Below I’ll feature new releases from some of my favourite authors.
First off is Matt Bendoris, and his follow up to ‘Killing With Confidence’, which was widely praised by politicians and celebrities. His new novel is called…
Ten million Twitter followers. One killer.
Bryce Horrigan, a Brit made good in America, makes a living rubbing people up the wrong way. He revels in antagonising guests on his TV talk show, and the thousands of death threats he’s received on Twitter are a badge of honour. But when the controversial TV host is shot dead, it leaves the authorities with one hell of a dilemma. After all, where do you start investigating millions of suspects? Detective Sorrell has to separate the keyboard warriors from the real killer who begins tweeting cryptic clues. As the investigation and media storm build, Sorrell discovers a British journalist from Horrigan’s past may hold the key.
About the Author
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond – “Many congratulations to Matt for completing his first novel. This is a gritty yet compelling read. I would recommend it to anyone” Killing With Confidence is quite simply the best piece of crime-fiction I’ve ever read. A new star is born. –MARK MILLAR (Hollywood writer/producer – Kick Ass, Wanted)This is a gripping page-turner that will have you hooked from the very first sentence. This should be made into a TV series to replace Taggart.” –LORRAINE KELLY (ITV1 s Daybreak presenter)
Anyone who has ever been involved with the Scottish newspaper industry should undoubtedly beg, borrow, steal or otherwise obtain a copy of Matt Bendoris s first novel Killing With Confidence. I can promise that they will read it with tremendous enjoyment. –TOM MORTON (BBC broadcaster).
This is a gripping page-turner that will have you hooked from the very first sentence. This should be made into a TV series to replace Taggart.” –LORRAINE KELLY (ITV1 s Daybreak presenter)Anyone who has ever been involved with the Scottish newspaper industry should undoubtedly beg, borrow, steal or otherwise obtain a copy of Matt Bendoris s first novel Killing With Confidence. I can promise that they will read it with tremendous enjoyment. –TOM MORTON (BBC broadcaster).
Angel’s Cut – Mac Logan
I’ve just finished a cracking thriller by crime writer Mac Logan. The Angels’ Cut has a topical story around the uncovering of corrupt politicians, government officials, criminal bankers, greedy business people, and gangsters. And it earns the main protagonist a death sentence. Highly recommended.
Mac’s website describes it very well;
A bright investigative journalist, goes off-line. Her older brother, a man with a past, is all she’s got. And, he’s on his way to look her up.
The Angels’ Cut starts like a British detective thriller and widens into breathtaking conflict as it uncovers mega-crime, political conspiracy and the cruel realities of high-level corruption and cover-up. The truth won’t set her free.
Eilidh Duncan is on the treacherous, twisting trail of organised fraud and deception. She uncovers links between big business, government and organised crime. At the dark heart of The UK Establishment she irritates BIZZ, a business-like operation built on greed, police corruption, the abuse of power and ‘closed-ranks’ disinterest. Eilidh is taken, and a nightmare begins.
Relaxed and unsuspecting, big brother Sam is unaware of the lightning storm ahead. A merciless criminal operation is gunning for him; closing as fast as the express train taking him to London. He digs and probes using the investigative skills he learned as an intelligence operative. All hell breaks loose. He plummets into a malicious criminal web of confusion, betrayal and stunning violence.
In a desperate race to save Eilidh, Sam grapples with slippery foes from British organised crime, banking, bent government officials, crooked politicians and compromised intelligence agencies. He must use all his nous, backed by a tough special-forces minder, Tonka, in this vibrant and intelligent thriller. When it gets to the wire, lives depend on the answer to a simple question … has Sam still got what it takes?
Aamzon : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Angels-Cut-Share-Book-ebook/dp/B008458ESI/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Mac’s Amazon page also has an excellent video describing the series, it’s well worth a watch.
Rosalind Gibb – Show me Colour
I met fellow author Ros Gibb at the Edinburgh literary Salon, and her new release is next on my list. Ros is an Edinburgh-based journalist and this is her first novel: an honest, unflinching account of grief and learning to live life again on a trip through Italy.
This non-fiction paperback is a first-person account of what happens when your world is shattered in an instant, of trying to put the pieces back together again, realising many don’t fit (how could they now?) and deciding to try a new path.
It is a lyrical tribute to many things: a person much missed, embracing life, family and friends who were so caring and supportive, and the kindness of people she met in Italy.
It is a look at grief in our culture, and how little it is discussed.
Rosalind (pictured above left) explains: “I remember in the early days looking for books about people who had lost their partner suddenly and finding two, which were an enormous help.
“I was interested in adding to this tiny but very valuable collection, as well as opening up conversations about sudden death and grief. It’s something which affects so many people ¬– and of course death comes to us all eventually – yet it’s hardly spoken about in this country.
“I also wanted to raise money for the charity Cruse Bereavement Care, who do such valuable work. I saw a volunteer counsellor from the Cumbria branch following Andrew’s death and it was a lifeline.”
Show Me Colour is in two parts. The first is about an unexpected loss and the all-encompassing grief that followed. The second part is about travelling through Italy and appreciating life anew.
Rosalind adds: “I hope Show Me Colour will be a help to anyone going through a similar experience. But I also hope any curious reader will find it an engaging insight into grief and enjoy reading about sun-soaked Italy; the beautiful places, delicious food and memorable characters.”
Show Me Colour: Notes on love, loss, grief and renewal is £8 (50p donation to Cruse Bereavement Care). It is on sale at the following stockists:
Edinburgh: Blackwell’s, South Bridge; Word Power, West Nicolson Street
Glasgow: Good Press, King’s Court
Carlisle: Bookends, Castle Street
Penrith: Wordsworth Bookshop, St Andrews Churchyard
Also online from www.rosalindgibb.com (additional £2 p&p).