#Blog Tour | FAIRY ROCK: A CRIME NOVEL IN VERSE by Stephen Watt @StephenWattSpit (September 21st 2019) @RedSquirrelPres @LoveBooksGroup

Thank you very much to Kelly @ Love Books Group and Stephen Watt for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


In 2017 Andrew Smith, then Director, now Chair of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, came up with a dynamic idea to run a Twitter campaign inviting poets to pitch an idea and the winner would have a poetry pamphlet published by the SWC’s publisher partner, Red Squirrel Press. Poet, critic, essayist, editor, designer and typesetter Gerry Cambridge, poet Sheila Templeton, writer, musician and Editor of both Postbox Press (the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press) and Postbox International Short Story Magazine, Colin Will, and myself took part in a panel at the SWC, ‘How to get published’ in October 2017. Andrew received many entries, a shortlist was drawn up, Stephen Watt subsequently won and persuaded me to publish a full-length collection.

— Sheila Wakefield, Founding Editor, Red Squirrel Press

Glasgow is correctly lauded for its wonderful characters and hospitality but at the turn of the Millennium it was dubbed the ‘Murder Capital of Europe’ with sectarian divisions and organised crime rife in the city. Four of its natives have been raised around the city’s Bridgeton area, cultivated by its ill-omened beliefs, and now have to separately find a way to subsist. But one crime family firmly believes in the tradition of torture and a novel way of disposing of its detractors. Who will emerge smelling of roses—or end up pushing the roses up from the earth below?

‘This is crime fiction in the raw. So noir that even the white bits are black. Stephen Watt’s verse brilliantly reclaims crime writing for the streets in a visceral, eye-watering yet poignant social commentary that knows its mark and hits like a kick in the stanes or a smack in the gub. Never mess with poets.’

— Craig Robertson, Crime author


Not being much of a poetry reader when the opportunity appeared to read a crime novel in verse I jumped at the chance to read something different and I was not disappointed.

This is a dark and gritty story that is set in the underbelly of Glasgow. I found this to be a very well written story especially as it was written in verse. I hope this will be turned into an audiobook as I do enjoy verses being read.

If you want something different from your crime thrillers, please pick up this book.


Author Bio:

Stephen Watt was born in the Vale of Leven in 1979. His awards include first prize in the Poetry Rivals Slam, the StAnza International Digital Poetry Slam, and the Tartan Treasures award. Notable collections which he has curated include the Joe Strummer Foundation collection Ashes To Activists (2018) and the James Watt bicentenary booklet Horsepower (2019). He is Dumbarton Football Club’s Poet-in-Residence and was appointed the Makar for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) in 2019. He lives in Dumbarton with his wife Keriann and pug Beanz.

You can buy Fairy Rock from the publisher Red Squirrel Press


#BlogTour | #BookReview | CRAZY-ASS STORIES FOR CRAZY-ASS PEOPLE by Andy Rausch @writerrausch1 (March 25th 2019) @BlackthornTours

Thank you very much to Henry @ Blackthorn Tours and Andy Rausch for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


This quirky collection of short stories (and one novella) by Andy Rausch contains something for readers of every stripe. Rausch touches on a variety of genres, including horror, comedy, crime, and even Western, but every story features his unique, offbeat wit, superb writing, and razor-sharp dialogue, all delivered from a decidedly off-kilter perspective. His work has been praised by the likes of Cape Fear screenwriter Wesley Strick and Fort Apache the Bronx author Heywood Gould. Author Peter Leonard once compared his writing style to that of his father, Elmore Leonard. Storylines include a naive little boy mistaking a burglar for Santa Claus, bumbling white supremacists attempting to resurrect the dead body of Adolf Hitler, a man who develops an unexplainable craving for the taste of human flesh, a would-be author summoning the spirit of dead novelist Charles Bukowski to assist him writing, a showdown between legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and a deadly serial killer on the dusty streets of Tombstone, and many more. So ask yourself: are you a little bit crazy, and if so, are you up to the task of reading these twenty-two wild and crazy tales of darkness, wackiness, and outright debauchery?


