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Heir To Murder 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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Heir To Murder by Tony Bassett

Genre: Crime fiction

Tour Dates: 5th -9th February 2024

Publication Date: 4th December 2023

Formats available: Epub, PDF or Paperbacks

Standalone fifth book in the Detectives Roy and Roscoe crime fiction series

Estimated Page Count - 290

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

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When a neighbour from hell comes to a sticky end, a plucky cop refuses to accept the obvious.

Miles Kenworth loves to play his rock music at a deafening volume. The other residents of his apartment block are not so keen.

One day, after hearing a commotion, Miles’ next-door neighbour discovers his body lying in a pool of blood.
Standing next to the corpse is Jake, the man who lives upstairs.

It should be an open and shut case for DS Sunita Roy. But with Jake vehemently protesting his innocence, she decides to dig deeper.

Most of the residents wanted Miles shut up for good. But was it really Jake who flipped, or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

About Tony Bassett

I am a semi-retired journalist who was born in West Kent. While growing up, I spent hours reading and writing, and, from an early age, nursed an ambition to become first a journalist and then novelist. My theory was that, in order to write novels, one had to have life experiences to colour one’s writing and one could obtain those experiences through journalism.


I was fortunate enough to be named Time-Life Magazine Student Journalist of the Year in 1971 in a competition organised by the National Union of Students. At the time, I was editing the student newspaper at Hull University, where I gained a BA Honours degree in History and Political Studies.


After six years working on provincial newspapers in Sidcup, Worcester and Cardiff, I became a freelance journalist in London. For 24 years, I was a reporter on the staff of the Sunday People (now part of Reach plc, formerly Trinity Mirror). Over the years, I sold tens of thousands of stories to the national newspapers, including the Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Star, Daily Telegraph and London Evening Standard. I helped cover the Jeremy Thorpe trial at the Old Bailey for the Evening Standard. I broke the news in a Sun newspaper exclusive in April 1989 that Bill Wyman, the Rolling Stones guitarist aged 52, was to marry 18-year-old Mandy Smith. I bought 200 blank MOT forms to expose a trade in fake certificates.


My speciality was tracking people down. For instance, I found evidence about Rod Stewart’s secret love child Sarah Streeter by tracing a retired adoption agent through a library ticket. On one occasion, I took an escaped gangster back to prison. Some of my stories can be read on my website (see below); others are generally available online. For thirty years, I was also employed as a birth and marriage researcher mainly for the Mail on Sunday, Sunday Mirror, Sunday People and The Sun.


I have a grown-up son and four grown-up daughters who all live in South Wales.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

5th February

  1. @bookish_belfast

  2. @MiriamSmith45 - A Mother’s Musings

  3. Country Mamas With Kids

  4.  Titleswtyler / Titlesndtreats

  5. redhead_reviews1

6th February

  1. Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. Jackiesreadingcorner

  4.  @tamisreadingcorner

  5.  The Bookish Hermit

7th February

  1. Celticlady's Reviews

  2. The Word Is Out - Alyson's Reviews

  3. Just One More Chapter…Book Blog.

  4.  mamof9

  5.  The Bookish Dreamer

8th February


  2. Pen and Paper

  3. Bookish Jottings

  4. Rogue Book Reviews

  5. Rajiv's Reviews

9th February

  1. Bookworm86

  2. What Rebecca's Read

  3. The Bookish Hermit

  4. loopyloulaura

  5. Books by Bindu

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