✍️ Writing & Book News

Where it all started:

The moment I signed my FIRST contract: OMG I am going to be published!!

I just thought I would add another tab to my site for any of you who are interested in keeping up with my writing and book news. I will include links below where all the latest news can be found and where you can subscribe as and when I get things up and running. I’m not going to set up a whole new website (I can just about cope with what I have right now) so anything to do with my writing will also be included on my blog and then I will just update the links here. After all, I will be too busy writing to have a lot to say, right!?

Thank you all for your support it’s been one hell of an amazing journey so far! 



ANNOUNCEMENT: https://crimebookjunkie.co.uk/2018/10/do-you-want-to-know-my-secret/

COVER REVEAL: https://crimebookjunkie.co.uk/2018/12/deadinside-coverreveal/

Identity Crisis:

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

More BOOK NEWS and a Cover Change; New Three Book Deal Announced! https://crimebookjunkie.co.uk/2019/07/coverchange-deadinside/

Crime in the Spotlight NEWS! https://crimebookjunkie.co.uk/2019/08/crimeinthespotlight/

Highlights: https://crimebookjunkie.co.uk/2019/09/whats-happened-whats-happening-highlights/ 

Abusive Relationships: My Journey:

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

I’ve always wanted to be the #FreshNewBlood on crimesquad.com and now… I am! Eeeeeeeek! Thank you so much Graham Smith for the amazing review / Q&A and the fabulous Chris Simmons for the feature!! ???

”With harrowing accounts of domestic abuse, brutal kills and a wonderful characterisation throughout, Dead Inside is a stunning debut from a fantastic new talent.’ says Graham Smith!



Dead Wrong – cover reveal and Netgalley news!


Dead Wrong Newsletter Competition:  https://bit.ly/2WxKFM8


ManyBooks Author Feature – April 2020

About the Books:

What are people saying about Dead Inside?

‘A hugely confident first novel. Harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin

‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole

‘Kept me hooked throughout … excellent pace and a very satisfying ending’ Angela Marsons

‘A brilliant debut – gritty, dark and chilling. Noelle Holten knows her stuff’ Mel Sherratt

‘I loved this. A dark and chilling debut’ Robert Bryndza

‘Dark and gritty and kept me hooked until the very end. A Fantastic debut!’ Casey Kelleher

‘A chilling and disturbing look inside the lives of domestic abuse survivors and their abusers. This book is truly eye-opening. You will race through it and never see the end coming. Brilliant!’ Lisa Regan

‘A pacey, tight, immersive thriller full of powerful emotion and authentic procedural detail. Gripping stuff’ Chris Merritt

‘A hard-hitting, impressively authentic crime fiction debut … nuanced, highly readable, page turning, a definite cut above the rest. I urge you to read this book’ Howard Linskey

‘Extremely powerful, incredibly thought provoking and ringing with authenticity, this is an excellent debut’ M. W. Craven, author of the Washington Poe series

‘Noelle has conjured up a real page-turner here. The author’s experience with damaged and damaging people really shines through bringing a great deal of grit to the drama. Add in some fascinating characters, relentless pace and a strong story and you have a winner on your hands’ Michael J Malone

Dead Wrong – Book 2 in the DC Maggie Jamieson crime thriller series:

The serial killer is behind bars. But the murders are just beginning…

DC Maggie Jamieson’s past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.

Three missing women running out of time…

They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life.

The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was…

But now one of them has been found, dismembered and dumped in a bin bag in town.

Forensics reveal that she died just two days ago, when Raven was behind bars, so Maggie has a second killer to find.

Because even if the other missing women are still alive, one thing’s for certain: they don’t have long left to live…


There’s a serial killer on the hunt.

And his prey is closer than you think…

A murdered woman…

When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she’s dealing with no ordinary killer.  The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else.  Someone Maggie knows all too well…her close friend Dr Kate Moloney.

A determined detective…

Maggie is determined to keep her friend safe, but with Kate already struggling with a threatening stalker, Maggie now fears Kate’s life is in real danger.  Who else would want to harm Kate and why else would the killer be turning his victims into exact replicas – his living dolls?

Can Maggie find the depraved killer?  Or will Kate become his next living doll?



‘Enthralling from the first page to the last. Devoured in one sitting. Noelle Holten has become one of my must-read authors’ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone series

Psychopaths can take root in the unlikeliest soil…

DC Maggie Jamieson crosses paths once again with Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood when a domestic violence survivor stumbles into her new refuge, unable to speak, desperate for help.

Then another case hits Maggie’s desk. A young man has been murdered, and a curious constellation of black dots has been inked onto his cheek.

That’s when DCI Hastings goes missing and Maggie uncovers a shocking connection that turns the case on its head.

Every family may hide secrets, but not every family buries them…



A brutal murder…

When a burned body is found with its teeth missing, DC Maggie Jamieson discovers that the victim may be the husband of one of her probation colleagues.

A dark history…

As the body count rises, the team becomes increasingly baffled by how the victims could possibly be connected until a clue leads them to a historical case that was never prosecuted.

A terrible secret…

In order to catch the killer, Maggie must piece together what happened all those years ago before it’s too late.


Stand-Alone Novel(s):

6 Ripley Avenue


Jeanette is the manager of a probation hostel that houses high risk offenders released on license.

At 3am one morning, she receives a call telling her a resident has been murdered.

Her whole team, along with the eight convicted murderers, are now all suspects in a crime no one saw committed…

Don’t miss the first nerve-shredding standalone thriller from Noelle Holten, author of the Maggie Jamieson series.

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