Today I am the final stop on the blog tour for Valerie Keogh’s novel, That One May Smile and I delighted to be closing it with a short, but oh so sweet extract …
But first, here’s the blurb …
When Kelly Johnson’s husband disappears, her perfect world in the Foxrock suburb of Dublin falls apart. Then she stumbles on a dead body in the graveyard behind her house.
A coincidence? Garda Sergeant Mike West thinks so until he finds a link between the dead body and Kelly’s missing husband.
And then to add to the problem, Kelly disappears.
The investigation takes West first to Cornwall and then to Cork, on the trail of a tangled case involving identity theft, blackmail and illegal drugs. And as if the complications of the case weren’t enough there is the constant, irritating – and definitely unsuitable – attraction, to the beautiful Kelly, who will keep disappearing!.
Close Ranks the next instalment of the Garda West novels is now available.
Here’s the extract …
West rubbed his hand through his hair again. It was there, he could feel it, but where. Something struck him suddenly. Why hadn’t he thought of that before? He turned to look at the team, a glint lighting his eyes.
‘You come home unexpectedly, after a year away, and find that your tenant hasn’t, after all, been paying his rent. What do you do?’ He paced in front of the team, unravelling the scenario in his mind. ‘Do you immediately travel to the apartment through the horror that is Cork traffic, to demand an explanation? Or,’ he paused, looking around at the suddenly eager faces. ‘Or do you phone the tenant at his place of work?’
‘Bareton Industries!’ Andrews offered.
Has this whet your appetite? Thought so! Now off you pop to Amazon UK for your copy!!!
Many thanks to the ladies, Noelle and Kate, at Thick As Thieves Publicity and the author for having me on board!
About the author …
Valerie Keogh grew up reading Agatha Christie so when she started writing it seemed natural to write crime novels. She writes two different series, one based in Ireland featuring Garda Sergeant Mike West and a grittier one based in the UK featuring Nicola Connolly, a serial killer.
The Garda West series: THAT ONE MAY SMILE, CLOSE RANKS, and MURDER ON CLARE ISLAND.
The Hudson and Connolly series: DEADLY SLEEP, THE DEVIL HAS POWER, SUCH BITTER BUSINESS and WICKED SECRET.
A couple of years ago, Keogh was sitting outside Paul’s coffee shop at Charing Cross station. A man running up the steps from the station caught her attention and was the inspiration for her stand-alone novel EXIT FIVE from CHARING CROSS.
Keogh is currently working on a stand-alone novel based in Cambridge. Following that, she plans to write another Garda West novel.
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