NEW RELEASE: THE HUSBANDS by TJ BREARTON

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THE HUSBANDS by TJ Brearton

A BREATHTAKING CRIME THRILLER FULL OF SHOCKING TWISTS AND TURNS

He kills their wives. He destroys their families.
Then he comes after the husbands.
“Do you want to know who killed your wife?” he asks.

Kelly Roth, FBI profiler, returns home to Syracuse to stop a sadistic serial killer.

Three murders in three separate jurisdictions in central New York State have the same pattern: women killed by fatal headshots from a hunting rifle. Kelly Roth is sent from Virginia to help the local police.

Each victim was found murdered in a remote area or in a quiet park. The media call him “The Park Killer.” But Kelly doesn’t think the killer lurks in the bushes. She thinks he hunts his victims somewhere else.

Is he really contacting the bereaved husbands or is this just someone playing a sick game?

Kelly will risk her own life in a heart-stopping race against time to stop more murders and find out the truth.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO DISCOVER WHO KILLED YOUR WIFE? 

If you like Jeffery Deaver, Linwood Barclay, Lisa Unger, Kendra Elliot, or JD Robb you will enjoy this compelling new mystery novel.

The book is set in New York State, an area the author brings to life with compelling detail based on his local knowledge.

ALSO BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR T.J. BREARTON
HABIT
SURVIVORS
DAYBREAK
BLACK SOUL

DEAD GONE
TRUTH OR DEAD

GONE
DARK WEB
DARK KILLS

Joffe Books acquires Robert Hale crime and general fiction list from The Crowood Press

PRESS RELEASE

Joffe Books is delighted to announce its acquisition from The Crowood Press of the Robert Hale crime and general fiction list.  This outstanding list of over 350 titles confirms Joffe Books’ position as one of the UK’s fastest growing publishers. In 5 years since founding  Joffe has established itself as one of the leading publishers of crime fiction in the UK with best-selling authors such as Joy Ellis, Faith Martin, and Helen H. Durrant.

Jasper Joffe: “We’re very excited to have purchased this list of great books from brilliant authors. We look forward to relaunching many of these titles and allowing even more readers to discover some fantastic books. We’re very proud to be working with such an esteemed list.”

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History

Robert Hale started publishing in 1936 and over the course of eighty years built a highly regarded list of fiction and non-fiction titles.

The fiction list included some of the big names of the day, including Jean Plaidy, Harold Robbins and Nicolas Rhea, and Robert Hale also holds the UK print rights to Robert Bloch’s Psycho.

In 2015 The Crowood Press acquired Robert Hale’s publishing assets, including all active fiction titles, and continued to publish in Hale’s acclaimed crime list.

The list currently comprises of some 350+ titles available in print and/or e-book format. It does not include the Black Horse Westerns which will continue under Crowood’s management.

Any urgent queries from authors and agents can be directed to welcome@joffebooks.com

THE CASTLE MYSTERY an absolutely gripping whodunit from million-selling author FAITH MARTIN

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THE CASTLE MYSTERY  by Faith Martin
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PRAISE FOR THE JENNY STARLING BOOKS

“A wonderful protagonist.” Mystery Women

Classic murder mystery story with a twist at the end” Oxford Times

“Jenny is an attractive, intelligent Rubenesque heroine, and the cast of characters above and below stairs are captured affectionately and wittily.” EuroCrime

“Really enjoyable and easy to read.” Anne-marie


THE CASTLE  MYSTERY by Faith Martin

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.
 
Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.
 
Please note this book was first published as “AN INVISIBLE MURDER” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.
 
Jenny Starling has her dream job cooking for Lord and Lady Avonsleigh in a genuine castle.
 
Then one of the castle’s treasures, a fabulously jewelled dagger, is used to murder one of the staff members. The victim is found stabbed through the heart in the conservatory.
 
Lady Avonsleigh insists that Jenny help the police find the murderer.
 
But how can Jenny solve this case when the murder was committed in front of several reliable witnesses, none of whom saw a thing?
 
This is the fourth in a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final page.
 
Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.
 
