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”

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Book Review: Making a Case for Innocence: True Stories of a Criminal Defense Investigator by April Higuera

Making a Case for Innocence by April Higuera

The real horrors lie in True Crime! Shocking, thought-provoking, eye-opening – a five star read!

Book Description:

TRUE CRIME THRILLER with a twist. Written first-hand by the actual investigator in DEFENSE of real people charged with murder.

A criminal justice system that is blind to some while embracing others for unconscious and unconscionable reasons.

Empowering, inspiring, evocative journey of a real-life seasoned criminal defense investigator through guilt, innocence, and the court system.

Entertaining personal stories and gritty details of real murders.

Throughout her true dark and gritty stories and commentary on the legal system, April entertains us with wit and humor while describing her personal and professional journey through the criminal justice system as she helps defend otherwise average citizens who are accused of heinous, violent crimes, and shares her best practices for uncovering and laying out the evidence against the accused. Continue reading “Book Review: Making a Case for Innocence: True Stories of a Criminal Defense Investigator by April Higuera”

Book Review: Frailty by Betsy Reavley

Frailty - Betsy Reavley

I was checking out on Amazon a week or so ago and in my haste to place my order, I accidentally clicked the ’30-day Amazon Prime trial’ button. At first, I was deeply annoyed, but alas, I’m a member for a month so I thought I’d make use of the ‘borrow a book’ feature, I chose Frailty. Arguably, the best error and decision I’ve made in weeks, as I now have my second five star read of 2017!

Book Description:

How far would you go to protect your family?

Danny and Libby are about to face every parent’s worst nightmare. When eight-year-old Hope Bird disappears without a trace, from the idyllic village where she lives, life for her family will never be the same again. Her parents know she would never have gone off alone and the police have no idea where she is. Then a child’s shoe is discovered and the case takes an unexpected turn. Soon a suspect is identified but this is only the beginning.

Will they ever find Hope?

Frailty is a haunting, gritty, psychological page-turner about the choices we make. Continue reading “Book Review: Frailty by Betsy Reavley”