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Cut Short is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Cut Short by BD Spargo

Genre: Crime Fiction, Police Procedural

Tour Dates: 9th - 15th September 2024

Publication Date: 8th May 2024

Estimated Page Count: 334

Standalone First Book in a series

Formats available: Epub and Paperbacks

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) and basic promo / spotlight posts

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Detectives can’t bury their mistakes, murderers can.

DCI Liam Doyle is haunted by the demons from his past and the challenges of the present: a broken marriage, a tarnished reputation, and a troubled young son who needs him. He’s newly moved out of south London – and out of his comfort zone.

When a murdered woman is found at a Lancashire beauty spot in his new patch. Doyle is tasked with finding her killer, along with his new detective sergeant, Anna Morgan.

As the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that things are not as they seem. A clever killer has created a complex web of deceit and is always one step ahead of Doyle … and the bodies are mounting up. Is the past the key to unlocking the present? When the stakes get higher, Doyle’s need to find the killer becomes personal and the detective is plunged into a desperate race against time. Will Doyle succeed before he has another dead body on his conscience?

Played out across the rugged Lancashire landscape, Cut Short is a gripping crime thriller layered with plot twists and sprinkled with humour. This fast-paced novel, the first in a series featuring DCI Liam Doyle, will have readers on the edge of their seats.

If you have enjoyed books by authors such as Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, JD Kirk and Alex Smith, you won’t want to miss Cut Short.

About BD Spargo

Fast approaching fifty; without enough money for a sports car, BD Spargo decided to express his mid-life crises by turning to crime …


Thankfully for pretty much everyone this meant writing crime fiction rather than anything more nefarious. Originally from London, he spent his early career working in television and theatre including on the Ruth Rendall Mysteries broadcast on ITV.


A life changing accident necessitated retraining and a change of direction going on to work in mental health services. This culminated in ten years managing a groundbreaking forensic psychiatric service. He now lives in Lancashire with his family and is getting acclimatised to the rain.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

9th September

  1. @fictionatnight

  2. redhead_reviews1

  3. @stephsbookland

10th September

  1. Little Miss Book Lover 87

  2. Christian Bookaholic

  3. The Bookish Hermit

11th September

  1. The Word Is Out - Alyson's Reviews

  2. @tamisreadingcorner

  3. C L Tustin -Author

12th September

  1. Staceywh_17

  2. @Books_catsandtea

  3. Aibibyreads

13th September

  1. lost_vagabond91

  2. Country Mamas With Kids

  3. Let us talk of many things...

14th September

  1. Pen and Paper

  2. @bookmarked_by_hayley

  3. buriedunderbooks

15th September

  1. @teaandbooks90

  2. Bookworm86

  3. @MiriamSmith45 - A Mother’s Musings

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