Troubador Blood List

Released: 28/11/2018

ISBN: 9781789015706

Format: Paperback

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Think the Lake District is a lovely place to visit? Think again. 
A chilling psychological thriller set in and around the fictional town of Kirkdale in Cumbria. 
One by one the young women of Kirkdale are being found grotesquely murdered, with no clues as to why.

Lying between the great lake Kirkwater and the base of Kirkby Pike, although beautiful, Kirkdale isn’t exactly the most exciting place on the planet. But after young reporter Jenny Flood moves into the relaxed Cumbrian town, it sets a catalogue of events in motion that brings this comfortable community to its knees. 

When middle aged G.P. Charlotte Peterson discovers Jenny has followed her from Bradenthorpe, six years after a fling with her philandering doctor husband Miles, it stirs deeply buried mental health issues from her youth. In the run up to the Kirkdale country show, the arrival of this third and most recent adversary triggers the already edgy and emotionally scarred Charlotte into finally stepping over the edge. Her longing to destroy Jenny has been on a slow and very resentful burn for years, now the reality of achieving that presents itself as a genuine possibility.  

Can journalist Andrew Gale protect new colleague Jenny, girlfriend Gina and her best friend Molly from the psychotic GP’s insane agenda? How will sarcastic ex Met. Officer Harry Longbridge deal with Andrew’s continued interference? 

 Then there’s the unexpected arrival of an American mystery woman. And just who is on the Blood List?

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Blood List Local Launches info will also be released here so check back often! :-)

2019 EVENTS

22nd April:- NARBOROUGH CRAFT FAIR Narborough Community Centre, Chalk Lane, Narborough, King's Lynn,
PE32 1SR 10.00 a.m. - Meet the author and book signing.


23rd March:- ALROMA CRAFTS & GIFTS Tower Hall, Maltmas Drove, Friday Bridge, Wisbech, Cambs. PE14 OHW - Meet the author and book signing.


12th FEBRUARY 2019 - DOWNHAM MARKET LIBRARY, Priory Rd. King's Lynn, Norfolk - Author talk and book signing 2.00 p.m.


19th JANUARY 2019 - W.H. SMITH, Norfolk St., KING'S LYNN, Norfolk - I will be signing copies of Blood List at this store from 11.00 a.m. and look forward to meeting all you 'Blood Listers' there! :-)

FABULOUS new website from the brilliant Jim Parks coming VERY soon!

5th DECEMBER 2018 - CHRISTMAS TABLE AT Carpenters Arms Pub - Lynn Road East Winch - King's Lynn - Norfolk - PE32 1NP
I will be back at my favourite pub restaurant signing copies of 'Blood List' from 7.00 p.m. - come and enjoy a fab meal (heavenly puddings!) then come and find me for a chat and get a FREE matching bookmark with your signed copy of 'Blood List.' Perfect stocking filler/thriller!! Looking forward to meeting you - see you there!! xx

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your lovely reviews both on here, personally and on Amazon, it's so much appreciated!

HALLOWEEN BOOK LAUNCH (IN ADVANCE OF OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE)

31ST OCTOBER 2018 - Carpenters Arms Pub - Lynn Road East Winch - King's Lynn - Norfolk - PE32 1NP
I will be signing copies of 'Blood List' from 7.00 p.m. - come and enjoy a fab meal (heavenly puddings!) then come and find me for a chat and get a FREE matching bookmark with your signed copy of 'Blood List.' Looking forward to meeting you - see you there!! xx

Blood List release date on course for 28th November '18

Blood List news also available on Twitter @alicrimewriter

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Loved the cover, couldn't wait to read it. What was all that blood about, would I like it?
Well I couldn't put it down the housework suffered. Really enjoyed reading this and can't wait for more from this author.

by Milly


Well, firstly the cover made me pick it up. It really stood out from other books. Superbly written, with a descriptive but fast-moving plot (perfect for me with a short attention span)! Kept me hooked until the last page. Looking forward to the sequel soon please .....

by Jo Moss


Fantastic storyline and so well written too. I couldnt put it down as so engrossed in the twists and turns, found myself shouting at the detective!!!
Would never think this was a first book by the author.

by Mary Palmer


Forgot to mention that I loved the cover, really eye catching, that truly represented the story.

by Mary Palmer


Best book I have ever read, literally could not put it down. Loved impatient plain speaking DCI Longbridge, loathed schmoozer Dr Miles Peterson. HATED his wife Dr Charlotte Peterson. Loved Molly and Gina. Got exasperated with interfering sports reporter of the local Courier Andrew Gale. This book quite literally got right into my soul and I felt I was in Kirkdale. Ali Carter leaves each chapter ending on a cliff edge. Cannot wait to hear what happens next ................

