Today is my turn on the Book Tour for DEATH SENTENCE by Bill Kitson. This is book 17 in the Detective Mike Nash series but it works perfectly as stand alone. DEATH SENTENCE can be purchased from Amazon at a discounted launch price of 99p/99c .
DEATH SENTENCE (Detective Mike Nash #17)
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 30th January 2024
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Bill Kitson
DISCOVER AN ABSOLUTELY GRIPPING MURDER MYSTERY SET IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES.
Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .
Gunshots ring out across the fields, followed by the sound of crashing rocks. Four bodies are soon discovered buried beneath a rockfall in an abandoned lead mine — along with an automatic pistol.
Meanwhile, Nash’s team investigates the murders of three criminals, part of a group known as the Country House Bandits. Four were due to be released from prison and expected to come home to substantial rewards for their silence.
But the first man is stabbed to death in his cell. The second is killed days after his release. And the third is attacked on his way home.
The fourth man disappears without a trace.
What links the lead mine murders to the slaying of the Country House Bandits? And where is the fourth man?
With the body count rising, Nash and his team are pushed to the limit to find a ruthless killer.
DISCOVER AN ABSOLUTELY ADDICTIVE CRIME THRILLER WITH A STUNNING TWIST.
A breathtaking crime thriller perfect for fans of J.R. Ellis, L.J. Ross, Angela Marsons, J.D. Kirk, Helen H. Durrant, Joy Ellis or Peter Robinson.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BILL KITSON’S GRIPPING CRIME NOVELS:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Intelligent and complex enough to satisfy the most ardent of whodunit fan.’ milorambles.com
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It’s all here . . . Will please crime aficionados.’ Gazette & Herald
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Mike Nash is a great creation.’ Shotsmag, Ron Ellis
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An author who has expertly carved himself a niche in the crime thriller marketplace . . . he knows how to twist the corkscrew.’ Scarborough Evening News
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The plot really is fantastic with twists and turns which will keep you page-turning until the early hours.’ G.L.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The ending always comes as a surprise. That’s what keeps you up until the early hours.’ Patty
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Edge-of-chair stuff.’ Jan
This is the first book in this series that I have read so I can confirm it works very well as stand alone although, like me, you will probably want to read the previous books to see what you missed.
Bodies are found in a disused mine following the sound of gunshots and Detective Nash soon realises that the 2 bodies are just the beginning of what will turn out to be a very testing case.
Lots of twists and turns and an abundance of red herrings and curve balls to make this a gripping twisty turny read that had me second guessing all the way through. Is it ***? No must be ***, no wrong again. The ending is not what I expected at all.
Given this was the first book I had read I did find the characters easy to get to know and they all fit the story well. Some parts I am unsure about, for me it could have flowed better and was a bit descriptive in parts but overall a very enjoyable read that is perfect for anyone who likes Crime Fiction.
Many thanks to the author and Joffe Books for the advance digital copy.
Bill Kitson was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. His father, a wool merchant, was a fan of crime books giving Bill access to his diverse thriller collection from a young age.
Educated at Ashville College, Bill worked in the family business before spending over thirty years as a bank executive. A keen cricketer and sportsman, the highlight of his career came when he umpired a one-day international at Lords.
He and his wife now live in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where he writes crime, romance, and general fiction. Bill’s interests include Cricket, Crime, Crete, Cookery, Cryptic crosswords – and also Alliteration.
Photo Credit: J Brian Beadle
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