#PublicationDay “Black Matter” by GD Parker

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The future is now… it’s terrifying!!!cover

Humanity locks jaws with the ever-increasing human desires towards highly advanced technological innovations making the world a dangerous place. Unanticipated horrific consequences unfold for Tommy McGregor when he partakes in a new high-tech innovation to enhance his health and well-being. He thought it would make him healthier, better looking and live forever.

DI Valentina is out of her comfort zone when she’s tasked to track down a killer, unknown to her, hidden behind a digital mask. The future has already fallen upon humanity as she soon discovers, nothing is as it seems anymore as society embarks in technology that’s already here.

A terrifying mystery, it feeds your imaginative mind’s eye—a fast-paced whoisit thrilling crime novel that will leave you guessing until the end—or will it?

It will leave the hairs on your arms standing on end as you uncontrollably turn each page in this 3 part series.

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GD ParkerAuthor Bio  

GD Parker is the author of Black Matter, his debut novel–book one in a three-part series that explores the depths of the unfolding high-tech world we now live in, making it a dangerous place.

The novel will be available to purchase in e-book and paperback formats on the Amazon store.

Gareth was born in the UK in 1981. A family man spent much of his working life in South Wales working in a professional capacity. One day he made the decision write about an idea he dreamt about.

Still working full time for a large organisation, he enjoys reading all manner of books, and spending time with his world – his family.

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Meet Tom Vater, author of “The Monsoon Ghost Image” #BlogTour

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Tom VaterTom Vater is the author of The Monsoon Ghost Image, currently on an Internet blog tour.

Where are you from, Tom?

I was born and grew up in Germany, moved to the UK when I was 18, studied there and then lived in London for a decade. For the past twenty years I have lived in Asia, currently working as a correspondent in Thailand. But in fact I am rarely home, spend some 7 months on the road and have not been anywhere for more than three months since the early 90s. The road is mine.

Married with children, pets, or annoying roommates?

Living with my partner, a French journalist, in a huge, crumbling shop-house in Bangkok. .

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

I have published some 20 books to date, both fiction and non-fiction, almost all on Asian subjects, all through more or less traditional publishing channels. My four novels are currently out with Crime Wave Press, Asia’s only English language crime fiction imprint, part of which I own, though three of them were initially published by other imprints.

How long have you been a writer?

I have been making a living from writing since around 1997.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, my first novel, took just six weeks to write. Took another six months to edit though. When the rights reverted back to me from the original publisher a few years back, I edited the text again, cutting 3000 words from the original manuscript. Since then, the book has been translated into Spanish and still sells surprisingly well in English.

Pantser or Plotter?

Depends on the book. My first novel was very tightly plotted. My most recent novel less so, but took even longer to edit.

Have you ever taken the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

No.

What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

Crime Fiction. I also write a lot of non-fiction, but when it comes to telling stories, crime fiction is my game.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

Crime fiction

What are you reading now?

I read many, many articles every day from a wide spectrum of media sources. Part of my job. As for books, I read non-fiction on Asia and fiction of all kinds. I also read a lot of crime fiction manuscripts that my publishing imprint Crime Wave Press receives. Right now, I am reading Philip Kerr’s Prussian Blue. I recently read Bukowski’s Hollywood – bloody brilliant.

Favorite beverage to read with?

Freshly squeezed orange juice.

Where do you get the most writing done?

Anywhere. On the road, in my home.

Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

I often live without it. I travel to very remote parts of Asia every year and weeks long absences from the Internet are most welcome. I don’t use smart phones. I won’t cry if the Internet collapses. It surely helps some people liberate themselves but overall it’s a bloody disease that zaps people’s energy, controls them, watches them and makes them more stupid.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest release? Who’s your favorite character?

As Crime Fiction Lover said, “Maier is a bold and brave hero.” Maier is my German detective anti-hero, main protagonist of three novels, The Cambodian Book of the Dead, The Man with the Golden Mind and now The Monsoon Ghost Image. In the latest title, out last month, Detective Maier finds himself in Thailand in the wake of 9-11, thrust into the heart of the United States’ War on Terror and the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. From Bangkok’s concrete canyons to the country’s remote jungles and hedonist party islands, Maier races against formidable foes to discover some of our darkest truths and to save his life into the bargain.

What’s your next project or release?

I’ve just completed a new short story called To Kill an Arab, which will be out early next year in a star-studded crime and horror anthology.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Few people read novels and few fiction writers make a living from their craft. Those who do are on the commercial, formulaic side of the industry spectrum. That doesn’t mean they are bad writers – Lee Child is bloody brilliant – but it does make for simplistic repetitive narratives, stories that comfort rather than challenge. Perhaps that’s the times we live in. People suffer so much anxiety and insecurity in their lives, they flock to books that offer answers and certainties. Writing books which run counter to these trends can be a lonely enterprise.

