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New On My Shelf This Week

The latest book to hit my virtual shelf this week, comes courtesy of the lovely Clare, Campaigns Assistant, at ‘Head Of Zeus‘ publishers. I am hoping that author Mark Roberts will be visiting with a guest post on June 9th, so mark that date to stop by and chat with him.


Vindici is a hero to many. He is also the nation’s most dangerous criminal…

The man who calls himself Vindici broke out of prison last year. Now he’s filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool’s affluent suburbs. Half the city are celebrating: now the streets are safer for their children. But for DCI Eve Clay and her team at the Merseyside Police, it’s a nightmare. Their job is to solve the crimes and lock up the killer – hard enough without being despised by the public they are trying to protect.

And now, just when they think they’ve cracked the case, they receive a photo of Vindici, at a Day of The Dead parade in Mexico. So if Vindici is 5,000 miles away, who are they hunting in Liverpool? DCI Eve Clay must draw on all her cunning to unmask a killer who is somehow always one step ahead..


Image of Author Mark RobertsMark Roberts was born and raised in Liverpool and was educated at St. Francis Xavier’s College.

He was a teacher for twenty years and for the last thirteen years has worked with children with severe learning difficulties.

Before his first adult crime novel The Sixth Soul was published in 2013, Mark had spent most of his time as a writer producing three children’s novels and theatre plays, receiving  a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for best new play of the year.

He is the author of What She Saw, which was longlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger.

Blood Mist, the first in his DCI Eve Clay series, went to number one in the Australian kindle chart.

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It doesn’t matter what the stone cold truth is, what people believe is the thing that really drives the bus. This is what I like to explore in my novels. People, in crisis, good versus evil, levels of distorted and different consciousness, the power of belief to crank up the horrific way that people treat each other.

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

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Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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    • Hi Mary,

      I haven’t come across this author before, so I am hoping that as this is book #3 in the ‘Eve Clay’ series, they work okay as stand alone stories. Judging by this particular storyline, I am assuming that Eve has quite a strong constitution!

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      The possibilities to explain the discrepancies as to Vindici’s whereabouts when the Liverpool killings are taking place, are many, so this plot is certainly going to be full of twists and turns I think!

      I hope that you have enjoyed your long weekend break and thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      If indeed Vindici is a ‘baddie to root for’, because evidence proves that he is in Mexico (although that is only a still photo!); then how come the police have video evidence of him torturing and killing the paedophiles in Liverpool? – I smell a big rat somewhere, who is setting who up?

      Thanks for visiting today, I always enjoy the comment ‘discussions’ we end up having 🙂

    • Hi Nikki,

      I know that you always used to enjoy your crime thrillers, however I didn’t know if you had changed your reading habits lately, as I haven’t seen too many reviews from you!!

      I do hope that your condition hasn’t compromised your reading schedule too much, as I always enjoyed our discussions about books we may have in common 🙂

  • This sounds interesting! Nothing quite like a good vigilante story. (you know I love the Death Wish films!)

    You’ll have to let us know how it works as a stand-alone.

    • Hi Kelly,

      Knowing how you like to read a series in sequence, I’ll be sure to keep you updated on this one. I haven’t received the copy for Mark’s guest post yet, so he might offer an insight about that aspect of the stories!

      It must be so difficult for the police to be objective when criminals are targeted and brought to justice by other criminals (vigilantes). Half of them must just want to step back and let it happen, whilst others would see the duty of making the arrest legally and with due diligence. I’m not really too sure where I sit on that one – ‘head versus heart’ etc.

      Charles Bronson always made it all look so easy 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      How difficult must it be to hunt down and bring to justice a muderer, when the public you are there to protect and serve, and probably yourself and your fellow law enforcement colleagues, would much rather turn a blind eye, as your potential criminal rids your City of the vile paedophiles who haunt it!

      I am hoping that Detective Eve Clay has as strong a personality as I am expecting her to have and that when the chips are down, she does the right thing!

      I am definitely looking forward to this one.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always value your comments and visits 🙂

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