JENNY STARLING
In her late twenties, Jenny Starling is an impressive woman. Physically, she stands at 6ft 1inch, and has shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes. Curvaceous and sexy, she’s a modern single woman, living the lifestyle that suits her – that of a travelling cook. Her famous (and now very rich) father, is a ‘celebrity’ cook, divorced from Jenny’s mother. Jenny drives a disreputable cherry-red van, and is happy travelling the country catering events and cooking great food. She is on a one-woman crusade to bring back ‘real’ food. And definitely doesn’t like having to divert her attention from achieving the perfect Dundee cake or creating a new sauce recipe by having to solve a murder. She finds crime very distracting, especially when there is chocolate to temper or pike to poach. Nevertheless, she is very good at reading people, and with a quick and agile brain, becomes very good at unmasking killers. And her always-undaunted sense of humour goes a long way in keeping her sane when all around her people are dropping like flies.
 
THE AUTHOR
FAITH MARTIN is the best-selling author of the DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE mysteries, which have sold over 1 million copies globally in just over a year.
 
JENNY STARLING MYSTERIES
Book 1: THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY
Book 2: THE WINTER MYSTERY
Book 3: THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY
Book 4: THE CASTLE MYSTERY
 

NEW RELEASE: FIVE BLOODY HEARTS by Joy Ellis

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NL6SCNQ/ UK £1,99 
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“This definitely is the best one yet, Joy’s books get better and better.” Carole 

“I absolutely loved it.” Viv

“Will keep you guessing until the end of the book.” Barbara

What a book!!!” Sian

“I was so engrossed I sat up way too late to finish it in one sitting.” Elaine
 

FIVE BLOODY HEARTS 
From multiple #1 best-selling author Joy Ellis, comes a mystery that will have you glued from first page to last, with a truly shocking conclusion
 
DETECTIVE MATT BALLARD’S LAST CASE MIGHT BE THE ONE THAT FINALLY BREAKS HIM.
 
Grace Repton, a beautiful older woman, walks into the police station to tell Matt she has information that could stop a murder. Her fiancé, the infamous serial killer Jeremy Reader, has told her that he has a disciple who is going to kill using Reader’s horrific methods.
 
Reader murdered five women and was finally brought to justice by Detective Ballard. Reader is safely imprisoned in a high security prison, and claiming to be a reformed man who wants to help the police.
 
But can Matt believe the serial killer or his peculiar wife to be?
 
And the Fenland police also have another investigation on their hands. A Lithuanian migrant worker is found dead on the fens. There is no ID on him, but he has a Tree of Life tattoo. The third body to be found with this distinctive tattoo. Is this gang war or something even more sinister?
 
CAN YOU TRUST A KILLER TO HELP STOP A KILLER?
 
The police are stretched to breaking point with multiple copycat murders. And Matt and his girlfriend Liz will fight for everything they care about in a heart-stopping conclusion that will have you on the edge of your seat.
 
Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
 
The Setting
England's rural fenland is a strange place, with its never-ending fields, winding tracks, and long straight droves (the old livestock routes) that lead to nowhere. The lonely lanes are flanked either side by deep drainage ditches and are, for a good part of the year, filled with tall, whispering reeds. Closer to the Wash, high seabanks form a barrier between river and marsh, and the richly fertile soil of the drained land. But when the mists come down, as they so often do, perspective is destroyed and all sense of direction lost, and then the fens become a rather frightening place of mystery and danger. Somewhere that you do not want to be at night.
 
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE BEST-SELLING NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
Book 9: FIRE ON THE FENS
 
JACKMAN & EVANS
Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON
Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
Book 3: THE FOURTH FRIEND
Book 4: THE GUILTY ONES
Book 5: THE STOLEN BOYS
 
DETECTIVE MATT BALLARD
Book 1: BEWARE THE PAST
Book 2: FIVE BLOODY HEARTS
 
STANDALONES
GUIDE STAR

NEW RELEASE: DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOX SET by Joy Ellis

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DO YOU LOVE GRIPPING CRIME FICTION? THEN MEET DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA.FROM A GLOBALLY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR WHO HAS SOLD OVER 1.5 MILLION BOOKS.

YOU GET THREE ENTHRALLING MYSTERIES IN THIS BOX SET

BOOK 1: CRIME ON THE FENS

The town is being terrorised by gangs of violent thugs, all wearing identical hideous masks. 

Then a talented young female student goes missing on the marsh and Nikki and Joseph find themselves joining forces with a master criminal in their efforts to save her. They need to look behind the masks, but when they do, they find something more sinister and deadly than they ever expected . . .

