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!

Charlie’s at her best putting an end to trouble. Now she must learn to strike first. #BadTurn #Review @nholten40 @authorzoesharp

Thrilled to be closing down the blog tour and sharing my review for Zoe Sharp’s BAD TURN today. A massive thanks to Ayo Onatade for organising and the invite and to the author for an ARC. Let’s do this! About Continue reading Charlie’s at her best putting an end to trouble. Now she must learn to strike first. #BadTurn #Review @nholten40 @authorzoesharp

Will Maddy discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy? #EscapeToGiddywellGrange #Review @nholten40 @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks @rararesources

Happy days, #bookjunkies!! I’m absolutely DELIGHTED to be a part of closing down this epic tour and sharing my review for Kim Nash’s Escape to Giddywell Grange today! My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite and to Hera Continue reading Will Maddy discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy? #EscapeToGiddywellGrange #Review @nholten40 @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks @rararesources

Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . . #AHouseOfGhosts #Extract @nholten40 @WilliamRyan_ @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Absolutely thrilled to be taking part in W.C. Ryan’s A House of Ghosts blog tour today – this beauty is near the top of my TBR and I’m really looking forward to reading it after hearing such amazing things. I Continue reading Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . . #AHouseOfGhosts #Extract @nholten40 @WilliamRyan_ @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

And in the absence of truth, in the absence of a miracle, we turn to prayer. And to violence. #InTheAbsenceOfMiracles #Review @nholten40 @michaelJmalone1 @OrendaBooks @annecater

OMG!  OMG! OMG! I am absolutely DELIGHTED to be sharing my review for Michael J Malone’s IN THE ABSENCE OF MIRACLES today as part of the blog tour. Huge thanks to Anne Cater/Random Things Tours and Orenda for the invite Continue reading And in the absence of truth, in the absence of a miracle, we turn to prayer. And to violence. #InTheAbsenceOfMiracles #Review @nholten40 @michaelJmalone1 @OrendaBooks @annecater

I’m dead, for all intents and purposes. Nobody knows I’m alive… #ThePennyBlack #Review #BrackenIsBack @nholten40 @robparkerauthor @Endeavour_Media

I can’t put into words how EXCITED I am to be taking part in Rob Parker’s THE PENNY BLACK blog tour today! Before I rave about his fantastic book, I just have to say that Rob Parker is one of Continue reading I’m dead, for all intents and purposes. Nobody knows I’m alive… #ThePennyBlack #Review #BrackenIsBack @nholten40 @robparkerauthor @Endeavour_Media

Roy & Castells hunt a monstrous killer … #BloodSong #Extract @nholten40 @JoGustawsson @OrendaBooks @annecater

Over the moon to be hosting the amazing Johana Gustawsson’s BLOOD SONG blog tour. I have an extract to tempt you – it’s certainly made me push this further up my TBR book pile! Huge thanks to the ever-so-awesome Anne Continue reading Roy & Castells hunt a monstrous killer … #BloodSong #Extract @nholten40 @JoGustawsson @OrendaBooks @annecater

EVERYONE HAS SECRETS. NOBODY IS INNOCENT. #InAHouseOfLies #Review @orionbooks @orion_crime @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland

OMG YAY! I’m a little bit excited today for a few reasons! I’ll be on my way shortly to Bloody Scotland crime festival in Stirling to catch up with my #partnersincrime while we #fangirl/boy over our favourite crime writers. I’m Continue reading EVERYONE HAS SECRETS. NOBODY IS INNOCENT. #InAHouseOfLies #Review @orionbooks @orion_crime @nholten40 @Beathhigh @BloodyScotland

Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland’s Isle of Skye… #TimefortheDead #Review @nholten40 @Lin_Anderson @Blazespage @MorecambeVice @BOTBSPublicity

Absolutely delighted to be sharing my review of Lin Anderson’s TIME FOR THE DEAD as part of the Morecambe & Vice blog tour organised by Book on the Bright Side Publicity. I am thrilled to be interviewing Lin on stage Continue reading Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland’s Isle of Skye… #TimefortheDead #Review @nholten40 @Lin_Anderson @Blazespage @MorecambeVice @BOTBSPublicity

If only someone had listened… #TheQuietOnes #Review @nholten40 @Theresa_Talbot @aria_fiction

Woohoo! Delighted to be sharing my review of Theresa Talbot’s THE QUIET ONES as part of the blog tour. My thanks to Aria Fiction via Netgalley for an ARC of this book. First though, let’s find out a bit about Continue reading If only someone had listened… #TheQuietOnes #Review @nholten40 @Theresa_Talbot @aria_fiction

One very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero… #TheIntrovert #Review @nholten40 @MichaelPMichaud @BOTBSPublicity

I first read this novella in 2016 and was delighted when Sarah from Book on the Bright Side Publicity approached me and asked  if I would re-post my review for the blog tour! As I enjoyed this quirky, dark novella Continue reading One very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero… #TheIntrovert #Review @nholten40 @MichaelPMichaud @BOTBSPublicity

👀📰#PressRelease #FourFinalistsRevealed #McIlvanneyPrize @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

In case you missed the announcement from earlier today, I’m so excited to share the short-list for the McIlvanney Prize 2019! Keep reading to find out more:   THE FOUR FINALISTS ARE REVEALED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK Continue reading 👀📰#PressRelease #FourFinalistsRevealed #McIlvanneyPrize @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

They Hid The Body. They Kept The Secret. But What Was… #TheFirstLie #PromoPost @nholten40 @AJParkauthor @rararesources @orion_crime

Absolutely delighted to be taking part in A.J. Park (aka Karl Vadaszffy) promo blitz for The First Lie which was published by Orion in ebook on June 13th 2019 and will be out in paperback in March 2020! Huge thanks Continue reading They Hid The Body. They Kept The Secret. But What Was… #TheFirstLie #PromoPost @nholten40 @AJParkauthor @rararesources @orion_crime

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