Wednesday, 29 January 2020

NEW RELEASE: FIND THE LADY BY ROGER SILVERWOOD


Detective Angel has his work cut out for him with his latest case. A blind woman is found murdered and a woman is spotted fleeing the scene by three unconnected witnesses. Is she the killer or the star witness? Can Detective Angel rise to the challenge and tackle this unusual case with his customary tenacity and skill?

This latest venture into the curious mind of Detective Michael Angel exemplifies the quirky genius of the man. 

Enjoy!

FIND THE LADY BY ROGER SILVERWOOD
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Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links next week.

A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME.

Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries.

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.

CAN ANGEL FIND THE LADY BEFORE SHE KILLS AGAIN?
A blind woman is found murdered in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. Three unconnected witnesses swear that they saw a woman in a blue dress flee the scene minutes before the body is found.

In addition, a picture of the wanted woman, whose likeness was painted sixty years earlier, is discovered in the house of an acquaintance of the victim!

WHY IS THE SUSPECT IN AN OLD PAINTING?

Detective, Inspector Michael Angel has a real humdinger to solve, but he rises to the occasion and tackles this unusual case with his customary tenacity and skill.

The chase is on: he has to find the lady before she murders again! This latest venture into the curious mind of DI Angel exemplifies the quirky genius of the man.

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

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

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
Book 9: THE MISSING THIEF
Book 10: FIND THE LADY

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

NEW BOX SET: DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE BOOKS 1-3


Do you love gripping crime fiction? Thinking of starting a new series? Then meet Detective Hillary Greene, one of the world's favourite detectives. From a globally best-selling author who has sold over two million books, we're giving you three massive best-selling mysteries in this beautiful box set for a bargain price! These are books 1-3 of the Detective Hillary Greene series, but there's a staggering 18 books in total for you to enjoy. Book 18, HILLARY'S BACK will be released on 14th February, so keep an eye out!

GET THE BOX SET NOW AT A BARGAIN PRICE 
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BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
DI Hillary Greene is a policewoman fighting to save her career.
Not only has she lost her husband, but his actions have put her under investigation for corruption. Then a bashed and broken body is found floating in the Oxford Canal. It looks like the victim fell off a boat, but Hillary is not so sure. Her investigation exposes a dark background to the death. Can Hillary clear her name and get to the bottom of a fiendish conspiracy on the water?

BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
A pretty French student is found dead in her room at an exclusive Oxford college. Everyone thinks it is another tragic case of accidental drug overdose. But Detective Hillary Greene has a nose for the truth. She quickly discovers that the student was involved in some very unusual activities. With a shocking cause of death found, the case becomes a high-profile murder investigation.

BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
DI Hillary Greene is called out to attend a suspicious death at Three Oaks Farm in the picturesque village of Steeple Barton. The large farmhouse is filled with music and revellers, but when she steps into the farm’s large cowshed, Hillary finds a dead bride. Dressed in a sumptuous white wedding gown, the young, beautiful redhead had clearly been strangled. But not everything is what it seems, and the victim turns out to be at the centre of a web of jealousy and intrigue in the close-knit village. Many of the villagers have a motive for murdering her but they’re not giving up their secrets easily.

Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, Betty Rowlands, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

What readers are saying about FAITH MARTIN

“A great story and a great read. Likeable and interesting characters and I hope to read more about DI Hillary Greene and her team.” Nerys Roberts

“This book is a real page turner and I cannot wait for the next book in the series.” Barbara

“Drew me in from first pages, an excellent mystery.” Rhonda

“DI Hillary Greene is a force to be reckoned with.” Ray George

“I like Hillary and her team and love the Oxford setting.” Hannelore

“I’ve got to say, Faith Martin is becoming one of my favourite authors. . . Move over Inspector Morse, make way for D.I. Greene.” Carole

DISCOVER ONE OF THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE DETECTIVES

DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE
BOOK 11: MURDER AT WORK
BOOK 12: MURDER NEVER RETIRES
BOOK 13: MURDER OF A LOVER
BOOK 14: MURDER NEVER MISSES
BOOK 15: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
BOOK 16: MURDER IN MIND
BOOK 17: HILLARY’S FINAL CASE
Book 18: HILLARY’S BACK!

NEW BOX SET: DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 7-9

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then meet Detective Nikki Galena. From a globally best-selling author who has sold over two million books. 

