Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop on the Blog Tour for Chasing Monsters By Paul Harrison and I would like to share a guest post written by the author, with all of you. Thank you very much to Kelly from Love Books Group Tours for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their hard work. 🙂
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Genre: Crime fiction / Thriller
Release date: 04 10 2018
Price*: Kindle £0.99 (GBP)/ Paperback £8.99 (GBP)
Kindle $1.30 (USD)/ Paperback $13.80 (USD)
Pages: ~ 360
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Description of the book: In a sleepy northern seaside resort, The Eastborough Police Force is shocked into action when a heavily mutilated body is found in a quiet suburb. Murder rarely happens in these parts. Within a short space of time, the body count begins to rise rapidly, as a serial killer runs amok.
DI Will Scott is tasked with finding the killer. In doing he treads paths he never expected to traverse and uncovers a web of deceit that leads to a world where no one can be trusted.
The killer relentlessly continues to strike terror across the community. Then without warning, the killing ground changes. Where will the killer strike next …?
CHASING MONSTERS BY PAUL HARRISON
Chasing Monsters (Urbane Books) is the first in a series of crime novels I’m writing in the DI Will Scott series. It’s set in the Northern seaside resort of Bridlington, with the fictitious police force Eastborough Police investigating a series of murders with a difference.
As a writer who is perhaps better known for my true crime books, I resisted the temptation to write a fictional crime book for many years. At least until I felt I could do the reader justice by delivering a book filled with red herrings, twists and turns and a glimpse into the dark world of the serial killer.
Chasing Monsters is the result of almost four decades of work within the Criminal Justice system, police investigations, working with victims of serious crime and real life encounters with the darker side of humanity. It’s a journey unlike any other leading the reader through the often complicated maze of police investigations and giving a rare glimpse into the mind set of a serial killer. Fictional they may be, but the killers in my crime fiction book will all be based on meetings with some of the worlds most violent offenders.
Once I’d created the various realistic personalities of the books protagonists, I was amazed by the way they held conversations on the page with one another, it was me writing, however, it was the characters who led the plot and took it and me where they wanted. It was as though I was watching a crime drama unfold before me.
DI Will Scott and his sidekick DS Daisy Wright are detectives with few hang ups, they are as conventional as any police officer can be. Both have lives beyond the rigors of the police service which is part of the simplicity of there role within the book. They aren’t alcoholics, sex mad having flings with every officer they meet, or drug addicts, they are genuinely normal people, focused on making a difference.
The characters are fictional, though Will is named after my great grandfather (Will Scott) and is loosely based on myself, but more so on the personalities of other detectives and people I have met during my life. Daisy seemed to name herself, initially when I began writing the book, I didn’t name her as I couldn’t picture her. Then suddenly, through a typo, Will called her Daisy. That was it, the name fits her personality perfectly I think. I can see all of my characters in my minds eye and hope the reader gets to form a similar image.
I’m so excited by this book, and the follow up ‘Scissors’ which will be out on sale in Spring 2019. They are stand alone but I do recommend readers get both and read ‘Chasing Monsters’ first as it will enhance their journey with Will and Daisy.
Thank you for having me on your brilliant blog. I’d also like to thank my readers who have been so supportive to all my writing projects. Also a huge thank you to Urbane Books for believing in me.
Thanks a lot, Paul for this wonderful guest post and for the honour to share it on my blog. 🙂 This book sounds really chilly, so do check out other bloggers and their reviews, and if you like what you hear, get the book! 😀
About the author: Paul Harrison has spent much of his professional life working within the UK’s criminal justice system, primarily as a police officer. Working closely with the now-defunct FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, he gained a unique and remarkable insight into the minds of some of the world’s most violent criminals. His conversation portfolio reads like a Who’s Who of murderers. As an author, he’s penned thirty-three traditionally published books (mainly true crime) and completed his first novel last year. A seasoned event speaker, Paul is popular across the entire crime genre (fiction and non-fiction). He’s in discussion with several TV production companies across the globe for future Crime related television series. Paul currently lives in Leeds.
Website – http://www.paulharrisonbooks.co.uk / Twitter – @PHarrisonauthor
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