faith Martin fans today. Her one-off spooky spectacular mystery, THE LAVENDER LADY, is now available as a special for Christmas. It has all of Faith's trademark clever plot twists and relatable characters, and a slightly haunting edge. Perfect for curling up with by the flickering light of a fire!

And for a limited time, it's an absolute bargain! 

This is something a little different from one of Britain's best-loved crime authors, a foray into a new genre likely never to be repeated. An opportunity not to miss!

THE LAVENDAR LADY by FAITH MARTIN
UK £1.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082HZTKN9
US $2.99: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082HZTKN9
AU $3.99: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B082HZTKN9
CA $2.99: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B082HZTKN9/

Please note that paperback copies will be available to buy using the same links very shortly.

THIS CHRISTMAS, DISCOVER A DELIGHTFUL ONE-OFF SPOOKY MYSTERY FROM TWO-MILLION SELLING AUTHOR FAITH MARTIN

Please note this is a completely revised edition of “The Lavender Lady Casefile” published under Faith Martin’s pen name Jessie Daniels.

DO GHOSTS EXIST? PERHAPS, IF THEY HAVE A MURDEROUS SECRET TO TELL.

Newly-widowed Effie James is asked by her old friend Duncan, a psychology professor, to help him with his latest book. Her task is to join the C-Fits, a paranormal investigation team, on their ghost-watching vigils and report back to Duncan.

Corwin Fielding, the attractive and erudite leader of the paranormal researchers has no objections to an ‘impartial’ observer on his team, and the others in the group are a friendly and welcoming bunch.

The C-Fits are called in by Isabel Atkins. She is worried that her recently deceased mother might be haunting her old family home. Effie quickly finds herself thrown in at the deep end.

THE SCENT OF LAVENDER MYSTERIOUSLY COMES AND GOES IN THE OLD LADY'S BEDROOM.

But Effie comes to suspect that the old lady might not have died of natural causes after all. And that her killer might not take very kindly to the idea of a group of strangers poking their noses in . . .

IN A COSY OXFORDSHIRE VILLAGE SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG.

FAITH MARTIN is the two-million-selling author of the DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE and JENNY STARLING mysteries, which have topped the global best-seller charts.

More FAITH MARTIN books coming soon. Join the Joffe Books mailing list to be the first to hear about the next in the series.

MONICA NOBLE MYSTERIES
Book 1: THE VICARAGE MURDER
Book 2: THE FLOWER SHOW MURDER
Book 3: THE MANOR HOUSE MURDER

JENNY STARLING MYSTERIES
Book 1: THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY
Book 2: THE WINTER MYSTERY
Book 3: THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY
Book 4: THE CASTLE MYSTERY
Book 5: THE OXFORD MYSTERY
Book 6: THE TEATIME MYSTERY
Book 7: THE COUNTRY INN MYSTERY

Monday, 9 December 2019

NEW RELEASE: THE UMBRELLA MURDERS BY ROGER SILVERWOOD

We're starting the week with a bang! THE UMBRELLA MURDERS is the latest addition to the gripping Detective Angel series. Come rain or shine, Roger Silverwood never fails to weave intricate puzzles and a cliffhanger plot full of twists. 

AND IT'S ONLY 99p / 99c FOR A VERY SHORT TIME

THE UMBRELLA MURDERS BY ROGER SILVERWOOD
UK 99p: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082FSDKR9/
US 99c: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082FSDKR9/
AU 99c: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B082FSDKR9/
CA 99c: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B082FSDKR9/

Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links at the end of this week.

A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME.

Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire.

MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE’S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE.

Please note this book was first published as THE UMBRELLA MAN.

“Effortlessly blends an intricate puzzle with a contemporary police procedural.” Publishers Weekly

AN ARSONIST AND MURDERER THREATENS TO SET FIRE TO THE LUXURY HOME OF THE LOCAL MP.

Detective Inspector Michael Angel has two suspects. One has completely disappeared, the other is securely locked up in a police cell.

A search of the suspect’s home reveals a bizarre setup: a dozen umbrellas are suspended from the ceiling, packed with rice.

Will the umbrella man be able to execute his threat while still in police custody?

MEANWHILE, IMELDA WILDE, A FAMOUS MAGICIAN'S BEAUTIFUL ASSISTANT, IS MURDERED.

It appears to be a copy of an unsolved crime committed twenty-five years ago.

What’s the connection between the two disparate cases?

Michael Angel must race against the clock to unravel this baffling mystery.

Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie.

THE DETECTIVE
Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work.

THE SETTING
Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams.

