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!

“She isn’t the first young woman to disappear…” #TheChosenOnes #Review @nholten40 @HowardLinskey @PenguinRHUK @MichaelJBooks

Oh my giddy aunt! I was super excited when I opened an email with THIS waiting for me…. After a bit of childish, giddy squealing I immediately agreed to be on the blog tour – I mean, it’s Howard Linskey Continue reading “She isn’t the first young woman to disappear…” #TheChosenOnes #Review @nholten40 @HowardLinskey @PenguinRHUK @MichaelJBooks

Bloody Scotland’s McIlvanney Prize longlist 2018 revealed! #PressRelease @brownlee_donald @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @AlisonJbooks @bookouture

Whoop! Whoop! You may have already seen the longlist announced but I have to say I am more than excited with the fantabulous authors chosen …especially Alison James’ NOW SHE’S GONE! See the press release below for more details and Continue reading Bloody Scotland’s McIlvanney Prize longlist 2018 revealed! #PressRelease @brownlee_donald @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @AlisonJbooks @bookouture

One moment of carelessness. Four shattered lives. #ThePupil #CoverReveal @nholten40 @DGoodwinAuthor @Aria_Fiction @HoZ_Books

I am super excited to be able to reveal the cover and blurb for Dawn Goodwin’s THE PUPIL. It’s out August 7th and published by Aria Fiction / Head of Zeus. Before I reveal this AWESOME cover, let’s find out Continue reading One moment of carelessness. Four shattered lives. #ThePupil #CoverReveal @nholten40 @DGoodwinAuthor @Aria_Fiction @HoZ_Books

Do you really know your friends? #MyHusbandsLies #Review @nholten40 @CazEngland @AvonBooksUK

Do you really know your friends? On the afternoon of Nick and Lisa’s wedding, their close friend is found poised on a hotel window ledge, ready to jump. As the shock hits their friendship group, they soon realise that none Continue reading Do you really know your friends? #MyHusbandsLies #Review @nholten40 @CazEngland @AvonBooksUK

To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury? #Thirteen #Review @nholten40 @SSCav @orioncrime #thatbookthathook

Happy *paperback* Publication Day, Steve! *warning – if you’re easily offended….stop here…as I swear and may say some inappropriate things when I’m excited and this book…well, it excited me..a lot!* HOLY FRIGGIN SH*TBALLS 😱 I’m super excited to be hosting Continue reading To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury? #Thirteen #Review @nholten40 @SSCav @orioncrime #thatbookthathook

When loyalty is fragile, who can you trust? #GraveIsland #AndrewSmyth #Review @nholten40 @Bloodhoundbook

Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy thriller filled with intrigue and suspense!? Huge thanks to Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for the ARC and inviting me to take part in Andrew Smyth’s GRAVE ISLAND blog tour. As always, I’ll share Continue reading When loyalty is fragile, who can you trust? #GraveIsland #AndrewSmyth #Review @nholten40 @Bloodhoundbook

Gone to Ground (Detective Kay Hunter series) #CoverReveal @nholten40 @RachelAmphlett

Eeeeeeek! So excited to be a part of the cover reveal for the FABULOUS Rachel Amphlett and GONE TO GROUND – Book 6 in the Detective Kay Hunter series! I can’t wait to read this!  A little about Rachel and Continue reading Gone to Ground (Detective Kay Hunter series) #CoverReveal @nholten40 @RachelAmphlett

It all started with a missing coat… #CarpenterRoad #guestpost @nholten40 @Bloodhoundbook @normthewriter

Thrilled to be sharing this #guestpost from N.M. Brown as part of the Carpenter Road blog blitz! My thanks to Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for the invite!  How about we find out a bit about the book and the Continue reading It all started with a missing coat… #CarpenterRoad #guestpost @nholten40 @Bloodhoundbook @normthewriter

BIG SISTER #GunnarStaalesen #InternationalGiveaway #VargVeum @nholten40 @OrendaBooks @annecater

Over the moon to be hosting this fabulous #international #giveaway on Gunnar Staalesen’s BIG SISTER blog tour. Massive thanks to Anne Cater and Orenda for inviting me along.  Before I share the post, how about we find out a little Continue reading BIG SISTER #GunnarStaalesen #InternationalGiveaway #VargVeum @nholten40 @OrendaBooks @annecater

WHAT WAS LOST #CoverReveal @nholten40 @jeanelevy @emily_glenister @DomePress

Whoop! Whoop! I’m thrilled to have been asked by the lovely Emily Glenister and The Dome Press to take part in a cover reveal for Jean Levy’s WHAT WAS LOST. I’ll also be taking part in the blog tour in Continue reading WHAT WAS LOST #CoverReveal @nholten40 @jeanelevy @emily_glenister @DomePress

#PressRelease BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME INCLUDING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION TO THE OPENING EVENT & A STELLAR CAST OF NAMES 21-23 SEPTEMBER 2018 Bloody Scotland was thrilled to launch our 2018 programme in Stirling today with Alexander McCall Continue reading #PressRelease BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 PROGRAMME @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Two dead bodies, one evil woman, one mystery man… #WhenTheWatersRecede #Review #TeamEvans #Giveaway @nholten40 @GrahamSmith1972 @rararesources

OH MY FRIGGIN G – DI HARRY EVANS IS BACK!  Happy Publication Day!  Today is a super exciting day as one of my FAVOURITE fictional coppers returns in Graham Smith‘s When the Waters Recede! I’m absolutely over the moon to Continue reading Two dead bodies, one evil woman, one mystery man… #WhenTheWatersRecede #Review #TeamEvans #Giveaway @nholten40 @GrahamSmith1972 @rararesources

A little lie … a seismic secret … and the cracks are beginning to show… #FaultLines #Review @nholten40 @doug_johnstone @OrendaBooks @annecater

Absolutely EPIC!  I’m THRILLED TO BITS to be taking part in Doug Johnstone’s Fault Lines blog tour today! Huge thanks to Anne Cater of #RandomThingsTours and Orenda for asking me and providing me with an ARC of this wee gem!  How Continue reading A little lie … a seismic secret … and the cracks are beginning to show… #FaultLines #Review @nholten40 @doug_johnstone @OrendaBooks @annecater

The choices Izzy makes will determine the future of her life… #SmallChange #AuthorGuestPost @nholten40 @keddiehughes

Thrilled to be hosting a #guestpost today on Keddie Hughes Small Change blog tour. Thanks to Kate Appleton from Authoright for the invite! About the Book An unsolved murder, a marriage at breaking point and a football club in crisis Continue reading The choices Izzy makes will determine the future of her life… #SmallChange #AuthorGuestPost @nholten40 @keddiehughes

…is it Ed’s mind playing tricks, or hers…? #TheOldYou #Review @nholten40 @LouiseVoss1 @OrendaBooks @AnneCater

☝🏻 That was my face when I finished this book! I’m thrilled to be hosting Louise Voss’ The Old You blog tour today. Massive thanks to Anne Cater and Orenda for the ARC and invitation to take part in this Continue reading …is it Ed’s mind playing tricks, or hers…? #TheOldYou #Review @nholten40 @LouiseVoss1 @OrendaBooks @AnneCater