On the Radar: Return of the condor

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Is it good or bad luck to see a condor? I can’t remember. Let’s say good, because this week the legendary author James Grady – creator of Six Days of the Condor – has a brand new thriller out and it’s set on a train.

We’ve also got two new names for you in Kellye Garrett and JK Flynn, the shadowy genius Will Carver is back and New Yorker Kevin G Chapman has produced a standalone mystery that centres around a huge lottery win.

Full steam ahead, right?

This Train by James Grady

This Train by James Grady front cover

Back on the morning commute? Here’s an ideal travelling companion from the acclaimed author of 1970s best-seller Six Days of the Condor, set on a heart-pounding cross-country rail journey. A train is speeding through America’s heartland, carrying secrets. There is treasure in the cargo car, along with an invisible puppeteer. Also on board are a coder named Nora, Mugzy the dog, and Ross, a poet who asks too many questions. Their fellow passengers are a disparate bunch and there’s murder afoot. It’s going to be quite a ride! Grab your ticket when James Grady’s This Train comes out as a paperback on 24 November. It’s out now for Kindle.
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Suicide Thursday by Will Carver

Suicide Thursday by Will Carver front cover

Proscrastination should be Eli Hagin’s middle name. He never finishes anything – from his novel to the relationship with his girlfriend. Then Eli’s best friend kills himself and he is motivated, for the first time in his life, to finally end something himself, just as Mike did. But sessions with his therapist suggest that Eli’s most recent ‘first chapters’ are not as fictitious as he had intended and a series of text messages that Mike received before his death point to something much darker… Suicide Thursday by Will Carver is out on 24 November.
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Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett

Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett front cover

When black reality TV star Desiree Pierce is found dead in the Bronx, her death is dismissed an an overdose — but her estranged half-sister Lena Scott refuses to believe the official line. Despite the fact that the two haven’t spoken in two years, torn apart by Desiree’s partying and by their father, Mel, a wealthy and influential hip-hop mogul, Lena is determined to find justice for her sister, even if it means untangling her family’s darkest secrets — or ending up dead herself. Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett is out on 24 November.
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Dead Winner by Kevin G Chapman

Dead Winner by Kevin G Chapman front cover

He’s best known for his Mike Stoneman series, now Kevin G Chapman is back with Dead Winner, a standalone out in print now and for Kindle on 22 November. Rory McEntyre is a lonely trusts and estates attorney who only ever plays the hero in video games – until an old flame, walks into his office with a $60 million winning lottery ticket and a world of trouble. She wants him to set up a trust. Then, Monica’s husband, Tom, is found dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot and an NYPD homicide detective begins to smell a rat. Can Rory be Monica’s hero? Or is the hope of rekindled love clouding his judgment?
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The Art Merchant by JK Flynn

The Art Merchant by JK Flynn front cover

Meet DS Esther Penman. She drinks too much, sleeps around and her chief inspector is threatening to kick her out of CID and send her back to uniform because he doesn’t like her attitude. Luckily she’s good at solving cases – and she’s the star of JK Flynn’s The Art Merchant, out on 12 November. A woman is killed in one of Belfield’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, and Penman quickly realises it is no straightforward homicide. The husband has an alibi, but he’s hiding something and Penman is determined to find out what. Then the discovery of a second body sends the case on a very dark and dangerous path.
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