The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, today we have Charlie Cochrane popping in with her newest release The Best Corpse for the Job. Charlie answers a couple of questions and there’s a fantastic giveaway, we also have York’s review so you can see what she thinks of Charlie’s new book, so enjoy the post and then leave a comment with your emails 🙂 <3 ~Pixie~ 
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The Best Corpse for the Job

by

Charlie Cochrane

Tea and sympathy have never been so deadly.

Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village.

Inspector Robin Bright isn’t thrilled to be back at St. Crispin’s. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it’s not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony.

As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives and their hearts.

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Charlie answers questions!

What do you think is sexy?

In men, a combination of brains and looks. Jamie Bamber, Michael Wood, Tom Hiddlestone, all of them handsome, articulate men with really good degrees from top universities. Appeals to both my grey cells and my hormones.

What else gets my juices going? Watching sport. Sorry, I know, I’m predictable.

What’s your hidden talent?

I can write back to front – joined up, italicised, properly formed words you can read in the mirror. (We developed the skill at school so we could send notes to each other!)

We know you’re a romance writer. Do you have a day job?

Yes. I’m a freelance trainer of school governors. I deliver all sorts of courses about nuts and bolts of governance, but I also do Equalities and Selection/Interviewing, both of which I particularly enjoy. I’ve been a school governor since Noah was a boy and some of the stories I could tell you would make your hair stand on end.

What would you do if you weren’t an author?

I’d be the person who runs on the rugby pitch to rub their thighs when they get cramp.

Have you read any great books lately?

The Final whistle, which is about fifteen guys who’d played for Rosslyn Park rugby club and who died in WWI. Funny, poignant, a fascinating read. I honestly couldn’t put it down!

Which authors have influenced your writing the most?

Patrick O’Brian for his characterizations, Mary Renault for her economy of language, Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh for their plotting and Michael Innes for making me want to write. (Slashy scenes in death at The President’s Lodging persuaded me I had to write gay detectives.)

What’s your favorite hobby outside of writing?

Watching sport. Live or on TV. Especially rugby. No, I don’t just watch it for the players’ thighs. That’s just a nice little by product. It’s a really tough game played by really tough guys, who still respect the officials.

About Charlie 

As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes, with titles published by Carina, Samhain, Bold Strokes, MLR and Cheyenne.
Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows Series of Edwardian romantic mysteries was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People, International Thriller Writers Inc and is on the organising team for UK Meet for readers/writers of GLBT fiction. She regularly appears with The Deadly Dames.
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Giveaway!

Win one book from Charlie’s backlist

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for an e-book from Charlie Cochrane’s backlist (excepting The Best Corpse for the Job). Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 29. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

(Just leave a comment with your email on this blog to enter)

Review

Charlie Cochrane - Best Corpse for the JobTitle: The Best Corpse for the Job           

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (309pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-62649-157-1

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (24TH November 2014)

Heat Level: Mild

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: York

Blurb: Tea and sympathy have never been so deadly.

Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin’s have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it’s make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village.

Inspector Robin Bright isn’t thrilled to be back at St. Crispin’s. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it’s not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony.

As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives and their hearts.

Product Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/best-corpse-for-the-job

Review: Where do I begin?  I have been a fan of English mysteries since forever.  From Agatha Christie to Caroline Graham and so many in between.  Not just in print either, films, television series, they are all so much better than any other mystery I’ve read or seen, Midsomer Murders being my favorite.

I loved the mystery in itself.  Simple and completely mind boggling all at the same time.  Being a fan of mysteries there aren’t many times that I can’t figure it out halfway through the story, no matter how well written it is, and I’m not gloating or bragging, it’s just experience.  But this one had me right up to the big reveal.  I mentioned Midsomer Murders earlier because the banter between Robin and his sergeant, Anderson, reminded me so much of the fun that Barnaby and his sergeants have shared throughout the television series.

As for Robin and Adam?  You can’t help but love Adam, he’s exactly the kind of guy we all want to know, fun, caring, and has the potential to love completely.  And with Robin, you have the kind of cop that we all would want to be handling the case of a murdered loved one.  He’s determined but not so single-minded that he isn’t searching everywhere.  Looking at them together, is amazingly fun.  Banter, sexual tension, fighting moral dilemma of drawing the line between “chatting” and cop/witness.  Definitely a win for those who love mystery, wit, with budding romance possibilities.

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