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…

New books: signed copies!

Frank Westworth’s new crime-thriller – ‘a dark, grievous tale of hanging out with a nihilistic killer and enjoying the ride’ – comes out in ebook and paperback on 28 March. Signed copies, personally dedicated by the author, are available now for worldwide delivery. In ‘The Redemption Of Charm’, anti-hero JJ Stoner prowls the threatening territory…

Typhoon: China spies

An old-school espionage adventure, set in the recent past in Hong Kong, Typhoon explores that pivotal moment when one of the last outposts of England’s old empire faded from Britain’s history and into China’s future. Cumming has an unfussy writing style which at times borders on the basic. There are a couple of segments in…

Giveaway: win a WW2 espionage adventure

  In ‘Spy On Spy’ by John Day, a secret team of hastily-trained German spies are sent to infiltrate England at the end of the 1943. Their mission: to covertly install the technical equipment which will help Hitler win the war with the Nazi’s new terror weapon, delivering death from the skies. Karl Strom, the…

Moskva: cold war killers

A fascinating, absorbing and entirely gripping read. Moskva is almost a classic tale of cold warriors, set in Moscow in the mid-1980s, when the red writing was most certainly on the wall. The plot is simple: a missing person. And that’s where the simplicity ends. The missing person is the British ambassador’s daughter, a rebellious…

The Stoner Stories: just published!

  This is where it all starts for ex-soldier JJ Stoner; a series of blood-soaked situations where his pragmatic approach to problem-solving kick off a covert career serving the Hard Man. If you’ve not yet read Frank Westworth’s ‘rich and ambitious’ full-length novels, the Killing Sisters series, then this is a great place to start.…

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…

Eastern Shadows: all-action opening episode

  Alexandria Thorne is a disgraced special agent who’s given one last chance to get back on the right side of the unreliable men from the ministry. An arms dealer has been kidnapped in Belarus and Alex can rehabilitate herself by leading the rescue effort. More importantly, there’s a shadowy Russian figure from her family’s…

The Tehran Text: the psychic spy returns

  I’m a sucker for historical espionage thrillers. Alan Furst may be my favourite author of all time; Philip Kerr never fails to entertain and Olen Steinhauer has elbowed onto my ‘must read’ list. So now Nik Morton joins that cohort with the continuing adventures of covert English agent Tana Standish. Tana’s not simply a…