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Posted on Dec 13, 2011, 9:06:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2011, 11:45:43 PM PST
You can now pick up my best-selling thriller trilogy for a total of $6.97!!

Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one))
Impeding Justice (Revised version) (DI Lorne Simpkins thriller (Book Two))
Final Justice (Lorne Simpkins thriller (Book Three))

An ideal present to gift someone for their Christmas Kindle.

Happy holidays!

Posted on Dec 19, 2011, 6:30:05 AM PST
Wooot! I received an email from Amazon yesterday telling me to buy my 'Best-Selling' Police Procedural, Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one))

To say I was blown away would be an understatement! lol

Here's the ad in case you missed it I'm at number 3!!!

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Posted on Dec 20, 2011, 7:12:35 AM PST
I was interviewed by top thriller writer Robert Bidinotti today on his blog.

Here's the link.


Posted on Dec 20, 2011, 9:25:18 AM PST
This day just keeps getting better. I was named in this top 10 list of crime writers.

*Blush blush*

http://joemccoubrey1.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/your-christmas-shopping-list-of-action-and-crime-my-top-ten/#comment-20 ;-0

Posted on Dec 23, 2011, 10:32:12 PM PST
I woke up to this message on my FB page this morning, this lady befriended on FB a couple of weeks ago.

Thank God for FB - I LOVE your books -- my husband is beginning to worry about me - I am reading your second book and can't put it down - I read until 3 a.m. and when I woke up at 8, the first thing I did before I got out of bed was to start reading again. FB helped me to find your work. Happy Holidays - Merry Christmas.

How sweet!

Posted on Dec 30, 2011, 1:57:31 AM PST
Nice way to start the day! A five star review from someone who hasn't read a book in a long time! Woot. ow.ly/8dJGk

This is for my thriller It's A Dog's Life (A DI Lorne Simpkins novelette) only 99cents.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012, 10:19:22 AM PST
I thought I'd share an excerpt from Final Justice (Lorne Simpkins thriller (Book Three)) with you.

This is from Chapter One.

Three shots echoed around the room and the Russian groaned.
Again, the Great Room fell silent.
The Russian clutched his chest, and fell to the floor, his blood quickly making a pool beside him.
Several guests tried to escape out on to the terrace, but the armed men herded them back into the centre of the room.
Baldwin's calm, yet assertive voice rose above the commotion. 'Gentlemen, you disappoint me. I thought we were all getting along so well. It's unfortunate that our Russian friend chose to disrespect me, but I hope the rest of you will learn from his mistake. The ball, as they say, gentlemen, is in your court. Now, what is your decision, gentlemen? Am I to take it from your silence the rest of you have no objections to helping me fulfill my ambition or...'
This time the Chinese Finance Minister chose to interrupt his speech. Yet another communist with balls, Baldwin thought, as the man approached the stage and mumbled, 'Robert, we are all friends here, we should discuss your ambition openly and frankly.'
Baldwin's smile vanished. The Chinese Minister, whose position gave him great power, shrivelled in front of him. 'And what do you foresee the outcome being, Mr Foo?' Baldwin asked, through clenched teeth.
Foo's body trembled, he tried to take a step back and bumped into the pretty blonde Baldwin had supplied him for the evening. Julio's colt dug into the base of his back. Panicked the man ran, but three shots from Julio's gun prevented him from going more than a few paces. Foo cried out in agony and slumped as the impact of the bullets sent him sprawling to the newly-polished floor, like a puppet whose strings had been cut.
'Is anyone else going to interrupt me? Speak now, my patience is wearing thinner by the minute.'
The room remained silent.
Baldwin's triumphant laughter echoed round the enormous room, as he sensed his long awaited objective about to finally materialise.

Posted on Jan 11, 2012, 9:55:38 AM PST
I've just had a wonderful message left on my FB page by a friend, I dissuade my friends from leaving reviews on my books.

Here's what she said in regard to It's A Dog's Life (A DI Lorne Simpkins novelette)

Mel!!!! I read It's a Dog's Life last night - beautifully written, I loved it and I now want to rescue a greyhound (we've been thinking about it for a while) - there is a greyhound rescue not that far from us....well, when I say 'we' I obviously mean 'me' as Hubby won't want another doggy, but I think some company for Bertie would be good!!


