21 April 2014

SPECIAL: Thin Blood audio (unabridged) $2.99

Amazon/Audible have THIN BLOOD [UNABRIDGED] [AUDIBLE AUDIO EDITION] on special for the bargain price of $2.99. Listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices.

Narrated by Basil Sands (listen to sample)
Running time: 7 hours, 38 minutes | Unabridged
Produced by Perfect Voices

Craig Edmonds, a successful stockbroker, reports the disappearance of his wife, Kirsty. What starts as a typical missing person's case soon evolves into a full-blown homicide investigation when forensics uncover blood traces and dark-blonde hairs in the boot of the missing woman's car. Added to this, is Craig's adulterous affair with the victim's younger sister, Narelle Croswell, compounded further by a recently acquired $1,000,000 insurance policy on his wife's life. He is charged with murder but, with no body and only circumstantial evidence, he walks free when two trials resulting in hung juries fail to convict him.

Ten years later, Jacinta Deller, a newspaper journalist is retrenched. Working on a freelance story about missing persons, she comes across the all but forgotten Edmonds case. When she discovers her boyfriend, Brett Rhodes, works with Narelle Croswell, who is not only the victim's sister but is now married to the prime suspect, her sister's husband, she thinks she has found the perfect angle for her article. Instead, her life is turned upside down, as befriending the woman, she becomes embroiled in a warped game of delusion and murder.

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21 March 2014

NEW RELEASE: Miami Mummies by Barbara Silkstone

MIAMI MUMMIES ~ Book Four in the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider collection

The legendary mastermind criminal and mummy thief, Kyzer Saucy, strikes again. Part-time tomb raider and full-time real estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archaeologist Roger Jolley as they struggle to save a rare Miami mummy from the clutches of this evil genius. Can Saucy be stopped before he kills again? Meanwhile can Wendy keep her promise to Alfred Hiccup as he attempts to transmigrate from the afterlife? Or has Wendy finally made one promise too many?

This book is an homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock… who is probably turning over in his grave.

BITTER NOTHINGS Best Mystery 2014

I'm thrilled and honoured to announce that Bitter Nothings won the mystery category in Big Al's Books and Pals Readers' Awards.

Thank you to Big Al and his pals, and especially my readers. To say I'm overwhelmed that so many people voted for Bitter Nothings is an understatement. It certainly makes all the hard work worth it.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

10 March 2014

NEW RELEASE: Play the Piper: Tonight's performance by Timothy Frost

Classical musician Matthew Colman, rising star of the virtuoso Greenwich Sinfonia, is separated from his wife, under financial pressure, and sees his ten year old daughter Emily only once a week. He arrives home late one night to discover from the TV news that he is wanted for the murder of a Dutch student he has never heard of.

The young lady in question turns up, very much alive. Anna is the fiancée of the young millionaire hedge fund manager who is also the principal sponsor of Matt’s orchestra. When Matt embarks on a reckless affair with Anna, he puts more than his career at risk. Passionate, liberal and unworldly, he is no match for the shadowy forces ranged against him. It seems that the events of the news item must come true as Matt, Anna and Emily are drawn into a sinister conspiracy that threatens them all.

This suspenseful psychological mystery thriller, set in the clashing worlds of the London professional music scene and international investment business, crackles with relentless action that will leave you gasping. Play the Piper is recommended for ages sixteen and above due to adult themes.


NEW RELEASE: Deadly Crossing by R.E. McDermott

A phone call. A common enough event, sometimes welcome, sometimes annoying, but seldom life changing. Or so we assume. But assumptions are dangerous things, and the reality is we all live one phone call away from disaster. One cheerful ring away from news of a tragic accident. One muted buzz from learning a lifetime of memories have disappeared in a raging house fire.

And so it is for Tom Dugan, rolling though the London night, the woman he loves in the taxi beside him. Life is good by any measure — until his phone rings, alerting him to the arrival of two old Russian friends with a very big problem.

Dugan’s attempts to help his friends rescue an innocent girl from the Russian mob plunge him into a world he’d scarcely imagined, endangering him and everyone he holds dear. A world of modern day slavery and unspeakable cruelty, from which no one will escape, unless Dugan can weather a Deadly Crossing.


05 March 2014

Bitter Nothings nominated for Best Mystery in Readers’ Choice Awards

I'm thrilled to announce that Bitter Nothings has been nominated for Best Mystery in BigAl's Books and Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards.
Voting has started and is open for the next 8 days. If you have time, I’d love to have your vote.


While you’re there, please check out the other categories. For each category you vote in you'll receive one entry in the giveaway raffle.

Thanks for your support!

07 February 2014

Mysteries in Paradise: Review of Thin Blood

"If you are looking for a light but satisfying read, then this might hit the spot."

Many thanks to Kerrie of Mysteries in Paradise (paradise being Australia) for her review of Thin Blood. Read full review here

Kerrie is also a contributor to Fair Dinkum Crime, another Aussie crime readers blog I follow.