NoMercy

No Mercy: four satisfying shorts

This concise compilation of four short stories showcases the talents of British author Wendy Cartmell who has more than a dozen crime-thrillers to her credit. Most of Cartmell’s books feature her military police investigator, Sgt Major Crane, and he takes centre stage in this collection. Crane is a middle aged, experienced army veteran who’s served…

Darker

Thriller writer Frank Westworth goes over to the Darker Side

Author of the Killing Sisters and JJ Stoner crime-thrillers, Frank Westworth, is the latest addition to the line-up for next year’s ‘Darker Side Of Fiction’ convention. Hosted by Hourglass Events, this one-day bookfest of all things mysterious will be held in Peterborough, UK, on October 7th 2017. To date, 24 authors have confirmed they’ll be…

Fables

Competition: win an exclusive ebook

  ‘Fables & Fabrications’ by Jan Edwards launches this week. To celebrate its publication, we have an exclusive prize-draw competition to win an ebook edition of Midnight Twilight – one of the 14 tales of mystery, mirth and the macabre included in this anthology. Who is the distant figure who drives his sled across the…

Stalin

The Stalin Epigram: a story of Soviet oppression

Robert Littell normally writes intelligent, engaging espionage adventures which embroider upon historical events. Here he ventures further into the field of literary historical fiction to explore one aspect of life in the Soviet Union at the time of Stalin’s totalitarian regime in the 1930s. It’s not a comfortable experience, as Littell very effectively destroys the…

Conquest

Conquest: fools rush in…

The underlying premise of this urban fantasy series is that there are apocalyptic things afoot which angels alone can’t stand against. So they turn to humans – well, mostly humans – for help. Which is where Sam comes in. In common with other protagonists who star in spookynatural series, Sam’s a gifted misfit who’s been…