Drum rolls… Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to show you the eye-catching cover for Mark L. Fowler’s next crime thriller RED IS THE COLOUR – published by Bloodhound Books.
I love the book cover for RED IS THE COLOUR! It is captivating and draws you right in! As it happens, RED is my favourite colour so I might be just a little bit prejudiced …
After having written two unique novels ‘Coffin Maker’ and ‘The Man Upstairs’, Mark Fowler decided to dive into the world of crime thrillers. Last year, ‘Silver’ was published by Bloodhound Book, a sinister tale of revenge and murder. Now, the next captivating crime thriller is about to be published: RED IS THE COLOUR. Bits about Books has not read it yet but, having read the previous books by Mark L. Fowler and loving them, you can see why I am very intrigued! By the way .. it seems RED will continue – check out the author’s bio at the bottom of this post! DCI Tyler and DS Mills – a new duo to be reckoned with!
About the Book
Bullying. Corruption. Murder.
It is the summer of 2002. In Stoke-On-Trent, the corpse of a 15-year-old boy, missing for thirty years, is discovered. The city is on the cusp of change and CS Berkins wants the case solved quickly.
DCI Jim Tyler has arrived from London under a cloud, moving to Staffordshire to escape his past. He is teamed up with DS Danny Mills to investigate the case, but there is tension between the detectives.
When the dead boy’s sister comes forward, describing a bright, solitary child, she points a finger at the school bullies. Important careers may be at stake.
Then one of the bullies is found brutally murdered.
As Tyler and Mills dig deeper they start to suspect a cover-up.
What is the connection between the death of a schoolboy in 1972 and this latest killing?
With the pressure building and the past catching up with DCI Tyler, will he and DS Mills be able to put aside their differences in order to catch a cold-blooded killer?
The Blog Tour
In a month, the blog tour for RED IS THE COLOUR will commence – the opening will be hosted by OVER THE RAINBOW BOOK BLOG and PROSE AND PALATE – I look forward to their reviews! Bits about Books is (of course!) part of the tour and will post a review on July 29th. The blog tour is organised by UK’s independent publisher of crime and thriller fiction, Bloodhound Books.
About the Author
Mark L. Fowler is the author of the novels Coffin Maker, The Man Upstairs, Silver and RED IS THE COLOUR, and more than a hundred short stories. His particular interests are in crime and mystery, psychological thrillers and Gothic/horror fiction.
His first published novel, Coffin Maker, is a gothic tale set between our world and the Kingdom of Death. In the Kingdom, the Coffin Maker lives a solitary existence, and every coffin he completes signals the end of a life in our world. One day he discovers that he is to be sent two apprentices, amid rumours that the devil is arriving on Earth.
Mark’s second novel, The Man Upstairs, features the hard-boiled detective, Frank Miller, who works the weird streets of Chapeltown. Having discovered that he is, in fact, the hero of twenty successful mystery novels, authored by The Man Upstairs, Frank has reasons to fear that this latest case might be his last.
In 2016, Silver, a dark and disturbing psychological thriller was published by Bloodhound Books. When a famous romance novelist dies in mysterious circumstances, she leaves behind an unfinished manuscript, Silver. This dark and uncharacteristic work has become the Holy Grail of the publishing world, but the dead writer’s family have their reasons for refusing to allow publication.
RED IS THE COLOUR is Mark’s latest book, a crime mystery featuring two police detectives based in Staffordshire. The case involves the grim discovery of the corpse of a schoolboy who went missing thirty years earlier. RED IS THE COLOUR is the first in a series featuring DCI Tyler and DS Mills and will be published in July 2017 by Bloodhound Books.
The author contributed a short story, Out of Retirement, to the best-selling crime and horror collection, Dark Minds. Featuring many well-known writers, all proceeds from the sales of Dark Minds go to charity.
A graduate in philosophy from Leicester University, Mark lives in Staffordshire, and is currently writing a follow-up to RED IS THE COLOUR. When he isn’t writing he enjoys time with family and friends, watching TV and films, playing guitar/piano and going for long walks.