The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 8 – Ray Stone @raystoneauthor #SundayBlogShare

Step aboard the Mystery Tour Bus and enjoy the road.

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Today our guest is Ray Stone and his book Crate of Lies.

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Harry Cohen is ‘London Desk’ for the Mossad. The success of a Middle East peace deal he has been part of relies on everyone keeping a big secret for two years but Moscow can’t be trusted. Harry has found a clue to finding the lost Russian Amber Room and keeping Moscow quiet. With the aid of his trusted agent, Raithe Ravelle, he must trace the secret route the room travelled by exposing an arms smuggling ring supplying Arab terrorists. The smugglers are using an ingenious false document and railway route system across Europe, originally devised by SS General Wilheim Rienecke. When Moscow learns of Harry’s plans, ex Stasi agent Heinrich Liebermann is hired to find the room first and eliminate Harry and Raithe. The race is on as the men follow the smugglers rail network from Vladivostok to Moscow and through Minsk, Warsaw, Prague and Berlin. Deadly danger is one step behind them as Harry and Raithe stay one step ahead of Liebermann to recover the stolen arms and rescue the Amber Room. In this chase thriller nothing is what it seems until the final page.

Ray Stone

Where is your home town?

I am an ex pat now living in a small village, Kathikas, up in the hills of Cyprus. It is mainly a wine growing community and my small villa looks out across vineyards and down a valley to the sea. I found my Shangri-La and am very happy here. Moved from Malta a year ago.

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?

I love plotting and working out multi-layered twists red herrings and conspiracies. My goal is to lead the reader down the wrong path and surprise them when I reveal the solution. My biggest pleasure is creating very nasty villains that make the reader shiver.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

Most of my stories have a strong political background that explores the sometimes corrupt or weak underbelly of government and scheming security services.

Where is your book set?

Crate of Lies starts its life in the American ambassador’s office in Grosvenor Square, London 2016. As a chase thriller our heroes must uncover a smuggling route originally devised by Nazis during WWII. We follow a train from Vladivostok to Moscow, across Belarus – Poland – Prague – and then Berlin.

Can you introduce us to the main characters?

Harry Cohen is London desk for the Mossad. He is very influential and a no-nonsense Israeli patriot who will do anything to make and preserve peace in the middle-east and that includes getting his hands dirty. Hienrich Liebermann is an ex Stasi officer and a psychopath who loves stalking and killing – for a price. Retired with the falling of the Berlin wall, he now works for a large American corporation of smugglers who deal in arms.

Raithe Ravelle is Harry’s assistant; an ex-con who got involved in a previous escapade and knows too much about Harry and the Mossad for them to let him go. Like it or not, he now works for Harry.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

ray@raystoneauthor.comwww.fb.com/raystoneauthorpagehttps://www.linkedin.com/nhome/?trk=hb_logo

Twitter – @raystoneauthor

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RayStone1946/posts

www.RayStoneAuthor.com

Where can readers find your book?

FREE on Amazon from the 9th to the 13th of November.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crate-Lies-Ray-Stone/dp/1517554454/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444905697&sr=1-1&keywords=crate+of+lies

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/5766559

http://www.amazon.com/Crate-Lies-Ray-Stone/dp/1517554454/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444905697&sr=1-1&keywords=crate+of+lies

California Times Publishing have republished Isia’s Secret featured in last years tour in E Kindle, Paperback, and Hard cover. It is also available on audio. There is a promotional video, 30 secs long with a music and sound effects track. I am in the middle of writing the third in the Enda Osin trilogy  Isia’s Secret – Twist of Wire – The Bilderberg Diary.

 

 

 

 

 

The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 7 – Robert Leigh @ScreamingMagpie #WeekendBlogShare

Welcome to Day 7 of the #MysteryNovember book tour.

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Today our guest is Robert Leigh and his book Any Man Joe.

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Before Shaun, there was Joe. 

DI Edwards was called to the scene of a shooting. Four of the deceased were well known to him. The fifth man remained a mystery.
Until he woke up.
His name was Joe, a misfit shelf stacker living on the crime ravaged Forest Estate. As the investigation continues, DI Edwards finds himself being drawn deeper into Joe’s world of vigilante revenge. But will the truth of Joe’s actions ever fully be revealed?

Robert Leigh

 

Where is your home town?

Liverpool. UK

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?

