Welcome back to your fortnightly Talk of the Town where we share the book love.
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Each month we will be showcasing a novel from our sponsors, Black & White Publishing (and if you link up, you’ll be entered into a monthly giveaway).
The novel we’re showcasing in March is the first in a crime series, Cause of Death, by Peter Ritchie.
Print Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Black & White Publishing (14 Sept. 2017)
DCI Grace Macallan’s career has hit a serious roadblock. When a covert police operation in Northern Ireland goes badly wrong, she’s faced with a painful decision – lie to save a young officer’s career or tell the truth and ruin her own reputation. For Grace, there can be only one answer.
Reassigned to the newly formed Lothian & Borders Major Crime Team, Grace Macallan is forced to rebuild her career and her reputation. But when a brutal attack on a prostitute turns into a series of murders, the Major Crime Team is under serious pressure. The tabloid headlines are lurid and the team badly needs a result.
With a new life to build in a new city, a new boss as smooth as an 18-year-old malt and a very high profile lawyer as the chief suspect, Grace soon begins to wonder if telling the truth is always the right thing to do.
What people are saying about Cause of Death:
“A first-rate police procedural by someone who evidently knows what he’s talking about.”
“Audacious, Ritchie’s street talk sizzles with wit and invention. Cause Of Death is engaging, eventful and original.”
Peter Ritchie is a retired senior police officer. The real-world authenticity in his novels comes from vast experience gained working in CID, murder squads, Serious and Regional Crime Squads and Europol. He is a regular lecturer and commentator on the subject of transnational organised crime.
In his spare time, Peter also enjoys writing poetry and short stories, painting and volunteering at St Columba’s Hospice and the Bethany Trust.
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Giveaway! everyone who links each month will go into the hat for a giveaway. The winner will be randomly selected and the book will be sent directly from Black & White Publishing.
February’s winner was picked by Alfie:
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Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond they produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult and children’s books.