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Murder in Myrtle Bay 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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Murder in Myrtle Bay by Isobel Blackthorn


Genre: Cosy mystery

Tour Dates: 10th - 16th September 2022

Publication Date: 4th July 2022

Formats available: Mobi and Epub

Standalone First book in the Ruth Finlay mysteries series. 

Estimated Page Count - 289

Types of post available: Review Only

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When feature writer Ruth Finlay and her elderly neighbor Doris Cleaver visit an antique and collectibles market in the small town of Myrtle Bay, they get a lot more than they bargained for.

After Ruth's old tennis coach is found dead, they discover that there's no lack of people who harbor a grudge against the victim, and a tangled web of family ties and lies begins to unravel. But can Ruth and Doris find the killer in time to avert a second murder?

A quirky feel-good mystery laced with intrigue, Murder in Myrtle Bay is the first book in Isobel Blackthorn's 'Ruth Finlay Mysteries' series. Set in small town Australia, it is a sure pick for any fan of classic whodunits and cozy mysteries!

About Isobel Blackthorn

Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of unique and engaging fiction. She writes across a range of genres, including gripping mysteries and dark psychological thrillers.

The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey received an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Reader's Favorite book awards. A Prison in the Sun was shortlisted in the LGBTQ category of the 2021 International Book Awards and the 2020 Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Her short story 'Nothing to Declare' was shortlisted for the Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019. Her dark thriller A Legacy of Old Gran Parks won a Raven Award in 2019. The Cabin Sessions was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award 2018 and the Ditmar Awards 2018.

Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism from the University of Western Sydney for her ground-breaking study of the texts of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Her engagement with Alice Bailey’s life and works has culminated in the biographical novel The Unlikely Occultist and the full biography Alice A. Bailey: Life and Legacy.

Isobel carries a lifelong passion for the Canary Islands, Spain, her former home. Five of her novels are set on the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. These standalone mystery novels are setting rich and fall into the broad genre of travel fiction.

Isobel has led a rich and interesting life and her stories are as diverse as her experiences, the highs and lows, and the dramas. A life-long campaigner for social justice, Isobel has written, protested and leant her weight to a range of issues including asylum seekers and family violence. A Londoner originally, Isobel currently lives in rural Victoria, Australia.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

10th September

  1. Kitty McIntosh

  2. Wildwood Reads

  3. Bookish Jottings

11th September

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. @candygirl73reads

  3. Bookshine and Readbows

12th September

  1. Tizi's Book Review


  3. Bookish Dreamer

13th September

  1. book frolic

  2. Captured on Film

  3. Reading Tonic

14th September

  1. The Book Decoder

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. ​​@whatjaneyreads

15th September

  1. @nlcraigwrites

  2. Comfychairandabook

  3. Just Katherine

16th September

  1. Scrapping&Playing

  2. @bookwormstephanie

  3. The Comfy Chair

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