Supporting Local authors #Ledston luck

I’ve been fortunate enough to help organise the blog tour for the wonderful Ledston Luck. No we have been trying to get some physical launch stuff put together for Andy and his book and we havent got all that far. Turns out Waterstones Leeds aren’t keen on supporting local authors despite a valiant twitter campaign. However that leaves local newspapers, literary festivals and even WH smiths, so here’s where you come in you lovely people. Below is the Press release put together for Andy’s book, take it and share it with everyone you know. Pester the local literary festivals, libraries and bookstores and see if we can win something for the indie authors in our lives and get him a physical signing.

Andrew Barrett is a Best selling Author and Senior CSI based in  Yorkshire. He brings all his knowledge and expertise from his years in Forensics into his writing. Andrew Barrett has been writing best-selling thrillers since the mid 1990s, all set in northern England. He’s also written several short stories, and co-written a number of television scripts, and despite all that is still reasonably sane.

Andrew’s novels focus on the world of Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs). He offers a unique insight into this dark landscape, making good use of his expertise as a Senior CSI to envelop the reader in exciting yet realistic stories.


Included in each story are elements of dark humour (he’d be totally insane without the humour), and severe emotional highs and lows. So be prepared.

Find out more about him at

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Ledston Luck which is being launched on the 20th Janurary 2017 continues the story of CSI Eddie Collins. it begins with a booby-trapped body in a long-abandoned chapel. A scene examination that goes horribly wrong. CSI Eddie Collins and DI Benson are injured and one of the team killed. Eddie is heartbroken and guilt-ridden. And angry.

To find out who the killer is, they must first discover the motive. And their breakthrough comes when two young burglars disappear in the village of Ledston Luck. Eddie picks a fight with the wrong man, and is suspended from duty. But he can’t let go of the investigation. He finds the secrets behind a thirty-year-old murder and comes face to face with the killer – on the wrong end of a shotgun.

They say you can always trust a copper. They’re lying.They lied thirty years ago and they’re still lying today.

DSC_0094.JPGThe novel is based on the real village of Ledston Luck in Yorkshire

What the Readers think:

UK Crime book club on facebook award it 5* –  For me this is the authors best work to date. Senior SOCO Eddie Collins embarks into another crime scene to unravel the events that took place from the clues left. His manner is brusque direct and he will not ever be a diplomat. This story takes you on an emotional roller coaster from laugh out loud moments, to grab a tissue and shed a tear, some very sad scenes very well written. Readers be warned there are some gruesome details, brutality and domestic abuse are described but these details are needed to help the story develop. There is so much tension and edge of the seat moments in this novel that it really captures your attention, this is a real sleep stealer of a book that I read in a day it was so gripping. I look forward to reading more from this author

Robin Roughley (author of the DS lasser series) – Andrew writes with a wry sense of humour that bubbles just below the surface, although dark humour also runs through the heavily-detailed book. The detailing shows his experience as a senior CSI. But cleverly blended into the story so that it doesn’t come across as a police manual.

There is so much anger coming off Eddie Collins, the main character.
He is belligerent, boastful, and arrogant. (Eddie’s own words). He make enemies easily but once he has a puzzle to solve, or a death, there is no one more guaranteed to get to the bottom of it than Eddie Collins. In a job he is dedicated to, he is determined there will only ever be one winner. Justice.


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