Well, I didn’t set out with the intension of writing a mystery novel – it became one of those fortunate accidents. I had a draft, which needed a lot of work. I took the storyline to pieces and then rearranged the entire book so it made for a more interesting project. I have experimented with the cut-up style in the past. This was the same, but on a story scale, not just paragraph to paragraph, page to page.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

I would say police detective woven with corruption and vigilantism.

Where is your book set?

Somewhere in the UK. The Forest Estate, where the story takes place, is based on three estates I lived on, or near, whilst growing up in Liverpool.

Can you introduce us to the main characters?

So, there’s Joe – around thirty, a shelf stacker in Greenways supermarket. Joe hasn’t had the easiest of upbringings, but he’s putting his head down and getting on with life – until his best friend is murdered. This turning point sees a new Joe who wants to avenge his friend, but also make the estate safe for the other people who live there.The pair of them get around, and around and around and….

DI Edwards is the detective investigating what Joe has done, been up to, got involved in… Edwards has to deal with police corruption, mental health practitioners, journalists and his own apathy.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/RLeigh78

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Robert-Leigh/e/B00JRD2FJA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Twitter @ScreamingMagpie

Where can readers find your book?

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Any-Man-Retribution-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00YJBKZ9M/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/Any-Man-Retribution-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00YJBKZ9M/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/any-man-joe/id1012055160?mt=11

 

 

 

The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 6 – Terry Tyler @TerryTyler4

Welcome to Day 6 of this years #MysteryNovember book tour.

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Our guest today is Terry Tyler and her book The House Of York.

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The House of York ~ a contemporary family drama, with a mystery ending, spanning the years 1993 – 2014. Widowed single mum, Lisa Grey, and wealthy businessman, Elias York, are young and madly in love.  A recipe for happiness?  But Lisa is marrying into a complicated family.  Her new sister-in-law doesn’t want to know her.   Middle brother Gabriel’s marriage suffers under a cloud of infidelity and gambling debts, while the youngest, Richard, keeps his dark secrets well hidden—and his wife suffers in silence. Lisa and her mother are bonded by their powerful intuition, but dare not voice their fears about York Towers—or certain members of the family….Love and loss, abduction, incestuous desires and murderous intent form the basis of this compelling saga in which horrors float just beneath the surface, to bring forth a shocking outcome. History lovers may be interested to know that The House of York is loosely based on events during the era of the Wars of the Roses.

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Where is your home town? 

Geordieland, England (the north east, for those who don’t know)!

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre? 

One of the elements I enjoy most about starting a new book is working out the twists in the plot, and setting them up very early on, in such a way that it isn’t at all obvious to the reader, until they think back… I love it when readers tell me that they didn’t have a clue that such-and-such was going to happen, then say, “oh yes, of course, I remember when she said…”, etc. There’s a massive twist in the last three chapters of The House of York; I was pleased that none of the three test readers guessed it.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

Family drama/romantic suspense.

Where is your book set? 

Fictional towns and villages in Buckinghamshire, and a few real places in Northamptonshire, UK.

Can you introduce us to the main characters? 

Lisa Grey is a widow and single mother who bumps into wealthy, gorgeous businessman Elias York at the side of the road… she later meets his brothers, hard drinker and gambler, Gabriel, and the enigmatic Richard. Then there’s the anti-social half sister, Megan. Lisa and her mother, Jacquie, are more good-natured and probably nicer people, but I do like Megan; she’s quite sharp and caustic. Later you will meet Elodie, Lisa’s daughter, who is born during Part 1. She’s a bit of a ‘princess’… 🙂

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerryTyler4

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5821157.Terry_Tyler

Blog: http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/

Where can readers find your book?
UK
http://tinyurl.com/houseofyork

US

http://tinyurl.com/tyleryork

Amazon Australia

 

 

 

 

The #MysteryNovember book tour Day 5 Carys Jones @tiny_dancer85

Jump on board the mystery book tour bus and enjoy the ride.

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Our guest today is Carys Jones and her book First To Fall

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Aiden Connelly’s first case will be one he’ll never forget.

Lawyer Aiden Connelly has traded the frenzy of Chicago for a slower pace in sleepy Avalon – and his first case appears to be as open-and-shut as he could hope for. Hired to defend a local ex-beauty queen accused of murdering her husband, he’s confident that he’ll have the case closed in record time. But below the surface lurks a darker truth…

Suddenly, a quiet backwater has transformed into a dangerous pressure cooker. In a town where everyone knows everyone, gathering evidence should be easy… but the harder Aiden searches, the more he appreciates how tangled this net of loyalties is. And as he digs deeper, Aiden begins to realise that his very first case in Avalon could be the beginning of his undoing

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Where is your home town?

