BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – The Oxford Mystery (Jenny Starling #5) by Faith Martin #crimefiction #mystery @joffebooks

Faith, Joffe Books and I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to all the bloggers who helped with the launch of THE OXFORD MYSTERY.  Your help is very much appreciated.

What the bloggers thought:

Black Books Blog

As with the previous books this is a very cosy mystery, with no blood or gore in it and enough twists to keep you entertained and guessing throughout.  Read more here

Musings of a tired mummy

The book is easy to read, feels comfortably and traditionally English, full of red herrings and interesting characters. The Oxford Mystery kept me guessing until the end and I look forward to seeing where Jenny ends up next… Read more here

Nicki’s book blog

Maybe don’t read these if you are hungry- they may give you an
appetite! I think my only criticism (and its tiny) is that we keep being reminded of Jenny’s six foot, junoesque build which is a tad repetitive. That said she is not a woman to mess with and has a nose and ears for what is around her. Who wouldn’t love her as a neighbour or friend.?Then again…..she is always around when there is a murder so perhaps not!
A wonderful read to curl up with and enjoy. Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

This is the fifth in the Jenny Starling series and, I have to admit, my favourite so far. This time, Jenny is employed by an Oxford college (St Bede’s) to cook during the summer holidays for the various meetings and conferences being held there.  Read more here

Jessica Rachow

I read this novel as a standalone and it worked well, however, now I feel like I’m missing out on a wonderful series and must go back to read the rest! I loved the mystery, it kept me guessing until the reveal and that is so important in a story like this.  Read more here

Robin Loves Reading

In this series to-date, Jenny’s focus has never been directed towards romance. It was a delight to see something blooming in that direction. I am not sure what is next for this series, but I certainly look forward to seeing more of Jenny in the future.   Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews

Once again, this is a well written mystery with memorable characters. Although this is 4th in the series, it is easily read as a stand alone.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

The Oxford Mystery (Jenny Starling #5) by Faith Martin

Available from Amazon

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.

Please note this book was first published as “DEADLY STUFF” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.

Jenny Starling has a summer job cooking at a prestigious Oxford college. But she’s not expecting murder on the menu.

Then womanisingtaxidermy society president, Maurice Raines, is found with a knife in his neck in the dining hall.

Everyone is in classes at the time of his death. So, frustratingly it seems they all have an alibi.

However there are many suspects, including Maurice’s wife and his lover.
The college and police need Jenny’s help to solve this perplexing case. But can Jenny keep her concentration with a budding romance on the cards?

This is the fifth in a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final page.

Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.

In her late twenties, Jenny Starling is an impressive woman. Physically, she stands at 6ft 1inch, and has shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes. Curvaceous and sexy, she’s a modern single woman, living the lifestyle that suits her – that of a travelling cook. Her famous (and now very rich) father, is a ‘celebrity’ cook, divorced from Jenny’s mother. Jenny drives a disreputable cherry-red van, and is happy travelling the country catering events and cooking great food. She is on a one-woman crusade to bring back ‘real’ food. And definitely doesn’t like having to divert her attention from achieving the perfect Dundee cake or creating a new sauce recipe by having to solve a murder. She finds crime very distracting, especially when there is chocolate to temper or pike to poach. Nevertheless, she is very good at reading people, and with a quick and agile brain, becomes very good at unmasking killers. And her always-undaunted sense of humour goes a long way in keeping her sane when all around her people are dropping like flies.

FAITH MARTIN is the best-selling author of the DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE mysteries, which have sold over 1 million copies globally in just over a year.



Faith Martin was born in Oxford, and has spent all her life within twenty miles of the university city, even working at Somerville College for five years before turning to writing full-time. The author of the popular DI Hillary Greene novels, she also writes more classic-style ‘whodunits’ under the pen name Joyce Cato, but began her writing career as Maxine Barry, winning an award for penning romance novels! A popular writer for over 25 years, she has had nearly 50 novels published so far. Her hobbies include walking her now ageing dog, wildlife-watching, reading and (reluctantly) gardening.

