Thursday, November 4, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Photograph (A Detective India Hargreaves Mystery) by L.E. Luttrell

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for The Photograph by L.E. Luttrell. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Photograph
Series: Detective India Hargreaves Mystery
Author: L.E. Luttrell
Publication Date: November 1st 2021
Print Length: 308 pages
Genre: Contemporary Crime Mystery
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In a quiet Sydney suburb, soon-to-be-married Sonny Day sets off on his bike to catch the train to work. He never makes it to the station. After his fiancée Chrys reports him missing, DI India Hargreaves launches a low-key investigation.

Weeks later, a man’s body is found, mutilated and buried, on a nearby building site, but it’s not Sonny, and with no solid leads, both investigations stall…until a letter arrives from Sonny, claiming he’s met someone else.

Chrys insists Sonny wrote it under duress. She convinces India to investigate further, beginning with the photograph that came with the letter and ending in Scotland and the discovery of more mysterious deaths. But two questions remain unanswered. Whose body was buried on the building site? And where is Sonny Day?

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EXCERPT:
At the window, he stopped and peered in. The room was in darkness, and he wasn’t able to make out much. He’d wait a minute until his eyes adjusted.

He was just about to check it again when he felt the ladder begin to move. Looking down, he could see a man standing below him with his hands on the ladder. The man looked like Lachlan, which he thought very strange because he didn’t think Lachlan was able to walk. Perhaps he’d misunderstood. Greer had said he’d been in an accident, but she didn’t say how disabled he was. Gordon had seen the wheelchair and the stair lift being installed and made an assumption about Lachlan not being able to walk. Maybe he could hobble around.

“Is that you, Lachlan?” he asked.

“Aye,” the man said before pulling the ladder away from the wall and knocking it sideways.

Gordon screamed as he fell, clinging to the ladder in the hope the terrace railings would halt the fall. The ladder hit the railings, somersaulted over them and smashed him against the brick boundary wall before it bounced off and dropped into the garden, flinging him aside like a rag doll.

Before he lost consciousness, Gordon managed to turn his head and look back up to the terrace where the ladder had been leaning against the wall. He expected to see Lachlan or someone who would come to his rescue, but there was no one there. He hadn’t imagined him, had he?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
L.E. Luttrell was born in Sydney, Australia and spent the first 21 years of her life there before moving to the UK. After working in publishing (in the UK) for a few years she went on to study and trained as a teacher. From the 90s she spent many years working in secondary education, although she’s also had numerous other part time jobs. A frustrated architect/builder, L.E. Luttrell has spent much of her adult life moving house and wielding various tools while renovating properties.

L.E. Luttrell currently lives in Merseyside England, but also spends time travelling between Liverpool, Wales (UK) and Australia when there is not a Covid crisis.

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GIVEAWAY:
L.E. Luttrell will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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31 comments:

  1. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This sounds like a really good book.

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  3. thanks this sounds like an amazing book

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  4. Thanks for featuring the Photograph on your site. Lyn (author)

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  5. Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a great book.

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  6. Cover looks great! Excerpt sounds interesting.

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  7. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  8. Sounds like an interesting book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  9. looks like a fun one

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  10. I enjoy a good crime mystery - a must read!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  11. I love when stories set in different places.

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  12. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  13. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  14. David HollingsworthNovember 5, 2021 at 2:24 AM

    Congrats on the book!

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  15. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  16. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  17. Congratulations on your book release!

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  18. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  19. About how many books do you write in a year?

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  20. My daughter would enjoy this book

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