About Me

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My name is Noelle and I am in my 40’s. I am an avid reader and by that I mean I am never without a book! By day I am a Senior Probation Officer and by night I read all things crime!! My fascination for books started at a young age and I truly feel withdrawal symptoms if I am unable to read for a few days hence the name #crimebookjunkie! I am interested in many genres, my faves being Grit Lit, psychological thrillers and all things murder. I do enjoy Police Procedurals and legal/action thrillers as well. I tend to keep away from Chick Lit and Erotica…however, if forced at gun point I may give just about anything a read. I tend to review on Goodreads, Amazon UK and .com, Netgalley, BookBridgr and share reviews on Twitter/My CBJ facebook page, Facebook via THE Book Club, Crime Book Club, Book Connectors and other various clubs I am a member of. I also review for Caffeine Nights Publishing Crime Club and Carina Crime Club and have been fortunate enough to be put on a few Publishers reviewing lists.  A dream-come-true opportunity happened and I currently do freelance publicity work for BOOKOUTURE!  OMG!!!  I am also doing some freelance work with David & Kelly McCaffrey for Britain’s Next Best Seller! OMG again!!!!  To say I am excited would be an understatement!

Depending how things go in this up coming year (2017) I hope to get Thick As Thieves Publicity & Promo off the ground, too!  But for the time being, I am busy enough!   design

Oh..and I am obsessed with my chocolate Lab Buster and gorgeous Tabby cat Pebbles, who has recently passed away (RIP Pebs x). I previously had the pleasure of guest reviewing on the former site www.bestcrimebooks.co.uk now known as  BCBandMore as the lovely Kat had kindly taken me under her wing whilst my site was under construction. I miss reviewing for her…but thrilled she gave me that nudge! 😉

Here are some pics of my other two obsessions.  Meet Buster (my gorgeous, big nosed, loveable 9 years old chocolate lab) & Pebbles (aka “Pebs” the slightly psychotic 17 year old princess tabby who sadly passed away 25/10/2015)

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21 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Without wanting to sound like a weird obsessive stalker, seems I’ve become rather hooked on your posts! Some are more enjoyable to read than many-a novel I’ve picked up! Already read some of your recommendations, and certainly intending reading the Alexandra S books you clearly enjoy! Keep up the good work/word!

  2. Hi, delighted to have won your competition today.
    I’m in my 50’s Irish living in Romsey Hampshire.
    I’m a retired Social Worker.
    I’ve loved reading since I was a child, like you I really enjoy thrillers, murders also like biographies.

    • So glad you are pleased and congrats again! Retired Social Worker? I bet we have some things in common! I was born in Ireland, raised in Canada and now live in the UK! Very pleased to meet you and hope you enjoy the book! 😉

  3. Hey, Noelle! Just discovered your blog and will surely become an avid follower. How did I miss this? (I know, I know, I should not be surfing the net–should be working on getting my next book out…) Much good luck and I look forward to listening in. Harry!

  4. Hello Noelle, seems we have much in common – crime fiction books!
    I’ve been writing about this on MurderinCommon.com for awhile. Now I get to enjoy your perspective.

    I’m writing from Toronto – where in Canada did you live?

  5. Hi Noelle – just found your site and thought I’d say “hello”!
    I’m a former Police DCI who now advises writers on anything police-related from standard procedure to Murder investigation. I also talk with Writing Groups about Murder investigations and the challenges facing an SIO (my previous job!!). I have a website at http://www.gibconsultancy.co.uk which has a Consultancy page amongst others. Keep up the great work. Regards
    Stuart Gibbon – GIB Consultancy

      • Hi Noelle – just found your site and thought I’d say “hello”!
        I’m a former Police DCI who now advises writers on anything police-related from standard procedure to Murder investigation. I also talk with Writing Groups about Murder investigations and the challenges facing an SIO (my previous job!!). I have a website at http://www.gibconsultancy.co.uk which has a Consultancy page amongst others. Keep up the great work. Regards
        Stuart Gibbon – GIB Consultancy
        Anytime – it would be a pleasure to help you

  6. Hi Noelle,

    Might you like to review my new psychological thriller called FEAR DREAMS? This just might catch your fancy because it’s a combination of psychological thriller and police procedural. The two main figures: a sensitive artist and an intuitive, strong detective.

    Author name: J.A. Schneider

    Publication Date: March 28, 2016, 218 pages

    Synopsis:
    Liddy Barron, an artist, was injured in a hit-and-run accident that left her with recurring nightmares, gaps in her memory, and an increasing obsession in the disappearance of a coed named Sasha Perry. Insecure and nervous, Liddy’s turmoil grows as she begins seeing ghostly images. Her husband Paul tries to help but suspects it’s just her imagination…while intuitive Detective Kerri Blasco, also obsessed with young Sasha’s disappearance, senses that Liddy may have a key to solving the case, and tries to unravel the shocking truth of what really haunts her.

    Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CRD2A1E (Also available in paperback.) If this piques your interest, I can send you a .mobi, a PDF or gift send from Amazon.

    Many thanks for your attention,

    Joyce (J.A. Schneider)
    Website: http://jaschneiderauthor.net
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5832782.J_A_Schneider
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoyceSchneider1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joyce.schneider.142?fref=ts

    • Awww thank you so much!! I am over the moon and still shocked I won!! I still need to check all the winners….but really, everyone nominated were winners! Such an honour! 😘

  7. Review of my latest Sherlock Holmes chronicle would be v. welcome

    In which Holmes displays his exceptional knowledge of forensic pathology

    It’s 1907. Holmes and Watson encounter the terrifying Empress Dowager Cixi at the height of her power…
    Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil

    Sigil. Pronounced sijil. An inscribed or painted symbol or occult sign considered to have magical power
    It’s the year 1906. Rumours abound that a deadly plot is hatching – not in the fog-ridden back-alleys of London’s Limehouse district or the sinister Devon moors of the Hound of the Baskervilles but in faraway Peking. Holmes’s task – discover whether such a plot exists and if so, foil it. Are the assassins targeting the young and progressive Ch’ing Emperor or his imperious aunt, the fearsome Empress Dowager Cixi? The murder of either could spark a civil war.
    China’s fate and the interests of Britain’s Empire in the Orient could be at stake. Holmes and Watson take up the mission with their customary confidence – until they find they are no longer in the familiar landscapes of Edwardian England. Instead, they tumble into the Alice In Wonderland world of The Forbidden City.
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    Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil was written in a converted oast house near Rudyard Kipling’s old home, Bateman’s, in the English county of East Sussex.

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