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Hattie Goes to Hollywood

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Author – Caroline James.

Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can. A public speaker, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

Books by Caroline James:

Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me

Coffee Tea the Chef & Me

Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me

Jungle Rock

The Best Boomerville Hotel

Hattie Goes to Hollywood

Caroline James

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Website: www.carolinejamesauthor.co.uk

Twitter: @CarolineJames12

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Publisher – The Publish Hub

Pages – 434

The Blurb –

Hattie Goes to Hollywood

A Cumbrian Village…
Three suicides…
A red-hot summer…

Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?

A funny and intriguing mystery – the first in a new series by Caroline James

When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born. During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth?

My thoughts – This is the first in a brand new series from Caroline James, starring the character of Hattie. Still grieving from a bereavement she moves to Cumbria, where her new neighbour informs her that the village has seen three recent suicides. Could Hattie turn her hand to detecting?

I love watching how new series take shape and I really liked this book. The characters come together well as Hattie starts to look into the suicides, and finds more than she bargained for. If, like me, you love the Agatha Raisin series, you will love this series.

However the best character of all is Drake the Duck!!

Today is my stop on the Hattie Goes to Hollywood blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

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The Mentor

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Author – Lee Matthew Goldberg.

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE DESIRE CARD, THE MENTOR, and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The second book in the Desire Card series, PREY NO MORE, is forthcoming in 2020, along with his first Sci-Fi novel ORANGE CITY. His new endeavor will be as the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe Press and Fringe Digital, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology DIRTY BOULEVARD, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City.

Lee Matthew Goldberg

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Website – Leematthewgoldberg.com

FB – https://www.facebook.com/leemgol

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/LeeMatthewG

Publisher – Hugo Roman

Pages – 400

The Blurb –

Kyle Broder has achieved his lifelong dream and is an editor at a major publishing house.

When Kyle is contacted by his favorite college professor, William Lansing, Kyle couldn’t be happier. Kyle has his mentor over for dinner to catch up and introduce him to his girlfriend, Jamie, and the three have a great time. When William mentions that he’s been writing a novel, Kyle is overjoyed. He would love to read the opus his mentor has toiled over.

Until the novel turns out to be not only horribly written, but the most depraved story Kyle has read.

After Kyle politely rejects the novel, William becomes obsessed, causing trouble between Kyle and Jamie, threatening Kyle’s career, and even his life. As Kyle delves into more of this psychopath’s work, it begins to resemble a cold case from his college town, when a girl went missing. William’s work is looking increasingly like a true crime confession.

Lee Matthew Goldberg’s The Mentor is a twisty, nail-biting thriller that explores how the love of words can lead to a deadly obsession with the fate of all those connected and hanging in the balance.

Today is my stop on The Mentor blog tour. Many thanks to Blackthorn Book Tours for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is such a dark read, and it it completely had me gripped.

When Kyle finds himself as an editor, he is contacted by an old mentor of his, William. William is full of praise for Kyle, who is flattered, so accepts the chance to read something written by his old professor.

Nothing can prepare Kyle for what he is about to read, as the manuscript is the most disgusting thing he has ever read. Now he has a dilemma, how to tell the man he once admired that his writing is not only bad but it is depraved.

The story revolves around a girl who is abused by her college professor. The man is obsessed with her and ends up abducting, raping and imprisoning her. Promising her they will be together when he eats her heart.

Kyle eventually bites the bullet but it sends his world into a downward spiral, as William becomes set on ruining his life. While Kyle deals with him, he asks himself is the story true?

A dark thriller.

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Rage and Retribution

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Author – Lorraine Mace.

When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace is engaged in many writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

Lorraine Mace

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Website: www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

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Publisher – Headline Accent

Pages – 490

The Blurb –

Can two wrongs ever make a right?

A man is found by the side of a canal, comatose and brutally attacked.

It quickly becomes clear that someone is abducting men and subjecting them to horrific acts of torture. After three days they’re released, fighting for their lives and refusing to speak.

