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!

What’s Happened & What’s Happening… #Highlights @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 @WaterstonesGla @MorecambeVice @BloodyScotland @0neMoreChapter_ @the_cwa @thrillerwriters

What better way to kick off a new month than to have a look back at some of the highlights of the summer and look ahead at some of the things I’m super excited about in the next few weeks! Continue reading What’s Happened & What’s Happening… #Highlights @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 @WaterstonesGla @MorecambeVice @BloodyScotland @0neMoreChapter_ @the_cwa @thrillerwriters

#ADeadlyConvergence #ExclusiveNewStory #ComingSoon #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Beathhigh @valmcdermid @cbrookmyre @louisewelsh00 @Brownlee_Donald

More exciting news coming your way from Bloody Scotland today! Check out the latest press release here: Four of Scotland’s bestselling crime writers are pooling their talents to write their first joint short story together, ahead of this month’s Bloody Continue reading #ADeadlyConvergence #ExclusiveNewStory #ComingSoon #PressRelease @nholten40 @BloodyScotland @Beathhigh @valmcdermid @cbrookmyre @louisewelsh00 @Brownlee_Donald

Way out west, in the tumbling greens of England, something’s going down… #FatBoy #Feature #Indie @nholten40

Today I am delighted to feature #indie author JOSEPH COBB as he tells us a bit about his novel FAT BOY! A bit about the author and the book first though… About the Author  Joseph Cobb was born at Chase Continue reading Way out west, in the tumbling greens of England, something’s going down… #FatBoy #Feature #Indie @nholten40

Is she the murderer, or the victim? #TheVerdict #review @oisaachenry @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_

A cheating wife. An estranged mother. But is she guilty of murder? Please raise your right hand. An affair at work has cost Julia Winter her job and her marriage. There’s no denying she has let her family down. Please Continue reading Is she the murderer, or the victim? #TheVerdict #review @oisaachenry @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_

Jackie Shaw is dragged into the hunt for a terrifying serial killer in… #DryRiver #guestpost #feature @JohnSte_author @nholten40 @BOTBSPublicity @silvertailbooks

Delighted to be hosting John Steele today on my blog as part of the DRY RIVER blog tour. My thanks to Sarah of Book on the Bright Side Publicity for the invite and organising the feature post. First let’s find Continue reading Jackie Shaw is dragged into the hunt for a terrifying serial killer in… #DryRiver #guestpost #feature @JohnSte_author @nholten40 @BOTBSPublicity @silvertailbooks

2019 The Year of Making Dreams Come True! @BloodyScotland Reveals their #CrimeInTheSpotlight Writers and I am one of them!! @nholten40 @Beathhigh @NicolaSturgeon @the_cwa @thrillerwriters @0neMoreChapter_ @KillerReads @fictionpubteam

This was me – literally – when I found out the news…and what’s that news?? Read the press release from Bloody Scotland to find out because I am still pinching myself… BLOODY SCOTLAND REVEALS THEIR ‘CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT’ WRITERS Continue reading 2019 The Year of Making Dreams Come True! @BloodyScotland Reveals their #CrimeInTheSpotlight Writers and I am one of them!! @nholten40 @Beathhigh @NicolaSturgeon @the_cwa @thrillerwriters @0neMoreChapter_ @KillerReads @fictionpubteam

Could one of Tonya’s catty friends be her killer? #DivorceIsMurder #ElkaRay #AuthorGuestPost #publicationday #Feature @nholten40 @ElkaRay @SeventhStBooks

Happy Publication Day! Today I have a #guestpost from author Elka Ray! Her latest publication, Divorce is Murder is out today! First let’s find out a bit about the author and her book before I share with you her post Continue reading Could one of Tonya’s catty friends be her killer? #DivorceIsMurder #ElkaRay #AuthorGuestPost #publicationday #Feature @nholten40 @ElkaRay @SeventhStBooks

Sometimes you can’t forgive and forget… #TheDeathOfJessicaRipley #CSIEddieCollins #Book5 #Review @nholten40 @AndrewBarrettUK