You get three enthralling mysteries in this beautiful box set for a bargain price! This box set includes books 7-9 of the Nikki Galena series, all of which are #1 best sellers. With the release of HIDDEN ON THE FENS, book 11 of the Nikki Galena series, fast approaching it's the perfect time to binge read the series and catch up.

Happy reading!

GET THE BOX SET NOW AT A BARGAIN PRICE 
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BURIED ON THE FENS
A skeleton is found in a shallow grave in the churchyard. But this was not an official burial. The victim was murdered decades ago.

At the same time, Detective Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of local businesswoman Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Briar Patch. But they’ve got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth.

THIEVES ON THE FENS
DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die.


But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.

Meanwhile, the fens have been hit by a series of “designer burglaries.” It appears that a new gang of thieves are stealing to order. And things get very close to home when a friend of Nikki’s mother dies suddenly and perhaps suspiciously.

CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
The fens are burning and Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist.


Someone is lighting fires. First they target homes and businesses, but then a body is found at one of the crime scenes. More fires are lit. And at each one a single person dies. But the victims have led spotless lives and apparently there’s no connection between them. Meanwhile, the town is facing a very peculiar threat from a group of sinister Satanists led by a charismatic businessman.

Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

DISCOVER ONE OF THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE DETECTIVES

THE DETECTIVE
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She’s got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her.

THE SETTING
The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.

What readers are saying about Joy’s books

“As is usual with Joy's books, it is impossible to put them down, so if you have an appointment or you have work to do, don't pick one up!” Jo

“They just keep getting better every time.” Scotia Woman

“An excellent unstoppable rollercoaster of a read.” Roscoe

“It is fast paced, completely believable, the characters have private lives and problems as well as their public and official duties.” Roy

“The ‘Fens’ series is one of the best collections of crime stories I have come across in a long time.” Maggie

ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE BEST-SELLING NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
Book 9: FIRE ON THE FENS
Book 10: DARKNESS ON THE FENS
Book 11: HIDDEN ON THE FENS

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

NEW RELEASE: THE CITY OF LONDON MURDER BY ROY LEWIS

These are dark times in the City of London. Facing a hostile City takeover and representing an accused murderer, policeman-turned-lawyer Eric Ward has his hands full. It's up to Ward to expose London's sinister underbelly and bring the truth into the light.

This beautifully told story, from a time before smart phones and DNA testing, will have you gripped form start to finish – enjoy!

ONLY 99p / 99c FOR A VERY SHORT TIME!

THE CITY OF LONDON MURDER BY ROY LEWIS
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Please note this book was first published as THE SALAMANDER CHILL.

Looking for a classic murder mystery from an acclaimed crime writer?

Discover Eric Ward, policeman turned lawyer. This beautifully told story, from a time before smart phones and DNA testing, will have you gripped from start to finish.

“A novel of depth and craftsmanship refreshing in this genre.” Publishers Weekly

“Mr Lewis is a master of his craft and he pilots Ward through the shoal waters of business chicanery and physical violence with a sure hand.” Somerset Express

DARK DEALINGS IN THE CITY OF LONDON

Eric Ward is still uneasy on the board of merchant bankers Martin & Channing. Their defence against a hostile takeover is pushing the limits of the law.

But Eric soon has problems nearer home: his wife’s colleague is charged with the murder of his fiancĂ©e in his London flat. He asks Eric to represent him.

Eric discovers some very interesting facts about the dead woman.

Then Eric is called back to London to deal with the takeover gone wrong.

A GRIPPING, WELL-CRAFTED MYSTERY THAT WILL HAVE YOU COMPLETELY ABSORBED

He finds his separate roles intertwining. Can he save his reputation and expose the dark side of London’s financial heart?

Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.

THE DETECTIVE
Eric Ward is forced to retire from the police when he discovers he suffers from glaucoma but qualifies as a solicitor (lawyer) and sets up his practice on the Quayside in Newcastle, where he deals with the seamier side of the law. When he marries a wealthy young woman she attempts to persuade him to settle in Northumberland and work with wealthier clients but he stubbornly refuses to give up his criminal practice in Newcastle. Although she draws him into the world of high finance he still insists on continuing at the Quayside — which causes tensions within his marriage, and lead to unintended consequences.

This fast-paced mystery will have you enthralled from the start. Set in England in the 1980s, this is the seventh book to feature Eric Ward. More coming soon.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY WRITER

Roy Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers of his generation.

