Stop the presses! Best-selling author in the UK and USA, Noelle Holten, is joining the KC Reads book club to discuss her first book, Dead Inside.
Noelle is a former Senior Probation Officer who is now living her best life as
a world-famous author and highly-awarded book blogger and reviewer!
We’ll be talking crime and asking Noelle questions about Dead Inside,
which is the first novel in her DI Maggie Jamieson series.
Noelle has a fabulous Instagram page, so follow her at
@author_noelleholten. She is a recent fan of Tik Tok, and I highly
recommend her fun videos! Don’t forget to check out her award-winning
reviews at crimebookjunkie.co.uk.
Can’t get enough? Read Dead Wrong and Dead Perfect - the next two
books in her series.
Cover art, bio, summary, and link for purchase are below.
When three wife beaters are themselves found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she is facing her toughest case yet.
The police suspect that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood – who is connected to all three victims – is hiding a dark secret. Then a fourth domestic abuser is brutally murdered.
And he is Lucy’s husband.
Now the police are running out of time, but can Maggie really believe her friend Lucy is a cold-blooded killer?
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA's - Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice - and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle's hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog. Dead Inside - her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.
Amazon link here!
Pinch me! Chris McDonald said yes! I am beyond thrilled to feature A Wash of Black by this UK sensation!
I judged this book by its cover, and it did not disappoint. A Wash of Black is a roller coaster ride without being strapped in! DI Erika Piper grabs ahold of us and takes us on a perilous journey. A special thank you to Chris for taking the time to join us the day after his release of Whispers in the Dark. I’m including that link here, too, because you’ll be hooked on his series! Cover art, links and summaries below his bio.
Chris McDonald grew up in Northern Ireland before settling in Manchester via Lancaster and London.
He is the author A Wash of Black, the first in the DI Erika Piper series, as well as the forthcoming second - Whispers In The Dark. He has also recently dabbled in writing cosy crimes, as a remedy for the darkness. The first in the Stonebridge Mysteries will be released in early 2021.
He is a full time teacher, husband, father to two beautiful girls and a regular voice on The Blood Brothers Podcast. He is a fan of 5-a-side football, heavy metal and dogs.
IT'S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT'S DEATH.
Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead.
The body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago.
DI Erika Piper, having only recently returned to work after suffering a near-fatal attack herself, finds she must once again prove her worth as the hunt for the media-dubbed 'Blood Ice Killer’ intensifies.
But when another body is found and, this time, the killer issues a personal threat, Erika must put aside her demons to crack the case, or suffer the deadly consequences.
If you like Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Cara Hunter, you will love this.
Amazon link here!
Small time drug dealer, Marcus Stone and DCI Clive Burston had never met until one night in August. By the end of that night, both had been shot dead in a small bedroom in the heart of gang territory.
DI Erika Piper is called to the scene but is at a loss to explain what’s happened. How did these two even meet, let alone end up dead in what appears to be a strange murder-suicide? As Erika leads the investigation, another two bodies are found, killed in a similar fashion. One murder, one suicide. But who is controlling this macabre puppet show?
As Erika delves deeper into the lives of the dead, the pieces begin to fit together and a number of nefarious characters crawl out of the woodwork – one of whom is almost certainly pulling the strings.
A catastrophic event and a personal miracle threaten to derail the investigation. Erika must find the strength to continue, before the whispers catch up with her too…
Amazon link here!