Captcha Thief: exclusive first look!

captcha-thief-three-chapters With only two weeks until Captcha Thief is released, we have a special treat in store for dedicated Amy Lane fans.

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you will receive the first three chapters of the third Amy Lane Mysteries novel in your inbox today!

It’s not too late to join. All new members will also receive this exclusive preview when they sign up.

Keep your eyes peeled for other exciting opportunities as we get nearer to launch day!

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Captcha Thief Publication Delayed

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Captcha Thief new publication date
29th February 2016

Due to technical circumstances beyond our control, we are very sorry to announce that the publication of the eagerly-awaited third Amy Lane mystery, Captcha Thief, has been delayed.

Captcha Thief by Rosie Claverton will now be available, in ebook and paperback formats, from 29th February 2016.

Available to pre-order now from Crime Scene Books, direct from the author’s website, Amazon and wherever good books are sold.

Car Hacker – available on Smashwords for FREE!

Car Hacker, Book #2.5 in The Amy Lane Mysteries, is now available to download from Smashwords for the grand price of FREE!

Previously exclusive to mailing list subscribers, this 11,000-word short story is now available to all fans of Amy and Jason on the Smashwords website. Distribution to other retailers (e.g. Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc.) is currently pending, so keep your eye on the stores. The story will also be available from Amazon.

Let me tell you more:

Bored of being stuck at home while his boss and hacker sleuth Amy Lane recovers from their latest investigation, ex-con Jason Carr leaps at the chance to investigate a carjacking at his mate Dylan’s garage. Little does he know that the “mystery” has been entirely concocted by Amy, eager to remove him from the house to prepare for a surprise birthday dinner. However, Jason is always a trouble magnet and, when he stumbles upon a real carjacking gang, Amy needs their friends’ assistance to once more get him out of hot water – and home in time for tea.

You can also add Car Hacker to Goodreads to share your thoughts with other Amy Lane enthusiasts.

Captcha Thief Cover Reveal

The cover for Captcha Thief, Book 3 in The Amy Lane Mysteries, was revealed at Rebecca Bradley’s crime blog, alongside an exclusive interview on how the Captcha Thief cover came into being.

What do you think?

Captcha Thief Cover

Agoraphobic hacker Amy Lane and her sidekick ex-con Jason Carr are caught in a tortuous and increasingly dangerous adventure as Amy seeks to help track an art thief and Jason seeks to impress the National Crime Agency investigator Frieda Haas sent to recover the missing painting – and its abductor.

As the evidence leads Amy and the police in circles, Jason finds himself taking more and more risks in his hunt for the thief. Nothing is as it seems. Are Amy and Jason merely playthings for a vicious murderer? Can they survive the game?

Captcha Thief will be released on 4th February 2016 in paperback and ebook from Crime Scene Books..

You can order the paperback direct from the source at Crime Scene Books – and check out the work of my fellow authors!

The winners of the Captcha Thief cover reveal giveaway will be announced later this week.

Crime Scene Books takes on The Amy Lane Mysteries

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After months of secrecy, we are pleased to confirm that The Amy Lane Mysteries has found a new home with publisher Crime Scene Books. This British small press is growing its list of authors and Rosie is delighted to be continuing Amy and Jason’s adventures with them.

Captcha Thief, the third novel in the series, will be released in print and ebook on 4th February 2016. The fourth book Terror 404 is due for publication later in 2016.

Rosie signed the deal at Harrogate’s Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and toasted it with a brimming glass of Crime of Passion!

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Where is Amy Lane? Updates on #3

Good news or bad news?

So, the bad news is that there will be no new Amy Lane book in July. Rest assured – the book is complete and edited and residing in a safe place.

The good news is that something exciting is happening for the Amy Lane series – but we can’t tell you about it yet. Hey, this is a mystery series, remember? You signed up for the mysterious!

Fingers crossed, we may have news by Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (if you see Rosie, say hi!) and Jason’s birthday on 19th July.

Binary Witness: One Year On


Yesterday, I turned 28 in Cairo. Today, Binary Witness is one year old!

