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Image.jpegEast Side Hustler (Alex Cohen #2) | Leopold Borstinski | Sobriety Press
* Historical Crime Noir
* Monday 23rd March to Sunday 5th April 2020
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

Alex lived through the war, but will he survive the peace?

Jewish gang member, Alex returns from the Great War almost destroyed by the horrors he has experienced. When he is plucked from certain death by an old friend, he commits to making so much money he’ll never know that agony again.

But the route to the top is fraught with danger and every time he helps one of his powerful friends like Al Capone, he acquires more enemies who want to see him dead. The turmoil caused by the death of organised crime financier, Arnold Rothstein means Alex must once more fight for his life. How far would you go to attain the American dream? And could you protect your family along the way from the fellas who want to see you dead?

The second book in the Alex Cohen series is a violent historical novel, which tears through the Prohibition years of the Jewish New York mob. Leopold Borstinski’s gripping crime noir pierces the heart of every reader like a bullet from Alex’s sniper rifle.

A Plague on Both Your HousesA Plague On Both Your Houses | Ian Porter | Matador
* Historical War Fiction
* Monday 20th April to Friday 1st May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

It’s May 1918. The Great War is finally coming to a conclusion. The German Spring Offensive appears to be winning the war before the recent arrival into Europe of American troops can have any military effect.

But the German Home Front is struggling. The Allied blockade of foodstuffs; a poor government and a potato blight have left the German people hungry and angry. In comparison, the introduction of rationing proves a great boon to morale in Britain. And just in time too. Because the American troops have brought with them something far more deadly than their own firepower. A deadly mutated flu virus.

In the East End of London, Mr & Mrs Nash have not bought into the war. He’s a tough ex-villain who hides conscientious objectors from the authorities. But the government’s net appears to be drawing in on him. She helps Sylvia Pankhurst run a nursery, restaurant cum soup kitchen and a toy factory, as well as badger officialdom to give more help to people. And as an ex-Suffragette she knows how to both use and circumvent the law when it suits her.

In the East End of Berlin, a nurse, a farmer, a black marketer, a soldier home on leave and a rich woman with a chauffeuse are all woven together as the Germany Home Front starts to collapse into starvation, retribution and rioting. Germany can’t fight the British, the flu and themselves.

It’s a fast paced page-turner, full of action and personal relationships, as the two stories and the people of two countries come together to solve a huge problem the war and the flu has created.

TREMBLEATH CoverTrembleath | Ruth Shedwick | Hygge Media
* Paranormal Mystery
* Monday 20th April to Friday 1st May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
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Amelia Scott is a young woman trying to re-build her life in Southern England following a disastrous relationship. It was going to be an adventure, but when there’s news of a young girl found dead and another goes missing, she quickly begins to learn there is more to Creek Bay than she could ever imagine. A village hiding a dark secret, two families at war; newcomer Amelia Scott gets caught up in a murder investigation with dire consequences.

the running lie amazonThe Running Lie | Jennifer Young | Cinnamon Press
* Historical Thriller
* Wednesday 6th May to Tuesday 12th May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

Anglo American archaeologist and pilot Maxine ‘Max’ Falkland encounters both skulls and sexism on the dig site at the bombed out shell of St. Bride’s Church in London. A family request sends her to the Berlin International Film Festival, away from the dig and her growing relationship with John Knox. But after she sees John in Berlin with another woman, Max forces him to confess he is an American spy. When his current case collides with her family life, Max has to find a way to navigate layers of lies. As fireworks explode for the Fourth of July party, Max must make a dangerous choice if she wants to save both John and her family.

The Running Lie is the second in a trilogy of historical thrillers that follow Max through archaeology and espionage from April 1952 to June 1953. The first novel, Cold Crash, won the Cinnamon Press Debut Novel Prize.

Paper Soldiers ebook completePaper Soldiers (DCI Priest #3)| Mark Pettinger | BookBaby
* Police Procedural | Crime Fiction
* Thursday 7th May to Saturday 16th May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

The streets of Greater Manchester are awash with drugs and weapons, and the gangs that control this multi-million pound business will stop at nothing to protect and grow their business. The Dolsen family are one such gang.

When the head of a rival Yardie gang is found brutally murdered, revenge attacks were always likely to follow, and gang members were unlikely to be the only ones hurt.

DCI Priest teams up with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA); but they soon admit to conflicting objectives which may unravel their alliance, and prove to it be more of a hindrance than a help.

Was DCI Priest was about to undertake his most challenging investigation to date?

Broken-Steel-2-Main-FileBroken Steel (John Steel #3)| Stuart Field | Next Chapter Publishing
* Crime Thriller
* Friday 8th May to Tuesday 19th May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

After ten years in prison for his wife’s murder, Brian Armstrong is free.

When a freak accident with the prison transport gives him and two others an opportunity to escape, they seize it. With revenge in his heart, Brian disappears into the storm-filled city. After an ex-schoolteacher is found dead, Detective John Steel is brought in to investigate.

The circumstances are mysterious – just the way Steel likes it. His partner Samantha McCall is convinced the timing between the escape and the death of the teacher are more than coincidence. As they start to investigate, the case becomes more complex than they could have ever imagined. With time running out, can they find the killer and bring him to justice?

Whispers in the Wine Cellar eBook Cover (5)Whispers in the Wine Cellar| Keeley Webb | PublishNation
* Suspense Thriller
* Friday 8th May to Sunday 17th May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

A florist, an estate agent, a prostitute, a call centre operative, a wife and mother.

