Stephen and I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to all the amazing #bloggers on the #BlogTour for Somebody Told Me. We really appreciate your help in promoting this book you are AWESOME.
Lady J’s Bookish Nook
I love reading police procedurals and Stephen Puleston is a master at writing them. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Inspector Marco series with it’s believable and gritty characters. This was a quick read for me with many twists and turns. I highly recommend this series!! Read more here
Linda Strongs Reviews
What he finds when investigating is a link to an old case that was closed years ago. When personal threats are made to his family, he knows he’s getting closer to finding a killer. But he needs to find the killer before anyone else dies. Read more here
Donna’s Book Blog
I love the characters in the series and the way that they interact. There are some brilliant people in Marco’s team and he has a new boss in this one too – definitely not a loving relationship there which helped add some sparks to the story! Read more here
Ginger Book Geek
I couldn’t help but take to Detective Inspector John Marco. He’s a career policeman, who has his faults and he has experienced some nasty things in his time. Marco is a recovering alcoholic although I wasn’t sure if he would be able to stay dry as the pressure of his latest case is immense. Read more here
Joanna Larum’s Book Reviews
Black Books Blog
Overall this is yet another brilliant read by Stephen and I can’t wait to read more of the series. Read more here
Books from Dusk till Dawn
This is definitely my favourite of the series so far and I had loved the first couple! Everyone needs a holiday and for DI John Marco that was a few weeks away with his son but within a couple of hours of being back it must have seemed like months had gone by. Read more here
Turn the Page
Another fantastic offering from Stephen Puleson, a must for and Marco or Drake fan! Fab storyline, easy to read prose and non stop action & twists. Read more here
Sassy Redhead Book Reviews
I have enjoyed reading the DI Marco books and I hope there are more to come in the future. He’s a great detective and police officer. He doesn’t cut corners when he’s investigating a crime and he won’t let anyone working on his team or for his team cut corners either. Read more here
Mystery Thriller Week
Somebody Told Me (Inspector Marco #3) by Stephen Puleston
Available from Amazon
A gangland murder…
When DI John Marco discovers the body of Felix Bevard he knows instantly the killing was a professional hit. But the criminal underworld don’t share secrets easily and with no apparent motive, Marco is forced to delve into Bevard’s murky past to try to find the murderer…
An impossible killer…
As Marco examines Bevard’s past crimes, one name keeps cropping up – notorious gangster Jimmy Walsh. A brutal murderer, Walsh has a motive for killing Bevard and the power to do it, but there’s just one problem – Walsh is already behind bars.
A race against time.
Corruption at the heart of the system seems the only answer. How else could Walsh kill with impunity? But as Marco’s investigation develops, new leads spring from cases once thought closed, and the net closes ever tighter on Walsh. Until Marco’s own family begins to face threats to their life that could jeopardise the whole case.
Now Marco must prove Walsh’s guilt or catch the real killer still be at large, before Marco becomes a victim himself…
The book starts with a dead body that looks like an execution by a paid assassin but who would want to kill the victim that badly they would go to all the time and trouble to arrange for someone to do it and why?
From there the suspense builds as all the evidence points to one man and that man is in prison.
Marco is on the case but he has big problems. His nemesis Hobbs has been temporarily promoted and is now Marco’s boss. Add to that links to a case that Hobbs had links to and the result is a lot of stress for Marco.
As the team struggle to find the clues and come up against brick walls every step of the way and his superiors keeping secrets the result is a lot of stress for Marco. When his family are threatened and his Dad has a heart attack Marco is really up against it.
This is a great book I like how Marco is becoming more human and caring. The suspense is there all the way through the book. I did work some things out but it didn’t spoil the enjoyment of the book.
4.6 stars from me
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.