First up this week, there is a welcome return to fiction Books, by author Mark Stevens. Despite my tardiness in reading the last book he entrusted to me, he has accepted my apologies and by coincidence has recently completed the latest book in the series, a copy of which he has gifted to me and which is due for publication in the autumn.
‘THE MELANCHOLY HOWL‘ (ALLISON COIL MYSTERY #5) by MARK STEVENS
Devo, a frequent ally of Allison’s and the leader of a group of scrappy devolutionists, has gone missing. Allison’s best friend, Trudy Heath, finds herself intrigued by the overtures of a retired rock star who has put down roots to grow tomatoes.
And Trudy’s boyfriend, newspaper reporter Duncan Bloom, is tempted by an opportunity to reslove his bleak finances by taking a flyer on Colorado’s fastest growing industry, retail marijuana.
Allison’s trail across The Flat Tops Wilderness leads to an airplane wreck, a murder, and a cunning conspiracy.
The Melancholy Howl braids interweaving threads of mystery as Allison, Trudy, Duncan and Devo’s followers test the definition of family and the dangerous boundaries of trust.
I am so lucky to have a small group of amazing publishers, who keep me well supplied with some lovely new stories to read and share and some excellent authors to feature. Francesca from Austin Macauley sent through a Kindle download of this book, for my perusal.
‘THE IVAN‘ by ERIN ELDRIDGE
A lovely surprise from Clare at Head Of Zeus, when a beautiful hard copy of this book arrived in the post, completely unannounced, but very much appreciated.
‘BETTY CHURCH AND THE SUFFOLK VAMPIRE‘ by M.R.C. KASASIAN
A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice…
Inspector Betty Church – one of the few female officers on the force – has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty isn’t new here. This is the place she grew up. The place she thought she’d left behind for good.
Time ticks slowly in Sackwater, and crime is of a decidedly lighter shade. Having solved the case of the missing buttons, Betty’s called to the train station to investigate a missing bench. But though there’s no bench, there is a body. A smartly dressed man, murdered in broad daylight, with two distinctive puncture wounds in his throat.
While the locals gossip about the Suffolk Vampire, Betty Church readies herself to hunt a dangerous killer.
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