Free ebook crime-thriller

FIRST CONTRACT, the five-star crime thriller, is available FREE as an ebook this week only. A decade ago, JJ Stoner was a soldier. He killed people for a living and made no bones about it. On a scorching day in the Iraqi desert, when British blood stained the sand, he over-stepped the mark. Men died…

The Killing Kind: hitmen who hunt their own

It’s a killer concept. Unleash a righteous assassin, a hitman who exclusively stalks his own species, other hired guns. Let him loose against mafia mobsters in a perilous poacher-turned-gamekeeper role reversal. So far, so many deservedly dead bodies… but there’s more. There’s always another predator further up the foodchain, so in steps an ultimate über-assassin,…

Frozen Out: a mild winter

This Icelandic police procedural is set prior to the credit crunch, before the dominos started tumbling and an economic house of cards on the fringe of northern Europe collapsed completely. So Frozen Out operates on two separate but interlinked levels. It’s a humdrum local investigation, with a shrewd but going-nowhere rural female police officer dragged…

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…

Normal: not by a long way

This is an extremely cleverly-constructed first person narrative, told from the perspective of a psycho serial killer who in many ways resembles a certain Dr Lecter. But this guy lives in England (even though he spells tyres with an ‘I’) and flirts less with authority while he wields the knife, strangles the spark of life,…

FREE THIS WEEK ONLY: a five-star, fast-paced, high-powered thriller

In FIRST CONTRACT, when British blood stains the Iraqi sand, soldier JJ Stoner over-steps the mark. His uncompromising and bloody reaction triggers a new career as an undercover operative. But Stoner’s first contract kill doesn’t go as planned… Download the ebook for FREE at:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Contract-Stoner-short-story-ebook/dp/B00L7R29MC http://www.amazon.com/First-Contract-Stoner-short-story-ebook/dp/B00L7R29MC   What reviewers said about FIRST CONTRACT: ‘There is…

Ripping Reads: new titles, offbeat books and indie authors

2015 has already produced some criminally good books. Here’s a selection of chilling crime-thrillers, murder-mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy and crossover titles from new writers, indie authors and small publishers which are waiting in our scarily huge TBR stack… A SONG OF SHADOWS, John Connolly The Charlie Parker series continues to blend gritty, real world investigations with…

Low Life: a gritty psychological schism

RD Jahn is one helluva writer. If you’ve not thought so before then the opening chapter of Low Life should convince you. He so compellingly describes waking in a run-down grubby two-room apartment that you can almost smell the rank cabbage-water air and see the paint peeling from the walls. He doesn’t so much write…

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…