BLOG TOUR: Another Good Killing by Stephen Puleston #inspectormarco #anothergoodkilling #bookreview #blogtour #policeprocedural #detectivebook @inspector_marco

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for ANOTHER GOOD KILLING by Stephen Puleston.  This is Book 2 in the brilliant Inspector Marco series. The series just gets better and better I simply couldnt put this book down I was gripped from the very beginning.

Another-Good-Killing - coverAnother Good Killing (Inspector Marco #2)

Available from Amazon

Does any man deserve to die?

When a well-connected and wealthy banker is found dead in his luxury car in the middle of Cardiff, the motive for the crime seems clear. The killer even left a note telling the world the man deserved to die, simply for his greed.
But despite the obvious clues, seasoned detective, John Marco has his doubts that this was just a disgruntled employee. The killing was too clean, the crime scene too perfect. Marco also has a gut feeling that the family of the victim are hiding something…

And when another business executive is murdered, Marco’s fears come true – there is now a serial killer to catch. An online video points to a violent anarchist group, determined to make the bankers pay for their perceived sins. But Marco doubts a ragtag bunch of anarchists would be granted breathing space in the world of the sophisticated uber rich.

As the case progresses and Marco starts piecing together the clues, things take a dramatic twist when a member of Marco’s team is kidnapped. Now the killer has made things personal and Marco faces a race against time to bring the murder to justice – before it’s too late…


My Review

I have to admit I am really getting to love these Marco books I hope Stephen has more planned.

In the previous books Marco gives the impression of being a bit like a spoiled child.  That changes in this book when he is forced to wake up and smell the coffee and he realises that he can cope with the struggles life throws at him without a bottle.

The story begins with a man being found dead in his car.  Investigations uncover a lot of issues.  Dolman is a banker hated by a group of people.  The relationship with his wife has disintegrated and he was in the process of making changes that didn’t go down well with his sons.  So a long list of possible suspects but all seem to have alibis or little in the way of motive.  Then there is the murder weapon, a Stiletto blade is a feminine type of weapon but would a woman have the strength to murder so quickly and cleanly?

There is a lot going on in the book as we follow the team unravelling strands and making little progress.  All through the book there is the suspense that keeps the adrenaline pumping and the pages turning.  Personal issues also make an appearance and that just adds to the suspense.  Twist and turns around every corner and the unlikeable Hobbs waiting in the wings to take over if Marco fails.

WOW this was a real page-turner the series is upping its game with every book and I cant wait to read the next in the series.

5 big shiny stars from me

5 Golden stars


Stephen Puleston author photoAuthor Bio

I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.

I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.

I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.
I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.

I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia

Links

Website: www.stephenpuleston.co.uk

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/stephenpuleston

Twitter:  @inspector_marco

BLOG TOUR: Another Good Killing by Stephen Puleston #inspectormarco #anothergoodkilling #bookreview #blogtour #policeprocedural #detectivebook @inspector_marco

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for ANOTHER GOOD KILLING by Stephen Puleston.  This is Book 2 in the brilliant Inspector Marco series. The series just gets better and better I simply couldnt put this book down I was gripped from the very beginning.

Another-Good-Killing - coverAnother Good Killing (Inspector Marco #2)

Available from Amazon

Does any man deserve to die?

When a well-connected and wealthy banker is found dead in his luxury car in the middle of Cardiff, the motive for the crime seems clear. The killer even left a note telling the world the man deserved to die, simply for his greed.
But despite the obvious clues, seasoned detective, John Marco has his doubts that this was just a disgruntled employee. The killing was too clean, the crime scene too perfect. Marco also has a gut feeling that the family of the victim are hiding something…

And when another business executive is murdered, Marco’s fears come true – there is now a serial killer to catch. An online video points to a violent anarchist group, determined to make the bankers pay for their perceived sins. But Marco doubts a ragtag bunch of anarchists would be granted breathing space in the world of the sophisticated uber rich.