What could possibly link them all? A love of flowers. That was a start. A skilled florist, who uses his produce and charm to select his beautiful victims. Compliance is a must. You will be bound, you will be kept, you will be broken.

Failure to comply is not an option. Can they keep his interest? Can they follow his rules?

A distraught ex-husband, faithful friends and loving parents. The search has started, the clock is ticking. Who will survive of those that are missing?

FINAL FRONTGround Rules| Richard Whittle | Self Published
* Crime Thriller
* Monday 11th May to Sunday 17th May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

Called out one night in the hope that she can identify the body of a man found in a field, Edinburgh forensic geologist Jessica Spargo – Jez – inadvertently becomes involved in the investigation of a university lecturer’s murder. The investigating officer, Tom Curtis, hands her a small glass vial and asks her to analyse its contents. She agrees to do it. The results confound everyone. Media attention around a seemingly unconnected incident on a construction site near Edinburgh means that all work has stopped. An object discovered beneath the site confounds everyone, including the police. Employed by the firm’s owner to attempt to solve the mystery, Jez falls foul of an uncooperative site manager. Unruffled, she perseveres.

Meanwhile, the murder mystery deepens. Despite her reluctance to become further involved, she has her own theories about the origin of the vial’s contents, theories the police do not accept. To Jez’s dismay there are more deaths.

As she says to Curtis, ‘I don’t do bodies. I’m a geologist, I look at rocks. If I’d wanted to look at bits of body I would have become a surgeon or a pathologist.’

C5BE8A16-DB3A-422F-8A40-92D92E335263The Kompromat Kill | Michael Jenkins | Failsafe Thrillers
* Spy Thriller
* Monday 11th May to Sunday 17th May
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

‘They were preparing for decades – now it’s time to take them down……’

A DIPLOMAT VANISHES
A BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT GOES ROGUE

Hiding overseas with a price on his head, Sean Richardson is tasked to lead a deniable operation to hunt down and recruit an international model and spy. Moving across Asia Minor and Europe, Sean embarks on a dangerous journey tracking an Iranian spy ring who hold the keys to a set of consequences the British Intelligence Services would rather not entertain.

As Sean investigates deeper, he uncovers dark secrets from his past and a complex web of espionage spun from the hand of a global master spy. As he inches closer to the truth, the rules of the game change – and the nerve-wracking fate of many lives sits in his hands…….……..

Screenshot_20200227-093753Hearts and Diners | Joseph Reilly | Self Published
* Contemporary Romance
* Monday 23rd March to Sunday 5th April 2020
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

Heather Sand has always given 100% at doing the right thing; from being the perfect big sister to the girlfriend who wears a loving heart on both sleeves. After the passing of her father, a measuring stick for perfect, she’s met with the not so unexpected—a cheating boyfriend. Plucked from a wholesome little world into the abyss of a cold reality, Heather comes face to face with a man who wears confidence like cologne with tattoos to decorate his charisma. For the first time in her life she discovers in herself a deep shallowness laced with jealousy, lust, neediness and passion. With the closest one’s pleading that she has embraced a darkness that is her new found love, she learns that she must also be the angel on the shoulder to her mother, who only after six months of losing her husband has found “love” online. Struggling with that revelation while dealing with her own rocky relationship, Heather decides to do some snooping and just as she feared: her mother’s new romantic interest is bad news. The dilemma– Will Heather fend off her unrelenting inner demons or will she embrace the insecure love that makes her happy?

Everything To Lose coverEverything To Lose (A Lambeth Group Thriller) | Gordon Bickerstaff | Self Published
* Crime | Conspiracy | Suspense | Mystery
* Monday 8th June to Sunday 14th June
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

Scientists claim their new sports drug will boost the performance of every athlete in the world. The Lambeth Group send scientist, Gavin Shawlens, to investigate the claim.

The product is stolen, top athletes disappear, and the research team are unaware that their product has a dangerous side effect. Gavin must stop the sports drug launch before more people die.

When Gavin disappears – Zoe Tampsin searches frantically to find him before he becomes the next victim.

As if Zoe hasn’t got enough on her plate. Past events in Gavin’s life catch up with him. A powerful US general decides that Gavin must die to prevent exposure of a 60-year old secret capable of world-changing and power-shifting events.

The chase is on…

The Jansson Tapes COVER ebook March 2020The Jansson Tapes (A Terry Bell Mystery) | Colin Garrow | Self Published
* Crime | Mystery
* Monday 8th June to Sunday 14th June
* DIGITAL REVIEW ONLY blog tour
* To join this tour please email damppebbles@gmail.com

When a familiar leggy blonde slides onto the back seat of his cab with the offer of work, taxi-driver and amateur sleuth Terry Bell isn’t keen. However, compared to the tedium of driving a cab all day, the lure of another mystery is too strong to resist, and Terry agrees to help. Tracking down a missing writer and his tape recorder sounds simple enough, but the investigation takes a dangerous turn when the man’s body is found along with a sinister note, forcing Terry and sidekick Carol to go into hiding. Caught between a suspicious police inspector and the machinations of a mysterious hooded figure, can the wily investigator unravel the mystery before the killer strikes again?

A murder/mystery series set on England’s northeast coast, The Jansson Tapes is book #3 in the Terry Bell Mystery series.