Wednesday 28 August 2019

#BlogTour Burning Ambition and Takeaway Terror by B.L. Faulkner

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Burning Ambition and Takeaway Terror by B.L. Faulkner. It's police procedural crime fiction with an entertaining sleuth duo.
About the Author
Barry Faulkner was born into a family of South London petty criminals who ran with the Richardson's Crime Gang in the 60's-90's. Being the youngest his mother, a top fashion model, was determined he would not follow in the criminal footsteps of the rest of the family and enrolled him into the Morely Academy of Dramatic Art to pursue a career in acting. Sadly young Faulkner was asked to leave after three months when no acting ability had surfaced. He went onto become an advertising copywriter with the English branch of the US Agency Erwin Wasey Ruffraf and Ryan where he got lucky with some scripts he sent to the BBC TV and became a scriptwriter and editor for them and several ITV companies.

During this time the DCS Palmer plots were amassed in various notebooks and three years ago Faulkner finally found time to write and publish them. His early insight into the criminal world of his family has added authenticity to the characters and plots that makes them credible and the pace keeps the reader glued to the end. His signature end twist will always surprise you.

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About the book
Cases 7 & 8 from the DCS Palmer and the Serial Murder Squad series. In Burning ambition an organised crime gang leader wants one last big heist as a signature to his career. He chooses the Royal Mint in Wales. But other criminals have learnt of this planned heist and want 'in'. The answer is 'no' but the arguments develop into murders which brings in Palmer and his team. Will they be in time to stop the job and prevent any more murders?

In Takeaway Terror two organised crime families fight over the lucrative London West End drugs trade. Are the fast food delivery lads on their mopeds delivering more than takeaways? Why have three been killed by a hit and run driver? Old school gangsters go to war with an incoming foreign drugs lord family. Palmer needs to get inside, but once inside will he get out? alive?

You get two novella length stories in this book. Cases 7 and 8 of DCS Palmer and the Serial Murder Squad. It's a fast-paced and entertaining read

Part of the charm of these stories, despite the gruesome crimes and ruthless criminals, is the relationship between Palmer and Gheeta. It's very much old school meets modern world and the culmination is a perfect pairing when it comes to catching criminals.

In Burning Ambition the head of a crime gang is eliminating anyone who stands in the way of his last big job. You mention it - you die. You try and get in the way of his plans - you die. Either way you are living on borrowed time if you know anything at all.

In Takeaway Terror two crime gangs are in the middle of a turf war. Selling and peddling drugs is a lucrative business, but only if you are selling it in the right place. Something as seemingly innocent as a takeaway delivery driver on a moped starts to look suspicious when they start turning up dead. One is worth a thought, two is more than a coincidence, and three dead takeaway drivers is a problem for Palmer and Co.

It's police procedural crime fiction with an entertaining sleuth duo. Faulkner gives his readers a great balance of crime, snarky on the fly-by situational humour and cold-hearted criminals.

Buy Burning Ambition and Takeaway Terror at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: BSA Publications; pub date 15 Jun. 2019. Buy at Amazon com.

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