A councillor is accused of fraud.

Montague Mason is an upstanding member of the community. That is until he’s publicly accused of stealing the youth centre’s funds – an accusation that threatens to rip through the very heart of the community and expose his best-kept secret. But how far would he go to protect himself?

Two cases. One deadly answer.

As the two cases collide, D.I. Paolo Sterling finds he has more questions than answers. And, when torture escalates to murder, he suddenly finds himself in a race against time to find the killer and put an end to the depravity – once and for all.

Today is my stop on the Rage and Retribution blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – An excellent addition to the DI Sterling series, which can easily be read as a standalone, if you haven’t read the rest of the series.

DI Sterling is presented with a complex case when the body of a badly tortured man is found by the side of a canal. His injuries are brutal, and the investigation finds that it is not an isolated case.

Meanwhile a local councillor is accused of fraud, could he be linked to the fate of the injured man?

A really good gritty read, I really enjoyed it.

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One

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Author – K.J McGillick.

K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.

K. J. McGillick

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Publisher – KJRM Publishing

Pages – 241

The Blurb –

Azar Abed is out for revenge for the life Dr. Adrian Armond stole from her. No matter what the cost. Adrien Armond will stop at nothing to recover the massive fortune Azar Abed embezzled from him. Neither will walk away until the other is dead. Someone’s going to die, that is for certain.

Personal revenge gets caught up in a bio-terror plot to crash the world’s economy as darkness spirals into darkness and terror is the order of the day. Azar Abed and Adrien Armond are on a collision course that could have catastrophic consequences on a global scale.

Who will kill who first? Will it be enough? Can anyone stop the bio-terror plot to destroy the world’s economy that is already in motion? Does anyone have enough humanity left even to try?

Set against a backdrop of Washington, DC, ONE is a heart pounding-psychological thriller pitting greed against greed in a cat-and-mouse game where vengeance is the only prize. It can be read as a standalone, or as the conclusion to events begun in its predecessor, TWO. It concludes the Path of Deception and Betrayal series.

Today is my stop on the One blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts –

I am always happy to read a book written by K.J McGillick. I have read and reviewed a number of her books:

Facing A Twisted Judgement

Karma Never Loses An Address

Duality

Trust Me

Three

Two

This is the conclusion to the A Path of Deception and Betrayal Series, and is a great addition to the first two books. It tidies up all the loose ends.

Moving at the same great pace, all the plots come to a satisfying conclusion. I love K. J. McGillick’s style of writing, which is why I have read so many of her books. This one doesn’t disappoint.

The book plays out with chapters being in the point of view of the main characters, I do like this method as I find it gives the reader a greater understanding of that character. An insight in their individual minds.

As always I love Mary!

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The Shape on The Air

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Author – Julia Ibbotson.

Acclaimed, award-winning author Julia Ibbotson is fascinated by the medieval world and concepts of time travel. She read English at Keele University, England (after a turbulent but exciting gap year in Ghana, West Africa) specialising in medieval language, literature and history, and has a PhD in socio-linguistics. She wrote her first novel at 10 years of age, but became a school teacher, then an academic as a senior university lecturer and researcher. As well as medieval time-slip, she has published a number of books, including memoir/history of food (The Old Rectory), children’s medieval fantasy (S.C.A.R.S), a trilogy opening in 1960s Ghana (Drumbeats), and many academic works. Apart from insatiable reading, she loves travelling the world, singing in choirs, swimming, yoga and walking in the countryside in England and Madeira where she and her husband divide their time.

Julia Ibbotson

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Pages – 220

The Blurb –

Unlocking a love that lasts for lifetimes – and beyond! When Dr Viv DuLac, a medievalist, slips into 499 AD and into the body of Lady Vivianne, little does she realise that both their lives across the centuries will become intertwined as they fight for their dreams … and their lives. How can the key which Viv bring back with her to the present unlock the love they both crave, and help them through the dangers they both face? And how can they help each other across the centuries, without changing the course of history?

