Today is my stop on the blog tour for Blood on the Tyne: Body Parts (A Rosie Robson Mystery #1) by Colin Garrow. Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Toursfor allowing me to participate today. Check out my review and let me know what you think!
Newcastle, 1955. A death in the family brings nightclub singer Rosie Robson home to Newcastle, but her planned return to London hits a snag after she agrees to perform with her old band. Learning the group’s previous singer left after an argument, Rosie begins to wonder if there might be a sinister reason behind the young woman’s disappearance. Uncovering the first in a series of grisly murders, Rosie decides to investigate, but in doing so, finds her own name has been added to the killer’s list…
Blood on the Tyne: Body Parts is book #1 in the Rosie Robson Murder Mystery series.
Blood On The Tyne: Body Parts is my first read from Colin Garrow. His writing is suburb. This novel is a lively and super twisty, murder mystery with an ending I couldn’t guess. I turned the pages as quickly as I could to get to the end.
I love Rosie. She is such a feisty and determined person, I was instantly drawn to her. Colin Garrow clearly has the talent to create memorable characters, because Rosie was a perfect lead.
The setting, Newcastle, 1955, was absorbing. I felt as though I was transported back in time. The writing was on point, capturing accents and slang. It was everything you could want as a reader who enjoys being swept away in novels.
I’m looking forward to the next installment and more from Colin Garrow. Highly recommended.
*I received a free copy of this book from Damppebbles blog Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
True-born Geordie Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland and has worked in a plethora of professions including taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. Colin has published three stage plays, six adventures for middle grade readers, two books of short stories, the Watson Letters series and the Terry Bell Mysteries. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Grind, A3 Review, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. These days he lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories. poems and the occasional song.
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