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!

A victim on display. A detective on the rails. #LeftForDead #Review @nholten40 @Caroline_writes @amazonpub

Shopping with her sister, DI Amy Winter is admiring a Valentine’s Day window display of a perfect bride encrusted in diamonds and resplendent in lace—until she notices blood oozing from the mannequin’s mouth. This is no stunt. A post-mortem reveals Continue reading A victim on display. A detective on the rails. #LeftForDead #Review @nholten40 @Caroline_writes @amazonpub

Can #DIKateYoung unmask the killer before they strike again? #AnEyeForAnEye #Review @nholten40 @amazonpub @carolewyer

A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control. DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad Continue reading Can #DIKateYoung unmask the killer before they strike again? #AnEyeForAnEye #Review @nholten40 @amazonpub @carolewyer

He is her husband. She is his captive. #TheLastThingToBurn #Review @nholten40 @willrdean @HodderBooks

I’m super excited to be closing down Will Dean’s 🔥THE LAST THING TO BURN🔥 blog tour today! Huge thanks to Jenny Platt (publicist) and Hodder & Stoughton for the invite and proof copy! First a bit about the author and Continue reading He is her husband. She is his captive. #TheLastThingToBurn #Review @nholten40 @willrdean @HodderBooks

Please don’t let me die like this… #TheGirlFromTheLake #Review @nholten40 @J_A_Simones @all_covered

How do you tell the difference between a vivid dream, an hallucination and reality? Or is the fact that you are questioning the above in the first place a sign of insanity? Who would you turn to if your own Continue reading Please don’t let me die like this… #TheGirlFromTheLake #Review @nholten40 @J_A_Simones @all_covered

Will Daniella catch the killer before she loses everything? #CoverReveal #SixWounds @MorganCryAuthor @GoJaBrown @BirlinnBooks @PolygonBooks

In case you missed the reveal on Chapter in my Life last night, I’m delighted to jump on the bandwagon and share the fantastic cover and blurb for Morgan Cry (aka Gordon Brown’s) latest offering: SIX WOUNDS! So what’s this Continue reading Will Daniella catch the killer before she loses everything? #CoverReveal #SixWounds @MorganCryAuthor @GoJaBrown @BirlinnBooks @PolygonBooks

Behind bars with world’s most violent men… #MyLifeWithMurderers #MiniReview #TrueCrime @nholten40 @ProfDavidWilson @BooksSphere

Professor David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men – especially men who have committed murder. Aged twenty-nine he became, at that time, the UK’s youngest ever prison Governor in charge of a jail and his career Continue reading Behind bars with world’s most violent men… #MyLifeWithMurderers #MiniReview #TrueCrime @nholten40 @ProfDavidWilson @BooksSphere

There is a battle coming to Liverpool and only the most loyal will survive… #LiverpoolLoyalty #Review @nholten40 @cjfinlaywriter

  Keep your friends close… When Grace Carter’s boys are arrested for murder, she’s forced to call on her most trusted and loyal connections to keep the boys out of prison. She’ll even ask for help from those she would Continue reading There is a battle coming to Liverpool and only the most loyal will survive… #LiverpoolLoyalty #Review @nholten40 @cjfinlaywriter

A frantic search, a manic murder spree, stolen contraband, and a briefcase full of cash… #AlwaysTheDead #Review @nholten40 @SteveGone58

Los Angeles, California. 1949. Scott Kelly is a World War Two Marine veteran and mob hitman confined to a Tuberculosis sanatorium suffering from consumption, flashbacks and nightmares from his experiences of The Battle of Okinawa and a botched hit for Continue reading A frantic search, a manic murder spree, stolen contraband, and a briefcase full of cash… #AlwaysTheDead #Review @nholten40 @SteveGone58

But someone must pay… #SinsOfTheFather #Review #QueenOfCreepyCrime👑 @nholten40 @sbairden @RedDogTweets

On Friday Nov 27th you may have heard a high-pitched squeal of excitement – that was me celebrating the 🥂🍾 Publication Day 🥂🍾 of debut novelist and #bestest of friends, Sharon Bairden as Sins of the Father was released to Continue reading But someone must pay… #SinsOfTheFather #Review #QueenOfCreepyCrime👑 @nholten40 @sbairden @RedDogTweets

In a story like this, nothing is as it seems… #337 #Extract @nholten40 @MJonathanLee @HideawayFall

#Bookpeeps! I’m delighted to give a #shoutout to M. Jonathan Lee and 337 which is published by Hideaway Fall on Nov 30th! I was lucky enough to receive an #arc and great promo pack from Holly Milnes! When describing the Continue reading In a story like this, nothing is as it seems… #337 #Extract @nholten40 @MJonathanLee @HideawayFall

Review Round-Up #minireviews @nholten40 @BloodyScotland reads 2020 @AlanJParks #MarkRatcliffe #DouglasLindsay @ambroseparry

I’m sooooo behind on reviews 🙈 that I figured the best way to catch up would be to do some mini reviews as the day job and writing/editing in the evenings has just taken up the majority of my free Continue reading Review Round-Up #minireviews @nholten40 @BloodyScotland reads 2020 @AlanJParks #MarkRatcliffe #DouglasLindsay @ambroseparry

Who will heed the call when Death comes whispering? #WhispersInTheDark #Review #PublicationDay @nholten40 @cmacwritescrime @RedDogTweets

🥂🍾  Happy Publication Day, Chris!  🍾🥂 Who will heed the call when Death comes whispering? Small time drug dealer, Marcus Stone and DCI Clive Burston had never met until one night in August. By the end of that night, both Continue reading Who will heed the call when Death comes whispering? #WhispersInTheDark #Review #PublicationDay @nholten40 @cmacwritescrime @RedDogTweets

The truth can set you free… or bury you. #FifteenCoffins #Review @nholten40 @TonyJForder @BOTBSPublicity

Delighted to be taking part in Tony Forder’s #FifteenCoffins blog tour today! Thanks to Sarah Hardy from #BookOnTheBrightSidePublicity for the invite/organising and the author for the ARC. Let’s find out a bit more about the author and this book before Continue reading The truth can set you free… or bury you. #FifteenCoffins #Review @nholten40 @TonyJForder @BOTBSPublicity

What a cast! What a show! #WhatACarveUp 5 ⭐️ #Review @nholten40 @CarveUpUK @jonathancoe @FillouxPastry @theBarnTheatre @thelbt @NewWolsey

I don’t generally review films, plays or shows on my blog – but this is more of an online event and I enjoyed it more than I expected I would. First, here’s a little but about WHAT A CARVE UP Continue reading What a cast! What a show! #WhatACarveUp 5 ⭐️ #Review @nholten40 @CarveUpUK @jonathancoe @FillouxPastry @theBarnTheatre @thelbt @NewWolsey

Murder Me Tomorrow #Extract @nholten40 @keithwwright @BOTBSPublicity

Delighted to be sharing an extract with you today as part of Keith Wright’s #MurderMeTomorrow blog tour! Thanks to Sarah Hardy of #BookOnTheBrightSidePublicity for the invite! So what’s the book about? Who is the author? Read on ….   About Continue reading Murder Me Tomorrow #Extract @nholten40 @keithwwright @BOTBSPublicity