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Nothing Bad Happens Here by Nikki Crutchley Blog Tour with 5 Star Review!

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Nothing Bad Happens Here

by Nikki Crutchley

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She looked away from his face and took in the clear spring night, full of stars. Her last thoughts were of her mother. Would she finally care, when one day they found her body, and a policeman came knocking at her door?

 

The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel.

Among them is Miller Hatcher, a journalist battling her own demons, who arrives intent on gaining a promotion by covering the grisly murder.

Following an anonymous tip, Miller begins to unravel the mystery of the small town. And when another woman goes missing, Miller finds herself getting closer to the truth. But at what cost?

 

Purchase Link –  Amazon: http://a.co/7y5bFY8

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CHRISTIE’S REVIEW

5 STARS

Nothing Bad Happens Here is an excellent read. It is a perfect combination of psychological suspense, thriller, and mystery!

Bethany Haliwell is a tourist who came to the small coastal town of Castle Bay looking for adventure, instead her body is found months after she went missing. Now, journalists are flocking to the quaint town to cover the murder. Miller Hatcher is one of them. She is hoping this opportunity will help both professionally and personally. She has no idea just how far she will be pulled into this story, and how it will greatly affect her.

This book just isn’t about the murder of a young girl, but it’s the journey of Miller and several other players in town. In each chapter, another layer is peeled away to reveal a deeper level to key characters, especially Kahu, the sergeant leading the investigation and Miller. Miller is battling her own pain and demons. Somehow, this assignment is forcing her to face those. Her flaws are revealed, and because of that, she is a character I could relate to. This case will definitely change her.

As the mystery deepens and the investigation proceeds, another side of the town will be revealed, especially when more disappearances and murders seem to be tied to Castle Bay. There are lots of twists and turns which kept the story racing forward which kept the pages turning for me. I thought I knew what was going on, and then I would be taken by surprise yet again. These are my favorite kinds of books.

What an incredible debut by Nikki Crutchley! The characters are so well-developed, and the story is so well-written, I would think this would have been written by a writer who had been doing this for years. She is definitely a writer to watch! I can’t wait to see what she has in store for her readers next!

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MEET NIKKI

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After seven years of working as a librarian in New Zealand and overseas, Nikki now works as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. She lives in the small Waikato town of Cambridge in New Zealand with her husband and two girls. Nikki has been writing on and off her whole life and recently has had success in flash fiction. She has been published in Flash Frontier, Flash Fiction Magazine and Mayhem Literary Journal, and has also had a story published in the Fresh Ink Anthology. Crime/thriller/mystery novels are her passion. Nothing Bad Happens Here is her first novel, set on the Coromandel Coast of New Zealand.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Website: www.nikkicrutchley.com

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4.5 Star Review · British Mystery · Christie's Reviews · Cozy Mystery

NEW REVIEW FROM CHRISTIE: Murder in Little Shendon

 

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Murder in Little Shendon

by A.H. Richardson

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Picture, if you will, a picturesque village called Little Shendon, suddenly caught up in dealing with a murder of one of its citizens — not a particularly well-liked one at that. Which makes it all the more intriguing because the list of suspects becomes very long. This tantalizing tale unfolds with delightful twists and turns to find out whodunit to Mr. Bartholomew Fynche, the murdered shopkeeper.
Fear grips the community as the investigation slowly progresses. Everyone is interviewed; everyone is suspect! From the murdered man’s housekeeper to Lady Armstrong, her staff and her nephew. Or could it be the shy librarian new in town? Or the defiant retired army major and his ladyfriend, the post mistress? Or perhaps the weird sisters who live on the edge of town? Then there is the couple who own the local inn and pub, along with the two Americans who are staying there? Even the vicar and his wife fall under the gloom of suspicion.
Uncertainty, wariness, and terror reign as neighbors watch neighbors to discover the evil that permeates their upturned lives. No one feels safe in this charming little village.
A.H. Richardson, noted author, places in your trembling hands a mystery murder that will keep you reading until you learn the details, uncovered by Police Inspector Stanley Burgess and his two amateur detectives, his friend Sir Victor Hazlitt and the famed Shakespearean actor Beresford Brandon. Scratch your head with them over the strange clues that turn up. Follow them as they tread carefully among the landmines that appear innocent as they lie hidden beneath the surface of mystery.
Something evil skulks in this tiny country village. Who is the murderer? And why was this strange uncivil man dispatched in such a seemingly civil community? You are challenged to discover the culprit before the last few pages. And no fair looking ahead — it’s the journey that proves the most enticing.

AVAILABLE NOW:

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AMAZON: http://amzn.to/2H1fLAv

***Also available on Kindle Unlimited***

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CHRISTIE’S REVIEW

4.5 STARS

~4.5 Stars~

FANTASTIC TRADITIONAL BRITISH MYSTERY!

I’m a lover of British mysteries, so Murder in Little Shendon was right up my alley. It really reminded me of Agatha Christie, and I love her books!
The charming village of Little Shendon is everything I pictured a village in England to be. However, the citizens find themselves in the midst of a murder mystery. Mr. Fynche, a local shopkeeper has been brutally murdered. The suspect list is long as he wasn’t very well-liked at all. The whole village had one reason or another to dislike him.

Inspector Burgess, along with his friend, Sir Victor and Berry Brandon make a great team of crime investigators. Each bring their own unique backgrounds and manner in which they try to solve the crime. Before they know it, someone else is murdered. They really have their hands full, and the pressure is on to solve both crimes.

There are a lot of twists and turns throughout the book. I would think I had figured out who the killer was only to find out I was wrong. The book is very well-written and very descriptive in nature. I found myself right along with Burgess, Victor, and Berry trying to solve the crime. There is no better way to spend the day than curled up reading a fabulous British cozy mystery!

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ABOUT A.H. RICHARDSON

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A. H. Richardson was born in London England and is the daughter of famous pianist and composer Clive Richardson. She studied drama and acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She was an actress, a musician, a painter and sculptor, and now an author.

She has written a series of children’s chapter books, the Jorie series, which includes Jorie and the Magic Stones, Jorie and the Gold Key, and Jorie and the River of Fire.

In addition to the Jorie series, she is also the author of the Hazlitt/Brandon series of murder mysteries. Murder in Little Shendon is the first book in the series. It’s a thriller murder mystery which takes place in a quaint little village in England after World War Two, and introduces two sleuths, Sir Victor Hazlitt and his sidekick, Beresford Brandon, a noted Shakespearian actor. And she has more ‘who-dun-its’ with this clever and interesting duo… Act One, Scene One – Murder and Murder at Serenity Farm.

A. H. Richardson lives happily in East Tennessee, her adopted state, and has three sons, three grandchildren, and two pugs. She speaks four languages and loves to do voiceovers. She plans on writing many more books and hopes to delight her readers further with her British twist, which all her books have.