Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Angels Sing to Rest {+ Giveaway}

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I’m happy to be participating in the Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tour for ANGELS SING TO REST by Chrinda Jones.

This is the second installment in the Olivia Gates and Will Green Crime Series by Jones. As part of the tour, Partners in Crime is hosting a tour wide giveaway with six winners. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.

Here’s a brief synopsis of ANGELS SING TO REST: 

          "Angels Sing to Rest" begins where "Darkness Knows Me" left off: after the investigation into the death of the Deep Ellum Killer, Levi Devereux.

          Detective Sergeant Olivia Gates returns from a two-month suspension, to find her team has gained a new member, her ex-husband is being released from prison, and a 10-year-old street kid has been murdered on her patch of South Dallas.

          Her ex she can deal with, even when he drags their young son into the mix or so she thinks. The murdered boy with the crushed chest, isn't so easily handled and weighs heavily on her as more street kids are killed with an unimaginable sadistic flare and no discernible motive.

          If the continuing body count wasn't stressful enough, Olivia's falling out with longtime friend and colleague, Doctor Will Green, threatens any hope Olivia had for more than a friendship with the good doctor.

          Drugs, gaming, prostitution and sadistic murders lead Gates and her team on a trek through the seamy underbelly of living rough on the streets of downtown Dallas. 

Genre: Crime
Published by: Wing and a Prayer Publishing
Publication Date: Sept 4, 2015
Number of Pages: 206
ISBN: 978-0-9898442-1-5
Series: Olivia Gates and Will Green Crime Series, Book 2
Purchase Links:
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

My Thoughts ……… 

Author Chrinda Jones has crafted another gritty crime novel in ANGELS SING TO REST.

Bringing back her protagonists Detective Sergeant Olivia Gates and Dr. Will Green, Jones pulls readers in quickly with a youth’s death and its aftermath. Jones blends the search for a heinous killer with the personal problems of Gates and Green for a well-balanced story. The twists and turns keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats with suspense.

The characters are likable and well-developed. Their emotions and faults will have readers wanting to know more about them. The author’s eye for detail brings the setting to live through her vivid descriptions.

While this is the second installment in the series, it can be read on its own. However to have a better understanding of the problems Gates is dealing with, readers may want to read the first installment before ANGELS SING TO REST.

This is a fascinating thriller that will capture your attention from beginning to end. It will leave you looking forward to more exploits from this series.

Angels Sing to Rest by Chrinda Jones, Olivia Gates and Will Green Crime Series (Book #2), Wing and a Prayer Publishing, @2015, ISBN: 978-0989844215, 206 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

ANGELS SING TO REST is nominated for Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards!


Chrinda Jones is a crime writing and reading fiend, which she believes is genetic and began with her great-grandmother, who hoarded crime novels. 

DARKNESS KNOWS ME is her crime novel debut and ANGELS SING TO REST is next in her series. When she’s not putting her time in with the writing gods, you can find her playing music or enjoying a good meal with friends and family.

Chrinda currently resides in Murphy, Texas, with her husband, children, grandchildren and her Jugg, Abby.

For more on Chrinda and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook. 


This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Chrinda Jones. There will be 6 winners for this tour.

The first 2 winners will each receive one $15 Amazon.com US gift card. The 3rd and 4th Place winners will each receive 1 autographed copy of DARKNESS KNOWS ME by Chrinda Jones, this prize will be for US winners only. The 5th and 6th Place winners will each receive 1 eBook copy of DARKNESS KNOWS ME by Chrinda Jones.

The giveaway began on November 1st and runs through December 2nd.

  • 2 e-copies of first book of series Darkness Knows Me
  • 2 paper copies of Darkness Knows Me (signed)
  • 2 $15 amazon gift cards
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Thanks so much for stopping by today during Chrinda’s tour. Are you a crime fiction fan? If so, what do you like most about it?

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  1. Despite what it says about my character, murder mysteries (cosy or not) form part of my comfort reading. What an intriguing premise - and generous giveaway.

  2. That's one where you can't let the title fool you - definitely no angels!

  3. Thanks so much for introducing us to this mystery and sharing your thoughts on it with us. Sounds like an intriguing read!

  4. It certainly sounds gritty and fast-paced, Mason. Thanks for sharing.

  5. A little out of my comfort zone and I have to try that area every so often.

  6. Sounds interesting! I don't do series unless it's a blogging buddy, but I know this one will do well!


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