JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost #TeamJoffeBooks

Today is Day 4 in my JOFFE BOOKS Rolling Blog and in the spotlight today is JANICE FROST.  Janice writes the bestselling DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES.  As always I will start with the authors thoughts on working with Joffe Books and then a bit about the books and the author.

WORKING WITH JOFFE BOOKS

When I was looking for a publisher for my first detective novel, Dead Secret, I was attracted to Joffe Books because of their open submissions policy. I remember how thrilling it was to read my first email from Jasper, saying that he’d like to work with me. Since then, I’ve realised that I wasn’t just lucky to have found a publisher for my work, but to have found this publisher.

Being a newbie, I was worried about everything, from signing a contract to dealing with the edited version of my book. I needn’t have worried. Right from the start, I felt supported and encouraged. Jasper dealt personally with all my questions, no matter how basic. I imagine he must have rolled his eyes a few times!

With Joffe books, you can be confident that the final version of your book will be the very best it can be. The editing process is rigorous, and Jasper and his team work tirelessly to ensure that every detail is right before a book is published. I love that I’m consulted about every decision along the way.

I’ve learned that although you write a book in isolation, it’s a team effort to get it out there. I consider myself very lucky indeed to be part of such a great team, which also includes other Joffe writers and all the wonderful bloggers who do so much to promote out books on Social Media. By Janice Frost


Books by Janice Frost

DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES

THE DETECTIVES
DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. DI Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

dead secret cover new.jpg

DEAD SECRET

Shocking family secrets come to light when a young woman is murdered

 

Who killed Amy Hill?
Amy Hill, a nineteen-year-old student, is strangled and her body dumped on open ground in the city. New police partners, D.I. Jim Neal and D.S. Ava Merry are called in to investigate this brutal crime. The last person to see Amy alive was Simon, the son of a family friend, but before he can be properly questioned he disappears.

Detectives Neal and Merry are led on a trail of shocking family secrets and crimes. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies? Stopping this tragic cycle of violence will put D.S. Merry’s life at risk in a thrilling and heart-stopping finale.

DEAD SECRET is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal. Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is a fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. Jim Neal is a single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

Set in the fictional Northern city of Stromford, this detective mystery will have you gripped from start to shocking conclusion.

Available from: Amazon UK    Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

 

dark secret.jpg

DARK SECRET

Who killed Gray Mitchell?
Gray Mitchell’s body is found buried under fresh snowfall in the early hours of the morning outside Stromford Cathedral. D.I. Jim Neal and D.S. Ava Merry are called in to investigate. It seems that a number of people had motives to kill him, including Mitchell’s partner.

Then another shocking act of violence occurs, also connected to the cathedral. Detectives Neal and Merry’s investigation reveals an intricate web of secrets connecting the crimes. But there is something the detectives have missed, the dark secret which can break open the case.

In a breathtaking climax, Jim Neal fights for the life of someone very close to him.

DARK SECRET is the second in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal. Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

Set in the fictional Northern city of Stromford, this detective mystery will have you gripped from start to shocking conclusion.

Available from: Amazon UK    Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

 

HER HUSBAND'S SECRET a gripping crime thriller full of twists by [FROST, JANICE]

HER HUSBAND’S SECRET

IMAGINE YOUR HUSBAND WAS MURDERED. IMAGINE EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE PAST WAS A LIE.

Two children sneak out on a freezing winter night, hoping to see a ghost. But instead they witness something far more terrifying. A man dumping a body . . .

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are called in to investigate this perplexing murder. Eventually the dead man’s wife is identified. But Laura Cameron’s husband turns out to have kept many secrets from her. And when she goes to visit her old friends who live near where the murder happened, Laura enters a dark web of lies as she tries to dig into the past to discover the truth about what happened to her husband.

Who killed her husband how does it tie into the past? In a thrilling climax, everything will be turned upside down in this twisting crime thriller.

Available from: Amazon UK  Amazon US  Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

 

THEIR FATAL SECRETS a gripping crime mystery full of stunning twists by [FROST, JANICE]

THEIR FATAL SECRETS

THE EAGERLY AWAITED MYSTERY BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST

Two students coming home from a drunken night out see something strange in the river. It is a young woman’s body.

Hours later, a second young woman’s body is discovered on another stretch of the same river.

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are assigned to both investigations. And they’re joined by a new detective, Tom Knight.

Soon a connection is found between the two dead women. A list of “victims” is discovered in one of their flats. Who will be next and what really happened to the women on this sinister list?

In a thrilling conclusion, Jim Neal fights for his life as the two detectives struggle to solve a complex case involving people with secrets that may prove fatal.

Available from: Amazon UK   Amazon US Amazon Australia  Amazon Canada


JANICE FROSTBiography

I am the author of four crime/mystery books featuring Detectives Jim Neal and Ava Merry. My novels are set in the fictitious East Midlands cathedral city of Stromford.