I live in Telford, Shropshire.

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?

I’m particularly drawn to how character’s respond to a mystery. How an unresolved death or murder can change those closest to the victim. I’ve always loved stories that pack a real emotional punch which I think mysteries do.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

First to Fall is an emotional thriller revolving around a mystery in a small town.

Where is your book set?

It’s set in Chicago, America and also a fictional town called Avalon which is rotten with secrets.

Can you introduce us to the main characters?

The main character in the book, and also the Avalon series, is Aiden Connelly. He’s a young lawyer who has relocated his family to the small town of Avalon in the hope of finding a quieter life there. But what he discovers is a town full of closed doors and closely guarded secrets.

Aiden is always trying to do the right thing but this desire often leads him in to bad situations. He’s a character who I love to write as he has many flaws but also so many redeeming qualities. He’s complicated but in his heart he’s a good person and that’s what all his actions tie back to.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

I’m over on Twitter; https://twitter.com/tiny_dancer85

Also Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/CarysJonesWriter?ref=bookmarks

Instagram: tiny_dancer_8

Goodreads; https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7314534.Carys_Jones

My website; www.carys-jones.com

And also my blog; http://carysjonesauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

Where can readers find your book?

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/Carys-Jones/e/B004AEJO7W/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carys-Jones/e/B004AEJO7W/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/first-to-fall-the-avalon-series-book-1-1

Nook – http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/first-to-fall-the-avalon-series-book-1-by-carys-jones/9781474006422

The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 4 – Frances Evesham @FrancesEvesham #wwwblogs

It’s Day 4 of the #MysteryNovember book tour.

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Today our guest is Frances Evesham and her book Murder At The Lighthouse

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Book blurb

Love cosy crime? Feed your little grey cells on Murder at the Lighthouse, a short culinary mystery set in a small seaside town in Somerset.

Everyone knows the dead woman under the lighthouse, but no one seems to know why she died. What brought the folk-rock star back to Exham on Sea after so many years? Who wanted her dead? Did the key to her murder lie in the town, or far away across the Atlantic?

Libby Forest arrives on the coast after years in a disastrous marriage, determined to build a new life making cakes and chocolates in Exham on Sea. She finds the body and discovers her own talent for solving mysteries, helped by Bear, an enormous Carpathian Sheepdog, and Fuzzy, an aloof marmalade cat. Libby joins forces with secretive Max Ramshore and risks the wrath of the townspeople as she puts together the pieces of the jigsaw to solve the mystery of Susie Bennett’s death.

Pit your wits against Exham’s female sleuth and solve the mystery.

The first short read in the series, set in the coastal resort of Exham on Sea, Murder at the Lighthouse introduces a cast of local characters, including Mandy the teenage Goth, Frank Wolf the baker at Wolf’s the Bread and Detective Sergeant Joe Ramshore, Max’s estranged son. The green fields, rolling hills and sandy beaches of the West Country provide the perfect setting for crime, intrigue and mystery, for lovers of Agatha Christie novels, Midsomer Murders, lovable animals and cake.

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Where is your home town? 

I live in Burnham on Sea, in Somerset, although I’ve only been here for 20 years, so I’m still a newcomer in Somerset terms. Burnham is the inspiration for Exham on Sea. As the series features a collection of sometimes eccentric characters, I’ve set the stories in a mythical place, to avoid giving offence to friends and neighbours.

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre? 

Sir John Gielgud put his long life down to solving crossword puzzles: he lived to be 97. Just like crosswords, mysteries exercise your little grey cells, challenge and tease, then leave you with a deep sense of satisfaction when the pieces fit together and you find the answer. It’s even more fun to write them.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

Murder at the Lighthouse is a short cosy mystery, one of a series of quick reads, where the focus is on discovering ‘who (or why) dunnit’ rather than on gory murder scenes. To go even further my sub-genre, it’s a British cosy animal, culinary, small town seaside mystery. Who knew there could be so many sub-genres?

Where is your book set?

As mystery fans will have spotted, I gave that away in my first answer! Somerset is perfect for mystery, with sea, hills and the famous flooding levels all within easy reach. In autumn, when the confusingly named Spring tides are high, the sea is a treacherous place. That’s why the body shows up under the lighthouse in the first Exham on Sea story. Then, the weather calms and Glastonbury Tor rises like a ghost out of the November mists, promising more mystery, murder and mayhem.