BOOK 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS

A man is found executed on a piece of wasteland in Greenborough town.

The cold-blooded murder triggers terrible memories for Detective Joseph Easter. Just when things seemed to be going well for DS Easter, he realises that the nightmare is coming back, threatening his career, his sanity, and maybe his life.

In a breath-taking conclusion even Nikki begins to doubt DS Easter as he faces a race against time to save someone very close to him.

BOOK 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS

A vicious criminal is targeting Detective Nikki Galena and her team. One by one he will hunt them down and destroy their lives, unless she can stop him first.

DI Nikki Galena faces her toughest challenge yet. Can she save her team and herself from a cruel and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to harm Nikki and her colleagues? First she must work out who wants revenge against her or one of her detectives. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime novel that will have you turning the pages until the stunning ending.

Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

DISCOVER ONE OF THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE DETECTIVES

THE DETECTIVE DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She’s got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. 

HER PARTNER DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has an estranged daughter who blames him for everything that went wrong with their family.

THE SETTING The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.

What readers are saying about Joy’s books

“As is usual with Joy's books, it is impossible to put them down, so if you have an appointment or you have work to do, don't pick one up!” Jo

“They just keep getting better every time.” Scotia Woman

“An excellent unstoppable rollercoaster of a read.” Roscoe

“It is fast paced, completely believable, the characters have private lives and problems as well as their public and official duties.” Roy

“I can’t remember reading a thriller that had me constantly in a gut churning mood.” Jilly

“The ‘Fens’ series is one of the best collections of crime stories I have come across in a long time.” Maggie

ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE BEST-SELLING NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
Book 9: FIRE ON THE FENS

NEW RELEASE: YOUR LAST LIE

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"I'm a seasoned crime reader, reading up to 500 books per year, and even I didn't figure out what was going on." Lou

CAN YOU WORK OUT THE TRUTH?

YOUR LAST LIE by Gretta Mulrooney
 
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Pilot Greg Roscoe is found stabbed to death in his cockpit. His body has been mutilated.
 
Detective Tyrone Swift is hired by the pilot’s parents to investigate the death. Greg had a tangled personal life, with three wives and a history of adultery and risk-taking.
 
Who wanted him dead and why?
 
The prime suspect was cleared by the police but Swift quickly puts together a list of people with a motive to kill Greg. And then Swift gets information from the deceased man’s troubled teenage daughter that may unlock the puzzle.
 
Can Detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of lies?Discover the truth in this crime thriller full of twists and turns.
 
YOUR LAST LIE is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.
 
Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell. 

THE DETECTIVE
Tyrone Swift is an ex-police detective who now works privately. He’s survived a stabbing and his fiancée running off with another man. Swift's personal life is complicated, to say the least. 

THE AUTHOR
Gretta is a critically acclaimed author of best-selling fiction.
'Mulrooney has a real gift for dialogue, the words and phrases ring true and make her characters wonderfully real . . . A tenderly funny and genuinely moving piece. I loved it.’ Fiona Morrow, Time Out (about ARABY)
 A beautifully observed study of reconciliation, Araby makes astute points about conflict and shifting values between generations.’ James Eve, The Times

THE TYRONE SWIFT DETECTIVE SERIES
BOOK 1: THE LADY VANISHED
BOOK 2: BLOOD SECRETS
BOOK 3: TWO LOVERS, SIX DEATHS
BOOK 4: WATCHING YOU
BOOK 5: LOW LAKE
BOOK 6: YOUR LAST LIE
 

NEW RELEASE: THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY by Faith Martin

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THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY by Faith Martin
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NCZFPK7 UK only £1.99 for launch
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https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07NCZFPK7 CAN $2.99

“Another super murder mystery in this excellent series.” Greta

“Really enjoyable read from the start.” Nerys

“This book kept me guessing until the end.” Barbara


THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY by Faith Martin

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.
 
“A wonderful protagonist.”  Mystery Women
 

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.
 
Please note this book was first published as “DYING FOR A CRUISE” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.
 
Jenny Starling has a job on a luxury paddle steamer working for a wealthy businessman. All she has to do is cook for his small number of guests. But things quickly turn sour.
 
