This Year Has Been Murder: ten terrific thrillers of 2014

In the past twelve months I’ve added more than a hundred books to my shelves, after finishing the final chapter and closing the cover. Choosing the ‘best books’ from so many simply isn’t possible, or fair to all those authors. So here instead is a selection of the most memorable crime-thrillers and murder-mysteries which I’ve…

A Last Act Of Charity: signed copies now available

Paperback copies of Frank Westworth’s debut crime-thriller are now available to order online, direct from the author and signed by him. Plus, to say THANKS for buying direct and supporting a new author, we’ll also send you a bonus ebook for FREE which features characters from the novel in a separate adventure. <>A LAST ACT OF CHARITY by Frank Westworth:…

Urban Mythic 2: modern day fables

The stories in this anthology open an ephemeral portal onto the paranormal where sometimes – but not always – something supernatural slithers. Some of the creations we glimpse through half-closed eyes are awful and evil; others rather more whimsical and wistful. Like the first collection in this series, UM2 presents a dozen short stories by different authors offering…

Third Person: new British noir

The third JJ Stoner quick thriller mixes matter-of-fact violence, brooding humour and the kind of wry, witty dialogue you normally associate with American hard-boiled noir. It helps to have read the first couple of short stories in the sequence, although the events which take place in Third Person don’t require much of an introduction. As…

The Nightmare: the new style of Nordic noir

This is a skilful Scandinavian police procedural, which deftly weaves personal peril with concerns of global significance and features a credible and interesting central detective. It’s very much in the tradition of the best Wallander or Martin Beck mysteries, using what starts as a small investigation to shine a light on a much bigger picture.…