Grisham and McNab, Reloaded too

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On the Radar — The coming weeks will see the release of John Grisham’s latest, in which he returns to the setting of one of his greatest books. Also on the way is a dark WWII psychological mystery, a short story anthology, and the latest all guns blazing tale from Andy McNab. As usual, On the Radar promises something for just about every stripe of crime fiction lover…

ManifestoManifesto Destination by Alec Cizac
This is set in dystopian 1998 Indianapolis where everyone – the cops, big business, and even the little guy – is dirty and only looking out for themselves. Elmore Johnson has only got two friends, the bottle of Jim Beam in his coat pocket and a revolver named Lorraine. He worked for the Indianapolis police until they booted him out for exposing dirty cops. Now he makes a meager living snapping seedy photos. But when Elmore shoots pictures of the daughter of a wealthy CEO making cheap porn, the girl ends up dead. As the bodies pile up, Elmore finds himself trapped in the heart of a bizarre conspiracy until he discovers the horrifying truth about a place called Manifesto Destination. This novella from Full Dark City Press is out now.
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Sycamore RowSycamore Row by John Grisham
In 1989, Grisham published his bestseller A Time To Kill, which was filmed in 1996. Sycamore Row returns to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial – a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. Grisham returns to the setting and the characters that first established him as a great storyteller. Available 22 October.
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OutlawOutlaw by Mark Sullivan
The US Secretary of State and ministers from China and India are kidnapped by a terrorist group known as the Sons of Prophecy. If their demands are not met the three will be beheaded live on the internet. Ex-CIA agent Robin Monarch and his counterpart, a mysterious Chinese agent named Song Le, embark upon a dangerous rescue mission into the corrupt and dangerous underbelly of Southeast Asia. As they get closer and closer to the terrorists, Monarch learns that the daring kidnapping and ransom plot is only a front. Behind it is another plot, a conspiracy that reaches deep inside the White House, back to the very people who hired Monarch in the first place. You can buy Outlaw from 22 October.
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reloadedfrontcoverReloaded 2 (Both Barrels) by various authors
If for no other reason, Shotgun Honey must take the prize for the most snappy and evocative name for any Indie publisher. “Last year we celebrated our first anniversary by announcing a collection of 29 stories from authors who we either invited or who passed the gauntlet of our diligent editors for the final placement. It is something we hoped would spark interest and continue to be a perennial publication, allowing us to work with existing and new writers for years to come. We enjoyed producing the anthology and from what we heard you enjoyed reading it. If you didn’t, you best keep it to yourself because Honey is back with her favorite double barrel shotgun and guess what folks? Just like last time, we’re looking for premium crime fiction from hard luck to who-done-its. We lean towards noir and the non-salvageable protagonist, but a good story is a good story” This collection of new short stories is out now.
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TruthDareKillTruth Dare Kill by Gordon Ferris
In the first book in the Danny McRae series, set in a bomb ravaged 1945 London, Danny struggles to remember his life before the War, and his frequent blackouts are not making things any easier. Hours, sometimes days, disappear in his mind. When news of a brutal killer stalking London’s red light district begins to stir grisly memories, Danny is terrified by his own vague recollections. As the evidence begins to mount against him and he is no longer sure of his own innocence, the troubled PI finds himself running for his life across a city that is just starting to rebuild, hoping that neither his enemies nor his past will catch up with him. Available now.
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Just One Evil ActJust One Evil Act by Elizabeth George
Haddiyah Upman is whisked away from London, but as the ‘abductor’ is her own mother, the police – including DS Barbara Hayman, who happens to be Haddiyah’s best friend – are powerless to act. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Italy, five months later. Hayman becomes further involved, to a degree which threatens to end her promising career. However, who should enter, stage left, but her aristocratic and urbane boss, none other than DI Thomas Lynley. Lynley locks horns with the Italian legal system as he tries to secure Haddiyah’s release, and save Hayman’s job. Available from 15 October.
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SilencerSilencer by Andy McNab
You can say what you like about Andy McNab, but you always know what you’re going to get. Anything written by him will always do what it say on the tin. In his latest thriller, veteran Nick Stone takes on the bad guys. Drug cartels, Colombia, Moscow, Hong Kong – the action bestrides the world, and 20 years. “Nick Stone has two decades of operational skills that may no longer be deniable – and a fierce desire to protect a woman and a child who now mean more to him than life itself.” It seems there will never be a dull moment with this established master of international skulduggery, gritty British resolve, and extreme violence. Available from 24 October.
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chasing aidan smStalking Aidan by JM Shorney
JM Shorney is a grandmother and part-time care worker who has written a series of Irish gangster novels crammed with sex, violence and mind games. They feature Aidan Rainey, who is a young man with secrets. In a past life, Irish-born Aidan was the minder to notorious gang boss Frankie Lamond. Aidan was thrown into prison when he shot Lamond’s intended assassin. Lamond was left with a fatal spinal injury and his girlfriend, who also happened to be Aidan’s mistress, was gunned down. Now fresh out of prison after serving eight years for his involvement in the shooting, Aidan plans to get his life back on track; his priorities lay with making amends with his family and attempting to be reunited with his nine-year-old son. Unbeknownst to Aidan, sinister forces have something altogether different in mind. Available now.
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