This is a brilliant collection of short stories, based in a variety of places; cities, to sea to space, with no two stories alike. Genres that you would not expect appear in this wacky collection of short stories.  Just as I thought I had an idea of the plotline, it turns into a crazy-ass story.

As well as the short stories I did enjoy reading the origins of each of them, This is my first book by Andy Rausch but definitely will not be the last. I already have a new list for my TBR!

If you want a unique collection of dark and quirky stories this crazy-ass collection is definitely for you

Author Bio:

Andy Rausch has written nearly forty books, including fiction and nonfiction. (His nonfiction appears under the name Andrew J. Rausch). His fiction titles include The Suicide Game, Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties, and Bloody Sheets, which has been optioned for film.

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#BlogTour | #BookReview | The Devils Apprentice (The Great Devil War #1) by Kenneth B Anderson @K_B_Andersen (October 8th 2018) @LoveBooksGroup @LoveBooksTours


Multi-award winning series, published in more than 10 countries, movie rights optioned!

Welcome to a world like no other!

Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy.

Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training Philip in the ways of evil. Philip is terrible at being bad, but when he falls in love with the she-devil Satina and experiences the powerful forces of love and jealousy, the task becomes much easier.

Philip finds both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld–but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne?

The Great Devil War is a gripping and humorous tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective, making the reader laugh and think. It’s filled with biblical and historical characters and set in a world beyond your wildest dreams. Or nightmares …  


I do enjoy a good YA book and when the opportunity to read and review as part of a blog tour arrived I jumped at the chance.

Philip who is a very good boy, but finds he is sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. Unfortunately they have been sent the wrong boy.  Lucifer, the Devil is dying so finds he has no choice but to try and convert the angelic Philip into a devil. 

I found this to be a fun and engaging story. With a wealth of characters I enjoyed reading about the dilemmas that Philip was faced with and the troubles Lucifer had trying to turn Philip bad.

Will Philip succumb to the darkness? 


Author Bio:

I was born in Denmark on a dark and stormy night in November 1976. I began writing when I was a teenager. My first book was a really awful horror novel titled Nidhug’s Slaves. It didn’t get published. Luckily. 

During the next 7 years, I wrote nearly 20 novels–all of which were rejected–while working as a school teacher. The rest of the time I spent writing.

In 2000 I published my debut fantasy book, ”The Battle of Caïssa”, and that’s when things really took off. Since then I’ve published more than thirty-five books for teens and young adults in genres ranging from fantasy to horror and science fiction. 

My books have been translated into more than 15 languages and my series about the superhero Antboy has been turned into three movies.

A musical of The Devil’s Apprentice opened in the fall 2018 and the movie rights for the series have also been optioned.

I live in Copenhagen with my wife, two boys, a dog named Milo and spiders in the basement.

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#BlogTour | #BookReview | BLINDSIDED by Amy Daws @AMYDAWSAUTHOR (NOVEMBER 21ST 2019)

Thank you very much to Amy Daws for providing a copy of the book to *M*

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction?

Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat.

Midfielder Maclay “Mac” Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football. But when an adorably-freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime.

Freya Cook is used to being the invisible woman with a needle and thread, offering cheeky punchlines as she helps dress London’s finest. She’s plus-sized in body and spirit, and other than her friendship with Mac, talking to the opposite sex is one skill she never mastered.

However, after one innocent game of Never Have I Ever, Mac offers to play Love Coach for Freya.

What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off.

Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don’t fall in love with your best friend.


As soon as I heard that Amy Daws was venturing into the wonderful world of the Harris Brothers with a new book, I was beyond ecstatic. 

Once the ARC of Blindsided landed on my Kindle I put aside all other books and focused purely on this story. The characters were already familiar, having met them in previous novels in the series but this time we got to know Freya and Mac on a whole other level. 

