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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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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“Amy’s Angst” – Code Runner playlist

Check out this Code Runner playlist, which I call "Amy's Angst". I used Amy's Angst during the drafting and editing of Code Runner. For Binary Witness, I had a playlist called "Jason's Garage", which had A LOT of classic rock and (of course) Bon Jovi. Amy's tastes run more to the emo/screamo alternative scene, but there are a few fannish numbers and a couple of surprises I hope you enjoy. 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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Code Runner launch celebrations!

Code Runner launches today! You can own a copy of Code Runner by visiting any reputable ebook retailer. Here are some options to get you started: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo To celebrate the second book in The Amy Lane Mysteries, there are a few things happening that I'd like to share with you. #FindJason book selfies The official hashtag for the Code Runner launch is #FindJason. You can use it to discuss all things Code Runner! I'm also looking for your book selfies - take a snap of you reading Code Runner and post it on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or your social media outlet of choice with the hashtag #FindJason. I will collate them all after 10th September and we can all vote on the best. The winner gets an Amazon gift certificate and some swag! #CarinaMystery blog blitz and Twitter party Code Runner is launching during #CarinaMystery week alongside Murder in Real Time by...
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Code Runner book trailer!

Code Runner launches in just four weeks! In the second instalment of The Amy Lane Mysteries, streetwise ex-con Jason Carr is framed for murder and agoraphobic hacker Amy Lane must clear his name before he is hunted down by vengeful gangs, the police and the mastermind behind it all. Check out the book trailer for this heart-pounding and heart-wrenching thriller set in the heart of South Wales. You can also check out the "making-of" post over on Swords and Lattes. Order your copy of Code Runner for 29th September 2014: Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo Read an excerpt | Add to Goodreads Missed how it all began? As part of #CarinaMystery month, Binary Witness is discounted to 99¢/60p! You can find out more, with buy links, here. As promised, there is a giveaway to celebrate the launch of the Code Runner book trailer and the upcoming publication date. I am giving away three pairs of both books...
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Code Runner – read the first three chapters!

With only TWO MONTHS to go until the launch of Code Runner and our first exciting review, it's time to share the first three chapters of the second thrilling installment in The Amy Lane Mysteries. It begins on St Mary's Street in Cardiff... Chapter 1: Overheard in Cardiff DS Rich Porter was sick to death of Cardiff. What was supposed to be a capital city was a soggy little nothing town—no prospects of promotion, no chance to shine. He wished he’d realised that before he’d accepted the transfer, but the Met had been all abuzz with their work on a serial killer case and he’d been enthralled by the manhunt, the digital forensics, the cutting-edge police work. But what he’d found was a bunch of past-it detectives who had blundered through the investigation and only found the bloke because of some nerdy girl with a computer and her criminal sidekick. It was a sham from start to finish and now he had their useless unit...
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Read All About It! The Amy Lane Mysteries Newsletter

Enjoyed Binary Witness? Want to stay updated about the upcoming release of Code Runner and future titles? Join The Amy Lane Mysteries newsletter! You will receive a monthly newsletter and special announcements, including: > First look at cover art and synopses > News about release parties, signings and other events > Behind-the-scenes insight > Exclusive giveaways and prizes As a "thank you" for signing up and supporting the series, I am giving new subscribers a sneak peek at the first three chapters of CODE RUNNER. That's not all! Everyone who joins the mailing list before Code Runner's release on 29th September 2014 will be entered into a prize draw for Code Runner goodies, as well as earning entries for any future Rafflecopter giveaways for the series. All you have to do is fill in the simple form below and follow the email instructions. Amy guarantees the safety of your address and you will only receive emails related to The Amy Lane Mysteries, with the option to unsubscribe...
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