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…

Six Strings: explosive action

This is the sixth JJ Stoner short story and again it hits all the right notes, and in the right order. I have read all the authors short stories and full-length books and, suffice to say, I have a standing order for the next one. In this story, our hero helps out the drug squad…

New books: signed copies!

Frank Westworth’s new crime-thriller – ‘a dark, grievous tale of hanging out with a nihilistic killer and enjoying the ride’ – comes out in ebook and paperback on 28 March. Signed copies, personally dedicated by the author, are available now for worldwide delivery. In ‘The Redemption Of Charm’, anti-hero JJ Stoner prowls the threatening territory…

FREE THIS WEEK: a five-star quick thriller

  Meet JJ Stoner: motorcyclist. Musician. Murderer. ‘Stoner stepped back, balanced like a murderous ballet dancer and swung his heavy biker-booted foot, catching the guard’s chin with his toe, breaking the jaw at its hinge with the skull, and driving the man’s head backwards into the rough red brickwork of the wall. ‘Silenced. ‘Permanently.’ Go…

In Cold Blood: desert storm

Beatrix Rose is a special agent cut from the Jason Bourne cloth. She’s a dead shot with any weapon, be it a 9mm handgun, a H&K automatic, a throwing knife or a khurkuri blade (presented to her by a grateful ghurka, inevitably). She’s a planner par excellence, multilingual, resourceful and with friends in high places…

Kings of Delusion: Katrina and the serial killer

Set in New Orleans before, during and immediately after the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, Kings of Delusion takes an already dramatic situation and boosts it into overdrive by throwing a serial killer into the lawless, semi-submerged mix. It’s an solid set-up, one which uses the real-life recollections of a paramedic as the basis for the…

An American Kill: cross-border conspiracy

All hell breaks out one night in the dusty heat of the Texas-Mexico borderlands. Freshly-minted US Marshal John Whicher is on border patrol, staring into the dense, dangerous darkness of desert scrub. He’s there to snag up a coyote, a trafficker, one of the modern-day bandits who benefit from the misery of the Mexican illegals…