In any case, if you can afford the time and space, then just follow your heart and don’t worry about sales. If you write fiction, then there’s probably some unhealthy, deep-seated need in you to reflect on the state of things and you haven’t got any choice over the matter. Musicians, painters and photographers are also screwed in their respective collapsing industries. The age of the individual, the maverick, is over. Unique expression is often seen as a threat. But pragmatism is overrated, boring and will be the death of all of us, so let it all come down.

Thanks, Tom!

Thank you very much!

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Dirty Pictures, Secret Wars and Human Beasts – Detective Maier Is Back To Investigate The coverPolitics Of Murder

The third Detective Maier mystery is a taut and crazy spy thriller for our disturbing times.

When award-winning German conflict photographer Martin Ritter disappears in a boating accident in Thailand, the nation mourns the loss of a cultural icon. But a few weeks later, Detective Maier’s agency in Hamburg gets a call from Ritter’s wife. Her husband has been seen alive on the streets of Bangkok. Maier decides to travel to Thailand to find Ritter. But all he finds is trouble and a photograph.

As soon as Maier puts his hands on the Monsoon Ghost Image, the detective turns from hunter to hunted – the CIA, international business interests, a doctor with a penchant for mutilation and a woman who calls herself the Wicked Witch of the East all want to get their fingers on Martin Ritter’s most important piece of work – visual proof of a post 9/11 CIA rendition and the torture of a suspected Muslim terrorist on Thai soil. From the concrete canyons of the Thai capital to the savage jungles and hedonist party islands of southern Thailand, Maier and his sidekick Mikhail race against formidable foes to discover some of our darkest truths and to save their lives into the bargain.

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Author Bio  

Tom Vater has published four crime novels and is the co-owner of Crime Wave Press, a Hong Kong based crime fiction imprint. He writes for many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, CNN and The Nikkei Asian Review. He is a best-selling non-fiction writer and co-author of the highly acclaimed Sacred Skin. (www.sacredskinthailand.com).

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“The Good Suicides: A Thriller” by Antonio Hill

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The Good Suicides: A Thriller

by Antonio Hill

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Crime/Murder/Police Procedural

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Unrelenting hero of The Summer of Dead Toys, Inspector Hector Salgado returns in another riveting crime thriller
 
After a company retreat in a remote country house, senior employees of Alemany Cosmetics return with a dark secret. They’ve each received an anonymous, menacing email of only two words: “Never forget”. What’s worse, the message is accompanied by a nightmarish photo attachment showing the bodies of dogs—hung to death from a tree—near the very same farm estate they just visited. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, the connection between the shocking photos and the suicides baffles Barcelona law enforcement and corporate think tanks alike, threatening a terrifying end for everyone involved.

Breaking through the insular power structures of these enigmatic executives isn’t easy, but Inspector Salgado has his own ways of making those still alive speak up.  As the clock is ticking before another suicide, Salgado is doing all he can to bring the terror to an end.  Meanwhile, his partner Leire, bored on her maternity leave, remains fixated on Salgado’s missing wife, Ruth.  She refuses to give up on a case many—including Salgado—fear is hopeless.

Antonio Hill deftly braids these two stories together for a richly layered and darkly chilling thriller about secrets, cover-ups, and devastating lies.

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“He was Walking Alone (Zachary Goldman Mysteries Book 4)” by P.D. Workman

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He was Walking Alone (Zachary Goldman Mysteries Book 4)

by P.D. Workman

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Crime Fiction/Murder/Private Investigator/Vigilante Justice

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He met with tragedy.

Richard Harding was walking alone when he was struck by a vehicle and died.

A tragic accident that was no one’s fault.

But if that was so, then why was his girlfriend so sure that it was intentional homicide?

Zachary Goldman is on the case. With Christmas approaching, he is as determined to distract himself from his own troubles as he is to ferret out the truth of Harding’s death.

The pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place and Zachary finds that there are more parallels between Harding’s life and his own than he would have guessed.

If he doesn’t identify the sinister force behind Harding’s death in time, he could suffer the same fate.

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#Review “No One Can Hear You” by Nikki Crutchley

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5/5 stars!

No One Can Hear You is like one of those five-hundred-piece landscape puzzles that’s all blue sky and bluer ocean with the sun hanging over the horizon.

