Monday, October 24, 2016

Book Spotlight: Hand Over Fist by Michael Ross

Hello, everyone! Today I have a quick book spotlight for you all for a really interesting mystery novel for all you mystery and thriller lovers! Special thanks to Lifestyle and Literature for contacting me about these books! Down below are all the details on the book, it's soon-to-be-released sequel and the links to where you can buy your copy of the first book as well as all the author links. Enjoy!

Genre: Mystery

Martin Russell is a good man living in a bad world. 

Once a successful businessman, he is at rock bottom when, with barely enough motivation to face the future, he spends his last coin on a bus ride out of the city. Then a chance incident near his home triggers a sequence of positive opportunities, and an old friend, Hannah, elbows her way back into his life and gives him back his self-belief.

His life, unexpectedly, could not be better as he rebuilds his world. Old friends rally around him and his future is full of positivity. That is until the phone call informing him that Hannah has disappeared and people's lives change forever. He needs friends more than ever; non-more so than John Staples, known as Pin-up, the billionaire businessman with a network of connections, who enlists disgraced ex-policeman Bobby Tanner to help find Hannah.

They are all thrust into a world of half-truths where the roots of evil run deeper than can be imagined; where all roads lead to the door of The Chemist’s underworld empire of corruption. Bobby Tanner and Pin-up must uncover the truth, and fast.

Lives depend on it.

You Can Purchase The Book Here:

About The Author:

It was a strange and twisting road that led to the publishing of my second novel. 

Born and raised in Bristol, England. I spent my adult life in business, the majority of that time marketing cars. I eventually owned the largest Saab specialist in the world, before a divorce put an end to that part of my life.

This led me to leave Bristol to live halfway up a mountain in the Welsh valleys, start a part time six year English Literature course at Bristol University, and attend creative writing classes in Cardiff.

My interest in English literature flourished and I have won several prizes for my short stories. My first book, "Twenty Short Stories – Settling a score,” reached No 6 in the Short Stories Best Sellers and is still available. My second novel, a romantic thriller entitled Hand Over Fist was released earlier this year.

Chasing What’s Already Gone evolved from a short story Carpe Diem in my second anthology Twenty One Short Stories. I could not get the two main characters out of my head and I had to find out what happened to them after the end of the short story. 

I now live very happily halfway up that mountain in the Welsh Valleys with my wonderful partner, Mari, and our rescue dog, Wolfie.

Author Links:

A few words of praise for Hand Over Fist:

"Bought this book after reading his 20 short stories and really glad I did! Really interesting read which kept me interested throughout - I would highly recommend”
"Beautifully constructed crime novel - lots of threads, rounded characters I could engage with; fast paced with twists and turns. I'll be looking for this writer in the future."
"I found the pace of my reading speeding up to find if and how the threads would converge, and if so how. A good read."
“So glad I chose this book. Not my usual read, but it held me from beginning to end. I enjoyed the way the characters were introduced and their stories cleverly interwoven. Great story, well told. I will look out for this author in the future.”
“Great first book by Michael Ross. read it in one day and could not put it down. The characters come to life, you can really relate to them. A very good read, recommend to all.”
“I love reading and reviewing people’s books and...most of the books I have reviewed have been very good, and this was no exception. I really liked the title, it suggested an interesting and mysterious read and I was not disappointed.”
“The story had me gripped right from the first page, and the gritty, action-packed pace was brilliantly plotted. I loved all of the characters, even the bad ones. (don’t ask!)”

Read on, bookworms! See you in the next chapter!


  1. Thank you for taking part in my blog tour - it is much appreciated. Michael

    1. You're very welcome! I wish you luck with your novels!