“Roy Lewis is a writer who believes in keeping his readers on their toes with plenty of twists and surprises. He writes well, too with an admirable sense of character and place.” Daily Telegraph

Good on atmosphere.” Newcastle Journal

“A wrenching and compassionately handled tragedy that transcends the conventional mystery form.” Chicago Sun-Times

Tightly written, well-paced and relentlessly accurate.” Oxford Times

ERIC WARD BOOKS
Book 1: THE SEDLEIGH HALL MURDER
Book 2: THE FARMING MURDER
Book 3: THE QUAYSIDE MURDER
Book 4: THE DIAMOND MURDER
Book 5: THE GEORDIE MURDER
Book 6: THE SHIPPING MURDER
Book 7: THE CITY OF LONDON MURDER

INSPECTOR CROW BOOKS
Book 1: A LOVER TOO MANY
Book 2: ERROR OF JUDGMENT
Book 3: THE WOODS MURDER
Book 4: MURDER FOR MONEY
Book 5: MURDER IN THE MINE
Book 6: A COTSWOLDS MURDER
Book 7: A FOX HUNTING MURDER
Book 8: A DARTMOOR MURDER

Monday, 20 January 2020

Out now on Kindle. REDHEAD, a Perry Webster murder mystery by Stan Jackson


REDHEAD, a Perry Webster murder mystery by Stan Jackson

Just 99p/99c for launch, FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2GjQhQV
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37cEGie

A murder, a change of identity, a missing au pair, and a wad of cash to find the culprit.

University professor and part-time private investigator Perry Webster takes on a new assignment when he gets an offer he can’t refuse.

A previously unknown member of his wife’s family turns up out of the blue with a strange request to investigate a murder that occurred some fifty years ago.

His wife’s cousin’s father fled England after his own wife was murdered. He professed his innocence, but having handled the murder weapon, and having had an affair with the au pair, the odds were stacked against him proving his case.

With the promise of a payment of a million pounds if he can find the guilty party, Perry begins to dig around in the past. But despite the events having occurred many moons ago, his exploration will ruffle some feathers and rattle a few skeletons in the closet.

Can Perry crack a case involving wealthy people who have everything to lose? Or will his amateur sleuthing put him and his wife at serious risk?

REDHEAD is the fourth book to feature university professor turned private eye, Perry Webster. It can be enjoyed entirely on its own or as part of the series.

The full list of books, in order of publication, is:

1.Blonde
2.Brunette
3.Raven
4.Redhead

 All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

NEW RELEASE: SLASH KILLER BY BILL KITSON

This week has been full of exciting new releases and we have yet another treat for you! SLASH KILLER is the next instalment in Bill Kitson's Detective Mike Nash series and it does not disappoint.

A wrongly convicted killer is freed, but not exonerated, a copy-cat killer with the same trademark starts claiming victims, and a terrible chainsaw accident leads to more questions. This time Detective Mike Nash is forced to use unorthodox tactics to expose a web of corruption and deceit spanning years. Can he stop a serial killer? The murderer may be in his sights already... 

SLASH KILLER BY BILL KITSON
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Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links next week.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “BACK-SLASH”

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .

Don't read it on a bus, you'll miss your stop.” Scarborough Evening News

A KILLER WHO SLASHES WOMEN’S THROATS.

A FORESTER TRYING TO PUT HIS PAST BEHIND HIM.

Andrew Myers was wrongly convicted of killing his wife by slashing her throat. Finally freed, but not exonerated, he just wants a quiet life far from where the tragedy happened. He goes to work as a forester on an isolated estate in Yorkshire.

BUT THEN A KILLER WITH THE SAME TRADEMARK STARTS CLAIMING NEW VICTIMS, AND IN THE SAME AREA WHERE ANDREW HAS MOVED.

Andrew has a terrible chainsaw accident while cutting trees. He manages to staunch the bleeding while he drives himself to hospital.

His erratic control of his car attracts a policewoman, Lisa Andrews, to stop and help him. But she soon finds out there is more to him than just a hermit-like forester living in the woods.

Is he a callous murderer? Is he now taking a terrible revenge on those who wronged him? Or, does the truth lie elsewhere?

With resources decimated by a flu epidemic, Detective Mike Nash is forced to use unorthodox tactics to expose a web of corruption and deceit spanning the years.

CAN MIKE NASH STOP A SERIAL KILLER OR HAS HE GOT THE MURDERER IN HIS SIGHTS ALREADY?

A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “SLASH KILLER”

“It will keep you gripped to your seat” G.L.

