crimebookjunkie

About crimebookjunkie

My name is Noelle and I am 43 years young....don't laugh! I am an avid reader and by that I mean I am never without a book! By day I work in the criminal Justice Sector 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: Crime Book Junkie! I am interested in many genres, my faves being Grit Lit, psychological thrillers, suspense, mystery and all things murderous. I do enjoy Police Procedurals and legal thrillers as well. I tend to keep well 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, Netgalley and share reviews on Twitter/Facebook via THE Book Club. Oh..and I am obsessed with my chocolate Lab Buster and gorgeous Tabby Pebbles. I have been lucky enough to be a Guest Reviewer on www.bestcrimebooks.co.uk until I have this site up and running so be gentle, this is a whole new world for me!

A place of broken dreams. Of desperation. And murder. #QuietActsOfViolence #GuestPost @nholten40 @CathStaincliffe

Absolutely delighted to be taking part in Cath Staincliffe’s QUIET ACTS OF VIOLENCE blog tour today. When I read her bio, I could not believe my eyes – I’m a huge fan of all the series she has been involved Continue reading A place of broken dreams. Of desperation. And murder. #QuietActsOfViolence #GuestPost @nholten40 @CathStaincliffe

When DS Felicity Springer is reported missing after a police training conference, the countdown to find her begins… #BrokenSilence #AuthorGuestPost @nholten40 @LizMistryAuthor @rararesources @HQstories

Delighted to be taking part in Liz Mistry’s BROKEN SILENCE blog tour today. My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite. I have a fantastic guest post to share with you all but first, let’s find out a bit Continue reading When DS Felicity Springer is reported missing after a police training conference, the countdown to find her begins… #BrokenSilence #AuthorGuestPost @nholten40 @LizMistryAuthor @rararesources @HQstories

Alice never meant to kill the intruder… #TheFirstLie #Spotlight #PBPublication #promo @AJParkauthor @nholten40 @RandomTours @orion_crime

Happy PAPERBACK Publication Day to A.J. Park and THE FIRST LIE!  Delighted to be able to #spotlight A.J. Park’s novel – The First Lie on my blog today! It’s on my TBR so when I get a chance to read Continue reading Alice never meant to kill the intruder… #TheFirstLie #Spotlight #PBPublication #promo @AJParkauthor @nholten40 @RandomTours @orion_crime

The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Exciting news! Join me in congratulating these fabulous authors for making either the #shortlist for debut authors or the #longlist for the McIlvanney Prize. All amazing – going to be tough to call!  SHORTLIST FOR THE BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT SCOTTISH Continue reading The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

What might have been happening behind closed doors? #AllThatIsBuried #Review @nholten40 @robert_scragg @AllisonandBusby

A parent’s worst fear is realised when seven-year-old Libby Hallforth goes missing at a funfair. There are no witnesses, no leads, no trace. Her mother says she only took her eye off her for a second and her father has Continue reading What might have been happening behind closed doors? #AllThatIsBuried #Review @nholten40 @robert_scragg @AllisonandBusby

Someone must pay… #SinsOfTheFather #CoverReveal #Debut @nholten40 @sbairden @RedDogTweets

✨🙌🏻 Oh my friggin days! I’m absolutely OVER-THE-MOON to share the exceptionally dark and oh so delightfully twisted cover of Sharon Bairden’s (aka my #twinnie’s) DEBUT novel #SinsOfTheFather 🙌🏻✨ EEEEEEEK!!! Some of you may have seen some teaser tweets and Continue reading Someone must pay… #SinsOfTheFather #CoverReveal #Debut @nholten40 @sbairden @RedDogTweets

Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening. #Strangers #Review @nholten40 @callytaylor @HarperCollinsUK @AvonBooksUK

💃💃 Whoop! Whoop! 💃💃 My stop on C.L. Taylor’s incredible psychological thriller, STRANGERS has finally arrived!! Before I share my review, I’ll tell you a little about the author and share the blurb… About the Author  C.L. Taylor is an Continue reading Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening. #Strangers #Review @nholten40 @callytaylor @HarperCollinsUK @AvonBooksUK