Can you introduce us to the main characters?

Libby Forest, widowed after a long, unhappy marriage, comes to Exham to build a new life, with her true love, cooking. Along with the aloof cat Fuzzy, and Bear, the enormous Carpathian Sheepdog, she’s determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious death at the lighthouse. Then, there’s elegant, puzzling Max, Mandy the teenage goth, and a few gossipy members of the local history society, who somehow never get around to talking about history – there’s far too much happening right now in Exham.

 

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

I tweet (a lot) at www.twitter.com/francesevesham

and an author page at Author.to/francesevesham

I have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/frances.evesham.writer

My website is at www.francesevesham.com

Where can readers find your book?

Murder at the Lighthouse is available from Amazon, currently on sale. Snap it up quickly, because it goes back to its usual price tomorrow!http://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Lighthouse-Exham-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B015RR2C4C

Here’s a universal link that should take readers to the Amazon page in their own country myBook.to/murderatthelighthouse

http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Lighthouse-Exham-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B015RR2C4C

 

 

NEW #TuesdayBookBlog The #MysteryNovember book tour Day 3 Gordon Bickerstaff @ADPase

Jump on board the Mystery Tour Bus and enjoy the ride.

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Today’s guest is Gordon Bickerstaff and his book Everything to Lose

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A university research team claim their new sports drug will boost the performance of every athlete in the world. The Lambeth Group send scientist, Gavin Shawlens, to investigate the claim.

The product is stolen, top athletes disappear, and the research team are unaware that their product has a dangerous side effect. Gavin must stop the sports drug launch before more people die.

When Gavin disappears – Zoe Tampsin searches frantically to find him before he becomes the next victim.

As if Zoe hasn’t got enough on her plate. Past events in Gavin’s life catch up with him. A powerful US general decides that Gavin must die to prevent exposure of a 60-year old secret capable of world-changing and power-shifting events.

The chase is on…

Gordon Bickerstaff

Where is your home town?

Glasgow

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?

I love to read stories where I have to think about the plot, how it is unfolding and why. The deeper and more complex the mystery – the more I enjoy trying to unravel the story. I like to write stories with mystery and suspense with some thrilling scenes.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

Professional sleuth/crime

Where is your book set?

The book set in Hampshire, in the fictional University of South England.

Can you introduce us to the main characters?

Gavin Shawlens is an academic, seconded when required, to work covertly for Home Office Lambeth Group. The Group police crime/fraud in UK research and technology. Zoe Tampsin is a Captain in Special Forces. Zoe is Gavin’s minder. Gavin is drawn into a new investigation while mourning the loss of his teenage love. Uneasy partners, Zoe’s patience is tested, but they need each other to survive the fall out.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

Website: the first 9 chapters of each book can be downloaded http://gordonbickerstaff.blogspot.co.uk/

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24768418-everything-to-lose

Amazon author page: http://goo.gl/PhB4h9

Twitter: @ADPase

Where can readers find your book?

Amazon US http://goo.gl/HaVWSM

Amazon UK http://goo.gl/igRVmE

The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 2 Shelley Pickens @shelleypickens

Welcome to Day 2 of this year’s #MysteryNovember Book tour.

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Our guest today is Shelley Pickens and her book Unhinged.

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Being normal isn’t always a good thing, especially if it ends up killing you.

Aimee, the sixteen year old girl who can see your every memory with just one touch, is fresh out of the torture room after risking everything to capture a killer. Despite her instinct to avoid contact with others, she tries her best to find a new normal at school—perhaps even a boyfriend. But for those who are cursed, happiness and normality aren’t easy to obtain. A bizarre illness spreads like wildfire through the school and causes those around Aimee to lose their sanity before falling into a coma. Slowly, all the people she loves succumb to this strange disease.

Alone and terrified, she must use her curse to find a way to save her family and friends. As she delves deeper and deeper into their memories, she realizes David, a delusional person from her childhood, is the bigger threat that could destroy her. Despite the danger that surrounds her, she struggles to solve the puzzle before it’s too late to help those she cares for the most.

But as David moves closer to eliminating her, one puzzle still remains. Will she be able to save herself?

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Where is your home town?

