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January 7th, 2020 by Melanie3101

The second in the exciting Mark Noble space adventure series, Moonstruck was edited last week (the first novel of 2020!) and is now available for pre-order.

Moonstruck is the second of the Mark Noble space adventures. Reading Moonscape first is strongly advised.

After the frantic escape from the moon at the end of Moonscape, Mark has only just recovered when he discovers that the United States, together with the Chinese and Russians, are planning an invasion of Moonbase, and they want him to command it.

Penny, an old flame of Mark’s, is on the mission and this infuriates wife Linda, who has been grounded. Twenty-six others form the crew. Not only is it the biggest space expedition in history, but it also represents the most people ever to have been on the moon at the same time, and the most manned spacecraft in orbit too. Can Mark control the fourteen strong military contingent? As the story develops, he realises that he does not have as much authority as he believed.

Once again, Harmsworth has combined hard science fiction together with a fanciful, yet plausible story with totally convincing characters.

If Mark has international cooperation and support, how could anything go wrong? Surely a single offensive should be enough? No! The vicious mid-story plot-twist changes everything.

Find out what happens in Moonstruck—launch date 1st February 2020—available for pre-order now.

Moonstruck – Tony Harmsworth

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January 6th, 2020 by Melanie3101

Edited in July, this first in a new series by Louise Broderick is now available for pre-order.

When Mia’s father commits suicide, it is the conclusion of a killing spree which ended the lives of ten young women.
His death marks a new beginning for eight year old Mia. She is adopted by the well to do Lewis family and grows up surrounded by love and security. Fifteen years later a visit from the police shatters their world. More of her father’s victims have been found, amongst them the body of Mia’s mother. The woman Mia thought had abandoned her had been killed by the man she loved and trusted.
As the fragile foundations of her life crumble around her Mia begins to discover the painful reality of her childhood. Is she the product of the family who nurtured her, or of the blood-soaked genes she carries?

After – Louise Broderick

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January 5th, 2020 by Melanie3101

This wonderfully quirky series continues with a second instalment, edited at the end of October and is now available for pre-order.

Another hilarious and quirky mystery from Zach J Brodsky.

Bob Lowe’s pipe dream to become a slick private investigator working the streets of Bangkok is becoming a reality; he’s fast becoming the go-to guy for bizarre cases.

When the police are suspicious about a series of expat deaths, they turn to Bob to do what he does best – go undercover with a drink in a bar. His translator, friend and investigative assistant Pat, continues to quietly prove the brains behind the organisation as Bob tries to solve a unique paternity test and help young go-go dancer Tum get his mojo back in the Bangkok nightlife scene.

Life is very much on an upward trajectory for the bumbling Brit and he even reveals his softer side as he looks to repair fading friendships. Another bizarre and quirky mystery with a large slice of humour and some heart-warming moments. The second in the Bob Lowe Investigation series.

The Bizarre Case of the Suicide Killer – Zach J. Brodsky

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January 3rd, 2020 by Melanie3101

An amazing and incredibly busy year, for which I owe many thanks to the wonderful authors with whom I’ve worked.  An enormous variety of eighty-eight novels (almost six million words) have kept me entertained with romance, thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, young adult, time travel, historical, memoirs, detective and mystery stories throughout 2019.

I wish all the authors with whom I’ve worked this year a wonderful 2020 and look forward to working with you again this year, as well as the new authors who’ve already booked for the year ahead.

It’s impossible to name everyone here, but some indication of the diversity of the work can be seen from the covers below.

The Door



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December 31st, 2019 by Melanie3101

Edited immediately prior to Christmas, the latest in the crime thriller series featuring Harry McNeil is now available.

A killer on the rampage. A detective standing in his way…

As a winter storm covers the city, the frozen corpse of a female is found inside a pile of snow outside Hector Mann’s house. There’s no identity on her, but Hector recognises her. She’s a woman from his past.

DCI Harry McNeil is called in with his team to start the investigation but right from the start, things don’t add up. Does Mann know more than he’s letting on?

DCI Jimmy Dunbar is sent through from Glasgow to join the investigation. They have a cold case murder from two years ago very similar to this one. Coincidence, or more? What is the connection between that murder and this one?

Harry is brought in for questioning by his old department, Professional Standards. His ex-girlfriend is being stalked and she’s pointing the finger at Harry. Suddenly things are not looking good for him.

Harry not only needs to track down a vicious serial killer but somebody who is intent on bringing him to his knees.

Can he catch a killer before his life is not only turned upside down, but ended? As time is running out, Harry is racing against the clock to stop one of the most frightening and lethal killers he’s ever dealt with.

Dead Before You Die – John Carson

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