Happy Wednesday and welcome to my stop on The Lock by Andrew Barrett blog tour sponsored by the lovely Sarah at Book on the Bright Side Publicity!  Thank you, Sarah, for the invitation! Today I have a review for you.

About the Book:

I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI. I was finishing up at a sudden death in an old house, waiting for the body snatchers to arrive, when I heard a noise from the cellar.

I had time to kill, so I went to investigate.

Turns out I wasn’t the only one with killing on his mind.

My Thoughts:

Checking in at only 122 pages, I savored this novella and blew through it at the same time. What an intro to Eddie Collins, CSI! I’m already a fan of the old CSI TV shows, and Eddie would have fit right in with the cast. He’s smart, analytical, and he comes with his own sardonic and hilarious humor. Really- this is so much fun! 

The premise is that Eddie is called to a house where a man has passed away suddenly. At first, it seems like nothing is amiss, but then Eddie finds a key in the man’s hand. 

I was held in suspense, I laughed until my sides hurt, and I was enthralled with this new character to me, Eddie Collins. Andrew Barrett’s writing is tight, and you can easily gobble this one up in one sitting. I will definitely be reading more of Barrett’s books! My friends who enjoy police procedurals should check this series out. 

Thanks to the author for the complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Andrew Barrett has enjoyed variety in his professional life, from engine-builder to farmer, from Oilfield Service Technician in Kuwait, to his current role of Senior CSI in Yorkshire.

He’s been a CSI since 1996, and has worked on all scene types from terrorism to murder, suicide to rape, drugs manufacture to bomb scenes. One way or another, Andrew’s life revolves around crime.

In 1997 he finished his first crime thriller, A Long Time Dead, and it’s still a readers’ favourite today, some 120,000 copies later, topping the Amazon charts several times. Two more books featuring SOCO Roger Conniston completed the trilogy.

Today, Andrew is still producing high-quality, authentic crime thrillers with a forensic flavour that attract attention from readers worldwide. He’s also attracted attention from the Yorkshire media, having been featured in the Yorkshire Post, and twice interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds.

He’s best known for his lead character, CSI Eddie Collins, and the acerbic way in which he roots out criminals and administers justice. Eddie’s series is four books and two short stories in length, and there’s still more to come.

Andrew is a proud Yorkshireman and sets all of his novels there, using his home city of Leeds as another major, and complementary, character in each of the stories.

You can find out more about him and his writing at http://www.andrew-barrett.co.uk

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7aa541b3-59d5-4f51-bf3e-a0bad3cd8176Have you read The Lock, or is it on your TBR? Have you read any books by Andrew Barrett? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR