Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this very unique crime thriller that I strongly encourage you to give a go!
Many thanks to Emma for my invitation and to Russell Day for his brilliant words🙃🙂
Spending the night with a beautiful woman would be a good alibi, if the body in the next room wasn’t her husband.
Doc Slidesmith has a habit of knowing things he shouldn’t. He knows the woman Chris Rudjer meets online is married. He knows the adult fun she’s looking for is likely to be short lived. And when her husband’s killed, he knows Chris Rudjer didn’t do it.
Only trouble is the police disagree and no one wants to waste time investigating an open and shut case.
No one except Doc.
Using lies, blackmail and a loaded pack of Tarot cards, Doc sets about looking for the truth – but the more truth he finds, the less he thinks his friend is going to like it.
4 Unconventional Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Tattoos and voodoo and tarot cards… oh my! This was a crime thriller with a different vibe and I’d venture to guess you’ve never read anything quite like this before… and I mean that in the best possible way….Russell Day Took the traditional crime thriller and turned it on its head… creating an unconventional… unique… unputdownable story….
Told from the point of view of Yakky apprentice tattoo artist to Doc… the main character….Doc is an amateur detective who uses psychology, tarot cards, and instinct to solve crimes… he is also a huge fan of Miss Marple…. and there was a bit of an Agatha Christie vibe to the story with a huge twist….
The mystery in this book was well plotted and paced… but what captivated me most about this book was the characters… Doc and Yakky in particular… I found both of them extremely interesting and the Dynamics between the two of them even more interesting…. curious to see where the next book in this series takes us???
Absolutely recommend when you are in the mood for an unique crime thriller with some fabulous characters…
*** many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book ***
About Russell Day:
Russell Day was born in 1966 and grew up in Harlesden, NW10 – a geographic region searching for an alibi. From an early age it was clear the only things he cared about were motorcycles, tattoos and writing. At a later stage he added family life to his list of interests and now lives with his wife and two children. He’s still in London, but has moved south of the river for the milder climate.
Although he only writes crime fiction Russ doesn’t consider his work restricted. ‘As long as there have been people there has been crime, as long as there are people there will be crime.’ That attitude leaves a lot of scope for settings and characters. One of the first short stories he had published, The Second Rat and the Automatic Nun, was a double-cross story set in a world where the church had taken over policing. In his first novel, Needle Song, an amateur detective employs logic, psychology and a loaded pack of tarot cards to investigate a death.
Russ often tells people he seldom smiles due to nerve damage, sustained when his jaw was broken. In fact, this is a total fabrication and his family will tell you he’s has always been a miserable bastard.
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PS: I actually did break my jaw! And I always smile!😇 Berit