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!

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

Have you heard the news? 🗞 #Noirwich is back 📚 @nholten40 @NOIRwichFest @WritersCentre

🗞 Press Release 🗞 Abbott, Peace and Cha to headline Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, 9 – 12 September 2021   Internationally acclaimed writer Megan Abbott (“A legend for good reason” –The Washington Post) will deliver the 2021 Noirwich Crime Writing Continue reading Have you heard the news? 🗞 #Noirwich is back 📚 @nholten40 @NOIRwichFest @WritersCentre

A race against time… #RunningOutOfRoad #Review @nholten40 @CathStaincliffe @Tr4cyF3nt0n @LittleBrownUK

Super excited to be taking part in Cath Staincliffe’s blog tour for RUNNING OUT OF ROAD. My thanks to Tracy Fenton / Compulsive Readers for the invite and arranging an arc via Little Brown UK. A bit about the author Continue reading A race against time… #RunningOutOfRoad #Review @nholten40 @CathStaincliffe @Tr4cyF3nt0n @LittleBrownUK

The only thing for certain is the deaths were no accident… #CoverReveal #CampDeath by @Jim_Ody_Author and #Ouija by @zooloo2008 @nholten40

Absolutely THRILLED TO PIECES to be taking part in a DOUBLE reveal today – especially as one of the books is for Zoe Lee O’Farrell’s debut! Eeeeek! Without further delay, here’s more about Jim Ody and Camp Death. Then scroll Continue reading The only thing for certain is the deaths were no accident… #CoverReveal #CampDeath by @Jim_Ody_Author and #Ouija by @zooloo2008 @nholten40

Is Ray Diamond being framed? #WhatGoesAround #debut #Q&A @nholten40 @AnnBloxwich @darkedgepress @RandomTTours

I’m so excited to be able to support a fellow Crime & Publishment success story on the publication of her DEBUT novel! I pre ordered What Goes Around the minute I heard it was up and cannot wait to get Continue reading Is Ray Diamond being framed? #WhatGoesAround #debut #Q&A @nholten40 @AnnBloxwich @darkedgepress @RandomTTours

ONE MURDER. FIFTEEN SUSPECTS. CAN YOU UNCOVER THE TRUTH? #TheAppeal #Review @nholten40 @JaniceHallett @ViperBooks

ONE MURDER. FIFTEEN SUSPECTS. CAN YOU UNCOVER THE TRUTH? There is a mystery to solve in the sleepy town of Lower Lockwood. It starts with the arrival of two secretive newcomers, and ends with a tragic death. Law students Charlotte Continue reading ONE MURDER. FIFTEEN SUSPECTS. CAN YOU UNCOVER THE TRUTH? #TheAppeal #Review @nholten40 @JaniceHallett @ViperBooks

A gripping World War II thriller (Spoils of War) #LastFlightToStalingrad #ExclusiveExtract @nholten40 @Seasidepicture @HoZ_Books

Today on the blog I have an exclusive extract from Graham Hurley’s Last Flight to Stalingrad. My thanks to Head of Zeus and publicist Angela Melamud. First how about we find out a little more about the author and the Continue reading A gripping World War II thriller (Spoils of War) #LastFlightToStalingrad #ExclusiveExtract @nholten40 @Seasidepicture @HoZ_Books

⚔️ Countdown to the Daggers ⚔️ #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

Super exciting news!! Book lovers and crime fiction fans have a unique opportunity to watch the famed Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers awards, live. The oldest awards in the genre, the CWA Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing Continue reading ⚔️ Countdown to the Daggers ⚔️ #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

🗞 Press Release 🗞 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 | @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

What a day for announcements! So excited to share the #longlist for Bloody Scotland’s 2021 McIlvanney Prize. I was lucky enough to be involved as a Bloody Scotland reader and it’s my honour to share these fantastic authors with you Continue reading 🗞 Press Release 🗞 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2021 | @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

?Press Release? | CRÈME DE LA CRIME SHORTLIST REVEALED FOR THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest | @nholten40

As all crime fiction fans and readers gear up for #Harrogate2021, I’m delighted to share the #shortlist announcement and what a list it is! Congratulations and good luck to you all! ?? ELLY GRIFFITHS | ROSAMUND LUPTON | BRIAN MCGILLOWAY Continue reading ?Press Release? | CRÈME DE LA CRIME SHORTLIST REVEALED FOR THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest | @nholten40

When you hear her story, will you believe her? #TheNurse #Review @nholten40 @juliannwriter @canelo_co

When you hear her story, will you believe her? Rose Marlowe is a hard-working nurse, a loving wife, and a merciless killer. Or so she says. Despite her confession, it is hard to believe that this beautiful, kind woman could Continue reading When you hear her story, will you believe her? #TheNurse #Review @nholten40 @juliannwriter @canelo_co

?Don’t miss this ?#Giveaway #LastChance #DCMaggieJamieson #ebookbundle #subscribe

Woohoo! It’s been just over a month since the DEAD SECRET ebook launch (April 23rd) and it has been getting some amazing reviews! More great news for UK readers is that for the whole month of May, it’s been just 99p Continue reading ?Don’t miss this ?#Giveaway #LastChance #DCMaggieJamieson #ebookbundle #subscribe

Wherever you go, they will find you… #WishYouWereDead #QuickReads #Review @nholten40 @readingagency @peterjamesuk @midaspr

Wish You Were Dead is a Quick Read short story from bestselling author Peter James. Roy Grace and his family have left Sussex behind for a week’s holiday in France. The website promised a grand house, but when they arrive Continue reading Wherever you go, they will find you… #WishYouWereDead #QuickReads #Review @nholten40 @readingagency @peterjamesuk @midaspr

#CallMeMummy. It’ll be better if you do. #review @nholten40 @TinaBakerBooks @ViperBooks

CALL ME MUMMY. IT’LL BE BETTER IF YOU DO. Glamorous, beautiful Mummy has everything a woman could want. Except for a daughter of her very own. So when she sees Kim – heavily pregnant, glued to her phone and ignoring Continue reading #CallMeMummy. It’ll be better if you do. #review @nholten40 @TinaBakerBooks @ViperBooks

LONGLIST REVEALED|THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest @nholten40

Exciting news and I am thrilled to be a part of sharing it with the #bookworld! It’s the LONGLIST reveal – woohoo! MARK BILLINGHAM | LOUISE CANDLISH | JANE CASEY | STEVE CAVANAGH | WILL DEAN  EVA DOLAN | LUCY FOLEY | ELLY GRIFFITHS | DOUG JOHNSTONE | ROSAMUND LUPTON VAL MCDERMID | BRIAN MCGILLOWAY | ABIR MUKHERJEE | LIZ NUGENT | IAN RANKIN Continue reading LONGLIST REVEALED|THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest @nholten40