Praise for Roger Silverwood
“Solid plotting, unpretentious writing, thoroughly reliable entertainment.” Morning Star

“A cast of characters you really want to populate with familiar faces of actors you see each week on TV — great fun. Angel is terrific.” Books Monthly

DETECTIVE ANGEL SERIESBook 1: THE MISSING NURSE
Book 2: THE MISSING WIFE
Book 3: THE MAN IN THE PINK SUIT
Book 4: THE MORALS OF A MURDERER
Book 5: THE AUCTION MURDERS
Book 6: THE MISSING KILLER
Book 7: THE UMBRELLA MURDERS

Thursday, 5 December 2019

NEW BOX SET: SPECIAL AGENT TOM LANGE BOOKS 1-3

The holidays are fast approaching and we're looking forward to hibernating and reading some of our favourite books. We're thrilled to be able to offer you the SPECIAL AGENT TOM LANGE series from international best-selling author T.J. Brearton as a great-value crime thriller box set today. Hope you'll join us for a reading marathon.

T.J. Breaton's SPECIAL AGENT TOM LANGE series has been a great hit with many of you, but if you missed the first round of releases for books 1-3, you can now get all three books for a bargain price. They really are fantastic reads and you'll be gripped from start to heart-stopping finish in this detailed and authentic crime thriller series.

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DO YOU LOVE GRIPPING CRIME FICTION? THEN MEET DETECTIVE TOM LANGE.

ENJOY THREE ENTHRALLING CRIME THRILLERS IN THIS BOX SET

BOOK 1: DEAD GONE

A woman’s body is found floating in a sultry Florida mangrove. She has no ID and there is no indication of cause of death.

Who is she?

Who killed her?

Everyone has dark secrets that will be revealed.

Rookie detective Tom Lange couldn’t have landed a more difficult first case. The only thing he has to go on is the woman’s butterfly tattoo. His boss, Lauren Blythe, piles the pressure on, and the medical examiner won’t tell him what he needs to know.

Meanwhile Tom’s neighbour Alicia has an abusive boyfriend who Tom clashes with in a way that will have far-reaching consequences.

The body leads Tom on a trail of seedy clubs, narcotics, and danger which is close to home. The book builds up detail by detail, mirroring the painstaking work of a real police murder investigation. In a tumultuous ending, Tom’s world is turned upside down.


BOOK 2: TRUTH OR DEAD

A RUTHLESS SERIAL KILLER. A WOMAN WHO WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HER DAUGHTERS. A DETECTIVE WITH REVENGE IN HIS HEART.

How far would you go to protect your kids?

On her drive to work, Heather Moss gets a phone call which will turn her life upside-down. The caller knows where her kids are, what they are wearing, and even what Heather is doing herself at that very moment. If she doesn’t do what he wants, her two little girls will die.

Then an inmate dies in the county jail. He was a witness who could have brought down notorious criminal Mario Palumbo.

Special Agent Tom Lange is trying to get his life back together after losing his brother Nick. He thinks Palumbo was responsible for the inmate’s death and maybe Nick’s too.

Tom desperately wants the evidence to point to Palumbo, but it doesn’t all add up, and soon there are more victims.

Can Tom capture a serial killer and protect Heather? He faces a terrible choice between the truth and justice.


BOOK 3: DEAD OR ALIVE

A HOME INVASION THAT TURNS INTO A DOUBLE MURDER AND KIDNAPPING

A hurricane is due to hit Florida hard. Two men take the opportunity to rob an expensive home. Surprised by neighbors, the burglars kill two people . . . and seven-year-old girl, Lemon Madras disappears.

IS THE LITTLE GIRL DEAD OR ALIVE?

Agent Tom Lange is taken off suspension and brought in to find her.

Selected for his street smarts and toughness, Tom gets a lead on a suspect and a possible location deep in the Florida Everglades.

ANOTHER HURRICANE IS COMING AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR TOM LANGE TO FIND THE KILLERS AND RESCUE THE LITTLE GIRL

But why was the home targeted in the first place and why does no one seem very concerned with the girl’s safety?

You'll be gripped from start to heart-stopping finish in this detailed and authentic crime thriller series from T.J. Brearton.

If you like Jeffery Deaver, Robert Bryndza, Lisa Unger, Gillian Flynn, Rachel Abbott, or Mel Sherratt, you will enjoy this compelling new novel.


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT T.J. BREARTON

“A chilling mystery with plenty of twists and turns which will keep you guessing until the very end.” Barbara

Had me from the first page and didn't let go until the last.” Gail

“A great book” Lesley

“Just wow! This book was amazing. A tightly woven tale that was full of fear and tension that had me on the edge of my seat . . . I loved this book, if I could give it 6 stars I would.” Dawn J.

ALSO BY T.J. BREARTON
TITAN SERIES: HABIT, SURVIVORS, DAYBREAK, BLACK SOUL
NORTH COUNTRY: DARK WEB, DARK KILLS, GONE, WHEN HE VANISHED
KELLY ROTH: THE HUSBANDS