I had the distinct misfortune of living in one of the most humid places on earth – Columbia, SC! But as the capital of South Carolina, it is also a beautiful, safe place to grow up and build wonderful childhood memories. Though, to this day, I still won’t eat our beloved state crop – Okra! YUCK!

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?

I can’t honestly remember a time when I was young that I haven’t thought about writing some poem or short story after my mind has revealed its latest creative idea. Yet, after a teacher in my master’s program demolished my writing style, I couldn’t write for a good decade. It wasn’t until I saw a television special highlighting the Journey of one of my favourite authors – J.K. Rowling – that I became inspired enough to pick up my pen once again and begin writing novels. With my best friend’s encouragement, I jumped blindly and not so bravely into the world of publishing this past July.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

Must I just pick one? 😉 I love reading romance, anything YA or Paranormal and almost anything Dystopian. Though I do love a great mystery, I can’t quite get into horror books. The only exception to that is Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas series. I’m totally in love with goofy Odd!

Where is your book set? 

“Unleashed” takes place at a high school in rural Georgia. The setting is based off of the actual high school at which I currently work as a Spanish teacher. ¡Arrrriba!

Can you introduce us to the main characters?  

But there’s a new threat rising up to greet her. A bizarre illness spreads like wildfire through the school and causes those around Aimee to lose their sanity before falling into a coma. Slowly, all the people she loves succumb to this strange disease. Alone and terrified, she must use her curse to find a way to save her family and friends. As she delves deeper and deeper into their memories, she realizes David, a delusional person from her childhood, is the bigger threat that could destroy her. Despite the danger that surrounds her, she struggles to solve the puzzle before it’s too late to help those she cares for the most. But as David moves closer to eliminating her, one puzzle still remains. Will she be able to save herself?

Aimee is a strong willed survivor who chooses to live her life alone and away from others. She is the epitome of a Goth girl with long blonde hair dyed black, a nose ring and covered head to toe in black clothes to deter people from interacting with her. She loathes all human contact because she’s cursed. Her curse is that if she touches you, she absorbs all of your memories, all of your secrets. She has great inner strength and truly does desire friendship yet lives a lonely life for an obvious reason: she doesn’t want to absorb any more horrible memories of killers.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?       

Book trailer for book 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLbiytP_bEk

 Book Trailer for book 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQvKX0rb-Zg

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22798155-the-haunting-of-secrets

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shelleypickens

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelleypickensauthor

Website: www.shelleypickens.com

Publisher: http://www.fireandiceya.com/  

If you are interested in my story “Unhinged” or the first book, “The Haunting of Secrets”, (and I hope you are!) please visit any or all of the sites below. The coolest is my book trailer done by the video class at my high school with actors from drama!  

When I’m not writing or teaching, you can find me surfing Facebook or twitter for all the latest news, tidbits and gossip! I share all my new adventures in life and in writing on both Facebook and Twitter. I am sorry to say that I am very new at blogging but post as much as I can when I’m not running around taking my hot mess kids to either baseball or soccer.

Where can readers find your book?  

Amazon US: http://goo.gl/0jNSRM

Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/I5DyOq

Barnes and Noble: http://goo.gl/ZUC0Ig

Publisher Site: http://www.fireandiceya.com/authors/shelleyrpickens/unhinged.html

The Haunting of Secrets (book 1)Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M2E3IVK/ref=nosim?tag=bookdire-21&linkCode=sb1&camp=2378&creative=8430

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/459523?ref=booksdirect

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-haunting-of-secrets-shelley-r-pickens/1119986452?ean=9781612359298&offerid=239662

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/The-Haunting-Secrets-Shelley-Pickens/dp/1612359299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412615352&sr=8-1&keywords=the+haunting+of+secrets

 Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/535634

Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/I5DyOq

 

The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 1 – Mike Martin @mike54martin

Welcome to the first day of this years #MysteryNovember book tour.

Hop aboard the mystery bus and enjoy the ride.

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Our first guest is Mike Martin and his book The Walker On The Cape.

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The Walker on the Cape

A man’s body is found in a small fishing community on the East Coast. First everyone thinks it’s a heart attack or stroke but then it’s discovered that he was poisoned. Who would do this and why? Finding that out falls to Winston Windflower and his side-kick Eddie Tizzard. Along the way they discover there are many more secrets hidden in this small community and powerful people who want to keep it that way.

Mike Martin

Where is your home town?

I was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada and now live in Ottawa.

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?