This was a chance for two side characters to become our leading couple and what a couple they are. Daws creates characters that you want to be friends with, a feisty leading lady and a handsome, sensitive leading man. Together they set the pages alight, both with sexual chemistry and their hilarious friendship.

I could not stop reading, I needed to know more about Freya and Mac, to get inside their heads and understand how they work as separate characters. The dual narrative is the perfect tool for readers to see inside the mindset of both Freya and Mac, to fall deeply in love with them both. 

Because that is exactly what you do as a reader, fall helplessly in love with two beautiful characters. I saw a lot of myself in Freya, a girl after my own heart, her self confidence growing as the story develops and Mac is the perfect Scottish gentleman. Daws knows how to write her characters, she is utterly invested in them and makes it such a pleasure for the reader. 

Words cannot thank Amy Daws enough for creating this world, full to the brim with such lovable characters and one a reader wants to dive head first into. The excitement of a new book by this author is immeasurable, especially one from this series. For me I don’t fall in love with characters easily, but these characters completely have my heart. I loved reading their story and will re-read the entire Harris Brothers series for years to come. 

It is safe to say I am completely smitten with Mac and Freya, so much so that I will definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants an truly enjoyable, romantic and funny read. Because they will most definitely not be disappointed.

Please Amy Daws, never stop sharing your talent with the world, you’re an amazing writer and truly beautiful author. 

I am will admit I am now a proud Mac Logan fangirl, Roan DeWalt lover and a Harris Ho. 


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#BlogTour | The Bowery Slugger (Alex Cohen #1) by Leopold Borstinski @borstinski (November 10th 2019) @damppebbles @DamppebblesBTs #TheBowerySlugger #AlexCohenSeries #damppebblesblogtours

Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and author Leopold Borstinski for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


A turn-of-the-century Jewish boy punches his way into the gangs of New York.

When Alex Cohen arrives in 1915 America, he seizes the land of opportunity with both hands and grabs it by the throat. But success breeds distrust and Alex must choose between controlling his gang and keeping his friend alive. What would you do if the person you trusted most is setting you up to die at your enemies’ hands?

The first book in the Alex Cohen series is a violent historical novel, which rips through the early years of the Jewish New York mob. Leopold Borstinski’s gripping crime noir beats at the chest of every reader with a bloody fist.


This is the first book in a brand new series from Leopold Borstinski. Whilst I have read previous books by this author before, I have never read one of an American gangster genre so I jumped at the opportunity.

Alex and his family left their old home, and his questionable employment to create a new and better life for themselves and a chance for Alex to go straight in the land of opportunity, America.

Landing in New York they quickly find that this is not the case and Alex is drawn back into criminal employment to help support his family. A violent and harsh life he progresses in the Jewish gang he rises in the ranks so he is soon running his own crew.

I found this to be a very clever and well written story. It was well paced right up until the page turning end. I can’t wait to read the next book in this very exciting start to a new series.


Author Bio:

Leopold Borstinski is an independent author whose past careers have included financial journalism, business management of financial software companies, consulting and product sales and marketing, as well as teaching.

There is nothing he likes better so he does as much nothing as he possibly can. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the US and has visited Asia on several occasions. Leopold holds a Philosophy degree and tries not to drop it too often.

He lives near London and is married with one wife, one child and no pets.

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#MediaTour | #BlogTour | #BookReview | MY BEAUTIFUL DETOUR: AN UNTHINKABLE JOURNEY FROM GUTLESS TO GRATEFUL by Amy Oestreicher @AmyOes (May 29th 2019)

Thank you very much to Amy Oestreicher for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


An estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. An estimated 5 percent of Americans—more than 13 million people—have PTSD at any given time.

Amy Oestreicher was one of them. So, what happens when an ordinary teenager has to turn into a warrior just to survive? And can the journey through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder really become an “adventure?”

