BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Class of 2008 by Patricia Asedegbega. #suspense #mystery #crimefiction #bookreview

Patricia and I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to the wonderful #Bloggers on the #BlogTour for Class of 2008. Your help is very much appreciated xx

Thank you 5
Ginger Book Geek

I loved the wide range of characters in this book.  I especially loved the closeness between Rosario and her companion Balou, who is actually a C.A.T.  (I can’t say the word out loud because my youngest dog would go ballistic which is why I have spelt it out.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

I love how this story was written. Alternating chapters are heard in Rosario’s voice .. and then Balou’s take on the things that are happening. I liked Rosario, she’s down to earth and loyal to her friends.  Read more here


Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The author’s characters are very believable (haven’t we all known people who never grow out of being a bully?) and the story rolls along, making the reader want to find out what happens next. For me, that is a sign of a good book and I would recommend this to all readers who enjoy a mystery.  Read more here


Big Family Organised Chaos

I loved the way that the chapters alternated between Rosario and Balou the cat, looking at the same set of events but from different perspectives was very clever, even if you were sitting and nodding with a cat!

The story had my attention all the way through and I loved reading about everyone’s back story and how they became the people they were today, I didn’t guess who was the culprit, so that’s always a good sign. because it means you will have to read it to the very end to get the answers you seek.


Black Books Blog

The book starts off with a list of characters and description of who they are, which really helped as I haven’t read book 1 and didn’t have any back story/

The book can be read on it’s own as you can pick it up quite quickly.  Read more here


Class of 2008 coverClass of 2008 (A Rosario and Balou Mystery) by Patricia Asedegbega

Amazon link  AMAZON

After surviving the near-death experience at the hands of her husband, “cold eyes,” Rosario and her feline friend Balou are trying to get some semblance of normality back into their lives A new home, new surroundings, old friends, and plenty of rest is just what the doctor ordered, had he been consulted. Balou’s law of minimum effort means days spent licking his paws in the sun, but Balou’s practice is soon shaken to its very foundation. When a dear friend’s innocent class reunion goes horribly wrong, their peace is shattered. In a race against time, the amateur sleuths navigate the muddy waters of old secrets and friendships to try to save the day, but the clock is ticking and it might very well be too late…

This gripping new tale of suspense is the second in the Rosario and Balou series, from the author of I Stand Corrected.


My Review 

 


Patricia author photoAuthor Bio

I live in sunny Spain and have been writing for about six years now. I started with a collection of cat stories to raise funds for a shelter and then moved on to my first suspense novel. I write both in Spanish and English and have series in both languages. Though I am a biologist, writing is my true passion. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love.

Links

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/patricia.asedegbega/about?lst=100014613847452%3A761829352%3A1531939992

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Class of 2008 by Patricia Asedegbega. #suspense #mystery #crimefiction #bookreview

Patricia and I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to the wonderful #Bloggers on the #BlogTour for Class of 2008. Your help is very much appreciated xx

Thank you 5
Ginger Book Geek

I loved the wide range of characters in this book.  I especially loved the closeness between Rosario and her companion Balou, who is actually a C.A.T.  (I can’t say the word out loud because my youngest dog would go ballistic which is why I have spelt it out.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

I love how this story was written. Alternating chapters are heard in Rosario’s voice .. and then Balou’s take on the things that are happening. I liked Rosario, she’s down to earth and loyal to her friends.  Read more here


Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The author’s characters are very believable (haven’t we all known people who never grow out of being a bully?) and the story rolls along, making the reader want to find out what happens next. For me, that is a sign of a good book and I would recommend this to all readers who enjoy a mystery.  Read more here


Big Family Organised Chaos

I loved the way that the chapters alternated between Rosario and Balou the cat, looking at the same set of events but from different perspectives was very clever, even if you were sitting and nodding with a cat!

The story had my attention all the way through and I loved reading about everyone’s back story and how they became the people they were today, I didn’t guess who was the culprit, so that’s always a good sign. because it means you will have to read it to the very end to get the answers you seek.


