Rakehell: sneak preview of the post-Covid secret agent

Meet MI6 agent, cynical spy and all-round anti-hero John Caul. He’s the post-Covid equivalent of James Bond or Jason Bourne – and appears here in an exclusive sneak preview from this brand-new thriller. Caul operates under a ‘Blanket7’ licence to commit any crime in the service of the British state. He’ll take any risk to…

Free ebook: start a killer thriller series

If you’re still shielding or possibly just have some time on your hands, then now might be the perfect moment to begin a new thriller series. Let us introduce you to JJ Stoner, a complicated contract killer, via First Contract which is free until midnight on 17 July 2020. Go grab it now so you…

Mortem: real life forensic science

Something a little different, this. Not the written word nor filmed entertainment, but instead a series of spoken-word podcasts which combine the very best of fictional crime drama and real-life forensic procedures. They’re ideal for anyone who’s struggling to concentrate on a full-length thriller or an intricately plotted mystery. Plus you can listen to these…

Halloween Read: The Liberator

It’s the spookiest day of the year, so settle down for a slice of supernatural noir, night stalkers and silver bullets from the maestro of menace, Paul D Brazill… Weather the storm, they say. Let the dust settle. Bide your time. Wait. But what if that storm never stops raging? What then? Even if you…

Witness Statement: author Seumas Gallacher

Seumas Gallacher writes cracking crime fiction. However his latest publication isn’t fiction at all – it’s an autobiographical memoir going by the terrific title of Strangely, I’m Still Here. So what’s the link between Gallacher’s life story and his inclinations as a thriller writer? We had to find out – and grilled the author accordingly.…

Crime Time: recent releases and the best new books

Our regular round-up of intriguing new releases features indie authors and big-name bestsellers. This time we’ve got gritty Britcrime, a new Nordic noir author and the best-known heroine in Scandi crime, an English mystery, a radical interpretation of domestic noir, an American psychopath and hardboiled pulp fiction – and a dark fantasy set in an…