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Friday, 5 February 2016

Detect a good offer!

If your reading preference is for crime, then this week’s Kindle offer from Crooked Cat Publishing is well worth considering.

There are three detective fiction books being promoted this week.

1) Bad Moon Rising
By Frances di Plino

This is the first in the DI Paolo Storey crime series. ‘Tense, fast-paced and gripping’. No less than 41 reviews on Amazon UK.

One more soul is safe. Brought up believing sex is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victims’ souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption. Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo’s personal and professional lives.

The D.I. Paolo Storey Crime Series:
Bad Moon Rising
Someday Never Comes
Call It Pretending
Looking For A Reason

2) A Limited Justice
By Catriona King

This is the first in the DCI Marc Craig series, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
With 29 Amazon reviews.

When a body is discovered at a petrol station, Belfast D.C.I. Marc Craig is called to investigate. Within a day, a second body is found. Then a third. This time, it’s personal. It’s someone he knows. With time against him, Craig desperately tries to piece the case together, but will he find the suspect before anyone else is killed?

DCI Marc Craig series
A Limited Justice
The Grass Tattoo
The Visitor
The Waiting Room
The Broken Shore
The Slowest Cut
The Coercion Key
The Careless Word
The History Suite

3) Spanish Eye
By Nik Morton

Featuring 22 cases from Leon Cazador, half-English, half-Spanish Private Eye, ‘in his own words’. 

Through the eyes of Leon Cazador, half-English, half-Spanish private investigator, we experience the human condition in many guises. This collection covers twenty two cases, some insightful, some humorous, and some tragic. The tales evoke tears and laughter, pleasure at the downfall of criminals, and anger at arrogant evil-doers. Overall, Morton’s deceptive easy-flowing style confirms universal values.

Sometimes, Cazador operates in disguise under several aliases, among them Carlos Ortiz Santos, a modern day Simon Templar; he is wholly against the ungodly and tries to hold back the encroaching night of unreason.

Cazador translated into English means hunter. In his adventurous life he has witnessed many travesties of justice; he is a man driven to hunt down felons of all kinds, to redress the balance of good against evil.

He combats drug-traffickers, grave robbers, al-Qaeda infiltrators, misguided terrorists and conmen. Dodgy Spanish developers and shady expat English face his wrath. Traders in human beings, stolen vehicles and endangered species meet their match. Kidnappers, crooked mayors and conniving Lotharios come within his orbit of ire.

“Prickly Pair” amusingly depicts a married couple who appear to serve others while merely serving themselves. “Night Fishing” is a sympathetic examination of a fisherman who risks all by bending the rules to give his blind wife Lucia a special gift. “Cry Wolf” illustrates that not everything is what it seems. “Off Plan” and “Lonely Hearts” are about folks guilty only of trust. “Grave Concerns” poignantly presents a terrible moral dilemma for a father and his daughter. “Pueblo Pride” is more about what the villagers may lose rather than what they can give. “Gone Missing” is an intriguing day-in-the-life tale, while “Inn Time” is a heartfelt plea for peace.

Leon Cazador fights injustice in all its forms and often metes out his own rough justice. It’s what he does.

Only 8 Amazon reviews?
‘…I experienced a myriad of emotions. I laughed, cried, and became incensed. I cheered and clapped, but most of all I felt a confirmation of universal values.’ – Elizabeth Sullivan, author

Spanish Eye is a marvellous collection of short stories linked by a common protagonist, the private investigator Leon Cazador. Yet, each story is unique in setting and plot, drawing on the author's remarkable breadth of knowledge and extraordinarily full life, spiced by a genuine loathing for evil and wrong-doing. We learn a great deal about the history, culture, lore, and landscape of Spain and meet a diverse cast of characters, as Cazador sees to it that a variety of miscreants, petty and grand, are appropriately done in. Mr. Morton is a gifted writer, a modern-day Aesop, only more complex, providing entertaining stories, each with a moral. You have no idea of the treat that is in store for you.’ – Charles D Ameringer, professor emeritus of Latin American history at Penn State University, author.

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