The truth can be a dangerous thing… #LiarLiar #Review @nholten40 @writermels @agentmilburn @avonsbooksuk

The truth can be a dangerous thing… When a young boy falls from a balcony in a block of flats, DS Grace Allendale witnesses the shocking aftermath of the tragic event. But strangely, no one will admit to seeing anything Continue reading The truth can be a dangerous thing… #LiarLiar #Review @nholten40 @writermels @agentmilburn @avonsbooksuk

It’s never too late to be offered a second chance at life. #SunshineAndSecondChances #Review @nholten40 @KimtheBookworm

Not many #noncrime books make their way to my blog, but there are always a few exceptions! Thrilled to have been invited to take part on Kim Nash’s Sunshine and Second Chances blog tour today! In case you don’t know Continue reading It’s never too late to be offered a second chance at life. #SunshineAndSecondChances #Review @nholten40 @KimtheBookworm

CWA Dagger Awards 2020 Longlists Announced 🥂🍾 @nholten40 @the_cwa #CrimeFiction #PressRelease

✨🥂🍾✨ It’s celebration time as the #DaggerLonglist is announced by the CWA 🙌🏻 I am absolutely thrilled to see some of my friends on this list as well as some favourites – I’ve highlighted in red the peeps I would Continue reading CWA Dagger Awards 2020 Longlists Announced 🥂🍾 @nholten40 @the_cwa #CrimeFiction #PressRelease

You don’t turn your back on family… #BackInTheGame #Review #PublicationDay @nholten40 @cjfinlaywriter @0neMoreChapter_

Happy Publication Day to Caz Finlay and Back in the Game!  ’A gritty, gangland read that will have you on the edge of your seat, Back in the Game is intense and explosive reading!’ Noelle Holten, bestselling author of Dead Inside A page-turning, gritty gangland crime novel perfect Continue reading You don’t turn your back on family… #BackInTheGame #Review #PublicationDay @nholten40 @cjfinlaywriter @0neMoreChapter_

Nothing will ever be the same again . . . #TheCurator #Review #PublicationDay @BethWright26 @nholten40 @MWCravenUK @TheCrimeVault @LittleBrownUK @DHHlitagency

It’s Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6 Called in to investigate, the National Crime Agency’s Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a Continue reading Nothing will ever be the same again . . . #TheCurator #Review #PublicationDay @BethWright26 @nholten40 @MWCravenUK @TheCrimeVault @LittleBrownUK @DHHlitagency

Old secrets are revealed, old wounds are reopened, and tensions threaten to erupt into violence… #BonesInTheRiver #Review @nholten40 @authorzoesharp @Shotsblog

Absolutely THRILLED to be taking part in Zoe Sharp’s BONES IN THE RIVER blog tour today! My thanks to the fabulous Ayo Onatade for the invite and details and to the author for an ARC. Let’s find out a bit Continue reading Old secrets are revealed, old wounds are reopened, and tensions threaten to erupt into violence… #BonesInTheRiver #Review @nholten40 @authorzoesharp @Shotsblog

CWA Daggers Longlists to be Announced #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

Longlists for the coveted 2020 CWA Daggers will be revealed at noon on Friday 5 June for its ten categories, including non-fiction, short stories and debut crime fiction. The world-famous Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers, which honour the very best Continue reading CWA Daggers Longlists to be Announced #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

He’ll silence them all – unless she can stop him… #HoldYourTongue #Review @nholten40 @deborah_masson @TransworldBooks

In the run up to Christmas, a serial killer stalks the streets of Aberdeen . . . On Detective Eve Hunter’s first Monday back at work following enforced leave, she is called to the scene of a gruesome crime. A Continue reading He’ll silence them all – unless she can stop him… #HoldYourTongue #Review @nholten40 @deborah_masson @TransworldBooks