I am very excited to be kicking off the Book Tour for MURDER AGAINST THE ODDS by Janice Frost. This is a totally gripping crime thriller full of twists. Although book 2 in the Warwick and Bell series it works perfectly as stand alone and you can purchase the ebook for just 99p/c from AMAZON.
MURDER AGAINST THE ODDS
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 4th March 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Janice Frost
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A TOTALLY GRIPPING CRIME MYSTERY FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST.
The early hours of a freezing January night. Special Constable Jane Bell is at the end of a busy late shift when she’s called out to investigate strange noises in a local park. She finds a wailing new-born baby girl dumped in a plastic storage box.
That same night Detective Steph Warwick attends the murder of coach driver Bernie Gore, whose battered body is found in a narrow alleyway.
The last thing Jane wants is to lock horns with Steph Warwick once again. Then vital evidence emerges linking Bernie Gore’s murder to the abandoned baby. And Jane has no choice but to alert the sharp-tongued detective inspector.
To solve Bernie’s murder and track down Baby Elsa’s mother, the two women must bury the hatchet and learn to work together.
Matters become even more complicated when a prime suspect emerges — with close links to Jane’s family.
This unputdownable mystery full of twists is the perfect read for fans of: Angela Marsons, Helen H. Durrant, Rachel McLean and Michael Hambling.
READERS LOVE MURDER AGAINST THE ODDS:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I love this series . . . Gripping from start to finish.’ Booklover Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Filled with twists and turns aplenty.’ Valleri M.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Read it in one sitting. Loved it.’ Aileen G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An unputdownable mystery full of twists . . . Had me gasping out loud.’ Paula H.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An excellent thriller that keeps the reader enthralled until the final pages.’ Rita H.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book had everything! It has suspense, intrigue . . . and so many crazy twists and turns. Well worth reading!’ Debbie B.
MEET THE DETECTIVES
SPC Jane Bell is forty-five, a widow of three years following the premature death of her husband, Sam. She has two grown-up children, Patrick and Norah, who are pursuing careers in London. After Sam’s death, Jane makes some changes to her life. She downsizes from their large family home in the country to a cottage in Lincoln.
DI Stephanie Warwick is thirty-five. She left school at eighteen and worked in a bank before joining the police force. She is haunted by her ex-boyfriend, Cal. He attempted to kill her twelve years ago, and murdered her best friend.
SC Bell is nearing the end of her shift when she is called to investigate a baby crying. It is a freezing cold night and the noises are reported to be coming from a park it has to be a hoax, doesn’t it? Unfortunately not. The baby is in a plastic box but whose is it, and where is the mother, why was it dumped…..? A lot of questions and very few answers.
Meanwhile, Detective Warwick is attending the murder of a coach driver.
Jane Bell and Steph Warwick prefer not to cross paths but when links between the baby show up Jane has no choice but to pass the information on to Detective Warwick. As investigations into both cases continue links to Jane Bell’s personal life are revealed and it seems that once again the two women must put their differences aside and work together to solve the cases.
It is a very cleverly woven story with more twists and turns than a plate of spaghetti with many dead ends and false leads along the way and there in the background is the mystery of the abandoned baby. At times it seems both cases will remain unsolved but despite being very different the 2 women are very determined to get to the truth.
I thought I had gotten very good at working out the guilty ones in detective stories but this one had me guessing and changing my mind all the way to an ending I certainly was not expecting.
Adrenaline pumping suspense, family dynamics and relationships, secrets and lies all play their part in this brilliantly gripping thriller. 5 stars from me.
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.
BOOKS BY JANICE FROST
DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES
- DEAD SECRET
- DARK SECRET
- HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
- THEIR FATAL SECRETS
- DIRTY SECRETS
- MURDEROUS SECRETS
- THE COMPLETE MERRY & NEAL MYSTERIES BOX SET
WARWICK & BELL SERIES
- MURDER AMONG FRIENDS
- MURDER ACROSS THE LINES
- MURDER AGAINST THE ODDS
- THE WOMAN ON THE CLIFF
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