Promoting Crime Fiction by Lizzie Hayes

Sending out a huge ‘Thank You’ to Lizzie Hayes and Dot Marshall-Gent for reviewing my novel!

 

‘Gunning for Angels’ by C Mack Lewis

Published by Cathleen A McCarthy,
29 July 2014.
ISBN: 978-
0990610809
Gunning for Angels opens with Enid Iglowski, a sixteen year old wild-child, making her escape from Florida, a  school, and her alcoholic mother.  Enid embarks on the journey having recently discovered that her biological father, Jack Fox, is a private detective who lives in Phoenix.  Two years shy of forty, Fox has a trail of broken relationships and one-night-stands behind him, plays the tough-guy, detests children and has no idea that he is a parent.  When Enid tracks him down they both, understandably, feel confused and vulnerable, a response that they quickly mask with aggressive-defensive behaviours.

Meanwhile, ageing Police Detective Bud Orlean and his son Chip also become locked in a domestic battle when Chip announces that he has quit medical school to become a writer. 

In the midst of these parent/child feuds, the discovery of human bones in the Arizona desert leads Bud to revisit a cold case that opens up a Pandora’s box of intrigue and deception.  The detectives and their wayward offspring are entangled in a deadly quest for the truth during which their professional and private lives become blurred.
This is a hard-hitting, sometimes explicitly graphic and highly entertaining detective novel.  Descriptions of murder, betrayal, complex familial relationships and child exploitation are tempered with humour as Enid’s unpredictable, often outrageous, teenage behaviour confounds those around her.  Melodramatic tantrums and reunions abound as the mystery unfolds and the detectives are thwarted as much by their personal proclivities as the scheming villains they are pursuing. 
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Reviewer: Dorothy Marshall Gent

 

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Dot Marshall-Gent – worked in the emergency services for twenty years first as a police officer, then as a paramedic and finally as a fire control officer before graduating from King’s College, London as a teacher of English in her mid-forties.  She completed a M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, London and now teaches part-time and writes mainly about educational issues.  Dot sings jazz and country music and plays guitar, banjo and piano as well as being addicted to reading mystery and crime fiction.

 

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From an early age I have been a lover of crime fiction. Discovering like minded people at my first crime conference at St Hilda’s Oxford in 1997, I was delighted when asked to join a new group for the promotion of female crime writers. In 1998 I took over the running of the group, which I did for the next thirteen years. During that time I organised countless events promoting crime writers and in particular new writers. But apart from the sheer joy of reading, ‘I actually love books, not just the writing, the plot or the characters, but the sheer joy of holding a book has never abated for me. The greatest gift of my life has been the ability to read’.

 

Thank you again to Lizzie and Dot for promoting authors of crime fiction! 

Promoting Crime Fiction by Lizzie Hayes

 

 

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