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!

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

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