Black Books Blog

The book starts off with a list of characters and description of who they are, which really helped as I haven’t read book 1 and didn’t have any back story/

The book can be read on it’s own as you can pick it up quite quickly.  Read more here


Class of 2008 coverClass of 2008 (A Rosario and Balou Mystery) by Patricia Asedegbega

Amazon link  AMAZON

After surviving the near-death experience at the hands of her husband, “cold eyes,” Rosario and her feline friend Balou are trying to get some semblance of normality back into their lives A new home, new surroundings, old friends, and plenty of rest is just what the doctor ordered, had he been consulted. Balou’s law of minimum effort means days spent licking his paws in the sun, but Balou’s practice is soon shaken to its very foundation. When a dear friend’s innocent class reunion goes horribly wrong, their peace is shattered. In a race against time, the amateur sleuths navigate the muddy waters of old secrets and friendships to try to save the day, but the clock is ticking and it might very well be too late…

This gripping new tale of suspense is the second in the Rosario and Balou series, from the author of I Stand Corrected.


My Review 

 


Patricia author photoAuthor Bio

I live in sunny Spain and have been writing for about six years now. I started with a collection of cat stories to raise funds for a shelter and then moved on to my first suspense novel. I write both in Spanish and English and have series in both languages. Though I am a biologist, writing is my true passion. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love.

Links

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/patricia.asedegbega/about?lst=100014613847452%3A761829352%3A1531939992

New Author to Joffe Books #NewRelease #TeamJoffeBooks #crimefiction @joffebooks

We are very pleased to welcome ROY LEWIS to Joffe Books Publishing. Roy has been writing Crime Fiction for many years and we are thrilled that Joffe Books is now republishing the brilliant Inspector Crow series. A LOVER TOO MANY will be released on Friday 14th September so watch this space.

Inspector Crow by Roy Lewis

“Life in the fifties! No mobile phones, no laptops, no extensive social media. Life was certainly simpler then, though perhaps not for DI John Crow as he faces puzzling–and sometimes dangerous–criminal cases. Unlike many fictional detectives he has a settled home life, is not handsome and is neither alcoholic nor obsessive. But he is a humane man, principled and dogged and though faced with much professional hostility is persistent in seeking out the truth–while also recognising the human costs of exposing the truth….”

A lover too many cover

A LOVER TOO MANY (Inspector Crow #1) by Roy Lewis

Discover Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard. Enjoy a beautifully told story from a time before smart phones and DNA testing.

 

“Builds up to a good climax and keeps you reading.” The Observer

 

Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of several months. And during that time, Peter had found a new lover. Everything points to the husband but there’s no real proof.

 

Inspector John Crow is called in to help the local police. But his new colleagues aren’t keen on an outsider. And Crow must solve the case before anyone else dies.

 

This fast-paced mystery will have you gripped from start to finish. Set in England in the late 1960s, this is the first book to feature Inspector John Crow. More coming soon.

 

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY WRITER

 

Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.

 

Roy Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers of his generation.

 

PRAISE FOR ROY LEWIS MYSTERIES

 

Each Lewis seems to better the last. Here is an intriguing puzzle and likely police work and a fine picture of Northumbrian society and countryside” The Times

 

“Roy Lewis has demonstrated an enviable range both in geography and style…a nice neat story” The Financial Times

 

“Lots of cunning complications embracing conservation and financial fiddles” The Guardian

 

“A thorough, unpretentious and immensely solid piece of work with an interesting and likeable hero” Times Literary Supplement

 

Tightly written, well paced and relentlessly accurate” Oxford Times

 

“Chilly drama with some stirring cliff hanger” Sunday Telegraph

THE DETECTIVE

Skeletally-built, mild-mannered Inspector John Crow is established in the Murder Squad in London and constantly meets hostility when he is called upon to work on murder cases in regional crime squads in Wales and the Midlands. He displays strong moral feelings, and a sensitivity which brings him into conflict with regional staff as he doggedly and successfully pursues the truth in cases where he is called in.