Then she discovers the body of one of the passengers in the store cupboard. Who wanted him dead and why?
 
Jenny will have to ignore many red herrings and follow the clues to get to the bottom of a complex and intriguing murder mystery.
 
This is the third of a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final page.
 
Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.
 
 
JENNY STARLING
In her late twenties, Jenny Starling is an impressive woman. Physically, she stands at 6ft 1inch, and has shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes. Curvaceous and sexy, she’s a modern single woman, living the lifestyle that suits her – that of a travelling cook. Her famous (and now very rich) father, is a ‘celebrity’ cook, divorced from Jenny’s mother. Jenny drives a disreputable cherry-red van, and is happy travelling the country catering events and cooking great food. She is on a one-woman crusade to bring back ‘real’ food. And definitely doesn’t like having to divert her attention from achieving the perfect Dundee cake or creating a new sauce recipe by having to solve a murder. She finds crime very distracting, especially when there is chocolate to temper or pike to poach. Nevertheless, she is very good at reading people, and with a quick and agile brain, becomes very good at unmasking killers. And her always-undaunted sense of humour goes a long way in keeping her sane when all around her people are dropping like flies.
 
THE AUTHOR
FAITH MARTIN is the best-selling author of the DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE mysteries, which have sold over 1 million copies globally in just over a year.
 
JENNY STARLING MYSTERIES
Book 1: THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY
Book 2: THE WINTER MYSTERY
Book 3: THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY
More JENNY STARLING mysteries coming soon. Join the Joffe Books mailing list to be the first to hear about the next in the series.

NEW RELEASE: MURDER IN THE MINE by Roy Lewis

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“A must read for all crime lovers.” Greta

“Very intriguing, captivating and truly entertaining.” Cherry-Ann

Looking for a classic murder mystery from an acclaimed crime writer?

Discover Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard. Enjoy a beautifully told story from a time before smart phones and DNA testing. Full of twists and turns, this will have you gripped from start to finish.

THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS “A QUESTION OF DEGREE.”

“Roy Lewis can always be counted on for precise, original, interesting environment…yet his characters and settings always interact.” Financial Times


A HUNT FOR A MISSING DOG LEADS TO A GRUESOME DISCOVERY DOWN A MINESHAFT..

Not just the injured dog, but a valuable piece of jewellery . . . and the decaying corpse of a woman.

Detective John Crow is called in to run the investigation in this South Wales mining community. He discovers flaws in the dog owner’s account and a visit to the north east of England reveals the dead woman’s identity.

Then there is a surprise confession. But the skeletal Inspector Crow is not convinced, and he pursues the investigation into the dead woman’s complicated life. New suspects emerge.

But as Crow closes in on the killer, complicated questions remain. Full of intrigue, this mystery will have the reader guessing until the very end.

Set in England in the early 70s, this is the fifth book to feature Inspector John Crow. More coming soon.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY WRITER

Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James and Peter Robinson.

Roy Lewis is one of the most critically acclaimed crime writers of his generation.

PRAISE FOR ROY LEWIS MYSTERIES

“Each Lewis seems to better the last. Here is an intriguing puzzle and likely police work and a fine picture of Northumbrian society and countryside” The Times

 

“Roy Lewis has demonstrated an enviable range both in geography and style…a nice neat story” The Financial Times

 

“Lots of cunning complications embracing conservation and financial fiddles” The Guardian

 

“A thorough, unpretentious and immensely solid piece of work with an interesting and likeable hero” Times Literary Supplement

 

“Chilly drama with some stirring cliff hanger” Sunday Telegraph

THE DETECTIVE

Skeletally-built, mild-mannered Inspector John Crow is established in the Murder Squad in London and constantly meets hostility when he is called upon to work on murder cases in regional crime squads in Wales and the Midlands. He displays strong moral feelings, and a sensitivity which brings him into conflict with regional staff as he doggedly and successfully pursues the truth in cases where he is called in.

 

INSPECTOR CROW BOOKS

Book 1: A LOVER TOO MANY

Book 2: ERROR OF JUDGMENT

Book 3: THE WOODS MURDER

Book 4: MURDER FOR MONEY

Book 5: MURDER IN THE MINE

MORE COMING SOON!

MURDER IN THE MINE by Roy Lewis HALF PRICE FOR LAUNCH
 
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