Deadly Burial by Jon Ritcher **BlogTour Review & Giveaway**

It is great to be involved in the celebrations for John Ritcher's latest book, Deadly Burial. I am also happy to offer you the chance to win an e-copy of the book- details on how to enter are at the end of this post. (International). Deadly Burial is Jon's debut crime thriller.
When DI Chris Sigurdsson is assigned a grisly murder case on remote Salvation Island, he knows that it might be his strangest yet.
A forgotten wrestling star of the 1980s has been poisoned whilst in the ring, and amidst the slippery lies of his dangerous opponents, unravelling the victim’s murky past is almost impossible.

And as a storm threatens to cut Salvation Island off from the mainland, the race is on for Sigurdsson to find the ruthless killer before he strikes again…

My Thoughts

My favourite part about Deadly Burial has to be the setting. Windswept and isolated, it has an other-worldly feel and is almost another character in the book. Its remoteness adds to the story, mirroring the loneliness that some of the characters feel. In a sense, they are all loners. With Di Chris Sigurdsson, you have a complex character who masks his panic attacks and insecurities beneath a veneer of coping. Gradually as the plot evolves, you get to understand him a little more.

    The other area of interest to me is the structure of the book. It is neatly segmented into days with extracts from the victim's autobiography interspersed. It means that you are drip fed the clues and get to see that some presumptions are turning out to be false. There quite a few dead alleys to go up before the twist at the end. The whole circus which attaches itself to the world of professional wrestling adds a novelty to the story and in some ways, quite a bit of humour. There are some very larger than life characters in the show and it is quite a challenge to sort out what is an act. I suppose the wrestlers are just more people hiding their true selves. There is even one character who is never really named other than by his stage name. Who to trust indeed.

    This is a short first novel, almost a novella but the ending makes clear that there is more mileage to be had from the main character if Jon chooses to pursue it. As a police procedural, it is an enjoyable read and full of content, especially given its brevity. 

In short: a murder mystery full of twist and turns

About the Author 

Jon Richter lives in London and spends most of his time hiding in the guise of his sinister alter ego, an accountant called Dave.  When he isn’t counting beans, he is a self-confessed nerd who loves books, films and video games – basically any way to tell a good story.  Jon writes whenever he can and hopes to bring you more disturbing stories in the very near future.  If you want to chat to him about this, or about anything at all, you can find him on Twitter @RichterWrites, or at his Facebook page at

You can purchase the e-book at Amazon UK

Thank to Jon Ritcher, his publishers at HQ Digital and Jenny at  Neverland Tours for a copy of the book and a place on the Tour.  


 To win an e-copy of Deadly Burial follow the link below. This competition is International.


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