BLOG TOUR “MURDER BY FIRE”, BY FAITH MARTIN @NovCato @JoffeBooks

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MURDER BY FIRE by Faith Martin.

 

Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?

Meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals.

David Merchant’s body is found in a bonfire in his back garden. David was a publisher and devout Christian. Who would want to kill this seemingly very decent man?

DI Hillary Greene faces one of her most puzzling cases as she struggles to find anyone with a strong motive to kill the pious publisher.

Then, as Hillary unearths greedy business partners and an estranged son, her focus is diverted when a new team member is targeted by a vicious gang.

Hillary’s under massive pressure and will she finally crack? And if she does, where will she go from here?

This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely heart-stopping conclusion.

MURDER BY FIRE is the tenth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.

Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

Murder by fire

 

THE LOCATION

Kidlington itself, the home of Thames Valley Police HQ.  Almost regarded as a suburb of Oxford, there is some debate in Kidlington whether it is a town or a village! If it’s a village, it’s a very large one, with supermarkets, garages, plenty of pubs and a small shopping centre. It sits on a plain that was once devoted to farming, with several small satellite villages around it, such as Hampton Poyle and Yarnton. It also has a small airport, once known as Oxford Airport, but recently renamed to include London in the title!

 

THE DETECTIVE

DI Hillary Greene

An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence.

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW POINT OF VIEW.”

 

DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES

BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL

BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY

BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE

BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE

BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY

BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME

BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW

BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION

BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN

BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE

 

Books 11-17 coming soon!

 

 

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Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! The first 10 books in the series are available now.

Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.

Her first foray into writing ‘spooky’ crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.

As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired ‘proper’ whodunits. So if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.

 

ARC Review of “Murder by Fire”, by Faith Martin @NovCato @JoffeBooks

DI Hillary Greene, a young woman who has her own investigative team. She is given a case to find out who murdered a man in his own home. The man was murdered and then put on a bon fire in his own backyard. Who would have had the means and the need to kill the man? There are several possible suspects.  His estranged son, his cousin, who is also his partner in a publishing company, or his tenant, that he is trying to get out of his rental house. DI Greene is a great detective and always has her teams back. Things are changing for her team as well as herself, it seems that DI Greene’s team is at a crossroads in their careers.

David Merchant, a very religious and pious man who is widowed and lives alone. His wife died several years ago, and he and his son are estranged. He lives in a nice neighborhood. He owns a publishing company with a cousin. He is a writer of religious books and believes that men and women should always follow the good word of the lord. He works from home and follows a very strict regimen and daily schedule. He has alienated his neighbors because he is so pious.

PC Mark Chang, a new member of DI Greene’s team. He has gained his position on her team by going to college and moving his way up quickly. His family owns a small store that is targeted by a Chinese gang that wants to have  Mark work for them on the inside.

This was a very good story. I enjoyed the twists in this story and was happy that it was not so easily determined as to who the murderer was. Ms. Martin did a great job with the plot and the twists in the story. She does a good job in making you wonder and work for who the murderer is. I really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to reading more in the future.

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