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#Fridayreads And To Bale You Out of Your Misery

What novel is this? I asked.  Thank you to all those who took a peek for the challenge (possibly 118 of you) and a big thank you to the two who threw in a guess.  All can now be revealed.  It’s Tom Bale’s Blood Falls and it will be published on 6 October.  Here’s the blurb synopsis from the Waterstone’s site:

Joe Clayton thought the dangers of his undercover career were behind him. He was wrong. One grey October morning, while working in a quiet Bristol street, he hears the voice of the man who has sworn to destroy him. Minutes later Joe is running for his life again. Desperate for sanctuary, he heads for the small Cornish town of Trelennan, and the home of Diana Bamber, widow of a former police colleague. But Diana reacts strangely to his arrival, and gradually Joe discovers that Trelennan is far from the idyllic, law-abiding resort it claims to be. The town is in the grip of one man. Leon Race doesn’t welcome strangers, especially ex-cops who start asking questions about missing women. Soon Joe is caught up in another undercover role, but as he penetrates the web of secrets that ensnares the town’s elite, his own secret is at risk of discovery. And all the time his old enemy is circling…

And if you’d like to read more of the opening of that novel you can find it at the author’s site here.  We have featured Tom Bale’s previous novels on It’s a crime!: Skin and Bones, a standalone; Terror’s Reach (reviewed by me here and ScotKris here), the first in the Joe Clayton series.  A review of Blood Falls will follow shortly.  You can follow Tom Bale on twitter: @t0mbale.  (A zero for the ‘o’.)


2 comments on “#Fridayreads And To Bale You Out of Your Misery

  1. Maxine
    September 23, 2011

    Ah, rats, I should have guessed! I enjoyed Skin and Bone (particularly the beginning and middle) so shall be watching out for this.

    • crimeficreader
      September 23, 2011

      I think I have the measure of how annoyed you might be feeling…

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