Give a killer thriller this Christmas

Is your best friend a bookworm? Is your partner addicted to crime fiction? Does someone in your family adore Nordic noir? If so, here’s the perfect Christmas present: a gripping crime-thriller, signed by the author with a personalised message, gift-wrapped and delivered to the recipient’s door. That’s Christmas sorted – leaves more time for you…

Mission Flats: where The Wire meets the wilderness

Although there’s a recently-published edition on offer, Mission Flats is actually author William’s Landay’s debut crime thriller and it first saw light of day well over a decade ago. It comes heaped with praise from big-name reviewers and won a couple of major awards – and is certainly a cut above the average modern American…

FranksWrite: it begins in the middle

The second novel in the Killing Sisters series comes out in September. Even before the first book was released, several short stories set the scene for the main event. Author Frank Westworth explains why he was unable to resist the lure of the back story… There is something monstrous frustrating about writing. And writing provides…

The Stone Man: a lumbering ‘what if?’

Although this is billed as a sci-fi thriller, there’s not so much of the science fiction about it. The action is firmly grounded in the here-and-now, on earth. In England. Mostly in the Midlands. In fact, there’s so much detail about the city streets and the routes travelled in the ‘roadtrip’ segments that you could…

Exiles: An Outsider Anthology

This collection of 26 stories is a little different to the average anthology. It weaves between fact and fiction, exploring those remote and lonely places on the periphery of human society. Each of the contributions is a substantial piece of writing – not one of them feels like a filler – and the combined effect…

The Corruption Of Chastity prowls towards publication

The second book in Frank Westworth’s Killing Sisters series is scheduled for publication in September this year. While Frank has been correcting the manuscript ready for typesetting, we’ve been working on a snappy synopsis for the back cover (and that’s why it’s been a bit quiet around here recently!) So here’s a sneak preview of what…