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Murder On Oxford Lane 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 On Oxford Lane by Tony Bassett

Genre: Crime fiction

Tour Dates: 27th - 31st March 2022

Publication Date: 10th January 2022

Formats available: Mobi or Limited UK Paperbacks

Standalone first book in the series

Estimated Page Count - 316

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

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The peace of a Midlands village is upset when local businessman Harry Bowers doesn't return from choir practice. More concerned than the man's own wife, it would seem, investigating officer Detective Sergeant Sunita Roy becomes convinced he has met a sinister end.

There is no trace of the man - just a litany of evidence of an ailing marriage and a nose-diving business venture.

In charge of her first serious case, DS Roy will struggle to win the respect of her colleagues - in particular, her Brummie boss, DCI Gavin Roscoe. All that whilst fighting off the attentions of an increasingly desperate suitor.


Who had it in for the chorister? And is Roy tough enough to break down the defences and prejudices of Middle England?  MURDER ON OXFORD LANE is the first book in a series of crime fiction titles by Tony Bassett. 

About Tony Bassett

Tony Bassett, a former Fleet Street journalist, has written a gripping series of crime novels set in the Midlands.

The first book in the series is called Murder on Oxford Lane. Published by The Book Folks, it concerns the disappearance of a property tycoon from a sleepy Warwickshire village.

Middle-aged DCI Gavin Roscoe and his relatively inexperienced sergeant, DS Sunita Roy, are confronted by suspicious deaths as they struggle to uncover what has happened to the businessman.

The second book in this Midlands crime series, The Crossbow Stalker, will be released shortly.

Tony decided to set this string of novels in Warwickshire and Worcestershire after spending many happy years working as a newspaper reporter in Worcester.

He first developed a love of writing at the age of nine when he and a friend produced a magazine called the Globe at their junior school in Sevenoaks, Kent.

At Hull University, Tony was named student journalist of the year in 1971 in a competition run by Time-Life magazine and went onto become a national newspaper journalist, mainly working for the Sunday People in both its newsroom and investigations department.

His very first book to be published, the crime novel Smile Of The Stowaway, was released in December 2018. It concerns a Kent couple who harbour a stowaway and then battle to clear his name when he is charged with murder.

Then, in March 2020, the spy novel The Lazarus Charter, was released. It involves foreign agents operating in the UK.

The book has kindly been endorsed by Marina Litvinenko, widow of the murdered Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, and by Stan and Caroline Sturgess, parents of the innocent mother-of-three poisoned with novichok in Salisbury in 2018.

Tony, who has written at least four other novels which are as yet unpublished, has five grown-up children. He is a Life Member of the National Union of Journalists. He lives in South-East London with his partner Lin.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

27th March

  1. loopyloulaura

  2. BooklyMatters

  3. Northernreader

  4. The Tami Journal / Tamis Reading Corner  

  5. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

28th March

  1. The Divine Write

  2. Scintilla.Info

  3. wee_glasgow_bookworm

  4. Buried under Books

  5. @fantasybookcraz_mum

29th March

  1. @enjoyingbooksagain

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. readlaxation

  4.  Ceri's Little Blog

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