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*BLOG TOUR* Blue Murder – Mark. L. Fowler ★★★★★

Blurb; Fame. Fortune. Murder.

Johnny and the Swamp Seeds are on the cusp of success when singer Johnny Richards goes missing. The body of a young man is found in the local canal.

But the dead man is not Johnny Richards.

DCI Jim Tyler leads the investigation into the brutal murder of Adam Lane, ex band member and friend of Richards since schooldays. Is the disappearance related? Is Richards alive or dead? Was he responsible for the death of his friend?

DS Danny Mills has concerns for DCI Tyler. The demons from Tyler’s past have caught up with him, threatening to tip him over the edge. Meanwhile, news of the singer’s disappearance has gone viral, sending the band to the top of the charts and turning a national spotlight on the case. Tyler is under immense pressure and Mills can see the cracks spreading.

Will Tyler and Mills find out what happened to Johnny Richards, and who killed Adam Lane – or is catastrophe looming for the stricken detective?

My Review; Blue Murder is book two in the Tyler and Mills series. After reading and enjoying Red is the Colour this was a must read for me. It can be read as a standalone. Cleverly written with an outcome I did not expect at all. Gripping. Thrilling. Brilliant.

That first chapter is bound to intrigue and pull the reader straight into the story, a real grabber of a chapter! I was hooked. Blue Murder is a fast paced, easy to read thriller. A real page turner that can easily be read in one sitting. I am absolutely loving this series! An author to keep your eye on. A well deserved five stars, highly recommend. I look forward to reading the next book.

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Detective · drama · mystery · suspense

*BLOG TOUR* Red is the Colour – Mark Fowler ★★★★★

Bullying. Corruption. Murder.

It is the summer of 2002. The corpse of a 15 year old boy, missing for thirty years, is discovered in Stoke-on-Trent. The city is on the cusp of change and Chief Superintendent Berkins wants the case solved quickly.

DCI Jim Tyler has arrived from London under a cloud, moving to Staffordshire to escape his past. He is teamed up with DS Danny Mills to investigate the case, but there is tension between the detectives.

When the dead boy’s sister comes forward, describing a bright, solitary child, she points a finger at the school bullies. Important careers may be at stake.
Then one of the bullies is found brutally murdered.

As Tyler and Mills dig deeper they start to suspect a cover-up.
What is the connection between the death of a schoolboy in 1972 and this latest killing?

With the pressure building, and the past catching up with DCI Tyler, will he and DS Mills be able to put aside their differences in order to catch a cold-blooded killer?

My Review:
What a brilliant start to an upcoming series that features DCI Tyler and DS Mills. I enjoyed reading this one, hooked from the first chapter. Red is the Colour is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters. I loved how this story focused on the subject of bullying. Bullying has and always will be around but can lead to drastic consequences. This book contains plenty of unsuspecting twists and turns throughout. It is one of those stories that goes AHH! That’s why it’s called that. I must also admit I did not see the outcome at all. SHOCKING… I would highly recommend this story to you all, I awarded a well deserved five stars and cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this new series to indulge in and see what lies ahead for these characters.

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