He’s acidic and twisted; a prince of sarcasm who hates people. Not ideal qualities in a CSI. But what CSI Eddie Collins lacks in people skills, he more than makes up for in crime scene expertise. But this time, Eddie Continue reading Sometimes you can’t forgive and forget… #TheDeathOfJessicaRipley #CSIEddieCollins #Book5 #Review @nholten40 @AndrewBarrettUK

Emma and Leslie learn more than they ever wanted to know about the reasons people kill… 😱 #DeathByDiploma #AuthorGuestPost #feature @nholten40 @kelkay1202

Delighted to have author Kelley Kaye (Bowles) on my blog today with a feature about her book Death by Diploma. Kelley has kindly written a great guest post where she interviews one of the characters in her book! A bit Continue reading Emma and Leslie learn more than they ever wanted to know about the reasons people kill… 😱 #DeathByDiploma #AuthorGuestPost #feature @nholten40 @kelkay1202

FIRST MINISTER, NICOLA STURGEON TO TAKE THE STAGE WITH IAN RANKIN AT BLOODY SCOTLAND – Sat whaaaat? 🙌🏻👏🏻 #PressRelease @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland @NicolaSturgeon @Brownlee_Donald

Woohoo! What a headline! Nicola Sturgeon to take the stage with Ian Rankin at Bloody Scotland Bloody Scotland is delighted to reveal that the ‘special guest’ interviewing Ian Rankin on Saturday 21 September will be First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. A Continue reading FIRST MINISTER, NICOLA STURGEON TO TAKE THE STAGE WITH IAN RANKIN AT BLOODY SCOTLAND – Sat whaaaat? 🙌🏻👏🏻 #PressRelease @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland @NicolaSturgeon @Brownlee_Donald

Rhona MacLeod discovers that a terrifying war is unfolding on Scotland’s Isle of Skye… #TimeForTheDead #GuestAuthorPost @nholten40 @Lin_Anderson @BlazesPage @panmacmillan @panmacpublicity @laurasherlock21

Today I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting Lin Anderson’s Time For The Dead blog tour. My review for this book will be up on Sept 19th when I’ll have Lin back again on my blog as part of the Continue reading Rhona MacLeod discovers that a terrifying war is unfolding on Scotland’s Isle of Skye… #TimeForTheDead #GuestAuthorPost @nholten40 @Lin_Anderson @BlazesPage @panmacmillan @panmacpublicity @laurasherlock21

The CWA Announces a New Annual Dagger Award for Publishers #PressRelease #CWA @nholten40 @the_cwa

The world-famous Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers, which honours the very best in crime writing, has created a new Dagger category for the first time in over a decade. The new prestigious Dagger will be awarded annually to the Best Continue reading The CWA Announces a New Annual Dagger Award for Publishers #PressRelease #CWA @nholten40 @the_cwa

What tools can you use to avoid writer’s block? #The365DayWritersBlockWorkbook (Volume 1) @nholten40 @BOTBSPublicity @morgenwriteruk

Today I am thrilled to be hosting Morgen Bailey’s The 365-Day Writer’s Block Workbook (Volume 1) blog tour. My thanks to the author for an ARC and to Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Publicity for the invite Continue reading What tools can you use to avoid writer’s block? #The365DayWritersBlockWorkbook (Volume 1) @nholten40 @BOTBSPublicity @morgenwriteruk

Saying farewell to the dark side doesn’t mean the dark side wants rid of you…#ASinnersPrayer #Review @nholten40 @EllingtonWright @TheAgentPhil @bwpublishing

I’m absolutely delighted on the one hand to be hosting M.P. Wright’s A Sinner’s Prayer blog tour today but also gutted that it is the last in the fantastic series! A massive thanks to the author – who has always Continue reading Saying farewell to the dark side doesn’t mean the dark side wants rid of you…#ASinnersPrayer #Review @nholten40 @EllingtonWright @TheAgentPhil @bwpublishing

I’m Going To Bute! #ButeNoir #ComingSoon #BookYourTicket #IncredibleLineUp…and me! @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97

Whoop! Whoop! The countdown to BUTE NOIR is on and I am absolutely buzzing! The line up this year is PHENOMENAL and I will be in full #authorstalking mode. I’m heading up to Glasgow on Thursday to meet up with Continue reading I’m Going To Bute! #ButeNoir #ComingSoon #BookYourTicket #IncredibleLineUp…and me! @nholten40 @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97