Amy had ambitious plans for college and a Broadway career, until her stomach exploded the week before her senior prom. Months later, she awoke from a coma to learn that she might never be able to eat or drink again. After years on IV nutrition, her first bite of food awakened her senses to life’s ordinary miracles but also brought back memories of being sexually abused by a trusted mentor for months, just before the unexpected rush to the emergency room that fateful Passover night. With determination, imagination, relentless resilience, and an inner “hunger” for life, Amy created a roadmap where none existed. Her journey through life’s unthinkable detours is nothing short of miraculous, but the creative path to healing she forged is accessible to anyone. As a survivor—and “thriver”—of abuse and extensive medical trauma, Amy discovered sources of resilience she didn’t know she had but it turns out we all possess. In this book, she creates a tapestry made from each of each thread of her journey, empowering others to find gratitude in every setback and discover their own infinite inner strength. Amy’s search for “home” proves to be the greatest test of cultivating resilience after near-death, and reclaiming identity after both sexual assault and medical trauma. Amy’s journey is ultimately a celebration of ordinary and extraordinary challenges and miracles.

In this coming of age story, Amy shares her struggles and discoveries living with both visible and invisible illness, the tremendous gifts to be reaped from trauma, its lessons which have illuminated her path, and how these gifts can be discovered as a unique, yet universal way to navigate any kind of uncertainty.

Interwoven through her remarkable story are insights on navigating any kind of uncertainty, including:

• What is a “detourist”– and why is it important to take those detours?

• The importance of detours for college students

• How to transition from being a “survivor” to a “thriver”

• Amy’s” Four Hardcore Skills” to resilience

• Finding your own uniqueness not through what’s happened to you, but what you choose to do with it

• The power of art to heal

• Our innate ability to be artists, and why creativity is an essential mindset

• How sharing your story becomes imperative to healing

• How humor is a way through

• Turn messes, mistakes and setbacks into creative detours

My Beautiful Detour offers practical strategies for individuals and unexpected tools for the families of trauma survivors, helping communities build new, limitless futures. The book includes numerous “trauma insights,” and is enriched with humor, art, poetry, and useful takeaways for readers. Reading one woman’s heroic adventure through trauma, recovery, and discovery of new directions in healing the body and the mind is an empowering tale of not just getting through, but thriving


Amy Oestreicher, a girl who in her senior year at High School who through no fault of her own ended up being that ill her stomach exploded. Literally.

When she finally awoke from the coma she fell into, not only did she learn that she no longer had a stomach, but she could possibly never eat again.
After years of being on IV nutrition she is finally able to try to consume food, but in doing this reawoke memories of being sexually abused by her singing mentor. 

Told from accounts taken by Amy and her family, as the book progresses we see an Amy that does not quit, despite all the hardships that are thrown at her. Who never loses hope despite how hopeless the situation becomes. The support of her family is superb and despite never meeting them I do feel as though I know them connecting through the memoir. 

This is a truly inspirational story to never give up despite the odds, that I recommend everyone to read


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Book launch for My Beautiful Detour by Amy Oestreicher – July 11th 2019

#Review | LEAVE ME BREATHLESS by Jodi Ellen Malpas @JodiEllenMalpas (November 5th 2019) @jennw23

Thank you very much to Social Butterfly and Jodi Ellen Malpas for providing a copy of the book to *M*

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


Ryan Willis has spent years in the protection business, a job that requires constant vigilance and quick thinking. His only chance to truly relax is at his secluded cabin in a small town where there are never any surprises. So when Ryan returns after an assignment and encounters a beautiful stranger, he isn’t only surprised, he’s also instantly intrigued.
Hannah Bright is a breath of fresh air, and Ryan is soon completely consumed, unable to stop from falling for her. As the two grow closer, his instinct tells him something is amiss. Yet nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he starts digging into her past.

