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Thursday 31 January 2013

‘Cold Feet’ by Karen Pullen

Published by Five Star Publishing,
January 2013.
ISBN: 978-1-4328-2637-6

Special Agent Stella Lavender works undercover. It’s fair to say that her job is stressful, she negotiates the purchase of drugs from paranoid drug dealers. So the opportunity to rest and enjoy an afternoon wedding with her grandmother Fern, is something of a respite from her challenging job.  Although sixty-two year old Fern is far from restful, being curvy, sexy and young at heart.

However, Stella’s restful afternoon is short-lived when she discovers the bride dead.   But the afternoon is not a total write-off as it appears that Fern has made a conquest.

Lieutenant Anselmo Morales takes over the investigation but seems keen to hear Stella’s views.  So who would kill Justine Bradley? Well the groom’s former girlfriend is obsessively stalking him, and it appears that Justine, although describes as an angel by the grieving groom, had actually no friends. But more disturbing is the appearance of Stella’s ex-finance Hogan Leith!

In Cold Feet, Karen Pullen draws the reader into a fascinating story that alternates between Stella’s life as a drug agent and her  investigation into who killed Justine, and why.  But when her undercover life crosses over into her personal life Stella knows that matters have taken a serious turn.  Can she unravel the complex situation and ensure that those she loves will not be hurt?
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes

Karen Pullen grew up in Riverton, New Jersey and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida when she was 16. In college she majored in math, also took a dozen courses in the English Department. Taught math for two years., the hardest most exhausting job in the world. She decided to train for a different job, and went back to school to earn a PhD in operations research. Five years later, she took a job with a systems engineering consulting firm in the Boston area. Married she moved to a small town in North Carolina where she opened a B & B.  Cold Feet is her first published book.

Monday 28 January 2013

‘Poisoned Pairings’ by Lesley A. Diehl

Published by Mainly Murder Press,
May 2012.
ISBN: 978-0-9836823-5-6

It’s always interesting to learn something new and ‘fracking’ was certainly a new one on me. To the brewers in Butternut Valley the threat of a hydraulic fracturing technique to extract gas from underground by shattering shale was a very real threat. 
Hera Knightsbridge and her many of her fellow microbrewers fear it will pollute the water, their most precious ingredient, as well as destroy the beauty of the valley.

To add to her worries on the eve of the big pairing event a student taking part is found dead in Hera’s brewery. Contacting Evan Risley who was in charge of the students but was unaccountable not present that evening far from being apologetic informs Hera that he has been in touch with the Dean of the College and the pairings event may be cancelled.

Confident that the Assistant Deputy Sheriff Jake Ryan, who is also Hera’s lover, will get to the bottom of the murder, Hera is aghast when Jake is then called away, and things for Hera go from bad to worse.  With business problems and family secrets, Hera is beset on all sides.  Although the arrival in town of an attractive guy who is opening a restaurant specializing in Tuscan food, may take Hera’s mind off her absent lover.

Apart from being a good mystery that kept me guessing I enjoyed learning about pairing.  I am a wine drinker and have never drunk beer, but such is the power of the storyteller that I found myself longing for a beer, and I enjoyed the references to different foods being paired with beers.

The cast of characters of Libertyville are well-fleshed out, and I see that this book is a sequel to A Deadly Draught which I now must read.  But I do so hope that there will be more books featuring Hera Knightsbridge.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes

Lesley A. Diehl  retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York.  In the winter she migrates to old Florida--cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office.  Back north, she devotes her afternoons to writing and, when the sun sets, relaxing on the bank of her trout stream, sipping tea or a local microbrew.

Sunday 27 January 2013

‘Cold Death’ by Michael Fowler

Published by Caffeine Nights, 2012.
ISBN 978-1-907565-28-1

This novel is the second in the series featuring Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr and Detective Constable Grace Marshall of the South Yorkshire Police, the first being Heart of the Demon, reviewed in Mystery People December 2012. It also involves Hunter’s father, originally from Glasgow, who moved to Yorkshire with his wife many years before.

