The Killing Sisters trilogy of compelling crime-thrillers is once again complete! The titles were unavailable for a short while, but now all three books are back on the shelves at Amazon in paperback and ebook editions.
Mixing calculating killers and pitch-black wit, the story starts in A Last Act Of Charity. We meet jaded assassin and undercover operative JJ Stoner as he confronts the first of his deadly female opponents. Fans of Lisbeth Salander and the Dragon Tattoo books will relish both the visceral violence and the explicit intimacy between Stoner and his skilful adversaries.
Intense and immersive, the Killing Sisters are the perfect companions for your summer sojourn. No holiday would be complete without a little conspiracy and cold-hearted killing, would it?
Feedback for the Killing Sisters series:
‘Guns, girls, guitars and scenes of gruesome violence, all shot through with a wit sharp enough to draw blood. With terse and brilliant prose, Westworth delivers a plot that drags you along relentlessly. Loved it, unconditionally.’
R J Ellory, award-winning author of ‘A Quiet Belief In Angels’.
‘A fast-paced, high-powered thriller… Terse and stiletto streamlined and sharp as the blade of a knife.’
‘When the fighting starts, you want JJ Stoner on your side’
Quentin Bates, author of the Iceland murder mystery series
‘Classy, stylish and startling. A long highway of intense dialogue and character, with rest areas offering wild violence and inventive eroticism. Immensely entertaining.’
‘Rich and ambitious, this violent tale plays out with memorable scenes interspersed with writing to savour. A feast of poetic prose wrapped in noir’
Crime Thriller Hound
‘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’
Crime Fiction Lover
‘JJ Stoner is second only to Jack Reacher as my favourite anti-hero. Black humour and wry realism are happy bedfellows with intense episodes of brutal conflict and snappy dialogue.’
‘Suspense from the start: a great story, dark and gritty.’
‘The plot is sinewy, often unpredictable, and, in times, sinisterly aggressive. Bottom line: it is a plot like every modern crime fiction novel should have, but not so many do’
‘Vivid, hard-hitting, satisfactory story-telling.’
‘Serial killings and strange sisters, hard as nails hit men and shady superiors, sleazy blues and sometimes seedy sex… “Charity” mixes grim and dark crime scene action with sticky-floored music venue philosophising in a way that shouldn’t work but does’
‘Concise, witty, melodious, syncopated, wry, philosophical / nihilistic at times, but always with an eerie high voltage feeling to it. There is something hypnotic about the book’
‘A truly unique reading experience. The author injects style, pace and energy into a witty, thrilling, and sometimes sickening story. The cool, often emotionless Stoner takes you on a roller coaster of a ride right until the very end’
‘The writing is sharp; we are led deeper and deeper through an often blood soaked, twisting (and twisted) maze of intrigue, betrayal and bloody murder’
‘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.’
‘The writing is clever, the plotting is convoluted and the outcome is so utterly unexpected that it caught me completely off guard.’
‘Frank Westworth has created a cast of characters that are as memorable as they are ingenious and I was enthralled and thrilled right from the start.’
‘There are shadowy characters aplenty and a complicated, challenging plot that kept me on my toes throughout.’
‘Stoner is violent, amoral and cynical… His final speech, when he realises how he has been played, is almost Shakespearean in its bitterness and helpless anger.’
‘There are treacherous women on a scale I’ve never encountered in literature before. There are betrayals that are like punches to the gut. There are surreal, freaky, sex scenes that should only happen in underground nightclubs in Germany. There are musical interludes that you can actually feel moving the pages as the notes sound in your head.’
‘Frank Westworth has torn the doors off the Impala, the accelerator is hammered down, the radio is jangling jazz so good it stands the hair up on your head, and he is driving you over the cliff only there ain’t no Louise to hold your hand.’
‘A well-written, fast-moving hit-man story with 3D characters and a high body and sex count.’
‘Gritty, often raw in language, and brutal at times, with graphic sex, this convoluted plot is not for the easily offended. It is however a fascinating excursion into the psyche of JJ himself, a character who leaps off the page…’
A Last Act Of Charity
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 looks to be right up Stoner’s street. When the investigation spirals in queasy circles, JJ finds 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. Friend or foe? And who are the seductive killing sisters?Stoner must find focus, find the killer, maybe even find himself. The time has come for Stoner to kill again…
Paperback: £4.99 / ebook: £1.99
The Corruption Of Chastity
The solitary female sniper squints against the scorching desert sun. Takes the shot.
The solitary female assassin slashes her target’s artery. Fades into the Alpine forest.
The betrayed covert operative silences his sadness with the howl of blues music and carnal recreation.
What will happen when Chastity, the ice-cold contract killer, encounters underworld investigator JJ Stoner?
Paperback: £4.99 / ebook: £1.99
The Redemption Of Charm
The ex-black ops assassin and former soldier has been betrayed three times over.
His enemies brutalised his woman, corrupted his best friend.
Stoner is a danger to anyone who knows him. He’s isolated. Neutralised. Vulnerable.
Now he must confront Charm, the final Killing Sister, and find out whether any of his former friends and allies will stand by his side when the bullets start flying.
JJ Stoner has every reason to die. Can he find a reason to live?
Paperback: £4.99 / ebook: £1.99
In the Killing Sisters series, anti-hero JJ Stoner prowls the threatening territory familiar to readers of Galveston or The Winter Of Frankie Machine but with a distinctly British twist.
Imagine what might happen if Jack Reacher lost the only fight that really matters. Black humour and wry realism underscore intense episodes of brutal, no-holds-barred conflict. Snappy dialogue segues into surreal, sometimes deadly sexual encounters.
Finally, Stoner must take his last stand and face his ultimate foe. Survival is far from certain…
Perfect for fans of Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, Don Winslow, Derek Raymond and Nic Pizzolatto.