Mystery Thriller Week starts here and now!

The international mystery and thriller event of the year kicks off today and continues through to 22nd February, bringing together authors, blogger, experts, narrators, and enthusiasts. This online event celebrates the very best in all kinds of crime fiction: detective novels, action adventure, murder-mysteries, cosy crime, hardboiled noir, international espionage, literary fiction and historical investigations:…

Giveaway: win a gripping crime-thriller

To celebrate next week’s launch of THE STONER STORIES – a collection of six quick thrillers by Frank Westworth – we’re giving away a signed paperback copy of THE CORRUPTION OF CHASTITY by the same author; ‘a dark, gritty thriller full of contradictions.’ In ‘Chastity’ covert operative JJ Stoner is trying to keep a low…

Return Run: backstreet skulduggery

‘Return Run’ is a rapid read of old-fashioned thuggery and back-street skulduggery. Set in Northern Ireland it avoids any political intrigue and concentrates instead on traditional criminal activities – robbery, assault, conspiracy, betrayal – with a bad boy protagonist taking the lead. Blake is a professional thief, a loner typical of the genre, the kind…

First Contract: introducing a new anti-hero…

  First Contract is a standalone short story that introduces JJ Stoner, the anti-hero of a series of novels yet to come. It’s intelligently written, with excellent characterisation, sharp wit and punchy back-n-forth dialogue. The author makes no apologies for Stoner’s pragmatic attitude towards the elimination of his targets, and the result is an solid…