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*BLOG TOUR* Untainted Blood – Liz Mistry ★★★★★

Blurb: In a city that is already volatile, tensions mount  after a Tory MP in Bradford Central is discredited leaving the door open for the extreme right-wing candidate, Graeme Weston, to stand in the resultant by-election. 

However, Graeme Weston is not what he appears to be and with secrets jeopardising his political career, he must tread very carefully.

Meanwhile, a serial killer targets Asian men who lead alternatives lifestyles and delivers his own form of torture. 

As DI Gus McGuire’s team close in, the deranged killer begins to unravel and in an unexpected twist the stakes are raised for Gus.

Are the murders linked to the political scandals or is there another motive behind them? 

DI Gus McGuire and his team are back and this might be their toughest case yet.
My Review: WOW! Liz has still got it. Very impressed. Untainted Blood is book number 3 in the brilliant DI Gus McGuire series. I would highly recommend to read them in order however, it still reads well as a standalone. Untainted Blood is easy to read, contains short chapters and is fast paced. It was lovely to be back in this world with familiar characters. I didn’t find it a short read but one definately worth reading. I awarded a well deserved five stars. I hope to see more from this series and author in the future. I would highly recommend this series to you all. All three books are currently 99p for kindle!


*BLOG TOUR* Long Shot – Jack Steele.

Detective Joe Stone and his team investigate a major terrorist attack on one of London’s most iconic buildings. They soon draw up a list of suspects who are highly respected members of the community and government. When most of his team is attacked, it soon develops into a war of nerves and a race against time before a deadly weapon is unleashed with horrific consequences.

Reviewers Quotes:
“Long Shot starts with an explosive opening chapter” – Claire Knight.

“A hard hitting thriller that will leave you breathless” – The Haphazardous Hippo.

“What an absolutely belter of a book. I don’t think that slow burn and gradual build up are in Jack Steele’s vocabulary because he starts in 5th gear and doing 120mph. He definitely made my heart tickle my tonsils” – Booksfromdusktilldawn.

“The story line its self is quick moving with lots going off, so certainly gets the adrenaline coursing through you” – Bytheletterbookreviews.

“Jack Steele writes short and snappy dialogue to keep up the tension throughout the narrative, staying with his trademark mini cliffhangers at the end of some of his chapters” – Mychestnutreadingtree.

Meet the author:
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I was born in Hackney, London and grew up on the Bannister House Housing Estate in Hommerton. I now live in Nottinghamshire and married with two grown up children who now have lives of their own, leaving me time to indulge in my favourite passions, reading and writing. I still work full-time in the printing industry which is where I have been for the past 40 years. On many occasions it interferes with my writing, working extra hours or weekends, so it can be a balancing act but one I seem to manage along with an understanding wife of course.

I spent five years researching books, magazines, documentaries, movies and internet articles on various subjects as well as completing a creative writing course and attending workshops run by the Nottingham Writers Studio.

It was a great achievement in 2016 when I published my first Crime Thriller novel ‘Loose Canon’ with great reviews. It was the first Detective Joe Stone series and I was encouraged to write the sequel ‘Long Shot’ which is due for publication on July 29th 2017.

My writing style is a fast-paced page turner with cliff hangers, moral dilemmas and believeable characters.

I would like to thank all my readers, editors, bloggerss and Crime book club friends who have been so supportive through this process. Their encouragement drives me on to write the next book in the series.

Jack’s Social Media Sites:

Jacks Books Links:
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Loose Cannon – Book #1 (US LINK) $1.29
Loose Cannon – Book #1 (UK LINK) 99p
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Long Shot – Book #2 (US LINK) $2.58
Long Shot – Book #2 (UK LINK) £1.99

Follow the blog tour here for upcoming dates:
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I would like to apologise for not being able to review this story for Jack in time… But if you keep your eyes peeled I will be reviewing both his books together in the future (ASAP), I will make it a special Jack Steele day. But from other reviewers as you can see above you will be crazy to miss out on this series. I cannot wait to dive in and tell you all what I personally think.

*BLOG TOUR* Red is the Colour – Mark Fowler ★★★★★

Bullying. Corruption. Murder.

It is the summer of 2002. The corpse of a 15 year old boy, missing for thirty years, is discovered in Stoke-on-Trent. The city is on the cusp of change and Chief Superintendent Berkins wants the case solved quickly.

DCI Jim Tyler has arrived from London under a cloud, moving to Staffordshire to escape his past. He is teamed up with DS Danny Mills to investigate the case, but there is tension between the detectives.

When the dead boy’s sister comes forward, describing a bright, solitary child, she points a finger at the school bullies. Important careers may be at stake.
Then one of the bullies is found brutally murdered.

As Tyler and Mills dig deeper they start to suspect a cover-up.
What is the connection between the death of a schoolboy in 1972 and this latest killing?

With the pressure building, and the past catching up with DCI Tyler, will he and DS Mills be able to put aside their differences in order to catch a cold-blooded killer?

My Review:
What a brilliant start to an upcoming series that features DCI Tyler and DS Mills. I enjoyed reading this one, hooked from the first chapter. Red is the Colour is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters. I loved how this story focused on the subject of bullying. Bullying has and always will be around but can lead to drastic consequences. This book contains plenty of unsuspecting twists and turns throughout. It is one of those stories that goes AHH! That’s why it’s called that. I must also admit I did not see the outcome at all. SHOCKING… I would highly recommend this story to you all, I awarded a well deserved five stars and cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this new series to indulge in and see what lies ahead for these characters.

Amazon Link (UK) << Currently 99p
Amazon Link (US) << Currently $1.29