It begins in 1971 in Glasgow’s East End with the brutal murder of a young mother and her daughter by three gangsters. It then moves in time and place to 2008 and Yorkshire where Hunter, on holiday with his wife, witnesses a violent argument involving his father which is shortly followed by a violent road-rage incident in which Hunter’s father and mother are seriously injured and hospitalised. Hunter’s father is not forthcoming about the incident. Meanwhile Grace is called to a lake where the body of a young Asian woman has been found; she has been murdered. Hunter leads the investigation on this case as his team try and establish who she is and who might have been involved in her death. But at the same time, it seems that the three gangsters have now, after many years, come together and are on a killing spree; three retired detectives are murdered and events are moving closer and closer to Hunter’s father. But why? What is the connection? Hunter is inevitably drawn into this situation so that Grace finds herself bearing much of the responsibility for the investigation into the death of the murdered woman.

The author is a retired police inspector with extensive experience in CID and the Vice and Drugs Squads. It is this experience which provides Cold Night with its most outstanding feature, the strong sense of authenticity. Details of police and forensic procedures are meticulously described and anyone who wants to know how such situations are investigated will find this book most instructive. However, there seems to have been a problem with proof-reading, particularly with regard to commas; perhaps in Hunter’s and Grace’s next investigation the author and the publishers will sort the problem out.
Reviewer: Radmila May

Michael Fowler was born in 1957, in Rotherham, and grew up in the once industrial heartland of South Yorkshire where he still lives with his wife and two sons.  He served as a police officer for thirty-two years, both in uniform and in plain clothes, working in CID, Vice Squad and Drug Squad, and retired in 2006 in the rank of Inspector, finishing his career in charge of a busy CID department. He now writes and paints full-time.

Friday 25 January 2013

‘The Disciple of Las Vegas’ by Ian Hamilton

Published by Sphere,
7 November 2012.
ISBN: 978-1-84744-504-9

Ava  Lee is a forensic accountant - she tracks money owed to people who have advanced money in good faith, but then found that the recipients have reneged on their commitments.

Her partner is her elderly Hong Kong based ‘Uncle’.  In this adventure Uncle is not that comfortable with working for Tommy Ordonez, the richest man in the Philippines, but having heard the facts and realising how much money it will mean if she is successful Ava says she will take the job. The story is that Tommy’s brother has messed up big time and lost $50 million. The reputation of Tommy Ordonez is on the line, which is what is worrying uncle, as loss of face could mean trouble for Ava. 

Ava tracks the money and discovers an illegal gambling ring. But tracking the money was the easy part. Now can she get it back?

To complicate her job, an old target of Ava’s is bent on revenge and a contract has been put out on her.  But tracking Ava isn’t easy, for as she tracks the money she moves from country to country. But can she outwit the contract?

Fascinating, brilliant, and compelling this is one of those books once started you cannot put down. Not to be missed. I just can’t wait for the next one.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
It was a life-threatening health scare that prompted Ian Hamilton to write his first in the series of captivating Ava Lee novels. Just two days out of hospital and recovering from surgery, Ian sat down at his computer. The name ‘Ava Lee’ came to him and the first chapter was quickly written. A few short weeks later, the first Ava Lee novel was completed. Ian is not a stranger to the literary world. He began his career as a journalist and wrote a non-fiction book in 1968, The Children’s Crusade, which was a Canadian Book-of-the-Month selection. He has written for several magazines and newspapers in Canada and the U.S., including Maclean’s, Boston Magazine, Saturday Night, the Regina Leader-Post, the Calgary Albertan, and the Calgary Herald. He has been a senior executive with the federal government, and as worked internationally as a diplomat and businessman. Although there are 40 years between books, Ian never lost his passion for writing. The years he spent travelling the world on business, spending countless hours on planes and hotels, became important influences on his writing, providing personal insights into the world of business and into the many people, places and cultures Ava Lee encounters. His inspiration for the Ava Lee series did not end when the first book was complete. About half way through writing the first book, an idea for the second book came to Ian and he built it into the plot of the first. He began writing the second book the day after the first book was finished. The same is true for the third and fourth books. Within eight months, all four books were complete. Ian secured a four-book deal from his publisher before the last two books were even read by the publisher. International rights have been sold into the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Germany and worldwide Spanish and French rights. Ian is currently working on the continuation of the Ava Lee series and has already completed books 5 and 6.
Ian lives in Burlington, Ontario with his wife Lorraine. He has four children and seven grandchildren.