Dead Secret sees Jim and Ava pairing up to investigate the murder of a teenage girl. It is their first major case together and the two soon discover that they have very different personalities. Neal is intellectual and considered, Ava clever and occasionally reckless. Both are passionate about the job they do but have to work hard at being an effective team.

Dead Secret reached #13 in the Amazon Kindle Store and Dark Secret reached #10. Both books spent several weeks in the Top 100. Her Husband’s Secret was published in November 2016 and the fourth book in the series, Their Fatal Secrets in November 2017. A fifth book is underway.

I am originally from West Lothian in Scotland but moved to London in my early twenties. I lived and worked in the East End for ten years before moving to Lincolnshire where I currently live with my husband and two grown-up sons. When not reading or writing, I enjoy walking in the hills absorbing the scenery.

I am delighted to be published by the wonderful Joffe Books.



Day 1: T.J. Brearton  – Read more here

Day 2: Ken Ogilvie – Read more here

Day 3: Helen Durrant – Read more here

Their Fatal Secrets by Janice Frost – what the readers think

Their Fatal Secrets by Janice Frost

Available from:

Amazon UK  Amazon US  Amazon Canada  Amazon Australia

Amazon France  Amazon Germany

 

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THE EAGERLY AWAITED NEW MYSTERY FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST

Two students coming home from a drunken night out see something strange in the river. It is a young woman’s body.

Hours later, a second young woman’s body is discovered on another stretch of the same river.

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are assigned to both investigations. And they’re joined by a new detective, Tom Knight.

Soon a connection is found between the two dead women. A list of “victims” is discovered in one of their flats. Who will be next and what really happened to the women on this sinister list?

In a thrilling conclusion, Jim Neal fights for his life as the two detectives struggle to solve a complex case involving people with secrets that may prove fatal.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

THE DETECTIVES

DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. DI Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES
Book 1: DEAD SECRET
Book 2: DARK SECRET
Book 3: HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
Boo 4: THEIR FATAL SECRETS

Black Books Blog

The storyline itself is very well written, with enough twists and turns to keep most people (including myself) guessing right through until the end with the big reveal. Read more here


BOOK LOVERS BOOK REVIEWS

Neal and Merry, along with a new detective, Tom Knight, must sort through a variety of suspects. All of them, it seems, have secrets. And one of them proves very deadly to Neal.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

I though that this book was great and it really gripped me – I loved the pace and the plot was spot on, I loved the detail and the characters of Ava and Jim were brilliant – I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book and have given it 5 stars!  Read more here


On The Shelf Reviews

There are also some fantastic analogies in the book, that really stuck in my mind, like this one:

…their bodies streaked with purple-pink patches of lividity, giving them the appearance of of an unevenly cooked sausage.’ Although I will probably never eat a sausage again, it really conjured a vivid imagine in my mind.  Read more here


Orchard Book Club

#GUESTPOST   ~Readers Questions~


Nicki’s Life of Crime

I did enjoy this book,it had a few unexpected twists and the reaso

n behind Leanne`s death was plausible.Although this is the fourth book in the series it can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone.  Read more here


Turn the Page Blog

#GUESTPOST A few facts about the author


Ginger Book Geek

Every so often I come across an author, whose books I have never read before.  Janice Frost is such an author.  When I was asked if I would like to take part in the blog tour for ‘Their Fatal Secrets’, I accepted because I knew that it would help me get to know the author as well as discover a new series.  All I can say is wowzers what a book this is but more about that later.  Read more here


Book Reviews and More

The thriller element of this story was really well executed. I really liked how it has the common plot of thrillers where the characters take one step forward in finding out what’s going on and then take four steps back. Read more here


The Quiet Geordie

I really enjoyed this. It was a well paced and gripping police procedural and had me guessing right up until the very end, with plenty of red herrings sprinkled along the way.  Read more here


Mystery Thriller Week

A complex plot with the characters interwoven in some way shape or form. I always enjoy stories that have a strong villain because it makes for a better read.  Read more here


Books n All Review


 


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Author Bio:

Janice was born and grew up in West Lothian, Scotland. After completing an English degree at St Andrew’s University, she moved to London where she lived for ten years doing an assortment of jobs. Her passions are reading, writing and walking in Scotland and the Lake District. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two sons.

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost #TeamJoffeBooks

Today is Day 4 in my JOFFE BOOKS Rolling Blog and in the spotlight today is JANICE FROST.  Janice writes the bestselling DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES.  As always I will start with the authors thoughts on working with Joffe Books and then a bit about the books and the author.

WORKING WITH JOFFE BOOKS

When I was looking for a publisher for my first detective novel, Dead Secret, I was attracted to Joffe Books because of their open submissions policy. I remember how thrilling it was to read my first email from Jasper, saying that he’d like to work with me. Since then, I’ve realised that I wasn’t just lucky to have found a publisher for my work, but to have found this publisher.

Being a newbie, I was worried about everything, from signing a contract to dealing with the edited version of my book. I needn’t have worried. Right from the start, I felt supported and encouraged. Jasper dealt personally with all my questions, no matter how basic. I imagine he must have rolled his eyes a few times!

