Today’s post is a celebration of the upcoming sequels of our wonderful authors ! We’re really excited to share these with you and if you haven’t read the first in the series of these books, what are you waiting for?! They will blow you away!
Following the huge success of Sean Lynch’s Wounded Prey, we are so excited to see what you guys think of this next book:
The Fourth Motive. (On sale May 2014)
Whatever it takes…
Deputy District Attorney Paige Callen is being stalked, and the man stalking her is motivated, methodical, and relentless.
The police aren’t merely one step behind Paige’s stalker; they’re stumped. So Paige’s father, retired Judge ‘Iron Gene’ Callen, instead hires retired San Francisco P.D. Inspector turned private investigator Bob Farrell, to the dismay of the local police.
The cops know all-too-well Farrell’s reputation as a reckless wild card. Judge Callen, however, knows Farrell as a man who never lets the rules get in the way of getting the job done.
Farrell enlists the aid of former Iowa Deputy Kevin Kearns to help him protect Paige, and to stop a madman before she becomes a statistic. But to find her stalker, Farrell and Kearns must first learn why he’s launched his crusade; a journey none of them might survive.
Praise for Wounded Prey:
“With Wounded Prey, Sean Lynch delivers a hell for leather, wild ride of a debut with the “been there done that” authenticity that lifts it above other thrillers. I just added Farrell and Kearns to my short-list of favourite characters, and Vernon Slocum to my worst nightmares! Think First Blood meets No Country For Old Men.”
- Matt Hilton, bestselling author of the Joe Hunter series
“If you love a good thriller, you’ll blaze through this one, and personally, I can’t wait for the next Farrell and Kearns novel! What a great debut!”
- My Bookish Ways
“Wounded Prey is published by Exhibit A Books and is available now. This is a great debut and I certainly look forward to more.”
“Knowing my predeliction for reading crime books written by those who have experienced this world at first hand, Sean Lynch was an absolute find for me! With not only experience as an Infantryman in the US Army and a long career in law enforcement, Lynch is perfectly placed to imbue this novel, a brutal and bloody tale of the pursuit of a psychopathic killer, with a frighteningly accurate depiction of the essential natures of both killer and pursuer – and yes, this is definitely not one for the more nervous nellies among you, so be warned. Personally, I couldn’t fault this visceral, violent and completely enthralling thriller.”
- Raven Crime Reads
“Sean Lynch understands his heroes and what drives them, and while they have considerable skills on their side, Slocum is a true monster, his reign of terror is shocking, and he really does seem larger than life. While redemption is the biggest theme of the novel, the author also deftly explores the inner workings of a very, very sick mind, and what made Slocum what he is. Be prepared to go to the dark side in this harrowing, fast-paced thriller.”
- Kristin Centorcelli at Criminal Element
“With its smooth prose, plausibly flawed characters and brilliant central villain, Wounded Prey is a welcome addition to the crime landscape. Its a read-in-one-sitting kind of book, and promises great things for Lynch down the line. If you’re looking for the new Michael Connelly – a big thriller with heart, plausibility and sense of grounding that few other writers can match – then you’re really going to want to keep an on Lynch. He keeps this up, he’ll be a big part of the next generation of thriller writers.”
- Russel D McLean in Crime Scene Scotland
“It’s not too uncommon to find a good novel, but it is more rare to come upon a novel as absorbing as this one, where reading it causes the external environment to drop away and time to pass without noting it. Wounded Prey is a very disturbing, graphic, violent, terrifying novel; but it is a novel that deserves a wide readership. Author Sean Lynch has the background in law enforcement to know the nature of his plotting; but even more importantly, he is an excellent writer. I consider it not just worth the initial reading, but worthy of re-reading as well. I look for more from author Sean Lynch, as he has become a must-read author for me.”
- Mallory Heart Reviews
“Wounded Prey is a non-stop thrill ride of a book. Unrelenting, brutal, scary, and at times skin-crawling in its depiction of atrocious crimes. And yet it is also funny, warming and believable.”
- Tony Healey
William Sutton’s Lawless and The Flowers of Sin is the follow up to his absolutely brilliant Lawless and the Devil of Houston Square!
Lawless and The Flowers of Sin (On sale August 2014)
“Before Holmes, there was Lawless… Before Lawless, the London streets weren’t safe to walk…”
A Foundation for Fallen Women. A chess automaton. An impossible theft.
Reluctant inspector of vice, Lawless must take a fruitless reckoning of London’s shadowy nether world. Hyposcrisy, double standards: just what we expect from stuffy Victorian society.
But Lawless was not expecting the trail that his questions open up: from the erotic booksellers of Holywell Street down the darkening passageways of Haymarket bordellos to backstreet cast-offs of the high life.
