I am honoured to be kicking off the blog tour for Andy Barrett’s new novella the Note.
It features everybody’s favourite CSI Eddie Collins – I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI.
Ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no one’s there?
It was raining, and I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I’d listened to that feeling, if I’d thought back to my past, maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.
Back at the office, I found a death threat on my desk.
I had no idea who sent it, and I didn’t know why they wanted to kill me.
But I was about to find out.
I love the character of Eddie – he takes no prisoners and doesn’t set out to be liked – I think there is a little bit if Eddie in all of us wanting to get out. I love his disrespect of people who mess around his crime scene. This novella packs a lot into a short story.
Andy Barrett does another sterling job of bringing Leeds to life and showing you the darker seedier side of the city, he packs more into a novella than some authors do into a whole book. This is a fast paced all twists and turns kind of story, but doesn’t shy away from building the characters at the same time. The antagonist in this is fascinating and I do hope we might hear more about them – Eddie does seem to have a real talent at upsetting the wrong people.
I could not put this story down in short it packs every punch you want from a crime novella – If you haven’t absorbed yourself in the world of Eddie Collins yet what have you been doing with your life.
I love this authors dark humour, many crime books are dark but the best use a dark humour to alleviate the tension, there is humour aplenty in these books and to me its what makes them such a knockout read.
The note has cemented Andrew Barrett as one of my all time favourite crime authors, this is stellar 5* read – and it is available for purchase on the 5th May.