I've also got a 10,000 word story FREE today, if you want to pick up a copy. Passion, Fire and Fury It's currently in the top 100 FREE chart.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012, 7:13:29 AM PST
Here's a snippet from Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one)) it's $2.99 but can also be borrowed if you're a Prime Member.


Friday August 30th, 2007

The pain from the welts on the woman's naked back intensified. She had no concept of time, no idea how long she'd been tied up. Her hands had lost all feeling from being tightly bound to an old wooden chair.
Is this how her life would end?
It had taken a while, but her nostrils had finally grown used to the vile stench permeating her temporary cell.
Time, all she had was time. Time to think, time to ask the same question over and over. Who the hell was he? And why was he holding her captive? What unspeakable thing had she done in her life to make a complete stranger treat her this way? I'm a kind and caring person, aren't I?
What type of person kept a woman locked up in a hellhole such as this?
He tortured her with silence when he brought her food, if you can call week-old bread food. She had tried different ways to get a reaction out of him, shouting, reasoning, even her pitiful attempt at begging had fallen on deaf ears. His sneer, and the way his dark eyes roamed her naked body in response, made her skin crawl.
Now her own thoughts had started torturing her. Her aching limbs cried out for warm lavender-oil filled baths, if only to wash away the urine stinging her legs and the faeces clinging to her behind. She felt utterly degraded. It was a far cry from her usual opulent lifestyle.
Agonising minutes dragged into torturously long hours. Please, when will this nightmare end? How will this nightmare end? She asked her maker, repeatedly.
Water constantly dripping in the corner was enough to drive the sanest person mad. She blocked the noise out by reminiscing happier moments, hoping it would help prevent the craziness threatening to seep into her mind. Fearing her life would soon come to an end, she prayed endlessly that her dead husband would be there to greet her when she finally passed over. How wonderful it would be to feel his comforting arms around me now.
Her heart leapt into her throat when the hatch door swung open. The sudden rush of daylight hurt her eyes, causing them to water. She winced and was swiftly reminded that her right eye was swollen from the beating she had received a few days earlier.
The man gingerly made his way down the precarious ladder, followed by another person.
The imprisoned woman's pulse accelerated, furiously gathering momentum. He crossed the stone floor and stopped in front of her.

Posted on Jan 31, 2012, 5:07:54 AM PST
Today I have Libby Fischer Hellmann on my blog. http://melcomley.blogspot.com/

Also, just to let you know that Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one)) is still FREE today!

Have a great day. ;-)

Posted on Feb 13, 2012, 9:36:16 AM PST
~DJ Faz~ says:
Mel, I enjoyed your interview with Elita Daniels on your blog...just wanted to pop in and let you know.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012, 5:52:43 AM PST
Thanks DJ, that's kind of you. ;-)

Just dropped by to say that I've received another great five star review for Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one))

5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put this book down..., 23 Feb 2012
This review is from: Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one)) (Kindle Edition)
This is one of the best books I have read. The story line was gripping it had me wanting to know what was on the next page and I can't wait to get started on the next one.

Short and sweet! lol

Posted on Feb 28, 2012, 8:16:47 AM PST
It's A Dog's Life (A DI Lorne Simpkins novelette) Is FREE today and tomorrow. Once it comes off free all the proceeds go to charity, so please download a copy to get it visible. ;-)

Thank you, have a great day.


In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012, 1:37:07 AM PST
~DJ Faz~ says:
Mel, I picked up It's a Dog's Life when it was free! It's on my TBR list. Can't wait!

Posted on Mar 8, 2012, 8:13:41 AM PST
Bless thank you DJ! Hope you like it. x

Posted on Mar 12, 2012, 4:37:46 AM PDT
You can pick up a free copy of Passion, Fire and Fury today and tomorrow.

Cassandra Williams left her home village two years ago, swept off her
feet by a man for whom she abandoned her long-time love, Tim. After her
new man leaves her high and dry, Cass heads home for the comfort of her
parents. She's not expecting a warm welcome from Tim, but is shocked to
find he still has feelings for her. Tim's newly acquired fiancee,
however, isn't about to let him slip from her grasp...

A romantic/thriller novelette of 10,000 words.

