‘Defending Elton’ by T. J. Cooke has been awarded the AIA Seal of Excellence in independent fiction. Congratulations, Tim. I’ve read this one myself and it’s truly great book. Pick it up and enjoy it.
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DEFENDING ELTON is one of the most original and inventive crime fiction novels of recent years. It is a thrilling murder mystery, where the onus is less on ‘who done it?’ and more on ‘will he get away with it?’
The scene is set by the murder of the enigmatic beauty Sarena.
London Lawyer Jim Harwood is tasked with defending the man accused of stabbing her and pushing her off a cliff, but nothing in this crime fiction tale is quite what it seems.
Somebody is trying to manipulate Elton’s trial, and they might just get away with murder… but as we are about to discover ‘playing with truth can be a very dangerous game…’
Described as a ‘devilishly clever and inventive tale’ and a ‘tense and edgy thriller’ Defending Elton is full of neat twists and turns, which keep you guessing how things will turn out, right to the unexpected end. Fay Samuels
FURTHER REVIEW QUOTES:
“A compulsive thriller, built around a crime whose details are revealed layer by layer as the tale progresses. I hadn’t heard of TJ Cooke before; it’s a pleasure to discover a new crime writer of such talent. Tim Vicary – Author
“Defending Elton is beautifully constructed, with an intricate and coherent plot propelled by complex and believable characters. In short it’s one hell of a story, by a masterful writer of suspense.” Mary Maddox – Author
“I love a good book, and Defending Elton certainly is one. No sluggish passive writing here, the prose has you right in the action, just as a good book should. Nothing short of brilliant. I highly recommend it.” Tahlia Newland – Author
“What keeps you turning the pages faster and faster is the mystery of WHY Jim Harwood did what he did, and whether he will literally ‘get away with murder’. An inventive and ingenious narrative.” Ms R. Keys – Literary Editor
“Stylish and original. Memorable characters, especially the hapless Elton. An extraordinary crime fiction tale” Broo Doherty – Literary Agent