The Other Victim by Helen H Durrant #TeamJoffeBooks #MattBrindle @joffebooks @hhdurrant #crimefiction #detectivebook #bookreview

I am thrilled to share with you my review of THE OTHER VICTIM a new release in the Matt Brindle series by one of my favourite authors: Helen H Durrant. Published by the awesome Joffe Books. Helen’s books keep getting better and every time I reach the end of one I think ‘no way can she better this’ but she does every time without fail. This is one adrenaline pumping, roller coaster ride that will keep you turning the pages right to THE END!

THE OTHER VICTIM coverTHE OTHER VICTIM by Helen H. Durrant

Available from  AMAZON

A BRAND NEW DETECTIVE MYSTERY FROM #1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H. DURRANT
Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.
But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar.
Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.

DI Matt Brindle discovers disturbing connections to organised crime and a sleazy night club. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?
This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
BOOK 8: DEAD BAD

THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL

MATT BRINDLE
Book 1: HIS THIRD VICTIM


My Review

I read and thoroughly enjoyed HIS THIRD VICTIM so I have been hoping and praying there would be more books featuring Matt Brindle so I was very eager to read this one.

Matt has just returned to Police work after a long time recovering from an accident in which he injured his leg and his partner was killed.  He is still pretty traumatised but hopefully over the worst.

The story begins with an Estate Agent being found dead on the kitchen floor by prospective purchasers.  Who would want to kill an unassuming man who is hurting no-one?  That is the first problem facing Matt and his team and more get added to the pile as we turn page after page.

There are family problems involving his mother and the opening of Brindle Hall to the public.  A new team member, Kate, with her problems and attitude.  When links start reaching back to events Matt is trying to forget he has to delve deep to keep on top of the panic.

The family relationships and problems bring a new perspective to the story to make it even more gripping.

This is a very complex and intertangled story with different crimes to be investigated and different teams involved it kept me totally engrossed in the book and turning page after page until I reached the stunning conclusion.

Absolutely awesome read I highly recommend this to anyone who likes Crime Fiction of any sort.

Definitely 5 golden stars from me!  I am now waiting for the next book from Helen Durrant who is, without a doubt, one of my favourite authors and I have loved every one of her books.  Keep ’em coming Helen.

5 Golden stars


helen durrantAuthor Bio

I’m one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. I was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. My father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled.
I know the area well, both the good and the bad, and so I set my books here. Sitting between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills, it offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. I always planned to write crime novels — to create the characters in my books. Since my retirement from a busy teaching job in FE, this is what I’ve done — almost to exclusion of anything else!
I have a grown-up family and five grandchildren. They see me as something of an eccentric — always on my laptop writing away. Writing is something of a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps me busy, young and tuned in the world as it currently is.

LINKS

Website: https://www.helenhdurrant.co.uk/
Twitter @hhdurrant
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/helen.durrant.12

The Other Victim by Helen H Durrant #TeamJoffeBooks #MattBrindle @joffebooks @hhdurrant #crimefiction #detectivebook #bookreview

I am thrilled to share with you my review of THE OTHER VICTIM a new release in the Matt Brindle series by one of my favourite authors: Helen H Durrant. Published by the awesome Joffe Books. Helen’s books keep getting better and every time I reach the end of one I think ‘no way can she better this’ but she does every time without fail. This is one adrenaline pumping, roller coaster ride that will keep you turning the pages right to THE END!

THE OTHER VICTIM coverTHE OTHER VICTIM by Helen H. Durrant

Available from  AMAZON

A BRAND NEW DETECTIVE MYSTERY FROM #1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H. DURRANT
Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.
But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar.
Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.

DI Matt Brindle discovers disturbing connections to organised crime and a sleazy night club. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?
This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
BOOK 8: DEAD BAD

THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL

MATT BRINDLE
Book 1: HIS THIRD VICTIM


My Review

I read and thoroughly enjoyed HIS THIRD VICTIM so I have been hoping and praying there would be more books featuring Matt Brindle so I was very eager to read this one.

Matt has just returned to Police work after a long time recovering from an accident in which he injured his leg and his partner was killed.  He is still pretty traumatised but hopefully over the worst.

The story begins with an Estate Agent being found dead on the kitchen floor by prospective purchasers.  Who would want to kill an unassuming man who is hurting no-one?  That is the first problem facing Matt and his team and more get added to the pile as we turn page after page.

There are family problems involving his mother and the opening of Brindle Hall to the public.  A new team member, Kate, with her problems and attitude.  When links start reaching back to events Matt is trying to forget he has to delve deep to keep on top of the panic.

The family relationships and problems bring a new perspective to the story to make it even more gripping.

This is a very complex and intertangled story with different crimes to be investigated and different teams involved it kept me totally engrossed in the book and turning page after page until I reached the stunning conclusion.

Absolutely awesome read I highly recommend this to anyone who likes Crime Fiction of any sort.

Definitely 5 golden stars from me!  I am now waiting for the next book from Helen Durrant who is, without a doubt, one of my favourite authors and I have loved every one of her books.  Keep ’em coming Helen.