I think I like the readers most of all. They are kind, knowledgeable, and loyal. Like true friends should be.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

I have a police officer, Sgt. Winston Windflower of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but The Walker on the Cape is much closer to a cozy or traditional mystery that anything else. I like to think that they it is just a nice story set in a small town, with a few dead bodies showing up from time to time.

Where is your book set?

The Walker on the Cape is set in the small community of Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

Can you introduce us to the main characters?

Sgt. Winston Windflower of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the main character. He is a Cree Indian from Northern Alberta who finds himself stationed in the small fishing town of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, on the very eastern tip of Canada. He falls in love with the people and the community and the food. He also falls for Sheila Hiller, the local café owner. Other characters include his sidekick, Eddie Tizzard, his Scotch drinking Coroner friend, Dr. Sanjay, and a few notable villains.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

http://www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com

Twitter @mike54martin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore?ref=hl

Where can readers find your book?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Walker-Cape-Sgt-Windflower-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00A95U6JQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444910023&sr=8-1&keywords=SGT+WINDFLOWER+MYSTERIES

http://www.amazon.com/Walker-Cape-Mike-Martin/dp/1621418499/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1444910163&sr=8-2&keywords=the+walker+on+the+cape

 

Mystery Book Tour Day 30 #MysteryNovember Twilight Images by Ethel Lewis

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Welcome to the very last day of our Mystery Book Tour. Today’s guest is Ethel Lewis and her book Twilight Images.

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1)         Where is your home town?

After retiring I moved to Galveston, Texas. My home town. But originally, I guess you would call my hometown Genoa, Texas, a small suburb located about 30 miles southeast of Houston. Although I was born in Dallas, my parents and I moved to Genoa when I was in kindergarten. I grew up here and returned to the Dallas area when I was in my mid-twenties, up until I retired..

2)        How long have you been writing?

I began writing in the early 1980’s, although I kept it pretty much under wraps. I tried to find the ‘elusive’ agent and/or publisher – and failed. As anyone might easily guess – I became discouraged and tucked my manuscripts, notebooks, and other writing related things into an old trunk and hid them away. Wish I hadn’t done that!

3)         What is your favourite sub-genre of mystery?

I love all things mystery. Cosy mystery, suspense mystery and at times even the horror genre of King and Koontz and J.A. Konrath.

4)         Where is Twilight Images set?

Twilight Images is set in the Denver, Pueblo, Colorado area. The small town of “Shady Oaks Village” is a fictional town I created where Thad and his family enjoyed spending their summer vacations.

5)         Introduce us to Thad Connors

Thad Connors is a loving husband, married to his college sweetheart, Dorothy, for nearly six years. He is a hardworking young man, the proud owner of his own small landscaping company. And yet he is plagued with horrendous nightmares, nightmares that are taking a toll on his happy life.

6)        Why is he suspicious about the conclusions to his parent’s deaths?

Since the death of his parents, ten years ago, Thad has been plagued with recurring nightmares. He has been the route of endless therapy sessions, which at first seemed to help, but now, they are returning. And not only are the nightmares returning, they are becoming even more frightful.

7)         Does he work alone on his search for answers?

I would have to say, basically, yes. He is encouraged by his wife, Dorothy, to go back to the cabin where the death of his parents occurred. She hopes he might find the answers there. But once he is there, Thad sets out on his own, trying to uncover anything, any clue which might point him in the right direction.

8)         Tell us some of the stones he must upturn to solve the mystery.

First off, Thad returns to the local police, researching their evidence files – had anything been overlooked?

Next, he turns to realtor offices, to see if he can locate any residents who might have lived nearby at the time of the deaths – had anyone seen something and maybe forgotten to report it?

He also turns to the news reporter who reported the incident in the local papers. Were there any clues here?

He finds clues, although some are more subtle than others, at all these places. So he keeps digging.

9)         Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

At the moment I’m working on a novel in a totally different genre. As I mentioned earlier, I started writing in the early ‘80’s. At the time I was into romance novels – Danielle Steele, etc. I dug into my treasure trunk and pulled out my first novel, which I am currently re-working and re-editing. It is called “Leave Yesterday Behind”. The story of two young women, Becky Carson and her college roommate, Mandy Powers, who journey life’s highway together. They form a loving bond in college which carries them through the many upheavals and highlights of life from the early 1970’s in Berkeley, California, to their busy and tumultuous lives in New York City.

10)       Where can readers find out more about you?

Ethel on deck 2008

Like most of us in this day and age, you can usually find me somewhere on the web.

