Monday, March 5, 2018

Tour Kick Off: The Blood of a Rose by Todd M. Thiede @toddthiede #mystery #thriller

Date Published: February 2018

 photo add-to-goodreads-button_zpsc7b3c634.png

Jesse Fairlane is missing. Max Larkin and Special Agent Michaels are unsure if this is related to a recent case involving human trafficking or something else. On top of trying to locate his partner, Max has to make a decision as to whether he leaves Rockton to work with the FBI or stays to become captain at the local police department. As Larkin, Michaels, and the other detectives work furiously to find Jesse before it's too late, Max finds himself despairing they'll find her alive. He struggles to maintain his relationship with Veronica and trying to be a friend to Jesse's girlfriend, Melissa, all while following a maze of clues to Jesse. 

Perhaps you wouldn't characterize the Finance Manager of your local automobile dealership as an Amazon best-selling author--until you get to know Todd Thiede. He has worked for the past decade at Elmhurst Toyota, but Thiede is in the driver's seat as the writer of a murder mystery series featuring his hero Detective, Max Larkin. "Time Killer," which Kirkus Reviews deemed "a fast-paced thriller" that will "keep crime and thriller fans wrapped up in its twisting plot, fast pace and memorable detective,", "Lies To Die For" (which reached No. 1 on Amazon in the "Serial Killer" category), Miss Me? (3rd in the series) and Slashtag (4th in the series) are available via Amazon Kindle.
Go to for more info on Todd and his books.

According to Kirkus reviews (the toughest book reviewer in the business):
A fast-paced thriller centered on a brutal, time-obsessed serial killer.
The expression "killing time" rarely means murder, but here, the victims of a serial killer must pay for time they've wasted, often with both their money and their lives. In a brutal scene from the opening chapter, an entire family is murdered after a stranger invades the family's home and accuses the patriarch of wasting his time. Veteran cop Max Larkin is on the case. Unfortunately, he's also been assigned a new partner; though she's green in the field--she has "very sad eyes" and prays upon arriving at the first crime scene--she gives the hardened old detective a new perspective he never knew he needed. But as the serial killer claims more victims, a pattern emerges that neither Max nor his new partner can ignore. With brisk pacing, Thiede's debut brims with action, violence and, occasionally, emotion. Though the book takes a while to find its heart, procedural fans will feel right at home. Larkin feels like a guy worth rooting for, despite filling the shoes of the beaten-down, grizzled, old loner cop trope a little too well. His interactions with his new partner, plus the twists and revelations regarding his past, give him enough of a pass to get readers invested in the story
and looking forward to his next outing. Larkin's story doesn't break any boundaries, but it'll keep crime and thriller fans wrapped up in its twisting plot, fast pace and memorable detective. Plenty of shock value and a charismatic, if formulaic, male lead.

Contact Links


March 6 - XOXO Book Blog - Spotlight
March 7 - Caroline Clemmons - Interview
March 8 - Evermore Books - Spotlight
March 9 - A Virtual Hobby Store - Excerpt
March 10 - This and That Book Blog - Guest Post
March 11 - Rachel Jordan Books - Review
March 12 - eBook Addicts - Spotlight
March 13 - Quiet Fury Books - Excerpt
March 14 - Celebrating Authors - Spotlight
March 15 - Libreria Beppe - Spotlight
March 16 - Book Junkie Mom - Guest Post
March 17 - Laura's Interests - Review
March 18 - Book Addict - Spotlight
March 19 - The Avid Reader - Excerpt
March 20 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
March 21 - The Mystery Section - Excerpt
March 22 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
March 23 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
March 24 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
March 26 - A Life Through Books - Interview
March 27 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
March 28 - The Indie Express - Review
March 29 - Texas Book Nook - Review

RABT Book Tours & PR

No comments:

Post a Comment