Book reviews, Crime thriller

The Blood Acre by RJ Mitchell – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Fresh from his exploits in The Shift, Constable Angus Thoroughgood finds himself assigned to Community Policing in the crime-ridden Briarknock area of Glasgow – an area known for its horrific drugs problem, violent petty crime, and unemployment. It’s also home to The Creepers, a notorious team of housebreakers whose reign of terror must come to an end. However, it’s not just The Creepers that Thoroughgood must contend with. Working with his partner Harry Currie, the Scottish detective must battle corruption within the force and work to stop a plot that would destroy cities across the North of England, discovering a fabled piece of Glasgow criminal folklore along the way – the Blood Acre.

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MY REVIEW

The Blood Acre is a crime thriller featuring Angus Thoroughgood. He’s now a Community Constable and newly partnered with an older constable, Harry Currie, who is close to retiring.

Together they are assigned to the Briarknock area of Glasgow, an area rife with petty crime, drugs and a home breaking gang, The Creepers. Can they make a difference? or does someone want it left exactly as it is?

This is Gritty, violent, gruesome and utterly gripping. It’s twisty plot and great well developed characters make this a compelling thriller.

Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review. 

 

 

About RJ Mitchell:

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Pictured Author RJ Mitchell , crime writer , former Herald & Evening Times sports writer and ex cop. He is pictured at the old firing range within the the former Strathclyde Police college in Oxford Street ,next to the Sheriff Court. He has just announced that he has signed a four book deal with McNidder & Grace . His next crime novel The Shift is due out in the spring. It is based on his experiences as a rookie cop in Glasgow. As a cop he had spent many hours in this building over 20 years ago. It was the kind permission of Alistair Brand of Stallan-Brand architects who took over the building earlier this year and found out about the authors history with the place. Photograph by Martin Shields Tel 07572 457000 http://www.martinshields.com FEE PAYABLE FOR REPRO USE NB -This image is not to be distributed without the prior consent of the copyright holder. in using this image you agree to abide by terms and conditions as stated in this caption. All monies payable to Martin Shields (PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THIS CAPTION) This image is intended for Editorial use (e.g. news). Any commercial or promotional use requires additional clearance. Copyright 2015 All rights protected. first use only.

Robert James Mitchell was brought up in Stirling. Mitchell was initially detailed beat duties out of the former Blackhill Police Office and then Baird Street Police Office in the former ‘D’ Division, or the North, as it was known to all the men who served in the division. In January, 2007, while recovering from an appendicitis, Mitchell decided to write the first draft of ‘Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy‘, drawing heavily on his own experiences and featuring the characters of Detective Sergeant Gus Thoroughgood and DC Kenny Hardie.

 

 

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Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Acre-RJ-Mitchell/dp/1910265950/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+blood+acre&qid=1575550473&sr=8-1

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Acre-DS-Thoroughgood-Thriller-ebook/dp/B07XF9DJT4/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=the+blood+acer+r+mitchell&qid=1575552092&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Matthew James Publishing: https://www.matthewjamespublishing.com/products/matthew-james-publishing/the-blood-acre

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-blood-acre/rj-mitchell/9781910265956

WHSmith: https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/the-blood-acre/rj-mitchell/paperback/9781910265956.html

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