Thursday 24 January 2013

‘Killing the Emperors’ by Ruth Dudley Edwards

Published in the UK by Allison and Busby,
November 2012.
ISBN: 9781590586389

This is the latest in the hilarious satirical series featuring the Baroness Troutbeck. In this series, Dudley-Edwards, through the eyes and voice of the wonderful Baroness Troutbeck, takes an amusing swipe at different establishments.  Killing the Emperors  takes on the world of modern art, and points a finger in the direction of the likes of Damien Hurst and Tracey Emin. Someone out there, namely the Russian billionaire, and art lover, Oleg Sarkosky doesn’t like this one little bit, so he has Troutbeck kidnapped, along with others who are high up in the art world. The victims are then kept Big Brother style by their captive- and here the fun and games continue. Meanwhile the Baroness’s side-kick, Robert Amiss has discovered her missing and is working with the police to find them. But will he succeed before the body count starts mounting? Enter the SAS.
Dudley Edwards is a master of satirical comedy writing. The Baroness Troutbeck is a wonderful invention and as a central character provides most of the humour. She is both classy and classless. I would love to see her in a cinematic form. As I laughed my way through this story, I thought either Joanna Lumley or Alison Steadman would be a perfect choice to bring her to life. This hilarious series, that points its funny finger at a corner of society, comes highly recommended, they are all very entertaining , and this is one of her best.
Reviewer: Linda Regan

Ruth Dudley Edwards has been a teacher, marketing executive and civil servant and is a prize-winning biographer as well as an historian, journalist and broadcaster.  The targets of her satirical crime novels include the civil service, gentlemen’s clubs, a Cambridge college, the House of Lords, the Church of England, publishing, literary prizes and politically-correct Americans. In 2008 she won the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award for Murdering Americans.

Linda Regan is the author of six police procedural crime novels. She is also an actress. She holds a Masters degree in critical writing and journalism, and writes a regular column, including book reviews, for three magazines. She also presents the book-club spot on BBC Radio Kent. She is an avid reader, and welcomes the chance to read new

Tuesday 22 January 2013

‘Get Rich Quick’ by Peter Doyle

Published by Dark Passage,
ISBN 978-1-891241-24-6

This novel features the exploits of Billy Glasheen, a small-time hustler and would-be music impresario in Sydney in the 1950s at a time when the city was controlled by an ‘unholy trinity of crooks, bent cops and politicians on the make.’ It begins with the murder in 1952 of Charlie Furner, an enforcer for one of Sydney’s biggest criminals, for which Ray Waters, the toughest and most corrupt cop in the Sydney police force, attempts to frame Billy, and ends in 1957 with the unmasking of Furner’s killer. But most of the book is about the Sydney scene in the years between with Billy’s dodging and diving as he becomes involved with right-wing Croatian gangs backed by some Australian politicians and shadowy US influences, jewellery heists and the changing music scene of the time, although Waters is a murky presence.

