Mystery & Murder: new books and recommended reads

Another intriguing selection of crime-thrillers and twisted tales from indie authors and best-sellers. This week’s round-up features short stories and full-length novels including gritty Britcrime, domestic noir, a slow-burn Icelandic investigation, an assassin seeking redemption and a chilling exploration into a warped personality…   THE THIRTEEN LIVES OF FRANK PEPPERCORN A collection of interlocking short…

The Disassembled Man: a slaughterhouse of spree-killing

In an extreme take on urban noir, author Jon Bassoff rips apart the human psyche for our outraged entertainment and potential enlightenment. We get a ringside seat for the transformation of a fully-fledged psychopath. Frankie Avicious goes from being a bitter, whining, booze-bloated no-hoper with a nasty past and a penchant for lazy manipulation, into…

Sunblind: desperation in the desert

Imagine combining key elements from Pitch Black and Aliens. Set the action in the scorching Sonoran desert between Mexico and the US. Populate your cast with a couple of dozen disposable characters who fall prey to dehydration, in-fighting, snakebite, heatstroke… and far worse, as Something Awful picks them off, leaving only blood spatter and tattered…