No Remorse by Robert Crouch @robertcrouchuk @CarolineBookBit #blogtour

It’s a real pleasure to host a stop on the blog tour for No Remorse by Robert Crouch today! My thanks to Robert and Caroline Vincent for the invitation and the review copy.

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Author : Robert Crouch
Title : No Remorse
Series : Kent Fisher Mysteries #3
Pages : 256
Publisher : n/a
Publication date : May 7, 2018

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An old man dead. Dementia or murder? Threats won’t stop Kent Fisher from finding out.

At luxury retirement home, Nightingales, appearance matters more than the truth. But what is the truth? Was Anthony Trimble killed as he predicted? If so, who wanted him out of the way, and why?

Kent puzzles over the only clue Trimble left him. Do the numbers come from a takeaway menu or are they a mysterious code that could reveal his darkest secret?

As Kent digs deep, people start dying.

Will Kent win the race to discover the truth, or become the next victim?

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When Kent Fisher visits the local luxury retirement home, Nightingales, he’s accosted by a man called Anthony Trimble who claims someone wants to kill him. Anthony suffers from dementia and Kent isn’t quite sure what to make of his comment. But when Anthony suddenly dies, Kent can’t help but investigate. Surely, this can’t be a coincidence? Someone would prefer Kent not sticking his nose into their business and he starts receiving threats. That won’t stop him from digging for the truth though.

What a delight it’s been catching up with Kent once again. No Remorse is the third book in the Kent Fisher mysteries and even thought it may not be entirely necessary, I would definitely recommend reading them all in order. Not only because they’re fun and entertaining, but also because the relationships between the characters and Kent’s background will make a bit more sense.

As Kent is an environmental health officer, we get a different look at what goes on in a retirement home. Nightingales is all about appearances but there seem to be a few rather fishy things going on. Kent’s investigation also leads him to interact with a few other elder village residents who may not exactly be getting the care they so deserve. It’s rather frightening and worrying sometimes.

In this story, Kent gets a lot of help from Louise, the receptionist at Nightingales. She also works as a waitress and we all know by now how much Kent likes waitresses. On top of all of that, Kent has to deal with Gemma’s engagement to Richard and there is of course still the future of his sanctuary to consider. With all of that going on and still trying to juggle his daytime job as well, it’s a miracle he doesn’t have a nap in the middle of the road, to be honest.

No Remorse has enough intrigue to keep you hooked from start to finish. This is a thoroughly entertaining, well-paced story with fun and well-developed characters, a healthy dose of humour and even a few sad moments. I couldn’t at all figure out what was going on and Robert Crouch kept me guessing until the end. Kent Fisher as an amateur detective is a breath of fresh air, making this cosy mystery series utterly enjoyable. If gore and bloody gruesomeness isn’t exactly your thing but you do like a good old-fashioned mystery, you should definitely give these a go!

No Remorse is available for purchase!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

abouttheauthor

Inspired by Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and Columbo, Robert Crouch wanted to write entertaining crime fiction the whole family could enjoy.

At their heart is Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Passionate about the environment, justice and fair play, he’s soon embroiled in murder.

Drawing on his experiences as an environmental health officer, Robert has created a new kind of detective who brings a unique and fresh twist to the traditional murder mystery. With complex plots, topical issues and a liberal dash of irreverent humour, the Kent Fisher mysteries offer an alternative to the standard police procedural.

Robert now writes full time and lives on the South Coast of England with his wife and their West Highland White Terrier, Harvey, who appears in the novels as Kent’s sidekick, Columbo.

Author links : Facebook | Twitter | Website

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No Bodies by Robert Crouch @robertcrouchuk @CarolineBookBit #blogtour

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It is my absolute pleasure to host a stop on the blog tour for No Bodies by Robert Crouch today. Many thanks to Robert and Caroline Vincent for the opportunity and the advanced copy.

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Author : Robert Crouch
Title : No Bodies
Series : Kent Fisher Mysteries #2
Pages : 298
Publisher : n/a
Publication date : October 19, 2017

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Why would environmental health officer, Kent Fisher, show any interest in finding Daphne Witherington, the missing wife of a longstanding family friend? The police believe she ran off with Colin Miller, a rather dubious caterer, and Kent has problems of his own when a young girl who visits his animal sanctuary is rushed to hospital.

When enquiries into Colin Miller reveal a second missing wife, Kent picks up a trail that went cold over a year ago. But he’s struggling to find a connection between the women, even when he discovers a third missing wife.

Is there a killer on the loose in Downland? With no motive, no connection and no bodies, Kent may never uncover the truth.

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No Bodies is the second book in the Kent Fisher Mysteries series and if you’ve not yet read the first one, you most definitely should as events carry over and relationships have already been established. Missing out on those things may influence your reading experience. Just so you know. I truly enjoyed No Accident when I read it a while ago, but I must say that I found this one to be so much better!

Not a lot of time has passed since events in the previous book and the consequences are evident from the start. Kent’s stepmother has moved in with him after the death of her husband, his job continues to be in jeopardy, his (non-existent) love life is a mess and now people seem to think he’s some kind of super sleuth. On top of that, things take a personal turn when Kent’s beloved sanctuary is threatened due to a little girl being admitted to hospital with a case of E-Coli.

