I am arranging Blog Tours for the Inspector Drake series by Stephen Puleston.
We are re-launching Book 1: Brass in Pocket mid November and I am looking for read and review stops for this tour. I will confirm the actual dates as soon as possible. Book 2 will be released mid January.
Stephen has a prequel novella (about 30 mins reading time) which I can send to anyone interested in joining the tour. Read on for the synopsis for the prequel novella: Devil’s Kitchen and Book 1: Brass in Pocket. email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further info.
The Devils Kitchen: Inspector Drake #0.5
by Stephen Puleston
It is Inspector Ian Drake’s first murder case and he’s keen to do a good job and impress his superiors. When the body of man and a woman are found at the bottom of a cliff face in the mountains of Snowdonia it seems a straight forward case. The woman has been brutally murdered and all the evidence points to her husband as the culprit.
But despite the clues Ian Drake wants to cover ever possibility. He builds a picture of the wife that suggests she was having an affair so Drake knows he has to investigate further. And when he discovers evidence about the husband he has to follow his instinct and dig deeper into their lives.
It is only after Drake’s superior officers have closed the case that he finally puts all the pieces together and discovers the final clues to identify the killer.
Brass in Pocket: Inspector Drake #1 by Stephen Puleston
It is the middle of the night …The road is deserted …A killer is waiting …
Two traffic officers are killed on an isolated mountain pass in North Wales. Inspector Drake is called to the scene and quickly discovers a message left by the killer – traffic cones in the shape of a No 4.
The killer starts sending the Wales Police Service lyrics from famous rock songs. Are they messages or is there some hidden meaning in them?
Does it all mean more killings are likely? When a politician is killed Drake has his answer. And then the killer sends more song lyrics. Now Drake has to face the possibility of more deaths but with numbers dominating the case Drake has to face his own rituals and obsessions.
Finally, when the killer threatens Drake and his family he faces his greatest challenge in finding the killer before he strikes again.