#BookReview #CrimeFiction #Paperback #PublicationDay #NoPlaceToDie Neil Broadfoot @NlBro @LittleBrownUK

A massive HAPPY PAPERBACK PUBLICATION DAY to Neil Broadfoot and “No Place To Die”, the second in the explosive Connor Fraser series and it is a series not to be missed!

“No Place To Die” is gathering rave reviews from some of the top names in the business…

‘Broadfoot is here, and he’s ready to sit at the table with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fiction has to offer’ Russel D. McLean

‘Cracking pace, satisfyingly twisty plot. A great read’ James Oswald

‘Crisp dialogue, characters you believe and a prose style that brings you back for more . . . a fine addition to a growing roster of noir titles with a tartan tinge’ Douglas Skelton

‘This is Broadfoot’s best to date, a thriller that delivers the thrills: energetic, breathlessly paceyand keeping you guessing till the end.’ Craig Russell

‘Neil Broadfoot hits the ground running and doesn’t stop. With the very beating heart of Scotland at its core, your heart too will race as you reach the jaw dropping conclusion of this brilliant thriller. First class!’ Denil Meyrick

‘A deliciously twisty thriller that never lets up the pace. Thrills, spills, chills and kills’ Donna Moore

‘An explosive, gripping page-turner with dark and utterly twisted murders. Simply brilliant!’ Danielle Ramsay

‘An atmospheric, twisty and explosive start to a new series by one of the masters of Scottish fiction. Get your wee mitts on it.’ Angela Clarke

‘No Man’s Land is a stunning, fast-paced, multi-layered thriller. Disturbing political unrest and psychological horror written with great confidence by Neil Broadfoot, who has one hand on Ian Rankin’s crown as the king of Scottish crime.’ Michael Wood

‘[A] gritty and fast-moving tale of shifting loyalties set against the backdrop of Scottish and Irish politics.’ Nick Quantrill

‘Definitely a must read for all lovers of Tartan Noir: or anyone else who simply wants to enjoy a compelling tale’Undiscovered Scotland

Now with praise like that, how can you resist! And the opening line…actually, that opening chapter! I have come over all peculiar…and I’m saying nothing but you need to get out and buy this book right now! I reckon if I am going to be in lock down then Connor Fraser is the man that I’d be quite happy to be locked down with!

So what is “No Place to Die” all about?

Blair Charlston swapped the stock market for salvation – and now he’s making a killing.

Once a controversial venture capitalist, Charlston reinvented himself as a personal and business development guru after surviving an attempt to take his own life when a business deal went disastrously wrong. So when he decides to host a weekend retreat on the outskirts of Stirling for more than 300 people, Connor Fraser is drafted in to cover the security for a man who is at once idolised as a saviour and hated as a ruthless asset stripper.

For Connor, it’s an unwelcome assignment. He’s never had much time for salvation by soundbite, and Charlston’s notoriety is attracting the attention of reporter Donna Blake, who’s asking more questions than Connor has answers for.

But when an old colleague of Donna’s is found brutally bludgeoned to death, and the start of Charleston’s weekend of salvation becomes a literal trial by fire, Connor must race to unmask a killer whose savagery is only matched by their cunning.

My thoughts

When a book opens up with a whole killer hook chapter like this one did then you know that for the next twenty four hours you are going to be on total lockdown within its pages and let me tell you that is exactly where I was!

I’m telling you nothing about the plot, it is all up there above for you to read yourself but what I will tell you is that Neil Broadfoot is ON FIRE with this one! He is firmly setting Stirling on the Scottish Crime Fiction Map with this series which just seems to be getting better and better. An action packed and explosive plot, this isn’t just all brawn and no brains though. No Place to Die, isn’t simply all action with no substance, it ticks all the boxes for me, great multi-layered characters brought to life by the author, they really do live and breathe within these pages; an authentic sense of place, I know Stirling and he paints a perfect picture so even if you haven’t been there then you will have been by the time you have finished this book! And plot…well what can I say, loads actually but I don’t want to give away any spoilers but this one had my heart in my mouth from start to finish. It is enthralling, engaging and it definitely proves that Neil Broadfoot has got storytelling in his blood!

This series really needs to be on screen, Connor Fraser really needs to be on our screens, I would guess there might be a few character crushes going on here!

Do NOT miss this…you are in lock down…go grab yourself a piece of the action!

You can buy it via

Amazon UK

Amazon US


About Neil

About Neil Broadfoot

Neil Broadfoot’s breakneck debut, Falling Fast, introduced Edinburgh investigative journalist Doug McGregor and his police contact, DS Susie Drummond. Widely praised by critics, crime fiction authors and readers alike, it was shortlisted for both the Dundee International Prize and the prestigious Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award, immediately establishing him as a fixture on the Tartan Noir scene.
Before writing fiction, Neil worked as a journalist for fifteen years at both national and local newspapers, covering some of the biggest stories of the day. A poacher turned gamekeeper, he moved into communications: providing media relations advice for a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors. 

Neil is married to Fiona and has two daughters. He lives in Dunfermline, the setting for his first job as a local reporter.

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