Welcome to the blog tour for A Numbers Game by RJ Dark. Thank you to Zooloos Book Tours for the copies of these books and the opportunity to be on the tour. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments.
One dead man and a missing lottery ticket.
Two family members who need that money to get away from the rundown Blades Edge estate.
Three local gangsters who want that money for themselves.
Meet Malachite Jones – the foremost (and only) psychic medium on the gritty Blades Edge estate. All he wants are two things: a name that isn’t ‘Malachite’, and a quiet life. And maybe some real psychic powers, but he’s making a living without them.
Janine Stanbeck wants to find her dead husband Larry’s winning ticket and escape Blades Edge with her son. And she thinks Mal can help her.
But Larry’s dad is the crime lord of the estate, and he wants that ticket for himself, and worse for Mal, he’s not the only criminal with his eyes on it. Add in two coppers desperate to nick Mal’s best, only, and admittedly quite dangerous, friend, Jackie Singh Kattar, and Blades Edge is getting pretty crowded.
Malachite Jones might not really be able to talk to the dead, but if he and his friend Jackie Singh Kattar can’t find that money and a solution that pleases everyone they’re likely to be in need of a psychic medium themselves.
The first Mal Jones and Jackie Singh Kattar adventure: a chaotic rollercoaster ride through a Yorkshire landscape full of double crossing friends, dogged police, psychotic gangster and voices from the other side.
A Numbers Game by RJ Dark is a crime thriller that will not let you set it down once you start reading. So, make sure all your chores are finished before you pick this up, or you won’t be getting anything done til you’re finished. It’s explosive, fast paced, and entertaining.
I love the characters. Mal and Jackie are so realistic, you could almost believe this is a true story. I love the complexities. This is a truly a character driven novel, which is what I like the read.
Vivid characters, gritty humor, action, and the mystery was quite the puzzle. I really enjoyed trying to unravel the pieces with the characters and the solution was satisfying.
I highly recommend giving this one a shot!
Spending his youth as an underground musician and occasional club promoter, he then moved on to stints as an advertising copywriter, trainer, playwright, music reviewer, amateur historian, TV cameraman, anarchist, contrarian, engineer and fraud investigator. After a long battle with chronic illness, RJ finally settled on a career in writing. He lives in a crumbling ancient mansion somewhere in Yorkshire and is surrounded by books, music, animals and his family.
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