Thursday, April 07, 2011

Fantastic International Giveaway - 3 books by Author Katherine Howell

Synopsis: When Suzanne Crawford is found stabbed to death and her husband Connor is discovered to be missing, it looks like just another tragic case of domestic violence to Detective Ella Marconi. But as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Why is there no record of Connor Crawford beyond a few years ago? Why has a teenager who worked for the pair gone missing too? And above all, what was the secret Suzanne knew Connor was keeping at all costs – even from her?

As Ella begins to build a picture of the Crawfords' fractured lives, things around her are deteriorating. Her relationship with a fellow officer is hanging by a thread and her parents seem to be keeping secrets of their own. But Ella only has time for the job she loves, and she knows she has to see her way through the tangled web of deceit and lies to get at the truth – before it's too late.

Katherine Howell 's latest novel Violent Exposure is an absolute winner, my review was posted yesterday please check it out. Visit Katherine on her website to find out more and you can follow her on facebook.


Crime fiction author Katherine Howell was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She worked as a paramedic in Sydney for 15 years and during this time she also studied for her BA and MPhil degrees, both in writing.

Katherine is not only a super generous person, as a fan of her work I've been fortunate to form a friendship with this talented Aussie author. She's a sweetheart and an absolute delight to correspond with and I hope to catch up for coffee one day soon.

GIVEAWAY: I have 3 personalised copies of Katherine's novels to give away to readers of my blog and it's international!

Cold Justice by Katherine Howell

A teenage girl stumbles across the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters, hidden amongst the bushes. His family is devastated, the killer is never found.

Eighteen years later, political pressure sees the murder investigation reopened. Detective Ella Marconi tracks down Georgie Riley, the student who found the body, and who is now a paramedic. Georgie seems to be telling the truth, so then why does Ella receive an anonymous phone call insisting that Georgie knows more? And is it mere coincidence that her ambulance partner, Freya, also went to the same high school?

See my review of Cold Justice

The Darkest Hour by Katherine Howell

Paramedic Lauren Yates stumbles into a world of trouble the night she discovers a dead man in an inner city alley, for the killer lurks nearby. When the murderer threatens to make her life hell if she tells the police, she believes him - he's Thomas Werner, her sister's ex, and a very bad man indeed. But when a stabbing victim tells her with his dying breath that Werner attacked him too, she finds herself with blood on her hands and Detective Ella Marconi on her back.

Will Ella's investigation put her career on the line, just when she's finally got her foot in the door? And can Lauren keep her family safe before Werner makes good on his promise, or will they all pay the ultimate price?

See my review of The Darkest Hour.

Frantic by Katherine Howell

In one terrible moment, paramedic Sophie Phillips's life is ripped apart – her police officer husband, Chris, is shot on their doorstep and their ten-month-old son, Lachlan, is abducted from his bed. Suspicion surrounds Chris as he is tainted with police corruption, but Sophie believes the attack is much more personal, a consequence of her own actions.

While Chris is in hospital and the police, led by Detective Ella Marconi, mobilise to find their colleague's child, Sophie's desperation compels her to search for Lachlan herself. She enlists her husband's partner, Angus Arendson, in the hunt for her son, but will the history they share and her raw maternal instinct lead to an even greater tragedy?

See my review of Frantic.

Please follow the instructions so your entry is included!

*You must be a follower of my blog (if you're not a follower & you'd like to enter just click on the follow button on the right hand side of my blog - easy peasy)

*Leave a comment on my review of VIOLENT EXPOSURE.

* Leave a comment on this giveaway post and don't forget to include an email address.


+2 post about this give-away on twitter or your blog & leave a link

+2 leave a comment on any other of my reviews of Katherine's novels and let me know.

Competition is INTERNATIONAL. Ends 22nd April and the winners will be announced on this blog. Good luck everyone!


  1. I really enjoy well written detective mysteries especially if the author gives a bit of detail on how things work in different countries.

