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MURDER IN LOVERS’ LANE
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 1st June 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Daniel Sellers
‘A tightly constructed plot, brilliant characterisation and an ending I did not see coming. Totally absorbing.’Marion Todd, author of the DI Clare Mackay series
MEET DETECTIVE LOLA HARRIS, A TOUGH WOMAN WITH A GOOD HEART, SOLVING CRIMES IN GRITTY GLASGOW.
Detective Lola Harris is turning over a new leaf. She’s determined to get into shape. Her new personal trainer is merciless when it comes to fitness. Thankfully, he’s also charming and exceptionally good-looking, which helps on a cold early morning run.
But as they puff round a corner in peaceful Pollok Park, Lola glimpses something that shouldn’t be there: a high-end BMW. Doors gaping. And a man and a woman, roped together.
The man is stiff, cold. There’s a bullet wound above one open, staring eye. The woman is unconscious — but alive.
Lola’s early morning run is now a crime scene.
The young woman is Fiona Balfour. She and the dead man were due to be married next month. Fiona says she can’t remember what happened. But Lola’s not sure she believes her.
Then Lola uncovers strange similarities with a case in Liverpool from five years before. Her victim may be alive, but she’s in very real danger.
Lola’s now in a race against time to stop the killer before they return to finish what they started.
Fans of Matt Brolly, Nadine Matheson, Alex Gray, Ian Rankin, Caro Ramsay and Denise Mina will devour this page-turning crime thriller.
PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE LOLA HARRIS BOOKS:
‘Lola Harris’s empathy and humanity make her an engaging character you want to spend time with; her shrewd observation and psychological savvy make her a brilliant detective — hugely enjoyable!’ Margaret Murphy, Dagger-winning author of Before He Kills Again
‘An absolutely gripping murder mystery with a fabulous, strong female detective. The plot twists took my breath away. I’m hooked!’ Victoria Dowd, bestselling author of the Smart Woman’s Mystery series
‘A truly compelling crime novel from an author to watch, which has not only a gutsy and believable central character, but enough twists and surprises to satisfy even the most hardened crime reader. Highly recommended.’ Matthew Booth, author of the Everett Carr mysteries
‘What a great book! . . . Detective Lola Harris is a likeable character to root for and the mystery itself is brilliant, so different from the norm . . . very refreshing.’ Hannalore C.
‘Lola is a great protagonist, smart, tough and feisty, but also kind and vulnerable.’ Elaine T.
‘A well written, twisted and gripping read.’ Louise W.
MEET THE DETECTIVES
Lola Harris, a former hairdresser, is able to get people to trust her at their most vulnerable and pierce the toughest facade, by asking questions that get to the heart of the matter. But she knows she can play it “mumsy” when she needs to. She drinks too much coffee, and likes a Bacardi and Coke, though she tries not to drink because it makes her maudlin.
Lola’s main rival in the force is DS Aidan Pierce, who seems hell-bent on sabotaging the case — and her career with it. He thinks he’s the next big thing, and is intensely frustrated that she got ‘his’ promotion. He’s a snob, very good looking, and his toxic behaviour has been getting worse. At some point, Lola will have to confront him. Luckily, Lola has DC Kirstie Campbell to back her up. Kirstie is committed, focused (too focused?) and feels most secure when playing things by the book.
Glasgow is a city of many different faces, from gritty and unsettling, to modern and slick. It rains a lot: clouds make a lid over the city, and citizens hunch as they hurry about their business. Still, people are very friendly and like a good time.
Daniel Sellers grew up in Yorkshire. He has lived and worked in Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin, and Vaasa in Finland. He now lives in Argyll with his partner and a wheaten terrier called Rasmus.
Daniel loves crime fiction, old and new, particularly the work of Margaret Murphy, Mo Hayder, Ruth Rendell, P. D. James and Josephine Tey. He is a huge (if not obsessive!) fan of Agatha Christie, collecting first editions and managing the “For the Love of Agatha” Twitter fan account (@FortheLoveofAg1).
Daniel’s detective thrillers are pacy and dark, with as much interest in whydunnit as who.
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