|Charity shop purchase on our July pilgrimage to Lowestoft - 75p. When you're looking for the cover image on google - probably not a great idea to just type Naked Pueblo!|
|Davie McCall series about a Scottish hardman criminal - Amazon Kindle purchase|
|Another 75p bargain buy from the same shop as above. Ry Cooder - that name rings a bell!|
|Todd Morr - already featured last month on the blog - Amazon Kindle buy.|
Unfortunately, some young locals have decided to go on a killing spree, and Rem knows it. It would be nice to go the law, but Rem has secrets of his own, and decides to stop them himself.
Even in a small personal war things rarely go as planned, and Rem did not intend to end up trapped in a house with his girlfriend Delany, her best friend Denise, and a gutshot tourist—surrounded by a group of murderous rednecks who would be happy to add Rem’s name to their growing list of victims.
|Present from my wife for being amazing for the past 28 years!|
I make things disappear. It’s what I do. This time I’m tidying up the loose ends after a casino heist gone bad. The loose ends being a million cash. But I only have 48 hours, and there’s a guy out there who wants my head in a bag.
He’ll have to find me first. They don’t call me the Ghostman for nothing...
|Copy from publisher - Seventh Street Books - I enjoyed The Life We Bury!|
Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.
Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn t taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn t. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash at his side, and he s determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.
Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end."
|Charity shop again -75p bargain!|
'A delight to read, regardless of your affection for literary trends... the tenderness of the writing triumphs, infusing the whole book with humanity and optimism' Guardian; 'Offbeat and original... evokes a world straight out of the all-American canvas of Edward Hopper Hopper or the films of David Lynch... a distinctive debut, displaying promising qualities of compassion and humour' Literary Review; 'Critical reviews cite David Lynch as a cinematic analogue, but Poolman's oddballs are a warmer bunch, his askance vision and dialogue closer in tone to the Coen brothers or Hal Hartley' Sunday Times; 'It is a clever blend of the freakish and the homely - essential reading' Options; 'Poolman's loopy humour is truly his own, and quite infectious' Daily Telegraph
|Copy from publisher Pushkin Vertigo - I actually read this a year or so ago - but I loved it and it's short!|
Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. So he hides away, earning a living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade.
Now he's been hired to save the daughter of a New York senator, held captive at a Manhattan brothel. But he's stumbled into a dangerous web of conspiracy and he s about to pay the price.
Brutal and redemptive in equal measure, You Were Never Really Here is a toxic shot of a thriller, laced with corruption, revenge and the darkest of inner demons.
'A good choice for lovers of Michael Connelly, Lee Child or Vince Flynn who are interested in character-driven thrillers' Chicago Tribune
|Amazon Kindle purchase!|
The bodies pile up as Ruzzo uncovers a dangerous trail of clues that brings everybody in his new world under suspicion.
“The suspense starts on the first page and doesn’t let up. A unique setting with unforgettable characters.”
—Terrence McCauley, author of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
|Another in the Scottish McCall series - Amazon Kindle purchase!|
Tense, dark and nerve-wracking... a highly effective thriller. THE HERALD
This is crime fiction of the strongest quality. CRIMESQUAD.COM
A gory and razor-sharp crime novel from the start, Douglas Skelton's Crow Bait moves at breakneck speed like a getaway car on the dark streets of Glasgow. THE SKINNY
Skelton has been hiding from his talent for long enough. High time he shared it with the rest of us. QUINTIN JARDINE
|Splashed the cash on this one - charity shop £1.00|
Huddy Marr, the proprietor of Bluff City Pawn shop in Memphis, is good at what he does: he knows jewelry, he knows guns and guitars. But the neighborhood is changing: A blood bank is set to open across the street from the retail space he leases from his brother Joe, and Huddy wants to move to a less seedy part of town. A pawn shop should stay right on the edge of seedy.
When a longtime client dies, his widow calls Huddy to come appraise his considerable gun collection. If he can buy up the guns, Huddy knows he can make a killing, possibly change his fortunes for good. But he needs cash up front, and for that he needs Joe. Soon the restless youngest, Harlan, is also involved - they could use the manpower to move the haul - and slowly the brothers' old family dynamics reassert themselves. There is trouble inherent in these wares. There is trouble inherent in this family. And there is something inherent to Memphis...something that means a change of fortune can't come easy.
Stephen Schottenfeld's first novel is a masterful depiction of a city, a business, and a family. It is an investigation of class and law, ownership and value, loyalty, betrayal, and blood; one that gathers power and resonates long after it's done.