COVER REVEAL: The Girl Who Broke the Rules, by Marnie Riches #TheGirlWho

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This stunning cover sees the return of our feisty heroine from ‘The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die’ in…

THE GIRL WHO BROKE THE RULES (Georgina McKenzie Series, Book 2)

By Award Winning author, Marnie Riches

31MayThe Girl Who Broke the Rules

Published:  20th August 2015 – Don’t miss it!  Amazon UK


Marnie Riches Book Summary

When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen must find a brutal murderer before the red-light-district erupts into panic.

Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK’s most violent sex-offenders but once van den Bergen calls on her criminology expertise, she is only too happy to come running.

The rising death toll forces George and van den Bergen to navigate the labyrinthine worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and trans-national human trafficking. And with the case growing ever more complicated, George must walk the halls of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, seeking advice from the brilliant serial murderer, Dr. Silas Holm…

Marnie Riches Author Profile

Marnie Riches

Marnie Riches grew up on a rough estate in Manchester. She learned her way out of the ghetto, all the way to Cambridge University, where she gained a Masters degree in German & Dutch. She has been a punk, a trainee rock star, a pretend artist, a property developer and professional fundraiser. Previously a children’s author, now, she writes crime and contemporary women’s fiction.

Marnie Riches is the author of The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die – the first installment of the George McKenzie crime thriller series, published by Maze and Avon at Harper Collins.

In her spare time, Marnie likes to run (more of a long distance shuffle, really) travel, drink and eat all the things (especially if combined with travel) paint portraits, sniff expensive leather shoes (what woman doesn’t?) and renovate old houses. She also adores flowers.

Winner of the Patricia Highsmith award for ‘Most Exotic Location’. Discover more about the nominees and winners here over at DEAD GOOD BOOKS

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In the meantime, have YOU read the first book of the series yet?  Check out my 5* review here for:

THE GIRL WHO WOULDN’T DIE (Georgina McKenzie series, Book 1)

The Girl Who Wouldnt Die by Marie Richies

Hope you’ve enjoyed the cover reveal for The Girl Who Broke the Rules.  Remember, it’s published on 20th August 2015!

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Hunted by Paul Finch (DS Mark Heckenburg 5)

Publisher: Harper Collins UK, Avon  |  Publication date: 7th May 2015  |  Edition: Kindle (via Netgalley)


DS Heckenburg is back in town in a plot that’ll draw you in, Heck, line and sinker.


I last encountered ‘Heck’ during his last investigation in the Lakes (in the eerily good Dead Man Walking). Although references are made to this past case and touches on a little on previous history, it’s only briefly. It certainly wouldn’t prevent someone new to this series from enjoying this book. The writer has made it incredibly easy to get stuck right straight in, just like Heck when he’s solving his cases!

The previous book was unnerving, but for me Hunted was so much better. It’s non-stop, it’s grim and it has even weirder perpetrators – the perfect crime combo!

With the level of heinous crimes being committed, the Serial Crimes Unit needs skilled officers like DS Mark Heckenburg: he’s hands-on, a quick-thinker and looks outside the box for answers.

Which is why he’s the first person his boss, DI Gemma Piper, calls on when her mum raises concerns about the death of a member of her golf club. Something seems peculiar to Piper’s mother. One Harold Lansing had recently died in an unfortunate car accident outside his home. However, prior to this he’d been involved in another strange incident where a model aeroplane knocked him unconscious and into water where he was fishing.

Is it coincidence, or something more sinister?

Cue Heck. As ‘odd’ is his speciality, he’s the best officer to apply his unique investigative skills and look for answers.

But what he can offer with his irregular methods solving crime, he loses in subtlety. He makes his way to the local station and in his usual style he quickly manages to ruffle a few feathers, including those of his temporary partner, the young and ambitious DC Gail Honeyford. Needless to say they don’t see eye to eye on the investigation.

As the case progresses, it becomes apparent that more ‘freakish accidents’ have occurred around leafy Surrey than would be considered normal. Once again, our main lead comes into contact with some very unsavoury characters and has a bizarre list of suspects to wade through. Of course, it’s all in a day’s work for Heck. But he should be careful not to draw the wrong kind of attention to himself…

If you like action-packed crime with a showdown or two thrown in, then the stage is set with Hunted. After reaching the end of this gruesome crime-spree in DS Mark Heckenburg’s latest case, I am officially #hookedonheck.

Rating: 4.5/5

(My sincere thanks for the publisher for allowing me to review this title. It’s a little cracker, so thank you.)

You can follow the author on Twitter: @paulfinchauthor  |  Publisher: @crimefix / @AvonBooksUK

What to read more about Heck? Click on the book cover to see my review of ‘Dead Man Walking’:

Dead Man Walking