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FranksWrite: it begins in the middle

The second novel in the Killing Sisters series comes out in September. Even before the first book was released, several short stories set the scene for the main event. Author Frank Westworth explains why he was unable to resist the lure of the back story… There is something monstrous frustrating about writing. And writing provides…

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Normal: not by a long way

This is an extremely cleverly-constructed first person narrative, told from the perspective of a psycho serial killer who in many ways resembles a certain Dr Lecter. But this guy lives in England (even though he spells tyres with an ‘I’) and flirts less with authority while he wields the knife, strangles the spark of life,…

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Second Grave: sassy paranormal investigations

This is the second in the ‘grave’ series, featuring PI and not-so-grim reaper Charley and her sizeable sidekick, Cookie. It’s a far-from-serious, occasionally spicy (but nothing X-rated) gumshoe story with a side dish of supernatural sprinkles. Set in the USA roundabout now, the story revolves around an ongoing plot with Charley’s lifetime protector and would-be…

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Peckerwood: a rough-edged romp with the rednecks

Backwoods American noir is all the rage right now – I’ve read a half dozen this year already – and Peckerwood is among the best of them. It takes all the usual ingredients – small-town sheriff, probably corrupt; meth-labs and whore-houses run a by local hard man; three-time losers looking for a big score; wayward…

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FREE THIS WEEK ONLY: a five-star, fast-paced, high-powered thriller

In FIRST CONTRACT, when British blood stains the Iraqi sand, soldier JJ Stoner over-steps the mark. His uncompromising and bloody reaction triggers a new career as an undercover operative. But Stoner’s first contract kill doesn’t go as planned… Download the ebook for FREE at:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Contract-Stoner-short-story-ebook/dp/B00L7R29MC http://www.amazon.com/First-Contract-Stoner-short-story-ebook/dp/B00L7R29MC   What reviewers said about FIRST CONTRACT: ‘There is…

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The Breaks: sassy AND smart

It’s too easy to summarise the protagonist of this hard-boiled contemporary thriller as a smart, sassy, sexy, kick-ass young woman. Angela McGlynn is all of those things, but she’s much more than the stereotypical crime-thriller heroine. The author has created a complex lead character who happens to be a self-assured, completely competent female. McGlynn is…