Colonel Witherington asks Kent for help in locating his missing wife. Daphne disappeared almost a year ago. The Colonel thinks she must be dead but the police think she ran off with a lover. When it becomes clear another woman went missing around the same time, Kent becomes involved in another investigation. But with no bodies, no motive and no connection between the women, can Kent solve this mystery?

No Bodies has a brilliantly executed, multi-layered and intriguing plot which had me hooked from start to finish as I found myself trying to figure out the pieces of the puzzle. This series makes such a nice change from the crime fiction I normally read. It’s not all guts and gore. In fact, there’s very little of it. Think more cosy mystery, inspired by Columbo (incidentally also the name of Kent’s dog) or Agatha Christie.

Kent is an incredibly likeable character with a delicious sense of, sometimes quite dark, humour and he makes a fabulous main character. Since Kent is an Environmental Health Officer, the things he can or can’t do are limited and his determination to get to the truth keeps getting him into trouble. He doesn’t really have much authority, carries no weapons and relies purely on his wit. It’s a breath of fresh air to solve a mystery alongside a character that isn’t your typical chain-smoking and utterly flawed detective.

I thoroughly enjoyed this change of pace and if you enjoy your cosy mysteries, I have no doubt you will like the Kent Fisher Mysteries! I look forward to seeing more of Kent soon!

No Bodies is available now!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

abouttheauthor

Inspired by Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and Columbo, Robert Crouch wanted to write entertaining crime fiction the whole family could enjoy.

At their heart is Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Passionate about the environment, justice and fair play, he’s soon embroiled in murder.

Drawing on his experiences as an environmental health officer, Robert has created a new kind of detective who brings a unique and fresh twist to the traditional murder mystery. With complex plots, topical issues and a liberal dash of irreverent humour, the Kent Fisher mysteries offer an alternative to the standard police procedural.

Robert now writes full time and lives on the South Coast of England with his wife and their West Highland White Terrier, Harvey, who appears in the novels as Kent’s sidekick, Columbo.

To discover more, visit http://robertcrouch.co.uk.
Or find Robert on Twitter or Facebook.

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No Accident by Robert Crouch @robertcrouchuk @CarolineBookBit #blogtour

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for No Accident by Robert Crouch! Thanks to Caroline for the opportunity to join and my ebook copy!

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Author : Robert Crouch
Title : No Accident
Series : The Kent Fisher Mysteries #1
Pages : 294
Publisher : n/a
Publication date : July 24, 2017

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Nothing happens by accident, according to Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. When he ignores a restraining order to investigate the death of Syd Collins in a work accident at Tombstone Adventure Park, he clashes with the owner, playboy millionaire, Miles Birchill, who has his own reasons to block the investigation.

Determined to uncover the truth, Kent casts aside procedure and defies suspension when he becomes convinced that Collins’ death is no accident.

But as Kent rushes to identify the killer and prevent more deaths, he faces even more unpleasant surprises when his professional and private worlds collide with devastating consequences.

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Sydney Collins’ body is found in the middle of a field, the apparent victim of a brutal attack by tractor. But Sydney had no business being in that field and certainly not early in the morning, wearing a tie.

Enter Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer who needs to determine how this accident happened and who’s responsible. Kent was introduced to Columbo at the age of 16 and ever since, he’s always wanted to solve a murder. Could this be his opportunity? Or is he seeing things that aren’t there? Could Sydney’s death really just be an unfortunate accident?

Kent finds resistance from various corners during his investigation. There’s his boss, who does everything by the book. There’s the local celebrity and playboy millionaire, Miles Birchill, who clearly has something to hide. And then there’s Kent’s father, a government minister, who would really prefer it if Kent dropped his investigation. But why? Three words : can of worms.

It’s hard not to like Kent. He’s tenacious, determined and not afraid to break the rules. He also has a delightful sense of gallows humour and a lovely level of sarcasm that I always appreciate. He’s conscious of the environment, determined to protect it, fight the powers that be to do the same and his daytime job pays the bills for his animal sanctuary in an area of the South Downs he absolutely adores.

This is quite a complicated plot and it involves a lot of players. It’s up to Kent and his colleague Gemma to unravel the various threads of secrets, lies and deceit. Some of which will affect Kent in ways he couldn’t possibly have imagined. With a few twists and turns, this was an entertaining and enjoyable mystery and I can honestly say I’ve never before read a story where the investigator is an environmental health officer. So if you’re looking for something akin to a police procedural but with a bit of a difference, this could be right up your alley!

No Accident is available now!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

abouttheauthor

Inspired by Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and Columbo, Robert Crouch wanted to write entertaining crime fiction the whole family could enjoy.

At their heart is Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Passionate about the environment, justice and fair play, he’s soon embroiled in murder.

Drawing on his experiences as an environmental health officer, Robert has created a new kind of detective who brings a unique and fresh twist to the traditional murder mystery. With complex plots, topical issues and a liberal dash of irreverent humour, the Kent Fisher mysteries offer an alternative to the standard police procedural.

Robert now writes full time and lives on the South Coast of England with his wife and their West Highland White Terrier, Harvey, who appears in the novels as Kent’s sidekick, Columbo.

To discover more, visit http://robertcrouch.co.uk

You can also get in touch with Robert via Twitter or his Facebook page

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