Get Rich Quick is very well-written, the author teaching writing at Macquarie University, Sydney. It richly deserved the Ned Kelly Award for First Crime Novel which it received on first publication in 1996. Billy is sharp and clever, an entertaining and attractive character full of schemes which never quite come off. I wonder if the title is actually ironic - Billy might have become richer quicker and with less trouble if he had taken up, say, tax consultancy or investment advising. But then he would never have gone on tour with Little Richard and Eddie Cochrane so perhaps he, and we, are better off after all.
Reviewer: Radmila May
Other books by Peter Doyle: The Devil’s Jump, City of Shadows, Amaze Your Friends and Crooks Like Us

Peter Doyle was born in Maroubra, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He worked as a taxi driver, -musician, and teacher before writing Get Rich Quick, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel in 1997. Its sequel, Amaze Your Friends, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel in 1998, followed in 2001 by The Devil’s Jump, the third book in Doyle’s Billy Glasheen series. Doyle lives in Newtown, where he divides his time between writing and teaching. He is also a part-time curator at Sydney’s Justice and Police Museum.

Monday 21 January 2013

‘The Panther’ by Nelson Demille

Published by Sphere,
November 2012. 
ISBN: 978-1-84744-147-8

FBI agents John Corey and his wife Kate are assigned to Yemen to track down a high ranking Al Quaeda operative who is thought to be the mastermind behind several deaths, including the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen several years before.  The terrorist operates under the title “the Panther” and John and Kate are ostensibly sent out to hunt and capture him, but John knows that this is only a front for an assassination operation.

He and his wife set forth, though it is felt under slight duress on his part as he has been to the Yemen before and knows that it will not be an easy job.  The sensitive political issues within the country mean that John and Kate don’t even know who their enemies are and even their friends (the CIA for example) can be dangerous.  Finding out who is on their side proves the challenge and John, well versed in the forked tongues of international conspiracy, is constantly questioning who to trust.

There is intrigue, double dealing, bangs and crashes and a little bit of romance and humour in the narrative which serves the storyline well. 

This book is over 600 pages long and whilst it is full of details about the Middle Eastern conflict, which could have been more lightly covered, it is not slow or in any way a chore to read.  The characters (especially that of John Corey, whose inner monologue is mostly entertaining if occasionally overdone) are quite nicely drawn in the writing and even the terrorists are not as two dimensional as is regularly the case for a thriller of this type. 

Blockbuster in size, but more intelligent in depth and storyline than is normal for this genre, this is a storming read and quite exhausting.  The narrative picks up pace in the last quarter and gallops towards a satisfying but still nicely open ending.  A good read, but, this is a heavy tome to carry around. 
Reviewer: Amanda Brown

Nelson Demille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943. He moved as a child with his family to Long Island. In high school, he played football and ran track. He spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.  Returning to the States he went back to Hofstra University where he received his degree in Political Science and History. He has three children, Lauren, Alexander, and James, and still lives on Long Island. DeMille's earlier books were NYPD detective novels. His first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978 and is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of The Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa. He holds three honorary doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College. He is the author of: By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General's Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Gate House, The Lion and The Panther. He also co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers.

Sunday 20 January 2013

Memory of Bones by Alex Connor

Published by Quercus,
15 November 2012.
ISBN: 978-0-85738-962-6

When Leon Golding comes into possession of the ‘long lost skull’ of  Spain’s most famous artist Francisco Goya, he is ecstatic.  Leon has devoted his life to solving the meaning of Goya’s black paintings.  Now his patience will be rewarded and the art world will finally recognise the name of Leon Golding.   His brother Ben, a
reconstructive plastic surgeon at the Whitechapel Hospital in London, worries that maybe Ben is heading for another breakdown, or not taking his medication.

Unfortunately, in Leon’s excitement at getting the skull authenticated, the news has leaked out, and alerted some very rich and powerful collectors who will stop at nothing- not even murder - to own this most prized piece of art history.

Alex Connor paints a grim picture of the ruthlessness of collectors in the art world.  With the skull recognised as a money spinner, even those who can’t afford it jostle to become a middle man for they foresee big commissions for the one in a negotiating position.  But they haven’t reckoned on death. This skull has been missing for nearly two centuries it certainly now has some adventures as the Golding brothers try to keep it out of reach of obsessed collectors and the head of the powerful Ortega family.