by Roz Benfield


What a great book. Once I started I had to finish. Looking forward to number two...

by Pauline


What an absolutely gripping read, just left me wanting more. Totally believable characters and a fantastic blood curdling plot. Loved it and can’t wait for more from this author. What a brilliant debut from Ali Carter.

by Freda Garget


So... I have finished my book!!!!!!
Bloody brilliant.
It’s the first book in absolute years that I could not put down. I had to keep reading to find out more.
Loved every minute. I even made an excuse to leave early from dinner to get to read the book!!!!
I don’t normally read this type of book. Love historical fiction, especially all around the King Arthur period. No idea why but I do! But Ali, you have converted me .
Seriously I thoroughly enjoyed it.
When’s your next one coming out. Put me on the mailing list.
In fact ..... I’ll come down for the launch !!!!
Xxxx

by Jan


This is a brilliant read. Best book I have picked up for ages. So easy to follow the story which keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Good quality paper. Good all rounder.
Well done Ali

by Lesley Langley


BLOOD LIST An Excellent Debut By Ali Carter.
What an amazing debut for Ali. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. It's a fast paced read totally gripping and keeps you guessing right until the very end. It is a great plot and the characters are believable. I can't wait for the next book that Ali writes because i know it will be just as good as this one. Definitely worth 5 stars for me you really won't be disappointed. I also think it will do fantastic when it is available digitally but for me there is nothing like holding an actual book in your hands. So what are you waiting for go buy it.

by Louise Unsworth-Murphy


Fabulous read from beginning to end. Loved the characters, but in particular the places where the book was set, I felt like I was right there. The book is well written and a real page turner which really keeps you interested. I will look forward to the sequel!.

by Nicky Coyle


A great debut book from a very talented writer. I really enjoyed reading it, didn't want to put it down, always wanted to read the next chapter. Loved the way the plot unfolded with the twists at the end. I could visualise the characters and the locations so well because of how the book was written, Very much looking forward to the sequel.

by Susan Evans


I really enjoyed this book, I was captivated from the start. Ali Carter really draws you in and made the characters come alive!....I'm a busy mum of a five year old and work full time so was relieved to have shorter chapters then most novels I've read. Every night I looked forward to diving back into it, the suspense was killing me!
If you like a good crime read which leaves you hooked from the start, a real page turner, then this is the book for you! ...
Can not wait for the sequel to be out :-)

by Karen Trotter


A great read. Lots of tension, lots of descriptive story telling. I loved it ... gripping stuff!

by Stephanie Taylor


400 pages, 4 days, couldn't put the flippin' thing down!

by Adrian Figgess


Leading a busy life I was slow in getting to read this exciting crime novel by Ali Carter but once started, like others, I could not put the book down - a real ‘page turner’ ! The characters were interesting and believable and their motivations intriguing! The book maintains, in my view, a good balance between ‘action’ and ‘investigation’ and I look forward to her next novel!

by Andy Tyler.


Absolutely loved this book, a wonderful fast paced thriller with an utterly terrifying plot that draws you in immediately. Ali Carter delivers a superb story and gives us the truly sinister Charlotte Peterson. This is a fabulous read, I took it on holiday and couldn't read it fast enough. The plot was cleverly written, exciting and complex, with Kirkdale and all its characters brought to life on every page. Loved the ending.

by Lau


It's been a while since I've read any crime fiction, but the cover on this book caught my eye as it really stood out so got my attention. It's certainly a page turner, the characters are really believable and quite detailed. The wow moments in the story, (of which there are plenty), certainly leave your jaw floor bound! Like others I also liked the fact that the chapters weren't too long as this meant I could fit them in easily in between jobs. An excellent debut, I can thoroughly recommend Blood List and am already finding myself actively awaiting the sequel!

by Alan Carter


A great debut novel, fast paced and full of tension. Well done Ali!

by Lin H


Ali Carter

Surrey born, Ali Carter currently lives in Norfolk with her husband, a retired Met. Police Officer who was a great help in assuring legalities in Blood List are as accurate as possible.

She used to write poetry in the 80s and 90s attracting some publishing and competition successes, but Blood List is her first book and a sequel is already in progress.

Her writing day is usually accompanied by a few of her far too many dogs and cats that seem to find their way into her not exactly gigantic study, but the company is welcomed as writing can be a pretty isolating occupation at times.

Her passion is definitely murder (and cake!), but with an equal measure of natural health and a fun approach to life!

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