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: signed copy plus FREE ebook
<>EXCLUSIVE online offer, direct from the author
<>BRAND NEW paperback edition of ‘A Last Act Of Charity’
<>PERSONALLY SIGNED and dedicated by the author
<>PLUS A FREE EBOOK, one of the JJ Stoner prequel quick thrillers (normally only available on Amazon)
To order your signed copy — which can be personalised if you’d like a special message — please visit our eBay page where you can pay by PayPal.
Books are normally despatched within 24 hours of order, and as soon as we process your order we will email your ebook to you (so you’ll get the short story to read while you’re waiting for the paperback to be delivered). here’s what you’ve got to look forward to:-
JJ Stoner once killed people for a living. In the military his kills were government-sanctioned. As a mercenary they were privately contracted. He doesn’t mention the other kills, those of his own initiative. Highly-trained, finely-honed and used hard, Stoner now seeks not to kill as he investigates underworld activities for official intelligence agencies, an entirely deniable operative in sleazy situations. Less the blunt instrument, more the swift stiletto…
A series of brutal, blood-soaked murders look to be right up Stoner’s street. When the investigation spirals in queasy circles, JJ seeks release in the music of the blues and in weird sex with treacherous women. An old army comrade, equally lethal and with less to lose, steps out of the shadows. Is he friend or foe? And who are the seductive killing sisters?
Find out in A LAST ACT OF CHARITY by Frank Westworth
Feedback from reviewers for the Killing Sisters / JJ Stoner stories:
‘Moments of intense action are interspersed with razor sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions (particularly of motorcycles, vans, music and coffee making)’
‘An intriguing debut novel that combines the best of crime fiction: a gritty hero, a weaving plot, and constant suspense’
‘This is compelling crime fiction, packed with twists and turns and colourful characters’
‘It launches you straight into the mayhem and, like its protagonist, JJ Stoner, takes no prisoners’
‘A fast-paced, high-powered thriller… Terse and stiletto streamlined and sharp as the blade of a knife’
‘We’re treated to a story at once noir and mysterious, and at others a fast-paced thriller’
‘Sharp. Staccato. Smart. Lovers of long, luxurious, lyrical prose should read this to see how the other half writes’
‘Gritty story-telling at its best, with graphic (but well-written) sex and a plot that fires from the hip’
‘The tightly-written prose has more than a touch of the Elmore Leonard about it – sparse, sharp and often witty as well’
‘There is hardly time to draw breath in this fast-moving adventure introducing a frighteningly capable executioner’
‘Serial killings and strange sisters, hard as nails hit men and shady superiors, sleazy blues and sometimes seedy sex’
‘A punchy and compelling tale of an ice-cold assassin, more nuanced than your average hired killer. The writing is sparse and crisp, the dialogue frequently laced with sardonic British edge’
‘Clever dialogue and plenty of descriptive narrative providing context for the violence, depth to the characters and shape to the story’
‘Our first meeting with JJ Stoner does nothing for the man’s chances of being nominated for any awards for unbridled compassion or for turning the other cheek’
‘Westworth’s fiction does not judge JJ Stoner. It simply, fluidly, outlines him, states what he does, in stark, vivid language that draws you inexorably deeper’
‘The writing is clever and inventive, paying few dues to existing genres or styles… There is a hint of Derek Raymond in the more visceral physical descriptions and the sense that we are looking at a dark and dystopian oil painting’
‘A brilliant read, along the lines of Jack Reacher. I look forward to the full novel’
‘The dialogue is snappy, the characters are sharply developed, and the plot moves effortlessly forward.’
‘Intelligently written, with excellent characterisation, sharp wit and punchy back-n-forth dialogue’
‘The author makes no apologies for Stoner’s pragmatic attitude towards the elimination of his targets, and the result is a solid, well thought through action thriller, intelligently handled’
‘Rich and ambitious, this violent tale plays out with memorable scenes interspersed with writing to savour. A feast of poetic prose wrapped in noir’
‘Sophisticated story-telling, written in a mature style, and targeted at a mature audience’
‘The novelette has a terse, spare style and winds the reader in – definitely a page-turner. Move over Ian Fleming, JJ Stoner could replace James Bond…’
‘There are some sequences which are as satisfyingly testosterone-soaked as any Jack Reacher adventure, and then some which are as bleakly subtle as über-nuanced Japanese noir. For every alpha male with a gun and a hard-on, there’s an equal, often opposing feminine force: frequently just as effective and half as smart again’
About the author: Frank Westworth shares several characteristics with JJ Stoner: they both play mean blues guitar and ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Unlike Stoner, Frank hasn’t deliberately killed anyone. Instead, he edits a classic motorcycle magazine and has written extensively for the UK motoring press.
Delivery details: we aim to despatch your order within 48hrs. Books are normally sent Royal Mail 2nd class. If you would like worldwide or faster delivery please let us know and we’ll do our best to oblige.
Signed paperback copies available now on eBay.