With well-fleshed out characters, Alex Connor weaves a gripping tale of greed, deception and murder.  Culminating in a marvelously satisfying twist, this book is highly recommended.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes  
There  are two earlier books The Rembrandt Secret and  A Legacy of Death

Alex Connor is an art historian and working artist.  Her interest in painting and art history has now sparked her interest in writing thrillers set in the art world. The first was The Rembrandt Secret about Rembrandt; the second has just been published, Legacy of Blood, is about Hogarth, and the third is to be published in August 2012 about Goya. Alex first started painting and writing after she was stalked and beaten up. During her convalescence she studied hard, and finally reached the point where she was able to write about all her passions, bringing in her insider knowledge. In order to get into the mind set of the artist about which she is writing Alex paints one of their pictures. She painted Rembrandt’s Old Woman, when she was writing The Rembrandt Secret, and did a copy of Hogarth’s Self Portrait when she was writing Legacy of Blood.

Alex has talked on TV and Radio about many facts that are new to the public. She was a presenter on This Morning for a strand called PAST MASTERS which was based on her non fiction book on art The Wrong Side of the Canvas which was published in UK and USA about artists’ lives.   For more details about Alex visit her web site

Saturday 19 January 2013

‘The Black Box’ by Michael Connelly

Published by Orion,
29 November 2012.
ISBN: 978-1-4091-3431-2

Michael Connelly is well know for his Harry Bosch books, cleverly crafted and always introducing not only contemporary elements of life in Los Angeles, but also bringing in some of its more disreputable past.  This book is no exception.  In The Black Box, Bosch is investigating a 20 year old murder which happened on his watch, as he sees it.  A Dutch reporter was shot during the post Rodney King riots and Bosch wants to clear the case as it has bugged him since dropping it and moving on.

This is a slow burn book and the first few chapters are really set in play to start the story off and also to place Harry in his new department which is the cold case department.  Run by a boss more interested in politics and solve numbers than the humanity of the cases that his department is solving, Harry gets on his bad side and finds himself not only trying to solve a case embedded in historical events, but also trying to work round political routines and an internal investigation.

Whilst the first few chapters were quite slow and evenly paced the book picks up and starts to accelerate towards the end.  This means that you get more and more caught up in the narrative till it is quite hard to put the book down and do real things like work or sleep! 

Definitely a good read and with some thoughtful comments on the situation in Los Angeles in the aftermath of the riots and the political correctness which inevitably followed. Once again another Harry Bosch to keep you entertained through the dark evenings, though as with his other novels, not a comfortable read.  Absorbing and recommended.
Reviewer: Amanda Brown
Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing - a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews. After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written. After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly's books have been translated in 31 languages and have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Dilys, Nero, Barry, Audie, Ridley, Maltese Falcon (Japan), .38 Caliber (France), Grand Prix (France), and Premio Bancarella (Italy) awards.
Michael lives with his family in Florida.

Friday 18 January 2013

Sheila Quigley chatting with Lizzie Hayes

Sheila Quigley was born in Sunderland in 1947 and has lived and worked in the north east all of her life.
After many jobs that included working as a presser in Hepworths tailoring factory, picking potatoes and selling frozen food door to door, she found her true calling as an author.
Sheila became a national news story when Random House acquired her first novel, with major coverage throughout the press and television.
A documentary about Sheila and the making of
Run for Home was broadcast on BBC1

Sheila lived on the Homelands Estate in Houghton-le-Spring near Sunderland opposite a field which became the fictional location of the council housing estate in her Seahills books.

Q Sheila, The Final Countdown, the last installment in your trilogy based around Holy island, has just been released. Please tell us about it and your inspiration for the trilogy?
A Hello Lizzie.
The Final Countdown brings everyone together and ties up most of the loose ends. There is not a
lot I can say without giving too much away. One thing, I have a sneaky feeling we have not heard the last of the Holy Island lot.

