Stray Bullet by Simon Duringer
I had no idea that the opening scene would lead to such an awesome crime drama. Stray Bullet is a thrilling tale about a regular guy who turns professional killer. After the death of his parents leaves Jack careening into depression, a criminal friend sets him on dark career as a paid assassin. The first assignment was so captivating and gruesome that I found myself wondering what I would do given the situation. The plot grows more complex and deeper as a NY Kingpin offers Jack Shaw a job in his organization. Tense dialogue, and pressure cooker assignments makes this dark journey gripping and believable. Stray Bullet grabs a hold and doesn’t let go.
Horror That Really Sticks To Your Bones
As Halloween approaches I can’t help but reminisce about the creepiest books I’ve read over the last ten years. These books left me in such a horrified state, that until this day, I still remember the effect they had on me. Don’t get me wrong, but some people think scary is slashers and serial killers. The thing that really leaves me sleepless is not from this world. These novels are so soul chilling, they still creeps me out. Don’t believe me? Give them a try. You’ll think twice about walking into a dark room at night. Happy Halloween and Cheers, Garrard Hayes
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
This is by far the best book I've ever read. Look at the reviews, there's over 1,800. I only wish I could give it ten stars. The main character, Lin goes through a moral, spiritual and emotional journey after escaping from prison in Australia, he hides in Bombay, India. The story has everything; Crime, Romance, Adventure, Friendship, War and a deep emotional peek inside India culture. I was so engaged at times that I laughed out loud and cried along the way. I've recommended Shantaram to family, friends and anyone I meet. Every person who's read it has had the same reaction and thanked me. There are so many incredible scenes that to this day this is still my favorite novel. Worth every penny... I've read it twice and I know I'll read it again to be with old friends and nasty enemies. You'll never find another novel like it.
As proudly reported in Scottish Life magazine, a British think tank called the New Economics Foundation recently determined that the Scots are the happiest people in Britain, boasting some of the most impressive "wellbeing" scores anywhere. Exactly why this is, no one seems sure. Does Scotland's rugged natural beauty make people feel better, as the magazine suggested? Is it the sound of the bagpipes? The freedom men experience wearing skirts? This piece first...
Via Chicago Tribune
On the night of the Crime Writers' Association 60th birthday, they are to reveal the hotly anticipated results of the CWA poll to find the greatest crime writer, crime series and crime novel. A panel of experts discuss the poll's findings and reflect on the past, present and future of the genre. Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, Tuesday 5th November 2013, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tickets: Free to CWA members; non-members £5.00/£3.00 concessions. #crimefiction
There has been one enormous difference for me between writing my latest novel, The Cruellest Game, and any of my previous books.
This time I thoroughly enjoyed almost every minute of the writing process.
I have made a living out of writing of some sort since I was 17 years old, initially as a journalist and occasionally producing non fiction books.
Considering myself to be very much a professional scribe I've always before been puzzled if anyone asked me if I enjoyed writing. It was work wasn't it? My job. I did it for a living. #crimefiction #thriller #suspense
In Flood by Andrew Vachss we meet Burke, a private investigator with a major bad attitude. His client is a beautiful woman with master level martial arts skills. Together they try to track down a child killer through the streets of New York. This gritty crime fiction will keep you page turning all the way to the end. It has a crazy cast of characters that become Burke's dream team to solve the case. It's a great read and super entertaining. Check it out! #crime #fiction #action #thriller #suspense #murder #mystery #ebooks #crimefiction #books #novels.
Flood (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Will anyone figure out who the killer is? A Sheriff from a small southern town tries to find the killer, but there's an odd twist to this novel. It's a fantastic read, with stream of consciousness from a murderer's conversations with himself. Jim Thompson has written a ton of gritty crime fiction including: The Getaway and The Grifters.
The Killer Inside Me
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)
131 Reviews, 53 are Five Star ★★★★★. 73% of reviews are 4 and 5 Star. Review Average 4.0