About my writing by Roy Lewis 

“After I was called to the Bar at the inner Temple I started writing legal textbooks but when I was appointed  as One of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools I was told that activity had to end, so–happily–I turned to crime fiction (being an obsessive writer). My first novel was A Lover  Too Many, Collins Publishers said they wanted an author not a book, and I was launched! Life was easier those days! That first book was not particularly descriptive of a certain area but as things went on I began to use my own experiences–of life in the Rhondda Valley, the West Midlands and later, Tyneside.
A Lover Too Many proved successful being published in UK and USA, France (in translation) Portugal and over the years has run into several editions, published by different houses. It introduced DI John Crow who appeared in several further novels.”

Author photoAuthor Bio:

Roy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with 60 novels to his name. He lives in the north of England where he sets many of his books. He is a former college principal and Inspector of Schools who now runs business training programmes and has business interests in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He has three children – all of them lawyers.

New Author to Joffe Books #NewRelease #TeamJoffeBooks #crimefiction @joffebooks

We are very pleased to welcome ROY LEWIS to Joffe Books Publishing. Roy has been writing Crime Fiction for many years and we are thrilled that Joffe Books is now republishing the brilliant Inspector Crow series. A LOVER TOO MANY will be released on Friday 14th September so watch this space.

Inspector Crow by Roy Lewis

“Life in the fifties! No mobile phones, no laptops, no extensive social media. Life was certainly simpler then, though perhaps not for DI John Crow as he faces puzzling–and sometimes dangerous–criminal cases. Unlike many fictional detectives he has a settled home life, is not handsome and is neither alcoholic nor obsessive. But he is a humane man, principled and dogged and though faced with much professional hostility is persistent in seeking out the truth–while also recognising the human costs of exposing the truth….”

A lover too many cover

A LOVER TOO MANY (Inspector Crow #1) by Roy Lewis

Discover Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard. Enjoy a beautifully told story from a time before smart phones and DNA testing.

 

“Builds up to a good climax and keeps you reading.” The Observer

 

Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of several months. And during that time, Peter had found a new lover. Everything points to the husband but there’s no real proof.

 

Inspector John Crow is called in to help the local police. But his new colleagues aren’t keen on an outsider. And Crow must solve the case before anyone else dies.

 

This fast-paced mystery will have you gripped from start to finish. Set in England in the late 1960s, this is the first book to feature Inspector John Crow. More coming soon.

 

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY WRITER

 

Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.

 

Roy Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers of his generation.

 

PRAISE FOR ROY LEWIS MYSTERIES

 

Each Lewis seems to better the last. Here is an intriguing puzzle and likely police work and a fine picture of Northumbrian society and countryside” The Times

 

“Roy Lewis has demonstrated an enviable range both in geography and style…a nice neat story” The Financial Times

 

“Lots of cunning complications embracing conservation and financial fiddles” The Guardian

 

“A thorough, unpretentious and immensely solid piece of work with an interesting and likeable hero” Times Literary Supplement

 

Tightly written, well paced and relentlessly accurate” Oxford Times

 

“Chilly drama with some stirring cliff hanger” Sunday Telegraph

 

THE DETECTIVE

Skeletally-built, mild-mannered Inspector John Crow is established in the Murder Squad in London and constantly meets hostility when he is called upon to work on murder cases in regional crime squads in Wales and the Midlands. He displays strong moral feelings, and a sensitivity which brings him into conflict with regional staff as he doggedly and successfully pursues the truth in cases where he is called in.


About my writing by Roy Lewis 

“After I was called to the Bar at the inner Temple I started writing legal textbooks but when I was appointed  as One of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools I was told that activity had to end, so–happily–I turned to crime fiction (being an obsessive writer). My first novel was A Lover  Too Many, Collins Publishers said they wanted an author not a book, and I was launched! Life was easier those days! That first book was not particularly descriptive of a certain area but as things went on I began to use my own experiences–of life in the Rhondda Valley, the West Midlands and later, Tyneside.
A Lover Too Many proved successful being published in UK and USA, France (in translation) Portugal and over the years has run into several editions, published by different houses. It introduced DI John Crow who appeared in several further novels.”

 


Author photoAuthor Bio:

Roy Lewis is a well-established crime writer with 60 novels to his name. He lives in the north of England where he sets many of his books. He is a former college principal and Inspector of Schools who now runs business training programmes and has business interests in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He has three children – all of them lawyers.

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