Posted on Mar 26, 2012, 2:30:11 AM PDT
Just had a wonderful five star review in the States for Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one))

5.0 out of 5 stars First Class, March 25, 2012
Nick Francis - See all my reviews
This review is from: Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one)) (Kindle Edition)
Really enjoyed this book - very realistic and well written - somewhat gory but handled delicately. A book you want to keep reading.

Currently at; Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#5 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
#13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > Women Sleuths

Posted on May 3, 2012, 6:47:58 AM PDT
Just uploaded a new video to youtube with an announcement.


Hope you like it.

Posted on May 25, 2012, 2:26:34 AM PDT
I'm proud to announce the latest book in the Justice series. Foul Justice (Justice Series (Book four))

Here's the blurb.

Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins is back on the force. Before she can get comfortable with her new partner, newly-promoted DS Katy Foster, the two are assigned a tragic murder case that looks like a robbery gone wrong. However, when another wealthy footballer's family meets the same deadly fate within twenty-four hours, it is clear the crimes involve something far more sinister.

Keeping her focus on unravelling the complex case isn't easy for Lorne when she learns news that throws her personal life into a spin-her fiancé, M16 agent Tony Warner, is involved in a dangerous covert operation in Afghanistan.
But innocent people are dying on her patch, and someone must catch the killers. Lorne can't allow this Foul Justice to prevail.

I hope you enjoy it.

Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book one))
Impeding Justice (Justice series (Book Two))
Final Justice (Justice series (Book 3))

Posted on May 28, 2012, 10:26:00 PM PDT
Thanks to everyone who purchased Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book one)) at the reduced price of $0.99.

Its just squeezed into the Top 100

#99 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#3 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Women Sleuths
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > Women Sleuths
#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals

Grab it quick before it rises later.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012, 12:31:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012, 12:32:22 AM PDT
Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book one)) is a book I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend that you purchase it when you can at this low price it is more than worth it.
Don't start reading it until you have a few hours to spare because you won't want to put it down. Congratulations Mel on hitting the Top 100.

Posted on May 29, 2012, 12:38:32 AM PDT
That's so sweet of you P. A. I've just upped the price to 2.99 so it'll be going up in a few hours.

I hope you're well? We're in the middle of moving house so I'm a tad stressed out at the moment! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012, 2:26:19 AM PDT
I am well, Mel. Have lost 30 lbs need to lose another 60! Good luck with the move. Still living in France?

Posted on May 30, 2012, 4:31:53 AM PDT
Yeah, still living in France. Wouldn't live anywhere else now.

Congratulations on the weight loss, that's a fantastic result. I jumped on the scales the other day to find that I'd lost 8 pounds with all the stress!

I hope your book Cries in the Dark is doing well. :-)

Posted on Jun 5, 2012, 6:50:24 AM PDT
Just received my best EVER review and it happens to be for my latest release Foul Justice (Justice Series (Book four))

5.0 out of 5 stars Comley hits the mother lode, 5 Jun 2012
Joe McCoubrey - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Foul Justice (Justice Series (Book four)) (Kindle Edition)
Foul Justice is the fourth outing for Mel Comley's vixen detective, Lorne Simpkins. Whereas the previous three have been 5-star nuggets, this is the mother lode - by far the best in the series and worthy of taking its place at the front rank of modern crime thrillers.

The story sinks its claws into you with a harrowing opening scene-setter that makes you want to cry out for justice. After that there's nothing you can do but stay on board to see what happens as Comley weaves her gritty tale with the ease of a maestro. Her lead character is a hard-bitten policewoman who has had to fight her corner every step of the way in a male-dominated profession. She's made it to the top and is now trying to solve three horrific murders; deal with the capture of her MI6 boyfriend in Afghanistan; and break in a new partner who seems to have her own fair share of personal troubles.

All three strands of the story come together seamlessly, not least because Comley has the knack for maintaining a frantic pace while taking time to provide the reader with insight into the lives of real people, dealing with real issues. These aren't superheroes, but when the time comes to step up to the plate, you just know they'll be there.

The author's writing style is easy on the eye. There's a steady pace about how she unravels the threads and yet reserves a few surprises in an ending typical of the best crime mysteries. This is a book that readers of the genre can't afford to overlook.

It certainly brightened my day. Just a reminder that you can purchase the first book in the series Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book one)) for only $0.99
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