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Best Selling Simone Buchholz Breaks British Market with Blue Night

Charlotte Walker

By Charlotte Walker on 20th March 2018

Bestselling German author, Simone Buchholz has come to the shelves of Britain’s bookstores with Blue Night. This book is the first of an incredibly popular German series that has been brilliantly translated by Rachel Ward. The series of books that open with Blue Night follows Chastity Riley as she navigates her life as the most hard-bitten state prosecutor in Hamburg. This gripping new novel has been described by our Editorial Expert Liz Robinson as a ‘dream of a read’. Blue Night is the first of Simone’s titles to be published by Orenda, and the gripping tale told within its pages means I’m sure it won’t be the last! This fabulous author may be new to us but was the winner of the Crime Cologne Award in 2016 and the German Crime Fiction Prize. Blue Night is published on the 30th March and is a ‘firecracker’ and the perfect starter for what is bound to be an action-packed set of books. So, if you’re looking to sink your teeth into a new crime fiction series, or just looking for an excellent new book to relax and enjoy, read Blue Night and you won’t be disappointed!

A Bit about the Book

Blue Night starts in the aftermath of excitement, Chastity Riley has been transferred to the relative tedium of witness protection after successfully convicting a superior for corruption and managing to shoot off a gangster’s crown jewels. This transfer is a misled attempt to keep Chastity out of trouble, but her latest case sees her thrown back into the thick of it. Chastity is assigned to an anonymous man lying in hospital under police guard with nearly every single bone in his body broken and a finger missing. Chastity must work hard to gain the patient’s trust who is evasive and answers everyone’s questions in riddles. However, Chastity’s instincts are being put to good use and soon her new case takes her to Lezpig, finds her a new ally and sees her in a world where synthetic drugs are available in abundance. If all this action and mystery wasn’t enough Chastity could also be called upon to help to a friend and former colleague who is working to single-handedly take on the Albanian Mafia kingpin in Hamburg. The quiet life is not for Chastity and boy aren’t we glad! This fast-paced and gripping start to an exceptional series. To read our Editorial Expert’s full review, head to the Blue Night page on the LoveReading site.

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