Staying in with Luke Murphy

Oh dear. I really shouldn’t call myself a blogger. You see, I was supposed to stay in with Luke Murphy in May 2020 but I quite simply forgot until about two weeks ago. I cannot apologise to Luke enough. There are lots of excuses, ranging from receiving upwards of 200 emails a day concerning books because of the pandemic, to struggling to keep up with supporting my elderly mother, but it really isn’t good enough.

Luke has been utterly lovely about the whole thing and actually has just had a brand new book out too, so today I’m delighted finally to host Luke and to bring you details of his latest book Finders Keepers before staying in with him at last.

Better late than never!

Finders Keepers

To beat the streets…

Calvin Watters spent three hard years on the Vegas streets, working the depths of the red light district. When a string of escort murders surfaces and the LVMPD has no answers, they realize that there is only one man they can turn to for help.

…you have to know the streets.

Calvin vowed to never return to his former life, but this new case pulls him back in. As he hits the streets, his honed survival skills kick in, and the PI must call upon his past experience to outwit a worthy opponent.

Caught in the crosshairs.

When Calvin killed Derek Baxter, he added fuel to an ever-growing fire inside Baxter’s longtime sniper partner, Jackson North. Now North is out for revenge, but how far will the hitman go to leave his mark on Calvin’s life?


Sounds good doesn’t it?

Finders Keepers has just been released and is available for purchase here.

Now, let’s see what Luke told me about another of his books when I finally got round to staying in with him.

Staying in with Luke Murphy

A very belated welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Luke! Thank you not only for agreeing to stay in with me but with being so patient.

Thanks for the invitation, Linda. Any time I can get a night away from my kids, I’ll take it LOL.

This is a child free zone Luke, so relax. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?

Tonight I brought KISS & TELL, book #1 from my Charlene Taylor Mystery series. This was such a fun novel to write, that I’m excited to share it with your followers.

What can we expect from an evening in with KISS & TELL?

Kiss & Tell is a fast-paced crime-thriller set in Los Angeles, following the career of rookie detective Charlene Taylor.

Rookie Charlene Taylor—the screw-up daughter who defied her cop dad until one day surprised everyone by following in his footsteps—is on her first homicide case while secretly working her father’s murder…

That sounds great. How has it been received?

Here’s one review:

“An intricately detailed and clever mystery featuring a tough minded but vulnerable protagonist, with more than a few demons of her own. The twists and turns kept me guessing to the very end.”—Christy Reece, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing To Lose.

How brilliant. I bet you’re delighted with that kind of response Luke.

What else have you brought along and why have you brought it?

I’m Canadian, so I wouldn’t be very patriotic if I left home and showed up in the UK without a Tim Horton’s coffee LOL. Tonight I’ve chosen a French Vanilla, probably my favourite drink from the coffee chain.

Hmm. I’ll allow you the patriotism but as an English woman I much prefer tea!

And of course we need a little sugar snack, so I also grabbed an assortment of ‘timbits’. What can I say, I have a sweet tooth!

Now you’re talking my language Luke. I’ve got a sweet tooth too! Thank you so much for staying in with me and for being so patient! I’m sorry it took quite so long for us finally to get together. 

You’re forgiven Linda!

Phew. Thanks Luke. Now, you share out some of those delicious looking ‘timbits’ and I’ll give Linda’s Book Bag readers a few more details about KISS & TELL:


With the death of her father…

Officer Charlene Taylor has received her dream promotion—working Homicide with the LAPD. Her first case is the high-profile murder of Ken Anderson, a playboy UCLA professor with a haunted past. A mafia kingpin, billionaire tycoon, cheated wife and jaded lover are only a few on a long list of suspects, all with motive and opportunity.

…all hope of reconciliation is lost.

Not only does she feel the pressure from media and her boss to solve her first case, but Charlene must also deal with her father’s murderer, the “Celebrity Slayer,” a serial killer who enjoys baiting her with his knowledge of her life and routines.

Can a rookie detective work two high-profile cases and still keep her sanity?

The first book in Luke Murphy’s Charlene Taylor series, KISS & TELL is available for purchase here.

About Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy is the International bestselling author of two series: The Calvin Watters Mysteries and The Charlene Taylor Mysteries.

Luke played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. His sports column, “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec, and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7).

Luke Murphy lives in Shawville, QC with his wife and three daughters. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude).

For more information on Luke and his books, and to sign up for his newsletter, visit his website, and find him on Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow Luke on Twitter @AuthorLMurphy.

6 thoughts on “Staying in with Luke Murphy

  1. I am not familiar with Luke Murphy, but his books sound quite interesting. Of course also being a Canadian, I am doubly interested. Thanks for introducing me to his work, Linda. I will definitely be giving his books a try.

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