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!

Some secrets are too big to bury… #Ransomed #Review @nholten40 @Writer_MAHunter @StephenEdger @0neMoreChapter_

Some secrets are too big to bury… Investigative journalist Emma Hunter never thought she’d be a bestselling author. Especially not for a blistering exposé of the brutal horrors committed at an orphanage. Some secrets breed in the dark… All she Continue reading Some secrets are too big to bury… #Ransomed #Review @nholten40 @Writer_MAHunter @StephenEdger @0neMoreChapter_

She did it, she escaped his clutches… #IKnowTheTruth #Review @nholten40 @ComleyMel

She did it, she escaped his clutches. Now she lives under a new name. For the past five years, Lucy has lived in fear of her past. But all that is about to change when Matthew enters her life. Will Continue reading She did it, she escaped his clutches… #IKnowTheTruth #Review @nholten40 @ComleyMel

📢 FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 REVEALED 📢 #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40

In case you missed it earlier…🍾🥂 Exciting news! The McIlvanney #finalists have been announced! 🍾🥂 BLOODY SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 sponsored by The Glencairn Glass with match funding from Culture & Continue reading 📢 FOUR FINALISTS FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2020 REVEALED 📢 #PressRelease @BloodyScotland @nholten40

There was a friend of mine on murder… #MusicMonday #CrimeTheme @nholten40

Every Monday I see some fabulous posts titled #MusicMonday from my #lilstar A Knight’s Reads. She shares a track of her choosing under the meme created by Drew Weldon, the Tattooed Book Geek. Y’all know Drew right? If not, you Continue reading There was a friend of mine on murder… #MusicMonday #CrimeTheme @nholten40

All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules… #EightDetectives #Review @nholten40 @pavesi_alex @MichaelJBooks

All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out. But that was thirty years ago. Now he’s living a life of Continue reading All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules… #EightDetectives #Review @nholten40 @pavesi_alex @MichaelJBooks

Who’s joining me at @BloodyScotland in September!? #PressRelease @nholten40

Well THIS is pretty exciting news!! In case you missed the announcement yesterday – you will be thrilled to know that you can travel to the fabulous city of Stirling, Scotland as this year Bloody Scotland is holding a virtual Continue reading Who’s joining me at @BloodyScotland in September!? #PressRelease @nholten40

I never thought THIS would happen… #DeadWrong has made the @guardian @GuardianBooks #NotTheBookerPrize 2020 long list! @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_ @HarperCollinsUK

It’s not everyday you get to see your name and book in The Guardian newspaper – but I have now!! I was surprised and absolutely OVER THE MOON to see that DEAD WRONG has been long-listed for the Not The Continue reading I never thought THIS would happen… #DeadWrong has made the @guardian @GuardianBooks #NotTheBookerPrize 2020 long list! @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_ @HarperCollinsUK

2020 CWA DAGGER Short List Announced! #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

CWA Dagger Awards 2020 Shortlists Announced The 2020 shortlists for the prestigious CWA Dagger awards, which honour the very best in the crime writing genre, have been announced. The world-famous Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers are the oldest awards in Continue reading 2020 CWA DAGGER Short List Announced! #PressRelease @nholten40 @the_cwa

Is this one fight Grace can’t win? #HeadOfTheFirm #Review #PublicationDay @nholten40 @cjfinlaywriter @0neMoreChapter_

A family at war… Happily married and with two small children, Grace has stepped away from the murky underworld that has shaped so much of her life.  Now Grace is leaving the hard work to the boys – her son Continue reading Is this one fight Grace can’t win? #HeadOfTheFirm #Review #PublicationDay @nholten40 @cjfinlaywriter @0neMoreChapter_

When Brendan Foley’s work & home life collide, he may not like the answers he finds… #FarFromTheTree #Review @nholten40 @robparkerauthor @audibleuk

Twenty-seven bodies, vacuum-packed, buried in a woodland trench. Some have been there for years, some for just days. When DI Brendan Foley recognises one of the Warrington 27, he knows this case is about to shake his world. Detective Sergeant Continue reading When Brendan Foley’s work & home life collide, he may not like the answers he finds… #FarFromTheTree #Review @nholten40 @robparkerauthor @audibleuk

They think it’s all forgotten. But I don’t forget… #SheWhoLies #Review @nholten40 @AlexKaneWriter @HeraBooks

Blood is thicker than water, the family bond stronger than any other. They think it’s all forgotten. But I don’t forget. The Laird-Shaw family live a life most only dream about. Self-made millionaires Gavin Shaw and Stevie Laird built their Continue reading They think it’s all forgotten. But I don’t forget… #SheWhoLies #Review @nholten40 @AlexKaneWriter @HeraBooks

Can Jake get revenge to get his life back? #TheHeat #SeanOLeary #GuestPost @nholten40

Today I am delighted to be sharing a guest post from author Sean O’Leary where he tells us a little about his books but in particular, The Heat – set in both Darwin/Australia and Bangkok. First though, more about the Continue reading Can Jake get revenge to get his life back? #TheHeat #SeanOLeary #GuestPost @nholten40

Can they save their children before time runs out? #SnatchedFromHome #Review #RePost @nholten40 @GrahamSmith1972 @RandomTTours @NightsBooks

Woohoo! Can I get a #HellYeah?! 👊🏻 Absolutely delighted to be #reposting my review and kicking off Graham Smith’s Snatched From Home blog tour today … with a few extra thoughts now that we are FIVE years on! So maybe Continue reading Can they save their children before time runs out? #SnatchedFromHome #Review #RePost @nholten40 @GrahamSmith1972 @RandomTTours @NightsBooks

Can Helen unearth the secrets of the killer before it’s too late? #SecretsOfASerialKiller @nholten40 @ciderwithrosie @0neMoreChapter_

Happy Publication Day to Rosie Walker and Secrets of a Serial Killer 🍾🥂 There it is: FEAR. It’s crawling all over her face and in her eyes, like a swarm of insects, and it’s all because of HIM. A serial Continue reading Can Helen unearth the secrets of the killer before it’s too late? #SecretsOfASerialKiller @nholten40 @ciderwithrosie @0neMoreChapter_

Do you fear #TheResident? Soon you’ll be dying to meet him… #FearTheResident #Review @nholten40 @Author_Dave @ViperBooks @SerpentsTail

Happy Publication Day to David Jackson and THE RESIDENT!     THERE’S A SERIAL KILLER ON THE RUN AND HE’S HIDING IN YOUR HOUSE Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. Having left a trail of bodies in his wake, and with Continue reading Do you fear #TheResident? Soon you’ll be dying to meet him… #FearTheResident #Review @nholten40 @Author_Dave @ViperBooks @SerpentsTail