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Blog Tour: The Tin Man – Brian W. Caves

A private investigator is asked by a famous model, to discover if the death of her father was really accidental as she feels the police have hit a brick wall and have no further leads to follow. Simeon Cain decides to look into it. The results are both surprising and horrifying…

Tin Man is the first of a new series, which you will not want to miss. The novel is full of action and intrigue and the series is set to grow. Brian Caves is a great storyteller and this book is pure action all the way through, with twists and turns aplenty. The plotting is genius…Buy

I started out as an engineer, then an estate agent, followed by senior management roles in cable TV and telecoms. Spent a few years as a management consultant and now work in the language translation industry.

I have played music all my life. Classically trained on the clarinet from the age of eight until fourteen when my world took a quantum leap forward after hearing Jimi Hendrix and Voodoo Child on the radio. I thought, wow, I gotta do that. I dumped the clarinet and I picked up the guitar and have never put it down. I have played alongside topflight musicians, both live and in studios.

From a young age I read books like Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Black Beauty, Swallows and Amazons, then The Famous Five, Billy Bunter, Jennings and Derbyshire, Biggles, and Tarzan. Agatha Christie had a major impact as did Georges Simenon. I penned short stories at school – mostly adventure, but it wasn’t until I became hooked on American Crime Noir that my urge to write came crashing to the forefront of my mind. Reading Hammett, Chandler, Jim Thompson, Macdonald, and the master, James M. Cain had the same effect on my potential writing career as Hendrix had for my music.

Currently, having been further influenced by the greats of Southern literature, I write crime stories based in the Deep South as well as UK based dark noir crime set in the county of Northamptonshire where I reside. Throw into the pot crime and horror short stories and novellas and you’ll have some idea of what goes on in my head. Facebook Instagram Twitter

My thoughts: this was a clever crime novel, twists and turns a plenty. A murdered man, supposedly a mugging gone wrong, who worked as an interpreter and translator, did he hear something he shouldn’t have?

His glamorous daughter requests PI Simeon Cain look into it as the police aren’t interested. As he does his own life is put into danger, it seems the deceased stumbled onto something someone will kill to keep quiet. But what did the Tin Man, a local with a strange habit, see? And how far will Sim go to solve the case? Gripping, intelligent and at times funny, this is the start of what I think will be a really good series.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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