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Hound (Rebecca Bradley #2) by Ken Ogilvie #CrimeFiction #newrelease #netgalley #Hound #detective #TeamJoffeBooks @joffebooks

Ken Ogilvie, Joffe Books and I would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to the awesome Bloggers who helped with the Blog Tour for HOUND. Your help in promoting this book is very much appreciated.

Bloggers give their time and expertise freely to help authors publicise their books.  They make a BIG difference to how well a new release sells as well as helping readers to find their next read.  Read on to see what these amazing people thought about HOUND

Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a well written crime fiction … full of non-stop action .. and finely drawn characters. I look forward to the next adventure for Rebecca and Hound.  Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The action in this book speeds along and I was drawn into it, constantly turning the page to find out more. I didn’t want to put the book down and that, for me, is the sign of a good book. I was also very taken with the description of the wonderful scenery which made me want to be able to visit it in real life.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

Reading ‘Hound’ was like being on an unpredictable and at times scary rollercoaster ride with not much of an idea in which direction the story is going to take you.  I smugly thought that I had fathomed out how the story was going to pan out but I soon realised that I had the wrong end of the stick and the story panned out very differently to how I had imagined it would.  Read more here

Debbie Hipster

It goes from past to present in seemless manner, and definitely had me gripped. Some parts confused me so needed to be reread, but that could just be me reading too fast, and not retaining the information well. But over all a highly enjoyable read, and I’d definitely read more by Ken.  Read more here

Nicki’s book blog

This is the second in the series (Her Dark Path being the first one)
but will happily stand alone. An interesting read. I would love to know more about
Rebecca and her home life and loves and those of her fellow detectives. We learnt
more about her in the final few chapters where both threads come together
nicely. An enjoyable read.  Read more here

Turn The Page Blog 


Black Books Blog 

This book centres around a woman called Jackie, who is out for revenge against Rebecca as Rebecca’s Grandfather scammed Jackie’s family and has escaped from prison to get her revenge.  This is where Hound comes into play, he is a giant of a man who loves Rebecca and would do anything in his power to protect her. He is soon on the trail of Jackie as he tries to get to her before she gets to Rebecca.  Overall this is an action packed book, which I loved as it was so fast paced the pages flew by.  Read more here

Book Worm

Hound (Rebecca Bradley #2) by Ken Ogilvie

Available from AMAZON CA AU US UK

Do you love mysteries with intricate plots and new locations? Meet Detective Rebecca Bradley as she faces an escaped serial killer whose next target IS THE POLICEWOMAN HERSELF.

Rebecca Bradley put serial killer Jackie Caldwell in prison. She had the assistance of Hound, a giant young man who’s in love with Rebecca.

But then Jackie murders a prison guard and escapes. She heads north to her home town of Conroy, where she hides out in the forest to evade a massive police search.

She’s burning with hatred for Rebecca, and wants revenge for the financial ruin of her family twenty years ago in a goldmining scam by Rebecca’s villainous grandfather.

Jackie also hates Rebecca’s wealthy father, who betrayed and then helped the police apprehend Jackie’s sleazebag lover, Kingsley McBride.

Hound pursues Jackie in a bone-chilling chase through the eastern Georgian Bay forest . He faces a race against time to save the woman he loves.

Discover a new crime writer who will have you gripped till the pulsating end.

Rebecca Bradley was psychologically damaged by the unsolved murder of her mother when she was eight years of age. Driven by her mission to catch the murderer and make him pay for his crime, Rebecca is obsessed with justice and retribution, and is haunted by dreams of revenge.

Book 2: HOUND

My Review

Author Bio

KEN OGILVIE is a new mystery writing author, with Her Dark Path as his first book. Prior to taking up writing, Ken worked in a variety of roles in the environmental policy domain, including positions with three governments in Canada (Federal, Manitoba and Ontario) and as the Executive Director of Pollution Probe, one of Canada’s premier environmental groups. He remains active as a consultant on energy and climate change, and sits on the Boards of two national nonprofit organizations – the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow. He is well-known across Canada for his environmental work, and has received two honourary doctorates from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia.

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