Cyprus Kiss by Murray Bailey

Blog tour: 16 to 24 July 2021


Help Me!

Those were the words on the back of a woman’s photograph. And she vanished six months ago.

It’s 1948 and military investigator Ash Carter has arrived in Cyprus.

A gang has been operating for two years, leaving a mark known to police as the kiss of death. Is this something to do with them? And why ask him for help?

After a murder, Carter begins to realise this is personal. In a race against time, Carter must work out the connection between the gang, the missing woman and the murder before it’s too late.

My comments

Apologies, my review for this book will follow at the weekend as I’ve had a hectic time at work recently and fallen behind with my reading.

Set in 1940s Cyprus, Cyprus Kiss is a prequel to the Ash Carter mystery thrillers, and is the start of a series called the Ash Carter Near East crime thrillers.

I really enjoyed the original Ash Carter series – they’re well-plotted, gripping thrillers with lots of twists and turns, tense moments and some scenes of violence. The books are action-packed and fast-paced reads with some startling revelations! I’d definitely recommend them and I can’t wait to find out more about Ash Carter’s earlier life in this new series.

Buy the book

Cyprus Kiss by Murray Bailey is released on 24 July and can be preordered from Amazon on Kindle and in paperback.

About the author

Murray Bailey got his first taste of success when he was published in The Times at 18 and in his local newspaper. Although he went on to pursue a different career, he continued to write and edit and became the editor of an international magazine and editor of four technical books.

I Dare You was the first of his books to be published in 2016. It was followed by Map of the Dead, the first of the series based on his interest in Egyptology. His main series, however, is the Ash Carter thrillers, inspired by his father’s experience in the Royal Military Police in Singapore in the early 1950s.

Murray was born in Greater Manchester, England and has been moving south ever since. He now lives on the beautiful Dorset coast with his wife and family.

Twitter: @MurrayBaileybks
Facebook: @MurrayBaileyAuthor
Instagram: @murraybaileyauthor


Thanks to Murray Bailey for my digital copy of Cyprus Kiss and for my place on the blog tour.


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