When reputations are at threat, those running the show can be merciless in defending them.
Praise for Lawless and the Devil of Houston Square:
“William Sutton’s first novel is fine, extravagant and thoroughly enjoyable… The action moves with dizzying speed from the highest quarters in the land to the vilest slums and low dives of the teeming city. …Thoroughly enjoyable. We are told that William Sutton is now at work on another Campbell Lawless mystery. If he can maintain this standard of invention, this mastery of linguistic tone, he is on to a winner.”
- Allan Massie, The Scotsman
“First-rate Victorian crime fiction.”
- The Herald
“A thoroughly enjoyable tale of terrorist agents at work in Victorian London.”
- Scottish Review of Books
“Engaging, smart and witty – a highly alternative take on Victorian crime. Long live Lawless!”
- Paul Johnson
“Prose and interweaving plots built like wrought-iron Victorian follies … Genuinely funny.”
- Scotland on Sunday
“Where the book really shines is in its evocation of Victorian London: a living, breathing, stinking beast of a city.”
- The Bookbag
J. B. Turner
Following the brilliant reviews of Hard Road, J. B. Turner will be back with his sequel Hard Kill:
Hard Kill (On sale July 2014)
An American diplomat goes missing and ex-Special Forces operative Jon Reznick joins a top secret team, led by FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein, to help track him down.
The team believes that there may be a terrorist group – perhaps Islamists – who have kidnapped him, as the diplomat’s area of expertise is the Persian Gulf. But Reznick is training his sights on an unlikely candidate – a leading Washington DC surgeon.
But as the team itself comes under attack, and the 9/11 commemoration approaches, it becomes clear that the kidnapping is part of a much bigger plot, one that threatens not only New York, but the whole country too.
A pulse-pounding, high-octane thriller, for fans of Harlan Coben, Simon Kernick, Gregg Hurwitz and C. J. Box.
Praise for Hard Road:
“Hard Road begins as a hitman novel before evolving into a fast paced terror thriller. For me, the allure of Hard Road lies with the earlier portion of the novel. I liked the shroud of mystery that engulfs Reznick’s handler and the need-to-know basis of which he operates. That said, once the thrill ride kicks into gear and the multiple plot threads emerge, Hard Road doesn’t fail to entertain.” — justaguythatlikes2read
“ Hard Road delivered an energetic and pulse-pounding thriller” Cheap Thrills Book Blog
“I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for the rest of the series. The plotting was tight and pacing intense. I also liked the dynamic of Reznick’s character dealing with his occupation and caring for his daughter at the same time. Definitely would recommend.” Awkword: A Blog
“I liked the plot of Hard Road, too. It was exciting and moved along pretty well. There were crosses and double-crosses, and I was never totally sure who to trust. It was a very cinematic book; it was easy to picture Hard Road taking place on a movie screen.” Being a Big Sandwich
After a successful release of The Cambodian Book of the Dead, Tom Vater is back in 2014 with his next book, The Man with the Golden Mind:
The Man with the Golden Mind (On sale April 2014)
In trouble again… and a long way from home…”
Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five year old murder of her father, an East German cultural attaché who was killed near a fabled CIA airbase in central Laos in 1976. But before the detective can set off, his client is kidnapped right out of his arms.
Maier follows Julia’s trail to the Laotian capital Vientiane, where he learns different parties, including his missing client are searching for a legendary CIA file crammed with Cold War secrets. But the real prize is the file’s author, a man codenamed Weltmeister, a former US and Vietnamese spy and assassin no one has seen for a quarter century.
Praise for The Cambodian Book of the Dead:
“The narrative is fast-paced and the frequent action scenes are convincingly written. The smells and sounds of Cambodia are vividly brought to life. Maier is a bold and brave hero.”
- Crime Fiction Lover (The Site for Die Hard Crime & Thriller Fans)
“The Cambodian Book of the Dead is an enigmatic, unsettling thriller that never lets you get your balance.”
- Cheffo Jeffo
“While this may be a debut novel, Vater has the makings of a fine storyteller.”
- Speculative Book Review
“I blame Vater for the bags currently under my eyes! If you’re looking for something a bit different in the crime department, something set off the beaten path of US, UK and Scandinavian crime, then Tom Vater’s The Cambodian Book of the Dead will fit that bill perfectly. I hugely enjoyed Vater’s first outing with Detective Maier and I hope there’ll a lot more mysteries to unravel with the good detective in the future.”
- A Fantastical Librarian
“The Cambodian Book of the Dead is not your everyday detective fare as Vater delves deep into recesses of Cambodian past, successfully and vividly bringing to life horrors of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime as well as unspeakable acts of Nazis during the World War.”