Hannah spends her days painting, running her arts and crafts store…and hiding too many secrets. It’s why she won’t let the ruggedly handsome bodyguard get too close. But their chemistry is undeniable, and Hannah quickly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ryan. He is peace personified, a balm to her battered soul. Yet the gorgeous, captivating man who has swept Hannah off her feet doesn’t even know who she really is. And the moment he finds out, both their lives are at risk


As you would expect from a Jodi Ellen Malpas novel, this is a rollercoaster of emotions, one that will leave you breathless. 

We meet our characters at a time if personal change, where they’re taking life into their own hands and making the best of it. I read this at a time that for me, on a personal level was also taking my life into my own hands. Preparing to take a huge risk in my career, reading Hannah and Ryan’s story only emphasised the importance of following your own heart. Here are two beautiful characters, both physically and spiritually, who draw you into their own little paradise. 

Whilst they create a haven for each other, JEM has done just that for her readers. Letting us take a nose dive into her vivid and brilliant imagination, so that we can explore these relationships without even leaving the house. It is the love she has as a writer for these characters that draws you, that wraps you up in their bubble and makes it so you never want to leave. 

I laughed, I cried, I swooned and I fell hard for these characters. And not just Ryan and Hannah but the other characters as well. Because one of the things I love about JEM is that she knows how to create the best side characters, the funny roommate and quirky neighbour. No matter what happens in one of her novels, it is the characters that compel me the most. 

I loved getting to know Ryan and Hannah, the dual narrative of the novel working very well at balancing the story out. Hearing both sides of the story, witnessing their descent into the never ending world of JEM was pure selfish indulgence. Because reading this book, at time when your personal world feels in chaos, was the perfect anchor in the storm. An escape from the stresses of everyday and getting lost in the “wonderland” that JEM creates. 

I cannot wait to add the paperback to my JEM shelf on my bookcase, it is the perfect addition. 


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#BlogTour | BAD SEED by Jessica Eames @JessicaEames2 (October 31st 2019) @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Thank you very much to Tracy @ Compulsive Readers and Jessica Eames for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


Nicola is going to die. Just like her husband did.

Nicola thought she’d gotten away with it.

Since her husband died, life has been getting back on track. She has a new boyfriend, Phil. A new home, living next door to her brother-in-law, his wife and their children. She is closer than ever with her daughter, Sarah. She even likes her job at the local shop, though she’s had some time off recently with illness. The doctor says its menopause, that it’s nothing to worry about. As if he could know how she’s feeling.

Nicola is finally moving on with her life.

But then she receives the note. Someone knows what she did. They know the secret she doesn’t even think about when she is alone.

And they want revenge.


After the death of her husband, Nicola is finally moving on with her life. She has a new boyfriend, her relationship with her daughter is better than ever. Things are looking up. Till she starts receiving unsettling notes, someone knows what she did….

I found this to be a very cleverly written book. When I thought I had worked out who the suspect was, another tit bit of evidence was revealed which changed my opinion. The characters well written and whilst I didn’t warm to some of the characters (Phil for one seemed abit shifty to me) I found I sympathised with their situation.

Once I picked up this book I found I could not put it down. I kept saying ‘one more chapter’ and ‘just a little more’ to the point I actually kept felling asleep with my kindle still in my hands.

I do not want to give any of the story away but I really enjoyed the writing and did not guess the way it played out.

This is the debut novel from Jessica and I cannot wait to see what her next book will be.

Author Info:

Jessica Eames is the psuedonym of a UK publishing industry insider, based in London.

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#BlogTour | THE CAPTIVATING FLAME OF MADNESS by Jeff Parsons (April 2nd 2018) @BlackthornTours

Thank you very much to Henry @ Blackthorn Book Tours and Jeff Parsons for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


This book’s title comes from the reality that – like a moth to the flame – we’re all just one event, mishap, or decision away from things that could change our lives forever.