“This has more twists and turns than the roads in the Yorkshire dales” R.S.M.

I couldn’t put the book down. In my opinion it's the best book yet.” Una

“An absolute corker of a story” Terry

MIKE NASH
A highly talented detective, he was a rising star in the Metropolitan Police. Following a particularly gruesome case involving a sadistic serial killer, Nash turns down the chance of promotion and heads back to his native county of Yorkshire. He hopes that returning to his roots will bring peace of mind. However, although the pace of life seems gentler, the crimes prove no less horrific. His skills are tested to the limit by a series of violent crimes that threaten to ruin his plans for a more relaxed lifestyle. Nor is his secret ambition to settle down made any easier by his one weakness, a seemingly unquenchable thirst for female company. That is, until . . .?

LOCATION
The books are set in a fictional rural North Yorkshire with a scattering of market towns, many small villages and countryside that changes from high moorland with dramatic crags, mountain tarns and sparse vegetation, to the gentler, lush agricultural land lower down the valley that is bisected by the river Helm. The town of Helmsdale is where Mike Nash and his team are based, in a sub-division of their headquarters in the larger town of Netherdale. Further to the west is Bishopton, also part of the hub our detectives cover.

DI MIKE NASH SERIES
Book 1: WHAT LIES BENEATH
Book 2: VANISH WITHOUT TRACE
Book 3: PLAYING WITH FIRE
Book 4: KILLING CHRISTMAS
Book 5: SLASH KILLER

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

NEW RELEASE: CICELY'S KING RICHARD BY SANDRA HEATH WILSON

We've got sumptuously steamy new release for you this week. CICELY'S KING RICHARD by Sandra Heath Wilson is a captivating portrayal of forbidden love in Tudor England. This is historical romance at its finest.

Join us as we follow the thrilling story of the Plantagenet princess who cast aside family loyalties and fell in love with her uncle King Richard III. But her decision comes at a price.

Sandra Heath Wilson weaves impeccable research and effortless story-telling to bring alive Cicely’s tumultuous life in the 15th-century English court. 

CICELY'S KING RICHARD BY SANDRA HEATH WILSON
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SUMPTUOUS, GRIPPING HISTORICAL DRAMA

“A passionate and atmospheric read.” Aroha

The thrilling story of the Plantagenet princess who cast aside family loyalties and fell in love with King Richard III – and into his bed.

WHAT IF ENGLAND’S “WICKED” KING WAS YOUR UNCLE?

1483, the English court. Lady Cicely Plantagenet is mourning the death of her father. But the spirited princess soon finds herself ensnared in a web of court intrigue as the houses of York and Lancaster fight their War of the Roses.

Her uncle King Richard III, dark-haired and brooding, declares Cicely’s two young brothers are no longer heirs to the throne.

Cicely watches helplessly as he confines the boys to the Tower of London and claims the throne for himself.

BUT THE THRONE ISN’T THE ONLY THING RICHARD III LAYS CLAIM TO.

The Plantagenet princess hardly knows her uncle. She should hate him for what he’s done to her family. But in spite of herself, she is drawn to this powerful and charismatic man.

Against all her better judgement, smouldering ardour ignites dormant desires and Cicely and Richard become lovers.

Before long, their relationship evolves into an all-consuming passion. A forbidden love that will put them both in mortal danger.

IS ALL FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR?

Meet CICELY PLANTAGENET, a witty, compassionate princess on the verge of womanhood. Betrothed as a child to the future James IV of Scotland, Cicely was thought to be destined to unite the crowns of England and Scotland. Instead she is destined to follow her heart, wherever it leads.

SANDRA HEATH WILSON weaves impeccable research and effortless story-telling to bring alive Cicely’s tumultuous life in the 15th-century English court.

DISCOVER A ROMANTIC HISTORICAL TALE OF INTRIGUE, PASSION AND BETRAYAL.

Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom, Anne O’Brien or Elizabeth Chadwick.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SANDRA HEATH WILSON

The story is fast-moving, the characters compelling and the writing is excellent.“ Jo

Lovely and compassionate. Cicely Plantagenet, sister to Elizabeth of York, stands on her own, and her love of King Richard is beautifully (and believably) portrayed.” May

“The story is beautifully told, heart-wrenching at times, joyous at others. There are numerous twists and turns, villains, political subterfuges, and of course, the never-resolved issue of who kidnapped Cicely’s young brothers. Impeccable research coupled with outstanding detail and intense dialogue truly bring the 15th century alive in the reader’s mind.” Mirella

THE CICELY PLANTAGENET SERIES:
Book 1: Cicely’s King Richard
Book 2: Cicely’s Second King *
Book 3: Cicely’s Lord Lincoln *
Book 4: Cicely’s Sovereign Secret *

*Coming soon!

