Three Bullets: dead shot

Kennedy. JFK. The words inevitably scream out ‘assassination’ — then ‘controversy’, ‘conspiracy’. There can be nothing new to say on the subject, surely? RJ Ellory has a lot that’s new to say, and he says it with magnificent effectiveness in Three Bullets. You’ve read the blurb (it’s below, in case you missed it), so I’ll…

Three Bullets: blown away

You might think that there’s nothing new to say about the assassination of JFK. Surely the subject has been done to death already? Think again. Three Bullets breathes new life into the greatest controversy of 20th century American politics by approaching it from an entirely new angle. The result is a radically refreshed story –…

Crime Time: just published thrillers and killers

  A rapid round up of six of the best recently released murder mysteries, crime thrillers and killer reads from well-known writers and indie authors who you may not have met yet…   KINGS OF AMERICA by RJ Ellory In this sprawling epic which spans three decades in the mid-20th century, master storyteller RJ Ellory…

Carnival of Shadows: immersion therapy

As with all of RJ Ellory’s recent work, Carnival Of Shadows is much more than a book. It’s an immersion, a complete experience. His prose hauls you deep into the world he describes, an entirely credible real world, not a fictional construct, not an escapist fantasy; this is a world of half-truths, half-light and half-lives.…

News: A Last Act of Charity now available on pre-order

You’ll still have to wait until September to read ‘A Last Act of Charity’ by Frank Westworth, but you can place your order for the first book in the Killing Sisters series now at Amazon. ‘Guns, girls, guitars and scenes of gruesome violence, all shot through with a wit sharp enough to draw blood.  With…

Bad Signs: a novel of bad luck and trouble…

Bad Signs is a terrific interpretation of the American ‘killer on the loose’ road movie, set in an expertly realised, rolling landscape of wide horizons and hidden, intimate horrors. Each sleepy small town presents itself to the travellers as the superficial embodiment of the American dream; each conceals the potential for brutality, hopelessness and despair.…