Yes, it is one year ago to the day that the first book in The Amy Lane Mysteries was published. The result of a Twitter pitch that led to a book deal, Binary Witness introduced readers to Amy Lane, Jason Carr and the criminals of Cardiff, Wales.

Alas, I am currently in Egypt with little access to the internet. Therefore, to celebrate one year of The Amy Lane Mysteries, I have enlisted the help of Lucy V Hay – author, producer, script reader and many other talented things. And I need your help too.

Using the hashtag #1AmyLane, tell your friends why you love The Amy Lane Mysteries. Is it the thrill of a cyber crime chase? Is it the dark side of that wonderful city, Cardff? Is it how Jason just can’t catch a break?

One lucky reader who uses #1AmyLane will win:
– One ebook copy of Binary Witness
– One ebook copy of Code Runner
– A set of fun Cardiff-themed postcards
– AND a character named after you in Captcha Thief, Book 3 of The Amy Lane Mysteries

Lucy will pick the winner on 6th May and I will get in touch on my return to the UK.

Thank you for sharing this incredible year with me and I hope you join me for future years together with Amy and Jason.

Amy Lane #3: Captcha Thief

I am delighted to announce a new book in The Amy Lane Mysteries!

Captcha Thief, the third full-length novel in The Amy Lane Mysteries, will be available to buy from all good ebook stores on 20th July 2015.

I would like to apologise for the delay in making this announcement. The main reason for this is that Carina Press and I have parted ways, and I will be self-publishing The Amy Lane Mysteries in the future. To maintain consistency and high editorial quality, I have retained the fantastic Deb Nemeth to edit the series. I am committed to The Amy Lane Mysteries and Book 4 is planned for release in early 2016.

Thank you for your ongoing support and expressing your love for the series. I look forward to you joining me for the next chapter in Amy and Jason’s crime-fighting adventure!

Car Hacker – out today!

If you’re in Amy Lane withdrawal, I have the perfect antidote: Car Hacker!

Book #2.5 in The Amy Lane Mysteries

Bored of being stuck at home while Amy recovers, Jason leaps at the chance to investigate a carjacking at his mate Dylan’s garage. Little does he know that the “mystery” has been entirely concocted by Amy, eager to remove him from the house to prepare for a surprise birthday dinner. However, Jason is always a trouble magnet and, when he stumbles upon a real carjacking gang, Amy, Bryn and Cerys must once more get him out of hot water – and home in time for tea.

Car Hacker is an 11,000-word short story set after Code Runner, so there are references to events in Book 2. It is exclusively available to subscribers of The Amy Lane Mysteries newsletter, delivered to inboxes this morning.

Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite:

Amy’s leg had been in plaster for thirty-three days and Jason had felt every one of them.

For the first two weeks without AEON, he’d thought nothing could be worse than a grumpy Amy Lane bereft of her computer and nursing a low pain threshold. But after the murder charge was dropped and his leg untagged, Jason found her growing exponentially worse, despite AEON’s safe return. He could only conclude that she’d been going easy on him out of pity.

In the eight months he’d been working for her, Jason had transformed her apartment into a cleaner’s pride and joy. He had scrubbed, dusted and decluttered with enthusiasm, and Amy hadn’t taken a blind bit of notice. He shopped and cooked and fed her, and she vaguely acknowledged his presence from time to time. It was all worth it, though, because Amy shared with him her passion for tackling crime and occasionally he got to run around and play hero.

Except they were on hiatus, because Amy said the painkillers didn’t allow her to concentrate and Jason wasn’t allowed to solve mysteries by himself. He could have made half a dozen comments about how her concentration was just fine where World of Warcraft was concerned, but he was growing as a person.

So, he was stuck at home, fetching and carrying for Amy at all hours, and awkwardly lifting her over the lip of the bathtub in nothing but a towel so she could take a shower. After which he definitely needed a shower. A cold one.

Being in such close proximity to Amy with nothing to distract him was hell itself. He needed to get out and do something other than fuss over her while she sniped at him. He wanted to go out for a drink with his mates, let loose at a club, and get laid. Was that too much to ask?

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