Monday, 13 January 2020

NEW RELEASE: MURDER IN DISGUISE BY FRANCES LLOYD

We're starting the week strong with a brilliantly gripping standalone mystery from Frances Lloyd, the internationally best-selling author of the Jack Dawes Mysteries.

Lloyd is known for her unexpected plot twists and MURDER IN DISGUISE is no exception. A Shakespearean-themed weekend away at a posh hotel is planned to mark the birthday of William Shakespeare. But celebrations are put on hold as chaos unfolds at the Tudor-style banquet.

A murder takes place, but with all the guests in costume the detectives struggle to pin down who the suspects really are. Can they unveil the killer before the final curtain call?

MURDER IN DISGUISE BY FRANCES LLOYD
UK £1.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B083QLHPH1/
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Please note, paperback copies of the book will be available by the same links at the end of this week.

FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE JACK DAWES MYSTERIES COMES A BRILLIANTLY GRIPPING STANDALONE MYSTERY.

A gentle, typically English detective story with echoes of Midsomer Murders.” Newham Recorder

Hotelier Neville Blewitt comes up with a scheme to improve business, a long weekend at his posh hotel to mark the birthday of William Shakespeare.

The guests are encouraged to dress up as the Bard’s characters.

But the Tudor-style banquet provides the perfect stage for murder.

TRUTH WILL COME TO LIGHT, MURDER CANNOT BE HID LONG.

The dead man is found dressed as Othello, lying on the bed in room 4 in the hotel’s new wing. His face is smashed to an unrecognizable pulp.

Most of the guests on that fatal evening are in costume, making the detectives’ task even more difficult.

But the most baffling aspect for Detectives Harry Montague and Gavin Jones is that only one person staying in the new wing had registered under a genuine name and address.

HOW CAN YOU CATCH A KILLER IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHO THE SUSPECTS REALLY ARE?

Then another corpse is discovered.

It will take some inspired sleuthing to catch the killer...

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FRANCES LLOYD

“There are some unexpected twists in the plot and a few laughs along the way and the reader is kept guessing until all is revealed in the end.” Annie

A great book that you won't want to put down.” Alan

“This murder mystery is a real page turner, I was hooked from start to finish. The descriptions of the Greek island were so vibrant I felt I was actually there.” Angela

ALSO BY FRANCES LLOYD
THE DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JACK DAWES SERIES
Book 1: THE GREEK ISLAND KILLER
Book 2: THE BLUEBELL KILLER
Book 3: THE SHETLAND KILLER
Book 4: THE GALLOWS GREEN KILLER

Friday, 10 January 2020

NEW RELEASE: THE MISSING THIEF BY ROGER SILVERWOOD

We've published our first book of 2020 and it's a real gem! THE MISSING THIEF – the next instalment in Roger Silverwood's Yorkshire Murder Mystery series – follows Detective Angel as he investigates the murder of a famous film director and a penniless tramp. The two victims are worlds apart, but murder brings them close together. Meanwhile, Angel's wife spots an attractive fleeing thief. Now the thief is missing, but who is she? 

With no clues or DNA for either murder or the identity of the thief, Detective Angel puts his life at risk to unravel the mystery before anyone else pays the ultimate price.

Happy reading!

THE MISSING THIEF BY ROGER SILVERWOOD
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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 CURIOUS MIND OF INSPECTOR ANGEL”.

A famous film director is found murdered on set in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley.

Nearby, a penniless tramp is discovered shot dead with a gold sovereign in his mouth.

And Detective Angel’s wife spots an attractive young woman in a raincoat scaling a wall. The female thief drops a silver candle-snuffer as she makes her escape.

THERE ARE NO CLUES OR DNA FOR EITHER MURDER. AND WHO IS THE MISSING THIEF?

But Detective Inspector Michael Angel tackles these mysteries with his customary tenacity.

As usual, his superiors and the system seem to hinder him at every turn. Finding his life at risk, he has to apply his unique skills to overcome the danger, unravel the mystery and arrest the murderer before anyone else pays the ultimate price.

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

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

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
Book 9: THE MISSING THIEF