Of course, the edges are the starting point and a frame appears. Now the only thing to do is continue to work inward, placing puzzle pieces until the last piece left is that corner of the sun that could not be placed until all the other pieces surrounding it were in position.

Such is the plot of this suspenseful read.

Zoe Hayward planned never to return to her hometown but when her estranged mother, Lillian, passes away… on the same day Zoe quits her job, she feels it’s her duty to return to Crawton and handle her mother’s final affairs and service.

Crawton. One of the many places young women disappear from and no one cares or makes much of an effort to find them. Their questionable character and tarnished pasts make them the type no one cares about.

But Zoe comes across notes and journals in her mother’s home about women in trouble and/or missing.

Is there anything to it or just the ramblings of a mind being overtaken by Alzheimer’s?

Zoe begins to ask questions of people who knew Lillian, and she doesn’t understand the questions are leading her down the same path as her mother… to the truth and danger.

Multiple POVs kept me moving forward, anxious to see how everything fit together. While I did figure out the identity of one of the guilty parties, I was yelling, “Are you kidding me?” at my Kindle as the net stretched wider and the plot twists kept knocking at the door.

Kudos to the author for an excellent, well-woven plot and strong, determined female characters who know sometimes the only hero you get is yourself.

Readers of mystery, suspense and thrillers will get a big kick out of No One Can Hear You.

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He said that they’d let me go on purpose. That they could easily find me if they wanted to. He No One Can Hear You coversaid that they didn’t want me. That I was too much trouble. He said if I went to the cops, he’d know. If I told Sonya, he’d know. If I talked to friends or teachers, he’d know. He told me to pretend it didn’t happen. He told me to consider it a compliment, that I was too strong. His last words to me were, ‘Just forget’.

Troubled teen Faith Marsden was one of several girls abducted from Crawton, a country town known for its picturesque lake and fertile farmland. Unlike the others, she escaped, though sixteen years on she still bears the emotional and physical scars.

Zoe Haywood returns to Crawton to bury her estranged mother Lillian, who has taken her own life. As she and Faith rekindle their high-school friendship, they discover notes left by Lillian that point to two more young women who recently disappeared from Crawton. But Lillian’s confused ramblings leave them with more questions than answers.

As Faith and Zoe delve deeper into the mystery, they become intent on saving the missing women, but in doing so are drawn into Auckland’s hidden world of drugs, abduction and murder. And then Faith decides to confront the mastermind – on her own.

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#BlogTour “No One Can Hear You” by Nikki Crutchley

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He said that they’d let me go on purpose. That they could easily find me if they wanted to. He No One Can Hear You coversaid that they didn’t want me. That I was too much trouble. He said if I went to the cops, he’d know. If I told Sonya, he’d know. If I talked to friends or teachers, he’d know. He told me to pretend it didn’t happen. He told me to consider it a compliment, that I was too strong. His last words to me were, ‘Just forget’.

Troubled teen Faith Marsden was one of several girls abducted from Crawton, a country town known for its picturesque lake and fertile farmland. Unlike the others, she escaped, though sixteen years on she still bears the emotional and physical scars.

Zoe Haywood returns to Crawton to bury her estranged mother Lillian, who has taken her own life. As she and Faith rekindle their high-school friendship, they discover notes left by Lillian that point to two more young women who recently disappeared from Crawton. But Lillian’s confused ramblings leave them with more questions than answers.

As Faith and Zoe delve deeper into the mystery, they become intent on saving the missing women, but in doing so are drawn into Auckland’s hidden world of drugs, abduction and murder. And then Faith decides to confront the mastermind – on her own.

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Nikki CrutchleyAuthor Bio – Nikki Crutchley lives in Cambridge, New Zealand with her husband and two daughters. No One Can Hear You is Nikki’s second crime novel, set in the small Waikato town of Crawton. Her first book, Nothing Bad Happens Here, a crime/thriller set on the Coromandel Coast of New Zealand was a finalist in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for best first novel. Nikki has worked in libraries in New Zealand and the UK and now works as a freelance proofreader. Nikki’s flash fiction has been published online and in the Fresh Ink anthology and the upcoming Bonsai anthology.

 

 

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“Tangled” by James W. Lewis

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Tangled

by James W. Lewis

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/YA/Crime Fiction/Murder

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Welcome to the Monte Clara High Class of 2005 Reunion. Home of the Blue Devils.

Someone will cheat with an old flame.

Someone will reveal a gruesome, dark secret.

And someone might die.

At this epic party, everyone is wearing a mask, but who will get the last laugh?

TANGLED is a gripping psychological suspense with a twisted ending that will surprise and satisfy you at every turn.

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