Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
I'm looking forward to reading "The Cuckoo's Calling", but I'm willing to bet money that J K's private investigator Cormoran Strike never has to hunt down elephants, or comes face to face with an alligator in a London bathtub.
For Detective Inspector Derek "Tigger" Crombie, it's all in a day's work. Crombie's nothing like my own favourite detective Morse, as instead of a Jaguar car, he drives a worn out VW Passat. He's also a family man – the father of four daughters, and as Wren – one half of the bane of Crombie's life – once observed, the poor guy's probably hen-pecked at home. Which might explain why Crombie secretly enjoys the company of the Celtic cousins, even if it does mean ending up in "An Explosive Time".
All three time after time after time adventures are available at the special summer good read price of only 99 cents, or 77p. But you can win a free copy of "An Explosive Time" by voting for your favourite detective. It seems we never tire of watching others solve riddles and unravel mysteries. I have a pet theory, and I'd like your help to explore further. Do readers reveal something of their own character by confessing their admiration of the cool intellect of Sherlock Holmes? Or maybe they secretly long to be bossed about by rich fat men, and so can't get enough of Stephen Spencer's Paul Mallory Adventures? So go on, indulge me, I promise to protect my sources, and reveal only the results of this survey at the end of this month.
An Explosive Time
When a circus elephant goes missing on Detective Inspector Crombie's watch, he immediately thinks of Celtic Cousins Wren and Rhyllann, who have to his mind made a career out of being the collective bane of his existence. And his instincts are correct: the cousins HAVE been up to something--but when Crombie finds out what it is and why, he runs into resistance not only from his immediate superiors, but also from the corridors of power in Whitehall itself. Described by one reviewer as a "Masterful British Thriller" this is the third and shortest of the Celtic Cousins Adventures, and contains adult humour and some strong language. Especially when an unsuspecting Rhyllann discovers what's lurking in his bathroom!
An Explosive Time starts with a fatal explosion; the action comes thick and fast, and Crombie will need all his wits about him to prevent his world - and London town - going supernova.
SUMMER SPECIAL PRICE - only 77p/99 cents from Amazon.com or Amazon.co..uk
"Crombie's Christmas" a short story is available to download free from Smashwords.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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