5 Golden stars


helen durrantAuthor Bio

I’m one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. I was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. My father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled.
I know the area well, both the good and the bad, and so I set my books here. Sitting between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills, it offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. I always planned to write crime novels — to create the characters in my books. Since my retirement from a busy teaching job in FE, this is what I’ve done — almost to exclusion of anything else!
I have a grown-up family and five grandchildren. They see me as something of an eccentric — always on my laptop writing away. Writing is something of a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps me busy, young and tuned in the world as it currently is.

LINKS

Website: https://www.helenhdurrant.co.uk/
Twitter @hhdurrant
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/helen.durrant.12

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP: Day of the Dead by Don Simkovich and Lon Casler Bixby @donsimko @LonBixby #Dayofthedead

Many thanks to all the wonderful #bloggers on the #blogtour for DAY OF THE DEAD.  We very much appreciate you giving your time and expertise to help promote this book.  THANK YOU – Don, Lon & Jill

TY

Beth in a Box

I loved the relationship between Stone and his girlfriend, Alisha, who also happens to be Angel’s defence attorney. The dynamics of them being on opposing sides added some extra tension to the story.  Read more here


The Herniman House

I became really invested in the characters journeys, the good and the bad. Normally I’d prefer a bit more of a whodunnit, but the way the story unfolded meant that although you could see hw the story may pan out, you were still left guessing about who and how everyone interlinked throughout the book. Lots of little twists and turns mean things never get dull.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a fast-paced, action-packed crime thriller. Although third in a series, this one is easily read as a stand alone. As always, I recommend starting with the very first book as Stone and Sharpe are fantastic characters. Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

In short I loved reading ‘Tom Stone: Day Of The Dead’ and I would definitely recommend this series to other readers.  I can’t wait to read what comes next from these two authors and here’s hoping that we don’t have too long to wait.  In the meantime I will be buying the previous two books in the series and reading them just as soon as I can.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a well deserved 5* out of 5*.  Read more here


Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The characters are believable ( and I loved his portrayal of Tom Stone, a cop who is divorced but without all the drama you often find in crime books) and the situations are easy to see in your head as you read them. I felt as though a movie was playing and all I had to do was watch!  Read more here


Big Family Organised Chaos

So if you are looking for an easy to read crime thriller with enough twists and turns to keep you in it to the end, go grab this one.  Read more here


Life in Lilac

In the fast-paced, action-packed crime thriller Day of the Dead the two Detectives discover that a trail of murders all have one thing in common; Anthony Angelino, a man who has the guts to double-crosses the mob by intercepting a cocaine shipment and selling it behind the cartels’ back.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

Five stars from me foe this one, an excellent thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed – can’t wait  to read the previous books and see what they release next now!!  Read more here


Black Books Blog

This is a very fast paced book, which kept me hooked throughout and I really connected with the main characters in the book.  Read more here


Joanne’s Tips and Tricks


cover 2Day of the Dead (Detective Tom Stone #3) by Don Simkovich & Lon Casler Bixby

Available from AMAZON

DOUBLE-CROSS, REVENGE, AND MURDER. IT’S JUST ANOTHER HALLOWEEN IN LA.
UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.

Multiple murders with one grisly connection have Detectives Tom Stone and Jake Sharpe pursuing every lead. Their main suspect, Anthony Angelino, fresh out of prison, dreams of building a new empire, but his past quickly catches up to him. Once again he is on the run from the police and the drug cartel that tried to ruin him.

The head of the cartel, Frank DeVito, tails Stone hoping the Detective’s investigation will flush out Angelino. Then he can exact his revenge and claim what he says Angelino has stolen – a large shipment of pure cocaine.

Angelino’s girlfriend, Sara, pleads for him to escape the deadly lifestyle. As the body count rises, Stone confronts the challenges in his relationship with Alisha Davidson, Angelino’s defense attorney.

Halloween dramatically twists into Day of the Dead celebrations as cocaine’s promised riches weave a tale of bloody betrayal, shattered friendships and loves both lost – and won.

You can read my review here


Author Bio’s

Don SimkovichDon Simkovich

Don returned to his love for writing fiction after years of writing and narrating a radio spot series, marketing copy, and handling the pressures of a wild and crazy family life.

Frequent calls to the local Sheriff’s office, plus the intensity of handling teen alcoholism and teen pregnancy pressed stories from his mind like Earth’s weighty layers turn shale into harvestable fuel.

Well, you get the picture.

Don has fine-tuned his craft writing romance to crime fiction and the recent Tom Stone detective stories.

He lives at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains with his family, two dogs, and anyone else who happens to drop by and live for a spell.

Twitter: @donsimko @LonBixby

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/don.simkovich

Website https://tomstonedetectiveblog.wordpress.com/

Lon Caster BixbyLon Casler Bixby

Lon is a published author in various genres: Fiction, Poetry, Humor, Photography, and Comic Books. He is also a professional award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in a wide variety of magazines, art & coffee table books, and has also been displayed in Art Galleries throughout the world.

