Happy rebirthday to BINARY WITNESS and CODE RUNNER!

It's launch day! Today, we are welcoming the brand new editions of Binary Witness and Code Runner to the world. Available in paperback for the first time - and with a new ebook too - Crime Scene Books have given these books a new lease of life. A young woman trapped by her fear. A serial killer on the prowl. A woman locked in a darkened flat. An ex-con hiding from a vengeful gang. As clubbers in Cardiff are targeted by a brutal murderer, the police turn to unconventional means to catch the killer. Amy Lane, a desperately agoraphobic grey-hat hacker, only at peace with her fingers on a keyboard and her eyes on a screen, can peek into virtual corners in ways DI Bryn Hesketh would rather not know about. But he needs her skills, and turns to her for help. Jason, an ex-con looking to go straight, starts as Amy’s cleaner, but soon becomes much more. Order from: Amazon | Foyles | Kobo | Waterstones Coming soon...
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RELAUNCH: Binary Witness and Code Runner in paperback – plus Binary Witness audiobook!

RELAUNCH: Binary Witness and Code Runner in paperback – plus Binary Witness audiobook!

After months of tense negotiations, all the books of The Amy Lane Mysteries are under one roof! Crime Scene Books has acquired Binary Witness and Code Runner, and will be republishing new, revised editions of both titles in ebook and paperback formats. Check out this pair of stunning covers for the paperback novels! In addition, Binary Witness will be available for the first time as an audiobook, via Audible. Also, the new Code Runner edition includes the Amy Lane short story Car Hacker. You can currently pre-order the paperback editions via Amazon and Waterstones, as well as your local bookshop. BINARY WTINESS Pre-order from: Amazon | Waterstones CODE RUNNER Pre-order from: Amazon | Waterstones ...
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Previously on The Amy Lane Mysteries…

Previously on The Amy Lane Mysteries…

With Terror 404's launch date fast approaching, here's a little reminder of what's happened in the series so far... Way back in the depths of 2013 – during the rule of the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition, in the time of the iPhone 5 – Jason Carr was released from prison after serving time for car theft. Desperate to get back on his feet in a cold, wet November, Jason took on a job as a cleaner – and entered the house of Amy Lane. In Binary Witness, Amy was a depressed, agoraphobic recluse and hacker hero – if by “hero” one means the kind of thief that breaks into houses in order to find evidence of adultery, or murder. Let’s call her the Robin Hood of cyber B&E. While Jason was making toast, Detective Inspector Bryn Hesketh and his trusty sidekick DS Owain Jenkins show up to ask for Amy’s help in finding some missing women in Cardiff. Jason decided to tag along...
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Binary Witness: One Year On

Yesterday, I turned 28 in Cairo. Today, Binary Witness is one year old! Yes, it is one year ago to the day that the first book in The Amy Lane Mysteries was published. The result of a Twitter pitch that led to a book deal, Binary Witness introduced readers to Amy Lane, Jason Carr and the criminals of Cardiff, Wales. Alas, I am currently in Egypt with little access to the internet. Therefore, to celebrate one year of The Amy Lane Mysteries, I have enlisted the help of Lucy V Hay - author, producer, script reader and many other talented things. And I need your help too. Using the hashtag #1AmyLane, tell your friends why you love The Amy Lane Mysteries. Is it the thrill of a cyber crime chase? Is it the dark side of that wonderful city, Cardff? Is it how Jason just can't catch a break? [Tweet "Happy Birthday Binary Witness! I love Amy Lane because... #1AmyLane"] One lucky reader who uses...
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Binary Witness on WHSmith’s Movies Most Wanted

I was surprised and thrilled to learn that Binary Witness had been voted #10 on WHSmith's Crime Books We Want to See on The Big Screen. One of the most frequent review comments I see is how readers can picture Amy, Jason and Cardiff as a visual drama, and I would love to see our dynamic duo on the big or small screen. The first book in the Amy Lane mysteries series, Rosie Claverton offers us a truly unconventional crime fighting duo with agoraphobic Amy and ex-con Jason. Amy has inherited more money than she can spend and so now spends her time helping the police using her IT skills. She monitors online leads, digital footprints and even taps into Cardiff’s CCTV cameras to track criminals, but when she’s asked to help catch a serial killer, Amy realises she can’t do everything behind a computer screen. Cue the reluctant involvement of ex-convict Jason who has recently taken on a job as...
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Binary Witness: The Caffeinated Drinking Game

Thank you everyone for your support for the Code Runner launch yesterday - your tweeting, reviewing and reading was much appreciated. And now for something completely different! Introducing... Binary Witness: The Caffeinated Drinking Game! In Binary Witness, first book in The Amy Lane Mysteries, the characters consume 33 cups of tea and 9 cups of coffee. Want to drink along with them? This is a drinking game with a difference. For one, it involves reading a book not watching a TV show or being at a frat party. And it doesn't involve alcohol but hot caffeine (though I won't hold it against you if you sub in some Long Island Iced Tea instead). THE RULES 1. You must match all characters drink-for-drink or, if you're a lightweight (aka a normal human being who dislikes caffeine poisoning), pick one character and drink along with them. 2. One cup is counted if it is: a. made and given to a named character OR b. currently being drunk by a...
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Binary Witness Excerpt #12 – Cathays Bridge

Last in this photo-excerpt series for Binary Witness. You can find the collected pictures on Pinterest,Facebook and Tumblr. As she passed under the bridge, a shiver went down her spine, the feeling of being watched settling between her shoulder blades. Gina looked around—nothing. The whole road was deserted, and she shook her head and walked on. This stupid serial killer was making her jumpy. Like what you see? Read the book! You can buy Binary Witness at the following retailers: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Google Play Add to Goodreads | Read an Excerpt...
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Binary Witness Excerpt #11 – Behind Cardiff Central

“Do you have eyes on him?” His earpiece crackled to life with Bryn’s voice, and Jason tried to answer between aching breaths. “He’s heading…out for…Penarth Road!” The car park was badly lit, open ground on Sunday night, but the man was damn fast. Jason tore after him, pumping his arms despite the screeching pain above his right elbow. “Cars are right behind you,” Bryn said in his ear and Jason could hear the sirens. He didn’t have time to look back, as they ran out of the car park. Like what you see? Read the book! You can buy Binary Witness at the following retailers: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Google Play Add to Goodreads | Read an Excerpt...
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Binary Witness Excerpt #10 – St Mary’s Street

Somehow she kept her feet and staggered down St. Mary’s Street, the heart of Cardiff’s nightlife, looking for something to soak up the alcohol sloshing in her stomach. Dark deserted shops stood flush against the glare of clubs and bars, boys out front for a fag catcalling as she passed and the street awash with debris from McDonald’s. Like what you see? Read the book! You can buy Binary Witness at the following retailers: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Google Play Add to Goodreads | Read an Excerpt...
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Binary Witness Excerpt #9: The Blue Door

With a deep breath, Jason got out the car and started down the street. Number 22 with the blue door—but the door was open and there were a pile of boxes and carrier bags on the pavement. A couple of lads were sitting on the wall outside with beer in hand, as a knockout brunette in a T-shirt dress and leggings stumbled out with her arms full of kitchenware. “Little help, guys?” Like what you see? Read the book! You can buy Binary Witness at the following retailers: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Google Play Add to Goodreads | Read an Excerpt...
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