Happy relaunch day, Hard Return!

Happy relaunch day, Hard Return!

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus a chi! The fifth novel in The Amy Lane Mysteries can now be bought from all good ebook retailers and in paperback from Amazon. Click to Tweet 12 men locked in a compound 12 men watching their every move 1 man murdered When Jason’s friend Lewis is trapped in a secret prison compound with a murderer, Jason must go back behind bars – but Amy won’t let him go in alone. Hiding their intentions from both the convicts and their watchers, they work together to find justice for the murdered man while keeping their cover. As the danger mounts, Jason, Amy, and Lewis find there might be no escape for any of them – except in death. “A refreshing and enthralling read” Yrsa Sigurðardóttir award-winning queen of Nordic noir To celebrate The Return of Hard Return, new fans of the series can buy Binary Witness for only 99p!  In the first novel of the series, Amy and Jason hunt down a serial killer in Cardiff. Click to Tweet ...
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The Return of Hard Return 03.01.2021

The Return of Hard Return 03.01.2021

From 1st March, Hard Return will be available as an ebook and paperback. The fifth novel in The Amy Lane Mysteries, you can find Hard Return in your favourite ebook format via Books2Read and in paperback from Amazon. 12 men locked in a compound 12 men watching their every move 1 man murdered When Jason’s friend Lewis is trapped in a secret prison compound with a murderer, Jason must go back behind bars – but Amy won’t let him go in alone. Hiding their intentions from both the convicts and their watchers, they work together to find justice for the murdered man while keeping their cover. As the danger mounts, Jason, Amy, and Lewis find there might be no escape for any of them – except in death. If you're new to The Amy Lane Mysteries, the first novel Binary Witness will be on sale for 99p across ebook retailers for launch week. ...
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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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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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Jason and Amy’s Map of Cardiff

If you're not a Welsh native, you've probably reading Binary Witness and Code Runner without knowing your Splott from your Gabalfa and having next-to-no clue what the Millennium Stadium looks like. Fear not! Jason and Amy will introduce you to the ins and outs of Cardiff life without you ever leaving your house - Amy, after all, is an expert in international travel from her computer. Presenting... Jason and Amy's Map of Cardiff Do you have a question about Cardiff? Please let me know in the comments! Code Runner, sequel to Binary Witness, is out now! You can buy it from any reputable ebook retailer, including the following: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo Read an excerpt | Add to Goodreads ...
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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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