REVIEW: The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective #4)

5E4DAC64-6A65-4275-AE48-656CD3AE06D0Title: The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel
Pages: 416
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 14th May 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UKWaterstones

Synopsis: 

At the height of their success, the electric folk band Black Dog invited journalists to a desolate island for an infamous publicity stunt: the burning of a million dollars. But the stunt backfired and the band split up, increasing the value of their final album vastly. It’s this album that Tinkler’s got his eye on, and he hires none other than the Vinyl Detective and Nevada to hunt a copy down.

Narrowly avoiding a killing spree, negotiating deranged Black Dog fans, and being pursued by hack celebrity Stinky Stamner and his camera crew, the Vinyl Detective and Nevada discover that perhaps all was not as it seemed on Holy Island – and that in the embers of that fire are clues of a motive for murder…

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May 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my May wrap up. I read a decent amount but I am a bit disappointed as I wanted to read a ton more. Sadly I got ill towards the end of the month and it ground my reading to a complete halt. Very frustrating but not a lot you can do! I managed to read six books which I think it’s still pretty good and nearly all of them were part of a series. Here’s what I read:

Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine by G.S. Denning: This is the fourth book in the Warlock Holmes series and if you haven’t heard of these books before just think of a fantasy version of Sherlock Holmes. G.S. Denning brings another round of twists to the original Sherlock Holmes stories with The Sign of Nine. While not as funny as the first couple books in the series, I still found this one really creative and witty; it was filled with so many bizarre and hilarious moments. If you are a fan of the originals I highly recommend these books.

The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive: This is a bioterrorism thriller and it’s an incredibly harrowing story. It revolves around one man’s thirst for revenge and his plan to kill millions of innocent people. The thing that shocked me the most about reading this was how frighteningly real it seemed. I couldn’t get the thought out of my head that this is something that could easily happen in real life. It was a really tense and gripping thriller – certainly one that will stay with me for a while!

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REVIEW: The Vinyl Detective: Victory Disc by Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective #3)

Victory DiscTitle: The Vinyl Detective: Victory Disc by Andrew Cartmel
Pages: 432
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 8th May 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UKWaterstones

Synopsis: 

When one of his cats accidentally discovers a rare Victory Disc, the Vinyl Detective and his girlfriend Nevada are whisked into the world of big band swing music, and a mystery that began during the Second World War.

Hired to track down the rest of the highly sought-after recordings of the Flare Path Orchestra, our hero will discover that the battles of the last world war aren’t over yet. And if all this sounds simple, it’s only because we haven’t mentioned drive-by shootings, murderous neo-Nazis, or that slight case of being buried alive…

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May Wrap Up!

Hey guys! You are going to be so shocked and hopefully impressed with me! I managed to read nine books in May and I am so ecstatic! Of course it helped that I had a week off work and managed to read three books. I don’t know how people manage to read this many books every month, it was such a challenge for me but it was awesome constantly reading and not having a breather in between for work and other things! So without further ado, here it was I read this month:

1) Friend Request by Laura Marshall: I feel like if the publisher has to put “The most addictive thriller you’ll read this year” or similar on the cover, then the chances are that it’s not going to be very good and not addictive at all. Let me tell you that this book was so boring and it felt so ridiculous. It switched between an adult life and high school drama and it was exhausting trying to find reasons to care about these characters. It was such a disappointing story and there’s better thrillers out there for sure.

2) Copycat by Alex Lake: I liked this book, I thought the mystery was really good and I kept me guessing all the way through. It’s a psychological thriller because it twists everything and makes you think the main character is actually going crazy and forgetting what she is doing. The ending left me surprised and it actually strayed into some pretty dark stuff. I didn’t like the last few pages and would have preferred a different ending because it’s left on a cliffhanger and if it’s a standalone book that is annoying.

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May TBR!

Hey guys! I was thrilled with what I managed to read in April and I’m hoping to read the same amount this month! I’m going on holiday for a week soon and I don’t plan on doing anything but lounging by the pool all day, so this gives me the perfect opportunity to get lots of reading done! Here’s what I plan on reading this month:

Friend Request by Laura Marshall: I have been wanting to read this for so long and I’ve heard great things about it! I’ve already started it but I’m not very far in, only fifty pages or so. So far it’s good, I am intrigued but it is very slow and not a lot is happening. I’m hoping it has a slow build up but then it’s unputdownable.

The Vinyl Detective: Victory Disc by Andrew Cartmel: This is the third book in The Vinyl Detective series. I read the first two last year and I absolutely loved them! They were very different to crime thrillers that I normally read and it felt very refreshing to read a series all about rare vinyls! I’ve literally been counting down to the third book and I can’t wait to dive in now!

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Books I’m excited for in 2018!

Hey guys! I’m a bit late to the party for this one considering one of the books on this list is already out and I own a copy now but oh well! I’m still excited for it as I am yet to read it! So here are all the books I am excited for in 2018! I may make another one later in the year as I discover more wonderful books that are coming out this year!

Queen of Air and Darkness1) Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Even though I didn’t like Lord of Shadows, that doesn’t mean I’m not super excited for Queen of Air and Darkness! It’s not out until December though and I’m just like… Why? Why do we have to wait so damn long? I need it now! I want to curl up in a ball and sob and beg the publishers for a copy (I wish!). Also – just look at that gorgeous cover! How is it possible for them to make every new cover more beautiful than the last? That cover is so pretty it makes my heart hurt. Books are so beautiful! 

 

 

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ARC REVIEW: The Vinyl Detective: The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective #2)

The Vinyl DetectiveTitle: The Vinyl Detective: The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel
Pages: 398
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 9th May 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

His first adventure consisted of the search for a rare record; his second the search for a lost child. Specifically the child of Valerian, lead singer of a great rock band of the 1960s, who hanged herself in mysterious circumstances after the boy’s abduction.

Along the way, the Vinyl Detective finds himself marked for death, at the wrong end of a shotgun, and unknowingly dosed with LSD as a prelude to being burned alive. And then there’s the grave robbing…

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