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!

How do you dispose of a body so you’ll never get caught? Crime Writing: Making it Real Crime Scene Forensics Workshop #review @nholten40 @gbpoliceadvisor @Profwriting @KateBendelow @crimewritersci

In answer to my headline question… there are quite a few ways according to the experts at the: Crime Writing: Making it Real Crime Scene Forensics Workshop I have to say that attending this course from the perspective of a Continue reading How do you dispose of a body so you’ll never get caught? Crime Writing: Making it Real Crime Scene Forensics Workshop #review @nholten40 @gbpoliceadvisor @Profwriting @KateBendelow @crimewritersci

What is the secret that binds us all? #TheGenesisInquiry by @OllyJarviso #Review @HobeckBooks @nholten40

Is there one last undiscovered, great truth? A moment zero, a place in time that links all cultures and creeds? A revelation that will unite us all and change the way we see history forever? Brilliant but burnt-out barrister Ella Continue reading What is the secret that binds us all? #TheGenesisInquiry by @OllyJarviso #Review @HobeckBooks @nholten40

Your secret didn’t die with me… #YouNeedMe #Review #PublicationDay @sbairden @RedDogTweets @nholten40

Absolutely over the friggin moon to be kicking off the blog tour for Sharon Bairden’s YOU NEED ME which is OUT NOW! My thanks to Red Dog Press for the invite and ARC. I’ll be heading to Glasgow to chat Continue reading Your secret didn’t die with me… #YouNeedMe #Review #PublicationDay @sbairden @RedDogTweets @nholten40

Bloody Scotland Exceeds Expectations! #PressRelease @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @BloodyScotland

Some super exciting news to share from Bloody Scotland! BLOODY SCOTLAND HYBRID FESTIVAL EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS AND EXTENDS RUN FOR 2022 Bloody Scotland hybrid festival which ran from 17-19 September 2021 and closed its virtual doors on 30 September outperformed targets Continue reading Bloody Scotland Exceeds Expectations! #PressRelease @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @BloodyScotland

You are not alone… #NCDV #DomesticAbuseAwarenessMonth #breakthesilence @nholten40 @NCDV_Official

October is Domestic Violence/Abuse Awareness month and those who know me, will know how important raising awareness about domestic abuse is. For those who don’t know me – my debut novel, published in 2019 was inspired by my own experiences. Continue reading You are not alone… #NCDV #DomesticAbuseAwarenessMonth #breakthesilence @nholten40 @NCDV_Official

A Dead Good Giveaway & Cover Reveal News 📚🍬 #deadmercy🔥 #giveaway #upcomingevents @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_

You may have missed this if you’re not subscribed to my newsletter so I thought I’d post it here. In case you’re not subscribed to my newsletter… WHY NOT? (Kidding!! If you do want to subscribe, I don’t spam your Continue reading A Dead Good Giveaway & Cover Reveal News 📚🍬 #deadmercy🔥 #giveaway #upcomingevents @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_

It would be a crime to miss this… #BayTalesLive #PressRelease @bay_tales @vpeanuts @SimonBewick

Crime fiction fans! I’m excited to share the news that something criminal is coming to Whitley Bay in 2022! There’s no need to lock your doors though – the amazing duo that is Vic Watson and Simon Bewick | the Continue reading It would be a crime to miss this… #BayTalesLive #PressRelease @bay_tales @vpeanuts @SimonBewick

MY DAD SAYS BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN I BREAK IT… #TheRule #review #followtherule @nholten40 @Author_Dave @ViperBooks

Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants pie and chips, a big chocolate cake, and a comic book starring his favourite superhero. And as long as he follows The Rule, nothing bad will happen. Daniel will be twenty-three Continue reading MY DAD SAYS BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN I BREAK IT… #TheRule #review #followtherule @nholten40 @Author_Dave @ViperBooks

FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 REVEALED! #pressrelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

In case you missed the announcement, I’m super excited to share the short-list for the Bloody Scotland #McIlvanneyPrize 2021 – and what a list it is!  Press Release:  Five years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was Continue reading FIVE FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 REVEALED! #pressrelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

The only thing for certain is the deaths were no accident. #Ouija #review @nholten40 @zooloo2008 @QuestionPress #Ouija #QMPHorror #QuestionMarkPress #ZooloosBookTours

Something a little different on the blog today! 🍾🥂 Happy Publication Day, Zoé! I’m over the moon to be taking part in the blog tour for DEBUT author Zoé Lee O’Farrell and sharing my review for OUIJA! A horror, YA Continue reading The only thing for certain is the deaths were no accident. #Ouija #review @nholten40 @zooloo2008 @QuestionPress #Ouija #QMPHorror #QuestionMarkPress #ZooloosBookTours

HOW DO YOU CREATE REALISTIC, GRIPPING CRIME FICTION? #promo @nholten40 @gbpoliceadvisor @Profwriting @KateBendelow @crimewritersci

The answer to the headline question is: You learn from the experts, of course! And that is exactly what I will be doing next month! On Saturday Oct 9th I will be attending Crime Writing: Making it Real Crime Scene Continue reading HOW DO YOU CREATE REALISTIC, GRIPPING CRIME FICTION? #promo @nholten40 @gbpoliceadvisor @Profwriting @KateBendelow @crimewritersci

Bloody AMAZING Line Up announced for @BloodyScotland 2021 #hybrid #pressrelease @nholten40

OMFG #crimebookjunkies!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be actually attending BLOODY SCOTLAND in person this year. Why? Check out the press release below … and excuse me while I dance around the room like a giddy Continue reading Bloody AMAZING Line Up announced for @BloodyScotland 2021 #hybrid #pressrelease @nholten40

You come to Soul Shrink to be healed. You don’t expect to die… #HerLastHoliday #review @nholten40 @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK

Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong. Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths Continue reading You come to Soul Shrink to be healed. You don’t expect to die… #HerLastHoliday #review @nholten40 @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK

When darkness envelops … #TheGatheringStorm #BookTrailer #Promo @nholten40 @alanjonesbooks

I’m excited to share a book trailer for one of my #partnersincrime who has written an epic historical trilogy that has been getting rave early reviews. The Gathering Storm: Book 1 in the Sturmtaucher Trilogy, a powerful and compelling story of Continue reading When darkness envelops … #TheGatheringStorm #BookTrailer #Promo @nholten40 @alanjonesbooks

Not every child is wanted… #TheRosaryGarden #review @nholten40 @whiteheadednic @ViperBooks

NOT EVERY CHILD IS A BLESSING… It was Ali who found the body of a murdered newborn baby, hidden in the garden of her convent school. In an Ireland riven by battles of religion and reproduction, the case becomes a Continue reading Not every child is wanted… #TheRosaryGarden #review @nholten40 @whiteheadednic @ViperBooks