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Unbound Ties is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Unbound Ties by Liz Mistry


Genre: Crime fiction Police Procedural

Tour Dates: 21st - 27th October 2020

Publication Date: 14th October 2020

Standalone book 7 in the DI Gus McGuire series

Formats available: Mobi Only

Author Content Warning: Ritualistic serial killing dark & gritty crime fiction

Types of post available: Reviews and limited guest posts

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly,

When DI Gus McGuire is called out to the murder of a young woman, the crime scene tells him that this killer is not only taunting them … he’s also only just getting started.

Lavender’s green,

For, with ritualistic precision, the killer has placed a series of clues beneath the victim’s feet. Clues that link back to Gus’s mum’s past.

When I am king, dilly dilly,

Troubled by the secrets his mum has kept from him and reeling from a recent encounter with an old friend, Gus finds himself emotionally stretched and in a dark place.

You shall be queen

But when the killer targets members of Gus’s team his emotions turn to anger in a race to decipher the clues and catch this killer before the loss is too much to for Gus to bear.

Temporary Blurb, subject to change

About Liz Mistry

Born in Scotland, Made in Bradford sums up Liz Mistry’s life. Over thirty years ago she moved from a small village in West Lothian to Yorkshire to get her teaching degree. Once here, Liz fell in love with three things; curries, the rich cultural diversity of the city … and her Indian husband (not necessarily in this order). Now thirty years, three children, two cats (Winky and Scumpy) and a huge extended family later, Liz uses her experiences of living and working in the inner city to flavour her writing. Her gritty crime fiction police procedural novels set in Bradford embrace the city she describes as ‘Warm, Rich and Fearless’ whilst exploring the darkness that lurks beneath.

Struggling with severe clinical depression and anxiety for a large number of years, Liz often includes mental health themes in her writing. She credits the MA in Creative Writing she took at Leeds Trinity University with helping her find a way of using her writing to navigate her ongoing mental health struggles. Being a debut novelist in her fifties was something Liz had only dreamed of and she counts herself lucky, whilst pinching herself regularly to make sure it’s all real. One of the nicest things about being a published author is chatting with and responding to readers’ feedback and Liz regularly does events at local libraries, universities, literature festivals and open mics. She also teaches creative writing too. Now, having nearly completed a PhD in Creative Writing focussing on ‘the absence of the teen voice in adult crime fiction’ and ‘why expansive narratives matter’, Liz is chock full of ideas to continue writing.

In her spare time, Liz loves pub quizzes (although she admits to being rubbish at them), dancing (she does a mean jig to Proud Mary – her opinion, not ratified by her family), visiting the varied Yorkshire landscape, with Robin Hoods Bay being one of her favourite coastal destinations, listening to music, reading and blogging about all things crime fiction on her blog, The Crime Warp. 

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

21st October

  1. Hair Past A Freckle

  2. karenandherbooks

  3. Once Upon a Time Book Blog

22nd October

  1. The Word Is Out - Alyson's Reviews

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. Ellesea Loves Reading

23rd October

  1. Jessica Belmont

  2. sharon beyond the books

  3. B for bookreview

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