Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Crime Fiction Month Giveaway: Win a Handcuffs BookBandz & Police Procedural book of your choice

Regular followers of the blog will know that I'm a huge fan of the handmade bookmarks that are made by Karen at BookBandz so I ordered this handcuffs one especially for this crime related giveaway.

But it's no good having a bookmark if you don't have a book to use it on so I've decided to also offer the winner a police procedural book of their choice as well (up to a value of £8).  I've picked a few for you to consider below but you can pick whichever book you fancy.

Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary (DI Marnie Rome)

The fragile young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene. A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to return to the man who understands her and offers her warmth, comfort, a home. He gives her gives her shelter. Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house.

He's the head of her new family.

D.I. Marnie Rome has faced many dangerous criminals but she has never come up against a man like Harm. She thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.

Ashes to Ashes by Paul Finch (Detective Mark Heckenberg)

John Sagan is a forgettable man. You could pass him in the street and not realise he’s there. But then, that’s why he’s so dangerous.

A torturer for hire, Sagan has terrorised – and mutilated – countless victims. And now he’s on the move. DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg must chase the trail, even when it leads him to his hometown of Bradburn – a place he never thought he’d set foot in again.

But Sagan isn’t the only problem. Bradburn is being terrorised by a lone killer who burns his victims to death. And with the victims chosen at random, no-one knows who will be next. Least of all Heck…

Two O'Clock Boy by Mark Hill (DI Ray Drake)


Thirty years ago, the Longacre Children's Home stood on a London street where once-grand Victorian homes lay derelict. There its children lived in terror of Gordon Tallis, the home's manager.

Then Connor Laird arrived: a frighteningly intense boy who quickly became Tallis' favourite criminal helper. Soon after, destruction befell the Longacre, and the facts of that night have lain buried . . . until today.

Now, a mysterious figure, the Two O'Clock Boy, is killing all who grew up there, one by one. DI Ray Drake will do whatever it take to stop the murders - but he will go even further to cover up the truth.

After You Die by Eva Dolan (Zigic & Ferreira)


DS Ferreira is back on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty. The first case to land on her desk takes her and DI Zigic to a brutal crime scene where a woman has been stabbed to death and her disabled daughter left to starve upstairs. 

The murdered woman is Dawn Prentice – a woman who had come to Ferreira for help when she and her daughter were being subjected to harassment.

As Ferreira battles her demons and Zigic clashes with another officer, the detectives realise that the Prentice case rests on one crucial question – who was the real target of the killer: mother or daughter?

Love You Dead by Peter James (DS Roy Grace)

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect . . .

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind . . . and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is.

So if you fancy winning this BookBandz and a book of your choice, enter via the Rafflecopter forrm below.  As with all giveaways on the blog, this one is open to existing followers of the blog as a thank you for your support.  The winner will be selected at random when giveaway ends and contacted for their postal address to enable me to post the BookBandz to them (and order book to be delivered direct via Amazon (UK) or Book Depository if International).  NB. Please do not add details of this giveaway to other sites without my permission.     

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  1. Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby

  2. Robert Hunter is my fave!

  3. My favourite is Erika Foster from Robert Bryndza's series :)

  4. I think my all time favourite is still Morse, although I'm looking forward to reading more about Maeve Kerrigan

  5. Detective Inspector Mike Bolt

  6. I've only been reading crime/mystery for about a year so haven't got a favorite ~ yet :)

  7. Thanks for a great giveaway and your brilliant genre themed posts. Crime fiction is my favourite. My fav officer is played by David Tennant in Broadchurch. And bookishly, I love the characters in Olly Jarvis's books.

  8. John Rebus, Ian Rankin's series, thank you for the chance!

  9. My favorite is Alex Cross (James Patterson's books)
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