About the Book
For The Love of Murder: A Miscarriage of Justice, written by Alan C Bruce, is a gripping tale of Detective Tom Richards, whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when two girls are found dead in Edinburgh.
With suspicions mounting that he may have convicted the wrong man ten years earlier, Tom must confront his demons and make amends before it’s too late. As his family life falls apart, an old flame reappears, adding to the tension and drama.
Will Tom be able to set things right and overcome his biggest life challenge?
About the Author
Meet Alan C Bruce – a master storyteller and a man of many hobbies. Not only does he pen down epic tales that make your heart race, but he’s also a huge fan of classic cinema and music. You could say he’s a connoisseur of the finer things in life. But don’t let his love for the arts fool you – this guy knows how to kick back and relax too. When he’s not typing away on his next novel, you’ll find him out on the water, patiently waiting for the fish to bite. And once he’s had his fill of adventure and excitement (or when the fish just aren’t biting), he likes to kick back with a cold pint of Guinness… or a piping hot cup of tea if he’s feeling fancy. Who says you can’t be a man of culture and still enjoy the simple pleasures in life?
Alan C Bruce is a talented author known for his gripping book series “FOR THE LOVE OF MURDER.” Born and raised in Essex, England.
Before pursuing his career in writing, Alan worked as a spectacle maker. His attention to detail and precision made him a valuable asset to the profession, and he was often sought after to create specialised spectacles for TV, music, and film stars. Over the years, he worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, and his work took him to some unusual places, including prisons and homeless shelters. During this time, he honed his ability to connect with vulnerable members of society and developed a deep empathy for those struggling to find their way.
Despite his success in the world of spectacle-making, Alan always knew that his true passion lay in writing. He began to pursue his dream in earnest, and it wasn’t long before he completed his first novel. His book series “FOR THE LOVE OF MURDER” Follows the ups and downs of Detective Inspector Richards as he solves the case of “A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE” his first novel, and “THE GIRL IN THE WOODS” his second to be released this August 2023. “THE LEMON TREE” will make the third and final book in the series, due for release next year.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book, For the love of murder: A miscarriage of justice, What is it about?
For the Love of Murder: A Miscarriage of Justice” by Alan C. Bruce takes readers on a thrilling journey set in 1955 Scotland. The story follows a detective who, during World War II, fell in love with a woman above his station in life while solving a crime of multiple murders. Ten years later, two girls are found dead in similar circumstances, and the detective’s skills are put to the test. As he works to solve the case, his home life is also tested, and his long-lost love, Jane, returns to complicate things even further. This gripping novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end as they try to uncover the truth behind the murders and the detective’s complicated life.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, For the love of murder: A miscarriage of justice, is it directed at any particular market?
The book is marketed to all those that enjoy a good old-fashioned murder mystery set in the 1950s.
Women and Men alike who enjoy the nostalgia of England and Scotland and love to try and solve the mystery set before them.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Anthony Horowitz, “Magpie Murders” Without a doubt is someone I would aspire to. The way he draws you in and leads you down a path, only to surprise you with an ending you had not considered.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
When I meet people, they often tell me they would love to write a novel. The next question is always, what advice do I have?
I tell them that writing is a passion, a calling to build a world and characters within that feel real. The hero can never be truly perfect because no one is, and the villain needs love. Few villains are completely bad. There is always a reason why they have gone down that road.
A reader recently told me they loved the Villain in my book and was upset when punishment came his way. This was a massive compliment to me. I wanted people to like the person. To understand them and perhaps root for them.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
I loved to engage with my readers and potential new readers of my work. I am on TikTok, and Facebook, and I have a website. www.alancbruce.co.uk