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New On The Shelf This Week

After a couple of lean weeks, I’m back to share a great new book and author with you.

It was great to catch up with the team from Book Publicity Services again, on this occasion my contact was Taylor Ytuart.

As ever, thanks are also due to the team at NetGalley, for facilitating the download.


For underworld enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss’s priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.

As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?

Clicking on the book image, will connect you with its Amazon page.


Image Of Author Ed DuncanEd is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio for many years. He is the original author of a highly regarded legal treatise entitled “Ohio Insurance Coverage,” for which he provided annual editions from 2008 through 2012.

Ed, originally from Gary, Indiana, now lives outside Cleveland. He is at work on the second installment in the trilogy that began with “Pigeon-Blood Red.”


It’s always been said that you should write what you know. I may not have been on the run from an underworld hitman, but I do know law and I’m excited to be able to use that knowledge creatively as well as professionally.

Catch up with the latest news on Ed’s website

Follow Ed on Twitter

Connect with Ed on Facebook

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 … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

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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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • I’m reading a few suspense thrillers this month. I like reading a variety of genres and it had been awhile since I read the thriller genre so it will be refreshing to dig back into it. Your new book looks like a good thriller too. Enjoy your reading week!

    • Hi Laura,

      Suspense and psychological thrillers are amongst my favourite genres and I have had a good run on them just lately. I do have a couple of books on my list which are going to make a much needed break in my reading pattern, but getting back to a thriller which sounds as good as ‘Pigeon – Blood Red’, will always be on the horizon, teasing me!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy your reading week 🙂

  • I’d never heard the term pigeon-blood red so I had to do a little googling! I guess I’m not up on my gemstones 🙂 This sounds like an exciting mystery- hope you enjoy it!

    • Hi Lucy,

      Same here 🙂

      I’m never likely to own such a gemstone, so I too had to do a little research before fully understanding the title of this book. The best site for an explanation I could find, is this one …


      I hope the book is a real gemstone of a story too!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good week 🙂

  • While this certainly sounds exciting and highly entertaining, this is a genre I usually prefer in film. (and I don’t really know why) I do look forward to seeing you feature more about it in the future, though.

    I had two new additions… both mysteries in current series I read. I’m sure I’ll review them before too long. 😉

    • Hi Kelly,

      I think we have had the conversation before about book storylines which would be a more acceptable genre watched as a film.

      However, to be honest, I watch so few films, that I am quite happy to read the book instead. I don’t think that I could both read the book, then watch the film, or vice versa and the vote seems to be split on which should come first – book or film!

      Ed Duncan’s writing sounds like it might be a little John Grisham-esque, so that bodes well for the story – I’ll keep you informed of my thoughts during my reading and who knows – you might be tempted 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well with you 🙂

    • Thanks Mary Ann,

      I hope that you also had some great new finds to get stuck into and thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment 🙂

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      I must admit that some research was needed before I got to grips with what a ‘Pigeon – Blood Red’ was and having found out, I would be with you in trying to track down the thieves and get my jewellery back!

      Although temperatures are predicted to rise during the course of the week, a trip to Honolulu sounds good about now, after the wet and windy weekend it has been here, especially given that today has been a May Day holiday for most.

      An underworld enforcer who develops a pang of conscience … now that in itself is enough of an interesting storyline, to have me reaching for the book, just ASAP!

      Thanks for visiting, I hope that all is well with you and enjoy a good week 🙂

  • Great to see you featuring yet another novel from Book Publicity Services. Whilst this doesn’t shout ‘read me’ to me its definitely one I’ll make a note of should I ever see it in our library.

    • Hi Tracy,

      There are so many great new books and authors publishing right now, that if everything shouted ‘read me immediately’, I would be swamped pretty quickly.

      I do my best to keep up with publisher and author review requests, but it is almost impossible and the best I can realistically hope to achieve, are some quality promotional posts.

      I shall make every effort to read ‘Pigeon-Blood Red’, as soon as possible and I am hoping that Ed will be stopping by soon, with a guest post to share.

      Book Publicity Services are really great to work with. They provide any and all the information I need to prepare the best posts posssible and are quick to interact on social media platforms, to help get the word out about any features which reference their author portfolio.

      I hope that you might come across this book very soon, I would love to share thoughts about it 🙂

    • Hi Carol,

      The storyline sounds intense and the characters pretty ‘colourful’.

      If Ed has a trilogy planned for Rico Sanders, I guess he already has a final outcome in mind for him … I can’t wait to see if it is good or bad, it could be in the balance, if this storyline is anything to go by. He is certainly giving nothing away!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I appreciate it 🙂

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