Hill House

About the Book by Blair Howard

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For more than ten years, she lay beneath the floorboards of Hill House. For more than ten years, she waited. Who was she? Who put her there? Why? Harry Starke vows to find the answers to those questions, but to do so he must embark upon an investigation that will put him and those close to him in deadly danger, take him deep into the underground city, the Dark Web, murder, organized crime, prostitution, and human trafficking. One by one, he peels back the layers, and with each one, he sinks a little deeper into the morass, the seamy underbelly of a world few know of, and even fewer want to be a part of. Hill House has many doors. None of them lead anywhere but into darkness and despair.


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Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 330 Pages

Hill House is a mystery with a high level of difficulty for the private investigator. Not only do they have a corpse with a wide window of time of death (a couple of years), identification seems almost impossible. Not one, but two different organizations ran a type of homeless shelter where the body was discovered. Who would have even reported the poor girl missing if she was already lost and off the grid?

Harry Starke is the private eye in these books. You needn’t have read the ones before to enjoy this one. There is definitely a sense of place with these books. He mentions streets and locations that anyone living in the Chattanooga area would know. This was an enjoyable read.

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About the Author

Blair Howard is from a small town in England, near Stratford-upon-Avon, on the edge of the English Cotswolds. Until the middle of 2015, he wrote sweeping historical epics, and is the author of five historical novels. In July of 2015 he decided to try his hand at writing mystery novels, and so we have Harry Starke, a hard-boiled detective, “the original tough guy, with finely tuned senses and good instincts, as well as a rougher James Bond type of attitude.” Harry Starke, the first in the series, was released in mid-September 2015. The second book, Two for the Money, was released October 19 the same year. Book 3 in the series, Hill House, was released in mid-December 2015, and there are more to come.

Blair Howard PhotoBlair is also Kentucky Colonel, an honor bestowed upon him in 2008 by the then Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Steven L. Beshear. Blair is a travel writer and professional photographer specializing in golf travel, vacation travel, and golf course photography. His travels take him throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean playing golf, writing about his experiences, and photographing the golf courses he visits. You can follow him on About.com here: http://abt.cm/1zoDpei.

Blair is the author of more than 40 books and more than 4,500 magazine, newspaper, and web articles. His work has appeared in many national and international publications, including Delta’s Sky Magazine, PHOTOgraphic magazine, The Mail on Sunday, The Walking Magazine, Petersen’s Hunting Magazine, The Boston Herald, The Detroit Free-Press, The Anchorage Times and many more.

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11 Responses to Hill House

  1. Nikolina

    The book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

  2. Rita Wray

    Sounds like a great read.

  3. Eva Millien

    Hill House sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and good luck with the tour!

  4. Becky Richardson

    What is your favorite genre?

  5. Victoria

    Great review, thanks for sharing!

  6. Cali W.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. 🙂

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  8. Neena Christianson Martin

    Thank you for introducing me to this book, and author, I love really good mysteries.

  9. Sue A.

    It only takes one person to care to give the death and life of a girl value. Harry Steele sounds like a character I’d like to follow on this search for the truth.

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