Blog Tour – ‘Ghost and Ragman Roll’ by Pete Adams ~ #damppebblesblogtours @damppebbles @nextchapterpb @Peteadams8
I am beyond thrilled to be kicking off this blog tour. ‘Ghost and Ragman Roll’, the fourth book in the Kind Hearts and Martinets series, was published as an eBook on the 10th August 2019 by Next Chapter Publishing and is also available in paperback. I would like to thank Emma Welton of Damppebbles Blog Tours for inviting me to participate and both Emma and the author for my review copy.
You will find out in a minute what I thought about ‘Ghost and Ragman Roll’. In the meantime here is the book blurb.
His French honeymoon continually interrupted by a series of misdeeds, DCI Jack Austin returns to Portsmouth to find the missing link.
When an ambitious new detective infringes on his territory – and his ego – Austin resorts to illogically effective tactics to protect those that matter most.
With a corpulent gangster gone missing and a banker murdered in Paris, can Austin reveal the perpetrator and bring him to justice?
Wow! Was that a great read or what!! I have totally loved this series and it has received all the stars from me, but I have to say ‘Ghost and Ragman Roll’ is my absolute favourite book so far. I also love the cover. It is just fantastic; so atmospheric and so very chilling. Well done to the designer.
‘Ghost and Ragman Roll’ along with the rest of the series has been cleverly plotted. Although this is the fourth book, the story still remains fresh and the writing if anything gets stronger.
I loved how the book started and was delighted for Jack and Amanda. It’s so nice to see how much they love each other. There were twists and turns aplenty and some real shockers as well throughout.
I love how Jack often speaks his thoughts out loud and how this has rubbed off on to other people. It’s a bit of a worry really. Imagine if something really bad came out in front of the wrong person.
I thought Seb who has Asperger’s on the autism scale was very well portrayed by the author. He is highly intelligent and likes routine and things have to be done in a certain way. Lists feature very heavily too.
I enjoyed meeting Detective Inspector Delores Lovington and thought she was a real laugh.
I literally could read this series forever and I so wish there were hundreds more books to come. I really do look forward to my regular doses of Jack Austin.
The Kind Hearts and Martinets series is outstanding and is well worth investing in. I would like to think that people will still be reading Pete Adams books in years to come, even when we are no longer of this world.
About Pete Adams
Pete Adams is an architect with a practice in Portsmouth, UK, and from there he has, over forty years, designed and built buildings across England and Wales. Pete took up writing after listening to a radio interview of the writer Michael Connolly whilst driving home from Leeds. A passionate reader, the notion of writing his own novel was compelling, but he had always been told you must have a mind map for the book; Jeez, he could never get that.
Et Voila, Connolly responding to a question, said he never can plan a book, and starts with an idea for chapter one and looks forward to seeing where it would lead. Job done, and that evening Pete started writing and the series, Kind Hearts and Martinets, was on the starting blocks. That was some eight years ago, and hardly a day has passed where Pete has not worked on his writing, and currently, is halfway through his tenth book, has a growing number of short stories, one, critically acclaimed and published by Bloodhound, and has written and illustrated a series of historical nonsense stories called, Whopping Tales.
Pete describes himself as an inveterate daydreamer, and escapes into those dreams by writing crime thrillers with a thoughtful dash of social commentary. He has a writing style shaped by his formative years on an estate that re-housed London families after WWII, and his books have been likened to the writing of Tom Sharpe; his most cherished review, “made me laugh, made me cry, and made me think”.
Pete lives in Southsea with his partner, and Charlie the star-struck Border terrier, the children having flown the coop, and has 3 beautiful granddaughters who will play with him so long as he promises not to be silly.