Book Launch – The second in the DS Kite series from Honno Press.

jan newton book launch book 2

Congratulations to Hay Writers’ Circle member, Jan Newton on the forth coming launch of her crime novel, Rather To Be Pitied; the second book in the DS Kite series published by Honno Press.

jan newton book launch book 2bNewly promoted DS Julie Kite has been in sleepy mid-Wales for mere months when she’s faced with her second murder case. A man’s body has been found by school kids trekking the Monk’s Trod.

The trail takes her back north to her parents in Manchester and to a housing estate in Blackpool. It’s not a simple case – a young mother has disappeared, but so has her son and her next door neighbour’s wife. And the husband of the landlady of the B&B where the girl was staying. When Julie encounters an ex-serviceman farmhand with PTSD the case gets more complex still.

From the author of Remember No More, the first DS Kite novel:

… the calculated but believable plot with its parallel threads will keep you guessing right to the end.” John Cleal, Crime Review 

A rare treat from a fine storyteller. Elegantly written, meticulously paced” Fflur Dafydd, author of The Library Suicides

If you want to get ahead of the story before the book launch, here’s book 1.


Title – Remember No More
Published – 2017 by Honno Welsh Womens Press
Paperback – 302 pages  ISBN – 978-1909983564  Price – £8.99 paperback – £2.78 kindle
Order – Via Amazon – CLICK HERE

DS Julie Kite’s husband’s new job takes her away from urban Manchester to a new life in tranquil mid-Wales. On her first day, Julie is thrust unexpectedly into the centre of a murder investigation in a remote farming community. At the same time, Stephen Collins is set free from HMP Strangeways. He immediately makes his way back to mid-Wales, the scene of his heinous crime, in order to confront those who had a hand in his incarceration. The twists and turns of the investigation into the death of a solicitor force DS Kite to confront her own demons alongside those of her community.


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