Q One of the most endearing characters in the trilogy is Smiler, a psychic street kid. You write so convincingly of his powers, I wonder if you’ve personally experienced anything paranormal?
A Hmm, life is strange and yes I’ve had a few unexplainable happenings in my life. All I can say is it’s best to keep an open mind. As they say in these parts, a closed mind learns nowt.

Q Prior to the DI Mike Yorke trilogy you wrote several books featuring DI Lorraine Hunt. What prompted the change to a male protagonist? And will there be more DI Lorraine Hunt books?
A I had just started the first chapter of Stand By Me, the sixth Seahills book, when I woke up the next morning with Smiler, Aunt May and Mike Yorke fully developed in my head and their combined voices shouted louder than the Seahills lot that I just had to tell their story. Which I thoroughly enjoyed doing.

Q You first book was published when you were in your early fifties.  Did you come to writing late, or have you always wanted to write?
A I wrote my first story when I was 11 years old. It was actually a screen play. I started sending work off when I was in my twenties and it kept on coming right back. So after 30 years I decided to again write a screen play, a comedy drama set in the north east. The day it arrived on the agent’s desk he phoned me and said, This is brilliant but would you write a crime novel set in the North East.
Would I !
I went straight to my type writer with no idea what to write when Run For Home by Lindisfarne came on the radio. That was it. A fantastic title. And the story flowed from there.

Q I read on one site that  ‘Sheila Quigley is the north east's most popular crime writer. Rising to fame in 2001 through a fiercely contested auction for her first 2 books, Run for Home & Bad Moon Rising.’  How did you first get published and what was the auction?
A It was actually 2003 Lizzie. My agent phoned me a week after I had sent the finished Run For Home to him and said the book is going out. I was a bundle of nail chewing nerves. Eight publishing  houses offered deals and I got to know at 2.30 that day that Random house had snapped the rights up.

Q How amazing. So how did the documentary on Run For Home come about?
A  About 2 days after all the publicity I got a phone call from documentary maker Chris Terrill. I had no idea who he was and - slightly shocked that anyone would want to -  turned down    his offer to do a documentary about me. Five minutes later the agent was on the phone.
OK Ok I said, still wondering what I had let myself in for. But it turned out to be a brilliant year, Chris was fantastic and we all had a great time. I still remember him saying that there was so much footage on the cutting room floor because it was not supposed to be a comedy.

Q Do you have a regular writing day?
Every day is a writing day. As soon as I’ve fed me and the dogs, that’s it, I’m writing, with of course the usual breaks for life. My car is known as Mam’s taxi, Nana’s taxi, and any bugger else want a lift.

Q. When starting a new book do you always have a clear view of how the book will work out, or does it grow organically as you write?
A I have no idea what is going to happen and that’s the way I like it, I enjoy finding new things about my characters as much as my readers do.

Q When embarking on a new book what area of the book challenges you the most?  And  do you have a favourite part of the writing process?
Probably wondering who can get away with murder the longest. And love all of the process, especially when something you never planned just drops right into place.

Q With The Final Countdown being the last installment in the trilogy, will we be seeing any more of DI Mike Yorke? Or something completely different? What’s next, Sheila?
A Never say never, so many people want to know more of Smiler and the rest of them. But I’m definitely back to the Seahills for the next book Stand By Me.

Thank you so much, Sheila for taking the time to talk to us. I look forward to reading The Final Countdown.
Thank you very much for having me Lizzie, and may I wish you and your readers all the best for the new year x.

For more information about Sheila visit her web site

Books By Sheila Quigley

· Run for Home (2004) DI Lorraine Hunt
· Bad Moon Rising (2005) DI Lorraine Hunt
· Living on a Prayer (2006) DI Lorraine Hunt
· Every Breath You Take (2007) DI Lorraine Hunt, 
· Hungry Eyes (short story) (2008)
· Black Betty (short story) (2009)
· The Road to Hell (2009)   DI Lorraine Hunt
· Torn in My Side DI Mike Yorke
· Nowhere Man DI Mike Yorke
   The Final Countdown DI Mike Yorke