Monday 11 October 2021

#BlogTour Bad Apples by Will Dean

 It's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Bad Apples by Will Dean. - TV Rights to Dark Pines have been optioned by Lionsgate, the producers of Mad Men, with plans for a multi-part series featuring Tuva Moodyson.

About the Author

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands and lived in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. His debut novel, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball’s Book Club, shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize and named a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. The second Tuva Moodyson thriller, Red Snow, won ‘Best Independent Voice’ at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards, 2019, and was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020. 

The third novel, Black River, has been longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021. Rights for the series have been sold in eight territories (France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, China and Turkey). Will lives in Sweden where the Tuva Moodyson novels are set. Follow @willrdean on Twitter 

About the book

A murder - A resident of small-town Visberg is found decapitated in the forest. A festival - An isolated hilltop community celebrates ’Pan Night’ after the apple harvest.

A race against time - As Visberg closes ranks, there could not be a worse time for Tuva Moodyson to arrive as deputy editor of the local newspaper. Tuva senses the scoop of her career, unaware perhaps that she is the story…

Set in Sweden’s Halloween season, when the forests are full of elk hunters and the town of Visberg is thick with the aroma of rotting fruit, Bad Apples is a thrilling introduction for readers new to the series, and for die-hard #TeamTuva fans, a heart-stopping rollercoaster…


Come on! You can't end a book like that - there are cliffhangers and then there are specific methods of torture designed to bring pain to bookworms. Arrgh!

This is the fourth installment in the fabulously riveting Tuva Modyson series, and this one isn't just another cracking read, it's a fast-paced smorgasbord of criminal aptitude and deviancy. Dean never disappoints and always delivers the goods.

Tuva returns to Gavrick - yeh we have no idea why she would be so foolish either - to restart in a new location with old friends and new characters. The combination of the isolated, dense and often overpoweringly menacing surroundings and the crime story unfolding around Pan Night is both terrifying and a stroke of genius, from a crime perspective.

The people of Gavrick give their hidden passion, otherwise controlled impulses and perhaps criminal inclinations free reign during this time. It makes it difficult for Tuva to find a ruthless and vicious killer, who thinks nothing of adding to their bloody repertoire.

This series just keeps getting better, indeed the same can be said about Dean's work in general. I can't wait to see this on-screen. I do hope they get the atmosphere and casting right.

Buy Bad Apples at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher ‏: ‎Point Blank;  pub date 7 Oct. 2021. Buy at Amazon com.

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