As the case progresses and Marco starts piecing together the clues, things take a dramatic twist when a member of Marco’s team is kidnapped. Now the killer has made things personal and Marco faces a race against time to bring the murder to justice – before it’s too late…


My Review

I have to admit I am really getting to love these Marco books I hope Stephen has more planned.

In the previous books Marco gives the impression of being a bit like a spoiled child.  That changes in this book when he is forced to wake up and smell the coffee and he realises that he can cope with the struggles life throws at him without a bottle.

The story begins with a man being found dead in his car.  Investigations uncover a lot of issues.  Dolman is a banker hated by a group of people.  The relationship with his wife has disintegrated and he was in the process of making changes that didn’t go down well with his sons.  So a long list of possible suspects but all seem to have alibis or little in the way of motive.  Then there is the murder weapon, a Stiletto blade is a feminine type of weapon but would a woman have the strength to murder so quickly and cleanly?

There is a lot going on in the book as we follow the team unravelling strands and making little progress.  All through the book there is the suspense that keeps the adrenaline pumping and the pages turning.  Personal issues also make an appearance and that just adds to the suspense.  Twist and turns around every corner and the unlikeable Hobbs waiting in the wings to take over if Marco fails.

WOW this was a real page-turner the series is upping its game with every book and I cant wait to read the next in the series.

5 big shiny stars from me

5 Golden stars


Stephen Puleston author photoAuthor Bio

I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.

I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.

I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.
I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.

I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia

Links

Website: www.stephenpuleston.co.uk

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/stephenpuleston

Twitter:  @inspector_marco

NEW STEWART GILES book: Harriet Taylor #3 – Cover reveal & synopsis #coverreveal #newrelease #crimefiction #detectivebook #policeprocedural #dcharriettaylor @stewartgiles

THE BACKPACKER – coming soon

I am very excited to be revealing the cover and synopsis for an absolutely stunning new addition to the DC Harriet Taylor series.  If you loved THE BEEKEEPER & THE PERFECT MURDER or the SMITH series then you will absolutely love this.  Stewart is now self-publishing ALL his books so watch this space for more news or better still you can sign up to his new READERS CLUB and be first to hear about upcoming books and other news.

 

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The Backpacker (DC Harriet Taylor #3) by Stewart Giles

www.stewartgiles.com

From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new detective story set on the Cornish coast. Where the pretty villages and towns hold some very dark secrets.

WHAT IS THE SECRET AT LANDELL’S FARM?

A girl’s body is found hidden in a remote spot of a Cornish Farm. The same farm that a young girl ran towards, to escape her pursuer, many years before. Detective Harriet Taylor has to abandon her day out to investigate.
As Littlemore and the forensics team get to work they uncover another mystery hidden among the rocks.
Who would kill a young backpacker who hurt nobody? Is there a link between this and a mystery from many years ago?
As Harriet and the team get to work they find more questions than answers. What secrets is the sleepy Cornish village hiding?

This is a fast-paced page-turner that has so many twists and turns it keeps the reader guessing right up to the shocking end.

If you like Police Procedurals, then this is a series you won’t want to miss.

 

THE SETTING
Trotterdown and the surrounding villages is a fictional village in Cornwall. It is typical of Cornish villages with remote farms and sleepy Cornish stone cottages. However, the area is steeped in history and the residents of the quaint cottages have their share of myths and secrets making it the ideal setting for this series.

 

THE DETECTIVE
DC Harriet Taylor had only been married for 2 years when her philandering husband was killed in a car crash. It is common knowledge around the station that the woman who died next to him was his latest lover. Harriet transferred to Trotterdown to escape the gossip and sympathetic looks. She is now finding her way around Cornwall and getting to know the other members of the team.

 

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper   link to The Beekeeper Blog Tour post
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder  Link to The Perfect Murder Blog Tour post
Book 3 – The Backpacker

 

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5 – Phobia   Link to Phobia Blog Tour Post
Book 1 – Smith   Link to Smith Blog Tour post
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy   Link to Unworthy Blog Tour post

 

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