#Blogtour Buried Lies by Chris Collett @crime_crow @books_n_all @joffebooks #TeamJoffe

Today I am very excited to be closing the blog tour for Chris Collett’s latest book Buried Lies, which was published by Joffe Books on the 6th September 2018.

About the book

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Do you love gripping mysteries with great characters? Discover Detective Tom Mariner in this critically acclaimed series. ‘Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.’ Yorkshire Post Detective Inspector Tom Mariner goes to the beautiful Welsh countryside to recover. But he finds himself caught up in a murder investigation . . . with him as the prime suspect. Grieving the death of his former lover, all Mariner wants is some peace and quiet. But his walking holiday is ruined by the discovery of a body in the woods. The remote stone farmhouses of this beautiful valley hide many buried secrets. As more bodies are discovered, can Mariner clear his name and avoid becoming the next victim? Discover an absorbing crime mystery with an action-packed conclusion. Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson. This is the sixth book in the DI MARINER SERIES, more books coming soon!


Birmingham is a city of stark contrasts with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Playing a key role in the industrial revolution, it helped shape the nation’s manufacturing industry But with its many green spaces, Birmingham also borders on the beautiful countryside of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, is just a few miles from Stratford on Avon and a short drive from the wild country of mid-Wales. Birmingham’s population is large and ethnically diverse, and while urban regeneration has forged a modern and culturally vibrant city, the decaying remnants of the industrial past and 1960s concrete jungle give it a unique and gritty character; the dark underbelly policed by DI Tom Mariner and his team.


Detective Inspector Tom Mariner is, on the surface, an average dedicated policeman, but his experiences as a younger man have given him an insight into life on the dark side, and a clear sense of right and wrong. Mariner has little interest in material things. He lives in a modest canal-side cottage, enjoys the occasional (real) beer and game of dominoes and drives an old car. He is most at home in the outdoors, with an OS map and a compass, and in times of crisis, will take off and walk for miles in any weather.



Book 1: Deadly Lies

Book 2: Innocent Lies Book

3: Killer Lies

Book 4: Baby Lies

Book 5: Married Lies

Book 6: Buried Lies

Book 7 coming soon

My Review

This is the 5th book in the series I have read and the series keeps getting better with each book.

This time we find DI Mariner looking for a break after everything he has gone through, and he has decided to travel on holiday to Wales.  The book would be very boring if that was all that happened, so we are soon stuck in the middle of an investigation when a body is found who Tom had befriended whilst there.

Tom then becomes the prime suspect in his murder so has not investigate it, whilst also avoid being arrested for his death.

I really liked the change of scenery in this book as it brings a fresh look to the series, and also the fact that Mariner is a suspect adds lots of tension to the story.

The book did start a bit slower than usual and concentrated more on Mariner, but once the action picked up it didn’t slow down until the end.

This story was brilliant and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

To purchase the book click here

About the Author

Chris Collett grew up in a Norfolk seaside town where she worked in a boarding house (now defunct) a local bakery (closed down) and a crisp factory (razed to the ground). Graduating in Liverpool, Chris has since taught children and adults with varying degrees of learning disability, including autism. She is now a university lecturer, with two grown up children, and lives in Birmingham; DI Tom Mariner’s ‘patch’. She has published short stories, teaches creative and crime writing and is a manuscript assessor for the Crime Writers Association.

The first five DI Tom Mariner books will be released in revised editions by Joffe Books in 2017/2018.

Website:  www.chriscollettcrime.co.uk

Twitter: @crime_crow

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.collett.5477

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