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Crucial Black is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Crucial Black by Colin Garrow


Genre: Thriller / Crime

Tour Dates: 13th - 17th May 2024

Publication Date: 11th February 2023

Second Book in Relic Black Thriller series. (Book 1 is available on request)

Estimated Page Count: 284

Formats available: Epub

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts and Q&As

Author Content Warning: Murder, dismemberment

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A brace of corpses. A bone-crunching machine. A new recruit.

Now employed by an Inverness organised crime gang, former petty thief Relic Black is teamed up with hitman Ali McKay, the man he almost killed a few weeks earlier. As the team tidy up the loose ends after the shooting, gang member and bent cop DI McKenzie must investigate the disappearance of two people, knowing Relic and Ali have already disposed of the bodies.

Meanwhile, Rebecca’s unpopular colleague DI Swinney, suspects her of involvement in the shooting. Knowing one of the bodies currently taking up space in the mortuary remains anonymous, he discovers the man’s identity. Can Swinney uncover the truth, dig the dirt on McKenzie and regain his former status with the DCI, or will the gang step in to stop him?

Warning - strong language and adult situations throughout.

Crucial Black is book #2 in the Relic Black Thriller series set in Inverness, Scotland. NB book #2 is not a standalone – the series must be read in order.

About Colin Garrow

Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland. He has worked in a plethora of professions including taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate.

His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. He currently lives in a humble cottage in Northeast Scotland where he writes novels, stories, poems and the occasional song.

He also makes rather nice vegan cakes.

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Blog Tour Schedule


Maximum 5 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

13th May

  1.  Read & Tell Reviews

  2.  b for bookreview


14th May

  1.  eBook Addicts

  2.  BetweenTheLines


15th May

  1.  PAJNewman

  2.  Splashes Into Books




16th May

  1.  David's Book Blurg

  2. Chez Maximka




17th May

  1.  Niki Mailer





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