Today is my stop on the A Shape on the Air blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – I was excited to read this book after reviewing Drumbeats, Walking In The Rain and Finding Jess, by this author.

This book see Dr Viv Du Lac’s world fall apart when her husband leaves her for her best friend. The trauma of this sees her enter a time slip when she goes back into 499 AD, where she is Lady Vivianne.

What I liked about this book is how the author uses the time slip to show the similarities between the women even though the difference in years. They both face their fears together as each one helps the other.

It is a very good use of a time slip and the authenticity of the writing shows how much research has gone into the book.

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Blood on his Hands

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Author – Ian McFadyen.

Ian McFadyen lives in Bishops Stortford, Herts and has published seven books in the Carmichael series so far. McFadyen has built up a strong following and is particularly well supported by library borrowers – being positioned in the top 10% of most loaned authors in the last few years. Favourably mentioned alongside Wilkie Collins and Colin Dexter, McFadyen’s titles are all available in paperback and on kindle.

AUTHOR — Author Ian McFadyen visits Ulverston Library to talk to local people about his books. Thursday 30th October 2014. HARRY ATKINSON REF:

Social Media Links –

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Twitter @ianMcFadyen1

Publisher – The Book Guild

Pages – 332

The Blurb –

When a stranger enters DI Carmichael’s local church, with blood on his hands claiming to have committed a murder, Carmichael and his team are quickly summoned.

And when the man disappears, as mysteriously as he arrived, with few clues to his identity, where he came from and where he went, Carmichael quickly realises that all may not be as it seems.

The conundrum becomes even more puzzling when, in less than 24 hours, a corpse is discovered in the boot of a Bentley car down a quiet country lane.

As the body count rises Carmichael and his team remain confounded as to who is behind the murders and what motive they have for taking so many lives. In this, the eighth gripping murder mystery from the pen of Ian McFadyen, the author once again captivates the reader with an array of beguiling characters tightly woven within an intriguing, skilfully scripted plot.

It will keep you guessing right until the end…

Today is my stop on the Blood on his Hands blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is the eighth books in the DI Carmichael thriller series. Even you have not read any of the others in the series, you can read this as a standalone. I’m sure you will be wanting to read the others after reading this one.

This investigation sees DI Carmichael and his team looking for a man who enters a church and admits to a murder. By the team arrive the man has disappeared and they are at a loss, not knowing who he is or who is supposed to have killed.

However, it doesn’t take long for the bodies to start piling up and the search for the man becomes more urgent.

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His Wife's Secret

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Author – Susan Willis.

Susan Willis is a published author of four novels and five novellas. She lives in Co-Durham surrounded by a big family and dear friends. Susan works as a food technologist developing new recipes and weaves the different aspects of her job into stories.

Her last two novels are psychological suspense. Readers who have left reviews on amazon love the books because they are realistic with everyday people in situations that can happen.

She has a collection of Fun-Size Tales of Love & Family which are available in Ebook and paperback.

Susan is now writing Cozy Crime Short Reads and incorporating up to date issues of poor mental health in a kidnap scene, the perils of social media, and an intruder on Skype. Nest year she hopes to publish these stories into a collection.  

Susan Willis

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Pages – 303

The Blurb – When David meets old school-friend, Erin again he falls head over heels in love. He leaves his wife and their sixteen-year-old daughter to marry Erin. But, in a small village people have long memories and they move south for a fresh beginning. Erin’s behaviour starts to change in a very strange way and David wonders if she is punishing him for something he’s done?

Today is my stop on the His Wife’s Secret blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is an excellent read. The story follows David and Erin as they start a new life together. David left his marriage and his daughter to be with Erin, and despite the upheaval he believes he really has found true love.

The couple decide to move away from the village they both lived, as people blame them for the upset cause to David’s wife and daughter. After the move Erin’s behaviour towards David changes, and he is left wondering whether the grass really is greener.

The book is well written and you get to experience the points of view of all the main characters. The pain of the wife and daughter is almost tangible through the pages.

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