Monday, 29 August 2016

** BLOG TOUR ** End of the Roadie by Elizabeth Flynn


This book was published by Lion Hudson on the 15th July 2016. My thanks to the publisher for the review copy and inviting me on to the blog tour. 

If I can tempt you with my review, I have a giveaway at the end of this post....

Rock-star Brendan Phelan knows how to thrill a crowd – gunshots and cracking whips punctuate the thudding bass and crushing guitar chords. 

But after the show has ended, another shot is fired and Oliver Joplin, long-time roadie, is found lifeless, with a shocked Phelan towering over him. 


Detective Inspector Costello is called to the scene of the crime and quickly begins to discover that Joplin was widely disliked and distrusted. But who would profit from his death? 


Little by little, Costello unpicks a tangled web of lies. But secrets have left tongues tied and unless someone breaks the silence, the killer may never be found… 


This third installment of ‘A Mystery for D.I. Costello’ sees Angela Costello take on a shocked and uncommunicative rockstar, a crazed runner and a team of people with much to hide. When the music fades, who will be left standing? 


My Thoughts:

This book is the third in the series: A Mystery for D.I.Costello. It is however the first I have read and as such approached it with no preconceptions. I found that it reads very well as a standalone, a traditional whodunnit mystery that I was engrossed with from the outset. 

I particularly enjoyed the fact that this novel is set primarily at the Apollo Theatre in Hammersmith a venue I am familiar with. This allowed my imagination to work overtime and see the scenes unfold in my minds eye. 

I liked the originality of this story, the murder of a roadie, all the hired help and theatre workers closing rank and some being downright obstructive of the police investigation. DI Angela Costello is a delight she is firm but fair and seems to get on with her colleagues and has their respect. She also seemed kind but with a no nonsense attitude that got the job done efficiently. I also liked the character of DC Gary Houseman who coincidentally was on the scene of the murder as he had attended the concert. 

I loved the way that this story was weaved together, misdirection, red herrings and webs of secrets made this an entertaining and enjoyable read and I must admit to not guessing the culprit at all. It has to be said also that the author tackles some important issues in today's society with understanding and empathy. 

A thoroughly enjoyable mystery read that keep me entertained and engrossed and written by an accomplished writer. 

If you enjoy mystery books of a whodunnit nature this is one that you would enjoy. 


About the Author:


Elizabeth Flynn is a Londoner of Anglo-Irish parentage. She has a background in the theatre both as an actress and in stage management, and has experience in broadcasting. She has more recently worked as a hospital bereavement officer and managed a mortuary so she ‘knows the drill’ and has used some of this experience in her writing. This is her third novel in the series: A Mystery for D.I. Costello.

You can purchase the books via the following links:


The Kindle edition of this book is now available on Amazon.co.uk:

As well as the pb edition:

There is  currently a special offer promotion on ‘Dead Gorgeous’Elizabeth’s previous novel – the Kindle edition is currently only £1.19 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Gorgeous-Mystery-D-I-Costello-ebook/dp/B00OCKKDEM/ref=pd_sim_351_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NVCD2495HTV7ZJT0XF97


Thanks for joining me on the blog tour, please do have a look at the other stops:


Competition open to UK Residents only (due to postage costs). One paperback to be won. Winner will be selected at random and the book will be sent out directly by me. By giving your contact details you are agreeing to being contacted by me in the event that you win. Good luck.


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