Crime on Tyne: dark crime fiction heads north

FB BooksOnTyneCrime-thriller author Frank Westworth will host an evening’s discussion about telling the truth through lies, as part of the Books On Tyne literary festival next month. Crime writers have always used fiction to tell the truth and Frank Westworth, author of the Killing Sisters novels and JJ Stoner short stories, is no exception. His gritty, no-holds-barred neo-noir books feature hard as nails hitmen, ice cold killers, intimate encounters on sleazy backstreets, manipulated men and bewildering women.

Surely it’s all made up? Maybe it’s not…

CharityMax‘A Last Act Of Charity’ is the first book in the Killing Sisters series and received widespread critical approval when it was published last year. ‘Charity’ was selected by crime genre guru Maxim Jakubowski for his end-of-year list of 2014, and was short-listed by Wordery for their Best Independent Books of 2014.

Corruption of Chastity‘The Corruption Of Chastity’ was published last month. ‘The story explodes into life with astonishingly graphic violence and an almost surreal eroticism,’ said Crime Fiction Lover. ‘The writing is stylish, clever, razor-sharp and we are left in awe of the Killing Sisters, with all their murderous skills and their sexual savagery.’

Confessions Of A Reviewer said ‘Frank Westworth has an undeniable talent for writing thrillers and packing a story full of all the punches it needs.’

Author Simon Duke commented; ‘stylistically, the book’s certainly got something cool going on,’ while author Eden Sharp applauded Westworth’s ‘true talent for creating a rich cast of characters who genuinely pique the interest; an original set of henchmen, Chastity the assassin plying her tradecraft like a badass, and JJ Stoner himself, an aging, whisky-soaked, blues-loving alpha male rendered all the more interesting because of his maturing years.’


‘True Lies’ with Frank Westworth starts at 6pm on Monday 23rd November 2015 at the City Library, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Tickets £3. More info here.

‘The Corruption of Chastity’ is available as an ebook or paperback, along with Frank’s other Stoner stories and the Killing Sisters series.

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