Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Review: Cherringham –Murder on Thames by Matt Costello and Neil Richards

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Bastei Lübbe, via JKS Communications , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it
After more than 60 years of success in the European literary market, German publishing giant Bastei Lübbe is venturing into brand new territory and launching projects in the United States for the very first time!
The revolutionary publishing company is expanding with the introduction of new mystery book series that was actually originally written in English!

cherringham murder on thames cover


Synopsis:

Episode 1: 

Cherringham - a quiet, peaceful town in the Cotswolds. Nothing ever happens there, or so it seems - until one morning a woman's body is found in the river. A terrible accident, according to the police. But is this really true? Sarah believes that there must be more to it. In Jack, a former NYPD homicide detective, she finds a partner who is willing to start investigating with her. And they soon find out that things are not as clear as the police wants them to be ...

This first case brings Sarah and Jack together. An unlikely partnership. But the first of many ...


Review:

There will be 12 episodes in this series, each priced at ONLY $1.99, with a new one released each month
(6 are available now, and you can preorder the 7th).

I loved this short tale! It's sort of a take on a 'Yankee in King Arthur's Court', only in this case the NY detective is in small town England! Sarah and Jack are a great team, with lots of 'Nick and Nora' style banter, that recalls the heydey of film! In fact, I would LOVE to see the series in film- it would be such a great idea! I was disappointed when the tale ended, as I had been enjoying them together so much, but then remembered it was a series of shorter stories (this one was 119 pages), and there were more tales to read! I sincerely hope when the series is over, they get bundled together too!

Check out this series and you'll be wanting to collect them all, as this one is highly addictive, 
making them the perfect Summer treat!


About the Authors:

Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), are known for their script work on major computer games. This series is their first fictional transatlantic collaboration.  Matthew has written and designed dozens of bestselling games including the critically acclaimed The 7th GuestDoom 3Rage and Pirates of the Caribbean. He is also the author of a number of successful novels, including Vacation(2011) and Beneath Still Waters (1989).. Neil has worked as a producer and writer in TV and film, creating scripts for BBC, Disney, and Channel 4, and earning numerous Bafta nominations along the way. He’s also written script and story for over 20 video games including The Da Vinci Code, and consults around the world on digital storytelling. Check out their websites for more:http://www.mattcostello.com/ and http://www.themustardcorporation.com/about_us/


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