Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
As you might have gathered from how quickly I devoured & enjoyed blogging my ruminations over the Kay Hunter series last year – you might have also noticed I’ve become quite intrigued by Clare Chase’s new series whilst I still wickedly adore my beloved crime dramas & Cosy Historical Mysteries such as the Hiro Hattori novels, the Marjorie Trumaine Mysteries, the Samuel Craddock Mysteries, the Anna Blanc series and most recently, happily explored the Discreet Retrieval Agency much to my bookish heart’s delight. I should also mention I love the stories of Richard Storry who is in a class of his own as he writes very uniquely spun novels of Suspense.
This is an abridged list of my *favourites* whilst I should mention – this Spring on Jorie Loves A Story is going to be centred on Crime Fiction as I am continuing to read my favourites, seeking out new authors I’ve not yet had the chance to read and finding a measure of mirth in finding which novelists out there are writing the dramatic stories I love most out of this niche of literature.
When it comes to Contemporary voices in Crime Fiction – I have the tendency to lean harder on reading #LoveINSPIRED Suspense novels as I know I can *handle!* the content without having to worry about what I might find inside – which is why it is not often I find a new Contemporary Thriller I gravitate towards and why having found the Kay Hunter series, the Tara ThropeMysteries and now, the writings of Clare Gray are making me smile as I am finding there are some authors writing Contemporary Thrillers (outside of INSPY) of whom I can latch onto and find perhaps my next wicked good read!
This is why when Sapere Books mentioned this particular author was going on a blog tour, I couldn’t wait to spotlight her debut novel & ask her curiously pertinent questions regarding her debut release! Sapere Books is a new UK publisher I have discovered who is publishing quite a large collection of Crime Fiction – most of which I am actively seeking through my local library and am hopeful I can start reading some of their titles this Spring.
I am also quite aware of the fact they are also publishing stories within my particular genres of interest – from Women’s Fiction to Historical Fiction – I just decided to focus on their Crime novels first and then explore their catalogue of offerings in the other genres which speak to me the most!
Ahead of that bookish joy – today I am celebrating the publishing debut of Clare Gray!
Running in Circles
Subtitle: An international mystery with a heart-stopping twist!
by Claire Gray
You can’t outrun murder…
When Lucy Lewis landed herself a reporting job on an idyllic Thai island, she thought she’d found paradise.
But one day her dream turns into a nightmare…
A bomb goes off outside her hostel and there is more than one fatality.
Although the local paper she works for is mainly a tourist guide, the phone is soon ringing off the hook with people desperate to hear news of their loved ones.
Together with her editor, Steve Boyd, Lucy finds herself drawn into the investigation.
And things become more complicated when the dead body of someone connected to the paper washes up on the shore.
Was the bomb planted by terrorists? Are the two incidents connected?
Lucy finds herself running in circles as she desperately searches for the key to the mystery…
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Published by Sapere Books
on 26th December, 2018
Formats available: Trade Paperback and Ebook
This kicks off the Lucy Lewis Thriller series!
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