The Crime Writer’s Casebook ~ THE Crime Writer’s Must-have Reference Book!
If you’re thinking of writing crime or crime thriller and wondering where to start, then The Crime Writer’s Casebook is an absolute must-have reference book. With case studies from real crimes, explanations of forensics and police procedure and an understandable A to Z index of legal terms, it’s every bit the straightforward guide it claims to be. Pick a subject you need information on, flick to the index, and you will find it. It’s all there. Anything you need, you have it at your fingertips. Browsing the index itself got my writing juices flowing. I’m actually not sure how I managed without it.
I have used one of the author’s services as a writing consultant in the past (Stuart Gibbon. You can find him at GIB Consultancy http://gibconsultancy.co.uk/). A former Met Police detective with 30 years’ experience in crime investigation, a DCI on murder cases and also an SIO on the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, he’s definitely a leading expert in his field.
I honestly cannot recommend this gem of a reference book enough. You can grab your copy now. Go!
I’d like to share a secret … but I can’t. Yet!
I know I will be! Meanwhile, I would like to say a massive THANKS to readers and bloggers who have reviewed Deadly Intent and posted on Amazon. We’re now standing at forty-eight reviews. Only two more needed to push it to that all-important fifty! If anyone fancies grabbing it, it’s STILL on sale at 99p on Amazon and iBooks.
I can’t resist a little share of one or two snippets from readers so far. I’m absolutely ‘thrilled’ to bits with the feedback, though I’m not so sure Charlie is loving being hated.
That’s it! Back soon with some exciting BOOK NEWS! Meanwhile …
Stay safe all!
Lots of love,
The Girl on the Beach by Morton S. Gray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The title, The Girl on the Beach, and the gorgeous cover promise a certain amount of intrigue. I was surprised and thrilled by just how much intrigue Harry Dixon held for me. Harry stayed with me after the last page and does still. Proof of an immensely satisfying read. We have suspense, drama, a burgeoning romance that you are desperate to see flower but with so many obstacles in its path you wonder, how? Harry Dixon isn’t who he seems to be. Forced to change his identity after an undercover drugs operation that saw him a marked man, Harry can never reveal he was once Ben Rivers, the carefree surfer found beaten and supposedly drowned on a beach with no memory of how he got there; no recollection of the heated sex with the girl on the beach preceding his assault.
Single mother to teenager Tom, Ellie Golden remembers Ben, though, the man who touched her to the core. And Harry Dixon is too much like Ben Rivers for her heart or mind to ignore. After an abusive marriage that left her physically and emotionally scarred, her son traumatised, Ellie doesn’t trust easily. She certainly can’t trust a man, now headmaster at her son’s school, who isn’t who he claims to be. Nor can Harry trust Ellie with his secret even though her suspicions threaten to expose him. They both need to forget their former lives and move on, but the arrival of Ellie’s abusive ex-husband, a stark reminder of their shared past, isn’t going to allow that. There is another superb twist here, but … I think that would be a massive spoiler. I suspect you might have gathered that I was definitely intrigued and enmeshed in Harry and Ellie’s story hook, line and sinker. If you like your romance with a bit of bite, this is a book for you. Highly recommended.
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Life is frenetic nowadays. We know we should slow down occasionally and just breathe, but do we? Sometimes we need a wake up call. And so it was with me. I hadn’t realised whilst pushing myself on, blinking tiredly at my screen, why I was blinking so tiredly. Scarily, I had a sudden onset eye disease, which meant I couldn’t really see the screen. Emergency surgery fixed me, and it can be controlled, but … I am aware that if I’d left it … I’m sharing this because I’m also very aware of how many people kept right on supporting me even though I’d apparently fallen off the face of the earth. This is just to say a HUGE thank you. I’m back! Working hard, but pausing along the way. Those flowers keep calling.
So, enough with the troubles. We all have those, don’t we? The fabulous news is that my latest book is coming soon! DEADLY INTENT, Book 3 in the DI Matthew Adams thriller series, due to be published on September 5th, is currently on pre-order at just 99p! Sneaking a cheeky link in here: http://viewbook.at/Deadly-Intent
Can you indulge me while I show off the video? The voiceover is awesome! Gritty, gravelly and scary (I’d have been hard-pushed to do that myself), it totally makes it. Definitely worth a listen.
Massive thanks to Alan Bainbridge at voxjunction.co.uk for your excellent, professional service – and also again to all those people who read and reviewed Books 1 & 2 in the DI Matthew Adams series (those reviews are pretty awesome too). I really do mean it when I say I could not have done this without you.
Please do feel free to browse my books on my ‘Books’ page or to contact me anytime! I’d love to hear from you.
Meanwhile, keep safe all!
Lots of love,