    Katherine and Detective Ella Marconi are new to me so I would love to sample her work.

    I am a Follower via GFC (buddyt)

    I commented on your review.

    Thanks very much for being able to offer the giveaway to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  2. I love detective mystery novels. So these sound excellent.
    GFC follower
    left comment on review.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  3. Very excited about this competition! What a generous giveaway. Please consider me entered q o h e at bigpond dot com and of course I commented on all your reviews.

  4. Thanks for this very generous giveaway. It's been awhile since I've read a good thriller. These sound great.
    I'm a follower, and I commented on yesterday's review.

  5. Your review states that the story is "a edge-of-the-seat" one so that immediately means that this is a book for me.


  6. Thanks for the giveaway. Katherine Howell sounds an amazing author.
    I am a Follower via GFC as Diana
    I commented on your review of VIOLENT EXPOSURE and Cold Justice.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  7. I follow your blog as Pralinka.
    My mail:

    I commented your review!

    thank you for this giveaway

  8. Great giveaway! Thanks.
    I'm a GFC follower and commented on the review.
    +2 blogged:

  9. I'm a stalker (LOL)
    I commented too!!

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. I'd love to read these. Have tweeted and Facebooked. I left a comment yesterday too. Thanks Sheree for the chance.

  11. I'd love to read those books - the reviews certainly sound great!!

    New follower on GFC!

    Left comment of review!

    danaan at gmx dot at

  12. im a blog follower

    commented on your review post

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  13. sgared on twitter here:

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  14. That's a very big giveaway, thank you very much for it and for making it international! :)
    I tweeted about it:!/vollkopf/status/56346987716558848

  15. All these books look so good! I'd love to be entered :)
    I'm a follower, and I have left a comment.


  16. Awesome giveaway!

    GFC follower - Mariee

    +2 Tweeted:!/marieimy/status/56476093925961728

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Great giveaway!
    I am a follower (under Krysta Banco)
    I left a comment on the review of "Violent Exposure"

    tweeted here:!/YearofTiger86/status/56543537872908288


  18. what a great giveaway!
    i really loved mysteries...cause i really wanted to challenge myself especially when it comes in books..

    im a gfc follower
    blog follwer as well
    left comment of review

    pls enter me...i really wanted to have that book.cant wait to read it..

    by the way thanks for the giveaway..youre so generous..

  19. I am your GFC follower (Aleetha)

    I left a comment in your Violent Exposure review. at gmail dot com

    I link your giveaway in my blog

    I left comments in your another three reviews of Kathrine Howell's books :)

  20. I follow your blog.... need to go peek at the review, but was on my way there anyway :)

  21. Commented on your review and looking forward to read this author. :D my mail:

  22. Wow, this is really fantastic!

    +1Blog follower
    +1Leave comment on review
    +1Leave comment on this post


    +2 Link to blog sidebar

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  23. im a blog follower

    i also left a comment on your review

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  24. tweet here:

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  25. Thanks for the chance !!!

    I'm a GFC follower and I left a comment on your review.

    +2 tweet :


  26. Thank you for this awesome giveaways :)

    * an old follower via GFC

    * Left a comment on your review of VIOLENT EXPOSURE.

    * Left a comment on this giveaway post


    +2 i tweeted :!/becunique/status/58784137183625216

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  27. Follower via GFC, wrote a comment on your review of Violent Exposure, and this is a comment on this post. You didn't say if you wanted them all together or separately.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

  28. I am following you on GFC as Suekey and I commented on your review of "Violent Exposure"--now here's my comment for this post---you have me so interested in this author that I now must try her books. I like the paramedic twist, I don't think I've read any series with a paramedic as the main character before.

  29. I would like to read this author!

  30. I'm following and I commented on your review.

  31. i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks and i commented on your review
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  32. i follow via goggle. Your review perked my interest in this book.
    Diane Baum


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