It’s Friiiiiiyaaaaaaaaay! Thank Crunchie it’s Friday. I am delighted to welcome you to damppebbles today and to another brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2018 post. Today I’m thrilled to welcome the wonderful Jo Perry to the blog. Jo writes the most intriguing series of crime noir novels, the ‘Charlie and Rose Investigate’ series featuring a dead lead protagonist called Charlie and his equally dead dog, Rose. The series is published by the mighty Fahrenheit Press and I’ll tell you a little about the latest book in the series, Dead Is Beautiful in a short while.
But first, let me explain what #R3COMM3ND3D is all about. #R3COMM3ND3D is about sharing the book love. I invite bookish types – authors, book bloggers and those who work in publishing – to nominate three books they love. They can be any genre, any author, any publisher – self, indie or traditionally published. The only stipulation being that they were published in a certain year. At the moment we’re sharing the 2018 book love but come 1st November it will be all about 2019’s releases. If you’d like to take part then check out the Google form at the bottom of this post but don’t delay – places are being snapped up faster than ever before.
Here are Jo’s choices…
A Dead American In Paris (The 3rd Republic Novels #2) by Seth Lynch
In book two of Lynch’s series, Salazar remains a uniquely compelling and brilliant protagonist, an existential hero grappling with turbulent internal and external forces: violence, autonomy, alienation and the disordering and disturbed and disturbing world of post-war Paris. What a series!
Black Moss by David Nolan
An ambitious, powerful and affecting thriller that tackles memory, violence, and guilt–collective and personal. The action moves back and forth in time and from the alcohol-blurred to the sober mind of an endearing and often tragic protagonist I hope to see again. The Manchester setting and news media milieu enrich the novel. A great debut.
The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry
Absolutely hair-raising suspense but what’s best is the deep dive into the warring consciousnesses of a bomb maker and the bomb squad operative who must stop him. I will be upfront and admit that Thomas Perry is my husband, but that can’t stop me from saying how shreddingly good this book is.
Wonderful choices, Jo. Thank you. Two of the books you’ve chosen are already on the wish list and the third will be added immediately.
If Jo has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
About Dead Is Beautiful:
DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL finds Rose leading Charlie from the peace of the afterlife to the place he hates most on earth, “Beverly Fucking Hills,” where a mature, protected tree harboring a protected bird is being illegally cut down. The tree-assault leads Charlie and Rose to a to murder and to the person Charlie loathes most in life and in death, the sibling he refers to only as “his shit brother,” who is in danger. Charlie fights-across the borders of life and death–for the man who never fought for him, and with the help of a fearless Scotsman, a beautiful witch, and a pissed-off owl, Charlie must stop a cruel and exploitative scheme and protect his beloved Rose.
About Jo Perry:
I am the author of the series of dark, comic mysteries, Dead Is Better, Dead Is Best, Dead Is Good and Dead Is Beautiful published by Fahrenheit Press.
If you’re a book blogger, author or you work in publishing and have three books published this year that you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link:)