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The Craft Room 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. 

The Craft Room by Dave Holwill


Genre: Crime Fiction / Black Comedy

Tour Dates: 6th - 15th September 2018

Publication Date: 14th August 2017

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or PDF

Estimated Page Count - 200

Types of post available: Reviews or basic promo/spotlight posts

Potential Trigger Warnings: Violence, sex, bad language, a couple of dead cats, fairly grisly bit with a finger and a mincer and one incidence of accidental necrophilia.

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Sylvia Blackwell is tired. Her grandchildren are being kept away from her, and the expected inheritance that might finally get her middle-aged son to move out has failed to materialise – thanks to her mother's cat. It is becoming increasingly difficult to remain composed. On a romantic clifftop walk for her 47th Wedding Anniversary, an unexpected opportunity leads to a momentous decision that will irretrievably change the course of her life. The Craft Room is a darkly comic tale of sex, crepe paper, murder and knitting in a sleepy Devon town, with a 'truly original' premise and genuinely jaw-dropping moments.


What would you do if unexpectedly freed from bondage you never knew you were in? How would your children cope? How far would you go to protect them from an uncomfortable truth? You can only push a grandmother so far...

About Dave Holwill

Dave Holwill was born in Guildford in 1977 and quickly decided that he preferred the Westcountry – moving to Devon in 1983 (with some input from his parents).

After an expensive (and possibly wasted) education there, he has worked variously as a postman, a framer, and a print department manager (though if you are the only person in the department then can you really be called a manager?) all whilst continuing to play in every kind of band imaginable on most instruments you can think of.

His debut novel, Weekend Rockstars, was published in August 2016 to favourable reviews and his second The Craft Room (a very dark comedy concerning death through misadventure) came out in August 2017. He is currently in editing hell with the third.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

6th September

  1. A Little Book Problem - Review

  2. Red's Midnight Readers - Review

  3. Chat About Books - Promo

7th September

  1. Bookshine and Readbows -Review

  2. Laura's Interests - Review

  3. B-Gina Review - Promo

8th September

  1. Audio Killed the Bookmark - Review

  2. Literary Flits - Promo

  3. Nemesis Book Blog - Promo

9th September

  1. donnasbookblog - Review

  2. Jazzy Book Reviews - Promo

  3. Jessica Rachow - Review

10th September

  1. Booksaremycwtches -Promo

  2. Against the Flow Press - Review

  3. Ellesea Loves Reading- Promo

11th September

  1. JuliaPalooza - Review

  2. Cheekypee reads and reviews - Promo

  3. Katie's Book Cave - Review

12th September

  1. Books and Bindings - Review

  2. Ali - The Dragon Slayer - Review

  3. The Writing Garnet - Promo

13th September

  1. Books Are Cool - Review

  2. Jess Bookish Life -Promo

  3. Jessica's Reading Room - Review

14th September

  1. Rae Reads - Review

  2. Dash Fan Book Reviews -Review

  3. A Soccer Mom's Book Blog -Promo

15th September

  1. Just Books - Promo

  2. Nicki`sLifeOfCrime - Promo

  3. Snazzy Books - Review

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