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The Stolen Child, The Innocent Girl, The Missing Husband and The Silent Victims by Alex Coombs is a four book series.  Rachel's Random Resources is organising a blog tour, where each stop on the tour will feature one or more books, and its up to you whether to post on one or up to four dates. 

If you wish to participate please contact me on rachel@rachelsrandomresources.com with your name, blog name, availability and which book(s), and how many dates you would like. 

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The Stolen Child by Alex Coombs

Genre - Crime/Thriller

Blog Tour Dates: 19th January - 1st February 2021

Publication Date: – 19th January 2021

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Book 1 in the DI Hanlon Series

Formats Available - Netgalley Widget

Estimated Word Count - 102k

Type of Post Available - Review only

Meet DI Hanlon. A woman with a habit of breaking the rules and a fierce loyalty to the few people she respects.


Her boss, Corrigan. Looks like a street copper promoted above his ability. Underestimate him at your peril.

Enver Demirel. Known in the boxing ring as Iron Hand. Now soft and gone to seed. But he would do anything for Hanlon.

When the kidnap of a 12-year-old boy blos the case of some missing children wide apart, the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met.

Corrigan sends in the only cop in his team who is incorruptible enough to handle it - Hanlon.

And then he sends Demirel to spy on her...

Once you start the DI Hanlon series, you won't be able to put it down. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Mark Dawson.

This book was previously published as Time To Die by Alex Howard.

The Innocent Girl by Alex Coombs

Genre - Crime/Thriller

Blog Tour Dates: 19th January - 1st February 2021

Publication Date: – 19th January 2021

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Book 2 in the DI Hanlon Series

Formats Available - Netgalley Widget

Estimated Word Count - 89k

Type of Post Available - Review only

DCI Hanlon is going undercover.


Oxford Philosophy lecturer Dr Gideon Fuller is in the frame, but Hanlon is not convinced.

From the specialist brothels in Oxford and Soho, to the inner sanctum of a Russian people trafficker with a taste for hurting women, the trail leads Hanlon deeper and deeper into danger – until she herself becomes the killer's next target...

Can Hanlon track down the killer before it's too late?

A thrilling new case for DCI Hanlon. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Mark Dawson.

This book was previously published as Cold Revenge by Alex Howard.

The Missing Husband by Alex Coombs

Genre - Crime/Thriller

Blog Tour Dates: 19th January - 1st February 2021

Publication Date: – 19th January 2021

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Book 3 in the DI Hanlon Series

Formats Available - Netgalley Widget

Estimated Word Count - 95k

Type of Post Available - Review only

A security officer is assassinated. 

A small child grieves for his father. 

A psychopath commits their first crime...


A frightened Russian woman seeks DCI Hanlon's help in finding her missing husband. Hanlon's not keen on the case. Until she hears a name she recognises only too well. Arkady Belanov, sadistic owner of an exclusive brothel in Oxford is involved.

And when DCI Enver Demirel, her former partner and friend, disappears, Hanlon is determined to solve the case.

Forced into an uneasy alliance with the London underworld, the race to him from the blood-stained hands of the Russian mafia is underway...

Another gripping case for the unstoppable DCI Hanlon. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Mark Dawson.

This book was previously published as A Hard Woman To Kill by Alex Howard.

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About Alex Coombs

Alex Coombs studied Arabic at Oxford and Edinburgh Universities and went on to work in adult education and then retrained to be a chef. He has written four well reviewed crime novels as Alex Howard.

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The Silent Victims by Alex Coombs

Genre - Crime/Thriller

Blog Tour Dates: 19th January - 1st February 2021

Publication Date: – 19th January 2021

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Book 4 in the DI Hanlon Series

Formats Available - Netgalley Widget

Estimated Word Count - 75k

Type of Post Available - Review only

DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation.


A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing.

Meanwhole, as Hanlon traces the person behoond the murders, she soon realises that the chilling truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?

The final gripping case for DCI Hanlon. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Mark Dawson.

This book was previously published as An Incidental Death by Alex Howard.