I have an author website – http://ethellewis.weebly.com/

Book website – http://twilightimages-ahauntinjourneyofsuspense.weebly.com/

Good Reads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2548316.Ethel_Lewis

Blog – http://ethellewis.wordpress.com/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/105553825411171545947/posts

Twitter – https://twitter.com/EthelLewis20

 

Buying Links:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MCSO92I

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MCSO92I?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Barnes and Noble – http://tinyurl.com/ooqsq2o

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id908560396

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/hiroller401

Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/twilight-images-a-haunting-journey-of-suspense

Mystery Book Tour Day 29 #MysteryNovember A Time For Silence by Thorne Moore

November Mystery Tour

Please welcome today’s guest on the Mystery November book tour, it’s Throne Moore and her book A Time For Silence.

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Where is your home town?

I was born and grew up in Luton, and still think of myself as a Lutonian, but for the past 30 years I’ve lived in North Pembrokeshire, not far from Cardigan and this is very much my home now. No towns, exactly. Not even very serious villages, but a lot of farms, trees, hills, sea and sky.

How long have you been writing?

I remember discussing my writing ambitions at school, so at least 45 years. I wrote fantasy for years, then sci-fi, which I still enjoy writing, but most of what I produce now is strictly reality-based.

What is your favourite sub-genre of mystery?

Psychological. I’m more interested in examining why something happened rather than making a mystery of who or how.

Tell us where and when your book is set.

A Time For Silence is set mostly in North Pembrokeshire, in two periods. The chapters alternate between Sarah’s story, set in the present day, and her grandmother Gwen’s story, set in the 30s and 40s.

Please introduce us to Sarah.

Sarah is a young woman who apparently has everything – good career with prospects, high-flying fiancé – but in reality she’s completely lost her way. She’s looking for an escape and she finds it when she comes across her grandparents’ derelict farmhouse and discovers a family secret that she’d known nothing about.

Can you tell us a bit about Gwen and John?

Gwen belongs to a completely different world that Sarah, decades later, can’t begin to understand. Society, religion and economic necessity have placed her in a cramped and subservient position as the wife of John Owen and she thinks her guiding principle is duty, though in reality it’s pride. Her husband John struggles to survive as the tenant of a tiny farm. His proud determination is seen as a sterling virtue by the local community, but it’s the front of an obsessive controlling personality. As his wife and mother of his children, Gwen knows what lies beneath the surface.

What is the mystery element in this book?

John Owen was murdered. No one was ever charged. No one speaks about it. For Sarah, the mystery is who did it and how did they get away with it. The mystery, for the reader, is how it could have been allowed to happen and how it was all buried.

What inspired some of the ideas for the storyline?

Two local stories. There’s a derelict cottage near me, and I was told (never confirmed) that a crime was committed there and everyone, including the police, knew about it but nothing was done. What intrigued me was the idea of a society so closed and isolated that such blanket secrecy could be possible. I found the other story in a 1950s newspaper: a magistrates’ court report, concerning a young girl who was up before the bench for the ‘wicked crime’ of attempting suicide. Her explanation was brushed aside as a lie. Yet, reading between the lines, it was clear the magistrates did believe her but couldn’t openly acknowledge something that would undermine their understanding of the way society worked. That may sound too cryptic, but I don’t want to give the whole book away.

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

I’m just waiting for the final edit of my second book, Motherlove, which will be published in February. It’s less focussed on Pembrokeshire, but like A Time For Silence, it’s split between periods – the present day and 1990. There’s a crime that’s just as bad as murder, but is there really a criminal? After that, I’m working on a couple of mysteries, both set in Pembrokeshire.

Where can readers find out more about you?

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I have a website: www.thornemoore.co.uk, which has links to several interviews, as well as lots of photos of North Pembrokeshire, just to set the scene. I also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thornemoorenovelist

My Twitter account is @ThorneMoore

Buying links:

UK.

Honno Press: http://www.honno.co.uk/dangos.php?ISBN=9781906784454

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Silence-A-Thorne-Moore/dp/1906784450/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1384095395&sr=8-1 (sorry, is the link really that long?)

Waterstones: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/thorne+moore/a+time+for+silence/9226207/

USA

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Time-Silence-Thorne-Moore/dp/1906784450/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413530501&sr=1-3&keywords=a+time+for+silence

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-time-for-silence-thorne-moore/1113608839?ean=9781906784454