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The Silent House of Sleep is going on a blog 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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The Silent House of Sleep by Allan Gaw


Genre: Historical crime fiction

Tour Dates: 30th November - 6th December 2023

Publication Date: 30th November 2023

Formats available: Epub and PDF

Standalone First book in a new series

Estimated Page Count: 325

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts, Q&As (author or blogger supplied) and limited guest posts

‘No one likes death. It just happens to be our business.’


Nobody who meets Dr Jack Cuthbert forgets him. Tall, urbane, brilliant but damaged, this Scottish pathologist who works with Scotland Yard is the best the new DCI has seen. But Cuthbert is a man who lives with secrets, and he still battles demons brought back from the trenches.


When not one but two corpses are discovered in a London park in 1929, Cuthbert must use every tool at his disposal to solve the mystery of their deaths. In the end, the horrifying truth is more shocking than even he could have imagined.


As he works the case, Cuthbert realises that history rarely stays in the past. And even in the final moments, there is still one last revelation that leaves him reeling.

About Allan Gaw

Allan Gaw is a Scot who lives and works near Glasgow. He studied medicine and is a pathologist by training but a writer by inclination. Having worked in the NHS and universities in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and the US, he now devotes his time to writing.


Most of his published work to date is non-fiction. These include textbooks and regular magazine articles on topics as diverse as the thalidomide story, the medical challenges of space travel and the medico-legal consequences of the Hillsborough disaster.


More recently, he has been writing short stories, novels and poetry. He has won the UK Classical Association Creative Writing Competition, the International Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize, the International Globe Soup 7-day Writing Challenge and was runner-up in the Glencairn Glass/Bloody Scotland Short Crime Fiction Competition. He has also had prose published in the literary journal, From Glasgow to Saturn and anthologies from the Edinburgh Literary Salon and Clan Destine Press in Australia. His poetry has been published by Dreich, Soor Ploom Press and Black Bough Poetry. His debut poetry collection, Love & Other Diseases, was published in 2023 by Seahorse Publications.  


The Silent House of Sleep is his debut novel and is the first in the Dr Jack Cuthbert Mystery series. 


You can read more about him and his work at his website:

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

30th November

  1. @candygirl73reads


  3.  Novel Kicks

1st December

  1. Jane Hunt Writer (jolliffe01)

  2. Connie's History Classroom

  3.  Chez Maximka

2nd December

  1. annette_reads_daily

  2. Lyndas_bookreview (IG)

  3. Chapterinmylife 

3rd December

  1. Portable Magic

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. ljwritesandreviews

4th December

  1. Scintilla

  2. eBook Addicts

  3.  Scrapping&Playing

5th December

  1. Celticlady's Reviews

  2. Books by Bindu

  3.  Sharon Beyond The Books

6th December

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. BetweenTheLines

  3. @mrsbookburnee

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