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!

#TheCross #novella #GuestReview @nholten40 @bookaddictshaun @SSCav @orion_crime

Thrilled to have a #guestreview from the fabulous #bookaddictshaun for Steve Cavanagh’s novella – The Cross. Enjoy! Eddie Flynn, con-man turned criminal lawyer, has an impossible choice. He has damning evidence against a corrupt NYPD detective who stands accused of Continue reading #TheCross #novella #GuestReview @nholten40 @bookaddictshaun @SSCav @orion_crime

Did she slip through the cracks, or was she pushed? #WhatFallsBetweenTheCracks #Review @nholten40 @robert_scragg @AllisonandBusby

Thrilled to be sharing my review of Robert Scragg’s debut novel What Falls Between The Cracks! My thanks to the author and publisher (Alison & Busby) for an ARC.  About the Book Did she slip through the cracks, or was Continue reading Did she slip through the cracks, or was she pushed? #WhatFallsBetweenTheCracks #Review @nholten40 @robert_scragg @AllisonandBusby

THE McILVANNEY PRIZE #ScottishCrimeBookOfTheYearAward2018 #JudgesAnnounced @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Woohoo! I was thrilled to be asked again this year to be a Bloody Scotland reader and equally thrilled to be able to share the announcement of who the judges for the McIlvanney Prize 2018 will be! The 2018 programme Continue reading THE McILVANNEY PRIZE #ScottishCrimeBookOfTheYearAward2018 #JudgesAnnounced @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Killer Line up for 2018! #PressRelease @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

Woohoo! With the sun shining you can almost feel yourself in Harrogate, surrounded by crime readers and writers … it’s not long now! Thrilled to be able to share this with you all today!  PRESS RELEASE: 19 April 2018 Killer Continue reading Killer Line up for 2018! #PressRelease @nholten40 @TheakstonsCrime

Normandy Gold #GuestPost @nholten40 @ComicsTitan @meganeabbott @alisongaylin @HardCaseCrime

Huge thanks to Will O’Mullane and Titan Comics for asking me to host a stop on the Normandy Gold blog tour. Today I have a guest post from Titan Comics editor Tom Williams and some pretty #kickass samplers. How about Continue reading Normandy Gold #GuestPost @nholten40 @ComicsTitan @meganeabbott @alisongaylin @HardCaseCrime

DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet . . . #GuestReview #DontMakeASound @nholten40 @bookaddictshaun @Author_Dave

Today on my blog, #BookAddictShaun shares his thoughts on David Jackson’s Don’t Make A Sound. Enjoy! About the Book You can’t choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. They’re an ordinary couple. They wash their car, mow their Continue reading DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet . . . #GuestReview #DontMakeASound @nholten40 @bookaddictshaun @Author_Dave

Sometimes you have to take the law into your own hands… #TheRebel #GuestPost @nholten40 @JaimeRaven1 @AvonBooksUK

Woohoo! Thrilled to be hosting Jaime Raven’s THE REBEL blog tour today and I have one hell of a kickass guest post from Jaime to share! First though, how about a bit on this author and the book! About the Continue reading Sometimes you have to take the law into your own hands… #TheRebel #GuestPost @nholten40 @JaimeRaven1 @AvonBooksUK

Time is of the essence to find a missing young mother. #SeekingJustice #Review @nholten40 @melcom1

Time is of the essence to find a missing young mother. DI Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs try to solve one of their most complex cases to date. Having returned to work after completing her maternity leave, Continue reading Time is of the essence to find a missing young mother. #SeekingJustice #Review @nholten40 @melcom1

Can a group of true crime addicts take on the police to catch a serial killer? #MyLittleEye #Review @nholten40 @crimethrillgirl @TrapezeBooks

MEGA-Excited to be hosting Stephanie Marland’s (aka Steph Broadribb’s) blog tour for My Little Eye today! Hugest of thanks to Alex Layt (publicity)/ Trapeze Books for asking me to be involved. I purchased this book the minute it became available on kindle, so Continue reading Can a group of true crime addicts take on the police to catch a serial killer? #MyLittleEye #Review @nholten40 @crimethrillgirl @TrapezeBooks

The Disappearance The Suspicion The Fear …#ForgetSleep @HQStories #BringMeBack #Review @nholten40 @BAParisAuthor

About the Book The Disappearance Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared. The Suspicion He told the police the truth about that night. Just not quite the whole truth. The Fear Now Finn has moved on. But his past won’t stay Continue reading The Disappearance The Suspicion The Fear …#ForgetSleep @HQStories #BringMeBack #Review @nholten40 @BAParisAuthor

Social Media and the Writer – Good and bad #GuestPost #LyingToYou @Wildfirebks @annecater @nholten40 @amandareynoldsj

Today is my stop on Amanda Reynolds’ LYING TO YOU blog tour! My thanks to the awesome Anne Cater for the invite, the author and Wildfire Books/Headline. I have a fabulous & interesting #guestpost on the good and bad side Continue reading Social Media and the Writer – Good and bad #GuestPost #LyingToYou @Wildfirebks @annecater @nholten40 @amandareynoldsj

They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her… #TheBroken #Review @nholten40 @CaseyKelleher @bookouture

They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her. Nancy Byrne was the apple of her daddy’s eye. He might have been one of the most-feared gangsters in London, yet Jimmy Byrne idolised his little Nancy. But now Continue reading They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her… #TheBroken #Review @nholten40 @CaseyKelleher @bookouture

The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned… #TheCompanyOfDemons #Review @nholten40 @mjordanauthor

About the Book  The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades Continue reading The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned… #TheCompanyOfDemons #Review @nholten40 @mjordanauthor

‘A bullet doesn’t know good from evil, right from wrong. A bullet only knows how to kill. I was a bullet…’ #TheJanusRun #CoverReveal @nholten40 @DouglasSkelton1 @SarabandBooks

Hey #bookjunkies! It’s been awhile, but I’ve popped back to share some #coverlove with two of my favourite bloggers: Chapter in my Life and Grab This Book  so make sure you pop by their awesome blogs to say hello too! 🤣👌🏻 Continue reading ‘A bullet doesn’t know good from evil, right from wrong. A bullet only knows how to kill. I was a bullet…’ #TheJanusRun #CoverReveal @nholten40 @DouglasSkelton1 @SarabandBooks

Good Friday: Before Prime Suspect there was Tennison – this is her story #MiniReview / Q&A @nholten40 @LaPlanteLynda @BonnierZaffre

Last year I was honoured to be asked to interview the fabulous Lynda La Plante. Good Friday recently had its paperback publication day, so I’ve decided to share the link to my Q&A and a #minireview of one of my Continue reading Good Friday: Before Prime Suspect there was Tennison – this is her story #MiniReview / Q&A @nholten40 @LaPlanteLynda @BonnierZaffre