BioPrint by R.C Carter & J.P. Carter
The O’Rourke Detective Agency is on the trail of a murderer. The investigation leads to 3D printing and biotechnology that is being used for engineering human organs. The only problem is that a dangerous ex-employee has stolen plans and is eliminating everyone who knows. This well crafted novel takes readers on a whirlwind ride after a brutal killer and a group of detectives that are chasing him down. Plenty of twists and turns will keep the pages turning and you’ll be guessing until the very end. I immediately felt at home with old friends, with awesome character development and fast reading banter. I thoroughly enjoyed BioPrint and highly recommend it. I can’t wait to read Book 2 in the O’Rourke Agency series.
I just finished The Hunter by Richard Stark. This is the first Parker novel and what a great ride it was. Parker gets out of jail with nothing but revenge on his mind. He's an emotionless thug with payback on his mind. He storms in and climbs up the ladder wrecking the organization to get his money back. Like a freight train he doesn't stop until he get what he wants. I had a good time following Parker as he beat down bad guys all over town. Check it out you'll like it. #crime #fiction #thriller #mystery #suspense #action
The Hunter: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels)
I recently read Two-Way Split by Allan Guthrie and thoroughly enjoyed it. The character development sucked me into his gritty writing style. A post office robbery leads to exciting interaction with some shady folks. More than a handful of twists and surprises as the plot unfolds in this awesome page turner. #crime #fiction #mystery #thriller #suspense
An interview with John Connolly on the Charlie Parker series. John talks about selective use of violence as a writer becomes more seasoned. He also discusses the plot of his new novel Burning Soul.
Shoedog by George Pelecanos
Constantine is back in the USA after traveling around the world. He's picked up hitchhiking by an old guy named Polk heading for Florida. Constantine quickly becomes involved with a misfit group of thugs planning a big caper. His new buddy Polk owes money to an old army buddy turned ganster and has one last job to get him off his back. George Pelecanos writes charatcer rich, gritty crime fiction in this suspense thiller with an action packed climax.
"For me to be able to live in the light and live in the world, I had to find a way that I was comfortable in the awful darkness that was in my head . . . It was the writing that saved me and saved my life." Ken Bruen Novelist
The Killing of the Tinkers by Ken Bruen
This is the second novel in the Jack Taylor series and one of my favorites. Jack's got two new clients and we're along for the ride. Someone is killing men from a group of Irish gypsies called the Tinkers and Jack's hired to live among them. He's given a place to live in with all expenses paid and starts looking for clues. At the same time someone is also killing Swans in a local park and Jack's hell bent on finding out who. Join Jack as he searches for answers and struggles with his own inner demons. Jack Taylor novels are sarcastic and gritty real page turning fun. This is the novel that hooked me on anything Ken Bruen. Give it a try and you'll be reading everything Ken Bruen too.
I found this incredible video of Michael Connelly speaking about his beginnings, his writing process and how Harry Bosch was born. The audience asks some great questions. Michael is a extremely relaxed and well spoken. Its worth watching the whole video.
Michael Connelly: 2009 National Book Festival
The Guards by Ken Bruen
This is one of my favorite novels and the one that got me started with Ken Bruen. The main character Jack Taylor is an ex-police officer who is a part time private detective and full time smart arse. Hanging out in local bars, drinking Jameson with Guinness and chain smoking cigarettes is his thing. Jack struggles with his inner demons to conquer alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and family dysfunction. I can't praise his writing style enough. Ken Bruen's brilliant dialogue left me feeling like Jack and I were old pals. This is Irish crime fiction at its best and Ken Bruen is the Grand Master. You might even learn something about Irish culture or how they feel about all the crappy weather.
131 Reviews, 53 are Five Star ★★★★★. 73% of reviews are 4 and 5 Star. Review Average 4.0