#BlogTour #BookReview of Somebody Told Me by Stephen Puleston @Inspector_Marco @stephenpuleston @Books_n_all

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A gangland murder…

When DI John Marco discovers the body of Felix Bevard he knows instantly the killing was a professional hit. But the criminal underworld don’t share secrets easily and with no apparent motive, Marco is forced to delve into Bevard’s murky past to try to find the murderer…

An impossible killer…

As Marco examines Bevard’s past crimes, one name keeps cropping up – notorious gangster Jimmy Walsh. A brutal murderer, Walsh has a motive for killing Bevard and the power to do it, but there’s just one problem – Walsh is already behind bars.

A race against time.

Corruption at the heart of the system seems the only answer. How else could Walsh kill with impunity? But as Marco’s investigation develops, new leads spring from cases once thought closed, and the net closes ever tighter on Walsh. Until Marco’s own family begins to face threats to their life that could jeopardise the whole case.

Now Marco must prove Walsh’s guilt or catch the real killer still be at large, before Marco becomes a victim himself…


This is the third book in the DI Marco series and I have to say that I think the books are getting better and better and this is a very entertaining series!!

I love the characters in the series and the way that they interact.  There are some brilliant people in Marco’s team and he has a new boss in this one too – definitely not a loving relationship there which helped add some sparks to the story!

I really enjoyed the plot and the developments as the story progressed.  Loved the twists and turns in the plot and the ending was excellent – five stars from me for this one – another fantastic addition to the series!!

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Stephen Puleston author photoI write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.

I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.

I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.

I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia


Website: www.stephenpuleston.co.uk

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