#BlogTour: TIME TO DIE (DI Drake #10) by Stephen Puleston #adgifted #bookshelf #bookstagram #Crimefiction @stephenpuleston @booksnall2020

Today I am sharing my review of TIME TO DIE by Stephen Puleston as part of the Blog Tour.


Format – Kindle
Publisher – Puleston Publishing
Publication Date – 18th May 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Stephen Puleston

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A dead body discovered on a popular beach. A local community traumatised. Everything points to two evil brothers. But can Detective Drake find the evidence?

Welsh Inspector Ian Drake is called to the discovery of a body of a man on a popular beach. The dead man is due to give evidence in an important trial of two vicious criminals and suspicion immediately falls on both men. But Drake faces the challenges of unravelling the dead’s man family and discovers everything is not as it seems.

As another witness in the important case is killed Drake’s superior office is convinced the known felons are to blame. And when a suspect linked to the dead man’s wife absconds Drake believes he has the culprit.

But the discovery that witnesses exists changes everything. Can he find them before the killer?

Time to Die is the tenth book in the dynamic Inspector Drake crime series. If you like police procedurals, clever mysteries, and gripping page-turners, then you’ll love Stephen Puleston’s unnerving whodunit.


Another totally gripping addition to the brilliant Detective Drake series.

I do love this series.  It is set in North Wales so I am familiar with some of the places and love reading about the areas I have not yet visited.  Along with the setting the series has unique well developed characters that seem to always have more to give.  Add to that a suspense filled detective story and you have a book that you are unable to put down until the very end.

A witness in an important trial is found dead on a beach.  It is obviously murder and the suspects have to be the criminals who are awaiting trial.  But Drake is not convinced.  Then another witness is killed.  Despite everything pointing in the direction of the Haddock brothers Drake is determined to keep an open mind.  The search for evidence and clues is long and complicated but Drake is not one for walking away from a challenge.

The book has more twists and turns than a roller coaster.  Secrets, lies, drugs, money adultery, revenge and murder all play their part in an adrenaline pumping story that will keep the pages turning all the way to the totally unexpected ending.

A brilliant read that  I recommend to anyone who likes crime fiction.

Thank you to the author for the advance digital copy in return for my unbiased review.


Stephen Puleston was born in Holyhead/Caergybi, Ynys Môn, in Wales. After leaving university he trained and practised as a lawyer.

He is now a full time author presently writing two crime series. Both are based in Wales, a country rich in history and spectacular scenery.

The Inspector Ian Drake books involve a detective inspector based in North Wales, the area where he was born and raised, who faces his own demons while solving gruesome murders.

The Inspector John Marco series follows the adventures of John Marco an inspector based in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. He’s from a Welsh-Italian family catching the killers at large in the bustling city of Cardiff.

All the novels in the Inspector Drake and Marco series are available as audiobooks. All are narrated by experienced professional actors.

Stephen lives with his family in Ynys Môn/Anglesey.


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