What would you do if fate led you astray into a grim world where you encountered vengeful ghosts, homicidal maniacs, ancient gods, apocalyptic nightmares, dark magic, deadly space aliens, and more?

If you dare, why not find out?

Read for yourself the twenty-two gloriously provocative tales that dwell within this book – but be warned, some of my dear readers have experienced lasting nightmares… 


Twenty-two short sharp stories that are perfect to give you chills for the long dark nights.  

This book has a wide variety of short stories ranging from paranormal to psychosis, apocalypse to alien invasion. 

Being a horror genre fan I had to start this for over the Halloween holiday. I found these a fascinating set of tales, that sucked you in creating an unsettling world of what-ifs and wondering what further happened in that world after the story had ended. 

These short stories are perfect for horror fans that want quick reads that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.

Author Bio:

Jeff has a long history of technical writing, which oddly enough, often reads like pure fiction. He is well-known for being unnoticed in the literary field.

In addition to his two books, The Captivating Flames of Madness and Algorithm of Nightmares, he is published in SNM Horror Magazine, Bonded by Blood IV/ V, The Horror Zine, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Chilling Ghost Short Stories, Dystopia Utopia Short Stories, Wax & Wane: A Coven of Witch Tales, Thinking Through Our Fingers, The Moving Finger Writes, Golden Prose & Poetry, Our Dance With Words, The Voices Within, Fireburst – The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Second Flash Fiction Anthology 2018, and Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 4. For more propaganda, visit his author page on Jeff Parsons Author Page . Amazon Page
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#BlogTour | CLOSER THAN BLOOD (Gareth Bell Thriller #2) by Paul Grzegorzek @paulglaznost (August 16th 2019) @BOTBS @BOTBSPUBLICITY @0neMoreChapter_

Thank you very much to Sarah @ BookOnTheBrightSide and Paul Grzegorzek for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.


You would do anything for your family. Wouldn’t you?

A gripping crime thriller, perfect for fans of Peter James.

‘Writes with raw, engaging, authenticity’ Peter James

The real nightmare begins when the missing person returns…

PC Gareth Bell is about to arrest a cocaine dealer on Brighton Marina, when he makes a shocking discovery that turns his world upside down: the dealer is his long-lost brother, Jake, someone he thought had died years ago.
But their reunion is short lived. For Jake is on the run from a cold-blooded killer, whose network reaches all the way into the police force itself. Now that his brother’s life is on the line, Bell has only two choices. Family, or duty?


PC Gareth Bell is on a job when he discovers that one of the people he is about to arrest is his brother, Jake, who disappeared 10 years ago and was assumed dead.  Unfortunately there is no time for a brotherly catch up as Jake is on the run not just from the law but from some very dangerous people who have a very far reach. Can he save his brother and do his duty? Or will he have to sacrifice one for the other? 

When I picked this book up I wasn’t sure what to expect, but found I could not put it down! Each time I tried to take a break (tea, bedtime) it dragged me back into the fold. I really felt for Gareth, just as he was progressing with one thing, something else cropped up that needed attention. The characters were well described that I felt a familiarity with them. I felt the highs and lows with them to the point I had tears in my eyes at certain parts.

This was the first book by Paul Greg I have picked up and will definitely not be the last. I found this a really fast paced thriller that I could not stop reading!


Author Bio:

Paul Grzegorzek was born in 1976 and despite the name is Sussex born and (mostly) bred.

Paul writes dark, gritty crime novels inspired by his time as a police officer in his home town of Brighton, giving them a realistic feel that can only come from years of experience pounding the streets.  During his police career, he worked in a number of specialist units, including as a riot medic, method of entry specialist and intelligence officer, where he met and worked with many of the people who became characters in his books.

He has also worked in the private security and defence industries, as well as consulting for various agencies, giving him a unique insight into crime at both street and higher levels.

Born in Shoreham-By-Sea, within spitting distance of Brighton, Paul now lives in Hove with his wife and two sons.

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