The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Exciting news! Join me in congratulating these fabulous authors for making either the #shortlist for debut authors or the #longlist for the McIlvanney Prize. All amazing – going to be tough to call!  SHORTLIST FOR THE BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT SCOTTISH Continue reading The Long & Short of it… Lists that is! #DebutScottishCrimeBook2020 and #THEMcILVANNEYPRIZE2020 #pressrelease #BloodyScotland @nholten40 @BloodyScotland

Someone must pay… #SinsOfTheFather #CoverReveal #Debut @nholten40 @sbairden @RedDogTweets

✨🙌🏻 Oh my friggin days! I’m absolutely OVER-THE-MOON to share the exceptionally dark and oh so delightfully twisted cover of Sharon Bairden’s (aka my #twinnie’s) DEBUT novel #SinsOfTheFather 🙌🏻✨ EEEEEEEK!!! Some of you may have seen some teaser tweets and Continue reading Someone must pay… #SinsOfTheFather #CoverReveal #Debut @nholten40 @sbairden @RedDogTweets

He’ll silence them all – unless she can stop him… #HoldYourTongue #Review @nholten40 @deborah_masson @TransworldBooks

In the run up to Christmas, a serial killer stalks the streets of Aberdeen . . . On Detective Eve Hunter’s first Monday back at work following enforced leave, she is called to the scene of a gruesome crime. A Continue reading He’ll silence them all – unless she can stop him… #HoldYourTongue #Review @nholten40 @deborah_masson @TransworldBooks

One wrong move will ignite the city… #Firewatching #Review @nholten40 @thevoiceofruss @simonschusterUK

ONE WRONG MOVE A body is found bricked into the walls of a house. From the state of the hands, it’s clear the dead man was buried alive. Soon, the victim is linked to an old missing person’s case and Continue reading One wrong move will ignite the city… #Firewatching #Review @nholten40 @thevoiceofruss @simonschusterUK

If someone was in your house, you’d know … Wouldn’t you? #TheSilentHouse #Review @nholten40 @Writer_Nell @avonbooksuk

If someone was in your house, you’d know … Wouldn’t you? But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their Continue reading If someone was in your house, you’d know … Wouldn’t you? #TheSilentHouse #Review @nholten40 @Writer_Nell @avonbooksuk

When the body of a missing tourist is found… who is to blame? #TheLizardBook #Extract #Prologue @DBrucelockhart @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @MuswellPress

Delighted to be hosting Dugald Bruce-Lockhart’s debut novel THE LIZARD blog tour today! I’ve an excellent extract to whet your whistles, so grab a cuppa and enjoy. Oh wait! Let me tell you a bit about the author and this Continue reading When the body of a missing tourist is found… who is to blame? #TheLizardBook #Extract #Prologue @DBrucelockhart @nholten40 @Brownlee_Donald @MuswellPress

IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH. #AWashOfBlack #Review @nholen40 @cmacwritescrime @RedDogTweets

Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead. The body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago. DI Erika Piper, having only recently returned to Continue reading IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH. #AWashOfBlack #Review @nholen40 @cmacwritescrime @RedDogTweets

What were my top crime reads of 2019? #CrimeBookJunkie #TopReads #2019 @nholten40

Anyone who knows me will know that I am not really one for following rules when it comes to blogging – are there rules? Who knows? Who cares! Rather than choosing a specific number of top reads, I’ve put together Continue reading What were my top crime reads of 2019? #CrimeBookJunkie #TopReads #2019 @nholten40

Abusive relationships – My Journey #BehindClosedDoors #DeadInside #DomesticAbuse @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_ @KillerReads @fictionpubteam @the_cwa @thrillerwriters

My debut novel Dead Inside was published by One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK this year – it tells the story of Lucy Sherwood, a Probation Officer who works with domestic abusers in a multi agency team by day, and then Continue reading Abusive relationships – My Journey #BehindClosedDoors #DeadInside #DomesticAbuse @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_ @KillerReads @fictionpubteam @the_cwa @thrillerwriters

👀📰#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

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

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

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

#WhoAmI? Identity Crisis 😱 #NewcastleNoir #BeaconLitFest @nholten40 @NewcastleNoir @BeaconLit1 @KillerReads @0neMoreChapter_ @fictionpubteam

My debut novel, Dead Inside was published in ebook format on May 31st (and is currently only 99p/99c so grab it while you can!) – about 2 and 1/2 months ago – and I still struggle to think of myself Continue reading #WhoAmI? Identity Crisis 😱 #NewcastleNoir #BeaconLitFest @nholten40 @NewcastleNoir @BeaconLit1 @KillerReads @0neMoreChapter_ @fictionpubteam

New Voices at #BeaconLit2019 – The Next Bestsellers @nholten40 @KillerReads @FionaVigo @west_camel @JaneWenhamJones @BeaconLit1

I’m really excited to be appearing on the #NewVoices panel this year at BeaconLit festival on Saturday July 13th. Here is what the programme says: 9.35am-10.25am New Voices Jane Wenham-Jones introduces three hot new talents: West Camel, Noelle Holten and Continue reading New Voices at #BeaconLit2019 – The Next Bestsellers @nholten40 @KillerReads @FionaVigo @west_camel @JaneWenhamJones @BeaconLit1