Blog Tour | Book Extract: Cast Iron by Peter May @riverrunbooks

Cast Iron - Peter May

Hey bookworms, today’s my stop on the blog tour for Cast Iron by Peter May – the sixth book in The Enzo Files series. I’ll be sharing an extract of the book with you today, after reading this extract I now have another crime series to add to my list!

Book Description:

THE GIRL IN THE LAKE

In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains – bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime.

THE MAN ON THE CASE

No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case – the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve.

THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET

Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie’s murder, he opens a Pandora’s box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Extract: Cast Iron by Peter May @riverrunbooks”

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Blog Tour | Book Extract: The Green Bicycle Mystery: Cold Case Jury Collection by Anthony M. Brown

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I’m so excited to be a part of The Green Bicycle Mystery blog tour because I get to share an extract of the book with you today – the extract was hand picked by the author and he even provided the context for it.

When I read the blurb of the book, I was so intrigued (as I’m sure you will be too) because we’re not just reading about a murder, we’re solving it! And if that wasn’t exciting enough, this is not a fiction novel, readers, this is True Crime! When I first read the book extract provided, the book climbed it’s way up my TBR pile so expect a review to follow in the near future.

But for now, let get right to it…

Book Description:

Don’t just read about a murder… solve it.

The first in a unique collection of books. Each one tells the story of an unsolved crime in an evocative and compelling way, it presents fresh evidence, exposes the strengths and weaknesses of past theories and then asks the reader to decide the outcome.

The series begins with the tragic case of Bella Wright. In a lonely lane running through rural Leicestershire in 1919, a solitary bicycle lies on its side, its metal frame catching the glow of the fading evening light. The back wheel slowly turns about its axle, producing a soft clicking; a rhythmic sound, soothing like the ticking of a study clock.

Next to the bicycle, lying at an angle across the road, is a young woman. She is partly on her back, partly on her left side, with her right hand almost touching the mudguard of the rear wheel. Her legs rest on the roadside verge, where fronds of white cow parsley and pink rosebay rise above luxuriant summer foliage. On her head sits a wide-brimmed hat, daintily finished with
a ribbon and bow. She is dressed in a pastel blouse and long skirt underneath a light raincoat, the pockets of which contain an empty purse and a box of matches. The blood-flecked coat tells a story…

Although each book is perfectly self-contained and offers the author’s conclusion, there is a website (coldcasejury.com) for those who wish to share their own verdicts and opinions, making these the first truly interactive crime tales. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Extract: The Green Bicycle Mystery: Cold Case Jury Collection by Anthony M. Brown”

Blog Tour | Book Extract: Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot, a contemporary mystery novel set in the backstreets of Nice. It follows ‘Impure Blood’ in the Captain Darac series but I have it on good authority that it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Fatal Music is a welcomed addition to my shelves, and I’m delighted to be sharing an extract of the book with you today.

Book Description:

Captain Paul Darac of the Brigade Criminelle is called to a potential crime scene – an elderly woman found dead in her hot tub. At first it’s assumed that she died of natural causes, but a surprising link with Darac’s own life leads him to dig deeper. In doing so he uncovers disturbing proof that there may have been a motive to murder the woman, and there is no shortage of suspects. The investigation leads him from the world of fine art to the desperate poverty of the city’s high-rises. But it is among the winding streets of his own neighbourhood in Nice’s old town, the Babazouk, that Darac faces his severest test yet. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Extract: Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot”

Blog Tour | Book Extract: Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents by Lee Cockburn

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I’d like to welcome you all to my stop on the Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents blog tour. I absolutely love the cover of this book, it simplistic in a creepy way! I’m currently drowning in a pile of unread books so I haven’t got a review to share with you today, but what I have got is the pleasure of closing this tour with a book extract. I’m excited to share this with you all as this is Keeper of Pages’ first time sharing a book extract! So let’s crack on:

Book Description:

Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks is back and in charge of tracking down a sadistic vigilante, with a penchant for torturing paedophiles, in this unsettling crime thriller by a real-life police sergeant.

High-powered businessmen are turning up tortured around the city of Edinburgh with one specific thing in common — a sinister double life involving pedophilia. Leaving his ‘victims’ in a disturbing state, the individual responsible calls the police and lays bare the evidence of their targets’ twisted misdemeanours to discover, along with a special memento of their own troubled past — a chilling calling card. Once again heading the investigation team is Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks, along with her partner Detective Constable Marcus Black, who are tasked not only with tracking the perpetrator down but also dealing with the unusual scenario of having to arrest the victims for their own barbarous crimes. But with the wounded piling up the predator’s thirst for revenge intensifies and soon Nicks discovers that she is no longer chasing down a sinister attacker but a deadly serial killer.

Vivid, dark and deeply unsettling Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents is the perfect next read for serious crime and police thriller fans. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Extract: Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents by Lee Cockburn”