Talk of the Town | the place for bookish people to be (March 3rd)

Welcome to Talk of the Town, a fortnightly bookish link up!  If you’re snowed in this weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to pop the kettle on, put your feet up and share with us your bookish posts and news!

If you’ve not shared with the Talk of the Town linky before, I co-host with Shaz from Jera’s Jamboree  and you can check out all the details of the linky here. If you have any questions, please ask.

We’re delighted that Black & White Publishing are continuing to sponsor Talk of the Town 🙂


This month we’re showcasing a something different, so for all you crime book lover fans, check out Cause of Death by Peter Ritchie – the first novel in a series.

The blurb

From Peter Ritchie, previously Head of the Organised Crime Unit in the National Criminal Intelligence Service and a UK Liaison Officer to Europol in the Hague, comes Cause of Death. The first in a new crime series, this is a police procedural with real-world authenticity like no other.
Grace Macallan is disgraced and heartbroken as she transfers from a covert police operation in Northern Ireland gone badly wrong. Against the will of many in the force, she has testified against a colleague in a case where lives and relationships have been lost. Now reassigned to the newly formed Major Crime Team in Lothian and Borders, Grace has to rebuild her reputation and career, with a cantankerous colleague who drinks too much as her right-hand and a boss who puts his career ahead of all else to contend with.

The newly formed team is soon under serious pressure when a brutal attack on a prostitute escalates into a series of murders, with a high-profile Edinburgh lawyer as the chief suspect, and lurid tabloid headlines.

Print Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Black & White Publishing (14 Sept. 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1785301322
ISBN-13: 978-1785301322
ASIN: B07571ZG3R

About the author

Peter Ritchie is a retired senior police officer. The real-world authenticity in his novels comes from vast experience gained working in CID, murder squads, Serious and Regional Crime Squads and Europol. He is a regular lecturer and commentator on the subject of transnational organised crime. In his spare time, Peter also enjoys writing poetry and short stories, painting and volunteering at St Columba’s Hospice and the Bethany Trust.


*Link your bookish posts here*

  We’re looking forward to a busy linkup this week and sharing all your bookish news 🙂

If you would like us to RT your post on Twitter, tag Shaz (@shazgoodwin) or myself (@bookboodle) and we’ll share your tweet. If you’re sharing this post and can add @bwpublishing that would be fab.

Giveaway! everyone who links up on either Shaz’s or my linky post each month will be entered for a monthly book giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected and the book will be sent directly from Black & White Publishing.

I’m linking up with an archived post today on Genderless Reads, a guest post from Kfir Luzzatto, an interesting post, which in my opinion, deserved more exposure! Have a great weekend!

About Black & White Publishing

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond they produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult and children’s books.

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7 thoughts on “Talk of the Town | the place for bookish people to be (March 3rd)

  1. chocolatepages says:

    Thanks for hosting this linky, its the first time I have joined. How cool to be sponsored by B&W. The spotlight book sounds really good, I live in Scotland, so I do enjoy books, especially crime books based in areas that I know.


    • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

      Welcome Amanda, thanks for linking up with us!
      I’m like you, I love books set around where I live especially when they name drop places I’ve been to. It makes the setting so easy to visualise 🙂


  2. Yvo says:

    Oooh you are definitely tempting me with this one! Love the idea of this post. ❤ And I'm more than willing to send some of the hot weather we have down here to anyone snowed in. 😉


      • Yvo says:

        I totally forgot about linking up! Will do so in a second. 🙂 And I can imagine! I’ve been hearing stories and seeing photos and it looks pretty bad. I do kind of miss having snow though; it’s been 8 years since I last saw some!


      • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

        I’ve just seen your link up – thank you! I commented but I may be in spam or waiting approval 🙂
        It’s not too bad where I live but for others it’s a lot worse x


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