With Joffe books, you can be confident that the final version of your book will be the very best it can be. The editing process is rigorous, and Jasper and his team work tirelessly to ensure that every detail is right before a book is published. I love that I’m consulted about every decision along the way.

I’ve learned that although you write a book in isolation, it’s a team effort to get it out there. I consider myself very lucky indeed to be part of such a great team, which also includes other Joffe writers and all the wonderful bloggers who do so much to promote out books on Social Media. By Janice Frost


Books by Janice Frost

DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES

THE DETECTIVES
DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. DI Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

dead secret cover new.jpg

DEAD SECRET

Shocking family secrets come to light when a young woman is murdered

 

Who killed Amy Hill?
Amy Hill, a nineteen-year-old student, is strangled and her body dumped on open ground in the city. New police partners, D.I. Jim Neal and D.S. Ava Merry are called in to investigate this brutal crime. The last person to see Amy alive was Simon, the son of a family friend, but before he can be properly questioned he disappears.

Detectives Neal and Merry are led on a trail of shocking family secrets and crimes. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies? Stopping this tragic cycle of violence will put D.S. Merry’s life at risk in a thrilling and heart-stopping finale.

DEAD SECRET is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal. Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is a fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. Jim Neal is a single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

Set in the fictional Northern city of Stromford, this detective mystery will have you gripped from start to shocking conclusion.

Available from: Amazon UK    Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

 

dark secret.jpg

DARK SECRET

Who killed Gray Mitchell?
Gray Mitchell’s body is found buried under fresh snowfall in the early hours of the morning outside Stromford Cathedral. D.I. Jim Neal and D.S. Ava Merry are called in to investigate. It seems that a number of people had motives to kill him, including Mitchell’s partner.

Then another shocking act of violence occurs, also connected to the cathedral. Detectives Neal and Merry’s investigation reveals an intricate web of secrets connecting the crimes. But there is something the detectives have missed, the dark secret which can break open the case.

In a breathtaking climax, Jim Neal fights for the life of someone very close to him.

DARK SECRET is the second in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal. Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

Set in the fictional Northern city of Stromford, this detective mystery will have you gripped from start to shocking conclusion.

Available from: Amazon UK    Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

 

HER HUSBAND'S SECRET a gripping crime thriller full of twists by [FROST, JANICE]

HER HUSBAND’S SECRET

IMAGINE YOUR HUSBAND WAS MURDERED. IMAGINE EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE PAST WAS A LIE.

Two children sneak out on a freezing winter night, hoping to see a ghost. But instead they witness something far more terrifying. A man dumping a body . . .

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are called in to investigate this perplexing murder. Eventually the dead man’s wife is identified. But Laura Cameron’s husband turns out to have kept many secrets from her. And when she goes to visit her old friends who live near where the murder happened, Laura enters a dark web of lies as she tries to dig into the past to discover the truth about what happened to her husband.

Who killed her husband how does it tie into the past? In a thrilling climax, everything will be turned upside down in this twisting crime thriller.

Available from: Amazon UK  Amazon US  Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

 

THEIR FATAL SECRETS a gripping crime mystery full of stunning twists by [FROST, JANICE]

THEIR FATAL SECRETS

THE EAGERLY AWAITED MYSTERY BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST

Two students coming home from a drunken night out see something strange in the river. It is a young woman’s body.

Hours later, a second young woman’s body is discovered on another stretch of the same river.

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are assigned to both investigations. And they’re joined by a new detective, Tom Knight.

Soon a connection is found between the two dead women. A list of “victims” is discovered in one of their flats. Who will be next and what really happened to the women on this sinister list?

In a thrilling conclusion, Jim Neal fights for his life as the two detectives struggle to solve a complex case involving people with secrets that may prove fatal.

Available from: Amazon UK   Amazon US Amazon Australia  Amazon Canada


JANICE FROSTBiography

I am the author of four crime/mystery books featuring Detectives Jim Neal and Ava Merry. My novels are set in the fictitious East Midlands cathedral city of Stromford.

Dead Secret sees Jim and Ava pairing up to investigate the murder of a teenage girl. It is their first major case together and the two soon discover that they have very different personalities. Neal is intellectual and considered, Ava clever and occasionally reckless. Both are passionate about the job they do but have to work hard at being an effective team.

Dead Secret reached #13 in the Amazon Kindle Store and Dark Secret reached #10. Both books spent several weeks in the Top 100. Her Husband’s Secret was published in November 2016 and the fourth book in the series, Their Fatal Secrets in November 2017. A fifth book is underway.

I am originally from West Lothian in Scotland but moved to London in my early twenties. I lived and worked in the East End for ten years before moving to Lincolnshire where I currently live with my husband and two grown-up sons. When not reading or writing, I enjoy walking in the hills absorbing the scenery.

I am delighted to be published by the wonderful Joffe Books.



Day 1: T.J. Brearton  – Read more here

Day 2: Ken Ogilvie – Read more here

Day 3: Helen Durrant – Read more here

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