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…

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…

Landfall: an action-packed anomaly

This is an ideal read for sci-fi nerds. If you believe that the geeks will inherit the earth, and your idea of an A1 weekend is unravelling a few Brannon Braga time paradoxes, then Landfall is entirely up your alley. Author John McWilliams also manages to mix a fair dash of action-adventure in with his…

The Breaks: sassy AND smart

It’s too easy to summarise the protagonist of this hard-boiled contemporary thriller as a smart, sassy, sexy, kick-ass young woman. Angela McGlynn is all of those things, but she’s much more than the stereotypical crime-thriller heroine. The author has created a complex lead character who happens to be a self-assured, completely competent female. McGlynn is…

Sleepless Night: a chaotic cocaine chase

Instantly intense, Sleepless Night immediately plunges into the action before the (cleverly reversed) title credits have left the screen. Within two minutes, tyres are squealing and there’s automatic weapons fire on the Parisian backstreets as a drugs heist gets messy. Then things get really complicated when we discover that the robbers are actually cops… This…