Lon lives out of his photography studio in Burbank, California where he shares his living space with his wonderful, albeit spoiled, Silver Lab named Silver.

www.neoichi.com

www.whileyouweresleeping.photography

Twitter: @lonbixby

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lon.bixby

Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/Lon-Casler-Bixby/e/B01K0ZDVPU/

Don Simkovich

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP: Day of the Dead by Don Simkovich and Lon Casler Bixby @donsimko @LonBixby #Dayofthedead

Many thanks to all the wonderful #bloggers on the #blogtour for DAY OF THE DEAD.  We very much appreciate you giving your time and expertise to help promote this book.  THANK YOU – Don, Lon & Jill

TY

Beth in a Box

I loved the relationship between Stone and his girlfriend, Alisha, who also happens to be Angel’s defence attorney. The dynamics of them being on opposing sides added some extra tension to the story.  Read more here


The Herniman House

I became really invested in the characters journeys, the good and the bad. Normally I’d prefer a bit more of a whodunnit, but the way the story unfolded meant that although you could see hw the story may pan out, you were still left guessing about who and how everyone interlinked throughout the book. Lots of little twists and turns mean things never get dull.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a fast-paced, action-packed crime thriller. Although third in a series, this one is easily read as a stand alone. As always, I recommend starting with the very first book as Stone and Sharpe are fantastic characters. Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

In short I loved reading ‘Tom Stone: Day Of The Dead’ and I would definitely recommend this series to other readers.  I can’t wait to read what comes next from these two authors and here’s hoping that we don’t have too long to wait.  In the meantime I will be buying the previous two books in the series and reading them just as soon as I can.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a well deserved 5* out of 5*.  Read more here


Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The characters are believable ( and I loved his portrayal of Tom Stone, a cop who is divorced but without all the drama you often find in crime books) and the situations are easy to see in your head as you read them. I felt as though a movie was playing and all I had to do was watch!  Read more here


Big Family Organised Chaos

So if you are looking for an easy to read crime thriller with enough twists and turns to keep you in it to the end, go grab this one.  Read more here


Life in Lilac

In the fast-paced, action-packed crime thriller Day of the Dead the two Detectives discover that a trail of murders all have one thing in common; Anthony Angelino, a man who has the guts to double-crosses the mob by intercepting a cocaine shipment and selling it behind the cartels’ back.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

Five stars from me foe this one, an excellent thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed – can’t wait  to read the previous books and see what they release next now!!  Read more here


Black Books Blog

This is a very fast paced book, which kept me hooked throughout and I really connected with the main characters in the book.  Read more here


Joanne’s Tips and Tricks


cover 2Day of the Dead (Detective Tom Stone #3) by Don Simkovich & Lon Casler Bixby

Available from AMAZON

DOUBLE-CROSS, REVENGE, AND MURDER. IT’S JUST ANOTHER HALLOWEEN IN LA.
UNTIL DETECTIVE TOM STONE TAKES ACTION.

Multiple murders with one grisly connection have Detectives Tom Stone and Jake Sharpe pursuing every lead. Their main suspect, Anthony Angelino, fresh out of prison, dreams of building a new empire, but his past quickly catches up to him. Once again he is on the run from the police and the drug cartel that tried to ruin him.

The head of the cartel, Frank DeVito, tails Stone hoping the Detective’s investigation will flush out Angelino. Then he can exact his revenge and claim what he says Angelino has stolen – a large shipment of pure cocaine.

Angelino’s girlfriend, Sara, pleads for him to escape the deadly lifestyle. As the body count rises, Stone confronts the challenges in his relationship with Alisha Davidson, Angelino’s defense attorney.

Halloween dramatically twists into Day of the Dead celebrations as cocaine’s promised riches weave a tale of bloody betrayal, shattered friendships and loves both lost – and won.

You can read my review here


Author Bio’s

Don SimkovichDon Simkovich

Don returned to his love for writing fiction after years of writing and narrating a radio spot series, marketing copy, and handling the pressures of a wild and crazy family life.

Frequent calls to the local Sheriff’s office, plus the intensity of handling teen alcoholism and teen pregnancy pressed stories from his mind like Earth’s weighty layers turn shale into harvestable fuel.

Well, you get the picture.

Don has fine-tuned his craft writing romance to crime fiction and the recent Tom Stone detective stories.

He lives at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains with his family, two dogs, and anyone else who happens to drop by and live for a spell.

Twitter: @donsimko @LonBixby

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/don.simkovich

Website https://tomstonedetectiveblog.wordpress.com/

Lon Caster BixbyLon Casler Bixby

Lon is a published author in various genres: Fiction, Poetry, Humor, Photography, and Comic Books. He is also a professional award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in a wide variety of magazines, art & coffee table books, and has also been displayed in Art Galleries throughout the world.

Lon lives out of his photography studio in Burbank, California where he shares his living space with his wonderful, albeit spoiled, Silver Lab named Silver.

www.neoichi.com

www.whileyouweresleeping.photography

Twitter: @lonbixby

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lon.bixby

Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/Lon-Casler-Bixby/e/B01K0ZDVPU/

Don Simkovich

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