Amalie by E. J. Wood @E_J_Wood @zooloo2008 @QuestionPress #BlogTour #Extract

Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Amalie by E.J. Wood and sharing an extract today. With thanks to Zoé at Zooloo’s Book Tours for the invite to join the tour. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…


It’s not wise to murder the family of a budding assassin. Created by Auschwitz, her skill is honed by revenge.

A very different type of serial killer is loose in 1950s Europe. In Britain, a Brotherhood of powerful men takes notice and enhances the expertise and artistry of a killer.

DCI John Owen was born to serve. Recruited by MI6, he tracks an accomplished executioner whose love of luxury and the arts is second only to the love of watching an early death come to those who truly deserve it.

Join the chase. Then ask yourself…
Can there ever be only one winner?

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No one wanted any involvement that would lead to the Krays being put away. The old man claimed, “I hate the sight of blood, particularly my own”. And the waitress said she hadn’t seen who did it. A year later when Reggie had murdered McVitie, a member of the gang claimed that, “when Reggie was stabbing Jack, his liver popped out and they had to flush it down the toilet”. How much of that is true, no one knows. Detective Chief Superintendent Leonard “Nipper” Read of Scotland Yard had been promoted to Murder Squad, and his first assignment had been to bring down the Krays. By 1967, he managed to gather enough evidence but frequently came up against their “wall of silence.” It was two years later that the Kray twins were arrested for the two murders. With a team of nearly one hundred armed police officers, they managed to arrest the twins and twenty-four other members of the Firm, but it wasn’t until 1969 that they were convicted. Each brother was sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of thirty years. But for every villain that was put behind bars, there were two more willing to take their place.

Owen hadn’t been involved directly in the investigation of the systematic extortion and fraud that had been occurring for over a decade with the Krays, but he used what evidence he could to learn about London’s underground – who was running it and what was going on; who hated who, that kind of thing.


She’s just a storyteller!

E.J. Wood is a thriller writer from England.
Although British born, she now resides in Spain, speaks English, and Spanish, and is currently learning German.

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