Sunday 1 December 2019

Blog Tour ~ Death Makes No Distinction by Lucienne Boyce

✨✨ Delighted to be hosting today's stop on this Blog Tour ✨✨

October 2019

My thanks to the author and to Rachel's Random Resources for my invitation to this blog tour

Two women at opposite ends of the social scale, both brutally murdered. 

Principal Officer Dan Foster of the Bow Street Runners is surprised when his old rival John Townsend requests his help to investigate the murder of Louise Parmeter, a beautiful writer who once shared the bed of the Prince of Wales.

Frustrated by the chief magistrate’s demand that he drop the investigation into the death of the unknown beggar woman, found savagely raped and beaten and left to die in the outhouse of a Holborn tavern, Dan is determined to get to the bottom of both murders. But as his enquiries take him into both the richest and the foulest places in London, and Townsend’s real reason for requesting his help gradually becomes clear, Dan is forced to face a shocking new reality when the people he loves are targeted by a shadowy and merciless adversary.

The investigation has suddenly got personal..

What did I think about it..

Returning to dark and dangerous world of Georgian England in the company of Dan Foster is always a real treat and in Death Makes No Distinction, Foster is once again caught up in an investigation which is as difficult as it is complex. Caught up in the events surrounding two very different murders, one at the lower end of the social spectrum and the other at the very highest, Foster finds that he is moving in some very strange circumstances, particularly when one of the murder investigations brings him into the presence of the Prince of Wales.

The two murder mysteries at the heart of the novel are tight and intricately plotted and the story surrounding the death of socialite, Louise Parmeter is particularly compelling.The author writes with real historical authenticity and brings all the sights, sounds and atmosphere of Georgian London to life. The dark and moody streets, with their foul smelling alleyways and dark and creepy corners come vibrantly to life, and following Dan Foster as he goes about his role as one of the Bow Street Runners, attempting to keep law and order on the streets of London, always makes for an exciting historical adventure.

This is now the third full length novel in the Dan Foster Mystery series and there is much to enjoy in returning to this exciting world of Georgian crime. This time around Foster finds himself, as always, at the very centre of the action however, when the investigation threatens his own personal circumstances it is a race against time to solve the case before his own family get hurt in the process. 

Beautifully written and intricately plotted Death Makes No Distinction continues this exciting historical series with another compelling murder mystery. I can't wait to see where the series takes us to next.

Lucienne Boyce writes historical fiction, nonfiction and biography. After gaining an MA in English Literature (with Distinction) with the Open University in 2007, specialising in eighteenth century fiction, she published her first historical novel, To The Fair Land, in 2012, an eighteenth century thriller set in Bristol and the South Seas.

Her second novel, Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery(2015) is the first of the Dan Foster Mysteries and follows the fortunes of a Bow Street Runner who is also an amateur pugilist. Bloodie Bones was joint winner of the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016, and was also a semi finalist for the M M Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016. The second Dan Foster Mystery, The Butcher’s Block, was published in 2017 and was awarded an Indie Brag Medallion in 2018. The third in the series, Death Makes No Distinction, was published in 2019. In 2017 an ebook Dan Foster novella, The Fatal Coin,was trade published by S Books

In 2013, Lucienne published The Bristol Suffragettes, a history of the suffragette movement in Bristol and the west country. In 2017 she published a collection of short essays, The Road to RepresentationEssays on the Women’s Suffrage Campaign.

Contributions to other publications include:

‘Not So Militant Browne’ in Suffrage Stories: Tales from Knebworth, Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth (Stevenage Museum, 2019) Victoria Lidiard’ in The Women Who Built Bristol, Jane Duffus (Tangent Books, 2018) ‘Tramgirls, Tommies and the Vote’ in Bristol and the First World WarThe Great Reading Adventure 2014(Bristol Cultural Development Partnership/Bristol Festival of Ideas, 2014)

Articles, interviews and reviews in various publications including Bristol Times, Clifton Life, The Local Historian, Historical Novels Review (Historical Novel Society), Nonesuch, Bristol 24/7, Bristol History Podcast, etc.

Lucienne has appeared on television and radio in connection with her fiction and non fiction work.
She regularly gives talks and leads walks about the women’s suffrage movement. She also gives talks
and runs workshops on historical fiction for literary festivals, Women’s Institutes, local history societies, and other organisations. She has been a radio presenter on BCfm, and a course tutor.

In 2018 she was instrumental in devising and delivering Votes for Women 100, a programme of commemorative events by the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network in partnership with Bristol M Shed and others. She also campaigned and raised funds for a Blue Plaque for the Bristol and West of England Women’s Suffrage Society. She is on the steering committee of the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network, and is also a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Society of Authors, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.

She is currently working on the fourth full length Dan Foster Mystery, and a biography of suffrage
campaigner Millicent Browne.  Lucienne was born in Wolverhampton and now lives in Bristol.

Twitter @LucienneWrite


  1. Thank you for the review and for being part of the blog tour!

    1. Always a pleasure to be involved. Thank you for a great story:)


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