BLOG TOUR OPPORTUNITY: Murder on the Oxford Canal

Hi I am looking for Bloggers to join the Blog Tour for Murder on the Oxford Canal by Faith Martin. Ideally I am looking for review stops and have the following dates available:

05-Oct
06-Oct

Please email jill.burkinshaw@outlook.com if you are able to help.

Many thanks, Jill

MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL by Faith Martin

9781912106783MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL is the first in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.

Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

THE LOCATION
The Oxford Canal meanders through the beautiful county of Oxfordshire, sometimes joining up with the rivers Cherwell and Thames, and flows past the world-famous university city of Oxford. Unlike many canals which are practically ruler-straight commercial waterways, built to help transport goods and heavy traffic before the advent of the railways, the Oxford Canal is a more winding and natural-looking body of water, and is a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. It has several romantically-named locks on its length (such as the Three Pigeons Lock, and Dashwood Lock) and boasts the ominously-sounding Somerton Deep Lock, which often terrifies first-time boating holiday-makers.

THE DETECTIVES

DI Hillary Greene
An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. She is a long-standing friend of her immediate superior officer, ‘Mellow’ Mallow and enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the steely Superintendent Marcus Donleavy. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence, she is currently under investigation, on account of her recently deceased, and definitely corrupt husband (Ronnie Greene). But adversity has never stopped her from doing her job.

DCI Philip ‘Mellow’ Mallow
Mel appreciates Hillary’s first-rate ability to solve her cases, and isn’t happy about her harassment by the officers from York. Known for his sartorial elegance and laid-back manners, he has a sharp mind, and an eye for the ladies. A good friend and ally for Hillary in her recent tribulations, he’s determined to keep his best investigator focused on the problems at hand.

BLOG TOUR: Kindrid Killers by Graham Smith

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The Kindred Killers FINAL correctBook Description:

Jake Boulder’s help is requested by his best friend, Alfonse, when his cousin is crucified and burned alive along with his wife and children. As Boulder tries to track the heinous killer, a young woman is abducted. Soon her body is discovered and Boulder realises both murders have something unusual in common.

With virtually no leads for Boulder to follow, he strives to find a way to get a clue as to the killer’s identity. But is he hunting for one killer or more?

After a young couple are snatched in the middle of the night the case takes a brutal turn. When the FBI are invited to help with the case, Boulder finds himself warned off the investigation. When gruesome, and incendiary, footage from a mobile phone is sent to all the major US News outlets and the pressure to find those responsible for the crimes mounts. But with the authorities against him can Boulder catch the killer before it’s too late?


My Review

It is good to have another outing with Jake Boulder in this 2nd book in the series. It will work very well as stand-alone so don’t worry if you haven’t read book 1.

As we get to know Jake better I am not sure if I really like his character but he is what he is. He doesn’t follow the rules and this puts him at logger heads with the people in authority but even they cant disagree with the fact that he gets results (one way or another)

Alfonse is his friend and Jake relies on him and his exceptional IT skills. I am not sure what Alfonse does to fill his time as he always seems to be at Jake’s beck and call. He comes into his own a bit more in this book as tragedy strikes his family. When a whole family is found crucified and burned alive Jake sets about trying to track down the murderers. This is no easy task as the killers are targeting anyone who doesn’t fit in their group.

This book is perfect for people who like the gory side of crime fiction. I don’t want to look inside the author’s head to see where he got the ideas for the gruesome murders that are detailed in this book but it certainly gets the adrenaline rushing and the pages turning.

As Jake struggles with his feelings for Taylor he is also on a mission to find the people who caused his friend so much grief.

There are many twists and turns to this book. As the chase to find the murderers before they kill many more people picks up speed it has the reader guessing right to the end.


Graham Smith Author PicAuthor Bio:

A time served joiner Graham has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009

He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and now two books in the crime series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.

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