Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be one of the bloggers taking part in the blog tour for Murder by the Sea by David Howard and Robin Jarossi today. With thanks to Mel at Mardle Books for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
A beach read like no other.
Be prepared for a journey from where the land meets the sea, to where life meets death.
There is something sinister about a British seaside town. On the surface they’re all funfairs and breezy promenades. Yet dig a little deeper in the sand and you soon uncover an underworld of murder, madness and mayhem…
This official companion book to the long-running true-crime documentary series on CBS Reality, dives into some of the most extraordinary murder cases in Britain’s seaside towns.
Featuring 10 of the series’ most powerful and shocking cases, including extensive interviews with detectives, forensic psychologists, witnesses and relatives, as well as exclusive additional material and insights that could not be included in the original TV episodes.
I often read true crime stories when I was in my early twenties but I haven’t read as much of them in recent years. So when I saw this book I was definitely intrigued. In Murder by the Sea you will find ten cases all with murder and the seaside as a common factor. These true crime stories were a dark read at times but they were also to the point and filled with the facts. Each case pulled me in as I learned about the murderer, the victims and the family members. With each individual case providing a compelling albeit at times a difficult read.
Each chapter in this book was well researched and gave a strong insight into the true crime case it featured. The chapters aren’t overly long in this book but at the same time I felt like I was given a detailed look into each case. I found I could read about a crime in a short space of time. Then either continue onto the next chapter or dip in and out of the book when I felt like it.
Murder by the Sea is a great companion book to the already established true crime TV series over on CBS Reality. Now, while I’ve not been put off visiting any coastal towns. I will admit I’m not quite sure I’ll look at a seaside destination in quite the same way again!